The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Manager
Rank 441 438 382
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -56
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 125 101 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.22% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.23% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 62 101
Average daily rate
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£405 £489 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.08% +22.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £400 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £593 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £410 £390
% change year-on-year
-5.48% +5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £52.50
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45701 43157 49006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28204 25919 28009
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1841 1967 2542
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.78 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Release Manager
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 52 £450 -14.28% 17
South East +15 30 £390 -2.50% 4
North West +8 14 £315 -30.00% 2
Yorkshire +8 8 £375 -
West Midlands -17 7 £450 +2.85%
East of England -17 5 £450 - 5
South West -26 2 £315 -25.44%
East Midlands - - - -
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Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 131 (51.37%) Release Management
2 49 (19.22%) ITIL
3 42 (16.47%) Finance
4 41 (16.08%) Project Management
5 36 (14.12%) Java
5 36 (14.12%) Banking
6 34 (13.33%) Configuration Management
7 33 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (11.76%) Change Management
9 29 (11.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (11.37%) Scrum
10 28 (10.98%) Service Management
10 28 (10.98%) Windows
11 27 (10.59%) Visual Studio
12 22 (8.63%) SAP
12 22 (8.63%) Ant
12 22 (8.63%) Jenkins
13 21 (8.24%) QA
14 20 (7.84%) Linux
14 20 (7.84%) Microsoft
14 20 (7.84%) TeamCity
15 19 (7.45%) .NET
16 18 (7.06%) Oracle
16 18 (7.06%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (6.67%) Git (software)
17 17 (6.67%) Web Services
17 17 (6.67%) Python
17 17 (6.67%) Subversion
18 16 (6.27%) Front Office
18 16 (6.27%) Perl

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (4.31%) IIS
2 6 (2.35%) Lotus Domino
3 5 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.57%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.57%) Apache
4 4 (1.57%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.18%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.18%) SAS
6 2 (0.78%) Documentum
6 2 (0.78%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.78%) Confluence
7 1 (0.39%) CMS
7 1 (0.39%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.39%) CICS
7 1 (0.39%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 14 (5.49%) MS Office
2 8 (3.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.57%) MS Project
4 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.39%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) SAP CRM
1 3 (1.18%) assyst
2 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.78%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.39%) Summit
3 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.78%) DNS
1 2 (0.78%) Internet
1 2 (0.78%) Firewall
2 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.39%) Wireless
2 1 (0.39%) VDSL
2 1 (0.39%) ADSL
2 1 (0.39%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.39%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.14%) DataStage
4 4 (1.57%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.78%) MySQL
5 2 (0.78%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 27 (10.59%) Visual Studio
2 22 (8.63%) Ant
2 22 (8.63%) Jenkins
3 20 (7.84%) TeamCity
4 18 (7.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (6.67%) Git (software)
5 17 (6.67%) Subversion
6 11 (4.31%) JIRA
7 9 (3.53%) Maven
8 7 (2.75%) Artifactory
9 6 (2.35%) Hudson
10 4 (1.57%) MSBuild
11 3 (1.18%) JProfiler
11 3 (1.18%) Selenium
12 2 (0.78%) JUnit
12 2 (0.78%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.78%) MSI
12 2 (0.78%) FishEye
12 2 (0.78%) TestNG
13 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
General
1 42 (16.47%) Finance
2 36 (14.12%) Banking
3 16 (6.27%) Front Office
4 14 (5.49%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.92%) Retail
5 10 (3.92%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.57%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.57%) Marketing
7 3 (1.18%) Advertising
7 3 (1.18%) Publishing
8 2 (0.78%) Law
8 2 (0.78%) Legal
8 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.39%) Back Office
9 1 (0.39%) Electronics
9 1 (0.39%) Games
9 1 (0.39%) Billing
9 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.45%) .NET
2 17 (6.67%) Web Services
3 11 (4.31%) HTML
4 10 (3.92%) SOAP
4 10 (3.92%) REST
5 8 (3.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 8 (3.14%) XML
6 7 (2.75%) JSP
7 6 (2.35%) JMS
8 5 (1.96%) WSDL
8 5 (1.96%) WCF
9 4 (1.57%) XSLT
9 4 (1.57%) JMX
9 4 (1.57%) CSS
10 3 (1.18%) LAMP
10 3 (1.18%) Application Packaging
11 2 (0.78%) SAP Basis
11 2 (0.78%) Middleware
11 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.78%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.49%) Fixed Income
2 13 (5.10%) Derivative
3 8 (3.14%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.35%) DTV
5 5 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.57%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.18%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.18%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.18%) IPTV
8 2 (0.78%) STB
8 2 (0.78%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.78%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.78%) Biometrics
8 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.39%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.39%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.39%) PMI
9 1 (0.39%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.98%) Windows
2 20 (7.84%) Linux
3 13 (5.10%) Windows XP
3 13 (5.10%) Windows 7
4 7 (2.75%) UNIX
5 5 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.78%) Android
8 1 (0.39%) CentOS
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (51.37%) Release Management
2 49 (19.22%) ITIL
3 41 (16.08%) Project Management
4 34 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 33 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (11.76%) Change Management
7 29 (11.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (11.37%) Scrum
8 28 (10.98%) Service Management
9 15 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (5.49%) Incident Management
11 13 (5.10%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (5.10%) Change Control
12 12 (4.71%) Test Management
12 12 (4.71%) Problem Management
13 11 (4.31%) Wealth Management
14 10 (3.92%) Migration
14 10 (3.92%) PRINCE2
14 10 (3.92%) Automation Testing
15 9 (3.53%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 36 (14.12%) Java
2 17 (6.67%) Python
3 16 (6.27%) Perl
4 14 (5.49%) C++
4 14 (5.49%) SQL
5 13 (5.10%) Scala
6 10 (3.92%) JavaScript
7 8 (3.14%) C#
8 4 (1.57%) C
9 2 (0.78%) VB
9 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.78%) ABAP
9 2 (0.78%) VBA
9 2 (0.78%) Bourne shell
9 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (5.10%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (2.75%) SC Cleared
2 7 (2.75%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.96%) ISEB
4 4 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.18%) Degree
6 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.78%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.78%) CCA
7 1 (0.39%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.39%) PMP
7 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.24%) QA
2 4 (1.57%) HL7
3 1 (0.39%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.18%) XenApp
2 2 (0.78%) vSphere
2 2 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.39%) NDS
3 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (3.92%) Puppet
2 9 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.57%) Nagios
3 4 (1.57%) Capistrano
4 3 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.18%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (0.78%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.78%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.78%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.39%) Control-M
6 1 (0.39%) Salt
Vendors
1 22 (8.63%) SAP
2 20 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.06%) Oracle
4 14 (5.49%) Perforce
5 8 (3.14%) Cognos
6 7 (2.75%) HP
7 4 (1.57%) Citrix
7 4 (1.57%) Remedy
7 4 (1.57%) Apple
8 3 (1.18%) NetApp
8 3 (1.18%) Lotus
8 3 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.78%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.78%) EMC
9 2 (0.78%) Siebel
9 2 (0.78%) Splunk
9 2 (0.78%) VMware
10 1 (0.39%) StreamServe
10 1 (0.39%) Cerillion
10 1 (0.39%) 29West
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