The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Author role in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 106 89 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 15 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.68% 0.83% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £304 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.39% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £298 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.06% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £23.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+2.12% -2.08%
Technical Author
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire 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
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1976 1569 1465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 89.94% 92.73% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1092 863 730
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 101 179
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.38 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.69% -20.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Author in the job title across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Author Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Technical Author
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Author across the Hampshire region.

Technical Author Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Technical Author
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Author across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Technical Author Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Technical Author
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Author across the Hampshire region.

Technical Author Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Technical Author
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Aldershot - - - - 2
Technical Author
South East

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 12 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (68.75%) SC Cleared
2 11 (68.75%) Windows
3 9 (56.25%) PaintShop Pro
4 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 6 (37.50%) UNIX
5 6 (37.50%) MS Visio
6 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
7 4 (25.00%) Adobe
8 3 (18.75%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
8 3 (18.75%) ActionScript 2.0
8 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
8 3 (18.75%) Fireworks
8 3 (18.75%) Dreamweaver
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 3 (18.75%) Flash
8 3 (18.75%) CSS
8 3 (18.75%) XML
8 3 (18.75%) HTML
8 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
8 3 (18.75%) ActionScript
8 3 (18.75%) E-Learning
8 3 (18.75%) SCORM
9 2 (12.50%) MS Office
9 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) PaintShop Pro
2 6 (37.50%) MS Visio
3 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
4 3 (18.75%) Adobe Captivate
4 3 (18.75%) Fireworks
5 2 (12.50%) MS Office
6 1 (6.25%) FrameMaker
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
1 1 (6.25%) Publishing
1 1 (6.25%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Flash
1 3 (18.75%) CSS
1 3 (18.75%) XML
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
1 3 (18.75%) E-Learning
1 3 (18.75%) SCORM
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (37.50%) UNIX
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Time Management
1 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
2 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) ActionScript 2.0
1 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
1 3 (18.75%) ActionScript
2 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (68.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Adobe
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft