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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Author
Rank 486 443 457
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Author 105 139 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.30% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.32% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 104 50
Average daily rate £325 £325 £239
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £400 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £240
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +35.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +16.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-39.28% +40.00%
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
44757 43990 42263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.65% 94.48% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 29198 27793 25435
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1556 1772 1890
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.35 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -32 37 £345 +6.15% 5
South East +6 23 £314 -3.46% 6
North West 0 13 £251 -21.48% 1
West Midlands -5 12 £230 +2.22% 1
South West +9 9 £408 -
East of England -10 4 £400 - 6
East Midlands -11 3 £325 - 1
Yorkshire -19 3 £300 -6.25% 5
North East -22 1 - -
Author
UK

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 45 (20.09%) Security Cleared
2 36 (16.07%) SC Cleared
3 35 (15.63%) MS Visio
4 34 (15.18%) Windows
5 28 (12.50%) Finance
6 26 (11.61%) MS Excel
6 26 (11.61%) MS Exchange
6 26 (11.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (11.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 25 (11.16%) PaintShop Pro
8 23 (10.27%) SDLC
9 22 (9.82%) Unix
10 20 (8.93%) Microsoft
11 18 (8.04%) MS Office
12 17 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (7.59%) User Experience
13 15 (6.70%) Management Information System
13 15 (6.70%) Adobe
14 13 (5.80%) XML
14 13 (5.80%) Banking
15 12 (5.36%) Telecoms
15 12 (5.36%) Publishing
15 12 (5.36%) LAN
15 12 (5.36%) WAN
15 12 (5.36%) RESTful
16 11 (4.91%) RoboHelp
16 11 (4.91%) ITIL
16 11 (4.91%) SQL
16 11 (4.91%) Disaster Recovery

Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 26 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2010
1 26 (11.61%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.57%) SAS
3 7 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.68%) CMS
5 2 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.45%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 35 (15.63%) MS Visio
2 26 (11.61%) MS Excel
3 25 (11.16%) PaintShop Pro
4 18 (8.04%) MS Office
5 11 (4.91%) RoboHelp
6 10 (4.46%) FrameMaker
7 9 (4.02%) Acrobat
8 7 (3.13%) Adobe Captivate
9 5 (2.23%) Photoshop
9 5 (2.23%) XMetaL
10 4 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
11 1 (0.45%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (2.68%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.45%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.89%) PaaS
1 2 (0.89%) SaaS
2 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.36%) LAN
1 12 (5.36%) WAN
2 4 (1.79%) Firewall
3 2 (0.89%) Intranet
3 2 (0.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.57%) Base SAS
2 5 (2.23%) MS Access
3 4 (1.79%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.89%) Big Data
4 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.45%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.45%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (0.45%) DB2
5 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (4.02%) ERwin
2 6 (2.68%) SoapUI
3 5 (2.23%) JIRA
General
1 28 (12.50%) Finance
2 13 (5.80%) Banking
3 12 (5.36%) Publishing
3 12 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.46%) Retail
5 6 (2.68%) Automotive
6 4 (1.79%) Legal
7 2 (0.89%) Games
7 2 (0.89%) Marketing
8 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.80%) XML
2 12 (5.36%) RESTful
3 7 (3.13%) HTML
3 7 (3.13%) Web Services
4 6 (2.68%) JSON
4 6 (2.68%) SOAP
5 4 (1.79%) MEAN Stack
6 2 (0.89%) .NET
6 2 (0.89%) CSS
7 1 (0.45%) Android SDK
7 1 (0.45%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.45%) Kafka
7 1 (0.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.59%) User Experience
2 15 (6.70%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.68%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.68%) Graphic Design
4 5 (2.23%) Credit Risk
5 4 (1.79%) Learning Management System
6 2 (0.89%) Derivative
6 2 (0.89%) e-Learning
6 2 (0.89%) NHS
6 2 (0.89%) Online Games
6 2 (0.89%) SCORM
7 1 (0.45%) AS400
7 1 (0.45%) Economics
7 1 (0.45%) Informatics
7 1 (0.45%) IPTV
7 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.45%) SCADA
7 1 (0.45%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (15.18%) Windows
2 26 (11.61%) Windows Server 2003
2 26 (11.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (9.82%) Unix
4 7 (3.13%) Linux
5 2 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.89%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.45%) Android
6 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (10.27%) SDLC
2 17 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (4.91%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (4.91%) ITIL
4 9 (4.02%) Data Modelling
4 9 (4.02%) Data Protection
4 9 (4.02%) Information Security
5 8 (3.57%) Content Management
5 8 (3.57%) ETL
6 7 (3.13%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (2.68%) Change Management
7 6 (2.68%) CRM
7 6 (2.68%) E-Commerce
7 6 (2.68%) Information Management
7 6 (2.68%) Project Management
7 6 (2.68%) Service Delivery
7 6 (2.68%) Web Application Development
8 5 (2.23%) Coaching
8 5 (2.23%) Information Architecture
8 5 (2.23%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.91%) SQL
2 9 (4.02%) Java
3 8 (3.57%) VBA
4 3 (1.34%) Python
5 2 (0.89%) PHP
6 1 (0.45%) C
6 1 (0.45%) C#
6 1 (0.45%) RPG
6 1 (0.45%) RPG IV
6 1 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 45 (20.09%) Security Cleared
2 36 (16.07%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.02%) Degree
4 6 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.23%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.89%) CCNA
7 1 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.13%) SLA
2 5 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.34%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.34%) QA
4 2 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.45%) COBIT
5 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (4.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.45%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) ArcSight ESM
1 1 (0.45%) Oozie
Vendors
1 20 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.70%) Adobe
3 10 (4.46%) Oracle
4 8 (3.57%) CA
5 7 (3.13%) Informatica
6 5 (2.23%) Cisco
7 4 (1.79%) SAP
8 2 (0.89%) Google
8 2 (0.89%) Mitel
8 2 (0.89%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.89%) Siebel
9 1 (0.45%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.45%) Cognos
9 1 (0.45%) Mercator
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