The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 506 522 517
Rank change year-on-year +16 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 95 122 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.24% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 69 70
Median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £351 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £630 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £419
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £46.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Release Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 30 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 90 £450 - 10
London +21 58 £475 -13.63% 4
City of London +9 13 £425 -32.00%
South East +22 11 £425 +3.03% 2
South West +5 9 £430 +4.93%
Bristol -2 6 £411 -4.53%
Scotland +47 5 £475 +11.76% 1
Edinburgh +20 5 £475 +11.76% 1
North West +22 4 £475 -5.00% 2
Hampshire +15 4 £485 +38.17%
East Midlands -14 4 £380 -15.55% 1
Manchester +12 3 £525 +5.00%
Northampton +6 3 £335 -16.25%
Northamptonshire -4 3 £335 -25.55%
Surrey -4 3 £550 +29.41% 1
West Sussex - 3 £385 -
Uxbridge - 3 - -
West Midlands +25 2 £463 +2.77%
Devon - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 £425 -
Plymouth - 2 - -
Reigate - 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire +18 1 £325 -
Yorkshire +14 1 £325 -1.51%
Wiltshire +3 1 £455 +12.00%
Swindon 0 1 £455 +7.05%
Staffordshire -1 1 £475 +5.55%
Nottingham -1 1 £425 -
Stoke-on-Trent -3 1 £475 +5.55%
Nottinghamshire -8 1 £425 -

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 99 (53.51%) Release Management
2 54 (29.19%) Finance
3 47 (25.41%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (25.41%) ITIL
4 32 (17.30%) Banking
5 26 (14.05%) Project Management
6 24 (12.97%) JIRA
7 23 (12.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (11.89%) Service Management
9 20 (10.81%) Change Management
9 20 (10.81%) QA
10 18 (9.73%) Oracle
11 17 (9.19%) Configuration Management
11 17 (9.19%) SDLC
12 16 (8.65%) Migration
13 15 (8.11%) Microsoft
13 15 (8.11%) Confluence
14 14 (7.57%) Java
14 14 (7.57%) SQL
14 14 (7.57%) Windows
15 13 (7.03%) Linux
16 12 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
17 11 (5.95%) PowerShell
17 11 (5.95%) Scrum
17 11 (5.95%) PRINCE2
18 10 (5.41%) Management Information System
18 10 (5.41%) Git (software)
18 10 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
18 10 (5.41%) Jenkins
19 9 (4.86%) Change Control

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 15 (8.11%) Confluence
2 5 (2.70%) IIS
2 5 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.16%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.54%) CMS
4 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.54%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.70%) GitHub
3 4 (2.16%) SaaS
4 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.08%) IaaS
5 2 (1.08%) PaaS
6 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.62%) LAN
1 3 (1.62%) WAN
2 1 (0.54%) DSL
2 1 (0.54%) Network Security
2 1 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.16%) RDBMS
2 4 (2.16%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.62%) DB2
3 3 (1.62%) MS Access
3 3 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.08%) Big Data
4 2 (1.08%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.08%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.54%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.54%) Power BI
5 1 (0.54%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (12.97%) JIRA
2 10 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.24%) Maven
4 4 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (2.16%) Bitbucket
4 4 (2.16%) ClearCase
4 4 (2.16%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.62%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.08%) Ant
6 2 (1.08%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.08%) NUnit
6 2 (1.08%) Subversion
6 2 (1.08%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.54%) Gradle
7 1 (0.54%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.54%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.54%) SoapUI
General
1 54 (29.19%) Finance
2 32 (17.30%) Banking
3 9 (4.86%) Legal
4 8 (4.32%) Retail
5 5 (2.70%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.62%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.62%) Front Office
6 3 (1.62%) Law
6 3 (1.62%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.08%) Marketing
8 1 (0.54%) Advertising
8 1 (0.54%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.32%) .NET
2 4 (2.16%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (1.62%) J2SE
3 3 (1.62%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.08%) Web Services
5 1 (0.54%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.54%) SOAP
5 1 (0.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.70%) CMDB
4 4 (2.16%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.16%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.08%) Derivative
5 2 (1.08%) EPoS
5 2 (1.08%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (1.08%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.08%) iSeries
5 2 (1.08%) IVR
6 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.54%) Fintech
6 1 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.54%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.54%) PMI
6 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.57%) Windows
2 13 (7.03%) Linux
3 7 (3.78%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.70%) Unix
5 4 (2.16%) Android
5 4 (2.16%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.54%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (53.51%) Release Management
2 47 (25.41%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (25.41%) ITIL
3 26 (14.05%) Project Management
4 23 (12.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (11.89%) Service Management
6 20 (10.81%) Change Management
7 17 (9.19%) Configuration Management
7 17 (9.19%) SDLC
8 16 (8.65%) Migration
9 11 (5.95%) PRINCE2
9 11 (5.95%) Scrum
10 9 (4.86%) Change Control
10 9 (4.86%) ERP
10 9 (4.86%) Incident Management
10 9 (4.86%) Test Management
11 8 (4.32%) DevOps
11 8 (4.32%) Regression Testing
12 7 (3.78%) Analytics
12 7 (3.78%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.57%) Java
1 14 (7.57%) SQL
2 11 (5.95%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.78%) Python
4 5 (2.70%) C#
5 4 (2.16%) Perl
6 3 (1.62%) PHP
7 2 (1.08%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.54%) C++
8 1 (0.54%) VB
8 1 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (4.86%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.32%) Degree
3 6 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (3.24%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.16%) PMP
5 3 (1.62%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.62%) ISEB
5 3 (1.62%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.08%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.54%) APMP
7 1 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.81%) QA
2 6 (3.24%) PMO
3 4 (2.16%) SLA
4 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 19770
4 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.54%) MiFID
5 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (2.16%) Ansible
1 4 (2.16%) BladeLogic
1 4 (2.16%) Puppet
1 4 (2.16%) Terraform
1 4 (2.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (9.73%) Oracle
2 15 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.86%) SAP
4 4 (2.16%) BMC
4 4 (2.16%) IBM
5 3 (1.62%) ATG
5 3 (1.62%) Sybase
5 3 (1.62%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.08%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.08%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.08%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.54%) Baan
7 1 (0.54%) Epicor
7 1 (0.54%) Genesys
7 1 (0.54%) HP
7 1 (0.54%) Informatica
7 1 (0.54%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.54%) Murex
7 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
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