The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 511 491 471
Rank change year-on-year -20 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 89 150 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.28% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.29% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 101 81
Median daily rate £450 £470 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £346 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £405 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Release Manager in the UK

Release Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Manager in the UK

Release Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Manager over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Manager in the UK

Release Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Manager in the UK

Release Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 30 March 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 -8 86 £450 -4.76% 23
London -3 40 £466 -1.84% 7
South East +17 19 £450 - 2
City of London +8 12 £450 -10.00% 4
North West +35 11 £494 +31.66% 2
Hampshire +20 10 £465 +20.00%
Surrey +12 7 £450 -5.26%
South West -4 6 £450 +16.12% 5
Yorkshire +21 5 £430 -5.34%
Manchester +15 5 £488 +39.28% 1
Staines - 5 - -
Cheshire +38 4 £500 +25.00% 1
West Yorkshire +16 3 £430 -9.57%
Halifax - 3 £430 -
Basingstoke - 3 £270 -
Berkshire +21 2 £438 -7.89%
Scotland +16 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire +10 2 £425 -
South Yorkshire +10 2 - -
Nottingham +4 2 £425 -
Somerset +2 2 £450 - 1
East Midlands -7 2 £425 +26.86%
West Lothian - 2 - -
Havant - 2 - -
Livingston - 2 - -
West Midlands +18 1 £475 +24.59%
Reading +16 1 £438 -10.25%
Sheffield +3 1 - -
Wiltshire +2 1 £475 +22.58%
Staffordshire - 1 £475 -

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 123 (58.02%) Release Management
2 66 (31.13%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (22.64%) ITIL
4 44 (20.75%) Finance
5 32 (15.09%) Project Management
5 32 (15.09%) Change Management
6 29 (13.68%) Configuration Management
7 27 (12.74%) SQL
7 27 (12.74%) Banking
8 24 (11.32%) JIRA
8 24 (11.32%) QA
9 23 (10.85%) SDLC
9 23 (10.85%) DevOps
10 22 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (10.38%) Scrum
11 21 (9.91%) Java
11 21 (9.91%) Security Cleared
12 20 (9.43%) Microsoft
13 19 (8.96%) Oracle
13 19 (8.96%) PowerShell
13 19 (8.96%) SC Cleared
14 18 (8.49%) Windows
15 16 (7.55%) SAP
15 16 (7.55%) SQL Server
15 16 (7.55%) Service Delivery
15 16 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
16 15 (7.08%) Service Management
16 15 (7.08%) .NET
16 15 (7.08%) Linux
17 14 (6.60%) Git (software)

Release Manager 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 14 (6.60%) Confluence
2 7 (3.30%) IIS
3 3 (1.42%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.42%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.94%) CMS
5 1 (0.47%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) MS Project
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.19%) GitHub
2 10 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.94%) IaaS
4 2 (0.94%) PaaS
4 2 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.47%) DSL
1 1 (0.47%) LAN
1 1 (0.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.77%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.30%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.36%) Big Data
4 5 (2.36%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.42%) DB2
5 3 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.94%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.47%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.47%) BODI
7 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.47%) MySQL
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.47%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (11.32%) JIRA
2 16 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (6.60%) Git (software)
4 13 (6.13%) Jenkins
5 8 (3.77%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.83%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (2.36%) Subversion
7 5 (2.36%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.89%) Hudson
8 4 (1.89%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.42%) Maven
10 2 (0.94%) Ant
10 2 (0.94%) Gradle
10 2 (0.94%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.94%) NUnit
10 2 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.47%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.47%) PowerBuilder
11 1 (0.47%) SonarQube
General
1 44 (20.75%) Finance
2 27 (12.74%) Banking
3 7 (3.30%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.36%) Retail
5 4 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.42%) Front Office
6 3 (1.42%) Games
7 2 (0.94%) Marketing
7 2 (0.94%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.47%) Law
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.08%) .NET
2 5 (2.36%) Velocity
2 5 (2.36%) Web Services
3 3 (1.42%) J2SE
3 3 (1.42%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.47%) Middleware
4 1 (0.47%) Node.js
4 1 (0.47%) SOAP
4 1 (0.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.25%) Virtual Team
2 8 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.36%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.42%) CMDB
5 3 (1.42%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.94%) Derivative
6 2 (0.94%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (0.94%) Fintech
6 2 (0.94%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.94%) IVR
6 2 (0.94%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.47%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.47%) NHS
7 1 (0.47%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.47%) Online Games
7 1 (0.47%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.49%) Windows
2 15 (7.08%) Linux
3 6 (2.83%) Unix
4 5 (2.36%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.89%) Android
5 4 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (58.02%) Release Management
2 66 (31.13%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (22.64%) ITIL
4 32 (15.09%) Change Management
4 32 (15.09%) Project Management
5 29 (13.68%) Configuration Management
6 23 (10.85%) DevOps
6 23 (10.85%) SDLC
7 22 (10.38%) Scrum
7 22 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (7.55%) Service Delivery
9 15 (7.08%) Service Management
10 14 (6.60%) Waterfall
11 13 (6.13%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (6.13%) ERP
12 12 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (5.66%) Migration
13 10 (4.72%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (4.72%) Incident Management
13 10 (4.72%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.74%) SQL
2 21 (9.91%) Java
3 19 (8.96%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.30%) Python
5 6 (2.83%) C#
5 6 (2.83%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.89%) Perl
7 3 (1.42%) Ruby
8 2 (0.94%) ABAP
8 2 (0.94%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.47%) C
9 1 (0.47%) C++
9 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.47%) PHP
9 1 (0.47%) VB
9 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (9.91%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.96%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.60%) Degree
4 8 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.36%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.94%) ISEB
6 2 (0.94%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.32%) QA
2 4 (1.89%) PMO
3 3 (1.42%) SLA
4 2 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (0.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.42%) Puppet
1 3 (1.42%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.94%) Ansible
2 2 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.47%) Control-M
Vendors
1 20 (9.43%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.96%) Oracle
3 16 (7.55%) SAP
4 4 (1.89%) Hortonworks
4 4 (1.89%) IBM
4 4 (1.89%) IFS
4 4 (1.89%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.42%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.42%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (1.42%) Sybase
5 3 (1.42%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.94%) ATG
6 2 (0.94%) CheckPoint
6 2 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.47%) Cadence
7 1 (0.47%) Genesys
7 1 (0.47%) HP
7 1 (0.47%) Informatica
7 1 (0.47%) Remedy
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