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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Manager
UK
Rank 517 478 463
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 85 149 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.30% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 105 81
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £345 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -11.11%
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
42412 49394 49726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27691 31806 30608
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1648 1931
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.82 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -24 81 £475 - 6
London -34 35 £488 +2.63% 1
South East +28 23 £464 +0.27%
North West +34 13 £500 +48.14%
Hampshire +8 13 £465 +20.00%
Manchester +16 6 £488 +44.44%
Berkshire +10 6 £438 -7.89%
City of London -3 6 £450 -10.00%
Reading +18 4 £438 -10.25%
South West -5 4 £438 +12.90% 3
Surrey - 4 - -
Staines - 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 £500 -
Yorkshire +20 2 £480 +1.00% 1
West Yorkshire +14 2 £480 +1.00% 1
Hertfordshire -2 2 £413 +3.12% 1
East of England -6 2 £413 -5.71% 1
Halifax - 2 £480 -
Belfast - 2 £344 -
Basingstoke - 2 £410 -
County Antrim - 2 £344 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £344 -
Scotland +12 1 - -
Bristol +1 1 £575 +48.38% 3
Somerset 0 1 - -
West Midlands -1 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £473 -
Livingston - 1 - -

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 136 (56.90%) Release Management
2 81 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (18.41%) ITIL
4 40 (16.74%) Finance
5 38 (15.90%) Project Management
6 33 (13.81%) Change Management
7 32 (13.39%) Security Cleared
8 31 (12.97%) Configuration Management
8 31 (12.97%) DevOps
9 29 (12.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (12.13%) Banking
9 29 (12.13%) SC Cleared
10 28 (11.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 27 (11.30%) Scrum
11 27 (11.30%) SQL
12 25 (10.46%) JIRA
13 24 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (10.04%) SDLC
14 22 (9.21%) QA
14 22 (9.21%) Java
14 22 (9.21%) Microsoft
15 21 (8.79%) Git (software)
15 21 (8.79%) PowerShell
15 21 (8.79%) Jenkins
16 19 (7.95%) SQL Server
16 19 (7.95%) SAP
17 18 (7.53%) Windows
17 18 (7.53%) .NET
17 18 (7.53%) Service Delivery
17 18 (7.53%) Service Management

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 17 (7.11%) Confluence
2 5 (2.09%) IIS
3 3 (1.26%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.84%) CMS
4 2 (0.84%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (2.93%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.42%) MS Project
3 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.84%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.86%) GitHub
2 9 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.26%) IaaS
5 2 (0.84%) Office 365
5 2 (0.84%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.09%) LAN
1 5 (2.09%) WAN
2 2 (0.84%) DSL
3 1 (0.42%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.93%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.51%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.09%) Big Data
4 5 (2.09%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.26%) DB2
6 2 (0.84%) MarkLogic
6 2 (0.84%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.84%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.42%) BODI
7 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.42%) MySQL
7 1 (0.42%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (11.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (10.46%) JIRA
3 21 (8.79%) Git (software)
3 21 (8.79%) Jenkins
4 12 (5.02%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (3.35%) MSBuild
6 6 (2.51%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.67%) Hudson
7 4 (1.67%) JIRA Agile
7 4 (1.67%) Maven
7 4 (1.67%) Subversion
7 4 (1.67%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.26%) PVCS
9 2 (0.84%) Ant
9 2 (0.84%) Gradle
9 2 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.42%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.42%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.42%) PowerBuilder
10 1 (0.42%) SonarQube
General
1 40 (16.74%) Finance
2 29 (12.13%) Banking
3 7 (2.93%) Investment Banking
3 7 (2.93%) Retail
4 5 (2.09%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.26%) Front Office
5 3 (1.26%) Games
6 2 (0.84%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.84%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Advertising
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Legal
7 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.42%) Marketing
7 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.53%) .NET
2 6 (2.51%) Web Services
3 5 (2.09%) Velocity
4 3 (1.26%) J2SE
5 2 (0.84%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.84%) Middleware
5 2 (0.84%) XML
5 2 (0.84%) XSLT
6 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.42%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.42%) Node.js
6 1 (0.42%) SOAP
6 1 (0.42%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.60%) Virtual Team
2 9 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.09%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.09%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.26%) CMDB
5 3 (1.26%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.26%) Reinsurance
6 2 (0.84%) Derivative
6 2 (0.84%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.84%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.42%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.42%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.42%) NHS
7 1 (0.42%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.42%) Online Games
7 1 (0.42%) PKI
7 1 (0.42%) Smart Energy
7 1 (0.42%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.53%) Windows
2 17 (7.11%) Linux
3 11 (4.60%) Unix
4 4 (1.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (56.90%) Release Management
2 81 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (18.41%) ITIL
4 38 (15.90%) Project Management
5 33 (13.81%) Change Management
6 31 (12.97%) Configuration Management
6 31 (12.97%) DevOps
7 29 (12.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (11.30%) Scrum
9 24 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (10.04%) SDLC
10 18 (7.53%) Service Delivery
10 18 (7.53%) Service Management
11 15 (6.28%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (5.44%) ERP
12 13 (5.44%) Waterfall
13 11 (4.60%) Continuous Deployment
13 11 (4.60%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (4.60%) PRINCE2
14 10 (4.18%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.30%) SQL
2 22 (9.21%) Java
3 21 (8.79%) PowerShell
4 10 (4.18%) Python
5 9 (3.77%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.51%) C#
6 6 (2.51%) Perl
7 3 (1.26%) Ruby
8 2 (0.84%) ABAP
8 2 (0.84%) C
9 1 (0.42%) C++
9 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (13.39%) Security Cleared
2 29 (12.13%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.44%) Degree
3 13 (5.44%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (3.35%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.26%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.42%) PMP
7 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.21%) QA
2 5 (2.09%) SLA
3 4 (1.67%) PMO
4 2 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.84%) Docker
2 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (3.35%) Puppet
2 4 (1.67%) ZABBIX
3 3 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.84%) Ansible
5 1 (0.42%) Control-M
5 1 (0.42%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (9.21%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.95%) SAP
3 17 (7.11%) Oracle
4 4 (1.67%) Hortonworks
4 4 (1.67%) IFS
4 4 (1.67%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.26%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.26%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (1.26%) Netezza
5 3 (1.26%) Sybase
5 3 (1.26%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.84%) ATG
6 2 (0.84%) CheckPoint
6 2 (0.84%) IBM
6 2 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.42%) Cadence
7 1 (0.42%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.42%) HP
7 1 (0.42%) Informatica
7 1 (0.42%) Percona