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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Manager
Rank 470 440 422
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 139 152 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.31% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 95 77
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£435 £410 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.98% -8.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £288 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £525 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.80% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £46.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 - -

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
50702 48981 45586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.56% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32009 29925 26397
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1910 1955 2127
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -12 123 £450 +4.65% 15
London +16 64 £500 +11.11% 6
South East -4 29 £433 +11.25% 3
City of London -4 14 £525 +12.29% 1
Hampshire +8 12 £469 +6.53% 1
Scotland -3 9 £325 +16.07%
Southampton - 9 £469 -
East of England +3 8 £620 +37.77% 1
North West -22 8 £425 +32.81%
Surrey 0 7 £440 +13.54% 1
South West -5 6 £420 -8.69%
Essex -9 6 £340 -24.44%
Swindon +4 5 £420 -12.50%
Wiltshire +4 5 £420 -12.50%
Cheshire -5 5 £425 +8.97%
Edinburgh +6 4 £456 +14.06%
Glasgow +2 4 £325 +18.00%
Knutsford -1 4 £425 -7.60%
Bridgend - 4 £388 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £398 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £398 - 1
South Wales - 4 £388 - 1
Wales - 4 £388 - 1
Berkshire +5 3 £335 -25.55%
West Midlands -6 3 £469 +4.74% 2
Reading +6 2 £335 -
Staines -7 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £180 -
Basildon - 2 £340 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £180 -

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 156 (53.06%) Release Management
2 72 (24.49%) Finance
3 71 (24.15%) ITIL
4 63 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (18.03%) Banking
6 46 (15.65%) Configuration Management
7 45 (15.31%) Project Management
8 43 (14.63%) Change Management
8 43 (14.63%) Jenkins
9 41 (13.95%) Linux
10 37 (12.59%) Windows
10 37 (12.59%) Security Cleared
11 35 (11.90%) Oracle
12 34 (11.56%) Java
13 32 (10.88%) UNIX
14 30 (10.20%) Subversion
15 28 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
16 27 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (8.84%) SC Cleared
17 26 (8.84%) QA
18 24 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
19 23 (7.82%) ITIL Certification
20 22 (7.48%) Service Management
21 21 (7.14%) PRINCE2
22 20 (6.80%) SAP
22 20 (6.80%) JIRA
22 20 (6.80%) Git (software)
22 20 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
23 19 (6.46%) Maven
23 19 (6.46%) Investment Banking

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 10 (3.40%) IIS
2 9 (3.06%) WebSphere
3 8 (2.72%) Confluence
4 6 (2.04%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.70%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.36%) SAS
6 4 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.68%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.34%) JBoss
8 1 (0.34%) Apache
8 1 (0.34%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (5.44%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.04%) MS Office
3 4 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.68%) MS Project
5 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.04%) Agresso
2 4 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.36%) SaaS
2 1 (0.34%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.38%) Internet
2 3 (1.02%) DNS
3 1 (0.34%) SAN
3 1 (0.34%) Intranet
3 1 (0.34%) LAN
3 1 (0.34%) WAN
3 1 (0.34%) DSL
3 1 (0.34%) Firewall
3 1 (0.34%) SSH
3 1 (0.34%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.42%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.70%) MS Access
4 4 (1.36%) DB2
4 4 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.36%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (1.36%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.34%) QlikView
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 43 (14.63%) Jenkins
2 30 (10.20%) Subversion
3 20 (6.80%) JIRA
3 20 (6.80%) Git (software)
4 19 (6.46%) Maven
5 14 (4.76%) Ant
6 13 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (4.08%) Gradle
8 10 (3.40%) TeamCity
9 6 (2.04%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.02%) Hudson
10 3 (1.02%) ClearCase
10 3 (1.02%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.68%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.68%) Selenium
11 2 (0.68%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.68%) SCons
12 1 (0.34%) Build Forge
12 1 (0.34%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.34%) AccuRev
General
1 72 (24.49%) Finance
2 53 (18.03%) Banking
3 19 (6.46%) Investment Banking
4 18 (6.12%) Retail
5 8 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.04%) Front Office
7 5 (1.70%) Legal
7 5 (1.70%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.70%) Marketing
8 3 (1.02%) Law
9 2 (0.68%) Billing
9 2 (0.68%) Automotive
10 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
10 1 (0.34%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.44%) .NET
2 5 (1.70%) Middleware
3 4 (1.36%) HTML
4 3 (1.02%) XML
5 2 (0.68%) SOAP
5 2 (0.68%) J2EE
6 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.34%) CSS
6 1 (0.34%) JSP
6 1 (0.34%) JMS
6 1 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.34%) Java EE
6 1 (0.34%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.40%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.04%) Mainframe
3 6 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.70%) Wiki
5 4 (1.36%) CMDB
5 4 (1.36%) PMI
5 4 (1.36%) STB
6 3 (1.02%) Derivative
6 3 (1.02%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.02%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.02%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.68%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.68%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.34%) User Experience
8 1 (0.34%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.34%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.34%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 41 (13.95%) Linux
2 37 (12.59%) Windows
3 32 (10.88%) UNIX
4 8 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.36%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.36%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.34%) CentOS
7 1 (0.34%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (53.06%) Release Management
2 71 (24.15%) ITIL
3 63 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (15.65%) Configuration Management
5 45 (15.31%) Project Management
6 43 (14.63%) Change Management
7 28 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 22 (7.48%) Service Management
11 21 (7.14%) PRINCE2
12 19 (6.46%) Service Delivery
13 17 (5.78%) Scrum
13 17 (5.78%) Waterfall
13 17 (5.78%) Change Control
14 16 (5.44%) SDLC
15 15 (5.10%) E-Commerce
15 15 (5.10%) Migration
16 12 (4.08%) Problem Management
17 11 (3.74%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 34 (11.56%) Java
2 19 (6.46%) Python
3 18 (6.12%) SQL
4 16 (5.44%) PowerShell
5 14 (4.76%) Perl
6 13 (4.42%) C#
7 12 (4.08%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.04%) C
9 5 (1.70%) Scala
10 4 (1.36%) C++
11 2 (0.68%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.68%) Ruby
12 1 (0.34%) Groovy
12 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (12.59%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.84%) SC Cleared
3 23 (7.82%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.70%) ISEB
4 5 (1.70%) Degree
4 5 (1.70%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.36%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.68%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) APMP
7 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.84%) QA
2 8 (2.72%) SLA
3 3 (1.02%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (0.68%) RACF
2 2 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (3.40%) Puppet
2 5 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.36%) Ansible
3 4 (1.36%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.68%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.34%) MOM
Vendors
1 35 (11.90%) Oracle
2 20 (6.80%) SAP
3 17 (5.78%) Microsoft
4 11 (3.74%) VMware
5 8 (2.72%) IBM
6 6 (2.04%) Perforce
6 6 (2.04%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.36%) Ab Initio
7 4 (1.36%) ATG
7 4 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.36%) webMethods
7 4 (1.36%) Cognos
7 4 (1.36%) Sybase
8 2 (0.68%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.68%) Siebel
8 2 (0.68%) HP
8 2 (0.68%) Citrix
8 2 (0.68%) OpenText
8 2 (0.68%) Tableau
8 2 (0.68%) DataFlux
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