The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cardiff region that had Technical Author featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank - 51 39
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 0 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff - 1.34% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.36% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 3
Median daily rate - £250 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £311 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.73% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +25.00%
Technical Author
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff 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
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
241 440 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 98.37% 98.21% 98.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 363 292
Median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £11.78 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.00 £7.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £20.00 £145.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cardiff region that featured Technical Author in the job title.

Technical Author Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Technical Author
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Technical Author Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Technical Author
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Technical Author Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff