Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Release Engineer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 November 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 Engineer
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 614 594 617
Rank change year-on-year -20 +23 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 21 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.045% 0.055% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.058% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 10
London median daily rate £488 £520 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -17.02%
10th Percentile £438 £391 £404
90th Percentile £516 £640 £563
England median daily rate £475 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44677 42926 44295
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.98% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32353 30510 31225
London median daily rate £498 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.57% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 563 683
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.60% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.77
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Release Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Release Engineer in London

Release Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Engineer in London

Release Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Engineer in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Engineer in London

Release Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Central London +3 5 £450 -18.18% 1
Release Engineer
England

Release Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Release Engineer 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 London region featuring Release Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (61.90%) Linux
1 13 (61.90%) Finance
2 12 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 12 (57.14%) Jenkins
3 11 (52.38%) Ansible
3 11 (52.38%) Maven
4 10 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (47.62%) Bitbucket
5 9 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (42.86%) Java
5 9 (42.86%) Unix
5 9 (42.86%) Python
6 8 (38.10%) ClearCase
6 8 (38.10%) BMC
6 8 (38.10%) OO
6 8 (38.10%) BladeLogic
6 8 (38.10%) JIRA
6 8 (38.10%) Puppet
6 8 (38.10%) DevOps
6 8 (38.10%) Terraform
7 7 (33.33%) TeamCity
8 5 (23.81%) Subversion
8 5 (23.81%) Windows
9 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
9 4 (19.05%) Banking
9 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
9 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
10 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (14.29%) Windows Server

Release Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 3 (14.29%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.52%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Git (software)
1 12 (57.14%) Jenkins
2 11 (52.38%) Maven
3 10 (47.62%) Bitbucket
4 9 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (38.10%) ClearCase
5 8 (38.10%) JIRA
6 7 (33.33%) TeamCity
7 5 (23.81%) Subversion
8 3 (14.29%) IBM UrbanCode
8 3 (14.29%) NuGet
8 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (9.52%) Artifactory
9 2 (9.52%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (4.76%) Ant
10 1 (4.76%) Chocolatey
10 1 (4.76%) Gradle
10 1 (4.76%) Hudson
General
1 13 (61.90%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Banking
3 3 (14.29%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Linux
2 9 (42.86%) Unix
3 5 (23.81%) Windows
4 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (38.10%) DevOps
2 8 (38.10%) OO
3 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 3 (14.29%) Release Management
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Change Management
4 2 (9.52%) Coaching
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (9.52%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (9.52%) Dependency Management
4 2 (9.52%) Information Security
4 2 (9.52%) Kanban
4 2 (9.52%) Operations Management
4 2 (9.52%) Process Management
4 2 (9.52%) Scrum
4 2 (9.52%) Software Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
4 2 (9.52%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (4.76%) Release Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) Java
1 9 (42.86%) Python
2 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
3 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.76%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (52.38%) Ansible
2 8 (38.10%) BladeLogic
2 8 (38.10%) Puppet
2 8 (38.10%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) BMC
2 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
3 3 (14.29%) IBM
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) Serena
3 3 (14.29%) Temenos
4 1 (4.76%) ATG