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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 438 480 423
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -57
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 142 92 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.20% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 50 50
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £399 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £260
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% -40.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% -40.84%
Technical Author
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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
46777 45849 40413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.43% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 28979 28587 23731
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1861 2074
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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 +27 70 £300 -9.09% 6
South East -2 30 £325 - 8
East of England +8 15 £290 +13.17% 7
West Midlands -8 8 £285 -
East Midlands 0 6 £294 -
North East -1 4 £425 -
North West -23 4 £315 -16.00% 2
South West +2 2 £425 +17.24% 1
Yorkshire -9 2 £325 - 3
Midlands - 1 - -
Technical Author
UK

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 69 (25.00%) MS Office
1 69 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 62 (22.46%) XML
3 61 (22.10%) MS Excel
4 56 (20.29%) Microsoft
5 49 (17.75%) Java
6 48 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
7 47 (17.03%) Degree
8 41 (14.86%) ITIL
9 40 (14.49%) UML
10 37 (13.41%) OO
10 37 (13.41%) C#
11 36 (13.04%) .NET
12 35 (12.68%) Data Modelling
12 35 (12.68%) FrameMaker
13 34 (12.32%) Disaster Recovery
14 33 (11.96%) Finance
14 33 (11.96%) Oracle
15 32 (11.59%) Software Engineering
15 32 (11.59%) Enterprise Architecture
16 31 (11.23%) Service Delivery
16 31 (11.23%) HTML
17 30 (10.87%) SQL Server
18 28 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
18 28 (10.14%) Computer Science
19 26 (9.42%) .NET Framework
19 26 (9.42%) JSON
19 26 (9.42%) REST
19 26 (9.42%) Salesforce.com
19 26 (9.42%) Web Services

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 13 (4.71%) MS Exchange
1 13 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (3.99%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.81%) Confluence
4 4 (1.45%) SAS
5 3 (1.09%) CMS
6 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 69 (25.00%) MS Office
1 69 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 61 (22.10%) MS Excel
3 48 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (12.68%) FrameMaker
5 15 (5.43%) Acrobat
6 12 (4.35%) RoboHelp
7 8 (2.90%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (2.54%) PaintShop Pro
9 5 (1.81%) Doxygen
10 3 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.72%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.36%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.36%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.36%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 19 (6.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.36%) SaaS
1 1 (0.36%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.42%) HTTP
2 5 (1.81%) LDAP
2 5 (1.81%) DNS
3 2 (0.72%) LAN
3 2 (0.72%) WAN
3 2 (0.72%) IMAP
4 1 (0.36%) NAS
4 1 (0.36%) Broadband
4 1 (0.36%) Internet
4 1 (0.36%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.72%) MySQL
4 1 (0.36%) QlikView
4 1 (0.36%) Big Data
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (9.42%) Visual Studio
2 10 (3.62%) Ant
3 3 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (11.96%) Finance
2 19 (6.88%) Banking
3 16 (5.80%) Electronics
4 14 (5.07%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.26%) Publishing
5 9 (3.26%) Automotive
6 8 (2.90%) Back Office
7 7 (2.54%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.81%) Games
9 4 (1.45%) Advertising
9 4 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (1.09%) Marketing
10 3 (1.09%) Retail
11 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.36%) German Language
12 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (22.46%) XML
2 36 (13.04%) .NET
3 31 (11.23%) HTML
4 26 (9.42%) .NET Framework
4 26 (9.42%) JSON
4 26 (9.42%) REST
4 26 (9.42%) Web Services
5 19 (6.88%) Oracle Fusion
6 9 (3.26%) CSS
6 9 (3.26%) JMS
7 6 (2.17%) Sphinx
8 4 (1.45%) JSP
9 3 (1.09%) RESTful
10 2 (0.72%) jQuery
11 1 (0.36%) SailPoint
11 1 (0.36%) XSLT
11 1 (0.36%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.14%) Computer Science
2 13 (4.71%) Wiki
3 12 (4.35%) User Experience
4 10 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.90%) Open Source
7 7 (2.54%) NHS
8 6 (2.17%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.81%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.81%) Derivative
9 5 (1.81%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (1.45%) E-Learning
10 4 (1.45%) Graphic Design
11 3 (1.09%) Copywriting
11 3 (1.09%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.09%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.72%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.72%) Data Integration
12 2 (0.72%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.72%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.52%) Windows
2 16 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (3.62%) UNIX
5 4 (1.45%) Linux
6 3 (1.09%) VME
6 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.72%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.72%) Android
7 2 (0.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (14.86%) ITIL
2 40 (14.49%) UML
3 37 (13.41%) OO
4 35 (12.68%) Data Modelling
5 34 (12.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 32 (11.59%) Software Engineering
6 32 (11.59%) Enterprise Architecture
7 31 (11.23%) Service Delivery
8 28 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (7.25%) Content Management
10 16 (5.80%) Service Management
11 12 (4.35%) Project Management
12 10 (3.62%) Scrum
12 10 (3.62%) Technical Architecture
13 9 (3.26%) ITSM
14 7 (2.54%) E-Commerce
15 5 (1.81%) 3D Programming
15 5 (1.81%) Performance Improvement
15 5 (1.81%) Validation
16 4 (1.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (17.75%) Java
2 37 (13.41%) C#
3 10 (3.62%) Perl
3 10 (3.62%) PowerShell
4 9 (3.26%) SQL
5 8 (2.90%) C++
6 6 (2.17%) C
7 4 (1.45%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.72%) Python
8 2 (0.72%) PHP
9 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (17.03%) Degree
2 24 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 15 (5.43%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.54%) QA
2 3 (1.09%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.09%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (1.09%) GCP
3 2 (0.72%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.36%) DICOM
4 1 (0.36%) COBIT
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (2.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 56 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 33 (11.96%) Oracle
3 26 (9.42%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (5.07%) Adobe
5 5 (1.81%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.72%) Google
6 2 (0.72%) Apple
6 2 (0.72%) SAP
6 2 (0.72%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.36%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.36%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.36%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco
7 1 (0.36%) IBM
7 1 (0.36%) HP
7 1 (0.36%) Dell
7 1 (0.36%) Juniper
7 1 (0.36%) CA
7 1 (0.36%) Lotus
7 1 (0.36%) BT
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