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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 187 197 191
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 19 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.29% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.31% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £276 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.75% -28.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £233 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £381 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £298 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.06% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £23.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+2.12% -2.08%
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
5239 6373 5699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.74% 93.31% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4042 4649 4243
Average daily rate £445 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 114 148
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.94 £33.90 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Java
2 7 (24.14%) XML
2 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
3 6 (20.69%) MS Visio
4 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.24%) .NET
4 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (17.24%) Banking
5 4 (13.79%) Content Management
5 4 (13.79%) Back Office
5 4 (13.79%) JIRA
5 4 (13.79%) MS Access
6 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (10.34%) Marketing
6 3 (10.34%) Degree
6 3 (10.34%) IMAP
6 3 (10.34%) Advertising
6 3 (10.34%) Copywriting
6 3 (10.34%) Solvency II
6 3 (10.34%) Oracle
6 3 (10.34%) C#
6 3 (10.34%) HTTPS
6 3 (10.34%) Internet
6 3 (10.34%) VPN
6 3 (10.34%) HTML
7 2 (6.90%) SOAP
7 2 (6.90%) Acrobat
7 2 (6.90%) ITIL
7 2 (6.90%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.90%) Acrobat
3 1 (3.45%) FrameMaker
3 1 (3.45%) MS Office
3 1 (3.45%) RoboHelp
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) IMAP
1 3 (10.34%) HTTPS
1 3 (10.34%) Internet
1 3 (10.34%) VPN
2 1 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) MS Access
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) JIRA
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Banking
3 4 (13.79%) Back Office
4 3 (10.34%) Marketing
4 3 (10.34%) Advertising
5 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) XML
2 5 (17.24%) .NET
3 3 (10.34%) HTML
4 2 (6.90%) SOAP
4 2 (6.90%) REST
5 1 (3.45%) Sphinx
5 1 (3.45%) XML Messaging
5 1 (3.45%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.34%) Copywriting
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) CMDB
2 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.45%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) UNIX
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.79%) Content Management
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL
3 2 (6.90%) Use Case
3 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
3 2 (6.90%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (6.90%) Change Management
4 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.45%) IT Governance
4 1 (3.45%) Data Mapping
4 1 (3.45%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.45%) Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.45%) UML
4 1 (3.45%) OOP
4 1 (3.45%) OO
4 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) Java
2 3 (10.34%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) Ruby
3 1 (3.45%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) C++
3 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) Solvency II
2 1 (3.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Google
3 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.45%) Adobe
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