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 19 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 64 42 44
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +2
Contract jobs citing Release Management 8 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.15% 1.17% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.69% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 7
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£410 £265 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.71% -15.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £260 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £440 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £421 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+12.33% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.75 £14.00 £21.38
% change year-on-year
+98.21% -34.50%
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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
534 354 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 76.95% 69.14% 71.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 185 214
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -11.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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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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 -22 4 £410 +54.71% 3
Release Management
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Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 22 (88.00%) SQL Server
1 22 (88.00%) Scrum
1 22 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (88.00%) TDD
1 22 (88.00%) Subversion
1 22 (88.00%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (84.00%) Microsoft
3 19 (76.00%) Configuration Management
3 19 (76.00%) J2EE
3 19 (76.00%) IBM
3 19 (76.00%) FileNet
3 19 (76.00%) Hibernate
3 19 (76.00%) OOA/OOD
3 19 (76.00%) OO
3 19 (76.00%) RUP
3 19 (76.00%) DSDM
3 19 (76.00%) Java
3 19 (76.00%) SOAP
3 19 (76.00%) Web Services
3 19 (76.00%) XML
3 19 (76.00%) XSLT
3 19 (76.00%) JIRA
3 19 (76.00%) Pair Programming
3 19 (76.00%) Spring
3 19 (76.00%) JSF
3 19 (76.00%) Maven
3 19 (76.00%) SC Cleared
3 19 (76.00%) Security Cleared
3 19 (76.00%) Open Source
3 19 (76.00%) Confluence

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (76.00%) FileNet
1 19 (76.00%) Confluence
2 3 (12.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.00%) CMS
3 1 (4.00%) Lync
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (88.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (76.00%) MongoDB
2 19 (76.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 19 (76.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (88.00%) Subversion
2 19 (76.00%) JIRA
2 19 (76.00%) Maven
2 19 (76.00%) Hudson
2 19 (76.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 20 (80.00%) Developer
2 19 (76.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Change Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Software Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Change Management Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Software Development Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (76.00%) J2EE
1 19 (76.00%) Hibernate
1 19 (76.00%) SOAP
1 19 (76.00%) Web Services
1 19 (76.00%) XML
1 19 (76.00%) XSLT
1 19 (76.00%) Spring
1 19 (76.00%) JSF
1 19 (76.00%) AngularJS
1 19 (76.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (76.00%) Open Source
2 2 (8.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.00%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) Scrum
1 22 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (88.00%) TDD
1 22 (88.00%) Continuous Integration
2 19 (76.00%) Configuration Management
2 19 (76.00%) OOA/OOD
2 19 (76.00%) OO
2 19 (76.00%) RUP
2 19 (76.00%) DSDM
2 19 (76.00%) Pair Programming
2 19 (76.00%) DevOps
3 3 (12.00%) BDD
3 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (12.00%) CRM
3 3 (12.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Change Management
4 2 (8.00%) Service Management
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (76.00%) SC Cleared
1 19 (76.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCOrch
1 1 (4.00%) SCSM
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
1 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (76.00%) IBM
2 19 (76.00%) Twitter
3 3 (12.00%) Sitecore