The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Release Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Engineer
Rank 614 611 610
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 24 38 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.069% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.073% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 10
Median daily rate £500 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £336 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £311 £431 £415
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
48175 51856 52713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31544 33013 33319
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1684 2028 2169
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

Release Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Release Engineer in the job title.

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 6 December 2016.

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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 24 £500 +11.11% 5
London +11 18 £520 +4.00% 1
South East +3 3 £265 -41.11%
South West +6 2 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £258 -
Devon - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £563 -
Exeter - 2 - -
Surrey +12 1 £358 -20.55%
High Wycombe - 1 £265 -
North West - 1 £500 - 1

Release Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, Release Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Release Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (50.98%) DevOps
2 24 (47.06%) Linux
3 22 (43.14%) Ansible
4 19 (37.25%) Jenkins
4 19 (37.25%) SQL
5 17 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 16 (31.37%) PowerShell
6 16 (31.37%) Git (software)
7 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (27.45%) Puppet
9 13 (25.49%) SC Cleared
9 13 (25.49%) C#
10 12 (23.53%) Oracle
10 12 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (21.57%) .NET
11 11 (21.57%) Apache
11 11 (21.57%) Windows
12 10 (19.61%) TeamCity
13 9 (17.65%) Release Management
13 9 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (17.65%) Configuration Management
13 9 (17.65%) Java
14 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
14 8 (15.69%) Maven
14 8 (15.69%) Banking
15 7 (13.73%) XML
15 7 (13.73%) Finance
15 7 (13.73%) Opscode Chef
16 6 (11.76%) Migration

Release Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (21.57%) Apache
2 6 (11.76%) Confluence
3 4 (7.84%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (7.84%) IIS
3 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) HipChat
2 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.92%) GitHub
2 2 (3.92%) PaaS
3 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) DNS
1 3 (5.88%) OpenLDAP
1 3 (5.88%) OpenVPN
1 3 (5.88%) SSH
2 2 (3.92%) Firewall
2 2 (3.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 3 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.96%) MySQL
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (37.25%) Jenkins
2 16 (31.37%) Git (software)
3 10 (19.61%) TeamCity
4 8 (15.69%) Maven
5 6 (11.76%) JIRA
6 5 (9.80%) Ant
6 5 (9.80%) SonarQube
6 5 (9.80%) Subversion
6 5 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (7.84%) Hudson
7 4 (7.84%) MSBuild
7 4 (7.84%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (5.88%) CMake
8 3 (5.88%) Gradle
8 3 (5.88%) JIRA Agile
8 3 (5.88%) JUnit
9 2 (3.92%) Artifactory
9 2 (3.92%) Bitbucket
9 2 (3.92%) SCons
9 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (15.69%) Banking
2 7 (13.73%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) .NET
2 7 (13.73%) XML
3 6 (11.76%) HTML
4 4 (7.84%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.84%) LAMP
5 3 (5.88%) ELK Stack
5 3 (5.88%) HTML5
5 3 (5.88%) MCollective
5 3 (5.88%) Software Packaging
6 2 (3.92%) Node.js
6 2 (3.92%) Velocity
7 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.96%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.92%) Equities
3 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.96%) Derivative
3 1 (1.96%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 24 (47.06%) Linux
2 11 (21.57%) Windows
3 9 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (9.80%) Unix
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) DevOps
2 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
3 12 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (17.65%) Configuration Management
4 9 (17.65%) Release Management
5 6 (11.76%) Migration
5 6 (11.76%) MVC
6 5 (9.80%) Scrum
7 4 (7.84%) Open Source
7 4 (7.84%) Process Improvement
7 4 (7.84%) Refactoring
7 4 (7.84%) Service Management
7 4 (7.84%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.88%) Change Management
8 3 (5.88%) Data Migration
8 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (5.88%) Identity Management
8 3 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (37.25%) SQL
2 16 (31.37%) PowerShell
3 13 (25.49%) C#
4 9 (17.65%) Java
5 6 (11.76%) Shell Script
6 5 (9.80%) Bash Shell
6 5 (9.80%) Perl
6 5 (9.80%) Python
7 4 (7.84%) VBScript
8 3 (5.88%) Ruby
9 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.92%) PHP
9 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.96%) C
10 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 13 (25.49%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) Degree
4 2 (3.92%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) Docker
2 3 (5.88%) Postfix
2 3 (5.88%) Squid
2 3 (5.88%) vCloud
3 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.96%) Varnish
3 1 (1.96%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (43.14%) Ansible
2 14 (27.45%) Puppet
3 7 (13.73%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (7.84%) Control-M
4 4 (7.84%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (5.88%) Kibana
5 3 (5.88%) Kubernetes
5 3 (5.88%) logstash
5 3 (5.88%) Rancher
5 3 (5.88%) Terraform
5 3 (5.88%) ZABBIX
6 2 (3.92%) SELinux
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) Oracle
2 5 (9.80%) VMware
3 4 (7.84%) IBM
4 3 (5.88%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.88%) Sonatype
5 2 (3.92%) Black Duck
5 2 (3.92%) Perforce
5 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.96%) AppDynamics