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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Analyst
Rank 594 589 562
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Release Analyst 25 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.024% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.025% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 12
Average daily rate £263 £400 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% +24.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £535 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £250 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -35.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 20 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 18 £260 -35.00% 2
North East -16 9 £260 -45.60%
Tyne and Wear -23 9 £260 -45.60%
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 9 £260 -45.60%
South Wales - 7 £325 -
Wales - 7 £325 -
Cardiff - 7 £325 -
East of England - 4 £365 -
South East - 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 £365 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £365 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

Release Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 29 (64.44%) ITIL
2 28 (62.22%) Release Management
3 12 (26.67%) Service Management
4 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 9 (20.00%) Change Management
5 9 (20.00%) Finance
6 8 (17.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
7 7 (15.56%) ITSM
7 7 (15.56%) Windows
7 7 (15.56%) HP
8 6 (13.33%) Project Management
9 5 (11.11%) IBM
9 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
9 5 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
10 4 (8.89%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
10 4 (8.89%) ServiceNow
10 4 (8.89%) BMC
10 4 (8.89%) HP UFT
10 4 (8.89%) LoadRunner
10 4 (8.89%) Middleware
10 4 (8.89%) Remedy
10 4 (8.89%) Validation
10 4 (8.89%) SCCM
10 4 (8.89%) WSUS
10 4 (8.89%) BMC Marimba
10 4 (8.89%) CMDB
11 3 (6.67%) QA

Release Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (4.44%) IIS
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) HP UFT
1 4 (8.89%) LoadRunner
2 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.22%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.22%) Hudson
3 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.22%) MSBuild
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) Middleware
2 3 (6.67%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (4.44%) HTML
4 1 (2.22%) JMS
4 1 (2.22%) REST
4 1 (2.22%) SOAP
4 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) CMDB
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.44%) Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (64.44%) ITIL
2 28 (62.22%) Release Management
3 12 (26.67%) Service Management
4 9 (20.00%) Change Management
5 8 (17.78%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (15.56%) ITSM
7 6 (13.33%) Project Management
8 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
9 4 (8.89%) Validation
10 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
10 3 (6.67%) ITIL V2
10 3 (6.67%) Migration
11 2 (4.44%) Scrum
11 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
11 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (4.44%) Test Strategy
12 1 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
12 1 (2.22%) Business Analysis
12 1 (2.22%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.44%) SQL
3 1 (2.22%) C++
3 1 (2.22%) Java
3 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.22%) Jython
3 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (8.89%) BMC Marimba
2 4 (8.89%) SCCM
2 4 (8.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) HP
2 5 (11.11%) IBM
3 4 (8.89%) BMC
3 4 (8.89%) Remedy
3 4 (8.89%) ServiceNow
4 3 (6.67%) Oracle
5 2 (4.44%) SAP
6 1 (2.22%) Guidewire
6 1 (2.22%) MuleSoft
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