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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Engineer
Rank 589 580 559
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 36 36 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.064% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.069% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 23
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£425 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £650 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £415
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -9.03%
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
55081 52161 48911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.21% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35197 31609 29039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2020 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 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 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 1 September 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
England -11 35 £425 +6.25% 9
South East -16 10 £425 +6.25% 1
East Midlands - 10 £350 - 1
Leicestershire - 10 £350 - 1
Leicester - 7 £350 -
London -6 6 £438 -27.08% 3
Berkshire - 5 £360 -
West Midlands - 4 - - 2
Coventry - 4 - -
South West -4 3 £460 +29.57% 1
Somerset - 3 £460 -
Surrey - 3 £450 -
Bath - 3 £460 -
Leatherhead - 3 £450 -
West Yorkshire -24 2 - - 1
Leeds -24 2 - -
Yorkshire -30 2 - - 1
South Yorkshire -11 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £240 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £400 -
Cardiff - 1 £375 -
Bradford - 1 - -
Huddersfield - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £360 -
Brighton - 1 £240 -
South Wales - 1 £375 -
Wales - 1 £375 -

Release Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 27 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (30.43%) Linux
4 20 (28.99%) Java
5 18 (26.09%) ITIL
5 18 (26.09%) Configuration Management
5 18 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (24.64%) UNIX
6 17 (24.64%) .NET
7 15 (21.74%) Release Management
8 14 (20.29%) Perl
8 14 (20.29%) UML
8 14 (20.29%) PowerShell
9 13 (18.84%) V-Model
9 13 (18.84%) Waterfall
9 13 (18.84%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (18.84%) Jenkins
9 13 (18.84%) JIRA
10 12 (17.39%) Degree
10 12 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
10 12 (17.39%) Subversion
10 12 (17.39%) TickIT
10 12 (17.39%) MS Office
10 12 (17.39%) C#
10 12 (17.39%) Python
10 12 (17.39%) MS Excel
10 12 (17.39%) ISO 9001
10 12 (17.39%) DevOps
10 12 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (15.94%) VSS/SourceSafe

Release Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (5.80%) IIS
1 4 (5.80%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.90%) Apache
2 2 (2.90%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.45%) OpenEdge
3 1 (1.45%) Jetty
3 1 (1.45%) nginx
3 1 (1.45%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (17.39%) MS Office
1 12 (17.39%) MS Excel
1 12 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.45%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) HTTP
1 2 (2.90%) DNS
2 1 (1.45%) SSL
2 1 (1.45%) IPsec
2 1 (1.45%) SSH
2 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.45%) DHCP
2 1 (1.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.45%) VoltDB
2 1 (1.45%) MySQL
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (18.84%) JIRA
2 13 (18.84%) Jenkins
3 12 (17.39%) Subversion
4 11 (15.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 10 (14.49%) Maven
6 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
7 8 (11.59%) Ant
8 6 (8.70%) MSBuild
9 5 (7.25%) ClearCase
9 5 (7.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (7.25%) TeamCity
10 3 (4.35%) SoapUI
10 3 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (2.90%) FishEye
11 2 (2.90%) CruiseControl
12 1 (1.45%) Hudson
12 1 (1.45%) CppUnit
12 1 (1.45%) Selenium
12 1 (1.45%) MSI
General
1 10 (14.49%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.80%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (24.64%) .NET
2 6 (8.70%) XML
3 5 (7.25%) Web Services
4 4 (5.80%) XML Messaging
5 3 (4.35%) J2EE
5 3 (4.35%) WSH
6 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.90%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.45%) JSON
7 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.45%) XSD
7 1 (1.45%) XSL
7 1 (1.45%) Servlets
7 1 (1.45%) SOAP
7 1 (1.45%) WSDL
7 1 (1.45%) Middleware
7 1 (1.45%) Motif
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (15.94%) Computer Science
3 7 (10.14%) CMDB
4 4 (5.80%) Life Science
5 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.43%) Linux
2 17 (24.64%) UNIX
3 9 (13.04%) Windows
4 1 (1.45%) CentOS
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (26.09%) ITIL
2 18 (26.09%) Configuration Management
2 18 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (21.74%) Release Management
4 14 (20.29%) UML
5 13 (18.84%) V-Model
5 13 (18.84%) Waterfall
6 12 (17.39%) DevOps
6 12 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (14.49%) Automated Testing
8 5 (7.25%) Software Testing
8 5 (7.25%) Information Assurance
8 5 (7.25%) Security Testing
8 5 (7.25%) Regression Testing
9 4 (5.80%) Scrum
9 4 (5.80%) SOA
9 4 (5.80%) Web Development
9 4 (5.80%) Logistics
9 4 (5.80%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.99%) Java
2 14 (20.29%) Perl
2 14 (20.29%) PowerShell
3 12 (17.39%) Python
3 12 (17.39%) C#
4 8 (11.59%) SQL
4 8 (11.59%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.80%) C++
6 3 (4.35%) VBScript
7 2 (2.90%) AWK
7 2 (2.90%) Jython
8 1 (1.45%) Korn
8 1 (1.45%) Groovy
8 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.45%) VB
8 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) Degree
2 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (1.45%) MCP
4 1 (1.45%) MCSE
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.39%) ISO 9001
1 12 (17.39%) TickIT
2 4 (5.80%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) Docker
2 3 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.45%) Postfix
4 1 (1.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) Puppet
2 4 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.80%) Ansible
3 3 (4.35%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.45%) SCCM
4 1 (1.45%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.80%) Capita
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle
3 3 (4.35%) BMC
3 3 (4.35%) CA
4 2 (2.90%) TIBCO
4 2 (2.90%) VMware
4 2 (2.90%) IBM
4 2 (2.90%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.45%) hybris
5 1 (1.45%) Facebook
5 1 (1.45%) Google
5 1 (1.45%) HP
5 1 (1.45%) Citrix
5 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
ISL
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago