The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Release Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Manager
Rank 243 241 225
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 20 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.30% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.31% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 12
Median daily rate £413 £440 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £329 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 -
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
8423 8943 8664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.66% 95.02% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5002 5113 4698
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £235 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 431 445
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.45 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Release Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Release Manager in the job title.

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 1 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Manager within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +2 11 £425 -3.40%
Hampshire -2 4 £351 -24.10%
Buckinghamshire +11 2 £400 -
Kent - 2 - -
Release Manager
England

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, Release Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 17 (41.46%) Release Management
2 11 (26.83%) ITIL
3 10 (24.39%) .NET
3 10 (24.39%) SDLC
4 9 (21.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (19.51%) SQL
5 8 (19.51%) ITIL V3
6 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
6 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
7 6 (14.63%) Project Management
7 6 (14.63%) Finance
7 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (12.20%) Degree
8 5 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Service Management
8 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
8 5 (12.20%) C#
8 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
8 5 (12.20%) Windows
9 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
9 4 (9.76%) MS Office
9 4 (9.76%) HP
9 4 (9.76%) MVC
9 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (9.76%) Stress Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Security Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
9 4 (9.76%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (7.32%) ITIL V2

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.32%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.88%) IIS
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Office
2 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Firewall
1 1 (2.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.32%) MSBuild
2 3 (7.32%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Advertising
2 2 (4.88%) Banking
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) .NET
2 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
2 3 (7.32%) J2EE
3 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.44%) CSS
4 1 (2.44%) HTML
4 1 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.44%) SignalR
4 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.44%) Fintech
3 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) Release Management
2 11 (26.83%) ITIL
3 10 (24.39%) SDLC
4 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (19.51%) ITIL V3
6 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
7 6 (14.63%) Project Management
8 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
8 5 (12.20%) Service Management
8 5 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (9.76%) MVC
9 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
9 4 (9.76%) Security Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Stress Testing
9 4 (9.76%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
10 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (7.32%) Defect Management
10 3 (7.32%) ITIL V2
10 3 (7.32%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) C#
3 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
2 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (7.32%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.88%) Puppet
2 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) HP
3 3 (7.32%) Remedy
4 2 (4.88%) AppDynamics
4 2 (4.88%) BMC
4 2 (4.88%) ServiceNow