Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 261 210 236
Rank change year-on-year -51 +26 +8
Contract jobs citing Release Management 1029 1321 1171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.26% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.50% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 822 745
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £310 £260 £285
90th Percentile £594 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +2.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 10
UK median hourly rate £33.25 £32.66 £21.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.81% +49.31% -32.71%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.25 £11.80
90th Percentile £55.91 £40.00 £47.00
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87132 87864 92880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.90% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58048 58076 60168
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2060 2332 2734
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 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
England -54 942 £450 - 101
UK excluding London -30 542 £425 +6.25% 70
London -68 479 £475 - 39
South East +34 232 £450 +4.35% 18
Midlands +24 83 £363 -17.61% 6
North of England -72 65 £435 +16.00% 28
Scotland -27 52 £355 +14.52% 5
West Midlands +12 46 £425 -7.31% 3
South West -5 46 £425 +21.43% 5
North West -6 39 £425 +11.48% 18
East of England -48 39 £450 +5.88% 5
East Midlands +16 37 £306 -18.33% 3
Wales +26 25 £350 -30.00% 2
Yorkshire -11 21 £475 -11.63% 9
North East -29 5 £463 +56.78% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 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 with a requirement for Release Management.

1 400 (38.87%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (27.41%) Finance
3 246 (23.91%) ITIL
4 218 (21.19%) DevOps
5 189 (18.37%) Microsoft
6 177 (17.20%) Windows
7 173 (16.81%) Java
8 167 (16.23%) Scrum
9 164 (15.94%) SQL
10 151 (14.67%) Project Management
11 150 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
12 148 (14.38%) Linux
13 129 (12.54%) Change Management
14 122 (11.86%) Configuration Management
15 120 (11.66%) QA
16 117 (11.37%) .NET
17 115 (11.18%) Continuous Delivery
18 114 (11.08%) Degree
19 111 (10.79%) SDLC
19 111 (10.79%) Jenkins
20 110 (10.69%) Oracle
21 109 (10.59%) SQL Server
22 108 (10.50%) Test Automation
23 104 (10.11%) PowerShell
24 103 (10.01%) Service Management
25 102 (9.91%) TDD
26 101 (9.82%) Amazon AWS
27 96 (9.33%) Migration
28 95 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
29 91 (8.84%) XML

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 42 (4.08%) Confluence
2 41 (3.98%) WebSphere
3 32 (3.11%) IIS
4 31 (3.01%) CMS
5 30 (2.92%) SharePoint
6 24 (2.33%) Apache
7 23 (2.24%) OpenStack
8 20 (1.94%) SAS
9 19 (1.85%) Tomcat
10 17 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (1.55%) nginx
12 15 (1.46%) JBoss
13 14 (1.36%) MS Exchange
14 13 (1.26%) WebLogic
15 11 (1.07%) JCAPS
16 10 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
17 9 (0.87%) Drupal
18 7 (0.68%) Apache Spark
19 6 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
19 6 (0.58%) Jetty
Applications
1 58 (5.64%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.39%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.29%) Infor LN
4 3 (0.29%) Siebel CRM
4 3 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.19%) Maximo
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle HRMS
5 2 (0.19%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.19%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.19%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.19%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.097%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.097%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.097%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.097%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.097%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 101 (9.82%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (4.66%) IaaS
4 42 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
4 42 (4.08%) PaaS
5 18 (1.75%) GitHub
6 14 (1.36%) Office 365
7 13 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (1.07%) OpenShift
9 10 (0.97%) Trello
10 9 (0.87%) Slack
11 8 (0.78%) SaaS
12 5 (0.49%) Boomi
12 5 (0.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 4 (0.39%) npm
14 3 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 3 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.29%) Route 53
14 3 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 60 (5.83%) Firewall
2 28 (2.72%) TCP/IP
3 23 (2.24%) HTTP
4 20 (1.94%) DNS
4 20 (1.94%) WAN
5 17 (1.65%) LAN
6 16 (1.55%) NAS
7 14 (1.36%) SAN
8 13 (1.26%) VPN
9 11 (1.07%) Internet
10 10 (0.97%) DHCP
10 10 (0.97%) Network Security
11 9 (0.87%) Wireless
12 8 (0.78%) BIG-IP
13 7 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (0.68%) SMS
14 6 (0.58%) Broadband
15 5 (0.49%) ADSL
15 5 (0.49%) Bluetooth
15 5 (0.49%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (3.79%) Relational Database
4 36 (3.50%) MySQL
4 36 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (2.62%) NoSQL
6 20 (1.94%) RDBMS
7 19 (1.85%) Oracle Database
8 18 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (1.36%) OLAP
10 14 (1.36%) Power BI
11 13 (1.26%) MarkLogic
11 13 (1.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 12 (1.17%) Oracle BI EE
13 10 (0.97%) Oracle OLAP
14 9 (0.87%) Big Data
14 9 (0.87%) GIS
15 8 (0.78%) MS Access
15 8 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 111 (10.79%) Jenkins
2 81 (7.87%) Git (software)
2 81 (7.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 76 (7.39%) JIRA
4 62 (6.03%) Maven
5 46 (4.47%) Selenium
6 45 (4.37%) Visual Studio
7 38 (3.69%) Subversion
8 32 (3.11%) TeamCity
9 30 (2.92%) Cucumber
10 27 (2.62%) JUnit
11 20 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 20 (1.94%) MSI
12 19 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
12 19 (1.85%) SpecFlow
13 18 (1.75%) Mockito
13 18 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
14 17 (1.65%) SoapUI
15 16 (1.55%) Ant
15 16 (1.55%) MSBuild
General
1 282 (27.41%) Finance
2 88 (8.55%) Banking
3 41 (3.98%) Telecoms
4 32 (3.11%) Financial Institution
5 31 (3.01%) Retail
6 29 (2.82%) Manufacturing
7 27 (2.62%) Back Office
8 26 (2.53%) Marketing
9 20 (1.94%) Electronics
9 20 (1.94%) Investment Banking
10 16 (1.55%) Publishing
11 14 (1.36%) Retail Banking
12 13 (1.26%) Legal
13 11 (1.07%) Front Office
13 11 (1.07%) Local Government
14 6 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.39%) Games
15 4 (0.39%) Law
16 2 (0.19%) Advertising
16 2 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 200 (19.44%) Developer
2 113 (10.98%) Analyst
3 108 (10.50%) Release Manager
4 88 (8.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 63 (6.12%) Project Manager
6 51 (4.96%) Java Developer
7 42 (4.08%) Delivery Manager
8 40 (3.89%) Architect
9 38 (3.69%) Administrator
9 38 (3.69%) Linux Engineer
10 35 (3.40%) .NET Developer
10 35 (3.40%) Applications Support
11 30 (2.92%) Consultant
12 29 (2.82%) Agile Delivery Manager
12 29 (2.82%) Business Analyst
12 29 (2.82%) Test Analyst
13 27 (2.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 26 (2.53%) Applications Engineer
14 26 (2.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 26 (2.53%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (11.37%) .NET
2 91 (8.84%) XML
3 81 (7.87%) Web Services
4 44 (4.28%) SOAP
5 39 (3.79%) HTML
5 39 (3.79%) RESTful
6 33 (3.21%) HTML5
7 32 (3.11%) Spring
8 31 (3.01%) Hibernate
8 31 (3.01%) XSLT
9 29 (2.82%) AngularJS
9 29 (2.82%) REST
10 27 (2.62%) JSON
11 25 (2.43%) ASP.NET
11 25 (2.43%) Gherkin
12 24 (2.33%) CSS
13 22 (2.14%) .NET Framework
14 21 (2.04%) J2EE
15 20 (1.94%) Java EE
16 18 (1.75%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 73 (7.09%) Management Information System
2 58 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 28 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (2.53%) CMDB
6 24 (2.33%) Data Centre
7 23 (2.24%) Mobile App
8 22 (2.14%) User Experience
9 21 (2.04%) NHS
9 21 (2.04%) Virtual Team
10 16 (1.55%) Mainframe
11 15 (1.46%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.46%) Video\Live Streaming
12 14 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (1.17%) Derivative
13 12 (1.17%) PMI
13 12 (1.17%) Video on Demand
14 11 (1.07%) Client/Server
14 11 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
15 10 (0.97%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 177 (17.20%) Windows
2 148 (14.38%) Linux
3 75 (7.29%) Unix
4 46 (4.47%) Windows Server
5 30 (2.92%) Windows 7
6 24 (2.33%) Windows 10
7 18 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (1.17%) CentOS
8 12 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.97%) Android
9 10 (0.97%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.68%) Solaris
10 7 (0.68%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.49%) VMS
12 3 (0.29%) MVS
13 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.097%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.097%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (38.87%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (23.91%) ITIL
3 218 (21.19%) DevOps
4 167 (16.23%) Scrum
5 151 (14.67%) Project Management
6 150 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
7 129 (12.54%) Change Management
8 122 (11.86%) Configuration Management
9 115 (11.18%) Continuous Delivery
10 111 (10.79%) SDLC
11 108 (10.50%) Test Automation
12 103 (10.01%) Service Management
13 102 (9.91%) TDD
14 96 (9.33%) Migration
15 84 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
16 80 (7.77%) User Acceptance Testing
17 77 (7.48%) BDD
18 75 (7.29%) Service Delivery
19 70 (6.80%) Continuous Improvement
19 70 (6.80%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 173 (16.81%) Java
2 164 (15.94%) SQL
3 104 (10.11%) PowerShell
4 86 (8.36%) JavaScript
5 75 (7.29%) C#
6 73 (7.09%) Python
7 46 (4.47%) Ruby
8 43 (4.18%) C++
9 40 (3.89%) Perl
10 33 (3.21%) Bash Shell
10 33 (3.21%) T-SQL
11 29 (2.82%) Shell Script
11 29 (2.82%) VBScript
12 24 (2.33%) VB.NET
13 21 (2.04%) PHP
14 19 (1.85%) PL/SQL
15 14 (1.36%) VB
16 12 (1.17%) Apple Swift
16 12 (1.17%) Scala
16 12 (1.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 114 (11.08%) Degree
2 70 (6.80%) Security Cleared
3 53 (5.15%) ITIL Certification
4 37 (3.60%) SC Cleared
5 27 (2.62%) DV Cleared
6 20 (1.94%) ISTQB
7 17 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 15 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (1.46%) PMP
9 14 (1.36%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (0.87%) ISEB
11 8 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.68%) PhD
13 6 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.58%) MySQL Certification
14 5 (0.49%) ECDL
14 5 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.49%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (11.66%) QA
2 30 (2.92%) PMO
3 28 (2.72%) SLA
4 17 (1.65%) Data Quality
5 13 (1.26%) HL7
6 7 (0.68%) MiFID
7 6 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.29%) IFRS
10 2 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.19%) CDISC
10 2 (0.19%) COBIT
10 2 (0.19%) GxP
10 2 (0.19%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.097%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.097%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.097%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.097%) SEPA
System Software
1 61 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 43 (4.18%) Docker
4 23 (2.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 18 (1.75%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.87%) Firmware
9 8 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.68%) vSphere
10 7 (0.68%) XenApp
11 6 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.097%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.097%) HDFS
12 1 (0.097%) Squid
12 1 (0.097%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.097%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.097%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.097%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 67 (6.51%) Ansible
2 61 (5.93%) Puppet
3 29 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (2.72%) SCCM
5 20 (1.94%) Kubernetes
6 18 (1.75%) WMI
7 14 (1.36%) WSUS
8 12 (1.17%) Terraform
9 11 (1.07%) Salt
9 11 (1.07%) SCOM
10 10 (0.97%) Rancher
11 8 (0.78%) Backup Exec
11 8 (0.78%) ITRS Geneos
11 8 (0.78%) Kibana
11 8 (0.78%) logstash
12 7 (0.68%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.58%) Oozie
14 5 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 5 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 5 (0.49%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 189 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 110 (10.69%) Oracle
3 80 (7.77%) VMware
4 56 (5.44%) SAP
5 40 (3.89%) IBM
6 30 (2.92%) Red Hat
6 30 (2.92%) ServiceNow
7 23 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (2.24%) Sitecore
8 20 (1.94%) Cisco
9 18 (1.75%) HP
10 16 (1.55%) Citrix
11 15 (1.46%) Splunk
12 13 (1.26%) JD Edwards
12 13 (1.26%) MuleSoft
13 12 (1.17%) Juniper
14 11 (1.07%) CheckPoint
14 11 (1.07%) F5
14 11 (1.07%) Fiorano
14 11 (1.07%) McAfee