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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Engineer
Rank 559 543 581
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 36 35 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.066% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.071% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 11
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£400 £415 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +25.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £463 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £415 £328
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +26.71%
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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -21 35 £400 -3.61% 3
East of England - 17 £400 -
Cambridgeshire - 14 - -
London +4 10 £600 +45.45%
City of London +32 6 £625 +38.88%
South East +1 2 £400 -5.88% 2
Yorkshire 0 2 £350 -15.66%
South West -32 2 £355 - 1
Cambridge - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +6 1 £400 -3.61%
Leeds +4 1 £400 -3.61%
Shropshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £265 - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £475 -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Bedford - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Dunstable - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Manchester - - - -

Release Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 53 (66.25%) Git (software)
2 48 (60.00%) TeamCity
3 47 (58.75%) Release Management
3 47 (58.75%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (57.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 46 (57.50%) .NET
5 45 (56.25%) Windows
6 44 (55.00%) Maven
7 41 (51.25%) MSBuild
8 39 (48.75%) Artifactory
8 39 (48.75%) SQL
9 37 (46.25%) Microsoft
9 37 (46.25%) Configuration Management
9 37 (46.25%) NuGet
10 36 (45.00%) Visual Studio
11 35 (43.75%) Octopus Deploy
12 34 (42.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 34 (42.50%) Gradle
12 34 (42.50%) Automated Testing
13 33 (41.25%) .NET Framework
13 33 (41.25%) SSDT
13 33 (41.25%) Red Gate
13 33 (41.25%) Automation Testing
14 18 (22.50%) Linux
15 17 (21.25%) Java
16 15 (18.75%) Oracle
16 15 (18.75%) Finance
17 14 (17.50%) Subversion
18 12 (15.00%) Banking
18 12 (15.00%) PowerShell

Release Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (8.75%) WebSphere
1 7 (8.75%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.50%) IIS
4 1 (1.25%) nginx
4 1 (1.25%) Confluence
4 1 (1.25%) Apache
4 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.50%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (41.25%) SSDT
2 10 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.50%) MySQL
4 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.25%) MS Access
5 1 (1.25%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 53 (66.25%) Git (software)
2 48 (60.00%) TeamCity
3 46 (57.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (55.00%) Maven
5 41 (51.25%) MSBuild
6 39 (48.75%) Artifactory
7 37 (46.25%) NuGet
8 36 (45.00%) Visual Studio
9 35 (43.75%) Octopus Deploy
10 34 (42.50%) Gradle
11 14 (17.50%) Subversion
12 8 (10.00%) Jenkins
13 6 (7.50%) Ant
14 5 (6.25%) CruiseControl
15 4 (5.00%) ClearCase
15 4 (5.00%) Build Forge
16 2 (2.50%) Serena SBM
17 1 (1.25%) SoapUI
17 1 (1.25%) Gerrit
17 1 (1.25%) Bugzilla
General
1 15 (18.75%) Finance
2 12 (15.00%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.50%) Legal
5 1 (1.25%) Marketing
5 1 (1.25%) Retail
5 1 (1.25%) Electronics
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (57.50%) .NET
2 33 (41.25%) .NET Framework
3 4 (5.00%) JMS
4 1 (1.25%) RESTful
4 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.25%) Web Services
4 1 (1.25%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.25%) Open Source
1 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
1 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
1 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.25%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 45 (56.25%) Windows
2 34 (42.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (22.50%) Linux
4 5 (6.25%) UNIX
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (58.75%) Release Management
1 47 (58.75%) Continuous Integration
2 37 (46.25%) Configuration Management
3 34 (42.50%) Automated Testing
4 33 (41.25%) Automation Testing
5 7 (8.75%) DevOps
6 6 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.25%) ITIL
8 2 (2.50%) SOA
8 2 (2.50%) Project Management
8 2 (2.50%) Service Management
8 2 (2.50%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.50%) ERP
8 2 (2.50%) Load Testing
9 1 (1.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.25%) ITIL V3
9 1 (1.25%) Build Automation
9 1 (1.25%) Software Engineering
9 1 (1.25%) Programme Management
9 1 (1.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 39 (48.75%) SQL
2 17 (21.25%) Java
3 12 (15.00%) PowerShell
4 11 (13.75%) VBScript
5 6 (7.50%) Python
5 6 (7.50%) Perl
6 4 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.00%) C#
7 3 (3.75%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.50%) C
8 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.75%) Puppet
3 2 (2.50%) BladeLogic
3 2 (2.50%) Salt
4 1 (1.25%) Ansible
4 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 37 (46.25%) Microsoft
2 33 (41.25%) Red Gate
3 15 (18.75%) Oracle
4 7 (8.75%) Cognos
5 4 (5.00%) Perforce
5 4 (5.00%) Serena
5 4 (5.00%) AccuRev
6 2 (2.50%) NetIQ
6 2 (2.50%) Remedy
6 2 (2.50%) Epicor
6 2 (2.50%) IBM
6 2 (2.50%) Splunk
7 1 (1.25%) SAP
7 1 (1.25%) HP