Period
to 27 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Release Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Release Management over the 6 months to 27 July 2021 with a comparison to the 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 Management
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 114 122 190
Rank change year-on-year +8 +68 -7
Contract jobs citing Release Management 57 15 51
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.67% 0.62% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 0.71% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 7 42
10th Percentile £463 £456 £405
25th Percentile " £497 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £550 £506
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +8.64% -7.95%
75th Percentile £547 £600 £575
90th Percentile £666 £625 £657
Central London median daily rate £500 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £10.50

Release Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,101 2,122 5,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.94% 88.31% 90.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,270 1,569 4,701
10th Percentile £363 £338 £350
25th Percentile £450 £419 £428
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
75th Percentile £644 £600 £600
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 45 68
10th Percentile £10.10 £12.45 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.50 £12.70
Median hourly rate £23.45 £26.44 £19.13
Median % change year-on-year -11.31% +38.25% +2.27%
75th Percentile £33.75 £39.25 £37.50
90th Percentile £53.80 £50.60 £47.53
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -18.18% +41.03% +4.28%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Release Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in the City of London

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Release Management in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Release Management in the City of London

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Release Management in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Release Management in the City of London

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Release Management in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Release Management in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 47 (82.46%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (54.39%) Backlog Management
3 30 (52.63%) Backlog Prioritisation
4 28 (49.12%) Insurtech
4 28 (49.12%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (45.61%) SQL
6 19 (33.33%) User Stories
7 17 (29.82%) Power BI
7 17 (29.82%) Social Skills
7 17 (29.82%) Power Platform
8 16 (28.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (26.32%) Software Engineering
9 15 (26.32%) Software Testing
10 12 (21.05%) QlikView
10 12 (21.05%) Qlik Sense
10 12 (21.05%) Visualisation
10 12 (21.05%) Data Visualisation
10 12 (21.05%) Influencing Skills
11 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
12 10 (17.54%) Scrum
13 8 (14.04%) Finance
14 7 (12.28%) Management Information System
14 7 (12.28%) Data Lake
15 6 (10.53%) Analytics
15 6 (10.53%) Azure
15 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
15 6 (10.53%) Python
15 6 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (10.53%) Data Modelling
15 6 (10.53%) TDD

Release Management
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 2 (3.51%) Confluence
1 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) Apache
2 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.75%) IIS
2 1 (1.75%) nginx
2 1 (1.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.75%) Orchestrade
1 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (29.82%) Power Platform
2 6 (10.53%) Azure
3 4 (7.02%) AWS
3 4 (7.02%) Azure Data Factory
4 3 (5.26%) Serverless
5 2 (3.51%) Amazon ECS
5 2 (3.51%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.51%) AWS Fargate
5 2 (3.51%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (3.51%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.51%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (3.51%) OneDrive
5 2 (3.51%) SaaS
5 2 (3.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.75%) Azure App Service
6 1 (1.75%) Azure Functions
6 1 (1.75%) Azure Key Vault
6 1 (1.75%) Azure Service Fabric
6 1 (1.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) Firewall
2 2 (3.51%) NAS
2 2 (3.51%) SAN
2 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.75%) DHCP
3 1 (1.75%) DNS
3 1 (1.75%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.82%) Power BI
2 12 (21.05%) Qlik Sense
2 12 (21.05%) QlikView
3 7 (12.28%) Data Lake
4 6 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
5 5 (8.77%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.51%) Delta Lake
7 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.75%) Redis
8 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.75%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) JIRA
2 2 (3.51%) Gatling
3 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket Server
3 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.75%) RSpec
3 1 (1.75%) TestNG
3 1 (1.75%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (29.82%) Social Skills
2 12 (21.05%) Influencing Skills
3 8 (14.04%) Finance
4 4 (7.02%) Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.75%) French Language
6 1 (1.75%) Legal
6 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Analyst
1 20 (35.09%) Business Analyst
2 16 (28.07%) SQL Analyst
3 14 (24.56%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 12 (21.05%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 12 (21.05%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
4 12 (21.05%) Data Business Analyst
4 12 (21.05%) Project Manager
4 12 (21.05%) SQL Data Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Technical Business Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Business Integration Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Data Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Integration Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Technical Leader
8 2 (3.51%) Release Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Data Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) PySpark
2 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.75%) HTML
2 1 (1.75%) HTML5
2 1 (1.75%) Node.js
2 1 (1.75%) Web Services
2 1 (1.75%) WPF
2 1 (1.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.51%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.75%) Cyberattack
3 1 (1.75%) Derivative
3 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.75%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.75%) Reinsurance
3 1 (1.75%) Tandem
3 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Linux
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.75%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (82.46%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (54.39%) Backlog Management
3 30 (52.63%) Backlog Prioritisation
4 28 (49.12%) Business Intelligence
4 28 (49.12%) Insurtech
5 19 (33.33%) User Stories
6 16 (28.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (26.32%) Software Engineering
7 15 (26.32%) Software Testing
8 12 (21.05%) Data Visualisation
8 12 (21.05%) Visualisation
9 10 (17.54%) Scrum
10 6 (10.53%) Analytics
10 6 (10.53%) Data Mapping
10 6 (10.53%) Data Modelling
10 6 (10.53%) Kanban
10 6 (10.53%) TDD
11 5 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure as Code
11 5 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 26 (45.61%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) Python
3 4 (7.02%) Java
4 3 (5.26%) Kotlin
5 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.51%) C#
5 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.51%) Scala
6 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.75%) Ruby
6 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) Docker
3 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.51%) vSphere
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.51%) Grafana
2 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.51%) Prometheus
2 2 (3.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (3.51%) Terraform
2 2 (3.51%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.75%) Ansible
3 1 (1.75%) Cobbler
3 1 (1.75%) Packer
3 1 (1.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) Databricks
3 2 (3.51%) Cisco
3 2 (3.51%) Dell
3 2 (3.51%) EMC
3 2 (3.51%) Forcepoint
3 2 (3.51%) NetApp
3 2 (3.51%) Symantec
3 2 (3.51%) Trend Micro
3 2 (3.51%) Veritas
3 2 (3.51%) VMware
3 2 (3.51%) Zscaler
4 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.75%) Murex
4 1 (1.75%) Remedy
4 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow