Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £444 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 512 545 538
Rank change year-on-year +33 -7 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 150 97 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.27% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 53 77
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £443 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.17% +4.11% -4.38%
10th Percentile £363 £328 £329
90th Percentile £604 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK excluding London 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 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 52,023 49,647 56,397
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 95.04% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,731 30,266 34,697
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £544
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,455 2,258 2,661
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +1.84% +1.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.23
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.00 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.28
% change year-on-year -3.74% +2.33% +1.58%

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 October 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 18 October 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 +1 56 £432 -1.99% 3
North of England -13 29 £431 -1.43% 2
South West +2 25 £425 +3.53% 2
Midlands -14 19 £500 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire -6 18 £419 +24.07%
East of England +6 14 £488 -42.65% 5
East Midlands +4 12 £500 +49.25% 1
North West -14 11 £563 +15.38% 2
Scotland -16 9 £338 -28.95% 1
West Midlands -15 7 £475 +8.57%
Release Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 80 (53.33%) Release Management
2 62 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (25.33%) ITIL
4 26 (17.33%) Finance
5 24 (16.00%) Change Management
6 23 (15.33%) Configuration Management
6 23 (15.33%) Security Cleared
7 22 (14.67%) Service Management
8 20 (13.33%) Project Management
8 20 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (11.33%) PRINCE2
10 16 (10.67%) Jenkins
11 15 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
11 15 (10.00%) Scrum
12 14 (9.33%) Windows
12 14 (9.33%) SDLC
13 13 (8.67%) Release Automation
13 13 (8.67%) E-Commerce
13 13 (8.67%) Management Information System
14 12 (8.00%) Microsoft
14 12 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
14 12 (8.00%) DevOps
15 11 (7.33%) SC Cleared
16 10 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
16 10 (6.67%) Single Sign-On
16 10 (6.67%) Military
17 9 (6.00%) SAP
18 8 (5.33%) QA
18 8 (5.33%) ServiceNow
18 8 (5.33%) GitLab

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 6 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.33%) Confluence
2 2 (1.33%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.67%) IIS
3 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.67%) OpenShift
2 2 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.33%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (0.67%) Internet
2 1 (0.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.00%) Power BI
2 5 (3.33%) NuoDB
3 3 (2.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.67%) MS Access
5 1 (0.67%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 16 (10.67%) Jenkins
2 8 (5.33%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.33%) GitLab
3 7 (4.67%) JIRA
4 4 (2.67%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (2.00%) git-flow
5 3 (2.00%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.33%) Maven
6 2 (1.33%) SonarQube
6 2 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.67%) Ant
7 1 (0.67%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.67%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.67%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.67%) dbdeploy
7 1 (0.67%) Gradle
7 1 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.67%) Selenium
7 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.67%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (17.33%) Finance
2 10 (6.67%) Military
3 7 (4.67%) Retail
4 5 (3.33%) Banking
5 2 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.67%) Back Office
6 1 (0.67%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.67%) Law
6 1 (0.67%) Legal
6 1 (0.67%) Local Government
6 1 (0.67%) Publishing
6 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.33%) .NET
2 3 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.67%) CGI
4 1 (0.67%) Middleware
4 1 (0.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.67%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.33%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.33%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.67%) CMDB
4 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.67%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (0.67%) Life Science
4 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.33%) Windows
2 3 (2.00%) Unix
3 2 (1.33%) Linux
4 1 (0.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (53.33%) Release Management
2 62 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (25.33%) ITIL
4 24 (16.00%) Change Management
5 23 (15.33%) Configuration Management
6 22 (14.67%) Service Management
7 20 (13.33%) Project Management
7 20 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (11.33%) PRINCE2
9 15 (10.00%) Scrum
10 14 (9.33%) SDLC
11 13 (8.67%) E-Commerce
11 13 (8.67%) Release Automation
12 12 (8.00%) DevOps
13 10 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
14 8 (5.33%) Process Improvement
15 7 (4.67%) Change Control
15 7 (4.67%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (4.67%) ERP
15 7 (4.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.00%) SQL
3 2 (1.33%) Perl
3 2 (1.33%) Python
3 2 (1.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.67%) C#
4 1 (0.67%) Go
4 1 (0.67%) Groovy
4 1 (0.67%) Java
4 1 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (15.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.00%) PMP
4 3 (2.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.33%) Degree
5 2 (1.33%) ISEB
5 2 (1.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.33%) QA
2 7 (4.67%) PMO
3 2 (1.33%) GDPR
3 2 (1.33%) SLA
4 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 7 (4.67%) Docker
2 3 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (6.67%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (2.67%) Ansible
3 3 (2.00%) Terraform
4 2 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.67%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.67%) Nagios
5 1 (0.67%) Puppet
5 1 (0.67%) Scalr
Vendors
1 12 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.00%) SAP
3 8 (5.33%) ServiceNow
4 6 (4.00%) Oracle
5 3 (2.00%) HP
5 3 (2.00%) VMware
6 2 (1.33%) IBM
6 2 (1.33%) Snow
7 1 (0.67%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.67%) CA
7 1 (0.67%) Cadence
7 1 (0.67%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.67%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.67%) New Relic
7 1 (0.67%) Progress
7 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.67%) Splunk