The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 61 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 9 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.29% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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 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
642 318 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.37% 90.08% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 142 187
Average daily rate £350 £325 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +11.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £178 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 54 32
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.10 £13.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +19.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.54 £12.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 Technical Author within the North East region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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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 - - - -
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (72.73%) SQL
1 8 (72.73%) SharePoint
2 7 (63.64%) QA
3 5 (45.45%) MS Visio
4 4 (36.36%) Publishing
5 2 (18.18%) Content Management
5 2 (18.18%) Graphic Design
5 2 (18.18%) RoboHelp
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) UML
6 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
6 1 (9.09%) .NET
6 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (72.73%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Visio
2 2 (18.18%) RoboHelp
3 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (36.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Content Management
1 2 (18.18%) Project Management
1 2 (18.18%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft