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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 446 419 443
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +24
Contract jobs requiring an Author 138 136 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.31% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 78 63
Average daily rate
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£348 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.36% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £278 £275
% change year-on-year
+17.11% +0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 8
Average hourly rate £22.00 £37.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.33% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +10.09%
Author
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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
47746 44025 48327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.48% 92.73% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 29880 27106 27634
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1892 1878 2452
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +19 72 £349 +26.81% 5
South East -10 19 £260 -11.48% 4
East of England -17 17 £425 - 7
North East - 10 £325 -
East Midlands +6 8 £238 -8.65% 2
North West -19 4 £380 +52.00% 1
South West -35 4 £260 +79.31% 2
Yorkshire -2 3 £210 -22.65% 2
West Midlands -24 1 £325 - 1
Author
UK

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (19.75%) XML
2 40 (16.81%) Finance
3 33 (13.87%) MS Office
4 30 (12.61%) Publishing
5 29 (12.18%) Microsoft
6 28 (11.76%) MS Visio
7 25 (10.50%) SharePoint
8 22 (9.24%) MS Excel
8 22 (9.24%) Adobe
9 21 (8.82%) Perl
9 21 (8.82%) .NET
9 21 (8.82%) FrameMaker
9 21 (8.82%) Banking
10 20 (8.40%) Java
10 20 (8.40%) ITIL
11 19 (7.98%) HTML
12 18 (7.56%) Oracle
13 17 (7.14%) Degree
14 15 (6.30%) MS PowerPoint
15 14 (5.88%) QA
15 14 (5.88%) UML
15 14 (5.88%) E-Learning
16 13 (5.46%) Adobe Illustrator
16 13 (5.46%) XSLT
17 12 (5.04%) Investment Banking
17 12 (5.04%) Software Engineering
17 12 (5.04%) SQL Server
17 12 (5.04%) SQL
17 12 (5.04%) Manufacturing
18 11 (4.62%) FpML

Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 25 (10.50%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.36%) Confluence
3 2 (0.84%) CMS
3 2 (0.84%) SAS
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.42%) Captiva
Applications
1 33 (13.87%) MS Office
2 28 (11.76%) MS Visio
3 22 (9.24%) MS Excel
4 21 (8.82%) FrameMaker
5 15 (6.30%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (5.46%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (3.78%) Photoshop
7 9 (3.78%) RoboHelp
8 7 (2.94%) CorelDRAW
8 7 (2.94%) Adobe Captivate
9 4 (1.68%) Acrobat
10 3 (1.26%) InDesign
11 2 (0.84%) PaintShop Pro
11 2 (0.84%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.84%) MS Project
12 1 (0.42%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.42%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.20%) HTTP
2 4 (1.68%) Internet
3 3 (1.26%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.26%) VPN
3 3 (1.26%) IMAP
4 2 (0.84%) LTE
5 1 (0.42%) SAN
5 1 (0.42%) LAN
5 1 (0.42%) WAN
5 1 (0.42%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.68%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.68%) MS Access
3 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.42%) Big Data
3 1 (0.42%) QlikView
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (3.78%) JIRA
2 8 (3.36%) Ant
3 6 (2.52%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.84%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (16.81%) Finance
2 30 (12.61%) Publishing
3 21 (8.82%) Banking
4 12 (5.04%) Investment Banking
4 12 (5.04%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.94%) Front Office
6 7 (2.94%) Automotive
7 6 (2.52%) Marketing
7 6 (2.52%) Law
7 6 (2.52%) Legal
7 6 (2.52%) Electronics
8 4 (1.68%) Private Banking
9 3 (1.26%) Back Office
10 2 (0.84%) Retail
10 2 (0.84%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.84%) Military
11 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (19.75%) XML
2 21 (8.82%) .NET
3 19 (7.98%) HTML
4 13 (5.46%) XSLT
5 11 (4.62%) FpML
5 11 (4.62%) Web Services
6 10 (4.20%) .NET Framework
7 9 (3.78%) XML Schema
8 7 (2.94%) CSS
8 7 (2.94%) FIXML
9 6 (2.52%) Sphinx
10 5 (2.10%) REST
10 5 (2.10%) JSON
11 2 (0.84%) WPF
11 2 (0.84%) WinForms
11 2 (0.84%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.84%) Flash
11 2 (0.84%) XHTML
12 1 (0.42%) SGML
12 1 (0.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.88%) E-Learning
2 9 (3.78%) Derivative
3 8 (3.36%) Learning Management System
4 7 (2.94%) Credit Derivative
4 7 (2.94%) Video Editing
5 5 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.10%) Graphic Design
6 4 (1.68%) Copywriting
6 4 (1.68%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.68%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.68%) NHS
7 3 (1.26%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.26%) Open Source
8 2 (0.84%) Wiki
8 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.84%) DTV
8 2 (0.84%) SCORM
8 2 (0.84%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.42%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.42%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.36%) Windows
2 4 (1.68%) Linux
3 2 (0.84%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.84%) UNIX
4 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (8.40%) ITIL
2 14 (5.88%) UML
3 12 (5.04%) Software Engineering
4 11 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (3.36%) E-Commerce
6 7 (2.94%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (2.52%) Service Management
7 6 (2.52%) Data Modelling
8 5 (2.10%) OO
8 5 (2.10%) Project Management
8 5 (2.10%) Content Management
9 4 (1.68%) Wealth Management
9 4 (1.68%) Business Analysis
9 4 (1.68%) eTOM
9 4 (1.68%) ITIL V3
9 4 (1.68%) Migration
9 4 (1.68%) Information Security
9 4 (1.68%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (1.26%) Risk Management
10 3 (1.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.82%) Perl
2 20 (8.40%) Java
3 12 (5.04%) SQL
4 11 (4.62%) C#
4 11 (4.62%) Python
4 11 (4.62%) Ruby
5 9 (3.78%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.26%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.84%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (0.84%) ActionScript
7 2 (0.84%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.42%) VBScript
8 1 (0.42%) VB
8 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (7.14%) Degree
2 11 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.68%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.84%) MCT
4 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.42%) CISSP
5 1 (0.42%) CISM
5 1 (0.42%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.88%) QA
2 7 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.84%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.42%) BS7799
4 1 (0.42%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 29 (12.18%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.24%) Adobe
3 18 (7.56%) Oracle
4 10 (4.20%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.10%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.68%) Fujitsu
7 3 (1.26%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.26%) SolidWorks
8 2 (0.84%) SAP
9 1 (0.42%) McAfee
9 1 (0.42%) Cisco
9 1 (0.42%) Nortel
9 1 (0.42%) FatWire
9 1 (0.42%) Aruba
9 1 (0.42%) Ciena
9 1 (0.42%) NetScout
9 1 (0.42%) Blue Coat
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