Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Release Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Release Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 790 841 822
Rank change year-on-year +51 -19 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Release Analyst 20 29 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.023% 0.029% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.030% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 22
England median daily rate £425 £370 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% +1.37% +21.67%
10th Percentile £358 £275 £250
90th Percentile £439 £471 £492
UK median daily rate £425 £350 £373
% change year-on-year +21.43% -6.04% +24.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82960 96520 97420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.84% 95.12% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 54133 63600 61416
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £259 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £428 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2653 2812 3806
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.50 £10.38
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

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 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 23 July 2017. 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 +9 8 £425 - 1
North of England +49 5 - - 2
West Midlands - 5 £413 -
Midlands - 5 £413 -
North East +47 3 - -
Yorkshire +31 2 - -
South East - 2 £340 -
Release Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 England region featuring Release Analyst in the job title.

1 13 (65.00%) ITIL
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (30.00%) Migration
3 6 (30.00%) Release Management
4 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (25.00%) IIS
4 5 (25.00%) Perl
4 5 (25.00%) SQL
4 5 (25.00%) VB
4 5 (25.00%) IBM
4 5 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (25.00%) Tivoli
4 5 (25.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 5 (25.00%) Remedy
4 5 (25.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (20.00%) Change Management
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle
5 4 (20.00%) RDBMS
5 4 (20.00%) Serena
5 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (20.00%) CMDB
5 4 (20.00%) System Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (15.00%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) IIS
1 5 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) CMDB
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (15.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Migration
2 6 (30.00%) Release Management
3 4 (20.00%) Change Management
3 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (20.00%) System Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Process Improvement
4 3 (15.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps
5 2 (10.00%) Service Management
5 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Validation
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) Requirements Management
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Perl
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
1 5 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) IBM
2 5 (25.00%) Remedy
3 4 (20.00%) Oracle
3 4 (20.00%) Serena
4 3 (15.00%) BMC
5 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) Kofax