The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Author role in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 40 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.35% - 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% - 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £298 £283
% change year-on-year
+9.06% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
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 Kent 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
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
260 285 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 90.91% 95.00% 92.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 161 175
Average daily rate £338 £375 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £265 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £525 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 67
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Technical Author Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Technical Author
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Technical Author Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Technical Author
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Technical Author Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Technical Author
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case