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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 463 431 460
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 125 129 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.29% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 73 55
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£348 £293 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.70% -16.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £200 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £392 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 6
Average hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £23.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+1.05% +7.95%
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
48174 44665 47924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.65% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30490 27603 27558
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1960 1930 2386
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 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 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 20 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 +13 63 £350 +16.66% 5
South East -17 18 £290 -3.33% 4
East Midlands +14 12 £294 +15.19% 3
East of England -20 12 £425 - 4
North East - 8 £325 -
South West -40 5 £260 +20.23% 1
North West -16 4 £380 +123.52% 1
Yorkshire -9 2 £268 -10.23% 1
West Midlands -20 1 £325 -
Technical Author
UK

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 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 (18.54%) Finance
2 36 (17.56%) XML
3 27 (13.17%) SharePoint
4 24 (11.71%) MS Visio
4 24 (11.71%) FrameMaker
5 23 (11.22%) MS Office
6 22 (10.73%) Microsoft
7 21 (10.24%) Perl
8 19 (9.27%) Adobe
9 18 (8.78%) Java
9 18 (8.78%) ITIL
10 17 (8.29%) MS Excel
10 17 (8.29%) Publishing
11 16 (7.80%) HTML
12 15 (7.32%) Banking
12 15 (7.32%) QA
13 14 (6.83%) Degree
14 13 (6.34%) Manufacturing
14 13 (6.34%) SQL
14 13 (6.34%) XSLT
15 12 (5.85%) Adobe Illustrator
16 11 (5.37%) Oracle
16 11 (5.37%) Python
16 11 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (5.37%) Ruby
17 10 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
17 10 (4.88%) JIRA
17 10 (4.88%) Security Cleared
17 10 (4.88%) Automotive
18 9 (4.39%) Telecoms

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 27 (13.17%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.39%) Confluence
3 2 (0.98%) SAS
3 2 (0.98%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (11.71%) MS Visio
1 24 (11.71%) FrameMaker
2 23 (11.22%) MS Office
3 17 (8.29%) MS Excel
4 12 (5.85%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (3.41%) Acrobat
6 7 (3.41%) RoboHelp
7 5 (2.44%) CorelDRAW
8 3 (1.46%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (1.46%) InDesign
8 3 (1.46%) PaintShop Pro
8 3 (1.46%) Fireworks
8 3 (1.46%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.49%) MS Project
9 1 (0.49%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 3 (1.46%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.46%) VPN
1 3 (1.46%) HTTPS
1 3 (1.46%) Internet
1 3 (1.46%) IMAP
2 2 (0.98%) LTE
2 2 (0.98%) LAN
2 2 (0.98%) WAN
3 1 (0.49%) HTTP
3 1 (0.49%) SAN
3 1 (0.49%) Firewall
3 1 (0.49%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.95%) MS Access
2 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.49%) QlikView
4 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (4.88%) JIRA
2 8 (3.90%) Ant
3 3 (1.46%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (18.54%) Finance
2 17 (8.29%) Publishing
3 15 (7.32%) Banking
4 13 (6.34%) Manufacturing
5 10 (4.88%) Automotive
6 9 (4.39%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.93%) Electronics
7 6 (2.93%) Marketing
7 6 (2.93%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.95%) Private Banking
9 3 (1.46%) Back Office
10 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.49%) Retail
10 1 (0.49%) Games
10 1 (0.49%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (17.56%) XML
2 16 (7.80%) HTML
3 13 (6.34%) XSLT
4 9 (4.39%) .NET
5 6 (2.93%) Sphinx
6 5 (2.44%) CSS
7 4 (1.95%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.46%) Flash
9 2 (0.98%) WPF
9 2 (0.98%) XML Schema
9 2 (0.98%) XML Messaging
9 2 (0.98%) WinForms
9 2 (0.98%) Web Services
10 1 (0.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (0.49%) REST
10 1 (0.49%) XHTML
10 1 (0.49%) SOAP
10 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.93%) E-Learning
2 5 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.95%) NHS
3 4 (1.95%) Copywriting
3 4 (1.95%) Graphic Design
3 4 (1.95%) Digital Media
4 3 (1.46%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.46%) SCORM
4 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.46%) Open Source
5 2 (0.98%) Derivative
5 2 (0.98%) DTV
5 2 (0.98%) Wiki
6 1 (0.49%) Online Games
6 1 (0.49%) RMADS
6 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.49%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.39%) Windows
2 4 (1.95%) Linux
3 3 (1.46%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.98%) UNIX
5 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (8.78%) ITIL
2 11 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (4.39%) Software Engineering
4 7 (3.41%) E-Commerce
5 6 (2.93%) Service Management
5 6 (2.93%) Content Management
6 4 (1.95%) Migration
6 4 (1.95%) Business Analysis
6 4 (1.95%) eTOM
6 4 (1.95%) Time Management
6 4 (1.95%) Project Management
6 4 (1.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (1.95%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (1.95%) UML
6 4 (1.95%) Wealth Management
7 3 (1.46%) Problem Management
7 3 (1.46%) ITIL V3
7 3 (1.46%) Service Continuity Management
7 3 (1.46%) Risk Management
7 3 (1.46%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.24%) Perl
2 18 (8.78%) Java
3 13 (6.34%) SQL
4 11 (5.37%) Python
4 11 (5.37%) Ruby
5 9 (4.39%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.44%) C#
7 3 (1.46%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.46%) ActionScript 2.0
7 3 (1.46%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.46%) ActionScript
8 2 (0.98%) C++
9 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.49%) VBScript
9 1 (0.49%) VB
9 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (6.83%) Degree
2 10 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.98%) MCT
4 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.49%) CISM
5 1 (0.49%) CISSP
5 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.32%) QA
2 5 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.98%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.49%) BS7799
Vendors
1 22 (10.73%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.27%) Adobe
3 11 (5.37%) Oracle
4 5 (2.44%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.95%) Fujitsu
5 4 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.46%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (1.46%) SolidWorks
7 2 (0.98%) SAP
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco
8 1 (0.49%) McAfee
8 1 (0.49%) Nortel
8 1 (0.49%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.49%) NetScout
8 1 (0.49%) Aruba
8 1 (0.49%) Ciena
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