Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 647 675 678
Rank change year-on-year +28 +3 -67
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 238 193 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 120 135
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £363 £340 £350
90th Percentile £607 £575 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £443 £426
% change year-on-year +0.17% +4.11% -4.38%
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 97,688 94,343 101,051
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.91% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,226 61,914 65,863
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,139 2,819 3,291
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +2.33% +1.58%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.68
% change year-on-year -2.78% +1.84% +1.00%

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 October 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 October 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 +40 227 £475 +2.70% 20
UK excluding London +33 150 £444 +0.17% 17
London -23 86 £500 - 5
South East +1 56 £432 -1.99% 3
North of England -13 29 £431 -1.43% 3
South West +2 25 £425 +3.53% 2
Midlands -14 19 £500 +33.33% 2
Yorkshire -6 18 £419 +24.07%
East of England +6 14 £488 -42.65% 5
East Midlands +4 12 £500 +49.25% 1
North West -14 11 £563 +15.38% 3
Scotland -16 9 £338 -28.95% 2
West Midlands -15 7 £475 +8.57% 1

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 124 (52.10%) Release Management
2 86 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (23.11%) ITIL
4 45 (18.91%) Finance
5 38 (15.97%) Change Management
6 35 (14.71%) Configuration Management
6 35 (14.71%) DevOps
7 34 (14.29%) Project Management
8 32 (13.45%) Security Cleared
9 31 (13.03%) Jenkins
10 29 (12.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (10.92%) Service Management
12 25 (10.50%) Windows
13 23 (9.66%) Oracle
13 23 (9.66%) Scrum
14 22 (9.24%) E-Commerce
15 21 (8.82%) PRINCE2
15 21 (8.82%) JIRA
16 19 (7.98%) SC Cleared
16 19 (7.98%) Microsoft Excel
16 19 (7.98%) Retail
16 19 (7.98%) SDLC
17 18 (7.56%) Banking
18 17 (7.14%) Microsoft
19 16 (6.72%) Microsoft Office
20 15 (6.30%) Git (software)
21 13 (5.46%) Management Information System
21 13 (5.46%) QA
21 13 (5.46%) Release Automation
22 12 (5.04%) Docker

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 7 (2.94%) Confluence
2 6 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.26%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.84%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.42%) Apache
5 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.42%) IIS
5 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (7.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (6.72%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.10%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.68%) GitHub
1 4 (1.68%) OpenShift
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.42%) IaaS
4 1 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.10%) Firewall
2 2 (0.84%) Internet
2 2 (0.84%) SMS
2 2 (0.84%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (0.42%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.52%) Power BI
2 5 (2.10%) NuoDB
3 3 (1.26%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.84%) Big Data
4 2 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.84%) 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%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.42%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 31 (13.03%) Jenkins
2 21 (8.82%) JIRA
3 15 (6.30%) Git (software)
4 10 (4.20%) GitLab
5 6 (2.52%) SonarQube
6 5 (2.10%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.68%) IntelliJ
7 4 (1.68%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (1.26%) git-flow
9 2 (0.84%) Maven
9 2 (0.84%) Subversion
9 2 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.42%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.42%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.42%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.42%) Gradle
10 1 (0.42%) Selenium
10 1 (0.42%) WebDriver
General
1 45 (18.91%) Finance
2 19 (7.98%) Retail
3 18 (7.56%) Banking
4 10 (4.20%) Military
4 10 (4.20%) Publishing
5 7 (2.94%) Front Office
6 6 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.84%) Law
7 2 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.84%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Back Office
8 1 (0.42%) Electronics
8 1 (0.42%) Games
8 1 (0.42%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Legal
8 1 (0.42%) Local Government
8 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.78%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (2.10%) .NET
3 2 (0.84%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.84%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.84%) Web Services
4 1 (0.42%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.42%) CGI
4 1 (0.42%) Ext JS
4 1 (0.42%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.42%) J2EE
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%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.42%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.46%) Management Information System
2 10 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (2.94%) Virtual Team
4 5 (2.10%) CMDB
4 5 (2.10%) Equities
5 3 (1.26%) NHS
5 3 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.84%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.42%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.42%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.42%) Life Science
7 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (10.50%) Windows
2 5 (2.10%) Linux
3 3 (1.26%) Unix
4 1 (0.42%) AIX
4 1 (0.42%) Android
4 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.42%) CentOS
4 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (52.10%) Release Management
2 86 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (23.11%) ITIL
4 38 (15.97%) Change Management
5 35 (14.71%) Configuration Management
5 35 (14.71%) DevOps
6 34 (14.29%) Project Management
7 29 (12.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (10.92%) Service Management
9 23 (9.66%) Scrum
10 22 (9.24%) E-Commerce
11 21 (8.82%) PRINCE2
12 19 (7.98%) SDLC
13 13 (5.46%) Release Automation
14 12 (5.04%) Incident Management
15 11 (4.62%) Process Improvement
16 10 (4.20%) Continuous Delivery
16 10 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (4.20%) Infrastructure Management
16 10 (4.20%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.20%) Java
2 8 (3.36%) Perl
2 8 (3.36%) Python
3 5 (2.10%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.10%) SQL
4 2 (0.84%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.84%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.42%) C#
5 1 (0.42%) Go
5 1 (0.42%) Groovy
5 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.42%) Ruby
5 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (13.45%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.98%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (2.52%) PMP
4 4 (1.68%) Degree
4 4 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.26%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.84%) ISEB
6 2 (0.84%) ISTQB
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
7 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.46%) QA
2 9 (3.78%) PMO
3 2 (0.84%) GDPR
3 2 (0.84%) SLA
4 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.42%) HL7
4 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.42%) PSD2
System Software
1 12 (5.04%) Docker
2 3 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.84%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (4.20%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (2.10%) Ansible
3 4 (1.68%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.68%) Terraform
4 2 (0.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.42%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.42%) Kibana
5 1 (0.42%) Nagios
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.42%) Puppet
5 1 (0.42%) Scalr
Vendors
1 23 (9.66%) Oracle
2 17 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.62%) SAP
4 9 (3.78%) ServiceNow
5 4 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.26%) CA Agile Central
6 3 (1.26%) HP
6 3 (1.26%) IBM
6 3 (1.26%) VMware
7 2 (0.84%) Snow
8 1 (0.42%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.42%) CA
8 1 (0.42%) Cadence
8 1 (0.42%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.42%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.42%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.42%) New Relic
8 1 (0.42%) Perforce
8 1 (0.42%) Progress
8 1 (0.42%) Xerox