The median contractor rate for a Release Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Analyst
London / City of London
Rank 151 155 192
Rank change year-on-year +4 +37  
Contract jobs requiring a Release Analyst 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.10% 0.090% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.095% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £425 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £295 £345
% change year-on-year +22.88% -14.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2852 3174 4901
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.26% 95.40% 96.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2214 2527 3692
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 77
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +9.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £27.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Release Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Release Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Release Analyst in the City of London

Release Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Release Analyst in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Analyst in the City of London

Release Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 across the City of London region featuring Release Analyst in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Change Management
1 3 (75.00%) Serena
1 3 (75.00%) System Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) VB
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (50.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) COM
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Equities

Release Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (50.00%) IIS
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (75.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (25.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Equities
1 1 (25.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Change Management
1 3 (75.00%) System Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) VB
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) Serena
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Remedy