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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank 533 522 495
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 91 101 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.20% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 58 80
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £257 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £26.09 £32.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.72% +47.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +35.41%
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
46856 50029 49209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.61% 95.03% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30915 32483 30579
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1539 1928 1999
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +15 33 £388 +10.71% 7
East of England +1 13 - - 6
Yorkshire +15 11 £330 +3.12% 4
East Midlands 0 11 - - 1
South West +21 8 £325 - 1
South East +4 8 £288 -17.85% 6
North West +10 5 £300 -16.66% 1
West Midlands -33 2 £225 -10.00%
Technical Author
UK

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 34 (19.54%) XML
2 29 (16.67%) Java
3 28 (16.09%) JavaScript
4 27 (15.52%) Microsoft
5 23 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (12.64%) Web Services
7 20 (11.49%) OO
7 20 (11.49%) Degree
8 19 (10.92%) MS Visio
9 18 (10.34%) Finance
9 18 (10.34%) JSON
10 17 (9.77%) MS Excel
10 17 (9.77%) C#
10 17 (9.77%) MS Office
10 17 (9.77%) HTML
11 16 (9.20%) .NET
12 15 (8.62%) Computer Science
12 15 (8.62%) REST
13 14 (8.05%) Time Management
13 14 (8.05%) FrameMaker
13 14 (8.05%) MS PowerPoint
14 13 (7.47%) Adobe
14 13 (7.47%) Security Cleared
15 12 (6.90%) HTTP
15 12 (6.90%) PHP
15 12 (6.90%) CSS
15 12 (6.90%) SharePoint
15 12 (6.90%) Software Engineering
16 11 (6.32%) Web Development
16 11 (6.32%) Scrum

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 12 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.72%) CMS
4 1 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (10.92%) MS Visio
2 17 (9.77%) MS Excel
2 17 (9.77%) MS Office
3 14 (8.05%) FrameMaker
3 14 (8.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (4.02%) Acrobat
5 2 (1.15%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (1.15%) Fireworks
5 2 (1.15%) MS Project
5 2 (1.15%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.15%) PaaS
1 2 (1.15%) SaaS
2 1 (0.57%) IaaS
2 1 (0.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.90%) HTTP
2 2 (1.15%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.15%) LAN
2 2 (1.15%) VLAN
2 2 (1.15%) WAN
3 1 (0.57%) 2G
3 1 (0.57%) 3G
3 1 (0.57%) Internet
3 1 (0.57%) LTE
3 1 (0.57%) Network Security
3 1 (0.57%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.57%) Big Data
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (5.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.57%) Build Forge
General
1 18 (10.34%) Finance
2 10 (5.75%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.60%) Electronics
4 7 (4.02%) Marketing
4 7 (4.02%) Publishing
5 5 (2.87%) Banking
5 5 (2.87%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.72%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.15%) Automotive
7 2 (1.15%) Legal
7 2 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.57%) Billing
8 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (19.54%) XML
2 22 (12.64%) Web Services
3 18 (10.34%) JSON
4 17 (9.77%) HTML
5 16 (9.20%) .NET
6 15 (8.62%) REST
7 12 (6.90%) CSS
8 11 (6.32%) HTML5
9 10 (5.75%) Middleware
10 9 (5.17%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.72%) OAuth
12 1 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
12 1 (0.57%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.62%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.60%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.30%) Data Structures
3 4 (2.30%) e-Learning
3 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.15%) Learning Management System
4 2 (1.15%) SCORM
5 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.57%) Derivative
5 1 (0.57%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.57%) FMCG
5 1 (0.57%) Life Science
5 1 (0.57%) User Experience
5 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.02%) Windows
2 4 (2.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (11.49%) OO
3 14 (8.05%) Time Management
4 12 (6.90%) Software Engineering
5 11 (6.32%) ITIL
5 11 (6.32%) Scrum
5 11 (6.32%) Web Development
6 10 (5.75%) Data Modelling
6 10 (5.75%) UML
7 8 (4.60%) Document Management
8 5 (2.87%) Content Management
9 4 (2.30%) Data Management
9 4 (2.30%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.30%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (2.30%) Enterprise Data Management
9 4 (2.30%) Information Assurance
9 4 (2.30%) Process Architecture
9 4 (2.30%) Project Management
9 4 (2.30%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.30%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.67%) Java
2 28 (16.09%) JavaScript
3 17 (9.77%) C#
4 12 (6.90%) PHP
5 4 (2.30%) Python
6 3 (1.72%) C++
7 2 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (11.49%) Degree
2 13 (7.47%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.57%) HNC
4 1 (0.57%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.87%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.30%) GCP
2 4 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.30%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.15%) Firmware
1 2 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (15.52%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.47%) Adobe
3 3 (1.72%) Apiary
3 3 (1.72%) Oracle
4 2 (1.15%) Altiris
4 2 (1.15%) Capita
4 2 (1.15%) Citrix
4 2 (1.15%) Forcepoint
4 2 (1.15%) Kaspersky
4 2 (1.15%) SAP
4 2 (1.15%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.15%) SolarWinds
4 2 (1.15%) Sophos
4 2 (1.15%) VMware
5 1 (0.57%) Meridio
5 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
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