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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 36 32 51
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +19
Contract jobs requiring an Author 7 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.92% 3.37% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 3.78% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £268 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £36.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-41.66% +60.00%
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
342 344 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.70% 89.12% 93.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 146 230
Average daily rate £338 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 60 59
Average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -8.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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
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 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (47.62%) Internet
2 9 (42.86%) Electronics
2 9 (42.86%) Marketing
3 7 (33.33%) MS Visio
4 5 (23.81%) XML
4 5 (23.81%) Intranet
5 4 (19.05%) Copywriting
5 4 (19.05%) JIRA
5 4 (19.05%) C++
5 4 (19.05%) HTML
5 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
5 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
5 4 (19.05%) VPN
5 4 (19.05%) HTTPS
5 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
5 4 (19.05%) Finance
5 4 (19.05%) Games
5 4 (19.05%) Retail
6 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 3 (14.29%) FrameMaker
6 3 (14.29%) IPv6
6 3 (14.29%) C
6 3 (14.29%) MS Office
6 3 (14.29%) Java
6 3 (14.29%) Degree
6 3 (14.29%) Wiki
7 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
7 2 (9.52%) RoboHelp
7 2 (9.52%) Publishing
8 1 (4.76%) CMS

Author
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (14.29%) FrameMaker
2 3 (14.29%) MS Office
3 2 (9.52%) RoboHelp
4 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
4 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) Internet
2 5 (23.81%) Intranet
3 4 (19.05%) VPN
3 4 (19.05%) HTTPS
4 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 3 (14.29%) IPv6
5 1 (4.76%) Extranet
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (42.86%) Electronics
1 9 (42.86%) Marketing
2 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Games
2 4 (19.05%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) XML
2 4 (19.05%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Copywriting
2 3 (14.29%) Wiki
3 1 (4.76%) E-Learning
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Graphic Design
3 1 (4.76%) Animation
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
2 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.76%) Content Management
3 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
3 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
3 1 (4.76%) OO
3 1 (4.76%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) C++
2 3 (14.29%) C
2 3 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree