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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Manager
Rank 574 542 462
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -80
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 86 132 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.24% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 82 96
Median daily rate £475 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £326 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £599 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £408 £388
% change year-on-year
+10.42% +5.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 -

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
51171 54063 51068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.76% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33246 34265 30949
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 2016 2062
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -46 84 £500 +13.63% 12
London -32 34 £569 +16.66% 5
East of England +25 11 £500 -19.35%
South East -11 11 £379 -9.28% 1
East Midlands +5 7 - - 1
Yorkshire +4 7 £330 - 1
Nottingham +3 7 - -
Nottinghamshire -2 7 - -
West Yorkshire +1 6 - - 1
North West -5 6 £500 +17.64% 1
Norfolk - 6 £500 -
Halifax - 6 - - 1
Surrey -2 5 £414 -5.96%
Manchester -3 5 £500 +33.33%
West Midlands -33 5 £456 -2.72% 1
King's Lynn - 4 £500 -
Croydon - 4 £322 -
South West -1 3 £450 +16.88% 2
Staffordshire - 3 £462 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £462 -
City of London +36 2 £700 +33.33% 1
Milton Keynes +11 2 £400 +0.62%
Buckinghamshire +11 2 £400 +0.62%
Bedfordshire +4 2 £600 -33.33%
Essex +1 2 - -
Bristol +1 2 £450 +16.88%
Scotland -1 2 £425 +30.76%
Edinburgh -8 2 £425 -6.84%
Cobham - 2 £358 -
Luton - 2 £600 -

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 137 (56.15%) Release Management
2 58 (23.77%) ITIL
3 52 (21.31%) Finance
4 51 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (15.16%) Configuration Management
6 36 (14.75%) Banking
7 33 (13.52%) Change Management
8 32 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 28 (11.48%) Project Management
10 25 (10.25%) E-Commerce
11 24 (9.84%) Java
11 24 (9.84%) Oracle
12 22 (9.02%) SDLC
13 21 (8.61%) Windows
13 21 (8.61%) ITIL Certification
13 21 (8.61%) Service Management
14 19 (7.79%) Security Cleared
15 18 (7.38%) User Acceptance Testing
16 17 (6.97%) JIRA
16 17 (6.97%) SC Cleared
17 16 (6.56%) Integration Testing
17 16 (6.56%) Retail
17 16 (6.56%) HTML
18 14 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
18 14 (5.74%) Puppet
18 14 (5.74%) Scrum
18 14 (5.74%) PRINCE2
18 14 (5.74%) Microsoft
19 13 (5.33%) Git (software)
19 13 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server

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 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (1.64%) Confluence
2 3 (1.23%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.23%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.82%) IIS
3 2 (0.82%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.82%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.41%) JBoss
4 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (3.69%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.46%) MS Office
3 4 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.87%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.41%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.64%) Office 365
2 3 (1.23%) IaaS
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.41%) GitHub
3 1 (0.41%) Google Play
3 1 (0.41%) iTunes
3 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.82%) DNS
1 2 (0.82%) Firewall
1 2 (0.82%) SAN
1 2 (0.82%) SSL
2 1 (0.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.10%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.05%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.64%) RDBMS
3 4 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.82%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.82%) MarkLogic
4 2 (0.82%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.82%) QlikView
5 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.41%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (6.97%) JIRA
2 13 (5.33%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (4.92%) TeamCity
4 10 (4.10%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.64%) Hudson
5 4 (1.64%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.23%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.23%) ClearCase
6 3 (1.23%) Gradle
6 3 (1.23%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.82%) Maven
8 1 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.41%) Build Forge
8 1 (0.41%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.41%) Selenium
8 1 (0.41%) Subversion
8 1 (0.41%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 52 (21.31%) Finance
2 36 (14.75%) Banking
3 16 (6.56%) Retail
4 7 (2.87%) Law
4 7 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.64%) Advertising
5 4 (1.64%) Local Government
5 4 (1.64%) Publishing
6 3 (1.23%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.23%) Marketing
6 3 (1.23%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.82%) Back Office
7 2 (0.82%) Front Office
8 1 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.41%) Games
8 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.41%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.56%) HTML
2 12 (4.92%) .NET
3 11 (4.51%) JMS
3 11 (4.51%) REST
3 11 (4.51%) SOAP
3 11 (4.51%) Web Services
4 8 (3.28%) JSP
5 7 (2.87%) JMX
6 4 (1.64%) J2EE
7 3 (1.23%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.82%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.82%) ELK Stack
8 2 (0.82%) RESTful
8 2 (0.82%) XML
9 1 (0.41%) CSS
9 1 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.41%) ServiceStack
9 1 (0.41%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.46%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (1.23%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.23%) Smart Meter
4 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.82%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.41%) BBC
5 1 (0.41%) CESG
5 1 (0.41%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.41%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.41%) Derivative
5 1 (0.41%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.41%) IPTV
5 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.41%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.41%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (0.41%) STB
5 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.61%) Windows
2 10 (4.10%) Linux
3 8 (3.28%) Unix
4 6 (2.46%) AIX
5 2 (0.82%) CentOS
5 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.82%) Solaris
5 2 (0.82%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.82%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.41%) Android
6 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.41%) VMS
6 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (56.15%) Release Management
2 58 (23.77%) ITIL
3 51 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (15.16%) Configuration Management
5 33 (13.52%) Change Management
6 32 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (11.48%) Project Management
8 25 (10.25%) E-Commerce
9 22 (9.02%) SDLC
10 21 (8.61%) Service Management
11 18 (7.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 16 (6.56%) Integration Testing
13 14 (5.74%) PRINCE2
13 14 (5.74%) Scrum
14 11 (4.51%) API Design
14 11 (4.51%) Content Management
14 11 (4.51%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (4.51%) DevOps
14 11 (4.51%) Migration
14 11 (4.51%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.84%) Java
2 12 (4.92%) Shell Script
3 11 (4.51%) JavaScript
3 11 (4.51%) SQL
4 10 (4.10%) C#
5 7 (2.87%) Perl
6 6 (2.46%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.64%) Python
7 4 (1.64%) Ruby
8 2 (0.82%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.82%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (8.61%) ITIL Certification
2 19 (7.79%) Security Cleared
3 17 (6.97%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.10%) Degree
5 4 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.23%) PMP
6 3 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.82%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) CISSP
8 1 (0.41%) CLAS
8 1 (0.41%) ISEB
8 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.10%) QA
2 7 (2.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.82%) COBIT
3 2 (0.82%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.82%) SLA
3 2 (0.82%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.82%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.41%) Firmware
3 1 (0.41%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (5.74%) Puppet
2 11 (4.51%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.87%) Capistrano
3 7 (2.87%) Nagios
4 3 (1.23%) SCCM
5 2 (0.82%) Ansible
5 2 (0.82%) Kibana
5 2 (0.82%) logstash
6 1 (0.41%) Control-M
Vendors
1 24 (9.84%) Oracle
2 14 (5.74%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.46%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.64%) HP
4 4 (1.64%) IBM
4 4 (1.64%) Perforce
4 4 (1.64%) Remedy
4 4 (1.64%) SAP
5 3 (1.23%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.23%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.82%) AppDynamics
6 2 (0.82%) BMC
6 2 (0.82%) Rally
6 2 (0.82%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.41%) BT
7 1 (0.41%) Google
7 1 (0.41%) Niku
7 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.41%) Sybase
7 1 (0.41%) VMware
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