The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical 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 Technical Author in their job title over the 3 months to 30 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 Scotland 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 124 102 98
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.11% 0.081% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.087% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £115 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+139.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-26.76% +9.23%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2546 2309 2430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.28% 93.90% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1333 1120 1127
Average daily rate £373 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 80 109
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £31.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Technical Author
UK

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Author Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Technical Author
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Author Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Technical Author
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Author Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Technical 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 Technical Author within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Glasgow -2 2 £258 -
Edinburgh - - - -
Technical Author
UK

Technical Author
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Service Management
2 4 (33.33%) ITSM
2 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Adobe
2 4 (33.33%) Release Management
2 4 (33.33%) Acrobat
3 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (25.00%) Content Management
4 2 (16.67%) StarTeam
4 2 (16.67%) Borland
4 2 (16.67%) QMS
4 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
5 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (8.33%) CSS
5 1 (8.33%) HTML
5 1 (8.33%) .NET
5 1 (8.33%) Banking
5 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
1 4 (33.33%) Acrobat
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) StarTeam
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Service Management
1 4 (33.33%) ITSM
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
1 4 (33.33%) Release Management
2 3 (25.00%) Content Management
3 2 (16.67%) QMS
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Adobe
2 2 (16.67%) Borland