The median contractor rate for a Release Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 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.

Release Analyst
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 583 613 606
Rank change year-on-year +30 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Release Analyst 17 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.050% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.052% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 13
Median daily rate £425 £373 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.09% -6.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £460 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £295 £365
% change year-on-year +22.88% -19.17%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Release Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Release Analyst in the UK

Release Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Analyst in the UK

Release Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Analyst in the UK

Release Analyst
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +44 16 £425 +14.09% 3
London +32 7 £425 -
West Midlands - 5 £400 -
Birmingham - 4 £413 -
City of London +12 3 £425 +13.33%
North East -19 2 - -
Durham - 2 - -
Cardiff +11 1 £300 -22.58% 1
South Wales +10 1 £300 -22.58% 1
Wales +2 1 £300 -22.58% 1
South East - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £325 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1

Release Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 featuring Release Analyst in the job title.

1 16 (64.00%) ITIL
2 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (28.00%) IBM
4 7 (28.00%) SQL
4 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (28.00%) Change Management
5 6 (24.00%) Serena
5 6 (24.00%) WebSphere
5 6 (24.00%) IIS
5 6 (24.00%) VB
5 6 (24.00%) Perl
5 6 (24.00%) Oracle
5 6 (24.00%) RDBMS
5 6 (24.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (24.00%) Tivoli
5 6 (24.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 6 (24.00%) Remedy
5 6 (24.00%) Release Management
5 6 (24.00%) System Testing
5 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
5 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
5 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
6 5 (20.00%) Finance
7 4 (16.00%) Migration
7 4 (16.00%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (12.00%) BMC
8 3 (12.00%) Windows
8 3 (12.00%) CMDB

Release Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 6 (24.00%) IIS
1 6 (24.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) Documentum
2 1 (4.00%) FileNet
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (24.00%) RDBMS
2 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Automotive
2 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) CMDB
1 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.00%) Equities
3 1 (4.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Change Management
3 6 (24.00%) Release Management
3 6 (24.00%) System Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Migration
4 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL V2
5 2 (8.00%) Open Source
5 2 (8.00%) Process Improvement
5 2 (8.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) SDLC
5 2 (8.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (8.00%) Service Management
5 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps
6 1 (4.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) Perl
2 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (24.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.00%) BMC Marimba
2 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) IBM
3 6 (24.00%) Oracle
3 6 (24.00%) Remedy
3 6 (24.00%) Serena
4 3 (12.00%) BMC
5 2 (8.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) SAP
6 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow
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