The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 59 68 58
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing Release Management 11 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.71% 0.78% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 1.00% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 8
Average daily rate £348 £350 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% -1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £315 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £370 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +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
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
518 601 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 80.43% 78.36% 77.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 369 370
Average daily rate £375 £365 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 17 10
Average hourly rate £29.75 £18.90 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.40% -24.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £12.47 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £34.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 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
South Wales -4 10 £325 -7.14% 1
West Wales - 1 £1,000 -
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Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) SQL
3 8 (36.36%) Service Management
3 8 (36.36%) Configuration Management
3 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 8 (36.36%) JIRA
4 7 (31.82%) Subversion
4 7 (31.82%) Teradata
4 7 (31.82%) QAComplete
4 7 (31.82%) Defect Management
4 7 (31.82%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (31.82%) SAS
4 7 (31.82%) Unix
4 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
4 7 (31.82%) ITIL
4 7 (31.82%) Oracle
4 7 (31.82%) MicroStrategy
4 7 (31.82%) Informatica
4 7 (31.82%) Process Management
5 6 (27.27%) Validation
5 6 (27.27%) CMDB
6 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
6 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (22.73%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (22.73%) Migration
6 5 (22.73%) LoadRunner
6 5 (22.73%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (18.18%) Windows
7 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
7 4 (18.18%) IBM

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 7 (31.82%) SAS
2 1 (4.55%) ArcGIS
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.55%) GIS
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) JIRA
2 7 (31.82%) QAComplete
2 7 (31.82%) Subversion
3 5 (22.73%) LoadRunner
4 4 (18.18%) HP UFT
5 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.55%) JMeter
5 1 (4.55%) LoadUI
5 1 (4.55%) Ranorex
5 1 (4.55%) Selenium
5 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.55%) TestComplete
5 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Release Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Change Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Change and Release Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Deployment Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Teradata Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Change Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Configuration Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) DBA
6 1 (4.55%) GIS Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Release Manager
6 1 (4.55%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (4.55%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) SOAP
3 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.55%) Dojo
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) jQuery
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) CMDB
2 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Unix
2 4 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Configuration Management
2 8 (36.36%) Service Management
3 7 (31.82%) Defect Management
3 7 (31.82%) ITIL
3 7 (31.82%) Process Management
4 6 (27.27%) Validation
5 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
5 5 (22.73%) Migration
5 5 (22.73%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) ITSM
6 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.09%) Change Management
7 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Project Management
7 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) C++
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.55%) MCAD
1 1 (4.55%) MCSD
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) BMC Marimba
1 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
1 4 (18.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Informatica
2 7 (31.82%) MicroStrategy
2 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 7 (31.82%) Teradata
3 4 (18.18%) BMC
3 4 (18.18%) HP
3 4 (18.18%) IBM
3 4 (18.18%) Remedy
3 4 (18.18%) ServiceNow
4 2 (9.09%) SAP