Period
to 23 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 670 629 602
Rank change year-on-year -41 -27 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 207 210 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.24% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 128 201
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -1.60% +4.44%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £338
90th Percentile £628 £616 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £450 £410
% change year-on-year -6.11% +9.76% -3.53%
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 95,967 87,286 100,704
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.87% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,128 56,707 64,982
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £635 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,951 3,004 3,304
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.98 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.53% -2.67% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.57 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -43 194 £490 +5.95% 20
UK excluding London -24 116 £423 -6.11% 14
London -80 87 £500 +5.26% 7
South East +2 54 £425 -8.11% 4
North of England -6 19 £625 +31.58% 5
Midlands -2 14 £413 -2.94% 1
North West -19 13 £625 +31.58% 4
East of England +2 12 £523 +26.67% 1
Scotland -27 9 £265 -3.64% 1
South West +4 8 £420 -6.67% 2
East Midlands +6 7 £400 -5.88%
West Midlands +4 7 £665 +56.47% 1
North East - 5 £665 -
Yorkshire -18 1 £470 +9.43% 1

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 113 (54.59%) Release Management
2 68 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (26.09%) DevOps
4 46 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (22.22%) ITIL
5 36 (17.39%) Scrum
5 36 (17.39%) Change Management
6 34 (16.43%) Finance
7 33 (15.94%) Project Management
8 31 (14.98%) Service Management
9 27 (13.04%) Security Cleared
10 24 (11.59%) Configuration Management
11 23 (11.11%) Banking
11 23 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
11 23 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
12 22 (10.63%) JIRA
13 20 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (8.70%) SC Cleared
14 18 (8.70%) Jenkins
14 18 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
15 17 (8.21%) Line Management
16 16 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (7.73%) Confluence
16 16 (7.73%) Oracle
16 16 (7.73%) Windows
17 15 (7.25%) Kanban
17 15 (7.25%) Decision-Making
17 15 (7.25%) Deployment Automation
18 14 (6.76%) Self-Motivation
18 14 (6.76%) SDLC

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 (7.73%) Confluence
2 11 (5.31%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.93%) CMS
4 3 (1.45%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.97%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.48%) Documentum
6 1 (0.48%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.97%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.93%) SaaS
3 3 (1.45%) IaaS
3 3 (1.45%) PaaS
4 2 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.42%) Unified Communications
2 4 (1.93%) Broadband
3 2 (0.97%) Skype
4 1 (0.48%) 2G
4 1 (0.48%) Firewall
4 1 (0.48%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.48%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.38%) Big Data
2 3 (1.45%) Data Lake
2 3 (1.45%) MS Access
3 2 (0.97%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.48%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 22 (10.63%) JIRA
2 18 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.86%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.42%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.45%) Subversion
5 3 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.97%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.97%) Maven
6 2 (0.97%) MSI
7 1 (0.48%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.48%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.48%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (0.48%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.48%) Selenium
7 1 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 34 (16.43%) Finance
2 23 (11.11%) Banking
3 12 (5.80%) Retail
4 8 (3.86%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.38%) Publishing
6 5 (2.42%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.93%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.97%) Front Office
8 2 (0.97%) Law
8 2 (0.97%) Legal
9 1 (0.48%) Advertising
9 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.48%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.90%) Software Packaging
2 4 (1.93%) .NET
2 4 (1.93%) Web Services
3 1 (0.48%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.48%) Spring Boot
3 1 (0.48%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.76%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (4.83%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.38%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.93%) Video\Live Streaming
6 3 (1.45%) CMDB
6 3 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.45%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.45%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (1.45%) PMI
7 2 (0.97%) EPoS
7 2 (0.97%) Pricing Data
7 2 (0.97%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.97%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.48%) AS400
8 1 (0.48%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.48%) iSeries
8 1 (0.48%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.48%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.73%) Windows
2 6 (2.90%) Linux
3 5 (2.42%) Unix
4 3 (1.45%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.45%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.97%) Android
5 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (54.59%) Release Management
2 68 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (26.09%) DevOps
4 46 (22.22%) ITIL
4 46 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (17.39%) Change Management
5 36 (17.39%) Scrum
6 33 (15.94%) Project Management
7 31 (14.98%) Service Management
8 24 (11.59%) Configuration Management
9 23 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
9 23 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (8.21%) Line Management
12 15 (7.25%) Decision-Making
12 15 (7.25%) Deployment Automation
12 15 (7.25%) Kanban
13 14 (6.76%) PRINCE2
13 14 (6.76%) SDLC
14 12 (5.80%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.93%) Java
1 4 (1.93%) Perl
1 4 (1.93%) Python
2 3 (1.45%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.97%) C
3 2 (0.97%) PHP
3 2 (0.97%) SQL
4 1 (0.48%) Apex Code
4 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.48%) C#
4 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.48%) RPG
4 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.90%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.93%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.93%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.45%) Degree
6 2 (0.97%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.48%) APMP
7 1 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.48%) ISEB
7 1 (0.48%) PMP
7 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.80%) QA
2 4 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (1.45%) PMO
4 2 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.97%) SLA
5 1 (0.48%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.48%) GDPR
5 1 (0.48%) IFRS
5 1 (0.48%) PSD2
5 1 (0.48%) SEPA
System Software
1 10 (4.83%) Docker
2 2 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (4.83%) Puppet
2 6 (2.90%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.90%) ZABBIX
3 4 (1.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (1.45%) Ansible
5 1 (0.48%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 16 (7.73%) Oracle
2 13 (6.28%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.35%) Cadence
3 9 (4.35%) SAP
4 7 (3.38%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (3.38%) ServiceNow
5 6 (2.90%) HP
6 4 (1.93%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.45%) Citrix
8 2 (0.97%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.97%) Google
8 2 (0.97%) Reuters
8 2 (0.97%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.48%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.48%) Avaloq
9 1 (0.48%) Sybase