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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 341 366 355
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 63 38 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 27 26
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£283 £325 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.07% -7.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £375 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £240
% change year-on-year
- +35.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -7.14%
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
20646 21359 20133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.10% 92.91% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14320 14994 13550
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 383 451
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.43 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +16 14 £300 -7.69% 1
Uxbridge - 2 £250 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Surbiton - 1 £365 -
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 51 (40.16%) MS Office
2 43 (33.86%) MS Excel
3 38 (29.92%) MS Visio
4 35 (27.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 34 (26.77%) Microsoft
6 33 (25.98%) Degree
7 26 (20.47%) Java
8 25 (19.69%) HTML
9 24 (18.90%) Enterprise Architecture
9 24 (18.90%) Computer Science
10 23 (18.11%) ITIL
11 22 (17.32%) Service Delivery
12 21 (16.54%) UML
12 21 (16.54%) Finance
12 21 (16.54%) Software Engineering
13 19 (14.96%) .NET
14 17 (13.39%) Oracle
14 17 (13.39%) OO
15 16 (12.60%) Data Modelling
15 16 (12.60%) C#
15 16 (12.60%) Disaster Recovery
16 15 (11.81%) XML
17 14 (11.02%) Wiki
18 13 (10.24%) Banking
18 13 (10.24%) SQL Server
19 12 (9.45%) Visual Studio
19 12 (9.45%) Web Services
19 12 (9.45%) Oracle EBS
19 12 (9.45%) HTTP
19 12 (9.45%) Salesforce.com

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 7 (5.51%) Confluence
2 3 (2.36%) CMS
3 2 (1.57%) SAS
4 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.79%) Moodle
4 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 51 (40.16%) MS Office
2 43 (33.86%) MS Excel
3 38 (29.92%) MS Visio
4 35 (27.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (7.09%) Acrobat
6 3 (2.36%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (1.57%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.79%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 12 (9.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.79%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.45%) HTTP
2 5 (3.94%) DNS
2 5 (3.94%) LDAP
3 1 (0.79%) Broadband
3 1 (0.79%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.57%) MySQL
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (9.45%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.94%) JIRA
2 5 (3.94%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.15%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (16.54%) Finance
2 13 (10.24%) Banking
3 10 (7.87%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.51%) Back Office
5 4 (3.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.36%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.57%) Electronics
7 2 (1.57%) Retail
7 2 (1.57%) Advertising
8 1 (0.79%) Publishing
8 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (19.69%) HTML
2 19 (14.96%) .NET
3 15 (11.81%) XML
4 12 (9.45%) .NET Framework
4 12 (9.45%) JSON
4 12 (9.45%) Oracle Fusion
4 12 (9.45%) Web Services
4 12 (9.45%) REST
5 11 (8.66%) CSS
6 6 (4.72%) Sphinx
7 3 (2.36%) RESTful
8 2 (1.57%) jQuery
9 1 (0.79%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.90%) Computer Science
2 14 (11.02%) Wiki
3 6 (4.72%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.15%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.15%) E-Learning
5 3 (2.36%) Derivative
5 3 (2.36%) User Experience
5 3 (2.36%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.57%) Copywriting
6 2 (1.57%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.79%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.79%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.79%) Informatics
7 1 (0.79%) PACS
7 1 (0.79%) FMCG
7 1 (0.79%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.15%) Linux
1 4 (3.15%) UNIX
2 2 (1.57%) Mac OS
2 2 (1.57%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.90%) Enterprise Architecture
2 23 (18.11%) ITIL
3 22 (17.32%) Service Delivery
4 21 (16.54%) UML
4 21 (16.54%) Software Engineering
5 17 (13.39%) OO
6 16 (12.60%) Data Modelling
6 16 (12.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (5.51%) E-Commerce
7 7 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (4.72%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (4.72%) Open Source
9 5 (3.94%) Content Management
9 5 (3.94%) Scrum
10 4 (3.15%) Project Management
10 4 (3.15%) OWASP
10 4 (3.15%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (3.15%) Analytics
11 3 (2.36%) SDLC
11 3 (2.36%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.47%) Java
2 16 (12.60%) C#
3 5 (3.94%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.15%) C++
5 3 (2.36%) SQL
5 3 (2.36%) Python
6 2 (1.57%) PHP
7 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (25.98%) Degree
2 5 (3.94%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.57%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.79%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (2.36%) GCP
1 3 (2.36%) QA
1 3 (2.36%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.79%) DICOM
2 1 (0.79%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 34 (26.77%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.39%) Oracle
3 12 (9.45%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.57%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.57%) Apple
5 1 (0.79%) Quark
5 1 (0.79%) IBM
5 1 (0.79%) HP
5 1 (0.79%) Dell
5 1 (0.79%) CA
5 1 (0.79%) Lotus
5 1 (0.79%) ArcSight
5 1 (0.79%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (0.79%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.79%) BT
5 1 (0.79%) TOWER Software
5 1 (0.79%) Google
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