The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Technical Author featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank 167 183 203
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 5 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +35.41%
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
3247 4391 5588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.97% 95.27% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2585 3454 4099
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 67 112
Median hourly rate £17.17 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £24.13 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Technical Author in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Technical Author contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Technical Author in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Finance
1 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) JSON
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) PHP
4 2 (22.22%) MS Office
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) Adobe
4 2 (22.22%) FrameMaker
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Web Design
4 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (22.22%) OAuth
4 2 (22.22%) REST
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (22.22%) Apiary
5 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) Digital Media
5 1 (11.11%) Big Data
5 1 (11.11%) IaaS
5 1 (11.11%) SaaS
5 1 (11.11%) PaaS
5 1 (11.11%) HTML5
5 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) FrameMaker
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
1 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) IaaS
1 1 (11.11%) PaaS
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) JSON
1 3 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) OAuth
2 2 (22.22%) REST
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
1 1 (11.11%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Web Design
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) ERP
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) SDLC
2 1 (11.11%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) PHP
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Adobe
1 2 (22.22%) Apiary
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) SAP
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