Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £466 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 666 626 566
Rank change year-on-year -40 -60 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 190 227 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.25% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 158 199
UK median daily rate £466 £464 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.48% -2.32% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £325
90th Percentile £631 £588 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £438 £450
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
UK median hourly rate - - £34.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £34.95

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 95,011 91,868 102,819
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.80% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,133 59,980 65,551
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,784 3,231 3,883
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

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 19 January 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 14 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 19 January 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 -21 186 £466 -1.84% 35
UK excluding London -7 107 £438 - 23
London -60 82 £506 +1.25% 15
South East +10 58 £438 -5.66% 5
Midlands +15 18 £415 -10.27% 6
North of England +25 15 £550 +15.79% 6
East Midlands +9 11 £400 -15.79% 5
East of England -19 8 £688 +44.74% 3
West Midlands +7 7 £595 +34.08% 1
Yorkshire +14 6 £410 -4.54% 1
North West -11 6 £448 -5.79% 5
South West +1 5 £345 -22.25%
Scotland -27 3 - - 3
North East - 3 £665 -

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 112 (58.95%) Release Management
2 61 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (22.63%) ITIL
3 43 (22.63%) DevOps
4 41 (21.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (18.42%) Finance
6 32 (16.84%) Service Management
7 28 (14.74%) Project Management
8 26 (13.68%) Banking
8 26 (13.68%) Continuous Delivery
9 24 (12.63%) Scrum
9 24 (12.63%) Configuration Management
10 21 (11.05%) Windows
10 21 (11.05%) JIRA
11 20 (10.53%) Microsoft
12 19 (10.00%) Change Management
13 18 (9.47%) SDLC
14 17 (8.95%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (8.42%) Confluence
16 15 (7.89%) Security Cleared
16 15 (7.89%) QA
16 15 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (7.89%) Jenkins
16 15 (7.89%) Runbook
17 13 (6.84%) Microsoft Office
17 13 (6.84%) Kanban
18 12 (6.32%) Process Improvement
18 12 (6.32%) Mentoring
18 12 (6.32%) Coaching
18 12 (6.32%) Retail

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 16 (8.42%) Confluence
2 9 (4.74%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.58%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.53%) CMS
4 1 (0.53%) Documentum
4 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (6.84%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) SAP PP
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.53%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.53%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.53%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.58%) 3G
1 3 (1.58%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.05%) Skype
3 1 (0.53%) 2G
3 1 (0.53%) Firewall
3 1 (0.53%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.58%) Big Data
1 3 (1.58%) IDOL
1 3 (1.58%) MS Access
2 1 (0.53%) Data Lake
2 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (0.53%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 21 (11.05%) JIRA
2 15 (7.89%) Jenkins
3 11 (5.79%) Git (software)
4 8 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.63%) Bitbucket
6 4 (2.11%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.58%) MSTest
7 3 (1.58%) NUnit
8 2 (1.05%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (1.05%) Maven
8 2 (1.05%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.53%) Subversion
9 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (18.42%) Finance
2 26 (13.68%) Banking
3 12 (6.32%) Retail
4 10 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.63%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.11%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.58%) Publishing
8 2 (1.05%) Front Office
8 2 (1.05%) Legal
8 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.53%) Back Office
9 1 (0.53%) Billing
9 1 (0.53%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.16%) Software Packaging
2 5 (2.63%) .NET
3 3 (1.58%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.53%) Middleware
4 1 (0.53%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.11%) CMDB
3 4 (2.11%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (2.11%) Video\Live Streaming
4 3 (1.58%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.05%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.05%) EPoS
5 2 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.05%) NHS
5 2 (1.05%) Pricing Data
5 2 (1.05%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.53%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.53%) Robotics
6 1 (0.53%) User Experience
6 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.05%) Windows
2 6 (3.16%) Linux
3 3 (1.58%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.58%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.53%) Android
4 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (58.95%) Release Management
2 61 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (22.63%) DevOps
3 43 (22.63%) ITIL
4 41 (21.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (16.84%) Service Management
6 28 (14.74%) Project Management
7 26 (13.68%) Continuous Delivery
8 24 (12.63%) Configuration Management
8 24 (12.63%) Scrum
9 19 (10.00%) Change Management
10 18 (9.47%) SDLC
11 17 (8.95%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (7.89%) Runbook
13 13 (6.84%) Kanban
14 12 (6.32%) Coaching
14 12 (6.32%) Mentoring
14 12 (6.32%) Process Improvement
15 10 (5.26%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.11%) C
1 4 (2.11%) Perl
1 4 (2.11%) Python
2 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.05%) C#
2 2 (1.05%) Java
2 2 (1.05%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (4.21%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.16%) Degree
5 5 (2.63%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.05%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.53%) APMP
8 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.89%) QA
2 9 (4.74%) SLA
3 5 (2.63%) PMO
4 3 (1.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.53%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.53%) IFRS
6 1 (0.53%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (3.16%) Docker
2 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (3.68%) Puppet
2 6 (3.16%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.74%) Oracle
3 8 (4.21%) SAP
4 6 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.63%) Cadence
6 4 (2.11%) MuleSoft
6 4 (2.11%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.58%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.58%) Citrix
7 3 (1.58%) Kofax
7 3 (1.58%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.05%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.05%) Capita
8 2 (1.05%) Reuters
9 1 (0.53%) Baan
9 1 (0.53%) Epicor
9 1 (0.53%) Google
9 1 (0.53%) HP
9 1 (0.53%) Infor
9 1 (0.53%) JD Edwards