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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Manager
Rank 215 234 197
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 28 14 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.16% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.17% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 33
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £428 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 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
8534 8116 9138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.96% 92.91% 91.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4759 4311 4248
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 505 599
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £39.50 £40.00
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 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 19 September 2014.

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 19 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
Hampshire +3 15 £476 +5.83%
Berkshire +10 7 £300 -
Surrey -2 3 £438 +2.94% 3
Buckinghamshire -5 1 - - 1
Kent - - - -
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Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 31 (65.96%) Release Management
2 13 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (23.40%) Problem Management
3 11 (23.40%) Incident Management
4 9 (19.15%) ERP
5 8 (17.02%) Change Management
6 7 (14.89%) Migration
6 7 (14.89%) ITIL
7 6 (12.77%) Oracle
7 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
7 6 (12.77%) Project Management
7 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
8 5 (10.64%) SAP
9 4 (8.51%) QA
10 3 (6.38%) Project Planning
10 3 (6.38%) Data Migration
10 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
10 3 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (6.38%) SaaS
10 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (6.38%) Finance
10 3 (6.38%) Validation
10 3 (6.38%) Scrum
10 3 (6.38%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
10 3 (6.38%) Windows
10 3 (6.38%) SQL
10 3 (6.38%) .NET
10 3 (6.38%) MS Project

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 2 (4.26%) Lotus Domino
1 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.38%) MS Project
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) MarkLogic
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Maven
1 2 (4.26%) MSBuild
1 2 (4.26%) Subversion
2 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.13%) Gerrit
2 1 (2.13%) Ant
General
1 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Publishing
3 1 (2.13%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.13%) PKI
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.13%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Android
2 1 (2.13%) CentOS
2 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (65.96%) Release Management
2 11 (23.40%) Problem Management
2 11 (23.40%) Incident Management
3 9 (19.15%) ERP
4 8 (17.02%) Change Management
5 7 (14.89%) Migration
5 7 (14.89%) ITIL
6 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
6 6 (12.77%) Project Management
7 3 (6.38%) Project Planning
7 3 (6.38%) Data Migration
7 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.38%) Validation
7 3 (6.38%) Scrum
8 2 (4.26%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.26%) ITIL V3
8 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) SQL
2 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Oracle
2 5 (10.64%) SAP
3 3 (6.38%) PeopleSoft
3 3 (6.38%) HP
4 2 (4.26%) Lotus
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat