Period
to 23 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Release Engineer was £478 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 845 839 828
Rank change year-on-year -6 -11 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 37 46 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.044% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.046% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 33 29
UK median daily rate £478 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.80% +8.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £296 £328 £295
90th Percentile £514 £585 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 94988 99866 108209
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.77% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62434 65085 68726
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £248
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2825 3256 4131
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

Release Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Release Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 October 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 11 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 6 months to 23 October 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
England +7 35 £478 +2.14% 6
London +5 21 £488 -7.14% 3
UK excluding London +25 16 £450 - 3
South East -2 6 £450 -18.18% 1
East of England -26 3 £475 +26.67%
Scotland +10 2 - -
South West -6 2 £450 -
Midlands - 2 £388 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £388 -
North of England +61 1 £300 -36.84% 1
Yorkshire +22 1 £300 -31.43% 1

Release Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 19 (51.35%) Jenkins
2 18 (48.65%) Linux
3 16 (43.24%) Java
3 16 (43.24%) DevOps
3 16 (43.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 15 (40.54%) Git (software)
4 15 (40.54%) Ansible
4 15 (40.54%) Finance
4 15 (40.54%) JIRA
5 14 (37.84%) Python
5 14 (37.84%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (32.43%) Windows
7 11 (29.73%) Unix
7 11 (29.73%) Maven
7 11 (29.73%) Bitbucket
8 10 (27.03%) PowerShell
8 10 (27.03%) TeamCity
9 8 (21.62%) BladeLogic
9 8 (21.62%) OO
9 8 (21.62%) ClearCase
9 8 (21.62%) BMC
9 8 (21.62%) Terraform
9 8 (21.62%) Puppet
10 7 (18.92%) .NET
10 7 (18.92%) Banking
11 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
11 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
11 6 (16.22%) Bash Shell
12 5 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012

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 4 (10.81%) Confluence
2 3 (8.11%) JBoss
3 2 (5.41%) IIS
4 1 (2.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) RDBMS
1 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 19 (51.35%) Jenkins
2 16 (43.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 15 (40.54%) Git (software)
3 15 (40.54%) JIRA
4 11 (29.73%) Bitbucket
4 11 (29.73%) Maven
5 10 (27.03%) TeamCity
6 8 (21.62%) ClearCase
7 4 (10.81%) Ant
7 4 (10.81%) MSBuild
7 4 (10.81%) Subversion
8 3 (8.11%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (8.11%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (5.41%) Artifactory
9 2 (5.41%) Hudson
10 1 (2.70%) CruiseControl
10 1 (2.70%) Gradle
General
1 15 (40.54%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Retail
4 3 (8.11%) Retail Banking
5 2 (5.41%) Games
6 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (5.41%) Velocity
4 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.70%) LAMP
4 1 (2.70%) Middleware
4 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) CMDB
3 1 (2.70%) RIA
3 1 (2.70%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 18 (48.65%) Linux
2 12 (32.43%) Windows
3 11 (29.73%) Unix
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Debian
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) DevOps
2 14 (37.84%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (21.62%) OO
4 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.81%) Release Management
5 4 (10.81%) SDLC
5 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
5 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
6 3 (8.11%) Functional Programming
6 3 (8.11%) Software Delivery
7 2 (5.41%) Coaching
7 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.41%) Dashboard Development
7 2 (5.41%) Dependency Management
7 2 (5.41%) Information Security
7 2 (5.41%) Kanban
7 2 (5.41%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (5.41%) Operations Management
7 2 (5.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) Java
2 14 (37.84%) Python
3 10 (27.03%) PowerShell
4 6 (16.22%) Bash Shell
5 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
6 4 (10.81%) C#
7 3 (8.11%) Ruby
8 2 (5.41%) C++
8 2 (5.41%) Perl
8 2 (5.41%) VBScript
9 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Docker
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (40.54%) Ansible
2 8 (21.62%) BladeLogic
2 8 (21.62%) Puppet
2 8 (21.62%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) BMC
2 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
3 3 (8.11%) IBM
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle
3 3 (8.11%) Splunk
3 3 (8.11%) Temenos
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.70%) Adobe
5 1 (2.70%) ATG
5 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.70%) Pega
5 1 (2.70%) Perforce