The table below looks at the statistics for the Author role in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 63 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs requiring an Author 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.51% 0.34% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £260
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -20.00%
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 North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
723 547 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.81% 94.15% 93.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 335 110
Average daily rate £365 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £222 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £465 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 19 22
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £10.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £33.50 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Author
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Author Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Author
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Author Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Author
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Author Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Author
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Author within the North East region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Tyne and Wear -9 3 £425 - 1
Durham - 1 - -
Author
England

Author
Top 12 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 4 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (50.00%) VME
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (16.67%) QA

Author
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (50.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) VME
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA