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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Manager
Rank 407 411 454
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 171 148 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.30% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.33% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 94 59
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£450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £403 £415
% change year-on-year
+5.59% -3.01%
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
46978 45024 42156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.46% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29483 26863 23894
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1824 1987 2469
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.15 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% -7.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +9 158 £450 - 25
London -8 58 £470 -6.00% 6
South East +8 53 £413 -5.71% 10
Berkshire +10 26 £400 -8.57% 3
City of London +16 19 £460 -8.00% 2
North West -1 15 £488 +30.00% 2
West Yorkshire +1 11 £411 +17.50%
Yorkshire -2 11 £411 +17.50% 2
Manchester +5 9 £550 +10.00% 2
East of England 0 9 £450 - 2
Leeds -2 7 £413 -2.94%
Hampshire -17 7 £300 -33.33% 3
Scotland -18 6 - -
Surrey - 6 £500 - 1
Edinburgh -17 5 - -
Reading +11 4 £475 +8.57% 1
West Midlands -7 3 £475 +22.58%
South West -25 3 £425 +34.92% 2
Middlesex - 3 £400 -
Hertfordshire +8 2 - -
Glasgow +3 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -11 2 £400 -4.47%
Hook -11 2 £295 -32.57% 1
Worcestershire - 2 £475 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £312 - 1
Worcester - 2 £475 -
East Midlands +8 1 - -
Havant -4 1 - -
Wiltshire -9 1 £450 +44.00% 1
Staines - 1 - - 1

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 169 (55.78%) Release Management
2 76 (25.08%) ITIL
3 66 (21.78%) Finance
4 62 (20.46%) Project Management
5 61 (20.13%) Windows
6 60 (19.80%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (15.84%) Change Management
8 44 (14.52%) Configuration Management
9 41 (13.53%) Banking
10 35 (11.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 35 (11.55%) UNIX
11 33 (10.89%) Oracle
11 33 (10.89%) Microsoft
12 31 (10.23%) PRINCE2
13 30 (9.90%) SAP
14 29 (9.57%) Security Cleared
15 26 (8.58%) Service Management
15 26 (8.58%) Linux
15 26 (8.58%) .NET
16 24 (7.92%) Windows Server 2008
16 24 (7.92%) SQL Server
17 22 (7.26%) ITIL Certification
17 22 (7.26%) Migration
17 22 (7.26%) SC Cleared
18 21 (6.93%) Jenkins
18 21 (6.93%) TeamCity
18 21 (6.93%) Telecoms
19 20 (6.60%) QA
19 20 (6.60%) ITIL V3
20 19 (6.27%) MS Excel

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 11 (3.63%) Apache
2 7 (2.31%) IIS
3 6 (1.98%) JBoss
4 4 (1.32%) CMS
5 3 (0.99%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.66%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.33%) Drupal
7 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.33%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.33%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 19 (6.27%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.94%) MS Office
3 9 (2.97%) MS Project
4 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.30%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.99%) SAP SRM
2 3 (0.99%) Siebel Analytics
2 3 (0.99%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.66%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.33%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.31%) SaaS
2 3 (0.99%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.99%) Internet
2 2 (0.66%) Intranet
3 1 (0.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.92%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.62%) Oracle BI EE
3 10 (3.30%) Oracle ODI
3 10 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.97%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (2.97%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.66%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.33%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.33%) MS Access
6 1 (0.33%) MySQL
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.33%) Big Data
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (6.93%) Jenkins
1 21 (6.93%) TeamCity
2 18 (5.94%) Subversion
3 17 (5.61%) Maven
4 12 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (3.63%) Hudson
6 10 (3.30%) Oracle Forms
7 8 (2.64%) Visual Studio
7 8 (2.64%) Git (software)
7 8 (2.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (1.98%) Ant
8 6 (1.98%) JIRA
9 5 (1.65%) JProfiler
9 5 (1.65%) Mercurial
9 5 (1.65%) JMeter
9 5 (1.65%) VisualVM
9 5 (1.65%) Gradle
10 3 (0.99%) Selenium
10 3 (0.99%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.66%) MSBuild
General
1 66 (21.78%) Finance
2 41 (13.53%) Banking
3 21 (6.93%) Telecoms
4 17 (5.61%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.30%) Retail
6 7 (2.31%) Billing
7 4 (1.32%) Front Office
8 3 (0.99%) Publishing
9 2 (0.66%) Legal
9 2 (0.66%) Marketing
10 1 (0.33%) Electronics
10 1 (0.33%) Law
10 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.58%) .NET
2 15 (4.95%) Web Services
3 10 (3.30%) Middleware
4 8 (2.64%) CSS
4 8 (2.64%) Oracle Fusion
5 6 (1.98%) Spring
6 5 (1.65%) XML
7 4 (1.32%) XSLT
7 4 (1.32%) WSDL
7 4 (1.32%) WCF
8 1 (0.33%) Java EE
8 1 (0.33%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.33%) LAMP
8 1 (0.33%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (2.31%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.98%) PMI
5 4 (1.32%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.66%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.66%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.66%) CMDB
6 2 (0.66%) Derivative
7 1 (0.33%) DTCC
7 1 (0.33%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (0.33%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.33%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.33%) STB
7 1 (0.33%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.33%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.33%) Equities
7 1 (0.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 61 (20.13%) Windows
2 35 (11.55%) UNIX
3 26 (8.58%) Linux
4 24 (7.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.65%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.32%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.33%) Android
9 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (55.78%) Release Management
2 76 (25.08%) ITIL
3 62 (20.46%) Project Management
4 60 (19.80%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (15.84%) Change Management
6 44 (14.52%) Configuration Management
7 35 (11.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (10.23%) PRINCE2
9 26 (8.58%) Service Management
10 22 (7.26%) Migration
11 20 (6.60%) ITIL V3
12 18 (5.94%) Change Control
13 16 (5.28%) Project Planning
13 16 (5.28%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (5.28%) ERP
14 15 (4.95%) Scrum
14 15 (4.95%) Service Delivery
14 15 (4.95%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
16 12 (3.96%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.27%) Java
2 16 (5.28%) PowerShell
2 16 (5.28%) C#
3 14 (4.62%) SQL
4 12 (3.96%) Shell Script
5 8 (2.64%) Perl
6 5 (1.65%) Groovy
7 3 (0.99%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.66%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.33%) Python
9 1 (0.33%) PHP
9 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 22 (7.26%) ITIL Certification
2 22 (7.26%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 6 (1.98%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.65%) Degree
6 3 (0.99%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.66%) ISEB
8 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.60%) QA
2 4 (1.32%) SLA
2 4 (1.32%) HL7
3 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (4.62%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (4.29%) Control-M
3 7 (2.31%) Ansible
4 3 (0.99%) Puppet
5 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.66%) Salt
5 2 (0.66%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.33%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 33 (10.89%) Oracle
1 33 (10.89%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.90%) SAP
3 18 (5.94%) Perforce
4 11 (3.63%) VMware
5 9 (2.97%) Adobe
6 8 (2.64%) IBM
6 8 (2.64%) HP
7 7 (2.31%) hybris
8 5 (1.65%) Open Text
8 5 (1.65%) Remedy
8 5 (1.65%) Siebel
8 5 (1.65%) Splunk
9 4 (1.32%) Fiserv
9 4 (1.32%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.99%) DataFlux
11 2 (0.66%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.66%) SaltStack
11 2 (0.66%) SunGard
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