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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank 475 448 464
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 105 132 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.30% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 104 48
Average daily rate £325 £325 £239
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £283
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £29.50 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.20% +4.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +13.20%
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
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 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 -26 47 £331 +1.92% 6
South East -4 22 £315 -3.07% 5
North West -9 11 £251 -14.10%
West Midlands -6 10 £200 -11.11% 1
South West +9 8 £408 +81.11%
Yorkshire -16 3 £280 -12.50% 6
East of England -10 2 £400 - 5
East Midlands -11 2 £300 - 1
Technical Author
UK

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 34 (17.35%) Security Cleared
2 27 (13.78%) MS Visio
3 26 (13.27%) SC Cleared
4 25 (12.76%) Windows
4 25 (12.76%) Finance
5 20 (10.20%) MS Office
6 19 (9.69%) Microsoft
6 19 (9.69%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (8.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (8.67%) MS Excel
7 17 (8.67%) MS Exchange
7 17 (8.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (8.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (8.16%) XML
8 16 (8.16%) PaintShop Pro
8 16 (8.16%) Management Information System
9 13 (6.63%) Banking
9 13 (6.63%) Unix
9 13 (6.63%) SDLC
10 12 (6.12%) RESTful
10 12 (6.12%) RoboHelp
10 12 (6.12%) Adobe
10 12 (6.12%) LAN
10 12 (6.12%) WAN
10 12 (6.12%) Telecoms
11 11 (5.61%) FrameMaker
11 11 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (5.61%) User Experience
12 10 (5.10%) Acrobat
12 10 (5.10%) SharePoint

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 17 (8.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 17 (8.67%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.10%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.08%) SAS
4 7 (3.57%) CMS
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.51%) Confluence
5 1 (0.51%) Documentum
5 1 (0.51%) Drupal
Applications
1 27 (13.78%) MS Visio
2 20 (10.20%) MS Office
3 17 (8.67%) MS Excel
4 16 (8.16%) PaintShop Pro
5 12 (6.12%) RoboHelp
6 11 (5.61%) FrameMaker
7 10 (5.10%) Acrobat
8 6 (3.06%) Adobe Captivate
8 6 (3.06%) Photoshop
8 6 (3.06%) XMetaL
9 3 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.51%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (3.06%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.51%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.12%) LAN
1 12 (6.12%) WAN
2 4 (2.04%) Firewall
3 2 (1.02%) Intranet
3 2 (1.02%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.08%) Base SAS
2 5 (2.55%) MS Access
3 4 (2.04%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.02%) Big Data
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.51%) DB2
5 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (4.08%) ERwin
2 6 (3.06%) SoapUI
3 5 (2.55%) JIRA
General
1 25 (12.76%) Finance
2 13 (6.63%) Banking
3 12 (6.12%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.57%) Retail
5 6 (3.06%) Automotive
5 6 (3.06%) Publishing
6 4 (2.04%) Legal
7 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.51%) Games
7 1 (0.51%) Marketing
7 1 (0.51%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.16%) XML
2 12 (6.12%) RESTful
3 8 (4.08%) HTML
4 6 (3.06%) JSON
4 6 (3.06%) SOAP
4 6 (3.06%) Web Services
5 4 (2.04%) MEAN Stack
6 3 (1.53%) CSS
7 2 (1.02%) .NET
8 1 (0.51%) Android SDK
8 1 (0.51%) iOS SDK
8 1 (0.51%) Kafka
8 1 (0.51%) REST
8 1 (0.51%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.16%) Management Information System
2 11 (5.61%) User Experience
3 7 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.57%) Graphic Design
4 5 (2.55%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.02%) Derivative
5 2 (1.02%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.02%) SCORM
5 2 (1.02%) Wiki
6 1 (0.51%) AS400
6 1 (0.51%) Blog
6 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.51%) Economics
6 1 (0.51%) Informatics
6 1 (0.51%) IPTV
6 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.51%) Online Games
6 1 (0.51%) Podcast
6 1 (0.51%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.76%) Windows
2 17 (8.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (8.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (6.63%) Unix
4 7 (3.57%) Linux
5 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.02%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.51%) Android
6 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (9.69%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (6.63%) SDLC
3 11 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (4.59%) Data Protection
4 9 (4.59%) ITIL
5 8 (4.08%) Data Modelling
5 8 (4.08%) ETL
5 8 (4.08%) Information Security
6 7 (3.57%) Content Management
6 7 (3.57%) Project Management
6 7 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (3.06%) Change Management
7 6 (3.06%) E-Commerce
7 6 (3.06%) Information Architecture
7 6 (3.06%) Information Management
8 5 (2.55%) Coaching
8 5 (2.55%) Issue Tracking
8 5 (2.55%) Open Source
9 4 (2.04%) Document Management
9 4 (2.04%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.59%) SQL
2 8 (4.08%) Java
2 8 (4.08%) VBA
3 3 (1.53%) Python
4 2 (1.02%) PHP
5 1 (0.51%) C
5 1 (0.51%) RPG
5 1 (0.51%) RPG IV
5 1 (0.51%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (17.35%) Security Cleared
2 26 (13.27%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.59%) Degree
4 6 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.04%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.02%) CCNA
7 1 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.51%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.57%) SLA
2 4 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.53%) QA
4 2 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.51%) COBIT
5 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.51%) Def Stans
System Software
1 1 (0.51%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.51%) ArcSight ESM
1 1 (0.51%) Oozie
Vendors
1 19 (9.69%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.12%) Adobe
3 10 (5.10%) Oracle
4 8 (4.08%) CA
5 7 (3.57%) Informatica
6 5 (2.55%) Cisco
7 2 (1.02%) Google
7 2 (1.02%) Mitel
7 2 (1.02%) SAP
7 2 (1.02%) Siebel
8 1 (0.51%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.51%) Mercator
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