Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 307 266 223
Rank change year-on-year -41 -43 +23
Contract jobs citing Release Management 888 1,007 1,243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.98% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.14% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 663 760
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £263
90th Percentile £613 £597 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -0.59% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 28 30
UK median hourly rate £24.04 £36.94 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.92% +7.85% +48.91%
10th Percentile £18.03 £15.64 £12.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £59.42 £43.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £36.94 £34.25
% change year-on-year -25.55% +7.85% +4.58%

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 90,418 88,119 87,561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.77% 85.88% 85.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,907 58,813 57,686
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,315 2,058 2,464
UK median hourly rate £22.43 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.54% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.58 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% -

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 16 December 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 16 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Release Management in the UK

Release Management
Top 15 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 16 December 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 -32 837 £463 -2.12% 169
London -6 444 £520 +5.16% 58
UK excluding London -54 435 £423 -0.59% 120
South East -54 170 £425 -5.56% 19
North of England +7 86 £400 -9.60% 43
Midlands -52 55 £410 +12.71% 19
South West -19 46 £431 +1.47% 22
North West +1 44 £375 -12.79% 22
Scotland -17 42 £475 +33.80% 7
East of England -12 37 £400 -11.11% 8
East Midlands -1 30 £400 +30.61% 6
Yorkshire -8 30 £400 -15.79% 14
West Midlands -42 25 £413 +1.91% 13
North East -2 12 £393 -15.14% 7
Wales -47 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 394 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (27.59%) DevOps
3 186 (20.95%) Finance
4 185 (20.83%) Jenkins
5 168 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
6 160 (18.02%) ITIL
7 157 (17.68%) Git (software)
8 153 (17.23%) Windows
9 150 (16.89%) Microsoft
10 141 (15.88%) Scrum
11 140 (15.77%) Configuration Management
12 139 (15.65%) Test Automation
13 132 (14.86%) Java
14 129 (14.53%) JavaScript
15 125 (14.08%) JIRA
16 120 (13.51%) SQL
17 119 (13.40%) Linux
18 115 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
19 108 (12.16%) SQL Server
20 106 (11.94%) Service Management
20 106 (11.94%) Amazon AWS
21 96 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
22 93 (10.47%) Change Management
23 92 (10.36%) Banking
24 90 (10.14%) QA
25 86 (9.68%) .NET
26 85 (9.57%) Web Services
27 80 (9.01%) Docker
27 80 (9.01%) Continuous Improvement
28 78 (8.78%) HTML

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 63 (7.09%) Confluence
2 33 (3.72%) Apache
3 23 (2.59%) JBoss
4 22 (2.48%) SharePoint
5 21 (2.36%) Cloud Foundry
6 19 (2.14%) WebSphere
7 18 (2.03%) IIS
8 17 (1.91%) WebLogic
9 13 (1.46%) Tomcat
10 11 (1.24%) Apache Spark
10 11 (1.24%) CMS
10 11 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 9 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.90%) MS Exchange
13 7 (0.79%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.68%) Drupal
14 6 (0.68%) SAS
15 5 (0.56%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 34 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Simulink
6 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.45%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.34%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.34%) SAP GTS
5 2 (0.23%) Magento
5 2 (0.23%) OpenText MBPM
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.23%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.11%) Actimize
6 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.11%) Endur
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.11%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.11%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 115 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 106 (11.94%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (3.49%) GitHub
4 30 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
4 30 (3.38%) PaaS
5 24 (2.70%) Serverless
6 21 (2.36%) AWS Lambda
6 21 (2.36%) IaaS
7 20 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (1.91%) Amazon S3
9 15 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (1.58%) SaaS
11 12 (1.35%) Office 365
12 11 (1.24%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.90%) Amazon Kinesis
13 8 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (0.79%) Amazon EMR
14 7 (0.79%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.94%) Firewall
2 25 (2.82%) HTTP
3 21 (2.36%) DNS
4 19 (2.14%) SSL
5 13 (1.46%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.35%) Internet
6 12 (1.35%) WAN
7 10 (1.13%) Kerberos
8 9 (1.01%) Network Security
9 8 (0.90%) LAN
9 8 (0.90%) SSH
9 8 (0.90%) VPN
10 6 (0.68%) NetScaler
10 6 (0.68%) SAN
11 5 (0.56%) Intranet
11 5 (0.56%) SMS
11 5 (0.56%) Wireless
12 4 (0.45%) BIG-IP
12 4 (0.45%) Software-Defined Networking
13 3 (0.34%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
3 31 (3.49%) NoSQL
3 31 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (3.15%) Relational Database
5 26 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
5 26 (2.93%) Hadoop
6 24 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
7 17 (1.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 16 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (1.69%) MySQL
10 14 (1.58%) MongoDB
10 14 (1.58%) Power BI
11 12 (1.35%) Big Data
11 12 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (1.24%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
12 11 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 185 (20.83%) Jenkins
2 157 (17.68%) Git (software)
3 125 (14.08%) JIRA
4 71 (8.00%) Selenium
5 61 (6.87%) Subversion
6 52 (5.86%) Maven
7 40 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 39 (4.39%) Visual Studio Team System
9 36 (4.05%) Gradle
10 32 (3.60%) Artifactory
11 29 (3.27%) Bitbucket
12 27 (3.04%) Mercurial
13 26 (2.93%) SonarQube
14 22 (2.48%) Visual Studio
15 20 (2.25%) Cucumber
16 18 (2.03%) GitLab
16 18 (2.03%) TeamCity
17 17 (1.91%) Octopus Deploy
18 16 (1.80%) Ant
19 15 (1.69%) Hudson
General
1 186 (20.95%) Finance
2 92 (10.36%) Banking
3 32 (3.60%) Retail
4 26 (2.93%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.59%) Publishing
6 21 (2.36%) Retail Banking
7 17 (1.91%) Front Office
8 15 (1.69%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.58%) Legal
10 13 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (1.35%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.90%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.56%) Back Office
13 5 (0.56%) Electronics
14 4 (0.45%) Billing
14 4 (0.45%) Marketing
15 3 (0.34%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.34%) Law
16 2 (0.23%) Games
16 2 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 183 (20.61%) Developer
2 115 (12.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 109 (12.27%) Release Manager
4 76 (8.56%) Analyst
5 42 (4.73%) Project Manager
6 35 (3.94%) Architect
7 32 (3.60%) Consultant
8 30 (3.38%) .NET Developer
9 29 (3.27%) Senior DevOps
9 29 (3.27%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 28 (3.15%) React Developer
11 27 (3.04%) Administrator
11 27 (3.04%) Linux Engineer
12 25 (2.82%) Service Manager
13 24 (2.70%) C# Developer
13 24 (2.70%) Delivery Manager
14 21 (2.36%) IT Manager
14 21 (2.36%) Java Developer
14 21 (2.36%) Test Manager
15 20 (2.25%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (9.68%) .NET
2 85 (9.57%) Web Services
3 78 (8.78%) HTML
4 62 (6.98%) CSS
5 54 (6.08%) AngularJS
6 52 (5.86%) REST
7 45 (5.07%) HTML5
7 45 (5.07%) React
8 44 (4.95%) Node.js
9 39 (4.39%) CSS3
10 35 (3.94%) RESTful
11 34 (3.83%) XML
12 31 (3.49%) LDAP
13 29 (3.27%) JSON
14 28 (3.15%) SOAP
14 28 (3.15%) Spring
15 27 (3.04%) Spring Boot
16 26 (2.93%) ASP.NET Web API
17 25 (2.82%) Middleware
17 25 (2.82%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 72 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (4.95%) User Experience
3 34 (3.83%) Management Information System
4 26 (2.93%) Data Centre
5 25 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (2.59%) Mobile App
7 21 (2.36%) Virtual Team
8 14 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (1.46%) PKI
10 12 (1.35%) CMDB
10 12 (1.35%) SWIFT
11 11 (1.24%) Clustering
11 11 (1.24%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.01%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.90%) Derivative
13 8 (0.90%) PMI
13 8 (0.90%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.68%) NHS
15 5 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 153 (17.23%) Windows
2 119 (13.40%) Linux
3 59 (6.64%) Unix
4 44 (4.95%) Windows Server
5 35 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (2.59%) Android
6 23 (2.59%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.01%) CentOS
9 9 (1.01%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.90%) VMS
11 6 (0.68%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.45%) HPUX
13 4 (0.45%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.34%) Mac OS X Server
15 2 (0.23%) DC/OS
15 2 (0.23%) Mesosphere
15 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (27.59%) DevOps
3 168 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
4 160 (18.02%) ITIL
5 141 (15.88%) Scrum
6 140 (15.77%) Configuration Management
7 139 (15.65%) Test Automation
8 106 (11.94%) Service Management
9 96 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
10 93 (10.47%) Change Management
11 80 (9.01%) Continuous Improvement
12 77 (8.67%) Project Management
13 73 (8.22%) TDD
14 68 (7.66%) Software Delivery
15 65 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
15 65 (7.32%) Migration
16 63 (7.09%) Kanban
16 63 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
17 61 (6.87%) Waterfall
18 60 (6.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 132 (14.86%) Java
2 129 (14.53%) JavaScript
3 120 (13.51%) SQL
4 69 (7.77%) Python
5 66 (7.43%) PowerShell
6 55 (6.19%) C#
7 31 (3.49%) Bash Shell
8 27 (3.04%) T-SQL
9 24 (2.70%) Ruby
10 23 (2.59%) Perl
11 16 (1.80%) C++
11 16 (1.80%) PHP
12 14 (1.58%) Scala
13 13 (1.46%) ES6
14 10 (1.13%) Groovy
14 10 (1.13%) TypeScript
15 9 (1.01%) C
16 8 (0.90%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.79%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.68%) DCL
Qualifications
1 69 (7.77%) Security Cleared
2 63 (7.09%) Degree
3 55 (6.19%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (0.90%) PMI Certification
6 7 (0.79%) CCNP
6 7 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (0.79%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.79%) Master's Degree
6 7 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.79%) PMP
6 7 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (0.68%) ISEB
7 6 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (0.56%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.56%) MCP
8 5 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (10.14%) QA
2 39 (4.39%) SLA
3 19 (2.14%) PMO
4 18 (2.03%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.13%) GDPR
6 6 (0.68%) ISO 20022
7 4 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.23%) HL7
10 1 (0.11%) IFRS
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.11%) MISRA
10 1 (0.11%) MISRA C
10 1 (0.11%) PSD2
10 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 80 (9.01%) Docker
2 51 (5.74%) Active Directory
3 22 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.90%) Firmware
5 7 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.79%) vSphere
6 6 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.45%) KVM
8 4 (0.45%) LXC
8 4 (0.45%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.34%) XenApp
10 2 (0.23%) vCloud
10 2 (0.23%) Xen
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 75 (8.45%) Ansible
2 51 (5.74%) Kubernetes
3 50 (5.63%) Puppet
4 34 (3.83%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (2.82%) Single Sign-On
6 20 (2.25%) ITRS Geneos
7 14 (1.58%) SCCM
8 12 (1.35%) Terraform
9 11 (1.24%) BladeLogic
10 10 (1.13%) Rancher
11 7 (0.79%) SCOM
12 4 (0.45%) HP ALM
12 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.45%) OpenView
12 4 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 4 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.45%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (0.34%) Kibana
Vendors
1 150 (16.89%) Microsoft
2 78 (8.78%) Oracle
3 56 (6.31%) Red Hat
4 55 (6.19%) ServiceNow
5 30 (3.38%) VMware
6 29 (3.27%) Atlassian
7 27 (3.04%) SAP
8 18 (2.03%) IBM
8 18 (2.03%) Remedy
9 16 (1.80%) Citrix
10 15 (1.69%) HP
11 14 (1.58%) BMC
11 14 (1.58%) Cisco
11 14 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (1.35%) TIBCO
13 11 (1.24%) AppDynamics
13 11 (1.24%) Splunk
13 11 (1.24%) Workday
14 10 (1.13%) CyberArk
15 9 (1.01%) Tableau