The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 40 28 28
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing Release Management 4 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.22% 2.02% 3.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 2.96% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 5
Average daily rate
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£410 £265 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.71% -19.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £260 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £440 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £421 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+12.33% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.75 £14.00 £21.38
% change year-on-year
+98.21% -34.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
255 169 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 77.98% 68.42% 75.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 107 122
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £10.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% +76.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 19 December 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 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
1 5 (83.33%) Subversion
1 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) CRM
3 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (50.00%) CMS
3 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (50.00%) Sitecore
3 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (50.00%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
4 2 (33.33%) Hudson
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (33.33%) Twitter

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (50.00%) CMS
1 3 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (33.33%) Confluence
2 2 (33.33%) FileNet
3 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (16.67%) Lync
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Subversion
2 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Hudson
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) Maven
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Development Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Development Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 2 (33.33%) Spring
2 2 (33.33%) JSF
2 2 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) XSLT
2 2 (33.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Open Source
1 2 (33.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (16.67%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
1 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) CRM
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) Document Management
3 2 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 2 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) RUP
3 2 (33.33%) DSDM
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Workflow
4 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCOrch
1 1 (16.67%) SCSM
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Sitecore
3 2 (33.33%) Twitter
3 2 (33.33%) IBM