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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Engineer
Rank 632 614 614
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 25 47 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.082% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.087% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 17
Median daily rate £455 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £366 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £378
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +19.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50649 54325 53290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 34727 32509
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1691 2060 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 2016.

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 21 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 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +6 24 £460 +2.22% 8
South East +21 12 £550 +22.22% 3
Leatherhead +18 7 £550 +22.22%
Surrey +10 7 £550 +22.22% 1
London -8 6 £415 -10.27% 2
East of England - 3 £375 -
Norfolk - 3 £375 -
Farnborough - 2 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £258 -
Hampshire - 2 £375 -
Yorkshire +8 1 £575 -
Leeds +7 1 £575 -
South West +5 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire +4 1 £575 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £450 -
Abingdon - 1 £450 -
High Wycombe - 1 £265 -
North West - 1 £475 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £425 -
Scotland - 1 £425 -

Release Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 35 (51.47%) DevOps
2 34 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (44.12%) Linux
4 21 (30.88%) Ansible
5 20 (29.41%) Git (software)
5 20 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (27.94%) PowerShell
7 18 (26.47%) Release Management
7 18 (26.47%) JIRA
8 17 (25.00%) Jenkins
9 16 (23.53%) ITIL
10 15 (22.06%) Apache
10 15 (22.06%) Puppet
10 15 (22.06%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (19.12%) SQL
11 13 (19.12%) Oracle
11 13 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (19.12%) Security Cleared
12 12 (17.65%) C#
12 12 (17.65%) Java
13 11 (16.18%) .NET
13 11 (16.18%) UML
13 11 (16.18%) ISO 9001
13 11 (16.18%) TickIT
13 11 (16.18%) SC Cleared
13 11 (16.18%) V-Model
13 11 (16.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (16.18%) Waterfall
14 10 (14.71%) TeamCity
14 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure

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 15 (22.06%) Apache
2 6 (8.82%) IIS
3 4 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.41%) CMS
4 3 (4.41%) Confluence
4 3 (4.41%) Lightstreamer
4 3 (4.41%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) HipChat
2 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.88%) PaaS
3 3 (4.41%) IaaS
4 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) DNS
1 3 (4.41%) Firewall
1 3 (4.41%) Internet
1 3 (4.41%) OpenLDAP
1 3 (4.41%) OpenVPN
1 3 (4.41%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.41%) MySQL
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.41%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.94%) QlikView
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (29.41%) Git (software)
1 20 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (26.47%) JIRA
3 17 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 10 (14.71%) TeamCity
4 10 (14.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (10.29%) Maven
5 7 (10.29%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (8.82%) Ant
7 5 (7.35%) Subversion
8 4 (5.88%) MSBuild
9 3 (4.41%) git-flow
9 3 (4.41%) JIRA Agile
9 3 (4.41%) JUnit
9 3 (4.41%) SonarQube
10 2 (2.94%) CMake
10 2 (2.94%) Hudson
10 2 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.47%) WiX
General
1 9 (13.24%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Banking
3 4 (5.88%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.18%) .NET
2 8 (11.76%) XML
3 4 (5.88%) LAMP
4 3 (4.41%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.41%) ELK Stack
4 3 (4.41%) HTML
4 3 (4.41%) MCollective
4 3 (4.41%) Software Packaging
5 2 (2.94%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.94%) Spring
6 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.47%) JMX
6 1 (1.47%) Middleware
6 1 (1.47%) Node.js
6 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) Derivative
2 2 (2.94%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (2.94%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.47%) CMDB
3 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (44.12%) Linux
2 11 (16.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (14.71%) Windows
4 3 (4.41%) Unix
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (51.47%) DevOps
2 34 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (26.47%) Release Management
4 16 (23.53%) ITIL
5 15 (22.06%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (16.18%) UML
7 11 (16.18%) V-Model
7 11 (16.18%) Waterfall
8 9 (13.24%) Configuration Management
9 8 (11.76%) Change Management
9 8 (11.76%) Service Management
10 7 (10.29%) Scrum
11 6 (8.82%) TDD
12 4 (5.88%) Open Source
13 3 (4.41%) Automated Testing
13 3 (4.41%) Content Management
13 3 (4.41%) Migration
13 3 (4.41%) SDLC
13 3 (4.41%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.94%) PowerShell
2 13 (19.12%) SQL
3 12 (17.65%) C#
3 12 (17.65%) Java
4 8 (11.76%) Bash Shell
5 5 (7.35%) Python
6 4 (5.88%) PHP
6 4 (5.88%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.41%) Perl
7 3 (4.41%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.41%) Ruby
7 3 (4.41%) VBScript
8 1 (1.47%) Groovy
8 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.47%) Jython
8 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (19.12%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.18%) ISO 9001
1 11 (16.18%) TickIT
2 2 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.29%) Docker
2 3 (4.41%) Postfix
2 3 (4.41%) Squid
2 3 (4.41%) vCloud
3 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.47%) Varnish
3 1 (1.47%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (30.88%) Ansible
2 15 (22.06%) Puppet
3 8 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (7.35%) Kubernetes
5 3 (4.41%) Control-M
5 3 (4.41%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (4.41%) Kibana
5 3 (4.41%) logstash
5 3 (4.41%) Rancher
5 3 (4.41%) Terraform
5 3 (4.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (19.12%) Oracle
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) VMware
3 4 (5.88%) Atlassian
4 3 (4.41%) CA
4 3 (4.41%) Ektron
4 3 (4.41%) IBM
4 3 (4.41%) Sitecore
4 3 (4.41%) Sonatype
4 3 (4.41%) StreamBase
4 3 (4.41%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.47%) Perforce