The first table below looks at the demand for the Author role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 29 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 South East 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 237 199 219
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Author 8 37 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.087% 0.43% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.47% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 25 11
Average daily rate
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£256 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £233 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £315 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £268 £275
% change year-on-year
+21.49% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-26.76% +9.23%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8438 7892 9055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.74% 92.78% 91.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4588 4091 4149
Average daily rate £350 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £205 £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 399 548 632
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.98 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Author
England

Author
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Author Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Author
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Author Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Author
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Author across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Author Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Author
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Author Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Author
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Author within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Surrey 0 3 - -
Berkshire +3 1 £228 -24.16% 3
Hampshire -29 1 £200 -21.56% 1
Middlesex - 1 £350 -
Oxfordshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Author
England

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
1 10 (29.41%) MS Office
2 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
3 8 (23.53%) Windows
4 6 (17.65%) RoboHelp
4 6 (17.65%) XML
4 6 (17.65%) MS Visio
5 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
5 5 (14.71%) Adobe
5 5 (14.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (14.71%) PaintShop Pro
6 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (11.76%) ITIL
6 4 (11.76%) .NET
6 4 (11.76%) HTML
7 3 (8.82%) Java
7 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
7 3 (8.82%) ActionScript
7 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
7 3 (8.82%) CSS
7 3 (8.82%) Oracle
7 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
7 3 (8.82%) C#
7 3 (8.82%) Web Services
7 3 (8.82%) UML
7 3 (8.82%) OO
7 3 (8.82%) Flash

Author
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (29.41%) MS Office
2 6 (17.65%) MS Visio
2 6 (17.65%) RoboHelp
3 5 (14.71%) PaintShop Pro
3 5 (14.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
4 3 (8.82%) Adobe Captivate
4 3 (8.82%) Fireworks
5 2 (5.88%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
1 3 (8.82%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) XML
2 4 (11.76%) HTML
2 4 (11.76%) .NET
3 3 (8.82%) CSS
3 3 (8.82%) Flash
3 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
3 3 (8.82%) JSON
3 3 (8.82%) REST
3 3 (8.82%) Web Services
4 1 (2.94%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) E-Learning
1 3 (8.82%) SCORM
1 3 (8.82%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.76%) ITIL
2 3 (8.82%) UML
2 3 (8.82%) OO
2 3 (8.82%) Data Modelling
2 3 (8.82%) ITIL V3
3 2 (5.88%) Time Management
3 2 (5.88%) ITSM
4 1 (2.94%) Validation
4 1 (2.94%) Logistics
4 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
4 1 (2.94%) CRM
4 1 (2.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) C#
1 3 (8.82%) Java
1 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
1 3 (8.82%) ActionScript
1 3 (8.82%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
1 1 (2.94%) JSP 440
1 1 (2.94%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) Adobe
3 3 (8.82%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle
4 2 (5.88%) Remedy
5 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow