Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 August 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
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 661 660 677
Rank change year-on-year -1 +17 -51
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 240 202 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 118 134
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £354 £363 £352
90th Percentile £600 £579 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -4.44% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 97,739 91,628 103,208
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.99% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,002 59,514 67,274
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.09% +3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,132 2,817 3,130
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%
10th Percentile £11.03 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £47.98 £48.75 £46.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +9.64%

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 August 2018.

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 13 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 6 months to 18 August 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
England -1 221 £469 -0.27% 17
UK excluding London +54 157 £430 -4.44% 13
London -58 79 £495 +1.54% 4
South East +24 68 £433 -3.78%
North of England -4 27 £425 -1.05% 5
South West -8 24 £425 -5.56% 2
Scotland -33 15 £265 -44.21%
Yorkshire +6 14 £413 +9.34% 3
Midlands -12 14 £500 +33.33%
North West -6 13 £513 +13.89% 2
East of England +3 11 £520 -38.82% 6
East Midlands -5 8 £500 +49.25%
West Midlands -19 6 £475 +2.70%

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 118 (49.17%) Release Management
2 76 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (23.75%) ITIL
4 42 (17.50%) Change Management
5 40 (16.67%) Finance
5 40 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 37 (15.42%) Project Management
7 36 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (14.58%) DevOps
9 34 (14.17%) Configuration Management
10 32 (13.33%) Scrum
11 29 (12.08%) Service Management
12 26 (10.83%) SC Cleared
13 25 (10.42%) Oracle
14 24 (10.00%) Jenkins
15 23 (9.58%) PRINCE2
16 22 (9.17%) Microsoft Excel
16 22 (9.17%) JIRA
17 21 (8.75%) Windows
18 18 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
19 15 (6.25%) Retail
20 14 (5.83%) SDLC
20 14 (5.83%) Decision-Making
20 14 (5.83%) Banking
20 14 (5.83%) E-Commerce
20 14 (5.83%) Microsoft
20 14 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
20 14 (5.83%) Git (software)
21 12 (5.00%) Management Information System
22 11 (4.58%) SAP

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 9 (3.75%) Confluence
2 6 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.25%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.83%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.42%) Apache
5 1 (0.42%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (9.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.75%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.83%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.42%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.67%) GitHub
2 1 (0.42%) IaaS
2 1 (0.42%) Office 365
2 1 (0.42%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.25%) Broadband
2 2 (0.83%) Firewall
2 2 (0.83%) SMS
2 2 (0.83%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (0.42%) Internet
3 1 (0.42%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.50%) Power BI
2 5 (2.08%) NuoDB
3 3 (1.25%) Big Data
3 3 (1.25%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.42%) DB2
5 1 (0.42%) MS Access
5 1 (0.42%) MySQL
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.42%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.42%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.42%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 24 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 22 (9.17%) JIRA
3 14 (5.83%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.08%) GitLab
4 5 (2.08%) SonarQube
4 5 (2.08%) Subversion
5 4 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (1.67%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.67%) IntelliJ
6 3 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.25%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.83%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.83%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.83%) git-flow
7 2 (0.83%) Maven
7 2 (0.83%) MSI
7 2 (0.83%) Selenium
8 1 (0.42%) dbdeploy
8 1 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 40 (16.67%) Finance
2 15 (6.25%) Retail
3 14 (5.83%) Banking
4 10 (4.17%) Military
5 8 (3.33%) Publishing
6 6 (2.50%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.67%) Front Office
8 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.42%) Electronics
9 1 (0.42%) Games
9 1 (0.42%) Legal
9 1 (0.42%) Local Government
9 1 (0.42%) Marketing
9 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.50%) .NET
2 5 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (2.08%) Web Services
3 2 (0.83%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.83%) Gherkin
3 2 (0.83%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.42%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.42%) CGI
4 1 (0.42%) Ext JS
4 1 (0.42%) Kafka
4 1 (0.42%) LAMP
4 1 (0.42%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.42%) Middleware
4 1 (0.42%) React
4 1 (0.42%) RESTful
4 1 (0.42%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 9 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.92%) Virtual Team
4 6 (2.50%) CMDB
5 5 (2.08%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.67%) Equities
6 4 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.25%) Over-the-Top Content
8 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.83%) NHS
8 2 (0.83%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.42%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.42%) iSeries
9 1 (0.42%) Life Science
9 1 (0.42%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.42%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.75%) Windows
2 8 (3.33%) Unix
3 3 (1.25%) Linux
4 2 (0.83%) Android
4 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.42%) AIX
5 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (49.17%) Release Management
2 76 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (23.75%) ITIL
4 42 (17.50%) Change Management
5 37 (15.42%) Project Management
6 36 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 35 (14.58%) DevOps
8 34 (14.17%) Configuration Management
9 32 (13.33%) Scrum
10 29 (12.08%) Service Management
11 23 (9.58%) PRINCE2
12 14 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (5.83%) Decision-Making
12 14 (5.83%) E-Commerce
12 14 (5.83%) SDLC
13 11 (4.58%) Continuous Delivery
13 11 (4.58%) Infrastructure Management
14 10 (4.17%) Acceptance Criteria
14 10 (4.17%) Process Improvement
14 10 (4.17%) Release Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.58%) Java
2 7 (2.92%) Perl
2 7 (2.92%) Python
3 6 (2.50%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.08%) SQL
5 3 (1.25%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.83%) PHP
6 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.42%) RPG
Qualifications
1 40 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 26 (10.83%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.92%) PMP
4 4 (1.67%) Degree
4 4 (1.67%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.25%) ISEB
5 3 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.83%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.83%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.42%) APMP
7 1 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.58%) QA
2 9 (3.75%) PMO
3 3 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (1.25%) SLA
4 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.42%) GDPR
4 1 (0.42%) HL7
4 1 (0.42%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (3.75%) Docker
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.83%) vCloud
2 2 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (4.17%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (1.67%) Ansible
3 4 (1.67%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.67%) Puppet
4 1 (0.42%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.42%) Kibana
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 25 (10.42%) Oracle
2 14 (5.83%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.58%) SAP
4 9 (3.75%) ServiceNow
5 7 (2.92%) HP
6 4 (1.67%) Cadence
7 3 (1.25%) Citrix
8 2 (0.83%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.83%) IBM
8 2 (0.83%) Snow
8 2 (0.83%) Sybase
8 2 (0.83%) TOWER Software
8 2 (0.83%) VMware
9 1 (0.42%) Avaloq
9 1 (0.42%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.42%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.42%) Perforce
9 1 (0.42%) Progress