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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 460 416 461
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 122 129 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.29% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 67 59
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£350 £284 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.34% -18.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 8
Average hourly rate £22.00 £37.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.33% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.96% +12.50%
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
47622 44788 49883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.78% 92.82% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27431 28526
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1905 1938 2490
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +11 59 £350 +16.66% 5
East of England -30 19 £425 - 10
South East -13 18 £260 -9.56% 7
North East - 9 £325 -
East Midlands +1 7 £238 -8.65%
North West -13 5 £380 +32.17% 2
South West -39 3 £260 +79.31% 5
Yorkshire -1 1 - - 1
West Midlands -14 1 £325 +18.18% 1
Technical Author
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Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 39 (18.40%) XML
2 31 (14.62%) Finance
3 29 (13.68%) Microsoft
4 28 (13.21%) MS Office
5 26 (12.26%) MS Visio
6 23 (10.85%) SharePoint
7 21 (9.91%) MS Excel
7 21 (9.91%) FrameMaker
8 20 (9.43%) Java
8 20 (9.43%) Perl
8 20 (9.43%) .NET
9 19 (8.96%) ITIL
10 18 (8.49%) HTML
11 17 (8.02%) Degree
12 16 (7.55%) Oracle
13 15 (7.08%) MS PowerPoint
13 15 (7.08%) Security Cleared
14 14 (6.60%) Adobe
14 14 (6.60%) Publishing
15 13 (6.13%) UML
16 12 (5.66%) Software Engineering
16 12 (5.66%) QA
16 12 (5.66%) Python
16 12 (5.66%) XSLT
17 11 (5.19%) Windows
17 11 (5.19%) SQL Server
17 11 (5.19%) C#
17 11 (5.19%) SQL
17 11 (5.19%) RoboHelp
17 11 (5.19%) Agile Software Development

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 23 (10.85%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.30%) Confluence
3 2 (0.94%) SAS
4 1 (0.47%) CMS
Applications
1 28 (13.21%) MS Office
2 26 (12.26%) MS Visio
3 21 (9.91%) MS Excel
3 21 (9.91%) FrameMaker
4 15 (7.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (5.19%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (5.19%) RoboHelp
6 7 (3.30%) CorelDRAW
7 4 (1.89%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (1.89%) PaintShop Pro
7 4 (1.89%) Fireworks
8 3 (1.42%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.94%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.94%) MS Project
9 2 (0.94%) InDesign
10 1 (0.47%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.47%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.94%) SaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.25%) HTTP
2 4 (1.89%) Internet
3 3 (1.42%) VPN
3 3 (1.42%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.42%) IMAP
4 2 (0.94%) LTE
5 1 (0.47%) SAN
5 1 (0.47%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.47%) LAN
5 1 (0.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.42%) MS Access
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.47%) QlikView
4 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.47%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (3.77%) Ant
2 7 (3.30%) JIRA
3 6 (2.83%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.89%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (14.62%) Finance
2 14 (6.60%) Publishing
3 10 (4.72%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.25%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.77%) Banking
6 6 (2.83%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.83%) Automotive
6 6 (2.83%) Marketing
6 6 (2.83%) Electronics
7 4 (1.89%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.94%) Military
8 2 (0.94%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.47%) Advertising
9 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.47%) Back Office
9 1 (0.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (18.40%) XML
2 20 (9.43%) .NET
3 18 (8.49%) HTML
4 12 (5.66%) XSLT
5 10 (4.72%) .NET Framework
5 10 (4.72%) Web Services
6 6 (2.83%) Sphinx
6 6 (2.83%) CSS
7 5 (2.36%) JSON
7 5 (2.36%) REST
8 4 (1.89%) Flash
9 2 (0.94%) XHTML
9 2 (0.94%) FpML
9 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.94%) WPF
9 2 (0.94%) WinForms
10 1 (0.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.47%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.30%) E-Learning
3 5 (2.36%) Graphic Design
4 4 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.89%) Copywriting
4 4 (1.89%) Wiki
4 4 (1.89%) Digital Media
4 4 (1.89%) SCORM
4 4 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.89%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.89%) NHS
5 3 (1.42%) Open Source
6 2 (0.94%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.94%) DTV
6 2 (0.94%) GIS
6 2 (0.94%) Derivative
7 1 (0.47%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.47%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.47%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.19%) Windows
2 4 (1.89%) Linux
2 4 (1.89%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.94%) UNIX
3 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (8.96%) ITIL
2 13 (6.13%) UML
3 12 (5.66%) Software Engineering
4 11 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (3.30%) E-Commerce
6 6 (2.83%) Data Modelling
6 6 (2.83%) Service Management
6 6 (2.83%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (2.36%) OO
7 5 (2.36%) Time Management
8 4 (1.89%) ITIL V3
8 4 (1.89%) Project Management
8 4 (1.89%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (1.89%) eTOM
8 4 (1.89%) Wealth Management
8 4 (1.89%) Content Management
9 3 (1.42%) Business Analysis
9 3 (1.42%) Migration
9 3 (1.42%) Information Security
9 3 (1.42%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.43%) Java
1 20 (9.43%) Perl
2 12 (5.66%) Python
3 11 (5.19%) C#
3 11 (5.19%) Ruby
3 11 (5.19%) SQL
4 9 (4.25%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.89%) ActionScript 2.0
5 4 (1.89%) ActionScript
5 4 (1.89%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.42%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.47%) VBScript
7 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (8.02%) Degree
2 15 (7.08%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.94%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.94%) MCT
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.47%) CISM
5 1 (0.47%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.66%) QA
2 5 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.94%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.47%) BS7799
Vendors
1 29 (13.68%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.55%) Oracle
3 14 (6.60%) Adobe
4 10 (4.72%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.36%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.89%) Fujitsu
7 3 (1.42%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.94%) SAP
8 2 (0.94%) SolidWorks
9 1 (0.47%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.47%) NetScout
9 1 (0.47%) Aruba
9 1 (0.47%) Ciena
9 1 (0.47%) Cisco
9 1 (0.47%) McAfee
9 1 (0.47%) Nortel
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