The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Author in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank 519 452 503
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +51
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 108 146 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.29% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.30% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 83 48
Average daily rate £350 £315 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £410 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +90.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +90.47%
Technical 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
48697 48044 46983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.77% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32114 29627 29164
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1383 1932 1948
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Author in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Author Jobs Demand Trend in England

Technical Author
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Author across the England region.

Technical Author Daily Rate Trend in England

Technical Author
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Author across the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Technical Author Daily Rate Histogram in England

Technical Author
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Author across the England region.

Technical Author Hourly Rate Trend in England

Technical Author
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Author across the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Technical Author Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Technical 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 Technical Author within the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 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 -41 35 £375 +22.44% 2
South East -37 17 £310 -4.61% 6
Yorkshire +15 16 £375 +15.38% 2
East of England +1 12 £375 +29.31% 3
North West +2 10 £275 -12.69% 1
East Midlands +8 8 £350 +19.14%
West Midlands -9 6 £260 -8.77%
South West +10 3 £375 -11.76% 1
North East -35 1 - -
Technical Author
UK

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Technical 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 Technical Author in their job title.

1 39 (17.97%) Security Cleared
2 38 (17.51%) Finance
3 31 (14.29%) MS Visio
4 30 (13.82%) SC Cleared
5 23 (10.60%) MS Excel
6 22 (10.14%) Banking
7 21 (9.68%) Windows
8 20 (9.22%) FrameMaker
9 19 (8.76%) Microsoft
10 18 (8.29%) MS Office
11 16 (7.37%) Oracle
11 16 (7.37%) XML
11 16 (7.37%) MS Exchange
11 16 (7.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2010
11 16 (7.37%) SDLC
12 15 (6.91%) Unix
12 15 (6.91%) PaintShop Pro
13 14 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (6.45%) SharePoint
14 13 (5.99%) LAN
14 13 (5.99%) WAN
14 13 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (5.99%) MS PowerPoint
15 12 (5.53%) SQL
15 12 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (4.61%) User Experience
16 10 (4.61%) ITIL
16 10 (4.61%) ETL

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Technical 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 Technical Author in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2010
1 16 (7.37%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.69%) SAS
4 4 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.38%) CMS
5 3 (1.38%) Confluence
6 2 (0.92%) Apache
6 2 (0.92%) Node.js
7 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 23 (10.60%) MS Excel
3 20 (9.22%) FrameMaker
4 18 (8.29%) MS Office
5 15 (6.91%) PaintShop Pro
6 13 (5.99%) MS PowerPoint
7 9 (4.15%) Acrobat
8 5 (2.30%) RoboHelp
9 3 (1.38%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (1.38%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.92%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.46%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 6 (2.76%) Workday HCM
2 3 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.84%) PaaS
1 4 (1.84%) SaaS
2 3 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.46%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.99%) LAN
1 13 (5.99%) WAN
2 4 (1.84%) Firewall
3 2 (0.92%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.92%) Intranet
3 2 (0.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.69%) Base SAS
2 6 (2.76%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.30%) MS Access
4 2 (0.92%) MySQL
4 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.92%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.15%) ERwin
2 5 (2.30%) JIRA
3 2 (0.92%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.92%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 38 (17.51%) Finance
2 22 (10.14%) Banking
3 8 (3.69%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.76%) Automotive
5 5 (2.30%) Legal
5 5 (2.30%) Publishing
6 3 (1.38%) Games
7 2 (0.92%) Electronics
7 2 (0.92%) Marketing
8 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.46%) iGaming
8 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.37%) XML
2 9 (4.15%) HTML
3 5 (2.30%) RESTful
4 4 (1.84%) .NET
4 4 (1.84%) JSON
4 4 (1.84%) MEAN Stack
5 3 (1.38%) CSS
6 2 (0.92%) SGML
6 2 (0.92%) Web Services
7 1 (0.46%) XSL
7 1 (0.46%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.61%) Management Information System
2 10 (4.61%) User Experience
3 5 (2.30%) Credit Risk
3 5 (2.30%) Graphic Design
4 4 (1.84%) Data Structures
4 4 (1.84%) Derivative
5 3 (1.38%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.38%) SCADA
6 2 (0.92%) Online Games
7 1 (0.46%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.46%) Economics
7 1 (0.46%) EMV
7 1 (0.46%) Informatics
7 1 (0.46%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.68%) Windows
2 16 (7.37%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (6.91%) Unix
4 7 (3.23%) Linux
5 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (7.37%) SDLC
2 14 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (4.61%) ETL
4 10 (4.61%) ITIL
5 9 (4.15%) Data Modelling
6 8 (3.69%) Information Architecture
6 8 (3.69%) Patch Management
7 7 (3.23%) Project Management
7 7 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (2.76%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.30%) Coaching
9 5 (2.30%) Content Management
9 5 (2.30%) Document Management
9 5 (2.30%) Issue Tracking
9 5 (2.30%) Time Management
9 5 (2.30%) Web Design
10 4 (1.84%) E-Commerce
10 4 (1.84%) Open Source
10 4 (1.84%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.53%) SQL
2 9 (4.15%) Java
3 8 (3.69%) VBA
4 4 (1.84%) PHP
5 2 (0.92%) Python
5 2 (0.92%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.46%) C
6 1 (0.46%) C#
Qualifications
1 39 (17.97%) Security Cleared
2 30 (13.82%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.69%) Degree
4 6 (2.76%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.92%) CCNA
5 2 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.92%) QA
2 2 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.92%) SLA
3 1 (0.46%) COBIT
3 1 (0.46%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (0.92%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.46%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 19 (8.76%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.37%) Oracle
3 10 (4.61%) Adobe
4 8 (3.69%) CA
5 7 (3.23%) Informatica
6 6 (2.76%) Altiris
6 6 (2.76%) Forcepoint
6 6 (2.76%) Kaspersky
6 6 (2.76%) SolarWinds
6 6 (2.76%) Sophos
7 5 (2.30%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.38%) VMware
9 2 (0.92%) Google
9 2 (0.92%) SAP
10 1 (0.46%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.46%) Capita
10 1 (0.46%) Cisco
10 1 (0.46%) Citrix
10 1 (0.46%) Mercator
10 1 (0.46%) Quark
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