The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Author in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 174 189 179
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 10 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.20% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 10
Average daily rate
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£325 £259 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.51% -11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £208 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £338 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £245 £290
% change year-on-year
+32.65% -15.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -29.57%
Technical 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
4780 5413 5331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.07% 93.31% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3657 3807 3953
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 87 128
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £33.28 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Technical Author Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Technical 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 Technical Author across the City of London region.

Technical Author Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Technical Author
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Author across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Technical Author Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Technical 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 Technical Author across the City of London region.

Technical Author Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (19.23%) Banking
2 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Content Management
2 4 (15.38%) Back Office
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 3 (11.54%) XML
3 3 (11.54%) Degree
3 3 (11.54%) Advertising
3 3 (11.54%) Sphinx
4 2 (7.69%) Solvency II
4 2 (7.69%) REST
4 2 (7.69%) SOAP
4 2 (7.69%) IMAP
4 2 (7.69%) Use Case
4 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
4 2 (7.69%) Open Source
4 2 (7.69%) Graphic Design
4 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) .NET
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) C++
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (7.69%) Acrobat

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
1 2 (7.69%) Acrobat
2 1 (3.85%) RoboHelp
2 1 (3.85%) FrameMaker
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) IMAP
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MS Access
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 5 (19.23%) Banking
2 4 (15.38%) Back Office
2 4 (15.38%) Finance
3 3 (11.54%) Advertising
4 1 (3.85%) Publishing
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) XML
1 3 (11.54%) Sphinx
2 2 (7.69%) REST
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) SOAP
3 1 (3.85%) XML Schema
3 1 (3.85%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Graphic Design
1 2 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) CMDB
2 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) UNIX
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (15.38%) Content Management
3 2 (7.69%) Use Case
3 2 (7.69%) Change Management
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.85%) OOP
4 1 (3.85%) OO
4 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.85%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.85%) Data Mapping
4 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.85%) IT Governance
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) C#
2 2 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
1 2 (7.69%) Solvency II
2 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe
3 1 (3.85%) Google
3 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow