The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 March 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
England / South East
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 243 229
Rank change year-on-year +9 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 19 22 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.24% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.25% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 20
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £340 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £484 £500
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7328 8762 9391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.03% 95.01% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 5355 5022
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 377 459
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +7.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.45 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Release Manager in the South East

Release Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Manager in the South East

Release Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Manager in the South East over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Manager in the South East

Release Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Manager in the South East

Release Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Hampshire +19 10 £465 +20.00%
Surrey +11 7 £450 -5.26%
Berkshire +24 2 £438 -7.89%
Release Manager
England

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 South East region featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 24 (60.00%) Release Management
2 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.00%) ITIL
3 7 (17.50%) Configuration Management
3 7 (17.50%) Change Management
4 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (10.00%) Oracle
5 4 (10.00%) MS Office
5 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.50%) Migration
6 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
6 3 (7.50%) .NET
6 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.50%) Project Management
6 3 (7.50%) SLA
6 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (5.00%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (5.00%) ServiceNow
7 2 (5.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.00%) SDLC
7 2 (5.00%) TIBCO
7 2 (5.00%) Service Management
7 2 (5.00%) Front Office
7 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.00%) C#

Release Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (2.50%) K2 blackpearl
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) IaaS
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.50%) Ant
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) Maven
2 1 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Front Office
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) CMDB
2 1 (2.50%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Linux
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Release Management
2 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.00%) ITIL
3 7 (17.50%) Change Management
3 7 (17.50%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.50%) Migration
5 3 (7.50%) Project Management
5 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.00%) Facilities Management
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.00%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (5.00%) Scrum
6 2 (5.00%) SDLC
6 2 (5.00%) Service Management
6 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (2.50%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) PMO
2 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.00%) ATG
3 2 (5.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (5.00%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.50%) Informatica
4 1 (2.50%) Pega
4 1 (2.50%) SAP