Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £519 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 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 Manager
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 237 215 209
Rank change year-on-year -22 -6 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 15 17 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.27% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.29% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 29
City of London median daily rate £519 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.68% +4.76% +12.30%
10th Percentile £438 £396 £405
90th Percentile £586 £625 £675
Central London median daily rate £488 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -11.36% +4.76% +12.30%
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 6,685 5,951 6,861
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.23% 95.55% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,311 4,722 5,412
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +5.14%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £644
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 67 100
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.89 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.95% -10.55% +19.37%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.84 £10.98
90th Percentile £30.80 £55.00 £41.30
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.13 £19.50
% change year-on-year +5.69% -12.18% +18.18%

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Release Manager in the City of London

Release Manager
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 Manager in the City of London.

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

Release Manager
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 Manager in the City of London.

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

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, Release Manager 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 Manager in the job title.

1 14 (93.33%) Banking
2 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (60.00%) Finance
4 7 (46.67%) Investment Banking
4 7 (46.67%) DevOps
5 6 (40.00%) JIRA
5 6 (40.00%) Confluence
6 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (26.67%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (26.67%) TeamCity
7 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
7 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
7 4 (26.67%) Retail Banking
7 4 (26.67%) Release Management
7 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (13.33%) SDLC
8 2 (13.33%) Pricing Data
8 2 (13.33%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (13.33%) Reference Data Management
8 2 (13.33%) PMO
8 2 (13.33%) Runbook
8 2 (13.33%) Reference Data
8 2 (13.33%) Data Management
8 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
8 2 (13.33%) Legal
8 2 (13.33%) Perl
8 2 (13.33%) Front Office
8 2 (13.33%) Windows
8 2 (13.33%) Python

Release Manager 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 6 (40.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Big Data
1 1 (6.67%) Data Lake
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) JIRA
2 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (26.67%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (93.33%) Banking
2 9 (60.00%) Finance
3 7 (46.67%) Investment Banking
4 4 (26.67%) Retail Banking
5 2 (13.33%) Front Office
5 2 (13.33%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Pricing Data
2 2 (13.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) DevOps
3 5 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (26.67%) Release Management
5 2 (13.33%) Data Management
5 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
5 2 (13.33%) Reference Data Management
5 2 (13.33%) Runbook
5 2 (13.33%) SDLC
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Coaching
6 1 (6.67%) Data Ingestion
6 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
6 1 (6.67%) Service Design
6 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Perl
1 2 (13.33%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) APMP
1 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) PMO
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Bloomberg
1 2 (13.33%) Reuters
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft