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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 419 470 409
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -61
Contract jobs requiring an Author 154 100 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.21% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.23% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 52 55
Average daily rate
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£306 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £414 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £260
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +22.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -20.00%
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
45619 44406 38688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.37% 92.57% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 28722 27970 22842
Average daily rate £400 £397 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £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 1788 1844 1977
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +24 66 £285 -13.96% 6
South East +1 30 £325 - 8
South West +20 19 £354 -2.41% 1
East of England +1 15 £375 +46.34% 6
West Midlands -2 9 £285 -
North East -8 4 £425 - 1
Yorkshire -16 4 £275 - 3
North West -25 3 £295 -5.60% 1
East Midlands - 3 £294 -
Author
UK

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 75 (25.25%) MS Visio
2 70 (23.57%) MS Excel
3 67 (22.56%) MS Office
4 65 (21.89%) XML
5 58 (19.53%) Microsoft
6 55 (18.52%) HTML
7 52 (17.51%) Java
8 51 (17.17%) MS PowerPoint
9 44 (14.81%) Degree
10 38 (12.79%) Finance
11 35 (11.78%) UML
12 34 (11.45%) Security Cleared
13 32 (10.77%) OO
14 31 (10.44%) ITIL
14 31 (10.44%) C#
14 31 (10.44%) .NET
14 31 (10.44%) Agile Software Development
14 31 (10.44%) Disaster Recovery
15 30 (10.10%) FrameMaker
15 30 (10.10%) Data Modelling
16 28 (9.43%) Oracle
16 28 (9.43%) Software Engineering
16 28 (9.43%) Content Management
17 27 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
18 26 (8.75%) Service Delivery
19 25 (8.42%) SQL Server
19 25 (8.42%) Computer Science
20 23 (7.74%) Windows Server 2008
20 23 (7.74%) Windows
21 22 (7.41%) Web Services

Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (6.73%) MS Exchange
1 20 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (4.38%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.03%) Confluence
4 6 (2.02%) CMS
5 5 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.01%) SAS
7 2 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 75 (25.25%) MS Visio
2 70 (23.57%) MS Excel
3 67 (22.56%) MS Office
4 51 (17.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (10.10%) FrameMaker
6 17 (5.72%) Acrobat
7 14 (4.71%) RoboHelp
7 14 (4.71%) PaintShop Pro
8 5 (1.68%) Doxygen
9 4 (1.35%) Photoshop
10 3 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.67%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.34%) XMetaL
12 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (4.71%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.34%) Summit
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.34%) SaaS
1 1 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (0.34%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.07%) HTTP
2 5 (1.68%) DNS
2 5 (1.68%) LDAP
3 4 (1.35%) LAN
3 4 (1.35%) WAN
4 2 (0.67%) WebEx
4 2 (0.67%) VoIP
5 1 (0.34%) Broadband
5 1 (0.34%) Internet
5 1 (0.34%) SSH
5 1 (0.34%) IMAP
5 1 (0.34%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.01%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.67%) MySQL
3 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.34%) Big Data
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (7.07%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.36%) Ant
3 5 (1.68%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.68%) JIRA
4 4 (1.35%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (12.79%) Finance
2 21 (7.07%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.39%) Electronics
4 15 (5.05%) Banking
5 8 (2.69%) Publishing
6 7 (2.36%) Back Office
7 5 (1.68%) Automotive
7 5 (1.68%) Games
7 5 (1.68%) Marketing
8 4 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.01%) Advertising
9 3 (1.01%) Retail
10 2 (0.67%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.67%) Law
10 2 (0.67%) Legal
11 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.34%) Billing
11 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (21.89%) XML
2 55 (18.52%) HTML
3 31 (10.44%) .NET
4 22 (7.41%) Web Services
5 21 (7.07%) REST
5 21 (7.07%) .NET Framework
5 21 (7.07%) JSON
6 19 (6.40%) CSS
7 14 (4.71%) Oracle Fusion
8 12 (4.04%) JMS
9 7 (2.36%) Sphinx
10 3 (1.01%) RESTful
10 3 (1.01%) JSP
11 2 (0.67%) XSLT
11 2 (0.67%) jQuery
12 1 (0.34%) SailPoint
12 1 (0.34%) Middleware
12 1 (0.34%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.42%) Computer Science
2 21 (7.07%) Wiki
3 16 (5.39%) User Experience
4 12 (4.04%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.69%) Derivative
5 8 (2.69%) Graphic Design
5 8 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.36%) NHS
6 7 (2.36%) E-Learning
7 5 (1.68%) GIS
7 5 (1.68%) 3D Graphics
7 5 (1.68%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.68%) Learning Management System
8 4 (1.35%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.35%) Copywriting
8 4 (1.35%) Video Editing
8 4 (1.35%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.01%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.01%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.74%) Windows
1 23 (7.74%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (6.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (6.40%) UNIX
4 7 (2.36%) Linux
5 3 (1.01%) VME
5 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.67%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.67%) Android
6 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (11.78%) UML
2 32 (10.77%) OO
3 31 (10.44%) ITIL
3 31 (10.44%) Disaster Recovery
3 31 (10.44%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (10.10%) Data Modelling
5 28 (9.43%) Content Management
5 28 (9.43%) Software Engineering
6 27 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
7 26 (8.75%) Service Delivery
8 18 (6.06%) Scrum
8 18 (6.06%) SDLC
9 15 (5.05%) Project Management
10 13 (4.38%) Service Management
11 10 (3.37%) ITSM
11 10 (3.37%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (2.36%) Performance Improvement
12 7 (2.36%) E-Commerce
13 6 (2.02%) Open Source
14 5 (1.68%) 3D Programming
Programming Languages
1 52 (17.51%) Java
2 31 (10.44%) C#
3 9 (3.03%) C++
4 7 (2.36%) Perl
4 7 (2.36%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.02%) C
5 6 (2.02%) SQL
5 6 (2.02%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.01%) Python
7 2 (0.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 44 (14.81%) Degree
2 34 (11.45%) Security Cleared
3 22 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.36%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.34%) ISACA
5 1 (0.34%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.37%) QA
2 3 (1.01%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.01%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (1.01%) GCP
3 2 (0.67%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.67%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) COBIT
4 1 (0.34%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.34%) DICOM
4 1 (0.34%) BS25999
System Software
1 14 (4.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 58 (19.53%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.43%) Oracle
3 21 (7.07%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (4.38%) Adobe
5 3 (1.01%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.67%) SAP
6 2 (0.67%) Apple
7 1 (0.34%) Quark
7 1 (0.34%) IBM
7 1 (0.34%) HP
7 1 (0.34%) Dell
7 1 (0.34%) CA
7 1 (0.34%) Lotus
7 1 (0.34%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.34%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.34%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.34%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.34%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.34%) BT
7 1 (0.34%) TOWER Software
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