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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Analyst
Rank 569 534 521
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Release Analyst 18 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.047% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.050% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 6
Average daily rate
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£310 £290 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £395 £315
% change year-on-year
-31.01% +25.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
48374 43774 46640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.69% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30732 27045 26834
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 1908 2328
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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
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 23 October 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
London -7 8 £318 +11.40% 1
South East -22 5 - - 1
North West - 2 - -
East Midlands - - - -
Release Analyst
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Release Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 22 (57.89%) Release Management
2 13 (34.21%) Configuration Management
2 13 (34.21%) ITIL
3 12 (31.58%) SQL
3 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
4 9 (23.68%) Change Management
5 8 (21.05%) WebSphere
6 7 (18.42%) PowerShell
6 7 (18.42%) Finance
6 7 (18.42%) Project Management
6 7 (18.42%) Oracle
6 7 (18.42%) IIS
7 6 (15.79%) Windows
7 6 (15.79%) Service Management
7 6 (15.79%) QA
8 5 (13.16%) TeamCity
8 5 (13.16%) MSBuild
8 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (13.16%) Retail
8 5 (13.16%) Linux
8 5 (13.16%) .NET
9 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
9 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
9 4 (10.53%) ServiceNow
9 4 (10.53%) Process Improvement
9 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (7.89%) Banking
10 3 (7.89%) Fat Client
10 3 (7.89%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (7.89%) ITIL V3

Release Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 8 (21.05%) WebSphere
2 7 (18.42%) IIS
3 3 (7.89%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.63%) GlassFish
4 1 (2.63%) JBoss
4 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.63%) SAS
4 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS Office
3 2 (5.26%) MS Project
3 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) TeamCity
1 5 (13.16%) MSBuild
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Retail
3 3 (7.89%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Thin Client
2 3 (7.89%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Linux
3 3 (7.89%) UNIX
4 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) Release Management
2 13 (34.21%) ITIL
2 13 (34.21%) Configuration Management
3 9 (23.68%) Change Management
4 7 (18.42%) Project Management
5 6 (15.79%) Service Management
6 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (10.53%) Process Improvement
7 3 (7.89%) ITIL V3
7 3 (7.89%) Supplier Management
8 2 (5.26%) ITSM
8 2 (5.26%) Workflow
9 1 (2.63%) Validation
9 1 (2.63%) Data Analysis
9 1 (2.63%) Business Analysis
9 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.63%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.63%) CRM
9 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) 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 7 (18.42%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) ServiceNow
3 3 (7.89%) Remedy
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.89%) HP
3 3 (7.89%) Citrix
4 2 (5.26%) BMC
4 2 (5.26%) CA
4 2 (5.26%) Cognos
4 2 (5.26%) AppSense
4 2 (5.26%) Altiris
4 2 (5.26%) NetIQ
5 1 (2.63%) Tableau
5 1 (2.63%) Siebel
5 1 (2.63%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.63%) Lotus
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