Period
to 16 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 544 535 526
Rank change year-on-year -9 -9 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 84 95 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.21% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 68 74
London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £382 £371 £402
90th Percentile £631 £602 £671
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
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 43,859 44,521 43,096
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.96% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,651 32,245 30,669
London median daily rate £500 £490 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +7.69% +1.11%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 608 558 561
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +4.00% +3.36%
10th Percentile £12.68 £12.50 £11.40
90th Percentile £54.24 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.23% +3.89% +1.21%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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
South London -12 7 £463 -15.53%
Central London -24 7 £513 +13.89% 3
West London -8 5 £405 -21.36%
Release Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 41 (48.81%) Release Management
2 24 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (25.00%) Finance
4 20 (23.81%) DevOps
5 17 (20.24%) ITIL
6 16 (19.05%) Oracle
7 15 (17.86%) Banking
8 14 (16.67%) JIRA
9 13 (15.48%) Jenkins
9 13 (15.48%) Project Management
10 12 (14.29%) Retail
11 11 (13.10%) Change Management
11 11 (13.10%) Configuration Management
11 11 (13.10%) Windows
12 10 (11.90%) Risk Assessment
13 9 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (10.71%) Publishing
13 9 (10.71%) Security Cleared
14 8 (9.52%) SC Cleared
14 8 (9.52%) E-Commerce
15 7 (8.33%) Java
15 7 (8.33%) Front Office
15 7 (8.33%) User Stories
15 7 (8.33%) Confluence
16 6 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
16 6 (7.14%) Git (software)
17 5 (5.95%) Continuous Delivery
17 5 (5.95%) Greenfield Project
17 5 (5.95%) Runbook
17 5 (5.95%) Collaborative Working

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 7 (8.33%) Confluence
2 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.76%) GitHub
2 1 (1.19%) IaaS
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) Firewall
2 2 (2.38%) SMS
3 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) Big Data
1 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 14 (16.67%) JIRA
2 13 (15.48%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (4.76%) Bitbucket
4 4 (4.76%) IntelliJ
4 4 (4.76%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.19%) Subversion
5 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (25.00%) Finance
2 15 (17.86%) Banking
3 12 (14.29%) Retail
4 9 (10.71%) Publishing
5 7 (8.33%) Front Office
6 5 (5.95%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.38%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.19%) Electronics
8 1 (1.19%) Games
8 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.19%) Law
8 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.19%) RESTful
2 1 (1.19%) Web Services
2 1 (1.19%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Equities
1 5 (5.95%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.76%) CMDB
2 4 (4.76%) Virtual Team
3 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) NHS
4 2 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.10%) Windows
2 2 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (1.19%) AIX
3 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (48.81%) Release Management
2 24 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (23.81%) DevOps
4 17 (20.24%) ITIL
5 13 (15.48%) Project Management
6 11 (13.10%) Change Management
6 11 (13.10%) Configuration Management
7 10 (11.90%) Risk Assessment
8 9 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (9.52%) E-Commerce
10 7 (8.33%) User Stories
11 5 (5.95%) Collaborative Working
11 5 (5.95%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (5.95%) Incident Management
11 5 (5.95%) Runbook
12 4 (4.76%) Acceptance Criteria
12 4 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
12 4 (4.76%) SDLC
12 4 (4.76%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.33%) Java
2 5 (5.95%) Perl
2 5 (5.95%) Python
3 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.38%) Degree
5 1 (1.19%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) PMO
3 1 (1.19%) HL7
3 1 (1.19%) PSD2
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.19%) Kibana
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 16 (19.05%) Oracle
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.57%) CA Agile Central
3 3 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.38%) SAP
5 1 (1.19%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.19%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.19%) ServiceNow