The median contractor rate for a Release Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 May 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 Engineer
UK
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 568 605 602
Rank change year-on-year +37 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 38 55 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.10% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.11% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 22
Median daily rate £475 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £300
% change year-on-year +20.00% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43855 51073 51490
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.00% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28327 33327 31758
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1373 1470 2055
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.75 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.39% +6.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Release Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Release Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Release Engineer in the UK

Release Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Engineer in the UK

Release Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Engineer over the 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Engineer in the UK

Release Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Engineer in the UK

Release Engineer
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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
England +39 36 £475 +5.55% 14
London +13 17 £515 +3.00% 1
South East +21 11 £350 -6.66% 7
Berkshire +28 5 £300 -20.00% 5
Newbury - 5 £300 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 4 £469 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £469 -
South West +2 3 £450 +5.88% 1
East of England -5 3 £475 +46.15%
City of London -7 3 £625 +25.00%
Bedfordshire - 3 £475 -
Luton - 3 £475 -
East Midlands -16 2 - -
Bath - 2 £450 -
Somerset - 2 £450 -
Surrey -5 1 £350 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
Bromley - 1 £550 -
Livingston - 1 - -
Plymouth - 1 - -
Redhill - 1 £350 -
Swansea - 1 £550 -
Wales - 1 £550 -
Scotland - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 £550 -

Release Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2017, Release Engineer 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 featuring Release Engineer in the job title.

1 39 (60.94%) Jenkins
2 32 (50.00%) Linux
3 25 (39.06%) DevOps
4 24 (37.50%) Windows
4 24 (37.50%) Git (software)
5 21 (32.81%) Java
6 17 (26.56%) .NET
6 17 (26.56%) Ansible
7 16 (25.00%) Subversion
7 16 (25.00%) JIRA
8 14 (21.88%) Unix
9 13 (20.31%) Python
9 13 (20.31%) Maven
9 13 (20.31%) PowerShell
9 13 (20.31%) Atlassian
9 13 (20.31%) Bitbucket
10 12 (18.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (17.19%) Perl
11 11 (17.19%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (15.63%) SQL
12 10 (15.63%) TeamCity
12 10 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
13 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (14.06%) Banking
13 9 (14.06%) Retail
13 9 (14.06%) Ant
13 9 (14.06%) Configuration Management
13 9 (14.06%) Finance
13 9 (14.06%) Bash Shell

Release Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (10.94%) WebLogic
2 6 (9.38%) Apache
2 6 (9.38%) Confluence
3 4 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.13%) IIS
4 2 (3.13%) JBoss
4 2 (3.13%) WildFly
5 1 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) SSL
2 2 (3.13%) Firewall
2 2 (3.13%) HTTP
3 1 (1.56%) NAS
3 1 (1.56%) SSH
3 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
1 3 (4.69%) PowerCenter
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.56%) Big Data
3 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 39 (60.94%) Jenkins
2 24 (37.50%) Git (software)
3 16 (25.00%) JIRA
3 16 (25.00%) Subversion
4 13 (20.31%) Bitbucket
4 13 (20.31%) Maven
5 12 (18.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (17.19%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (15.63%) TeamCity
8 9 (14.06%) Ant
9 5 (7.81%) ClearCase
9 5 (7.81%) ClearQuest
9 5 (7.81%) MSBuild
10 3 (4.69%) Artifactory
10 3 (4.69%) FitNesse
11 2 (3.13%) CA Gen
11 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (1.56%) MSTest
12 1 (1.56%) NUnit
General
1 9 (14.06%) Banking
1 9 (14.06%) Finance
1 9 (14.06%) Retail
2 3 (4.69%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Electronics
3 2 (3.13%) Front Office
4 1 (1.56%) Advertising
4 1 (1.56%) Automotive
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.56%) .NET
2 4 (6.25%) Web Services
3 3 (4.69%) Middleware
4 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.13%) J2EE
4 2 (3.13%) mod_proxy
5 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Derivative
2 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.69%) Equity Derivative
2 3 (4.69%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.13%) CMDB
3 2 (3.13%) Equities
3 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.56%) RIA
4 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (50.00%) Linux
2 24 (37.50%) Windows
3 14 (21.88%) Unix
4 7 (10.94%) Windows Server
4 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.13%) Solaris
7 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.06%) DevOps
2 11 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (14.06%) Configuration Management
4 8 (12.50%) SDLC
5 7 (10.94%) Release Management
5 7 (10.94%) Task Automation
5 7 (10.94%) Test Automation
6 6 (9.38%) Open Source
7 5 (7.81%) Build Automation
7 5 (7.81%) Release Automation
8 4 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (6.25%) Migration
8 4 (6.25%) Process Improvement
8 4 (6.25%) Refactoring
8 4 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (4.69%) Data Integration
9 3 (4.69%) Functional Programming
9 3 (4.69%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.81%) Java
2 13 (20.31%) PowerShell
2 13 (20.31%) Python
3 11 (17.19%) Perl
4 10 (15.63%) SQL
5 9 (14.06%) Bash Shell
6 7 (10.94%) Shell Script
7 6 (9.38%) VBScript
8 4 (6.25%) Ruby
9 2 (3.13%) C
9 2 (3.13%) C#
9 2 (3.13%) C++
9 2 (3.13%) PHP
9 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.56%) sed
Qualifications
1 6 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) Docker
2 2 (3.13%) vSphere
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (26.56%) Ansible
2 5 (7.81%) Control-M
3 4 (6.25%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (6.25%) Puppet
4 3 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.56%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.56%) SELinux
5 1 (1.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (20.31%) Atlassian
2 7 (10.94%) Sonatype
3 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.81%) Red Hat
4 4 (6.25%) IBM
4 4 (6.25%) Oracle
5 3 (4.69%) Informatica
5 3 (4.69%) Splunk
6 2 (3.13%) BMC
6 2 (3.13%) CA
6 2 (3.13%) Google
6 2 (3.13%) Twitter
6 2 (3.13%) VMware
7 1 (1.56%) Adobe
7 1 (1.56%) Apple
7 1 (1.56%) Citrix
7 1 (1.56%) Murex
7 1 (1.56%) SAP
7 1 (1.56%) Solace