Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Release Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Release Management over the 6 months to 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Release Management
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 51 66
Rank change year-on-year +17 +15 +2
Contract jobs citing Release Management 21 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.54% 1.26% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.09% 1.52% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 5
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +3.90% -9.41%
10th Percentile £196 £348 £316
90th Percentile £396 £460 £413
South Wales median daily rate £350 £500 £385
% change year-on-year -30.00% +29.87% -9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £22.38 - -
South Wales median hourly rate £43.00 - -

Release Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 514 462 708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 86.53% 83.24% 81.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 376 588
Cardiff median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £175 £188 £225
90th Percentile £500 £525 £463
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 14
Cardiff median hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.03% +2.52% +21.43%
10th Percentile £13.30 £10.75 £10.05
90th Percentile £35.90 £36.55 £21.05
South Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year +5.56% +13.39% +9.48%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Release Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in Cardiff

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Cardiff

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in Cardiff over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in Cardiff

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 18 (85.71%) Migration
2 17 (80.95%) ITIL
3 12 (57.14%) IBM
3 12 (57.14%) Service Management
4 11 (52.38%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (52.38%) Fiorano
4 11 (52.38%) WebSphere
4 11 (52.38%) HL7
4 11 (52.38%) IBM Integration Bus
4 11 (52.38%) Data Migration
4 11 (52.38%) JCAPS
5 10 (47.62%) SoapUI
5 10 (47.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (47.62%) VMware
5 10 (47.62%) InterSystems
5 10 (47.62%) Service Delivery
5 10 (47.62%) C++
5 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
5 10 (47.62%) SOAP
5 10 (47.62%) XML
5 10 (47.62%) XSLT
6 8 (38.10%) PRINCE2
6 8 (38.10%) Windows
6 8 (38.10%) NHS
7 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
7 6 (28.57%) NetBackup
7 6 (28.57%) Veritas
7 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 6 (28.57%) Citrix
7 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 11 (52.38%) BizTalk Server
1 11 (52.38%) JCAPS
1 11 (52.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (4.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
1 10 (47.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) SoapUI
2 2 (9.52%) HP UFT
2 2 (9.52%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
1 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
2 8 (38.10%) Test Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (28.57%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Integration Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Integration Test Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Team Leader
5 3 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 3 (14.29%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (9.52%) Deployment Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Release Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Service Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
7 1 (4.76%) Release Management Support
7 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Unix Scripter
7 1 (4.76%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) IBM Integration Bus
2 10 (47.62%) SOAP
2 10 (47.62%) XML
2 10 (47.62%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) NHS
2 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) CMDB
3 2 (9.52%) LIMS
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Credit Risk
4 1 (4.76%) iPad
4 1 (4.76%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Migration
2 17 (80.95%) ITIL
3 12 (57.14%) Service Management
4 11 (52.38%) Data Migration
5 10 (47.62%) Service Delivery
6 8 (38.10%) PRINCE2
7 5 (23.81%) Performance Analysis
7 5 (23.81%) Project Management
7 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
8 4 (19.05%) Business Analysis
8 4 (19.05%) Information Security
9 3 (14.29%) Change Management
10 2 (9.52%) Information Management
10 2 (9.52%) ITSM
10 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (4.76%) Analytics
11 1 (4.76%) Load Testing
11 1 (4.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
11 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) C++
2 2 (9.52%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 5 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (52.38%) HL7
2 2 (9.52%) QA
3 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
1 6 (28.57%) XenApp
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) NetBackup
1 6 (28.57%) SCOM
2 2 (9.52%) BMC Marimba
2 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) WSUS
3 1 (4.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) IBM
2 11 (52.38%) Fiorano
3 10 (47.62%) InterSystems
3 10 (47.62%) VMware
4 6 (28.57%) Citrix
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 6 (28.57%) Veritas
5 2 (9.52%) BMC
5 2 (9.52%) HP
5 2 (9.52%) Remedy
5 2 (9.52%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.76%) BT
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle