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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 226 202 230
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +28
Contract jobs requiring an Author 32 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.30% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.33% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 4
Average daily rate
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£305 £258 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.32% +1.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £337 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £294 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.54% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £23.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+26.08% -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
8981 7849 7624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.31% 91.97% 92.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4988 4174 3698
Average daily rate £375 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 442 656
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Hampshire -20 13 £300 -1.39%
Berkshire +1 8 £323 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £300 -
Surrey -4 3 £375 +150.00% 1
West Sussex - 2 £350 -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Author
England

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (28.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (26.00%) Telecoms
4 12 (24.00%) Windows
5 10 (20.00%) MS Visio
6 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
6 9 (18.00%) PaintShop Pro
7 8 (16.00%) Software Engineering
7 8 (16.00%) MS Office
7 8 (16.00%) MS Exchange
7 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (14.00%) Degree
9 6 (12.00%) Adobe
9 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
9 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
9 6 (12.00%) ITIL
9 6 (12.00%) UNIX
10 5 (10.00%) XML
10 5 (10.00%) Client/Server
10 5 (10.00%) Change Control
10 5 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (8.00%) Time Management
11 4 (8.00%) eTOM
11 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (8.00%) People Management
11 4 (8.00%) HTML
12 3 (6.00%) JavaScript

Author
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (16.00%) MS Exchange
1 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (18.00%) PaintShop Pro
3 8 (16.00%) MS Office
4 3 (6.00%) Fireworks
4 3 (6.00%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (4.00%) FrameMaker
6 1 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (2.00%) Acrobat
6 1 (2.00%) RoboHelp
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (4.00%) 4G
2 2 (4.00%) 3G
2 2 (4.00%) 2G
2 2 (4.00%) LTE
3 1 (2.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 13 (26.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.00%) Publishing
3 1 (2.00%) Military
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) German Language
3 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.00%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) XML
2 4 (8.00%) HTML
3 3 (6.00%) CSS
3 3 (6.00%) Flash
4 2 (4.00%) JSP
5 1 (2.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) E-Learning
3 3 (6.00%) SCORM
4 2 (4.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.00%) Windows
2 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (12.00%) UNIX
4 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (12.00%) ITIL
3 5 (10.00%) Change Control
4 4 (8.00%) eTOM
4 4 (8.00%) Time Management
4 4 (8.00%) People Management
5 3 (6.00%) Change Management
5 3 (6.00%) Validation
6 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.00%) Content Management
6 2 (4.00%) Service Management
7 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.00%) Project Management
7 1 (2.00%) Network Design
7 1 (2.00%) Use Case
7 1 (2.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (6.00%) ActionScript
1 3 (6.00%) ActionScript 2.0
2 1 (2.00%) PHP
2 1 (2.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (28.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.00%) Degree
4 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
1 1 (2.00%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.00%) Adobe