Period
to 20 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £495 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 549 491 448
Rank change year-on-year -58 -43 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 78 92 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.23% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.24% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 55 111
London median daily rate £495 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% - -2.56%
10th Percentile £364 £389 £338
90th Percentile £567 £653 £575
England median daily rate £481 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +4.05% +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 43,301 37,674 41,271
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.98% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,319 26,842 29,597
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £310 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 497 542
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +15.79% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.94 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.45
% change year-on-year -2.61% -2.33% +11.16%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 -50 17 £495 +10.00% 1
West London -28 10 £518 +7.25% 1
South London -39 8 £378 -16.11% 1
Release Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 43 (55.13%) Release Management
2 22 (28.21%) Change Management
3 20 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (25.64%) DevOps
4 19 (24.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (21.79%) Finance
6 13 (16.67%) Banking
7 12 (15.38%) Configuration Management
8 11 (14.10%) Project Management
8 11 (14.10%) Service Management
9 10 (12.82%) Time Management
9 10 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (12.82%) SDLC
10 9 (11.54%) Jenkins
10 9 (11.54%) Windows
10 9 (11.54%) ITIL
11 8 (10.26%) Microsoft
11 8 (10.26%) Scrum
11 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
11 8 (10.26%) Docker
11 8 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (8.97%) Puppet
12 7 (8.97%) Risk Management
12 7 (8.97%) JIRA
12 7 (8.97%) QA
12 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Excel
12 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Office
13 6 (7.69%) Publishing
13 6 (7.69%) Service Delivery
13 6 (7.69%) Retail

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 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.28%) Apache
2 1 (1.28%) Confluence
2 1 (1.28%) IIS
2 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.28%) Firewall
2 1 (1.28%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) Big Data
2 3 (3.85%) Data Lake
2 3 (3.85%) MS Access
3 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.28%) DB2
3 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.28%) MySQL
3 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 7 (8.97%) JIRA
3 3 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.85%) Subversion
4 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.28%) Selenium
5 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (21.79%) Finance
2 13 (16.67%) Banking
3 6 (7.69%) Publishing
3 6 (7.69%) Retail
4 3 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.56%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.56%) Front Office
5 2 (2.56%) Legal
6 1 (1.28%) Advertising
6 1 (1.28%) Games
6 1 (1.28%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) Software Packaging
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%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.56%) EPoS
3 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.56%) Pricing Data
3 2 (2.56%) Reference Data
3 2 (2.56%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.28%) AS400
4 1 (1.28%) CMDB
4 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.28%) iSeries
4 1 (1.28%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.54%) Windows
2 5 (6.41%) Linux
3 3 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.56%) Android
4 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (55.13%) Release Management
2 22 (28.21%) Change Management
3 20 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (25.64%) DevOps
4 19 (24.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 11 (14.10%) Project Management
6 11 (14.10%) Service Management
7 10 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (12.82%) SDLC
7 10 (12.82%) Time Management
8 9 (11.54%) ITIL
9 8 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (10.26%) Scrum
10 7 (8.97%) Risk Management
11 6 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (7.69%) Service Delivery
12 5 (6.41%) Incident Management
12 5 (6.41%) Process Improvement
13 4 (5.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.85%) Java
1 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.56%) Perl
2 2 (2.56%) Python
2 2 (2.56%) SQL
3 1 (1.28%) Apex Code
3 1 (1.28%) C
3 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.28%) RPG
3 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) PMO
3 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.28%) GDPR
3 1 (1.28%) PSD2
3 1 (1.28%) SEPA
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (8.97%) Puppet
2 4 (5.13%) Kubernetes
2 4 (5.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.41%) Oracle
3 2 (2.56%) Bloomberg
3 2 (2.56%) Reuters
3 2 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.28%) Avaloq
4 1 (1.28%) Perforce
4 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.28%) Sybase