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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 350 354 367
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +13
Contract jobs requiring an Author 76 66 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.26% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.28% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 46 37
Average daily rate
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£350 £288 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.52% -32.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £213 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £391 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.37% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
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
22765 23591 22534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.33% 93.10% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16128 16266 15004
Average daily rate £425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 406 529
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -4.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £43.00 £45.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +21 19 £325 -
Author
England

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 44 (34.65%) Finance
2 23 (18.11%) MS Office
3 22 (17.32%) Banking
4 19 (14.96%) Publishing
4 19 (14.96%) Java
5 18 (14.17%) SharePoint
6 16 (12.60%) Microsoft
7 14 (11.02%) XML
7 14 (11.02%) HTML
8 13 (10.24%) MS Visio
9 12 (9.45%) E-Learning
10 11 (8.66%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (8.66%) Investment Banking
10 11 (8.66%) Ruby
10 11 (8.66%) Oracle
10 11 (8.66%) Python
11 10 (7.87%) MS Excel
11 10 (7.87%) JIRA
12 9 (7.09%) ITIL
12 9 (7.09%) Adobe
12 9 (7.09%) MS PowerPoint
13 8 (6.30%) Degree
13 8 (6.30%) Learning Management System
14 7 (5.51%) .NET
14 7 (5.51%) E-Commerce
14 7 (5.51%) Video Editing
15 6 (4.72%) Law
15 6 (4.72%) Legal
15 6 (4.72%) Photoshop
15 6 (4.72%) C#

Author
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 18 (14.17%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.72%) Confluence
3 3 (2.36%) CMS
4 2 (1.57%) SAS
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.79%) Captiva
Applications
1 23 (18.11%) MS Office
2 13 (10.24%) MS Visio
3 10 (7.87%) MS Excel
4 9 (7.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (4.72%) Photoshop
6 5 (3.94%) RoboHelp
6 5 (3.94%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (2.36%) Acrobat
8 2 (1.57%) FrameMaker
8 2 (1.57%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.79%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.36%) VPN
1 3 (2.36%) HTTPS
1 3 (2.36%) Internet
1 3 (2.36%) IMAP
2 1 (0.79%) IP Telephony
2 1 (0.79%) SAN
2 1 (0.79%) LAN
2 1 (0.79%) WAN
2 1 (0.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.15%) MS Access
1 4 (3.15%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (7.87%) JIRA
General
1 44 (34.65%) Finance
2 22 (17.32%) Banking
3 19 (14.96%) Publishing
4 11 (8.66%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.72%) Law
5 6 (4.72%) Legal
6 5 (3.94%) Marketing
7 4 (3.15%) Private Banking
7 4 (3.15%) Front Office
7 4 (3.15%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.57%) Back Office
8 2 (1.57%) Electronics
8 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.79%) Advertising
9 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.02%) HTML
1 14 (11.02%) XML
2 7 (5.51%) .NET
3 6 (4.72%) XML Schema
3 6 (4.72%) Sphinx
4 5 (3.94%) CSS
5 4 (3.15%) FIXML
5 4 (3.15%) FpML
6 3 (2.36%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.57%) WPF
7 2 (1.57%) REST
7 2 (1.57%) XML Messaging
7 2 (1.57%) WinForms
7 2 (1.57%) SOAP
7 2 (1.57%) Web Services
8 1 (0.79%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.45%) E-Learning
2 8 (6.30%) Learning Management System
3 7 (5.51%) Video Editing
4 5 (3.94%) Derivative
5 4 (3.15%) Credit Derivative
5 4 (3.15%) Copywriting
6 3 (2.36%) Open Source
6 3 (2.36%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.57%) e-Health
7 2 (1.57%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.57%) DTV
8 1 (0.79%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.79%) NHS
8 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.79%) Wiki
8 1 (0.79%) Social Network
8 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.79%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.94%) Windows
2 3 (2.36%) Linux
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (8.66%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (7.09%) ITIL
3 7 (5.51%) E-Commerce
4 5 (3.94%) Service Management
4 5 (3.94%) Content Management
4 5 (3.94%) Problem Management
5 4 (3.15%) Wealth Management
5 4 (3.15%) Migration
6 3 (2.36%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.36%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (2.36%) OO
6 3 (2.36%) Programme Management
6 3 (2.36%) Business Analysis
6 3 (2.36%) Incident Management
7 2 (1.57%) Document Management
7 2 (1.57%) Network Management
7 2 (1.57%) ITIL V3
7 2 (1.57%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (1.57%) Data Mapping
7 2 (1.57%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.96%) Java
2 11 (8.66%) Python
2 11 (8.66%) Ruby
3 6 (4.72%) C#
4 3 (2.36%) SQL
4 3 (2.36%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.57%) C++
6 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.79%) VBScript
6 1 (0.79%) VB
6 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (6.30%) Degree
2 3 (2.36%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.57%) MCT
3 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.72%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) Solvency II
2 2 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.79%) BS7799
Systems Management
1 2 (1.57%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 16 (12.60%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.66%) Oracle
3 9 (7.09%) Adobe
4 4 (3.15%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.36%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (1.57%) SAP
6 2 (1.57%) CA
6 2 (1.57%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.57%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.79%) FatWire
7 1 (0.79%) Fujitsu