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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Manager
Rank 443 429 435
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 154 153 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.32% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 96 73
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £374 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £577 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £436 £416
% change year-on-year
-5.44% +4.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -25 141 £450 -1.36% 18
London 0 60 £475 -5.00% 7
South East -7 44 £425 -2.85% 7
Berkshire -1 21 £400 -8.57% 1
City of London -1 19 £460 -8.00% 5
Yorkshire -7 11 £411 -8.61% 1
West Yorkshire -8 11 £411 -8.61% 1
Surrey - 10 £500 - 1
North West -3 9 £425 -19.04%
Reading +18 7 £438 - 1
Hampshire -16 7 £300 -31.42% 1
Leeds -7 6 £413 -8.33% 1
Scotland -11 6 £373 -4.48%
East of England -16 5 £369 -15.71% 2
South West -24 5 £400 +15.94%
Bradford - 5 £410 -
Manchester -7 4 - -
Edinburgh -16 4 £375 -3.84%
West Midlands -15 3 £475 +22.58% 1
Worcester - 2 £475 -
Wiltshire - 2 £450 -
Worcestershire - 2 £475 -
Middlesex - 2 £464 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £312 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £425 -
East Midlands +2 1 - -
Hertfordshire -1 1 - -
Havant -2 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -10 1 £400 +18.51% 2
Swindon - 1 - -

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 151 (51.71%) Release Management
2 59 (20.21%) ITIL
3 58 (19.86%) Windows
4 55 (18.84%) Finance
4 55 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (17.47%) Project Management
6 47 (16.10%) Change Management
7 42 (14.38%) Microsoft
8 41 (14.04%) Configuration Management
9 38 (13.01%) Stakeholder Management
10 35 (11.99%) Banking
11 33 (11.30%) UNIX
12 32 (10.96%) Security Cleared
13 31 (10.62%) PRINCE2
13 31 (10.62%) Oracle
14 28 (9.59%) SQL Server
14 28 (9.59%) SAP
15 25 (8.56%) SC Cleared
16 24 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
16 24 (8.22%) TeamCity
17 22 (7.53%) .NET
18 21 (7.19%) Visual Studio
18 21 (7.19%) Java
18 21 (7.19%) MS Excel
19 20 (6.85%) Web Services
19 20 (6.85%) Migration
19 20 (6.85%) Service Management
20 19 (6.51%) Linux
21 18 (6.16%) Jenkins
21 18 (6.16%) QA

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (4.11%) IIS
2 11 (3.77%) Apache
3 6 (2.05%) JBoss
4 4 (1.37%) CMS
5 3 (1.03%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.68%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.34%) Drupal
Applications
1 21 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.82%) MS Office
3 9 (3.08%) MS Project
4 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.42%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.03%) SAP SRM
2 3 (1.03%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.68%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.68%) Siebel Analytics
3 2 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.34%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.34%) Summit
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.71%) SaaS
2 3 (1.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.34%) Intranet
1 1 (0.34%) FTP
1 1 (0.34%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.45%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.77%) Oracle BI EE
4 10 (3.42%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (1.03%) DataStage
5 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.68%) MarkLogic
6 2 (0.68%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.68%) MS Access
7 1 (0.34%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.34%) MySQL
7 1 (0.34%) Cognos Impromptu
7 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.34%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 24 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 24 (8.22%) TeamCity
2 21 (7.19%) Visual Studio
3 18 (6.16%) Jenkins
4 16 (5.48%) Git (software)
4 16 (5.48%) Subversion
5 15 (5.14%) Maven
6 11 (3.77%) Hudson
7 10 (3.42%) Artifactory
7 10 (3.42%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (2.05%) JIRA
9 6 (2.05%) Ant
10 5 (1.71%) JMeter
10 5 (1.71%) Mercurial
10 5 (1.71%) VisualVM
10 5 (1.71%) Gradle
10 5 (1.71%) JProfiler
11 3 (1.03%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.68%) MSBuild
General
1 55 (18.84%) Finance
2 35 (11.99%) Banking
3 16 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.48%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.74%) Retail
5 6 (2.05%) Billing
6 5 (1.71%) Front Office
7 3 (1.03%) Publishing
8 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.68%) Law
8 2 (0.68%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Legal
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.53%) .NET
2 20 (6.85%) Web Services
3 10 (3.42%) CSS
3 10 (3.42%) Middleware
4 8 (2.74%) Oracle Fusion
4 8 (2.74%) XML
5 7 (2.40%) XSLT
5 7 (2.40%) HTML
5 7 (2.40%) WSDL
5 7 (2.40%) WCF
6 6 (2.05%) Spring
7 5 (1.71%) JSP
8 4 (1.37%) REST
8 4 (1.37%) JMS
8 4 (1.37%) SOAP
9 2 (0.68%) JMX
10 1 (0.34%) LAMP
10 1 (0.34%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.34%) SAP Basis
10 1 (0.34%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (1.71%) PMI
4 4 (1.37%) Smart Meter
4 4 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.03%) DTV
6 2 (0.68%) Derivative
6 2 (0.68%) STB
6 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.68%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.34%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.34%) Equities
7 1 (0.34%) PKI
7 1 (0.34%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (0.34%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.34%) DTCC
7 1 (0.34%) CMDB
7 1 (0.34%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.34%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 58 (19.86%) Windows
2 33 (11.30%) UNIX
3 19 (6.51%) Linux
4 17 (5.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.37%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.03%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.34%) Solaris
9 1 (0.34%) Android
9 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (51.71%) Release Management
2 59 (20.21%) ITIL
3 55 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (17.47%) Project Management
5 47 (16.10%) Change Management
6 41 (14.04%) Configuration Management
7 38 (13.01%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (10.62%) PRINCE2
9 20 (6.85%) Migration
9 20 (6.85%) Service Management
10 17 (5.82%) ERP
10 17 (5.82%) Change Control
11 15 (5.14%) Scrum
11 15 (5.14%) ITIL V3
12 13 (4.45%) Project Planning
13 12 (4.11%) Software Deployment
14 11 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (3.77%) Integration Testing
14 11 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 21 (7.19%) Java
2 16 (5.48%) SQL
3 11 (3.77%) C#
4 9 (3.08%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.40%) Shell Script
5 7 (2.40%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.40%) Perl
6 5 (1.71%) Groovy
7 3 (1.03%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.34%) PHP
8 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.56%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.14%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (1.71%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.71%) Degree
6 4 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.68%) ISEB
8 1 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.16%) QA
2 7 (2.40%) HL7
3 5 (1.71%) SLA
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (4.45%) Control-M
1 13 (4.45%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.40%) Ansible
3 6 (2.05%) Puppet
3 6 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.68%) Capistrano
4 2 (0.68%) Salt
4 2 (0.68%) CA Endevor
4 2 (0.68%) Nagios
4 2 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.34%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 42 (14.38%) Microsoft
2 31 (10.62%) Oracle
3 28 (9.59%) SAP
4 12 (4.11%) Perforce
5 10 (3.42%) HP
6 9 (3.08%) Adobe
7 8 (2.74%) IBM
8 7 (2.40%) hybris
9 5 (1.71%) Remedy
9 5 (1.71%) Splunk
10 4 (1.37%) Fiserv
10 4 (1.37%) VMware
10 4 (1.37%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (1.03%) Cognos
12 2 (0.68%) SaltStack
12 2 (0.68%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.68%) SunGard
12 2 (0.68%) Citrix
12 2 (0.68%) Siebel
12 2 (0.68%) Open Text
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