Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 6 months to 18 January 2018 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 265 205 224
Rank change year-on-year -60 +19 +6
Contract jobs citing Release Management 452 517 513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.97% 1.23% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.43% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 341 345
London median daily rate £495 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.89% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £275 £313
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
London median hourly rate - £30.00 £20.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +44.65% -
England median hourly rate £33.17 £32.40 £20.74
% change year-on-year +2.36% +56.22% -39.00%

Release Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40,264 36,138 37,125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.60% 86.03% 84.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,382 25,994 26,457
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £310 £298
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.53% +1.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 423 453
London median hourly rate £22.00 £23.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.74% +16.70% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.44 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.25 £50.79
England median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.70% +15.00%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Release Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in London

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in London

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in London over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in London

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in London

Release Management
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 Management within the London region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. 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 -10 98 £475 -5.00% 26
West London -46 39 £450 +20.00% 9
South London -53 18 £450 +11.11%
East London -8 11 £495 +9.89% 4
North London - 2 £425 - 1
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 213 (47.12%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (30.09%) Finance
3 117 (25.88%) DevOps
4 100 (22.12%) Java
5 90 (19.91%) Scrum
6 83 (18.36%) Continuous Integration
7 80 (17.70%) ITIL
8 73 (16.15%) SQL
8 73 (16.15%) Test Automation
9 72 (15.93%) Linux
10 69 (15.27%) Windows
10 69 (15.27%) Jenkins
11 67 (14.82%) Change Management
12 66 (14.60%) Degree
13 64 (14.16%) Python
14 62 (13.72%) SDLC
15 61 (13.50%) Microsoft
15 61 (13.50%) TDD
16 60 (13.27%) BDD
17 59 (13.05%) Git (software)
18 58 (12.83%) Banking
19 57 (12.61%) Web Services
20 52 (11.50%) Continuous Delivery
21 49 (10.84%) JavaScript
22 46 (10.18%) SQL Server
22 46 (10.18%) Configuration Management
22 46 (10.18%) Continuous Improvement
23 45 (9.96%) JIRA
24 44 (9.73%) Maven
25 43 (9.51%) Ruby

Release Management
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 24 (5.31%) Confluence
2 20 (4.42%) IIS
3 18 (3.98%) Apache
4 16 (3.54%) Tomcat
5 14 (3.10%) nginx
6 11 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.77%) CMS
8 7 (1.55%) OpenStack
8 7 (1.55%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.33%) Drupal
10 3 (0.66%) Jetty
10 3 (0.66%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.66%) SAS
10 3 (0.66%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.66%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.66%) WildFly
11 2 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.44%) Documentum
11 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 15 (3.32%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Siebel CRM
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.44%) IntelliMatch
2 2 (0.44%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.22%) HFM
3 1 (0.22%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.22%) PeopleSoft CRM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.22%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (7.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.76%) IaaS
4 14 (3.10%) PaaS
5 10 (2.21%) GitHub
5 10 (2.21%) Trello
6 8 (1.77%) SaaS
7 7 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.55%) Office 365
8 5 (1.11%) npm
9 4 (0.88%) Route 53
9 4 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.66%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.66%) Slack
11 2 (0.44%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.22%) Bluemix
12 1 (0.22%) FinancialForce
12 1 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.75%) Firewall
2 12 (2.65%) BIG-IP
3 8 (1.77%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.77%) Unified Communications
4 7 (1.55%) Network Security
5 6 (1.33%) HTTP
6 5 (1.11%) VPN
7 4 (0.88%) SAN
7 4 (0.88%) Skype
8 3 (0.66%) DNS
8 3 (0.66%) Internet
8 3 (0.66%) LAN
8 3 (0.66%) LDAP
8 3 (0.66%) WAN
9 2 (0.44%) DHCP
9 2 (0.44%) MPLS
9 2 (0.44%) SMS
9 2 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.22%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.22%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (10.18%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.87%) NoSQL
3 21 (4.65%) MySQL
4 20 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (3.10%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.21%) MarkLogic
6 10 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.55%) Power BI
8 6 (1.33%) IBM PureData
8 6 (1.33%) OLAP
9 5 (1.11%) Big Data
9 5 (1.11%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.88%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 69 (15.27%) Jenkins
2 59 (13.05%) Git (software)
3 45 (9.96%) JIRA
4 44 (9.73%) Maven
5 38 (8.41%) Selenium
6 29 (6.42%) Cucumber
7 28 (6.19%) Subversion
8 22 (4.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (4.87%) TeamCity
9 13 (2.88%) Appium
9 13 (2.88%) Calabash
9 13 (2.88%) JUnit
9 13 (2.88%) Xcode
10 12 (2.65%) JMeter
10 12 (2.65%) Visual Studio Team System
11 11 (2.43%) MSBuild
11 11 (2.43%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (2.21%) Mockito
12 10 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (1.99%) Gradle
General
1 136 (30.09%) Finance
2 58 (12.83%) Banking
3 20 (4.42%) Investment Banking
4 16 (3.54%) Financial Institution
5 15 (3.32%) Front Office
5 15 (3.32%) Retail
6 13 (2.88%) Publishing
7 6 (1.33%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.88%) Back Office
10 3 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.66%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.44%) French Language
11 2 (0.44%) Marketing
12 1 (0.22%) Billing
12 1 (0.22%) Games
12 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.22%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 111 (24.56%) Developer
2 58 (12.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 45 (9.96%) Release Manager
4 39 (8.63%) Analyst
5 35 (7.74%) Java Developer
6 22 (4.87%) Project Manager
7 19 (4.20%) Administrator
8 18 (3.98%) Consultant
8 18 (3.98%) Service Manager
9 17 (3.76%) Transition Manager
10 16 (3.54%) Linux Engineer
11 15 (3.32%) Applications Engineer
11 15 (3.32%) Senior Developer
11 15 (3.32%) Senior DevOps
11 15 (3.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 13 (2.88%) Developer in Test
12 13 (2.88%) Salesforce Developer
13 12 (2.65%) DevOps Developer
13 12 (2.65%) IT Manager
13 12 (2.65%) Release Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (12.61%) Web Services
2 42 (9.29%) XML
3 38 (8.41%) .NET
4 30 (6.64%) RESTful
5 29 (6.42%) Spring
6 27 (5.97%) HTML
7 23 (5.09%) Hibernate
8 22 (4.87%) HTML5
9 21 (4.65%) AngularJS
10 20 (4.42%) Gherkin
10 20 (4.42%) SOAP
11 19 (4.20%) CSS
12 16 (3.54%) JMS
12 16 (3.54%) JSON
12 16 (3.54%) Velocity
13 14 (3.10%) Java EE
13 14 (3.10%) REST
14 13 (2.88%) CSS3
14 13 (2.88%) Spring MVC
15 12 (2.65%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.09%) Computer Science
3 16 (3.54%) User Experience
4 15 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (3.32%) Mobile App
5 14 (3.10%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.10%) Virtual Team
6 13 (2.88%) CMDB
7 12 (2.65%) Video on Demand
7 12 (2.65%) Video\Live Streaming
8 11 (2.43%) Derivative
9 10 (2.21%) Credit Risk
10 9 (1.99%) Fixed Income
10 9 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (1.77%) N-Tier
12 7 (1.55%) Data Centre
12 7 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (1.33%) Client/Server
14 5 (1.11%) PMI
14 5 (1.11%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 72 (15.93%) Linux
2 69 (15.27%) Windows
3 43 (9.51%) Unix
4 20 (4.42%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.33%) CentOS
6 6 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.11%) VMS
8 4 (0.88%) Android
8 4 (0.88%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.88%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.88%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.66%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.44%) CoreOS
10 2 (0.44%) SmartOS
11 1 (0.22%) AIX
11 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (47.12%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (25.88%) DevOps
3 90 (19.91%) Scrum
4 83 (18.36%) Continuous Integration
5 80 (17.70%) ITIL
6 73 (16.15%) Test Automation
7 67 (14.82%) Change Management
8 62 (13.72%) SDLC
9 61 (13.50%) TDD
10 60 (13.27%) BDD
11 52 (11.50%) Continuous Delivery
12 46 (10.18%) Configuration Management
12 46 (10.18%) Continuous Improvement
13 41 (9.07%) Acceptance Criteria
13 41 (9.07%) Project Management
13 41 (9.07%) Stakeholder Management
14 38 (8.41%) Service Management
15 34 (7.52%) Problem Management
16 33 (7.30%) Risk Management
16 33 (7.30%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 100 (22.12%) Java
2 73 (16.15%) SQL
3 64 (14.16%) Python
4 49 (10.84%) JavaScript
5 43 (9.51%) C#
5 43 (9.51%) PowerShell
5 43 (9.51%) Ruby
6 24 (5.31%) Perl
7 23 (5.09%) Shell Script
8 19 (4.20%) C++
9 15 (3.32%) Scala
10 14 (3.10%) PL/SQL
11 13 (2.88%) Apple Swift
12 12 (2.65%) Bash Shell
12 12 (2.65%) VB
13 10 (2.21%) VB.NET
14 8 (1.77%) PHP
14 8 (1.77%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.55%) TypeScript
15 7 (1.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 66 (14.60%) Degree
2 12 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
2 12 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (2.43%) Numerate Degree
4 10 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.77%) PhD
5 8 (1.77%) PMI Certification
5 8 (1.77%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.11%) ISEB
6 5 (1.11%) SAP Certification
7 4 (0.88%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.88%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.88%) PMP
8 2 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.22%) CISSP
9 1 (0.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (9.29%) QA
2 11 (2.43%) SLA
3 8 (1.77%) MiFID
4 5 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.11%) PMO
5 4 (0.88%) IFRS
6 3 (0.66%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.44%) COBIT
7 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (8.85%) Docker
2 11 (2.43%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.33%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.66%) XenApp
6 2 (0.44%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.44%) vSphere
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.22%) Firmware
7 1 (0.22%) HDFS
7 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (7.74%) Ansible
2 31 (6.86%) Puppet
3 18 (3.98%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.65%) ITRS Geneos
4 12 (2.65%) Rancher
5 10 (2.21%) BladeLogic
6 8 (1.77%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.11%) Mesos
8 4 (0.88%) SCCM
8 4 (0.88%) WMI
9 3 (0.66%) HP SiteScope
9 3 (0.66%) Salt
9 3 (0.66%) Terraform
9 3 (0.66%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.22%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.22%) Kibana
11 1 (0.22%) logstash
11 1 (0.22%) Oozie
Vendors
1 61 (13.50%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.86%) Oracle
3 21 (4.65%) ServiceNow
4 19 (4.20%) Salesforce.com
4 19 (4.20%) Splunk
5 15 (3.32%) VMware
6 14 (3.10%) IBM
7 13 (2.88%) F5
8 10 (2.21%) Ivanti
8 10 (2.21%) SAP
9 9 (1.99%) Xamarin
10 8 (1.77%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.55%) Atlassian
11 7 (1.55%) MuleSoft
12 6 (1.33%) McAfee
12 6 (1.33%) Netezza
12 6 (1.33%) Remedy
13 5 (1.11%) Sonatype
14 4 (0.88%) Cisco
14 4 (0.88%) Citrix