The table below looks at the statistics for the Author role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Author in their job title over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 335 347 345
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Author 68 48 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.23% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 29 33
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £260
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -20.00%
Author
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20445 21023 20332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.91% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14135 14816 13711
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 371 455
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Author
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Author Jobs Demand Trend in London

Author
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Author Daily Rate Trend in London

Author
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Author across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Author Daily Rate Histogram in London

Author
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Author Hourly Rate Trend in London

Author
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Author within the London region over the 3 months to 22 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
City of London +16 15 £300 -7.69% 1
Uxbridge - 3 £250 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Surbiton - 1 £365 -
Author
England

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited 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 Author in their job title.

1 52 (38.24%) MS Office
2 44 (32.35%) MS Excel
3 39 (28.68%) MS Visio
4 38 (27.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 36 (26.47%) Microsoft
6 34 (25.00%) Degree
7 29 (21.32%) Java
8 28 (20.59%) Enterprise Architecture
9 27 (19.85%) ITIL
10 26 (19.12%) Service Delivery
11 25 (18.38%) UML
11 25 (18.38%) Computer Science
12 24 (17.65%) .NET
13 23 (16.91%) HTML
13 23 (16.91%) Finance
13 23 (16.91%) Software Engineering
14 22 (16.18%) Oracle
15 21 (15.44%) OO
16 20 (14.71%) C#
17 19 (13.97%) Data Modelling
17 19 (13.97%) Disaster Recovery
18 18 (13.24%) XML
19 16 (11.76%) SQL Server
20 15 (11.03%) Visual Studio
20 15 (11.03%) Web Services
20 15 (11.03%) HTTP
20 15 (11.03%) Salesforce.com
20 15 (11.03%) .NET Framework
20 15 (11.03%) JSON
20 15 (11.03%) Oracle EBS

Author
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited 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 Author in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.88%) Confluence
2 5 (3.68%) CMS
3 3 (2.21%) SAS
4 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.74%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 52 (38.24%) MS Office
2 44 (32.35%) MS Excel
3 39 (28.68%) MS Visio
4 38 (27.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (6.62%) Acrobat
6 4 (2.94%) Photoshop
7 3 (2.21%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.74%) PaintShop Pro
8 1 (0.74%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 15 (11.03%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.74%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.03%) HTTP
2 5 (3.68%) DNS
2 5 (3.68%) LDAP
3 2 (1.47%) WebEx
4 1 (0.74%) Broadband
4 1 (0.74%) IMAP
4 1 (0.74%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.47%) MySQL
2 2 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.74%) Big Data
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.74%) QlikView
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (11.03%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.68%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.68%) JIRA
3 4 (2.94%) Git (software)
General
1 23 (16.91%) Finance
2 14 (10.29%) Banking
3 10 (7.35%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.15%) Back Office
5 4 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.21%) Advertising
6 3 (2.21%) Publishing
6 3 (2.21%) Retail
7 2 (1.47%) Electronics
7 2 (1.47%) Law
8 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.74%) Legal
8 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.74%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.65%) .NET
2 23 (16.91%) HTML
3 18 (13.24%) XML
4 15 (11.03%) Web Services
4 15 (11.03%) .NET Framework
4 15 (11.03%) JSON
4 15 (11.03%) Oracle Fusion
4 15 (11.03%) REST
5 10 (7.35%) CSS
6 7 (5.15%) Sphinx
7 3 (2.21%) RESTful
8 2 (1.47%) jQuery
9 1 (0.74%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.38%) Computer Science
2 14 (10.29%) Wiki
3 7 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.15%) E-Learning
4 6 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.41%) Open Source
5 5 (3.68%) Learning Management System
6 4 (2.94%) Video Editing
7 3 (2.21%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.21%) Copywriting
7 3 (2.21%) User Experience
7 3 (2.21%) Derivative
8 2 (1.47%) SCORM
9 1 (0.74%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.74%) FMCG
9 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.74%) CMDB
9 1 (0.74%) Informatics
9 1 (0.74%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.74%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.68%) UNIX
2 4 (2.94%) Linux
3 2 (1.47%) Windows
3 2 (1.47%) Mac OS X
3 2 (1.47%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.59%) Enterprise Architecture
2 27 (19.85%) ITIL
3 26 (19.12%) Service Delivery
4 25 (18.38%) UML
5 23 (16.91%) Software Engineering
6 21 (15.44%) OO
7 19 (13.97%) Data Modelling
7 19 (13.97%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (5.15%) E-Commerce
8 7 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (5.15%) Content Management
9 6 (4.41%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (3.68%) Project Management
10 5 (3.68%) Scrum
11 4 (2.94%) Analytics
11 4 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (2.94%) OWASP
12 3 (2.21%) Service Management
12 3 (2.21%) Change Management
12 3 (2.21%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.32%) Java
2 20 (14.71%) C#
3 6 (4.41%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.68%) SQL
5 4 (2.94%) C++
6 3 (2.21%) Python
7 2 (1.47%) PHP
8 1 (0.74%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (25.00%) Degree
2 5 (3.68%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.47%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.21%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (2.21%) GCP
1 3 (2.21%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.74%) DICOM
2 1 (0.74%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 36 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 22 (16.18%) Oracle
3 15 (11.03%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (2.94%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.47%) Apple
5 2 (1.47%) Adobe
6 1 (0.74%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.74%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (0.74%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.74%) HP
6 1 (0.74%) Dell
6 1 (0.74%) CA
6 1 (0.74%) Lotus
6 1 (0.74%) IBM
6 1 (0.74%) Quark
6 1 (0.74%) Google
6 1 (0.74%) BT
6 1 (0.74%) TOWER Software
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