The table below looks at the statistics for the Release Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Manager
Rank 140 120 126
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 6 1 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.19% 0.042% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.045% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 12
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£385 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £52.50
Release Manager
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2962 2239 2908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.62% 94.04% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1769 1114 1472
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 208 332
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.20 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Release Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Manager in the job title across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Release Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Release Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Release Manager across the East of England region.

Release Manager Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Release Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Manager across the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Release Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Release Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Manager across the East of England region.

Release Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Release Manager
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Manager within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -13 3 £385 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £575 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Essex - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Release Manager
England

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region that cited Release Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Release Manager in their job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Release Management
2 6 (60.00%) ITIL
3 5 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (30.00%) NetApp
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) SAP
4 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (30.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) Process Management
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) XenApp
4 3 (30.00%) ITSM
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) assyst
4 3 (30.00%) Software Deployment
4 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) VB
5 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (20.00%) ABAP
5 2 (20.00%) VBA

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region that cited Release Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Release Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (20.00%) Documentum
2 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) assyst
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Law
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Release Management
2 6 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (30.00%) Process Management
3 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) ITSM
3 3 (30.00%) Software Deployment
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Matrix Management
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) VB
1 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
1 2 (20.00%) ABAP
1 2 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) SAP
1 3 (30.00%) Citrix
1 3 (30.00%) NetApp
2 2 (20.00%) EMC
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle