Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 257 228 175
Rank change year-on-year -29 -53 +61
Contract jobs citing Release Management 491 487 708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.06% 1.16% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.34% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 333 457
London median daily rate £520 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.47% - -0.21%
10th Percentile £360 £338 £313
90th Percentile £663 £638 £655
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
London median hourly rate £24.04 £26.61 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +2.33% -
England median hourly rate £24.50 £18.57 £31.00
% change year-on-year +31.92% -40.10% +50.54%

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 40,330 36,432 39,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.31% 87.01% 86.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,255 26,045 28,454
London median daily rate £500 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 389 357
London median hourly rate £24.75 £24.00 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +12.46% +8.24%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.86 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £49.78
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.86 £23.75
% change year-on-year -9.49% +4.67% +13.10%

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 19 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in London over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 July 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 -45 101 £539 +7.75% 19
South London -26 37 £508 +23.78% 4
East London -3 22 £488 +62.50% 1
West London -60 19 £495 +4.21% 7
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 246 (50.10%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (28.92%) DevOps
3 135 (27.49%) Finance
4 121 (24.64%) Git (software)
5 114 (23.22%) Continuous Integration
6 97 (19.76%) Java
7 95 (19.35%) JavaScript
7 95 (19.35%) Test Automation
8 94 (19.14%) Jenkins
9 85 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
10 80 (16.29%) Microsoft Azure
11 79 (16.09%) SQL
12 75 (15.27%) Configuration Management
12 75 (15.27%) JIRA
13 74 (15.07%) Python
14 73 (14.87%) Scrum
15 66 (13.44%) Linux
16 65 (13.24%) Change Management
17 60 (12.22%) Service Management
17 60 (12.22%) ITIL
18 57 (11.61%) Windows
19 53 (10.79%) Continuous Improvement
20 52 (10.59%) Visual Studio Team System
21 51 (10.39%) Degree
21 51 (10.39%) User Experience
22 48 (9.78%) Microservices
22 48 (9.78%) AngularJS
23 47 (9.57%) Banking
24 46 (9.37%) Selenium
24 46 (9.37%) Deployment Automation

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 30 (6.11%) Confluence
2 21 (4.28%) Drupal
2 21 (4.28%) JBoss
3 19 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (3.26%) CMS
5 9 (1.83%) Apache Spark
5 9 (1.83%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.63%) Apache
7 7 (1.43%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.43%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.22%) nginx
9 5 (1.02%) IIS
9 5 (1.02%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.61%) DataSynapse
10 3 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.61%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (2.24%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.81%) Magento
2 3 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.41%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.20%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.20%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.20%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 80 (16.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (7.13%) PaaS
3 27 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (5.30%) GitHub
5 11 (2.24%) SaaS
5 11 (2.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 10 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 9 (1.83%) AWS CloudTrail
7 9 (1.83%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 8 (1.63%) Office 365
8 8 (1.63%) Serverless
9 7 (1.43%) Azure Data Factory
9 7 (1.43%) IBM Cloud
10 5 (1.02%) Data Lake Analytics
11 4 (0.81%) Force.com
11 4 (0.81%) IaaS
11 4 (0.81%) NuGet
11 4 (0.81%) Slack
12 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.26%) Firewall
2 12 (2.44%) SSL
2 12 (2.44%) VPN
3 9 (1.83%) DNS
4 6 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (1.22%) SMS
5 5 (1.02%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.02%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.81%) HTTP
7 3 (0.61%) Intranet
7 3 (0.61%) Network Security
7 3 (0.61%) Skype
7 3 (0.61%) SSH
8 2 (0.41%) DHCP
8 2 (0.41%) Internet
8 2 (0.41%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.41%) Multicast
9 1 (0.20%) Broadband
9 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (8.35%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.13%) Cosmos DB
3 31 (6.31%) Big Data
4 20 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (3.67%) MySQL
5 18 (3.67%) Relational Database
5 18 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (3.46%) Power BI
7 15 (3.05%) Hadoop
8 14 (2.85%) Oracle Database
8 14 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (2.44%) Data Lake
9 12 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (1.83%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.83%) Data Mining
10 9 (1.83%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.63%) Apache Hive
12 7 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (1.43%) Impala
13 5 (1.02%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 121 (24.64%) Git (software)
2 94 (19.14%) Jenkins
3 75 (15.27%) JIRA
4 52 (10.59%) Visual Studio Team System
5 46 (9.37%) Selenium
6 40 (8.15%) Subversion
7 37 (7.54%) Visual Studio
8 36 (7.33%) Maven
9 29 (5.91%) Mercurial
10 28 (5.70%) Sublime Text
11 22 (4.48%) SpecFlow
12 20 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (3.46%) GitLab
14 14 (2.85%) Vagrant
15 13 (2.65%) Cucumber
15 13 (2.65%) Gradle
16 12 (2.44%) TeamCity
17 11 (2.24%) Bitbucket
18 10 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
19 9 (1.83%) tSQLt
General
1 135 (27.49%) Finance
2 47 (9.57%) Banking
3 28 (5.70%) Front Office
4 15 (3.05%) Financial Institution
4 15 (3.05%) Retail
5 12 (2.44%) Legal
6 8 (1.63%) Publishing
7 7 (1.43%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.02%) Back Office
8 5 (1.02%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.81%) Games
9 4 (0.81%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.81%) Law
10 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.41%) Marketing
10 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.20%) Advertising
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) German Language
11 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 147 (29.94%) Developer
2 64 (13.03%) DevOps Engineer
3 43 (8.76%) Release Manager
4 38 (7.74%) Analyst
5 35 (7.13%) Consultant
6 28 (5.70%) Architect
6 28 (5.70%) Java Developer
7 27 (5.50%) Applications Developer
7 27 (5.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 25 (5.09%) JavaScript Developer
9 23 (4.68%) React Developer
10 22 (4.48%) C# Developer
11 20 (4.07%) Linux Engineer
11 20 (4.07%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 17 (3.46%) Drupal Developer
12 17 (3.46%) Front Office Developer
12 17 (3.46%) Senior DevOps
12 17 (3.46%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 16 (3.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 15 (3.05%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (9.78%) AngularJS
2 45 (9.16%) HTML
3 44 (8.96%) JSON
4 42 (8.55%) Web Services
5 41 (8.35%) CSS
6 39 (7.94%) REST
7 35 (7.13%) .NET
8 29 (5.91%) OAuth
9 28 (5.70%) OAuth2
9 28 (5.70%) OpenID
9 28 (5.70%) React Native
10 27 (5.50%) HTML5
11 22 (4.48%) XML
12 19 (3.87%) Velocity
13 18 (3.67%) Gherkin
13 18 (3.67%) RESTful
14 17 (3.46%) React
15 16 (3.26%) Sass
16 15 (3.05%) ASP.NET
16 15 (3.05%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.39%) User Experience
2 42 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (7.33%) Mobile App
4 27 (5.50%) Computer Science
5 18 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (2.85%) Virtual Team
7 13 (2.65%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.04%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.63%) Derivative
10 7 (1.43%) Market Risk
10 7 (1.43%) PKI
11 6 (1.22%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.22%) Equity Derivative
11 6 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.22%) Mobile Computing
11 6 (1.22%) RSA SecurID
12 5 (1.02%) Credit Risk
12 5 (1.02%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.02%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.81%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 66 (13.44%) Linux
2 57 (11.61%) Windows
3 35 (7.13%) Apple iOS
4 30 (6.11%) Unix
5 26 (5.30%) Android
6 18 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (3.46%) CentOS
8 8 (1.63%) Windows Server
9 6 (1.22%) Mac OS
9 6 (1.22%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.02%) VMS
10 5 (1.02%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.20%) AIX
12 1 (0.20%) Debian
12 1 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (50.10%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (28.92%) DevOps
3 114 (23.22%) Continuous Integration
4 95 (19.35%) Test Automation
5 85 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
6 75 (15.27%) Configuration Management
7 73 (14.87%) Scrum
8 65 (13.24%) Change Management
9 60 (12.22%) ITIL
9 60 (12.22%) Service Management
10 53 (10.79%) Continuous Improvement
11 48 (9.78%) Microservices
12 46 (9.37%) Deployment Automation
13 42 (8.55%) SDLC
14 41 (8.35%) OO
15 38 (7.74%) Kanban
15 38 (7.74%) TDD
16 34 (6.92%) BDD
16 34 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
17 33 (6.72%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 97 (19.76%) Java
2 95 (19.35%) JavaScript
3 79 (16.09%) SQL
4 74 (15.07%) Python
5 36 (7.33%) C#
5 36 (7.33%) PowerShell
6 28 (5.70%) Bash Shell
6 28 (5.70%) Ruby
7 27 (5.50%) JSX
8 23 (4.68%) PHP
9 16 (3.26%) C++
10 15 (3.05%) Shell Script
11 13 (2.65%) T-SQL
12 10 (2.04%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.43%) Scala
14 6 (1.22%) C
14 6 (1.22%) Perl
15 5 (1.02%) Groovy
15 5 (1.02%) U-SQL
16 4 (0.81%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (10.39%) Degree
2 29 (5.91%) Security Cleared
3 23 (4.68%) SC Cleared
4 19 (3.87%) Numerate Degree
5 9 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.81%) CISSP
7 3 (0.61%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.61%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.41%) APMP
8 2 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.20%) ACSP
9 1 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.20%) ISEB
9 1 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.20%) MCP
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.20%) SAFe Agilist
9 1 (0.20%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.92%) QA
2 13 (2.65%) SLA
3 5 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.81%) PMO
5 3 (0.61%) ISO 20022
5 3 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.20%) COREP
6 1 (0.20%) FINREP
6 1 (0.20%) HL7
System Software
1 44 (8.96%) Docker
2 18 (3.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.20%) Firmware
6 1 (0.20%) KVM
6 1 (0.20%) LXC
6 1 (0.20%) NFS
6 1 (0.20%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.20%) Samba
6 1 (0.20%) vSphere
6 1 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 32 (6.52%) Puppet
2 14 (2.85%) Ansible
3 13 (2.65%) Kubernetes
4 12 (2.44%) Single Sign-On
5 10 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.43%) Rancher
7 6 (1.22%) HP ALM
7 6 (1.22%) ITRS Geneos
7 6 (1.22%) SCCM
8 5 (1.02%) BladeLogic
9 4 (0.81%) Kibana
9 4 (0.81%) logstash
9 4 (0.81%) Mesos
10 3 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.61%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.41%) Control-M
11 2 (0.41%) HockeyApp
11 2 (0.41%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 42 (8.55%) Microsoft
2 40 (8.15%) Oracle
3 28 (5.70%) Salesforce.com
3 28 (5.70%) ServiceNow
4 24 (4.89%) Red Hat
5 13 (2.65%) Atlassian
6 12 (2.44%) HP
7 10 (2.04%) IBM
7 10 (2.04%) Splunk
8 9 (1.83%) AlienVault
8 9 (1.83%) BMC
8 9 (1.83%) Informatica
9 8 (1.63%) Apple
9 8 (1.63%) Cisco
9 8 (1.63%) Cloudera
9 8 (1.63%) hybris
9 8 (1.63%) Juniper
10 7 (1.43%) CA
10 7 (1.43%) Citrix
11 6 (1.22%) Ivanti