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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 465 399 451
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +52
Contract jobs requiring an Author 92 155 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.33% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.36% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 74 47
Average daily rate
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£375 £294 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% +0.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 13
Average hourly rate £26.00 £34.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.50 £19.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.30 £37.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £34.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +8.80%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45662 43138 49058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.59% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 28238 25865 28004
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1849 1986 2544
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Author
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 +2 51 £375 +1.35% 8
East of England -42 17 £400 +45.45% 6
South East -55 8 £256 -1.44% 3
North West -15 7 £300 -7.33% 2
Yorkshire - 4 - - 2
North East - 3 £313 -
East Midlands -3 1 £313 +11.60% 1
South West -31 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Author
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Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 42 (21.00%) XML
2 41 (20.50%) Finance
3 33 (16.50%) MS Office
3 33 (16.50%) Microsoft
4 24 (12.00%) HTML
5 23 (11.50%) MS Excel
6 20 (10.00%) MS Visio
7 19 (9.50%) Java
8 18 (9.00%) Banking
8 18 (9.00%) Security Cleared
9 16 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
9 16 (8.00%) Publishing
9 16 (8.00%) .NET
9 16 (8.00%) RoboHelp
10 15 (7.50%) ITIL
10 15 (7.50%) Marketing
11 14 (7.00%) Perl
12 13 (6.50%) Windows
12 13 (6.50%) Web Services
12 13 (6.50%) FrameMaker
12 13 (6.50%) Degree
13 12 (6.00%) SC Cleared
13 12 (6.00%) Investment Banking
13 12 (6.00%) UML
13 12 (6.00%) Python
13 12 (6.00%) SharePoint
14 11 (5.50%) E-Commerce
14 11 (5.50%) Adobe
14 11 (5.50%) SQL Server
14 11 (5.50%) FpML

Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 12 (6.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.50%) CMS
3 5 (2.50%) Adobe CQ
4 3 (1.50%) Confluence
4 3 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.50%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.00%) SAS
5 2 (1.00%) Joomla!
Applications
1 33 (16.50%) MS Office
2 23 (11.50%) MS Excel
3 20 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 16 (8.00%) RoboHelp
4 16 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (6.50%) FrameMaker
6 6 (3.00%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (2.50%) CorelDRAW
7 5 (2.50%) PaintShop Pro
8 3 (1.50%) Fireworks
8 3 (1.50%) MS Project
8 3 (1.50%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (1.00%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.50%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.50%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.00%) SaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.00%) HTTP
2 6 (3.00%) Internet
3 4 (2.00%) VPN
3 4 (2.00%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.00%) Intranet
5 1 (0.50%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.50%) IMAP
5 1 (0.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.50%) QlikView
2 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (4.00%) JIRA
2 7 (3.50%) Ant
3 6 (3.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.50%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (20.50%) Finance
2 18 (9.00%) Banking
3 16 (8.00%) Publishing
4 15 (7.50%) Marketing
5 12 (6.00%) Investment Banking
6 7 (3.50%) Front Office
6 7 (3.50%) Electronics
6 7 (3.50%) Telecoms
7 6 (3.00%) Retail
8 5 (2.50%) Legal
8 5 (2.50%) Manufacturing
9 4 (2.00%) Games
10 3 (1.50%) Aerospace
11 2 (1.00%) Military
11 2 (1.00%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.50%) French Language
12 1 (0.50%) Advertising
12 1 (0.50%) Back Office
12 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (21.00%) XML
2 24 (12.00%) HTML
3 16 (8.00%) .NET
4 13 (6.50%) Web Services
5 11 (5.50%) FpML
6 9 (4.50%) XML Schema
6 9 (4.50%) CSS
7 8 (4.00%) .NET Framework
8 7 (3.50%) FIXML
8 7 (3.50%) XSLT
9 6 (3.00%) JSON
10 5 (2.50%) REST
11 3 (1.50%) Flash
12 2 (1.00%) XHTML
12 2 (1.00%) SGML
13 1 (0.50%) RESTful
13 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1 (0.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 1 (0.50%) JSP
13 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.00%) Credit Derivative
1 8 (4.00%) Derivative
2 5 (2.50%) Graphic Design
2 5 (2.50%) Copywriting
3 4 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.00%) Fixed Income
3 4 (2.00%) E-Learning
4 3 (1.50%) SCORM
4 3 (1.50%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.50%) Wiki
5 2 (1.00%) DTV
5 2 (1.00%) GIS
5 2 (1.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.00%) Open Source
6 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.50%) NHS
6 1 (0.50%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.50%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.50%) Windows
2 5 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (2.00%) Linux
3 4 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (7.50%) ITIL
2 12 (6.00%) UML
3 11 (5.50%) E-Commerce
4 9 (4.50%) Content Management
5 8 (4.00%) Information Security
5 8 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (2.50%) Wealth Management
6 5 (2.50%) Data Modelling
6 5 (2.50%) OO
6 5 (2.50%) Service Continuity Management
7 4 (2.00%) ITIL V3
7 4 (2.00%) Security Management
7 4 (2.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (1.50%) Programme Management
8 3 (1.50%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (1.50%) ITSM
8 3 (1.50%) Migration
8 3 (1.50%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (1.50%) Project Management
9 2 (1.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.50%) Java
2 14 (7.00%) Perl
3 12 (6.00%) Python
4 11 (5.50%) Ruby
5 8 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.50%) C#
7 4 (2.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.00%) SQL
8 3 (1.50%) ActionScript
8 3 (1.50%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.50%) VBScript
9 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (9.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.50%) Degree
3 12 (6.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.50%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.50%) CISSP
4 3 (1.50%) CISM
5 2 (1.00%) MCT
5 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.50%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.50%) QA
3 2 (1.00%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.50%) Basel II
4 1 (0.50%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 33 (16.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.50%) Adobe
3 10 (5.00%) Oracle
4 6 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.00%) Remedy
5 2 (1.00%) SAP
6 1 (0.50%) Nortel
6 1 (0.50%) Quark
6 1 (0.50%) McAfee
6 1 (0.50%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.50%) NetScout
6 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.50%) Aruba
6 1 (0.50%) ServiceNow
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300-£350
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
techfolk Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day (negotiable)
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
techfolk Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day (negotiable)
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
JCW Search Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
DP Connect
Rate: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
North West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 25 days ago