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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank 553 476 513
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 75 139 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.27% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.28% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 90 54
Median daily rate £325 £331 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% -7.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £249 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 4
Median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +25.00%
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
47288 48921 46148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.81% 94.82% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31099 31589 28488
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 £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1397 1847 1900
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -30 24 £375 +15.38% 3
Yorkshire -5 10 £250 -24.24% 6
South East -1 9 £300 -14.89% 4
East Midlands +8 8 - - 1
North West +5 8 £275 +77.41%
East of England +6 7 £265 -24.28% 1
South West -18 6 £325 -9.09% 1
West Midlands -34 3 £400 +40.35%
Technical Author
UK

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 34 (18.48%) Finance
2 25 (13.59%) Microsoft
2 25 (13.59%) XML
3 20 (10.87%) Security Cleared
4 18 (9.78%) MS Visio
4 18 (9.78%) FrameMaker
5 17 (9.24%) Banking
6 16 (8.70%) Degree
6 16 (8.70%) SharePoint
6 16 (8.70%) SC Cleared
7 14 (7.61%) MS Excel
7 14 (7.61%) Java
8 13 (7.07%) JSON
9 12 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
9 12 (6.52%) .NET
9 12 (6.52%) MS Office
9 12 (6.52%) Web Services
9 12 (6.52%) Computer Science
10 11 (5.98%) Time Management
10 11 (5.98%) Adobe
10 11 (5.98%) Acrobat
10 11 (5.98%) SQL Server
10 11 (5.98%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (5.43%) C#
11 10 (5.43%) Data Modelling
11 10 (5.43%) HTTP
11 10 (5.43%) REST
11 10 (5.43%) SDLC
12 9 (4.89%) JavaScript
12 9 (4.89%) Visual Studio

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 16 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (2.72%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.17%) CMS
3 4 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.63%) Confluence
5 2 (1.09%) Apache
6 1 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (9.78%) FrameMaker
1 18 (9.78%) MS Visio
2 14 (7.61%) MS Excel
3 12 (6.52%) MS Office
3 12 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (5.98%) Acrobat
5 5 (2.72%) PaintShop Pro
6 2 (1.09%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (1.09%) Fireworks
6 2 (1.09%) MS Project
6 2 (1.09%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.63%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.17%) PaaS
1 4 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.43%) HTTP
2 5 (2.72%) LAN
2 5 (2.72%) WAN
3 2 (1.09%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.54%) 2G
4 1 (0.54%) 3G
4 1 (0.54%) LTE
4 1 (0.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.09%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.09%) MySQL
2 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.54%) Big Data
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (4.89%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.09%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.54%) Build Forge
3 1 (0.54%) ERwin
General
1 34 (18.48%) Finance
2 17 (9.24%) Banking
3 8 (4.35%) Publishing
3 8 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.80%) Electronics
5 4 (2.17%) Marketing
5 4 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.63%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.63%) Games
7 2 (1.09%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.09%) Automotive
7 2 (1.09%) Retail
8 1 (0.54%) Billing
8 1 (0.54%) iGaming
8 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Legal
8 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.59%) XML
2 13 (7.07%) JSON
3 12 (6.52%) .NET
3 12 (6.52%) Web Services
4 10 (5.43%) REST
5 9 (4.89%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.17%) HTML
7 2 (1.09%) CSS
7 2 (1.09%) Node.js
7 2 (1.09%) SGML
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.54%) XSL
8 1 (0.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.52%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.26%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.26%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.72%) Credit Risk
5 4 (2.17%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.63%) Derivative
6 3 (1.63%) SCADA
6 3 (1.63%) User Experience
7 2 (1.09%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.09%) Online Games
8 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.54%) Economics
8 1 (0.54%) EMV
8 1 (0.54%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.35%) Unix
2 6 (3.26%) Windows
3 5 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (5.98%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (5.98%) Time Management
2 10 (5.43%) Data Modelling
2 10 (5.43%) SDLC
3 9 (4.89%) OO
3 9 (4.89%) Software Engineering
3 9 (4.89%) UML
4 8 (4.35%) Patch Management
5 7 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (3.80%) Document Management
5 7 (3.80%) Information Architecture
5 7 (3.80%) ITIL
6 6 (3.26%) Content Management
6 6 (3.26%) Project Management
7 5 (2.72%) CRM
7 5 (2.72%) DevOps
7 5 (2.72%) Web Design
8 4 (2.17%) Credit Risk Management
8 4 (2.17%) Information Assurance
8 4 (2.17%) Process Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.61%) Java
2 10 (5.43%) C#
3 9 (4.89%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.17%) SQL
5 3 (1.63%) PHP
6 2 (1.09%) C++
6 2 (1.09%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.70%) Degree
2 16 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.63%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.54%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.17%) GCP
1 4 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.09%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.09%) Firmware
2 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (13.59%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.98%) Adobe
3 8 (4.35%) Oracle
4 6 (3.26%) Altiris
4 6 (3.26%) Forcepoint
4 6 (3.26%) Kaspersky
4 6 (3.26%) SolarWinds
4 6 (3.26%) Sophos
5 5 (2.72%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.17%) VMware
7 2 (1.09%) Capita
8 1 (0.54%) Cisco
8 1 (0.54%) Citrix
8 1 (0.54%) Quark
8 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
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