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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Manager
Rank 482 439 438
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 144 173 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.35% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 81 90
Average daily rate £470 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £276 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £408
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.29%
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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -25 136 £470 +4.44% 30
London +38 86 £475 +1.06% 14
City of London +35 17 £475 +1.60% 3
South East -23 16 £448 +4.37% 3
South West +16 14 £388 -26.19%
East of England 0 7 £438 +9.37% 3
Scotland -4 7 £350 - 2
Somerset +6 6 £400 -
Hampshire +2 6 £388 +33.62%
West Midlands -9 6 £375 -21.05%
Berkshire -11 5 £475 +80.95% 2
Suffolk - 5 £450 -
Surrey -10 3 £420 -16.00%
Edinburgh -16 3 - - 1
Bath - 3 £400 -
Hertfordshire +7 2 £400 -
East Midlands -13 2 £325 - 1
Leeds -18 2 £475 +15.15% 1
West Yorkshire -21 2 £475 +15.50% 1
Yorkshire -32 2 £475 +15.50% 1
Bristol - 2 £413 -
Winchester - 2 - -
Paddington - 2 - -
Bury St Edmunds - 2 £450 -
Ipswich - 2 - -
Inverclyde - 2 - -
Gourock - 2 - -
East Sussex +10 1 - -
Glasgow +8 1 - - 1
Slough +4 1 £475 -

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 169 (56.90%) Release Management
2 90 (30.30%) ITIL
3 86 (28.96%) Finance
4 65 (21.89%) Banking
5 61 (20.54%) Change Management
6 58 (19.53%) Project Management
7 47 (15.82%) Java
8 43 (14.48%) Configuration Management
9 41 (13.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 39 (13.13%) Agile Software Development
11 38 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 31 (10.44%) .NET
13 28 (9.43%) Windows
14 27 (9.09%) Linux
14 27 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (9.09%) JIRA
14 27 (9.09%) QA
15 24 (8.08%) Microsoft
15 24 (8.08%) Oracle
16 23 (7.74%) Opscode Chef
17 22 (7.41%) Jenkins
17 22 (7.41%) DevOps
17 22 (7.41%) Puppet
17 22 (7.41%) HTML
17 22 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
18 21 (7.07%) SDLC
19 19 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (6.40%) Git (software)
19 19 (6.40%) PRINCE2
19 19 (6.40%) Unix

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (2.02%) JBoss
1 6 (2.02%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.35%) IIS
2 4 (1.35%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.01%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.67%) Apache
4 2 (0.67%) Confluence
4 2 (0.67%) SAS
5 1 (0.34%) Node.js
5 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.37%) MS Office
3 8 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.67%) MS Project
4 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.34%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.02%) Firewall
2 3 (1.01%) SAN
3 1 (0.34%) BGP
3 1 (0.34%) DNS
3 1 (0.34%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (1.35%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.01%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (0.67%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.67%) MySQL
4 2 (0.67%) QlikView
5 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.34%) GIS
5 1 (0.34%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (13.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (9.09%) JIRA
3 22 (7.41%) Jenkins
4 19 (6.40%) Git (software)
5 16 (5.39%) TeamCity
6 15 (5.05%) Ant
7 13 (4.38%) Gradle
8 11 (3.70%) Maven
9 10 (3.37%) Visual Studio
10 9 (3.03%) Subversion
11 8 (2.69%) Artifactory
11 8 (2.69%) FishEye
12 6 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.35%) Eclipse
13 4 (1.35%) Mercurial
13 4 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (1.35%) TortoiseSVN
14 2 (0.67%) ClearCase
14 2 (0.67%) PVCS
14 2 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 86 (28.96%) Finance
2 65 (21.89%) Banking
3 19 (6.40%) Telecoms
4 17 (5.72%) Retail
5 12 (4.04%) Investment Banking
5 12 (4.04%) Publishing
6 7 (2.36%) Front Office
7 6 (2.02%) Advertising
8 4 (1.35%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.01%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.67%) Local Government
11 1 (0.34%) Back Office
11 1 (0.34%) Billing
11 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.34%) French Language
11 1 (0.34%) Games
11 1 (0.34%) Law
11 1 (0.34%) Legal
11 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (10.44%) .NET
2 22 (7.41%) HTML
3 18 (6.06%) Web Services
4 14 (4.71%) JMS
4 14 (4.71%) REST
4 14 (4.71%) SOAP
5 13 (4.38%) Middleware
6 10 (3.37%) JSP
7 9 (3.03%) JMX
8 7 (2.36%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (1.35%) J2EE
10 3 (1.01%) Java EE
10 3 (1.01%) Spring
11 2 (0.67%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.67%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.67%) ELK Stack
11 2 (0.67%) ServiceStack
12 1 (0.34%) CSS3
12 1 (0.34%) Ultra Messaging
12 1 (0.34%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.68%) Smart Meter
4 4 (1.35%) BBC
4 4 (1.35%) IPTV
4 4 (1.35%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.35%) Over-the-Top Content
5 3 (1.01%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.01%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.01%) Online Banking
5 3 (1.01%) Reinsurance
5 3 (1.01%) Statistics
6 2 (0.67%) Derivative
6 2 (0.67%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.67%) Market Risk
6 2 (0.67%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.67%) STB
7 1 (0.34%) Equities
7 1 (0.34%) NHS
7 1 (0.34%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.43%) Windows
2 27 (9.09%) Linux
3 19 (6.40%) Unix
4 5 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.34%) AIX
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.34%) Solaris
5 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (56.90%) Release Management
2 90 (30.30%) ITIL
3 61 (20.54%) Change Management
4 58 (19.53%) Project Management
5 43 (14.48%) Configuration Management
6 39 (13.13%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (7.41%) DevOps
9 22 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 21 (7.07%) SDLC
11 19 (6.40%) PRINCE2
12 17 (5.72%) High Availability
13 16 (5.39%) Content Management
13 16 (5.39%) Web Development
14 15 (5.05%) Service Management
15 14 (4.71%) API Design
15 14 (4.71%) Service Delivery
16 13 (4.38%) Risk Management
17 12 (4.04%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 47 (15.82%) Java
2 18 (6.06%) SQL
3 16 (5.39%) JavaScript
3 16 (5.39%) Python
4 15 (5.05%) PowerShell
5 13 (4.38%) Perl
6 5 (1.68%) C
6 5 (1.68%) Ruby
6 5 (1.68%) Scala
7 4 (1.35%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.35%) C#
7 4 (1.35%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.01%) ABAP
8 3 (1.01%) LINC
8 3 (1.01%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.67%) C++
9 2 (0.67%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.34%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 17 (5.72%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.39%) ITIL Certification
3 14 (4.71%) Degree
4 10 (3.37%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.68%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.34%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.09%) QA
2 4 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.35%) SLA
3 2 (0.67%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.67%) TickIT
4 1 (0.34%) COBIT
4 1 (0.34%) GxP
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (1.01%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.34%) KVM
2 1 (0.34%) vCloud
2 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (7.74%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (7.41%) Puppet
3 9 (3.03%) Capistrano
3 9 (3.03%) Nagios
4 3 (1.01%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.67%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.34%) Ansible
6 1 (0.34%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 24 (8.08%) Microsoft
1 24 (8.08%) Oracle
2 18 (6.06%) SAP
3 11 (3.70%) Rally
4 10 (3.37%) Splunk
5 8 (2.69%) AppDynamics
5 8 (2.69%) Atlassian
5 8 (2.69%) New Relic
6 6 (2.02%) HP
7 5 (1.68%) BMC
7 5 (1.68%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.35%) BT
8 4 (1.35%) CA
8 4 (1.35%) IBM
8 4 (1.35%) Informatica
8 4 (1.35%) Pega
8 4 (1.35%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.35%) Remedy
9 3 (1.01%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.01%) Unisys
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