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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank 43 27 26
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 2 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.54% 3.83% 4.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 3.97% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Average daily rate £400 £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £283
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +13.20%
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
361 302 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.78% 96.49% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 181 132
Average daily rate £400 £368 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 35
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.88 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (33.33%) CMMI
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) COBIT
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe
1 1 (33.33%) Acrobat

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Acrobat
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) CMMI
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) COBIT
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe