The first table below looks at the demand for the Author role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 18 April 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 West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 130 115 131
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Contract jobs requiring an Author 6 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.22% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate £375 £213 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +4.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £36.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-41.66% +60.00%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2915 2248 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.87% 93.36% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 1068 1362
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 183 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.47 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Author
England

Author
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Author Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Author
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Author Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Author
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Author across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Author Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Author
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Author Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Author
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -12 4 £375 +76.47% 1
Cheshire - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
Author
England

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (42.86%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) MS Office
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Adobe
3 4 (28.57%) Acrobat
4 3 (21.43%) Information Security
4 3 (21.43%) Content Management
4 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (21.43%) Adobe Captivate
4 3 (21.43%) ITSM
4 3 (21.43%) Service Management
4 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
4 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) SAP
5 2 (14.29%) CISM
5 2 (14.29%) SAP HR
5 2 (14.29%) CISSP
5 2 (14.29%) SGML
5 2 (14.29%) Service Continuity Management
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) QA
5 2 (14.29%) Banking
5 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Aerospace
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) Military
6 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing

Author
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
2 4 (28.57%) Acrobat
3 3 (21.43%) Adobe Captivate
3 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
4 1 (7.14%) FrameMaker
4 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) SSL
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Aerospace
1 2 (14.29%) Military
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) SGML
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) AIX
1 1 (7.14%) Solaris
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Information Security
2 3 (21.43%) Content Management
2 3 (21.43%) ITSM
2 3 (21.43%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (14.29%) Service Continuity Management
3 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Usability Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Network Management
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security Governance
4 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
4 1 (7.14%) Security Management
4 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CISM
1 2 (14.29%) CISSP
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) BladeLogic
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Adobe
3 2 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (7.14%) IBM