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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Manager
Rank 464 470 478
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 148 112 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 73 58
Average daily rate
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£440 £450 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £317 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £46.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 - -
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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
50070 46545 44688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.85% 92.44% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32553 28721 27161
Average daily rate £403 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1859 1841 1962
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 August 2015.

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 August 2015. 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 +25 81 £475 +5.55% 5
South East -22 37 £425 -5.55% 3
South West +7 12 £385 - 3
East of England +7 7 £475 +23.37% 1
North West -32 5 £375 +19.04%
East Midlands - 5 £475 - 2
South Coast 0 1 - -
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Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 130 (51.79%) Release Management
2 64 (25.50%) Finance
3 47 (18.73%) Linux
4 43 (17.13%) ITIL
4 43 (17.13%) Banking
4 43 (17.13%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (15.54%) Change Management
5 39 (15.54%) Jenkins
6 38 (15.14%) Java
7 37 (14.74%) Configuration Management
8 33 (13.15%) Project Management
8 33 (13.15%) UNIX
9 30 (11.95%) Microsoft
9 30 (11.95%) Security Cleared
10 29 (11.55%) Team Foundation Server
11 26 (10.36%) QA
12 25 (9.96%) Windows
12 25 (9.96%) Oracle
12 25 (9.96%) Ant
13 23 (9.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (9.16%) Gradle
14 22 (8.76%) Git (software)
14 22 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (8.76%) SQL
14 22 (8.76%) PRINCE2
15 21 (8.37%) PowerShell
16 20 (7.97%) Perl
16 20 (7.97%) Python
17 19 (7.57%) Service Management
18 18 (7.17%) Scrum

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 12 (4.78%) IIS
1 12 (4.78%) Tomcat
2 9 (3.59%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.79%) Confluence
4 5 (1.99%) JBoss
4 5 (1.99%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.80%) SAS
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.39%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.59%) Agresso
2 4 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.40%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.40%) SaaS
2 1 (0.40%) Office 365
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.59%) Internet
2 3 (1.20%) DNS
3 2 (0.80%) Intranet
4 1 (0.40%) SAN
4 1 (0.40%) LAN
4 1 (0.40%) WAN
4 1 (0.40%) DSL
4 1 (0.40%) Firewall
4 1 (0.40%) SSH
4 1 (0.40%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.79%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.39%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.99%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (1.59%) MS Access
6 3 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.80%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.80%) DB2
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.40%) QlikView
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 39 (15.54%) Jenkins
2 29 (11.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (9.96%) Ant
4 23 (9.16%) Gradle
5 22 (8.76%) Git (software)
6 17 (6.77%) Subversion
7 16 (6.37%) JIRA
8 13 (5.18%) Maven
9 10 (3.98%) Artifactory
10 8 (3.19%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.20%) TortoiseSVN
11 3 (1.20%) Hudson
11 3 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.20%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.80%) PVCS
12 2 (0.80%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.80%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.80%) SCons
13 1 (0.40%) MSBuild
General
1 64 (25.50%) Finance
2 43 (17.13%) Banking
3 15 (5.98%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.59%) Front Office
5 6 (2.39%) Retail
6 5 (1.99%) Law
7 4 (1.59%) Legal
7 4 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.59%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.20%) Marketing
9 2 (0.80%) Automotive
10 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.40%) Advertising
10 1 (0.40%) Publishing
10 1 (0.40%) Games
10 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.17%) .NET
2 12 (4.78%) Middleware
3 3 (1.20%) ServiceStack
3 3 (1.20%) J2EE
3 3 (1.20%) HTML
4 2 (0.80%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (0.80%) XML
5 1 (0.40%) JMS
5 1 (0.40%) JSP
5 1 (0.40%) SOAP
5 1 (0.40%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.79%) Data Centre
2 7 (2.79%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.39%) Wiki
4 5 (1.99%) Fixed Income
4 5 (1.99%) STB
5 4 (1.59%) Derivative
6 3 (1.20%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.20%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.20%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.20%) CMDB
7 2 (0.80%) PMI
7 2 (0.80%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.40%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.40%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.40%) EPoS
8 1 (0.40%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (0.40%) Statistics
8 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.40%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 47 (18.73%) Linux
2 33 (13.15%) UNIX
3 25 (9.96%) Windows
4 4 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.80%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.80%) AIX
5 2 (0.80%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.40%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (51.79%) Release Management
2 43 (17.13%) ITIL
2 43 (17.13%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (15.54%) Change Management
4 37 (14.74%) Configuration Management
5 33 (13.15%) Project Management
6 23 (9.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (8.76%) PRINCE2
7 22 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (7.57%) Service Management
9 18 (7.17%) Scrum
10 16 (6.37%) Change Control
11 15 (5.98%) DevOps
12 13 (5.18%) Service Delivery
13 12 (4.78%) Waterfall
14 11 (4.38%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (3.98%) Migration
15 10 (3.98%) SDLC
16 9 (3.59%) Mentoring
17 8 (3.19%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (15.14%) Java
2 22 (8.76%) SQL
3 21 (8.37%) PowerShell
4 20 (7.97%) Perl
4 20 (7.97%) Python
5 10 (3.98%) Shell Script
6 9 (3.59%) C#
6 9 (3.59%) Scala
7 6 (2.39%) C
7 6 (2.39%) LINC
8 4 (1.59%) C++
9 3 (1.20%) Ruby
10 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.40%) Groovy
11 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (11.95%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.58%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.59%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.39%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.99%) Degree
5 5 (1.99%) ISEB
6 4 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.80%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.36%) QA
2 7 (2.79%) SLA
3 3 (1.20%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.80%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.80%) RACF
2 1 (0.40%) XenApp
2 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (3.19%) BladeLogic
1 8 (3.19%) Puppet
2 5 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.40%) Ansible
4 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 30 (11.95%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.96%) Oracle
3 17 (6.77%) SAP
4 12 (4.78%) IBM
5 6 (2.39%) Unisys
6 4 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.20%) BMC
7 3 (1.20%) Remedy
7 3 (1.20%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.20%) Informatica
8 2 (0.80%) VMware
8 2 (0.80%) Serena
8 2 (0.80%) Perforce
8 2 (0.80%) HP
8 2 (0.80%) Citrix
8 2 (0.80%) Cognos
8 2 (0.80%) Sybase
9 1 (0.40%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.40%) ATG
9 1 (0.40%) Hyperion
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