The table below looks at the statistics for the Author role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Author in their job title over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 410 461 411
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -50
Contract jobs requiring an Author 168 115 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.24% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 56 61
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£325 £253 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.71% -12.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £375 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £243 £290
% change year-on-year
+34.02% -16.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £17.50 £23.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.70 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -40.84%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48562 47237 41574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.41% 92.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29824 27903 23737
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1861 2009 2246
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

Author
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Author in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Author Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Author
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Author within the UK.

Author Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Author
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Author within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Author Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Author
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Author within the UK.

Author Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Author
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Author within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Author Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Author
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Author within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 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
England +9 149 £325 +30.00% 21
London +36 70 £325 +24.40% 6
South East -13 37 £325 +62.50% 7
Surrey +12 18 £325 +85.71% 3
East of England +6 13 £400 +100.00% 5
Cambridge +5 13 £400 - 2
Cambridgeshire 0 13 £400 - 2
City of London +5 11 £363 +29.29%
Hampshire -20 11 £250 +1.01%
Yorkshire +1 10 £320 -1.53% 1
West Midlands +1 6 £225 -10.44%
East Midlands -2 6 - -
Leicestershire - 6 - -
Berkshire 0 5 £286 +43.12% 1
South West -14 2 £325 - 1
North West -17 2 £320 -7.74% 1
Guildford - 2 £350 - 1
Edinburgh -4 1 £375 +19.04%
Scotland -4 1 £375 +19.04%
Manchester -16 1 £315 -16.00%
Reading - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Watford - - - -
Worcester - - - -

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Author in their job title.

1 90 (26.95%) MS Office
2 82 (24.55%) MS Visio
3 68 (20.36%) MS Excel
4 67 (20.06%) XML
5 66 (19.76%) Microsoft
6 54 (16.17%) UML
7 52 (15.57%) ITIL
8 45 (13.47%) .NET
8 45 (13.47%) MS PowerPoint
9 44 (13.17%) Data Modelling
10 43 (12.87%) Oracle
10 43 (12.87%) C#
10 43 (12.87%) Java
10 43 (12.87%) FrameMaker
11 42 (12.57%) OO
11 42 (12.57%) Degree
12 39 (11.68%) Adobe
12 39 (11.68%) Finance
13 38 (11.38%) Disaster Recovery
14 36 (10.78%) REST
15 35 (10.48%) .NET Framework
15 35 (10.48%) Salesforce.com
15 35 (10.48%) SQL Server
16 34 (10.18%) Web Services
16 34 (10.18%) Visual Studio
16 34 (10.18%) HTTP
16 34 (10.18%) JSON
17 32 (9.58%) Banking
17 32 (9.58%) Software Engineering
18 31 (9.28%) Service Delivery

Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Author in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (8.08%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.79%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (1.80%) Confluence
4 5 (1.50%) CMS
5 4 (1.20%) SAS
6 1 (0.30%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.30%) IIS
Applications
1 90 (26.95%) MS Office
2 82 (24.55%) MS Visio
3 68 (20.36%) MS Excel
4 45 (13.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 43 (12.87%) FrameMaker
6 18 (5.39%) Adobe Illustrator
7 13 (3.89%) PaintShop Pro
8 12 (3.59%) Acrobat
9 11 (3.29%) Photoshop
9 11 (3.29%) Adobe Captivate
10 8 (2.40%) RoboHelp
11 4 (1.20%) CorelDRAW
12 3 (0.90%) InDesign
12 3 (0.90%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.30%) XMetaL
13 1 (0.30%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 19 (5.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.20%) SaaS
2 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (10.18%) HTTP
2 6 (1.80%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (0.60%) 4G
3 2 (0.60%) 3G
3 2 (0.60%) Firewall
3 2 (0.60%) 2G
3 2 (0.60%) IMAP
3 2 (0.60%) LTE
4 1 (0.30%) NAS
4 1 (0.30%) Internet
4 1 (0.30%) LAN
4 1 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.60%) MySQL
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.30%) QlikView
3 1 (0.30%) Big Data
3 1 (0.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 34 (10.18%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.99%) Ant
3 3 (0.90%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (0.90%) JIRA
General
1 39 (11.68%) Finance
2 32 (9.58%) Banking
3 28 (8.38%) Publishing
4 19 (5.69%) Telecoms
5 18 (5.39%) Automotive
6 17 (5.09%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.99%) Back Office
8 7 (2.10%) Electronics
8 7 (2.10%) Law
8 7 (2.10%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.80%) Legal
10 5 (1.50%) Advertising
11 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.90%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.60%) Marketing
13 1 (0.30%) German Language
13 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.30%) Games
13 1 (0.30%) Military
13 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (20.06%) XML
2 45 (13.47%) .NET
3 36 (10.78%) REST
4 35 (10.48%) .NET Framework
5 34 (10.18%) JSON
5 34 (10.18%) Web Services
6 19 (5.69%) Oracle Fusion
7 14 (4.19%) HTML
8 13 (3.89%) Sphinx
9 7 (2.10%) CSS
10 6 (1.80%) XSLT
11 5 (1.50%) JSP
12 4 (1.20%) JMS
13 3 (0.90%) Flash
14 2 (0.60%) SOAP
14 2 (0.60%) XML Schema
14 2 (0.60%) XML Messaging
14 2 (0.60%) jQuery
15 1 (0.30%) WinForms
15 1 (0.30%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.38%) Computer Science
2 15 (4.49%) E-Learning
3 9 (2.69%) Open Source
4 8 (2.40%) Learning Management System
4 8 (2.40%) Video Editing
5 7 (2.10%) Graphic Design
5 7 (2.10%) NHS
5 7 (2.10%) User Experience
5 7 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.80%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.80%) Wiki
7 4 (1.20%) Copywriting
7 4 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.90%) SCORM
8 3 (0.90%) e-Health
8 3 (0.90%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.60%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.60%) Derivative
10 1 (0.30%) Statistics
10 1 (0.30%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.19%) Windows
2 16 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (3.59%) UNIX
4 4 (1.20%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.90%) Linux
6 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.60%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.30%) Android
7 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (16.17%) UML
2 52 (15.57%) ITIL
3 44 (13.17%) Data Modelling
4 42 (12.57%) OO
5 38 (11.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 32 (9.58%) Software Engineering
7 31 (9.28%) Service Delivery
8 28 (8.38%) Enterprise Architecture
9 19 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (5.39%) Content Management
11 17 (5.09%) Service Management
12 10 (2.99%) ITSM
13 7 (2.10%) Change Management
13 7 (2.10%) Project Management
13 7 (2.10%) Use Case
14 6 (1.80%) Time Management
14 6 (1.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 5 (1.50%) Scrum
15 5 (1.50%) Change Control
15 5 (1.50%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (12.87%) C#
1 43 (12.87%) Java
2 16 (4.79%) SQL
3 15 (4.49%) Perl
4 10 (2.99%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.40%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.20%) C++
7 3 (0.90%) PHP
7 3 (0.90%) ActionScript 2.0
7 3 (0.90%) ActionScript
8 2 (0.60%) Python
8 2 (0.60%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (12.57%) Degree
2 28 (8.38%) Security Cleared
3 25 (7.49%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.60%) VCP4
5 1 (0.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.79%) QA
2 3 (0.90%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.90%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.30%) COBIT
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (3.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.90%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 66 (19.76%) Microsoft
2 43 (12.87%) Oracle
3 39 (11.68%) Adobe
4 35 (10.48%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.50%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.50%) ServiceNow
6 3 (0.90%) SolidWorks
6 3 (0.90%) CA
7 2 (0.60%) Apple
7 2 (0.60%) SAP
8 1 (0.30%) Cisco
8 1 (0.30%) Juniper
8 1 (0.30%) Quark
8 1 (0.30%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.30%) Google
8 1 (0.30%) Sitecore
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