The table below looks at the statistics for the Release Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 242 198 203
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 16 56 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.59% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.63% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 31 16
Average daily rate £448 £429 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £251 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £488
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
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8011 8890 7964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.98% 93.80% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4827 4759 4142
Average daily rate £385 £375 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 434 467
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.96 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £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 the South East

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

Release Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Release Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Release Manager Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Release Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Manager across the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Release Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Release Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Manager across the South East region.

Release Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Release Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Hampshire +1 6 £388 +33.62%
Berkshire -13 5 £475 +80.95% 2
Surrey -7 3 £420 -16.00%
East Sussex +9 1 - -
Release Manager
England

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 30 (68.18%) Release Management
2 14 (31.82%) Unix
3 10 (22.73%) Configuration Management
4 9 (20.45%) Linux
4 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
4 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
5 8 (18.18%) Project Management
5 8 (18.18%) Windows
5 8 (18.18%) Oracle
6 7 (15.91%) ITIL
7 6 (13.64%) Change Management
7 6 (13.64%) Telecoms
7 6 (13.64%) Java
7 6 (13.64%) .NET
7 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
8 5 (11.36%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (11.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (11.36%) TortoiseSVN
8 5 (11.36%) Gradle
8 5 (11.36%) Informatica
8 5 (11.36%) Red Hat
8 5 (11.36%) JBoss
8 5 (11.36%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (11.36%) Maven
9 4 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (9.09%) ITSM
9 4 (9.09%) Service Management
9 4 (9.09%) CRM
9 4 (9.09%) Perl
9 4 (9.09%) SQL Server

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (11.36%) JBoss
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.82%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) Oracle BI EE
1 5 (11.36%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (11.36%) Gradle
1 5 (11.36%) Maven
1 5 (11.36%) TortoiseSVN
2 4 (9.09%) Artifactory
3 3 (6.82%) PVCS
3 3 (6.82%) Subversion
3 3 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.55%) JIRA
5 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) .NET
2 3 (6.82%) Java EE
2 3 (6.82%) Middleware
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (6.82%) Spring
2 3 (6.82%) Web Services
3 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
1 3 (6.82%) Smart Meter
2 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.27%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.82%) Unix
2 9 (20.45%) Linux
3 8 (18.18%) Windows
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (68.18%) Release Management
2 10 (22.73%) Configuration Management
3 8 (18.18%) Project Management
4 7 (15.91%) ITIL
5 6 (13.64%) Change Management
6 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (9.09%) CRM
6 4 (9.09%) ITSM
6 4 (9.09%) Service Management
6 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.82%) Functional Testing
7 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.82%) SDLC
7 3 (6.82%) SOA
8 2 (4.55%) Case Management
8 2 (4.55%) Defect Management
8 2 (4.55%) Requirements Management
8 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) Java
2 4 (9.09%) Perl
2 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.82%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.55%) C#
4 2 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) vCloud
2 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (6.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.18%) Oracle
3 5 (11.36%) Informatica
3 5 (11.36%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.82%) HP
4 3 (6.82%) Serena
5 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.27%) VMware