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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Analyst
Rank 551 547 561
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Release Analyst 21 19 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.037% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.040% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 13
Average daily rate
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£300 £353 £201
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% +75.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £420 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £375 £103
% change year-on-year
-24.66% +265.85%
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
49052 47059 53535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.53% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29837 27513 29708
Average daily rate £399 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1952 2140 2686
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
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 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -6 20 £300 -14.89% 2
London +10 8 £325 -7.14%
South East - 6 £295 -
East Midlands - 3 £245 - 2
Berkshire - 2 £283 -
City of London +17 1 £315 -28.00%
Essex -1 1 - -
East of England -22 1 - -
Basildon - 1 - -
Bradford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Leicester - - - - 2
Manchester - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 2
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -

Release Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (51.35%) Release Management
2 17 (45.95%) ITIL
3 13 (35.14%) Configuration Management
4 10 (27.03%) Linux
5 8 (21.62%) SQL
5 8 (21.62%) Service Management
5 8 (21.62%) Finance
6 7 (18.92%) Oracle
7 6 (16.22%) Windows
8 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
8 5 (13.51%) ITSM
8 5 (13.51%) Remedy
8 5 (13.51%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
9 4 (10.81%) ITIL V3
9 4 (10.81%) Maven
9 4 (10.81%) BMC
9 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
9 4 (10.81%) Java
9 4 (10.81%) UNIX
10 3 (8.11%) MS Office
10 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
10 3 (8.11%) WebLogic
10 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
10 3 (8.11%) HP
10 3 (8.11%) Citrix
10 3 (8.11%) Thin Client
10 3 (8.11%) Change Management
10 3 (8.11%) Project Management
10 3 (8.11%) Banking

Release Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (8.11%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.41%) nginx
2 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.41%) Apache
3 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.41%) DB2
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
1 4 (10.81%) Maven
2 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.41%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.70%) Subversion
3 1 (2.70%) Build Forge
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
2 3 (8.11%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Thin Client
1 3 (8.11%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.41%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Linux
2 6 (16.22%) Windows
3 4 (10.81%) UNIX
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Release Management
2 17 (45.95%) ITIL
3 13 (35.14%) Configuration Management
4 8 (21.62%) Service Management
5 5 (13.51%) ITSM
6 4 (10.81%) ITIL V3
6 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
7 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
7 3 (8.11%) Change Management
7 3 (8.11%) Project Management
7 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
7 3 (8.11%) Process Improvement
8 2 (5.41%) Waterfall
8 2 (5.41%) Workflow
8 2 (5.41%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.70%) CRM
9 1 (2.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.41%) Perl
3 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.41%) VBScript
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) XenApp
2 2 (5.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle
2 5 (13.51%) Remedy
3 4 (10.81%) BMC
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.11%) HP
4 3 (8.11%) Citrix
4 3 (8.11%) ServiceNow
5 2 (5.41%) Altiris
5 2 (5.41%) Ab Initio
5 2 (5.41%) CA
5 2 (5.41%) webMethods
5 2 (5.41%) NetIQ
5 2 (5.41%) IBM
5 2 (5.41%) AppSense
5 2 (5.41%) Cognos
6 1 (2.70%) Siebel
6 1 (2.70%) MKS