The table below looks at the statistics for the Release Manager 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 29 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Manager
Rank 437 424 418
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 142 139 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.32% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 89 65
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £375 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £438 £417
% change year-on-year
-6.28% +5.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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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
45351 43382 41162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29375 26642 23707
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1869 1912 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.88 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Release Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Release Manager Jobs Demand Trend in England

Release Manager
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Release Manager Daily Rate Trend in England

Release Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Release Manager Daily Rate Histogram in England

Release Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Release Manager Hourly Rate Trend in England

Release Manager
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 Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 29 December 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 -10 59 £481 -3.75% 6
South East -9 46 £413 -5.71% 4
Yorkshire -11 11 £411 -8.61% 1
North West +3 9 £425 -19.04%
East of England -9 5 £369 -18.05% 2
South West -31 5 £400 +15.94%
West Midlands -8 3 £475 +22.58% 1
East Midlands +8 1 - -
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Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 141 (54.23%) Release Management
2 55 (21.15%) ITIL
3 54 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (19.23%) Windows
5 48 (18.46%) Finance
6 44 (16.92%) Project Management
7 42 (16.15%) Change Management
8 39 (15.00%) Configuration Management
9 34 (13.08%) Microsoft
9 34 (13.08%) Banking
10 33 (12.69%) UNIX
11 32 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 31 (11.92%) Oracle
13 29 (11.15%) PRINCE2
14 27 (10.38%) SQL Server
15 22 (8.46%) Security Cleared
16 21 (8.08%) .NET
16 21 (8.08%) Java
17 20 (7.69%) SAP
17 20 (7.69%) Linux
17 20 (7.69%) TeamCity
18 19 (7.31%) Migration
18 19 (7.31%) SC Cleared
19 18 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
19 18 (6.92%) Team Foundation Server
19 18 (6.92%) Web Services
19 18 (6.92%) Jenkins
20 17 (6.54%) MS Excel
20 17 (6.54%) ERP
20 17 (6.54%) Service Management

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 11 (4.23%) IIS
1 11 (4.23%) Apache
2 6 (2.31%) JBoss
3 3 (1.15%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.15%) CMS
4 2 (0.77%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (0.38%) Drupal
5 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.38%) MS Office
3 8 (3.08%) MS Project
4 2 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.85%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.15%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.15%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.77%) Siebel Analytics
3 2 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.77%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.38%) Summit
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.92%) SaaS
2 3 (1.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.38%) FTP
1 1 (0.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.38%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (4.23%) Oracle BI EE
3 11 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (1.54%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.15%) DataStage
6 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.77%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.77%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.38%) Big Data
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.38%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.38%) MS Access
8 1 (0.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (7.69%) TeamCity
2 18 (6.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (6.92%) Jenkins
3 16 (6.15%) Subversion
4 15 (5.77%) Maven
4 15 (5.77%) Visual Studio
5 11 (4.23%) Git (software)
5 11 (4.23%) Hudson
6 10 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
7 8 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (2.31%) Ant
8 6 (2.31%) JIRA
9 5 (1.92%) JMeter
9 5 (1.92%) Gradle
9 5 (1.92%) Artifactory
9 5 (1.92%) Mercurial
9 5 (1.92%) JProfiler
9 5 (1.92%) VisualVM
10 2 (0.77%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.77%) Build Forge
General
1 48 (18.46%) Finance
2 34 (13.08%) Banking
3 16 (6.15%) Investment Banking
3 16 (6.15%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.08%) Retail
5 6 (2.31%) Billing
6 5 (1.92%) Front Office
7 3 (1.15%) Publishing
8 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.77%) Advertising
8 2 (0.77%) Electronics
8 2 (0.77%) Law
9 1 (0.38%) Legal
9 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.08%) .NET
2 18 (6.92%) Web Services
3 10 (3.85%) Middleware
4 8 (3.08%) CSS
4 8 (3.08%) Oracle Fusion
5 7 (2.69%) XML
6 6 (2.31%) XSLT
6 6 (2.31%) HTML
6 6 (2.31%) WSDL
6 6 (2.31%) Spring
6 6 (2.31%) WCF
7 5 (1.92%) JSP
8 4 (1.54%) SOAP
8 4 (1.54%) JMS
8 4 (1.54%) REST
9 2 (0.77%) JMX
10 1 (0.38%) LAMP
10 1 (0.38%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.38%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.54%) Smart Meter
3 4 (1.54%) PMI
4 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.77%) STB
5 2 (0.77%) DTV
5 2 (0.77%) Derivative
6 1 (0.38%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (0.38%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.38%) DTCC
6 1 (0.38%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.38%) CMDB
6 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.38%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.38%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.38%) PKI
6 1 (0.38%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 50 (19.23%) Windows
2 33 (12.69%) UNIX
3 20 (7.69%) Linux
4 18 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.54%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.15%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.38%) Android
9 1 (0.38%) Solaris
9 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (54.23%) Release Management
2 55 (21.15%) ITIL
3 54 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (16.92%) Project Management
5 42 (16.15%) Change Management
6 39 (15.00%) Configuration Management
7 32 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (11.15%) PRINCE2
9 19 (7.31%) Migration
10 17 (6.54%) ERP
10 17 (6.54%) Service Management
11 16 (6.15%) Scrum
12 13 (5.00%) Change Control
13 12 (4.62%) Software Deployment
13 12 (4.62%) Project Planning
13 12 (4.62%) ITIL V3
14 11 (4.23%) Integration Testing
14 11 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (4.23%) Transition Management
15 10 (3.85%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.08%) Java
2 16 (6.15%) SQL
3 10 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.85%) C#
4 8 (3.08%) Shell Script
5 7 (2.69%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.69%) Perl
6 5 (1.92%) Groovy
7 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.38%) VB
8 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (8.46%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.31%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (3.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.54%) Degree
5 4 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.54%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.77%) ISEB
6 2 (0.77%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.54%) QA
2 6 (2.31%) HL7
3 5 (1.92%) SLA
4 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (5.00%) Control-M
2 12 (4.62%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (2.69%) Ansible
4 6 (2.31%) Puppet
4 6 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.77%) Salt
5 2 (0.77%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.77%) Nagios
6 1 (0.38%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 34 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 31 (11.92%) Oracle
3 20 (7.69%) SAP
4 13 (5.00%) Perforce
5 9 (3.46%) Adobe
6 8 (3.08%) HP
7 7 (2.69%) IBM
7 7 (2.69%) hybris
8 5 (1.92%) Splunk
8 5 (1.92%) VMware
8 5 (1.92%) Remedy
9 4 (1.54%) Fiserv
9 4 (1.54%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (1.15%) Cognos
11 2 (0.77%) Siebel
11 2 (0.77%) SunGard
11 2 (0.77%) Citrix
11 2 (0.77%) BMC
11 2 (0.77%) Open Text
11 2 (0.77%) Lotus
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