The median contractor rate for a Release Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Release Engineer
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 617 599
Rank change year-on-year +40 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 28 31 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.058% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.060% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 20
Median daily rate £450 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £373 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £481 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £375 £373
% change year-on-year +16.66% +0.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £21.18 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.31% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.18 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year -51.31% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Release Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Release Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Release Engineer in the UK

Release Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Release Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Engineer in the UK

Release Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Engineer over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Engineer in the UK

Release Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Engineer in the UK

Release Engineer
Top 22 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 29 March 2017. 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 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 +42 24 £450 +5.88% 4
London +33 13 £550 +15.78% 1
South East +20 7 £350 -6.66% 1
Berkshire +30 4 £325 -13.33% 1
West Wales - 4 £475 -
Wales - 4 £475 -
Swansea - 4 £475 -
South West -4 3 £450 +5.88% 1
Somerset - 3 £450 -
Bath - 3 £450 -
Hungerford - 2 £253 -
Newbury - 2 £350 -
Surrey 0 1 £350 -
City of London -3 1 £650 +85.71%
Bromley - 1 £550 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £463 -
Redhill - 1 £350 -
Crawley - 1 £485 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £463 -
West Sussex - 1 £485 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

Release Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 32 (56.14%) Jenkins
2 29 (50.88%) Linux
3 20 (35.09%) Windows
4 19 (33.33%) SQL
4 19 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 18 (31.58%) DevOps
6 15 (26.32%) Ansible
7 14 (24.56%) Bitbucket
8 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (22.81%) JIRA
9 12 (21.05%) Atlassian
9 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
9 12 (21.05%) Subversion
9 12 (21.05%) Maven
9 12 (21.05%) .NET
9 12 (21.05%) Java
10 10 (17.54%) Perl
10 10 (17.54%) Oracle
10 10 (17.54%) Unix
10 10 (17.54%) Configuration Management
10 10 (17.54%) PowerShell
11 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (15.79%) Release Management
11 9 (15.79%) Banking
11 9 (15.79%) Shell Script
11 9 (15.79%) Python
11 9 (15.79%) Open Source
12 8 (14.04%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
12 8 (14.04%) GitHub

Release Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 7 (12.28%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.77%) Confluence
3 4 (7.02%) Apache
3 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) GitHub
2 7 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) Firewall
1 3 (5.26%) SSL
2 1 (1.75%) NAS
2 1 (1.75%) SSH
2 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.26%) PowerCenter
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.75%) Big Data
4 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (56.14%) Jenkins
2 19 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 14 (24.56%) Bitbucket
4 13 (22.81%) JIRA
5 12 (21.05%) Maven
5 12 (21.05%) Subversion
6 8 (14.04%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (10.53%) Ant
7 6 (10.53%) TeamCity
8 5 (8.77%) ClearQuest
9 4 (7.02%) ClearCase
10 3 (5.26%) Artifactory
10 3 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (5.26%) FitNesse
10 3 (5.26%) Hudson
11 2 (3.51%) CA Gen
11 2 (3.51%) Gradle
11 2 (3.51%) MSBuild
11 2 (3.51%) SonarQube
11 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (15.79%) Banking
2 6 (10.53%) Finance
3 2 (3.51%) Electronics
3 2 (3.51%) Front Office
3 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Advertising
4 1 (1.75%) Automotive
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) .NET
2 3 (5.26%) HTML
2 3 (5.26%) HTML5
2 3 (5.26%) LAMP
2 3 (5.26%) Web Services
3 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.51%) J2EE
3 2 (3.51%) Middleware
3 2 (3.51%) Velocity
4 1 (1.75%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Derivative
1 3 (5.26%) Equities
1 3 (5.26%) Mainframe
1 3 (5.26%) Public Cloud
2 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.51%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) CMDB
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (50.88%) Linux
2 20 (35.09%) Windows
3 10 (17.54%) Unix
4 6 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.51%) Solaris
8 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) DevOps
2 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (17.54%) Configuration Management
4 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (15.79%) Open Source
4 9 (15.79%) Release Management
5 7 (12.28%) Waterfall
6 6 (10.53%) SDLC
7 5 (8.77%) Build Automation
7 5 (8.77%) Migration
8 4 (7.02%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (5.26%) Change Management
9 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (5.26%) MVC
9 3 (5.26%) Refactoring
9 3 (5.26%) Scrum
9 3 (5.26%) Smoke Testing
9 3 (5.26%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (5.26%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) SQL
2 12 (21.05%) Java
3 10 (17.54%) Perl
3 10 (17.54%) PowerShell
4 9 (15.79%) Python
4 9 (15.79%) Shell Script
5 5 (8.77%) Bash Shell
5 5 (8.77%) C#
6 3 (5.26%) C
6 3 (5.26%) VBScript
7 2 (3.51%) C++
7 2 (3.51%) Ruby
7 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.75%) PHP
8 1 (1.75%) sed
8 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) Degree
4 3 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) Docker
2 2 (3.51%) vSphere
3 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (26.32%) Ansible
2 7 (12.28%) Puppet
3 6 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (7.02%) Control-M
5 3 (5.26%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (5.26%) SELinux
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) Atlassian
2 10 (17.54%) Oracle
3 7 (12.28%) Sonatype
4 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.26%) IBM
5 3 (5.26%) Informatica
5 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.51%) Black Duck
6 2 (3.51%) CA
6 2 (3.51%) VMware
7 1 (1.75%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.75%) BMC
7 1 (1.75%) Citrix
7 1 (1.75%) Google
7 1 (1.75%) Murex
7 1 (1.75%) Perforce
7 1 (1.75%) SAP
7 1 (1.75%) Splunk
7 1 (1.75%) Twitter