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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Engineer
Rank 572 555 529
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 27 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.029% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.031% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 5
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£413 £431 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £319 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.61% -7.14%
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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 29 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 27 March 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 +6 26 £419 -4.28% 7
London +15 21 £425 -10.52% 5
City of London +23 12 £425 -17.07% 1
South East -28 3 £400 -8.57%
Surrey - 2 £400 -
East Midlands -6 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Staines - - - -
Bath - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -

Release Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 25 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
2 18 (40.00%) Java
3 17 (37.78%) Maven
4 15 (33.33%) Windows
4 15 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 14 (31.11%) DevOps
5 14 (31.11%) Git (software)
5 14 (31.11%) TeamCity
6 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (26.67%) UNIX
7 12 (26.67%) Finance
7 12 (26.67%) Ant
7 12 (26.67%) SQL
8 11 (24.44%) PowerShell
9 10 (22.22%) Banking
9 10 (22.22%) Linux
10 9 (20.00%) Subversion
10 9 (20.00%) Atlassian
11 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (15.56%) Configuration Management
11 7 (15.56%) Perl
11 7 (15.56%) .NET
11 7 (15.56%) Oracle
11 7 (15.56%) Python
12 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
12 6 (13.33%) Puppet
12 6 (13.33%) Release Management
12 6 (13.33%) Software Engineering
12 6 (13.33%) Refactoring
12 6 (13.33%) QA

Release Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (8.89%) IIS
2 2 (4.44%) CMS
3 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) DNS
1 1 (2.22%) Firewall
1 1 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.44%) SSDT
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.44%) VoltDB
4 1 (2.22%) MySQL
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (37.78%) Maven
2 15 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 14 (31.11%) TeamCity
3 14 (31.11%) Git (software)
4 12 (26.67%) Ant
5 9 (20.00%) Subversion
6 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (8.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (8.89%) Gerrit
7 4 (8.89%) WiX
8 3 (6.67%) Gradle
8 3 (6.67%) JIRA
8 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
9 2 (4.44%) JUnit
9 2 (4.44%) NUnit
9 2 (4.44%) Selenium
9 2 (4.44%) Checkstyle
9 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
9 2 (4.44%) Artifactory
9 2 (4.44%) FindBugs
General
1 12 (26.67%) Finance
2 10 (22.22%) Banking
3 4 (8.89%) Games
4 3 (6.67%) Publishing
5 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.22%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) XML
3 2 (4.44%) XSD
3 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.44%) WCF
3 2 (4.44%) WPF
3 2 (4.44%) WF
3 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.22%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (33.33%) Windows
2 12 (26.67%) UNIX
3 10 (22.22%) Linux
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.67%) Android
5 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.22%) Solaris
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (31.11%) DevOps
3 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (15.56%) Configuration Management
5 6 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 6 (13.33%) Refactoring
5 6 (13.33%) Release Management
6 4 (8.89%) ITIL
7 3 (6.67%) Scrum
7 3 (6.67%) Automated Testing
7 3 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.67%) Build Automation
8 2 (4.44%) Analytics
8 2 (4.44%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (4.44%) Workflow
8 2 (4.44%) Change Management
8 2 (4.44%) Web Testing
9 1 (2.22%) Regression Testing
9 1 (2.22%) Risk Management
9 1 (2.22%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.00%) Java
2 12 (26.67%) SQL
3 11 (24.44%) PowerShell
4 7 (15.56%) Python
4 7 (15.56%) Perl
5 5 (11.11%) VBScript
6 4 (8.89%) C#
7 3 (6.67%) C++
8 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.44%) F#
9 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) MCP
2 1 (2.22%) MCSE
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Puppet
1 6 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (8.89%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (8.89%) Ansible
2 4 (8.89%) Control-M
3 1 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 7 (15.56%) Oracle
3 4 (8.89%) IBM
4 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.67%) Perforce
5 2 (4.44%) HP
5 2 (4.44%) SaltStack
6 1 (2.22%) Akamai
6 1 (2.22%) Facebook
6 1 (2.22%) Citrix
6 1 (2.22%) Macrovision
6 1 (2.22%) Adobe
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