The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 121 147 133
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -14
Contract jobs citing Release Management 43 51 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.29% 0.88% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.09% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 44 51
Median daily rate £513 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £593 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £26.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £20.59 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+72.39% -31.35%
Release Management
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2818 4659 4801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.83% 80.04% 80.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2310 3662 3609
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 52 39
Median hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.44% +13.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £57.60 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Release Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Release Management across the City of London region.

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the City of London region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the City of London region.

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 28 (32.56%) Finance
2 26 (30.23%) Change Management
2 26 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (23.26%) Banking
3 20 (23.26%) Linux
4 19 (22.09%) Java
4 19 (22.09%) Project Management
5 18 (20.93%) Puppet
6 17 (19.77%) DevOps
6 17 (19.77%) Configuration Management
6 17 (19.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (17.44%) ITIL
8 14 (16.28%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (16.28%) Microsoft
8 14 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (15.12%) Ansible
10 12 (13.95%) PowerShell
11 11 (12.79%) Python
11 11 (12.79%) Web Services
11 11 (12.79%) Oracle
12 10 (11.63%) Scrum
12 10 (11.63%) Jenkins
12 10 (11.63%) Git (software)
13 9 (10.47%) Amazon AWS
13 9 (10.47%) Front Office
13 9 (10.47%) SQL Server
13 9 (10.47%) SQL
13 9 (10.47%) MS Excel
14 8 (9.30%) C#
14 8 (9.30%) HTML

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (8.14%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.49%) Apache
2 3 (3.49%) CMS
2 3 (3.49%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.49%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.49%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.33%) IIS
3 2 (2.33%) nginx
4 1 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.16%) Confluence
4 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.16%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.16%) JBoss
4 1 (1.16%) Jetty
4 1 (1.16%) Lightstreamer
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (10.47%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.98%) MS Office
3 3 (3.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.47%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.81%) Office 365
3 2 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (2.33%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (2.33%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.33%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (2.33%) CloudFront
3 2 (2.33%) Datadog
3 2 (2.33%) IaaS
3 2 (2.33%) Route 53
3 2 (2.33%) SaaS
3 2 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.16%) Force.com
4 1 (1.16%) GitHub
4 1 (1.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) Firewall
1 2 (2.33%) H.323
1 2 (2.33%) ISDN
1 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.33%) Telepresence
1 2 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.16%) HTTP
2 1 (1.16%) LDAP
2 1 (1.16%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.16%) Skype
2 1 (1.16%) VoIP
2 1 (1.16%) WebEx
2 1 (1.16%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.81%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.65%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.49%) MySQL
5 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (2.33%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.33%) Redis
6 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.16%) Big Data
7 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.16%) DB2
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (11.63%) Git (software)
1 10 (11.63%) Jenkins
2 7 (8.14%) TeamCity
3 6 (6.98%) Hudson
3 6 (6.98%) JIRA
4 4 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (4.65%) Maven
4 4 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.33%) Ant
5 2 (2.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.33%) GCC
5 2 (2.33%) NUnit
5 2 (2.33%) Subversion
5 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.16%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.16%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.16%) JUnit
6 1 (1.16%) Mockito
6 1 (1.16%) MSBuild
General
1 28 (32.56%) Finance
2 20 (23.26%) Banking
3 9 (10.47%) Front Office
4 6 (6.98%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.98%) Retail
5 3 (3.49%) Publishing
5 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.33%) Advertising
6 2 (2.33%) Back Office
6 2 (2.33%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (17.44%) DevOps Engineer
1 15 (17.44%) Release Manager
2 11 (12.79%) Analyst
3 7 (8.14%) Developer
4 6 (6.98%) Architect
4 6 (6.98%) Consultant
4 6 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (4.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 4 (4.65%) Test Consultant
6 4 (4.65%) Test Manager
6 4 (4.65%) UAT Manager
6 4 (4.65%) UAT Test Manager
7 3 (3.49%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.49%) Development Manager
7 3 (3.49%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.49%) Relationships Manager
7 3 (3.49%) Release Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.79%) Web Services
2 8 (9.30%) HTML
2 8 (9.30%) SOAP
3 7 (8.14%) .NET
3 7 (8.14%) JMS
3 7 (8.14%) REST
4 5 (5.81%) JSP
5 4 (4.65%) Middleware
6 3 (3.49%) JMX
7 2 (2.33%) J2EE
7 2 (2.33%) LAMP
7 2 (2.33%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (2.33%) Spring
8 1 (1.16%) ELK Stack
8 1 (1.16%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.16%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (1.16%) Reactive Extensions
8 1 (1.16%) Task Parallel Library
8 1 (1.16%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (5.81%) Equities
2 4 (4.65%) Fixed Income
3 3 (3.49%) STB
3 3 (3.49%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.33%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.33%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.33%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.33%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.16%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.16%) Clustering
5 1 (1.16%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.16%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.16%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.16%) Tandem
5 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.26%) Linux
2 6 (6.98%) Windows
3 5 (5.81%) Unix
4 3 (3.49%) Debian
4 3 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.33%) CentOS
5 2 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (2.33%) Fedora
5 2 (2.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.16%) AIX
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (30.23%) Change Management
2 19 (22.09%) Project Management
3 17 (19.77%) Configuration Management
3 17 (19.77%) DevOps
3 17 (19.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (17.44%) ITIL
5 14 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (11.63%) Scrum
7 8 (9.30%) Content Management
7 8 (9.30%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (9.30%) High Availability
8 7 (8.14%) API Design
8 7 (8.14%) Defect Management
8 7 (8.14%) Migration
8 7 (8.14%) Service Management
8 7 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (6.98%) ETL
9 6 (6.98%) Test Management
9 6 (6.98%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.09%) Java
2 12 (13.95%) PowerShell
3 11 (12.79%) Python
4 9 (10.47%) SQL
5 8 (9.30%) C#
6 7 (8.14%) Ruby
7 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.81%) Perl
8 5 (5.81%) Shell Script
8 5 (5.81%) VBScript
9 4 (4.65%) PHP
10 3 (3.49%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.33%) C
12 1 (1.16%) C++
12 1 (1.16%) Groovy
12 1 (1.16%) VB
12 1 (1.16%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.81%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.65%) Degree
3 4 (4.65%) ISEB
4 3 (3.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.16%) MCITP
6 1 (1.16%) MCP
6 1 (1.16%) MCTS
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.16%) PgMP
6 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.16%) PMP
6 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) SLA
3 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Docker
2 3 (3.49%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.33%) iptables
3 2 (2.33%) Varnish
3 2 (2.33%) XenApp
4 1 (1.16%) GridGain
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.16%) vSphere
4 1 (1.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (20.93%) Puppet
2 14 (16.28%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (15.12%) Ansible
4 5 (5.81%) Nagios
5 4 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (4.65%) Kubernetes
6 3 (3.49%) Capistrano
7 2 (2.33%) Control-M
7 2 (2.33%) Pingdom
7 2 (2.33%) SCCM
7 2 (2.33%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.16%) Data Guard
8 1 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (1.16%) Kibana
8 1 (1.16%) logstash
8 1 (1.16%) Mesos
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.79%) Oracle
3 6 (6.98%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.81%) Bloomberg
4 5 (5.81%) HP
5 4 (4.65%) Citrix
5 4 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.65%) VMware
6 3 (3.49%) Atlassian
6 3 (3.49%) BMC
6 3 (3.49%) Polycom
6 3 (3.49%) Rally
6 3 (3.49%) Splunk
6 3 (3.49%) WorldPay
7 2 (2.33%) Cisco
7 2 (2.33%) IBM
7 2 (2.33%) NetSuite
7 2 (2.33%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.16%) IBM Sterling
8 1 (1.16%) Pega