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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 437 422 463
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +41
Contract jobs requiring an Author 149 134 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.28% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.31% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 71 37
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£325 £280 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.91% -13.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £389 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £294 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.54% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 7
Average hourly rate £29.00 £23.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.40% -2.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £36.40 £36.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £23.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+26.08% -4.16%
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
45871 43665 41633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.00% 92.63% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29750 26814 23992
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1886 1936 2443
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 December 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
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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 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 +38 79 £325 +17.96% 4
South East -13 32 £305 +18.32% 4
East Midlands +9 13 £350 +29.62%
East of England -14 11 £400 +33.33% 3
South West -35 4 £225 -31.81% 1
North West -15 3 £260 +5.31%
Yorkshire -13 2 £268 -10.23% 1
West Midlands -13 1 £225 -15.09% 1
Author
UK

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 56 (20.00%) MS Office
2 50 (17.86%) XML
3 48 (17.14%) MS Visio
4 42 (15.00%) Finance
5 40 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 38 (13.57%) Microsoft
7 37 (13.21%) ITIL
8 36 (12.86%) Adobe
9 35 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 33 (11.79%) FrameMaker
11 28 (10.00%) Degree
12 27 (9.64%) Oracle
12 27 (9.64%) Publishing
12 27 (9.64%) Banking
13 25 (8.93%) Java
14 24 (8.57%) Perl
14 24 (8.57%) .NET
14 24 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
15 23 (8.21%) C#
15 23 (8.21%) SQL
16 21 (7.50%) Software Engineering
17 20 (7.14%) Telecoms
17 20 (7.14%) Security Cleared
18 19 (6.79%) Manufacturing
19 18 (6.43%) Windows
19 18 (6.43%) UML
19 18 (6.43%) OO
19 18 (6.43%) Disaster Recovery
19 18 (6.43%) Adobe Illustrator
19 18 (6.43%) QA

Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 40 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.57%) Confluence
3 8 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (2.86%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.14%) SAS
5 4 (1.43%) CMS
6 1 (0.36%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.36%) Captiva
6 1 (0.36%) IIS
Applications
1 56 (20.00%) MS Office
2 48 (17.14%) MS Visio
3 35 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 33 (11.79%) FrameMaker
5 24 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 18 (6.43%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (3.93%) Photoshop
8 10 (3.57%) Acrobat
9 9 (3.21%) PaintShop Pro
9 9 (3.21%) Adobe Captivate
10 4 (1.43%) RoboHelp
11 3 (1.07%) Fireworks
11 3 (1.07%) CorelDRAW
11 3 (1.07%) InDesign
12 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (4.64%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.07%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.36%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.64%) HTTP
2 6 (2.14%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (1.79%) IMAP
4 4 (1.43%) Internet
5 3 (1.07%) VPN
5 3 (1.07%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.71%) 3G
6 2 (0.71%) Firewall
6 2 (0.71%) 2G
6 2 (0.71%) LTE
6 2 (0.71%) LAN
6 2 (0.71%) WAN
6 2 (0.71%) 4G
7 1 (0.36%) NAS
7 1 (0.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.43%) MS Access
2 4 (1.43%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.71%) MySQL
3 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.36%) QlikView
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 13 (4.64%) Ant
3 6 (2.14%) JIRA
4 3 (1.07%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (15.00%) Finance
2 27 (9.64%) Publishing
2 27 (9.64%) Banking
3 20 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 19 (6.79%) Manufacturing
5 17 (6.07%) Automotive
6 7 (2.50%) Back Office
6 7 (2.50%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.14%) Law
7 6 (2.14%) Legal
7 6 (2.14%) Marketing
8 4 (1.43%) Private Banking
8 4 (1.43%) Advertising
9 2 (0.71%) Electronics
9 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.36%) Games
10 1 (0.36%) Military
10 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (17.86%) XML
2 24 (8.57%) .NET
3 17 (6.07%) HTML
4 16 (5.71%) .NET Framework
5 15 (5.36%) REST
6 13 (4.64%) JSON
6 13 (4.64%) Web Services
6 13 (4.64%) Oracle Fusion
7 11 (3.93%) XSLT
8 8 (2.86%) CSS
9 6 (2.14%) Sphinx
10 3 (1.07%) Flash
11 2 (0.71%) XML Schema
11 2 (0.71%) XML Messaging
11 2 (0.71%) WinForms
11 2 (0.71%) JSP
11 2 (0.71%) SOAP
11 2 (0.71%) WPF
11 2 (0.71%) jQuery
12 1 (0.36%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.71%) E-Learning
2 14 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.86%) Video Editing
4 7 (2.50%) Learning Management System
4 7 (2.50%) Open Source
5 6 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.14%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.79%) NHS
6 5 (1.79%) Copywriting
6 5 (1.79%) Wiki
7 4 (1.43%) Graphic Design
7 4 (1.43%) User Experience
7 4 (1.43%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.07%) SCORM
8 3 (1.07%) e-Health
9 2 (0.71%) DTV
9 2 (0.71%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.36%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.36%) Derivative
10 1 (0.36%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.43%) Windows
2 8 (2.86%) UNIX
2 8 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (1.43%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.07%) Linux
5 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.71%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (13.21%) ITIL
2 21 (7.50%) Software Engineering
3 18 (6.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 18 (6.43%) UML
3 18 (6.43%) OO
4 17 (6.07%) Service Delivery
5 15 (5.36%) Data Modelling
5 15 (5.36%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (4.29%) Service Management
6 12 (4.29%) Content Management
7 10 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (2.50%) Project Management
9 6 (2.14%) Change Management
9 6 (2.14%) Problem Management
10 5 (1.79%) Change Control
10 5 (1.79%) People Management
10 5 (1.79%) Risk Management
10 5 (1.79%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (1.43%) Wealth Management
11 4 (1.43%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.93%) Java
2 24 (8.57%) Perl
3 23 (8.21%) SQL
3 23 (8.21%) C#
4 13 (4.64%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.14%) Python
5 6 (2.14%) Ruby
5 6 (2.14%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.43%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.07%) ActionScript
7 3 (1.07%) ActionScript 2.0
7 3 (1.07%) PHP
8 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.71%) C++
9 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (10.00%) Degree
2 20 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 16 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.43%) QA
2 5 (1.79%) Solvency II
3 4 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) COBIT
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.36%) BS7799
System Software
1 7 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.07%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 38 (13.57%) Microsoft
2 36 (12.86%) Adobe
3 27 (9.64%) Oracle
4 17 (6.07%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (3.57%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.43%) ServiceNow
6 4 (1.43%) Fujitsu
7 3 (1.07%) SolidWorks
7 3 (1.07%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.07%) CA
8 2 (0.71%) Apple
8 2 (0.71%) SAP
8 2 (0.71%) Cisco
9 1 (0.36%) Quark
9 1 (0.36%) Juniper
9 1 (0.36%) FatWire
9 1 (0.36%) Google
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