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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Management
UK
Rank 217 199 197
Rank change year-on-year -18 -2  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 495 648 624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.23% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.48% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 389 310
Median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 5
Median hourly rate £30.00 £41.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.71% -12.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £26.00 £27.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £44.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -38.06% -7.36%  

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 37155 43761 41746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.85% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24488 28705 25865
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 940 1103 1195
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 March 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 -31 435 £444 -1.38% 89
London -22 236 £500 +4.16% 38
South East +9 96 £436 +2.64% 10
City of London +19 54 £550 +13.69% 17
Hampshire +20 42 £430 +10.96% 2
South West -2 26 £394 +1.61% 9
Wales +19 24 £325 - 2
Scotland +2 22 £450 +4.34% 4
East of England -8 21 £325 -35.00% 17
North West +12 20 £388 -18.42% 5
Oxfordshire -5 18 £475 +5.55%
South Wales +18 17 £294 -9.61% 2
Cardiff +25 16 £294 -9.61% 2
Berkshire +4 16 £350 -30.00% 2
Manchester +14 13 £388 -29.54% 5
Yorkshire -8 12 £430 -2.54% 8
West Midlands -1 10 £325 -18.75% 1
Edinburgh -2 10 £450 - 2
East Midlands -9 10 £300 -18.91%
Surrey +18 9 £494 +38.49% 3
Bracknell +9 9 - -
Winchester +9 9 £450 +50.00%
Hertfordshire +1 9 £288 -58.92% 7
Oxford -5 9 £150 -66.66%
Portsmouth - 9 £430 -
Milton Keynes +1 8 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire -5 8 £450 - 1
Somerset +7 7 £350 - 1
Birmingham +5 7 £338 -20.58%
Northamptonshire +4 7 £300 -

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 351 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (28.91%) ITIL
3 204 (19.60%) Finance
4 199 (19.12%) SQL
5 191 (18.35%) Windows
6 180 (17.29%) DevOps
7 173 (16.62%) Configuration Management
8 171 (16.43%) Linux
8 171 (16.43%) Microsoft
8 171 (16.43%) Change Management
9 147 (14.12%) Scrum
10 145 (13.93%) SQL Server
11 139 (13.35%) Service Management
12 132 (12.68%) Project Management
13 129 (12.39%) Java
14 126 (12.10%) Banking
15 119 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
16 118 (11.34%) .NET
17 117 (11.24%) Oracle
18 116 (11.14%) Security Cleared
19 110 (10.57%) JavaScript
19 110 (10.57%) Unix
20 105 (10.09%) Git (software)
20 105 (10.09%) SDLC
21 101 (9.70%) JIRA
22 98 (9.41%) QA
23 94 (9.03%) MS Excel
24 88 (8.45%) SC Cleared
25 87 (8.36%) Service Delivery
26 86 (8.26%) Analytical Skills

Release Management
Top Related 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 59 (5.67%) WebSphere
2 57 (5.48%) Confluence
3 44 (4.23%) SharePoint
4 36 (3.46%) IIS
5 21 (2.02%) Apache
5 21 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (1.54%) JCAPS
7 13 (1.25%) nginx
8 11 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.86%) SAS
9 9 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.77%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.77%) Drupal
10 8 (0.77%) SilverStripe
11 7 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (0.67%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.58%) CMS
12 6 (0.58%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 94 (9.03%) MS Excel
2 47 (4.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 40 (3.84%) MS Office
4 31 (2.98%) MS Visio
5 21 (2.02%) MS Project
6 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.096%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 15 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.67%) OpenText Process Suite
4 7 (0.67%) Oracle 11i
5 5 (0.48%) Lorenzo
5 5 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.38%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 3 (0.29%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.096%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.096%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.096%) HFM
9 1 (0.096%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.096%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.096%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 54 (5.19%) PaaS
2 49 (4.71%) IaaS
3 47 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 40 (3.84%) SaaS
5 20 (1.92%) GitHub
6 7 (0.67%) Office 365
7 6 (0.58%) G Suite
8 5 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.38%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (0.38%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.38%) Boomi
9 4 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.38%) Google Play
9 4 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.69%) TCP/IP
2 25 (2.40%) Firewall
3 19 (1.83%) LAN
3 19 (1.83%) WAN
4 15 (1.44%) Wireless
5 13 (1.25%) DNS
5 13 (1.25%) MPLS
6 12 (1.15%) BGP
6 12 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
6 12 (1.15%) HTTP
6 12 (1.15%) OSPF
7 11 (1.06%) Internet
7 11 (1.06%) LDAP
7 11 (1.06%) Multicast
8 10 (0.96%) VPN
9 9 (0.86%) SSL
10 8 (0.77%) Network Security
11 7 (0.67%) DHCP
11 7 (0.67%) NAS
11 7 (0.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (13.93%) SQL Server
2 57 (5.48%) Relational Database
3 46 (4.42%) Oracle Database
3 46 (4.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (3.36%) MySQL
6 30 (2.88%) Big Data
7 29 (2.79%) MongoDB
7 29 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 28 (2.69%) OLTP
9 27 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
9 27 (2.59%) Tick Data
10 25 (2.40%) Hadoop
11 24 (2.31%) RDBMS
12 21 (2.02%) NoSQL
13 17 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
14 15 (1.44%) DB2
15 14 (1.34%) Redis
16 13 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
16 13 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 105 (10.09%) Git (software)
2 101 (9.70%) JIRA
3 72 (6.92%) Jenkins
4 68 (6.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 40 (3.84%) Selenium
6 35 (3.36%) Visual Studio
7 33 (3.17%) Maven
7 33 (3.17%) Subversion
8 25 (2.40%) Visual Studio Team System
9 24 (2.31%) TeamCity
10 21 (2.02%) Gradle
11 18 (1.73%) Hudson
11 18 (1.73%) MSI
12 16 (1.54%) Cucumber
13 15 (1.44%) MSBuild
14 14 (1.34%) Ant
14 14 (1.34%) JUnit
15 13 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 13 (1.25%) Mercurial
16 12 (1.15%) TestRail
General
1 204 (19.60%) Finance
2 126 (12.10%) Banking
3 46 (4.42%) Investment Banking
4 34 (3.27%) Front Office
5 33 (3.17%) Legal
6 30 (2.88%) Retail
7 22 (2.11%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.63%) Financial Institution
8 17 (1.63%) Marketing
9 14 (1.34%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.06%) Advertising
11 7 (0.67%) Back Office
12 6 (0.58%) Electronics
12 6 (0.58%) Publishing
13 4 (0.38%) Games
13 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.29%) Billing
14 3 (0.29%) Law
14 3 (0.29%) Local Government
15 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 231 (22.19%) Developer
2 135 (12.97%) Release Manager
3 118 (11.34%) Analyst
4 61 (5.86%) Project Manager
5 49 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
6 42 (4.03%) C++ Developer
7 41 (3.94%) Support Analyst
8 38 (3.65%) Architect
9 33 (3.17%) Applications Support
10 31 (2.98%) .NET Developer
11 30 (2.88%) Business Analyst
11 30 (2.88%) Service Manager
12 29 (2.79%) Consultant
12 29 (2.79%) Java Developer
13 28 (2.69%) Operations Engineer
14 23 (2.21%) Change Manager
15 22 (2.11%) Administrator
16 21 (2.02%) Applications Manager
16 21 (2.02%) PHP Developer
17 20 (1.92%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (11.34%) .NET
2 85 (8.17%) XML
3 69 (6.63%) Web Services
4 63 (6.05%) HTML
5 56 (5.38%) CSS
6 53 (5.09%) AngularJS
7 42 (4.03%) ASP.NET
8 35 (3.36%) HTML5
9 33 (3.17%) JSON
10 32 (3.07%) XSLT
11 31 (2.98%) ASP.NET MVC
11 31 (2.98%) WCF
12 30 (2.88%) SOAP
12 30 (2.88%) STL
13 29 (2.79%) .NET Framework
13 29 (2.79%) RESTful
14 28 (2.69%) Spring
14 28 (2.69%) Velocity
15 27 (2.59%) Node.js
16 26 (2.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 86 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.71%) CMDB
3 37 (3.55%) Virtual Team
4 32 (3.07%) Management Information System
5 26 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 25 (2.40%) Data Centre
7 23 (2.21%) Tandem
8 20 (1.92%) Hedge funds
9 19 (1.83%) Client/Server
9 19 (1.83%) Mobile App
10 17 (1.63%) Equities
11 14 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.34%) Smart Meter
12 12 (1.15%) PMI
12 12 (1.15%) Web 2.0
13 10 (0.96%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.86%) NHS
15 8 (0.77%) Mainframe
15 8 (0.77%) Taxonomies
16 7 (0.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 191 (18.35%) Windows
2 171 (16.43%) Linux
3 110 (10.57%) Unix
4 39 (3.75%) AIX
5 32 (3.07%) Windows XP
6 31 (2.98%) Windows Server
7 25 (2.40%) Windows 2000
8 24 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (2.02%) Android
10 16 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (1.34%) Apple iOS
12 13 (1.25%) Solaris
12 13 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (1.15%) CatOS
14 10 (0.96%) Windows 7
14 10 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.77%) Windows 10
16 7 (0.67%) VME
16 7 (0.67%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.58%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (28.91%) ITIL
3 180 (17.29%) DevOps
4 173 (16.62%) Configuration Management
5 171 (16.43%) Change Management
6 147 (14.12%) Scrum
7 139 (13.35%) Service Management
8 132 (12.68%) Project Management
9 119 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
10 105 (10.09%) SDLC
11 87 (8.36%) Service Delivery
12 83 (7.97%) MVC
13 81 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
14 80 (7.68%) PRINCE2
15 78 (7.49%) TDD
16 75 (7.20%) Problem Management
17 69 (6.63%) OO
18 67 (6.44%) Software Engineering
19 65 (6.24%) Migration
20 64 (6.15%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 199 (19.12%) SQL
2 129 (12.39%) Java
3 110 (10.57%) JavaScript
4 80 (7.68%) PowerShell
5 65 (6.24%) C++
6 62 (5.96%) C#
7 56 (5.38%) Python
8 46 (4.42%) Perl
9 36 (3.46%) Shell Script
9 36 (3.46%) T-SQL
10 28 (2.69%) Bash Shell
10 28 (2.69%) VB
11 26 (2.50%) PHP
12 19 (1.83%) Ruby
13 16 (1.54%) C
13 16 (1.54%) VBScript
14 12 (1.15%) Korn
15 11 (1.06%) Scala
16 10 (0.96%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.86%) VB6
Qualifications
1 116 (11.14%) Security Cleared
2 88 (8.45%) SC Cleared
3 67 (6.44%) Degree
4 47 (4.51%) ITIL Certification
5 37 (3.55%) ISEB
6 31 (2.98%) DV Cleared
7 22 (2.11%) PhD
8 17 (1.63%) PMP
9 15 (1.44%) PMI Certification
10 11 (1.06%) ISTQB
11 10 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.67%) APMP
15 6 (0.58%) CISSP
16 5 (0.48%) ECDL
16 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
17 3 (0.29%) CCNA
17 3 (0.29%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (9.41%) QA
2 63 (6.05%) SLA
3 29 (2.79%) PMO
4 13 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (1.25%) HL7
4 13 (1.25%) MiFID
5 9 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
6 7 (0.67%) EMIR
7 4 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.38%) PA-DSS
7 4 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.19%) FATCA
9 1 (0.096%) COBIT
9 1 (0.096%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.096%) IFRS
9 1 (0.096%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.096%) SDET
9 1 (0.096%) WCAG
System Software
1 31 (2.98%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (2.40%) Docker
4 11 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (0.86%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.58%) Firmware
7 4 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.38%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.38%) vSphere
8 3 (0.29%) HDFS
8 3 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
9 2 (0.19%) XenApp
10 1 (0.096%) KVM
10 1 (0.096%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.096%) vCloud
10 1 (0.096%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.096%) Xen
10 1 (0.096%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 51 (4.90%) Puppet
2 41 (3.94%) Ansible
3 40 (3.84%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (2.31%) SCCM
5 10 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (0.96%) Netcool
6 9 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 8 (0.77%) SCOM
7 8 (0.77%) Tivoli
7 8 (0.77%) WSUS
8 6 (0.58%) Data Guard
8 6 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
8 6 (0.58%) SELinux
8 6 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
9 5 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.48%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 4 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 171 (16.43%) Microsoft
2 117 (11.24%) Oracle
3 44 (4.23%) VMware
4 43 (4.13%) SAP
5 42 (4.03%) IBM
6 38 (3.65%) ServiceNow
7 36 (3.46%) HP
8 24 (2.31%) Cisco
9 20 (1.92%) Google
10 19 (1.83%) Atlassian
10 19 (1.83%) Red Hat
11 17 (1.63%) Splunk
12 16 (1.54%) Fiorano
12 16 (1.54%) InterSystems
12 16 (1.54%) Zend
13 15 (1.44%) Remedy
14 12 (1.15%) MuleSoft
15 11 (1.06%) BMC
16 10 (0.96%) Dell
17 9 (0.86%) CA
South West London
Square One Resources
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180 - £226 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ebury
Rate: £454.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Andover
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 17 days ago