The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 44 40 36
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Release Management 6 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.34% 2.06% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 2.67% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £356 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +1.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+61.01% +45.67%
Release Management
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 South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
341 412 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 75.95% 77.01% 68.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 246 132
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 7
Average hourly rate £18.90 £27.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.27% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £14.80 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £105.00 £17.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -3 1 £375 +5.26% 1
Release Management
Wales

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 8 (88.89%) Scrum
1 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
2 5 (55.56%) Coaching
2 5 (55.56%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 5 (55.56%) Configuration Management
3 3 (33.33%) CRM
3 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) CMS
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) Subversion
3 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (33.33%) Sitecore
3 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (22.22%) SaaS
4 2 (22.22%) Lync
4 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (33.33%) CMS
1 3 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Lync
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (22.22%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
2 3 (33.33%) Subversion
2 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Deployment Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration and Release Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Development Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Release Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Release Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Software Development Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
2 1 (11.11%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Scrum
1 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (55.56%) Coaching
2 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 5 (55.56%) Configuration Management
3 3 (33.33%) CRM
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 3 (33.33%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (22.22%) Document Management
4 2 (22.22%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOrch
1 1 (11.11%) SCSM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Sitecore
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft