The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 April 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 Manager
UK / England
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 487 485 484
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 98 148 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 100 82
Median daily rate £450 £450 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 41107 49028 48272
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.61% 95.21% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26821 32442 29747
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1373 1399 1938
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.64% +2.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Release Manager in England

Release Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Manager in England

Release Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Manager in England over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Manager in England

Release Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Manager in England

Release Manager
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 Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 23 April 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 +10 51 £456 -8.75% 3
South East +17 21 £438 +2.94% 3
North West +26 9 £450 +12.50%
South West -3 7 £450 +12.85% 2
Yorkshire +23 4 £480 +5.73%
East Midlands -22 2 £425 - 2
West Midlands +20 1 £475 +22.58%
East of England -10 1 - - 1
Release Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 across the England region featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 112 (55.72%) Release Management
2 63 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (21.39%) ITIL
4 39 (19.40%) Finance
5 30 (14.93%) Banking
6 29 (14.43%) Configuration Management
7 27 (13.43%) Project Management
7 27 (13.43%) Change Management
8 26 (12.94%) Scrum
9 25 (12.44%) JIRA
9 25 (12.44%) Oracle
10 24 (11.94%) SQL
11 23 (11.44%) Stakeholder Management
12 22 (10.95%) DevOps
13 21 (10.45%) QA
14 20 (9.95%) Security Cleared
15 19 (9.45%) Java
15 19 (9.45%) SDLC
16 17 (8.46%) Confluence
16 17 (8.46%) SC Cleared
16 17 (8.46%) Service Management
17 14 (6.97%) Service Delivery
17 14 (6.97%) Migration
17 14 (6.97%) Windows
17 14 (6.97%) SAP
18 13 (6.47%) Linux
18 13 (6.47%) ERP
18 13 (6.47%) PowerShell
18 13 (6.47%) Git (software)
18 13 (6.47%) Incident Management

Release Manager 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 17 (8.46%) Confluence
2 7 (3.48%) IIS
3 3 (1.49%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.00%) CMS
4 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.48%) GitHub
3 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.49%) SaaS
5 2 (1.00%) IaaS
5 2 (1.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.50%) DSL
1 1 (0.50%) LAN
1 1 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.48%) RDBMS
2 7 (3.48%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.49%) Big Data
3 5 (2.49%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.49%) DB2
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.50%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.50%) MySQL
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (12.44%) JIRA
2 13 (6.47%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.47%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (3.98%) TeamCity
5 5 (2.49%) Subversion
6 4 (1.99%) Hudson
7 3 (1.49%) Maven
7 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.00%) Ant
8 2 (1.00%) Gradle
8 2 (1.00%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.00%) NUnit
8 2 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.50%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.50%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.50%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 39 (19.40%) Finance
2 30 (14.93%) Banking
3 7 (3.48%) Investment Banking
3 7 (3.48%) Retail
4 3 (1.49%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.49%) Front Office
4 3 (1.49%) Legal
4 3 (1.49%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.00%) Law
5 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.50%) Back Office
6 1 (0.50%) Games
6 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.98%) .NET
2 5 (2.49%) Velocity
3 4 (1.99%) Web Services
4 3 (1.49%) J2SE
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (1.49%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.50%) Middleware
5 1 (0.50%) Node.js
5 1 (0.50%) SOAP
5 1 (0.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.98%) Virtual Team
2 6 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (2.99%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.99%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.49%) CMDB
5 3 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.00%) Derivative
6 2 (1.00%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.00%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.00%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.00%) IVR
7 1 (0.50%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.50%) Fintech
7 1 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.50%) iSeries
7 1 (0.50%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.97%) Windows
2 13 (6.47%) Linux
3 5 (2.49%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.99%) Android
4 4 (1.99%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.99%) Unix
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (55.72%) Release Management
2 63 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (21.39%) ITIL
4 29 (14.43%) Configuration Management
5 27 (13.43%) Change Management
5 27 (13.43%) Project Management
6 26 (12.94%) Scrum
7 23 (11.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (10.95%) DevOps
9 19 (9.45%) SDLC
10 17 (8.46%) Service Management
11 14 (6.97%) Migration
11 14 (6.97%) Service Delivery
12 13 (6.47%) ERP
12 13 (6.47%) Incident Management
13 11 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (4.98%) Continuous Delivery
14 10 (4.98%) PRINCE2
14 10 (4.98%) Waterfall
15 8 (3.98%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.94%) SQL
2 19 (9.45%) Java
3 13 (6.47%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.48%) Python
5 6 (2.99%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.99%) C#
6 4 (1.99%) Perl
7 3 (1.49%) Ruby
8 2 (1.00%) ABAP
8 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.50%) C
9 1 (0.50%) C++
9 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.50%) PHP
9 1 (0.50%) VB
9 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (9.95%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.46%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.98%) Degree
4 5 (2.49%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.99%) PMP
6 3 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.49%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.00%) ISEB
7 2 (1.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.45%) QA
2 3 (1.49%) PMO
3 2 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.00%) SLA
4 1 (0.50%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (1.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.49%) Puppet
1 3 (1.49%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.00%) Ansible
2 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.50%) Control-M
Vendors
1 25 (12.44%) Oracle
2 14 (6.97%) SAP
3 12 (5.97%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.49%) ATG
5 4 (1.99%) Hortonworks
5 4 (1.99%) IBM
5 4 (1.99%) IFS
5 4 (1.99%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.49%) Sybase
6 3 (1.49%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.00%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.50%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.50%) Black Duck
8 1 (0.50%) Cadence
8 1 (0.50%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.50%) Pega
8 1 (0.50%) Percona
8 1 (0.50%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.50%) Remedy
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