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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 450 462 405
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -57
Contract jobs requiring an Author 150 107 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.24% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 61 63
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £200 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £248
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +31.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -3.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+39.42% -3.70%
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
47066 45217 40607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.73% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30236 28292 24162
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 1772 1811 1958
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -5.71%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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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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 -8 62 £300 -7.69% 3
South East -13 27 £338 +3.84% 9
South West +16 21 £358 -
East of England +4 21 £325 -18.75% 5
Yorkshire -20 7 £350 - 3
West Midlands +1 5 £285 - 3
North West -21 4 £155 -48.33%
North East -16 2 £425 -
Author
UK

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 (23.33%) MS Visio
2 66 (22.00%) MS Excel
3 59 (19.67%) HTML
4 58 (19.33%) MS Office
5 55 (18.33%) XML
6 51 (17.00%) Microsoft
7 45 (15.00%) Java
8 43 (14.33%) MS PowerPoint
9 42 (14.00%) Finance
10 37 (12.33%) Degree
11 34 (11.33%) Security Cleared
12 32 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (9.33%) Content Management
14 27 (9.00%) FrameMaker
14 27 (9.00%) Windows
15 25 (8.33%) Telecoms
15 25 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
16 24 (8.00%) UML
16 24 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
17 23 (7.67%) SC Cleared
18 22 (7.33%) ITIL
18 22 (7.33%) UNIX
19 21 (7.00%) OO
19 21 (7.00%) Data Modelling
19 21 (7.00%) Windows Server 2003
20 20 (6.67%) MS Exchange
20 20 (6.67%) .NET
20 20 (6.67%) C#
20 20 (6.67%) Wiki
20 20 (6.67%) Software Engineering

Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 20 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 20 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.00%) Confluence
3 6 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.33%) CMS
5 2 (0.67%) Moodle
5 2 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 70 (23.33%) MS Visio
2 66 (22.00%) MS Excel
3 58 (19.33%) MS Office
4 43 (14.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (9.00%) FrameMaker
6 17 (5.67%) RoboHelp
7 16 (5.33%) PaintShop Pro
7 16 (5.33%) Acrobat
8 5 (1.67%) Doxygen
9 3 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.67%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.67%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.33%) XMetaL
11 1 (0.33%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.33%) Summit
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.33%) SaaS
1 1 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (0.33%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.00%) HTTP
2 5 (1.67%) DNS
2 5 (1.67%) LDAP
2 5 (1.67%) VoIP
3 4 (1.33%) WAN
3 4 (1.33%) LAN
4 3 (1.00%) WebEx
5 1 (0.33%) Broadband
5 1 (0.33%) Internet
5 1 (0.33%) 3G
5 1 (0.33%) SSH
5 1 (0.33%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.33%) Big Data
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.67%) JIRA
2 5 (1.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.00%) Ant
General
1 42 (14.00%) Finance
2 25 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.33%) Electronics
4 10 (3.33%) Publishing
4 10 (3.33%) Banking
5 7 (2.33%) Retail
6 5 (1.67%) Games
6 5 (1.67%) Marketing
7 4 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.00%) Back Office
8 3 (1.00%) Automotive
8 3 (1.00%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.33%) Billing
9 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Law
9 1 (0.33%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (19.67%) HTML
2 55 (18.33%) XML
3 20 (6.67%) .NET
4 19 (6.33%) CSS
5 14 (4.67%) JMS
5 14 (4.67%) Web Services
6 12 (4.00%) REST
6 12 (4.00%) .NET Framework
6 12 (4.00%) JSON
7 7 (2.33%) Sphinx
8 5 (1.67%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (1.00%) RESTful
9 3 (1.00%) XSLT
10 2 (0.67%) Middleware
10 2 (0.67%) JSP
11 1 (0.33%) SGML
11 1 (0.33%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.67%) Wiki
2 18 (6.00%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.67%) User Experience
4 13 (4.33%) Graphic Design
5 12 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.67%) Derivative
6 8 (2.67%) E-Learning
7 7 (2.33%) NHS
7 7 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.67%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.67%) Learning Management System
8 5 (1.67%) GIS
8 5 (1.67%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (1.33%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.00%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.00%) Video Editing
10 3 (1.00%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.00%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.00%) SCORM
11 2 (0.67%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.00%) Windows
2 24 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (7.33%) UNIX
4 21 (7.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.33%) Linux
6 4 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.00%) VME
8 2 (0.67%) Android
8 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (9.33%) Content Management
3 25 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 24 (8.00%) UML
5 22 (7.33%) ITIL
6 21 (7.00%) OO
6 21 (7.00%) Data Modelling
7 20 (6.67%) Software Engineering
8 19 (6.33%) Scrum
9 18 (6.00%) SDLC
10 16 (5.33%) Enterprise Architecture
11 15 (5.00%) Project Management
11 15 (5.00%) Service Delivery
12 14 (4.67%) Service Management
13 12 (4.00%) ITSM
14 10 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
15 7 (2.33%) Performance Improvement
15 7 (2.33%) E-Commerce
16 5 (1.67%) Business Continuity
16 5 (1.67%) 3D Programming
Programming Languages
1 45 (15.00%) Java
2 20 (6.67%) C#
3 9 (3.00%) C++
4 6 (2.00%) C
5 5 (1.67%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.00%) Perl
6 3 (1.00%) Python
6 3 (1.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (12.33%) Degree
2 34 (11.33%) Security Cleared
3 23 (7.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.33%) CCA
5 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.33%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.00%) QA
2 3 (1.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (1.00%) GCP
3 2 (0.67%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.67%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) COBIT
4 1 (0.33%) DICOM
4 1 (0.33%) BS25999
System Software
1 17 (5.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (0.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (17.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.67%) Oracle
3 12 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (3.67%) Adobe
5 4 (1.33%) VMware
6 2 (0.67%) SAP
7 1 (0.33%) Cisco
7 1 (0.33%) IBM
7 1 (0.33%) HP
7 1 (0.33%) Dell
7 1 (0.33%) EMC
7 1 (0.33%) CA
7 1 (0.33%) Lotus
7 1 (0.33%) Google
7 1 (0.33%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.33%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.33%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.33%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.33%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.33%) BT
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