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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 317 369 341
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 69 32 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.33% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 23 18
Average daily rate
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£325 £238 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £180 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £22.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +31.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £25.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+24.27% +17.04%
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
19129 20370 18381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.49% 93.18% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13552 13895 12393
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £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 316 377 506
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
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 +18 12 £325 +29.35% 1
Ealing - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 48 (36.09%) MS Office
2 38 (28.57%) Finance
3 34 (25.56%) ITIL
3 34 (25.56%) Microsoft
3 34 (25.56%) MS Visio
4 31 (23.31%) Oracle
5 30 (22.56%) .NET
6 29 (21.80%) C#
6 29 (21.80%) MS Excel
7 28 (21.05%) Banking
8 27 (20.30%) OO
8 27 (20.30%) XML
9 26 (19.55%) MS PowerPoint
10 25 (18.80%) UML
10 25 (18.80%) Java
11 24 (18.05%) Enterprise Architecture
12 23 (17.29%) Service Delivery
12 23 (17.29%) Disaster Recovery
12 23 (17.29%) Salesforce.com
13 22 (16.54%) Degree
14 21 (15.79%) .NET Framework
14 21 (15.79%) REST
15 20 (15.04%) Computer Science
15 20 (15.04%) Data Modelling
15 20 (15.04%) SQL Server
16 19 (14.29%) Web Services
16 19 (14.29%) Visual Studio
16 19 (14.29%) HTTP
16 19 (14.29%) JSON
16 19 (14.29%) Software Engineering

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 15 (11.28%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.51%) Confluence
3 4 (3.01%) SAS
4 3 (2.26%) CMS
5 1 (0.75%) IIS
Applications
1 48 (36.09%) MS Office
2 34 (25.56%) MS Visio
3 29 (21.80%) MS Excel
4 26 (19.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (3.01%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.50%) FrameMaker
6 2 (1.50%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.50%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 19 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.26%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.75%) Maximo
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) SaaS
1 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.29%) HTTP
2 5 (3.76%) IMAP
3 4 (3.01%) Internet
4 3 (2.26%) HTTPS
4 3 (2.26%) VPN
5 1 (0.75%) LAN
5 1 (0.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.01%) MS Access
3 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.50%) MySQL
5 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.75%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 19 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.51%) JIRA
General
1 38 (28.57%) Finance
2 28 (21.05%) Banking
3 12 (9.02%) Publishing
4 10 (7.52%) Back Office
5 6 (4.51%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.01%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.01%) Advertising
7 3 (2.26%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.26%) Private Banking
7 3 (2.26%) Marketing
8 1 (0.75%) Retail
8 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (22.56%) .NET
2 27 (20.30%) XML
3 21 (15.79%) .NET Framework
3 21 (15.79%) REST
4 19 (14.29%) Web Services
4 19 (14.29%) JSON
4 19 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
5 8 (6.02%) HTML
6 6 (4.51%) Sphinx
7 2 (1.50%) jQuery
7 2 (1.50%) WPF
7 2 (1.50%) XML Messaging
7 2 (1.50%) WinForms
7 2 (1.50%) CSS
7 2 (1.50%) SOAP
7 2 (1.50%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.04%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.26%) E-Learning
3 6 (4.51%) Open Source
4 5 (3.76%) Copywriting
4 5 (3.76%) Wiki
5 3 (2.26%) User Experience
5 3 (2.26%) e-Health
6 2 (1.50%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.75%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.75%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.75%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.26%) Windows
2 2 (1.50%) UNIX
2 2 (1.50%) Mac OS X
2 2 (1.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.56%) ITIL
2 27 (20.30%) OO
3 25 (18.80%) UML
4 24 (18.05%) Enterprise Architecture
5 23 (17.29%) Service Delivery
5 23 (17.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (15.04%) Data Modelling
7 19 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 9 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (6.77%) Service Management
9 6 (4.51%) Content Management
9 6 (4.51%) Problem Management
10 4 (3.01%) Business Analysis
10 4 (3.01%) Risk Management
11 3 (2.26%) Network Management
11 3 (2.26%) Product Management
11 3 (2.26%) Data Mapping
11 3 (2.26%) Wealth Management
11 3 (2.26%) E-Commerce
11 3 (2.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.80%) C#
2 25 (18.80%) Java
3 8 (6.02%) SQL
4 4 (3.01%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.26%) C++
5 3 (2.26%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.50%) PHP
7 1 (0.75%) Python
7 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (16.54%) Degree
2 2 (1.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.02%) QA
2 4 (3.01%) Solvency II
3 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.75%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 3 (2.26%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 34 (25.56%) Microsoft
2 31 (23.31%) Oracle
3 23 (17.29%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (3.76%) Atlassian
5 4 (3.01%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.26%) CA
6 3 (2.26%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (1.50%) Apple
7 2 (1.50%) Adobe
8 1 (0.75%) Juniper
8 1 (0.75%) Quark
8 1 (0.75%) Cisco
8 1 (0.75%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.75%) Google
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