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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Engineer
Rank 593 528 567
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 22 41 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.078% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.084% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 35 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £415 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +20.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £465 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £415 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.03% +27.69%
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
52098 48552 51706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.77% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32589 29303 29138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2082 2105 2549
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.78 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 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 26 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 22 October 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 -50 16 £475 +14.45% 6
London -2 7 £600 +54.83% 3
City of London +20 5 £600 +33.33% 1
South East -11 2 £325 - 1
East of England - 2 £475 -
Berkshire +12 1 £250 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Nottingham - 1 - -
South West - 1 £355 -
Scotland - 1 £415 -
Reading - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1

Release Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 43 (66.15%) Git (software)
2 39 (60.00%) TeamCity
3 36 (55.38%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (52.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (50.77%) .NET
5 33 (50.77%) Windows
5 33 (50.77%) Maven
6 32 (49.23%) Release Management
7 31 (47.69%) MSBuild
8 29 (44.62%) Configuration Management
9 28 (43.08%) Microsoft
9 28 (43.08%) Artifactory
10 27 (41.54%) Visual Studio
10 27 (41.54%) SQL
11 26 (40.00%) NuGet
11 26 (40.00%) Octopus Deploy
12 24 (36.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (36.92%) SSDT
12 24 (36.92%) Gradle
12 24 (36.92%) Automation Testing
12 24 (36.92%) Red Gate
12 24 (36.92%) Automated Testing
12 24 (36.92%) .NET Framework
13 16 (24.62%) Subversion
13 16 (24.62%) Linux
14 15 (23.08%) Java
15 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (16.92%) Finance
16 10 (15.38%) UNIX
17 9 (13.85%) Oracle

Release Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 4 (6.15%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (6.15%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.62%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.54%) nginx
3 1 (1.54%) Confluence
3 1 (1.54%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (1.54%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.54%) PaaS
2 1 (1.54%) Heroku
2 1 (1.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (36.92%) SSDT
2 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.54%) MS Access
4 1 (1.54%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 43 (66.15%) Git (software)
2 39 (60.00%) TeamCity
3 34 (52.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (50.77%) Maven
5 31 (47.69%) MSBuild
6 28 (43.08%) Artifactory
7 27 (41.54%) Visual Studio
8 26 (40.00%) NuGet
8 26 (40.00%) Octopus Deploy
9 24 (36.92%) Gradle
10 16 (24.62%) Subversion
11 8 (12.31%) Jenkins
12 7 (10.77%) Ant
13 4 (6.15%) ClearCase
13 4 (6.15%) CruiseControl
13 4 (6.15%) Build Forge
14 3 (4.62%) Gerrit
15 2 (3.08%) Serena SBM
16 1 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 1 (1.54%) Hudson
General
1 11 (16.92%) Finance
2 8 (12.31%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (50.77%) .NET
2 24 (36.92%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.08%) JMS
4 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 33 (50.77%) Windows
2 24 (36.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (24.62%) Linux
4 10 (15.38%) UNIX
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (55.38%) Continuous Integration
2 32 (49.23%) Release Management
3 29 (44.62%) Configuration Management
4 24 (36.92%) Automation Testing
4 24 (36.92%) Automated Testing
5 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (12.31%) DevOps
7 3 (4.62%) ITIL
8 2 (3.08%) ERP
9 1 (1.54%) Project Planning
9 1 (1.54%) Performance Management
9 1 (1.54%) ITIL V3
9 1 (1.54%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.54%) Waterfall
9 1 (1.54%) People Management
9 1 (1.54%) Bug Management
9 1 (1.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.54%) Project Management
9 1 (1.54%) Service Management
9 1 (1.54%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (41.54%) SQL
2 15 (23.08%) Java
3 8 (12.31%) VBScript
4 7 (10.77%) PowerShell
4 7 (10.77%) Python
5 5 (7.69%) Perl
6 3 (4.62%) C#
7 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.54%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.08%) Puppet
3 1 (1.54%) Ganglia
3 1 (1.54%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.54%) StatsD
3 1 (1.54%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 28 (43.08%) Microsoft
2 24 (36.92%) Red Gate
3 9 (13.85%) Oracle
4 5 (7.69%) Perforce
5 4 (6.15%) Cognos
5 4 (6.15%) AccuRev
6 3 (4.62%) Serena
7 2 (3.08%) IBM
7 2 (3.08%) Epicor
8 1 (1.54%) CollabNet
8 1 (1.54%) Splunk
8 1 (1.54%) VMware
8 1 (1.54%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.54%) NetIQ
8 1 (1.54%) Remedy
8 1 (1.54%) HP