Period
to 18 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 18 December 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 542 526 530
Rank change year-on-year -16 +4 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 98 131 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.18% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.25% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 85 85
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.71% -2.78% +11.11%
10th Percentile £323 £325 £313
90th Percentile £538 £525 £575
UK median daily rate £466 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +0.81% -2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
UK excluding London 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 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 50927 52552 60737
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 94.73% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 31347 32390 36477
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +3.31%
10th Percentile £225 £220 £225
90th Percentile £563 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.72% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2259 2637 3287
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.54% - +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.30 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.80 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 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
South East -2 47 £438 -5.41% 5
Midlands +16 20 £388 -16.17%
East Midlands +12 16 £375 -21.05%
North of England +36 13 £460 +2.22%
North West +5 7 £488 +8.33%
East of England -28 7 £850 +78.95% 1
Yorkshire +13 6 £410 -3.53%
Scotland -22 6 - - 1
South West +4 5 £345 -22.25%
West Midlands +15 4 £425 -8.01%
Release Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 UK excluding London region featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 53 (54.08%) Release Management
2 31 (31.63%) ITIL
3 24 (24.49%) Configuration Management
4 22 (22.45%) Finance
5 20 (20.41%) Project Management
5 20 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (17.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (15.31%) Service Management
8 12 (12.24%) Process Improvement
9 11 (11.22%) DevOps
9 11 (11.22%) Windows
10 10 (10.20%) Banking
11 9 (9.18%) QA
11 9 (9.18%) Microsoft
11 9 (9.18%) Change Management
11 9 (9.18%) Runbook
12 8 (8.16%) Matrix Organization
12 8 (8.16%) Change Control
12 8 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (8.16%) Test Management
13 7 (7.14%) Data Protection
13 7 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (7.14%) Management Information System
13 7 (7.14%) Oracle
14 6 (6.12%) SAP
14 6 (6.12%) Scrum
14 6 (6.12%) Migration
14 6 (6.12%) Security Cleared
14 6 (6.12%) Acceptance Criteria
15 5 (5.10%) Continuous Delivery

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 3 (3.06%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.02%) Confluence
2 1 (1.02%) IIS
2 1 (1.02%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 1 (1.02%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.02%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.02%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.02%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) 3G
2 1 (1.02%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.06%) IDOL
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (1.02%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.06%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.06%) MSTest
2 3 (3.06%) NUnit
3 2 (2.04%) PVCS
3 2 (2.04%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.02%) JIRA
4 1 (1.02%) Subversion
4 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (22.45%) Finance
2 10 (10.20%) Banking
3 3 (3.06%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.06%) Retail
4 2 (2.04%) Legal
4 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.10%) .NET
2 3 (3.06%) Middleware
2 3 (3.06%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.08%) CMDB
3 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.06%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.06%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.02%) Robotics
4 1 (1.02%) User Experience
4 1 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.22%) Windows
2 1 (1.02%) Android
2 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.02%) Linux
2 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (54.08%) Release Management
2 31 (31.63%) ITIL
3 24 (24.49%) Configuration Management
4 20 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (20.41%) Project Management
5 17 (17.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (15.31%) Service Management
7 12 (12.24%) Process Improvement
8 11 (11.22%) DevOps
9 9 (9.18%) Change Management
9 9 (9.18%) Runbook
10 8 (8.16%) Change Control
10 8 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (8.16%) Matrix Organization
10 8 (8.16%) Test Management
11 7 (7.14%) Data Protection
12 6 (6.12%) Acceptance Criteria
12 6 (6.12%) Migration
12 6 (6.12%) Scrum
13 5 (5.10%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.06%) C
2 1 (1.02%) C#
2 1 (1.02%) Java
2 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.04%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) Degree
3 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.18%) QA
2 4 (4.08%) SLA
3 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (2.04%) PMO
4 1 (1.02%) Def Stans
4 1 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.02%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 9 (9.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.14%) Oracle
3 6 (6.12%) SAP
4 4 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.06%) Citrix
5 3 (3.06%) Kofax
5 3 (3.06%) MuleSoft
5 3 (3.06%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.04%) CA
6 2 (2.04%) Capita
7 1 (1.02%) Dynatrace
7 1 (1.02%) Informatica
7 1 (1.02%) Pega