Period
to 19 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 April 2018 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
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 273 238 216
Rank change year-on-year -35 -22 +3
Contract jobs citing Release Management 971 1,008 1,273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 1.09% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.29% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 653 784
UK median daily rate £475 £430 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% -4.44% -
10th Percentile £313 £291 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £386
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.80% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 22
UK median hourly rate £23.08 £21.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.88% -47.50% +18.19%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.20 £12.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +85.00% -70.91% +21.89%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,568 78,196 89,330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.62% 84.38% 83.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,177 51,470 58,297
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £299 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,215 2,127 2,465
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +0.60% +23.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.39 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.70% - +15.93%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in the UK

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in the UK

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in the UK

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in the UK

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Release Management in the UK

Release Management
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 19 April 2018. 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
England -22 926 £478 +6.11% 192
UK excluding London -13 482 £425 +3.03% 133
London -30 478 £500 +11.11% 74
South East +2 203 £450 -2.70% 35
North of England -3 116 £413 +3.13% 40
Midlands +16 71 £425 +21.43% 20
North West -33 49 £416 +11.00% 20
East of England +5 47 £454 +3.71% 12
West Midlands -2 45 £432 +15.07% 11
Yorkshire +4 39 £410 -3.53% 14
North East +26 28 £400 +14.29% 6
Scotland -53 23 £295 -24.36% 10
East Midlands -7 21 £306 +2.08% 9
South West -21 17 £420 +5.00% 11
Wales -35 3 £335 +3.08% 3
Northern Ireland -4 2 £250 -52.38% 2

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Release Management.

1 456 (46.96%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (26.47%) DevOps
3 221 (22.76%) Scrum
4 208 (21.42%) ITIL
5 196 (20.19%) Finance
6 186 (19.16%) Continuous Integration
7 183 (18.85%) Change Management
8 156 (16.07%) JIRA
9 153 (15.76%) Microsoft
10 150 (15.45%) Jenkins
11 147 (15.14%) Java
12 141 (14.52%) Problem-Solving
13 138 (14.21%) Test Automation
14 137 (14.11%) Git (software)
15 121 (12.46%) Configuration Management
16 120 (12.36%) Windows
17 117 (12.05%) JavaScript
18 114 (11.74%) Service Management
19 113 (11.64%) Project Management
20 111 (11.43%) Linux
21 109 (11.23%) QA
22 108 (11.12%) SQL
23 99 (10.20%) Confluence
24 98 (10.09%) Kanban
25 96 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
25 96 (9.89%) Continuous Delivery
26 91 (9.37%) Python
27 89 (9.17%) Selenium
27 89 (9.17%) Degree
28 88 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 99 (10.20%) Confluence
2 45 (4.63%) OpenStack
3 32 (3.30%) IIS
4 23 (2.37%) CMS
5 22 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (2.27%) SharePoint
6 21 (2.16%) WebSphere
7 19 (1.96%) Apache
8 14 (1.44%) Drupal
9 13 (1.34%) nginx
10 12 (1.24%) Tomcat
11 10 (1.03%) Apache Spark
12 9 (0.93%) MS Exchange
13 7 (0.72%) JBoss
13 7 (0.72%) SAS
13 7 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
15 4 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 41 (4.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (2.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (2.16%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.10%) HipChat
6 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.41%) Oracle CRM
2 4 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.31%) Magento
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.21%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.21%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.21%) SAP PLM
5 1 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.10%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 87 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (8.34%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (4.33%) PaaS
4 26 (2.68%) IaaS
4 26 (2.68%) SaaS
5 22 (2.27%) GitHub
6 17 (1.75%) Serverless
7 15 (1.54%) OpenShift
8 14 (1.44%) Office 365
9 13 (1.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 9 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.82%) Azure Data Factory
11 8 (0.82%) Force.com
11 8 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (0.72%) Amazon Kinesis
12 7 (0.72%) Bluemix
12 7 (0.72%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (0.62%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 42 (4.33%) Firewall
2 18 (1.85%) VPN
3 15 (1.54%) DNS
3 15 (1.54%) LAN
4 14 (1.44%) Network Security
4 14 (1.44%) WAN
5 13 (1.34%) Internet
6 12 (1.24%) SAN
7 10 (1.03%) HTTP
7 10 (1.03%) Unified Communications
8 9 (0.93%) MPLS
9 8 (0.82%) BIG-IP
10 7 (0.72%) DHCP
10 7 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (0.72%) SMS
10 7 (0.72%) SSL
11 6 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (0.62%) Skype
12 5 (0.51%) TCP/IP
13 4 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (7.72%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.81%) MySQL
3 34 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
4 31 (3.19%) Big Data
5 27 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (2.57%) MongoDB
7 21 (2.16%) Cosmos DB
7 21 (2.16%) Relational Database
8 20 (2.06%) Hadoop
9 16 (1.65%) Oracle Database
9 16 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (1.65%) Power BI
9 16 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 12 (1.24%) Data Lake
11 12 (1.24%) NoSQL
11 12 (1.24%) Redis
12 11 (1.13%) GIS
13 10 (1.03%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 156 (16.07%) JIRA
2 150 (15.45%) Jenkins
3 137 (14.11%) Git (software)
4 89 (9.17%) Selenium
5 48 (4.94%) Maven
6 39 (4.02%) Visual Studio Team System
7 38 (3.91%) Subversion
8 37 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 37 (3.81%) Visual Studio
9 27 (2.78%) Cucumber
10 25 (2.57%) TeamCity
11 22 (2.27%) Mercurial
12 18 (1.85%) Artifactory
13 17 (1.75%) GitLab
13 17 (1.75%) SpecFlow
14 15 (1.54%) JMeter
14 15 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
15 14 (1.44%) Bitbucket
15 14 (1.44%) MSBuild
15 14 (1.44%) Sublime Text
General
1 196 (20.19%) Finance
2 83 (8.55%) Banking
3 37 (3.81%) Retail
4 28 (2.88%) Front Office
5 24 (2.47%) Financial Institution
6 18 (1.85%) Retail Banking
7 15 (1.54%) Publishing
8 13 (1.34%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.34%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.13%) Back Office
10 9 (0.93%) Law
10 9 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.82%) Legal
12 7 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.72%) Marketing
13 5 (0.51%) Games
14 4 (0.41%) Billing
15 2 (0.21%) French Language
16 1 (0.10%) German Language
16 1 (0.10%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 180 (18.54%) Developer
2 112 (11.53%) Release Manager
3 100 (10.30%) DevOps Engineer
4 85 (8.75%) Analyst
5 57 (5.87%) Consultant
6 56 (5.77%) Project Manager
7 45 (4.63%) Service Manager
8 40 (4.12%) Infrastructure Manager
9 39 (4.02%) Architect
10 35 (3.60%) Java Developer
11 30 (3.09%) Change Manager
12 28 (2.88%) DevOps Developer
12 28 (2.88%) Transition Manager
13 27 (2.78%) Salesforce Developer
13 27 (2.78%) Service Transition Manager
14 26 (2.68%) Delivery Manager
14 26 (2.68%) Senior Developer
15 25 (2.57%) Scrum Master
16 21 (2.16%) Senior DevOps
16 21 (2.16%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (7.21%) Web Services
2 69 (7.11%) .NET
3 44 (4.53%) AngularJS
3 44 (4.53%) HTML
3 44 (4.53%) REST
4 41 (4.22%) CSS
5 37 (3.81%) JSON
6 31 (3.19%) HTML5
6 31 (3.19%) SOAP
6 31 (3.19%) XML
7 27 (2.78%) Gherkin
8 26 (2.68%) Velocity
9 22 (2.27%) ASP.NET
10 20 (2.06%) CSS3
10 20 (2.06%) Node.js
11 19 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
11 19 (1.96%) OAuth
11 19 (1.96%) Spring
12 18 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
12 18 (1.85%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 96 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (6.59%) User Experience
3 52 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
4 42 (4.33%) Computer Science
5 36 (3.71%) Data Centre
5 36 (3.71%) Management Information System
6 31 (3.19%) Mobile App
6 31 (3.19%) Virtual Team
7 26 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (1.85%) CMDB
8 18 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (1.34%) PKI
10 11 (1.13%) Credit Risk
10 11 (1.13%) Video on Demand
10 11 (1.13%) Video\Live Streaming
11 9 (0.93%) Fixed Income
11 9 (0.93%) Market Risk
12 7 (0.72%) Clustering
12 7 (0.72%) PMI
13 6 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 120 (12.36%) Windows
2 111 (11.43%) Linux
3 54 (5.56%) Unix
4 27 (2.78%) Android
5 26 (2.68%) Apple iOS
6 21 (2.16%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.24%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.13%) CentOS
10 8 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.62%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.62%) Solaris
11 6 (0.62%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.51%) AIX
13 4 (0.41%) SUSE
13 4 (0.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.41%) VMS
13 4 (0.41%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (46.96%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (26.47%) DevOps
3 221 (22.76%) Scrum
4 208 (21.42%) ITIL
5 186 (19.16%) Continuous Integration
6 183 (18.85%) Change Management
7 141 (14.52%) Problem-Solving
8 138 (14.21%) Test Automation
9 121 (12.46%) Configuration Management
10 114 (11.74%) Service Management
11 113 (11.64%) Project Management
12 98 (10.09%) Kanban
13 96 (9.89%) Continuous Delivery
14 88 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
15 87 (8.96%) SDLC
16 69 (7.11%) Continuous Improvement
17 67 (6.90%) ITSM
18 61 (6.28%) Migration
19 59 (6.08%) BDD
20 58 (5.97%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 147 (15.14%) Java
2 117 (12.05%) JavaScript
3 108 (11.12%) SQL
4 91 (9.37%) Python
5 81 (8.34%) PowerShell
6 67 (6.90%) C#
7 40 (4.12%) Bash Shell
8 38 (3.91%) Ruby
9 31 (3.19%) PHP
10 23 (2.37%) Perl
11 21 (2.16%) Shell Script
12 19 (1.96%) Apex Code
12 19 (1.96%) C++
13 17 (1.75%) VB.NET
14 16 (1.65%) C
15 13 (1.34%) JSX
16 12 (1.24%) VB
16 12 (1.24%) VBScript
17 11 (1.13%) PL/SQL
17 11 (1.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (9.17%) Degree
2 71 (7.31%) Security Cleared
3 48 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 22 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
4 22 (2.27%) Numerate Degree
5 16 (1.65%) ISTQB
6 15 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (1.54%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.34%) ISEB
8 10 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (0.93%) PMI Certification
10 8 (0.82%) PhD
11 6 (0.62%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.51%) CCNA
12 5 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.51%) CISSP
12 5 (0.51%) PMP
13 3 (0.31%) APMP
13 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (11.23%) QA
2 29 (2.99%) SLA
3 23 (2.37%) PMO
4 9 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.41%) IFRS
6 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.31%) GDPR
7 3 (0.31%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.21%) COBIT
9 1 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.10%) CDISC
9 1 (0.10%) COREP
9 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.10%) FINREP
9 1 (0.10%) GMP
9 1 (0.10%) HL7
9 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.10%) MiFID
System Software
1 50 (5.15%) Docker
2 37 (3.81%) Active Directory
3 20 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.72%) Firmware
6 7 (0.72%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.31%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.31%) HDFS
8 2 (0.21%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.21%) XenApp
9 1 (0.10%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.10%) NFS
9 1 (0.10%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.10%) Samba
9 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (4.43%) Ansible
2 39 (4.02%) Puppet
3 26 (2.68%) SCCM
4 22 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (2.06%) Single Sign-On
6 14 (1.44%) WSUS
7 13 (1.34%) Mesos
8 11 (1.13%) Rancher
9 10 (1.03%) BladeLogic
9 10 (1.03%) HP ALM
10 9 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (0.93%) Kubernetes
11 8 (0.82%) ITRS Geneos
11 8 (0.82%) SCOM
12 6 (0.62%) Marathon
12 6 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (0.62%) Salt
12 6 (0.62%) WMI
13 5 (0.51%) Perfmon
13 5 (0.51%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 153 (15.76%) Microsoft
2 72 (7.42%) Oracle
3 71 (7.31%) Salesforce.com
4 55 (5.66%) ServiceNow
5 34 (3.50%) IBM
6 33 (3.40%) Red Hat
7 26 (2.68%) VMware
8 25 (2.57%) SAP
9 23 (2.37%) Cisco
10 22 (2.27%) Splunk
11 21 (2.16%) HP
12 20 (2.06%) F5
13 19 (1.96%) Atlassian
13 19 (1.96%) Remedy
14 18 (1.85%) Ivanti
15 15 (1.54%) Informatica
16 14 (1.44%) Citrix
17 10 (1.03%) Apple
17 10 (1.03%) hybris
17 10 (1.03%) Juniper