Period
to 24 April 2019

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 24 April 2019 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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 289 272 240
Rank change year-on-year -17 -32 -27
Contract jobs citing Release Management 856 966 974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 0.96% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.11% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 633 631
UK median daily rate £468 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £293
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.29% +5.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 14
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £23.08 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.18% +9.88% -47.50%
10th Percentile £20.31 £14.07 £12.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.50 £45.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £23.08 £12.00
% change year-on-year +19.18% +92.29% -70.00%

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 82,633 87,215 77,598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.90% 86.30% 85.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,572 57,570 51,051
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £300 £295 £270
90th Percentile £650 £638 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +3.57% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,130 2,241 2,114
UK median hourly rate £25.34 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.60% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.41
90th Percentile £51.71 £50.25 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £21.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.61% -15.02% -1.96%

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 24 April 2019.

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 24 April 2019.

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 24 April 2019. 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 -28 800 £475 -2.06% 46
London +9 435 £500 - 19
UK excluding London -32 410 £438 +2.94% 30
South East -22 164 £480 +6.67% 4
North of England -15 82 £400 -3.90% 7
Midlands -11 53 £400 -5.88% 11
Scotland +26 40 £395 +8.97% 3
East of England +5 39 £438 -3.58% 4
Yorkshire -4 37 £450 +5.88% 2
North West -6 33 £363 -14.20% 5
West Midlands -29 30 £400 -7.30% 9
South West -12 27 £450 +7.14% 1
East Midlands +16 22 £400 +33.33% 2
North East -8 12 £343 -14.38%
Wales +1 6 £360 -2.70%
Northern Ireland +15 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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.

1 336 (39.25%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (26.40%) DevOps
3 225 (26.29%) Finance
4 189 (22.08%) ITIL
5 155 (18.11%) SQL
6 147 (17.17%) Jenkins
7 144 (16.82%) Microsoft
8 136 (15.89%) JavaScript
9 133 (15.54%) Windows
10 128 (14.95%) Configuration Management
11 124 (14.49%) Java
12 121 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
13 120 (14.02%) Git (software)
13 120 (14.02%) Service Management
14 119 (13.90%) Amazon AWS
15 112 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
16 110 (12.85%) Stakeholder Management
17 109 (12.73%) Linux
18 108 (12.62%) Oracle
18 108 (12.62%) Scrum
19 104 (12.15%) Continuous Improvement
20 101 (11.80%) Test Automation
21 95 (11.10%) Web Services
22 91 (10.63%) SDLC
23 89 (10.40%) Change Management
24 88 (10.28%) JIRA
25 87 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
25 87 (10.16%) Project Management
26 85 (9.93%) Docker
26 85 (9.93%) Problem 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 43 (5.02%) Confluence
2 23 (2.69%) MS Exchange
2 23 (2.69%) Skype for Business
3 19 (2.22%) Cloud Foundry
3 19 (2.22%) IIS
4 18 (2.10%) SharePoint
5 17 (1.99%) Apache
5 17 (1.99%) Tomcat
6 14 (1.64%) CMS
7 13 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (1.40%) WebSphere
9 11 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (1.17%) Apache Spark
11 9 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (1.05%) SAS
12 8 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (0.93%) WildFly
13 6 (0.70%) IBM HTTP Server
13 6 (0.70%) JBoss
Applications
1 36 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.58%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.12%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 26 (3.04%) Oracle ERP
2 12 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.35%) Oracle Payroll
6 2 (0.23%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.23%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 121 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (13.90%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (6.19%) Serverless
4 42 (4.91%) Office 365
5 41 (4.79%) AWS Lambda
6 39 (4.56%) Amazon EC2
7 36 (4.21%) Amazon S3
7 36 (4.21%) PaaS
8 33 (3.86%) OpenShift
9 32 (3.74%) Amazon SQS
10 30 (3.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 27 (3.15%) GitHub
12 26 (3.04%) IaaS
13 12 (1.40%) Azure Functions
13 12 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
14 11 (1.29%) Azure Data Factory
14 11 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (1.29%) Mimecast
15 9 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.39%) Firewall
2 19 (2.22%) DNS
3 15 (1.75%) HTTP
4 10 (1.17%) Skype
5 9 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (0.93%) Internet
6 8 (0.93%) SAN
6 8 (0.93%) SSL
6 8 (0.93%) WAN
7 7 (0.82%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (0.82%) iSCSI
7 7 (0.82%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.70%) Cisco Firepower
8 6 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (0.70%) Unified Communications
8 6 (0.70%) VPN
9 5 (0.58%) LAN
10 4 (0.47%) Intranet
10 4 (0.47%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (0.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.61%) Amazon RDS
3 36 (4.21%) Amazon Redshift
4 24 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (2.69%) Hadoop
5 23 (2.69%) Relational Database
6 22 (2.57%) Big Data
7 21 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (2.34%) Power BI
9 19 (2.22%) Cosmos DB
10 17 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
11 16 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (1.40%) MySQL
12 12 (1.40%) NoSQL
12 12 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (1.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 11 (1.29%) RDBMS
14 10 (1.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 9 (1.05%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 147 (17.17%) Jenkins
2 120 (14.02%) Git (software)
3 88 (10.28%) JIRA
4 42 (4.91%) GitLab
5 41 (4.79%) Bitbucket
5 41 (4.79%) Visual Studio Team System
6 39 (4.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (3.62%) Artifactory
7 31 (3.62%) Selenium
8 30 (3.50%) Subversion
9 29 (3.39%) TeamCity
10 22 (2.57%) Octopus Deploy
11 20 (2.34%) Mercurial
12 18 (2.10%) Gradle
12 18 (2.10%) SpecFlow
12 18 (2.10%) Visual Studio
13 16 (1.87%) Maven
14 15 (1.75%) Cucumber
14 15 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
15 12 (1.40%) Hudson
General
1 225 (26.29%) Finance
2 71 (8.29%) Banking
3 41 (4.79%) Retail
4 26 (3.04%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.64%) Marketing
6 13 (1.52%) Legal
7 11 (1.29%) Law
8 10 (1.17%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.17%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.17%) Retail Banking
9 9 (1.05%) Front Office
9 9 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.58%) Games
11 4 (0.47%) Back Office
11 4 (0.47%) Billing
11 4 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.23%) Automotive
12 2 (0.23%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.23%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 189 (22.08%) Developer
2 83 (9.70%) Analyst
3 77 (9.00%) Release Manager
4 68 (7.94%) DevOps Engineer
5 54 (6.31%) Architect
6 43 (5.02%) Project Manager
7 34 (3.97%) Angular Developer
8 33 (3.86%) AWS Engineer
8 33 (3.86%) Consultant
8 33 (3.86%) JavaScript Developer
9 31 (3.62%) AWS Developer
10 28 (3.27%) Cloud Architect
11 27 (3.15%) Administrator
11 27 (3.15%) UI Developer
12 26 (3.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 25 (2.92%) Senior Developer
14 24 (2.80%) Linux Engineer
14 24 (2.80%) Test Manager
15 21 (2.45%) Applications Support
15 21 (2.45%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (11.10%) Web Services
2 76 (8.88%) AngularJS
3 63 (7.36%) .NET
4 53 (6.19%) Node.js
5 46 (5.37%) J2EE
6 42 (4.91%) HTML
7 37 (4.32%) REST
8 36 (4.21%) CSS
9 32 (3.74%) JSON
9 32 (3.74%) React
10 29 (3.39%) RESTful
11 23 (2.69%) HTML5
11 23 (2.69%) Middleware
12 22 (2.57%) CSS3
13 21 (2.45%) ASP.NET
14 20 (2.34%) SOAP
15 18 (2.10%) J2SE
15 18 (2.10%) Redux
15 18 (2.10%) Vue.js
16 17 (1.99%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 87 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
3 25 (2.92%) User Experience
4 22 (2.57%) CMDB
4 22 (2.57%) Data Centre
4 22 (2.57%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.57%) Mobile App
5 19 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (1.99%) Clustering
7 16 (1.87%) PMI
8 13 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (1.40%) Private Cloud
10 11 (1.29%) Derivative
11 10 (1.17%) NHS
12 8 (0.93%) Mainframe
12 8 (0.93%) Replication
13 7 (0.82%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.82%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.70%) SWIFT
15 5 (0.58%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 133 (15.54%) Windows
2 109 (12.73%) Linux
3 48 (5.61%) Unix
4 44 (5.14%) Windows Server
5 24 (2.80%) Android
6 23 (2.69%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.87%) AIX
8 14 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.29%) Windows 7
11 10 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.93%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.58%) Solaris
14 3 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.35%) HPUX
14 3 (0.35%) OpenVMS
15 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.12%) OS/400
16 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (39.25%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (26.40%) DevOps
3 189 (22.08%) ITIL
4 128 (14.95%) Configuration Management
5 120 (14.02%) Service Management
6 112 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
7 110 (12.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 108 (12.62%) Scrum
9 104 (12.15%) Continuous Improvement
10 101 (11.80%) Test Automation
11 91 (10.63%) SDLC
12 89 (10.40%) Change Management
13 87 (10.16%) Project Management
14 85 (9.93%) Problem Management
15 83 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
16 81 (9.46%) Software Engineering
17 73 (8.53%) Waterfall
18 72 (8.41%) Continuous Delivery
19 70 (8.18%) Incident Management
20 64 (7.48%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 155 (18.11%) SQL
2 136 (15.89%) JavaScript
3 124 (14.49%) Java
4 78 (9.11%) PowerShell
5 57 (6.66%) C#
6 44 (5.14%) Python
7 26 (3.04%) T-SQL
8 23 (2.69%) C++
9 17 (1.99%) Scala
10 16 (1.87%) Shell Script
11 15 (1.75%) PHP
11 15 (1.75%) VB
12 14 (1.64%) Perl
13 13 (1.52%) Ruby
14 10 (1.17%) C
15 9 (1.05%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.93%) U-SQL
17 7 (0.82%) VBA
18 6 (0.70%) Apex Code
18 6 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (6.89%) Degree
2 38 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 32 (3.74%) ITIL Certification
4 31 (3.62%) SC Cleared
5 16 (1.87%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.82%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.58%) CCNP
9 5 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.47%) ISEB
10 4 (0.47%) MCSE
11 3 (0.35%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.35%) PMP
12 2 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (9.70%) QA
2 43 (5.02%) SLA
3 29 (3.39%) PMO
4 10 (1.17%) GDPR
5 9 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.47%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.35%) GxP
8 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.12%) IFRS
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 85 (9.93%) Docker
2 68 (7.94%) Active Directory
3 23 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.17%) XenApp
7 6 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.47%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.23%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.23%) vSphere
11 1 (0.12%) KVM
11 1 (0.12%) LXC
11 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 80 (9.35%) Ansible
2 60 (7.01%) Kubernetes
3 45 (5.26%) Puppet
4 44 (5.14%) Terraform
5 43 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (2.45%) SCCM
7 15 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (1.17%) Microsoft Clustering
8 10 (1.17%) SCOM
9 9 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (1.05%) SCOrch
10 7 (0.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 7 (0.82%) QRadar
11 6 (0.70%) BladeLogic
11 6 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 6 (0.70%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 5 (0.58%) PowerCLI
13 3 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
13 3 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 144 (16.82%) Microsoft
2 108 (12.62%) Oracle
3 52 (6.07%) ServiceNow
4 33 (3.86%) Citrix
4 33 (3.86%) VMware
5 26 (3.04%) IBM
5 26 (3.04%) SAP
6 23 (2.69%) Red Hat
7 22 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (2.10%) Atlassian
8 18 (2.10%) Cisco
8 18 (2.10%) Remedy
9 15 (1.75%) F5
10 14 (1.64%) BMC
11 11 (1.29%) HP
11 11 (1.29%) MicroStrategy
11 11 (1.29%) Splunk
11 11 (1.29%) Tableau
11 11 (1.29%) Workday
12 9 (1.05%) Clearswift