The table below looks at the statistics for the Release Manager 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Manager
Rank 507 452 418
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 122 129 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.26% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 73 106
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£450 £500 £416
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +20.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £400 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £580 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £435 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%

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
52873 48864 52221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.73% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32949 29518 29383
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2105 2573
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.45 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Release Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 20 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. 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
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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 -36 109 £450 -10.00% 28
London +6 65 £450 -14.28% 11
South East -14 24 £476 +8.85% 10
City of London +27 21 £463 -11.90% 3
Hampshire -15 10 £466 +3.61%
Berkshire +6 7 £300 -26.82% 4
Surrey +1 5 £500 +17.64% 3
North West -6 5 £315 -40.00%
East of England -22 5 £385 -
Scotland -11 4 £373 -2.61% 1
Manchester - 4 £315 -
Wales -22 3 - -
Hertfordshire -23 3 £385 -
South West -32 3 - - 2
East Midlands +7 2 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 £575 -
Nottingham - 2 - - 2
Reading +9 1 - - 2
Cheshire +6 1 £305 -41.90%
Edinburgh -7 1 £375 -1.96%
Yorkshire -12 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire -17 1 - - 2
West Midlands -18 1 £325 - 1
Bristol -28 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - - 2
Somerset - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - - 2
Bradford - 1 - -

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Release Manager 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 Manager in their job title.

1 120 (44.28%) Release Management
2 54 (19.93%) Windows
3 45 (16.61%) Microsoft
4 43 (15.87%) Finance
5 42 (15.50%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (14.76%) Banking
7 39 (14.39%) Change Management
7 39 (14.39%) ITIL
8 38 (14.02%) Project Management
9 34 (12.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 32 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
11 31 (11.44%) Team Foundation Server
12 28 (10.33%) Configuration Management
12 28 (10.33%) Visual Studio
13 25 (9.23%) SQL Server
13 25 (9.23%) Security Cleared
14 24 (8.86%) TeamCity
14 24 (8.86%) Git (software)
14 24 (8.86%) SAP
15 23 (8.49%) Oracle
16 22 (8.12%) Java
17 21 (7.75%) Automation Testing
18 19 (7.01%) .NET
18 19 (7.01%) Web Services
19 18 (6.64%) SQL
19 18 (6.64%) SC Cleared
19 18 (6.64%) Investment Banking
19 18 (6.64%) Artifactory
20 17 (6.27%) PRINCE2
21 16 (5.90%) IIS

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Release Manager 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 Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (5.90%) IIS
2 8 (2.95%) Apache
3 4 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.11%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.11%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.11%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.74%) Documentum
5 2 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.37%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.37%) Drupal
6 1 (0.37%) CMS
6 1 (0.37%) JBoss
6 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.37%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 15 (5.54%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.43%) MS Office
3 7 (2.58%) MS Project
4 4 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.37%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.11%) assyst
1 3 (1.11%) SAP SRM
2 2 (0.74%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.37%) Summit
3 1 (0.37%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.37%) FTP
1 1 (0.37%) RIP
1 1 (0.37%) Intranet
1 1 (0.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.21%) DataStage
4 4 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.11%) MS Access
5 3 (1.11%) MySQL
6 2 (0.74%) Cognos Impromptu
6 2 (0.74%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.74%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.37%) Big Data
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.37%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 31 (11.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (10.33%) Visual Studio
3 24 (8.86%) TeamCity
3 24 (8.86%) Git (software)
4 18 (6.64%) Artifactory
5 11 (4.06%) Subversion
6 10 (3.69%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.95%) Maven
7 8 (2.95%) JIRA
8 4 (1.48%) Selenium
8 4 (1.48%) Ant
8 4 (1.48%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.11%) Hudson
10 2 (0.74%) TestNG
10 2 (0.74%) JUnit
11 1 (0.37%) Build Forge
11 1 (0.37%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.37%) JProfiler
11 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
General
1 43 (15.87%) Finance
2 40 (14.76%) Banking
3 18 (6.64%) Investment Banking
4 13 (4.80%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.69%) Retail
6 6 (2.21%) Publishing
7 5 (1.85%) Front Office
8 3 (1.11%) Law
8 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.74%) Legal
9 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Marketing
10 1 (0.37%) Billing
10 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.37%) Advertising
10 1 (0.37%) Electronics
10 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.01%) .NET
1 19 (7.01%) Web Services
2 10 (3.69%) XML
3 9 (3.32%) HTML
4 8 (2.95%) SOAP
4 8 (2.95%) WSDL
4 8 (2.95%) WCF
4 8 (2.95%) REST
5 7 (2.58%) XSLT
5 7 (2.58%) CSS
5 7 (2.58%) JSP
6 6 (2.21%) JMS
7 4 (1.48%) JMX
7 4 (1.48%) LAMP
8 2 (0.74%) Spring
8 2 (0.74%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.37%) Java EE
9 1 (0.37%) Velocity
9 1 (0.37%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.48%) DTV
4 3 (1.11%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.11%) N-Tier
5 2 (0.74%) STB
5 2 (0.74%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.74%) Derivative
5 2 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.37%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (0.37%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.37%) Statistics
6 1 (0.37%) DTCC
6 1 (0.37%) CMDB
6 1 (0.37%) FMCG
6 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.37%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.37%) PKI
6 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.37%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 54 (19.93%) Windows
2 13 (4.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (4.43%) Linux
4 11 (4.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.69%) UNIX
6 5 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.37%) CentOS
8 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.37%) Android
8 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (44.28%) Release Management
2 42 (15.50%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (14.39%) Change Management
3 39 (14.39%) ITIL
4 38 (14.02%) Project Management
5 34 (12.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (10.33%) Configuration Management
7 21 (7.75%) Automation Testing
8 17 (6.27%) PRINCE2
9 15 (5.54%) Scrum
9 15 (5.54%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (5.17%) Service Management
11 12 (4.43%) Project Planning
11 12 (4.43%) Problem Management
12 11 (4.06%) Migration
12 11 (4.06%) Incident Management
12 11 (4.06%) ERP
13 10 (3.69%) TDD
13 10 (3.69%) Build Automation
14 9 (3.32%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.12%) Java
2 18 (6.64%) SQL
3 10 (3.69%) C#
4 9 (3.32%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.95%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.11%) Perl
7 2 (0.74%) VB
7 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.74%) ABAP
7 2 (0.74%) VBA
7 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.74%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.74%) C
8 1 (0.37%) Groovy
8 1 (0.37%) PHP
8 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.64%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.54%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.48%) Degree
5 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.74%) ISEB
5 2 (0.74%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.17%) QA
2 7 (2.58%) HL7
3 2 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.11%) XenApp
2 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (3.69%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.95%) Control-M
2 8 (2.95%) Puppet
2 8 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (1.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (1.48%) Nagios
4 4 (1.48%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.74%) Ansible
5 2 (0.74%) Salt
Vendors
1 45 (16.61%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.86%) SAP
3 23 (8.49%) Oracle
4 11 (4.06%) HP
5 6 (2.21%) Cognos
6 5 (1.85%) Citrix
6 5 (1.85%) Splunk
6 5 (1.85%) IBM
7 3 (1.11%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.11%) hybris
7 3 (1.11%) Fiserv
7 3 (1.11%) NetApp
7 3 (1.11%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.11%) Adobe
7 3 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.74%) EMC
8 2 (0.74%) Siebel
8 2 (0.74%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.37%) Lotus
9 1 (0.37%) CheckPoint
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