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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Engineer
UK
Rank 569 604 590
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 27 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.039% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.041% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 23
Median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £450 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £21.18 £38.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.34% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.18 £38.75 -
% change year-on-year
-45.34% -

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
42939 48598 48934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28014 31275 30245
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1573 1632 1895
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 21 February 2017.

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 19 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 21 February 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 +32 23 £438 +9.37% 5
London +16 14 £520 +34.19% 3
South East +15 7 £350 -6.66% 2
Berkshire +21 5 £325 - 1
Wales - 4 £425 -
West Wales - 3 £425 -
Hungerford - 3 £253 -
Swansea - 3 £425 -
Newbury - 2 £350 -
West Midlands +1 1 - -
South West +1 1 £450 +12.50%
Somerset -1 1 £450 +12.50%
Bath -4 1 £450 +12.50%
Docklands, London - 1 £600 -
West Sussex - 1 £485 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £463 -
Crawley - 1 £485 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £463 -

Release Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 24 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 20 (41.67%) Linux
3 17 (35.42%) SQL
4 15 (31.25%) Git (software)
4 15 (31.25%) Windows
5 13 (27.08%) Security Cleared
5 13 (27.08%) Ansible
5 13 (27.08%) DevOps
6 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (25.00%) .NET
7 11 (22.92%) Bitbucket
8 10 (20.83%) Maven
8 10 (20.83%) Atlassian
8 10 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (18.75%) PowerShell
9 9 (18.75%) JIRA
9 9 (18.75%) Oracle
10 8 (16.67%) Puppet
10 8 (16.67%) Java
10 8 (16.67%) Shell Script
10 8 (16.67%) Configuration Management
10 8 (16.67%) Subversion
10 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 8 (16.67%) Release Management
11 7 (14.58%) Banking
11 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
11 7 (14.58%) GitHub
11 7 (14.58%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (14.58%) Docker
12 6 (12.50%) Sonatype

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 5 (10.42%) Apache
1 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
1 5 (10.42%) WebLogic
2 4 (8.33%) Confluence
3 3 (6.25%) IIS
4 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) GitHub
2 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Firewall
1 3 (6.25%) SSL
2 1 (2.08%) DNS
2 1 (2.08%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (2.08%) OpenVPN
2 1 (2.08%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) Big Data
3 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.08%) PowerCenter
3 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 15 (31.25%) Git (software)
3 11 (22.92%) Bitbucket
4 10 (20.83%) Maven
5 9 (18.75%) JIRA
6 8 (16.67%) Subversion
7 7 (14.58%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (10.42%) Ant
8 5 (10.42%) TeamCity
9 3 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (6.25%) ClearCase
9 3 (6.25%) ClearQuest
9 3 (6.25%) Hudson
9 3 (6.25%) SonarQube
10 2 (4.17%) Artifactory
10 2 (4.17%) Gradle
10 2 (4.17%) MSBuild
10 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (2.08%) MSTest
11 1 (2.08%) NUnit
General
1 7 (14.58%) Banking
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Advertising
4 1 (2.08%) Automotive
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) HTML
2 3 (6.25%) HTML5
2 3 (6.25%) LAMP
3 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.17%) J2EE
3 2 (4.17%) Middleware
3 2 (4.17%) Velocity
4 1 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.08%) MCollective
4 1 (2.08%) Node.js
4 1 (2.08%) Software Packaging
4 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.17%) Equities
2 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.17%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.08%) Derivative
3 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 20 (41.67%) Linux
2 15 (31.25%) Windows
3 5 (10.42%) Windows Server
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.25%) Unix
6 2 (4.17%) Solaris
7 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) DevOps
2 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 8 (16.67%) Release Management
5 6 (12.50%) Open Source
6 5 (10.42%) Build Automation
6 5 (10.42%) Migration
6 5 (10.42%) Waterfall
7 3 (6.25%) Change Management
7 3 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.25%) Data Migration
7 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.25%) MVC
7 3 (6.25%) Scrum
7 3 (6.25%) SDLC
7 3 (6.25%) Smoke Testing
7 3 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (6.25%) Web Application Development
8 2 (4.17%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) SQL
2 9 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 8 (16.67%) Java
3 8 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 6 (12.50%) C#
4 6 (12.50%) Perl
4 6 (12.50%) Python
5 4 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.25%) C
7 2 (4.17%) C++
7 2 (4.17%) Ruby
7 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.17%) VBScript
8 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) Degree
4 2 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) Docker
2 1 (2.08%) Postfix
2 1 (2.08%) Squid
2 1 (2.08%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (27.08%) Ansible
2 8 (16.67%) Puppet
3 5 (10.42%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (6.25%) SELinux
5 2 (4.17%) Control-M
5 2 (4.17%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (2.08%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (2.08%) Kibana
6 1 (2.08%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.08%) logstash
6 1 (2.08%) Rancher
6 1 (2.08%) Terraform
6 1 (2.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Atlassian
2 9 (18.75%) Oracle
3 6 (12.50%) Sonatype
4 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.17%) Black Duck
6 2 (4.17%) IBM
7 1 (2.08%) AppDynamics
7 1 (2.08%) Google
7 1 (2.08%) Informatica
7 1 (2.08%) Murex
7 1 (2.08%) Perforce
7 1 (2.08%) Twitter
7 1 (2.08%) VMware
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