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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 186 256
Rank change year-on-year -59 +70  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 467 738 505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.37% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.64% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 474 294
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 9
Median hourly rate £19.66 £35.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.61% +69.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.95 £39.95 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £35.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -44.61% +69.04%  

Release Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39590 44959 45378
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.37% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25806 29818 29077
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1062 1087 1274
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.80 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Release Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Release Management in the UK

Release Management
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -47 437 £450 +2.85% 104
London -53 234 £475 -5.00% 38
South East -6 97 £450 +5.88% 19
City of London 0 40 £450 -13.25% 10
Hampshire -6 32 £516 +14.72% 2
North West +29 23 £425 - 12
East Midlands -9 23 £355 -5.33%
South West +13 20 £423 -2.02% 6
Berkshire +5 20 £475 +31.03% 5
East of England -4 18 £450 +7.46% 8
Scotland +8 17 £400 +36.75% 8
Oxfordshire +5 15 £475 - 3
Basingstoke +2 14 £390 -8.23%
West Midlands +25 13 £375 -15.49% 7
Manchester +12 13 £390 -17.89% 5
Milton Keynes - 13 £225 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 13 £225 - 1
Bracknell +12 11 - -
Northampton +17 10 £288 -46.51%
Northamptonshire +8 10 £288 -36.11%
Bristol -2 10 £450 +9.75% 2
Surrey -23 10 £425 -8.60% 5
Cardiff +4 9 £350 -6.66%
South Wales +3 9 £350 -6.04% 2
Wales 0 9 £350 -6.04% 2
Derbyshire - 8 £475 -
West Sussex +19 7 £363 -18.53% 1
Edinburgh +15 7 £425 -2.85% 3
Glasgow +11 6 £388 - 4
Hertfordshire +1 6 £465 +25.67%

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 309 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (27.34%) ITIL
3 211 (21.93%) Finance
4 178 (18.50%) Windows
5 177 (18.40%) SQL
6 160 (16.63%) DevOps
7 152 (15.80%) Continuous Integration
8 146 (15.18%) Microsoft
9 145 (15.07%) SQL Server
10 135 (14.03%) Project Management
11 133 (13.83%) Scrum
12 124 (12.89%) Java
13 118 (12.27%) Linux
13 118 (12.27%) Configuration Management
14 117 (12.16%) Change Management
15 114 (11.85%) .NET
16 113 (11.75%) Banking
17 112 (11.64%) TDD
18 104 (10.81%) Service Management
19 98 (10.19%) Migration
19 98 (10.19%) JavaScript
20 97 (10.08%) Jenkins
21 94 (9.77%) JIRA
22 92 (9.56%) SDLC
23 91 (9.46%) Team Foundation Server
24 90 (9.36%) Oracle
25 88 (9.15%) PRINCE2
26 86 (8.94%) PowerShell
27 85 (8.84%) Security Cleared
27 85 (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 45 (4.68%) Confluence
2 41 (4.26%) IIS
2 41 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 36 (3.74%) WebSphere
4 29 (3.01%) BizTalk Server
5 22 (2.29%) Apache
5 22 (2.29%) JCAPS
6 18 (1.87%) nginx
7 15 (1.56%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.94%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.94%) CMS
11 7 (0.73%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.52%) JBoss
12 5 (0.52%) Jetty
12 5 (0.52%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 50 (5.20%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.42%) Endur
5 4 (0.42%) OpenText Process Suite
5 4 (0.42%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.21%) Front Arena
7 2 (0.21%) Lorenzo
7 2 (0.21%) Maximo
7 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.10%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 68 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (2.81%) PaaS
4 25 (2.60%) IaaS
5 15 (1.56%) SaaS
6 12 (1.25%) Office 365
7 9 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 9 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.83%) GitHub
9 4 (0.42%) Boomi
9 4 (0.42%) G Suite
9 4 (0.42%) Google Play
9 4 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.31%) Heroku
11 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.21%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.70%) Firewall
2 22 (2.29%) TCP/IP
3 20 (2.08%) LAN
3 20 (2.08%) WAN
4 15 (1.56%) DNS
4 15 (1.56%) SMS
5 12 (1.25%) Internet
5 12 (1.25%) Wireless
6 9 (0.94%) DHCP
6 9 (0.94%) VPN
7 8 (0.83%) LDAP
7 8 (0.83%) MPLS
7 8 (0.83%) NAS
8 6 (0.62%) BGP
8 6 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (0.62%) HTTP
8 6 (0.62%) OSPF
8 6 (0.62%) SSL
9 5 (0.52%) Bluetooth
9 5 (0.52%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 58 (6.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 52 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 48 (4.99%) MySQL
5 31 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (3.12%) NoSQL
7 28 (2.91%) Oracle Database
8 25 (2.60%) Tick Data
9 22 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 21 (2.18%) DB2
11 20 (2.08%) MongoDB
11 20 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (1.87%) Hadoop
12 18 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
13 17 (1.77%) OLTP
14 16 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
15 15 (1.56%) Big Data
15 15 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
16 14 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 13 (1.35%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 97 (10.08%) Jenkins
2 94 (9.77%) JIRA
3 91 (9.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 84 (8.73%) Git (software)
5 47 (4.89%) Subversion
6 45 (4.68%) Maven
7 41 (4.26%) Visual Studio
8 32 (3.33%) Cucumber
9 31 (3.22%) Selenium
10 30 (3.12%) JUnit
11 26 (2.70%) TeamCity
12 23 (2.39%) Gradle
13 22 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
14 18 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 18 (1.87%) MSBuild
15 17 (1.77%) MSI
16 16 (1.66%) Mockito
16 16 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
16 16 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
17 13 (1.35%) Hudson
General
1 211 (21.93%) Finance
2 113 (11.75%) Banking
3 50 (5.20%) Front Office
4 44 (4.57%) Investment Banking
5 36 (3.74%) Retail
6 21 (2.18%) Legal
6 21 (2.18%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.87%) Publishing
8 16 (1.66%) Back Office
8 16 (1.66%) Marketing
9 13 (1.35%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.14%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.52%) Advertising
11 5 (0.52%) Law
11 5 (0.52%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.42%) Automotive
12 4 (0.42%) Billing
13 3 (0.31%) Electronics
14 2 (0.21%) Games
14 2 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 246 (25.57%) Developer
2 145 (15.07%) Analyst
3 99 (10.29%) Release Manager
4 61 (6.34%) Project Manager
5 56 (5.82%) DevOps Engineer
6 47 (4.89%) Business Analyst
7 45 (4.68%) Java Developer
8 41 (4.26%) Applications Support
9 40 (4.16%) .NET Developer
10 35 (3.64%) Support Analyst
11 34 (3.53%) Consultant
12 33 (3.43%) Service Manager
13 31 (3.22%) Architect
14 24 (2.49%) Test Manager
15 22 (2.29%) Quantitative Developer
15 22 (2.29%) Service Analyst
16 21 (2.18%) C++ Developer
17 20 (2.08%) Applications Manager
17 20 (2.08%) C# Developer
18 19 (1.98%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (11.85%) .NET
2 85 (8.84%) XML
3 51 (5.30%) Web Services
4 50 (5.20%) HTML
5 47 (4.89%) AngularJS
6 41 (4.26%) CSS
7 40 (4.16%) SOAP
8 38 (3.95%) WCF
9 37 (3.85%) ASP.NET
10 35 (3.64%) XSLT
11 34 (3.53%) .NET Framework
12 32 (3.33%) JSON
12 32 (3.33%) RESTful
13 31 (3.22%) HTML5
13 31 (3.22%) Spring
14 29 (3.01%) IBM Integration Bus
15 25 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
15 25 (2.60%) REST
16 23 (2.39%) ASP.NET Web API
17 20 (2.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 49 (5.09%) Data Centre
2 48 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (4.89%) CMDB
4 44 (4.57%) Management Information System
5 27 (2.81%) Computer Science
6 21 (2.18%) Client/Server
7 20 (2.08%) Equities
8 18 (1.87%) PMI
9 17 (1.77%) Mobile App
9 17 (1.77%) Virtual Team
10 14 (1.46%) Smart Meter
11 13 (1.35%) Hedge funds
12 12 (1.25%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.94%) Derivative
13 9 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (0.94%) NHS
13 9 (0.94%) Web 2.0
14 8 (0.83%) Mainframe
14 8 (0.83%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 178 (18.50%) Windows
2 118 (12.27%) Linux
3 62 (6.44%) Unix
4 38 (3.95%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.56%) Android
6 14 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.25%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.25%) Windows Vista
8 11 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.83%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.73%) CentOS
11 6 (0.62%) CatOS
12 5 (0.52%) Solaris
12 5 (0.52%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.42%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.42%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.31%) Amazon Linux
14 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (27.34%) ITIL
3 160 (16.63%) DevOps
4 152 (15.80%) Continuous Integration
5 135 (14.03%) Project Management
6 133 (13.83%) Scrum
7 118 (12.27%) Configuration Management
8 117 (12.16%) Change Management
9 112 (11.64%) TDD
10 104 (10.81%) Service Management
11 98 (10.19%) Migration
12 92 (9.56%) SDLC
13 88 (9.15%) PRINCE2
14 80 (8.32%) Test Automation
15 75 (7.80%) Service Delivery
16 74 (7.69%) MVC
17 70 (7.28%) OO
18 63 (6.55%) Stakeholder Management
19 62 (6.44%) Incident Management
20 59 (6.13%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 177 (18.40%) SQL
2 124 (12.89%) Java
3 98 (10.19%) JavaScript
4 86 (8.94%) PowerShell
5 77 (8.00%) C#
6 60 (6.24%) C++
7 52 (5.41%) Python
8 37 (3.85%) Shell Script
9 33 (3.43%) Bash Shell
10 29 (3.01%) T-SQL
11 24 (2.49%) Ruby
12 20 (2.08%) PHP
12 20 (2.08%) VB
13 19 (1.98%) Perl
13 19 (1.98%) VB.NET
14 15 (1.56%) C
15 10 (1.04%) TypeScript
16 7 (0.73%) Scala
16 7 (0.73%) VBScript
17 6 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 85 (8.84%) Security Cleared
2 74 (7.69%) Degree
3 55 (5.72%) SC Cleared
4 38 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
5 29 (3.01%) DV Cleared
6 28 (2.91%) ISEB
7 24 (2.49%) PhD
8 21 (2.18%) PMI Certification
8 21 (2.18%) PMP
9 15 (1.56%) ISTQB
10 10 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 9 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.62%) APMP
14 5 (0.52%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (7.90%) QA
2 38 (3.95%) SLA
3 22 (2.29%) PMO
4 20 (2.08%) HL7
5 17 (1.77%) MiFID
6 8 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.83%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.73%) Dodd-Frank
7 7 (0.73%) EMIR
7 7 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 1 (0.10%) COBIT
11 1 (0.10%) IFRS
11 1 (0.10%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 28 (2.91%) Active Directory
1 28 (2.91%) Docker
1 28 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (0.52%) HDFS
3 5 (0.52%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.42%) vSphere
5 3 (0.31%) Firmware
5 3 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.21%) KVM
6 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.21%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.21%) XenApp
7 1 (0.10%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.10%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.10%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (5.20%) Ansible
1 50 (5.20%) Puppet
2 39 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (2.18%) SCCM
4 16 (1.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 15 (1.56%) Terraform
6 12 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.73%) Hadoop YARN
8 7 (0.73%) Oozie
8 7 (0.73%) Tivoli
9 6 (0.62%) Netcool
10 5 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (0.52%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 5 (0.52%) WSUS
11 4 (0.42%) Cisco IPCC
11 4 (0.42%) OpenView
11 4 (0.42%) Packer
11 4 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.42%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 146 (15.18%) Microsoft
2 90 (9.36%) Oracle
3 46 (4.78%) ServiceNow
4 45 (4.68%) IBM
4 45 (4.68%) VMware
5 44 (4.57%) SAP
6 34 (3.53%) HP
7 22 (2.29%) Fiorano
7 22 (2.29%) InterSystems
8 21 (2.18%) Cisco
9 18 (1.87%) Atlassian
10 17 (1.77%) Remedy
11 15 (1.56%) BMC
11 15 (1.56%) McAfee
12 14 (1.46%) Murex
12 14 (1.46%) Zend
13 13 (1.35%) Splunk
14 12 (1.25%) Red Hat
15 10 (1.04%) Juniper
15 10 (1.04%) Perforce
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £200 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £355 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
HFG
Rate: £450 - £530 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £competitive day rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £28,000 to £31,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £450 to £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago