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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Manager
Rank 475 456 484
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 147 144 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.26% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.28% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 87 62
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£435 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
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
53327 52003 49532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.33% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 33998 31446 29411
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
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 1974 1998 2145
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 August 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 August 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 -5 140 £430 -1.14% 17
London +29 76 £463 +2.77% 8
South East -14 35 £425 -2.29% 3
City of London -3 17 £550 +9.45% 2
South West +6 12 £385 - 3
Surrey -3 10 £440 +12.82%
Hampshire -7 10 £445 -4.81% 2
Berkshire +13 9 £335 -10.66% 1
East of England +2 7 £475 +23.37% 1
Reading -2 7 £335 -
Docklands, London +1 6 £350 -17.64%
Scotland -2 6 £463 +59.64% 1
Cambridgeshire -2 5 £475 -17.39% 1
East Midlands - 5 £475 - 1
Milton Keynes -4 4 £398 -
Buckinghamshire -4 4 £398 -
North West -27 4 £375 +19.04%
Wiltshire - 4 £465 - 2
Swindon - 4 £465 - 2
Leatherhead - 4 £450 -
Renfrewshire +5 3 - -
Southampton -1 3 £405 -19.00%
Cambridge -1 3 £475 -17.39% 1
Edinburgh -11 3 £463 -15.90% 1
Fife - 3 - -
West Lothian - 3 - -
North Lanarkshire - 3 - -
Motherwell - 3 - -
Winchester - 3 £433 -
Dunfermline - 3 - -

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 146 (52.33%) Release Management
2 70 (25.09%) Finance
3 52 (18.64%) ITIL
4 51 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (17.56%) Banking
6 48 (17.20%) Linux
7 42 (15.05%) Configuration Management
8 41 (14.70%) Change Management
8 41 (14.70%) Java
9 40 (14.34%) Jenkins
10 37 (13.26%) Project Management
11 35 (12.54%) Security Cleared
12 33 (11.83%) UNIX
13 32 (11.47%) QA
14 31 (11.11%) Windows
15 30 (10.75%) Microsoft
16 29 (10.39%) Team Foundation Server
17 25 (8.96%) Oracle
17 25 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
18 24 (8.60%) Git (software)
19 23 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
19 23 (8.24%) Subversion
19 23 (8.24%) Ant
19 23 (8.24%) PRINCE2
20 22 (7.89%) SQL
21 21 (7.53%) Python
21 21 (7.53%) Service Management
21 21 (7.53%) PowerShell
21 21 (7.53%) Gradle
22 20 (7.17%) Scrum

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 12 (4.30%) IIS
1 12 (4.30%) Tomcat
2 9 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.51%) Confluence
4 5 (1.79%) JBoss
4 5 (1.79%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.72%) SAS
7 1 (0.36%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.36%) Apache
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (5.73%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.15%) MS Office
3 2 (0.72%) MS Project
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.23%) Agresso
2 4 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.36%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.72%) SaaS
3 1 (0.36%) Office 365
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.43%) Internet
2 3 (1.08%) DNS
3 2 (0.72%) Firewall
3 2 (0.72%) Intranet
4 1 (0.36%) DSL
4 1 (0.36%) SSH
4 1 (0.36%) Network Security
4 1 (0.36%) NAS
4 1 (0.36%) SAN
4 1 (0.36%) LAN
4 1 (0.36%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.51%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.15%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.79%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (1.43%) MS Access
6 3 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.72%) DB2
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.36%) QlikView
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 40 (14.34%) Jenkins
2 29 (10.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (8.60%) Git (software)
4 23 (8.24%) Ant
4 23 (8.24%) Subversion
5 21 (7.53%) Gradle
6 16 (5.73%) Maven
7 15 (5.38%) JIRA
8 9 (3.23%) Artifactory
9 8 (2.87%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.43%) ClearCase
11 3 (1.08%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.08%) TortoiseSVN
11 3 (1.08%) Hudson
11 3 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.72%) SCons
12 2 (0.72%) PVCS
12 2 (0.72%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.36%) CruiseControl
General
1 70 (25.09%) Finance
2 49 (17.56%) Banking
3 16 (5.73%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.23%) Front Office
5 7 (2.51%) Retail
6 5 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.79%) Law
6 5 (1.79%) Legal
7 4 (1.43%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.08%) Marketing
9 2 (0.72%) Automotive
10 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.36%) Advertising
10 1 (0.36%) Publishing
10 1 (0.36%) Games
10 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.45%) .NET
2 13 (4.66%) Middleware
3 3 (1.08%) ServiceStack
3 3 (1.08%) J2EE
3 3 (1.08%) HTML
4 2 (0.72%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (0.72%) XML
5 1 (0.36%) JMS
5 1 (0.36%) JSP
5 1 (0.36%) SOAP
5 1 (0.36%) Java EE
5 1 (0.36%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 7 (2.51%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.79%) Fixed Income
4 5 (1.79%) STB
4 5 (1.79%) Wiki
5 4 (1.43%) CMDB
5 4 (1.43%) Derivative
6 3 (1.08%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.08%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.08%) Video on Demand
7 2 (0.72%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.72%) PMI
8 1 (0.36%) EPoS
8 1 (0.36%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.36%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.36%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (0.36%) Statistics
8 1 (0.36%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.36%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 48 (17.20%) Linux
2 33 (11.83%) UNIX
3 31 (11.11%) Windows
4 4 (1.43%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.72%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.72%) AIX
5 2 (0.72%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (52.33%) Release Management
2 52 (18.64%) ITIL
3 51 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (15.05%) Configuration Management
5 41 (14.70%) Change Management
6 37 (13.26%) Project Management
7 25 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (8.24%) PRINCE2
8 23 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (7.53%) Service Management
10 20 (7.17%) Scrum
11 17 (6.09%) Change Control
12 14 (5.02%) DevOps
12 14 (5.02%) Service Delivery
13 12 (4.30%) Waterfall
13 12 (4.30%) Migration
13 12 (4.30%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (3.94%) SDLC
15 10 (3.58%) Mentoring
16 9 (3.23%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 41 (14.70%) Java
2 22 (7.89%) SQL
3 21 (7.53%) Python
3 21 (7.53%) PowerShell
4 18 (6.45%) Perl
5 10 (3.58%) Shell Script
6 9 (3.23%) C#
7 8 (2.87%) Scala
8 6 (2.15%) C
8 6 (2.15%) LINC
9 4 (1.43%) C++
10 3 (1.08%) Ruby
11 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.36%) Groovy
12 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 35 (12.54%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.81%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.02%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.79%) ISEB
4 5 (1.79%) Degree
4 5 (1.79%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.72%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.36%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (11.47%) QA
2 8 (2.87%) SLA
3 3 (1.08%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.72%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.72%) RACF
2 1 (0.36%) XenApp
2 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (2.87%) BladeLogic
1 8 (2.87%) Puppet
2 5 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.36%) Ansible
4 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 30 (10.75%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.96%) Oracle
3 17 (6.09%) SAP
4 12 (4.30%) IBM
5 6 (2.15%) Unisys
6 4 (1.43%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.08%) BMC
7 3 (1.08%) Remedy
7 3 (1.08%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.08%) Informatica
8 2 (0.72%) VMware
8 2 (0.72%) Serena
8 2 (0.72%) Perforce
8 2 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.72%) HP
8 2 (0.72%) Citrix
8 2 (0.72%) Cognos
8 2 (0.72%) Sybase
9 1 (0.36%) webMethods
9 1 (0.36%) Hyperion
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