The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Release Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Manager
UK
Rank 480 484 436
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 112 141 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.30% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 91 83
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £325 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £400 £410
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
42359 47277 48034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.78% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27574 30020 30295
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1732 1916
Median hourly rate £17.44 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Release Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Release Manager in the job title.

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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 104 £478 +1.05% 11
London -22 63 £500 - 4
South East +8 15 £469 +19.04% 1
North West +28 11 £481 +13.90% 1
Hampshire +16 8 £465 -2.61% 1
City of London -15 8 £563 +12.50%
Croydon - 6 £471 -
West Midlands -6 5 £370 +13.84% 1
Manchester +13 4 £488 +15.72%
South West +8 4 £425 +9.67% 2
Berkshire +4 4 - -
East of England +3 4 £456 +14.06%
Scotland +17 3 £275 -21.42%
Wales - 3 £400 -
Reading - 3 - -
Warwickshire - 3 £425 -
South Wales - 3 £400 -
Cardiff - 3 £400 -
Surrey +16 2 £481 +14.58%
Hertfordshire +3 2 £413 +3.12%
Suffolk -6 2 £500 -
Ipswich -6 2 £500 -
Glasgow - 2 £275 -
County Antrim - 2 £344 -
Belfast - 2 £344 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £344 -
Edinburgh +18 1 - -
Yorkshire +12 1 £350 -26.31% 2
West Yorkshire +11 1 £350 -26.31% 2
Devon +5 1 - -

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Release Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 121 (53.30%) Release Management
2 81 (35.68%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (18.50%) ITIL
4 40 (17.62%) Project Management
4 40 (17.62%) Finance
5 33 (14.54%) Configuration Management
6 32 (14.10%) Change Management
6 32 (14.10%) Security Cleared
6 32 (14.10%) DevOps
7 30 (13.22%) SC Cleared
8 28 (12.33%) SDLC
8 28 (12.33%) Scrum
9 27 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (10.57%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (9.69%) Git (software)
12 22 (9.69%) JIRA
12 22 (9.69%) QA
12 22 (9.69%) Service Delivery
12 22 (9.69%) SQL
13 21 (9.25%) Java
13 21 (9.25%) Microsoft
13 21 (9.25%) Banking
14 20 (8.81%) Jenkins
15 19 (8.37%) SQL Server
16 18 (7.93%) SAP
17 17 (7.49%) Windows
17 17 (7.49%) Service Management
17 17 (7.49%) PowerShell
18 16 (7.05%) Waterfall

Release Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (6.17%) Confluence
2 4 (1.76%) IIS
3 2 (0.88%) K2 blackpearl
3 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.44%) CMS
4 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.76%) MS Office
3 2 (0.88%) MS Project
4 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.44%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.44%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.41%) GitHub
3 4 (1.76%) Office 365
4 3 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.32%) IaaS
5 2 (0.88%) PaaS
6 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.20%) LAN
1 5 (2.20%) WAN
2 1 (0.44%) DSL
2 1 (0.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.64%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.20%) Big Data
3 5 (2.20%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.20%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.88%) ActiveReports
4 2 (0.88%) DB2
4 2 (0.88%) MarkLogic
4 2 (0.88%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.88%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.44%) BODI
5 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.44%) MySQL
5 1 (0.44%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (10.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (9.69%) Git (software)
2 22 (9.69%) JIRA
3 20 (8.81%) Jenkins
4 12 (5.29%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (3.52%) MSBuild
6 6 (2.64%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.20%) Subversion
8 4 (1.76%) Hudson
8 4 (1.76%) JIRA Agile
8 4 (1.76%) Maven
9 3 (1.32%) PVCS
10 2 (0.88%) Ant
10 2 (0.88%) Gradle
10 2 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.88%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.44%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.44%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.44%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.44%) SonarQube
General
1 40 (17.62%) Finance
2 21 (9.25%) Banking
3 7 (3.08%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.20%) Retail
5 4 (1.76%) Games
5 4 (1.76%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.44%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Front Office
7 1 (0.44%) Legal
7 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.61%) .NET
2 5 (2.20%) Velocity
3 4 (1.76%) Web Services
4 3 (1.32%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.32%) Middleware
4 3 (1.32%) XML
5 2 (0.88%) J2SE
5 2 (0.88%) SOAP
6 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.44%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.44%) Node.js
6 1 (0.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.41%) Virtual Team
2 8 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.20%) CMDB
3 5 (2.20%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.20%) Mainframe
4 4 (1.76%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.76%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.32%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.32%) Reinsurance
6 2 (0.88%) Data Conversion
6 2 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.88%) NHS
7 1 (0.44%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.44%) Derivative
7 1 (0.44%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.44%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.44%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.44%) Online Games
7 1 (0.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.49%) Windows
2 16 (7.05%) Linux
3 11 (4.85%) Unix
4 3 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.44%) Android
5 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (53.30%) Release Management
2 81 (35.68%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (18.50%) ITIL
4 40 (17.62%) Project Management
5 33 (14.54%) Configuration Management
6 32 (14.10%) Change Management
6 32 (14.10%) DevOps
7 28 (12.33%) Scrum
7 28 (12.33%) SDLC
8 27 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (9.69%) Service Delivery
11 17 (7.49%) Service Management
12 16 (7.05%) Waterfall
13 15 (6.61%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (6.17%) ERP
15 13 (5.73%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (5.73%) Software Delivery
16 11 (4.85%) Continuous Deployment
16 11 (4.85%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.69%) SQL
2 21 (9.25%) Java
3 17 (7.49%) PowerShell
4 9 (3.96%) Python
4 9 (3.96%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.20%) Perl
6 4 (1.76%) C#
7 3 (1.32%) Ruby
8 2 (0.88%) ABAP
8 2 (0.88%) C
9 1 (0.44%) C++
9 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (14.10%) Security Cleared
2 30 (13.22%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.17%) Degree
3 14 (6.17%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.64%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.32%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.44%) PMP
7 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.69%) QA
2 7 (3.08%) SLA
3 2 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.88%) Docker
2 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (3.96%) Puppet
2 4 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.76%) ZABBIX
3 2 (0.88%) Ansible
4 1 (0.44%) Control-M
4 1 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (9.25%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.93%) SAP
3 14 (6.17%) Oracle
4 4 (1.76%) Hortonworks
4 4 (1.76%) IFS
4 4 (1.76%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.32%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (1.32%) Netezza
6 2 (0.88%) ATG
6 2 (0.88%) Fujitsu
6 2 (0.88%) HP
6 2 (0.88%) Intel
6 2 (0.88%) Intel Security
6 2 (0.88%) Sybase
7 1 (0.44%) Cadence
7 1 (0.44%) Facebook
7 1 (0.44%) IBM
7 1 (0.44%) MKS
7 1 (0.44%) Percona
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