The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 3 months to 24 June 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 45 66
Rank change year-on-year -2 +21  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 8 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.51% 1.24% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.57% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Median daily rate £350 £373 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.04% +30.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £35.50 £20.59
% change year-on-year -44.61% +72.39%  

Release Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 459 382 500
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 86.77% 79.09% 84.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 272 384
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 18 20
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +129.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £72.50 £16.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing Release Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in South Wales

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in South Wales

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in South Wales

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
Cardiff +3 8 £350 -6.66%
Release Management
Wales

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 22 (88.00%) ITIL
2 20 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 19 (76.00%) XML
4 18 (72.00%) IBM
4 18 (72.00%) BizTalk Server
4 18 (72.00%) Service Delivery
4 18 (72.00%) InterSystems
4 18 (72.00%) Fiorano
4 18 (72.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (72.00%) WebSphere
4 18 (72.00%) IBM Integration Bus
4 18 (72.00%) JCAPS
5 16 (64.00%) HL7
6 15 (60.00%) PRINCE2
6 15 (60.00%) XSLT
7 13 (52.00%) Project Management
8 9 (36.00%) Business Analysis
8 9 (36.00%) VMware
8 9 (36.00%) Performance Analysis
9 8 (32.00%) ITIL V3
9 8 (32.00%) Service Management
10 7 (28.00%) C++
10 7 (28.00%) SOAP
10 7 (28.00%) Migration
10 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
10 7 (28.00%) Data Migration
10 7 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (28.00%) SoapUI
11 6 (24.00%) Problem Management
11 6 (24.00%) Degree

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 18 (72.00%) BizTalk Server
1 18 (72.00%) JCAPS
1 18 (72.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (72.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Applications Support
2 6 (24.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Applications Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Applications Support Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Support Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Team Leader
4 4 (16.00%) Test Leader
4 4 (16.00%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow Developer
5 2 (8.00%) SQL DBA
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Support
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (76.00%) XML
2 18 (72.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 15 (60.00%) XSLT
4 7 (28.00%) SOAP
5 4 (16.00%) Ajax
5 4 (16.00%) CSS
5 4 (16.00%) CSS3
5 4 (16.00%) HTML
5 4 (16.00%) HTML5
5 4 (16.00%) jQuery
6 3 (12.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Client/Server
2 5 (20.00%) NHS
3 4 (16.00%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) ITIL
2 18 (72.00%) Service Delivery
3 15 (60.00%) PRINCE2
4 13 (52.00%) Project Management
5 9 (36.00%) Business Analysis
5 9 (36.00%) Performance Analysis
6 8 (32.00%) ITIL V3
6 8 (32.00%) Service Management
7 7 (28.00%) Data Migration
7 7 (28.00%) Migration
8 6 (24.00%) Problem Management
9 5 (20.00%) ITSM
10 4 (16.00%) Asset Management
10 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (16.00%) Web Development
10 4 (16.00%) Workflow
11 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (8.00%) Dashboard Development
11 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
11 2 (8.00%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) C++
2 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
1 7 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (24.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) ISEB
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (64.00%) HL7
2 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Fiorano
1 18 (72.00%) IBM
1 18 (72.00%) InterSystems
2 9 (36.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.00%) ServiceNow