The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £466 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 360 357 372
Rank change year-on-year -3 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 40 77 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.34% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.36% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 61 31
Median daily rate £466 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £405 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18684 21436 20340
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.00% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13292 15400 14048
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 285 370
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Release Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +8 12 £450 -10.00% 3
Release Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Release Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 70 (64.22%) Release Management
2 38 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (29.36%) Finance
4 31 (28.44%) ITIL
5 24 (22.02%) Banking
6 23 (21.10%) Change Management
7 21 (19.27%) JIRA
8 19 (17.43%) QA
8 19 (17.43%) Scrum
9 18 (16.51%) Java
10 17 (15.60%) Project Management
11 16 (14.68%) SQL
11 16 (14.68%) SDLC
12 15 (13.76%) Security Cleared
12 15 (13.76%) Configuration Management
13 13 (11.93%) Linux
13 13 (11.93%) SC Cleared
13 13 (11.93%) Confluence
13 13 (11.93%) DevOps
13 13 (11.93%) Continuous Delivery
14 11 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (9.17%) Oracle
16 9 (8.26%) Service Management
16 9 (8.26%) Degree
17 8 (7.34%) Software Engineering
17 8 (7.34%) Service Delivery
17 8 (7.34%) SAP
17 8 (7.34%) ERP
17 8 (7.34%) Windows
17 8 (7.34%) Microservices

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 13 (11.93%) Confluence
2 3 (2.75%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.83%) CMS
3 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.92%) IIS
4 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.92%) MS Office
2 1 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.67%) GitHub
3 2 (1.83%) SaaS
4 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.92%) DSL
1 1 (0.92%) LAN
1 1 (0.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.42%) RDBMS
1 7 (6.42%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.59%) Big Data
3 5 (4.59%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.75%) DB2
5 2 (1.83%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.92%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.92%) BODI
6 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.92%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (19.27%) JIRA
2 8 (7.34%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.34%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.50%) TeamCity
4 4 (3.67%) Hudson
5 2 (1.83%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.83%) NUnit
5 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.92%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.92%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.92%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (29.36%) Finance
2 24 (22.02%) Banking
3 7 (6.42%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.67%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.75%) Games
5 3 (2.75%) Retail
6 2 (1.83%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.92%) Back Office
7 1 (0.92%) Front Office
7 1 (0.92%) Law
7 1 (0.92%) Legal
7 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.42%) .NET
2 5 (4.59%) Velocity
2 5 (4.59%) Web Services
3 3 (2.75%) J2SE
3 3 (2.75%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.92%) Middleware
4 1 (0.92%) SOAP
4 1 (0.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) Enterprise Software
1 8 (7.34%) Virtual Team
2 7 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.59%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.67%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.75%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.83%) Derivative
6 2 (1.83%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.83%) Fintech
6 2 (1.83%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.92%) CMDB
7 1 (0.92%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.92%) Online Games
7 1 (0.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.93%) Linux
2 8 (7.34%) Windows
3 5 (4.59%) Unix
4 4 (3.67%) Android
4 4 (3.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (64.22%) Release Management
2 38 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (28.44%) ITIL
4 23 (21.10%) Change Management
5 19 (17.43%) Scrum
6 17 (15.60%) Project Management
7 16 (14.68%) SDLC
8 15 (13.76%) Configuration Management
9 13 (11.93%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (11.93%) DevOps
10 11 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (8.26%) Service Management
12 8 (7.34%) Analytics
12 8 (7.34%) ERP
12 8 (7.34%) Microservices
12 8 (7.34%) Product Management
12 8 (7.34%) Service Delivery
12 8 (7.34%) Software Deployment
12 8 (7.34%) Software Engineering
13 7 (6.42%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.51%) Java
2 16 (14.68%) SQL
3 6 (5.50%) Python
3 6 (5.50%) Shell Script
4 4 (3.67%) Perl
5 3 (2.75%) Ruby
6 2 (1.83%) ABAP
6 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.92%) C#
7 1 (0.92%) C++
7 1 (0.92%) VB
7 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (13.76%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.93%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.26%) Degree
4 4 (3.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.83%) ISEB
5 2 (1.83%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.92%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.92%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.43%) QA
2 3 (2.75%) PMO
3 1 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (1.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) Puppet
1 3 (2.75%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.83%) Ansible
2 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (9.17%) Oracle
2 8 (7.34%) SAP
3 7 (6.42%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.67%) Hortonworks
4 4 (3.67%) IBM
4 4 (3.67%) IFS
5 3 (2.75%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.75%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (2.75%) Sybase
6 2 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.92%) Cadence
7 1 (0.92%) Facebook
7 1 (0.92%) HP
7 1 (0.92%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.92%) Remedy
7 1 (0.92%) Serena
7 1 (0.92%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.92%) Sonatype
7 1 (0.92%) TIBCO
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