The first table below looks at the demand for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 25 July 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 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 64 45 53
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +8
Contract jobs citing Release Management 4 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.51% 1.33% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 1.90% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
-8.12% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -11.11%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
570 369 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 72.34% 70.15% 67.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 228 238
Average daily rate £388 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £12.90 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £16.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Release Management
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Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
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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
South Wales -16 2 £450 +63.63% 2
West Wales - - - -
Release Management
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Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 7 (46.67%) .NET
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
1 7 (46.67%) Scrum
1 7 (46.67%) TDD
1 7 (46.67%) Subversion
1 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (40.00%) CRM
2 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (40.00%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 5 (33.33%) Migration
3 5 (33.33%) CMS
3 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (33.33%) Sitecore
3 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
3 5 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (33.33%) BDD
4 4 (26.67%) Data Protection
4 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (26.67%) Document Management
4 4 (26.67%) Change Management
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (33.33%) CMS
2 5 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (20.00%) Lync
5 2 (13.33%) Confluence
5 2 (13.33%) FileNet
6 1 (6.67%) IIS
6 1 (6.67%) ArcGIS
6 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
1 1 (6.67%) L2TP
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (6.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.67%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Subversion
2 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (13.33%) Hudson
3 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (13.33%) Maven
3 2 (13.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Change and Release Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Release Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Service Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Change Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (6.67%) GIS Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Transition Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Development Team Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Service Transition Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Development Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (20.00%) SOAP
3 3 (20.00%) Web Services
3 3 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (13.33%) XSLT
4 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
4 2 (13.33%) Spring
4 2 (13.33%) JSF
4 2 (13.33%) J2EE
4 2 (13.33%) jQuery
4 2 (13.33%) REST
4 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (6.67%) CSS
5 1 (6.67%) Dojo
5 1 (6.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Open Source
2 2 (13.33%) GIS
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Scrum
1 7 (46.67%) TDD
1 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (40.00%) CRM
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
3 5 (33.33%) Migration
3 5 (33.33%) BDD
4 4 (26.67%) Document Management
4 4 (26.67%) Data Protection
4 4 (26.67%) Change Management
5 3 (20.00%) ITSM
5 3 (20.00%) Service Management
6 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (13.33%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (13.33%) OO
6 2 (13.33%) RUP
6 2 (13.33%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) MetaFrame
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (6.67%) DFS Replication
2 1 (6.67%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) MOM
1 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Sitecore
3 2 (13.33%) Twitter
3 2 (13.33%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) NetApp
4 1 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) LANDesk