The table below looks at the statistics for the Release Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Analyst
Rank 556 553 542
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Release Analyst 27 12 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.053% 0.025% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.027% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 14
Average daily rate
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£300 £280 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +17.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £215 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £375 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £375 £238
% change year-on-year
-24.66% +57.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £94.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £94.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47194 44670 49324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.21% 92.82% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29171 27141 28355
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1876 1959 2460
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Release Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Analyst in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Release Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in England

Release Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Release Analyst across the England region.

Release Analyst Daily Rate Trend in England

Release Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Analyst across the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Release Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in England

Release Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Analyst across the England region.

Release Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in England

Release Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East - 10 £295 - 2
London +15 7 £327 +18.72% 4
East Midlands - 3 £245 -
East of England -25 2 - -
North West - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
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Release Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Release Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Release Analyst in their job title.

1 19 (50.00%) Release Management
2 15 (39.47%) ITIL
3 13 (34.21%) Configuration Management
4 11 (28.95%) SQL
5 9 (23.68%) Service Management
6 8 (21.05%) Linux
7 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
7 7 (18.42%) Finance
8 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
8 6 (15.79%) Change Management
8 6 (15.79%) Windows
9 5 (13.16%) Oracle
9 5 (13.16%) ITSM
9 5 (13.16%) Remedy
9 5 (13.16%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (13.16%) QA
10 4 (10.53%) Maven
10 4 (10.53%) TeamCity
10 4 (10.53%) MSBuild
10 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
10 4 (10.53%) Project Management
10 4 (10.53%) BMC
10 4 (10.53%) .NET
10 4 (10.53%) IIS
10 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
11 3 (7.89%) UNIX
11 3 (7.89%) WebLogic
11 3 (7.89%) MS Office
11 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
11 3 (7.89%) HP

Release Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Release Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Release Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.53%) IIS
2 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.89%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.26%) nginx
3 2 (5.26%) Apache
3 2 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Office
2 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Maven
1 4 (10.53%) TeamCity
1 4 (10.53%) MSBuild
2 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.63%) Build Forge
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) J2EE
2 1 (2.63%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Thin Client
1 3 (7.89%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Linux
2 6 (15.79%) Windows
3 3 (7.89%) UNIX
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) Release Management
2 15 (39.47%) ITIL
3 13 (34.21%) Configuration Management
4 9 (23.68%) Service Management
5 6 (15.79%) Change Management
6 5 (13.16%) ITSM
7 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
7 4 (10.53%) Project Management
7 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
8 3 (7.89%) ITIL V3
8 3 (7.89%) Process Improvement
9 2 (5.26%) Workflow
10 1 (2.63%) Validation
10 1 (2.63%) Migration
10 1 (2.63%) Business Analysis
10 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
10 1 (2.63%) Problem Management
10 1 (2.63%) CRM
10 1 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (2.63%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.26%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 2 (5.26%) VBScript
3 2 (5.26%) Java
3 2 (5.26%) Perl
3 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) XenApp
2 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle
1 5 (13.16%) Remedy
2 4 (10.53%) BMC
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.89%) HP
3 3 (7.89%) Citrix
3 3 (7.89%) ServiceNow
4 2 (5.26%) NetIQ
4 2 (5.26%) AppSense
4 2 (5.26%) Altiris
4 2 (5.26%) Cognos
4 2 (5.26%) CA
5 1 (2.63%) Lotus
5 1 (2.63%) MKS
5 1 (2.63%) Siebel
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