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 27 May 2016 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank 532 464 512
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 97 144 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.29% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.31% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 84 45
Median daily rate £365 £306 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.18% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £421 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 5
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +53.84%
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
47514 46808 45430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.72% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 31391 29406 28519
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1352 1865 1936
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.24 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -34 36 £375 +31.57% 3
East of England +8 13 £375 - 4
South East -27 13 £375 +15.38% 6
Yorkshire +16 11 £388 +40.90% 2
South West -19 8 £335 -5.30% 2
East Midlands +16 7 £350 +19.14%
North West -10 5 £319 +8.05% 1
West Midlands -16 4 £400 +40.35% 1
Technical Author
UK

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 39 (20.31%) Security Cleared
2 33 (17.19%) SC Cleared
3 31 (16.15%) Finance
4 25 (13.02%) MS Visio
5 21 (10.94%) Microsoft
6 19 (9.90%) XML
6 19 (9.90%) FrameMaker
7 18 (9.38%) Banking
7 18 (9.38%) Windows
8 17 (8.85%) MS Excel
8 17 (8.85%) Oracle
8 17 (8.85%) MS Office
9 15 (7.81%) SDLC
10 14 (7.29%) Java
11 13 (6.77%) MS Exchange
11 13 (6.77%) Data Modelling
11 13 (6.77%) Unix
11 13 (6.77%) SharePoint
11 13 (6.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (6.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
12 12 (6.25%) PaintShop Pro
12 12 (6.25%) SQL
13 11 (5.73%) LAN
13 11 (5.73%) WAN
13 11 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (5.21%) Adobe
14 10 (5.21%) ETL

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 13 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2010
1 13 (6.77%) MS Exchange
1 13 (6.77%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.17%) SAS
3 4 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.56%) CMS
4 3 (1.56%) Confluence
5 2 (1.04%) Apache
5 2 (1.04%) Node.js
6 1 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (13.02%) MS Visio
2 19 (9.90%) FrameMaker
3 17 (8.85%) MS Excel
3 17 (8.85%) MS Office
4 12 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (6.25%) PaintShop Pro
5 8 (4.17%) Acrobat
6 4 (2.08%) RoboHelp
7 2 (1.04%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (1.04%) Fireworks
7 2 (1.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.56%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.08%) PaaS
1 4 (2.08%) SaaS
2 3 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.52%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.73%) LAN
1 11 (5.73%) WAN
2 4 (2.08%) HTTP
3 2 (1.04%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.04%) Network Security
4 1 (0.52%) Firewall
4 1 (0.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.17%) Base SAS
2 6 (3.13%) MongoDB
2 6 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.04%) MS Access
3 2 (1.04%) MySQL
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.52%) Big Data
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (4.69%) ERwin
2 4 (2.08%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.04%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.04%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.04%) JIRA
3 2 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (16.15%) Finance
2 18 (9.38%) Banking
3 7 (3.65%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.60%) Automotive
5 4 (2.08%) Publishing
6 3 (1.56%) Games
7 2 (1.04%) Electronics
7 2 (1.04%) Marketing
7 2 (1.04%) Retail
8 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.52%) Billing
8 1 (0.52%) iGaming
8 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.90%) XML
2 9 (4.69%) HTML
3 8 (4.17%) .NET
3 8 (4.17%) JSON
4 6 (3.13%) Web Services
5 5 (2.60%) RESTful
6 4 (2.08%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.08%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.08%) MEAN Stack
6 4 (2.08%) REST
7 3 (1.56%) CSS
8 2 (1.04%) SGML
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.52%) XSL
9 1 (0.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.65%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.65%) User Experience
3 6 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.60%) Credit Risk
5 4 (2.08%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.08%) Derivative
5 4 (2.08%) Graphic Design
6 3 (1.56%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.56%) SCADA
7 2 (1.04%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.04%) Online Games
8 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.52%) Economics
8 1 (0.52%) EMV
8 1 (0.52%) Informatics
8 1 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.38%) Windows
2 13 (6.77%) Unix
2 13 (6.77%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (6.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (4.69%) Linux
4 2 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (7.81%) SDLC
2 13 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (6.77%) Data Modelling
3 11 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (5.21%) ETL
5 9 (4.69%) ITIL
6 8 (4.17%) Patch Management
6 8 (4.17%) Time Management
7 7 (3.65%) Information Architecture
8 6 (3.13%) Document Management
8 6 (3.13%) Project Management
9 5 (2.60%) Coaching
9 5 (2.60%) Content Management
9 5 (2.60%) CRM
9 5 (2.60%) E-Commerce
9 5 (2.60%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.60%) Web Design
10 4 (2.08%) Information Assurance
10 4 (2.08%) Open Source
10 4 (2.08%) Process Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.29%) Java
2 12 (6.25%) SQL
3 8 (4.17%) VBA
4 5 (2.60%) C#
4 5 (2.60%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.60%) PHP
5 2 (1.04%) Python
5 2 (1.04%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.52%) C
6 1 (0.52%) C++
Qualifications
1 39 (20.31%) Security Cleared
2 33 (17.19%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.69%) Degree
4 6 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.04%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) COBIT
2 1 (0.52%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.04%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.85%) Oracle
3 10 (5.21%) Adobe
4 8 (4.17%) CA
5 7 (3.65%) Informatica
6 6 (3.13%) Altiris
6 6 (3.13%) Forcepoint
6 6 (3.13%) Kaspersky
6 6 (3.13%) SolarWinds
6 6 (3.13%) Sophos
7 5 (2.60%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.56%) VMware
9 2 (1.04%) Capita
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco
10 1 (0.52%) Citrix
10 1 (0.52%) Google
10 1 (0.52%) Quark
10 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
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