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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 465 411 445
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +34
Contract jobs requiring an Author 110 150 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.33% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 75 58
Average daily rate
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£375 £275 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £213 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £406 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £260 £250
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 14
Average hourly rate £16.00 £36.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.16% +21.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £28.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.56% -4.16%
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
46443 45266 50025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.82% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 28666 27485 28743
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1833 1984 2511
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.57 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 0 62 £375 +20.00% 13
East of England -26 20 £400 +100.00% 10
South East -33 11 £250 -9.09% 1
North East - 5 £325 - 1
East Midlands +1 4 £275 -1.78% 3
Yorkshire +9 3 - - 2
South West -36 1 £260 +79.31% 5
West Midlands - - - -
Author
UK

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (22.60%) XML
2 39 (18.75%) Finance
3 28 (13.46%) Microsoft
4 26 (12.50%) MS Visio
5 25 (12.02%) MS Office
5 25 (12.02%) HTML
6 22 (10.58%) MS Excel
7 21 (10.10%) SharePoint
8 20 (9.62%) Java
8 20 (9.62%) .NET
9 18 (8.65%) Publishing
9 18 (8.65%) MS PowerPoint
9 18 (8.65%) Security Cleared
10 16 (7.69%) Banking
10 16 (7.69%) FrameMaker
10 16 (7.69%) Perl
11 15 (7.21%) Oracle
12 14 (6.73%) ITIL
12 14 (6.73%) Degree
13 13 (6.25%) UML
13 13 (6.25%) RoboHelp
14 12 (5.77%) Python
14 12 (5.77%) Web Services
14 12 (5.77%) SQL Server
14 12 (5.77%) Marketing
15 11 (5.29%) Investment Banking
15 11 (5.29%) Ruby
15 11 (5.29%) SC Cleared
15 11 (5.29%) JIRA
15 11 (5.29%) Windows

Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 21 (10.10%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.37%) Confluence
3 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.96%) Joomla!
3 2 (0.96%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.96%) SAS
3 2 (0.96%) CMS
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.48%) Captiva
Applications
1 26 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 25 (12.02%) MS Office
3 22 (10.58%) MS Excel
4 18 (8.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (7.69%) FrameMaker
6 13 (6.25%) RoboHelp
7 9 (4.33%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (2.40%) CorelDRAW
9 4 (1.92%) PaintShop Pro
10 3 (1.44%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (1.44%) Fireworks
10 3 (1.44%) MS Project
11 2 (0.96%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.48%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.48%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.96%) SaaS
2 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.81%) HTTP
2 8 (3.85%) Internet
3 7 (3.37%) VPN
3 7 (3.37%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.44%) IMAP
5 2 (0.96%) Intranet
6 1 (0.48%) SAN
6 1 (0.48%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.48%) LAN
6 1 (0.48%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.44%) MS Access
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.48%) QlikView
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.48%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (5.29%) JIRA
2 8 (3.85%) Ant
3 6 (2.88%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.44%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (18.75%) Finance
2 18 (8.65%) Publishing
3 16 (7.69%) Banking
4 12 (5.77%) Marketing
5 11 (5.29%) Investment Banking
6 7 (3.37%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.37%) Front Office
7 6 (2.88%) Electronics
7 6 (2.88%) Retail
8 4 (1.92%) Games
8 4 (1.92%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.96%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.96%) Automotive
9 2 (0.96%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.48%) Military
10 1 (0.48%) Advertising
10 1 (0.48%) Law
10 1 (0.48%) Legal
10 1 (0.48%) Back Office
10 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (22.60%) XML
2 25 (12.02%) HTML
3 20 (9.62%) .NET
4 12 (5.77%) Web Services
5 11 (5.29%) FpML
6 9 (4.33%) XML Schema
6 9 (4.33%) .NET Framework
6 9 (4.33%) CSS
7 8 (3.85%) XSLT
8 7 (3.37%) FIXML
9 5 (2.40%) JSON
9 5 (2.40%) REST
10 3 (1.44%) Flash
11 2 (0.96%) XHTML
11 2 (0.96%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.48%) WPF
12 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (0.48%) WebCenter
12 1 (0.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 1 (0.48%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.81%) E-Learning
2 9 (4.33%) Derivative
3 8 (3.85%) Copywriting
4 7 (3.37%) Credit Derivative
5 5 (2.40%) NHS
6 4 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.92%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.92%) Graphic Design
6 4 (1.92%) Wiki
6 4 (1.92%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.44%) Learning Management System
7 3 (1.44%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.44%) SCORM
8 2 (0.96%) DTV
8 2 (0.96%) GIS
8 2 (0.96%) Video Editing
8 2 (0.96%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.96%) Open Source
9 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.29%) Windows
2 4 (1.92%) Linux
2 4 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.44%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.48%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (6.73%) ITIL
2 13 (6.25%) UML
3 11 (5.29%) E-Commerce
4 7 (3.37%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (2.88%) Data Modelling
5 6 (2.88%) Software Engineering
6 5 (2.40%) OO
7 4 (1.92%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (1.92%) Service Management
7 4 (1.92%) Content Management
7 4 (1.92%) Information Security
8 3 (1.44%) Programme Management
8 3 (1.44%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (1.44%) Workflow
8 3 (1.44%) Security Management
8 3 (1.44%) Project Management
8 3 (1.44%) Migration
8 3 (1.44%) ITIL V3
8 3 (1.44%) Service Continuity Management
9 2 (0.96%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.62%) Java
2 16 (7.69%) Perl
3 12 (5.77%) Python
4 11 (5.29%) Ruby
5 10 (4.81%) C#
6 9 (4.33%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.37%) SQL
8 3 (1.44%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.44%) ActionScript 2.0
8 3 (1.44%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.96%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.48%) VBScript
10 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (8.65%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.73%) Degree
3 11 (5.29%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.44%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.96%) MCT
5 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.48%) CISM
6 1 (0.48%) CISSP
6 1 (0.48%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (2.88%) QA
2 2 (0.96%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.48%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.48%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 28 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.21%) Oracle
3 10 (4.81%) Adobe
4 9 (4.33%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.40%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.92%) Fujitsu
7 3 (1.44%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.96%) SAP
9 1 (0.48%) Cisco
9 1 (0.48%) McAfee
9 1 (0.48%) FatWire
9 1 (0.48%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.48%) NetScout
9 1 (0.48%) Aruba
9 1 (0.48%) Ciena
9 1 (0.48%) Nortel
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