The median contractor rate for a Release Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 395 428 386
Rank change year-on-year +33 -42  
Contract jobs requiring a Release Engineer 13 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.066% 0.049% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.052% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 16
Median daily rate £550 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.78% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £388 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £506 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £375 £373
% change year-on-year +16.66% +0.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.18 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year -51.31% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18549 21328 20201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.03% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13193 15310 13939
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 285 368
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Release Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -3 1 £650 +85.71%
Bromley - 1 £550 -
Release Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 20 (57.14%) Linux
2 17 (48.57%) SQL
2 17 (48.57%) Jenkins
3 15 (42.86%) DevOps
3 15 (42.86%) Windows
4 11 (31.43%) Ansible
5 10 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 10 (28.57%) Oracle
6 9 (25.71%) Java
6 9 (25.71%) Banking
6 9 (25.71%) Subversion
7 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (20.00%) Release Management
8 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 7 (20.00%) Unix
9 6 (17.14%) .NET
9 6 (17.14%) Perl
9 6 (17.14%) Puppet
9 6 (17.14%) TeamCity
10 5 (14.29%) Waterfall
10 5 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (14.29%) Migration
10 5 (14.29%) Shell Script
11 4 (11.43%) Control-M
11 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
11 4 (11.43%) Finance
11 4 (11.43%) JIRA
11 4 (11.43%) Python
11 4 (11.43%) SharePoint

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 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.57%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.71%) Apache
3 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.86%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
1 3 (8.57%) PowerCenter
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.86%) Big Data
3 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (48.57%) Jenkins
2 10 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 9 (25.71%) Subversion
4 6 (17.14%) TeamCity
5 4 (11.43%) JIRA
6 3 (8.57%) FitNesse
6 3 (8.57%) Hudson
6 3 (8.57%) Maven
7 2 (5.71%) Ant
7 2 (5.71%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.86%) ClearCase
8 1 (2.86%) ClearQuest
8 1 (2.86%) CMake
8 1 (2.86%) SCons
8 1 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (25.71%) Banking
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Front Office
3 2 (5.71%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) HTML
2 3 (8.57%) HTML5
2 3 (8.57%) LAMP
3 2 (5.71%) J2EE
3 2 (5.71%) Middleware
3 2 (5.71%) Velocity
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Derivative
1 3 (8.57%) Equities
1 3 (8.57%) Mainframe
1 3 (8.57%) Public Cloud
2 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (57.14%) Linux
2 15 (42.86%) Windows
3 7 (20.00%) Unix
4 2 (5.71%) Solaris
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) DevOps
2 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (20.00%) Release Management
4 5 (14.29%) Migration
4 5 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
5 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (11.43%) SDLC
6 3 (8.57%) Change Management
6 3 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (8.57%) Data Integration
6 3 (8.57%) Data Migration
6 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.57%) ETL
6 3 (8.57%) MVC
6 3 (8.57%) Open Source
6 3 (8.57%) Process Improvement
6 3 (8.57%) Refactoring
6 3 (8.57%) Smoke Testing
6 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) SQL
2 9 (25.71%) Java
3 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (17.14%) Perl
5 5 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 4 (11.43%) Python
7 3 (8.57%) C#
7 3 (8.57%) VBScript
8 2 (5.71%) C
8 2 (5.71%) C++
9 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.86%) PHP
9 1 (2.86%) Ruby
9 1 (2.86%) sed
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (31.43%) Ansible
2 6 (17.14%) Puppet
3 5 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (11.43%) Control-M
5 3 (8.57%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (8.57%) SELinux
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Oracle
2 3 (8.57%) Atlassian
2 3 (8.57%) IBM
2 3 (8.57%) Informatica
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) BMC
4 1 (2.86%) Murex
4 1 (2.86%) Perforce
4 1 (2.86%) Sonatype
4 1 (2.86%) Splunk