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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank 226 234 211
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 20 29 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.30% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.32% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 12
Average daily rate £314 £325 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.46% +62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £250 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £375 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £283
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +13.20%
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
8053 8945 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.06% 93.74% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4786 4155
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 436 470
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Author within the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +10 13 £310 +24.00%
Surrey -15 3 £495 +52.30%
West Sussex +6 2 £348 -0.71%
Berkshire +3 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (51.35%) Windows
2 18 (48.65%) MS Visio
2 18 (48.65%) Security Cleared
3 17 (45.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (45.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (45.95%) MS Exchange
3 17 (45.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (43.24%) PaintShop Pro
5 14 (37.84%) SC Cleared
6 13 (35.14%) SDLC
7 12 (32.43%) LAN
7 12 (32.43%) WAN
8 11 (29.73%) Unix
9 10 (27.03%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (18.92%) Management Information System
11 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
12 3 (8.11%) ITIL
12 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
12 3 (8.11%) Finance
12 3 (8.11%) Degree
12 3 (8.11%) Data Protection
13 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
13 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
13 2 (5.41%) Publishing
13 2 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (5.41%) PHP
14 1 (2.70%) SQL
14 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
14 1 (2.70%) MS Office
14 1 (2.70%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 17 (45.95%) Exchange Server 2010
1 17 (45.95%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) Drupal
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (48.65%) MS Visio
2 16 (43.24%) PaintShop Pro
3 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (32.43%) LAN
1 12 (32.43%) WAN
2 1 (2.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Big Data
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) ERwin
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
1 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Publishing
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (51.35%) Windows
2 17 (45.95%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (45.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (29.73%) Unix
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) SDLC
2 10 (27.03%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (8.11%) Data Protection
3 3 (8.11%) ITIL
4 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.70%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (2.70%) CRM
5 1 (2.70%) Data Modelling
5 1 (2.70%) ERD
5 1 (2.70%) eTOM
5 1 (2.70%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (2.70%) Open Source
5 1 (2.70%) Product Management
5 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.70%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.70%) UML
5 1 (2.70%) Validation
5 1 (2.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) PHP
2 1 (2.70%) C#
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (48.65%) Security Cleared
2 14 (37.84%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.70%) QA