Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £466 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 643 614 572
Rank change year-on-year -29 -42 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 183 206 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.24% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 142 196
England median daily rate £466 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £371 £325
90th Percentile £634 £588 £606
UK median daily rate £466 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +0.70% -2.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
England median hourly rate - - £34.95
UK median hourly rate - - £34.95

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 86,123 84,539 94,129
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.77% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,769 55,671 60,919
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,512 2,900 3,587
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.34% - +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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 -70 82 £506 +2.02% 14
South East +11 56 £438 -5.66% 5
Midlands +16 17 £414 -10.54% 6
North of England +37 15 £550 +15.79% 6
East Midlands +12 11 £400 -15.79% 5
East of England -20 8 £688 +44.74% 3
West Midlands +14 6 £665 +49.86% 1
Yorkshire +13 6 £410 -4.54% 1
North West -2 6 £448 -5.79% 5
South West +1 5 £345 -22.25%
North East - 3 £665 -
Release Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 110 (60.11%) Release Management
2 59 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (22.95%) ITIL
3 42 (22.95%) DevOps
4 40 (21.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (18.03%) Finance
6 32 (17.49%) Service Management
7 28 (15.30%) Project Management
8 25 (13.66%) Banking
8 25 (13.66%) Continuous Delivery
9 24 (13.11%) Configuration Management
10 23 (12.57%) Scrum
11 21 (11.48%) Windows
11 21 (11.48%) JIRA
12 19 (10.38%) Microsoft
12 19 (10.38%) Change Management
13 18 (9.84%) SDLC
14 16 (8.74%) Confluence
14 16 (8.74%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (8.20%) QA
15 15 (8.20%) Security Cleared
15 15 (8.20%) Jenkins
15 15 (8.20%) Runbook
16 14 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
17 13 (7.10%) Kanban
18 12 (6.56%) Mentoring
18 12 (6.56%) Coaching
19 11 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
19 11 (6.01%) Process Improvement

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 16 (8.74%) Confluence
2 8 (4.37%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.55%) CMS
4 1 (0.55%) Documentum
4 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) SAP PP
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.55%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.55%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.55%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.64%) 3G
1 3 (1.64%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.09%) Skype
3 1 (0.55%) 2G
3 1 (0.55%) Firewall
3 1 (0.55%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.64%) Big Data
1 3 (1.64%) MS Access
2 2 (1.09%) IDOL
3 1 (0.55%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.55%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 21 (11.48%) JIRA
2 15 (8.20%) Jenkins
3 11 (6.01%) Git (software)
4 8 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.73%) Bitbucket
6 4 (2.19%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.64%) MSTest
7 3 (1.64%) NUnit
8 2 (1.09%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (1.09%) Maven
8 2 (1.09%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.55%) Subversion
9 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 33 (18.03%) Finance
2 25 (13.66%) Banking
3 11 (6.01%) Retail
4 10 (5.46%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.73%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.64%) Publishing
7 2 (1.09%) Front Office
7 2 (1.09%) Legal
7 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.55%) Back Office
8 1 (0.55%) Billing
8 1 (0.55%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.28%) Software Packaging
2 5 (2.73%) .NET
3 3 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.55%) Middleware
4 1 (0.55%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.46%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.19%) CMDB
3 4 (2.19%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (2.19%) Video\Live Streaming
4 3 (1.64%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.09%) EPoS
5 2 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.09%) NHS
5 2 (1.09%) Pricing Data
5 2 (1.09%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.55%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.55%) Robotics
6 1 (0.55%) User Experience
6 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.48%) Windows
2 6 (3.28%) Linux
3 3 (1.64%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.64%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.55%) Android
4 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (60.11%) Release Management
2 59 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (22.95%) DevOps
3 42 (22.95%) ITIL
4 40 (21.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (17.49%) Service Management
6 28 (15.30%) Project Management
7 25 (13.66%) Continuous Delivery
8 24 (13.11%) Configuration Management
9 23 (12.57%) Scrum
10 19 (10.38%) Change Management
11 18 (9.84%) SDLC
12 16 (8.74%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (8.20%) Runbook
14 14 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (7.10%) Kanban
16 12 (6.56%) Coaching
16 12 (6.56%) Mentoring
17 11 (6.01%) Process Improvement
18 10 (5.46%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.19%) C
1 4 (2.19%) Perl
1 4 (2.19%) Python
2 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.09%) C#
2 2 (1.09%) Java
2 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.46%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (4.37%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.28%) Degree
5 5 (2.73%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.09%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.55%) APMP
8 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.20%) QA
2 9 (4.92%) SLA
3 5 (2.73%) PMO
4 3 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.55%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.55%) IFRS
6 1 (0.55%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (3.28%) Docker
2 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (3.83%) Puppet
2 6 (3.28%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (10.38%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.37%) Oracle
2 8 (4.37%) SAP
3 6 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (2.73%) Cadence
5 4 (2.19%) MuleSoft
5 4 (2.19%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.64%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.09%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.09%) Capita
7 2 (1.09%) Citrix
7 2 (1.09%) Kofax
7 2 (1.09%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.09%) Reuters
8 1 (0.55%) Baan
8 1 (0.55%) Epicor
8 1 (0.55%) Google
8 1 (0.55%) HP
8 1 (0.55%) Infor
8 1 (0.55%) JD Edwards