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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 369 342 389
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +47
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 43 47 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.23% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 21
Average daily rate £325 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £446 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £239 £275
% change year-on-year
+36.12% -13.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £36.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-41.66% +60.00%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22398 20052 25960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.58% 92.82% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15523 13588 16690
Average daily rate £425 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 410 583
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.31 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
City of London -15 14 £313 - 1
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (23.46%) Finance
2 17 (20.99%) Microsoft
3 15 (18.52%) MS Visio
4 14 (17.28%) MS Office
5 12 (14.81%) Oracle
5 12 (14.81%) Publishing
6 10 (12.35%) .NET
6 10 (12.35%) MS Excel
6 10 (12.35%) Banking
7 9 (11.11%) UML
8 8 (9.88%) XML
8 8 (9.88%) Java
9 7 (8.64%) C#
9 7 (8.64%) Web Services
9 7 (8.64%) SharePoint
10 6 (7.41%) J2EE
10 6 (7.41%) SQL Server
10 6 (7.41%) GIS
10 6 (7.41%) Service Delivery
10 6 (7.41%) Graphic Design
10 6 (7.41%) Time Management
11 5 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (6.17%) Investment Banking
11 5 (6.17%) MS PowerPoint
11 5 (6.17%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (6.17%) HTTP
12 4 (4.94%) Validation
12 4 (4.94%) Legal
12 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (4.94%) RoboHelp

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (8.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.47%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.23%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (18.52%) MS Visio
2 14 (17.28%) MS Office
3 10 (12.35%) MS Excel
4 5 (6.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (4.94%) RoboHelp
6 3 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (1.23%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (1.23%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.17%) HTTP
2 2 (2.47%) Intranet
3 1 (1.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (23.46%) Finance
2 12 (14.81%) Publishing
3 10 (12.35%) Banking
4 5 (6.17%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.94%) Legal
5 4 (4.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.47%) Marketing
7 1 (1.23%) Private Banking
7 1 (1.23%) French Language
7 1 (1.23%) Advertising
7 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.23%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.35%) .NET
2 8 (9.88%) XML
3 7 (8.64%) Web Services
4 6 (7.41%) J2EE
5 3 (3.70%) JSON
5 3 (3.70%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.70%) HTML
6 2 (2.47%) CSS
6 2 (2.47%) FpML
6 2 (2.47%) REST
7 1 (1.23%) RESTful
7 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.23%) Flash
7 1 (1.23%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) GIS
1 6 (7.41%) Graphic Design
2 3 (3.70%) E-Learning
2 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.47%) Wiki
4 1 (1.23%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (1.23%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Copywriting
4 1 (1.23%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.23%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.11%) UML
2 6 (7.41%) Service Delivery
2 6 (7.41%) Time Management
3 5 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (6.17%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (4.94%) Validation
4 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (4.94%) Wealth Management
5 3 (3.70%) Data Architecture
5 3 (3.70%) Test Scripting
6 2 (2.47%) Data Modelling
6 2 (2.47%) OO
6 2 (2.47%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (2.47%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (2.47%) Service Management
6 2 (2.47%) Content Management
6 2 (2.47%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.47%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (1.23%) Logistics
7 1 (1.23%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.88%) Java
2 7 (8.64%) C#
3 3 (3.70%) PL/SQL
3 3 (3.70%) SQL
3 3 (3.70%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.70%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (1.23%) CIPD
2 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) QA
1 3 (3.70%) GMP
1 3 (3.70%) ISO 9001
1 3 (3.70%) GxP
2 1 (1.23%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.23%) Basel II
2 1 (1.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.23%) GAMP
2 1 (1.23%) GCP
Vendors
1 17 (20.99%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.81%) Oracle
3 3 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (1.23%) Adobe
4 1 (1.23%) Quark
4 1 (1.23%) Vignette
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