The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Author in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 229 218 211
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 25 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.25% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.27% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 15
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£325 £325 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £263 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £419 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
- +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -20.00%
Technical 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
8544 8207 7552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.57% 91.66% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4793 4559 3818
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 439 591
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £47.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Author in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Author Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Technical 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 Technical Author across the South East region.

Technical Author Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Technical Author
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Author across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Technical Author Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Technical 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 Technical Author across the South East region.

Technical Author Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Technical 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 Technical Author within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Surrey +14 14 £325 - 4
Berkshire -4 5 £300 +9.09% 1
Hampshire -8 5 £325 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Technical 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 Technical Author in their job title.

1 20 (35.09%) XML
2 18 (31.58%) Java
3 16 (28.07%) Security Cleared
4 13 (22.81%) MS Visio
4 13 (22.81%) RoboHelp
4 13 (22.81%) FrameMaker
5 12 (21.05%) MS Office
5 12 (21.05%) Windows
5 12 (21.05%) Finance
5 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (21.05%) SC Cleared
6 11 (19.30%) Scrum
6 11 (19.30%) UML
6 11 (19.30%) HTML
6 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (19.30%) MS Exchange
6 11 (19.30%) JMS
6 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
6 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (19.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (17.54%) MS Excel
8 7 (12.28%) MS PowerPoint
8 7 (12.28%) .NET Framework
8 7 (12.28%) Degree
8 7 (12.28%) JSON
8 7 (12.28%) Web Services
8 7 (12.28%) OO
8 7 (12.28%) C#
8 7 (12.28%) Visual Studio
8 7 (12.28%) .NET

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Technical 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 Technical Author in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (19.30%) MS Exchange
1 11 (19.30%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (22.81%) MS Visio
1 13 (22.81%) RoboHelp
1 13 (22.81%) FrameMaker
2 12 (21.05%) MS Office
3 10 (17.54%) MS Excel
4 7 (12.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (8.77%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) HTTP
2 4 (7.02%) LAN
2 4 (7.02%) WAN
3 1 (1.75%) NAS
3 1 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.51%) Electronics
3 2 (3.51%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.09%) XML
2 11 (19.30%) HTML
2 11 (19.30%) JMS
3 7 (12.28%) .NET Framework
3 7 (12.28%) JSON
3 7 (12.28%) Web Services
3 7 (12.28%) .NET
3 7 (12.28%) REST
4 3 (5.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Hedge funds
2 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.02%) User Experience
3 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.51%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.51%) Derivative
5 1 (1.75%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.75%) Copywriting
5 1 (1.75%) Wiki
5 1 (1.75%) Statistics
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Windows
2 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.02%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (19.30%) Scrum
2 11 (19.30%) UML
3 7 (12.28%) OO
3 7 (12.28%) Data Modelling
4 4 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.51%) Validation
5 2 (3.51%) Content Management
5 2 (3.51%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 2 (3.51%) Time Management
6 1 (1.75%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.75%) Product Management
6 1 (1.75%) Use Case
6 1 (1.75%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.75%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) Java
2 7 (12.28%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (28.07%) Security Cleared
2 12 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.28%) Degree
4 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.28%) Oracle
2 7 (12.28%) Salesforce.com
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