Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 2017 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
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 149 214
Rank change year-on-year +3 +65 -39
Contract jobs citing Release Management 94 90 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.46% 1.32% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.52% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 70 70
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.02% +8.68%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £305
90th Percentile £663 £725 £626
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £435
% change year-on-year +5.26% +9.27% +8.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
City of London median hourly rate - £26.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £26.00 -

Release Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5659 5936 9403
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 87.63% 86.73% 82.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4370 4806 7353
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £315 £313 £285
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 51 93
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £21.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -6.10% -2.07%
10th Percentile £13.31 £11.25 £10.84
90th Percentile £29.77 £47.00 £53.50
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -6.50% -4.76% -

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Release Management as a percentage 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

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

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

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

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

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in the City of London

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the City of London region over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 1 £340 -
Release Management
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Release Management.

1 35 (37.23%) Finance
2 32 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (25.53%) Java
4 23 (24.47%) DevOps
5 21 (22.34%) Linux
6 20 (21.28%) Banking
7 17 (18.09%) Project Management
7 17 (18.09%) SDLC
8 16 (17.02%) ITIL
9 14 (14.89%) Windows
9 14 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (14.89%) Scrum
9 14 (14.89%) Puppet
10 13 (13.83%) Amazon AWS
11 12 (12.77%) SQL
11 12 (12.77%) .NET
11 12 (12.77%) MySQL
12 11 (11.70%) Shell Script
12 11 (11.70%) BDD
13 10 (10.64%) Relational Database
13 10 (10.64%) Ansible
13 10 (10.64%) Service Management
13 10 (10.64%) C#
13 10 (10.64%) SQL Server
13 10 (10.64%) Microsoft
13 10 (10.64%) TDD
13 10 (10.64%) JIRA
13 10 (10.64%) Unit Testing
13 10 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (9.57%) Spring

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 7 (7.45%) Tomcat
2 6 (6.38%) Jetty
2 6 (6.38%) nginx
3 5 (5.32%) Confluence
4 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.19%) IIS
5 3 (3.19%) MQSeries
5 3 (3.19%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.19%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.13%) Apache
6 2 (2.13%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.13%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.06%) CMS
7 1 (1.06%) Drupal
7 1 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.06%) JBoss
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Endur
2 1 (1.06%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.83%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.38%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.13%) IaaS
4 2 (2.13%) PaaS
5 1 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.06%) Basecamp
5 1 (1.06%) GitHub
5 1 (1.06%) SaaS
5 1 (1.06%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) Firewall
1 3 (3.19%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.13%) Skype
3 1 (1.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.06%) NAS
3 1 (1.06%) SSL
3 1 (1.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.77%) MySQL
2 10 (10.64%) Relational Database
2 10 (10.64%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.45%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (5.32%) MarkLogic
5 4 (4.26%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.19%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.13%) Data Lake
7 2 (2.13%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.13%) Hazelcast
8 1 (1.06%) Big Data
8 1 (1.06%) HBase
8 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (1.06%) Redis
8 1 (1.06%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (10.64%) JIRA
2 9 (9.57%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.51%) Subversion
4 7 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (5.32%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.32%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.32%) JUnit
5 5 (5.32%) Maven
5 5 (5.32%) Mockito
6 4 (4.26%) Selenium
7 3 (3.19%) Appium
7 3 (3.19%) Calabash
7 3 (3.19%) IBM UrbanCode
7 3 (3.19%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.19%) Xcode
8 2 (2.13%) TestRail
8 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.06%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.06%) MSI
9 1 (1.06%) PVCS
General
1 35 (37.23%) Finance
2 20 (21.28%) Banking
3 7 (7.45%) Front Office
4 6 (6.38%) Publishing
5 5 (5.32%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.19%) French Language
6 3 (3.19%) Retail
7 2 (2.13%) Dutch Language
7 2 (2.13%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.13%) German Language
7 2 (2.13%) Italian Language
7 2 (2.13%) Legal
7 2 (2.13%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.13%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.06%) Back Office
8 1 (1.06%) Billing
8 1 (1.06%) Digital Economy
8 1 (1.06%) Law
8 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (22.34%) Developer
2 14 (14.89%) Release Manager
3 12 (12.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (9.57%) Analyst
4 9 (9.57%) Java Developer
5 7 (7.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 6 (6.38%) C# Developer
6 6 (6.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.38%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Administrator
8 4 (4.26%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (4.26%) DevOps Administrator
8 4 (4.26%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.26%) Senior DevOps
8 4 (4.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Service Manager
9 3 (3.19%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.77%) .NET
2 9 (9.57%) JMS
2 9 (9.57%) REST
2 9 (9.57%) SOAP
2 9 (9.57%) Spring
3 8 (8.51%) Hibernate
3 8 (8.51%) XML
4 7 (7.45%) Java EE
5 6 (6.38%) Servlets
5 6 (6.38%) XSLT
6 5 (5.32%) LEMP Stack
6 5 (5.32%) RESTful
6 5 (5.32%) XForms
7 3 (3.19%) Akka
7 3 (3.19%) Middleware
7 3 (3.19%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (3.19%) Web Services
8 2 (2.13%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.13%) Ajax
8 2 (2.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.38%) Equities
1 6 (6.38%) Greenfield Project
1 6 (6.38%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.32%) Virtual Team
3 4 (4.26%) Derivative
4 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.19%) Hedge funds
4 3 (3.19%) Reinsurance
5 2 (2.13%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.13%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.13%) User Experience
6 1 (1.06%) Clustering
6 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.06%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.06%) PMI
6 1 (1.06%) STB
6 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.34%) Linux
2 14 (14.89%) Windows
3 7 (7.45%) Android
3 7 (7.45%) Apple iOS
4 5 (5.32%) CentOS
4 5 (5.32%) Ubuntu
5 4 (4.26%) Unix
6 3 (3.19%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.13%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.06%) VMS
8 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (24.47%) DevOps
3 17 (18.09%) Project Management
3 17 (18.09%) SDLC
4 16 (17.02%) ITIL
5 14 (14.89%) Scrum
5 14 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (11.70%) BDD
7 10 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (10.64%) Service Management
7 10 (10.64%) TDD
7 10 (10.64%) Unit Testing
8 8 (8.51%) Change Management
8 8 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (7.45%) Analytics
10 6 (6.38%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (6.38%) Patch Management
10 6 (6.38%) Test Automation
10 6 (6.38%) User Stories
10 6 (6.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.53%) Java
2 12 (12.77%) SQL
3 11 (11.70%) Shell Script
4 10 (10.64%) C#
5 9 (9.57%) Perl
5 9 (9.57%) Python
6 7 (7.45%) JavaScript
7 6 (6.38%) Ruby
8 5 (5.32%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.19%) Apple Swift
9 3 (3.19%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.19%) Objective-C
9 3 (3.19%) Scala
9 3 (3.19%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.13%) Kotlin
10 2 (2.13%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.13%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.13%) VBA
11 1 (1.06%) C
11 1 (1.06%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 6 (6.38%) DV Cleared
1 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.32%) Degree
3 2 (2.13%) ISEB
3 2 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.13%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.13%) PMP
3 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.06%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.45%) QA
2 4 (4.26%) PMO
3 3 (3.19%) SLA
4 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 19770
4 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.06%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.19%) Docker
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.06%) XenApp
3 1 (1.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (14.89%) Puppet
2 10 (10.64%) Ansible
3 7 (7.45%) Terraform
4 5 (5.32%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (5.32%) Packer
5 3 (3.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (3.19%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.13%) SCCM
7 1 (1.06%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.06%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.38%) Oracle
3 4 (4.26%) Cisco
3 4 (4.26%) Murex
4 3 (3.19%) OpenLink
5 2 (2.13%) ION Trading
5 2 (2.13%) Netezza
5 2 (2.13%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.13%) Splunk
6 1 (1.06%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.06%) AppSense
6 1 (1.06%) BMC
6 1 (1.06%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.06%) F5
6 1 (1.06%) New Relic
6 1 (1.06%) Qualys
6 1 (1.06%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.06%) Sophis
6 1 (1.06%) VMware
6 1 (1.06%) WorldPay