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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Engineer
Rank 550 540 555
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 43 28 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.055% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.059% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 20
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.83% +25.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £393 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £415 £328
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +26.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
England -12 42 £400 -3.61% 10
East of England - 27 £400 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 25 - -
London -5 9 £365 -11.51% 5
City of London +14 5 £650 +60.49% 3
Yorkshire +6 3 £400 -3.61%
West Yorkshire +5 2 £410 -1.20%
Leeds +1 2 £410 -1.20%
Cambridge - 2 - -
South East -9 1 - - 2
South West -27 1 £355 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 2
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1

Release Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 48 (60.76%) Git (software)
2 47 (59.49%) .NET
3 46 (58.23%) Continuous Integration
3 46 (58.23%) Release Management
4 45 (56.96%) TeamCity
5 44 (55.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 44 (55.70%) Windows
6 43 (54.43%) MSBuild
6 43 (54.43%) Maven
7 40 (50.63%) SQL
8 39 (49.37%) Microsoft
9 38 (48.10%) Configuration Management
9 38 (48.10%) Artifactory
10 37 (46.84%) NuGet
10 37 (46.84%) Visual Studio
11 34 (43.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 34 (43.04%) Automated Testing
11 34 (43.04%) Gradle
11 34 (43.04%) Octopus Deploy
12 33 (41.77%) Automation Testing
12 33 (41.77%) .NET Framework
12 33 (41.77%) SSDT
12 33 (41.77%) Red Gate
13 16 (20.25%) Java
13 16 (20.25%) Linux
13 16 (20.25%) Finance
14 15 (18.99%) Oracle
14 15 (18.99%) Subversion
15 14 (17.72%) Banking
15 14 (17.72%) PowerShell

Release Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 7 (8.86%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (8.86%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.06%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.53%) Apache
4 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.27%) IIS
4 1 (1.27%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.27%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.53%) MS Office
3 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.27%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (41.77%) SSDT
2 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.53%) MySQL
4 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.27%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.27%) MS Access
5 1 (1.27%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 48 (60.76%) Git (software)
2 45 (56.96%) TeamCity
3 44 (55.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (54.43%) MSBuild
4 43 (54.43%) Maven
5 38 (48.10%) Artifactory
6 37 (46.84%) NuGet
6 37 (46.84%) Visual Studio
7 34 (43.04%) Gradle
7 34 (43.04%) Octopus Deploy
8 15 (18.99%) Subversion
9 7 (8.86%) Jenkins
10 6 (7.59%) Ant
11 5 (6.33%) CruiseControl
12 4 (5.06%) ClearCase
12 4 (5.06%) Build Forge
13 3 (3.80%) JIRA
13 3 (3.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (2.53%) Serena SBM
15 1 (1.27%) Bugzilla
General
1 16 (20.25%) Finance
2 14 (17.72%) Banking
3 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Electronics
4 1 (1.27%) Legal
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) Retail
4 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (59.49%) .NET
2 33 (41.77%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.80%) JMS
4 1 (1.27%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.27%) Web Services
4 1 (1.27%) XSL
4 1 (1.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
1 1 (1.27%) DTV
1 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.27%) Open Source
1 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 44 (55.70%) Windows
2 34 (43.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (20.25%) Linux
4 5 (6.33%) UNIX
5 2 (2.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (58.23%) Release Management
1 46 (58.23%) Continuous Integration
2 38 (48.10%) Configuration Management
3 34 (43.04%) Automated Testing
4 33 (41.77%) Automation Testing
5 9 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.59%) ITIL
7 5 (6.33%) DevOps
8 2 (2.53%) Build Automation
8 2 (2.53%) Load Testing
8 2 (2.53%) SOA
8 2 (2.53%) Project Management
8 2 (2.53%) Service Management
9 1 (1.27%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.27%) Change Management
9 1 (1.27%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (1.27%) Workflow
9 1 (1.27%) Validation
9 1 (1.27%) Migration
9 1 (1.27%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (50.63%) SQL
2 16 (20.25%) Java
3 14 (17.72%) PowerShell
4 11 (13.92%) VBScript
5 7 (8.86%) Python
5 7 (8.86%) Perl
6 6 (7.59%) C#
7 5 (6.33%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.80%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.80%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.80%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 2 (2.53%) C
10 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.27%) Groovy
10 1 (1.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) Puppet
1 3 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.53%) BladeLogic
2 2 (2.53%) Salt
3 1 (1.27%) Ansible
3 1 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 39 (49.37%) Microsoft
2 33 (41.77%) Red Gate
3 15 (18.99%) Oracle
4 7 (8.86%) Cognos
5 5 (6.33%) Perforce
6 4 (5.06%) Serena
6 4 (5.06%) AccuRev
7 2 (2.53%) Splunk
7 2 (2.53%) IBM
7 2 (2.53%) NetIQ
7 2 (2.53%) Remedy
8 1 (1.27%) HP
8 1 (1.27%) Epicor
8 1 (1.27%) SAP
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