The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Engineer
Rank 557 535 522
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 26 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.037% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.040% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 9
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£525 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £325 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

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 28 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 30 January 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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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
England -9 25 £525 +61.53% 12
London +2 22 £525 +61.53% 5
City of London - 9 £575 - 3
East of England - 2 £500 - 1
South West -16 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £500 - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 3
Merseyside - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 2
Manchester - - - - 1
Skipton - - - -
Staines - - - - 2
Stockport - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Chippenham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Liverpool - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

Release Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 19 (42.22%) UNIX
1 19 (42.22%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) Subversion
2 17 (37.78%) Maven
3 16 (35.56%) Windows
3 16 (35.56%) Java
3 16 (35.56%) Git (software)
4 14 (31.11%) PowerShell
5 13 (28.89%) TeamCity
5 13 (28.89%) Ant
6 12 (26.67%) DevOps
7 11 (24.44%) Perl
7 11 (24.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (22.22%) Jenkins
8 10 (22.22%) SQL
8 10 (22.22%) VBScript
8 10 (22.22%) Linux
8 10 (22.22%) Banking
8 10 (22.22%) Finance
9 9 (20.00%) Python
9 9 (20.00%) .NET
9 9 (20.00%) Atlassian
10 8 (17.78%) Oracle
10 8 (17.78%) Perforce
11 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
11 7 (15.56%) Gerrit
12 6 (13.33%) MSBuild
12 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
12 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management

Release Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (4.44%) CMS
3 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.22%) Confluence
3 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.22%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) PaaS
2 1 (2.22%) Heroku
2 1 (2.22%) CloudFront
2 1 (2.22%) GitHub
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) DNS
1 1 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (2.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.44%) SSDT
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (37.78%) Subversion
1 17 (37.78%) Maven
2 16 (35.56%) Git (software)
3 13 (28.89%) TeamCity
3 13 (28.89%) Ant
4 11 (24.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (22.22%) Jenkins
6 7 (15.56%) Gerrit
7 6 (13.33%) MSBuild
8 5 (11.11%) Visual Studio
8 5 (11.11%) CruiseControl
9 4 (8.89%) Build Forge
9 4 (8.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (8.89%) WiX
9 4 (8.89%) ClearCase
10 3 (6.67%) JIRA
11 2 (4.44%) FindBugs
11 2 (4.44%) Hudson
11 2 (4.44%) NUnit
11 2 (4.44%) Checkstyle
General
1 10 (22.22%) Banking
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Games
3 2 (4.44%) Publishing
4 1 (2.22%) Automotive
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.44%) WCF
3 2 (4.44%) WPF
3 2 (4.44%) WF
4 1 (2.22%) Web Services
4 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (42.22%) UNIX
2 16 (35.56%) Windows
3 10 (22.22%) Linux
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.44%) Android
6 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.22%) Solaris
7 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.67%) DevOps
4 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 5 (11.11%) Refactoring
5 5 (11.11%) Release Management
6 4 (8.89%) ITIL
7 2 (4.44%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (4.44%) Analytics
7 2 (4.44%) Build Automation
7 2 (4.44%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.44%) People Management
8 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.22%) Logistics
8 1 (2.22%) Automated Testing
8 1 (2.22%) Content Management
8 1 (2.22%) Scrum
8 1 (2.22%) Change Management
8 1 (2.22%) Workflow
8 1 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) Java
2 14 (31.11%) PowerShell
3 11 (24.44%) Perl
4 10 (22.22%) SQL
4 10 (22.22%) VBScript
5 9 (20.00%) Python
6 4 (8.89%) C#
7 2 (4.44%) F#
7 2 (4.44%) C++
8 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) vCloud
1 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Control-M
1 4 (8.89%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.44%) Puppet
4 1 (2.22%) Graphite
4 1 (2.22%) StatsD
4 1 (2.22%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.22%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 8 (17.78%) Oracle
2 8 (17.78%) Perforce
3 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.89%) AccuRev
4 4 (8.89%) IBM
5 1 (2.22%) Cognos
5 1 (2.22%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.22%) Adobe
5 1 (2.22%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Macrovision
5 1 (2.22%) VMware
5 1 (2.22%) Akamai
5 1 (2.22%) CollabNet
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