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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 202 201 198
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 9 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.051% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.056% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 11
Average daily rate
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£250 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.26% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £315 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -23.52%
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
5455 5390 6593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.33% 92.12% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4241 3933 4841
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 91 170
Average hourly rate £17.98 £18.46 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.60% -7.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.82 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) HTML
2 5 (20.83%) CSS
2 5 (20.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) Banking
4 3 (12.50%) Acrobat
4 3 (12.50%) Identity Management
4 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (12.50%) XML
4 3 (12.50%) UNIX
4 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 3 (12.50%) RESTful
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.50%) Derivative
5 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
5 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (8.33%) Open Source
5 2 (8.33%) Sphinx
5 2 (8.33%) Moodle
5 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (8.33%) E-Learning
6 1 (4.17%) SCORM
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.17%) Data Management
6 1 (4.17%) SSH
6 1 (4.17%) Network Design
6 1 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (8.33%) Moodle
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 3 (12.50%) Acrobat
3 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
4 1 (4.17%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (4.17%) RoboHelp
4 1 (4.17%) Photoshop
4 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) SSH
1 1 (4.17%) WebEx
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) CSS
1 5 (20.83%) HTML
2 3 (12.50%) XML
2 3 (12.50%) RESTful
3 2 (8.33%) Sphinx
4 1 (4.17%) SailPoint
4 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Derivative
2 2 (8.33%) E-Learning
3 1 (4.17%) SCORM
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Graphic Design
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) Identity Management
1 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (8.33%) Open Source
3 1 (4.17%) SIEM
3 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.17%) Data Management
3 1 (4.17%) Network Design
3 1 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL
3 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle
1 1 (4.17%) IBM
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.17%) Adobe
1 1 (4.17%) HP
1 1 (4.17%) Dell
1 1 (4.17%) CA
1 1 (4.17%) ArcSight
1 1 (4.17%) Cyber-Ark
1 1 (4.17%) ForgeRock