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 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 423 466 399
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -67
Contract jobs requiring an Author 150 97 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.22% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 47 52
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£325 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £381 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £248 £275
% change year-on-year
+31.31% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £20.40 £22.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £34.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £23.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -35.21%
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
44947 43726 38873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27712 26658 22838
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 1792 1874 2060
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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 +28 64 £325 +6.12% 8
South East -18 42 £325 +37.56% 8
East of England +4 12 £290 +45.00% 6
Yorkshire -11 9 £320 -1.53% 3
East Midlands 0 8 £294 -
West Midlands - 7 £285 -
North West -15 4 £315 -16.00% 2
South West -5 1 £325 -10.34% 2
Author
UK

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 78 (26.35%) MS Office
2 74 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 66 (22.30%) MS Excel
4 63 (21.28%) Microsoft
4 63 (21.28%) XML
5 43 (14.53%) ITIL
5 43 (14.53%) Degree
6 42 (14.19%) Java
6 42 (14.19%) FrameMaker
7 41 (13.85%) MS PowerPoint
8 40 (13.51%) UML
9 38 (12.84%) Finance
10 37 (12.50%) OO
10 37 (12.50%) C#
10 37 (12.50%) .NET
11 36 (12.16%) Data Modelling
12 34 (11.49%) Oracle
12 34 (11.49%) Disaster Recovery
13 30 (10.14%) SQL Server
14 29 (9.80%) Service Delivery
14 29 (9.80%) Enterprise Architecture
14 29 (9.80%) Security Cleared
15 28 (9.46%) Software Engineering
15 28 (9.46%) Banking
15 28 (9.46%) REST
16 27 (9.12%) Computer Science
17 26 (8.78%) JSON
17 26 (8.78%) .NET Framework
17 26 (8.78%) Salesforce.com
17 26 (8.78%) Agile Software Development

Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 21 (7.09%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.08%) MS Exchange
2 18 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.03%) Confluence
3 6 (2.03%) CMS
4 4 (1.35%) SAS
5 1 (0.34%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.34%) IIS
Applications
1 78 (26.35%) MS Office
2 74 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 66 (22.30%) MS Excel
4 42 (14.19%) FrameMaker
5 41 (13.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 14 (4.73%) PaintShop Pro
7 13 (4.39%) RoboHelp
7 13 (4.39%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (4.05%) Acrobat
9 5 (1.69%) Adobe Captivate
10 4 (1.35%) Photoshop
11 3 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.68%) Doxygen
12 2 (0.68%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.34%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 19 (6.42%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.68%) SaaS
2 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.78%) HTTP
2 6 (2.03%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (1.01%) LDAP
3 3 (1.01%) DNS
4 2 (0.68%) Internet
4 2 (0.68%) 3G
4 2 (0.68%) Firewall
4 2 (0.68%) 2G
4 2 (0.68%) IMAP
4 2 (0.68%) 4G
5 1 (0.34%) LAN
5 1 (0.34%) WAN
5 1 (0.34%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.68%) MySQL
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.34%) QlikView
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.34%) Big Data
3 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.34%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 26 (8.78%) Visual Studio
2 10 (3.38%) Ant
3 3 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.68%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 38 (12.84%) Finance
2 28 (9.46%) Banking
3 17 (5.74%) Publishing
3 17 (5.74%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.73%) Automotive
5 12 (4.05%) Electronics
5 12 (4.05%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.38%) Back Office
7 5 (1.69%) Advertising
8 4 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.01%) Games
9 3 (1.01%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.68%) Retail
10 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.68%) Law
10 2 (0.68%) Marketing
11 1 (0.34%) German Language
11 1 (0.34%) Legal
11 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (21.28%) XML
2 37 (12.50%) .NET
3 28 (9.46%) REST
4 26 (8.78%) HTML
4 26 (8.78%) Web Services
4 26 (8.78%) .NET Framework
4 26 (8.78%) JSON
5 19 (6.42%) Oracle Fusion
6 9 (3.04%) JMS
7 8 (2.70%) CSS
8 7 (2.36%) Sphinx
9 4 (1.35%) JSP
10 2 (0.68%) SOAP
10 2 (0.68%) jQuery
10 2 (0.68%) XML Schema
10 2 (0.68%) Flash
10 2 (0.68%) XML Messaging
11 1 (0.34%) SGML
11 1 (0.34%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.12%) Computer Science
2 10 (3.38%) User Experience
3 9 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.04%) E-Learning
4 8 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.70%) Wiki
4 8 (2.70%) Open Source
5 7 (2.36%) NHS
6 6 (2.03%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.69%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.35%) Copywriting
8 4 (1.35%) Graphic Design
9 3 (1.01%) e-Health
9 3 (1.01%) Derivative
9 3 (1.01%) Video Editing
9 3 (1.01%) Learning Management System
9 3 (1.01%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.68%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.68%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.68%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.45%) Windows
2 19 (6.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (6.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (4.73%) UNIX
5 3 (1.01%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.68%) Android
6 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.68%) Linux
6 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.34%) VME
7 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (14.53%) ITIL
2 40 (13.51%) UML
3 37 (12.50%) OO
4 36 (12.16%) Data Modelling
5 34 (11.49%) Disaster Recovery
6 29 (9.80%) Service Delivery
6 29 (9.80%) Enterprise Architecture
7 28 (9.46%) Software Engineering
8 26 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (7.43%) Content Management
10 15 (5.07%) Service Management
11 10 (3.38%) ITSM
11 10 (3.38%) Scrum
12 9 (3.04%) Project Management
13 6 (2.03%) Change Management
13 6 (2.03%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (1.69%) Validation
14 5 (1.69%) Technical Architecture
14 5 (1.69%) Change Control
14 5 (1.69%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (14.19%) Java
2 37 (12.50%) C#
3 11 (3.72%) SQL
4 10 (3.38%) Perl
4 10 (3.38%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.36%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.03%) C++
7 3 (1.01%) PHP
8 2 (0.68%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (0.68%) ActionScript
8 2 (0.68%) Python
8 2 (0.68%) C
9 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (14.53%) Degree
2 29 (9.80%) Security Cleared
3 25 (8.45%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.01%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.04%) QA
2 3 (1.01%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.01%) Solvency II
2 3 (1.01%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (1.01%) GCP
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.34%) COBIT
3 1 (0.34%) DICOM
System Software
1 13 (4.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.01%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 63 (21.28%) Microsoft
2 34 (11.49%) Oracle
3 26 (8.78%) Salesforce.com
4 22 (7.43%) Adobe
5 5 (1.69%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.69%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.01%) CA
7 2 (0.68%) Apple
7 2 (0.68%) SAP
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco
8 1 (0.34%) Juniper
8 1 (0.34%) Quark
8 1 (0.34%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.34%) Google
8 1 (0.34%) Sitecore
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