The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Technical Author featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank 390 375 378
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 30 61 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.28% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 44 32
Median daily rate £375 £285 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £211 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +39.42%
Technical 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
20313 22036 22179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.14% 94.60% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14741 15378 15441
Median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 368 399
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £52.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Technical Author in the job title.

Technical Author Jobs Demand Trend in London

Technical Author
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Author across the London region.

Technical Author Daily Rate Trend in London

Technical Author
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Author across the London region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Technical Author Daily Rate Histogram in London

Technical Author
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Author across the London region.

Technical Author Hourly Rate Trend in London

Technical Author
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Author within the London region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +32 4 £265 -3.63% 1
Uxbridge +5 2 £340 +36.00%
Technical Author
England

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, Technical Author contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Technical Author in the job title.

1 18 (26.87%) Microsoft
2 15 (22.39%) Finance
2 15 (22.39%) XML
3 14 (20.90%) Java
4 13 (19.40%) JSON
5 12 (17.91%) Banking
6 11 (16.42%) .NET
6 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
7 10 (14.93%) SharePoint
7 10 (14.93%) Degree
8 9 (13.43%) Software Engineering
8 9 (13.43%) .NET Framework
8 9 (13.43%) Computer Science
8 9 (13.43%) REST
8 9 (13.43%) HTTP
8 9 (13.43%) MS Visio
8 9 (13.43%) Data Modelling
8 9 (13.43%) Visual Studio
8 9 (13.43%) Web Services
8 9 (13.43%) UML
8 9 (13.43%) OO
8 9 (13.43%) C#
8 9 (13.43%) FrameMaker
9 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
10 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
10 7 (10.45%) Adobe
10 7 (10.45%) Linux
10 7 (10.45%) JavaScript
10 7 (10.45%) MS Excel
11 6 (8.96%) MS Office

Technical Author Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (14.93%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.48%) CMS
2 3 (4.48%) Confluence
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (13.43%) FrameMaker
1 9 (13.43%) MS Visio
2 7 (10.45%) MS Excel
3 6 (8.96%) MS Office
4 5 (7.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (5.97%) RoboHelp
6 2 (2.99%) Acrobat
7 1 (1.49%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Workday HCM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.43%) HTTP
2 1 (1.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.49%) Big Data
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (22.39%) Finance
2 12 (17.91%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
3 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Legal
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.39%) XML
2 13 (19.40%) JSON
3 11 (16.42%) .NET
4 9 (13.43%) .NET Framework
4 9 (13.43%) REST
4 9 (13.43%) Web Services
5 4 (5.97%) AngularJS
5 4 (5.97%) MEAN Stack
6 1 (1.49%) HTML
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.49%) XSL
6 1 (1.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.96%) User Experience
3 5 (7.46%) Credit Risk
4 4 (5.97%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.49%) Economics
6 1 (1.49%) EMV
6 1 (1.49%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.49%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.45%) Linux
2 3 (4.48%) Windows
3 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.43%) Data Modelling
1 9 (13.43%) OO
1 9 (13.43%) Software Engineering
1 9 (13.43%) UML
2 5 (7.46%) Coaching
2 5 (7.46%) E-Commerce
3 4 (5.97%) Content Management
3 4 (5.97%) Information Architecture
3 4 (5.97%) Open Source
3 4 (5.97%) Project Management
3 4 (5.97%) Risk Management
4 3 (4.48%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.48%) Web Design
5 2 (2.99%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (2.99%) CRM
5 2 (2.99%) ETL
5 2 (2.99%) Migration
5 2 (2.99%) SDLC
5 2 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.49%) Content Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.90%) Java
2 9 (13.43%) C#
3 7 (10.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.99%) SQL
4 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.49%) C
5 1 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (14.93%) Degree
2 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) GCP
2 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Firmware
Vendors
1 18 (26.87%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.45%) Adobe
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle
3 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com