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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 213 198 217
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +19
Contract jobs requiring an Author 33 37 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.44% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.47% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 21
Average daily rate £300 £230 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £212 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £373 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +75.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £35.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-35.21% +57.77%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9082 7833 9779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.84% 92.21% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5002 3901 4422
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 611 700
Average hourly rate £17.13 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.43% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.70 £41.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +4 14 £300 +30.43% 2
Berkshire -18 8 £238 -37.90% 2
Surrey - 7 £325 -
Kent - 1 - -
Author
England

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 20 (30.30%) Windows
2 19 (28.79%) Security Cleared
3 18 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 18 (27.27%) MS Visio
4 15 (22.73%) Adobe
5 14 (21.21%) HTML
6 13 (19.70%) Microsoft
6 13 (19.70%) PaintShop Pro
7 12 (18.18%) Telecoms
7 12 (18.18%) XML
8 11 (16.67%) MS Office
9 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
11 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (12.12%) Management Information System
11 8 (12.12%) Citrix
11 8 (12.12%) Acrobat
11 8 (12.12%) MS Exchange
12 7 (10.61%) RoboHelp
13 6 (9.09%) Fireworks
13 6 (9.09%) E-Learning
13 6 (9.09%) SCORM
13 6 (9.09%) Flash
13 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
13 6 (9.09%) Active Directory
13 6 (9.09%) Client/Server
13 6 (9.09%) Dreamweaver
13 6 (9.09%) CSS
13 6 (9.09%) JavaScript

Author
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (12.12%) MS Exchange
1 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.03%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (27.27%) MS Visio
2 13 (19.70%) PaintShop Pro
3 11 (16.67%) MS Office
4 9 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (12.12%) Acrobat
6 7 (10.61%) RoboHelp
7 6 (9.09%) Fireworks
7 6 (9.09%) Adobe Captivate
7 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
8 4 (6.06%) FrameMaker
9 1 (1.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) LAN
1 3 (4.55%) WAN
1 3 (4.55%) HTTP
2 2 (3.03%) Internet
2 2 (3.03%) IMAP
3 1 (1.52%) 4G
3 1 (1.52%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.52%) 3G
3 1 (1.52%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.55%) Marketing
3 2 (3.03%) Finance
3 2 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.21%) HTML
2 12 (18.18%) XML
3 6 (9.09%) Flash
3 6 (9.09%) CSS
4 4 (6.06%) .NET
5 3 (4.55%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.55%) JSON
5 3 (4.55%) REST
5 3 (4.55%) Web Services
6 2 (3.03%) XSLT
7 1 (1.52%) SGML
7 1 (1.52%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.09%) E-Learning
2 6 (9.09%) SCORM
2 6 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.55%) Thin Client
3 3 (4.55%) Copywriting
3 3 (4.55%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.03%) Wiki
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.30%) Windows
2 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (9.09%) Time Management
2 4 (6.06%) ITIL
2 4 (6.06%) UML
3 3 (4.55%) OO
3 3 (4.55%) Data Modelling
3 3 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (4.55%) Software Engineering
3 3 (4.55%) Migration
4 2 (3.03%) eTOM
4 2 (3.03%) ITSM
4 2 (3.03%) Project Management
5 1 (1.52%) Service Management
5 1 (1.52%) MVC
5 1 (1.52%) Workflow
5 1 (1.52%) Validation
5 1 (1.52%) Network Architecture
5 1 (1.52%) ITIL V3
5 1 (1.52%) Programme Management
5 1 (1.52%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.52%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 6 (9.09%) ActionScript
1 6 (9.09%) ActionScript 2.0
2 3 (4.55%) C#
2 3 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (1.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (28.79%) Security Cleared
2 18 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) WCAG
2 2 (3.03%) QA
3 1 (1.52%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.52%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.52%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.52%) GCP
System Software
1 6 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (22.73%) Adobe
2 13 (19.70%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.12%) Citrix
4 3 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (4.55%) Oracle
5 2 (3.03%) Remedy
6 1 (1.52%) VMware
6 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow
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