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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 349 345 349
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Author 62 61 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.26% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.28% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 39 30
Average daily rate
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£285 £325 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% -12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £444 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £248
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +31.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.70%
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
21502 21611 21671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.96% 92.91% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15015 14996 14673
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 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 391 462
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.00 £12.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 July 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 1 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 14 £275 -21.42% 2
Hounslow +1 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £250 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Author
England

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 40 (31.75%) MS Office
2 35 (27.78%) MS Excel
3 30 (23.81%) MS Visio
4 29 (23.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 26 (20.63%) HTML
6 26 (20.63%) Degree
7 19 (15.08%) Java
7 19 (15.08%) Finance
8 17 (13.49%) Computer Science
9 16 (12.70%) Enterprise Architecture
10 15 (11.90%) ITIL
11 14 (11.11%) Service Delivery
11 14 (11.11%) Software Engineering
12 13 (10.32%) UML
13 12 (9.52%) CSS
13 12 (9.52%) .NET
13 12 (9.52%) Wiki
14 10 (7.94%) Oracle
14 10 (7.94%) Telecoms
15 9 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
15 9 (7.14%) Acrobat
15 9 (7.14%) OO
15 9 (7.14%) Data Modelling
16 8 (6.35%) C#
16 8 (6.35%) XML
16 8 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
16 8 (6.35%) Banking
17 7 (5.56%) E-Learning
17 7 (5.56%) E-Commerce

Author
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 5 (3.97%) Confluence
2 3 (2.38%) CMS
3 2 (1.59%) Moodle
4 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 40 (31.75%) MS Office
2 35 (27.78%) MS Excel
3 30 (23.81%) MS Visio
4 29 (23.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (7.14%) Acrobat
6 3 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (1.59%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.79%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.79%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.79%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (0.79%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.97%) LDAP
1 5 (3.97%) HTTP
1 5 (3.97%) DNS
2 3 (2.38%) WebEx
3 1 (0.79%) SSH
3 1 (0.79%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.79%) Big Data
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Visual Studio
1 5 (3.97%) JIRA
1 5 (3.97%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.17%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (15.08%) Finance
2 10 (7.94%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.35%) Banking
4 4 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.38%) Back Office
5 3 (2.38%) Retail
5 3 (2.38%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.59%) Electronics
6 2 (1.59%) Publishing
7 1 (0.79%) Law
7 1 (0.79%) Advertising
7 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (20.63%) HTML
2 12 (9.52%) .NET
2 12 (9.52%) CSS
3 8 (6.35%) XML
4 7 (5.56%) Sphinx
5 5 (3.97%) REST
5 5 (3.97%) .NET Framework
5 5 (3.97%) JSON
5 5 (3.97%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (3.97%) Web Services
6 3 (2.38%) RESTful
7 1 (0.79%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.49%) Computer Science
2 12 (9.52%) Wiki
3 7 (5.56%) E-Learning
4 6 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.97%) Learning Management System
6 4 (3.17%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.38%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.38%) SCORM
7 3 (2.38%) Derivative
7 3 (2.38%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.79%) Informatics
8 1 (0.79%) CMDB
8 1 (0.79%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.79%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.79%) Animation
8 1 (0.79%) PACS
8 1 (0.79%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.79%) User Experience
8 1 (0.79%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.17%) UNIX
1 4 (3.17%) Linux
2 3 (2.38%) Windows
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (12.70%) Enterprise Architecture
2 15 (11.90%) ITIL
3 14 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 14 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 13 (10.32%) UML
5 9 (7.14%) OO
5 9 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 9 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (5.56%) E-Commerce
8 6 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (3.97%) Scrum
9 5 (3.97%) Content Management
10 4 (3.17%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (3.17%) Project Management
10 4 (3.17%) OWASP
10 4 (3.17%) Open Source
10 4 (3.17%) Analytics
11 3 (2.38%) Penetration Testing
11 3 (2.38%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.08%) Java
2 8 (6.35%) C#
3 5 (3.97%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.17%) C++
5 3 (2.38%) Python
6 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (20.63%) Degree
2 5 (3.97%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.59%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.79%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (2.38%) GCP
1 3 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.79%) COBIT
2 1 (0.79%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) DICOM
System Software
1 2 (1.59%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 27 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.94%) Oracle
3 5 (3.97%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.38%) VMware
5 2 (1.59%) Adobe
6 1 (0.79%) HP
6 1 (0.79%) Dell
6 1 (0.79%) CA
6 1 (0.79%) Lotus
6 1 (0.79%) BT
6 1 (0.79%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.79%) IBM
6 1 (0.79%) Google
6 1 (0.79%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.79%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (0.79%) ForgeRock
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