The table below looks at the statistics for the Author role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Author in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 183 200 181
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Author 13 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.14% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £238 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £224 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £308 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £24.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+31.95% +10.22%
Author
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4733 5540 5243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.22% 93.68% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3632 4003 3913
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £280 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 92 132
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.92 £30.83 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Author
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Author Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Author
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Author Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Author
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Author across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Author Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Author
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Author Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited 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 Author in their job title.

1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (21.88%) XML
2 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
3 6 (18.75%) MS Visio
4 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
4 5 (15.63%) Java
4 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (15.63%) Banking
5 4 (12.50%) Content Management
5 4 (12.50%) E-Learning
5 4 (12.50%) Back Office
5 4 (12.50%) MS Access
5 4 (12.50%) .NET
5 4 (12.50%) HTML
5 4 (12.50%) JIRA
6 3 (9.38%) IMAP
6 3 (9.38%) Solvency II
6 3 (9.38%) Copywriting
6 3 (9.38%) Video Editing
6 3 (9.38%) C#
6 3 (9.38%) Adobe
6 3 (9.38%) VPN
6 3 (9.38%) HTTPS
6 3 (9.38%) Oracle
6 3 (9.38%) Internet
6 3 (9.38%) Marketing
6 3 (9.38%) Degree
6 3 (9.38%) Advertising
7 2 (6.25%) Publishing
7 2 (6.25%) Project Management

Author
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited 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 Author in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) Captiva
2 1 (3.13%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.25%) Acrobat
3 1 (3.13%) RoboHelp
3 1 (3.13%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.13%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) FrameMaker
3 1 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) IMAP
1 3 (9.38%) VPN
1 3 (9.38%) HTTPS
1 3 (9.38%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) MS Access
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 4 (12.50%) Back Office
4 3 (9.38%) Marketing
4 3 (9.38%) Advertising
5 2 (6.25%) Publishing
6 1 (3.13%) Law
6 1 (3.13%) Legal
6 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) XML
2 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (6.25%) SOAP
3 2 (6.25%) REST
4 1 (3.13%) Sphinx
4 1 (3.13%) XML Schema
4 1 (3.13%) CSS
4 1 (3.13%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) E-Learning
2 3 (9.38%) Copywriting
2 3 (9.38%) Video Editing
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Learning Management System
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) CMDB
4 1 (3.13%) Social Network
4 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.13%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.13%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) UNIX
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.50%) Content Management
3 2 (6.25%) Project Management
3 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
3 2 (6.25%) Change Management
3 2 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (6.25%) ITIL
3 2 (6.25%) Use Case
4 1 (3.13%) Data Mapping
4 1 (3.13%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.13%) UML
4 1 (3.13%) OOP
4 1 (3.13%) OO
4 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.13%) Migration
4 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.13%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) Java
2 3 (9.38%) C#
3 2 (6.25%) C++
4 1 (3.13%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.13%) SQL
4 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) Solvency II
2 1 (3.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Adobe
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.13%) Google
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