Period
to 18 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 638 652 619
Rank change year-on-year +14 -33 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 232 181 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.21% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 101 172
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £344 £363 £338
90th Percentile £603 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -8.06% +5.88% -1.73%
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 94,397 86,272 100,584
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.98% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,783 55,878 65,278
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.09% +5.10%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,055 2,875 3,066
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.96 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.06% -5.20% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -10.00% +18.96%

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 June 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 18 June 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 -4 215 £475 +5.56% 24
UK excluding London +42 144 £414 -8.06% 15
London -51 84 £495 +5.32% 11
South East +35 68 £406 -8.45% 5
North of England -11 27 £625 +35.14% 5
South West +18 15 £404 -10.28%
Midlands +1 15 £473 +8.00% 1
North West -28 15 £625 +29.87% 1
Scotland -33 13 £265 -44.21% 2
West Midlands -13 9 £583 +25.95%
East of England +5 8 £525 - 2
Yorkshire -18 7 £406 -5.41% 4
East Midlands +3 6 £398 +4.61% 1
North East - 5 £665 -

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 138 (59.48%) Release Management
2 90 (38.79%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (28.02%) ITIL
4 49 (21.12%) Scrum
5 48 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 48 (20.69%) Change Management
5 48 (20.69%) DevOps
6 47 (20.26%) Service Management
7 44 (18.97%) Security Cleared
8 39 (16.81%) Project Management
9 36 (15.52%) Finance
10 32 (13.79%) Configuration Management
11 31 (13.36%) SC Cleared
12 29 (12.50%) PRINCE2
13 25 (10.78%) Microsoft Office
13 25 (10.78%) Continuous Improvement
14 24 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
15 22 (9.48%) JIRA
15 22 (9.48%) Oracle
15 22 (9.48%) Microsoft Excel
16 21 (9.05%) Kanban
17 20 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
18 19 (8.19%) SDLC
19 18 (7.76%) Decision-Making
19 18 (7.76%) Microsoft
20 16 (6.90%) Windows
20 16 (6.90%) Line Management
20 16 (6.90%) Deployment Automation
21 15 (6.47%) Banking
22 14 (6.03%) 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 14 (6.03%) Confluence
2 11 (4.74%) OpenStack
3 9 (3.88%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.29%) CMS
5 1 (0.43%) Apache
5 1 (0.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (10.78%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (9.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.88%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.86%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.86%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.72%) SaaS
2 3 (1.29%) IaaS
2 3 (1.29%) PaaS
3 2 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.16%) Unified Communications
2 4 (1.72%) Broadband
3 2 (0.86%) Firewall
4 1 (0.43%) Internet
4 1 (0.43%) LAN
4 1 (0.43%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.43%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.59%) Big Data
1 6 (2.59%) Power BI
2 4 (1.72%) NuoDB
3 3 (1.29%) Data Lake
3 3 (1.29%) MS Access
4 2 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.86%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.43%) DB2
5 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.43%) MySQL
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.43%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 22 (9.48%) JIRA
2 14 (6.03%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.88%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.72%) Subversion
5 3 (1.29%) GitLab
6 2 (0.86%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.86%) MSI
6 2 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.43%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.43%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.43%) git-flow
7 1 (0.43%) Maven
7 1 (0.43%) Selenium
7 1 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (15.52%) Finance
2 15 (6.47%) Banking
3 14 (6.03%) Retail
4 9 (3.88%) Military
5 8 (3.45%) Publishing
6 3 (1.29%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.29%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.86%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.86%) Law
7 2 (0.86%) Legal
7 2 (0.86%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Advertising
8 1 (0.43%) Front Office
8 1 (0.43%) Games
8 1 (0.43%) Local Government
8 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.16%) .NET
2 4 (1.72%) Web Services
3 2 (0.86%) Gherkin
3 2 (0.86%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.43%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.43%) Ext JS
4 1 (0.43%) Kafka
4 1 (0.43%) LAMP
4 1 (0.43%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.43%) React
4 1 (0.43%) Visualforce
4 1 (0.43%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.03%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.31%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.31%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.16%) CMDB
5 4 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.72%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.29%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (1.29%) PMI
7 2 (0.86%) EPoS
7 2 (0.86%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.43%) AS400
8 1 (0.43%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.43%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.43%) iSeries
8 1 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.43%) Pricing Data
8 1 (0.43%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.43%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.90%) Windows
2 5 (2.16%) Unix
3 3 (1.29%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.86%) Android
4 2 (0.86%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.86%) Linux
5 1 (0.43%) AIX
5 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (59.48%) Release Management
2 90 (38.79%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (28.02%) ITIL
4 49 (21.12%) Scrum
5 48 (20.69%) Change Management
5 48 (20.69%) DevOps
5 48 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 47 (20.26%) Service Management
7 39 (16.81%) Project Management
8 32 (13.79%) Configuration Management
9 29 (12.50%) PRINCE2
10 25 (10.78%) Continuous Improvement
11 24 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
12 21 (9.05%) Kanban
13 20 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (8.19%) SDLC
15 18 (7.76%) Decision-Making
16 16 (6.90%) Deployment Automation
16 16 (6.90%) Line Management
17 14 (6.03%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.45%) Java
2 3 (1.29%) JavaScript
2 3 (1.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.29%) SQL
3 2 (0.86%) Perl
3 2 (0.86%) PHP
3 2 (0.86%) Python
3 2 (0.86%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.43%) Apex Code
4 1 (0.43%) C
4 1 (0.43%) C#
4 1 (0.43%) RPG
Qualifications
1 44 (18.97%) Security Cleared
2 31 (13.36%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.02%) DV Cleared
3 7 (3.02%) PMP
4 4 (1.72%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.86%) Degree
6 2 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.43%) APMP
7 1 (0.43%) ISEB
7 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.17%) QA
2 9 (3.88%) PMO
3 3 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.86%) SLA
5 1 (0.43%) GDPR
5 1 (0.43%) PSD2
5 1 (0.43%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (3.88%) Docker
2 2 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (3.88%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (1.72%) Puppet
3 3 (1.29%) Ansible
3 3 (1.29%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 22 (9.48%) Oracle
2 18 (7.76%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.60%) ServiceNow
4 12 (5.17%) SAP
5 9 (3.88%) Cadence
6 6 (2.59%) HP
7 3 (1.29%) Citrix
8 2 (0.86%) Google
8 2 (0.86%) IBM
8 2 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.86%) Snow
8 2 (0.86%) Sybase
8 2 (0.86%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.43%) Avaloq
9 1 (0.43%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.43%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.43%) Perforce
9 1 (0.43%) Reuters