The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Release Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Management
UK / Scotland
Rank 85 83 73
Rank change year-on-year -2 -10  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 22 44 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.25% 1.71% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 2.05% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 17
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £550 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £413
% change year-on-year -6.25% -3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Median hourly rate £45.50 £45.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.21%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -39.44% -5.26%  

Release Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1471 2144 2283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.87% 83.36% 81.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 1197 1255
Median daily rate £390 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 40
Median hourly rate £35.50 £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.97% +41.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Release Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in Scotland

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Release Management in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Scotland

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in Scotland over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in Scotland

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Management in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in Scotland

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +1 10 £450 - 1
Aberdeen -1 6 £450 -
Glasgow 0 4 £350 +27.27% 2
West Lothian - 2 - -
Release Management
UK

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 25 (45.45%) Project Management
2 23 (41.82%) ITIL
2 23 (41.82%) Finance
3 22 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 17 (30.91%) TCP/IP
5 16 (29.09%) Cisco
5 16 (29.09%) CMDB
6 15 (27.27%) Problem Management
6 15 (27.27%) LAN
6 15 (27.27%) WAN
7 14 (25.45%) MS Visio
7 14 (25.45%) QMS
8 12 (21.82%) MPLS
8 12 (21.82%) OSPF
8 12 (21.82%) BGP
8 12 (21.82%) Quality Management
8 12 (21.82%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (21.82%) Network Design
8 12 (21.82%) CatOS
9 11 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (20.00%) Multicast
9 11 (20.00%) Wireless
9 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 9 (16.36%) .NET
11 7 (12.73%) C
11 7 (12.73%) Siemens
11 7 (12.73%) Banking
11 7 (12.73%) BT
11 7 (12.73%) Change Management

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.64%) IIS
2 1 (1.82%) Apache
2 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 14 (25.45%) MS Visio
2 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.45%) IaaS
1 3 (5.45%) PaaS
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon S3
2 2 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.64%) Route 53
2 2 (3.64%) SaaS
2 2 (3.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (30.91%) TCP/IP
2 15 (27.27%) LAN
2 15 (27.27%) WAN
3 12 (21.82%) BGP
3 12 (21.82%) Cisco IOS
3 12 (21.82%) MPLS
3 12 (21.82%) OSPF
4 11 (20.00%) Multicast
4 11 (20.00%) Wireless
5 5 (9.09%) Firewall
6 4 (7.27%) Network Security
6 4 (7.27%) VPN
7 3 (5.45%) Internet
7 3 (5.45%) NetScreen
8 2 (3.64%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.82%) DNS
9 1 (1.82%) HTTP
9 1 (1.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.64%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.82%) DB2
4 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.64%) Maven
2 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.82%) Ant
3 1 (1.82%) Concordion
3 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.82%) Gradle
3 1 (1.82%) Hudson
3 1 (1.82%) JBehave
3 1 (1.82%) JUnit
3 1 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.82%) Selenium
3 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (41.82%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Marketing
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Network Engineer
2 7 (12.73%) Release Manager
3 6 (10.91%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Change Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Coordinator
6 3 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Network Support
6 3 (5.45%) Project Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.64%) Change and Release Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) Java EE
2 2 (3.64%) RESTful
2 2 (3.64%) Web Services
2 2 (3.64%) XML
3 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (1.82%) jQuery
3 1 (1.82%) JSON
3 1 (1.82%) SOAP
3 1 (1.82%) Spring
3 1 (1.82%) WCF
3 1 (1.82%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.09%) CMDB
2 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.64%) EPoS
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.82%) CatOS
2 6 (10.91%) Windows
3 5 (9.09%) Linux
4 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.45%) Unix
5 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (45.45%) Project Management
2 23 (41.82%) ITIL
3 22 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 15 (27.27%) Problem Management
5 14 (25.45%) QMS
6 12 (21.82%) Network Design
6 12 (21.82%) Quality Management
7 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (12.73%) Change Management
8 7 (12.73%) Waterfall
9 6 (10.91%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (9.09%) SDLC
10 5 (9.09%) Test Scripting
11 4 (7.27%) Performance Testing
11 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (5.45%) Data Management
12 3 (5.45%) Fault Management
12 3 (5.45%) Regression Testing
12 3 (5.45%) Risk Management
12 3 (5.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) C
2 6 (10.91%) Java
3 5 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.45%) Python
4 3 (5.45%) SQL
5 2 (3.64%) C#
5 2 (3.64%) Perl
6 1 (1.82%) Ruby
6 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.45%) CCSP
2 3 (5.45%) CISSP
2 3 (5.45%) Degree
3 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) CCNP
4 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.82%) MiFID
3 1 (1.82%) PMO
3 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Docker
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Puppet
2 2 (3.64%) Ansible
2 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (29.09%) Cisco
2 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.73%) BT
3 7 (12.73%) Siemens
4 6 (10.91%) HP
5 3 (5.45%) Juniper
6 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.82%) Citrix
7 1 (1.82%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.82%) F5
7 1 (1.82%) Perforce
7 1 (1.82%) Sybase
7 1 (1.82%) VMware