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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 46 41 30
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing Release Management 10 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.41% 0.65% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 0.90% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Average daily rate £325 £393 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.19% +1.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £415 £390
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +6.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +251.85%
Release Management
South Wales

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
360 223 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 86.75% 71.94% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 170 132
Average daily rate £350 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £97.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% -76.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016, 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 10 (58.82%) SQL
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) Configuration Management
2 9 (52.94%) Subversion
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) JIRA
3 7 (41.18%) Service Management
3 7 (41.18%) HTML
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
3 7 (41.18%) SDLC
4 6 (35.29%) Selenium
4 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
4 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
4 6 (35.29%) Open Source
4 6 (35.29%) Confluence
4 6 (35.29%) MongoDB
4 6 (35.29%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (35.29%) NoSQL
4 6 (35.29%) Hudson
4 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 6 (35.29%) Spring Integration
4 6 (35.29%) Neo4j
4 6 (35.29%) Twitter
4 6 (35.29%) AngularJS
4 6 (35.29%) Jenkins
4 6 (35.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (35.29%) DevOps
4 6 (35.29%) Spock
4 6 (35.29%) Geb

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (35.29%) Confluence
2 3 (17.65%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (35.29%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (35.29%) MongoDB
2 6 (35.29%) Neo4j
2 6 (35.29%) NoSQL
3 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) JIRA
1 9 (52.94%) Subversion
2 6 (35.29%) Geb
2 6 (35.29%) Hudson
2 6 (35.29%) Jenkins
2 6 (35.29%) Maven
2 6 (35.29%) Selenium
2 6 (35.29%) Spock
3 4 (23.53%) HP UFT
3 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
4 3 (17.65%) QAComplete
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Release Analyst
3 6 (35.29%) Developer
3 6 (35.29%) Java Developer
3 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Deployment Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Change Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Change and Release Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Software Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Teradata Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) HTML
2 6 (35.29%) AngularJS
2 6 (35.29%) CSS
2 6 (35.29%) Hibernate
2 6 (35.29%) J2EE
2 6 (35.29%) JSF
2 6 (35.29%) SOAP
2 6 (35.29%) Spring
2 6 (35.29%) Spring Integration
2 6 (35.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 6 (35.29%) Web Services
2 6 (35.29%) XML
2 6 (35.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) CMDB
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (52.94%) Configuration Management
2 7 (41.18%) SDLC
2 7 (41.18%) Service Management
3 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (35.29%) DevOps
3 6 (35.29%) DSDM
3 6 (35.29%) ITIL
3 6 (35.29%) OO
3 6 (35.29%) OOA/OOD
3 6 (35.29%) Open Source
3 6 (35.29%) Pair Programming
3 6 (35.29%) RUP
3 6 (35.29%) Scrum
3 6 (35.29%) TDD
3 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
5 4 (23.53%) ITSM
5 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
5 4 (23.53%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) BMC Marimba
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
1 4 (23.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Twitter
3 4 (23.53%) BMC
3 4 (23.53%) HP
3 4 (23.53%) IBM
3 4 (23.53%) Remedy
3 4 (23.53%) ServiceNow
4 3 (17.65%) Informatica
4 3 (17.65%) MicroStrategy
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle
4 3 (17.65%) Teradata
5 2 (11.76%) SAP
6 1 (5.88%) VMware