The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 230 232 194
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -38
Contract jobs requiring an Author 27 14 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.16% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.17% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 23
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£350 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £268 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £357 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.70%
Author
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8465 8291 7699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.45% 92.53% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4905 4528 3914
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 416 580
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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
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 6 July 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
Hampshire +11 11 £325 +62.50% 1
Berkshire +8 6 £331 +20.45% 2
Surrey +4 6 - - 4
Buckinghamshire +5 3 £360 -
Middlesex +4 1 - -
Author
England

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 22 (31.43%) Java
1 22 (31.43%) XML
1 22 (31.43%) MS Visio
1 22 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 21 (30.00%) Windows
3 20 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (27.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (27.14%) SC Cleared
4 19 (27.14%) MS Exchange
4 19 (27.14%) MS Excel
5 18 (25.71%) Finance
6 17 (24.29%) FrameMaker
6 17 (24.29%) RoboHelp
7 15 (21.43%) Active Directory
7 15 (21.43%) UNIX
7 15 (21.43%) HTML
7 15 (21.43%) PaintShop Pro
7 15 (21.43%) JMS
7 15 (21.43%) Scrum
7 15 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (21.43%) SDLC
8 11 (15.71%) MS Office
8 11 (15.71%) UML
8 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
9 7 (10.00%) REST
9 7 (10.00%) JSON
9 7 (10.00%) HTTP
9 7 (10.00%) Data Modelling
9 7 (10.00%) Salesforce.com

Author
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 19 (27.14%) MS Exchange
1 19 (27.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 22 (31.43%) MS Visio
2 19 (27.14%) MS Excel
3 17 (24.29%) RoboHelp
3 17 (24.29%) FrameMaker
4 15 (21.43%) PaintShop Pro
5 11 (15.71%) MS Office
6 7 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.00%) HTTP
2 4 (5.71%) LAN
2 4 (5.71%) WAN
3 1 (1.43%) Internet
3 1 (1.43%) 3G
3 1 (1.43%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (25.71%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.86%) Electronics
3 2 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Publishing
4 1 (1.43%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (31.43%) XML
2 15 (21.43%) JMS
2 15 (21.43%) HTML
3 7 (10.00%) .NET
3 7 (10.00%) Web Services
3 7 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 7 (10.00%) JSON
3 7 (10.00%) REST
4 2 (2.86%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Hedge funds
2 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.29%) User Experience
4 2 (2.86%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.86%) Derivative
5 1 (1.43%) Statistics
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) Copywriting
5 1 (1.43%) Wiki
5 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.43%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.00%) Windows
2 20 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 20 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (21.43%) UNIX
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.43%) Scrum
1 15 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (21.43%) SDLC
2 11 (15.71%) UML
3 7 (10.00%) OO
3 7 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 5 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.86%) ITIL
5 2 (2.86%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 2 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (2.86%) Time Management
6 1 (1.43%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.43%) Product Management
6 1 (1.43%) Service Management
6 1 (1.43%) CRM
6 1 (1.43%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.43%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.43%) Java
2 7 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 19 (27.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 15 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.00%) Oracle
2 7 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.43%) VMware
3 1 (1.43%) Cisco
3 1 (1.43%) Adobe
3 1 (1.43%) EMC