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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 238 217 237
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Author 22 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.23% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 14
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£300 £288 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £257 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £380 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Author
England

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
8905 7847 8652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.92% 92.92% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5015 4199 4068
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 488 616
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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
Berkshire +17 10 £300 -21.05%
Oxfordshire - 3 £260 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Author
England

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 9 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
3 6 (20.00%) ITIL
4 5 (16.67%) Adobe
4 5 (16.67%) Degree
5 4 (13.33%) Time Management
5 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 4 (13.33%) eTOM
5 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.33%) HTML
5 4 (13.33%) MS Office
6 3 (10.00%) CSS
6 3 (10.00%) XML
6 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (10.00%) ActionScript
6 3 (10.00%) Windows
6 3 (10.00%) Flash
6 3 (10.00%) Client/Server
6 3 (10.00%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (10.00%) Fireworks
6 3 (10.00%) PaintShop Pro
6 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (10.00%) ActionScript 2.0
6 3 (10.00%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (10.00%) E-Learning
6 3 (10.00%) SCORM
6 3 (10.00%) Publishing
7 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
7 2 (6.67%) LTE

Author
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) Fireworks
2 3 (10.00%) PaintShop Pro
2 3 (10.00%) Adobe Captivate
3 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
4 1 (3.33%) FrameMaker
4 1 (3.33%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) LTE
1 2 (6.67%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 9 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Publishing
3 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.33%) Back Office
4 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) HTML
2 3 (10.00%) CSS
2 3 (10.00%) XML
2 3 (10.00%) Flash
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (10.00%) E-Learning
1 3 (10.00%) SCORM
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
1 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
2 6 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (13.33%) Time Management
3 4 (13.33%) eTOM
4 2 (6.67%) Change Control
5 1 (3.33%) People Management
5 1 (3.33%) CRM
5 1 (3.33%) Service Management
5 1 (3.33%) Change Management
5 1 (3.33%) Project Management
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.33%) Logistics
5 1 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (10.00%) ActionScript
1 3 (10.00%) ActionScript 2.0
2 1 (3.33%) C#
2 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Degree
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Adobe
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
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