Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

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 Manager
England > London
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 561 509 526
Rank change year-on-year -52 +17 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 78 108 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.25% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.27% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 72 69
London median daily rate £500 £488 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -5.25% +5.54%
10th Percentile £362 £377 £375
90th Percentile £590 £599 £653
England median daily rate £469 £473 £463
% change year-on-year -0.79% +2.16% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,128 40,512 43,186
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 95.06% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,171 28,873 31,064
London median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £285
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 501 485
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -4.40%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £48.63
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.35%

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Release Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Release Manager in London

Release Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Manager in London

Release Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Manager in London over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Manager in London

Release Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Manager in London

Release Manager
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 Manager within the London region over the 6 months to 15 August 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
West London -17 8 £449 -12.86%
South London -29 7 £463 -15.53%
Central London -31 6 £538 +22.86%
Release Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, Release Manager contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 37 (47.44%) Release Management
2 22 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (28.21%) DevOps
3 16 (20.51%) Configuration Management
4 15 (19.23%) ITIL
4 15 (19.23%) JIRA
5 14 (17.95%) Change Management
5 14 (17.95%) Jenkins
6 12 (15.38%) Finance
6 12 (15.38%) Project Management
6 12 (15.38%) Oracle
7 11 (14.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
8 10 (12.82%) Java
9 9 (11.54%) Windows
9 9 (11.54%) SC Cleared
9 9 (11.54%) Scrum
9 9 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (11.54%) Banking
10 8 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (8.97%) Retail
12 6 (7.69%) Publishing
12 6 (7.69%) Git (software)
12 6 (7.69%) Confluence
12 6 (7.69%) QA
12 6 (7.69%) User Stories
12 6 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (6.41%) SDLC
13 5 (6.41%) Virtual Team
13 5 (6.41%) Test Automation

Release Manager 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 6 (7.69%) Confluence
2 3 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.28%) Apache
3 1 (1.28%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.13%) GitHub
2 1 (1.28%) IaaS
2 1 (1.28%) Office 365
2 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) Firewall
2 1 (1.28%) Internet
2 1 (1.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.28%) Big Data
2 1 (1.28%) DB2
2 1 (1.28%) MySQL
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (19.23%) JIRA
2 14 (17.95%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (5.13%) Bitbucket
4 4 (5.13%) IntelliJ
4 4 (5.13%) SonarQube
4 4 (5.13%) Subversion
5 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.28%) Selenium
6 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (15.38%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) Banking
3 7 (8.97%) Retail
4 6 (7.69%) Publishing
5 4 (5.13%) Front Office
6 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.28%) Electronics
7 1 (1.28%) Games
7 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) Oracle Fusion
1 4 (5.13%) Web Services
2 2 (2.56%) Gherkin
2 2 (2.56%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.28%) .NET
3 1 (1.28%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.28%) Ext JS
3 1 (1.28%) Kafka
3 1 (1.28%) LAMP
3 1 (1.28%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.28%) React
3 1 (1.28%) RESTful
3 1 (1.28%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Virtual Team
2 4 (5.13%) CMDB
2 4 (5.13%) Equities
3 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.56%) NHS
5 1 (1.28%) AS400
5 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.28%) iSeries
5 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.28%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.54%) Windows
2 3 (3.85%) Linux
3 2 (2.56%) Android
3 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.28%) AIX
4 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (47.44%) Release Management
2 22 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (28.21%) DevOps
3 16 (20.51%) Configuration Management
4 15 (19.23%) ITIL
5 14 (17.95%) Change Management
6 12 (15.38%) Project Management
7 11 (14.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
8 9 (11.54%) Scrum
9 8 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (7.69%) User Stories
11 5 (6.41%) E-Commerce
11 5 (6.41%) SDLC
11 5 (6.41%) Test Automation
12 4 (5.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 4 (5.13%) PRINCE2
12 4 (5.13%) Static Code Analysis
12 4 (5.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.82%) Java
2 5 (6.41%) Perl
2 5 (6.41%) Python
3 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.56%) SQL
5 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.28%) RPG
5 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.56%) Degree
3 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) GDPR
2 1 (1.28%) HL7
2 1 (1.28%) PMO
2 1 (1.28%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (5.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.85%) Puppet
3 1 (1.28%) Kibana
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 12 (15.38%) Oracle
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.56%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.28%) Avaloq
4 1 (1.28%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.28%) Perforce
4 1 (1.28%) SAP
4 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.28%) Sybase