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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 440 479 405
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -74
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 149 84 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.17% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.19% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 45 54
Average daily rate
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£306 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £389 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
- +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -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
46284 44438 38725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.57% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 29150 27994 22829
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1807 1851 1995
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 27 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Author across the England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Technical Author Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 May 2015. 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 +41 65 £285 -12.30% 6
South East -10 26 £325 - 8
South West +26 21 £358 -1.37% 1
East of England +1 13 £375 +46.34% 6
West Midlands -3 9 £285 -
Yorkshire -16 5 £275 - 2
North East -8 4 £425 - 1
North West -26 3 £295 -5.60% 1
East Midlands - 3 £294 -
Technical Author
UK

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 70 (24.91%) MS Office
1 70 (24.91%) MS Visio
2 67 (23.84%) XML
3 63 (22.42%) MS Excel
4 59 (21.00%) Microsoft
5 53 (18.86%) HTML
6 52 (18.51%) Java
7 48 (17.08%) MS PowerPoint
8 46 (16.37%) Degree
9 38 (13.52%) Finance
10 35 (12.46%) UML
11 32 (11.39%) OO
12 31 (11.03%) ITIL
12 31 (11.03%) C#
12 31 (11.03%) .NET
12 31 (11.03%) Disaster Recovery
12 31 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
13 30 (10.68%) FrameMaker
13 30 (10.68%) Data Modelling
14 28 (9.96%) Software Engineering
14 28 (9.96%) Security Cleared
15 27 (9.61%) Enterprise Architecture
15 27 (9.61%) Oracle
16 26 (9.25%) Content Management
16 26 (9.25%) Computer Science
17 25 (8.90%) Service Delivery
17 25 (8.90%) SQL Server
18 23 (8.19%) Web Services
19 22 (7.83%) Wiki
20 21 (7.47%) .NET Framework

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 14 (4.98%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.27%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.20%) Confluence
4 6 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.07%) SAS
5 3 (1.07%) CMS
6 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 70 (24.91%) MS Visio
1 70 (24.91%) MS Office
2 63 (22.42%) MS Excel
3 48 (17.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (10.68%) FrameMaker
5 17 (6.05%) Acrobat
6 14 (4.98%) RoboHelp
7 6 (2.14%) PaintShop Pro
8 5 (1.78%) Doxygen
9 3 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.71%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.36%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.36%) XMetaL
11 1 (0.36%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (4.98%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.36%) Summit
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.36%) SaaS
1 1 (0.36%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.47%) HTTP
2 5 (1.78%) DNS
2 5 (1.78%) LDAP
3 4 (1.42%) LAN
3 4 (1.42%) WAN
4 2 (0.71%) VoIP
5 1 (0.36%) Broadband
5 1 (0.36%) Internet
5 1 (0.36%) SSH
5 1 (0.36%) IMAP
5 1 (0.36%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.07%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.71%) MySQL
3 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.36%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (7.47%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.49%) Ant
3 5 (1.78%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.78%) JIRA
4 4 (1.42%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (13.52%) Finance
2 20 (7.12%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.69%) Electronics
4 15 (5.34%) Banking
5 7 (2.49%) Back Office
6 5 (1.78%) Automotive
6 5 (1.78%) Publishing
6 5 (1.78%) Games
7 4 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.07%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.07%) Advertising
8 3 (1.07%) Marketing
9 2 (0.71%) Retail
9 2 (0.71%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (23.84%) XML
2 53 (18.86%) HTML
3 31 (11.03%) .NET
4 23 (8.19%) Web Services
5 21 (7.47%) REST
5 21 (7.47%) .NET Framework
5 21 (7.47%) JSON
6 16 (5.69%) CSS
7 14 (4.98%) Oracle Fusion
8 12 (4.27%) JMS
9 6 (2.14%) Sphinx
10 3 (1.07%) RESTful
10 3 (1.07%) XSLT
10 3 (1.07%) JSP
11 2 (0.71%) Middleware
11 2 (0.71%) jQuery
12 1 (0.36%) SailPoint
12 1 (0.36%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.25%) Computer Science
2 22 (7.83%) Wiki
3 13 (4.63%) User Experience
4 12 (4.27%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.56%) Graphic Design
6 8 (2.85%) Derivative
6 8 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.14%) NHS
8 5 (1.78%) GIS
8 5 (1.78%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (1.78%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.42%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.42%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.07%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.07%) E-Learning
10 3 (1.07%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.07%) Copywriting
11 2 (0.71%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.71%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.71%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.34%) Windows
1 15 (5.34%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (3.91%) UNIX
4 7 (2.49%) Linux
5 3 (1.07%) VME
5 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.71%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.71%) Android
6 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (12.46%) UML
2 32 (11.39%) OO
3 31 (11.03%) ITIL
3 31 (11.03%) Disaster Recovery
3 31 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (10.68%) Data Modelling
5 28 (9.96%) Software Engineering
6 27 (9.61%) Enterprise Architecture
7 26 (9.25%) Content Management
8 25 (8.90%) Service Delivery
9 18 (6.41%) Scrum
10 16 (5.69%) Project Management
11 12 (4.27%) Service Management
12 10 (3.56%) Technical Architecture
12 10 (3.56%) SDLC
13 9 (3.20%) ITSM
14 7 (2.49%) E-Commerce
14 7 (2.49%) Performance Improvement
15 6 (2.14%) Open Source
16 5 (1.78%) 3D Programming
Programming Languages
1 52 (18.51%) Java
2 31 (11.03%) C#
3 9 (3.20%) C++
4 7 (2.49%) Perl
4 7 (2.49%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.14%) C
5 6 (2.14%) SQL
6 4 (1.42%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.07%) Python
8 2 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (16.37%) Degree
2 28 (9.96%) Security Cleared
3 16 (5.69%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.49%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.36%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.56%) QA
2 3 (1.07%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.07%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (1.07%) GCP
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.36%) COBIT
3 1 (0.36%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.36%) DICOM
System Software
1 6 (2.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 59 (21.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.61%) Oracle
3 21 (7.47%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (3.20%) Adobe
5 3 (1.07%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.71%) SAP
6 2 (0.71%) Apple
7 1 (0.36%) Quark
7 1 (0.36%) IBM
7 1 (0.36%) HP
7 1 (0.36%) Dell
7 1 (0.36%) CA
7 1 (0.36%) Lotus
7 1 (0.36%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.36%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.36%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.36%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.36%) BT
7 1 (0.36%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.36%) Google
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