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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 420 450 405
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 137 99 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.21% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 46 46
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£325 £243 £236
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.02% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £178 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £245 £290
% change year-on-year
+32.65% -15.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 10
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £20.00 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £36.10 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -30.55%
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
44116 42764 38322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.52% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27497 25733 22352
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1713 1858 2142
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 3 March 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 March 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 March 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 +37 64 £325 +28.71% 8
South East -13 33 £325 +62.50% 7
East of England +4 13 £400 +100.00% 5
Yorkshire -2 10 £320 -1.53% 1
East Midlands -2 6 - -
West Midlands +1 5 £225 -10.44%
North West -24 2 £320 -7.74% 1
South West -13 1 - -
Technical Author
UK

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 75 (25.77%) MS Office
2 64 (21.99%) MS Visio
3 58 (19.93%) XML
4 57 (19.59%) Microsoft
5 55 (18.90%) MS Excel
6 48 (16.49%) ITIL
7 39 (13.40%) FrameMaker
7 39 (13.40%) UML
8 38 (13.06%) Degree
9 36 (12.37%) Finance
10 35 (12.03%) Disaster Recovery
10 35 (12.03%) MS PowerPoint
11 34 (11.68%) Java
11 34 (11.68%) .NET
12 33 (11.34%) C#
12 33 (11.34%) OO
13 32 (11.00%) Oracle
13 32 (11.00%) Data Modelling
13 32 (11.00%) Banking
14 29 (9.97%) Adobe
14 29 (9.97%) Software Engineering
15 28 (9.62%) Enterprise Architecture
15 28 (9.62%) Service Delivery
16 27 (9.28%) REST
17 26 (8.93%) Salesforce.com
17 26 (8.93%) SharePoint
17 26 (8.93%) SQL Server
18 25 (8.59%) Web Services
18 25 (8.59%) Visual Studio
18 25 (8.59%) HTTP

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 26 (8.93%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.12%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.06%) Confluence
4 4 (1.37%) SAS
5 3 (1.03%) CMS
6 1 (0.34%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.34%) IIS
Applications
1 75 (25.77%) MS Office
2 64 (21.99%) MS Visio
3 55 (18.90%) MS Excel
4 39 (13.40%) FrameMaker
5 35 (12.03%) MS PowerPoint
6 17 (5.84%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (3.78%) Acrobat
8 9 (3.09%) PaintShop Pro
9 8 (2.75%) RoboHelp
10 5 (1.72%) Photoshop
10 5 (1.72%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (1.03%) CorelDRAW
11 3 (1.03%) InDesign
11 3 (1.03%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.34%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 19 (6.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.59%) HTTP
2 6 (2.06%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (0.69%) 4G
3 2 (0.69%) 3G
3 2 (0.69%) Firewall
3 2 (0.69%) 2G
3 2 (0.69%) IMAP
3 2 (0.69%) LTE
4 1 (0.34%) NAS
4 1 (0.34%) Internet
4 1 (0.34%) LAN
4 1 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.69%) MySQL
2 2 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.34%) QlikView
3 1 (0.34%) Big Data
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.34%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 25 (8.59%) Visual Studio
2 10 (3.44%) Ant
3 3 (1.03%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (1.03%) JIRA
General
1 36 (12.37%) Finance
2 32 (11.00%) Banking
3 20 (6.87%) Publishing
4 19 (6.53%) Telecoms
5 18 (6.19%) Automotive
6 16 (5.50%) Manufacturing
7 10 (3.44%) Back Office
8 7 (2.41%) Electronics
8 7 (2.41%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.72%) Advertising
10 3 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.03%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.69%) Marketing
12 1 (0.34%) German Language
12 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.34%) Games
12 1 (0.34%) Military
12 1 (0.34%) Retail
12 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (19.93%) XML
2 34 (11.68%) .NET
3 27 (9.28%) REST
4 25 (8.59%) .NET Framework
4 25 (8.59%) JSON
4 25 (8.59%) Web Services
5 19 (6.53%) Oracle Fusion
6 13 (4.47%) HTML
7 12 (4.12%) Sphinx
8 6 (2.06%) XSLT
8 6 (2.06%) CSS
9 4 (1.37%) JSP
9 4 (1.37%) JMS
10 3 (1.03%) Flash
11 2 (0.69%) SOAP
11 2 (0.69%) XML Schema
11 2 (0.69%) XML Messaging
11 2 (0.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.59%) Computer Science
2 9 (3.09%) Open Source
3 7 (2.41%) User Experience
3 7 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.41%) Graphic Design
3 7 (2.41%) NHS
3 7 (2.41%) E-Learning
4 6 (2.06%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.06%) Wiki
5 4 (1.37%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.03%) SCORM
6 3 (1.03%) e-Health
6 3 (1.03%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.03%) Copywriting
7 2 (0.69%) Derivative
7 2 (0.69%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.34%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.34%) Statistics
8 1 (0.34%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.34%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.87%) Windows
2 12 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (2.75%) UNIX
4 4 (1.37%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.69%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.34%) Android
6 1 (0.34%) Linux
6 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (16.49%) ITIL
2 39 (13.40%) UML
3 35 (12.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 33 (11.34%) OO
5 32 (11.00%) Data Modelling
6 29 (9.97%) Software Engineering
7 28 (9.62%) Service Delivery
7 28 (9.62%) Enterprise Architecture
8 18 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (5.84%) Service Management
10 16 (5.50%) Content Management
11 10 (3.44%) ITSM
12 7 (2.41%) Project Management
12 7 (2.41%) Change Management
13 6 (2.06%) Time Management
14 5 (1.72%) Change Control
14 5 (1.72%) People Management
14 5 (1.72%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (1.72%) Scrum
15 4 (1.37%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 34 (11.68%) Java
2 33 (11.34%) C#
3 16 (5.50%) SQL
4 15 (5.15%) Perl
5 10 (3.44%) PowerShell
6 8 (2.75%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.37%) C++
8 3 (1.03%) PHP
8 3 (1.03%) ActionScript 2.0
8 3 (1.03%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.69%) Python
10 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (13.06%) Degree
2 24 (8.25%) Security Cleared
3 21 (7.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.34%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.50%) QA
2 3 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.69%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) COBIT
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (2.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.03%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 57 (19.59%) Microsoft
2 32 (11.00%) Oracle
3 29 (9.97%) Adobe
4 26 (8.93%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.72%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.72%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.03%) SolidWorks
6 3 (1.03%) CA
7 2 (0.69%) Apple
8 1 (0.34%) Quark
8 1 (0.34%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.34%) Juniper
8 1 (0.34%) SAP
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco
8 1 (0.34%) Google
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