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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Manager
Rank 224 200 223
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 41 35 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.39% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.42% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 8
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£450 £506 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £350 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £573 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £446
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -10.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Release Manager
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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
9003 8266 7349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.46% 91.37% 92.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4878 4452 3572
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £205 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 471 590
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.40 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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
Surrey - 11 £475 - 2
Berkshire -12 9 - - 1
Hampshire -26 8 £275 -48.83%
Middlesex - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Release Manager
England

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 45 (51.72%) Release Management
2 30 (34.48%) Project Management
3 28 (32.18%) Security Cleared
4 27 (31.03%) SC Cleared
5 19 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (18.39%) ITIL
7 15 (17.24%) UNIX
7 15 (17.24%) Change Management
8 14 (16.09%) Configuration Management
8 14 (16.09%) Telecoms
8 14 (16.09%) Jenkins
9 13 (14.94%) Windows
10 12 (13.79%) Subversion
11 11 (12.64%) Maven
12 10 (11.49%) VMware
12 10 (11.49%) SonarQube
13 9 (10.34%) Ansible
13 9 (10.34%) Validation
13 9 (10.34%) CRM
14 8 (9.20%) Finance
14 8 (9.20%) Windows 7
15 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (8.05%) Billing
15 7 (8.05%) Scrum
15 7 (8.05%) ERP
15 7 (8.05%) Windows XP
15 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (6.90%) PMI
16 6 (6.90%) PMI Certification
16 6 (6.90%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (2.30%) CMS
2 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.15%) Drupal
2 1 (1.15%) IIS
2 1 (1.15%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) MS Project
1 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (16.09%) Jenkins
2 12 (13.79%) Subversion
3 11 (12.64%) Maven
4 10 (11.49%) SonarQube
5 3 (3.45%) Selenium
6 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.15%) InstallAnywhere
6 1 (1.15%) Hudson
6 1 (1.15%) JIRA
6 1 (1.15%) Ant
6 1 (1.15%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.15%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (16.09%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.20%) Finance
3 7 (8.05%) Billing
4 5 (5.75%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.15%) Advertising
5 1 (1.15%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.15%) .NET
1 1 (1.15%) LAMP
1 1 (1.15%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.90%) PMI
2 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.60%) Smart Meter
3 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.15%) User Experience
5 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.15%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.15%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.24%) UNIX
2 13 (14.94%) Windows
3 8 (9.20%) Windows 7
4 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.05%) Windows XP
4 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.30%) Linux
6 1 (1.15%) Android
6 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (51.72%) Release Management
2 30 (34.48%) Project Management
3 19 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (18.39%) ITIL
5 15 (17.24%) Change Management
6 14 (16.09%) Configuration Management
7 9 (10.34%) Validation
7 9 (10.34%) CRM
8 7 (8.05%) ERP
8 7 (8.05%) Scrum
9 6 (6.90%) Service Management
9 6 (6.90%) Waterfall
9 6 (6.90%) ITIL V3
10 5 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (5.75%) Test Strategy
10 5 (5.75%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (4.60%) Test Management
11 4 (4.60%) E-Commerce
11 4 (4.60%) Migration
11 4 (4.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.75%) Java
2 1 (1.15%) PHP
2 1 (1.15%) SQL
2 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (32.18%) Security Cleared
2 27 (31.03%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.90%) PMI Certification
4 5 (5.75%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.15%) ISEB
5 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) SLA
2 2 (2.30%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (10.34%) Ansible
2 2 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (11.49%) VMware
2 4 (4.60%) SAP
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.30%) Adobe
5 1 (1.15%) HP
5 1 (1.15%) Remedy
5 1 (1.15%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.15%) PeopleSoft