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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Manager
Rank 485 458 462
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 136 155 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.31% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 97 70
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£430 £410 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -9.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £302 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.80% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £46.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -27 121 £430 +4.76% 23
London +18 72 £475 +5.55% 9
South East -12 27 £420 +7.69% 7
City of London -7 17 £525 +2.43% 4
Scotland -13 9 £325 +16.07% 1
South West -2 8 £425 +34.92%
Hampshire -7 8 £415 -7.77% 1
Surrey -7 8 £440 +13.18% 2
East of England +1 6 £620 +37.77% 3
Berkshire +7 5 £328 -12.66% 2
Essex -5 5 £340 -24.44% 1
Wiltshire - 5 £465 -
Swindon - 5 £465 -
Buckinghamshire +3 4 £398 - 1
Reading +1 4 £328 - 1
Milton Keynes -3 4 £398 - 1
Edinburgh -5 4 £456 -17.04% 1
Glasgow +4 3 £325 +18.00%
Southampton -5 3 £405 -19.00%
North West -37 3 £400 +26.98% 1
Wales - 3 £388 -
South Wales - 3 £388 -
Bridgend - 3 £388 -
Renfrewshire +3 2 - -
West Midlands -3 2 £469 +4.16% 1
Staines -5 2 - -
Knutsford -7 2 £425 -7.60%
Cheshire -13 2 £425 +8.97%
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £385 -

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 143 (51.81%) Release Management
2 65 (23.55%) Finance
3 58 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (19.93%) ITIL
5 49 (17.75%) Banking
6 46 (16.67%) Jenkins
7 45 (16.30%) Configuration Management
8 44 (15.94%) Linux
9 40 (14.49%) Change Management
9 40 (14.49%) Security Cleared
10 37 (13.41%) Project Management
10 37 (13.41%) Java
11 33 (11.96%) Windows
12 32 (11.59%) UNIX
13 29 (10.51%) Stakeholder Management
13 29 (10.51%) Subversion
14 28 (10.14%) Oracle
15 26 (9.42%) SC Cleared
15 26 (9.42%) QA
16 24 (8.70%) Git (software)
16 24 (8.70%) Python
17 23 (8.33%) Microsoft
17 23 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (7.97%) PRINCE2
19 20 (7.25%) Ant
19 20 (7.25%) JIRA
20 19 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
20 19 (6.88%) Maven
20 19 (6.88%) Investment Banking
20 19 (6.88%) Scrum

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 10 (3.62%) IIS
2 9 (3.26%) WebSphere
2 9 (3.26%) Confluence
3 8 (2.90%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.81%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.45%) SAS
5 4 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.09%) JBoss
7 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.36%) Apache
8 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.36%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.54%) MS Office
3 4 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.72%) MS Project
5 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.90%) Agresso
2 4 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.36%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.09%) SaaS
2 1 (0.36%) Office 365
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.45%) Internet
2 3 (1.09%) DNS
3 2 (0.72%) Firewall
3 2 (0.72%) Intranet
4 1 (0.36%) DSL
4 1 (0.36%) SSH
4 1 (0.36%) Network Security
4 1 (0.36%) NAS
4 1 (0.36%) SAN
4 1 (0.36%) LAN
4 1 (0.36%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.16%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.26%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.81%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.81%) DB2
3 5 (1.81%) MS Access
4 3 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.36%) QlikView
6 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 46 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 29 (10.51%) Subversion
3 24 (8.70%) Git (software)
4 20 (7.25%) JIRA
4 20 (7.25%) Ant
5 19 (6.88%) Maven
6 17 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (6.16%) Gradle
7 8 (2.90%) Artifactory
7 8 (2.90%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.45%) ClearCase
9 3 (1.09%) Hudson
9 3 (1.09%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.72%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.72%) SCons
10 2 (0.72%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.36%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 65 (23.55%) Finance
2 49 (17.75%) Banking
3 19 (6.88%) Investment Banking
4 13 (4.71%) Retail
5 7 (2.54%) Front Office
6 5 (1.81%) Law
6 5 (1.81%) Legal
6 5 (1.81%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.09%) Marketing
7 3 (1.09%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.72%) Automotive
9 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Publishing
9 1 (0.36%) Games
9 1 (0.36%) Billing
9 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.71%) .NET
2 9 (3.26%) Middleware
3 4 (1.45%) HTML
4 3 (1.09%) XML
4 3 (1.09%) J2EE
5 2 (0.72%) SOAP
5 2 (0.72%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.72%) ServiceStack
6 1 (0.36%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.36%) Java EE
6 1 (0.36%) REST
6 1 (0.36%) JMS
6 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.36%) CSS
6 1 (0.36%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.26%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.17%) Mainframe
4 5 (1.81%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.81%) STB
4 5 (1.81%) Wiki
5 4 (1.45%) CMDB
5 4 (1.45%) Derivative
5 4 (1.45%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.09%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.09%) Video on Demand
7 2 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.72%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.72%) PMI
8 1 (0.36%) EPoS
8 1 (0.36%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (0.36%) Statistics
8 1 (0.36%) IPTV
8 1 (0.36%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.36%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 44 (15.94%) Linux
2 33 (11.96%) Windows
3 32 (11.59%) UNIX
4 4 (1.45%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.09%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.09%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.72%) AIX
7 1 (0.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (51.81%) Release Management
2 58 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (19.93%) ITIL
4 45 (16.30%) Configuration Management
5 40 (14.49%) Change Management
6 37 (13.41%) Project Management
7 29 (10.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (7.97%) PRINCE2
10 19 (6.88%) Service Management
10 19 (6.88%) Scrum
11 17 (6.16%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (6.16%) Change Control
12 16 (5.80%) Waterfall
13 15 (5.43%) SDLC
13 15 (5.43%) Service Delivery
14 14 (5.07%) Migration
15 13 (4.71%) E-Commerce
16 10 (3.62%) Mentoring
17 9 (3.26%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 37 (13.41%) Java
2 24 (8.70%) Python
3 19 (6.88%) Perl
4 18 (6.52%) SQL
5 17 (6.16%) PowerShell
6 10 (3.62%) Shell Script
6 10 (3.62%) C#
7 7 (2.54%) Scala
8 6 (2.17%) C
9 4 (1.45%) C++
10 3 (1.09%) Ruby
11 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.72%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.36%) LINC
12 1 (0.36%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 40 (14.49%) Security Cleared
2 26 (9.42%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.80%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.17%) Degree
5 5 (1.81%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.81%) ISEB
6 4 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.72%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.36%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.42%) QA
2 8 (2.90%) SLA
3 3 (1.09%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (0.72%) RACF
2 2 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (3.26%) Puppet
2 6 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.45%) Ansible
3 4 (1.45%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.09%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.36%) MOM
Vendors
1 28 (10.14%) Oracle
2 23 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 16 (5.80%) SAP
4 10 (3.62%) IBM
5 6 (2.17%) ServiceNow
6 5 (1.81%) VMware
7 4 (1.45%) Ab Initio
7 4 (1.45%) ATG
7 4 (1.45%) webMethods
7 4 (1.45%) Cognos
8 3 (1.09%) Sybase
9 2 (0.72%) HP
9 2 (0.72%) Citrix
9 2 (0.72%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.72%) Perforce
9 2 (0.72%) Tableau
10 1 (0.36%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.36%) Solace
10 1 (0.36%) Teradata
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