The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 465 410 449
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +39
Contract jobs requiring an Author 122 134 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.30% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 54 53
Average daily rate £325 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £211 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £426 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 23
Average hourly rate £23.00 £36.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.11% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £22.30 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £36.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £36.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-41.66% +60.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 2014.

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
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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -96 115 £325 +15.55% 23
London -16 55 £325 +4.83% 4
South East -18 32 £325 +41.30% 5
City of London -13 16 £300 -4.00% 1
Hampshire +11 14 £300 +30.43% 1
East of England -32 12 £200 -27.27% 3
Cambridge -4 7 - - 3
Cambridgeshire -20 7 - - 3
Surrey - 7 £325 -
Scotland -8 6 £180 -40.78%
North West -15 6 £375 +76.47% 3
Berkshire -19 6 £238 -44.76% 2
Manchester -12 4 £375 +76.47% 1
South West -24 4 £363 +55.91% 6
Bedfordshire - 3 - -
West Midlands -15 2 - -
Yorkshire -21 2 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Fareham - 2 £248 - 1
South Yorkshire -1 1 - - 1
Reading -7 1 £275 -36.04% 2
East Midlands -11 1 - -
West Yorkshire -19 1 - - 1
Essex -25 1 £200 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Reigate - 1 £525 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 46 (18.04%) MS Visio
2 43 (16.86%) MS Office
3 40 (15.69%) Finance
4 38 (14.90%) Microsoft
5 35 (13.73%) XML
6 32 (12.55%) Adobe
7 31 (12.16%) Security Cleared
8 29 (11.37%) HTML
9 25 (9.80%) Windows
10 24 (9.41%) SC Cleared
11 21 (8.24%) Marketing
11 21 (8.24%) ITIL
11 21 (8.24%) MS Excel
12 20 (7.84%) Banking
13 19 (7.45%) Acrobat
13 19 (7.45%) Publishing
14 18 (7.06%) Telecoms
15 17 (6.67%) SharePoint
15 17 (6.67%) Java
15 17 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
16 16 (6.27%) Oracle
16 16 (6.27%) .NET
16 16 (6.27%) Management Information System
17 15 (5.88%) RoboHelp
17 15 (5.88%) UML
18 14 (5.49%) SQL Server
18 14 (5.49%) Degree
19 13 (5.10%) Content Management
19 13 (5.10%) Electronics
19 13 (5.10%) Time Management

Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 17 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.53%) CMS
3 8 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (3.14%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.96%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.78%) Joomla!
5 2 (0.78%) Confluence
6 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 46 (18.04%) MS Visio
2 43 (16.86%) MS Office
3 21 (8.24%) MS Excel
4 19 (7.45%) Acrobat
5 17 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 15 (5.88%) RoboHelp
7 13 (5.10%) PaintShop Pro
8 12 (4.71%) FrameMaker
9 10 (3.92%) Adobe Captivate
10 6 (2.35%) Fireworks
11 3 (1.18%) MS Project
11 3 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (1.18%) CorelDRAW
11 3 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.39%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.10%) Internet
2 9 (3.53%) HTTP
3 7 (2.75%) Intranet
4 4 (1.57%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.57%) VPN
5 3 (1.18%) IPv6
5 3 (1.18%) LAN
5 3 (1.18%) WAN
5 3 (1.18%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.78%) IMAP
6 2 (0.78%) Firewall
7 1 (0.39%) 2G
7 1 (0.39%) SAN
7 1 (0.39%) Extranet
7 1 (0.39%) 3G
7 1 (0.39%) DNS
7 1 (0.39%) SSL
7 1 (0.39%) 4G
7 1 (0.39%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.39%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.39%) DB2
2 1 (0.39%) MySQL
2 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (2.35%) Dreamweaver
2 5 (1.96%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.57%) JIRA
4 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
General
1 40 (15.69%) Finance
2 21 (8.24%) Marketing
3 20 (7.84%) Banking
4 19 (7.45%) Publishing
5 18 (7.06%) Telecoms
6 13 (5.10%) Electronics
7 9 (3.53%) Investment Banking
8 8 (3.14%) Legal
9 5 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.57%) Retail
10 4 (1.57%) Games
10 4 (1.57%) Aerospace
10 4 (1.57%) Front Office
11 3 (1.18%) Military
12 2 (0.78%) French Language
12 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.39%) Back Office
13 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.39%) Advertising
13 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (13.73%) XML
2 29 (11.37%) HTML
3 16 (6.27%) .NET
4 11 (4.31%) CSS
4 11 (4.31%) Web Services
5 8 (3.14%) FpML
6 7 (2.75%) Flash
7 6 (2.35%) JSON
7 6 (2.35%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.35%) XML Schema
7 6 (2.35%) J2EE
8 5 (1.96%) SGML
8 5 (1.96%) REST
9 4 (1.57%) FIXML
10 3 (1.18%) XSLT
11 1 (0.39%) Middleware
11 1 (0.39%) XHTML
11 1 (0.39%) JSP
11 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.27%) Management Information System
2 11 (4.31%) E-Learning
3 10 (3.92%) Graphic Design
4 8 (3.14%) Copywriting
4 8 (3.14%) Wiki
4 8 (3.14%) GIS
5 6 (2.35%) SCORM
5 6 (2.35%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.96%) Credit Derivative
7 4 (1.57%) Derivative
7 4 (1.57%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.18%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.18%) NHS
8 3 (1.18%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.78%) Open Source
9 2 (0.78%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Exalytics
10 1 (0.39%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.39%) CMDB
10 1 (0.39%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.80%) Windows
2 10 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (2.35%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.18%) UNIX
5 2 (0.78%) Solaris
5 2 (0.78%) Linux
6 1 (0.39%) AIX
6 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (8.24%) ITIL
2 15 (5.88%) UML
3 13 (5.10%) Content Management
3 13 (5.10%) Time Management
3 13 (5.10%) Service Management
4 10 (3.92%) ITSM
5 9 (3.53%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (3.14%) Software Engineering
6 8 (3.14%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (2.75%) Service Delivery
7 7 (2.75%) OO
7 7 (2.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (2.35%) E-Commerce
8 6 (2.35%) Data Modelling
9 5 (1.96%) Validation
9 5 (1.96%) Test Scripting
9 5 (1.96%) Information Security
10 4 (1.57%) Wealth Management
10 4 (1.57%) Release Management
10 4 (1.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.67%) Java
2 13 (5.10%) C#
3 8 (3.14%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.35%) ActionScript 2.0
4 6 (2.35%) ActionScript
5 5 (1.96%) C++
6 4 (1.57%) SQL
6 4 (1.57%) Python
7 3 (1.18%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.18%) VB
7 3 (1.18%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.18%) C
7 3 (1.18%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.18%) VB6
8 2 (0.78%) Perl
8 2 (0.78%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (12.16%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.41%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.49%) Degree
4 2 (0.78%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.78%) CISSP
4 2 (0.78%) CISM
5 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.39%) CCDA
5 1 (0.39%) CCDP
5 1 (0.39%) CCDE
5 1 (0.39%) VCDX
5 1 (0.39%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.14%) QA
2 3 (1.18%) GMP
2 3 (1.18%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.18%) GxP
2 3 (1.18%) WCAG
2 3 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.78%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.78%) GCP
3 2 (0.78%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.39%) Basel II
4 1 (0.39%) GAMP
4 1 (0.39%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (2.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (0.39%) SCOM
1 1 (0.39%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 38 (14.90%) Microsoft
2 32 (12.55%) Adobe
3 16 (6.27%) Oracle
4 8 (3.14%) Citrix
5 6 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.96%) SAP
7 2 (0.78%) VMware
7 2 (0.78%) Remedy
8 1 (0.39%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.39%) Quark
8 1 (0.39%) Cisco
8 1 (0.39%) IBM
8 1 (0.39%) Vignette
8 1 (0.39%) ServiceNow
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