The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Technical Author featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Author
UK / England
Rank 498 485 457
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 67 121 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.26% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.27% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 80 96
Median daily rate £350 £314 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.55% -3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £242 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £23.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £20.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -31.03%

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
39224 44183 43962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.70% 94.93% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25749 28478 28133
Median daily rate £428 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.18% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1333 1606 1775
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.09 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Technical Author in the job title.

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 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Author within the England region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -17 26 £385 +18.46% 4
East of England +21 16 - - 4
South East +10 10 £300 -4.76% 6
East Midlands +8 7 £350 +16.66% 1
North West +20 6 £325 +23.80% 1
South West +15 2 - - 1
Technical Author
UK

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, Technical Author contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Technical Author in the job title.

1 32 (20.00%) HTML
2 31 (19.38%) XML
3 28 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 22 (13.75%) Java
5 22 (13.75%) JavaScript
6 21 (13.13%) Finance
7 19 (11.88%) OO
8 18 (11.25%) .NET
9 17 (10.63%) Scrum
9 17 (10.63%) Time Management
10 15 (9.38%) MS Office
10 15 (9.38%) Web Services
10 15 (9.38%) MS Visio
11 14 (8.75%) CSS
11 14 (8.75%) PHP
11 14 (8.75%) MS Excel
11 14 (8.75%) Banking
11 14 (8.75%) HTML5
12 13 (8.13%) FrameMaker
13 12 (7.50%) Middleware
13 12 (7.50%) Web Development
14 11 (6.88%) Enterprise Architecture
14 11 (6.88%) Linux
14 11 (6.88%) SQL Server
14 11 (6.88%) Electronics
15 10 (6.25%) .NET Framework
16 9 (5.63%) Security Cleared
16 9 (5.63%) MS PowerPoint
16 9 (5.63%) C++

Technical Author Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.75%) Confluence
2 3 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.25%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (9.38%) MS Office
1 15 (9.38%) MS Visio
2 14 (8.75%) MS Excel
3 13 (8.13%) FrameMaker
4 9 (5.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (3.75%) Doxygen
6 2 (1.25%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.25%) CorelDRAW
7 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.63%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.50%) SaaS
2 2 (1.25%) IaaS
2 2 (1.25%) PaaS
3 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.50%) Internet
2 3 (1.88%) WAN
3 2 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (1.25%) Firewall
3 2 (1.25%) HTTP
3 2 (1.25%) LAN
3 2 (1.25%) VLAN
3 2 (1.25%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.75%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.88%) JIRA
2 3 (1.88%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.25%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.63%) XMLSpy
General
1 21 (13.13%) Finance
2 14 (8.75%) Banking
3 11 (6.88%) Electronics
4 8 (5.00%) Marketing
4 8 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.38%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.88%) Publishing
7 2 (1.25%) Games
7 2 (1.25%) Legal
8 1 (0.63%) Advertising
8 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.00%) HTML
2 31 (19.38%) XML
3 18 (11.25%) .NET
4 15 (9.38%) Web Services
5 14 (8.75%) CSS
5 14 (8.75%) HTML5
6 12 (7.50%) Middleware
7 10 (6.25%) .NET Framework
8 7 (4.38%) XSLT
9 5 (3.13%) JSON
9 5 (3.13%) REST
10 3 (1.88%) OAuth
11 2 (1.25%) SGML
12 1 (0.63%) COM
12 1 (0.63%) XSD
12 1 (0.63%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.75%) Data Centre
1 6 (3.75%) Data Structures
1 6 (3.75%) Graphic Design
2 3 (1.88%) Computer Science
2 3 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (1.88%) Tandem
3 2 (1.25%) Blog
3 2 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (1.25%) e-Learning
3 2 (1.25%) Learning Management System
3 2 (1.25%) SCORM
4 1 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.63%) EMV
4 1 (0.63%) FMCG
4 1 (0.63%) IPTV
4 1 (0.63%) Life Science
4 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.63%) Online Banking
4 1 (0.63%) User Experience
4 1 (0.63%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.88%) Linux
2 8 (5.00%) Windows
3 7 (4.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (11.88%) OO
3 17 (10.63%) Scrum
3 17 (10.63%) Time Management
4 12 (7.50%) Web Development
5 11 (6.88%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
6 8 (5.00%) Wealth Management
7 6 (3.75%) ITIL
7 6 (3.75%) OOD
7 6 (3.75%) OOP
7 6 (3.75%) Service Delivery
7 6 (3.75%) Software Engineering
8 5 (3.13%) Document Management
9 4 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.50%) ERP
9 4 (2.50%) Investment Management
9 4 (2.50%) Quality Management
9 4 (2.50%) Validation
10 3 (1.88%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.75%) Java
1 22 (13.75%) JavaScript
2 14 (8.75%) PHP
3 9 (5.63%) C++
3 9 (5.63%) Python
4 8 (5.00%) C
4 8 (5.00%) C#
5 2 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (5.63%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.00%) Degree
3 7 (4.38%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.50%) HND
5 2 (1.25%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.25%) HNC
6 1 (0.63%) CCDA
6 1 (0.63%) CCDP
6 1 (0.63%) CCNA
6 1 (0.63%) CCNP
6 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.50%) ISO 9001
1 4 (2.50%) QA
2 2 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.63%) Firmware
1 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.00%) Adobe
3 7 (4.38%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.13%) SAP
5 3 (1.88%) Apiary
6 2 (1.25%) Blue Coat
6 2 (1.25%) Bluefish Communications
6 2 (1.25%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.25%) Cisco
6 2 (1.25%) NetWitness
7 1 (0.63%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.63%) Capita
7 1 (0.63%) Citrix
7 1 (0.63%) Infor
7 1 (0.63%) Meridio
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle
7 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.63%) VMware
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