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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Manager
Rank 187 179 190
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 14 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.26% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.28% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 20
Average daily rate
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£525 £468 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.29% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £396 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.80% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 - -
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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
5393 5319 6448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.43% 92.41% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4151 3926 4767
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £263 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 76 164
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.58 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.64% -7.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £32.03 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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 9 (34.62%) Banking
2 8 (30.77%) Finance
3 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
3 7 (26.92%) Jenkins
4 6 (23.08%) Release Management
4 6 (23.08%) Linux
5 5 (19.23%) Python
5 5 (19.23%) Java
5 5 (19.23%) Ant
5 5 (19.23%) Investment Banking
5 5 (19.23%) Gradle
6 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (15.38%) Windows
6 4 (15.38%) ITIL
6 4 (15.38%) Perl
7 3 (11.54%) Service Management
7 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
7 3 (11.54%) Project Planning
7 3 (11.54%) QA
7 3 (11.54%) People Management
7 3 (11.54%) TeamCity
8 2 (7.69%) Maven
8 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
8 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Puppet
8 2 (7.69%) DevOps
8 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 1 (3.85%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Agresso
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Intranet
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
1 7 (26.92%) Jenkins
2 5 (19.23%) Gradle
2 5 (19.23%) Ant
3 3 (11.54%) TeamCity
4 2 (7.69%) Maven
5 1 (3.85%) Selenium
5 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.85%) MSBuild
5 1 (3.85%) Artifactory
General
1 9 (34.62%) Banking
2 8 (30.77%) Finance
3 5 (19.23%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Advertising
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) JSP
1 1 (3.85%) SOAP
1 1 (3.85%) JMS
1 1 (3.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
1 1 (3.85%) Video on Demand
1 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Windows
3 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Release Management
2 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) Service Management
3 3 (11.54%) Project Planning
3 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.54%) People Management
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (7.69%) DevOps
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) CRM
5 1 (3.85%) Code Coverage
5 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.85%) Web Development
5 1 (3.85%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) Java
1 5 (19.23%) Python
2 4 (15.38%) Perl
3 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.69%) C#
3 2 (7.69%) C++
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Puppet
1 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.85%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (7.69%) Perforce
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Citrix
2 1 (3.85%) DataSynapse
2 1 (3.85%) SaltStack
2 1 (3.85%) Solace