The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Author featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Author
UK
Rank 513 492 445
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -47
Contract jobs requiring an Author 68 126 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.25% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.26% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 81 124
Median daily rate £350 £314 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.55% -3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £247 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 3
Median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.74 £20.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £23.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -31.03%

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
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Author
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Author in the job title.

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Author within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 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
England -17 66 £350 +10.23% 26
London -24 26 £375 +15.38% 6
Cambridgeshire +18 15 - - 5
Cambridge +16 15 - - 5
East of England +14 15 - - 5
South East -2 8 £300 -4.76% 8
East Midlands +13 7 £350 +16.66% 1
North West +23 6 £325 +23.80% 1
City of London -20 4 £375 +7.14% 1
Leicestershire - 4 - -
Manchester +19 3 £300 -7.69% 1
Berkshire +13 2 £210 - 5
Nottinghamshire +10 2 £350 +16.66%
South West +8 2 - - 1
Bristol +2 2 - - 1
Hampshire -1 2 £325 +4.83% 1
Warwickshire -9 2 £506 +153.12%
West Midlands -11 2 £506 +153.12%
Southampton - 2 £325 - 1
Surrey +17 1 £300 -32.96% 2
Brentford +9 1 - -
Nottingham +3 1 £350 +16.66%
Middlesex +3 1 £275 +15.78%
Lancashire 0 1 - -
Blackpool -1 1 - -
Warwick -2 1 £563 -
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £350 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Rutland - 1 - -

Author Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 featuring Author in the job title.

1 33 (19.53%) HTML
2 30 (17.75%) XML
3 29 (17.16%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (14.20%) Microsoft
5 22 (13.02%) Java
5 22 (13.02%) JavaScript
6 21 (12.43%) Finance
7 19 (11.24%) OO
8 18 (10.65%) .NET
9 17 (10.06%) Scrum
10 16 (9.47%) Time Management
11 15 (8.88%) MS Office
11 15 (8.88%) CSS
11 15 (8.88%) MS Excel
11 15 (8.88%) MS Visio
12 14 (8.28%) Linux
12 14 (8.28%) Web Services
12 14 (8.28%) PHP
12 14 (8.28%) Banking
12 14 (8.28%) HTML5
13 13 (7.69%) FrameMaker
13 13 (7.69%) Windows
14 12 (7.10%) Middleware
14 12 (7.10%) Web Development
15 11 (6.51%) Enterprise Architecture
15 11 (6.51%) SQL Server
15 11 (6.51%) Electronics
16 10 (5.92%) MS PowerPoint
16 10 (5.92%) .NET Framework
16 10 (5.92%) Security Cleared

Author Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 6 (3.55%) Confluence
2 4 (2.37%) CMS
3 3 (1.78%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 15 (8.88%) MS Excel
1 15 (8.88%) MS Office
1 15 (8.88%) MS Visio
2 13 (7.69%) FrameMaker
3 10 (5.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.55%) Doxygen
5 2 (1.18%) Acrobat
5 2 (1.18%) CorelDRAW
6 1 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.59%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.59%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 3 (1.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.37%) SaaS
2 2 (1.18%) IaaS
2 2 (1.18%) PaaS
3 1 (0.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.14%) Firewall
2 4 (2.37%) Internet
2 4 (2.37%) WAN
3 3 (1.78%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (1.78%) LAN
4 2 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.18%) HTTP
4 2 (1.18%) Network Security
4 2 (1.18%) VLAN
4 2 (1.18%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.73%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.55%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.78%) JIRA
2 3 (1.78%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.18%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.59%) XMLSpy
General
1 21 (12.43%) Finance
2 14 (8.28%) Banking
3 11 (6.51%) Electronics
4 9 (5.33%) Marketing
5 8 (4.73%) Manufacturing
5 8 (4.73%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.37%) Publishing
7 2 (1.18%) Games
7 2 (1.18%) Legal
8 1 (0.59%) Advertising
8 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Local Government
8 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (19.53%) HTML
2 30 (17.75%) XML
3 18 (10.65%) .NET
4 15 (8.88%) CSS
5 14 (8.28%) HTML5
5 14 (8.28%) Web Services
6 12 (7.10%) Middleware
7 10 (5.92%) .NET Framework
8 7 (4.14%) XSLT
9 5 (2.96%) JSON
9 5 (2.96%) REST
10 3 (1.78%) OAuth
11 2 (1.18%) SGML
12 1 (0.59%) COM
12 1 (0.59%) XSD
12 1 (0.59%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.55%) Computer Science
1 6 (3.55%) Data Structures
1 6 (3.55%) Graphic Design
1 6 (3.55%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.37%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.78%) Mathematics
3 3 (1.78%) Tandem
4 2 (1.18%) Blog
4 2 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.18%) e-Learning
4 2 (1.18%) Learning Management System
4 2 (1.18%) SCORM
4 2 (1.18%) User Experience
5 1 (0.59%) Fintech
5 1 (0.59%) FMCG
5 1 (0.59%) IPTV
5 1 (0.59%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.28%) Linux
2 13 (7.69%) Windows
3 8 (4.73%) Unix
4 7 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.16%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (11.24%) OO
3 17 (10.06%) Scrum
4 16 (9.47%) Time Management
5 12 (7.10%) Web Development
6 11 (6.51%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (4.73%) Performance Analysis
7 8 (4.73%) Wealth Management
8 6 (3.55%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (3.55%) ITIL
8 6 (3.55%) OOD
8 6 (3.55%) OOP
8 6 (3.55%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.55%) Software Engineering
8 6 (3.55%) Use Case
9 5 (2.96%) Content Management
9 5 (2.96%) Data Loss Prevention
9 5 (2.96%) Document Management
9 5 (2.96%) Incident Management
9 5 (2.96%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.02%) Java
1 22 (13.02%) JavaScript
2 14 (8.28%) PHP
3 9 (5.33%) C++
3 9 (5.33%) Python
4 8 (4.73%) C
4 8 (4.73%) C#
5 2 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (5.92%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.73%) Degree
2 8 (4.73%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.37%) HND
4 3 (1.78%) CISA
4 3 (1.78%) CISM
4 3 (1.78%) CISSP
4 3 (1.78%) GIAC
4 3 (1.78%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.78%) PMP
5 2 (1.18%) CCDA
5 2 (1.18%) CCDP
5 2 (1.18%) CCNA
5 2 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.18%) HNC
6 1 (0.59%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (2.96%) QA
2 4 (2.37%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.78%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.59%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.78%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (0.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (14.20%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.33%) Adobe
3 7 (4.14%) Red Hat
4 5 (2.96%) SAP
5 3 (1.78%) Apiary
5 3 (1.78%) ArcSight
5 3 (1.78%) Cisco
5 3 (1.78%) Oracle
5 3 (1.78%) Splunk
6 2 (1.18%) Blue Coat
6 2 (1.18%) Bluefish Communications
6 2 (1.18%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.18%) NetWitness
7 1 (0.59%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.59%) Capita
7 1 (0.59%) Citrix
7 1 (0.59%) Infor
7 1 (0.59%) Meridio
7 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.59%) VMware
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £On application
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £185 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago