Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 684 668 592
Rank change year-on-year -16 -76 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 191 228 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 150 193
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £340 £362 £328
90th Percentile £575 £625 £624
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £448
% change year-on-year -2.78% +0.56% +15.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
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 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 November 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 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 19 November 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 -2 183 £475 - 11
London -34 97 £500 +0.76% 3
UK excluding London -6 92 £438 -2.78% 8
South East +30 45 £440 +3.28% 1
Midlands +27 16 £369 -20.23% 1
North of England +46 13 £438 -2.78% 5
East Midlands +14 12 £325 -31.58% 1
South West +6 9 £411 -8.78%
North West +16 8 £450 +2.86% 3
Scotland -17 6 - -
Yorkshire +18 5 £350 -30.00% 2
West Midlands +23 4 £425 -8.01%
East of England -39 3 £850 +70.43% 1

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 107 (56.02%) Release Management
2 59 (30.89%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (28.27%) Finance
4 52 (27.23%) ITIL
5 34 (17.80%) Project Management
6 32 (16.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (15.71%) Banking
8 29 (15.18%) Configuration Management
9 27 (14.14%) JIRA
10 25 (13.09%) DevOps
11 24 (12.57%) Service Management
12 22 (11.52%) Change Management
13 21 (10.99%) Jenkins
14 20 (10.47%) Continuous Delivery
14 20 (10.47%) SDLC
15 19 (9.95%) Git (software)
16 17 (8.90%) QA
16 17 (8.90%) Windows
17 16 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (8.38%) Confluence
18 15 (7.85%) Process Improvement
18 15 (7.85%) Oracle
18 15 (7.85%) Management Information System
19 14 (7.33%) Scrum
19 14 (7.33%) Microsoft
20 13 (6.81%) Runbook
21 12 (6.28%) Linux
21 12 (6.28%) User Acceptance Testing
22 11 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
22 11 (5.76%) 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 (8.38%) Confluence
2 4 (2.09%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.57%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.05%) IIS
5 1 (0.52%) CMS
5 1 (0.52%) Documentum
5 1 (0.52%) JBoss
5 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.05%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.52%) Endur
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.52%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.52%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.52%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.05%) SaaS
5 1 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.57%) 3G
2 2 (1.05%) LAN
2 2 (1.05%) Skype
2 2 (1.05%) WAN
3 1 (0.52%) Firewall
3 1 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.57%) IDOL
1 3 (1.57%) MS Access
2 2 (1.05%) Big Data
2 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (0.52%) Power BI
3 1 (0.52%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (14.14%) JIRA
2 21 (10.99%) Jenkins
3 19 (9.95%) Git (software)
4 11 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (5.24%) Bitbucket
6 7 (3.66%) Maven
7 6 (3.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (2.62%) ClearCase
8 5 (2.62%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.57%) MSTest
9 3 (1.57%) NUnit
9 3 (1.57%) Subversion
9 3 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.05%) IBM UrbanCode
10 2 (1.05%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.05%) PVCS
10 2 (1.05%) TestDirector
11 1 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (28.27%) Finance
2 30 (15.71%) Banking
3 11 (5.76%) Retail
4 7 (3.66%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.66%) Legal
5 5 (2.62%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.09%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.05%) Advertising
8 2 (1.05%) Law
8 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.52%) Back Office
9 1 (0.52%) Billing
9 1 (0.52%) Games
9 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.19%) .NET
2 3 (1.57%) Middleware
2 3 (1.57%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.05%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.52%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.85%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.09%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (2.09%) Video\Live Streaming
4 3 (1.57%) CMDB
4 3 (1.57%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.57%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.05%) EPoS
5 2 (1.05%) NHS
6 1 (0.52%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.52%) iPad
6 1 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.90%) Windows
2 12 (6.28%) Linux
3 5 (2.62%) Unix
4 3 (1.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.05%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.52%) CentOS
6 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (56.02%) Release Management
2 59 (30.89%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (27.23%) ITIL
4 34 (17.80%) Project Management
5 32 (16.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (15.18%) Configuration Management
7 25 (13.09%) DevOps
8 24 (12.57%) Service Management
9 22 (11.52%) Change Management
10 20 (10.47%) Continuous Delivery
10 20 (10.47%) SDLC
11 16 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (7.85%) Process Improvement
13 14 (7.33%) Scrum
14 13 (6.81%) Runbook
15 12 (6.28%) User Acceptance Testing
16 10 (5.24%) Change Control
16 10 (5.24%) Continuous Improvement
16 10 (5.24%) Programme Management
16 10 (5.24%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.24%) Java
2 8 (4.19%) Python
3 3 (1.57%) C
3 3 (1.57%) Perl
3 3 (1.57%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.05%) C#
4 2 (1.05%) PHP
5 1 (0.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (3.66%) BPSS Clearance
1 7 (3.66%) Degree
2 4 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.05%) APMP
4 2 (1.05%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.05%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) ISEB
5 1 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.90%) QA
2 8 (4.19%) SLA
3 6 (3.14%) PMO
4 2 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.52%) FATCA
5 1 (0.52%) IFRS
5 1 (0.52%) MiFID
5 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.05%) Docker
1 2 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (4.19%) Puppet
2 5 (2.62%) Ansible
2 5 (2.62%) BladeLogic
2 5 (2.62%) Terraform
3 2 (1.05%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.05%) Unicenter
3 2 (1.05%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.52%) Control-M
4 1 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 15 (7.85%) Oracle
2 14 (7.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.19%) SAP
4 6 (3.14%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.62%) BMC
6 4 (2.09%) MuleSoft
6 4 (2.09%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.57%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.57%) Citrix
7 3 (1.57%) Kofax
8 2 (1.05%) Baan
8 2 (1.05%) CA
8 2 (1.05%) Capita
8 2 (1.05%) Epicor
8 2 (1.05%) IFS
8 2 (1.05%) Infor
8 2 (1.05%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.52%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.52%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.52%) Sonatype