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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 349 358 355
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 66 65 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.28% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 47 36
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £213 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £390 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+22.64% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.47% +18.75%
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
22650 23517 22207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.21% 93.11% 93.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16113 16252 14820
Average daily rate £425 £430 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 397 513
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -4.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £45.00 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 October 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 31 October 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 +18 15 £325 - 2
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 40 (35.71%) Finance
2 19 (16.96%) MS Office
2 19 (16.96%) SharePoint
3 18 (16.07%) Java
3 18 (16.07%) Banking
4 15 (13.39%) Microsoft
5 14 (12.50%) MS Visio
6 11 (9.82%) Python
6 11 (9.82%) HTML
6 11 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (9.82%) Ruby
7 10 (8.93%) JIRA
7 10 (8.93%) Publishing
7 10 (8.93%) XML
7 10 (8.93%) ITIL
7 10 (8.93%) Oracle
8 8 (7.14%) MS Excel
8 8 (7.14%) Degree
8 8 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
9 7 (6.25%) Investment Banking
9 7 (6.25%) E-Commerce
10 6 (5.36%) C#
10 6 (5.36%) .NET
10 6 (5.36%) QA
10 6 (5.36%) Problem Management
10 6 (5.36%) Confluence
10 6 (5.36%) Sphinx
11 5 (4.46%) Marketing
11 5 (4.46%) Service Management
11 5 (4.46%) Telecoms

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 19 (16.96%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.36%) Confluence
3 2 (1.79%) SAS
3 2 (1.79%) CMS
4 1 (0.89%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (16.96%) MS Office
2 14 (12.50%) MS Visio
3 8 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 8 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.46%) RoboHelp
5 3 (2.68%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.79%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.89%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.57%) Internet
2 3 (2.68%) IMAP
2 3 (2.68%) VPN
2 3 (2.68%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.89%) SAN
3 1 (0.89%) LAN
3 1 (0.89%) WAN
3 1 (0.89%) HTTP
3 1 (0.89%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.57%) MS Access
2 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.89%) Big Data
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (8.93%) JIRA
General
1 40 (35.71%) Finance
2 18 (16.07%) Banking
3 10 (8.93%) Publishing
4 7 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.46%) Marketing
5 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.57%) Private Banking
7 2 (1.79%) Back Office
7 2 (1.79%) Electronics
7 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.89%) Advertising
8 1 (0.89%) Retail
8 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.82%) HTML
2 10 (8.93%) XML
3 6 (5.36%) .NET
3 6 (5.36%) Sphinx
4 2 (1.79%) REST
4 2 (1.79%) CSS
4 2 (1.79%) SOAP
4 2 (1.79%) Web Services
4 2 (1.79%) XML Schema
4 2 (1.79%) XML Messaging
4 2 (1.79%) WinForms
4 2 (1.79%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.57%) Copywriting
1 4 (3.57%) Open Source
2 3 (2.68%) E-Learning
2 3 (2.68%) e-Health
3 2 (1.79%) DTV
3 2 (1.79%) Graphic Design
3 2 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.89%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.89%) Derivative
4 1 (0.89%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.89%) NHS
4 1 (0.89%) Wiki
4 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.89%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.46%) Windows
2 3 (2.68%) Linux
3 1 (0.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (8.93%) ITIL
3 7 (6.25%) E-Commerce
4 6 (5.36%) Problem Management
5 5 (4.46%) Service Management
6 4 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (3.57%) Content Management
6 4 (3.57%) Migration
6 4 (3.57%) Wealth Management
7 3 (2.68%) Programme Management
7 3 (2.68%) Network Management
7 3 (2.68%) Business Analysis
7 3 (2.68%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.68%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (2.68%) OO
8 2 (1.79%) UML
8 2 (1.79%) OOP
8 2 (1.79%) Document Management
8 2 (1.79%) Risk Management
8 2 (1.79%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.07%) Java
2 11 (9.82%) Python
2 11 (9.82%) Ruby
3 6 (5.36%) C#
4 4 (3.57%) SQL
5 3 (2.68%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.79%) C++
7 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.89%) VBScript
7 1 (0.89%) VB
7 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (7.14%) Degree
2 3 (2.68%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.79%) MCT
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.36%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) Solvency II
2 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.89%) BS7799
Systems Management
1 3 (2.68%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 15 (13.39%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.93%) Oracle
3 4 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.68%) CA
4 3 (2.68%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (2.68%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.79%) SAP
5 2 (1.79%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.89%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.89%) Adobe
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