The table below looks at the statistics for the Author role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 439 464 398
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -66
Contract jobs requiring an Author 152 103 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.21% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.22% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 56 53
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £395 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £260
% change year-on-year
-5.38% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £21.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £21.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+90.47% -40.00%
Author
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46799 45973 39698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.31% 92.47% 92.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 28978 28720 23273
Average daily rate £400 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1854 1876 2044
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

Author
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Author Jobs Demand Trend in England

Author
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Author Daily Rate Trend in England

Author
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Author across the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Author Daily Rate Histogram in England

Author
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Author Hourly Rate Trend in England

Author
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Author across the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Author Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Author
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 5 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
London +38 73 £300 -7.69% 6
South East -18 33 £325 - 8
East of England +20 17 £290 +13.17% 11
West Midlands -9 8 £285 -
East Midlands -5 6 £294 -
North East -6 4 £425 +102.38%
North West -16 4 £315 -16.00% 1
South West +4 3 £375 +3.44%
Yorkshire -18 2 £325 - 3
Midlands - 1 - -
Author
UK

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 75 (25.42%) MS Visio
2 69 (23.39%) MS Excel
2 69 (23.39%) MS Office
3 62 (21.02%) XML
4 57 (19.32%) Microsoft
5 53 (17.97%) Java
6 50 (16.95%) MS PowerPoint
7 47 (15.93%) Degree
8 40 (13.56%) ITIL
8 40 (13.56%) UML
9 38 (12.88%) HTML
10 37 (12.54%) C#
10 37 (12.54%) .NET
10 37 (12.54%) OO
11 35 (11.86%) Data Modelling
12 34 (11.53%) Oracle
12 34 (11.53%) Finance
12 34 (11.53%) FrameMaker
12 34 (11.53%) Disaster Recovery
13 32 (10.85%) Service Delivery
13 32 (10.85%) Enterprise Architecture
13 32 (10.85%) Software Engineering
14 30 (10.17%) Security Cleared
14 30 (10.17%) SQL Server
15 28 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
15 28 (9.49%) Computer Science
16 26 (8.81%) .NET Framework
16 26 (8.81%) JSON
16 26 (8.81%) REST
16 26 (8.81%) Salesforce.com

Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 19 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2010
1 19 (6.44%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.39%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.05%) Confluence
4 6 (2.03%) CMS
5 4 (1.36%) SAS
6 2 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 75 (25.42%) MS Visio
2 69 (23.39%) MS Excel
2 69 (23.39%) MS Office
3 50 (16.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (11.53%) FrameMaker
5 14 (4.75%) Acrobat
6 13 (4.41%) PaintShop Pro
7 12 (4.07%) RoboHelp
8 7 (2.37%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (1.69%) Doxygen
10 4 (1.36%) Photoshop
11 3 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.68%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.34%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 19 (6.44%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.34%) SaaS
1 1 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.34%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.81%) HTTP
2 5 (1.69%) LDAP
2 5 (1.69%) DNS
3 2 (0.68%) IMAP
3 2 (0.68%) LAN
3 2 (0.68%) WAN
4 1 (0.34%) Internet
4 1 (0.34%) Broadband
4 1 (0.34%) NAS
4 1 (0.34%) WebEx
4 1 (0.34%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.02%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.68%) MySQL
4 1 (0.34%) Big Data
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.34%) QlikView
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (8.81%) Visual Studio
2 10 (3.39%) Ant
3 4 (1.36%) JIRA
3 4 (1.36%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.02%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (11.53%) Finance
2 19 (6.44%) Banking
3 16 (5.42%) Electronics
4 15 (5.08%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.07%) Publishing
6 8 (2.71%) Back Office
6 8 (2.71%) Automotive
7 7 (2.37%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.69%) Games
8 5 (1.69%) Marketing
9 4 (1.36%) Advertising
9 4 (1.36%) Retail
9 4 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.68%) Law
10 2 (0.68%) Legal
10 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.34%) Billing
11 1 (0.34%) German Language
11 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (21.02%) XML
2 38 (12.88%) HTML
3 37 (12.54%) .NET
4 26 (8.81%) .NET Framework
4 26 (8.81%) JSON
4 26 (8.81%) REST
4 26 (8.81%) Web Services
5 19 (6.44%) Oracle Fusion
6 12 (4.07%) CSS
7 9 (3.05%) JMS
8 7 (2.37%) Sphinx
9 4 (1.36%) JSP
10 3 (1.02%) RESTful
11 2 (0.68%) jQuery
12 1 (0.34%) SGML
12 1 (0.34%) XSLT
12 1 (0.34%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.49%) Computer Science
2 17 (5.76%) Wiki
3 15 (5.08%) User Experience
4 10 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.71%) E-Learning
6 7 (2.37%) Open Source
6 7 (2.37%) NHS
7 6 (2.03%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.69%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (1.69%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.69%) Derivative
9 4 (1.36%) Graphic Design
9 4 (1.36%) Video Editing
9 4 (1.36%) Copywriting
9 4 (1.36%) Learning Management System
10 3 (1.02%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.02%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.68%) Statistics
11 2 (0.68%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 24 (8.14%) Windows
2 22 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (6.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (5.42%) UNIX
5 7 (2.37%) Linux
6 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.02%) VME
7 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.68%) Android
7 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (13.56%) ITIL
1 40 (13.56%) UML
2 37 (12.54%) OO
3 35 (11.86%) Data Modelling
4 34 (11.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 32 (10.85%) Service Delivery
5 32 (10.85%) Enterprise Architecture
5 32 (10.85%) Software Engineering
6 28 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (8.14%) Content Management
8 16 (5.42%) Service Management
9 14 (4.75%) Scrum
10 13 (4.41%) Project Management
11 10 (3.39%) ITSM
11 10 (3.39%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (2.37%) E-Commerce
13 5 (1.69%) Validation
13 5 (1.69%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (1.69%) 3D Programming
13 5 (1.69%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 53 (17.97%) Java
2 37 (12.54%) C#
3 10 (3.39%) Perl
3 10 (3.39%) PowerShell
4 9 (3.05%) SQL
5 8 (2.71%) C++
6 6 (2.03%) C
7 5 (1.69%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.68%) Python
8 2 (0.68%) PHP
9 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (15.93%) Degree
2 30 (10.17%) Security Cleared
3 21 (7.12%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.34%) CCA
5 1 (0.34%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.71%) QA
2 3 (1.02%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (1.02%) GCP
2 3 (1.02%) Solvency II
2 3 (1.02%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.68%) COBIT
3 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.34%) DICOM
4 1 (0.34%) BS25999
System Software
1 14 (4.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 57 (19.32%) Microsoft
2 34 (11.53%) Oracle
3 26 (8.81%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (5.42%) Adobe
5 5 (1.69%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.68%) Google
6 2 (0.68%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.68%) Apple
6 2 (0.68%) SAP
7 1 (0.34%) Quark
7 1 (0.34%) BT
7 1 (0.34%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco
7 1 (0.34%) IBM
7 1 (0.34%) HP
7 1 (0.34%) Dell
7 1 (0.34%) Juniper
7 1 (0.34%) CA
7 1 (0.34%) Lotus
7 1 (0.34%) ArcSight
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