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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 59 42
Rank change year-on-year +15 -17  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 11 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.96% 2.41% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.79% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 6
Median daily rate £325 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £282 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% -5.26%  

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 469 501 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 83.60% 86.08% 76.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 346 239
Median daily rate £388 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 17
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.75 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +57.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in South Wales over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in South Wales

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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 28 March 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 +20 11 £338 +3.84% 1
Newport +1 1 £325 -
Release Management
Wales

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 19 (79.17%) ITIL
2 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
3 12 (50.00%) XML
3 12 (50.00%) IBM
3 12 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (50.00%) InterSystems
3 12 (50.00%) Fiorano
3 12 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 12 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 12 (50.00%) JCAPS
4 11 (45.83%) Service Delivery
5 9 (37.50%) HL7
5 9 (37.50%) ITSM
6 8 (33.33%) Project Management
6 8 (33.33%) XSLT
6 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
6 8 (33.33%) CSS
6 8 (33.33%) HTML
6 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 8 (33.33%) ITIL V3
6 8 (33.33%) ServiceNow
7 7 (29.17%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (25.00%) Client/Server
8 6 (25.00%) Problem Management
8 6 (25.00%) Business Analysis
8 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 5 (20.83%) Service Management
10 4 (16.67%) Workflow
10 4 (16.67%) Finance

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 12 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 12 (50.00%) JCAPS
1 12 (50.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
2 12 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 6 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) ServiceNow Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Applications Manager
4 4 (16.67%) Administrator
4 4 (16.67%) Applications Support Manager
4 4 (16.67%) ITSM Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Support Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Environment And Release Manager
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Release Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Support
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 12 (50.00%) XML
2 8 (33.33%) CSS
2 8 (33.33%) HTML
2 8 (33.33%) XSLT
3 4 (16.67%) Ajax
3 4 (16.67%) CSS3
3 4 (16.67%) HTML5
3 4 (16.67%) jQuery
4 3 (12.50%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) CMDB
3 3 (12.50%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) ITIL
2 11 (45.83%) Service Delivery
3 9 (37.50%) ITSM
4 8 (33.33%) ITIL V3
4 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 8 (33.33%) Project Management
5 6 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 6 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 5 (20.83%) Service Management
7 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
7 4 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (16.67%) Scrum
7 4 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Web Design
7 4 (16.67%) Web Development
7 4 (16.67%) Workflow
8 3 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) Degree
4 3 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) HL7
2 4 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Fiorano
1 12 (50.00%) IBM
1 12 (50.00%) InterSystems
2 8 (33.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.17%) VMware