The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Analyst
Rank 569 565 551
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Release Analyst 21 8 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.016% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.017% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 15
Average daily rate
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£300 £235 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -12.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £160 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £375 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £375 £238
% change year-on-year
-24.66% +57.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £94.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £94.00
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 1 August 2014.

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 21 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 1 August 2014. 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 +8 20 £300 +27.65%
London +9 8 £325 +44.44%
South East - 6 £295 -
East Midlands - 3 £245 -
Berkshire - 2 £283 -
City of London +28 1 £315 -
Essex -4 1 - -
East of England -17 1 - -
Basildon - 1 - -
Bradford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -

Release Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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%) Release Management
2 16 (47.06%) ITIL
3 13 (38.24%) Configuration Management
4 8 (23.53%) Service Management
4 8 (23.53%) Finance
4 8 (23.53%) Linux
4 8 (23.53%) SQL
5 6 (17.65%) Windows
6 5 (14.71%) Remedy
6 5 (14.71%) ITSM
6 5 (14.71%) Oracle
6 5 (14.71%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (11.76%) ITIL V3
7 4 (11.76%) UNIX
7 4 (11.76%) BMC
7 4 (11.76%) Maven
7 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
8 3 (8.82%) Project Management
8 3 (8.82%) HP
8 3 (8.82%) Citrix
8 3 (8.82%) Thin Client
8 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
8 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
8 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
8 3 (8.82%) WebLogic
8 3 (8.82%) MS Office
8 3 (8.82%) Banking
8 3 (8.82%) Fat Client
8 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
8 3 (8.82%) Process Improvement

Release Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 3 (8.82%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.88%) nginx
2 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.88%) Apache
2 2 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Office
2 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Maven
2 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.94%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.94%) Build Forge
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Thin Client
1 3 (8.82%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Linux
2 6 (17.65%) Windows
3 4 (11.76%) UNIX
4 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Release Management
2 16 (47.06%) ITIL
3 13 (38.24%) Configuration Management
4 8 (23.53%) Service Management
5 5 (14.71%) ITSM
6 4 (11.76%) ITIL V3
6 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
7 3 (8.82%) Project Management
7 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
7 3 (8.82%) Process Improvement
8 2 (5.88%) Change Management
8 2 (5.88%) Workflow
9 1 (2.94%) Business Analysis
9 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.94%) Validation
9 1 (2.94%) Migration
9 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.94%) CRM
9 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.94%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
2 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.88%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
2 2 (5.88%) VBScript
2 2 (5.88%) Java
2 2 (5.88%) Perl
2 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.94%) VBA
3 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) XenApp
2 2 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Remedy
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle
2 4 (11.76%) BMC
3 3 (8.82%) HP
3 3 (8.82%) Citrix
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.88%) Altiris
4 2 (5.88%) Cognos
4 2 (5.88%) CA
4 2 (5.88%) AppSense
4 2 (5.88%) NetIQ
5 1 (2.94%) MKS
5 1 (2.94%) Siebel
5 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow