Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Release Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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.

Release Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 821 817 815
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Release Analyst 15 17 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.016% 0.019% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.020% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 24
England median daily rate £350 £360 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +15.76% -4.31%
10th Percentile £272 £265 £256
90th Percentile £438 £425 £435
UK median daily rate £345 £350 £322
% change year-on-year -1.43% +8.70% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
England median hourly rate - - £12.00
UK median hourly rate - - £12.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,524 85,696 92,649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,725 56,452 59,910
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £609 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,539 2,913 3,545
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +0.68% +10.61%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.51
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.76% +12.18%

Release Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Release Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Release Analyst in England

Release Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Analyst in England

Release Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Analyst in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Analyst in England

Release Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Analyst in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Analyst in England

Release Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Analyst within the England region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -23 8 £425 +18.06%
East of England -20 4 £300 -
South East - 3 £340 - 2
Release Analyst
UK

Release Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 England region featuring Release Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (46.67%) Release Management
2 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Investment Management
5 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (20.00%) DevOps
5 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (20.00%) Coaching
5 3 (20.00%) Fintech
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) IDOL
5 3 (20.00%) Kofax
5 3 (20.00%) Citrix
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (20.00%) SAP
6 2 (13.33%) C#
6 2 (13.33%) Java
6 2 (13.33%) VB
6 2 (13.33%) .NET
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management
6 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel

Release Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) IDOL
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Fintech
2 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Release Management
2 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Coaching
4 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (20.00%) DevOps
4 3 (20.00%) Investment Management
4 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) SDLC
5 2 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix
2 3 (20.00%) Kofax
2 3 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle