The table below looks at the statistics for the Release Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Engineer
Rank 556 530 565
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 22 39 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.081% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.087% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 33 8
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£475 £415 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.45% +25.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £415 £330
% change year-on-year
-9.03% +25.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Release Engineer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Release Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Release Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Release Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Release Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Release Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Release Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Release Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Release Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Release Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
London -6 8 £600 +50.00% 1
East of England - 6 £438 -
South East +6 2 £400 -5.88%
Yorkshire -6 2 £350 -15.66%
South West - 2 £355 -
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
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Release Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Release Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 54 (72.00%) Git (software)
2 49 (65.33%) TeamCity
2 49 (65.33%) Continuous Integration
3 47 (62.67%) Release Management
3 47 (62.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 46 (61.33%) .NET
5 45 (60.00%) Windows
6 40 (53.33%) Maven
7 39 (52.00%) SQL
7 39 (52.00%) Artifactory
8 38 (50.67%) MSBuild
9 37 (49.33%) NuGet
9 37 (49.33%) Visual Studio
10 36 (48.00%) Microsoft
11 35 (46.67%) Configuration Management
11 35 (46.67%) Octopus Deploy
12 34 (45.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 34 (45.33%) Gradle
13 33 (44.00%) SSDT
13 33 (44.00%) Automation Testing
13 33 (44.00%) Red Gate
13 33 (44.00%) .NET Framework
13 33 (44.00%) Automated Testing
14 19 (25.33%) Linux
15 18 (24.00%) Java
16 15 (20.00%) Oracle
16 15 (20.00%) Finance
17 13 (17.33%) PowerShell
18 12 (16.00%) Subversion
18 12 (16.00%) Banking

Release Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Release Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (9.33%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (9.33%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.67%) IIS
4 1 (1.33%) Apache
4 1 (1.33%) nginx
4 1 (1.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (44.00%) SSDT
2 10 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 54 (72.00%) Git (software)
2 49 (65.33%) TeamCity
3 47 (62.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 40 (53.33%) Maven
5 39 (52.00%) Artifactory
6 38 (50.67%) MSBuild
7 37 (49.33%) NuGet
7 37 (49.33%) Visual Studio
8 35 (46.67%) Octopus Deploy
9 34 (45.33%) Gradle
10 12 (16.00%) Subversion
11 7 (9.33%) Jenkins
12 3 (4.00%) Gerrit
13 2 (2.67%) Serena SBM
13 2 (2.67%) Ant
14 1 (1.33%) Bugzilla
14 1 (1.33%) CruiseControl
14 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (20.00%) Finance
2 12 (16.00%) Banking
3 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.67%) Legal
4 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.33%) Electronics
4 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (61.33%) .NET
2 33 (44.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (5.33%) JMS
4 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.33%) DTV
2 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 45 (60.00%) Windows
2 34 (45.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (25.33%) Linux
4 7 (9.33%) UNIX
5 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (65.33%) Continuous Integration
2 47 (62.67%) Release Management
3 35 (46.67%) Configuration Management
4 33 (44.00%) Automation Testing
4 33 (44.00%) Automated Testing
5 8 (10.67%) DevOps
5 8 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.33%) ITIL
7 2 (2.67%) Service Management
7 2 (2.67%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.67%) ERP
8 1 (1.33%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.33%) Validation
8 1 (1.33%) Scrum
8 1 (1.33%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.33%) Project Management
8 1 (1.33%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (1.33%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (52.00%) SQL
2 18 (24.00%) Java
3 13 (17.33%) PowerShell
4 7 (9.33%) VBScript
5 4 (5.33%) PL/SQL
5 4 (5.33%) C#
6 3 (4.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 2 (2.67%) C
7 2 (2.67%) Perl
7 2 (2.67%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.67%) Python
8 1 (1.33%) VB
8 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.33%) Degree
1 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) QA
1 2 (2.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.67%) Puppet
2 2 (2.67%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.33%) Salt
3 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 33 (44.00%) Red Gate
3 15 (20.00%) Oracle
4 7 (9.33%) Cognos
5 4 (5.33%) Serena
6 2 (2.67%) Splunk
6 2 (2.67%) NetIQ
6 2 (2.67%) Remedy
6 2 (2.67%) Epicor
6 2 (2.67%) IBM
7 1 (1.33%) SAP
7 1 (1.33%) Perforce
7 1 (1.33%) HP