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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 463 431 450
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +19
Contract jobs requiring an Author 126 129 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.29% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 66 61
Average daily rate
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£350 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £404 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.33% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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
47502 44109 49177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.02% 92.81% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29572 26954 28107
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £237 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1898 1931 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 2014.

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
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 18 September 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
London +6 64 £350 +16.66% 9
East of England -25 20 £425 - 4
South East -12 16 £255 -11.30% 4
North East - 9 £325 -
East Midlands +8 7 £275 +5.76%
North West -15 5 £380 +32.17% 2
Yorkshire +3 2 - - 1
South West -39 2 £260 +79.31% 6
West Midlands -18 1 £325 +18.18% 1
Author
UK

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 47 (20.43%) XML
2 39 (16.96%) Finance
3 28 (12.17%) MS Office
3 28 (12.17%) Microsoft
4 26 (11.30%) MS Visio
5 25 (10.87%) Publishing
6 23 (10.00%) SharePoint
7 21 (9.13%) .NET
8 20 (8.70%) HTML
8 20 (8.70%) Java
8 20 (8.70%) Perl
8 20 (8.70%) MS Excel
9 19 (8.26%) ITIL
9 19 (8.26%) FrameMaker
10 18 (7.83%) Banking
11 17 (7.39%) Degree
11 17 (7.39%) Oracle
12 16 (6.96%) Adobe
12 16 (6.96%) Security Cleared
13 15 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
14 14 (6.09%) UML
15 13 (5.65%) Investment Banking
16 12 (5.22%) QA
16 12 (5.22%) Python
16 12 (5.22%) XSLT
16 12 (5.22%) SQL Server
16 12 (5.22%) E-Learning
16 12 (5.22%) Adobe Illustrator
17 11 (4.78%) FpML
17 11 (4.78%) SQL

Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 23 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.04%) Confluence
3 2 (0.87%) SAS
3 2 (0.87%) CMS
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.43%) Captiva
4 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 28 (12.17%) MS Office
2 26 (11.30%) MS Visio
3 20 (8.70%) MS Excel
4 19 (8.26%) FrameMaker
5 15 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (5.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (4.78%) RoboHelp
8 6 (2.61%) CorelDRAW
9 5 (2.17%) Adobe Captivate
10 4 (1.74%) PaintShop Pro
10 4 (1.74%) Photoshop
11 3 (1.30%) Fireworks
11 3 (1.30%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.87%) MS Project
13 1 (0.43%) XMetaL
13 1 (0.43%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.43%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.87%) SaaS
2 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.35%) HTTP
2 4 (1.74%) Internet
3 3 (1.30%) VPN
3 3 (1.30%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.30%) IMAP
4 1 (0.43%) LTE
4 1 (0.43%) SAN
4 1 (0.43%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.43%) LAN
4 1 (0.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.30%) MS Access
2 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.43%) QlikView
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (3.48%) Ant
2 7 (3.04%) JIRA
3 6 (2.61%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.30%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (16.96%) Finance
2 25 (10.87%) Publishing
3 18 (7.83%) Banking
4 13 (5.65%) Investment Banking
5 10 (4.35%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.91%) Telecoms
7 7 (3.04%) Front Office
8 6 (2.61%) Electronics
9 5 (2.17%) Automotive
9 5 (2.17%) Marketing
10 4 (1.74%) Private Banking
11 3 (1.30%) Law
11 3 (1.30%) Legal
12 2 (0.87%) Retail
12 2 (0.87%) Military
12 2 (0.87%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.43%) Back Office
13 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.43%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (20.43%) XML
2 21 (9.13%) .NET
3 20 (8.70%) HTML
4 12 (5.22%) XSLT
5 11 (4.78%) FpML
5 11 (4.78%) Web Services
6 10 (4.35%) .NET Framework
7 9 (3.91%) XML Schema
8 8 (3.48%) CSS
9 7 (3.04%) FIXML
10 6 (2.61%) Sphinx
11 5 (2.17%) REST
11 5 (2.17%) JSON
12 3 (1.30%) Flash
13 2 (0.87%) XHTML
13 2 (0.87%) ASP.NET
13 2 (0.87%) WPF
13 2 (0.87%) WinForms
14 1 (0.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.22%) E-Learning
2 9 (3.91%) Derivative
3 8 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.04%) Credit Derivative
5 5 (2.17%) Learning Management System
5 5 (2.17%) Graphic Design
6 4 (1.74%) Video Editing
6 4 (1.74%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.74%) Copywriting
6 4 (1.74%) Wiki
6 4 (1.74%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.74%) NHS
6 4 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.74%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.30%) Open Source
7 3 (1.30%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.30%) SCORM
8 2 (0.87%) DTV
8 2 (0.87%) GIS
8 2 (0.87%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.78%) Windows
2 4 (1.74%) Linux
3 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.30%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.87%) UNIX
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (8.26%) ITIL
2 14 (6.09%) UML
3 11 (4.78%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (4.78%) Software Engineering
4 8 (3.48%) E-Commerce
5 7 (3.04%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (2.61%) Data Modelling
6 6 (2.61%) Service Management
7 5 (2.17%) OO
7 5 (2.17%) Content Management
8 4 (1.74%) Project Management
8 4 (1.74%) Information Security
8 4 (1.74%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (1.74%) Wealth Management
8 4 (1.74%) ITIL V3
9 3 (1.30%) Problem Management
9 3 (1.30%) Time Management
9 3 (1.30%) Service Continuity Management
9 3 (1.30%) Security Management
9 3 (1.30%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.70%) Java
1 20 (8.70%) Perl
2 12 (5.22%) Python
3 11 (4.78%) Ruby
3 11 (4.78%) C#
3 11 (4.78%) SQL
4 9 (3.91%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.30%) ActionScript 2.0
5 3 (1.30%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.30%) ActionScript
5 3 (1.30%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.43%) VBScript
6 1 (0.43%) VB
6 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (7.39%) Degree
2 16 (6.96%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.48%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.30%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.87%) MCT
5 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.43%) CISM
6 1 (0.43%) CISSP
6 1 (0.43%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.22%) QA
2 7 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.87%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.43%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 28 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.39%) Oracle
3 16 (6.96%) Adobe
4 10 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.17%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.74%) Fujitsu
7 3 (1.30%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.87%) SAP
9 1 (0.43%) Cisco
9 1 (0.43%) McAfee
9 1 (0.43%) SolidWorks
9 1 (0.43%) FatWire
9 1 (0.43%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.43%) NetScout
9 1 (0.43%) Aruba
9 1 (0.43%) Ciena
9 1 (0.43%) Nortel
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £22 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Picture More Ltd
Rate: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £37000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Genomics England
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
West London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 27 days ago