Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 252 181 216
Rank change year-on-year -71 +35 +19
Contract jobs citing Release Management 474 617 524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.03% 1.37% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.59% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 404 344
London median daily rate £475 £475 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.04% +2.44%
10th Percentile £358 £297 £335
90th Percentile £625 £638 £596
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +0.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
London median hourly rate £26.05 - £20.74
10th Percentile £24.32 - £19.12
90th Percentile £28.09 - £22.36
England median hourly rate £26.05 £32.40 £19.50
% change year-on-year -19.59% +66.15% -40.00%

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 40213 38714 39399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.99% 86.21% 83.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29244 27790 28144
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £670 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 399 477
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.35 £50.61 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

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 November 2017.

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 19 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 +6 101 £475 -5.00% 15
West London -19 55 £450 +5.88% 3
South London -49 20 £450 -5.26%
East London -25 3 £625 +38.89%
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 London region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 196 (41.35%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (30.38%) Finance
3 122 (25.74%) DevOps
4 112 (23.63%) Java
5 92 (19.41%) ITIL
6 91 (19.20%) SQL
7 84 (17.72%) Linux
8 77 (16.24%) SDLC
9 76 (16.03%) Continuous Integration
10 73 (15.40%) TDD
11 70 (14.77%) Scrum
12 69 (14.56%) Windows
13 67 (14.14%) Jenkins
14 64 (13.50%) Test Automation
15 62 (13.08%) Microsoft
16 58 (12.24%) Web Services
16 58 (12.24%) Git (software)
16 58 (12.24%) BDD
17 57 (12.03%) Banking
17 57 (12.03%) Degree
18 55 (11.60%) Configuration Management
19 52 (10.97%) Change Management
19 52 (10.97%) Python
20 51 (10.76%) JavaScript
20 51 (10.76%) SQL Server
21 50 (10.55%) Project Management
21 50 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
22 49 (10.34%) Ansible
22 49 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
23 48 (10.13%) Puppet

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 26 (5.49%) IIS
2 25 (5.27%) Confluence
3 17 (3.59%) Apache
3 17 (3.59%) Tomcat
4 16 (3.38%) nginx
5 15 (3.16%) CMS
6 8 (1.69%) Drupal
6 8 (1.69%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.48%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.27%) Jetty
8 6 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (1.05%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.84%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.84%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.63%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.63%) WildFly
12 2 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.63%) Siebel CRM
2 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.42%) Infor LN
2 2 (0.42%) IntelliMatch
2 2 (0.42%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) HFM
3 1 (0.21%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.21%) SAP FSCM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.21%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.21%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (9.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.80%) IaaS
4 17 (3.59%) GitHub
5 16 (3.38%) PaaS
6 10 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.69%) Office 365
8 5 (1.05%) SaaS
9 4 (0.84%) npm
9 4 (0.84%) Trello
10 3 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.63%) Route 53
10 3 (0.63%) Slack
10 3 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.42%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.21%) Force.com
12 1 (0.21%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.06%) Firewall
2 11 (2.32%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.48%) BIG-IP
4 5 (1.05%) DNS
4 5 (1.05%) HTTP
4 5 (1.05%) Network Security
4 5 (1.05%) Unified Communications
5 4 (0.84%) LDAP
6 3 (0.63%) DHCP
6 3 (0.63%) LAN
6 3 (0.63%) SAN
6 3 (0.63%) Skype
6 3 (0.63%) VLAN
6 3 (0.63%) VPN
6 3 (0.63%) WAN
6 3 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.42%) Internet
7 2 (0.42%) Wireless
8 1 (0.21%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.21%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (10.76%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.70%) MySQL
3 24 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (4.85%) NoSQL
5 18 (3.80%) Relational Database
6 16 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (2.53%) MarkLogic
9 10 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.90%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.69%) Power BI
12 7 (1.48%) Big Data
13 6 (1.27%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (1.05%) MS Access
14 5 (1.05%) OLTP
14 5 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (1.05%) QlikView
15 4 (0.84%) OLAP
15 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 67 (14.14%) Jenkins
2 58 (12.24%) Git (software)
3 43 (9.07%) JIRA
4 41 (8.65%) Maven
5 40 (8.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 31 (6.54%) Subversion
7 28 (5.91%) Cucumber
8 26 (5.49%) TeamCity
9 19 (4.01%) Selenium
10 18 (3.80%) JUnit
10 18 (3.80%) Visual Studio
11 15 (3.16%) Mockito
12 14 (2.95%) Calabash
12 14 (2.95%) Visual Studio Team System
13 13 (2.74%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (2.74%) SpecFlow
14 12 (2.53%) MSBuild
14 12 (2.53%) Xcode
15 11 (2.32%) Ant
15 11 (2.32%) JMeter
General
1 144 (30.38%) Finance
2 57 (12.03%) Banking
3 19 (4.01%) Investment Banking
4 15 (3.16%) Retail
5 13 (2.74%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.11%) Back Office
6 10 (2.11%) Front Office
7 7 (1.48%) Publishing
8 6 (1.27%) Legal
9 5 (1.05%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.63%) Law
12 2 (0.42%) Advertising
12 2 (0.42%) Billing
12 2 (0.42%) French Language
12 2 (0.42%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.42%) Marketing
12 2 (0.42%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 114 (24.05%) Developer
2 56 (11.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 55 (11.60%) Release Manager
4 45 (9.49%) Analyst
5 43 (9.07%) Java Developer
6 32 (6.75%) Linux Engineer
7 23 (4.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 22 (4.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 21 (4.43%) Project Manager
10 20 (4.22%) Administrator
11 19 (4.01%) Consultant
12 17 (3.59%) .NET Developer
12 17 (3.59%) Transition Manager
13 16 (3.38%) Senior DevOps
13 16 (3.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 16 (3.38%) Service Manager
14 15 (3.16%) Senior Developer
15 13 (2.74%) AWS Engineer
15 13 (2.74%) IT Manager
15 13 (2.74%) Release Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (12.24%) Web Services
2 48 (10.13%) .NET
3 46 (9.70%) XML
4 33 (6.96%) HTML
5 30 (6.33%) Spring
6 29 (6.12%) HTML5
6 29 (6.12%) RESTful
7 28 (5.91%) AngularJS
8 23 (4.85%) Hibernate
9 22 (4.64%) SOAP
10 20 (4.22%) Gherkin
11 19 (4.01%) CSS
12 18 (3.80%) Java EE
13 17 (3.59%) JMS
14 16 (3.38%) JSON
14 16 (3.38%) REST
14 16 (3.38%) Velocity
15 15 (3.16%) Spring MVC
16 13 (2.74%) J2EE
17 12 (2.53%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.22%) Computer Science
3 17 (3.59%) CMDB
3 17 (3.59%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.32%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.32%) Video\Live Streaming
5 11 (2.32%) Virtual Team
6 10 (2.11%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.11%) Derivative
6 10 (2.11%) N-Tier
6 10 (2.11%) Video on Demand
7 9 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (1.48%) Credit Risk
9 6 (1.27%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.27%) Fintech
10 5 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.05%) NHS
10 5 (1.05%) Reinsurance
11 4 (0.84%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 84 (17.72%) Linux
2 69 (14.56%) Windows
3 45 (9.49%) Unix
4 24 (5.06%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.90%) CentOS
6 8 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.48%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.05%) Android
8 5 (1.05%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.05%) VMS
8 5 (1.05%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.42%) Solaris
9 2 (0.42%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (41.35%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (25.74%) DevOps
3 92 (19.41%) ITIL
4 77 (16.24%) SDLC
5 76 (16.03%) Continuous Integration
6 73 (15.40%) TDD
7 70 (14.77%) Scrum
8 64 (13.50%) Test Automation
9 58 (12.24%) BDD
10 55 (11.60%) Configuration Management
11 52 (10.97%) Change Management
12 50 (10.55%) Project Management
13 49 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
14 42 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
15 41 (8.65%) User Acceptance Testing
16 39 (8.23%) Problem Management
17 38 (8.02%) Continuous Improvement
18 35 (7.38%) Service Management
19 34 (7.17%) Acceptance Criteria
20 33 (6.96%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (23.63%) Java
2 91 (19.20%) SQL
3 52 (10.97%) Python
4 51 (10.76%) JavaScript
5 44 (9.28%) PowerShell
6 40 (8.44%) C#
7 38 (8.02%) Ruby
8 24 (5.06%) Perl
8 24 (5.06%) Shell Script
9 23 (4.85%) C++
10 17 (3.59%) T-SQL
11 13 (2.74%) PL/SQL
12 12 (2.53%) PHP
12 12 (2.53%) Scala
12 12 (2.53%) VB
13 11 (2.32%) Apple Swift
13 11 (2.32%) Bash Shell
13 11 (2.32%) VB.NET
14 8 (1.69%) VB6
15 6 (1.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 57 (12.03%) Degree
2 14 (2.95%) ITIL Certification
3 11 (2.32%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.48%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (1.27%) PhD
7 6 (1.27%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.05%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.05%) SAP Certification
9 4 (0.84%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.84%) ISEB
9 4 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.63%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.63%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.63%) PMP
11 2 (0.42%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.17%) QA
2 15 (3.16%) SLA
3 8 (1.69%) PMO
4 7 (1.48%) MiFID
5 4 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.63%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.42%) COBIT
8 1 (0.21%) IFRS
8 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (6.96%) Docker
2 16 (3.38%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.84%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.63%) vSphere
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.21%) Firmware
6 1 (0.21%) HDFS
6 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.21%) XenApp
6 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 49 (10.34%) Ansible
2 48 (10.13%) Puppet
3 19 (4.01%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (2.95%) Kubernetes
5 12 (2.53%) Terraform
6 10 (2.11%) Rancher
7 8 (1.69%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (1.05%) BladeLogic
9 4 (0.84%) Oozie
9 4 (0.84%) Packer
10 3 (0.63%) HP SiteScope
10 3 (0.63%) Mesos
10 3 (0.63%) Salt
10 3 (0.63%) SCCM
11 2 (0.42%) Control-M
11 2 (0.42%) DameWare
11 2 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 40 (8.44%) Oracle
3 23 (4.85%) ServiceNow
4 15 (3.16%) SAP
4 15 (3.16%) VMware
5 13 (2.74%) IBM
6 12 (2.53%) Splunk
7 11 (2.32%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.90%) Atlassian
8 9 (1.90%) Xamarin
9 8 (1.69%) MuleSoft
9 8 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.48%) F5
10 7 (1.48%) Sitecore
11 5 (1.05%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.05%) Cisco
11 5 (1.05%) Cloudera
12 4 (0.84%) Infragistics
12 4 (0.84%) Netezza
12 4 (0.84%) Sonatype