The first table below looks at the demand for the Author role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Author in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the East of England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 129 90 110
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Author 17 31 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.56% 1.30% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.38% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Average hourly rate - £35.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £34.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +8.80%
Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2808 2243 2864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 92.55% 93.85% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1649 1129 1420
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 240 367
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Author
England

Author
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Author in the job title across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Author Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Author
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Author across the East of England region.

Author Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Author
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Author across the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Author Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Author
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Author across the East of England region.

Author Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Author
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Author within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -13 17 £400 +18.51% 4
Hertfordshire - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Author
England

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region that cited 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 Author in their job title.

1 20 (68.97%) XML
2 14 (48.28%) Perl
3 13 (44.83%) FrameMaker
4 7 (24.14%) Ant
4 7 (24.14%) XSLT
4 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
5 5 (17.24%) CorelDRAW
5 5 (17.24%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (17.24%) MS Office
5 5 (17.24%) MS Visio
6 4 (13.79%) VPN
6 4 (13.79%) HTTPS
6 4 (13.79%) HTML
6 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
6 4 (13.79%) Internet
6 4 (13.79%) Games
6 4 (13.79%) Finance
6 4 (13.79%) JIRA
6 4 (13.79%) Copywriting
6 4 (13.79%) Retail
6 4 (13.79%) Marketing
7 3 (10.34%) Electronics
8 2 (6.90%) RoboHelp
9 1 (3.45%) Workflow
9 1 (3.45%) ITIL
9 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
9 1 (3.45%) Graphic Design
9 1 (3.45%) Content Management
9 1 (3.45%) QlikView
9 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing

Author
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region that cited 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 Author in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (44.83%) FrameMaker
2 5 (17.24%) MS Office
2 5 (17.24%) MS Visio
2 5 (17.24%) CorelDRAW
2 5 (17.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (6.90%) RoboHelp
4 1 (3.45%) XMetaL
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) VPN
1 4 (13.79%) HTTPS
1 4 (13.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Ant
2 4 (13.79%) JIRA
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
1 4 (13.79%) Games
1 4 (13.79%) Retail
1 4 (13.79%) Marketing
2 3 (10.34%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (68.97%) XML
2 7 (24.14%) XSLT
3 4 (13.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Copywriting
2 1 (3.45%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
2 1 (3.45%) Workflow
2 1 (3.45%) Content Management
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) Perl
2 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
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