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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 449 477 399
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -78
Contract jobs requiring an Author 146 93 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.19% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.20% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 61 74
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £228 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £430 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £268
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +30.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 13
Average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -26.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -26.76%
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
47663 45698 43174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.58% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30861 28215 25922
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1778 1844 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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 -1 54 £325 -13.33% 6
South East +10 28 £350 +36.58% 5
East of England +5 21 £350 -15.15% 10
South West +11 20 £354 - 1
Yorkshire -15 12 £330 - 4
North West -28 5 £155 -48.33% 2
West Midlands - 5 £285 - 1
East Midlands 0 1 - -
Author
UK

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 64 (20.92%) HTML
1 64 (20.92%) MS Visio
2 56 (18.30%) MS Excel
3 55 (17.97%) MS Office
4 51 (16.67%) XML
5 47 (15.36%) Microsoft
5 47 (15.36%) Finance
6 40 (13.07%) Java
7 36 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
8 34 (11.11%) Security Cleared
9 32 (10.46%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (9.80%) Degree
11 29 (9.48%) Content Management
11 29 (9.48%) Telecoms
12 25 (8.17%) Windows
13 23 (7.52%) CSS
13 23 (7.52%) FrameMaker
14 22 (7.19%) UNIX
14 22 (7.19%) SC Cleared
14 22 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (6.54%) Scrum
16 19 (6.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 19 (6.21%) Wiki
16 19 (6.21%) SDLC
17 18 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
17 18 (5.88%) MS Exchange
18 17 (5.56%) Active Directory
18 17 (5.56%) RoboHelp
19 16 (5.23%) ITIL
19 16 (5.23%) Project Management

Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 18 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (4.25%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.96%) Confluence
3 6 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.31%) CMS
5 2 (0.65%) Drupal
5 2 (0.65%) Moodle
5 2 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 64 (20.92%) MS Visio
2 56 (18.30%) MS Excel
3 55 (17.97%) MS Office
4 36 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (7.52%) FrameMaker
6 17 (5.56%) RoboHelp
7 16 (5.23%) PaintShop Pro
7 16 (5.23%) Acrobat
8 5 (1.63%) Doxygen
9 4 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.65%) Maya
10 2 (0.65%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.33%) XMetaL
11 1 (0.33%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.33%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Summit
1 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 7 (2.29%) VoIP
2 6 (1.96%) HTTP
3 5 (1.63%) DNS
3 5 (1.63%) LDAP
4 4 (1.31%) LAN
4 4 (1.31%) WAN
5 3 (0.98%) WebEx
6 1 (0.33%) SMS
6 1 (0.33%) Broadband
6 1 (0.33%) Internet
6 1 (0.33%) 3G
6 1 (0.33%) SSH
6 1 (0.33%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.98%) 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 6 (1.96%) Visual Studio
1 6 (1.96%) JIRA
2 5 (1.63%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.31%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (15.36%) Finance
2 29 (9.48%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.23%) Electronics
4 8 (2.61%) Retail
5 6 (1.96%) Banking
5 6 (1.96%) Publishing
5 6 (1.96%) Marketing
6 5 (1.63%) Games
6 5 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.98%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.65%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.33%) Automotive
9 1 (0.33%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Billing
9 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (20.92%) HTML
2 51 (16.67%) XML
3 23 (7.52%) CSS
4 15 (4.90%) JMS
5 10 (3.27%) .NET
6 8 (2.61%) Web Services
7 7 (2.29%) Sphinx
8 6 (1.96%) REST
8 6 (1.96%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.96%) JSON
9 3 (0.98%) Velocity
9 3 (0.98%) RESTful
9 3 (0.98%) XSLT
10 2 (0.65%) Middleware
11 1 (0.33%) SGML
11 1 (0.33%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.21%) Wiki
2 14 (4.58%) Graphic Design
3 13 (4.25%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.25%) User Experience
4 11 (3.59%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.61%) Derivative
6 6 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.63%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.63%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.63%) 3D Graphics
7 5 (1.63%) GIS
8 4 (1.31%) NHS
8 4 (1.31%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.98%) SCORM
9 3 (0.98%) PACS
9 3 (0.98%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.98%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.98%) Informatics
9 3 (0.98%) Learning Management System
9 3 (0.98%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.17%) Windows
2 22 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
2 22 (7.19%) UNIX
3 19 (6.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (2.29%) Linux
5 4 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.98%) VME
7 2 (0.65%) Android
7 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (10.46%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (9.48%) Content Management
3 20 (6.54%) Scrum
4 19 (6.21%) SDLC
5 16 (5.23%) ITIL
5 16 (5.23%) Project Management
6 15 (4.90%) Software Engineering
7 14 (4.58%) UML
8 13 (4.25%) Data Modelling
8 13 (4.25%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (3.92%) OO
10 11 (3.59%) Service Management
11 10 (3.27%) Technical Architecture
12 8 (2.61%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (2.61%) Service Delivery
13 7 (2.29%) ITSM
13 7 (2.29%) E-Commerce
13 7 (2.29%) Performance Improvement
14 6 (1.96%) Analytics
14 6 (1.96%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (13.07%) Java
2 12 (3.92%) C#
3 8 (2.61%) C++
4 6 (1.96%) C
5 4 (1.31%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.80%) Degree
3 22 (7.19%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.63%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.33%) ISACA
5 1 (0.33%) CCIE
5 1 (0.33%) CCDP
5 1 (0.33%) CCA
5 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.96%) QA
2 4 (1.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 4 (1.31%) GCP
3 3 (0.98%) DICOM
3 3 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.65%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.33%) SLA
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.33%) COBIT
5 1 (0.33%) BS25999
System Software
1 17 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (0.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (15.36%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.27%) Adobe
3 9 (2.94%) Oracle
4 6 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.31%) VMware
6 2 (0.65%) SAP
6 2 (0.65%) Cisco
7 1 (0.33%) IBM
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%) HP
7 1 (0.33%) Dell
7 1 (0.33%) EMC
7 1 (0.33%) Citrix
7 1 (0.33%) CA
7 1 (0.33%) Lotus
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Posted: 23 hours ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 21 days ago
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Posted: 22 days ago