The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical 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 Technical Author in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 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 North East 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 52 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.69% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-26.76% +9.23%
Job Titles Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
534 325 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.39% 92.86% 91.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 149 223
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 49 37
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.85 £14.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.98% +9.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.50 £10.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Technical Author
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Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Technical Author Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Technical 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 Technical Author across the North East region.

Technical Author Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Technical 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 Technical Author across the North East region.

Technical Author Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Technical Author
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 3 (50.00%) QA
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (33.33%) RoboHelp
3 1 (16.67%) Content Management
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (16.67%) Graphic Design
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (16.67%) Publishing
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (16.67%) UML

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
1 2 (33.33%) RoboHelp
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Content Management
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft