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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 456 471 422
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 130 84 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.18% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.19% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 53 60
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £423 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £245
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +32.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 10
Average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.70%
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
46875 44412 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.75% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30107 27634 24617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £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 1774 1804 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.76 £38.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -3 54 £300 -7.69% 4
South East -3 22 £339 +4.23% 7
South West +11 21 £358 -
East of England +7 20 £325 -18.75% 4
Yorkshire -16 6 £313 - 4
North West -19 4 £155 -48.33%
West Midlands - 3 £285 - 1
Technical Author
UK

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 60 (21.66%) MS Visio
2 57 (20.58%) MS Office
3 56 (20.22%) HTML
4 55 (19.86%) XML
5 52 (18.77%) MS Excel
6 49 (17.69%) Microsoft
7 45 (16.25%) Java
8 38 (13.72%) Finance
8 38 (13.72%) MS PowerPoint
9 36 (13.00%) Degree
10 33 (11.91%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (9.39%) FrameMaker
12 25 (9.03%) Telecoms
13 24 (8.66%) Disaster Recovery
13 24 (8.66%) Content Management
13 24 (8.66%) Security Cleared
14 23 (8.30%) UML
15 22 (7.94%) ITIL
16 20 (7.22%) OO
16 20 (7.22%) Data Modelling
16 20 (7.22%) Scrum
16 20 (7.22%) Wiki
17 19 (6.86%) Software Engineering
17 19 (6.86%) C#
18 18 (6.50%) .NET
18 18 (6.50%) RoboHelp
19 17 (6.14%) Windows
19 17 (6.14%) Computer Science
20 16 (5.78%) Electronics
20 16 (5.78%) Acrobat

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 11 (3.97%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.61%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (2.17%) Confluence
4 2 (0.72%) Moodle
5 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.36%) CMS
Applications
1 60 (21.66%) MS Visio
2 57 (20.58%) MS Office
3 52 (18.77%) MS Excel
4 38 (13.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (9.39%) FrameMaker
6 18 (6.50%) RoboHelp
7 16 (5.78%) Acrobat
8 6 (2.17%) PaintShop Pro
9 5 (1.81%) Doxygen
10 3 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.72%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.36%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.36%) XMetaL
12 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.36%) Summit
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.36%) SaaS
1 1 (0.36%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.97%) HTTP
2 6 (2.17%) VoIP
3 5 (1.81%) LDAP
3 5 (1.81%) DNS
4 4 (1.44%) WAN
4 4 (1.44%) LAN
5 1 (0.36%) Broadband
5 1 (0.36%) Internet
5 1 (0.36%) 3G
5 1 (0.36%) SSH
5 1 (0.36%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.36%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.36%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (3.97%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.81%) JIRA
2 5 (1.81%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.44%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.72%) Ant
General
1 38 (13.72%) Finance
2 25 (9.03%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.78%) Electronics
4 9 (3.25%) Banking
5 8 (2.89%) Publishing
6 6 (2.17%) Retail
7 5 (1.81%) Games
8 4 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.08%) Marketing
9 3 (1.08%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.72%) Back Office
10 2 (0.72%) Automotive
11 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.36%) Advertising
11 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (20.22%) HTML
2 55 (19.86%) XML
3 18 (6.50%) .NET
4 15 (5.42%) CSS
4 15 (5.42%) JMS
5 13 (4.69%) Web Services
6 11 (3.97%) REST
6 11 (3.97%) .NET Framework
6 11 (3.97%) JSON
7 6 (2.17%) Sphinx
8 4 (1.44%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (1.08%) RESTful
9 3 (1.08%) XSLT
10 2 (0.72%) Middleware
10 2 (0.72%) JSP
11 1 (0.36%) SGML
11 1 (0.36%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.22%) Wiki
2 17 (6.14%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.69%) Graphic Design
4 12 (4.33%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.97%) User Experience
6 8 (2.89%) Derivative
7 7 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.17%) NHS
9 5 (1.81%) GIS
9 5 (1.81%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (1.81%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.44%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.44%) E-Learning
11 3 (1.08%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.08%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.08%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.72%) Learning Management System
12 2 (0.72%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.72%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.72%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.14%) Windows
2 14 (5.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (4.33%) UNIX
4 11 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.53%) Linux
6 4 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.08%) VME
8 2 (0.72%) Android
8 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (11.91%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (8.66%) Content Management
2 24 (8.66%) Disaster Recovery
3 23 (8.30%) UML
4 22 (7.94%) ITIL
5 20 (7.22%) OO
5 20 (7.22%) Data Modelling
5 20 (7.22%) Scrum
6 19 (6.86%) Software Engineering
7 15 (5.42%) Enterprise Architecture
7 15 (5.42%) Project Management
8 13 (4.69%) Service Management
8 13 (4.69%) Service Delivery
9 11 (3.97%) ITSM
10 10 (3.61%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (2.89%) SDLC
12 7 (2.53%) Performance Improvement
12 7 (2.53%) E-Commerce
13 5 (1.81%) 3D Programming
14 4 (1.44%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 45 (16.25%) Java
2 19 (6.86%) C#
3 9 (3.25%) C++
4 6 (2.17%) C
5 3 (1.08%) Python
5 3 (1.08%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.72%) Perl
6 2 (0.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (13.00%) Degree
2 24 (8.66%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.81%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.36%) ISACA
5 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.53%) QA
2 3 (1.08%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.08%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (1.08%) GCP
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.36%) COBIT
3 1 (0.36%) DICOM
System Software
1 7 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (0.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (17.69%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.42%) Oracle
3 11 (3.97%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (2.53%) Adobe
5 4 (1.44%) VMware
6 2 (0.72%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.72%) SAP
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco
7 1 (0.36%) IBM
7 1 (0.36%) HP
7 1 (0.36%) Dell
7 1 (0.36%) EMC
7 1 (0.36%) CA
7 1 (0.36%) Lotus
7 1 (0.36%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.36%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.36%) Google
7 1 (0.36%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.36%) BT
7 1 (0.36%) TOWER Software
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