The table below looks at the statistics for the Author role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 129 125 111
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Author 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£308 £273 £129
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.84% +111.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £268
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +21.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +18.18%
Author
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3091 2581 2299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.85% 92.34% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1606 1316 1111
Average daily rate £371 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 51 83
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Author
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Author Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Author
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Author Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Author
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Author Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Author
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Author within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
Highlands - 4 £308 -
Author
UK

Author
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 5 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 5 (100.00%) Validation
1 5 (100.00%) Document Management
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 5 (100.00%) GxP
1 5 (100.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (20.00%) FMCG

Author
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

General
1 5 (100.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Validation
1 5 (100.00%) Document Management
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 5 (100.00%) SDLC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) GxP
Livingston, West Lothian
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Livingston
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago