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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 58 53 45
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing Release Management 10 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.88% 1.23% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 1.51% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 7
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £315 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £370 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £20.19 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+98.16% -32.71%
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
434 398 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 81.43% 81.56% 78.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 293 279
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 13 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.90 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -11.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.45 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £34.50 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 8 £325 -13.33%
Newport +15 2 £370 +10.44%
Release Management
Wales

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 9 (47.37%) SQL
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) JIRA
2 8 (42.11%) Service Management
2 8 (42.11%) Configuration Management
3 7 (36.84%) MicroStrategy
3 7 (36.84%) SAS
3 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) Informatica
3 7 (36.84%) Oracle
3 7 (36.84%) ITIL
3 7 (36.84%) Unix
3 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
3 7 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (36.84%) Process Management
3 7 (36.84%) Teradata
3 7 (36.84%) Subversion
3 7 (36.84%) QAComplete
3 7 (36.84%) Defect Management
4 6 (31.58%) CMDB
4 6 (31.58%) Validation
5 5 (26.32%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
5 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
5 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (26.32%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (21.05%) ServiceNow
6 4 (21.05%) SCCM
6 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (21.05%) BMC

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (36.84%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) JIRA
2 7 (36.84%) QAComplete
2 7 (36.84%) Subversion
3 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
4 4 (21.05%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.26%) JMeter
5 1 (5.26%) LoadUI
5 1 (5.26%) Ranorex
5 1 (5.26%) Selenium
5 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.26%) TestComplete
5 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) Release Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Tester
4 4 (21.05%) Change Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Change and Release Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Deployment Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Teradata Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Change Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Configuration Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) DBA
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Release and Configuration Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Release Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Software Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) SQL DBA
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (5.26%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) CMDB
2 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Unix
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Configuration Management
2 8 (42.11%) Service Management
3 7 (36.84%) Defect Management
3 7 (36.84%) ITIL
3 7 (36.84%) Process Management
4 6 (31.58%) Validation
5 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
5 5 (26.32%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (21.05%) ITSM
6 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.53%) Change Management
7 2 (10.53%) Project Management
7 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.26%) Agile Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
8 1 (5.26%) SDLC
8 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) BMC Marimba
1 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
1 4 (21.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Informatica
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
1 7 (36.84%) MicroStrategy
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle
1 7 (36.84%) Teradata
2 4 (21.05%) BMC
2 4 (21.05%) HP
2 4 (21.05%) IBM
2 4 (21.05%) Remedy
2 4 (21.05%) ServiceNow
3 2 (10.53%) SAP