The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon 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 30 March 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 / Croydon
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 34 23
Rank change year-on-year +7 -11  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 0.61% 1.47% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 1.61% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £400 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +13.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% -5.26%  

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 Croydon with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 137 248 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 83.03% 91.18% 88.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 211 88
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon 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 Croydon

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Croydon

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Croydon region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 7 (87.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
3 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 5 (62.50%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) JIRA
3 5 (62.50%) Product Management
3 5 (62.50%) Confluence
3 5 (62.50%) DevOps
3 5 (62.50%) Software Delivery
3 5 (62.50%) Virtual Team Management
3 5 (62.50%) Virtual Team
3 5 (62.50%) Scrum
4 4 (50.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Cadence
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) SCCM
6 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
6 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 1 (12.50%) MSI
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) VBScript

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 5 (62.50%) Confluence
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) MSI
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Release Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) DevOps
2 5 (62.50%) Product Management
2 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) Software Delivery
2 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 5 (62.50%) Virtual Team Management
3 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cadence
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow