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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 225 221 197
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 31 28 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.30% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.32% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 16
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£325 £325 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £419 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £240
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +35.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -30.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+90.47% -41.66%
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
9169 8688 7867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.59% 91.86% 92.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5062 4803 3935
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 456 615
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +16 22 £325 -
Hampshire -17 4 £250 -23.07% 3
Berkshire -7 3 £250 -9.09% 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 2
West Sussex - 1 £350 -
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19 (30.16%) Security Cleared
2 18 (28.57%) XML
3 17 (26.98%) MS Visio
4 16 (25.40%) MS Excel
4 16 (25.40%) Java
4 16 (25.40%) SC Cleared
5 15 (23.81%) Windows
6 14 (22.22%) MS Exchange
6 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
7 13 (20.63%) MS Office
8 12 (19.05%) RoboHelp
8 12 (19.05%) FrameMaker
9 11 (17.46%) UML
10 10 (15.87%) Finance
10 10 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
11 9 (14.29%) Scrum
11 9 (14.29%) HTML
11 9 (14.29%) JMS
12 8 (12.70%) Active Directory
12 8 (12.70%) PaintShop Pro
13 7 (11.11%) JSON
13 7 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (11.11%) HTTP
13 7 (11.11%) Data Modelling
13 7 (11.11%) C#
13 7 (11.11%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 14 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 14 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (26.98%) MS Visio
2 16 (25.40%) MS Excel
3 13 (20.63%) MS Office
4 12 (19.05%) RoboHelp
4 12 (19.05%) FrameMaker
5 9 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (12.70%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) HTTP
2 3 (4.76%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (3.17%) 2G
3 2 (3.17%) 3G
3 2 (3.17%) 4G
4 1 (1.59%) NAS
4 1 (1.59%) Internet
4 1 (1.59%) LAN
4 1 (1.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (15.87%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.17%) Marketing
3 2 (3.17%) Electronics
4 1 (1.59%) Publishing
4 1 (1.59%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (28.57%) XML
2 9 (14.29%) HTML
2 9 (14.29%) JMS
3 7 (11.11%) JSON
3 7 (11.11%) .NET
3 7 (11.11%) Web Services
3 7 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 7 (11.11%) REST
4 4 (6.35%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Hedge funds
2 4 (6.35%) User Experience
3 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.17%) Derivative
4 2 (3.17%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.17%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.59%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.59%) Statistics
5 1 (1.59%) Copywriting
5 1 (1.59%) Wiki
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.81%) Windows
2 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (11.11%) UNIX
4 1 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) UML
2 10 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (14.29%) Scrum
4 7 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 7 (11.11%) OO
5 3 (4.76%) People Management
5 3 (4.76%) Change Control
6 2 (3.17%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (3.17%) Content Management
6 2 (3.17%) Validation
6 2 (3.17%) Change Management
6 2 (3.17%) Time Management
7 1 (1.59%) Product Management
7 1 (1.59%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.59%) Stakeholder Analysis
7 1 (1.59%) ITIL
7 1 (1.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.59%) Service Management
7 1 (1.59%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.59%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.40%) Java
2 7 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (30.16%) Security Cleared
2 16 (25.40%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.52%) Degree
4 2 (3.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 8 (12.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
2 7 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (1.59%) Adobe
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