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 4 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 487 483 417
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -66
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 103 103 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.20% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.22% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 76 73
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£350 £356 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +28.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 10
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.60%
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
49243 46583 44268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.84% 92.15% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32057 28819 26941
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 1828 1854 1961
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.53 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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
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 4 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 -13 38 £350 - 5
South East -13 20 £370 +48.00% 9
East of England +4 19 £350 -12.50% 2
Yorkshire -18 11 £340 -
North West -29 8 £160 -45.29%
West Midlands - 3 £250 - 2
North East -32 2 £283 -13.07%
South West -5 1 - - 1
East Midlands -12 1 - - 1
Technical Author
UK

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 54 (22.04%) HTML
2 47 (19.18%) MS Office
2 47 (19.18%) Finance
3 40 (16.33%) Microsoft
4 38 (15.51%) XML
5 37 (15.10%) MS Visio
6 35 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 31 (12.65%) Java
8 28 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (11.43%) Telecoms
9 23 (9.39%) MS PowerPoint
10 21 (8.57%) Degree
11 20 (8.16%) Wiki
11 20 (8.16%) Security Cleared
12 19 (7.76%) Content Management
12 19 (7.76%) CSS
12 19 (7.76%) SharePoint
12 19 (7.76%) Acrobat
13 17 (6.94%) Project Management
14 16 (6.53%) Scrum
15 14 (5.71%) Windows
15 14 (5.71%) Graphic Design
16 13 (5.31%) RoboHelp
16 13 (5.31%) FrameMaker
17 12 (4.90%) Service Management
17 12 (4.90%) ITIL
17 12 (4.90%) UNIX
18 11 (4.49%) Adobe
19 10 (4.08%) JMS
19 10 (4.08%) Management Information System

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 19 (7.76%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.27%) Confluence
3 6 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (2.45%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.04%) CMS
5 2 (0.82%) Moodle
6 1 (0.41%) Documentum
6 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.41%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 47 (19.18%) MS Office
2 37 (15.10%) MS Visio
3 35 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 23 (9.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (7.76%) Acrobat
6 13 (5.31%) RoboHelp
6 13 (5.31%) FrameMaker
7 6 (2.45%) PaintShop Pro
8 5 (2.04%) Doxygen
9 3 (1.22%) Photoshop
9 3 (1.22%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.82%) XMetaL
10 2 (0.82%) Maya
11 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Summit
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.41%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.86%) VoIP
2 5 (2.04%) LDAP
2 5 (2.04%) DNS
3 4 (1.63%) LAN
3 4 (1.63%) WAN
4 1 (0.41%) HTTP
4 1 (0.41%) SMS
4 1 (0.41%) Broadband
4 1 (0.41%) 3G
4 1 (0.41%) SSH
4 1 (0.41%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.41%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (2.45%) JIRA
2 5 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.63%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (19.18%) Finance
2 28 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.27%) Electronics
4 7 (2.86%) Banking
4 7 (2.86%) Retail
5 5 (2.04%) Publishing
5 5 (2.04%) Games
6 3 (1.22%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.82%) Marketing
8 1 (0.41%) Military
8 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (22.04%) HTML
2 38 (15.51%) XML
3 19 (7.76%) CSS
4 10 (4.08%) JMS
5 5 (2.04%) .NET
6 3 (1.22%) Web Services
6 3 (1.22%) Velocity
6 3 (1.22%) RESTful
7 2 (0.82%) XSLT
7 2 (0.82%) Middleware
7 2 (0.82%) SGML
8 1 (0.41%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.41%) JSON
8 1 (0.41%) JSP
8 1 (0.41%) REST
8 1 (0.41%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.41%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.16%) Wiki
2 14 (5.71%) Graphic Design
3 10 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.08%) User Experience
4 7 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.45%) Derivative
6 5 (2.04%) 3D Graphics
6 5 (2.04%) GIS
7 3 (1.22%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.22%) NHS
7 3 (1.22%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.22%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.82%) PACS
8 2 (0.82%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.82%) Informatics
9 1 (0.41%) CMDB
9 1 (0.41%) Blog
9 1 (0.41%) Podcast
9 1 (0.41%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.71%) Windows
2 12 (4.90%) UNIX
3 10 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (2.86%) Linux
4 7 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.22%) VME
7 1 (0.41%) Android
7 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (7.76%) Content Management
3 17 (6.94%) Project Management
4 16 (6.53%) Scrum
5 12 (4.90%) Service Management
5 12 (4.90%) ITIL
6 10 (4.08%) Software Engineering
7 9 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (3.27%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (3.27%) SDLC
9 7 (2.86%) OO
9 7 (2.86%) E-Commerce
10 6 (2.45%) Performance Improvement
11 5 (2.04%) 3D Programming
11 5 (2.04%) ITSM
12 4 (1.63%) Identity Management
12 4 (1.63%) Data Modelling
12 4 (1.63%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (1.63%) Business Continuity
12 4 (1.63%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (12.65%) Java
2 7 (2.86%) C#
2 7 (2.86%) C++
3 6 (2.45%) C
4 2 (0.82%) Python
5 1 (0.41%) Scala
5 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (8.57%) Degree
2 20 (8.16%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.04%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) ISACA
5 1 (0.41%) CCIE
5 1 (0.41%) CCDP
5 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.63%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) DICOM
2 2 (0.82%) SLA
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.41%) COBIT
3 1 (0.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.41%) GCP
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.41%) vSphere
3 1 (0.41%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (0.41%) SCCM
1 1 (0.41%) Oozie
Vendors
1 40 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.49%) Adobe
3 4 (1.63%) VMware
4 3 (1.22%) Oracle
5 2 (0.82%) Cisco
6 1 (0.41%) IBM
6 1 (0.41%) SAP
6 1 (0.41%) Siebel
6 1 (0.41%) Google
6 1 (0.41%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.41%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.41%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (0.41%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.41%) HP
6 1 (0.41%) Dell
6 1 (0.41%) EMC
6 1 (0.41%) Citrix
6 1 (0.41%) CA
6 1 (0.41%) Lotus
6 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
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