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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank 159 137 183
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +46
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 7 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.50% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.52% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 11
Median daily rate £388 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £350 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.62 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -13.04%
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
3021 3262 5471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.45% 95.55% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2398 2590 4200
Median daily rate £488 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 104
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.06 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.77% +20.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £41.65 £22.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 4 (40.00%) Java
4 3 (30.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (20.00%) PHP
5 2 (20.00%) SAP
5 2 (20.00%) CSS
5 2 (20.00%) XML
5 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (20.00%) FrameMaker
5 2 (20.00%) Electronics
5 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (20.00%) Adobe
5 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (20.00%) Marketing
5 2 (20.00%) JSON
5 2 (20.00%) Wealth Management
5 2 (20.00%) Use Case
5 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (20.00%) SaaS
5 2 (20.00%) PaaS
5 2 (20.00%) HTML5

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:

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) FrameMaker
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) IaaS
1 2 (20.00%) PaaS
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Electronics
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Advertising
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) HTML5
3 2 (20.00%) JSON
3 2 (20.00%) OAuth
3 2 (20.00%) REST
3 2 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Use Case
3 2 (20.00%) Wealth Management
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) PHP
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe
1 2 (20.00%) Apiary
1 2 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat