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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Engineer
Rank 574 553 531
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 21 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.056% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.061% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 17
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£525 £325 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £421 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
- +3.75%
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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 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 19 December 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 -38 19 £525 +61.53% 10
London +4 13 £525 +61.53% 6
City of London +11 4 £575 +21.05% 2
Berkshire +3 2 £250 -
South East -19 2 £250 -
Reading +18 1 - -
South West -22 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Chippenham - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Skipton - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1

Release Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 24 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 21 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (39.58%) TeamCity
4 18 (37.50%) Java
5 17 (35.42%) UNIX
5 17 (35.42%) Subversion
5 17 (35.42%) Maven
6 15 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (27.08%) Windows
7 13 (27.08%) Linux
8 12 (25.00%) Ant
8 12 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (25.00%) DevOps
9 11 (22.92%) Perl
9 11 (22.92%) SQL
9 11 (22.92%) Banking
10 10 (20.83%) Finance
10 10 (20.83%) VBScript
10 10 (20.83%) .NET
11 9 (18.75%) Oracle
11 9 (18.75%) Python
11 9 (18.75%) Jenkins
11 9 (18.75%) PowerShell
12 8 (16.67%) Atlassian
13 7 (14.58%) MSBuild
13 7 (14.58%) Configuration Management
14 6 (12.50%) Perforce
14 6 (12.50%) Gerrit
15 5 (10.42%) Release Management
15 5 (10.42%) Refactoring

Release Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (4.17%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.08%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (2.08%) nginx
2 1 (2.08%) Confluence
2 1 (2.08%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.08%) Apache
2 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.08%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.08%) PaaS
2 1 (2.08%) Heroku
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) SSDT
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 19 (39.58%) TeamCity
3 17 (35.42%) Subversion
3 17 (35.42%) Maven
4 12 (25.00%) Ant
4 12 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (18.75%) Jenkins
6 7 (14.58%) MSBuild
7 6 (12.50%) Gerrit
8 5 (10.42%) Artifactory
8 5 (10.42%) Visual Studio
9 4 (8.33%) ClearCase
9 4 (8.33%) CruiseControl
9 4 (8.33%) Build Forge
9 4 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (6.25%) NuGet
11 2 (4.17%) Gradle
11 2 (4.17%) Hudson
11 2 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 11 (22.92%) Banking
2 10 (20.83%) Finance
3 4 (8.33%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Automotive
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) JMS
2 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.08%) WCF
3 1 (2.08%) WPF
3 1 (2.08%) WF
3 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) UNIX
2 13 (27.08%) Windows
2 13 (27.08%) Linux
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.17%) Android
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.00%) DevOps
4 7 (14.58%) Configuration Management
5 5 (10.42%) Release Management
5 5 (10.42%) Refactoring
6 3 (6.25%) Automated Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.17%) ERP
7 2 (4.17%) People Management
7 2 (4.17%) Automation Testing
8 1 (2.08%) Customer Engagement
8 1 (2.08%) Waterfall
8 1 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.08%) Build Automation
8 1 (2.08%) Bug Management
8 1 (2.08%) Analytics
8 1 (2.08%) ITIL
8 1 (2.08%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.08%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) Java
2 11 (22.92%) Perl
2 11 (22.92%) SQL
3 10 (20.83%) VBScript
4 9 (18.75%) Python
4 9 (18.75%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.17%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.17%) C#
6 1 (2.08%) F#
6 1 (2.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 1 (2.08%) C++
6 1 (2.08%) VB
6 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
1 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
1 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Control-M
1 4 (8.33%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.17%) Puppet
4 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.08%) Ganglia
4 1 (2.08%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.08%) Graphite
4 1 (2.08%) StatsD
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Oracle
2 8 (16.67%) Atlassian
3 6 (12.50%) Perforce
4 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.33%) IBM
5 4 (8.33%) AccuRev
6 2 (4.17%) Epicor
6 2 (4.17%) Red Gate
7 1 (2.08%) CollabNet
7 1 (2.08%) HP
7 1 (2.08%) Cognos
7 1 (2.08%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.08%) VMware
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