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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 476 401 448
Rank change year-on-year
-75 +47
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 93 153 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.32% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.34% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 74 52
Average daily rate
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£375 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £209 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £394 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 12
Average hourly rate - £35.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £28.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.56% -4.16%
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
47054 44428 49354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.49% 92.75% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29070 26959 28367
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 1866 1936 2487
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 £37.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +3 54 £375 +20.00% 9
East of England -31 20 £400 +100.00% 8
South East -31 7 £239 -13.18% 2
North East - 5 £325 -
North West -11 3 £293 +1.73% 1
Yorkshire +3 2 - - 1
East Midlands 0 1 - - 3
South West -43 1 £260 +79.31% 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
Technical Author
UK

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 36 (19.89%) XML
2 29 (16.02%) Microsoft
2 29 (16.02%) Finance
3 27 (14.92%) MS Office
4 22 (12.15%) MS Visio
5 20 (11.05%) HTML
5 20 (11.05%) Java
5 20 (11.05%) MS Excel
6 19 (10.50%) .NET
6 19 (10.50%) SharePoint
7 17 (9.39%) MS PowerPoint
7 17 (9.39%) Security Cleared
8 16 (8.84%) Perl
8 16 (8.84%) RoboHelp
9 15 (8.29%) FrameMaker
10 14 (7.73%) Degree
11 13 (7.18%) Oracle
12 12 (6.63%) UML
12 12 (6.63%) Python
13 11 (6.08%) SQL Server
13 11 (6.08%) Web Services
13 11 (6.08%) ITIL
13 11 (6.08%) Ruby
14 10 (5.52%) C#
14 10 (5.52%) Windows
14 10 (5.52%) Marketing
14 10 (5.52%) SC Cleared
15 9 (4.97%) E-Commerce
15 9 (4.97%) HTTP
15 9 (4.97%) Publishing

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 19 (10.50%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.87%) Confluence
3 2 (1.10%) Joomla!
3 2 (1.10%) SAS
4 1 (0.55%) CMS
4 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 27 (14.92%) MS Office
2 22 (12.15%) MS Visio
3 20 (11.05%) MS Excel
4 17 (9.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (8.84%) RoboHelp
6 15 (8.29%) FrameMaker
7 6 (3.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (2.76%) CorelDRAW
9 3 (1.66%) PaintShop Pro
9 3 (1.66%) Fireworks
9 3 (1.66%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (1.10%) MS Project
11 1 (0.55%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 3 (1.66%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.10%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.97%) HTTP
2 6 (3.31%) Internet
3 5 (2.76%) VPN
3 5 (2.76%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.66%) IMAP
5 2 (1.10%) Intranet
6 1 (0.55%) SAN
6 1 (0.55%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.55%) LAN
6 1 (0.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.55%) MS Access
2 1 (0.55%) QlikView
2 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.55%) Big Data
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (4.97%) JIRA
2 8 (4.42%) Ant
3 6 (3.31%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.66%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (16.02%) Finance
2 10 (5.52%) Marketing
3 9 (4.97%) Publishing
4 7 (3.87%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.31%) Electronics
5 6 (3.31%) Banking
6 5 (2.76%) Retail
7 4 (2.21%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.21%) Games
7 4 (2.21%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.66%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.10%) Military
9 2 (1.10%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.55%) Automotive
10 1 (0.55%) Advertising
10 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.55%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (19.89%) XML
2 20 (11.05%) HTML
3 19 (10.50%) .NET
4 11 (6.08%) Web Services
5 9 (4.97%) .NET Framework
6 8 (4.42%) XSLT
7 6 (3.31%) CSS
8 5 (2.76%) JSON
8 5 (2.76%) REST
9 3 (1.66%) Flash
10 2 (1.10%) XHTML
10 2 (1.10%) FpML
10 2 (1.10%) SGML
10 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.55%) WinForms
11 1 (0.55%) WPF
11 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.31%) E-Learning
1 6 (3.31%) Copywriting
2 4 (2.21%) Digital Media
2 4 (2.21%) Graphic Design
2 4 (2.21%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.21%) NHS
3 3 (1.66%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.66%) SCORM
3 3 (1.66%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.66%) Wiki
4 2 (1.10%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.10%) Open Source
4 2 (1.10%) DTV
4 2 (1.10%) GIS
5 1 (0.55%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.55%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.55%) Derivative
5 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.52%) Windows
2 4 (2.21%) Linux
3 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.66%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (6.63%) UML
2 11 (6.08%) ITIL
3 9 (4.97%) E-Commerce
4 6 (3.31%) Data Modelling
4 6 (3.31%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (2.76%) Software Engineering
5 5 (2.76%) OO
6 3 (1.66%) Migration
6 3 (1.66%) Information Security
6 3 (1.66%) Programme Management
6 3 (1.66%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (1.66%) Content Management
6 3 (1.66%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (1.66%) Project Management
6 3 (1.66%) Service Continuity Management
6 3 (1.66%) ITIL V3
7 2 (1.10%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (1.10%) Time Management
7 2 (1.10%) Wealth Management
7 2 (1.10%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.05%) Java
2 16 (8.84%) Perl
3 12 (6.63%) Python
4 11 (6.08%) Ruby
5 10 (5.52%) C#
6 9 (4.97%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.87%) SQL
8 3 (1.66%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.66%) ActionScript 2.0
8 3 (1.66%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.10%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.55%) VBScript
10 1 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (9.39%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.73%) Degree
3 10 (5.52%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.66%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.10%) MCT
5 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.55%) CISM
6 1 (0.55%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.31%) QA
2 4 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.10%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.55%) BS7799
Vendors
1 29 (16.02%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.18%) Oracle
3 8 (4.42%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (2.76%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.21%) Adobe
5 4 (2.21%) Fujitsu
6 3 (1.66%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (1.10%) SAP
8 1 (0.55%) Cisco
8 1 (0.55%) Remedy
8 1 (0.55%) McAfee
8 1 (0.55%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.55%) NetScout
8 1 (0.55%) Nortel
8 1 (0.55%) Aruba
8 1 (0.55%) Ciena
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