The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Author featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Author
Rank 545 504 510
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Author 88 131 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.26% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 75 70
Median daily rate £325 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £244 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £412 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.77% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Median hourly rate £31.59 £32.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.80% +103.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +25.00%
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
47944 50257 47513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.77% 94.85% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 31596 32555 29259
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 1901 1913
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.28 £16.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.59% +4.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Author
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Author in the job title.

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 24 August 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
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Author within the England region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -8 31 £375 +15.38% 7
Yorkshire -1 12 £263 -22.79% 3
East of England 0 10 £265 -18.46% 6
East Midlands +6 9 - -
South East -1 9 £288 -18.14% 8
North West +17 7 £288 +79.68%
South West +6 7 £325 -10.34%
West Midlands -33 3 £225 -10.00%
Author
UK

Author Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, Author contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Author in the job title.

1 30 (15.54%) Finance
2 26 (13.47%) Microsoft
3 25 (12.95%) XML
4 18 (9.33%) .NET
4 18 (9.33%) MS Visio
5 17 (8.81%) Java
5 17 (8.81%) JavaScript
5 17 (8.81%) MS Excel
5 17 (8.81%) Security Cleared
6 16 (8.29%) SharePoint
6 16 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (8.29%) FrameMaker
7 15 (7.77%) C#
7 15 (7.77%) Degree
8 14 (7.25%) MS PowerPoint
8 14 (7.25%) MS Office
8 14 (7.25%) Web Services
9 13 (6.74%) OO
9 13 (6.74%) JSON
9 13 (6.74%) Computer Science
10 12 (6.22%) Time Management
10 12 (6.22%) SC Cleared
10 12 (6.22%) Adobe
11 11 (5.70%) SQL Server
11 11 (5.70%) Banking
12 10 (5.18%) HTML
12 10 (5.18%) HTTP
12 10 (5.18%) REST
13 9 (4.66%) Data Centre
13 9 (4.66%) .NET Framework

Author Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (8.29%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.59%) CMS
3 4 (2.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (2.07%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.55%) Confluence
5 2 (1.04%) Apache
5 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.04%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (9.33%) MS Visio
2 17 (8.81%) MS Excel
3 16 (8.29%) FrameMaker
4 14 (7.25%) MS Office
4 14 (7.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (4.15%) Acrobat
6 4 (2.07%) Photoshop
7 2 (1.04%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (1.04%) Fireworks
7 2 (1.04%) MS Project
7 2 (1.04%) PaintShop Pro
7 2 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.04%) PaaS
2 2 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.18%) HTTP
2 4 (2.07%) LAN
2 4 (2.07%) WAN
3 2 (1.04%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.04%) VLAN
4 1 (0.52%) 2G
4 1 (0.52%) 3G
4 1 (0.52%) Firewall
4 1 (0.52%) Internet
4 1 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.52%) LTE
4 1 (0.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.04%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.04%) MySQL
2 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.52%) Big Data
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (4.66%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.04%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.04%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.52%) Build Forge
3 1 (0.52%) JIRA
General
1 30 (15.54%) Finance
2 11 (5.70%) Banking
3 9 (4.66%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.15%) Publishing
5 7 (3.63%) Electronics
6 6 (3.11%) Marketing
7 4 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.55%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.04%) Automotive
10 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.52%) Billing
10 1 (0.52%) Games
10 1 (0.52%) iGaming
10 1 (0.52%) Legal
10 1 (0.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.95%) XML
2 18 (9.33%) .NET
3 14 (7.25%) Web Services
4 13 (6.74%) JSON
5 10 (5.18%) HTML
5 10 (5.18%) REST
6 9 (4.66%) .NET Framework
7 7 (3.63%) CSS
8 4 (2.07%) HTML5
8 4 (2.07%) Middleware
9 2 (1.04%) Node.js
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.52%) XSL
10 1 (0.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.74%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.66%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.63%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.11%) NHS
5 5 (2.59%) User Experience
6 4 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.07%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.07%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.04%) Derivative
7 2 (1.04%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.04%) SCORM
8 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.52%) EMV
8 1 (0.52%) FMCG
8 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.11%) Windows
2 5 (2.59%) Unix
3 2 (1.04%) Linux
3 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (6.74%) OO
3 12 (6.22%) Time Management
4 9 (4.66%) Data Modelling
4 9 (4.66%) Software Engineering
4 9 (4.66%) UML
5 8 (4.15%) Content Management
5 8 (4.15%) Document Management
5 8 (4.15%) ITIL
6 7 (3.63%) Information Architecture
6 7 (3.63%) Patch Management
7 6 (3.11%) Project Management
8 5 (2.59%) DevOps
8 5 (2.59%) Web Design
8 5 (2.59%) Web Development
9 4 (2.07%) Analytics
9 4 (2.07%) Enterprise Data Management
9 4 (2.07%) Information Assurance
9 4 (2.07%) Process Architecture
9 4 (2.07%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.81%) Java
1 17 (8.81%) JavaScript
2 15 (7.77%) C#
3 7 (3.63%) PHP
4 4 (2.07%) SQL
5 3 (1.55%) C++
6 2 (1.04%) Python
6 2 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (8.81%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.77%) Degree
3 12 (6.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.52%) CISA
4 1 (0.52%) CISM
4 1 (0.52%) CISSP
4 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.52%) GIAC
4 1 (0.52%) HNC
4 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.07%) GCP
2 4 (2.07%) QA
3 3 (1.55%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.52%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.52%) ISO27002
System Software
1 5 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.04%) Firmware
2 2 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.52%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (13.47%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.22%) Adobe
3 7 (3.63%) Oracle
4 5 (2.59%) Altiris
4 5 (2.59%) Forcepoint
4 5 (2.59%) Kaspersky
4 5 (2.59%) SolarWinds
4 5 (2.59%) Sophos
5 4 (2.07%) VMware
6 3 (1.55%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.04%) Capita
7 2 (1.04%) Citrix
8 1 (0.52%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.52%) SAP
8 1 (0.52%) Splunk
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Rate: negotiable
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