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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Author
Rank 120 121 119
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Author 1 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.040% 0.22% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.24% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 6
Average daily rate - £286 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +43.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £283
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-29.16% +20.00%
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
2291 2507 2478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.95% 93.30% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1203 1242 1235
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 67 109
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Drupal
3 1 (16.67%) ISMS
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) eTOM
3 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (16.67%) Publishing
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Postgraduate
3 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (16.67%) Product Management
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Big Data

Author
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (16.67%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Publishing
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) eTOM
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security Management
2 1 (16.67%) ISMS
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Product Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Security Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (16.67%) QA