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 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 359 376 374
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Author 66 54 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.23% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 32
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £213 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £39.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.49% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.96% +12.50%
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
22595 23409 24351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.27% 93.01% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15641 16101 16015
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 426 624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 September 2014.

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 September 2014. 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 +32 13 £325 -22.61% 2
Author
England

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 39 (31.20%) Finance
2 19 (15.20%) XML
3 18 (14.40%) Banking
4 17 (13.60%) Publishing
4 17 (13.60%) Java
5 16 (12.80%) HTML
6 15 (12.00%) .NET
6 15 (12.00%) Microsoft
7 14 (11.20%) MS Office
7 14 (11.20%) SharePoint
8 13 (10.40%) Oracle
8 13 (10.40%) Investment Banking
9 12 (9.60%) Python
10 11 (8.80%) FpML
10 11 (8.80%) Ruby
10 11 (8.80%) MS PowerPoint
10 11 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (8.00%) E-Learning
11 10 (8.00%) Degree
11 10 (8.00%) MS Visio
12 9 (7.20%) MS Excel
12 9 (7.20%) UML
12 9 (7.20%) XML Schema
13 8 (6.40%) Web Services
13 8 (6.40%) SQL Server
13 8 (6.40%) Derivative
14 7 (5.60%) Enterprise Architecture
14 7 (5.60%) JIRA
14 7 (5.60%) Front Office
14 7 (5.60%) Credit Derivative

Author
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 14 (11.20%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.20%) Confluence
3 2 (1.60%) SAS
3 2 (1.60%) CMS
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.80%) Captiva
Applications
1 14 (11.20%) MS Office
2 11 (8.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (8.00%) MS Visio
4 9 (7.20%) MS Excel
5 6 (4.80%) RoboHelp
6 4 (3.20%) Photoshop
7 3 (2.40%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (1.60%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.80%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.80%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.60%) HTTP
2 3 (2.40%) VPN
2 3 (2.40%) HTTPS
2 3 (2.40%) Internet
2 3 (2.40%) IMAP
3 1 (0.80%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.80%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.40%) MS Access
2 3 (2.40%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.80%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (5.60%) JIRA
2 2 (1.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (31.20%) Finance
2 18 (14.40%) Banking
3 17 (13.60%) Publishing
4 13 (10.40%) Investment Banking
5 7 (5.60%) Front Office
6 5 (4.00%) Marketing
7 4 (3.20%) Private Banking
7 4 (3.20%) Law
7 4 (3.20%) Legal
8 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.60%) Electronics
9 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.80%) Advertising
10 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.80%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.20%) XML
2 16 (12.80%) HTML
3 15 (12.00%) .NET
4 11 (8.80%) FpML
5 9 (7.20%) XML Schema
6 8 (6.40%) Web Services
7 7 (5.60%) FIXML
8 6 (4.80%) Sphinx
8 6 (4.80%) .NET Framework
9 5 (4.00%) CSS
10 2 (1.60%) XHTML
10 2 (1.60%) JSON
10 2 (1.60%) WPF
10 2 (1.60%) REST
10 2 (1.60%) WinForms
11 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.80%) WebCenter
11 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.00%) E-Learning
2 8 (6.40%) Derivative
3 7 (5.60%) Credit Derivative
4 6 (4.80%) Learning Management System
5 5 (4.00%) Video Editing
5 5 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.20%) Copywriting
6 4 (3.20%) Fixed Income
7 3 (2.40%) Wiki
7 3 (2.40%) Open Source
8 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.60%) DTV
8 2 (1.60%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.80%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.80%) NHS
9 1 (0.80%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.80%) Social Network
9 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.80%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.00%) Windows
2 3 (2.40%) Linux
3 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.80%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (7.20%) UML
3 7 (5.60%) E-Commerce
3 7 (5.60%) ITIL
3 7 (5.60%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (4.00%) Service Management
5 4 (3.20%) Wealth Management
6 3 (2.40%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.40%) Incident Management
6 3 (2.40%) Software Engineering
6 3 (2.40%) Data Modelling
6 3 (2.40%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (2.40%) Migration
6 3 (2.40%) Programme Management
7 2 (1.60%) Content Management
7 2 (1.60%) Document Management
7 2 (1.60%) OO
7 2 (1.60%) Risk Management
7 2 (1.60%) Workflow
7 2 (1.60%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.60%) Java
2 12 (9.60%) Python
3 11 (8.80%) Ruby
4 7 (5.60%) C#
5 3 (2.40%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.40%) SQL
6 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.80%) VBScript
6 1 (0.80%) VB
6 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (8.00%) Degree
2 3 (2.40%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.60%) MCT
3 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.20%) QA
2 2 (1.60%) Solvency II
2 2 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.80%) BS7799
Vendors
1 15 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.40%) Oracle
3 7 (5.60%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (4.80%) Adobe
5 3 (2.40%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (1.60%) SAP
6 2 (1.60%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.80%) Aruba
7 1 (0.80%) Ciena
7 1 (0.80%) Nortel
7 1 (0.80%) McAfee
7 1 (0.80%) FatWire
7 1 (0.80%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.80%) NetScout
7 1 (0.80%) Fujitsu
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