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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Manager
Rank 557 509 497
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 82 148 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 94 88
Median daily rate £456 £435 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +4.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £350 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London median 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
50509 55363 53299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.95% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32914 35215 32203
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1615 2084 2078
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -59 80 £462 +7.50% 10
London -50 30 £525 +13.51% 4
East of England +23 12 £475 - 1
North West +13 8 £375 -
South East -20 8 £379 -10.88% 2
East Midlands +3 7 - -
Nottinghamshire +2 7 - -
Nottingham -5 7 - -
Yorkshire - 6 £500 - 1
Norfolk - 6 £500 -
Manchester +4 5 £413 +10.00%
West Midlands - 5 £462 - 2
South West +2 4 £444 +15.25%
West Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
King's Lynn - 4 £500 -
Halifax - 4 - - 1
City of London +22 3 - - 1
Cheshire +10 3 £375 -
Surrey -1 3 £414 -5.96%
Staffordshire - 3 £463 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £463 -
Luton - 3 £475 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £475 -
Scotland +5 2 £425 -8.10% 1
Hampshire +5 2 £340 -23.59%
Edinburgh +2 2 £425 -8.10%
Canary Wharf +1 2 £425 -
Bristol 0 2 £450 +16.88%
Essex 0 2 £300 -11.76%
Sheffield - 2 £500 -

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 111 (49.78%) Release Management
2 51 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (22.42%) ITIL
4 47 (21.08%) Finance
5 36 (16.14%) Configuration Management
6 32 (14.35%) Change Management
7 29 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (11.66%) SDLC
9 23 (10.31%) Project Management
9 23 (10.31%) Windows
9 23 (10.31%) Banking
10 22 (9.87%) Oracle
10 22 (9.87%) E-Commerce
11 20 (8.97%) Security Cleared
12 18 (8.07%) SC Cleared
13 17 (7.62%) JIRA
13 17 (7.62%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (7.17%) Microsoft
14 16 (7.17%) Service Management
14 16 (7.17%) DevOps
15 15 (6.73%) Retail
15 15 (6.73%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (6.28%) Git (software)
16 14 (6.28%) Scrum
16 14 (6.28%) PRINCE2
17 13 (5.83%) .NET
17 13 (5.83%) Integration Testing
18 12 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
18 12 (5.38%) Java
18 12 (5.38%) Linux

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 (1.79%) Confluence
2 3 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.35%) IIS
2 3 (1.35%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.90%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.90%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.45%) JBoss
4 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.69%) MS Office
3 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.45%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.69%) Office 365
3 3 (1.35%) IaaS
4 2 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.45%) GitHub
5 1 (0.45%) Google Play
5 1 (0.45%) iTunes
5 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.90%) DNS
1 2 (0.90%) SSL
2 1 (0.45%) Firewall
2 1 (0.45%) Internet
2 1 (0.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.24%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.79%) RDBMS
3 4 (1.79%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.90%) ActiveReports
4 2 (0.90%) MarkLogic
4 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.45%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (7.62%) JIRA
2 14 (6.28%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (4.93%) Jenkins
5 10 (4.48%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.79%) Hudson
6 4 (1.79%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.35%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.35%) Gradle
8 2 (0.90%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.90%) Maven
8 2 (0.90%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.90%) Subversion
8 2 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.45%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.45%) Selenium
9 1 (0.45%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.45%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 47 (21.08%) Finance
2 23 (10.31%) Banking
3 15 (6.73%) Retail
4 7 (3.14%) Law
5 6 (2.69%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.35%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.35%) Marketing
6 3 (1.35%) Publishing
7 2 (0.90%) Advertising
7 2 (0.90%) Back Office
7 2 (0.90%) Local Government
7 2 (0.90%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Games
8 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.45%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.83%) .NET
2 4 (1.79%) .NET Framework
2 4 (1.79%) J2EE
3 2 (0.90%) AngularJS
3 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (0.90%) ELK Stack
3 2 (0.90%) Middleware
3 2 (0.90%) RESTful
3 2 (0.90%) XML
4 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.45%) ServiceStack
4 1 (0.45%) SignalR
4 1 (0.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.04%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.35%) Data Conversion
3 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (1.35%) Mobile App
4 2 (0.90%) CMDB
4 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.90%) Mainframe
4 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.90%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.45%) BBC
5 1 (0.45%) CESG
5 1 (0.45%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.45%) Derivative
5 1 (0.45%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.45%) IPTV
5 1 (0.45%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (0.45%) STB
5 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.31%) Windows
2 12 (5.38%) Linux
3 10 (4.48%) Unix
4 6 (2.69%) AIX
5 3 (1.35%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.90%) CentOS
6 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.90%) Solaris
6 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.45%) Android
7 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.45%) VMS
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (49.78%) Release Management
2 51 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (22.42%) ITIL
4 36 (16.14%) Configuration Management
5 32 (14.35%) Change Management
6 29 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 26 (11.66%) SDLC
8 23 (10.31%) Project Management
9 22 (9.87%) E-Commerce
10 16 (7.17%) DevOps
10 16 (7.17%) Service Management
11 15 (6.73%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (6.28%) PRINCE2
12 14 (6.28%) Scrum
13 13 (5.83%) Integration Testing
14 11 (4.93%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (4.93%) Migration
15 10 (4.48%) Critical Success Factor
16 9 (4.04%) ITIL V3
16 9 (4.04%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.38%) Java
1 12 (5.38%) Shell Script
2 11 (4.93%) C#
3 10 (4.48%) SQL
4 7 (3.14%) Perl
5 6 (2.69%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.79%) Python
6 4 (1.79%) Ruby
7 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.90%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.07%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.62%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (4.48%) Degree
5 3 (1.35%) PMP
5 3 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) CISSP
7 1 (0.45%) CLAS
7 1 (0.45%) ISEB
7 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.93%) QA
2 7 (3.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.90%) SLA
3 2 (0.90%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.45%) Firmware
3 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.45%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (3.59%) Puppet
2 5 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.35%) SCCM
4 2 (0.90%) Ansible
4 2 (0.90%) Kibana
4 2 (0.90%) logstash
5 1 (0.45%) Control-M
5 1 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 22 (9.87%) Oracle
2 16 (7.17%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.69%) Atlassian
3 6 (2.69%) SAP
4 4 (1.79%) HP
4 4 (1.79%) IBM
4 4 (1.79%) Perforce
4 4 (1.79%) Remedy
5 3 (1.35%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.35%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.90%) AppDynamics
6 2 (0.90%) BMC
6 2 (0.90%) Intel
6 2 (0.90%) Intel Security
6 2 (0.90%) Rally
6 2 (0.90%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.45%) BT
7 1 (0.45%) MKS
7 1 (0.45%) Niku
7 1 (0.45%) Sybase
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