The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Technical Author featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank 252 247 234
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 11 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.23% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.25% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 11
Median daily rate £280 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £284 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £375 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +25.00%
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
8423 8943 8664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.66% 95.02% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5002 5113 4698
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £235 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 431 445
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.45 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Technical Author in the job title.

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 1 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Author within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +4 4 £375 +15.38%
Berkshire -4 4 £275 -11.29%
Surrey -5 2 £268 - 1
Buckinghamshire +10 1 £200 -45.94% 2
Technical Author
England

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, Technical Author contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Technical Author in the job title.

1 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
1 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (32.14%) MS Visio
3 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 8 (28.57%) Windows
3 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (25.00%) SDLC
4 7 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (25.00%) PaintShop Pro
4 7 (25.00%) LAN
4 7 (25.00%) WAN
4 7 (25.00%) Unix
5 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 4 (14.29%) MS Office
5 4 (14.29%) Time Management
6 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
7 2 (7.14%) Capita
7 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
7 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
7 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 2 (7.14%) Publishing
7 2 (7.14%) Web Design
7 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (3.57%) Patch Management
8 1 (3.57%) REST
8 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.57%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) MS Visio
2 7 (25.00%) PaintShop Pro
3 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 4 (14.29%) MS Office
4 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) LAN
1 7 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) ERwin
General
1 2 (7.14%) Publishing
2 1 (3.57%) Electronics
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) REST
1 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
1 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
1 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (25.00%) SDLC
2 4 (14.29%) Time Management
3 2 (7.14%) Web Design
4 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.57%) Content Management
4 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.57%) ERD
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL
4 1 (3.57%) Patch Management
4 1 (3.57%) Process Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) C#
1 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.57%) PHP
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
1 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Capita
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Adobe
2 1 (3.57%) Altiris
2 1 (3.57%) Forcepoint
2 1 (3.57%) Kaspersky
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
2 1 (3.57%) Sophos