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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 416 420 434
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Author 147 119 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.29% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 55 39
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£325 £263 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £342 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £283 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.04% -5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 8
Average hourly rate £29.00 £23.50 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.40% +5.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.90 £35.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £23.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.17% +6.81%
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
42674 41220 37638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.60% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27249 25109 21792
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1679 1871 2280
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +39 75 £325 +30.00% 2
South East -23 34 £305 +35.41% 1
East of England 0 12 £400 +100.00% 1
East Midlands +15 9 - -
Yorkshire -7 9 £320 +6.66% 3
North West -6 3 £293 -8.23% 1
South West -23 2 £225 -29.68%
West Midlands -3 1 £225 -15.09% 1
Author
UK

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 70 (24.05%) MS Office
2 57 (19.59%) MS Visio
3 51 (17.53%) XML
4 47 (16.15%) Microsoft
5 45 (15.46%) MS Excel
5 45 (15.46%) ITIL
6 42 (14.43%) Finance
7 40 (13.75%) Adobe
8 36 (12.37%) SharePoint
9 34 (11.68%) Oracle
10 33 (11.34%) .NET
10 33 (11.34%) FrameMaker
11 32 (11.00%) C#
11 32 (11.00%) Banking
12 31 (10.65%) Degree
13 30 (10.31%) MS PowerPoint
13 30 (10.31%) Publishing
13 30 (10.31%) Disaster Recovery
14 28 (9.62%) UML
15 27 (9.28%) Java
15 27 (9.28%) OO
15 27 (9.28%) Software Engineering
16 25 (8.59%) Security Cleared
17 24 (8.25%) Enterprise Architecture
17 24 (8.25%) Service Delivery
17 24 (8.25%) Salesforce.com
18 23 (7.90%) Data Modelling
19 22 (7.56%) SQL Server
19 22 (7.56%) .NET Framework
19 22 (7.56%) REST

Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 36 (12.37%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (3.78%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.44%) Confluence
4 6 (2.06%) SAS
5 4 (1.37%) CMS
6 1 (0.34%) IIS
6 1 (0.34%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.34%) Captiva
Applications
1 70 (24.05%) MS Office
2 57 (19.59%) MS Visio
3 45 (15.46%) MS Excel
4 33 (11.34%) FrameMaker
5 30 (10.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 20 (6.87%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (4.12%) Photoshop
8 11 (3.78%) Adobe Captivate
8 11 (3.78%) Acrobat
9 10 (3.44%) PaintShop Pro
10 4 (1.37%) RoboHelp
11 3 (1.03%) Fireworks
11 3 (1.03%) InDesign
11 3 (1.03%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 19 (6.53%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.03%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.34%) Maximo
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.87%) HTTP
2 6 (2.06%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (1.72%) IMAP
4 4 (1.37%) Internet
5 3 (1.03%) VPN
5 3 (1.03%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.69%) 4G
6 2 (0.69%) LTE
6 2 (0.69%) 2G
6 2 (0.69%) Firewall
6 2 (0.69%) 3G
6 2 (0.69%) LAN
6 2 (0.69%) WAN
7 1 (0.34%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.37%) MS Access
3 2 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.69%) MySQL
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.34%) QlikView
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (6.87%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.78%) Ant
3 6 (2.06%) JIRA
4 3 (1.03%) Dreamweaver
General
1 42 (14.43%) Finance
2 32 (11.00%) Banking
3 30 (10.31%) Publishing
4 19 (6.53%) Automotive
5 18 (6.19%) Manufacturing
5 18 (6.19%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.78%) Back Office
7 8 (2.75%) Law
8 7 (2.41%) Legal
9 6 (2.06%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.37%) Marketing
10 4 (1.37%) Advertising
11 3 (1.03%) Financial Institution
11 3 (1.03%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.34%) Games
12 1 (0.34%) Military
12 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.34%) Retail
12 1 (0.34%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (17.53%) XML
2 33 (11.34%) .NET
3 22 (7.56%) .NET Framework
3 22 (7.56%) REST
4 20 (6.87%) Web Services
4 20 (6.87%) JSON
5 19 (6.53%) Oracle Fusion
6 17 (5.84%) HTML
7 8 (2.75%) CSS
8 7 (2.41%) XSLT
9 6 (2.06%) Sphinx
10 4 (1.37%) JSP
11 3 (1.03%) Flash
12 2 (0.69%) WPF
12 2 (0.69%) jQuery
12 2 (0.69%) WinForms
12 2 (0.69%) XML Messaging
12 2 (0.69%) XML Schema
12 2 (0.69%) SOAP
13 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.22%) E-Learning
2 20 (6.87%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.44%) NHS
3 10 (3.44%) Learning Management System
3 10 (3.44%) Video Editing
4 7 (2.41%) Open Source
4 7 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.06%) Copywriting
5 6 (2.06%) Wiki
5 6 (2.06%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.72%) Graphic Design
6 5 (1.72%) User Experience
7 4 (1.37%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.03%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.03%) SCORM
8 3 (1.03%) e-Health
9 2 (0.69%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.34%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.34%) Derivative
10 1 (0.34%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.53%) Windows
2 11 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (3.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (3.09%) UNIX
4 4 (1.37%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.69%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.34%) Linux
6 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (15.46%) ITIL
2 30 (10.31%) Disaster Recovery
3 28 (9.62%) UML
4 27 (9.28%) OO
4 27 (9.28%) Software Engineering
5 24 (8.25%) Enterprise Architecture
5 24 (8.25%) Service Delivery
6 23 (7.90%) Data Modelling
7 19 (6.53%) Service Management
8 12 (4.12%) Content Management
8 12 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (2.75%) ITSM
10 7 (2.41%) Project Management
11 6 (2.06%) Problem Management
11 6 (2.06%) Change Management
12 5 (1.72%) Risk Management
12 5 (1.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (1.72%) Business Analysis
12 5 (1.72%) Time Management
12 5 (1.72%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.00%) C#
2 27 (9.28%) Java
3 21 (7.22%) SQL
4 18 (6.19%) Perl
5 11 (3.78%) PowerShell
6 7 (2.41%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.37%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.03%) ActionScript
8 3 (1.03%) C++
8 3 (1.03%) PHP
8 3 (1.03%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (0.69%) Python
9 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (10.65%) Degree
2 25 (8.59%) Security Cleared
3 21 (7.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.19%) QA
2 5 (1.72%) Solvency II
3 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.34%) BS7799
4 1 (0.34%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (2.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.03%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 47 (16.15%) Microsoft
2 40 (13.75%) Adobe
3 34 (11.68%) Oracle
4 24 (8.25%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (3.44%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.72%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.37%) Fujitsu
8 3 (1.03%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (1.03%) CA
8 3 (1.03%) SolidWorks
9 2 (0.69%) Apple
9 2 (0.69%) Cisco
10 1 (0.34%) Juniper
10 1 (0.34%) Quark
10 1 (0.34%) TOWER Software
10 1 (0.34%) FatWire
10 1 (0.34%) Google
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