The table below looks at the statistics for the Release Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Manager
Rank 183 203 179
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 20 27 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.38% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.41% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 20
Average daily rate
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£450 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £428 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £438 £421
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +3.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5469 6582 5911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.20% 93.14% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4184 4819 4369
Average daily rate £435 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 126 140
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £32.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Release Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Manager in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Release Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Release Manager
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 Manager across the City of London region.

Release Manager Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Release Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Manager across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Release Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Release Manager
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 Manager across the City of London region.

Release Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Release Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Release Manager in their job title.

1 18 (45.00%) Release Management
2 16 (40.00%) Windows
3 13 (32.50%) Banking
4 11 (27.50%) UNIX
5 10 (25.00%) Finance
6 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (17.50%) TeamCity
8 6 (15.00%) Investment Banking
9 5 (12.50%) Subversion
9 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
9 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 5 (12.50%) Perl
9 5 (12.50%) Java
10 4 (10.00%) Oracle
10 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (10.00%) Ant
10 4 (10.00%) Apache
10 4 (10.00%) Linux
10 4 (10.00%) JBoss
10 4 (10.00%) Shell Script
10 4 (10.00%) JMeter
10 4 (10.00%) Migration
10 4 (10.00%) Splunk
10 4 (10.00%) JProfiler
10 4 (10.00%) VisualVM
10 4 (10.00%) Gradle
10 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing
10 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
10 4 (10.00%) Maven
10 4 (10.00%) Mercurial

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Release Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Release Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.00%) Apache
1 4 (10.00%) JBoss
2 1 (2.50%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Project
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.50%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (2.50%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) TeamCity
2 5 (12.50%) Subversion
2 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.00%) Ant
3 4 (10.00%) JMeter
3 4 (10.00%) JProfiler
3 4 (10.00%) VisualVM
3 4 (10.00%) Gradle
3 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.00%) Maven
3 4 (10.00%) Mercurial
3 4 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (5.00%) Build Forge
5 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.50%) JIRA
5 1 (2.50%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.50%) ClearCase
General
1 13 (32.50%) Banking
2 10 (25.00%) Finance
3 6 (15.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Law
4 2 (5.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.50%) Billing
5 1 (2.50%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.50%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) HTML
1 3 (7.50%) JSP
2 2 (5.00%) SOAP
2 2 (5.00%) JMS
2 2 (5.00%) REST
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) STB
1 1 (2.50%) Derivative
1 1 (2.50%) Interest Rate Derivative
1 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.50%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) UNIX
3 4 (10.00%) Linux
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Release Management
2 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.00%) Migration
4 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Web Development
5 3 (7.50%) DevOps
5 3 (7.50%) Scrum
5 3 (7.50%) ITIL
6 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.00%) Project Management
6 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.00%) Change Management
6 2 (5.00%) Content Management
7 1 (2.50%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.50%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.50%) Data Cleansing
7 1 (2.50%) Budget Control
7 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.50%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) Perl
1 5 (12.50%) Java
2 4 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (10.00%) Groovy
3 3 (7.50%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.50%) ISEB
2 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.00%) Control-M
2 2 (5.00%) Puppet
2 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.50%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle
1 4 (10.00%) Splunk
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) HP
3 2 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (5.00%) IBM
3 2 (5.00%) Fiserv
4 1 (2.50%) hybris
4 1 (2.50%) Open Text
4 1 (2.50%) Adobe
4 1 (2.50%) Murex
4 1 (2.50%) SunGard
4 1 (2.50%) Citrix
4 1 (2.50%) CA
4 1 (2.50%) Lotus
4 1 (2.50%) Siebel