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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 456 421 450
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 128 134 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 78 60
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 7
Average hourly rate £22.00 £37.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.33% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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
47746 44025 48327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.48% 92.73% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 29880 27106 27634
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1892 1878 2452
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014. 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 +11 63 £350 +27.27% 5
South East -10 19 £260 -11.48% 4
East of England -17 17 £425 - 7
North East - 10 £325 -
East Midlands +6 8 £238 -8.65% 2
North West -19 4 £380 +52.00% 1
South West -35 4 £260 +79.31% 3
Yorkshire -3 2 £210 -22.65% 2
West Midlands -23 1 £325 - 1
Technical Author
UK

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 38 (17.92%) XML
2 32 (15.09%) Finance
3 29 (13.68%) Microsoft
4 28 (13.21%) MS Visio
4 28 (13.21%) MS Office
5 25 (11.79%) SharePoint
6 22 (10.38%) MS Excel
7 21 (9.91%) Perl
7 21 (9.91%) FrameMaker
8 20 (9.43%) .NET
8 20 (9.43%) Java
9 19 (8.96%) ITIL
10 17 (8.02%) Oracle
10 17 (8.02%) Degree
11 16 (7.55%) HTML
11 16 (7.55%) Publishing
12 15 (7.08%) MS PowerPoint
13 14 (6.60%) QA
13 14 (6.60%) Adobe
14 13 (6.13%) UML
14 13 (6.13%) XSLT
15 12 (5.66%) Software Engineering
15 12 (5.66%) SQL
16 11 (5.19%) C#
16 11 (5.19%) SQL Server
16 11 (5.19%) Python
16 11 (5.19%) Adobe Illustrator
16 11 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (5.19%) Banking
16 11 (5.19%) Ruby

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 25 (11.79%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.77%) Confluence
3 2 (0.94%) SAS
4 1 (0.47%) CMS
Applications
1 28 (13.21%) MS Visio
1 28 (13.21%) MS Office
2 22 (10.38%) MS Excel
3 21 (9.91%) FrameMaker
4 15 (7.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (5.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (4.25%) RoboHelp
7 7 (3.30%) CorelDRAW
8 4 (1.89%) Acrobat
9 3 (1.42%) Photoshop
9 3 (1.42%) InDesign
10 2 (0.94%) PaintShop Pro
10 2 (0.94%) MS Project
10 2 (0.94%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.94%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.47%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.47%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.25%) HTTP
2 4 (1.89%) Internet
3 3 (1.42%) IMAP
3 3 (1.42%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.42%) VPN
4 2 (0.94%) LTE
5 1 (0.47%) SAN
5 1 (0.47%) LAN
5 1 (0.47%) WAN
5 1 (0.47%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.89%) MS Access
3 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.47%) Big Data
4 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.47%) QlikView
4 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (4.25%) JIRA
2 8 (3.77%) Ant
3 6 (2.83%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.94%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (15.09%) Finance
2 16 (7.55%) Publishing
3 11 (5.19%) Banking
4 10 (4.72%) Manufacturing
5 9 (4.25%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.30%) Automotive
7 6 (2.83%) Electronics
7 6 (2.83%) Marketing
8 5 (2.36%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.89%) Private Banking
10 3 (1.42%) Back Office
11 2 (0.94%) Military
11 2 (0.94%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (17.92%) XML
2 20 (9.43%) .NET
3 16 (7.55%) HTML
4 13 (6.13%) XSLT
5 10 (4.72%) .NET Framework
5 10 (4.72%) Web Services
6 6 (2.83%) Sphinx
7 5 (2.36%) JSON
7 5 (2.36%) REST
8 4 (1.89%) CSS
9 2 (0.94%) WinForms
9 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.94%) Flash
9 2 (0.94%) XHTML
9 2 (0.94%) FpML
9 2 (0.94%) WPF
10 1 (0.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.47%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.36%) Graphic Design
1 5 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (2.36%) E-Learning
2 4 (1.89%) NHS
2 4 (1.89%) Copywriting
2 4 (1.89%) Computer Science
2 4 (1.89%) Digital Media
3 3 (1.42%) Open Source
4 2 (0.94%) SCORM
4 2 (0.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.94%) Client/Server
4 2 (0.94%) DTV
4 2 (0.94%) Wiki
4 2 (0.94%) Derivative
5 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.47%) RMADS
5 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.47%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.47%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.47%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.77%) Windows
2 4 (1.89%) Linux
3 2 (0.94%) UNIX
3 2 (0.94%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (8.96%) ITIL
2 13 (6.13%) UML
3 12 (5.66%) Software Engineering
4 11 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (3.30%) E-Commerce
6 6 (2.83%) Service Management
6 6 (2.83%) Data Modelling
6 6 (2.83%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (2.36%) OO
8 4 (1.89%) Migration
8 4 (1.89%) Content Management
8 4 (1.89%) Project Management
8 4 (1.89%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (1.89%) ITIL V3
8 4 (1.89%) Wealth Management
8 4 (1.89%) Business Analysis
8 4 (1.89%) eTOM
9 3 (1.42%) Time Management
9 3 (1.42%) Incident Management
9 3 (1.42%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.91%) Perl
2 20 (9.43%) Java
3 12 (5.66%) SQL
4 11 (5.19%) C#
4 11 (5.19%) Python
4 11 (5.19%) Ruby
5 9 (4.25%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.42%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.94%) ActionScript
7 2 (0.94%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.94%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.47%) VBScript
8 1 (0.47%) VB
8 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (8.02%) Degree
2 11 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.94%) MCT
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.94%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) CISSP
5 1 (0.47%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.60%) QA
2 5 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.94%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.47%) BS7799
4 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 29 (13.68%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.02%) Oracle
3 14 (6.60%) Adobe
4 10 (4.72%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.36%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.89%) Fujitsu
7 3 (1.42%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.42%) SolidWorks
8 2 (0.94%) SAP
9 1 (0.47%) Aruba
9 1 (0.47%) NetScout
9 1 (0.47%) Ciena
9 1 (0.47%) McAfee
9 1 (0.47%) Nortel
9 1 (0.47%) Cisco
9 1 (0.47%) Blue Coat
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