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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Manager
Rank 470 444 444
Rank change year-on-year
-26 0
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 132 153 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.30% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 99 67
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£456 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £316 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £446 £413 £401
% change year-on-year
+8.18% +2.99%
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
51527 50292 44718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.33% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31396 30820 25579
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2008 2205
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -19 116 £467 -0.74% 24
London -24 40 £525 +5.52% 14
South East -7 29 £450 -15.29% 3
Hampshire -4 14 £425 -20.93% 1
City of London -4 12 £525 - 4
Surrey - 12 £450 - 1
Scotland -12 11 £446 +19.00%
North West -18 9 £425 +89.60% 1
North East - 9 £227 -
Tyne and Wear - 9 £227 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £227 -
East of England +13 8 £513 - 4
South West +5 8 £470 +6.87%
Edinburgh -3 8 £446 +19.00%
Southampton -17 8 £463 -13.95% 1
West Midlands -18 6 £438 +2.94% 1
Wiltshire +6 5 £475 +3.26%
Yorkshire -14 5 £365 -3.94%
Swindon +8 4 £496 +7.77%
Bedfordshire +5 4 £513 - 2
West Yorkshire -17 4 £370 -2.63%
Hook - 4 £263 -
Luton - 4 £513 - 2
Leeds -19 3 £365 -16.57%
Leatherhead - 3 £450 -
Staines - 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 £425 -
Lancashire +3 2 £349 +55.59%
South Wales +2 2 £352 +8.15%
Wales -2 2 £352 +8.15% 1

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (57.98%) Release Management
2 94 (30.62%) ITIL
3 68 (22.15%) Finance
3 68 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (18.89%) Change Management
5 55 (17.92%) Project Management
6 52 (16.94%) Configuration Management
7 44 (14.33%) Oracle
8 43 (14.01%) Windows
8 43 (14.01%) Banking
9 42 (13.68%) Security Cleared
10 41 (13.36%) UNIX
11 35 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
12 34 (11.07%) SC Cleared
12 34 (11.07%) PRINCE2
13 31 (10.10%) Jenkins
14 30 (9.77%) Service Management
15 27 (8.79%) Service Delivery
16 25 (8.14%) ITIL Certification
16 25 (8.14%) SAP
16 25 (8.14%) Linux
16 25 (8.14%) MS Excel
16 25 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
16 25 (8.14%) QA
16 25 (8.14%) Subversion
17 24 (7.82%) .NET
18 23 (7.49%) Migration
19 22 (7.17%) Java
19 22 (7.17%) ITIL V3
20 20 (6.51%) Waterfall

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 7 (2.28%) Confluence
1 7 (2.28%) IIS
2 5 (1.63%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.30%) JBoss
3 4 (1.30%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.98%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.98%) CMS
5 2 (0.65%) SAS
5 2 (0.65%) Apache
5 2 (0.65%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.33%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 25 (8.14%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.21%) MS Office
3 6 (1.95%) MS Project
4 5 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.26%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.98%) Siebel Analytics
3 2 (0.65%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.33%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.95%) SaaS
2 3 (0.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.63%) Internet
2 1 (0.33%) Intranet
2 1 (0.33%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.89%) Oracle BI EE
1 15 (4.89%) Oracle Database
2 13 (4.23%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.58%) Oracle ODI
4 9 (2.93%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.63%) MS Access
6 4 (1.30%) DB2
7 3 (0.98%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 31 (10.10%) Jenkins
2 25 (8.14%) Subversion
3 16 (5.21%) Maven
4 15 (4.89%) TeamCity
5 14 (4.56%) JIRA
6 13 (4.23%) Hudson
7 12 (3.91%) Git (software)
8 10 (3.26%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (1.95%) Ant
11 5 (1.63%) SonarQube
11 5 (1.63%) Gradle
12 4 (1.30%) ClearCase
12 4 (1.30%) Artifactory
13 3 (0.98%) Selenium
14 2 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.65%) JMeter
14 2 (0.65%) SCons
14 2 (0.65%) Mercurial
14 2 (0.65%) JProfiler
General
1 68 (22.15%) Finance
2 43 (14.01%) Banking
3 19 (6.19%) Retail
4 14 (4.56%) Investment Banking
4 14 (4.56%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.28%) Billing
6 5 (1.63%) Marketing
7 4 (1.30%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.30%) Legal
8 2 (0.65%) Advertising
8 2 (0.65%) Front Office
8 2 (0.65%) Automotive
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.82%) .NET
2 12 (3.91%) Middleware
3 10 (3.26%) Web Services
4 8 (2.61%) Oracle Fusion
4 8 (2.61%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 5 (1.63%) CSS
6 3 (0.98%) HTML
7 2 (0.65%) SOAP
8 1 (0.33%) REST
8 1 (0.33%) JMS
8 1 (0.33%) J2EE
8 1 (0.33%) JSP
8 1 (0.33%) XML
8 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.33%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.33%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.28%) Management Information System
2 7 (2.28%) PMI
3 6 (1.95%) Mainframe
4 5 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.63%) CMDB
5 3 (0.98%) Video on Demand
5 3 (0.98%) Mobile App
5 3 (0.98%) Wiki
6 2 (0.65%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.65%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.33%) User Experience
7 1 (0.33%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.33%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.33%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.33%) EPoS
7 1 (0.33%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.33%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.33%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.01%) Windows
2 41 (13.36%) UNIX
3 25 (8.14%) Linux
4 14 (4.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.28%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.95%) Windows XP
6 6 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.33%) AIX
7 1 (0.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (57.98%) Release Management
2 94 (30.62%) ITIL
3 68 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (18.89%) Change Management
5 55 (17.92%) Project Management
6 52 (16.94%) Configuration Management
7 35 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (11.07%) PRINCE2
9 30 (9.77%) Service Management
10 27 (8.79%) Service Delivery
11 25 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (7.49%) Migration
13 22 (7.17%) ITIL V3
14 20 (6.51%) Waterfall
15 19 (6.19%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (6.19%) E-Commerce
16 18 (5.86%) Change Control
17 16 (5.21%) Scrum
18 15 (4.89%) Software Delivery
19 14 (4.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.17%) Java
2 16 (5.21%) PowerShell
2 16 (5.21%) C#
3 15 (4.89%) SQL
4 14 (4.56%) Shell Script
5 9 (2.93%) Perl
6 8 (2.61%) Python
7 4 (1.30%) C
8 3 (0.98%) C++
9 2 (0.65%) Groovy
9 2 (0.65%) Ruby
9 2 (0.65%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 34 (11.07%) SC Cleared
3 25 (8.14%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (2.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (2.28%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.63%) Degree
7 4 (1.30%) ISEB
7 4 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.98%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.33%) APMP
9 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.14%) QA
2 6 (1.95%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (2.61%) Puppet
2 6 (1.95%) Ansible
3 5 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.30%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.65%) CA Endevor
5 2 (0.65%) Control-M
6 1 (0.33%) MOM
Vendors
1 44 (14.33%) Oracle
2 25 (8.14%) SAP
3 20 (6.51%) Microsoft
4 18 (5.86%) Perforce
5 16 (5.21%) VMware
6 7 (2.28%) IBM
7 5 (1.63%) ServiceNow
7 5 (1.63%) Remedy
7 5 (1.63%) Siebel
7 5 (1.63%) OpenText
8 4 (1.30%) Ab Initio
8 4 (1.30%) ATG
8 4 (1.30%) Sybase
8 4 (1.30%) webMethods
8 4 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.98%) HP
9 3 (0.98%) DataFlux
10 2 (0.65%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.65%) Cognos
10 2 (0.65%) Adobe
Wales
Stott & May
Rate: £350 - £425 Per Day N/A
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
England
Modis International - London
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 20 days ago