The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Author role in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff 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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 37 37 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 5 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.36% 0.70% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 0.73% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£306 - £263
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 - £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 - £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £22.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -26.66%
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
358 273 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.28% 95.12% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 189 99
Average daily rate £325 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.87 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.17% -38.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £18.00 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Author across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Technical Author Daily Rate Histogram 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

Technical Author
Top 4 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 4 (80.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery