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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 341 369 366
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 74 53 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.21% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.23% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 37 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £224 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £389 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £298 £283
% change year-on-year
+9.06% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
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
22207 23085 20644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.30% 93.17% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15998 15957 13766
Average daily rate £425 £433 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £263
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 438 375 536
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +27 17 £325 +17.75% 1
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 41 (31.06%) Finance
2 29 (21.97%) MS Office
3 25 (18.94%) Java
4 21 (15.91%) MS Visio
4 21 (15.91%) Microsoft
4 21 (15.91%) Banking
5 20 (15.15%) ITIL
6 18 (13.64%) Oracle
6 18 (13.64%) SharePoint
7 16 (12.12%) MS Excel
7 16 (12.12%) Degree
8 15 (11.36%) MS PowerPoint
8 15 (11.36%) XML
9 14 (10.61%) .NET
10 13 (9.85%) C#
11 12 (9.09%) Publishing
12 11 (8.33%) Ruby
12 11 (8.33%) Python
13 10 (7.58%) OO
13 10 (7.58%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (6.82%) UML
14 9 (6.82%) HTML
15 8 (6.06%) Web Services
15 8 (6.06%) Service Management
15 8 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (6.06%) .NET Framework
15 8 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
15 8 (6.06%) REST
16 7 (5.30%) JIRA

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 18 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.79%) Confluence
3 3 (2.27%) SAS
4 1 (0.76%) IIS
4 1 (0.76%) CMS
Applications
1 29 (21.97%) MS Office
2 21 (15.91%) MS Visio
3 16 (12.12%) MS Excel
4 15 (11.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (3.03%) Acrobat
6 3 (2.27%) RoboHelp
7 2 (1.52%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.27%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 2 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.76%) Maximo
4 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.30%) HTTP
2 5 (3.79%) IMAP
3 4 (3.03%) Internet
4 3 (2.27%) VPN
4 3 (2.27%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.76%) SAN
5 1 (0.76%) LAN
5 1 (0.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.03%) MS Access
3 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.76%) QlikView
4 1 (0.76%) Big Data
4 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (5.30%) JIRA
2 6 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (31.06%) Finance
2 21 (15.91%) Banking
3 12 (9.09%) Publishing
4 7 (5.30%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.55%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.79%) Marketing
7 4 (3.03%) Private Banking
8 3 (2.27%) Advertising
8 3 (2.27%) Back Office
9 2 (1.52%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.52%) Electronics
9 2 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.76%) Retail
10 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.36%) XML
2 14 (10.61%) .NET
3 9 (6.82%) HTML
4 8 (6.06%) Web Services
4 8 (6.06%) .NET Framework
4 8 (6.06%) REST
5 6 (4.55%) JSON
5 6 (4.55%) Sphinx
5 6 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.52%) WPF
6 2 (1.52%) XML Messaging
6 2 (1.52%) WinForms
6 2 (1.52%) SOAP
6 2 (1.52%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.30%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.79%) Open Source
3 4 (3.03%) E-Learning
4 3 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.27%) e-Health
4 3 (2.27%) Copywriting
5 2 (1.52%) Wiki
5 2 (1.52%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.52%) DTV
6 1 (0.76%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.76%) NHS
6 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.76%) Derivative
6 1 (0.76%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.55%) Windows
2 3 (2.27%) Linux
3 2 (1.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.15%) ITIL
2 10 (7.58%) OO
2 10 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (6.82%) UML
4 8 (6.06%) Service Management
4 8 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (5.30%) Software Engineering
5 7 (5.30%) Service Delivery
5 7 (5.30%) Data Modelling
6 6 (4.55%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.03%) Content Management
7 4 (3.03%) Risk Management
7 4 (3.03%) Migration
7 4 (3.03%) E-Commerce
7 4 (3.03%) Wealth Management
8 3 (2.27%) Product Management
8 3 (2.27%) Network Management
8 3 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (2.27%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (18.94%) Java
2 13 (9.85%) C#
3 11 (8.33%) Ruby
3 11 (8.33%) Python
4 6 (4.55%) SQL
5 3 (2.27%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.52%) C++
7 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.76%) VBScript
7 1 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (12.12%) Degree
2 4 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.52%) MCT
3 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.55%) QA
2 4 (3.03%) Solvency II
3 3 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.76%) BS7799
4 1 (0.76%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 3 (2.27%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 21 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.64%) Oracle
3 10 (7.58%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (3.03%) ServiceNow
4 4 (3.03%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.27%) CA
5 3 (2.27%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (1.52%) SAP
6 2 (1.52%) Adobe
7 1 (0.76%) Juniper
7 1 (0.76%) Cisco
7 1 (0.76%) Google
7 1 (0.76%) Fujitsu
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