Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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.

Release Management
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 109 133
Rank change year-on-year -28 +24 +20
Contract jobs citing Release Management 52 76 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.05% 1.75% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 2.09% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 41 33
Scotland median daily rate £355 £310 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.52% -12.68% -4.70%
10th Percentile £250 £261 £272
90th Percentile £453 £500 £498
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Scotland median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £44.05 £37.65 £41.78
90th Percentile £54.95 £48.38 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £33.25 £32.66 £23.00
% change year-on-year +1.81% +41.98% -29.23%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4160 3628 5098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.09% 83.59% 82.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2365 2124 2661
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 87 106
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -18.00% +17.75%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Release Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -13 23 £355 -11.25% 2
Renfrewshire +23 15 £440 +51.72%
Glasgow -9 9 £250 -21.88%
Aberdeen -4 3 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Release Management
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 22 (42.31%) ITIL
2 19 (36.54%) Project Management
3 16 (30.77%) Oracle
4 13 (25.00%) JD Edwards
4 13 (25.00%) ERP
4 13 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 13 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 13 (25.00%) Order to Cash
5 11 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (17.31%) Process Management
6 9 (17.31%) Service Management
6 9 (17.31%) ITSM
6 9 (17.31%) QA
6 9 (17.31%) XML
6 9 (17.31%) Planning and Forecasting
7 8 (15.38%) SOAP
7 8 (15.38%) Quality Management
7 8 (15.38%) Change Management
7 8 (15.38%) Finance
7 8 (15.38%) Programme Management
8 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
8 7 (13.46%) Migration
8 7 (13.46%) VMware
8 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
8 7 (13.46%) Test Strategy
8 7 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (13.46%) Data Migration
8 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (11.54%) SoapUI

Release Management
Co-occurring 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 3 (5.77%) Apache
2 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.92%) Confluence
3 1 (1.92%) Drupal
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) JBoss
3 1 (1.92%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) IaaS
2 1 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Firewall
2 3 (5.77%) LAN
2 3 (5.77%) VPN
2 3 (5.77%) WAN
3 2 (3.85%) HTTP
3 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.92%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.92%) DNS
4 1 (1.92%) FTP
4 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.77%) DB2
4 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) SoapUI
2 3 (5.77%) IBM UrbanCode
2 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.85%) Maven
3 2 (3.85%) Subversion
4 1 (1.92%) Ant
4 1 (1.92%) Appium
4 1 (1.92%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.92%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.92%) Gatling
4 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.92%) JIRA
4 1 (1.92%) JUnit
4 1 (1.92%) Protractor
4 1 (1.92%) TestNG
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (42.31%) Analyst
2 14 (26.92%) Business Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) Project Manager
4 8 (15.38%) Operations Manager
4 8 (15.38%) Operations Project Manager
4 8 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) Senior Business Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) JDE Business Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Test Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Security Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Applications Support
8 2 (3.85%) Author
8 2 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Security Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Technical Author
9 1 (1.92%) AWS Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Linux Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) XML
2 8 (15.38%) SOAP
3 6 (11.54%) XSLT
4 4 (7.69%) .NET
5 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.85%) Entity Framework
5 2 (3.85%) jQuery
5 2 (3.85%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (3.85%) Node.js
5 2 (3.85%) React
5 2 (3.85%) Redux
5 2 (3.85%) RESTful
6 1 (1.92%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.92%) CSS3
6 1 (1.92%) HTML5
6 1 (1.92%) Java EE
6 1 (1.92%) RequireJS
6 1 (1.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.77%) CMDB
1 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.92%) AS400
2 1 (1.92%) iSeries
2 1 (1.92%) SWIFT
2 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Linux
2 3 (5.77%) Windows
3 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.92%) Unix
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) ITIL
2 19 (36.54%) Project Management
3 13 (25.00%) ERP
3 13 (25.00%) Order to Cash
3 13 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 13 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 11 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (17.31%) ITSM
5 9 (17.31%) Planning and Forecasting
5 9 (17.31%) Process Management
5 9 (17.31%) Service Management
6 8 (15.38%) Change Management
6 8 (15.38%) Programme Management
6 8 (15.38%) Quality Management
7 7 (13.46%) Data Migration
7 7 (13.46%) Migration
7 7 (13.46%) Test Strategy
8 6 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (11.54%) PRINCE
9 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) C++
1 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
2 5 (9.62%) SQL
3 4 (7.69%) Java
3 4 (7.69%) Perl
4 2 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.92%) C#
5 1 (1.92%) PHP
5 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.92%) RPG
5 1 (1.92%) RPG IV
5 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
1 7 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (1.92%) CCNP
4 1 (1.92%) CCSP
4 1 (1.92%) CISSP
4 1 (1.92%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.31%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Ansible
2 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (30.77%) Oracle
2 13 (25.00%) JD Edwards
3 7 (13.46%) VMware
4 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.77%) Cisco
5 3 (5.77%) Juniper
6 2 (3.85%) AppDynamics
6 2 (3.85%) HP
6 2 (3.85%) Splunk
7 1 (1.92%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.92%) Aruba
7 1 (1.92%) F5
7 1 (1.92%) IBM
7 1 (1.92%) Informatica
7 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com