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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 362 368 367
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Author 50 53 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.24% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 37 38
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £221 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £350 £268
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +30.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -26.76%
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
21907 22137 22840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.19% 92.82% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 15325 15120 15560
Average daily rate £450 £425 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 408 472
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +3 11 £251 -25.77% 2
Uxbridge - 4 £250 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Author
England

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 35 (28.69%) MS Office
2 29 (23.77%) HTML
3 25 (20.49%) MS Excel
4 21 (17.21%) MS Visio
4 21 (17.21%) Microsoft
4 21 (17.21%) Finance
5 20 (16.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 18 (14.75%) Degree
7 14 (11.48%) Java
7 14 (11.48%) CSS
8 11 (9.02%) Wiki
9 10 (8.20%) Computer Science
9 10 (8.20%) Telecoms
10 9 (7.38%) Acrobat
11 8 (6.56%) Security Cleared
12 7 (5.74%) Software Engineering
12 7 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (5.74%) E-Commerce
13 6 (4.92%) ITIL
13 6 (4.92%) Banking
13 6 (4.92%) Data Management
13 6 (4.92%) Content Management
13 6 (4.92%) Enterprise Architecture
13 6 (4.92%) JIRA
13 6 (4.92%) Technical Architecture
13 6 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (4.10%) Analytics
14 5 (4.10%) Jenkins
14 5 (4.10%) Confluence
14 5 (4.10%) Data Centre

Author
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 (4.10%) Confluence
2 3 (2.46%) CMS
3 2 (1.64%) Moodle
4 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.82%) Drupal
4 1 (0.82%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 35 (28.69%) MS Office
2 25 (20.49%) MS Excel
3 21 (17.21%) MS Visio
4 20 (16.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (7.38%) Acrobat
6 4 (3.28%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (1.64%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.82%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.82%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.82%) PaintShop Pro
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (0.82%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.10%) LDAP
1 5 (4.10%) DNS
2 3 (2.46%) WebEx
3 1 (0.82%) SSH
3 1 (0.82%) Broadband
3 1 (0.82%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.82%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (0.82%) Big Data
1 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.92%) JIRA
2 5 (4.10%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.28%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (17.21%) Finance
2 10 (8.20%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.92%) Banking
4 5 (4.10%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.46%) Retail
5 3 (2.46%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.64%) Electronics
7 1 (0.82%) Advertising
7 1 (0.82%) Publishing
7 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.82%) Marketing
7 1 (0.82%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (23.77%) HTML
2 14 (11.48%) CSS
3 4 (3.28%) XML
4 3 (2.46%) Velocity
4 3 (2.46%) RESTful
4 3 (2.46%) .NET
5 2 (1.64%) Sphinx
6 1 (0.82%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.02%) Wiki
2 10 (8.20%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.10%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.10%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.28%) E-Learning
6 3 (2.46%) SCORM
6 3 (2.46%) PACS
6 3 (2.46%) Derivative
6 3 (2.46%) Informatics
6 3 (2.46%) Learning Management System
6 3 (2.46%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.64%) Video Editing
7 2 (1.64%) FMCG
8 1 (0.82%) CMDB
8 1 (0.82%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.82%) Animation
8 1 (0.82%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.82%) Social Media
8 1 (0.82%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.28%) UNIX
1 4 (3.28%) Linux
2 3 (2.46%) Windows
3 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (5.74%) E-Commerce
1 7 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (5.74%) Software Engineering
2 6 (4.92%) Data Management
2 6 (4.92%) Content Management
2 6 (4.92%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (4.92%) Technical Architecture
2 6 (4.92%) ITIL
3 5 (4.10%) Project Management
3 5 (4.10%) Service Delivery
3 5 (4.10%) Change Management
3 5 (4.10%) Validation
3 5 (4.10%) Scrum
3 5 (4.10%) Analytics
4 4 (3.28%) Open Source
4 4 (3.28%) OWASP
4 4 (3.28%) ITSM
4 4 (3.28%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (2.46%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (2.46%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.48%) Java
2 4 (3.28%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.46%) C++
4 2 (1.64%) Python
5 1 (0.82%) SQL
5 1 (0.82%) C
5 1 (0.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (14.75%) Degree
2 8 (6.56%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.64%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.82%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 4 (3.28%) GCP
2 3 (2.46%) DICOM
2 3 (2.46%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.82%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.64%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.82%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 21 (17.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.46%) Adobe
2 3 (2.46%) VMware
2 3 (2.46%) Oracle
3 1 (0.82%) IBM
3 1 (0.82%) Google
3 1 (0.82%) ArcSight
3 1 (0.82%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (0.82%) ForgeRock
3 1 (0.82%) HP
3 1 (0.82%) Dell
3 1 (0.82%) CA
3 1 (0.82%) Lotus
3 1 (0.82%) BT
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