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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 188 209 196
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -13
Contract jobs requiring an Author 19 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.18% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.19% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 19
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £253 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £376 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.37% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
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
5567 6726 6552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.03% 92.50% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4200 4892 4752
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 137 159
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £38.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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
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 24 October 2014, 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 7 (29.17%) Java
1 7 (29.17%) XML
2 6 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 6 (25.00%) Finance
3 5 (20.83%) HTML
3 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
4 4 (16.67%) MS Access
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.67%) Adobe
4 4 (16.67%) E-Learning
4 4 (16.67%) JIRA
5 3 (12.50%) Content Management
5 3 (12.50%) Marketing
5 3 (12.50%) Copywriting
5 3 (12.50%) Learning Management System
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.50%) Banking
5 3 (12.50%) Internet
5 3 (12.50%) HTTPS
5 3 (12.50%) VPN
5 3 (12.50%) C#
5 3 (12.50%) .NET
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle
6 2 (8.33%) MS Office
6 2 (8.33%) CSS
6 2 (8.33%) SOAP
6 2 (8.33%) Python
6 2 (8.33%) Acrobat
6 2 (8.33%) Back Office
6 2 (8.33%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) Captiva
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.33%) Acrobat
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) RoboHelp
3 1 (4.17%) FrameMaker
3 1 (4.17%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) VPN
1 3 (12.50%) HTTPS
1 3 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) IMAP
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) MS Access
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
2 3 (12.50%) Marketing
3 2 (8.33%) Back Office
4 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Law
4 1 (4.17%) Legal
4 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) XML
2 5 (20.83%) HTML
3 3 (12.50%) .NET
4 2 (8.33%) CSS
4 2 (8.33%) SOAP
4 2 (8.33%) REST
5 1 (4.17%) XML Schema
5 1 (4.17%) XML Messaging
5 1 (4.17%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) E-Learning
2 3 (12.50%) Copywriting
2 3 (12.50%) Learning Management System
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Video Editing
4 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
4 1 (4.17%) Graphic Design
4 1 (4.17%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (12.50%) Content Management
2 1 (4.17%) Data Mapping
2 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL
2 1 (4.17%) UML
2 1 (4.17%) OOP
2 1 (4.17%) OO
2 1 (4.17%) Project Management
2 1 (4.17%) Service Management
2 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (4.17%) ITSM
2 1 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) Python
3 2 (8.33%) Ruby
4 1 (4.17%) C++
4 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.17%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (16.67%) Adobe
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com