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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 472 471 420
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -51
Contract jobs requiring an Author 116 112 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.22% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.24% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 77 75
Average daily rate
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£345 £375 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £425 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 11
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.12% -57.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +18.18%
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
49918 47231 45321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.31% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32491 29236 27556
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £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 1858 1876 1985
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -32 39 £350 -6.66% 4
South East -6 25 £370 +48.00% 11
East of England +5 21 £325 -18.75% 4
Yorkshire -20 11 £340 -
North West -23 8 £160 -45.29%
North East -29 5 £283 -13.07%
South West +1 3 £300 +15.38%
West Midlands - 3 £250 - 2
East Midlands -8 1 - - 1
Author
UK

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 60 (22.64%) HTML
2 50 (18.87%) MS Office
3 49 (18.49%) Finance
4 45 (16.98%) Microsoft
5 43 (16.23%) MS Visio
5 43 (16.23%) MS Excel
6 41 (15.47%) XML
7 31 (11.70%) Java
8 30 (11.32%) Security Cleared
9 28 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (10.57%) Telecoms
10 27 (10.19%) MS PowerPoint
11 25 (9.43%) CSS
12 23 (8.68%) Content Management
13 21 (7.92%) Degree
14 20 (7.55%) Wiki
14 20 (7.55%) Windows
15 19 (7.17%) SharePoint
15 19 (7.17%) Acrobat
16 18 (6.79%) UNIX
16 18 (6.79%) SC Cleared
17 17 (6.42%) Project Management
18 16 (6.04%) Service Management
18 16 (6.04%) Scrum
18 16 (6.04%) Windows Server 2008
19 15 (5.66%) ITIL
20 14 (5.28%) Adobe
20 14 (5.28%) SDLC
20 14 (5.28%) Graphic Design
21 13 (4.91%) User Experience

Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 19 (7.17%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.53%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (3.02%) Confluence
4 6 (2.26%) CMS
4 6 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.75%) Drupal
5 2 (0.75%) Moodle
5 2 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.38%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.38%) Documentum
6 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 50 (18.87%) MS Office
2 43 (16.23%) MS Excel
2 43 (16.23%) MS Visio
3 27 (10.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (7.17%) Acrobat
5 13 (4.91%) RoboHelp
5 13 (4.91%) FrameMaker
6 12 (4.53%) PaintShop Pro
7 5 (1.89%) Doxygen
8 4 (1.51%) Photoshop
9 3 (1.13%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.75%) XMetaL
10 2 (0.75%) Maya
11 1 (0.38%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Summit
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (0.38%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.64%) VoIP
2 5 (1.89%) LDAP
2 5 (1.89%) DNS
3 4 (1.51%) LAN
3 4 (1.51%) WAN
4 3 (1.13%) WebEx
5 1 (0.38%) HTTP
5 1 (0.38%) SMS
5 1 (0.38%) Broadband
5 1 (0.38%) 3G
5 1 (0.38%) SSH
5 1 (0.38%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.38%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.38%) Big Data
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.26%) JIRA
2 5 (1.89%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.51%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (18.49%) Finance
2 28 (10.57%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.40%) Retail
4 8 (3.02%) Electronics
5 7 (2.64%) Banking
6 6 (2.26%) Publishing
7 5 (1.89%) Games
8 4 (1.51%) Marketing
9 3 (1.13%) Interactive Media
9 3 (1.13%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.38%) Billing
11 1 (0.38%) Military
11 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.38%) Legal
11 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (22.64%) HTML
2 41 (15.47%) XML
3 25 (9.43%) CSS
4 10 (3.77%) JMS
5 5 (1.89%) .NET
6 3 (1.13%) Web Services
6 3 (1.13%) Velocity
6 3 (1.13%) RESTful
7 2 (0.75%) XSLT
7 2 (0.75%) Middleware
7 2 (0.75%) SGML
8 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.38%) JSON
8 1 (0.38%) JSP
8 1 (0.38%) HTML5
8 1 (0.38%) REST
8 1 (0.38%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.38%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.55%) Wiki
2 14 (5.28%) Graphic Design
3 13 (4.91%) User Experience
4 11 (4.15%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.77%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.26%) Derivative
8 5 (1.89%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (1.89%) GIS
9 4 (1.51%) NHS
9 4 (1.51%) E-Learning
10 3 (1.13%) SCORM
10 3 (1.13%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.13%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.13%) Blog
10 3 (1.13%) Learning Management System
10 3 (1.13%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.75%) Social Media
11 2 (0.75%) PACS
11 2 (0.75%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.55%) Windows
2 18 (6.79%) UNIX
3 16 (6.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (4.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.64%) Linux
6 4 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.13%) VME
8 1 (0.38%) Android
8 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (8.68%) Content Management
3 17 (6.42%) Project Management
4 16 (6.04%) Service Management
4 16 (6.04%) Scrum
5 15 (5.66%) ITIL
6 14 (5.28%) SDLC
7 10 (3.77%) Software Engineering
8 9 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (3.02%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (2.64%) OO
10 7 (2.64%) E-Commerce
11 6 (2.26%) ITSM
11 6 (2.26%) Performance Improvement
12 5 (1.89%) 3D Programming
12 5 (1.89%) Service Delivery
12 5 (1.89%) Business Continuity
13 4 (1.51%) Data Management
13 4 (1.51%) Change Management
13 4 (1.51%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.70%) Java
2 7 (2.64%) C#
2 7 (2.64%) C++
3 6 (2.26%) C
4 3 (1.13%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.75%) Python
6 1 (0.38%) Scala
6 1 (0.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 21 (7.92%) Degree
3 18 (6.79%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.38%) ISACA
5 1 (0.38%) CCIE
5 1 (0.38%) CCDP
5 1 (0.38%) CCA
5 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.89%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) DICOM
2 2 (0.75%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.75%) SLA
2 2 (0.75%) ISO 14001
2 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.38%) COBIT
3 1 (0.38%) BS25999
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.38%) GCP
System Software
1 13 (4.91%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.38%) vSphere
3 1 (0.38%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (0.38%) SCCM
1 1 (0.38%) Oozie
Vendors
1 45 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.28%) Adobe
3 4 (1.51%) Oracle
3 4 (1.51%) VMware
4 2 (0.75%) Cisco
5 1 (0.38%) IBM
5 1 (0.38%) SAP
5 1 (0.38%) Google
5 1 (0.38%) ArcSight
5 1 (0.38%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.38%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (0.38%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.38%) HP
5 1 (0.38%) Dell
5 1 (0.38%) EMC
5 1 (0.38%) Citrix
5 1 (0.38%) CA
5 1 (0.38%) Lotus
5 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.38%) BT
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