The table below looks at the statistics for the Author role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Author in their job title over the 3 months to 3 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 131 124 95
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -29
Contract jobs requiring an Author 4 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.14% 0.39% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.44% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 7
Average daily rate
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£250 £200 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £243 £290
% change year-on-year
+34.02% -16.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -41.66%
Author
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. 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
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2561 2510 2037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.92% 89.74% 91.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1281 1298 797
Average daily rate £388 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 110 135
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.59 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Author
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Author in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Author Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Author
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Author across the Berkshire region.

Author Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Author
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Author across the Berkshire region.

Author Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Author
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Author within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 3 March 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
Reading - 1 - - 1
Author
South East

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Author 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 Author in their job title.

1 8 (47.06%) Telecoms
2 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
2 6 (35.29%) Degree
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
4 3 (17.65%) RoboHelp
4 3 (17.65%) Time Management
4 3 (17.65%) eTOM
5 2 (11.76%) Electronics
5 2 (11.76%) Content Management
5 2 (11.76%) Validation
5 2 (11.76%) LTE
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
5 2 (11.76%) MS Office
5 2 (11.76%) XML
5 2 (11.76%) User Experience
5 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.76%) QA
6 1 (5.88%) Linux
6 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
6 1 (5.88%) PHP
6 1 (5.88%) Publishing
6 1 (5.88%) Service Management
6 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) FrameMaker
6 1 (5.88%) NAS
6 1 (5.88%) Product Management
6 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (5.88%) German Language

Author
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Author 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 Author in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
1 3 (17.65%) RoboHelp
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
3 1 (5.88%) FrameMaker
3 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) LTE
2 1 (5.88%) NAS
General
1 8 (47.06%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Publishing
3 1 (5.88%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
1 2 (11.76%) User Experience
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) eTOM
3 3 (17.65%) Time Management
4 2 (11.76%) Validation
4 2 (11.76%) Content Management
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft