The median contractor rate for a Release Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Engineer
UK / England
Rank 558 591 579
Rank change year-on-year +33 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 25 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.060% 0.053% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.056% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 18
Median daily rate £450 £450 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £368 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £494 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £373
% change year-on-year +9.37% +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £21.18 £41.13 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.49% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.18 £41.13 -
% change year-on-year -48.49% -  

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 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Release Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Release Engineer in the job title.

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +30 13 £563 +18.42% 2
South East +33 8 £350 -6.66% 1
South West 0 3 £450 +5.88% 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
Release Engineer
UK

Release Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 27 (55.10%) Linux
2 24 (48.98%) Jenkins
3 19 (38.78%) Windows
4 18 (36.73%) SQL
5 17 (34.69%) DevOps
6 16 (32.65%) Git (software)
7 14 (28.57%) Ansible
8 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (24.49%) .NET
10 11 (22.45%) Java
10 11 (22.45%) Subversion
10 11 (22.45%) JIRA
11 10 (20.41%) Oracle
12 9 (18.37%) Shell Script
12 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
12 9 (18.37%) PowerShell
12 9 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (16.33%) Release Management
13 8 (16.33%) Banking
13 8 (16.33%) Configuration Management
13 8 (16.33%) Python
13 8 (16.33%) GitHub
13 8 (16.33%) Bitbucket
14 7 (14.29%) Waterfall
14 7 (14.29%) Puppet
14 7 (14.29%) Docker
14 7 (14.29%) Unix
15 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
15 6 (12.24%) Maven
15 6 (12.24%) Atlassian

Release Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (8.16%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.12%) Confluence
2 3 (6.12%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.08%) Apache
3 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.04%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.33%) GitHub
2 5 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) Firewall
2 1 (2.04%) NAS
2 1 (2.04%) SSH
2 1 (2.04%) SSL
2 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.12%) PowerCenter
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.04%) Big Data
4 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (48.98%) Jenkins
2 16 (32.65%) Git (software)
3 11 (22.45%) JIRA
3 11 (22.45%) Subversion
4 8 (16.33%) Bitbucket
5 6 (12.24%) Maven
6 5 (10.20%) TeamCity
7 3 (6.12%) Artifactory
7 3 (6.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (6.12%) FitNesse
7 3 (6.12%) Hudson
8 2 (4.08%) Ant
8 2 (4.08%) Gradle
8 2 (4.08%) MSBuild
8 2 (4.08%) SonarQube
8 2 (4.08%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.04%) ClearCase
9 1 (2.04%) ClearQuest
9 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (16.33%) Banking
2 5 (10.20%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Electronics
3 2 (4.08%) Front Office
3 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Automotive
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) .NET
2 3 (6.12%) HTML
2 3 (6.12%) HTML5
2 3 (6.12%) LAMP
3 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.08%) J2EE
3 2 (4.08%) Middleware
3 2 (4.08%) Velocity
4 1 (2.04%) Node.js
4 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Equities
1 3 (6.12%) Mainframe
1 3 (6.12%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.08%) Derivative
2 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) CMDB
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.04%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (55.10%) Linux
2 19 (38.78%) Windows
3 7 (14.29%) Unix
4 6 (12.24%) Windows Server
5 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.08%) Solaris
8 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) DevOps
2 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (16.33%) Configuration Management
4 8 (16.33%) Release Management
5 7 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 5 (10.20%) Build Automation
6 5 (10.20%) Open Source
6 5 (10.20%) SDLC
7 4 (8.16%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (8.16%) Migration
8 3 (6.12%) Change Management
8 3 (6.12%) Data Integration
8 3 (6.12%) Data Migration
8 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (6.12%) ETL
8 3 (6.12%) MVC
8 3 (6.12%) Scrum
8 3 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.12%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.73%) SQL
2 11 (22.45%) Java
3 9 (18.37%) PowerShell
3 9 (18.37%) Shell Script
4 8 (16.33%) Python
5 5 (10.20%) Bash Shell
5 5 (10.20%) C#
5 5 (10.20%) Perl
6 3 (6.12%) C
7 2 (4.08%) C++
7 2 (4.08%) Ruby
7 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.08%) VBScript
8 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.04%) PHP
8 1 (2.04%) sed
8 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.16%) Degree
4 2 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Docker
2 2 (4.08%) vSphere
3 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (2.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (28.57%) Ansible
2 7 (14.29%) Puppet
3 6 (12.24%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (6.12%) Control-M
4 3 (6.12%) SELinux
5 2 (4.08%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Oracle
2 6 (12.24%) Atlassian
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.12%) Informatica
3 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.08%) Black Duck
4 2 (4.08%) IBM
4 2 (4.08%) VMware
5 1 (2.04%) AppDynamics
5 1 (2.04%) BMC
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix
5 1 (2.04%) Google
5 1 (2.04%) Murex
5 1 (2.04%) Perforce
5 1 (2.04%) SAP
5 1 (2.04%) Sonatype
5 1 (2.04%) Splunk
5 1 (2.04%) Twitter
Bromley, Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago