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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Analyst
Rank 609 579 568
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Release Analyst 13 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.038% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.042% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 7
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£322 £300 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% +27.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £353 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £283 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.08% -24.66%
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
52654 50519 47353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.44% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33449 30575 27767
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1936 1988 2122
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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 15 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 4 August 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 -28 11 £311 +3.66% 4
London -1 5 £425 +30.76% 1
South East -29 4 £311 +5.42%
City of London -10 3 £300 -4.76%
Milton Keynes - 3 £300 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £300 -
Scotland 0 2 £388 +89.02%
Edinburgh - 2 £388 -
Berkshire -2 1 £322 +13.98%
East of England -7 1 £300 -
North West - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £300 -
Bracknell - 1 £322 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £300 -

Release Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 19 (55.88%) ITIL
1 19 (55.88%) Release Management
2 9 (26.47%) Banking
2 9 (26.47%) Change Management
3 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (20.59%) Retail
4 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
4 7 (20.59%) Configuration Management
5 6 (17.65%) Service Management
5 6 (17.65%) Finance
5 6 (17.65%) Legal
5 6 (17.65%) SDLC
6 5 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (14.71%) Subversion
6 5 (14.71%) Project Management
6 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
6 5 (14.71%) Windows
6 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
6 5 (14.71%) Java
6 5 (14.71%) SQL
7 4 (11.76%) MS Project
7 4 (11.76%) SOAP
7 4 (11.76%) ClearCase
7 4 (11.76%) Linux
7 4 (11.76%) ITSM
7 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
7 4 (11.76%) Retail Banking
7 4 (11.76%) QA
7 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (8.82%) ServiceNow

Release Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.76%) MS Project
3 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) assyst
2 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) LAN
1 1 (2.94%) WAN
1 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.88%) VoltDB
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) MS Access
2 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Subversion
2 4 (11.76%) ClearCase
3 3 (8.82%) PVCS
3 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.88%) Trac
4 2 (5.88%) SoapUI
4 2 (5.88%) Maven
5 1 (2.94%) JIRA
5 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.94%) Hudson
5 1 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (2.94%) Ant
5 1 (2.94%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.94%) FishEye
5 1 (2.94%) Gradle
5 1 (2.94%) Artifactory
General
1 9 (26.47%) Banking
2 7 (20.59%) Retail
3 6 (17.65%) Finance
3 6 (17.65%) Legal
4 4 (11.76%) Retail Banking
5 3 (8.82%) Investment Banking
5 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.94%) Electronics
6 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) SOAP
2 3 (8.82%) HTML
2 3 (8.82%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) XML
2 3 (8.82%) CSS
3 2 (5.88%) XSD
4 1 (2.94%) Middleware
4 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.94%) Software Packaging
4 1 (2.94%) J2EE
4 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) CMDB
3 1 (2.94%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.94%) DTV
3 1 (2.94%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
3 3 (8.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) ITIL
1 19 (55.88%) Release Management
2 9 (26.47%) Change Management
3 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (20.59%) Configuration Management
4 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
5 6 (17.65%) SDLC
5 6 (17.65%) Service Management
6 5 (14.71%) Project Management
6 5 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (11.76%) ITSM
8 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
8 3 (8.82%) Web Development
9 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
9 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Scrum
10 1 (2.94%) Programme Management
10 1 (2.94%) Migration
10 1 (2.94%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
1 5 (14.71%) Java
2 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
2 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.94%) Perl
4 1 (2.94%) ABAP
4 1 (2.94%) Python
4 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.94%) Jython
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) ISEB
3 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Ansible
2 1 (2.94%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle
2 3 (8.82%) ServiceNow
3 2 (5.88%) SAP
3 2 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) BMC
4 1 (2.94%) webMethods
4 1 (2.94%) MKS