The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 144 187
Rank change year-on-year -5 +43  
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 17 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.52% 0.34% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.36% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 11
Median daily rate £438 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £475 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3105 3318 5230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.27% 95.04% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2360 2686 3969
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 76
Median hourly rate £19.16 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.22% +11.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.57 £36.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Release Manager in the job title.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Manager in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 29 April 2017, 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 (63.64%) Release Management
2 13 (59.09%) ITIL
3 8 (36.36%) Banking
4 7 (31.82%) Finance
5 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (27.27%) Project Management
5 6 (27.27%) Service Management
5 6 (27.27%) Change Management
6 4 (18.18%) Linux
7 3 (13.64%) Python
7 3 (13.64%) RDBMS
7 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.64%) JIRA
7 3 (13.64%) System Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
7 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
8 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
8 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
8 2 (9.09%) Hudson
8 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
8 2 (9.09%) PMO
8 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (9.09%) Electronic Trading
8 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
8 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
8 2 (9.09%) Android
8 2 (9.09%) Confluence

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 2 (9.09%) Confluence
1 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) RDBMS
1 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) Hudson
2 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (36.36%) Banking
2 7 (31.82%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.55%) Front Office
3 1 (4.55%) Law
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.55%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Hedge funds
3 1 (4.55%) iSeries
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) PMI
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Android
2 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.55%) Unix
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Release Management
2 13 (59.09%) ITIL
3 6 (27.27%) Change Management
3 6 (27.27%) Project Management
3 6 (27.27%) Service Management
3 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.64%) System Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.09%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.55%) BDD
6 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 1 (4.55%) ITSM
6 1 (4.55%) Product Management
6 1 (4.55%) Quality Management
6 1 (4.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Python
2 2 (9.09%) Ruby
2 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
1 2 (9.09%) PMP
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) PMO
2 1 (4.55%) ISO19770
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) IBM
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Murex
3 1 (4.55%) Rackspace
3 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.55%) Sybase
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