Period
to 22 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £495 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 562 478 440
Rank change year-on-year -84 -38 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 84 114 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.28% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.29% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 74 117
London median daily rate £495 £490 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.02% -2.00% +7.53%
10th Percentile £325 £413 £338
90th Percentile £576 £655 £615
England median daily rate £463 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -2.63% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £34.95

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 44,510 39,231 42,062
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.94% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,425 27,934 29,829
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 564 645
London median hourly rate £20.56 £21.69 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.21% +14.16% +6.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.97 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -23 22 £485 -3.00% 5
West London -24 9 £526 +16.94% 4
South London -46 8 £365 -21.08%
East London -5 1 £625 -10.71%
Release Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 44 (52.38%) Release Management
2 27 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (30.95%) Finance
4 22 (26.19%) Banking
5 20 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (22.62%) Change Management
7 17 (20.24%) DevOps
8 16 (19.05%) ITIL
9 15 (17.86%) Jenkins
10 14 (16.67%) JIRA
11 12 (14.29%) Service Management
12 10 (11.90%) Windows
12 10 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (11.90%) Docker
13 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (10.71%) Project Management
13 9 (10.71%) Retail
13 9 (10.71%) Confluence
14 8 (9.52%) Git (software)
14 8 (9.52%) Investment Banking
14 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
14 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
14 8 (9.52%) SDLC
15 7 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
15 7 (8.33%) Big Data
15 7 (8.33%) Microsoft
15 7 (8.33%) Publishing
15 7 (8.33%) Time Management
16 6 (7.14%) ZABBIX
16 6 (7.14%) Software Packaging

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 9 (10.71%) Confluence
2 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.19%) CMS
3 1 (1.19%) Documentum
3 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.38%) Skype
3 1 (1.19%) Firewall
3 1 (1.19%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) Big Data
2 3 (3.57%) Data Lake
2 3 (3.57%) MS Access
3 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 15 (17.86%) Jenkins
2 14 (16.67%) JIRA
3 8 (9.52%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.76%) Bitbucket
4 4 (4.76%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.38%) IBM UrbanCode
5 2 (2.38%) Maven
5 2 (2.38%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (30.95%) Finance
2 22 (26.19%) Banking
3 9 (10.71%) Retail
4 8 (9.52%) Investment Banking
5 7 (8.33%) Publishing
6 5 (5.95%) Retail Banking
7 3 (3.57%) Financial Institution
8 2 (2.38%) Front Office
8 2 (2.38%) Legal
9 1 (1.19%) Advertising
9 1 (1.19%) Back Office
9 1 (1.19%) Billing
9 1 (1.19%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.14%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.19%) Velocity
2 1 (1.19%) Visualforce
2 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.95%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.95%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.76%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.38%) EPoS
4 2 (2.38%) NHS
4 2 (2.38%) Pricing Data
4 2 (2.38%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.19%) CMDB
5 1 (1.19%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.19%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.90%) Windows
2 6 (7.14%) Linux
3 3 (3.57%) Windows 10
3 3 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (52.38%) Release Management
2 27 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (22.62%) Change Management
5 17 (20.24%) DevOps
6 16 (19.05%) ITIL
7 12 (14.29%) Service Management
8 10 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (10.71%) Project Management
10 8 (9.52%) SDLC
11 7 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (8.33%) Time Management
12 6 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (7.14%) Process Improvement
12 6 (7.14%) Risk Management
13 5 (5.95%) Configuration Management
13 5 (5.95%) Runbook
13 5 (5.95%) Service Delivery
14 4 (4.76%) Incident Management
15 3 (3.57%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.76%) Perl
1 4 (4.76%) Python
2 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.38%) Java
3 1 (1.19%) Apex Code
3 1 (1.19%) C
3 1 (1.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (4.76%) Degree
1 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.38%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.38%) PMO
3 1 (1.19%) IFRS
3 1 (1.19%) MiFID
3 1 (1.19%) PSD2
System Software
1 10 (11.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) Kubernetes
1 6 (7.14%) Puppet
1 6 (7.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.76%) Oracle
2 4 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.38%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.38%) Bloomberg
3 2 (2.38%) Reuters
3 2 (2.38%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.19%) HP
4 1 (1.19%) hybris
4 1 (1.19%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.19%) Sonatype