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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Manager
Rank 450 452 426
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 134 130 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.26% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.28% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 90 65
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£471 £473 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.26% +2.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £317 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Release Manager
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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
46657 46455 40584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28786 28831 23826
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
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 1833 1870 2077
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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
South East +1 41 £450 -14.28% 7
London -15 39 £525 +5.00% 15
North West -12 13 £425 +89.60% 2
East of England +30 9 £500 - 4
North East - 9 £227 -
South West +6 8 £470 +11.96% 1
Yorkshire -20 7 £365 -3.94%
West Midlands -15 6 £438 +2.94%
Midlands - 1 - -
Release Manager
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Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 168 (58.33%) Release Management
2 89 (30.90%) ITIL
3 69 (23.96%) Finance
4 62 (21.53%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (19.44%) Change Management
6 53 (18.40%) Configuration Management
7 51 (17.71%) Project Management
8 44 (15.28%) UNIX
8 44 (15.28%) Oracle
9 40 (13.89%) Windows
9 40 (13.89%) Security Cleared
10 38 (13.19%) Banking
11 34 (11.81%) Jenkins
12 33 (11.46%) SC Cleared
12 33 (11.46%) PRINCE2
13 31 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 30 (10.42%) Service Management
15 28 (9.72%) Linux
15 28 (9.72%) Subversion
16 27 (9.38%) Service Delivery
17 26 (9.03%) .NET
17 26 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
18 24 (8.33%) MS Excel
18 24 (8.33%) Microsoft
19 23 (7.99%) ITIL Certification
19 23 (7.99%) Java
19 23 (7.99%) SAP
20 22 (7.64%) ITIL V3
21 21 (7.29%) Migration
22 20 (6.94%) QA

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (2.43%) Confluence
1 7 (2.43%) IIS
2 5 (1.74%) Apache
2 5 (1.74%) JBoss
3 4 (1.39%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.39%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.04%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.04%) CMS
5 2 (0.69%) SAS
5 2 (0.69%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.86%) MS Office
3 5 (1.74%) MS Project
3 5 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.47%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.04%) Siebel Analytics
3 2 (0.69%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.35%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.74%) SaaS
2 3 (1.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.74%) Internet
2 1 (0.35%) Intranet
2 1 (0.35%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.21%) Oracle Database
2 15 (5.21%) Oracle BI EE
3 11 (3.82%) Oracle ODI
3 11 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.74%) MS Access
5 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.39%) DB2
7 3 (1.04%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.69%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 34 (11.81%) Jenkins
2 28 (9.72%) Subversion
3 19 (6.60%) TeamCity
4 18 (6.25%) Maven
5 14 (4.86%) JIRA
6 13 (4.51%) Hudson
7 12 (4.17%) Git (software)
8 10 (3.47%) Oracle Forms
8 10 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (2.43%) Ant
10 6 (2.08%) SonarQube
10 6 (2.08%) Gradle
11 5 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.39%) Artifactory
13 3 (1.04%) VisualVM
13 3 (1.04%) JProfiler
13 3 (1.04%) Mercurial
13 3 (1.04%) JMeter
13 3 (1.04%) ClearCase
13 3 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 69 (23.96%) Finance
2 38 (13.19%) Banking
3 18 (6.25%) Retail
4 14 (4.86%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.86%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.43%) Billing
6 5 (1.74%) Marketing
7 4 (1.39%) Legal
8 3 (1.04%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.69%) Automotive
9 2 (0.69%) Advertising
9 2 (0.69%) Front Office
10 1 (0.35%) Electronics
10 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.03%) .NET
2 12 (4.17%) Middleware
3 10 (3.47%) Web Services
4 8 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
4 8 (2.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 4 (1.39%) CSS
6 2 (0.69%) Spring
6 2 (0.69%) SOAP
6 2 (0.69%) HTML
7 1 (0.35%) REST
7 1 (0.35%) JMS
7 1 (0.35%) J2EE
7 1 (0.35%) XML
7 1 (0.35%) JSP
7 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.35%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.08%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.08%) PMI
3 4 (1.39%) CMDB
3 4 (1.39%) Mainframe
3 4 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.04%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.04%) Wiki
5 2 (0.69%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.69%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.35%) User Experience
6 1 (0.35%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.35%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.35%) EPoS
6 1 (0.35%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.35%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 44 (15.28%) UNIX
2 40 (13.89%) Windows
3 28 (9.72%) Linux
4 17 (5.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.43%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.08%) Windows XP
6 6 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.35%) AIX
7 1 (0.35%) Solaris
7 1 (0.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (58.33%) Release Management
2 89 (30.90%) ITIL
3 62 (21.53%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (19.44%) Change Management
5 53 (18.40%) Configuration Management
6 51 (17.71%) Project Management
7 33 (11.46%) PRINCE2
8 31 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (10.42%) Service Management
10 27 (9.38%) Service Delivery
11 26 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (7.64%) ITIL V3
13 21 (7.29%) Migration
14 19 (6.60%) Waterfall
14 19 (6.60%) E-Commerce
15 16 (5.56%) Scrum
16 15 (5.21%) Software Delivery
16 15 (5.21%) User Acceptance Testing
17 14 (4.86%) Business Intelligence
17 14 (4.86%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.99%) Java
2 16 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 15 (5.21%) Shell Script
3 15 (5.21%) C#
3 15 (5.21%) SQL
4 10 (3.47%) Perl
5 8 (2.78%) Python
6 3 (1.04%) C++
6 3 (1.04%) C
6 3 (1.04%) Groovy
7 2 (0.69%) Ruby
7 2 (0.69%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 33 (11.46%) SC Cleared
3 23 (7.99%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (2.08%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.39%) Degree
6 4 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.04%) ISEB
7 3 (1.04%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.35%) APMP
8 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.94%) QA
2 7 (2.43%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (2.78%) Puppet
2 7 (2.43%) Ansible
3 5 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.74%) Control-M
4 4 (1.39%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.35%) MOM
5 1 (0.35%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 44 (15.28%) Oracle
2 24 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 23 (7.99%) SAP
4 18 (6.25%) Perforce
5 16 (5.56%) VMware
6 8 (2.78%) IBM
7 5 (1.74%) ServiceNow
7 5 (1.74%) Remedy
7 5 (1.74%) Siebel
7 5 (1.74%) OpenText
8 4 (1.39%) Ab Initio
8 4 (1.39%) ATG
8 4 (1.39%) Sybase
8 4 (1.39%) webMethods
8 4 (1.39%) Adobe
9 3 (1.04%) HP
9 3 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.04%) DataFlux
10 2 (0.69%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.69%) Cognos
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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