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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 474 419 452
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 104 144 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.32% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 74 55
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£375 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £214 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £408 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 13
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £29.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.60% -0.83%
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
47067 45362 49291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.11% 92.86% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29105 27599 28304
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 1980 2447
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 September 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 September 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 +16 58 £375 +20.00% 12
East of England -24 21 £400 - 11
South East -28 9 £250 -9.09% 1
North East - 5 £325 -
East Midlands +3 4 £238 -15.17% 2
Yorkshire +2 2 - - 2
South West -38 1 £260 +79.31% 5
West Midlands - - - -
Technical Author
UK

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 39 (20.97%) XML
2 31 (16.67%) Finance
3 28 (15.05%) Microsoft
4 25 (13.44%) MS Visio
4 25 (13.44%) MS Office
5 22 (11.83%) HTML
6 21 (11.29%) MS Excel
6 21 (11.29%) SharePoint
7 20 (10.75%) Java
7 20 (10.75%) .NET
8 18 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
9 17 (9.14%) Perl
9 17 (9.14%) FrameMaker
10 16 (8.60%) Security Cleared
11 15 (8.06%) Oracle
12 14 (7.53%) Degree
13 13 (6.99%) ITIL
13 13 (6.99%) RoboHelp
14 12 (6.45%) UML
14 12 (6.45%) Python
14 12 (6.45%) Marketing
15 11 (5.91%) Ruby
15 11 (5.91%) JIRA
15 11 (5.91%) Web Services
15 11 (5.91%) C#
15 11 (5.91%) SQL Server
16 10 (5.38%) E-Commerce
16 10 (5.38%) .NET Framework
17 9 (4.84%) PowerShell
17 9 (4.84%) SC Cleared

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 21 (11.29%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.76%) Confluence
3 2 (1.08%) Joomla!
3 2 (1.08%) SAS
4 1 (0.54%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (13.44%) MS Office
1 25 (13.44%) MS Visio
2 21 (11.29%) MS Excel
3 18 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (9.14%) FrameMaker
5 13 (6.99%) RoboHelp
6 8 (4.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (2.69%) CorelDRAW
8 3 (1.61%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (1.61%) Fireworks
8 3 (1.61%) PaintShop Pro
9 2 (1.08%) MS Project
10 1 (0.54%) XMetaL
10 1 (0.54%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.61%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.54%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.08%) SaaS
2 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.84%) HTTP
2 8 (4.30%) Internet
3 7 (3.76%) VPN
3 7 (3.76%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.61%) IMAP
5 2 (1.08%) Intranet
6 1 (0.54%) SAN
6 1 (0.54%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.54%) LAN
6 1 (0.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.61%) MS Access
3 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.54%) QlikView
4 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (5.91%) JIRA
2 8 (4.30%) Ant
3 6 (3.23%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.61%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (16.67%) Finance
2 12 (6.45%) Marketing
3 9 (4.84%) Publishing
4 6 (3.23%) Banking
4 6 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.23%) Electronics
5 5 (2.69%) Retail
6 4 (2.15%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.15%) Games
6 4 (2.15%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.61%) Automotive
8 2 (1.08%) Private Banking
8 2 (1.08%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.54%) Advertising
9 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.54%) Back Office
9 1 (0.54%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (20.97%) XML
2 22 (11.83%) HTML
3 20 (10.75%) .NET
4 11 (5.91%) Web Services
5 10 (5.38%) .NET Framework
6 9 (4.84%) XSLT
7 6 (3.23%) CSS
8 5 (2.69%) JSON
8 5 (2.69%) REST
9 3 (1.61%) Flash
10 2 (1.08%) XHTML
10 2 (1.08%) FpML
10 2 (1.08%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.08%) WinForms
10 2 (1.08%) WPF
11 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.54%) Sphinx
11 1 (0.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 1 (0.54%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.30%) Copywriting
2 6 (3.23%) E-Learning
3 5 (2.69%) Graphic Design
4 4 (2.15%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.15%) NHS
4 4 (2.15%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.15%) Wiki
4 4 (2.15%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.61%) SCORM
5 3 (1.61%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.08%) Derivative
6 2 (1.08%) DTV
6 2 (1.08%) GIS
6 2 (1.08%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.08%) Open Source
7 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.54%) RMADS
7 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.54%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.54%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.84%) Windows
2 4 (2.15%) Linux
3 3 (1.61%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.54%) UNIX
5 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (6.99%) ITIL
2 12 (6.45%) UML
3 10 (5.38%) E-Commerce
4 6 (3.23%) Data Modelling
4 6 (3.23%) Software Engineering
4 6 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (2.69%) OO
6 4 (2.15%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (2.15%) Service Management
7 3 (1.61%) Migration
7 3 (1.61%) Information Security
7 3 (1.61%) Programme Management
7 3 (1.61%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (1.61%) Content Management
7 3 (1.61%) Risk Management
7 3 (1.61%) ITIL V3
7 3 (1.61%) Service Continuity Management
8 2 (1.08%) Project Management
8 2 (1.08%) Incident Management
8 2 (1.08%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.75%) Java
2 17 (9.14%) Perl
3 12 (6.45%) Python
4 11 (5.91%) Ruby
4 11 (5.91%) C#
5 9 (4.84%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.76%) SQL
7 3 (1.61%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.61%) ActionScript 2.0
7 3 (1.61%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.61%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.54%) VBScript
8 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (8.60%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.53%) Degree
3 9 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.61%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.08%) MCT
5 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.54%) CISM
6 1 (0.54%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.23%) QA
2 4 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.08%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.54%) BS7799
Vendors
1 28 (15.05%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.06%) Oracle
3 9 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (3.76%) Adobe
5 5 (2.69%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.15%) Fujitsu
7 3 (1.61%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.08%) SAP
9 1 (0.54%) Cisco
9 1 (0.54%) McAfee
9 1 (0.54%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.54%) NetScout
9 1 (0.54%) Aruba
9 1 (0.54%) Ciena
9 1 (0.54%) Nortel
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