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 3 months to 25 April 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
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 109 156
Rank change year-on-year +7 +47  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 54 58 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.69% 1.66% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 1.90% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 42 36
Median daily rate £550 £519 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.02% +5.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £421 £400
% change year-on-year -0.71% +5.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £41.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -71.08% +105.59%  

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 2745 3050 4532
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 86.00% 87.42% 82.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2106 2478 3499
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 39
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.25 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.87% -29.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Release Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 April 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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 37 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (32.95%) Finance
3 20 (22.73%) ITIL
3 20 (22.73%) DevOps
4 19 (21.59%) Scrum
5 17 (19.32%) Windows
5 17 (19.32%) Linux
5 17 (19.32%) Project Management
6 15 (17.05%) Service Management
6 15 (17.05%) SDLC
7 14 (15.91%) SQL
8 13 (14.77%) QA
8 13 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (13.64%) Change Management
9 12 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (13.64%) PowerShell
10 11 (12.50%) Banking
10 11 (12.50%) Java
10 11 (12.50%) SQL Server
11 10 (11.36%) Security Cleared
11 10 (11.36%) Selenium
11 10 (11.36%) Virtual Team
12 9 (10.23%) DV Cleared
13 8 (9.09%) Git (software)
13 8 (9.09%) Kanban
13 8 (9.09%) Equities
13 8 (9.09%) .NET
13 8 (9.09%) Microsoft
13 8 (9.09%) Active Directory
13 8 (9.09%) Shell Script

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 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (3.41%) Confluence
2 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (3.41%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.41%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.27%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.14%) IIS
4 1 (1.14%) JBoss
4 1 (1.14%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.55%) GitHub
2 1 (1.14%) Basecamp
2 1 (1.14%) G Suite
2 1 (1.14%) Office 365
2 1 (1.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) Firewall
2 2 (2.27%) Skype
3 1 (1.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.14%) LDAP
3 1 (1.14%) MPLS
3 1 (1.14%) NAS
3 1 (1.14%) SSL
3 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.82%) Big Data
3 6 (6.82%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.68%) Data Lake
4 5 (5.68%) Hadoop
5 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.41%) MySQL
6 3 (3.41%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.41%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.27%) DB2
7 2 (2.27%) MarkLogic
7 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.14%) Essbase
8 1 (1.14%) Hazelcast
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (11.36%) Selenium
2 8 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.95%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.82%) DbUnit
4 6 (6.82%) Robot Framework
5 5 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (4.55%) JIRA
6 4 (4.55%) Subversion
7 3 (3.41%) Appium
7 3 (3.41%) Calabash
7 3 (3.41%) TeamCity
7 3 (3.41%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.41%) Xcode
8 2 (2.27%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.27%) Hudson
8 2 (2.27%) JUnit
8 2 (2.27%) Mockito
8 2 (2.27%) MSBuild
8 2 (2.27%) MSI
8 2 (2.27%) MSTest
General
1 29 (32.95%) Finance
2 11 (12.50%) Banking
3 8 (9.09%) Financial Institution
4 6 (6.82%) Retail
5 5 (5.68%) Front Office
6 3 (3.41%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.41%) Publishing
7 2 (2.27%) Legal
8 1 (1.14%) Advertising
8 1 (1.14%) Back Office
8 1 (1.14%) French Language
8 1 (1.14%) Games
8 1 (1.14%) Law
8 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (15.91%) Release Manager
2 12 (13.64%) Developer
3 8 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 7 (7.95%) Agile Coach
4 7 (7.95%) Analyst
4 7 (7.95%) Automation Engineer
4 7 (7.95%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) QA Automation Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) DBA
6 4 (4.55%) Netezza DBA
6 4 (4.55%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) .NET Developer
7 3 (3.41%) Architect
7 3 (3.41%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 3 (3.41%) Service Manager
8 2 (2.27%) Change and Release Manager
8 2 (2.27%) DevOps Consultant
8 2 (2.27%) Mobile Engineer
8 2 (2.27%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.09%) .NET
2 5 (5.68%) REST
3 4 (4.55%) JMS
3 4 (4.55%) LAMP
3 4 (4.55%) Spring
3 4 (4.55%) XML
4 3 (3.41%) Hibernate
4 3 (3.41%) RESTful
4 3 (3.41%) SOAP
5 2 (2.27%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.27%) Akka
5 2 (2.27%) Java EE
5 2 (2.27%) Murex MxML
5 2 (2.27%) XForms
5 2 (2.27%) XSLT
6 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.14%) JSON
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.14%) Web Services
6 1 (1.14%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Virtual Team
2 8 (9.09%) Equities
3 6 (6.82%) Fixed Income
3 6 (6.82%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.41%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.27%) Derivative
6 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.14%) AS400
7 1 (1.14%) CMDB
7 1 (1.14%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.14%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.14%) NHS
7 1 (1.14%) PMI
7 1 (1.14%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.14%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.32%) Linux
1 17 (19.32%) Windows
2 7 (7.95%) Android
2 7 (7.95%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.41%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.27%) Unix
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.14%) CentOS
6 1 (1.14%) CoreOS
6 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (22.73%) DevOps
2 20 (22.73%) ITIL
3 19 (21.59%) Scrum
4 17 (19.32%) Project Management
5 15 (17.05%) SDLC
5 15 (17.05%) Service Management
6 13 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (13.64%) Change Management
8 8 (9.09%) Coaching
8 8 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (9.09%) Kanban
8 8 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 7 (7.95%) Analytics
9 7 (7.95%) BDD
9 7 (7.95%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (7.95%) Process Improvement
9 7 (7.95%) QA Automation
9 7 (7.95%) Software Delivery
9 7 (7.95%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.91%) SQL
2 12 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 11 (12.50%) Java
4 8 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 6 (6.82%) C#
5 6 (6.82%) Python
6 3 (3.41%) Apple Swift
6 3 (3.41%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.41%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.41%) Objective-C
6 3 (3.41%) Perl
6 3 (3.41%) Scala
6 3 (3.41%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.27%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.27%) Ruby
7 2 (2.27%) VBScript
8 1 (1.14%) C++
8 1 (1.14%) VB
8 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.23%) DV Cleared
3 5 (5.68%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.55%) Degree
5 2 (2.27%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.27%) PMP
6 1 (1.14%) ECDL
6 1 (1.14%) ISEB
6 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.14%) MCDST
6 1 (1.14%) MCTS
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.77%) QA
2 4 (4.55%) SLA
3 3 (3.41%) PMO
4 1 (1.14%) ISO19770
4 1 (1.14%) MiFID
4 1 (1.14%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.27%) Docker
4 2 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.14%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.14%) vSphere
5 1 (1.14%) XenApp
5 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) Puppet
2 5 (5.68%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.55%) Ansible
3 4 (4.55%) SCCM
3 4 (4.55%) SELinux
4 3 (3.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.14%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.14%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.14%) rkt
5 1 (1.14%) Salt
5 1 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.14%) Sysprep
5 1 (1.14%) Terraform
5 1 (1.14%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.82%) VMware
3 5 (5.68%) Netezza
3 5 (5.68%) Oracle
4 4 (4.55%) Murex
5 2 (2.27%) Citrix
5 2 (2.27%) Remedy
6 1 (1.14%) Apple
6 1 (1.14%) AppSense
6 1 (1.14%) BMC
6 1 (1.14%) Calypso
6 1 (1.14%) Google
6 1 (1.14%) IBM
6 1 (1.14%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.14%) OpenLink
6 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.14%) Sophis
6 1 (1.14%) Sybase
6 1 (1.14%) Symantec
6 1 (1.14%) Wyse
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