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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 443 427 463
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 146 132 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.28% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.30% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 72 32
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£325 £281 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.47% -9.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £298 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.06% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £21.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £36.75 £36.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £23.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+2.12% -2.08%
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
46272 43750 42038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.73% 92.64% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29935 26900 24214
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1926 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 +36 77 £325 +17.96% 4
South East -12 32 £305 +18.32% 5
East Midlands +13 14 £350 +29.62%
East of England -19 10 £400 +33.33% 3
South West -29 4 £225 -47.36% 1
North West -15 3 £260 +5.31%
Yorkshire -16 2 £268 -10.23% 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Technical Author
UK

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 50 (18.94%) MS Office
2 48 (18.18%) XML
3 47 (17.80%) MS Visio
4 41 (15.53%) Finance
5 40 (15.15%) SharePoint
6 37 (14.02%) Microsoft
7 35 (13.26%) ITIL
8 34 (12.88%) MS Excel
9 32 (12.12%) FrameMaker
10 29 (10.98%) Adobe
11 27 (10.23%) Degree
12 26 (9.85%) Banking
13 25 (9.47%) Java
13 25 (9.47%) Oracle
14 24 (9.09%) .NET
15 23 (8.71%) Perl
15 23 (8.71%) SQL
15 23 (8.71%) MS PowerPoint
16 22 (8.33%) C#
17 21 (7.95%) Publishing
18 20 (7.58%) Telecoms
18 20 (7.58%) Software Engineering
18 20 (7.58%) Security Cleared
19 18 (6.82%) QA
19 18 (6.82%) Manufacturing
19 18 (6.82%) Windows
20 17 (6.44%) UML
20 17 (6.44%) OO
20 17 (6.44%) Adobe Illustrator
20 17 (6.44%) Disaster Recovery

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 40 (15.15%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.79%) Confluence
3 8 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.27%) SAS
5 3 (1.14%) CMS
6 1 (0.38%) IIS
6 1 (0.38%) LiveLink
Applications
1 50 (18.94%) MS Office
2 47 (17.80%) MS Visio
3 34 (12.88%) MS Excel
4 32 (12.12%) FrameMaker
5 23 (8.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 17 (6.44%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (3.79%) Acrobat
8 9 (3.41%) PaintShop Pro
9 5 (1.89%) Photoshop
10 4 (1.52%) RoboHelp
10 4 (1.52%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (1.14%) Fireworks
11 3 (1.14%) CorelDRAW
11 3 (1.14%) InDesign
12 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.14%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 2 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.38%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) SaaS
1 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.55%) HTTP
2 6 (2.27%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (1.89%) IMAP
4 4 (1.52%) Internet
5 3 (1.14%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.14%) VPN
6 2 (0.76%) 2G
6 2 (0.76%) 3G
6 2 (0.76%) Firewall
6 2 (0.76%) LAN
6 2 (0.76%) WAN
6 2 (0.76%) LTE
6 2 (0.76%) 4G
7 1 (0.38%) NAS
7 1 (0.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.52%) MS Access
3 3 (1.14%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.76%) MySQL
5 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.38%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 13 (4.92%) Visual Studio
2 12 (4.55%) Ant
3 6 (2.27%) JIRA
4 3 (1.14%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (15.53%) Finance
2 26 (9.85%) Banking
3 21 (7.95%) Publishing
4 20 (7.58%) Telecoms
5 18 (6.82%) Manufacturing
6 16 (6.06%) Automotive
7 7 (2.65%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.65%) Back Office
8 6 (2.27%) Marketing
9 4 (1.52%) Advertising
9 4 (1.52%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.76%) Electronics
10 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.38%) Retail
11 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.38%) German Language
11 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.38%) Military
11 1 (0.38%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (18.18%) XML
2 24 (9.09%) .NET
3 15 (5.68%) .NET Framework
3 15 (5.68%) HTML
4 14 (5.30%) REST
5 12 (4.55%) Web Services
5 12 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
5 12 (4.55%) JSON
6 11 (4.17%) XSLT
7 6 (2.27%) CSS
7 6 (2.27%) Sphinx
8 3 (1.14%) Flash
9 2 (0.76%) XML Messaging
9 2 (0.76%) WinForms
9 2 (0.76%) XML Schema
9 2 (0.76%) JSP
9 2 (0.76%) SOAP
9 2 (0.76%) jQuery
9 2 (0.76%) WPF
10 1 (0.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.92%) Computer Science
2 7 (2.65%) Open Source
2 7 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.65%) E-Learning
3 6 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 5 (1.89%) Copywriting
4 5 (1.89%) Wiki
4 5 (1.89%) NHS
5 4 (1.52%) Graphic Design
5 4 (1.52%) User Experience
5 4 (1.52%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.14%) e-Health
6 3 (1.14%) SCORM
7 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.76%) DTV
8 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.38%) Derivative
8 1 (0.38%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.38%) RMADS
8 1 (0.38%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.82%) Windows
2 8 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (3.03%) UNIX
2 8 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (1.52%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.14%) Linux
5 2 (0.76%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.76%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (13.26%) ITIL
2 20 (7.58%) Software Engineering
3 17 (6.44%) UML
3 17 (6.44%) OO
3 17 (6.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (5.68%) Service Delivery
5 14 (5.30%) Data Modelling
5 14 (5.30%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (4.55%) Service Management
7 11 (4.17%) Content Management
8 10 (3.79%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (2.27%) Project Management
9 6 (2.27%) Change Management
9 6 (2.27%) Problem Management
10 5 (1.89%) Change Control
10 5 (1.89%) People Management
10 5 (1.89%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (1.89%) Risk Management
11 4 (1.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (1.52%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.47%) Java
2 23 (8.71%) Perl
2 23 (8.71%) SQL
3 22 (8.33%) C#
4 12 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.27%) Python
5 6 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.27%) Ruby
6 4 (1.52%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.14%) ActionScript 2.0
7 3 (1.14%) ActionScript
7 3 (1.14%) PHP
8 2 (0.76%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.76%) C++
9 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (10.23%) Degree
2 20 (7.58%) Security Cleared
3 16 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.82%) QA
2 4 (1.52%) Solvency II
3 3 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) COBIT
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.38%) BS7799
System Software
1 7 (2.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.14%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 37 (14.02%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.98%) Adobe
3 25 (9.47%) Oracle
4 16 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (3.79%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.52%) Fujitsu
6 4 (1.52%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.14%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.14%) CA
7 3 (1.14%) SolidWorks
8 2 (0.76%) Apple
8 2 (0.76%) Cisco
8 2 (0.76%) SAP
9 1 (0.38%) Google
9 1 (0.38%) Juniper
9 1 (0.38%) Quark
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