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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Engineer
Rank 567 547 574
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 35 36 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.067% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.073% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 11
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£400 £415 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +25.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £279 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £460 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £415 £328
% change year-on-year
-9.03% +26.71%
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
52060 49526 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.09% 92.75% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31607 29426 30210
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2009 2143 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 1 September 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 30 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 1 September 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 -13 33 £400 -3.61% 11
East of England - 15 £400 -
Cambridgeshire - 12 - -
London -12 10 £600 +45.45% 6
City of London +21 6 £625 +28.20% 3
Yorkshire -1 2 £350 -15.66%
South East -7 2 £400 -5.88% 5
South West -39 2 £355 -
Cambridge - 2 - -
West Yorkshire -2 1 £400 -3.61%
Leeds -6 1 £400 -3.61%
Scotland - 1 £265 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £475 -
Berkshire - - - - 3
Bedford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newbury - - - - 2
Nottingham - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Stockport - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Watford - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

Release Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 52 (65.00%) Git (software)
2 48 (60.00%) TeamCity
3 47 (58.75%) Continuous Integration
3 47 (58.75%) Release Management
3 47 (58.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 46 (57.50%) .NET
5 45 (56.25%) Windows
5 45 (56.25%) Maven
6 43 (53.75%) MSBuild
7 39 (48.75%) Artifactory
7 39 (48.75%) SQL
8 37 (46.25%) NuGet
8 37 (46.25%) Visual Studio
8 37 (46.25%) Microsoft
9 36 (45.00%) Configuration Management
10 35 (43.75%) Octopus Deploy
11 34 (42.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 34 (42.50%) Gradle
11 34 (42.50%) Automated Testing
12 33 (41.25%) .NET Framework
12 33 (41.25%) Automation Testing
12 33 (41.25%) SSDT
12 33 (41.25%) Red Gate
13 17 (21.25%) Linux
14 16 (20.00%) Java
14 16 (20.00%) Subversion
15 15 (18.75%) Oracle
15 15 (18.75%) Finance
16 13 (16.25%) PowerShell
17 12 (15.00%) Banking

Release Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 7 (8.75%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (8.75%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.50%) IIS
4 1 (1.25%) Apache
4 1 (1.25%) nginx
4 1 (1.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.50%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (41.25%) SSDT
2 10 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.25%) MySQL
5 1 (1.25%) MS Access
5 1 (1.25%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 52 (65.00%) Git (software)
2 48 (60.00%) TeamCity
3 47 (58.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 45 (56.25%) Maven
5 43 (53.75%) MSBuild
6 39 (48.75%) Artifactory
7 37 (46.25%) NuGet
7 37 (46.25%) Visual Studio
8 35 (43.75%) Octopus Deploy
9 34 (42.50%) Gradle
10 16 (20.00%) Subversion
11 7 (8.75%) Ant
11 7 (8.75%) Jenkins
12 6 (7.50%) CruiseControl
13 5 (6.25%) ClearCase
13 5 (6.25%) Build Forge
14 2 (2.50%) Serena SBM
15 1 (1.25%) Bugzilla
15 1 (1.25%) Gerrit
15 1 (1.25%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (18.75%) Finance
2 12 (15.00%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.50%) Legal
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Electronics
5 1 (1.25%) Retail
5 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (57.50%) .NET
2 33 (41.25%) .NET Framework
3 4 (5.00%) JMS
4 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.25%) Web Services
4 1 (1.25%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
1 1 (1.25%) DTV
1 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 45 (56.25%) Windows
2 34 (42.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (21.25%) Linux
4 5 (6.25%) UNIX
5 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (58.75%) Release Management
1 47 (58.75%) Continuous Integration
2 36 (45.00%) Configuration Management
3 34 (42.50%) Automated Testing
4 33 (41.25%) Automation Testing
5 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.50%) DevOps
7 5 (6.25%) ITIL
8 2 (2.50%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.50%) ERP
8 2 (2.50%) Project Management
8 2 (2.50%) Service Management
9 1 (1.25%) Workflow
9 1 (1.25%) Validation
9 1 (1.25%) Migration
9 1 (1.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.25%) Scrum
9 1 (1.25%) Programme Management
9 1 (1.25%) SOA
9 1 (1.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 39 (48.75%) SQL
2 16 (20.00%) Java
3 13 (16.25%) PowerShell
4 12 (15.00%) VBScript
5 7 (8.75%) Perl
5 7 (8.75%) Python
6 4 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.00%) C#
7 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.75%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 2 (2.50%) C
8 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.25%) VB
9 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.25%) Degree
2 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.50%) BladeLogic
2 2 (2.50%) Puppet
3 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 37 (46.25%) Microsoft
2 33 (41.25%) Red Gate
3 15 (18.75%) Oracle
4 7 (8.75%) Cognos
5 6 (7.50%) Perforce
6 5 (6.25%) AccuRev
7 4 (5.00%) Serena
8 2 (2.50%) Splunk
8 2 (2.50%) IBM
8 2 (2.50%) Epicor
8 2 (2.50%) NetIQ
8 2 (2.50%) Remedy
9 1 (1.25%) HP
9 1 (1.25%) SAP
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