Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 621 633 604
Rank change year-on-year +12 -29 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 191 238 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.25% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 147 152
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £363 £353 £297
90th Percentile £575 £618 £614
UK median daily rate £450 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £46.00
UK median hourly rate - - £46.00

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 82960 96520 97420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.84% 95.12% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 54133 63600 61416
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £259 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £428 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2653 2812 3806
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.50 £10.38
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

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 23 July 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 6 months to 23 July 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 +11 105 £475 -5.00% 10
South East +34 36 £431 +1.47% 3
North of England +53 18 £450 +4.05% 6
South West +3 15 £450 +9.76% 1
Midlands +14 14 £400 -11.11% 1
North West +40 13 £450 -10.00% 3
East Midlands -13 10 £349 -17.94% 1
Yorkshire +28 5 £430 -0.69% 3
West Midlands +25 4 £463 +2.78%
East of England -27 1 - - 1
Release Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 106 (55.50%) Release Management
2 58 (30.37%) ITIL
3 56 (29.32%) Finance
4 44 (23.04%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (17.28%) Banking
6 30 (15.71%) Project Management
7 27 (14.14%) JIRA
8 24 (12.57%) Change Management
9 23 (12.04%) Service Management
9 23 (12.04%) Oracle
10 20 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (9.42%) Configuration Management
11 18 (9.42%) QA
12 17 (8.90%) Confluence
12 17 (8.90%) Migration
13 14 (7.33%) Microsoft
14 13 (6.81%) SQL
14 13 (6.81%) Linux
14 13 (6.81%) Amazon AWS
14 13 (6.81%) Jenkins
15 12 (6.28%) Java
16 11 (5.76%) Windows
16 11 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (5.76%) Change Control
16 11 (5.76%) SDLC
17 10 (5.24%) Process Improvement
17 10 (5.24%) Retail
17 10 (5.24%) Incident Management
17 10 (5.24%) PowerShell
17 10 (5.24%) Git (software)

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 (8.90%) Confluence
2 6 (3.14%) IIS
3 5 (2.62%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.09%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.52%) CMS
5 1 (0.52%) JBoss
5 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.52%) Endur
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.52%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.81%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.62%) SaaS
3 3 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.57%) GitHub
4 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.57%) LAN
1 3 (1.57%) WAN
2 1 (0.52%) DSL
2 1 (0.52%) Firewall
2 1 (0.52%) Network Security
2 1 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.57%) MS Access
2 3 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.05%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.05%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.52%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.52%) DB2
4 1 (0.52%) IDOL
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.52%) Power BI
4 1 (0.52%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 27 (14.14%) JIRA
2 13 (6.81%) Jenkins
3 11 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (5.24%) Git (software)
5 6 (3.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (2.62%) Bitbucket
6 5 (2.62%) ClearCase
6 5 (2.62%) Maven
7 4 (2.09%) TeamCity
7 4 (2.09%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.57%) Subversion
9 2 (1.05%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.05%) NUnit
9 2 (1.05%) PVCS
9 2 (1.05%) TestDirector
9 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.52%) PowerBuilder
General
1 56 (29.32%) Finance
2 33 (17.28%) Banking
3 10 (5.24%) Retail
4 9 (4.71%) Legal
5 4 (2.09%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.09%) Law
6 3 (1.57%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.57%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.57%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.05%) Advertising
7 2 (1.05%) Front Office
8 1 (0.52%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.71%) .NET
2 4 (2.09%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (1.57%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.05%) Middleware
4 2 (1.05%) Web Services
5 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.52%) J2SE
5 1 (0.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.24%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.09%) CMDB
3 4 (2.09%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.09%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.05%) EPoS
4 2 (1.05%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.05%) iSeries
4 2 (1.05%) IVR
4 2 (1.05%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.52%) Derivative
5 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.52%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.52%) Fintech
5 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.52%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.52%) iPad
5 1 (0.52%) PMI
5 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.81%) Linux
2 11 (5.76%) Windows
3 6 (3.14%) Unix
3 6 (3.14%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.09%) Android
4 4 (2.09%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.52%) CentOS
5 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (55.50%) Release Management
2 58 (30.37%) ITIL
3 44 (23.04%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (15.71%) Project Management
5 24 (12.57%) Change Management
6 23 (12.04%) Service Management
7 20 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (9.42%) Configuration Management
9 17 (8.90%) Migration
10 11 (5.76%) Change Control
10 11 (5.76%) SDLC
11 10 (5.24%) Incident Management
11 10 (5.24%) Process Improvement
12 9 (4.71%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (4.71%) DevOps
12 9 (4.71%) ERP
12 9 (4.71%) PRINCE2
12 9 (4.71%) Scrum
12 9 (4.71%) Test Management
12 9 (4.71%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.81%) SQL
2 12 (6.28%) Java
3 10 (5.24%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.14%) Python
5 5 (2.62%) C#
6 3 (1.57%) PHP
7 2 (1.05%) Perl
7 2 (1.05%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.52%) C++
8 1 (0.52%) VB
8 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (3.66%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.14%) Degree
3 5 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.09%) PMP
4 4 (2.09%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.57%) ISEB
5 3 (1.57%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.05%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.05%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.52%) APMP
7 1 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.42%) QA
2 7 (3.66%) PMO
3 4 (2.09%) SLA
4 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 19770
4 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.52%) MiFID
5 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (2.62%) Ansible
1 5 (2.62%) BladeLogic
1 5 (2.62%) Puppet
1 5 (2.62%) Terraform
2 4 (2.09%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.05%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.52%) Control-M
4 1 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 23 (12.04%) Oracle
2 14 (7.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.24%) SAP
4 5 (2.62%) BMC
4 5 (2.62%) IBM
5 3 (1.57%) ATG
6 2 (1.05%) CA
6 2 (1.05%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.05%) Informatica
6 2 (1.05%) Pega
6 2 (1.05%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.05%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.52%) Baan
7 1 (0.52%) Citrix
7 1 (0.52%) Epicor
7 1 (0.52%) Genesys
7 1 (0.52%) Infor
7 1 (0.52%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.52%) Murex
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