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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 459 487 405
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -82
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 136 83 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.17% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.18% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 57 72
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£331 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £219 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 13
Average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -26.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -26.76%
Technical Author
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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
47663 45698 43174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.58% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30861 28215 25922
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1778 1844 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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 +2 51 £325 -10.34% 5
South East +6 22 £339 +32.19% 5
East of England +5 21 £350 -15.15% 9
South West +10 19 £354 -
Yorkshire -14 12 £330 - 3
North West -28 5 £155 -48.33% 2
West Midlands - 5 £285 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Technical Author
UK

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 58 (20.57%) HTML
2 55 (19.50%) MS Office
3 54 (19.15%) MS Visio
4 49 (17.38%) XML
5 45 (15.96%) Microsoft
6 44 (15.60%) MS Excel
6 44 (15.60%) Finance
7 40 (14.18%) Java
8 32 (11.35%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (11.35%) MS PowerPoint
9 30 (10.64%) Degree
10 28 (9.93%) Telecoms
11 23 (8.16%) FrameMaker
11 23 (8.16%) Content Management
12 22 (7.80%) Security Cleared
13 20 (7.09%) Scrum
14 19 (6.74%) Wiki
15 17 (6.03%) CSS
15 17 (6.03%) RoboHelp
16 16 (5.67%) ITIL
16 16 (5.67%) Acrobat
16 16 (5.67%) Project Management
16 16 (5.67%) Electronics
17 15 (5.32%) Software Engineering
17 15 (5.32%) Windows
17 15 (5.32%) JMS
18 14 (4.96%) UML
18 14 (4.96%) Graphic Design
19 13 (4.61%) Computer Science
19 13 (4.61%) SharePoint

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (4.61%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.84%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (2.13%) Confluence
4 2 (0.71%) Moodle
5 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.35%) CMS
Applications
1 55 (19.50%) MS Office
2 54 (19.15%) MS Visio
3 44 (15.60%) MS Excel
4 32 (11.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (8.16%) FrameMaker
6 17 (6.03%) RoboHelp
7 16 (5.67%) Acrobat
8 6 (2.13%) PaintShop Pro
9 5 (1.77%) Doxygen
10 4 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.71%) Maya
12 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.35%) XMetaL
12 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Summit
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.35%) SaaS
1 1 (0.35%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.48%) VoIP
2 6 (2.13%) HTTP
3 5 (1.77%) DNS
3 5 (1.77%) LDAP
4 4 (1.42%) LAN
4 4 (1.42%) WAN
5 1 (0.35%) SMS
5 1 (0.35%) Broadband
5 1 (0.35%) Internet
5 1 (0.35%) 3G
5 1 (0.35%) SSH
5 1 (0.35%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.35%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (2.13%) Visual Studio
1 6 (2.13%) JIRA
2 5 (1.77%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.42%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (15.60%) Finance
2 28 (9.93%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.67%) Electronics
4 7 (2.48%) Retail
5 6 (2.13%) Banking
6 5 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.77%) Publishing
6 5 (1.77%) Games
7 4 (1.42%) Marketing
8 3 (1.06%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.35%) Automotive
9 1 (0.35%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (20.57%) HTML
2 49 (17.38%) XML
3 17 (6.03%) CSS
4 15 (5.32%) JMS
5 10 (3.55%) .NET
6 8 (2.84%) Web Services
7 6 (2.13%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.13%) JSON
7 6 (2.13%) Sphinx
7 6 (2.13%) REST
8 3 (1.06%) Velocity
8 3 (1.06%) RESTful
8 3 (1.06%) XSLT
9 2 (0.71%) Middleware
10 1 (0.35%) SGML
10 1 (0.35%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.74%) Wiki
2 14 (4.96%) Graphic Design
3 13 (4.61%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.55%) User Experience
6 8 (2.84%) Derivative
7 6 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.77%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.77%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.77%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (1.77%) GIS
9 3 (1.06%) PACS
9 3 (1.06%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.06%) NHS
9 3 (1.06%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.06%) Informatics
9 3 (1.06%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.71%) FMCG
10 2 (0.71%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.71%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.32%) Windows
2 12 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (4.26%) UNIX
3 9 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (2.48%) Linux
5 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.06%) VME
7 2 (0.71%) Android
7 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (11.35%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (8.16%) Content Management
3 20 (7.09%) Scrum
4 16 (5.67%) ITIL
4 16 (5.67%) Project Management
5 15 (5.32%) Software Engineering
6 14 (4.96%) UML
7 13 (4.61%) Data Modelling
7 13 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (4.26%) OO
9 10 (3.55%) Service Management
9 10 (3.55%) Technical Architecture
10 9 (3.19%) SDLC
11 8 (2.84%) Enterprise Architecture
12 7 (2.48%) Service Delivery
12 7 (2.48%) E-Commerce
12 7 (2.48%) Performance Improvement
13 6 (2.13%) ITSM
13 6 (2.13%) Data Management
14 5 (1.77%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 40 (14.18%) Java
2 12 (4.26%) C#
3 8 (2.84%) C++
4 6 (2.13%) C
5 2 (0.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (10.64%) Degree
2 22 (7.80%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.90%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.77%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.35%) ISACA
5 1 (0.35%) CCIE
5 1 (0.35%) CCDP
5 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.77%) QA
2 4 (1.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 4 (1.42%) GCP
3 3 (1.06%) DICOM
3 3 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.35%) SLA
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (2.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (0.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (15.96%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.84%) Oracle
3 7 (2.48%) Adobe
4 6 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.42%) VMware
6 2 (0.71%) SAP
6 2 (0.71%) Cisco
7 1 (0.35%) IBM
7 1 (0.35%) Google
7 1 (0.35%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.35%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.35%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.35%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.35%) HP
7 1 (0.35%) Dell
7 1 (0.35%) EMC
7 1 (0.35%) Citrix
7 1 (0.35%) CA
7 1 (0.35%) Lotus
7 1 (0.35%) BT
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