Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 77 96
Rank change year-on-year +23 +19 -8
Contract jobs citing Release Management 28 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.86% 1.05% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.41% 1.25% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 5
South Wales median daily rate £350 £500 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +29.87% -12.00%
10th Percentile £201 £383 £316
90th Percentile £390 £500 £413
Wales median daily rate £350 £500 £385
% change year-on-year -30.00% +29.87% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate £43.00 - -
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 South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 821 957 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 83.78% 83.73% 81.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 686 807
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £175 £220 £225
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £386 £400 £356
% change year-on-year -3.44% +12.36% -2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 44 37
South Wales median hourly rate £20.69 £19.63 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.43% +22.66% +7.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.46 £9.65
90th Percentile £51.00 £61.25 £34.65
Wales median hourly rate £20.69 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +14.94% +14.29% -1.56%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

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 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in South Wales over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +10 26 £350 -12.50% 2
Newport - 2 - -
Release Management
Wales

For the 6 months to 17 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 23 (82.14%) Migration
2 22 (78.57%) ITIL
3 17 (60.71%) Service Delivery
4 16 (57.14%) IBM
4 16 (57.14%) HL7
4 16 (57.14%) Data Migration
5 15 (53.57%) JCAPS
5 15 (53.57%) SoapUI
5 15 (53.57%) IBM Integration Bus
5 15 (53.57%) C++
5 15 (53.57%) SOAP
5 15 (53.57%) XML
5 15 (53.57%) XSLT
5 15 (53.57%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (53.57%) VMware
5 15 (53.57%) Fiorano
5 15 (53.57%) WebSphere
6 14 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (50.00%) Service Management
6 14 (50.00%) InterSystems
6 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 13 (46.43%) PRINCE2
8 11 (39.29%) Project Management
8 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
9 10 (35.71%) Performance Analysis
9 10 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (32.14%) NHS
11 8 (28.57%) Windows
12 7 (25.00%) Degree
13 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012

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 15 (53.57%) BizTalk Server
1 15 (53.57%) JCAPS
1 15 (53.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.57%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 14 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) SoapUI
2 2 (7.14%) HP UFT
2 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Analyst
2 11 (39.29%) Test Analyst
3 10 (35.71%) Lead Test Analyst
4 7 (25.00%) Team Leader
4 7 (25.00%) Test Leader
4 7 (25.00%) Test Team Leader
5 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (21.43%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Integration Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Integration Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Agile Delivery Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Deployment Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Release Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Agile Scrum Master
8 1 (3.57%) Applications Support
8 1 (3.57%) C++ Team Leader
8 1 (3.57%) Services Delivery Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (53.57%) IBM Integration Bus
1 15 (53.57%) SOAP
1 15 (53.57%) XML
1 15 (53.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) NHS
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) CMDB
3 2 (7.14%) LIMS
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.57%) iPad
4 1 (3.57%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (82.14%) Migration
2 22 (78.57%) ITIL
3 17 (60.71%) Service Delivery
4 16 (57.14%) Data Migration
5 14 (50.00%) Service Management
6 13 (46.43%) PRINCE2
7 11 (39.29%) Project Management
8 10 (35.71%) Performance Analysis
9 6 (21.43%) Business Analysis
10 5 (17.86%) Test Strategy
11 4 (14.29%) Information Security
12 3 (10.71%) Change Management
12 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
13 2 (7.14%) Information Management
13 2 (7.14%) ITSM
13 2 (7.14%) Kanban
13 2 (7.14%) Load Testing
13 2 (7.14%) Scrum
14 1 (3.57%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) C++
2 3 (10.71%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
2 10 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (57.14%) HL7
2 3 (10.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
1 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (21.43%) XenApp
2 2 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) NetBackup
1 6 (21.43%) SCOM
2 2 (7.14%) BMC Marimba
2 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.14%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) WSUS
3 1 (3.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) IBM
2 15 (53.57%) Fiorano
2 15 (53.57%) VMware
3 14 (50.00%) InterSystems
4 6 (21.43%) Citrix
4 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 6 (21.43%) Veritas
5 2 (7.14%) BMC
5 2 (7.14%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) Remedy
5 2 (7.14%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.57%) BT
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle