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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Analyst
Rank 582 575 533
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Release Analyst 14 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.026% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.028% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 15
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£380 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £353 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.54% -9.03%
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
50265 49246 43135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.49% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31360 30460 24749
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1957 2018 2111
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 3 June 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 22 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 3 June 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 -13 12 £390 +30.00% 5
London -2 4 £500 +81.81% 1
North West -14 3 £375 +33.93% 2
City of London +9 2 - -
Lancashire +8 2 £375 +33.93%
West Yorkshire -13 2 £380 +1.33%
Yorkshire -20 2 £380 +1.33%
South Wales - 2 £365 - 1
Newport - 2 £365 -
Blackpool - 2 £375 -
Wales - 2 £365 - 1
South East -7 1 £400 +21.21% 2
Leeds -11 1 £380 +1.33%
East of England - 1 £273 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £180 -
North East - 1 £180 -
Halifax - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £400 -
Manchester - 1 - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £180 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £273 -
Surrey - 1 £400 -

Release Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 (61.29%) Release Management
2 17 (54.84%) ITIL
3 8 (25.81%) Change Management
4 7 (22.58%) Banking
4 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
5 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (19.35%) Subversion
5 6 (19.35%) Legal
6 5 (16.13%) Retail
6 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
6 5 (16.13%) Java
6 5 (16.13%) SQL
6 5 (16.13%) SDLC
6 5 (16.13%) Waterfall
6 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
7 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (12.90%) MS Project
7 4 (12.90%) Windows
7 4 (12.90%) Linux
7 4 (12.90%) Finance
8 3 (9.68%) Project Management
8 3 (9.68%) Service Management
8 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (9.68%) Investment Banking
8 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
8 3 (9.68%) Retail Banking
8 3 (9.68%) Web Development
8 3 (9.68%) UNIX
8 3 (9.68%) SOAP

Release Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.90%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) VoltDB
2 1 (3.23%) MS Access
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Subversion
2 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.45%) Trac
3 2 (6.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (6.45%) Maven
3 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.23%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.23%) FishEye
4 1 (3.23%) Gradle
4 1 (3.23%) Artifactory
4 1 (3.23%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.23%) Hudson
4 1 (3.23%) ClearCase
4 1 (3.23%) Ant
General
1 7 (22.58%) Banking
2 6 (19.35%) Legal
3 5 (16.13%) Retail
4 4 (12.90%) Finance
5 3 (9.68%) Investment Banking
5 3 (9.68%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) HTML
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
1 3 (9.68%) SOAP
1 3 (9.68%) XML
2 2 (6.45%) XSD
2 2 (6.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.23%) Middleware
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
1 4 (12.90%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Release Management
2 17 (54.84%) ITIL
3 8 (25.81%) Change Management
4 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.13%) Waterfall
5 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (16.13%) SDLC
6 3 (9.68%) Web Development
6 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
6 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.68%) Project Management
6 3 (9.68%) Service Management
7 2 (6.45%) Scrum
7 2 (6.45%) Software Delivery
8 1 (3.23%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.23%) Coaching
8 1 (3.23%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.23%) Supplier Management
8 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
1 5 (16.13%) Java
2 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.23%) Perl
4 1 (3.23%) VBScript
4 1 (3.23%) ABAP
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.23%) Jython
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Ansible
2 1 (3.23%) BladeLogic
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle
1 3 (9.68%) SAP
1 3 (9.68%) ServiceNow
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) BMC
3 1 (3.23%) webMethods
3 1 (3.23%) MKS
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