The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 36 39 28
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 10 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.70% 1.65% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.92% 1.77% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £256 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
- +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -20.00%
Technical 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
343 339 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 92.70% 93.39% 90.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 212 141
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 38 50
Average hourly rate £20.50 £39.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.10% +6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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
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 29 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 20 (86.96%) XML
2 14 (60.87%) FrameMaker
3 12 (52.17%) Electronics
3 12 (52.17%) Content Management
4 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
4 8 (34.78%) Perl
4 8 (34.78%) Ant
5 6 (26.09%) HTML
5 6 (26.09%) MS Visio
6 5 (21.74%) OO
6 5 (21.74%) Java
6 5 (21.74%) C
6 5 (21.74%) C#
6 5 (21.74%) C++
6 5 (21.74%) 3D Programming
6 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
6 5 (21.74%) Doxygen
6 5 (21.74%) 3D Graphics
6 5 (21.74%) Games
7 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
7 2 (8.70%) VoIP
8 1 (4.35%) Adobe
8 1 (4.35%) Acrobat
8 1 (4.35%) SGML
8 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
8 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
8 1 (4.35%) CSS
8 1 (4.35%) XSLT
8 1 (4.35%) XMetaL

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (60.87%) FrameMaker
2 6 (26.09%) MS Visio
3 5 (21.74%) Doxygen
4 1 (4.35%) Acrobat
4 1 (4.35%) XMetaL
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Ant
General
1 12 (52.17%) Electronics
2 5 (21.74%) Games
3 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (86.96%) XML
2 6 (26.09%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) SGML
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Content Management
2 5 (21.74%) OO
2 5 (21.74%) 3D Programming
2 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
1 8 (34.78%) Perl
2 5 (21.74%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) C
2 5 (21.74%) C#
2 5 (21.74%) C++
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Adobe