The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 362 381 361
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 58 53 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.23% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 36 31
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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 £345
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 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £39.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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
22591 23369 24032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.98% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15618 16068 15796
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 £273 £275 £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 430 438 616
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 £44.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 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 10 £325 -22.61% 1
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 31 (29.81%) Finance
2 17 (16.35%) Java
3 15 (14.42%) Microsoft
4 14 (13.46%) .NET
4 14 (13.46%) SharePoint
5 13 (12.50%) HTML
6 12 (11.54%) Oracle
6 12 (11.54%) Python
7 11 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (10.58%) Ruby
7 11 (10.58%) MS PowerPoint
8 10 (9.62%) Degree
8 10 (9.62%) MS Visio
8 10 (9.62%) XML
8 10 (9.62%) MS Office
9 9 (8.65%) MS Excel
10 8 (7.69%) UML
10 8 (7.69%) Banking
11 7 (6.73%) JIRA
11 7 (6.73%) ITIL
11 7 (6.73%) E-Commerce
11 7 (6.73%) SQL Server
11 7 (6.73%) C#
11 7 (6.73%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (6.73%) Web Services
12 6 (5.77%) RoboHelp
12 6 (5.77%) HTTP
12 6 (5.77%) Enterprise Architecture
12 6 (5.77%) .NET Framework
12 6 (5.77%) Investment Banking

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 14 (13.46%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.85%) Confluence
3 2 (1.92%) SAS
4 1 (0.96%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (10.58%) MS PowerPoint
2 10 (9.62%) MS Visio
2 10 (9.62%) MS Office
3 9 (8.65%) MS Excel
4 6 (5.77%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.88%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.96%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.77%) HTTP
2 3 (2.88%) IMAP
2 3 (2.88%) VPN
2 3 (2.88%) HTTPS
2 3 (2.88%) Internet
3 1 (0.96%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.88%) MS Access
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.96%) Big Data
4 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (6.73%) JIRA
2 2 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (29.81%) Finance
2 8 (7.69%) Banking
3 6 (5.77%) Investment Banking
3 6 (5.77%) Publishing
4 5 (4.81%) Marketing
5 4 (3.85%) Private Banking
6 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.92%) Electronics
7 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.96%) Advertising
8 1 (0.96%) Retail
8 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.46%) .NET
2 13 (12.50%) HTML
3 10 (9.62%) XML
4 7 (6.73%) Web Services
5 6 (5.77%) .NET Framework
5 6 (5.77%) Sphinx
6 2 (1.92%) FpML
6 2 (1.92%) XHTML
6 2 (1.92%) CSS
6 2 (1.92%) WinForms
6 2 (1.92%) JSON
6 2 (1.92%) WPF
6 2 (1.92%) REST
7 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.85%) Copywriting
3 3 (2.88%) Open Source
3 3 (2.88%) Wiki
3 3 (2.88%) E-Learning
4 2 (1.92%) DTV
4 2 (1.92%) Graphic Design
4 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.96%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.96%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.96%) Derivative
5 1 (0.96%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.96%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.81%) Windows
2 3 (2.88%) Linux
3 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (7.69%) UML
3 7 (6.73%) ITIL
3 7 (6.73%) E-Commerce
4 6 (5.77%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (4.81%) Service Management
6 4 (3.85%) Wealth Management
7 3 (2.88%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.88%) Migration
7 3 (2.88%) Programme Management
7 3 (2.88%) Software Engineering
7 3 (2.88%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.88%) Data Modelling
7 3 (2.88%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (1.92%) Risk Management
8 2 (1.92%) OO
8 2 (1.92%) Business Analysis
8 2 (1.92%) Document Management
8 2 (1.92%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (1.92%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.35%) Java
2 12 (11.54%) Python
3 11 (10.58%) Ruby
4 7 (6.73%) C#
5 3 (2.88%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.88%) SQL
6 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.96%) VBScript
6 1 (0.96%) VB
6 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (9.62%) Degree
2 3 (2.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.92%) MCT
4 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) QA
2 2 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.92%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.96%) BS7799
Vendors
1 15 (14.42%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.54%) Oracle
3 7 (6.73%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.88%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (1.92%) SAP
5 2 (1.92%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.96%) Ciena
6 1 (0.96%) Aruba
6 1 (0.96%) NetScout
6 1 (0.96%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.96%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.96%) Nortel
6 1 (0.96%) McAfee
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