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 29 June 2016 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Analyst
Rank 629 622 601
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Release Analyst 14 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.025% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.026% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 14
Median daily rate £313 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £408 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50855 53109 50264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33119 33427 30819
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £567 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1517 2011 2032
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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
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 29 June 2016.

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 15 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 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -4 13 £325 -7.14% 9
London +7 6 £448 -5.78% 5
Yorkshire +7 4 £325 -14.47%
North East -51 3 £275 +52.77%
Newcastle upon Tyne -57 3 £275 +52.77%
Tyne and Wear -61 3 £275 +52.77%
Leeds 0 2 £313 -17.76%
West Yorkshire -10 2 £313 -17.76%
City of London +47 1 - - 2
Scotland -14 1 £235 -39.35%
Wimbledon - 1 £448 -
Erskine - 1 £235 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £235 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £330 -
Selby - 1 £330 -

Release Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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 24 (58.54%) Release Management
2 17 (41.46%) ITIL
3 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
4 11 (26.83%) Service Management
5 10 (24.39%) Oracle
6 9 (21.95%) SC Cleared
7 8 (19.51%) IBM
8 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
8 7 (17.07%) Linux
8 7 (17.07%) Change Management
8 7 (17.07%) QA
8 7 (17.07%) CMDB
9 6 (14.63%) ServiceNow
9 6 (14.63%) Finance
9 6 (14.63%) Validation
9 6 (14.63%) Windows
9 6 (14.63%) SQL
9 6 (14.63%) HP
10 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
10 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
10 5 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
11 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database
11 4 (9.76%) DevOps
11 4 (9.76%) SDLC
11 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
11 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development

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 3 (7.32%) Apache
1 3 (7.32%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.44%) JBoss
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.32%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.32%) HP UFT
2 3 (7.32%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.88%) Ant
3 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.88%) Hudson
3 2 (4.88%) Subversion
3 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.44%) FishEye
4 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.44%) JIRA
4 1 (2.44%) Maven
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Back Office
3 2 (4.88%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) CMDB
2 2 (4.88%) Derivative
2 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.44%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Linux
2 6 (14.63%) Windows
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.44%) Unix
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) Release Management
2 17 (41.46%) ITIL
3 11 (26.83%) Service Management
4 7 (17.07%) Change Management
4 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
5 6 (14.63%) Validation
6 5 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (9.76%) DevOps
7 4 (9.76%) SDLC
7 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
7 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.32%) ITSM
8 3 (7.32%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.32%) Migration
8 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
8 3 (7.32%) Project Management
8 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.32%) C#
3 3 (7.32%) PL/SQL
3 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.95%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) BMC Marimba
1 3 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (7.32%) SCCM
1 3 (7.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Oracle
2 8 (19.51%) IBM
3 6 (14.63%) HP
3 6 (14.63%) ServiceNow
4 3 (7.32%) BMC
4 3 (7.32%) Remedy
5 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.88%) SAP