The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cambridge region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 35 24 38
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Author 16 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.46% 4.35% 2.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.71% 4.62% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £35.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £34.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +8.80%
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
431 368 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.29% 94.12% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 160 217
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £249 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 50 104
Average hourly rate £25.50 £37.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Author
Cambridgeshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Author across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Author Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 19 (86.36%) XML
2 14 (63.64%) Perl
3 7 (31.82%) Ant
3 7 (31.82%) XSLT
3 7 (31.82%) FrameMaker
3 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
4 5 (22.73%) MS Visio
5 4 (18.18%) VPN
5 4 (18.18%) HTTPS
5 4 (18.18%) HTML
5 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 4 (18.18%) Retail
5 4 (18.18%) Finance
5 4 (18.18%) Internet
5 4 (18.18%) Games
5 4 (18.18%) Marketing
5 4 (18.18%) JIRA
5 4 (18.18%) Copywriting
6 3 (13.64%) Electronics
7 2 (9.09%) RoboHelp
8 1 (4.55%) Workflow
8 1 (4.55%) ITIL
8 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
8 1 (4.55%) QlikView
8 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
8 1 (4.55%) XMetaL
8 1 (4.55%) Content Management

Author
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) FrameMaker
2 5 (22.73%) MS Visio
3 2 (9.09%) RoboHelp
4 1 (4.55%) XMetaL
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) VPN
1 4 (18.18%) HTTPS
1 4 (18.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Ant
2 4 (18.18%) JIRA
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
1 4 (18.18%) Games
1 4 (18.18%) Retail
1 4 (18.18%) Marketing
2 3 (13.64%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (86.36%) XML
2 7 (31.82%) XSLT
3 4 (18.18%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Copywriting
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 1 (4.55%) Workflow
2 1 (4.55%) Content Management
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) Perl
2 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
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