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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Manager
Rank 473 469 423
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 141 109 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.21% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.22% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 57 116
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£450 £525 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £400 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -

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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +4 122 £450 -14.28% 17
London +16 65 £450 -14.28% 10
South East +6 28 £450 +2.85% 5
City of London +29 23 £500 -4.76% 3
Hampshire +1 15 £476 +5.83%
North West +4 8 £315 -40.00% 1
Berkshire +13 7 £300 - 1
Scotland -11 7 £304 -18.93%
Manchester - 7 £315 -
East of England -23 5 £385 -
Southampton - 4 £500 -
Surrey -1 3 £438 +2.94% 3
Hertfordshire -21 3 £385 -
Wales - 3 - - 1
Nottinghamshire +13 2 - -
Nottingham +12 2 - -
East Midlands +3 2 - -
South West -25 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £575 -
Glasgow - 2 £275 -
Reading +8 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -6 1 - - 1
Edinburgh -8 1 £550 +46.66%
Somerset -9 1 - -
Bristol -15 1 - -
West Midlands -16 1 £325 -
Slough - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Stockport - - - -
Watford - - - -

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 121 (43.68%) Release Management
2 54 (19.49%) Windows
3 49 (17.69%) Microsoft
4 48 (17.33%) ITIL
5 46 (16.61%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (15.52%) Project Management
7 42 (15.16%) Finance
8 40 (14.44%) Banking
8 40 (14.44%) Change Management
9 34 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
10 33 (11.91%) Team Foundation Server
11 32 (11.55%) Stakeholder Management
12 30 (10.83%) TeamCity
13 29 (10.47%) Configuration Management
14 28 (10.11%) Visual Studio
15 25 (9.03%) SQL Server
16 24 (8.66%) Oracle
16 24 (8.66%) Git (software)
17 23 (8.30%) Security Cleared
17 23 (8.30%) SAP
18 22 (7.94%) .NET
19 21 (7.58%) Automation Testing
20 20 (7.22%) Java
20 20 (7.22%) Web Services
21 19 (6.86%) PRINCE2
21 19 (6.86%) ITIL Certification
21 19 (6.86%) Investment Banking
22 18 (6.50%) SQL
22 18 (6.50%) Artifactory
23 17 (6.14%) SC Cleared

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 16 (5.78%) IIS
2 6 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.44%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.44%) Apache
3 4 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.08%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.72%) Documentum
5 2 (0.72%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.36%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.36%) Confluence
6 1 (0.36%) CMS
6 1 (0.36%) CICS
6 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (6.14%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.05%) MS Office
3 8 (2.89%) MS Project
4 5 (1.81%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.36%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) assyst
2 2 (0.72%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.36%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.36%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Summit
3 1 (0.36%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.36%) ADSL
1 1 (0.36%) Bluetooth
1 1 (0.36%) Broadband
1 1 (0.36%) FTP
1 1 (0.36%) RIP
1 1 (0.36%) DNS
1 1 (0.36%) Intranet
1 1 (0.36%) Internet
1 1 (0.36%) Firewall
1 1 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (0.36%) Wireless
1 1 (0.36%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.03%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.53%) DataStage
4 4 (1.44%) MS Access
4 4 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.72%) MarkLogic
5 2 (0.72%) Cognos Impromptu
5 2 (0.72%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.72%) MySQL
6 1 (0.36%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.36%) DB2
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 33 (11.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (10.83%) TeamCity
3 28 (10.11%) Visual Studio
4 24 (8.66%) Git (software)
5 18 (6.50%) Artifactory
6 9 (3.25%) Subversion
7 6 (2.17%) JIRA
7 6 (2.17%) MSBuild
8 5 (1.81%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.81%) Maven
9 4 (1.44%) Ant
9 4 (1.44%) Hudson
10 3 (1.08%) Selenium
11 2 (0.72%) JUnit
11 2 (0.72%) MSI
11 2 (0.72%) TestNG
12 1 (0.36%) Gerrit
12 1 (0.36%) NUnit
12 1 (0.36%) PVCS
12 1 (0.36%) ClearCase
General
1 42 (15.16%) Finance
2 40 (14.44%) Banking
3 19 (6.86%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.97%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.61%) Retail
6 6 (2.17%) Publishing
7 5 (1.81%) Front Office
8 3 (1.08%) Law
8 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.72%) Advertising
9 2 (0.72%) Legal
9 2 (0.72%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Marketing
10 1 (0.36%) Billing
10 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.36%) Electronics
10 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.94%) .NET
2 20 (7.22%) Web Services
3 11 (3.97%) XML
4 9 (3.25%) HTML
4 9 (3.25%) SOAP
4 9 (3.25%) REST
5 8 (2.89%) WCF
5 8 (2.89%) WSDL
6 7 (2.53%) XSLT
6 7 (2.53%) CSS
6 7 (2.53%) JSP
7 6 (2.17%) JMS
8 4 (1.44%) JMX
9 3 (1.08%) LAMP
9 3 (1.08%) Application Packaging
10 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.36%) Velocity
11 1 (0.36%) XML Messaging
11 1 (0.36%) SAP Basis
11 1 (0.36%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.81%) Management Information System
2 5 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.44%) DTV
4 3 (1.08%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (0.72%) PMI
5 2 (0.72%) Credit Risk
5 2 (0.72%) Derivative
6 1 (0.36%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (0.36%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.36%) Statistics
6 1 (0.36%) DTCC
6 1 (0.36%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.36%) CMDB
6 1 (0.36%) FMCG
6 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.36%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.36%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.36%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 54 (19.49%) Windows
2 11 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (3.61%) Linux
3 10 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (3.25%) UNIX
5 5 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.36%) CentOS
7 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (43.68%) Release Management
2 48 (17.33%) ITIL
3 46 (16.61%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (15.52%) Project Management
5 40 (14.44%) Change Management
6 32 (11.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (10.47%) Configuration Management
8 21 (7.58%) Automation Testing
9 19 (6.86%) PRINCE2
10 17 (6.14%) Service Management
11 15 (5.42%) Scrum
11 15 (5.42%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (4.69%) Migration
12 13 (4.69%) Incident Management
13 12 (4.33%) Project Planning
13 12 (4.33%) Problem Management
14 11 (3.97%) ERP
15 10 (3.61%) TDD
15 10 (3.61%) Change Control
16 9 (3.25%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.22%) Java
2 18 (6.50%) SQL
3 12 (4.33%) C#
4 10 (3.61%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.89%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.08%) C
7 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.72%) Perl
7 2 (0.72%) VB
7 2 (0.72%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.72%) ABAP
7 2 (0.72%) VBA
8 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (8.30%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.86%) ITIL Certification
3 17 (6.14%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.81%) Degree
5 4 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.72%) ISEB
8 1 (0.36%) PMP
8 1 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.42%) QA
2 7 (2.53%) HL7
3 2 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.08%) XenApp
2 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (3.25%) Puppet
2 9 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (2.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (2.17%) Control-M
4 4 (1.44%) Nagios
4 4 (1.44%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.72%) Salt
6 1 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.36%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 49 (17.69%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.66%) Oracle
3 23 (8.30%) SAP
4 13 (4.69%) HP
5 6 (2.17%) Cognos
5 6 (2.17%) Splunk
6 5 (1.81%) Citrix
7 4 (1.44%) Remedy
8 3 (1.08%) NetApp
8 3 (1.08%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (1.08%) IBM
8 3 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.08%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.08%) Fiserv
9 2 (0.72%) SaltStack
9 2 (0.72%) Siebel
9 2 (0.72%) EMC
9 2 (0.72%) Lotus
9 2 (0.72%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.36%) BMC
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