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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Manager
Rank 514 492 481
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 130 131 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.25% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 77 89
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £321 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
- +9.67%
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
50844 52173 51273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.70% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33234 32322 31697
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2070 2148
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 May 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 May 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 +20 122 £450 -2.70% 19
London +20 58 £500 -4.76% 9
South East -15 21 £425 -5.55% 2
East of England +12 11 £600 +14.28% 2
East Midlands - 11 £450 -
Surrey -8 9 £425 -5.55%
South West -6 8 £388 -16.75% 1
Bedfordshire +5 6 £600 +14.28%
Luton +4 6 £600 +17.07%
Northamptonshire - 6 £450 -
Bristol +2 5 £399 -
City of London +38 4 £550 +4.76% 1
Yorkshire +6 4 £381 +3.04% 1
Hampshire -8 4 £351 -24.10% 2
Croydon - 4 £322 -
Nottingham - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
Staines -7 3 £425 -
Edinburgh -12 3 £575 +27.77%
West Midlands -15 3 £450 +9.09%
North West -21 3 £500 +17.64% 3
Scotland -28 3 £575 +49.83%
Staffordshire - 3 £450 -
Kent - 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 £308 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £450 -
West Malling - 3 - -
Hertfordshire +9 2 - -
Halifax +3 2 - -
West Yorkshire -3 2 - - 1

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 171 (59.79%) Release Management
2 76 (26.57%) ITIL
3 61 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (19.93%) Finance
5 52 (18.18%) Change Management
6 48 (16.78%) Project Management
7 45 (15.73%) Configuration Management
8 43 (15.03%) Banking
9 35 (12.24%) JIRA
10 30 (10.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 29 (10.14%) Java
12 26 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
13 25 (8.74%) Oracle
14 22 (7.69%) HTML
14 22 (7.69%) PRINCE2
14 22 (7.69%) Telecoms
15 21 (7.34%) E-Commerce
15 21 (7.34%) Microsoft
16 20 (6.99%) Retail
16 20 (6.99%) Security Cleared
16 20 (6.99%) Windows
16 20 (6.99%) .NET
16 20 (6.99%) Puppet
17 19 (6.64%) ITIL Certification
18 18 (6.29%) SC Cleared
18 18 (6.29%) DevOps
18 18 (6.29%) SDLC
19 17 (5.94%) Opscode Chef
19 17 (5.94%) QA
19 17 (5.94%) Web Development

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 4 (1.40%) Confluence
1 4 (1.40%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.05%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.70%) Apache
3 2 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.70%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.70%) SAS
3 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.35%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (4.20%) MS Office
2 11 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.35%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.05%) IaaS
2 3 (1.05%) Office 365
3 1 (0.35%) Google Play
3 1 (0.35%) iTunes
3 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.05%) Firewall
1 3 (1.05%) SAN
2 2 (0.70%) DNS
2 2 (0.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (0.70%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.70%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.70%) MySQL
3 2 (0.70%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.70%) QlikView
3 2 (0.70%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.35%) GIS
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (12.24%) JIRA
2 15 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (4.90%) TeamCity
4 13 (4.55%) Git (software)
5 8 (2.80%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.45%) FishEye
7 5 (1.75%) Subversion
7 5 (1.75%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.40%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.05%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.05%) ClearCase
9 3 (1.05%) Gradle
9 3 (1.05%) Maven
10 2 (0.70%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.35%) CMake
11 1 (0.35%) Hudson
11 1 (0.35%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.35%) NuGet
11 1 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 57 (19.93%) Finance
2 43 (15.03%) Banking
3 22 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 20 (6.99%) Retail
5 15 (5.24%) Publishing
6 5 (1.75%) Advertising
6 5 (1.75%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.40%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.40%) Law
7 4 (1.40%) Local Government
8 3 (1.05%) Front Office
8 3 (1.05%) Marketing
9 2 (0.70%) Back Office
9 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.35%) French Language
10 1 (0.35%) Games
10 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.69%) HTML
2 20 (6.99%) .NET
3 16 (5.59%) Web Services
4 15 (5.24%) JMS
4 15 (5.24%) REST
4 15 (5.24%) SOAP
5 12 (4.20%) JSP
6 10 (3.50%) JMX
7 4 (1.40%) ELK Stack
7 4 (1.40%) J2EE
8 2 (0.70%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.70%) RESTful
9 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.35%) ServiceStack
9 1 (0.35%) SignalR
9 1 (0.35%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.35%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.45%) Smart Meter
3 5 (1.75%) BBC
3 5 (1.75%) IPTV
3 5 (1.75%) Over-the-Top Content
3 5 (1.75%) Reinsurance
4 4 (1.40%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.05%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.05%) Statistics
5 3 (1.05%) STB
6 2 (0.70%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.70%) Derivative
6 2 (0.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.70%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.70%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.35%) Fintech
7 1 (0.35%) FMCG
7 1 (0.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.99%) Windows
2 11 (3.85%) Linux
3 5 (1.75%) Unix
4 2 (0.70%) AIX
4 2 (0.70%) CentOS
4 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.70%) Solaris
4 2 (0.70%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.35%) VMS
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (59.79%) Release Management
2 76 (26.57%) ITIL
3 61 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (18.18%) Change Management
5 48 (16.78%) Project Management
6 45 (15.73%) Configuration Management
7 30 (10.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 22 (7.69%) PRINCE2
10 21 (7.34%) E-Commerce
11 18 (6.29%) DevOps
11 18 (6.29%) SDLC
12 17 (5.94%) Scrum
12 17 (5.94%) Web Development
13 16 (5.59%) Content Management
14 15 (5.24%) API Design
14 15 (5.24%) Integration Testing
15 14 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (4.90%) Service Management
16 13 (4.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 29 (10.14%) Java
2 15 (5.24%) JavaScript
3 13 (4.55%) SQL
4 10 (3.50%) C#
5 9 (3.15%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.10%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.05%) ABAP
7 3 (1.05%) C++
7 3 (1.05%) Perl
8 2 (0.70%) C
8 2 (0.70%) Python
8 2 (0.70%) Ruby
8 2 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (6.99%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.64%) ITIL Certification
3 18 (6.29%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.50%) Degree
5 9 (3.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.70%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.70%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.94%) QA
2 6 (2.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.40%) SLA
4 2 (0.70%) COBIT
4 2 (0.70%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.35%) Firmware
3 1 (0.35%) vCloud
3 1 (0.35%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (6.99%) Puppet
2 17 (5.94%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (3.50%) Capistrano
3 10 (3.50%) Nagios
4 2 (0.70%) Kibana
4 2 (0.70%) logstash
4 2 (0.70%) SCCM
5 1 (0.35%) Control-M
5 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.35%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 25 (8.74%) Oracle
2 21 (7.34%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.55%) Rally
4 11 (3.85%) Atlassian
5 10 (3.50%) SAP
6 7 (2.45%) AppDynamics
6 7 (2.45%) New Relic
6 7 (2.45%) Splunk
7 5 (1.75%) BT
8 4 (1.40%) HP
8 4 (1.40%) Pega
8 4 (1.40%) Perforce
8 4 (1.40%) Remedy
9 3 (1.05%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.05%) IBM
10 2 (0.70%) BMC
10 2 (0.70%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.70%) VMware
11 1 (0.35%) Google
11 1 (0.35%) Sybase
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