Period
to 16 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 16 November 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 > Scotland
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 189 172
Rank change year-on-year -4 -17 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 8 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.15% 0.12% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.13% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 14
Scotland median daily rate £338 - £400
10th Percentile £244 - £281
90th Percentile £421 - £426
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.59% +0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland 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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5,066 4,760 4,185
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.15% 95.60% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,758 2,689 2,443
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -1.37%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £499
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 147 120
Scotland median hourly rate £17.63 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.07% +23.53% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £44.70 £43.08
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Release Manager in Scotland

Release Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Manager in Scotland

Release Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Manager in Scotland over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Manager in Scotland

Release Manager
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 16 November 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
Edinburgh +6 8 £338 -
Release Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, Release Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Release Management
2 2 (25.00%) Splunk
2 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (25.00%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (25.00%) Go
2 2 (25.00%) New Relic
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (25.00%) AppDynamics
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Dynatrace
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) CA
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Groovy
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management

Release Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (12.50%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Release Management
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Operations
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Go
1 2 (25.00%) Groovy
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) Perl
1 2 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Nagios
1 1 (12.50%) Scalr
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) AppDynamics
1 2 (25.00%) CA
1 2 (25.00%) Dynatrace
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) New Relic
1 2 (25.00%) Splunk
2 1 (12.50%) VMware