The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Author in their job title over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 125 129 90
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 20 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.64% 0.56% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.61% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 3
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£350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £355 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £425 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £268
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +21.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -23.52%
Technical 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
2906 2808 2245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.35% 92.55% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1778 1649 1129
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 226 242
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £38.80 £42.50
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 East of England

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

Technical Author Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Technical 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 Technical Author across the East of England region.

Technical Author Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Technical Author
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Author across the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Technical Author Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Technical 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 Technical Author across the East of England region.

Technical Author Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Technical 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 Technical Author within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Suffolk - 10 £350 -
Cambridgeshire -14 8 £240 -40.00% 5
Essex - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £375 -
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 12 (34.29%) Content Management
1 12 (34.29%) XML
1 12 (34.29%) Electronics
2 8 (22.86%) HTML
3 7 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 7 (20.00%) VoIP
4 6 (17.14%) FrameMaker
5 5 (14.29%) 3D Graphics
5 5 (14.29%) Games
5 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 5 (14.29%) Doxygen
5 5 (14.29%) Retail
5 5 (14.29%) 3D Programming
5 5 (14.29%) Java
5 5 (14.29%) C
5 5 (14.29%) C#
5 5 (14.29%) C++
5 5 (14.29%) OO
6 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
7 3 (8.57%) Adobe
7 3 (8.57%) Acrobat
7 3 (8.57%) CSS
8 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (5.71%) Finance
9 1 (2.86%) XMetaL
9 1 (2.86%) SGML
9 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.86%) XSLT
9 1 (2.86%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 6 (17.14%) FrameMaker
3 5 (14.29%) Doxygen
4 3 (8.57%) Acrobat
5 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (2.86%) MS Office
6 1 (2.86%) XMetaL
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) VoIP
General
1 12 (34.29%) Electronics
2 7 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (14.29%) Games
3 5 (14.29%) Retail
4 2 (5.71%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (34.29%) XML
2 8 (22.86%) HTML
3 3 (8.57%) CSS
4 1 (2.86%) XSLT
4 1 (2.86%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Content Management
2 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 5 (14.29%) OO
2 5 (14.29%) 3D Programming
3 1 (2.86%) ITIL
3 1 (2.86%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) C
1 5 (14.29%) C#
1 5 (14.29%) C++
1 5 (14.29%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Adobe
2 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
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