The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Author in their job title over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 131 116 137
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 5 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.48% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.52% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
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£380 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.00 -
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2890 2673 3098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.43% 91.79% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1654 1326 1556
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 202 212
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
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 West

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

Technical Author Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Author across the North West region.

Technical Author Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Technical Author
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Technical Author Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Author across the North West region.

Technical Author Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Author within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 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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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
Cheshire +7 1 - - 1
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (25.00%) ITIL
1 3 (25.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (25.00%) Information Security
1 3 (25.00%) Service Continuity Management
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Security Management
2 2 (16.67%) Electronics
3 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (8.33%) Military
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) CISSP
3 1 (8.33%) SGML
3 1 (8.33%) CISM
3 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Network Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (8.33%) MS Office
General
1 2 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (8.33%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
1 3 (25.00%) Information Security
1 3 (25.00%) Service Continuity Management
2 2 (16.67%) Security Management
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Network Management
3 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CISSP
1 1 (8.33%) CISM
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle