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 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 334 352 343
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Author 74 54 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.33% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.25% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 33 22
Average daily rate
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£306 £325 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% -3.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £319 £260
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +22.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% -40.84%
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
20684 21615 20403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.43% 92.67% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14220 15100 13816
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £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 368 383 422
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.86 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 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 1 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 +2 17 £300 -7.69%
Uxbridge - 2 £308 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £475 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Surbiton - 1 £365 -
Author
England

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 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 57 (39.04%) MS Office
2 46 (31.51%) MS Excel
3 41 (28.08%) MS Visio
4 39 (26.71%) Microsoft
5 38 (26.03%) MS PowerPoint
6 37 (25.34%) Degree
7 35 (23.97%) ITIL
8 32 (21.92%) Enterprise Architecture
9 30 (20.55%) Service Delivery
10 29 (19.86%) UML
11 28 (19.18%) Java
11 28 (19.18%) .NET
12 27 (18.49%) Oracle
12 27 (18.49%) Computer Science
13 26 (17.81%) Software Engineering
14 25 (17.12%) OO
15 24 (16.44%) C#
16 23 (15.75%) Data Modelling
16 23 (15.75%) Disaster Recovery
17 22 (15.07%) Finance
18 21 (14.38%) XML
19 20 (13.70%) SQL Server
20 19 (13.01%) Visual Studio
20 19 (13.01%) Web Services
20 19 (13.01%) Salesforce.com
20 19 (13.01%) HTTP
20 19 (13.01%) Oracle EBS
20 19 (13.01%) .NET Framework
20 19 (13.01%) JSON
20 19 (13.01%) Oracle Fusion

Author
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 5 (3.42%) CMS
2 4 (2.74%) Confluence
2 4 (2.74%) SAS
3 2 (1.37%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 57 (39.04%) MS Office
2 46 (31.51%) MS Excel
3 41 (28.08%) MS Visio
4 38 (26.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (6.16%) Acrobat
6 4 (2.74%) Photoshop
7 3 (2.05%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.68%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.68%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 19 (13.01%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.68%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.01%) HTTP
2 5 (3.42%) LDAP
2 5 (3.42%) DNS
3 2 (1.37%) IMAP
4 1 (0.68%) SSH
4 1 (0.68%) Broadband
4 1 (0.68%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.37%) MySQL
2 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.68%) QlikView
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.68%) Big Data
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (13.01%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (15.07%) Finance
2 17 (11.64%) Banking
3 10 (6.85%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.48%) Back Office
5 7 (4.79%) Publishing
6 4 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.74%) Advertising
6 4 (2.74%) Retail
7 2 (1.37%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.37%) Law
7 2 (1.37%) Electronics
8 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (19.18%) .NET
2 21 (14.38%) XML
3 19 (13.01%) Web Services
3 19 (13.01%) .NET Framework
3 19 (13.01%) JSON
3 19 (13.01%) Oracle Fusion
3 19 (13.01%) REST
4 13 (8.90%) HTML
5 7 (4.79%) Sphinx
6 6 (4.11%) CSS
7 3 (2.05%) RESTful
8 2 (1.37%) jQuery
9 1 (0.68%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.49%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.85%) Wiki
3 8 (5.48%) E-Learning
3 8 (5.48%) Open Source
4 7 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.42%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.74%) Learning Management System
6 4 (2.74%) Video Editing
7 3 (2.05%) User Experience
7 3 (2.05%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.05%) Copywriting
8 2 (1.37%) CMDB
8 2 (1.37%) Derivative
9 1 (0.68%) Informatics
9 1 (0.68%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.68%) Animation
9 1 (0.68%) SCORM
9 1 (0.68%) PACS
9 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.68%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.74%) UNIX
2 2 (1.37%) Mac OS
2 2 (1.37%) Mac OS X
2 2 (1.37%) Windows
3 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (23.97%) ITIL
2 32 (21.92%) Enterprise Architecture
3 30 (20.55%) Service Delivery
4 29 (19.86%) UML
5 26 (17.81%) Software Engineering
6 25 (17.12%) OO
7 23 (15.75%) Data Modelling
7 23 (15.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (6.16%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (4.79%) Content Management
9 7 (4.79%) E-Commerce
10 6 (4.11%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (3.42%) Service Management
12 4 (2.74%) Analytics
12 4 (2.74%) Change Management
12 4 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 3 (2.05%) Use Case
13 3 (2.05%) Data Management
13 3 (2.05%) Workflow
13 3 (2.05%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.18%) Java
2 24 (16.44%) C#
3 6 (4.11%) SQL
4 5 (3.42%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.05%) C++
6 2 (1.37%) PHP
6 2 (1.37%) Python
7 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (25.34%) Degree
2 5 (3.42%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.37%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.05%) QA
1 3 (2.05%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (2.05%) GCP
1 3 (2.05%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.37%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) COBIT
3 1 (0.68%) DICOM
System Software
1 2 (1.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 39 (26.71%) Microsoft
2 27 (18.49%) Oracle
3 19 (13.01%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (3.42%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.05%) Adobe
6 2 (1.37%) Apple
6 2 (1.37%) Google
7 1 (0.68%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.68%) BT
7 1 (0.68%) Quark
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco
7 1 (0.68%) IBM
7 1 (0.68%) HP
7 1 (0.68%) Dell
7 1 (0.68%) Juniper
7 1 (0.68%) CA
7 1 (0.68%) Lotus
7 1 (0.68%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.68%) Cyber-Ark
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