The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 195 198 213
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Author 4 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.069% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.24% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-26.76% +9.23%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5332 6562 7201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.88% 92.61% 92.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3888 4819 5239
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 171 169
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.64 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.11 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Author
London

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 30 July 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 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Wealth Management
2 4 (19.05%) HTML
3 3 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) MS Office
3 3 (14.29%) Adobe
3 3 (14.29%) Legal
3 3 (14.29%) Python
4 2 (9.52%) CMS
4 2 (9.52%) Content Management
4 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
4 2 (9.52%) Ruby
4 2 (9.52%) Marketing
4 2 (9.52%) CSS
4 2 (9.52%) .NET
4 2 (9.52%) Banking
4 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 2 (9.52%) QA
4 2 (9.52%) Wiki
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (4.76%) JSON
5 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.76%) RESTful
5 1 (4.76%) Learning Management System
5 1 (4.76%) Aruba
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.76%) C#
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (9.52%) CMS
1 2 (9.52%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Legal
3 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Marketing
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.76%) Private Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) CSS
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) JSON
3 1 (4.76%) RESTful
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Wiki
2 1 (4.76%) Learning Management System
2 1 (4.76%) Fixed Income
2 1 (4.76%) E-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Wealth Management
2 2 (9.52%) Content Management
3 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL
3 1 (4.76%) Service Management
3 1 (4.76%) ITSM
3 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (4.76%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Java
1 3 (14.29%) Python
2 2 (9.52%) Ruby
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Adobe
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
3 1 (4.76%) Aruba
3 1 (4.76%) Nortel
3 1 (4.76%) Quark
3 1 (4.76%) McAfee
3 1 (4.76%) NetScout
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