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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Engineer
UK
Rank 561 590 572
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 30 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.055% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.058% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 12
Median daily rate £500 £413 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £320 £501
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £500 £598
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
42377 48205 48154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.76% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27593 30644 30320
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1752 1913
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 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 17 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 19 January 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 +41 27 £520 +26.06% 7
London +31 20 £520 +4.00% 1
South East +12 4 £300 -20.00% 3
Berkshire +11 3 £253 -24.85% 2
Hungerford - 3 £253 -
Wales - 3 £425 -
Swansea - 2 £425 -
City of London - 2 £563 -
West Wales - 2 £425 -
South West +15 1 - - 1
Surrey +13 1 £358 -20.55% 1
West Midlands -8 1 - -
North West - 1 £500 - 2
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £600 -
Exeter - 1 - -

Release Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 23 (46.00%) Linux
2 21 (42.00%) Jenkins
3 20 (40.00%) DevOps
4 19 (38.00%) Ansible
5 17 (34.00%) SQL
6 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
7 15 (30.00%) Git (software)
8 14 (28.00%) PowerShell
9 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (24.00%) C#
11 11 (22.00%) Windows
11 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
11 11 (22.00%) Puppet
12 10 (20.00%) Maven
12 10 (20.00%) Bitbucket
13 9 (18.00%) Atlassian
13 9 (18.00%) .NET
13 9 (18.00%) Shell Script
13 9 (18.00%) Configuration Management
14 8 (16.00%) Oracle
14 8 (16.00%) Java
14 8 (16.00%) Apache
14 8 (16.00%) Banking
15 7 (14.00%) JIRA
15 7 (14.00%) Release Management
15 7 (14.00%) Bash Shell
15 7 (14.00%) Python
15 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
15 7 (14.00%) Continuous Delivery

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 8 (16.00%) Apache
2 5 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.00%) Confluence
3 4 (8.00%) WebLogic
4 3 (6.00%) IIS
5 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) HipChat
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.00%) GitHub
3 2 (4.00%) PaaS
4 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) Firewall
2 2 (4.00%) SSL
3 1 (2.00%) DNS
3 1 (2.00%) Internet
3 1 (2.00%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (2.00%) OpenVPN
3 1 (2.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.00%) Big Data
3 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (42.00%) Jenkins
2 15 (30.00%) Git (software)
3 10 (20.00%) Bitbucket
3 10 (20.00%) Maven
4 7 (14.00%) JIRA
5 6 (12.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (12.00%) TeamCity
6 5 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (8.00%) Ant
7 4 (8.00%) MSBuild
8 3 (6.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (6.00%) Gradle
8 3 (6.00%) Hudson
8 3 (6.00%) SonarQube
8 3 (6.00%) Subversion
9 2 (4.00%) Artifactory
9 2 (4.00%) ClearCase
9 2 (4.00%) ClearQuest
9 2 (4.00%) CMake
9 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (16.00%) Banking
2 4 (8.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.00%) Automotive
4 1 (2.00%) Electronics
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) .NET
2 6 (12.00%) HTML
3 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (8.00%) XML
4 3 (6.00%) HTML5
4 3 (6.00%) LAMP
5 2 (4.00%) J2EE
5 2 (4.00%) Middleware
5 2 (4.00%) Node.js
5 2 (4.00%) Velocity
6 1 (2.00%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.00%) ELK Stack
6 1 (2.00%) JMX
6 1 (2.00%) MCollective
6 1 (2.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.00%) Equities
2 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.00%) Derivative
3 1 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.00%) Linux
2 11 (22.00%) Windows
3 5 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.00%) Unix
5 2 (4.00%) Solaris
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) DevOps
2 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (18.00%) Configuration Management
5 7 (14.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (14.00%) Release Management
6 6 (12.00%) MVC
7 5 (10.00%) Migration
7 5 (10.00%) Open Source
7 5 (10.00%) Scrum
8 4 (8.00%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.00%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (6.00%) Data Migration
9 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (6.00%) Microservices
9 3 (6.00%) SDLC
9 3 (6.00%) Smoke Testing
9 3 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (6.00%) Web Application Development
9 3 (6.00%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.00%) SQL
2 14 (28.00%) PowerShell
3 12 (24.00%) C#
4 9 (18.00%) Shell Script
5 8 (16.00%) Java
6 7 (14.00%) Bash Shell
6 7 (14.00%) Python
7 5 (10.00%) Perl
8 3 (6.00%) C
8 3 (6.00%) Ruby
9 2 (4.00%) C++
9 2 (4.00%) VBScript
10 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
10 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
10 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) Degree
4 2 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.00%) Postfix
2 1 (2.00%) Squid
2 1 (2.00%) vCloud
2 1 (2.00%) VirtualBox
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (38.00%) Ansible
2 11 (22.00%) Puppet
3 7 (14.00%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (6.00%) SELinux
5 2 (4.00%) Control-M
5 2 (4.00%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (2.00%) Kibana
6 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.00%) logstash
6 1 (2.00%) Rancher
6 1 (2.00%) Terraform
6 1 (2.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Atlassian
2 8 (16.00%) Oracle
3 5 (10.00%) Sonatype
4 4 (8.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.00%) Black Duck
5 2 (4.00%) IBM
5 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.00%) Perforce
5 2 (4.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.00%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.00%) Murex