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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Author
Rank 228 226 205
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -21
Contract jobs requiring an Author 25 29 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.31% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.33% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 12
Average daily rate £315 £325 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £375 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £283
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-29.16% +20.00%
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
8034 8717 7813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.91% 93.76% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4854 4667 4070
Average daily rate £385 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 421 454
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.28 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hampshire +13 17 £310 +24.00% 1
Surrey -9 4 £495 +52.30%
West Sussex +6 2 £335 -4.28%
Berkshire -2 1 - -
Kent -5 1 £350 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £238 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Author
England

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 28 (50.00%) Windows
2 27 (48.21%) MS Visio
2 27 (48.21%) Security Cleared
3 26 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (46.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (46.43%) MS Exchange
3 26 (46.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (44.64%) PaintShop Pro
5 23 (41.07%) SC Cleared
6 22 (39.29%) SDLC
7 20 (35.71%) Unix
8 14 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 12 (21.43%) LAN
9 12 (21.43%) WAN
10 10 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
11 9 (16.07%) User Experience
12 8 (14.29%) Management Information System
12 8 (14.29%) Publishing
13 6 (10.71%) Web Application Development
14 4 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
15 3 (5.36%) Web Development
15 3 (5.36%) Degree
15 3 (5.36%) Data Protection
15 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
15 3 (5.36%) Finance
15 3 (5.36%) MS Office
15 3 (5.36%) ITIL
15 3 (5.36%) Continuous Delivery
16 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills

Author
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 26 (46.43%) Exchange Server 2010
1 26 (46.43%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.79%) Documentum
2 1 (1.79%) Drupal
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (48.21%) MS Visio
2 25 (44.64%) PaintShop Pro
3 14 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (5.36%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.43%) LAN
1 12 (21.43%) WAN
2 1 (1.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) Big Data
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (14.29%) Publishing
2 3 (5.36%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) User Experience
2 8 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) Blog
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.79%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.79%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 28 (50.00%) Windows
2 26 (46.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 26 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (35.71%) Unix
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) SDLC
2 10 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (10.71%) Web Application Development
4 4 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.36%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (5.36%) Data Protection
5 3 (5.36%) ITIL
5 3 (5.36%) Web Development
6 1 (1.79%) CRM
6 1 (1.79%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (1.79%) Information Security
6 1 (1.79%) Information Security Management
6 1 (1.79%) ISMS
6 1 (1.79%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.79%) Security Management
6 1 (1.79%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.79%) Service Management
6 1 (1.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.79%) UML
6 1 (1.79%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (48.21%) Security Cleared
2 23 (41.07%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) Degree
4 1 (1.79%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft