Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 152 169
Rank change year-on-year +1 +17 +16
Contract jobs citing Release Management 94 78 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.33% 1.28% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.45% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 59 50
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.40% +2.50%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £339
90th Percentile £588 £688 £576
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £463
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 6,216 5,377 6,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.88% 87.92% 85.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,972 4,282 4,798
City of London median daily rate £505 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.32% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £333 £313 £288
90th Percentile £688 £671 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 48 56
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.34 £21.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.04% -7.04% +15.13%
10th Percentile £11.81 £13.68 £12.50
90th Percentile £31.50 £55.00 £52.75
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.00 £21.62
% change year-on-year +6.58% -12.10% +20.08%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018. 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 - 2 - -
Release Management
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 53 (56.38%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (54.26%) Finance
3 33 (35.11%) DevOps
4 30 (31.91%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (29.79%) Banking
5 28 (29.79%) Microsoft
6 26 (27.66%) SQL
7 25 (26.60%) C#
8 19 (20.21%) Selenium
9 18 (19.15%) PowerShell
9 18 (19.15%) Configuration Management
9 18 (19.15%) .NET
9 18 (19.15%) Linux
10 17 (18.09%) Test Automation
11 16 (17.02%) SDLC
11 16 (17.02%) Windows
12 15 (15.96%) Change Management
12 15 (15.96%) Financial Institution
12 15 (15.96%) QA
13 14 (14.89%) JIRA
13 14 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
13 14 (14.89%) Scrum
13 14 (14.89%) Python
13 14 (14.89%) Java
14 13 (13.83%) Docker
15 12 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
16 11 (11.70%) Ruby
16 11 (11.70%) JavaScript
16 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
16 11 (11.70%) Team Foundation Server

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 9 (9.57%) Confluence
2 5 (5.32%) Apache
3 4 (4.26%) IIS
4 3 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.19%) nginx
4 3 (3.19%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.06%) CMS
6 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.06%) Jetty
6 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.06%) HFM
2 1 (1.06%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (1.06%) PeopleSoft CRM
2 1 (1.06%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.26%) IaaS
3 4 (4.26%) Office 365
3 4 (4.26%) PaaS
4 3 (3.19%) SaaS
5 2 (2.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (2.13%) GitHub
5 2 (2.13%) npm
5 2 (2.13%) Route 53
5 2 (2.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.06%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.06%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) Firewall
1 5 (5.32%) Network Security
2 3 (3.19%) Skype
2 3 (3.19%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.06%) SSH
4 1 (1.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (6.38%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.32%) MySQL
4 4 (4.26%) MarkLogic
4 4 (4.26%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.19%) Big Data
5 3 (3.19%) IBM PureData
5 3 (3.19%) OLAP
5 3 (3.19%) Power BI
6 2 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (2.13%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.13%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.13%) QlikView
6 2 (2.13%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (20.21%) Selenium
2 14 (14.89%) JIRA
3 11 (11.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (8.51%) Jenkins
4 8 (8.51%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (7.45%) Git (software)
5 7 (7.45%) MSBuild
5 7 (7.45%) SpecFlow
5 7 (7.45%) TeamCity
6 6 (6.38%) JUnit
6 6 (6.38%) Maven
6 6 (6.38%) Subversion
7 4 (4.26%) Cucumber
7 4 (4.26%) Mockito
7 4 (4.26%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.19%) NUnit
8 3 (3.19%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (3.19%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (2.13%) IBM UrbanCode
10 1 (1.06%) Bitbucket
General
1 51 (54.26%) Finance
2 28 (29.79%) Banking
3 15 (15.96%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.26%) Publishing
4 4 (4.26%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.19%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.06%) French Language
6 1 (1.06%) Law
6 1 (1.06%) Marketing
6 1 (1.06%) Retail
6 1 (1.06%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (24.47%) Developer
1 23 (24.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (13.83%) Senior DevOps
2 13 (13.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 11 (11.70%) C# Developer
4 10 (10.64%) .NET Developer
4 10 (10.64%) Analyst
4 10 (10.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (6.38%) Java Developer
6 5 (5.32%) Financial Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (4.26%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 4 (4.26%) Lead .NET Developer
7 4 (4.26%) Lead C# Developer
7 4 (4.26%) Release Manager
7 4 (4.26%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (4.26%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 4 (4.26%) Senior C# Developer
7 4 (4.26%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.15%) .NET
2 10 (10.64%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (9.57%) ASP.NET
3 9 (9.57%) SOAP
4 8 (8.51%) XML
5 6 (6.38%) Hibernate
5 6 (6.38%) Java EE
5 6 (6.38%) Spring
6 5 (5.32%) Gherkin
6 5 (5.32%) WinForms
7 4 (4.26%) JMS
7 4 (4.26%) REST
7 4 (4.26%) RESTful
7 4 (4.26%) XForms
7 4 (4.26%) XSLT
8 3 (3.19%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (2.13%) HTML5
9 2 (2.13%) Node.js
9 2 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.45%) Enterprise Software
1 7 (7.45%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (5.32%) Credit Risk
2 5 (5.32%) Virtual Team
3 4 (4.26%) PKI
4 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.13%) CMDB
5 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.13%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.06%) Clustering
6 1 (1.06%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.06%) Equities
6 1 (1.06%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.06%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.06%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (1.06%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.15%) Linux
2 16 (17.02%) Windows
3 5 (5.32%) Unix
3 5 (5.32%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.13%) Android
4 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.13%) VMS
5 1 (1.06%) CentOS
5 1 (1.06%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (56.38%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (35.11%) DevOps
3 30 (31.91%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (19.15%) Configuration Management
5 17 (18.09%) Test Automation
6 16 (17.02%) SDLC
7 15 (15.96%) Change Management
8 14 (14.89%) Scrum
9 10 (10.64%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (10.64%) ITIL
9 10 (10.64%) TDD
10 9 (9.57%) BDD
10 9 (9.57%) Waterfall
11 8 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (8.51%) High Availability
11 8 (8.51%) MVC
11 8 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (7.45%) Incident Management
12 7 (7.45%) Project Management
12 7 (7.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.66%) SQL
2 25 (26.60%) C#
3 18 (19.15%) PowerShell
4 14 (14.89%) Java
4 14 (14.89%) Python
5 11 (11.70%) JavaScript
5 11 (11.70%) Ruby
6 10 (10.64%) Bash Shell
6 10 (10.64%) VB.NET
7 8 (8.51%) PL/SQL
8 7 (7.45%) VB
9 5 (5.32%) Shell Script
9 5 (5.32%) TypeScript
9 5 (5.32%) VBScript
10 3 (3.19%) Perl
11 2 (2.13%) VB6
12 1 (1.06%) C
12 1 (1.06%) C++
12 1 (1.06%) XAML
Qualifications
1 9 (9.57%) Degree
2 4 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.19%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.19%) DV Cleared
3 3 (3.19%) ISEB
4 2 (2.13%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.06%) PMP
5 1 (1.06%) SAP Certification
5 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.96%) QA
2 2 (2.13%) COBIT
3 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.06%) MiFID
3 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (13.83%) Docker
2 7 (7.45%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) Ansible
2 5 (5.32%) Puppet
3 4 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.19%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (2.13%) Mesos
5 2 (2.13%) WMI
6 1 (1.06%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.06%) Kibana
6 1 (1.06%) logstash
6 1 (1.06%) Packer
6 1 (1.06%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (29.79%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.32%) ServiceNow
3 4 (4.26%) IBM
3 4 (4.26%) Ivanti
3 4 (4.26%) McAfee
3 4 (4.26%) Oracle
3 4 (4.26%) Qualys
3 4 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.19%) Netezza
5 2 (2.13%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.13%) Sonatype
5 2 (2.13%) Splunk
5 2 (2.13%) VMware
6 1 (1.06%) Adobe
6 1 (1.06%) Fidessa
6 1 (1.06%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.06%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.06%) Murex
6 1 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.06%) Serena