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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 357 347 370
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 44 60 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.27% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 37 23
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£344 £360 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +30.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £214 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £485 £373
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 £32.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.00%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21865 22414 24437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.73% 92.46% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15013 15255 15840
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 £265 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 472 647
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 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
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 24 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 24 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 +12 4 £350 -5.40% 1
Ealing - - - -
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 26 (30.23%) Finance
2 16 (18.60%) Microsoft
3 15 (17.44%) Java
4 13 (15.12%) MS Office
5 11 (12.79%) Python
5 11 (12.79%) MS Excel
5 11 (12.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (11.63%) Ruby
6 10 (11.63%) .NET
7 9 (10.47%) Web Services
7 9 (10.47%) SharePoint
7 9 (10.47%) Degree
8 8 (9.30%) Banking
8 8 (9.30%) HTML
9 7 (8.14%) XML
9 7 (8.14%) SQL Server
9 7 (8.14%) MS Visio
9 7 (8.14%) UML
10 6 (6.98%) HTTP
10 6 (6.98%) Publishing
10 6 (6.98%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (5.81%) Investment Banking
11 5 (5.81%) Wealth Management
11 5 (5.81%) RoboHelp
11 5 (5.81%) E-Commerce
11 5 (5.81%) Oracle
12 4 (4.65%) C#
12 4 (4.65%) Windows
12 4 (4.65%) Legal
12 4 (4.65%) Marketing

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (10.47%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.49%) Confluence
3 2 (2.33%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.16%) CMS
4 1 (1.16%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (15.12%) MS Office
2 11 (12.79%) MS Excel
2 11 (12.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (8.14%) MS Visio
4 5 (5.81%) RoboHelp
5 1 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.98%) HTTP
2 2 (2.33%) Intranet
3 1 (1.16%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.16%) SAN
3 1 (1.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) Big Data
2 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) JIRA
2 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (30.23%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Banking
3 6 (6.98%) Publishing
4 5 (5.81%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.65%) Legal
5 4 (4.65%) Marketing
6 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.33%) Electronics
7 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.33%) Private Banking
8 1 (1.16%) French Language
8 1 (1.16%) Retail
8 1 (1.16%) Advertising
8 1 (1.16%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.63%) .NET
2 9 (10.47%) Web Services
3 8 (9.30%) HTML
4 7 (8.14%) XML
5 4 (4.65%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.49%) JSON
6 3 (3.49%) CSS
7 2 (2.33%) XHTML
7 2 (2.33%) FpML
7 2 (2.33%) REST
8 1 (1.16%) RESTful
8 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.49%) Wiki
2 2 (2.33%) DTV
2 2 (2.33%) Open Source
2 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.33%) Graphic Design
3 1 (1.16%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.16%) Copywriting
3 1 (1.16%) Derivative
3 1 (1.16%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.16%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.16%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.65%) Windows
2 3 (3.49%) Linux
3 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (8.14%) UML
2 6 (6.98%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (5.81%) Wealth Management
3 5 (5.81%) E-Commerce
4 3 (3.49%) Software Engineering
4 3 (3.49%) Migration
4 3 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (3.49%) Programme Management
4 3 (3.49%) ITIL
5 2 (2.33%) OO
5 2 (2.33%) Data Modelling
5 2 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.33%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (2.33%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (1.16%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.16%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (1.16%) Web Development
6 1 (1.16%) Content Management
6 1 (1.16%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.16%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.44%) Java
2 11 (12.79%) Python
3 10 (11.63%) Ruby
4 4 (4.65%) C#
5 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.16%) SQL
5 1 (1.16%) VBScript
5 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) Degree
2 2 (2.33%) MCT
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.16%) Basel II
Vendors
1 16 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.81%) Oracle
3 3 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.33%) SAP
5 1 (1.16%) NetScout
5 1 (1.16%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.16%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.16%) Aruba
5 1 (1.16%) Quark
5 1 (1.16%) McAfee
5 1 (1.16%) Nortel
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