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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Manager
Rank 474 419 441
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 134 159 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.34% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.36% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 78 83
Average daily rate £470 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £273 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £410
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Release Manager
UK

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
44644 44373 42617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.55% 94.47% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29144 28029 25758
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1596 1785 1902
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +37 86 £475 +1.06% 14
South East -44 16 £448 +4.37% 2
South West +9 14 £388 -26.19%
East of England -2 6 £438 +9.37% 4
West Midlands -9 6 £375 -21.05%
East Midlands -6 2 £325 -
Yorkshire -23 2 £475 +15.50% 2
North West -25 1 £350 -30.00% 4
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Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 158 (56.43%) Release Management
2 85 (30.36%) Finance
3 81 (28.93%) ITIL
4 60 (21.43%) Banking
5 51 (18.21%) Project Management
6 50 (17.86%) Change Management
7 48 (17.14%) Java
8 43 (15.36%) Configuration Management
9 40 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 36 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (10.71%) .NET
12 29 (10.36%) Linux
13 28 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (9.64%) JIRA
14 27 (9.64%) QA
14 27 (9.64%) Windows
15 25 (8.93%) Oracle
16 23 (8.21%) Microsoft
16 23 (8.21%) Opscode Chef
16 23 (8.21%) DevOps
16 23 (8.21%) Jenkins
17 22 (7.86%) Puppet
17 22 (7.86%) User Acceptance Testing
18 21 (7.50%) HTML
19 20 (7.14%) Unix
19 20 (7.14%) Git (software)
20 19 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
20 19 (6.79%) SDLC
20 19 (6.79%) Telecoms

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (2.50%) JBoss
2 6 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.43%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.07%) IIS
4 3 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.07%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.71%) Apache
5 2 (0.71%) Confluence
5 2 (0.71%) SAS
6 1 (0.36%) Node.js
6 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.57%) MS Office
3 8 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.71%) MS Project
4 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.07%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.07%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.36%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.79%) Firewall
2 3 (1.07%) SAN
3 1 (0.36%) BGP
3 1 (0.36%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.79%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.43%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.43%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (0.71%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.71%) MySQL
5 2 (0.71%) QlikView
6 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.36%) GIS
6 1 (0.36%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 40 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (9.64%) JIRA
3 23 (8.21%) Jenkins
4 20 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 16 (5.71%) Ant
5 16 (5.71%) TeamCity
6 15 (5.36%) Gradle
7 12 (4.29%) Maven
8 10 (3.57%) Subversion
9 9 (3.21%) Artifactory
9 9 (3.21%) Visual Studio
10 8 (2.86%) FishEye
11 7 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.79%) TortoiseSVN
13 4 (1.43%) Eclipse
13 4 (1.43%) Mercurial
13 4 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (1.07%) PVCS
15 2 (0.71%) ClearCase
15 2 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 85 (30.36%) Finance
2 60 (21.43%) Banking
3 19 (6.79%) Telecoms
4 16 (5.71%) Retail
5 12 (4.29%) Investment Banking
5 12 (4.29%) Publishing
6 7 (2.50%) Front Office
7 6 (2.14%) Advertising
8 4 (1.43%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Back Office
10 1 (0.36%) Billing
10 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.36%) French Language
10 1 (0.36%) Games
10 1 (0.36%) Law
10 1 (0.36%) Legal
10 1 (0.36%) Local Government
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.71%) .NET
2 21 (7.50%) HTML
3 18 (6.43%) Web Services
4 14 (5.00%) JMS
4 14 (5.00%) REST
4 14 (5.00%) SOAP
5 13 (4.64%) Middleware
6 10 (3.57%) JSP
7 9 (3.21%) JMX
8 7 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (1.43%) J2EE
10 3 (1.07%) Java EE
10 3 (1.07%) Spring
11 2 (0.71%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.71%) ELK Stack
11 2 (0.71%) ServiceStack
12 1 (0.36%) CGI
12 1 (0.36%) TIBCO EMS
12 1 (0.36%) Ultra Messaging
12 1 (0.36%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.93%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.79%) Smart Meter
4 4 (1.43%) BBC
4 4 (1.43%) IPTV
4 4 (1.43%) Over-the-Top Content
5 3 (1.07%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.07%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.07%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.07%) Online Banking
5 3 (1.07%) Reinsurance
5 3 (1.07%) Statistics
6 2 (0.71%) Derivative
6 2 (0.71%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.71%) Market Risk
6 2 (0.71%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.71%) STB
7 1 (0.36%) Equities
7 1 (0.36%) FMCG
7 1 (0.36%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 29 (10.36%) Linux
2 27 (9.64%) Windows
3 20 (7.14%) Unix
4 4 (1.43%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.36%) AIX
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.36%) Solaris
5 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (56.43%) Release Management
2 81 (28.93%) ITIL
3 51 (18.21%) Project Management
4 50 (17.86%) Change Management
5 43 (15.36%) Configuration Management
6 36 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (8.21%) DevOps
9 22 (7.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (6.79%) SDLC
11 17 (6.07%) High Availability
11 17 (6.07%) PRINCE2
12 16 (5.71%) Content Management
12 16 (5.71%) Web Development
13 14 (5.00%) API Design
14 12 (4.29%) ERP
14 12 (4.29%) Service Delivery
15 11 (3.93%) Service Management
15 11 (3.93%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 48 (17.14%) Java
2 18 (6.43%) SQL
3 17 (6.07%) Python
4 15 (5.36%) JavaScript
4 15 (5.36%) Perl
4 15 (5.36%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.79%) C
5 5 (1.79%) Ruby
5 5 (1.79%) Scala
6 4 (1.43%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.43%) C#
6 4 (1.43%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.07%) ABAP
7 3 (1.07%) LINC
7 3 (1.07%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.71%) C++
8 2 (0.71%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.36%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 17 (6.07%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.64%) Degree
2 13 (4.64%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (3.21%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (1.79%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.36%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.64%) QA
2 4 (1.43%) SLA
3 3 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.71%) TickIT
5 1 (0.36%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (1.07%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.36%) KVM
2 1 (0.36%) vCloud
2 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (8.21%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (7.86%) Puppet
3 9 (3.21%) Capistrano
3 9 (3.21%) Nagios
4 3 (1.07%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.71%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.36%) Ansible
6 1 (0.36%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 25 (8.93%) Oracle
2 23 (8.21%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.07%) SAP
4 11 (3.93%) Rally
5 10 (3.57%) Splunk
6 8 (2.86%) AppDynamics
6 8 (2.86%) Atlassian
6 8 (2.86%) New Relic
7 5 (1.79%) BMC
7 5 (1.79%) Informatica
7 5 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.43%) BT
8 4 (1.43%) HP
8 4 (1.43%) IBM
8 4 (1.43%) Pega
9 3 (1.07%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.07%) Serena
9 3 (1.07%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.07%) Unisys
10 2 (0.71%) CheckPoint
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