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 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Engineer
Rank 592 547 586
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 25 43 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.082% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.088% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 35 12
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£450 £415 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +25.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £415 £330
% change year-on-year
-9.03% +25.75%
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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
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 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 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 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 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 -39 19 £538 +29.51% 4
London -11 8 £600 +50.00% 3
City of London +34 6 £600 +33.33%
East of England - 3 £475 -
South East -11 2 £400 -5.88%
South West - 2 £355 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £475 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £415 -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Reading - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1

Release Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 51 (63.75%) Git (software)
2 47 (58.75%) TeamCity
3 45 (56.25%) Release Management
3 45 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
3 45 (56.25%) Windows
4 44 (55.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (52.50%) Maven
5 42 (52.50%) .NET
6 39 (48.75%) MSBuild
7 36 (45.00%) Artifactory
7 36 (45.00%) SQL
7 36 (45.00%) Microsoft
7 36 (45.00%) Configuration Management
8 34 (42.50%) NuGet
8 34 (42.50%) Visual Studio
9 33 (41.25%) Octopus Deploy
10 32 (40.00%) Gradle
11 31 (38.75%) Automation Testing
11 31 (38.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 31 (38.75%) SSDT
11 31 (38.75%) Red Gate
11 31 (38.75%) Automated Testing
11 31 (38.75%) .NET Framework
12 20 (25.00%) Linux
13 17 (21.25%) Java
13 17 (21.25%) Finance
14 16 (20.00%) Subversion
15 15 (18.75%) Oracle
16 13 (16.25%) Banking
16 13 (16.25%) PowerShell

Release Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 8 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.25%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (1.25%) nginx
3 1 (1.25%) Confluence
3 1 (1.25%) IIS
3 1 (1.25%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Office
2 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
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%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.25%) Heroku
2 1 (1.25%) PaaS
2 1 (1.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (38.75%) SSDT
2 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.25%) Cognos Impromptu
4 1 (1.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 51 (63.75%) Git (software)
2 47 (58.75%) TeamCity
3 44 (55.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 42 (52.50%) Maven
5 39 (48.75%) MSBuild
6 36 (45.00%) Artifactory
7 34 (42.50%) NuGet
7 34 (42.50%) Visual Studio
8 33 (41.25%) Octopus Deploy
9 32 (40.00%) Gradle
10 16 (20.00%) Subversion
11 8 (10.00%) Jenkins
12 7 (8.75%) Ant
13 5 (6.25%) CruiseControl
14 4 (5.00%) ClearCase
14 4 (5.00%) Build Forge
15 3 (3.75%) Gerrit
16 2 (2.50%) Serena SBM
17 1 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 1 (1.25%) Hudson
General
1 17 (21.25%) Finance
2 13 (16.25%) Banking
3 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (52.50%) .NET
2 31 (38.75%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.75%) JMS
4 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.25%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 45 (56.25%) Windows
2 31 (38.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (25.00%) Linux
4 10 (12.50%) UNIX
5 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (56.25%) Release Management
1 45 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
2 36 (45.00%) Configuration Management
3 31 (38.75%) Automation Testing
3 31 (38.75%) Automated Testing
4 12 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (10.00%) DevOps
6 6 (7.50%) ITIL
7 2 (2.50%) ERP
7 2 (2.50%) Project Management
7 2 (2.50%) Service Management
8 1 (1.25%) Project Planning
8 1 (1.25%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.25%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.25%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (1.25%) Waterfall
8 1 (1.25%) ITIL V3
8 1 (1.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.25%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (45.00%) SQL
2 17 (21.25%) Java
3 13 (16.25%) PowerShell
4 12 (15.00%) VBScript
5 6 (7.50%) Python
6 5 (6.25%) Perl
7 3 (3.75%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.75%) C#
8 2 (2.50%) C
8 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.50%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 1 (1.25%) VB
9 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
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%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.50%) Puppet
2 2 (2.50%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.25%) Ganglia
3 1 (1.25%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.25%) StatsD
Vendors
1 36 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 31 (38.75%) Red Gate
3 15 (18.75%) Oracle
4 8 (10.00%) Cognos
5 5 (6.25%) Perforce
6 4 (5.00%) Serena
6 4 (5.00%) AccuRev
7 2 (2.50%) IBM
7 2 (2.50%) Epicor
7 2 (2.50%) NetIQ
7 2 (2.50%) Remedy
7 2 (2.50%) Splunk
8 1 (1.25%) CollabNet
8 1 (1.25%) VMware
8 1 (1.25%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.25%) SAP
8 1 (1.25%) HP