The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 475 379 445
Rank change year-on-year
-96 +66
Contract jobs requiring an Author 115 124 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.31% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 52 52
Average daily rate £325 £281 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £210 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £413 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 21
Average hourly rate £23.00 £36.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.11% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £22.30 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £36.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £36.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-41.66% +60.00%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Author
UK

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -16 55 £325 +4.83% 4
South East -18 32 £325 +41.30% 5
East of England -32 12 £200 -27.27% 3
North West -15 6 £375 +76.47% 3
South West -24 4 £363 +55.91% 6
West Midlands -15 2 - -
Yorkshire -21 2 - - 2
East Midlands -11 1 - -
Author
UK

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 44 (18.41%) MS Visio
2 39 (16.32%) MS Office
3 38 (15.90%) Microsoft
4 35 (14.64%) Finance
5 34 (14.23%) XML
6 30 (12.55%) Security Cleared
7 28 (11.72%) HTML
8 27 (11.30%) Adobe
9 24 (10.04%) Windows
10 23 (9.62%) SC Cleared
11 21 (8.79%) Marketing
11 21 (8.79%) MS Excel
12 19 (7.95%) Publishing
12 19 (7.95%) Banking
13 18 (7.53%) Telecoms
14 17 (7.11%) Java
14 17 (7.11%) MS PowerPoint
15 16 (6.69%) Oracle
15 16 (6.69%) .NET
15 16 (6.69%) SharePoint
16 15 (6.28%) UML
16 15 (6.28%) ITIL
16 15 (6.28%) RoboHelp
17 14 (5.86%) Acrobat
17 14 (5.86%) SQL Server
18 13 (5.44%) C#
18 13 (5.44%) Internet
18 13 (5.44%) PaintShop Pro
18 13 (5.44%) Management Information System
18 13 (5.44%) Electronics

Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (6.69%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.77%) CMS
3 8 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (3.35%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.09%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.84%) Joomla!
5 2 (0.84%) Confluence
6 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 44 (18.41%) MS Visio
2 39 (16.32%) MS Office
3 21 (8.79%) MS Excel
4 17 (7.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (6.28%) RoboHelp
6 14 (5.86%) Acrobat
7 13 (5.44%) PaintShop Pro
8 12 (5.02%) FrameMaker
9 10 (4.18%) Adobe Captivate
10 6 (2.51%) Fireworks
11 3 (1.26%) MS Project
11 3 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (1.26%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (1.26%) CorelDRAW
12 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.42%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.44%) Internet
2 9 (3.77%) HTTP
3 7 (2.93%) Intranet
4 4 (1.67%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.67%) VPN
5 3 (1.26%) IPv6
5 3 (1.26%) LAN
5 3 (1.26%) WAN
5 3 (1.26%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.84%) IMAP
6 2 (0.84%) Firewall
7 1 (0.42%) Extranet
7 1 (0.42%) 3G
7 1 (0.42%) SAN
7 1 (0.42%) 2G
7 1 (0.42%) DNS
7 1 (0.42%) SSL
7 1 (0.42%) 4G
7 1 (0.42%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.42%) DB2
2 1 (0.42%) MySQL
2 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (2.51%) Dreamweaver
2 5 (2.09%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.67%) JIRA
4 1 (0.42%) Eclipse
General
1 35 (14.64%) Finance
2 21 (8.79%) Marketing
3 19 (7.95%) Publishing
3 19 (7.95%) Banking
4 18 (7.53%) Telecoms
5 13 (5.44%) Electronics
6 9 (3.77%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.93%) Legal
8 5 (2.09%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.67%) Retail
9 4 (1.67%) Games
9 4 (1.67%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.67%) Front Office
10 3 (1.26%) Military
11 1 (0.42%) Back Office
11 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.42%) Advertising
11 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.42%) French Language
11 1 (0.42%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (14.23%) XML
2 28 (11.72%) HTML
3 16 (6.69%) .NET
4 11 (4.60%) Web Services
5 10 (4.18%) CSS
6 8 (3.35%) FpML
7 7 (2.93%) Flash
8 6 (2.51%) JSON
8 6 (2.51%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.51%) XML Schema
8 6 (2.51%) J2EE
9 5 (2.09%) SGML
9 5 (2.09%) REST
10 4 (1.67%) FIXML
11 3 (1.26%) XSLT
12 1 (0.42%) Middleware
12 1 (0.42%) XHTML
12 1 (0.42%) JSP
12 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.44%) Management Information System
2 11 (4.60%) E-Learning
3 9 (3.77%) Graphic Design
4 8 (3.35%) Copywriting
4 8 (3.35%) Wiki
4 8 (3.35%) GIS
5 6 (2.51%) SCORM
5 6 (2.51%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.09%) Credit Derivative
7 4 (1.67%) Derivative
7 4 (1.67%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.26%) NHS
8 3 (1.26%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.26%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.84%) Open Source
9 2 (0.84%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle Exalytics
10 1 (0.42%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.42%) Animation
10 1 (0.42%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.04%) Windows
2 10 (4.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (4.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (2.51%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.84%) UNIX
5 1 (0.42%) AIX
5 1 (0.42%) Solaris
5 1 (0.42%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (6.28%) UML
1 15 (6.28%) ITIL
2 13 (5.44%) Content Management
3 12 (5.02%) Time Management
4 9 (3.77%) Service Management
4 9 (3.77%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (3.35%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (3.35%) Software Engineering
6 7 (2.93%) Service Delivery
6 7 (2.93%) OO
6 7 (2.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (2.51%) E-Commerce
7 6 (2.51%) Data Modelling
7 6 (2.51%) ITSM
8 5 (2.09%) Validation
8 5 (2.09%) Test Scripting
8 5 (2.09%) Information Security
9 4 (1.67%) Wealth Management
9 4 (1.67%) Migration
9 4 (1.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.11%) Java
2 13 (5.44%) C#
3 8 (3.35%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.51%) ActionScript 2.0
4 6 (2.51%) ActionScript
5 5 (2.09%) C++
6 4 (1.67%) SQL
6 4 (1.67%) Python
7 3 (1.26%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.26%) VB
7 3 (1.26%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.26%) C
7 3 (1.26%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.26%) VB6
8 2 (0.84%) Perl
8 2 (0.84%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (12.55%) Security Cleared
2 23 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.02%) Degree
4 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.84%) CISM
4 2 (0.84%) CISSP
5 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.42%) CCDA
5 1 (0.42%) CCDP
5 1 (0.42%) CCDE
5 1 (0.42%) VCDX
5 1 (0.42%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.35%) QA
2 3 (1.26%) GMP
2 3 (1.26%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.26%) GxP
2 3 (1.26%) WCAG
2 3 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.84%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.84%) GCP
3 2 (0.84%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.42%) Basel II
4 1 (0.42%) GAMP
4 1 (0.42%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (2.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.42%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (0.42%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 38 (15.90%) Microsoft
2 27 (11.30%) Adobe
3 16 (6.69%) Oracle
4 8 (3.35%) Citrix
5 6 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.09%) SAP
7 2 (0.84%) VMware
7 2 (0.84%) Remedy
8 1 (0.42%) Quark
8 1 (0.42%) Cisco
8 1 (0.42%) IBM
8 1 (0.42%) Vignette
8 1 (0.42%) ServiceNow
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