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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Manager
Rank 423 410 462
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +52
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 154 158 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.31% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.34% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 103 53
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£450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £319 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £419 £446
% change year-on-year
+7.52% -6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -8 146 £450 -2.70% 26
London -14 54 £470 -6.00% 9
South East -22 45 £450 -7.69% 6
City of London +19 15 £480 -6.34% 3
East of England +11 13 £500 +11.11% 5
North West -2 13 £450 +80.00%
Berkshire 0 12 £475 +35.71% 1
Yorkshire -14 10 £410 +36.66% 4
Surrey - 8 £450 - 3
Hampshire -32 7 £275 -47.61% 1
Scotland -16 6 - - 4
Manchester - 6 £550 -
Hook - 5 £263 -
Cambridgeshire -1 4 £400 -20.00% 1
Reading +5 3 £500 -
West Midlands -7 3 £475 +10.14% 1
Middlesex - 3 £400 -
Swindon -1 2 £650 -
Birmingham -1 2 £475 -
Wiltshire -1 2 £650 +108.00%
South West -28 2 £650 +106.34% 1
Peterborough - 2 £388 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £312 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1
Essex +8 1 £258 -42.77% 2
Glasgow +2 1 - - 2
Cambridge +2 1 £525 +5.00% 1
Brentwood -7 1 £258 -42.77% 1
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Hereford - - - -

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 178 (58.17%) Release Management
2 83 (27.12%) ITIL
3 72 (23.53%) Finance
4 61 (19.93%) Project Management
4 61 (19.93%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (18.30%) Windows
6 54 (17.65%) Configuration Management
7 50 (16.34%) Banking
8 47 (15.36%) Change Management
9 43 (14.05%) UNIX
10 38 (12.42%) Oracle
11 37 (12.09%) Security Cleared
12 34 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 32 (10.46%) SC Cleared
14 30 (9.80%) SAP
14 30 (9.80%) Jenkins
15 28 (9.15%) Linux
15 28 (9.15%) .NET
15 28 (9.15%) Microsoft
16 27 (8.82%) SQL Server
17 26 (8.50%) Java
17 26 (8.50%) PRINCE2
17 26 (8.50%) Subversion
18 25 (8.17%) Service Management
19 22 (7.19%) ITIL Certification
19 22 (7.19%) Maven
19 22 (7.19%) User Acceptance Testing
19 22 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
20 21 (6.86%) ITIL V3
20 21 (6.86%) Investment Banking

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 11 (3.59%) Apache
2 6 (1.96%) IIS
2 6 (1.96%) JBoss
3 4 (1.31%) CMS
4 3 (0.98%) Confluence
5 2 (0.65%) SAS
5 2 (0.65%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 18 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.23%) MS Office
3 7 (2.29%) MS Project
4 5 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.27%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.98%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.98%) Siebel Analytics
2 3 (0.98%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.65%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.96%) SaaS
2 3 (0.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.98%) Internet
2 2 (0.65%) Intranet
3 1 (0.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.58%) Oracle BI EE
3 12 (3.92%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (3.27%) Oracle ODI
5 10 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.98%) DB2
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.33%) MS Access
8 1 (0.33%) MySQL
8 1 (0.33%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.33%) Big Data
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (9.80%) Jenkins
2 26 (8.50%) Subversion
3 22 (7.19%) Maven
4 20 (6.54%) TeamCity
5 12 (3.92%) Git (software)
6 11 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (3.59%) JIRA
6 11 (3.59%) Hudson
7 10 (3.27%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (2.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (2.29%) Ant
10 6 (1.96%) Visual Studio
10 6 (1.96%) Gradle
11 5 (1.63%) Mercurial
11 5 (1.63%) JProfiler
11 5 (1.63%) VisualVM
11 5 (1.63%) JMeter
12 4 (1.31%) Selenium
13 3 (0.98%) ClearCase
14 2 (0.65%) Build Forge
General
1 72 (23.53%) Finance
2 50 (16.34%) Banking
3 21 (6.86%) Investment Banking
4 20 (6.54%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.58%) Retail
6 7 (2.29%) Billing
7 3 (0.98%) Front Office
8 2 (0.65%) Legal
8 2 (0.65%) Marketing
9 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Publishing
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.15%) .NET
2 13 (4.25%) Web Services
3 11 (3.59%) Middleware
4 8 (2.61%) Oracle Fusion
4 8 (2.61%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 7 (2.29%) CSS
6 6 (1.96%) Spring
7 4 (1.31%) XML
8 2 (0.65%) XSLT
8 2 (0.65%) WSDL
8 2 (0.65%) HTML
8 2 (0.65%) WCF
9 1 (0.33%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.33%) LAMP
9 1 (0.33%) XML Messaging
9 1 (0.33%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.33%) SOAP
9 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (1.96%) PMI
3 6 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.63%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.31%) Smart Meter
6 3 (0.98%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.65%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.65%) CMDB
7 2 (0.65%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.33%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.33%) Equities
8 1 (0.33%) STB
8 1 (0.33%) DTCC
8 1 (0.33%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.33%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.33%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.33%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 56 (18.30%) Windows
2 43 (14.05%) UNIX
3 28 (9.15%) Linux
4 22 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.96%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.63%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.33%) Solaris
7 1 (0.33%) Android
7 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (58.17%) Release Management
2 83 (27.12%) ITIL
3 61 (19.93%) Project Management
3 61 (19.93%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (17.65%) Configuration Management
5 47 (15.36%) Change Management
6 34 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 26 (8.50%) PRINCE2
8 25 (8.17%) Service Management
9 22 (7.19%) User Acceptance Testing
10 21 (6.86%) Migration
10 21 (6.86%) ITIL V3
11 19 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (5.88%) Change Control
13 17 (5.56%) Service Delivery
14 16 (5.23%) E-Commerce
15 14 (4.58%) Validation
15 14 (4.58%) Project Planning
15 14 (4.58%) Continuous Improvement
16 13 (4.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.50%) Java
2 18 (5.88%) C#
3 15 (4.90%) SQL
4 13 (4.25%) PowerShell
5 12 (3.92%) Shell Script
6 11 (3.59%) Perl
7 6 (1.96%) Python
8 5 (1.63%) Groovy
9 3 (0.98%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.33%) PHP
10 1 (0.33%) VB
10 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 37 (12.09%) Security Cleared
2 32 (10.46%) SC Cleared
3 22 (7.19%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (1.96%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.63%) Degree
7 3 (0.98%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.65%) ISEB
9 1 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.33%) VCP4
9 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.54%) QA
2 4 (1.31%) SLA
3 2 (0.65%) HL7
4 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (0.98%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (4.25%) Control-M
2 12 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (3.27%) Ansible
4 4 (1.31%) Puppet
5 3 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.98%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.65%) CA Endevor
6 2 (0.65%) Salt
7 1 (0.33%) MOM
7 1 (0.33%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 38 (12.42%) Oracle
2 30 (9.80%) SAP
3 28 (9.15%) Microsoft
4 18 (5.88%) Perforce
5 15 (4.90%) VMware
6 11 (3.59%) IBM
7 9 (2.94%) Adobe
8 7 (2.29%) hybris
9 6 (1.96%) HP
10 5 (1.63%) Siebel
10 5 (1.63%) Open Text
10 5 (1.63%) Remedy
11 4 (1.31%) Fiserv
11 4 (1.31%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.98%) SaltStack
12 3 (0.98%) ATG
12 3 (0.98%) Ab Initio
12 3 (0.98%) DataFlux
12 3 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.98%) webMethods
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