The table below looks at the statistics for the Author role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 48 35 24
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Author 8 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.56% 3.27% 4.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 3.50% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 15 0
Average daily rate
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- £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £268
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +30.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -26.76%
Author
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
480 457 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.57% 93.46% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 310 148
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £479 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 36 51
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Author
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Author Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Author
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Author Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Author
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Author Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Author
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 12 (60.00%) XML
1 12 (60.00%) Electronics
1 12 (60.00%) Content Management
2 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (35.00%) VoIP
3 6 (30.00%) FrameMaker
3 6 (30.00%) HTML
3 6 (30.00%) MS Visio
4 5 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
4 5 (25.00%) Games
4 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (25.00%) Doxygen
4 5 (25.00%) 3D Programming
4 5 (25.00%) Java
4 5 (25.00%) C
4 5 (25.00%) C#
4 5 (25.00%) C++
4 5 (25.00%) OO
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.00%) XSLT
5 1 (5.00%) CSS
5 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.00%) XMetaL
5 1 (5.00%) Adobe
5 1 (5.00%) Acrobat
5 1 (5.00%) SGML

Author
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Visio
1 6 (30.00%) FrameMaker
2 5 (25.00%) Doxygen
3 1 (5.00%) XMetaL
3 1 (5.00%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) VoIP
General
1 12 (60.00%) Electronics
2 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (25.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) XML
2 6 (30.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) XSLT
3 1 (5.00%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Content Management
2 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (25.00%) 3D Programming
2 5 (25.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) C
1 5 (25.00%) C#
1 5 (25.00%) C++
1 5 (25.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Adobe
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