The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 119 131 99
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -32
Contract jobs requiring an Author 15 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.53% 0.40% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.44% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £256 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.34% -10.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £260
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £35.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 - £33.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 - £36.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -20.00%
Author
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2627 2757 2059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.32% 92.05% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1488 1539 1067
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 227 246
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -22.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.54 £39.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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
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 28 May 2015. 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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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 +12 14 - - 4
Hertfordshire -6 1 £375 -
Author
England

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 19 (67.86%) XML
2 13 (46.43%) FrameMaker
2 13 (46.43%) Content Management
3 12 (42.86%) Electronics
4 9 (32.14%) HTML
5 7 (25.00%) Perl
5 7 (25.00%) Ant
5 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 6 (21.43%) Adobe
6 6 (21.43%) MS Visio
7 5 (17.86%) OO
7 5 (17.86%) Java
7 5 (17.86%) C
7 5 (17.86%) C#
7 5 (17.86%) C++
7 5 (17.86%) 3D Graphics
7 5 (17.86%) Games
7 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
7 5 (17.86%) Doxygen
7 5 (17.86%) 3D Programming
8 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
8 4 (14.29%) CSS
8 4 (14.29%) Acrobat
9 2 (7.14%) Web Design
9 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
9 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (7.14%) Marketing
9 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
9 2 (7.14%) VoIP
9 2 (7.14%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 13 (46.43%) FrameMaker
2 6 (21.43%) MS Visio
3 5 (17.86%) Doxygen
4 4 (14.29%) Acrobat
5 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
6 1 (3.57%) XMetaL
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Ant
General
1 12 (42.86%) Electronics
2 5 (17.86%) Games
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.14%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (67.86%) XML
2 9 (32.14%) HTML
3 4 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) SGML
4 1 (3.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (7.14%) User Experience
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Content Management
2 5 (17.86%) OO
2 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
2 5 (17.86%) 3D Programming
3 2 (7.14%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Perl
1 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (17.86%) Java
2 5 (17.86%) C
2 5 (17.86%) C#
2 5 (17.86%) C++
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Adobe
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft