The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical Author role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 11 July 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 Reading 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £34.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +13.33%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
810 863 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.31% 92.20% 90.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 384 378
Average daily rate £375 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 40 46
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.16% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £10.50 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £31.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Technical Author
Berkshire

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Technical Author Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Technical Author
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Technical Author Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Technical Author
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Technical Author Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Technical Author
Top 4 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) RoboHelp
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) QA

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) RoboHelp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA