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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Manager
Rank 145 190 193
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 12 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.20% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.21% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 14
Average daily rate £500 £525 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £404
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £446 £413
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Release Manager
London

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
3313 5358 5910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.90% 95.63% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2682 4077 4318
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £276 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 82 85
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £28.95 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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
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 1 May 2016, 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 22 (73.33%) Release Management
2 17 (56.67%) Banking
3 14 (46.67%) Java
4 13 (43.33%) Finance
5 12 (40.00%) HTML
6 11 (36.67%) Content Management
7 10 (33.33%) REST
7 10 (33.33%) High Availability
7 10 (33.33%) SOAP
7 10 (33.33%) Web Services
7 10 (33.33%) JMS
7 10 (33.33%) API Design
8 9 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (30.00%) Project Management
9 8 (26.67%) JSP
9 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
9 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (26.67%) Web Development
10 7 (23.33%) Configuration Management
11 5 (16.67%) Change Management
11 5 (16.67%) ITIL
11 5 (16.67%) Software Delivery
12 4 (13.33%) Capistrano
12 4 (13.33%) Puppet
12 4 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
12 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
12 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
12 4 (13.33%) SQL
12 4 (13.33%) Nagios

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (56.67%) Banking
2 13 (43.33%) Finance
3 4 (13.33%) Retail
4 3 (10.00%) Advertising
4 3 (10.00%) Publishing
4 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (6.67%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) HTML
2 10 (33.33%) JMS
2 10 (33.33%) REST
2 10 (33.33%) SOAP
2 10 (33.33%) Web Services
3 8 (26.67%) JSP
4 4 (13.33%) JMX
5 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) STB
2 2 (6.67%) Online Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Reinsurance
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Release Management
2 11 (36.67%) Content Management
3 10 (33.33%) API Design
3 10 (33.33%) High Availability
4 9 (30.00%) Project Management
4 9 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (26.67%) Web Development
6 7 (23.33%) Configuration Management
7 5 (16.67%) Change Management
7 5 (16.67%) ITIL
7 5 (16.67%) Software Delivery
8 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
9 3 (10.00%) Scrum
9 3 (10.00%) User Stories
10 2 (6.67%) Automation Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
10 2 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
10 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) Java
2 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Capistrano
1 4 (13.33%) Nagios
1 4 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (13.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Rally
3 1 (3.33%) Pega
3 1 (3.33%) RedGate