The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Technical Author featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank 542 524 518
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 88 108 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.21% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 63 69
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 £250 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £422 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £31.59 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.80% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +25.00%
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
46888 50234 48267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.74% 94.99% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30895 32536 29727
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 1440 1905 1932
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.12 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

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 28 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Author within the England region over the 3 months to 28 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 -13 31 £375 +7.14% 7
Yorkshire +9 13 £263 -22.79% 3
East of England +7 10 £265 -18.46% 6
East Midlands +9 9 - - 1
South East -6 8 £288 -22.29% 5
South West +16 7 £325 -
North West +9 7 £288 +79.68%
West Midlands -25 3 £225 -10.00%
Technical Author
UK

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, Technical 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 Technical Author in the job title.

1 29 (15.68%) Finance
2 28 (15.14%) XML
3 26 (14.05%) Microsoft
4 22 (11.89%) Java
4 22 (11.89%) JavaScript
5 19 (10.27%) FrameMaker
6 18 (9.73%) .NET
7 17 (9.19%) C#
7 17 (9.19%) MS Visio
8 16 (8.65%) SharePoint
8 16 (8.65%) Web Services
8 16 (8.65%) MS Excel
8 16 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (8.11%) OO
9 15 (8.11%) Degree
9 15 (8.11%) JSON
10 14 (7.57%) Security Cleared
10 14 (7.57%) MS Office
10 14 (7.57%) MS PowerPoint
11 13 (7.03%) HTML
12 12 (6.49%) Banking
12 12 (6.49%) Computer Science
12 12 (6.49%) REST
13 11 (5.95%) Time Management
13 11 (5.95%) SQL Server
13 11 (5.95%) Adobe
14 10 (5.41%) HTTP
14 10 (5.41%) SC Cleared
15 9 (4.86%) Data Modelling
15 9 (4.86%) Visual Studio

Technical 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 (8.65%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.16%) CMS
2 4 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.62%) Confluence
4 2 (1.08%) Apache
5 1 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (10.27%) FrameMaker
2 17 (9.19%) MS Visio
3 16 (8.65%) MS Excel
4 14 (7.57%) MS Office
4 14 (7.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (4.32%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.08%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (1.08%) Fireworks
6 2 (1.08%) MS Project
6 2 (1.08%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.08%) PaaS
2 2 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.41%) HTTP
2 2 (1.08%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.08%) LAN
2 2 (1.08%) VLAN
2 2 (1.08%) WAN
3 1 (0.54%) 2G
3 1 (0.54%) 3G
3 1 (0.54%) Internet
3 1 (0.54%) LTE
3 1 (0.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.08%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.08%) MySQL
2 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.54%) Big Data
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (4.86%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.54%) Build Forge
General
1 29 (15.68%) Finance
2 12 (6.49%) Banking
3 9 (4.86%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.78%) Electronics
4 7 (3.78%) Publishing
5 6 (3.24%) Marketing
6 4 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.62%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.08%) Automotive
9 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.54%) Billing
9 1 (0.54%) Games
9 1 (0.54%) iGaming
9 1 (0.54%) Legal
9 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.54%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.14%) XML
2 18 (9.73%) .NET
3 16 (8.65%) Web Services
4 15 (8.11%) JSON
5 13 (7.03%) HTML
6 12 (6.49%) REST
7 9 (4.86%) .NET Framework
8 7 (3.78%) CSS
9 6 (3.24%) HTML5
9 6 (3.24%) Middleware
10 2 (1.08%) Node.js
10 2 (1.08%) OAuth
11 1 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.54%) XSL
11 1 (0.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.49%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.32%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.16%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.16%) e-Learning
5 3 (1.62%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.62%) User Experience
6 2 (1.08%) Derivative
6 2 (1.08%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.08%) SCORM
7 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.54%) EMV
7 1 (0.54%) FMCG
7 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.24%) Windows
2 5 (2.70%) Unix
3 1 (0.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (8.11%) OO
3 11 (5.95%) Time Management
4 9 (4.86%) Data Modelling
4 9 (4.86%) Software Engineering
4 9 (4.86%) UML
5 8 (4.32%) Document Management
5 8 (4.32%) ITIL
6 7 (3.78%) Information Architecture
6 7 (3.78%) Web Development
7 6 (3.24%) Content Management
7 6 (3.24%) Patch Management
7 6 (3.24%) Project Management
7 6 (3.24%) Scrum
8 5 (2.70%) DevOps
8 5 (2.70%) Web Design
9 4 (2.16%) Data Management
9 4 (2.16%) Enterprise Data Management
9 4 (2.16%) Information Assurance
9 4 (2.16%) Process Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.89%) Java
1 22 (11.89%) JavaScript
2 17 (9.19%) C#
3 9 (4.86%) PHP
4 4 (2.16%) Python
5 3 (1.62%) C++
6 2 (1.08%) Ruby
6 2 (1.08%) SQL
6 2 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (8.11%) Degree
2 14 (7.57%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.54%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.16%) GCP
1 4 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.62%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.62%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.08%) Firmware
2 2 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (14.05%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.95%) Adobe
3 6 (3.24%) Oracle
4 4 (2.16%) Altiris
4 4 (2.16%) Forcepoint
4 4 (2.16%) Kaspersky
4 4 (2.16%) SolarWinds
4 4 (2.16%) Sophos
4 4 (2.16%) VMware
5 3 (1.62%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.08%) Apiary
6 2 (1.08%) Capita
6 2 (1.08%) Citrix
7 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.54%) SAP
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