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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Engineer
Rank 597 568 549
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 23 43 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.079% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.085% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 19
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £650 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £415
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 31 July 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 24 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 31 July 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 -45 22 £400 - 5
South East 0 12 £400 - 2
London -6 5 £463 +26.71%
Berkshire - 4 - - 1
Hampshire - 4 £400 -
Leeds -23 3 £300 -26.82%
West Yorkshire -23 3 £300 -26.82%
Yorkshire -23 3 £300 -25.00%
Kent - 3 £400 -
East Midlands - 2 - - 3
Leicestershire - 2 - - 2
South Yorkshire -7 1 - -
City of London -13 1 £400 -38.46%
Brighton - 1 £240 -
Basingstoke - 1 £413 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 - -
Huddersfield - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £240 -
Cardiff - 1 £375 - 1
South Wales - 1 £375 - 1
Wales - 1 £375 - 1

Release Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
2 22 (40.00%) Linux
3 18 (32.73%) Configuration Management
4 16 (29.09%) Java
4 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (27.27%) .NET
5 15 (27.27%) DevOps
5 15 (27.27%) Jenkins
6 14 (25.45%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (23.64%) Python
7 13 (23.64%) PowerShell
8 12 (21.82%) Release Management
8 12 (21.82%) Perl
8 12 (21.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (20.00%) C#
9 11 (20.00%) UNIX
9 11 (20.00%) Windows
9 11 (20.00%) Subversion
9 11 (20.00%) Maven
10 10 (18.18%) Automated Testing
10 10 (18.18%) Ant
10 10 (18.18%) TeamCity
10 10 (18.18%) Git (software)
11 9 (16.36%) Puppet
11 9 (16.36%) Finance
12 8 (14.55%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
13 7 (12.73%) SQL
14 6 (10.91%) XML
14 6 (10.91%) Microsoft

Release Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (5.45%) IIS
1 3 (5.45%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.64%) Apache
2 2 (3.64%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.82%) OpenEdge
3 1 (1.82%) Jetty
3 1 (1.82%) nginx
3 1 (1.82%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Office
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.82%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) HTTP
1 2 (3.64%) DNS
2 1 (1.82%) SSL
2 1 (1.82%) IPsec
2 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.82%) DHCP
2 1 (1.82%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) MySQL
1 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.64%) VoltDB
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 12 (21.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (20.00%) Subversion
3 11 (20.00%) Maven
4 10 (18.18%) Ant
4 10 (18.18%) TeamCity
4 10 (18.18%) Git (software)
5 6 (10.91%) MSBuild
6 5 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (9.09%) ClearCase
7 4 (7.27%) SoapUI
8 3 (5.45%) JIRA
8 3 (5.45%) Selenium
8 3 (5.45%) Gradle
8 3 (5.45%) Artifactory
8 3 (5.45%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (3.64%) Trac
9 2 (3.64%) FishEye
9 2 (3.64%) CruiseControl
9 2 (3.64%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.27%) .NET
2 6 (10.91%) XML
3 4 (7.27%) Web Services
4 3 (5.45%) XML Messaging
4 3 (5.45%) WSH
5 2 (3.64%) J2EE
5 2 (3.64%) XSD
6 1 (1.82%) XSL
6 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.82%) JSON
6 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.82%) Servlets
6 1 (1.82%) SOAP
6 1 (1.82%) WSDL
6 1 (1.82%) Middleware
6 1 (1.82%) Motif
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.64%) CMDB
3 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) Life Science
4 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 22 (40.00%) Linux
2 11 (20.00%) UNIX
2 11 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (1.82%) Android
3 1 (1.82%) CentOS
3 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
2 18 (32.73%) Configuration Management
3 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (27.27%) DevOps
5 14 (25.45%) Continuous Delivery
6 12 (21.82%) Release Management
7 10 (18.18%) Automated Testing
8 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
9 5 (9.09%) Software Testing
9 5 (9.09%) Security Testing
9 5 (9.09%) Regression Testing
9 5 (9.09%) Scrum
9 5 (9.09%) Information Assurance
10 4 (7.27%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (7.27%) ITIL
11 3 (5.45%) UML
11 3 (5.45%) SOA
11 3 (5.45%) Service Management
11 3 (5.45%) Web Development
11 3 (5.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) Java
2 13 (23.64%) Python
2 13 (23.64%) PowerShell
3 12 (21.82%) Perl
4 11 (20.00%) C#
5 7 (12.73%) SQL
6 5 (9.09%) Bash Shell
7 4 (7.27%) C++
8 3 (5.45%) VBScript
9 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.64%) AWK
9 2 (3.64%) Jython
10 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Degree
1 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) MCP
3 1 (1.82%) MCSE
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.82%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.82%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Docker
2 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) Postfix
3 1 (1.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) Puppet
2 8 (14.55%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (10.91%) Ansible
4 3 (5.45%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.82%) SCCM
5 1 (1.82%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.27%) Capita
3 3 (5.45%) BMC
3 3 (5.45%) CA
4 2 (3.64%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.64%) VMware
4 2 (3.64%) HP
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle
4 2 (3.64%) IBM
4 2 (3.64%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.64%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.82%) hybris
5 1 (1.82%) Facebook
5 1 (1.82%) Google
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix
5 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
East Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - 350 per day + dependent on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
ISL
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago