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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Engineer
Rank 598 577 563
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 21 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.047% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.050% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 9
Average daily rate £413 £525 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +61.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 -
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 - -

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 20 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 21 £413 -21.42% 7
South East - 8 £375 - 1
London -21 6 £463 -11.90% 2
South West - 4 £406 - 1
Berkshire - 3 - -
Somerset - 3 £400 -
Bath - 3 £400 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £288 -
Surrey - 2 £450 -
Oxford - 2 £288 -
Telford - 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - - 2
Cambridgeshire +8 1 - -
East of England -1 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £413 - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £450 -
Hampshire - 1 £375 -

Release Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 34 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (44.12%) ITIL
2 30 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (41.18%) JIRA
4 24 (35.29%) High Availability
4 24 (35.29%) V-Model
4 24 (35.29%) Waterfall
4 24 (35.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (35.29%) TickIT
4 24 (35.29%) UML
4 24 (35.29%) MS Excel
4 24 (35.29%) ISO 9001
4 24 (35.29%) MS Office
5 23 (33.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 23 (33.82%) Java
6 21 (30.88%) Linux
7 16 (23.53%) Jenkins
7 16 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
8 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
9 13 (19.12%) Unix
10 12 (17.65%) Git (software)
11 11 (16.18%) Release Management
11 11 (16.18%) Computer Science
11 11 (16.18%) Degree
11 11 (16.18%) Finance
12 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (13.24%) Maven
14 8 (11.76%) Subversion
14 8 (11.76%) Configuration Management

Release Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (2.94%) IIS
1 2 (2.94%) OpenStack
1 2 (2.94%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.47%) Apache
Applications
1 24 (35.29%) MS Excel
1 24 (35.29%) MS Office
1 24 (35.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) GitHub
2 2 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 34 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (41.18%) JIRA
3 23 (33.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 16 (23.53%) Jenkins
5 12 (17.65%) Git (software)
6 9 (13.24%) Maven
7 8 (11.76%) Subversion
8 5 (7.35%) Ant
9 4 (5.88%) Bugzilla
9 4 (5.88%) Hudson
10 3 (4.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (4.41%) SonarQube
11 2 (2.94%) MSBuild
11 2 (2.94%) MSI
11 2 (2.94%) TeamCity
11 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.94%) WiX
12 1 (1.47%) ClearQuest
12 1 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11 (16.18%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.47%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Front Office
3 1 (1.47%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) Web Services
1 4 (5.88%) XML
2 3 (4.41%) .NET
2 3 (4.41%) XML Messaging
3 2 (2.94%) ELK Stack
3 2 (2.94%) RESTful
3 2 (2.94%) SOAP
4 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.47%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (16.18%) Computer Science
3 7 (10.29%) CMDB
4 6 (8.82%) Life Science
5 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.47%) Fintech
6 1 (1.47%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.47%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.88%) Linux
2 13 (19.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (44.12%) ITIL
2 24 (35.29%) High Availability
2 24 (35.29%) UML
2 24 (35.29%) V-Model
2 24 (35.29%) Waterfall
3 11 (16.18%) Release Management
4 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (11.76%) Configuration Management
6 7 (10.29%) Defect Management
7 4 (5.88%) Automated Testing
8 3 (4.41%) Logistics
8 3 (4.41%) SDLC
8 3 (4.41%) SOA
8 3 (4.41%) Web Development
9 2 (2.94%) DevOps
9 2 (2.94%) Quality Management
10 1 (1.47%) Change Management
10 1 (1.47%) Defect Tracking
10 1 (1.47%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 23 (33.82%) Java
2 8 (11.76%) Python
3 7 (10.29%) Bash Shell
4 6 (8.82%) SQL
5 5 (7.35%) Perl
5 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.88%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.41%) C++
8 2 (2.94%) C#
8 2 (2.94%) Groovy
8 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.47%) C
9 1 (1.47%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.47%) Korn
9 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
1 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.18%) Degree
3 1 (1.47%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (35.29%) ISO 9001
1 24 (35.29%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Docker
2 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) iptables
Systems Management
1 8 (11.76%) Ansible
2 3 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (2.94%) IBM
1 2 (2.94%) Serena
1 2 (2.94%) Tripwire
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft