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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 54 67 69
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing Release Management 5 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.88% 0.80% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.01% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £400 £383 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% -15.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.40 £42.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.85% +40.00%
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
447 694 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 78.70% 79.41% 80.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 481 396
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £15.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+153.96% -37.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £9.25 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £32.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing Release Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +11 5 £400 +4.57%
Release Management
UK

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (35.29%) ITIL
4 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
4 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) JIRA
4 5 (29.41%) CMDB
4 5 (29.41%) Service Management
4 5 (29.41%) Validation
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) Web Design
5 4 (23.53%) Teradata
5 4 (23.53%) Workflow
5 4 (23.53%) Process Management
5 4 (23.53%) ITSM
5 4 (23.53%) Subversion
5 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle
5 4 (23.53%) HTML
5 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 4 (23.53%) LDAP
5 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
5 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (23.53%) SAS
5 4 (23.53%) VPN
5 4 (23.53%) SSL
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 4 (23.53%) Informatica
5 4 (23.53%) Unix
5 4 (23.53%) MicroStrategy

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) LDAP
1 4 (23.53%) SSL
1 4 (23.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) JIRA
2 4 (23.53%) QAComplete
2 4 (23.53%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) JMeter
3 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.88%) LoadUI
3 1 (5.88%) Ranorex
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.88%) TestComplete
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Change Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Change and Release Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Release Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) ServiceNow Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Teradata Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Change Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (5.88%) DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Release Manager
5 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) CSS
1 4 (23.53%) HTML
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
1 4 (23.53%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (29.41%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL
3 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
3 5 (29.41%) Scrum
3 5 (29.41%) Service Management
3 5 (29.41%) Validation
4 4 (23.53%) Defect Management
4 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
4 4 (23.53%) ITSM
4 4 (23.53%) Process Management
4 4 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Web Design
4 4 (23.53%) Workflow
5 3 (17.65%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
7 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Informatica
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
1 4 (23.53%) MicroStrategy
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
1 4 (23.53%) ServiceNow
1 4 (23.53%) Teradata