The first table below looks at the demand for the Release Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Engineer
Rank 555 530 555
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 32 14 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.029% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.032% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 19
Average daily rate £375 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £440 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.83% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

Release Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Release Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Release Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Release Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Release Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Release Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Release Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Engineer within the UK.

Release Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Release Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -71 27 £388 +3.33% 13
London -14 13 £425 - 6
City of London -5 10 £375 -7.97% 2
East of England - 9 £400 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 9 £400 - 2
Leeds -18 2 £325 -13.33% 1
West Yorkshire -19 2 £325 -13.33% 1
Yorkshire -23 2 £325 +8.33% 1
East Midlands - 2 £348 -
South East -13 1 £438 +45.83%
Berkshire - 1 £438 -
Scotland - 1 £264 -
North West - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -

Release Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 27 (50.00%) Windows
2 26 (48.15%) Release Management
3 21 (38.89%) .NET
4 20 (37.04%) Banking
5 19 (35.19%) Microsoft
6 17 (31.48%) Git (software)
6 17 (31.48%) MSBuild
7 16 (29.63%) TeamCity
7 16 (29.63%) Maven
8 15 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (27.78%) Finance
9 14 (25.93%) Active Directory
10 13 (24.07%) SCCM
10 13 (24.07%) Application Packaging
10 13 (24.07%) Subversion
10 13 (24.07%) SQL
11 12 (22.22%) Visual Studio
11 12 (22.22%) Linux
11 12 (22.22%) Configuration Management
11 12 (22.22%) Windows 7
12 11 (20.37%) PowerShell
13 9 (16.67%) NuGet
13 9 (16.67%) Artifactory
13 9 (16.67%) Automated Testing
13 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (16.67%) ITIL
13 9 (16.67%) Java
14 8 (14.81%) VBScript
14 8 (14.81%) Python

Release Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (9.26%) WebSphere
1 5 (9.26%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.70%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.85%) GlassFish
3 1 (1.85%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
1 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) SaaS
1 1 (1.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) SSDT
1 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.70%) MySQL
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (1.85%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 17 (31.48%) Git (software)
1 17 (31.48%) MSBuild
2 16 (29.63%) TeamCity
2 16 (29.63%) Maven
3 15 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (24.07%) Subversion
5 12 (22.22%) Visual Studio
6 9 (16.67%) NuGet
6 9 (16.67%) Artifactory
7 8 (14.81%) CruiseControl
7 8 (14.81%) Gradle
8 6 (11.11%) Jenkins
9 5 (9.26%) Ant
10 4 (7.41%) ClearCase
10 4 (7.41%) JIRA
10 4 (7.41%) Build Forge
11 3 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (1.85%) Hudson
12 1 (1.85%) SoapUI
12 1 (1.85%) Selenium
General
1 20 (37.04%) Banking
2 15 (27.78%) Finance
3 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.85%) Marketing
5 1 (1.85%) Electronics
5 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (38.89%) .NET
2 13 (24.07%) Application Packaging
3 7 (12.96%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.70%) JMS
5 1 (1.85%) RESTful
5 1 (1.85%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.85%) Spring
5 1 (1.85%) Web Services
5 1 (1.85%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Tandem
2 1 (1.85%) Open Source
2 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.85%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 27 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (22.22%) Linux
2 12 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (9.26%) UNIX
5 2 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (48.15%) Release Management
2 15 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 9 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (16.67%) ITIL
5 7 (12.96%) Automation Testing
6 4 (7.41%) Migration
7 3 (5.56%) Build Automation
7 3 (5.56%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.70%) Scrum
8 2 (3.70%) SOA
8 2 (3.70%) Load Testing
9 1 (1.85%) Integration Testing
9 1 (1.85%) Test Automation
9 1 (1.85%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.85%) Software Deployment
9 1 (1.85%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (1.85%) TDD
9 1 (1.85%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) SQL
2 11 (20.37%) PowerShell
3 9 (16.67%) Java
4 8 (14.81%) VBScript
4 8 (14.81%) Python
5 7 (12.96%) Perl
6 4 (7.41%) C#
7 3 (5.56%) PL/SQL
7 3 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.70%) C
8 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.70%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 1 (1.85%) Groovy
9 1 (1.85%) Ruby
9 1 (1.85%) C++
9 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 14 (25.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (24.07%) SCCM
2 3 (5.56%) Puppet
2 3 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.85%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (35.19%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.96%) Red Gate
2 7 (12.96%) Oracle
3 5 (9.26%) Perforce
4 4 (7.41%) Cognos
4 4 (7.41%) AccuRev
5 2 (3.70%) Google
6 1 (1.85%) Lumension
6 1 (1.85%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.85%) SAP
6 1 (1.85%) HP
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