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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 248 242 207
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 20 9 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.097% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.11% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 27
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£370 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £211 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £288 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.56%
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
9002 8545 8264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.66% 92.12% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5419 4750 4367
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
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 412 412 510
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £17.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% -7.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.48 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Hampshire +2 7 £350 +75.00% 1
Berkshire +11 6 £420 +84.61%
Surrey 0 4 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £370 - 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.79%) Finance
2 14 (29.79%) Java
2 14 (29.79%) XML
3 13 (27.66%) FrameMaker
4 12 (25.53%) Scrum
4 12 (25.53%) JMS
4 12 (25.53%) HTML
4 12 (25.53%) RoboHelp
5 9 (19.15%) MS Office
5 9 (19.15%) MS Visio
6 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
6 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
6 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
7 7 (14.89%) Windows
7 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
8 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (12.77%) User Experience
8 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (10.64%) UNIX
9 5 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (10.64%) PaintShop Pro
9 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
9 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
9 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (10.64%) SDLC
10 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
10 4 (8.51%) Hedge funds
10 4 (8.51%) LAN
10 4 (8.51%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
1 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.13%) Documentum
Applications
1 13 (27.66%) FrameMaker
2 12 (25.53%) RoboHelp
3 9 (19.15%) MS Visio
3 9 (19.15%) MS Office
4 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
5 5 (10.64%) PaintShop Pro
6 2 (4.26%) Maya
6 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) LAN
1 4 (8.51%) WAN
2 2 (4.26%) HTTP
3 1 (2.13%) Internet
3 1 (2.13%) 3G
3 1 (2.13%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (29.79%) Finance
2 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.79%) XML
2 12 (25.53%) JMS
2 12 (25.53%) HTML
3 2 (4.26%) .NET
3 2 (4.26%) Web Services
3 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.26%) JSON
3 2 (4.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) User Experience
2 4 (8.51%) Hedge funds
2 4 (8.51%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.13%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.13%) Wiki
4 1 (2.13%) Blog
4 1 (2.13%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (10.64%) UNIX
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) Scrum
3 5 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (10.64%) SDLC
4 3 (6.38%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (6.38%) ITIL
4 3 (6.38%) Web Development
4 3 (6.38%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 2 (4.26%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (4.26%) UML
5 2 (4.26%) OO
5 2 (4.26%) Service Management
5 2 (4.26%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.13%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.13%) CRM
6 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.13%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.13%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (2.13%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) Java
2 2 (4.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) CCIE
4 1 (2.13%) CCDP
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Cisco
2 2 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.13%) VMware
3 1 (2.13%) Adobe
3 1 (2.13%) EMC
3 1 (2.13%) Citrix