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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 374 376 356
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 51 47 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.22% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 34 37
Average daily rate
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£325 £363 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £211 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -26.76%
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
21633 21832 22445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.16% 92.83% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15157 14952 15264
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 £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 357 404 470
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 £12.00 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -3 9 £250 -33.26% 2
Uxbridge - 4 £250 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 37 (30.33%) MS Office
2 27 (22.13%) MS Excel
3 25 (20.49%) HTML
4 23 (18.85%) MS Visio
4 23 (18.85%) Microsoft
5 20 (16.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (16.39%) Degree
6 19 (15.57%) Finance
7 14 (11.48%) Java
8 12 (9.84%) Computer Science
9 11 (9.02%) Wiki
10 10 (8.20%) CSS
10 10 (8.20%) Telecoms
11 9 (7.38%) Acrobat
11 9 (7.38%) Software Engineering
12 8 (6.56%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (6.56%) ITIL
13 7 (5.74%) Service Delivery
13 7 (5.74%) E-Commerce
13 7 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (4.92%) Banking
14 6 (4.92%) JIRA
14 6 (4.92%) Technical Architecture
14 6 (4.92%) Data Management
14 6 (4.92%) Security Cleared
14 6 (4.92%) Sphinx
14 6 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
15 5 (4.10%) Jenkins
15 5 (4.10%) Data Centre
15 5 (4.10%) Confluence

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (4.10%) Confluence
2 2 (1.64%) Moodle
3 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.82%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.82%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.82%) CMS
Applications
1 37 (30.33%) MS Office
2 27 (22.13%) MS Excel
3 23 (18.85%) MS Visio
4 20 (16.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (7.38%) Acrobat
6 4 (3.28%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.82%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.82%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.82%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (0.82%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.10%) LDAP
1 5 (4.10%) DNS
2 1 (0.82%) SSH
2 1 (0.82%) WebEx
2 1 (0.82%) Broadband
2 1 (0.82%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (4.92%) JIRA
2 5 (4.10%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.28%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (15.57%) Finance
2 10 (8.20%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.92%) Banking
4 5 (4.10%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.46%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.64%) Retail
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
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.49%) HTML
2 10 (8.20%) CSS
3 6 (4.92%) Sphinx
4 3 (2.46%) .NET
4 3 (2.46%) XML
4 3 (2.46%) Velocity
4 3 (2.46%) RESTful
5 1 (0.82%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.84%) Computer Science
2 11 (9.02%) Wiki
3 6 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.10%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.10%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.46%) PACS
5 3 (2.46%) Derivative
5 3 (2.46%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.46%) Informatics
6 2 (1.64%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.64%) FMCG
7 1 (0.82%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.82%) CMDB
7 1 (0.82%) SCORM
7 1 (0.82%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.82%) Video on Demand
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 9 (7.38%) Software Engineering
2 8 (6.56%) Enterprise Architecture
2 8 (6.56%) ITIL
3 7 (5.74%) E-Commerce
3 7 (5.74%) Service Delivery
3 7 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (4.92%) Data Management
4 6 (4.92%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (4.10%) UML
5 5 (4.10%) Project Management
5 5 (4.10%) Validation
5 5 (4.10%) Scrum
6 4 (3.28%) Data Modelling
6 4 (3.28%) Change Management
6 4 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (3.28%) ITSM
6 4 (3.28%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (3.28%) OWASP
6 4 (3.28%) Open Source
6 4 (3.28%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.48%) Java
2 3 (2.46%) C++
3 2 (1.64%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.64%) Python
4 1 (0.82%) C
4 1 (0.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (16.39%) Degree
2 6 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.64%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.82%) ISACA
4 1 (0.82%) SC Cleared
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 23 (18.85%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.46%) VMware
3 2 (1.64%) Adobe
3 2 (1.64%) Oracle
4 1 (0.82%) IBM
4 1 (0.82%) HP
4 1 (0.82%) Dell
4 1 (0.82%) CA
4 1 (0.82%) Lotus
4 1 (0.82%) BT
4 1 (0.82%) Google
4 1 (0.82%) ArcSight
4 1 (0.82%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (0.82%) ForgeRock