The table below looks at the statistics for the Release Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Engineer
Rank 402 395 394
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 6 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.028% 0.094% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.100% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 8
Average daily rate £463 £525 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +61.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £325
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +53.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 - -
Release Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20052 20041 20862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.68% 94.50% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14187 14178 14151
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 344 401
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £37.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Release Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Engineer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Release Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Release Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Release Engineer across the London region.

Release Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

Release Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Release Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Release Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Release Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 9 (69.23%) Git (software)
2 8 (61.54%) Jenkins
2 8 (61.54%) Java
3 7 (53.85%) Python
4 6 (46.15%) Configuration Management
4 6 (46.15%) Maven
4 6 (46.15%) Bash Shell
4 6 (46.15%) Release Management
5 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (38.46%) Ansible
5 5 (38.46%) Subversion
5 5 (38.46%) Linux
5 5 (38.46%) Perl
5 5 (38.46%) Ant
6 3 (23.08%) GitHub
6 3 (23.08%) Docker
6 3 (23.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (23.08%) Web Development
6 3 (23.08%) Puppet
6 3 (23.08%) Hudson
6 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
6 3 (23.08%) Web Services
6 3 (23.08%) XML
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) C++
6 3 (23.08%) SOA
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Finance

Release Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Release Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) IIS
1 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) GitHub
2 2 (15.38%) AWS CloudFormation
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Git (software)
2 8 (61.54%) Jenkins
3 6 (46.15%) Maven
4 5 (38.46%) Ant
4 5 (38.46%) Subversion
5 3 (23.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (23.08%) Hudson
5 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (15.38%) MSI
6 2 (15.38%) TeamCity
6 2 (15.38%) WiX
7 1 (7.69%) ClearQuest
7 1 (7.69%) JIRA
7 1 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Front Office
2 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
1 3 (23.08%) XML
1 3 (23.08%) XML Messaging
2 2 (15.38%) ELK Stack
2 2 (15.38%) RESTful
2 2 (15.38%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Configuration Management
1 6 (46.15%) Release Management
2 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
3 3 (23.08%) SOA
3 3 (23.08%) Web Development
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Management
4 1 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) Python
3 6 (46.15%) Bash Shell
4 5 (38.46%) Perl
5 3 (23.08%) C++
5 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 1 (7.69%) Korn
6 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Docker
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) iptables
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Ansible
2 3 (23.08%) Puppet
3 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Tripwire
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