The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank - 71 -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 0.11% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £253
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +28.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +32.07%
Technical Author
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
912 836 914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 94.12% 95.00% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 446 433
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 22 31
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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%) Postgraduate
1 1 (100.00%) Publishing
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Drupal
1 1 (100.00%) Product Management
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Big Data

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Drupal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (100.00%) Publishing
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Product Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA