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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Manager
Rank 472 455 407
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 107 101 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.23% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 58 100
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£450 £513 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +31.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £400 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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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
47746 44723 49333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.50% 92.70% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29832 27516 28197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1916 2493
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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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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 +7 59 £450 -14.28% 8
South East -4 24 £458 +4.57% 5
North West -4 7 £315 -40.00% 1
East of England -15 5 £385 - 1
East Midlands +7 2 - -
Yorkshire -9 2 - - 1
South West -29 2 - -
West Midlands -22 1 £325 - 4
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Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 115 (50.44%) Release Management
2 40 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (16.67%) ITIL
4 37 (16.23%) Banking
5 35 (15.35%) Windows
6 32 (14.04%) Project Management
6 32 (14.04%) Finance
7 31 (13.60%) Change Management
8 28 (12.28%) Microsoft
9 25 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
9 25 (10.96%) SQL Server
10 24 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (9.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 21 (9.21%) Configuration Management
11 21 (9.21%) Oracle
12 20 (8.77%) .NET
12 20 (8.77%) SAP
13 19 (8.33%) Java
14 18 (7.89%) SQL
14 18 (7.89%) Web Services
14 18 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (7.46%) Visual Studio
15 17 (7.46%) Investment Banking
16 16 (7.02%) IIS
17 14 (6.14%) PRINCE2
17 14 (6.14%) Scrum
17 14 (6.14%) User Acceptance Testing
17 14 (6.14%) QA
18 13 (5.70%) TeamCity
19 12 (5.26%) Git (software)

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 16 (7.02%) IIS
2 5 (2.19%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.75%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.75%) Apache
3 4 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.32%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.88%) Documentum
5 2 (0.88%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.44%) CMS
6 1 (0.44%) CICS
6 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (4.39%) MS Office
2 7 (3.07%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.63%) MS Project
4 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.44%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) assyst
2 2 (0.88%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.44%) Summit
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.44%) ADSL
1 1 (0.44%) Bluetooth
1 1 (0.44%) Broadband
1 1 (0.44%) FTP
1 1 (0.44%) Intranet
1 1 (0.44%) Internet
1 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (0.44%) Wireless
1 1 (0.44%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.07%) DataStage
4 5 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.88%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.88%) MarkLogic
6 2 (0.88%) MySQL
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.44%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.44%) DB2
7 1 (0.44%) MS Access
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 21 (9.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (7.46%) Visual Studio
3 13 (5.70%) TeamCity
4 12 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 9 (3.95%) Subversion
6 7 (3.07%) Artifactory
7 5 (2.19%) MSBuild
7 5 (2.19%) JIRA
8 4 (1.75%) Maven
8 4 (1.75%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.32%) Hudson
9 3 (1.32%) Ant
9 3 (1.32%) Selenium
10 2 (0.88%) JUnit
10 2 (0.88%) TestNG
11 1 (0.44%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.44%) PVCS
11 1 (0.44%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.44%) MSI
11 1 (0.44%) NUnit
General
1 37 (16.23%) Banking
2 32 (14.04%) Finance
3 17 (7.46%) Investment Banking
4 11 (4.82%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.39%) Retail
6 6 (2.63%) Publishing
7 4 (1.75%) Front Office
8 3 (1.32%) Law
8 3 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.88%) Advertising
9 2 (0.88%) Legal
9 2 (0.88%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.44%) Marketing
10 1 (0.44%) Billing
10 1 (0.44%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.44%) Electronics
10 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.77%) .NET
2 18 (7.89%) Web Services
3 10 (4.39%) XML
4 9 (3.95%) HTML
5 8 (3.51%) SOAP
5 8 (3.51%) WSDL
5 8 (3.51%) WCF
5 8 (3.51%) REST
6 7 (3.07%) XSLT
6 7 (3.07%) CSS
6 7 (3.07%) JSP
7 6 (2.63%) JMS
8 4 (1.75%) JMX
9 3 (1.32%) LAMP
9 3 (1.32%) Application Packaging
10 2 (0.88%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.44%) Velocity
11 1 (0.44%) XML Messaging
11 1 (0.44%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.75%) DTV
4 3 (1.32%) N-Tier
5 2 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.88%) Derivative
6 1 (0.44%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (0.44%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.44%) Statistics
6 1 (0.44%) DTCC
6 1 (0.44%) FMCG
6 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.44%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.44%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.44%) Equities
6 1 (0.44%) STB
6 1 (0.44%) PKI
6 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 35 (15.35%) Windows
2 11 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (3.95%) Linux
4 8 (3.51%) UNIX
5 5 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.44%) CentOS
7 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (50.44%) Release Management
2 40 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (16.67%) ITIL
4 32 (14.04%) Project Management
5 31 (13.60%) Change Management
6 24 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (9.21%) Configuration Management
8 14 (6.14%) Scrum
8 14 (6.14%) PRINCE2
8 14 (6.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (5.26%) Problem Management
9 12 (5.26%) Service Management
9 12 (5.26%) Migration
10 11 (4.82%) ERP
10 11 (4.82%) Incident Management
11 10 (4.39%) TDD
11 10 (4.39%) Automation Testing
12 9 (3.95%) Change Control
12 9 (3.95%) Web Development
13 8 (3.51%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.33%) Java
2 18 (7.89%) SQL
3 11 (4.82%) C#
4 9 (3.95%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.51%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.32%) C
7 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.88%) Perl
7 2 (0.88%) VB
7 2 (0.88%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.88%) ABAP
7 2 (0.88%) VBA
8 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (2.19%) Degree
3 4 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.88%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.88%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.88%) ISEB
6 1 (0.44%) PMP
6 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.14%) QA
2 7 (3.07%) HL7
3 2 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.32%) XenApp
2 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.51%) Puppet
2 8 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.07%) Control-M
4 4 (1.75%) Nagios
4 4 (1.75%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.88%) Salt
Vendors
1 28 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.21%) Oracle
3 20 (8.77%) SAP
4 7 (3.07%) HP
5 6 (2.63%) Cognos
6 5 (2.19%) Citrix
6 5 (2.19%) Splunk
7 3 (1.32%) IBM
7 3 (1.32%) Fiserv
7 3 (1.32%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.32%) NetApp
7 3 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.32%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.88%) Siebel
8 2 (0.88%) EMC
8 2 (0.88%) Remedy
8 2 (0.88%) Lotus
8 2 (0.88%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.44%) Talend
9 1 (0.44%) CheckPoint
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