The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Release Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Manager
Rank 541 527 515
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 111 146 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.25% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.27% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 95 82
Median daily rate £455 £445 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.24% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £350 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £620 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £440 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.56% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £34.95 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.95 -

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
50426 54977 54154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.99% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32986 35136 33089
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 1704 2093 2157
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 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Release Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Release Manager in the job title.

Release Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Release Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Release Manager within the UK.

Release Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Release Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Release Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Release Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Manager within the UK.

Release Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Release Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 -36 99 £463 +3.98% 9
London -12 40 £488 +5.40% 3
East of England +20 20 £475 - 2
South East -3 12 £438 -0.56% 1
Scotland +15 11 £413 - 2
Edinburgh +18 9 £413 - 2
North West +7 9 £375 -5.66% 1
City of London +7 7 £517 -13.87%
Croydon - 7 £463 -
West Midlands - 6 £463 -
Norfolk - 6 £500 -
Hampshire +12 5 £350 -22.22%
South West +11 5 £444 +15.25%
Nottinghamshire -7 5 £475 -
Manchester -12 5 £323 -14.00% 1
East Midlands -12 5 £475 -
Nottingham -12 5 £475 -
Ipswich - 5 £475 - 1
Essex - 5 £363 - 1
Suffolk - 5 £475 - 1
Cheshire +4 4 £375 -
Berkshire -2 4 £450 +29.49%
Staffordshire - 4 £463 -
King's Lynn - 4 £500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £463 -
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £425 - 1
Reading +13 3 £403 +15.82%
Luton - 3 £475 -
Sheffield - 3 £500 -
Yorkshire - 3 £500 - 2

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Release Manager 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 Manager in the job title.

1 113 (49.34%) Release Management
2 56 (24.45%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (20.09%) ITIL
4 43 (18.78%) Finance
5 36 (15.72%) Configuration Management
6 29 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (12.23%) Project Management
7 28 (12.23%) Security Cleared
8 26 (11.35%) DevOps
8 26 (11.35%) SC Cleared
8 26 (11.35%) Banking
8 26 (11.35%) Change Management
9 25 (10.92%) SDLC
10 24 (10.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 22 (9.61%) Service Management
11 22 (9.61%) Windows
12 20 (8.73%) Git (software)
12 20 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (8.30%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (7.86%) PRINCE2
14 18 (7.86%) Jenkins
15 17 (7.42%) Oracle
15 17 (7.42%) Microsoft
16 15 (6.55%) E-Commerce
16 15 (6.55%) SQL
16 15 (6.55%) Shell Script
16 15 (6.55%) Scrum
17 14 (6.11%) JIRA
18 13 (5.68%) Retail
18 13 (5.68%) .NET

Release Manager 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 7 (3.06%) Confluence
2 3 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.31%) IIS
3 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.87%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.44%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.18%) MS Office
3 3 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.44%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.06%) Office 365
3 4 (1.75%) GitHub
3 4 (1.75%) IaaS
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.18%) LAN
1 5 (2.18%) WAN
2 1 (0.44%) DNS
2 1 (0.44%) DSL
2 1 (0.44%) Firewall
2 1 (0.44%) Internet
2 1 (0.44%) Network Security
2 1 (0.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.62%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.75%) MarkLogic
3 4 (1.75%) RDBMS
3 4 (1.75%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.87%) ActiveReports
6 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.44%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (10.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (8.73%) Git (software)
3 18 (7.86%) Jenkins
4 14 (6.11%) JIRA
5 9 (3.93%) TeamCity
6 7 (3.06%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (2.62%) MSBuild
8 4 (1.75%) Hudson
8 4 (1.75%) JIRA Agile
9 3 (1.31%) Maven
9 3 (1.31%) PVCS
10 2 (0.87%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.87%) Gradle
10 2 (0.87%) Subversion
10 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.44%) Build Forge
11 1 (0.44%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.44%) MSTest
11 1 (0.44%) Selenium
11 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 43 (18.78%) Finance
2 26 (11.35%) Banking
3 13 (5.68%) Retail
4 6 (2.62%) Law
5 5 (2.18%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.31%) Advertising
6 3 (1.31%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Games
7 1 (0.44%) Legal
7 1 (0.44%) Local Government
7 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.44%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.68%) .NET
2 5 (2.18%) .NET Framework
3 4 (1.75%) J2EE
3 4 (1.75%) XML
4 2 (0.87%) Middleware
5 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.44%) ELK Stack
5 1 (0.44%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.44%) RESTful
5 1 (0.44%) SOAP
5 1 (0.44%) Web Services
5 1 (0.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.37%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (1.31%) CMDB
4 3 (1.31%) Data Conversion
4 3 (1.31%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.31%) Virtual Team
5 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.87%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.87%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.44%) CESG
6 1 (0.44%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.44%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.44%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.44%) PKI
6 1 (0.44%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.44%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.61%) Windows
2 13 (5.68%) Unix
3 10 (4.37%) Linux
4 6 (2.62%) AIX
5 3 (1.31%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.87%) Solaris
7 1 (0.44%) Android
7 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.44%) CentOS
7 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.44%) VMS
7 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (49.34%) Release Management
2 56 (24.45%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (20.09%) ITIL
4 36 (15.72%) Configuration Management
5 29 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (12.23%) Project Management
7 26 (11.35%) Change Management
7 26 (11.35%) DevOps
8 25 (10.92%) SDLC
9 22 (9.61%) Service Management
10 20 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (7.86%) PRINCE2
12 15 (6.55%) E-Commerce
12 15 (6.55%) Scrum
13 12 (5.24%) ITIL V3
13 12 (5.24%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (4.37%) Critical Success Factor
15 9 (3.93%) Migration
15 9 (3.93%) Project Planning
15 9 (3.93%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.55%) Shell Script
1 15 (6.55%) SQL
2 11 (4.80%) Java
3 10 (4.37%) C#
3 10 (4.37%) Perl
3 10 (4.37%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.06%) Python
5 4 (1.75%) Ruby
6 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.87%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.44%) C
7 1 (0.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (12.23%) Security Cleared
2 26 (11.35%) SC Cleared
3 19 (8.30%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (3.06%) Degree
5 4 (1.75%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.75%) PMP
5 4 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.31%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.87%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.44%) CISSP
8 1 (0.44%) CLAS
8 1 (0.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.93%) QA
2 7 (3.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (2.18%) SLA
4 2 (0.87%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.44%) Firmware
2 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (4.80%) Puppet
2 6 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.75%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.87%) Ansible
4 2 (0.87%) SCCM
5 1 (0.44%) Control-M
5 1 (0.44%) Kibana
5 1 (0.44%) logstash
5 1 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 17 (7.42%) Microsoft
1 17 (7.42%) Oracle
2 8 (3.49%) SAP
3 5 (2.18%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.75%) HP
4 4 (1.75%) Perforce
5 3 (1.31%) Netezza
5 3 (1.31%) Remedy
6 2 (0.87%) AppDynamics
6 2 (0.87%) BMC
6 2 (0.87%) Fujitsu
6 2 (0.87%) Intel
6 2 (0.87%) Intel Security
6 2 (0.87%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.44%) IBM
7 1 (0.44%) MKS
7 1 (0.44%) New Relic
7 1 (0.44%) Niku
7 1 (0.44%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.44%) Sybase
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