The first table below looks at the demand for the Author role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Author in their job title over the 3 months to 11 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 Manchester 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 70 74 81
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Author 6 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.49% 0.29% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.31% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£265 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £260 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £34.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +13.33%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1162 971 1208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.86% 93.55% 91.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 488 577
Average daily rate £330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 77 99
Average hourly rate £15.63 £15.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -19.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £27.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Author
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Author
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Author in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Author Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Author
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Author across the Manchester region.

Author Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Author
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Author across the Manchester region.

Author Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Author
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited 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 Author in their job title.

1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
1 6 (60.00%) Information Security
1 6 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (50.00%) Service Continuity Management
3 3 (30.00%) Security Management
3 3 (30.00%) CISM
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) CISSP
4 2 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (20.00%) Electronics
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Network Management
5 1 (10.00%) Information Security Governance
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Marketing
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) CSS

Author
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited 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 Author in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
General
1 2 (20.00%) Electronics
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
1 6 (60.00%) Information Security
2 5 (50.00%) Service Continuity Management
3 3 (30.00%) Security Management
4 2 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Network Management
5 1 (10.00%) Information Security Governance
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CISSP
1 3 (30.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft