The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical 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 Technical Author in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 370 348 368
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 47 65 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.29% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 38 24
Average daily rate
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£363 £370 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +24.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £214 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-26.76% +9.23%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21792 22443 24513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.74% 92.46% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14941 15287 15897
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 464 660
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Author in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 29 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Author within the London region over the 3 months to 29 July 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 +11 3 £375 +1.35% 1
Ealing - - - -
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Technical 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 Technical Author in their job title.

1 25 (28.41%) Finance
2 16 (18.18%) Java
3 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
4 13 (14.77%) MS Office
5 12 (13.64%) Python
6 11 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 11 (12.50%) Ruby
6 11 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
7 10 (11.36%) Degree
7 10 (11.36%) .NET
8 9 (10.23%) Web Services
8 9 (10.23%) SharePoint
9 8 (9.09%) HTML
10 7 (7.95%) XML
10 7 (7.95%) SQL Server
10 7 (7.95%) MS Visio
10 7 (7.95%) UML
10 7 (7.95%) Banking
11 6 (6.82%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (6.82%) HTTP
11 6 (6.82%) Oracle
11 6 (6.82%) Publishing
12 5 (5.68%) RoboHelp
12 5 (5.68%) E-Commerce
12 5 (5.68%) Wealth Management
13 4 (4.55%) Confluence
13 4 (4.55%) Investment Banking
13 4 (4.55%) .NET Framework
13 4 (4.55%) Marketing
13 4 (4.55%) JIRA

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Technical 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 Technical Author in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (10.23%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.55%) Confluence
3 2 (2.27%) Joomla!
3 2 (2.27%) SAS
4 1 (1.14%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (14.77%) MS Office
2 11 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 11 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (7.95%) MS Visio
4 5 (5.68%) RoboHelp
5 1 (1.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.82%) HTTP
2 2 (2.27%) Intranet
3 1 (1.14%) Internet
3 1 (1.14%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (4.55%) JIRA
2 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (28.41%) Finance
2 7 (7.95%) Banking
3 6 (6.82%) Publishing
4 4 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.55%) Marketing
5 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.41%) Legal
6 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.27%) Electronics
6 2 (2.27%) Private Banking
7 1 (1.14%) Retail
7 1 (1.14%) Back Office
7 1 (1.14%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.36%) .NET
2 9 (10.23%) Web Services
3 8 (9.09%) HTML
4 7 (7.95%) XML
5 4 (4.55%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.41%) JSON
6 3 (3.41%) CSS
7 2 (2.27%) XHTML
7 2 (2.27%) FpML
7 2 (2.27%) REST
8 1 (1.14%) RESTful
8 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.41%) Wiki
2 2 (2.27%) Graphic Design
2 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.27%) DTV
2 2 (2.27%) Open Source
3 1 (1.14%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.14%) NHS
3 1 (1.14%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.14%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.14%) Derivative
3 1 (1.14%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.14%) Copywriting
3 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.55%) Windows
2 3 (3.41%) Linux
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (7.95%) UML
2 6 (6.82%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (5.68%) E-Commerce
3 5 (5.68%) Wealth Management
4 3 (3.41%) Software Engineering
4 3 (3.41%) ITIL
4 3 (3.41%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (3.41%) Migration
4 3 (3.41%) Programme Management
4 3 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (2.27%) Data Modelling
5 2 (2.27%) OO
5 2 (2.27%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (2.27%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (1.14%) BPMN
6 1 (1.14%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.14%) Customer Insight
6 1 (1.14%) CRM
6 1 (1.14%) Project Management
6 1 (1.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.18%) Java
2 12 (13.64%) Python
3 11 (12.50%) Ruby
4 4 (4.55%) C#
5 2 (2.27%) SQL
6 1 (1.14%) VBScript
6 1 (1.14%) VB
6 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (11.36%) Degree
2 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.27%) MCT
3 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.14%) BS7799
2 1 (1.14%) Basel II
2 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.82%) Oracle
3 3 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.27%) SAP
4 2 (2.27%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.14%) Aruba
5 1 (1.14%) Nortel
5 1 (1.14%) Quark
5 1 (1.14%) McAfee
5 1 (1.14%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.14%) NetScout
5 1 (1.14%) Fujitsu
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