The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical 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 Technical Author in their job title over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 30 27 38
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 15 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.35% 4.29% 3.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.59% 4.57% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
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 £32.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.00%
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
418 372 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.30% 93.94% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 163 217
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 £250 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 102
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 £45.50 £50.00 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Technical Author
Cambridgeshire

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Technical Author Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Technical Author
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Technical Author Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Technical Author
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Author across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Technical Author Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Technical Author
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Technical Author Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Technical Author
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Technical 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 Technical Author in their job title.

1 18 (85.71%) XML
2 13 (61.90%) Perl
3 7 (33.33%) Ant
3 7 (33.33%) FrameMaker
3 7 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 6 (28.57%) XSLT
5 5 (23.81%) MS Visio
6 4 (19.05%) Retail
6 4 (19.05%) Finance
6 4 (19.05%) Internet
6 4 (19.05%) Games
6 4 (19.05%) Marketing
6 4 (19.05%) JIRA
6 4 (19.05%) Copywriting
6 4 (19.05%) VPN
6 4 (19.05%) HTTPS
6 4 (19.05%) HTML
6 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
7 3 (14.29%) Electronics
8 2 (9.52%) RoboHelp
9 1 (4.76%) Workflow
9 1 (4.76%) ITIL
9 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
9 1 (4.76%) QlikView
9 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
9 1 (4.76%) XMetaL
9 1 (4.76%) Content Management

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Technical 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 Technical Author in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) FrameMaker
2 5 (23.81%) MS Visio
3 2 (9.52%) RoboHelp
4 1 (4.76%) XMetaL
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) VPN
1 4 (19.05%) HTTPS
1 4 (19.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Ant
2 4 (19.05%) JIRA
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
1 4 (19.05%) Games
1 4 (19.05%) Retail
1 4 (19.05%) Marketing
2 3 (14.29%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (85.71%) XML
2 6 (28.57%) XSLT
3 4 (19.05%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Copywriting
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
2 1 (4.76%) Workflow
2 1 (4.76%) Content Management
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) Perl
2 7 (33.33%) PowerShell