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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 190 219 199
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 10 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.083% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.090% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £420 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.61% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £276 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £453 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.96% +12.50%
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
5425 6640 7304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.53% 92.34% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3981 4839 5227
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 133 183
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 £32.82 £27.50 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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
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 22 September 2014, 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 4 (22.22%) Finance
1 4 (22.22%) Java
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
1 4 (22.22%) XML
1 4 (22.22%) MS Visio
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Marketing
2 3 (16.67%) JIRA
2 3 (16.67%) Copywriting
2 3 (16.67%) VPN
2 3 (16.67%) HTTPS
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Python
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) MS Access
2 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (16.67%) Internet
3 2 (11.11%) Ruby
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) Wiki
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) Graphic Design
4 1 (5.56%) IMAP
4 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.56%) NetScout
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.56%) Aruba
4 1 (5.56%) Sphinx

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) VPN
1 3 (16.67%) HTTPS
1 3 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
1 4 (22.22%) XML
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.56%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Copywriting
3 2 (11.11%) Wiki
4 1 (5.56%) Fixed Income
4 1 (5.56%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL
2 1 (5.56%) UML
2 1 (5.56%) Service Management
2 1 (5.56%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) Python
3 2 (11.11%) Ruby
3 2 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Nortel
2 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.56%) McAfee
2 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
2 1 (5.56%) NetScout
2 1 (5.56%) Aruba
2 1 (5.56%) Ciena
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle