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 16 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 54 41 43
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing Release Management 12 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.62% 0.94% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 1.45% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Average daily rate £356 £350 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% -41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £28.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.80%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
533 275 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 72.12% 64.86% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 165 165
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 20
Average hourly rate £37.50 £16.00 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+134.37% -0.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £13.10 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £23.00 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Release Management
UK

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the Wales region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 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
South Wales -5 11 £325 -7.14% 1
West Wales - - - -
North Wales - - - -
Release Management
UK

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 10 (52.63%) .NET
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
1 10 (52.63%) Migration
2 9 (47.37%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) CRM
2 9 (47.37%) SharePoint
3 8 (42.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (36.84%) ITIL
4 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
4 7 (36.84%) XML
5 6 (31.58%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (31.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (26.32%) Service Management
6 5 (26.32%) SOAP
6 5 (26.32%) Web Services
6 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
6 5 (26.32%) Windows
6 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
7 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
7 4 (21.05%) MCAD
7 4 (21.05%) MCSD
7 4 (21.05%) MS Project
7 4 (21.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (21.05%) DOM
7 4 (21.05%) Change Management
7 4 (21.05%) ITSM
7 4 (21.05%) CMS
7 4 (21.05%) Scrum

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 9 (47.37%) SharePoint
2 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
3 4 (21.05%) CMS
3 4 (21.05%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (21.05%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (15.79%) Lync
5 2 (10.53%) NetWeaver
6 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (5.26%) ArcGIS
6 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
1 4 (21.05%) MS Project
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (10.53%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) SaaS
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (5.26%) NAS
1 1 (5.26%) L2TP
1 1 (5.26%) SAN
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) DHCP
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (31.58%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (31.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.26%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
1 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (21.05%) Subversion
2 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
2 2 (10.53%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (10.53%) NWDI
2 2 (10.53%) FrontPage
General
1 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Change Manager
2 4 (21.05%) CRM Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Change and Release Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Release Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) SAP Developer
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Transition Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Development Team Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (5.26%) GIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) .NET
2 7 (36.84%) XML
3 5 (26.32%) SOAP
3 5 (26.32%) Web Services
3 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
4 4 (21.05%) DOM
5 3 (15.79%) CSS
6 2 (10.53%) JSP
6 2 (10.53%) XSLT
6 2 (10.53%) HTML
6 2 (10.53%) jQuery
6 2 (10.53%) REST
7 1 (5.26%) Dojo
7 1 (5.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Data Conversion
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) GIS
3 2 (10.53%) SCADA
4 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
4 1 (5.26%) CMDB
4 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (5.26%) Open Source
4 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
4 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Migration
2 9 (47.37%) CRM
3 7 (36.84%) ITIL
4 5 (26.32%) Service Management
5 4 (21.05%) Change Management
5 4 (21.05%) ITSM
5 4 (21.05%) Scrum
5 4 (21.05%) BDD
5 4 (21.05%) Web Development
5 4 (21.05%) TDD
5 4 (21.05%) Data Analysis
5 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (21.05%) System Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
5 4 (21.05%) Data Protection
5 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) C#
2 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) MCAD
1 4 (21.05%) MCSD
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) DFS Replication
2 1 (5.26%) UAG
2 1 (5.26%) MetaFrame
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.26%) MOM
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Sitecore
3 2 (10.53%) SAP
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.26%) LANDesk
4 1 (5.26%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp
4 1 (5.26%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco