Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Release Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 January 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 Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 242 230 -
Rank change year-on-year -12 - +292
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.086% 0.032% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.034% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
City of London median daily rate £450 £563 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% - -
Central London median daily rate £450 £563 -
% change year-on-year -20.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,586 5,898 6,782
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.22% 95.50% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,233 4,684 5,347
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.32% +3.09%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 66 98
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% -11.69% +19.40%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.82 £11.35
90th Percentile £30.80 £55.00 £41.40
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +6.47% -12.82% +18.18%

Release Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Release Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Release Engineer in the City of London

Release Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Engineer in the City of London

Release Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Engineer in the City of London

Release Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, Release Engineer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Release Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 3 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (50.00%) Temenos T24
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) JBoss
2 3 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) Temenos
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (50.00%) Ansible
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) IBM UrbanCode
3 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 2 (33.33%) Serena
3 2 (33.33%) NuGet
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

Release Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 3 (50.00%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (33.33%) IBM UrbanCode
2 2 (33.33%) NuGet
2 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) Artifactory
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Maven
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) BPEL
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps
1 1 (16.67%) Process Management
1 1 (16.67%) Release Automation
1 1 (16.67%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Java
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (50.00%) Temenos
2 2 (33.33%) Serena