The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 South Wales 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 45 35 35
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing Release Management 10 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.79% 0.93% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 1.44% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate £325 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £29.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +13.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
405 208 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 72.32% 64.40% 67.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 136 111
Average daily rate £400 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 15
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.50 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% +2.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £10.69 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £17.90 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Release Management
Wales

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff - 10 £325 - 1
Newport - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Release Management
Wales

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (56.25%) C#
1 9 (56.25%) .NET
1 9 (56.25%) CRM
1 9 (56.25%) SharePoint
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
1 9 (56.25%) Migration
2 8 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 6 (37.50%) XML
4 6 (37.50%) ITIL
5 5 (31.25%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
5 5 (31.25%) Web Services
5 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
5 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (25.00%) BDD
6 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (25.00%) Sitecore
6 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
6 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
6 4 (25.00%) Data Conversion
6 4 (25.00%) System Testing
6 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 9 (56.25%) SharePoint
2 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
3 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (25.00%) CMS
4 3 (18.75%) Lync
5 1 (6.25%) IIS
5 1 (6.25%) NetWeaver
5 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Project
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (6.25%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) SaaS
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) L2TP
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (6.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (6.25%) EDRMS
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (25.00%) Subversion
1 4 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.25%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (6.25%) FrontPage
2 1 (6.25%) NWDI
General
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) CRM Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Change Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Release Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Change and Release Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Development Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Transition Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Development Team Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) XML
3 5 (31.25%) Web Services
3 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
4 4 (25.00%) SOAP
4 4 (25.00%) DOM
5 2 (12.50%) CSS
6 1 (6.25%) JSP
6 1 (6.25%) XSLT
6 1 (6.25%) HTML
6 1 (6.25%) WCF
6 1 (6.25%) jQuery
6 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Conversion
2 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) GIS
3 1 (6.25%) SCADA
3 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) CRM
1 9 (56.25%) Migration
2 6 (37.50%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) BDD
3 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 4 (25.00%) System Testing
3 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Web Development
3 4 (25.00%) Scrum
3 4 (25.00%) Change Management
3 4 (25.00%) ITSM
3 4 (25.00%) Service Management
3 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (25.00%) MCAD
1 4 (25.00%) MCSD
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) MetaFrame
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
2 1 (6.25%) DFS Replication
2 1 (6.25%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) MOM
1 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Sitecore
3 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Dell
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) LANDesk