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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Manager
Rank 498 506 475
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 149 134 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.25% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 77 100
Median daily rate £450 £463 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £263 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £446 £416
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +7.20%
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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -1 139 £450 -3.53% 22
London +1 64 £500 -4.76% 7
South East -9 24 £425 -5.55% 1
South West +6 14 £410 -12.81%
East of England +9 13 £525 +2.43% 4
City of London +33 11 £513 -2.38%
East Midlands - 10 £425 - 1
Surrey -10 8 £425 -5.55%
West Sussex - 8 £363 -
Crawley - 7 £363 -
Bristol - 7 £399 -
Bedfordshire +6 6 £588 +14.63%
Luton +2 6 £588 +14.63%
North West -10 6 £450 +5.88% 4
Northamptonshire - 6 £450 -
Manchester -1 5 £500 -16.66% 3
Scotland -22 5 £450 +0.84%
Edinburgh -15 4 £575 +28.85%
Suffolk - 4 £450 -
Hertfordshire +14 3 - - 2
Berkshire +9 3 £469 - 1
Yorkshire +1 3 £454 +24.31% 3
Staines -3 3 £425 -
Hampshire -12 3 £351 -17.41%
Ipswich - 3 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - -
West Yorkshire +9 2 £475 +28.37% 1
Wiltshire -3 2 £406 -14.47%
Leeds -7 2 £475 +30.13%
Leatherhead -26 2 £425 -5.55%

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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.

1 184 (61.13%) Release Management
2 80 (26.58%) ITIL
3 65 (21.59%) Finance
4 58 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (18.27%) Change Management
6 50 (16.61%) Configuration Management
6 50 (16.61%) Project Management
6 50 (16.61%) Banking
7 39 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (11.63%) JIRA
9 34 (11.30%) Java
10 29 (9.63%) User Acceptance Testing
10 29 (9.63%) HTML
11 26 (8.64%) Puppet
12 25 (8.31%) .NET
12 25 (8.31%) Oracle
13 23 (7.64%) Telecoms
13 23 (7.64%) Team Foundation Server
14 21 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
14 21 (6.98%) PRINCE2
14 21 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
15 20 (6.64%) Web Services
15 20 (6.64%) Content Management
15 20 (6.64%) Retail
15 20 (6.64%) QA
15 20 (6.64%) Web Development
16 19 (6.31%) Windows
16 19 (6.31%) SOAP
16 19 (6.31%) JMS
16 19 (6.31%) DevOps

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 4 (1.33%) Confluence
1 4 (1.33%) JBoss
1 4 (1.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.00%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.66%) Apache
3 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.66%) SAS
3 2 (0.66%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.33%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.32%) MS Office
3 7 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.33%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.66%) SaaS
4 1 (0.33%) IaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.33%) Firewall
2 3 (1.00%) SAN
3 2 (0.66%) DNS
3 2 (0.66%) SSL
4 1 (0.33%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.99%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.66%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (0.66%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.66%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.66%) MySQL
3 2 (0.66%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.66%) QlikView
3 2 (0.66%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.33%) GIS
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (11.63%) JIRA
2 23 (7.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (4.65%) TeamCity
4 11 (3.65%) Git (software)
5 9 (2.99%) Visual Studio
6 8 (2.66%) FishEye
6 8 (2.66%) Jenkins
7 7 (2.33%) Maven
8 6 (1.99%) Gradle
8 6 (1.99%) Subversion
9 4 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.33%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.00%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.00%) ClearCase
10 3 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (1.00%) TortoiseSVN
11 2 (0.66%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.66%) InstallShield
12 1 (0.33%) MSI
12 1 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 65 (21.59%) Finance
2 50 (16.61%) Banking
3 23 (7.64%) Telecoms
4 20 (6.64%) Retail
5 15 (4.98%) Publishing
6 7 (2.33%) Advertising
7 5 (1.66%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.33%) Local Government
8 4 (1.33%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.00%) Front Office
9 3 (1.00%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.00%) Marketing
10 2 (0.66%) Law
11 1 (0.33%) Back Office
11 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Games
11 1 (0.33%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.33%) Legal
11 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (9.63%) HTML
2 25 (8.31%) .NET
3 20 (6.64%) Web Services
4 19 (6.31%) JMS
4 19 (6.31%) REST
4 19 (6.31%) SOAP
5 15 (4.98%) JSP
6 12 (3.99%) JMX
7 4 (1.33%) ELK Stack
8 2 (0.66%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.66%) RESTful
8 2 (0.66%) XML
9 1 (0.33%) CGI
9 1 (0.33%) CSS
9 1 (0.33%) J2EE
9 1 (0.33%) Middleware
9 1 (0.33%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.33%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.66%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.33%) Smart Meter
4 5 (1.66%) BBC
4 5 (1.66%) IPTV
4 5 (1.66%) Over-the-Top Content
4 5 (1.66%) Reinsurance
5 4 (1.33%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.00%) Online Banking
6 3 (1.00%) Statistics
6 3 (1.00%) STB
7 2 (0.66%) Derivative
7 2 (0.66%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.33%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.33%) Fintech
8 1 (0.33%) FMCG
8 1 (0.33%) iPad
8 1 (0.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.31%) Windows
2 13 (4.32%) Linux
3 4 (1.33%) Unix
4 3 (1.00%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.66%) CentOS
5 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.66%) Solaris
5 2 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.66%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.33%) VMS
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (61.13%) Release Management
2 80 (26.58%) ITIL
3 58 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (18.27%) Change Management
5 50 (16.61%) Configuration Management
5 50 (16.61%) Project Management
6 39 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (9.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (6.98%) PRINCE2
9 20 (6.64%) Content Management
9 20 (6.64%) Web Development
10 19 (6.31%) API Design
10 19 (6.31%) DevOps
11 17 (5.65%) Scrum
12 16 (5.32%) E-Commerce
12 16 (5.32%) Service Management
13 15 (4.98%) High Availability
14 14 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (4.65%) SDLC
15 13 (4.32%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (11.30%) Java
2 18 (5.98%) JavaScript
3 13 (4.32%) SQL
4 11 (3.65%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.33%) C#
6 3 (1.00%) ABAP
6 3 (1.00%) C++
6 3 (1.00%) Perl
7 2 (0.66%) C
7 2 (0.66%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.33%) Python
8 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
2 15 (4.98%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.65%) Degree
4 13 (4.32%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.64%) QA
2 4 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.33%) SLA
3 2 (0.66%) COBIT
3 2 (0.66%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.33%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.66%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.33%) Firmware
3 1 (0.33%) KVM
3 1 (0.33%) vCloud
3 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (8.64%) Puppet
2 21 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (3.99%) Capistrano
3 12 (3.99%) Nagios
4 2 (0.66%) Kibana
4 2 (0.66%) logstash
4 2 (0.66%) SCCM
5 1 (0.33%) Ansible
5 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.33%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 25 (8.31%) Oracle
2 17 (5.65%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.32%) Rally
4 12 (3.99%) Atlassian
5 11 (3.65%) SAP
6 8 (2.66%) AppDynamics
6 8 (2.66%) New Relic
6 8 (2.66%) Splunk
7 7 (2.33%) HP
8 6 (1.99%) Remedy
9 5 (1.66%) BT
9 5 (1.66%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.66%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.33%) Pega
10 4 (1.33%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.00%) IBM
11 3 (1.00%) Informatica
11 3 (1.00%) Perforce
12 2 (0.66%) BMC
12 2 (0.66%) CA
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