The first table below looks at the demand for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cardiff region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 36 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Release Management 10 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.73% - 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.60% - 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £28.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.80%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
278 108 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 75.96% 62.43% 62.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 72 66
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £105.00 £16.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+536.36% +26.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Release Management
South Wales

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Release Management across the Cardiff region.

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the Cardiff region.

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Release Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Release Management.

1 9 (60.00%) C#
1 9 (60.00%) .NET
1 9 (60.00%) CRM
1 9 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) Migration
2 8 (53.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (46.67%) SQL
4 6 (40.00%) ITIL
5 5 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) Web Services
5 5 (33.33%) XML
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (26.67%) MS Project
6 4 (26.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (26.67%) DOM
6 4 (26.67%) SOAP
6 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
6 4 (26.67%) MCAD
6 4 (26.67%) MCSD
6 4 (26.67%) CMS
6 4 (26.67%) Scrum
6 4 (26.67%) TDD
6 4 (26.67%) Subversion
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Release Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Release Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (26.67%) CMS
3 4 (26.67%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (26.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (20.00%) Lync
5 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Project
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) SaaS
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (6.67%) NAS
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
1 1 (6.67%) L2TP
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.67%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (26.67%) Subversion
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Developer
1 4 (26.67%) CRM Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Change and Release Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Release Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Change Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Development Team Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Service Transition Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Development Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Transition Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) .NET
2 5 (33.33%) Web Services
2 5 (33.33%) XML
2 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (26.67%) DOM
3 4 (26.67%) SOAP
4 1 (6.67%) jQuery
4 1 (6.67%) WCF
4 1 (6.67%) REST
4 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Conversion
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.67%) CMDB
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (6.67%) GIS
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) CRM
2 8 (53.33%) Migration
3 6 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) TDD
4 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) Service Management
4 4 (26.67%) System Testing
4 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (26.67%) Web Development
4 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
4 4 (26.67%) Data Protection
4 4 (26.67%) BDD
5 3 (20.00%) Change Management
5 3 (20.00%) ITSM
5 3 (20.00%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (26.67%) MCAD
1 4 (26.67%) MCSD
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) DFS Replication
2 1 (6.67%) UAG
2 1 (6.67%) MetaFrame
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.67%) MOM
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Sitecore
3 1 (6.67%) LANDesk
3 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (6.67%) Dell
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) NetApp