The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Release Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Analyst
UK
Rank 583 604 601
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Release Analyst 11 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.048% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.051% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 10
Median daily rate £425 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £251 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £530 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £295 £254
% change year-on-year
+10.16% +16.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Release Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Release Analyst in the job title.

Release Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Release Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Release Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Release Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Release Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Release Analyst
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 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
England +39 11 £425 +60.37%
London +26 6 £425 -22.72%
City of London -1 2 - -
North East -17 2 - -
Durham - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £325 -
South East +23 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -

Release Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Release Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Release Analyst in the job title.

1 12 (48.00%) ITIL
2 10 (40.00%) SQL
3 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
4 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (32.00%) Change Management
4 8 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (28.00%) IIS
6 6 (24.00%) Release Management
7 5 (20.00%) System Testing
7 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle
7 5 (20.00%) Finance
7 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (16.00%) Serena
8 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (16.00%) Perl
8 4 (16.00%) VB
8 4 (16.00%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (16.00%) Tivoli
8 4 (16.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 4 (16.00%) RDBMS
8 4 (16.00%) IBM
8 4 (16.00%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (16.00%) WebSphere
8 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
8 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
8 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
9 3 (12.00%) Remedy
9 3 (12.00%) Law

Release Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 7 (28.00%) IIS
2 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (16.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.00%) Documentum
4 1 (4.00%) FileNet
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
1 1 (4.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (16.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Law
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Legal
4 1 (4.00%) Automotive
4 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) COM
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) CMDB
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Equities
2 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) ITIL
2 8 (32.00%) Change Management
3 6 (24.00%) Release Management
4 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.00%) System Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.00%) Business Transformation
6 2 (8.00%) Defect Management
6 2 (8.00%) Issue Tracking
6 2 (8.00%) ITIL V2
6 2 (8.00%) Open Source
6 2 (8.00%) Practice Management
6 2 (8.00%) Process Improvement
6 2 (8.00%) Project Management
6 2 (8.00%) SDLC
6 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Content Management
7 1 (4.00%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (4.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) Perl
2 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.00%) VB
3 1 (4.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle
3 4 (16.00%) IBM
3 4 (16.00%) Serena
4 3 (12.00%) Remedy
5 2 (8.00%) RedGate
6 1 (4.00%) BMC
6 1 (4.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) SAP