The table below looks at the statistics for the Release Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Analyst
Rank 573 586 535
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -51
Contract jobs requiring a Release Analyst 21 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.025% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.027% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 13
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£400 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £270 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £380 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £327 £394
% change year-on-year
+13.74% -16.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Release Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Release Analyst Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
England +7 19 £400 +18.51% 5
London +4 5 £525 +75.00% 1
West Yorkshire -9 5 £380 +1.33% 1
Yorkshire -16 5 £380 +1.33% 2
Halifax - 4 - - 1
City of London +18 3 £400 +33.33% 1
North East - 3 £329 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £329 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £329 -
Lancashire +7 2 £375 +33.93%
North West -18 2 £375 +33.93% 1
South East - 2 £400 -
South Wales - 2 £365 -
Newport - 2 £365 -
Leatherhead - 2 £400 -
Blackpool - 2 £375 -
Wales - 2 £365 -
Surrey - 2 £400 -
Leeds -17 1 £380 +1.33%
Brentwood - 1 £258 -
Nottingham - 1 £325 -
Essex - 1 £258 -
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 £258 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £325 -

Release Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 18 (60.00%) Release Management
2 17 (56.67%) ITIL
3 9 (30.00%) Change Management
4 7 (23.33%) SQL
4 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
5 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (20.00%) Banking
5 6 (20.00%) Legal
5 6 (20.00%) Subversion
6 5 (16.67%) Finance
6 5 (16.67%) Java
6 5 (16.67%) .NET
6 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 5 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (13.33%) Software Delivery
7 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 4 (13.33%) Retail
7 4 (13.33%) MS Project
8 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (10.00%) Business Analysis
8 3 (10.00%) Retail Banking
8 3 (10.00%) Web Development
8 3 (10.00%) HTML
8 3 (10.00%) Project Management
8 3 (10.00%) SOAP
8 3 (10.00%) Web Services
8 3 (10.00%) XML
8 3 (10.00%) JavaScript

Release Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.33%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) VoltDB
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) MS Access
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Subversion
2 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.67%) Trac
3 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (6.67%) Maven
4 1 (3.33%) Ant
4 1 (3.33%) Hudson
4 1 (3.33%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.33%) Gradle
4 1 (3.33%) Artifactory
4 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (20.00%) Banking
1 6 (20.00%) Legal
2 5 (16.67%) Finance
3 4 (13.33%) Retail
4 3 (10.00%) Retail Banking
5 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) HTML
2 3 (10.00%) SOAP
2 3 (10.00%) Web Services
2 3 (10.00%) XML
3 2 (6.67%) CSS
3 2 (6.67%) XSD
4 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.33%) J2EE
4 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Open Source
2 1 (3.33%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Release Management
2 17 (56.67%) ITIL
3 9 (30.00%) Change Management
4 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (13.33%) Software Delivery
7 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (10.00%) Business Analysis
7 3 (10.00%) Web Development
7 3 (10.00%) Project Management
8 2 (6.67%) Scrum
9 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
9 1 (3.33%) Service Management
9 1 (3.33%) Process Management
9 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
9 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
9 1 (3.33%) Migration
9 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
9 1 (3.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.33%) Jython
4 1 (3.33%) VBScript
4 1 (3.33%) ABAP
4 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
1 1 (3.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Ansible
2 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle
1 3 (10.00%) SAP
2 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) HP
2 2 (6.67%) Remedy
3 1 (3.33%) MKS
3 1 (3.33%) webMethods