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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Manager
Rank 462 453 406
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 109 106 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.22% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.24% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 70 76
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£450 £428 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £308 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £520 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.80% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
44983 44038 38289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.38% 92.58% 92.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 28518 27637 22590
Average daily rate £400 £398 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 1757 1844 1948
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +6 43 £513 +11.11% 6
South East +4 27 £440 +13.54% 2
North West -21 10 £425 +88.88% 3
South West +4 8 £415 -9.78% 1
North East - 7 £240 -
East of England +6 6 £900 +100.00% 2
West Midlands -16 5 £413 -7.82%
Yorkshire -29 2 £365 -4.26%
Midlands - 1 - -
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Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 136 (53.75%) Release Management
2 79 (31.23%) ITIL
3 64 (25.30%) Finance
4 49 (19.37%) Change Management
5 48 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (17.79%) Configuration Management
7 41 (16.21%) Banking
8 39 (15.42%) Project Management
8 39 (15.42%) Oracle
9 32 (12.65%) UNIX
10 30 (11.86%) Windows
10 30 (11.86%) Linux
10 30 (11.86%) Jenkins
11 29 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 29 (11.46%) Security Cleared
12 27 (10.67%) Service Management
13 26 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (9.88%) Subversion
14 25 (9.88%) Service Delivery
14 25 (9.88%) Java
15 24 (9.49%) PRINCE2
16 22 (8.70%) .NET
16 22 (8.70%) SC Cleared
17 20 (7.91%) QA
17 20 (7.91%) ITIL Certification
17 20 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (7.51%) ITIL V3
18 19 (7.51%) MS Excel
18 19 (7.51%) E-Commerce
18 19 (7.51%) Retail

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 8 (3.16%) WebSphere
1 8 (3.16%) IIS
2 7 (2.77%) Confluence
3 5 (1.98%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.58%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.58%) SAS
5 2 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.79%) CMS
5 2 (0.79%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.40%) JBoss
6 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.95%) MS Office
3 5 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.19%) Siebel Analytics
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.40%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.58%) SaaS
2 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.37%) Internet
2 1 (0.40%) LAN
2 1 (0.40%) WAN
2 1 (0.40%) DNS
2 1 (0.40%) Firewall
2 1 (0.40%) DSL
2 1 (0.40%) Intranet
2 1 (0.40%) SAN
2 1 (0.40%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.93%) Oracle Database
2 14 (5.53%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.95%) Oracle BI EE
4 8 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.37%) Oracle ODI
5 6 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.98%) MS Access
7 4 (1.58%) DB2
8 3 (1.19%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.79%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 30 (11.86%) Jenkins
2 25 (9.88%) Subversion
3 15 (5.93%) JIRA
4 14 (5.53%) Maven
5 13 (5.14%) TeamCity
6 11 (4.35%) Git (software)
7 10 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (3.16%) Hudson
9 7 (2.77%) Ant
10 6 (2.37%) Gradle
11 5 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (1.98%) Artifactory
12 3 (1.19%) Selenium
12 3 (1.19%) SonarQube
13 2 (0.79%) SCons
13 2 (0.79%) ClearCase
14 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
14 1 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 1 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
14 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
General
1 64 (25.30%) Finance
2 41 (16.21%) Banking
3 19 (7.51%) Retail
4 14 (5.53%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.77%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.37%) Legal
7 5 (1.98%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.98%) Marketing
8 4 (1.58%) Front Office
9 2 (0.79%) Billing
9 2 (0.79%) Advertising
9 2 (0.79%) Automotive
9 2 (0.79%) Law
10 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.40%) Electronics
10 1 (0.40%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.70%) .NET
2 9 (3.56%) Middleware
3 4 (1.58%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (1.58%) CSS
3 4 (1.58%) Web Services
4 3 (1.19%) HTML
4 3 (1.19%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (0.79%) XML
5 2 (0.79%) SOAP
6 1 (0.40%) JMS
6 1 (0.40%) JSP
6 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.40%) J2EE
6 1 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.40%) Java EE
6 1 (0.40%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.16%) Data Centre
3 7 (2.77%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.58%) Wiki
4 4 (1.58%) CMDB
4 4 (1.58%) PMI
4 4 (1.58%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.19%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.19%) Video on Demand
6 2 (0.79%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.40%) EPoS
7 1 (0.40%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.40%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.40%) Derivative
7 1 (0.40%) Statistics
7 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.40%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.40%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (12.65%) UNIX
2 30 (11.86%) Windows
2 30 (11.86%) Linux
3 12 (4.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.58%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.58%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.40%) AIX
5 1 (0.40%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (53.75%) Release Management
2 79 (31.23%) ITIL
3 49 (19.37%) Change Management
4 48 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (17.79%) Configuration Management
6 39 (15.42%) Project Management
7 29 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (10.67%) Service Management
9 26 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (9.88%) Service Delivery
11 24 (9.49%) PRINCE2
12 19 (7.51%) ITIL V3
12 19 (7.51%) E-Commerce
13 18 (7.11%) Migration
14 17 (6.72%) SDLC
15 16 (6.32%) Waterfall
15 16 (6.32%) User Acceptance Testing
16 15 (5.93%) Scrum
17 13 (5.14%) Change Control
18 11 (4.35%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.88%) Java
2 18 (7.11%) PowerShell
3 16 (6.32%) C#
4 15 (5.93%) SQL
5 14 (5.53%) Shell Script
6 10 (3.95%) Python
7 8 (3.16%) Perl
8 5 (1.98%) C
9 3 (1.19%) C++
10 2 (0.79%) Scala
10 2 (0.79%) Ruby
10 2 (0.79%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 20 (7.91%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.98%) ISEB
5 4 (1.58%) Degree
5 4 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.58%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.58%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.79%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.40%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.91%) QA
2 8 (3.16%) SLA
3 3 (1.19%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (3.56%) Puppet
2 5 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.58%) Ansible
3 4 (1.58%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.40%) MOM
5 1 (0.40%) Control-M
5 1 (0.40%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 39 (15.42%) Oracle
2 17 (6.72%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.93%) SAP
4 14 (5.53%) VMware
5 13 (5.14%) Perforce
6 6 (2.37%) ServiceNow
6 6 (2.37%) IBM
7 5 (1.98%) Siebel
7 5 (1.98%) OpenText
8 4 (1.58%) ATG
8 4 (1.58%) Ab Initio
8 4 (1.58%) HP
8 4 (1.58%) webMethods
8 4 (1.58%) Sybase
8 4 (1.58%) Cognos
9 3 (1.19%) Remedy
9 3 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.19%) DataFlux
10 2 (0.79%) Tableau
10 2 (0.79%) Business Objects
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