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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 338 363 343
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 65 43 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.29% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 31 23
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£325 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £375 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £239
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +36.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £34.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+90.47% -41.66%
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
20668 22384 20066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.44% 92.72% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14201 15504 13595
Average daily rate £445 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 402 410
Average hourly rate £18.60 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.28% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.65 £39.51 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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 21 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Author across the London region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Technical Author Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 April 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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Rank Change
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Last Year
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Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 60 (42.86%) MS Office
2 45 (32.14%) MS Excel
3 42 (30.00%) MS Visio
4 41 (29.29%) Microsoft
5 36 (25.71%) ITIL
5 36 (25.71%) Degree
6 34 (24.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 32 (22.86%) Enterprise Architecture
8 29 (20.71%) UML
9 28 (20.00%) Service Delivery
10 27 (19.29%) .NET
11 26 (18.57%) Java
11 26 (18.57%) C#
11 26 (18.57%) Oracle
11 26 (18.57%) OO
11 26 (18.57%) Software Engineering
11 26 (18.57%) Computer Science
12 24 (17.14%) Disaster Recovery
13 23 (16.43%) Data Modelling
14 22 (15.71%) Finance
15 21 (15.00%) XML
16 20 (14.29%) SQL Server
16 20 (14.29%) REST
17 19 (13.57%) Oracle Fusion
17 19 (13.57%) Visual Studio
17 19 (13.57%) Web Services
17 19 (13.57%) HTTP
17 19 (13.57%) Salesforce.com
17 19 (13.57%) Oracle EBS
17 19 (13.57%) Banking

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.86%) SAS
2 4 (2.86%) Confluence
3 3 (2.14%) CMS
4 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.71%) IIS
4 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 60 (42.86%) MS Office
2 45 (32.14%) MS Excel
3 42 (30.00%) MS Visio
4 34 (24.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (5.71%) Acrobat
6 3 (2.14%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (1.43%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.71%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 19 (13.57%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.71%) SaaS
1 1 (0.71%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.57%) HTTP
2 5 (3.57%) DNS
2 5 (3.57%) LDAP
3 2 (1.43%) IMAP
4 1 (0.71%) Broadband
4 1 (0.71%) Internet
4 1 (0.71%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.43%) MySQL
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.71%) QlikView
3 1 (0.71%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 19 (13.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (15.71%) Finance
2 19 (13.57%) Banking
3 12 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.71%) Back Office
5 7 (5.00%) Publishing
6 5 (3.57%) Advertising
7 4 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.43%) Electronics
8 2 (1.43%) Retail
8 2 (1.43%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (19.29%) .NET
2 21 (15.00%) XML
3 20 (14.29%) REST
4 19 (13.57%) Oracle Fusion
4 19 (13.57%) .NET Framework
4 19 (13.57%) JSON
4 19 (13.57%) Web Services
5 10 (7.14%) HTML
6 6 (4.29%) Sphinx
7 3 (2.14%) CSS
8 2 (1.43%) jQuery
8 2 (1.43%) RESTful
9 1 (0.71%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.57%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.71%) Wiki
2 8 (5.71%) Open Source
3 7 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.86%) E-Learning
6 3 (2.14%) e-Health
6 3 (2.14%) User Experience
6 3 (2.14%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.43%) CMDB
7 2 (1.43%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.71%) PACS
8 1 (0.71%) Derivative
8 1 (0.71%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.71%) Informatics
8 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.71%) FMCG
8 1 (0.71%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.14%) UNIX
1 3 (2.14%) Windows
2 2 (1.43%) Mac OS X
2 2 (1.43%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (25.71%) ITIL
2 32 (22.86%) Enterprise Architecture
3 29 (20.71%) UML
4 28 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 26 (18.57%) OO
5 26 (18.57%) Software Engineering
6 24 (17.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (16.43%) Data Modelling
8 9 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (4.29%) Content Management
10 5 (3.57%) Service Management
11 4 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (2.86%) Change Management
11 4 (2.86%) E-Commerce
11 4 (2.86%) Analytics
12 3 (2.14%) Data Management
12 3 (2.14%) Network Management
12 3 (2.14%) Project Management
12 3 (2.14%) Problem Management
12 3 (2.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.57%) C#
1 26 (18.57%) Java
2 7 (5.00%) SQL
3 5 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.14%) C++
5 2 (1.43%) PHP
5 2 (1.43%) Python
6 1 (0.71%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (25.71%) Degree
2 4 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (2.14%) GCP
1 3 (2.14%) QA
1 3 (2.14%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.43%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.71%) DICOM
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.14%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 41 (29.29%) Microsoft
2 26 (18.57%) Oracle
3 19 (13.57%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (3.57%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.86%) ServiceNow
5 4 (2.86%) CA
6 2 (1.43%) Apple
6 2 (1.43%) Google
7 1 (0.71%) Quark
7 1 (0.71%) BT
7 1 (0.71%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.71%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.71%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.71%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.71%) Lotus
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco
7 1 (0.71%) IBM
7 1 (0.71%) Adobe
7 1 (0.71%) HP
7 1 (0.71%) Dell
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