The median contractor rate for a Release Engineer was £478 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Release Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 552 578 592
Rank change year-on-year +26 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 31 42 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.072% 0.085% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.089% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 23
Median daily rate £478 £463 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.24% +23.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £581 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £360 £300
% change year-on-year +25.00% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40967 46994 47631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.77% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91549 110551 112831
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4078 4763 6999
Median hourly rate £18.18 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £44.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Release Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Release Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Release Engineer in England

Release Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Release Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Engineer in England

Release Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Engineer in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Engineer in England

Release Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Engineer in England

Release Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
London +11 14 £488 -4.87%
South East +32 10 £375 -9.09% 2
East of England 0 3 £475 +46.15%
Midlands +11 2 - - 1
South West -4 2 £450 +5.88%
East Midlands -10 2 - -
Release Engineer
UK

Release Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Release Engineer 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 across the England region featuring Release Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 29 (52.73%) Linux
3 25 (45.45%) Git (software)
4 23 (41.82%) Java
4 23 (41.82%) DevOps
5 19 (34.55%) Windows
6 18 (32.73%) .NET
6 18 (32.73%) Ansible
7 17 (30.91%) JIRA
8 16 (29.09%) Unix
9 15 (27.27%) Python
9 15 (27.27%) Subversion
9 15 (27.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 14 (25.45%) Finance
11 13 (23.64%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (21.82%) PowerShell
13 9 (16.36%) TeamCity
13 9 (16.36%) Banking
13 9 (16.36%) Retail
13 9 (16.36%) Maven
14 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (14.55%) Bash Shell
14 8 (14.55%) SQL
14 8 (14.55%) Bitbucket
15 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (12.73%) SDLC
15 7 (12.73%) Windows Server
15 7 (12.73%) Test Automation
16 6 (10.91%) Puppet
16 6 (10.91%) Amazon AWS

Release Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (7.27%) Confluence
2 2 (3.64%) Apache
2 2 (3.64%) IIS
2 2 (3.64%) JBoss
2 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.64%) WildFly
3 1 (1.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) Firewall
2 1 (1.82%) NAS
2 1 (1.82%) SSH
2 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
1 3 (5.45%) PowerCenter
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.82%) Big Data
3 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 25 (45.45%) Git (software)
3 17 (30.91%) JIRA
4 15 (27.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 15 (27.27%) Subversion
5 9 (16.36%) Maven
5 9 (16.36%) TeamCity
6 8 (14.55%) Bitbucket
7 5 (9.09%) ClearCase
7 5 (9.09%) MSBuild
8 4 (7.27%) Ant
8 4 (7.27%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (5.45%) Artifactory
9 3 (5.45%) FitNesse
9 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.82%) MSTest
10 1 (1.82%) NUnit
General
1 14 (25.45%) Finance
2 9 (16.36%) Banking
2 9 (16.36%) Retail
3 3 (5.45%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Electronics
4 2 (3.64%) Front Office
5 1 (1.82%) Automotive
5 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
5 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (32.73%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.64%) mod_proxy
2 2 (3.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Derivative
2 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.45%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (3.64%) CMDB
3 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.82%) Equities
4 1 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) RIA
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (52.73%) Linux
2 19 (34.55%) Windows
3 16 (29.09%) Unix
4 7 (12.73%) Windows Server
4 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.82%) DevOps
2 13 (23.64%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.73%) SDLC
4 7 (12.73%) Test Automation
5 6 (10.91%) Release Management
6 5 (9.09%) Build Automation
6 5 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 5 (9.09%) OO
6 5 (9.09%) Task Automation
7 4 (7.27%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (7.27%) Migration
8 3 (5.45%) Data Integration
8 3 (5.45%) ETL
8 3 (5.45%) Functional Programming
8 3 (5.45%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (5.45%) Process Improvement
8 3 (5.45%) Refactoring
8 3 (5.45%) Release Automation
8 3 (5.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.82%) Java
2 15 (27.27%) Python
3 12 (21.82%) PowerShell
4 8 (14.55%) Bash Shell
4 8 (14.55%) SQL
5 6 (10.91%) Shell Script
6 5 (9.09%) Perl
6 5 (9.09%) VBScript
7 3 (5.45%) C#
7 3 (5.45%) Ruby
8 2 (3.64%) PHP
8 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.82%) sed
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Docker
2 2 (3.64%) vSphere
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.82%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (32.73%) Ansible
2 6 (10.91%) Puppet
3 5 (9.09%) BladeLogic
3 5 (9.09%) Terraform
4 4 (7.27%) Control-M
5 3 (5.45%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (10.91%) BMC
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.27%) Atlassian
2 4 (7.27%) Oracle
2 4 (7.27%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.45%) IBM
3 3 (5.45%) Informatica
3 3 (5.45%) Splunk
4 2 (3.64%) Google
4 2 (3.64%) Twitter
4 2 (3.64%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) Adobe
5 1 (1.82%) Apple
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix
5 1 (1.82%) Murex
5 1 (1.82%) SAP
5 1 (1.82%) Solace