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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 227 224 221
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 16 24 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.27% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.30% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 19
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£255 £288 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.30% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £256 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £362 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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
8534 8116 9138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.96% 92.91% 91.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4759 4311 4248
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 505 599
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 19 September 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
Berkshire +10 9 £228 -35.00%
East Sussex - 1 £250 -
Middlesex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
2 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) ITIL
3 6 (18.18%) XML
3 6 (18.18%) MS Office
3 6 (18.18%) MS Visio
3 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 6 (18.18%) Degree
4 5 (15.15%) .NET
5 4 (12.12%) C#
5 4 (12.12%) HTML
5 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
5 4 (12.12%) Windows
5 4 (12.12%) Adobe
5 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
5 4 (12.12%) Time Management
5 4 (12.12%) eTOM
6 3 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 3 (9.09%) Publishing
6 3 (9.09%) PaintShop Pro
6 3 (9.09%) E-Learning
6 3 (9.09%) SCORM
6 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 3 (9.09%) ActionScript 2.0
6 3 (9.09%) REST
6 3 (9.09%) JSON
6 3 (9.09%) Adobe Captivate

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Office
1 6 (18.18%) MS Visio
2 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
3 3 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (9.09%) PaintShop Pro
3 3 (9.09%) Adobe Captivate
3 3 (9.09%) Fireworks
4 2 (6.06%) RoboHelp
5 1 (3.03%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) HTTP
2 2 (6.06%) LTE
3 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dreamweaver
1 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.09%) Publishing
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Military
3 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) XML
2 5 (15.15%) .NET
3 4 (12.12%) HTML
4 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 3 (9.09%) REST
4 3 (9.09%) JSON
4 3 (9.09%) Flash
4 3 (9.09%) CSS
4 3 (9.09%) Web Services
5 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) E-Learning
1 3 (9.09%) SCORM
1 3 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 7 (21.21%) ITIL
3 4 (12.12%) Time Management
3 4 (12.12%) eTOM
4 3 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 3 (9.09%) UML
4 3 (9.09%) OO
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.03%) Logistics
6 1 (3.03%) Validation
6 1 (3.03%) Service Management
6 1 (3.03%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) C#
2 3 (9.09%) ActionScript 2.0
2 3 (9.09%) Java
2 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.09%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 6 (18.18%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Adobe
3 3 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
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