Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Release Engineer was £478 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 823 814 801
Rank change year-on-year -9 -13 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 28 52 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.030% 0.053% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.056% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 39 30
England median daily rate £478 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.50% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £356 £335 £304
90th Percentile £506 £595 £506
UK median daily rate £450 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89936 92818 97863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59957 61108 63299
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2672 2997 3790
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -38 19 £488 -6.25% 4
South East -1 3 - -
East of England -13 2 £478 +27.33% 1
Midlands - 2 £388 - 2
West Midlands - 2 £388 -
North of England +67 1 £300 -38.46% 1
Yorkshire +23 1 £300 -31.43% 1
South West +3 1 £450 -
Release Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 18 (64.29%) Linux
2 16 (57.14%) Ansible
3 15 (53.57%) Jenkins
4 14 (50.00%) DevOps
4 14 (50.00%) Python
4 14 (50.00%) Finance
5 13 (46.43%) Git (software)
6 12 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (39.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (39.29%) JIRA
8 10 (35.71%) Maven
8 10 (35.71%) Java
8 10 (35.71%) Bitbucket
9 9 (32.14%) TeamCity
10 8 (28.57%) BladeLogic
10 8 (28.57%) Unix
10 8 (28.57%) ClearCase
10 8 (28.57%) OO
10 8 (28.57%) BMC
10 8 (28.57%) Puppet
10 8 (28.57%) Terraform
11 7 (25.00%) Windows
11 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
11 7 (25.00%) Banking
12 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
12 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
13 4 (14.29%) Perl
13 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (10.71%) Windows Server

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 3 (10.71%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (10.71%) JBoss
2 2 (7.14%) Confluence
3 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.71%) OpenShift
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) RDBMS
1 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) Jenkins
2 13 (46.43%) Git (software)
3 11 (39.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (39.29%) JIRA
4 10 (35.71%) Bitbucket
4 10 (35.71%) Maven
5 9 (32.14%) TeamCity
6 8 (28.57%) ClearCase
7 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (10.71%) Ant
8 3 (10.71%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (10.71%) Subversion
9 2 (7.14%) Hudson
9 2 (7.14%) MSBuild
10 1 (3.57%) Chocolatey
10 1 (3.57%) CruiseControl
10 1 (3.57%) Gradle
10 1 (3.57%) IBM UrbanCode
10 1 (3.57%) NuGet
10 1 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Retail Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Games
4 2 (7.14%) Retail
5 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
1 3 (10.71%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (7.14%) Velocity
3 1 (3.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) Fintech
3 1 (3.57%) RIA
3 1 (3.57%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 18 (64.29%) Linux
2 8 (28.57%) Unix
3 7 (25.00%) Windows
4 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.57%) Debian
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) DevOps
2 12 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (28.57%) OO
4 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
5 3 (10.71%) Release Management
5 3 (10.71%) Software Delivery
5 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.14%) Change Management
6 2 (7.14%) Coaching
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.14%) Dashboard Development
6 2 (7.14%) Dependency Management
6 2 (7.14%) Functional Programming
6 2 (7.14%) Information Security
6 2 (7.14%) Kanban
6 2 (7.14%) Operations Management
6 2 (7.14%) Scrum
6 2 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) Python
2 10 (35.71%) Java
3 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (14.29%) Perl
5 3 (10.71%) C#
5 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
6 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 2 (7.14%) C++
6 2 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (57.14%) Ansible
2 8 (28.57%) BladeLogic
2 8 (28.57%) Puppet
2 8 (28.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) BMC
2 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
3 3 (10.71%) IBM
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 3 (10.71%) Temenos
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) Splunk
5 1 (3.57%) ATG
5 1 (3.57%) Pega
5 1 (3.57%) Perforce
5 1 (3.57%) Serena