Period
to 17 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 17 July 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 495 533 559
Rank change year-on-year +38 +26 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 153 89 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.28% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.18% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 45 71
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.11% +5.88% -1.73%
10th Percentile £290 £315 £330
90th Percentile £638 £542 £525
UK median daily rate £453 £450 £470
% change year-on-year +0.56% -4.26% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 52,403 48,380 59,302
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.01% 95.03% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,775 29,288 36,115
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £228
90th Percentile £570 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,434 2,367 2,547
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.09 £18.70 £19.50
% change year-on-year -3.29% -4.10% +11.43%

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Release Manager in the UK excluding London

Release Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Manager in the UK excluding London

Release Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Manager in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Manager in the UK excluding London

Release Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Manager in the UK excluding London

Release Manager
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 17 July 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
South East +6 65 £423 -3.43% 9
North of England -5 28 £450 - 11
South West +4 20 £423 -6.11% 2
Scotland -36 16 £265 -44.21%
Midlands -5 15 £445 +18.67% 2
North West -15 14 £625 +38.89% 5
East of England +22 11 £523 - 5
Yorkshire -6 11 £419 -2.50% 5
East Midlands 0 8 £429 +22.94% 1
West Midlands -15 7 £500 +11.11% 1
North East - 3 £665 - 1
Release Manager
UK

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 UK excluding London region featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 89 (58.17%) Release Management
2 63 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (29.41%) ITIL
4 32 (20.92%) Scrum
5 31 (20.26%) Service Management
6 29 (18.95%) Change Management
6 29 (18.95%) Security Cleared
7 27 (17.65%) Project Management
8 25 (16.34%) PRINCE2
8 25 (16.34%) Finance
9 24 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (14.38%) DevOps
11 19 (12.42%) Microsoft Excel
12 18 (11.76%) Configuration Management
13 17 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
13 17 (11.11%) SC Cleared
14 14 (9.15%) Kanban
14 14 (9.15%) Oracle
14 14 (9.15%) Decision-Making
15 12 (7.84%) SAP
16 11 (7.19%) ERP
16 11 (7.19%) JIRA
16 11 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (7.19%) SDLC
16 11 (7.19%) Infrastructure Management
16 11 (7.19%) ServiceNow
16 11 (7.19%) Line Management
17 10 (6.54%) Continuous Delivery
17 10 (6.54%) Problem Management
17 10 (6.54%) Military

Release Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 8 (5.23%) Confluence
1 8 (5.23%) OpenStack
2 6 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.96%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (12.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (5.23%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.31%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.96%) IaaS
1 3 (1.96%) PaaS
1 3 (1.96%) SaaS
2 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.31%) Broadband
2 1 (0.65%) LAN
2 1 (0.65%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (0.65%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.92%) Power BI
2 4 (2.61%) NuoDB
3 2 (1.31%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.65%) Big Data
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.65%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.65%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 11 (7.19%) JIRA
2 8 (5.23%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.27%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.96%) GitLab
4 3 (1.96%) Maven
5 2 (1.31%) MSI
5 2 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.31%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.65%) Ant
6 1 (0.65%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.65%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.65%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.65%) dbdeploy
6 1 (0.65%) git-flow
6 1 (0.65%) Gradle
6 1 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.65%) Selenium
6 1 (0.65%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.65%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (16.34%) Finance
2 10 (6.54%) Military
3 6 (3.92%) Retail
4 5 (3.27%) Banking
5 3 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.31%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.31%) Law
6 2 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) Local Government
7 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.61%) .NET
2 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.65%) CGI
2 1 (0.65%) Middleware
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.54%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.61%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.96%) PMI
5 2 (1.31%) CMDB
5 2 (1.31%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.65%) Life Science
6 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Licensing
6 1 (0.65%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.65%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.88%) Windows
2 6 (3.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (58.17%) Release Management
2 63 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (29.41%) ITIL
4 32 (20.92%) Scrum
5 31 (20.26%) Service Management
6 29 (18.95%) Change Management
7 27 (17.65%) Project Management
8 25 (16.34%) PRINCE2
9 24 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (14.38%) DevOps
11 18 (11.76%) Configuration Management
12 14 (9.15%) Decision-Making
12 14 (9.15%) Kanban
13 11 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (7.19%) ERP
13 11 (7.19%) Infrastructure Management
13 11 (7.19%) Line Management
13 11 (7.19%) SDLC
14 10 (6.54%) Continuous Delivery
14 10 (6.54%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.31%) PHP
1 2 (1.31%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.65%) Java
2 1 (0.65%) Perl
2 1 (0.65%) Python
2 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (18.95%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.92%) PMP
4 4 (2.61%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.96%) ISEB
5 3 (1.96%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.31%) Degree
6 2 (1.31%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.65%) APMP
7 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.23%) PMO
2 5 (3.27%) QA
3 3 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (1.96%) SLA
4 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.31%) Docker
1 2 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.65%) vCloud
2 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (6.54%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (3.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (2.61%) Ansible
4 1 (0.65%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (9.15%) Oracle
2 12 (7.84%) SAP
3 11 (7.19%) ServiceNow
4 10 (6.54%) Microsoft
5 7 (4.58%) HP
6 4 (2.61%) Cadence
7 3 (1.96%) Citrix
8 2 (1.31%) IBM
8 2 (1.31%) Snow
8 2 (1.31%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.65%) Google
9 1 (0.65%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.65%) Progress
9 1 (0.65%) Sybase
9 1 (0.65%) VMware