The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 27 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 50 75
Rank change year-on-year -2 +25  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 8 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.29% 1.08% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.38% 0.14%
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% -6.13%  
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 Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 533 434 699
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 85.69% 77.92% 82.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 305 479
Median daily rate £380 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 21 27
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 £10.88 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £72.50 £21.75
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 Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Wales

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Wales

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in Wales

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 27 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
South Wales -1 8 £350 -6.04%
Release Management
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 Wales region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 23 (82.14%) ITIL
2 21 (75.00%) XML
3 20 (71.43%) SQL Server
4 19 (67.86%) Service Delivery
5 18 (64.29%) InterSystems
5 18 (64.29%) IBM
5 18 (64.29%) BizTalk Server
5 18 (64.29%) Fiorano
5 18 (64.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (64.29%) WebSphere
5 18 (64.29%) IBM Integration Bus
5 18 (64.29%) JCAPS
6 16 (57.14%) HL7
7 15 (53.57%) PRINCE2
7 15 (53.57%) XSLT
8 14 (50.00%) Project Management
9 10 (35.71%) Client/Server
9 10 (35.71%) Problem Management
10 9 (32.14%) VMware
10 9 (32.14%) Service Management
11 8 (28.57%) ITIL V3
12 7 (25.00%) CSS3
12 7 (25.00%) Data Migration
12 7 (25.00%) jQuery
12 7 (25.00%) HTML5
12 7 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
12 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (25.00%) ServiceNow
12 7 (25.00%) SoapUI

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (64.29%) BizTalk Server
1 18 (64.29%) JCAPS
1 18 (64.29%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 18 (64.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Applications Support
2 8 (28.57%) Applications Manager
2 8 (28.57%) Applications Support Manager
2 8 (28.57%) Support Manager
3 7 (25.00%) Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Lead Test Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Test Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) ServiceNow Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Team Leader
5 4 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 4 (14.29%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) DBA
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL Manager
6 2 (7.14%) SQL DBA
7 1 (3.57%) C++ Team Leader
7 1 (3.57%) Service Support Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (75.00%) XML
2 18 (64.29%) IBM Integration Bus
3 15 (53.57%) XSLT
4 7 (25.00%) Ajax
4 7 (25.00%) CSS
4 7 (25.00%) CSS3
4 7 (25.00%) HTML
4 7 (25.00%) HTML5
4 7 (25.00%) jQuery
4 7 (25.00%) SOAP
5 5 (17.86%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Client/Server
2 7 (25.00%) CMDB
3 5 (17.86%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (82.14%) ITIL
2 19 (67.86%) Service Delivery
3 15 (53.57%) PRINCE2
4 14 (50.00%) Project Management
5 10 (35.71%) Problem Management
6 9 (32.14%) Service Management
7 8 (28.57%) ITIL V3
8 7 (25.00%) Asset Management
8 7 (25.00%) Business Analysis
8 7 (25.00%) Data Migration
8 7 (25.00%) Migration
8 7 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
8 7 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (25.00%) Web Development
8 7 (25.00%) Workflow
9 6 (21.43%) ITSM
10 5 (17.86%) Dashboard Development
11 3 (10.71%) Change Management
11 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
11 3 (10.71%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) C++
1 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (21.43%) Degree
3 4 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (57.14%) HL7
2 2 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Fiorano
1 18 (64.29%) IBM
1 18 (64.29%) InterSystems
2 9 (32.14%) VMware
3 7 (25.00%) ServiceNow