The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Author role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire 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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 46 46 50
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 13 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.91% 2.35% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 2.53% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate
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£400 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £245 £290
% change year-on-year
+32.65% -15.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% -1.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -29.57%
Technical Author
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
654 514 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 96.18% 92.95% 90.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 241 295
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 57 78
Average hourly rate £15.13 £33.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.85% +15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Technical Author Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Technical Author
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Technical Author Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Technical Author
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Author across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Technical Author Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Technical Author
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Technical Author Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Technical Author
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Author within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +5 13 £400 - 4
Technical Author
East of England

Technical Author
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (95.24%) XML
2 15 (71.43%) Perl
3 14 (66.67%) FrameMaker
4 10 (47.62%) Ant
4 10 (47.62%) PowerShell
5 6 (28.57%) XSLT
6 5 (23.81%) Electronics
6 5 (23.81%) Content Management
7 4 (19.05%) MS Visio
8 1 (4.76%) Adobe
8 1 (4.76%) Acrobat
8 1 (4.76%) HTML
8 1 (4.76%) XMetaL
8 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
8 1 (4.76%) CSS

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 14 (66.67%) FrameMaker
2 4 (19.05%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.76%) Acrobat
3 1 (4.76%) XMetaL
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Ant
General
1 5 (23.81%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (95.24%) XML
2 6 (28.57%) XSLT
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) Perl
2 10 (47.62%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Adobe
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