Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 93 102
Rank change year-on-year +26 +9 -10
Contract jobs citing Release Management 25 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.11% 0.79% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 0.94% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 5
Wales median daily rate £350 £500 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +29.87% -9.41%
10th Percentile £196 £383 £316
90th Percentile £396 £500 £413
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £33.25 £32.66 £23.00
% change year-on-year +1.81% +41.98% -29.23%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 992 1174 1330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.64% 83.80% 80.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 828 965
Wales median daily rate £388 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +12.36% -2.47%
10th Percentile £177 £213 £235
90th Percentile £556 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 52 52
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +14.29% -1.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.53 £10.28
90th Percentile £50.98 £61.25 £41.13
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in Wales over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in Wales over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 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
South Wales +25 23 £350 -30.00% 2
Release Management
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 Wales region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 18 (72.00%) Migration
2 17 (68.00%) ITIL
3 14 (56.00%) Service Delivery
4 12 (48.00%) IBM
4 12 (48.00%) Service Management
5 11 (44.00%) Fiorano
5 11 (44.00%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (44.00%) WebSphere
5 11 (44.00%) HL7
5 11 (44.00%) IBM Integration Bus
5 11 (44.00%) Data Migration
5 11 (44.00%) JCAPS
6 10 (40.00%) SoapUI
6 10 (40.00%) C++
6 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 10 (40.00%) SOAP
6 10 (40.00%) XML
6 10 (40.00%) XSLT
6 10 (40.00%) VMware
6 10 (40.00%) InterSystems
6 10 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (32.00%) PRINCE2
7 8 (32.00%) Windows
7 8 (32.00%) NHS
8 7 (28.00%) Project Management
9 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
9 6 (24.00%) NetBackup
9 6 (24.00%) Veritas
9 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (24.00%) Citrix

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 11 (44.00%) BizTalk Server
1 11 (44.00%) JCAPS
1 11 (44.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (4.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 10 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (8.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Lead Test Analyst
4 6 (24.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (24.00%) Migration Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (12.00%) Integration Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Integration Test Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Team Leader
6 3 (12.00%) Test Leader
6 3 (12.00%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (8.00%) Agile Delivery Manager
7 2 (8.00%) Deployment Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Release Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Agile Scrum Master
8 1 (4.00%) Applications Support
8 1 (4.00%) Services Delivery Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 10 (40.00%) SOAP
2 10 (40.00%) XML
2 10 (40.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) NHS
2 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) CMDB
3 2 (8.00%) LIMS
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (4.00%) iPad
4 1 (4.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Migration
2 17 (68.00%) ITIL
3 14 (56.00%) Service Delivery
4 12 (48.00%) Service Management
5 11 (44.00%) Data Migration
6 8 (32.00%) PRINCE2
7 7 (28.00%) Project Management
8 5 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
9 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
9 4 (16.00%) Information Security
9 4 (16.00%) Kanban
9 4 (16.00%) Scrum
10 3 (12.00%) Change Management
11 2 (8.00%) Agile Project Management
11 2 (8.00%) Information Management
11 2 (8.00%) ITSM
11 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (8.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (8.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (20.00%) Degree
2 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (44.00%) HL7
2 3 (12.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Hyper-V
1 6 (24.00%) XenApp
2 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) NetBackup
1 6 (24.00%) SCOM
2 2 (8.00%) BMC Marimba
2 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.00%) WSUS
3 1 (4.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) IBM
2 11 (44.00%) Fiorano
3 10 (40.00%) InterSystems
3 10 (40.00%) VMware
4 6 (24.00%) Citrix
4 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (24.00%) Veritas
5 2 (8.00%) BMC
5 2 (8.00%) HP
5 2 (8.00%) Remedy
5 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.00%) BT
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle