Period
to 19 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 273 256 185
Rank change year-on-year -17 -71 +42
Contract jobs citing Release Management 454 472 626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.98% 1.05% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.19% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 327 401
London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +2.81%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £295
90th Percentile £650 £625 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
London median hourly rate £24.04 £26.61 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.64% - -
England median hourly rate £24.50 £28.00 £32.40
% change year-on-year -12.51% -13.58% +54.29%

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 40,343 39,644 38,920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.50% 88.01% 87.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,136 28,682 27,988
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £640
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 473 366 405
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.56 £21.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +6.26% +6.15%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.12 £11.39
90th Percentile £54.01 £50.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.73%

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 October 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 19 October 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 -16 99 £550 +15.79% 18
South London +6 43 £450 - 2
West London -41 14 £450 +0.45% 13
East London -18 6 £450 -28.00% 1
North London -3 1 - -
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 214 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (35.02%) DevOps
3 125 (27.53%) Finance
4 113 (24.89%) Continuous Integration
5 108 (23.79%) Git (software)
5 108 (23.79%) Jenkins
6 106 (23.35%) Java
7 86 (18.94%) Linux
8 82 (18.06%) Test Automation
9 77 (16.96%) JavaScript
10 75 (16.52%) Configuration Management
11 73 (16.08%) Windows
11 73 (16.08%) Microsoft Azure
12 70 (15.42%) ITIL
13 67 (14.76%) Python
13 67 (14.76%) SQL
13 67 (14.76%) JIRA
14 66 (14.54%) Problem-Solving
15 64 (14.10%) Docker
15 64 (14.10%) Banking
16 57 (12.56%) Change Management
17 56 (12.33%) Oracle
17 56 (12.33%) SQL Server
18 54 (11.89%) Scrum
19 50 (11.01%) .NET
20 49 (10.79%) Unix
21 46 (10.13%) Selenium
21 46 (10.13%) Continuous Improvement
22 45 (9.91%) HTML
22 45 (9.91%) Web Services

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 29 (6.39%) JBoss
2 24 (5.29%) Confluence
3 23 (5.07%) Apache
4 14 (3.08%) WebLogic
5 11 (2.42%) Apache Spark
5 11 (2.42%) WebSphere
6 10 (2.20%) CMS
6 10 (2.20%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (1.54%) Drupal
8 7 (1.54%) IIS
9 5 (1.10%) Apache ServiceMix
10 4 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.88%) nginx
10 4 (0.88%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.88%) WordPress
11 2 (0.44%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.44%) Mule
Applications
1 15 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.66%) thinkFolio
2 3 (0.66%) Workday HCM
3 2 (0.44%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.44%) SAP GTS
3 2 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) Endur
4 1 (0.22%) Magento
4 1 (0.22%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.22%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 73 (16.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (7.71%) PaaS
3 30 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (3.30%) SaaS
5 12 (2.64%) GitHub
5 12 (2.64%) IaaS
6 9 (1.98%) Office 365
7 7 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (1.10%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 4 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.88%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.88%) AWS CloudTrail
10 4 (0.88%) Serverless
10 4 (0.88%) Slack
11 3 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.66%) NuGet
12 2 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.73%) Firewall
2 18 (3.96%) HTTP
3 12 (2.64%) SSL
4 11 (2.42%) TCP/IP
5 10 (2.20%) Kerberos
6 7 (1.54%) Network Security
7 6 (1.32%) DNS
7 6 (1.32%) Internet
7 6 (1.32%) NetScaler
7 6 (1.32%) SMS
8 5 (1.10%) Intranet
8 5 (1.10%) VPN
9 4 (0.88%) BIG-IP
9 4 (0.88%) WAN
10 3 (0.66%) SSH
11 2 (0.44%) LAN
11 2 (0.44%) Multicast
11 2 (0.44%) Wireless
12 1 (0.22%) DHCP
12 1 (0.22%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.96%) Relational Database
3 17 (3.74%) NoSQL
4 15 (3.30%) Cosmos DB
4 15 (3.30%) Hadoop
5 12 (2.64%) Big Data
6 10 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.54%) MySQL
7 7 (1.54%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.54%) Power BI
8 6 (1.32%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (0.88%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.88%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.66%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 108 (23.79%) Git (software)
1 108 (23.79%) Jenkins
2 67 (14.76%) JIRA
3 46 (10.13%) Selenium
4 44 (9.69%) Maven
5 34 (7.49%) Visual Studio Team System
6 29 (6.39%) Subversion
7 25 (5.51%) Artifactory
8 21 (4.63%) Gradle
9 19 (4.19%) Visual Studio
10 15 (3.30%) Mercurial
10 15 (3.30%) SpecFlow
10 15 (3.30%) Vagrant
11 14 (3.08%) Sublime Text
12 11 (2.42%) Bitbucket
12 11 (2.42%) Hudson
12 11 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (2.20%) SonarQube
14 9 (1.98%) GitLab
14 9 (1.98%) TeamCity
General
1 125 (27.53%) Finance
2 64 (14.10%) Banking
3 23 (5.07%) Front Office
4 20 (4.41%) Publishing
5 15 (3.30%) Financial Institution
6 12 (2.64%) Retail
7 11 (2.42%) Legal
7 11 (2.42%) Retail Banking
8 9 (1.98%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.54%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.66%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.44%) Electronics
11 2 (0.44%) Games
11 2 (0.44%) Law
11 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.44%) Marketing
11 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.22%) Advertising
12 1 (0.22%) Back Office
12 1 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 122 (26.87%) Developer
2 92 (20.26%) DevOps Engineer
3 43 (9.47%) Release Manager
4 30 (6.61%) Senior DevOps
4 30 (6.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 29 (6.39%) Linux Engineer
6 27 (5.95%) C# Developer
7 25 (5.51%) Analyst
8 22 (4.85%) Consultant
8 22 (4.85%) Java Developer
9 20 (4.41%) .NET Developer
9 20 (4.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 20 (4.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 20 (4.41%) React Developer
10 19 (4.19%) Applications Developer
10 19 (4.19%) Architect
10 19 (4.19%) C# .NET Developer
11 17 (3.74%) Java Engineer
12 16 (3.52%) AWS DevOps
12 16 (3.52%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (11.01%) .NET
2 45 (9.91%) HTML
2 45 (9.91%) Web Services
3 38 (8.37%) AngularJS
4 36 (7.93%) CSS
5 31 (6.83%) LDAP
6 30 (6.61%) RESTful
6 30 (6.61%) XML
7 29 (6.39%) REST
8 28 (6.17%) JSON
9 24 (5.29%) HTML5
10 18 (3.96%) CSS3
10 18 (3.96%) Node.js
11 17 (3.74%) Spring Boot
12 16 (3.52%) ASP.NET
12 16 (3.52%) ASP.NET Web API
12 16 (3.52%) Spring
13 15 (3.30%) Gherkin
13 15 (3.30%) Hibernate
13 15 (3.30%) React
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (7.05%) User Experience
3 20 (4.41%) Mobile App
4 16 (3.52%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.42%) Virtual Team
6 9 (1.98%) Data Structures
6 9 (1.98%) Derivative
7 8 (1.76%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.76%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.32%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.32%) SWIFT
9 5 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.88%) Equities
10 4 (0.88%) Fintech
10 4 (0.88%) NHS
10 4 (0.88%) PKI
10 4 (0.88%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.66%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 86 (18.94%) Linux
2 73 (16.08%) Windows
3 49 (10.79%) Unix
4 34 (7.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (3.96%) Apple iOS
6 17 (3.74%) CentOS
7 14 (3.08%) Windows Server
8 9 (1.98%) Android
9 6 (1.32%) VMS
10 5 (1.10%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.10%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.88%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.22%) AIX
13 1 (0.22%) Debian
13 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (35.02%) DevOps
3 113 (24.89%) Continuous Integration
4 82 (18.06%) Test Automation
5 75 (16.52%) Configuration Management
6 70 (15.42%) ITIL
7 66 (14.54%) Problem-Solving
8 57 (12.56%) Change Management
9 54 (11.89%) Scrum
10 46 (10.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 44 (9.69%) TDD
12 43 (9.47%) Service Management
13 39 (8.59%) Microservices
14 36 (7.93%) BDD
15 35 (7.71%) Open Source
16 33 (7.27%) Deployment Automation
17 32 (7.05%) Workflow
18 31 (6.83%) Change Control
18 31 (6.83%) Continuous Delivery
19 29 (6.39%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 106 (23.35%) Java
2 77 (16.96%) JavaScript
3 67 (14.76%) Python
3 67 (14.76%) SQL
4 32 (7.05%) C#
5 29 (6.39%) Bash Shell
5 29 (6.39%) Ruby
6 27 (5.95%) PowerShell
7 18 (3.96%) Perl
8 15 (3.30%) C++
9 14 (3.08%) JSX
10 13 (2.86%) Shell Script
11 12 (2.64%) Groovy
12 10 (2.20%) Scala
12 10 (2.20%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.76%) PHP
14 7 (1.54%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.32%) C
15 6 (1.32%) DCL
16 4 (0.88%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (7.93%) Degree
2 29 (6.39%) Security Cleared
3 23 (5.07%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.20%) Numerate Degree
5 9 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (1.10%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.88%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.44%) ACSP
10 2 (0.44%) ACTC
10 2 (0.44%) CCNP
10 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.44%) ISEB
10 2 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.44%) MCITP
10 2 (0.44%) MCP
10 2 (0.44%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.63%) SLA
2 19 (4.19%) QA
3 8 (1.76%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.54%) PMO
5 6 (1.32%) ISO 20022
6 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.44%) HL7
8 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.22%) GDPR
8 1 (0.22%) PSD2
System Software
1 64 (14.10%) Docker
2 30 (6.61%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.10%) KVM
4 5 (1.10%) LXC
4 5 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.44%) XenApp
7 1 (0.22%) Firmware
7 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.22%) vSphere
7 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (7.71%) Ansible
2 34 (7.49%) Puppet
3 25 (5.51%) Kubernetes
3 25 (5.51%) Single Sign-On
4 23 (5.07%) ITRS Geneos
5 18 (3.96%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (2.64%) BladeLogic
6 12 (2.64%) Rancher
7 6 (1.32%) Terraform
8 3 (0.66%) SCCM
9 2 (0.44%) Control-M
9 2 (0.44%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.44%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.22%) Kibana
10 1 (0.22%) Mesos
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 56 (12.33%) Oracle
2 42 (9.25%) Microsoft
3 38 (8.37%) Red Hat
4 29 (6.39%) ServiceNow
5 12 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (2.42%) CyberArk
7 10 (2.20%) AppDynamics
7 10 (2.20%) Citrix
7 10 (2.20%) Dynatrace
8 9 (1.98%) CA
8 9 (1.98%) hybris
8 9 (1.98%) SAP
8 9 (1.98%) Splunk
9 8 (1.76%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.76%) VMware
10 7 (1.54%) AlienVault
10 7 (1.54%) IBM
11 6 (1.32%) CA Agile Central
11 6 (1.32%) RedGate
11 6 (1.32%) Workday