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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 338 366 332
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -34
Contract jobs requiring an Author 64 38 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.18% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 24 23
Average daily rate
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£325 £306 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% -1.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £215 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £386 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £248 £275
% change year-on-year
+31.31% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £23.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -35.21%
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
19804 20828 19241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.62% 92.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13695 14255 13119
Average daily rate £450 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 399 399
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 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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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
Ealing - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Author
England

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 60 (41.96%) MS Office
2 41 (28.67%) MS Visio
2 41 (28.67%) Microsoft
3 40 (27.97%) MS Excel
4 36 (25.17%) ITIL
5 34 (23.78%) Degree
6 31 (21.68%) MS PowerPoint
7 29 (20.28%) Enterprise Architecture
7 29 (20.28%) UML
8 28 (19.58%) OO
8 28 (19.58%) .NET
8 28 (19.58%) Service Delivery
9 27 (18.88%) C#
9 27 (18.88%) Oracle
10 26 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
10 26 (18.18%) Finance
10 26 (18.18%) Computer Science
11 25 (17.48%) Software Engineering
11 25 (17.48%) Banking
12 24 (16.78%) Java
12 24 (16.78%) XML
13 23 (16.08%) Data Modelling
14 21 (14.69%) REST
15 20 (13.99%) SQL Server
16 19 (13.29%) Visual Studio
16 19 (13.29%) Web Services
16 19 (13.29%) HTTP
16 19 (13.29%) Salesforce.com
16 19 (13.29%) Oracle EBS
16 19 (13.29%) .NET Framework

Author
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.50%) CMS
2 5 (3.50%) Confluence
3 4 (2.80%) SAS
4 1 (0.70%) IIS
Applications
1 60 (41.96%) MS Office
2 41 (28.67%) MS Visio
3 40 (27.97%) MS Excel
4 31 (21.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (6.29%) Acrobat
6 4 (2.80%) Photoshop
7 3 (2.10%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (1.40%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.70%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.70%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 19 (13.29%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.29%) HTTP
2 3 (2.10%) DNS
2 3 (2.10%) LDAP
3 2 (1.40%) IMAP
4 1 (0.70%) LAN
4 1 (0.70%) WAN
4 1 (0.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.99%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.40%) MySQL
2 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.70%) QlikView
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.70%) Big Data
3 1 (0.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 19 (13.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.40%) JIRA
General
1 26 (18.18%) Finance
2 25 (17.48%) Banking
3 11 (7.69%) Publishing
4 10 (6.99%) Back Office
5 9 (6.29%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.50%) Advertising
7 4 (2.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (2.10%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.40%) Retail
9 2 (1.40%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.40%) Law
10 1 (0.70%) Legal
10 1 (0.70%) Electronics
10 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (19.58%) .NET
2 24 (16.78%) XML
3 21 (14.69%) REST
4 19 (13.29%) Oracle Fusion
4 19 (13.29%) .NET Framework
4 19 (13.29%) JSON
4 19 (13.29%) Web Services
5 9 (6.29%) HTML
6 7 (4.90%) Sphinx
7 4 (2.80%) CSS
8 2 (1.40%) SOAP
8 2 (1.40%) jQuery
8 2 (1.40%) XML Schema
8 2 (1.40%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.59%) Open Source
3 7 (4.90%) E-Learning
4 5 (3.50%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.50%) Wiki
4 5 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.10%) User Experience
5 3 (2.10%) Learning Management System
5 3 (2.10%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.10%) Copywriting
5 3 (2.10%) Video Editing
5 3 (2.10%) e-Health
6 1 (0.70%) Derivative
6 1 (0.70%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.70%) Animation
6 1 (0.70%) PACS
6 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.70%) Informatics
6 1 (0.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.40%) UNIX
1 2 (1.40%) Windows
1 2 (1.40%) Mac OS X
1 2 (1.40%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (25.17%) ITIL
2 29 (20.28%) UML
2 29 (20.28%) Enterprise Architecture
3 28 (19.58%) OO
3 28 (19.58%) Service Delivery
4 26 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (17.48%) Software Engineering
6 23 (16.08%) Data Modelling
7 9 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (5.59%) Content Management
9 5 (3.50%) Service Management
10 4 (2.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (2.80%) Analytics
11 3 (2.10%) Network Management
11 3 (2.10%) Data Management
11 3 (2.10%) Workflow
11 3 (2.10%) Validation
11 3 (2.10%) Problem Management
11 3 (2.10%) Use Case
11 3 (2.10%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.88%) C#
2 24 (16.78%) Java
3 7 (4.90%) SQL
4 5 (3.50%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.80%) C++
6 2 (1.40%) PHP
6 2 (1.40%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (23.78%) Degree
2 4 (2.80%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.80%) QA
2 3 (2.10%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (2.10%) GCP
3 2 (1.40%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.70%) DICOM
4 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.70%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 3 (2.10%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 41 (28.67%) Microsoft
2 27 (18.88%) Oracle
3 19 (13.29%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (3.50%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.80%) ServiceNow
5 4 (2.80%) Adobe
6 3 (2.10%) CA
7 2 (1.40%) Apple
8 1 (0.70%) Quark
8 1 (0.70%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.70%) Google
8 1 (0.70%) Juniper
8 1 (0.70%) Cisco
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