Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 542 501 468
Rank change year-on-year -41 -33 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 97 107 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.21% 0.24% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.25% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 76 101
London median daily rate £500 £496 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.76% -0.75% +11.11%
10th Percentile £370 £403 £350
90th Percentile £603 £669 £638
England median daily rate £470 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -1.05% - +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 44704 42967 43917
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.99% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32366 30551 30963
London median daily rate £498 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 561 677
London median hourly rate £20.47 £19.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.96% +3.48% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -5 16 £488 -11.36%
West London -2 8 £515 +3.00% 1
South London -36 5 £548 +14.66%
East London -8 1 £625 +28.21%
Release Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 55 (56.70%) Release Management
2 37 (38.14%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (30.93%) Finance
4 26 (26.80%) JIRA
5 21 (21.65%) Banking
6 20 (20.62%) Jenkins
7 19 (19.59%) ITIL
8 16 (16.49%) Git (software)
9 15 (15.46%) Project Management
9 15 (15.46%) Confluence
9 15 (15.46%) DevOps
9 15 (15.46%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (15.46%) SDLC
10 13 (13.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (12.37%) Service Management
12 11 (11.34%) Linux
13 10 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (10.31%) Bitbucket
14 9 (9.28%) Java
14 9 (9.28%) Change Management
15 8 (8.25%) ITSM
15 8 (8.25%) Oracle
15 8 (8.25%) Python
15 8 (8.25%) Scrum
15 8 (8.25%) Programme Management
15 8 (8.25%) QA
15 8 (8.25%) Puppet
16 7 (7.22%) User Acceptance Testing
16 7 (7.22%) Retail
16 7 (7.22%) Maven

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 15 (15.46%) Confluence
2 3 (3.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.03%) CMS
3 1 (1.03%) Documentum
3 1 (1.03%) IIS
3 1 (1.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.03%) Endur
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) LAN
1 2 (2.06%) Skype
1 2 (2.06%) WAN
2 1 (1.03%) Firewall
2 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.09%) MS Access
2 2 (2.06%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 26 (26.80%) JIRA
2 20 (20.62%) Jenkins
3 16 (16.49%) Git (software)
4 10 (10.31%) Bitbucket
5 7 (7.22%) Maven
6 6 (6.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (5.15%) ClearCase
7 5 (5.15%) TeamCity
8 4 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.06%) IBM UrbanCode
9 2 (2.06%) Mercurial
9 2 (2.06%) Subversion
9 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (30.93%) Finance
2 21 (21.65%) Banking
3 7 (7.22%) Investment Banking
3 7 (7.22%) Retail
4 5 (5.15%) Legal
5 4 (4.12%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.06%) Advertising
6 2 (2.06%) Law
7 1 (1.03%) Back Office
7 1 (1.03%) Billing
7 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.03%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.06%) .NET
1 2 (2.06%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.03%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.15%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.12%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (3.09%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.06%) EPoS
5 2 (2.06%) NHS
6 1 (1.03%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.03%) iPad
6 1 (1.03%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.34%) Linux
2 6 (6.19%) Windows
3 5 (5.15%) Unix
4 3 (3.09%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.06%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.03%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (56.70%) Release Management
2 37 (38.14%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (19.59%) ITIL
4 15 (15.46%) Continuous Delivery
4 15 (15.46%) DevOps
4 15 (15.46%) Project Management
4 15 (15.46%) SDLC
5 13 (13.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (12.37%) Service Management
7 10 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (9.28%) Change Management
9 8 (8.25%) ITSM
9 8 (8.25%) Programme Management
9 8 (8.25%) Scrum
10 7 (7.22%) ERP
10 7 (7.22%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (6.19%) Configuration Management
11 6 (6.19%) Mentoring
11 6 (6.19%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 6 (6.19%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.28%) Java
2 8 (8.25%) Python
3 3 (3.09%) Perl
4 2 (2.06%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.06%) PHP
4 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.19%) Degree
2 5 (5.15%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.06%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.03%) APMP
5 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.25%) QA
2 5 (5.15%) SLA
3 4 (4.12%) PMO
4 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.03%) IFRS
4 1 (1.03%) MiFID
4 1 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (8.25%) Puppet
2 5 (5.15%) Ansible
2 5 (5.15%) BladeLogic
2 5 (5.15%) Terraform
3 2 (2.06%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.06%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.03%) Control-M
4 1 (1.03%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 8 (8.25%) Oracle
2 5 (5.15%) BMC
3 4 (4.12%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.12%) SAP
4 3 (3.09%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.06%) Baan
5 2 (2.06%) Epicor
5 2 (2.06%) IFS
5 2 (2.06%) Infor
5 2 (2.06%) JD Edwards
5 2 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.03%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.03%) Fixnetix
6 1 (1.03%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.03%) hybris
6 1 (1.03%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.03%) OpenLink
6 1 (1.03%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.03%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.03%) Sonatype