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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 501 496 432
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -64
Contract jobs requiring an Author 125 121 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.24% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 82 77
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £251 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £425 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £268
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +21.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 11
Average hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% -44.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +18.18%

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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
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 28 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
England -7 115 £340 -9.33% 17
London -4 40 £338 -10.00% 3
South East -6 24 £360 +44.00% 7
East of England +4 21 £325 -18.75% 4
Yorkshire -21 11 £340 -
Suffolk - 10 £350 -
Hampshire 0 9 £350 +75.00% 1
City of London -1 9 £263 -29.93% 1
Cambridgeshire -17 9 £240 -40.00% 4
Cambridge -17 8 - - 3
West Yorkshire - 8 £330 -
North West -28 7 £160 -45.29%
Leeds - 7 £340 -
Berkshire -1 6 £420 +84.61% 1
Cheshire -3 6 £160 -
Scotland -3 5 £308 +12.84% 1
North East -25 5 £283 -13.07%
Surrey -2 4 - - 2
Ipswich - 4 £350 -
Highlands - 4 £308 -
Inverness - 4 £308 -
Wales -6 3 £231 -24.48% 1
South West -8 3 £300 +15.38% 1
Buckinghamshire -9 3 £360 - 2
South Wales -11 3 £231 -24.48% 1
Cardiff -13 3 £231 -24.48% 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 - -
Crewe - 3 £155 -
Uxbridge - 3 £250 -
Reading - 3 - -

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 61 (21.25%) HTML
2 54 (18.82%) MS Office
3 53 (18.47%) Finance
4 49 (17.07%) XML
4 49 (17.07%) Microsoft
5 48 (16.72%) MS Visio
5 48 (16.72%) MS Excel
6 35 (12.20%) Java
7 31 (10.80%) MS PowerPoint
7 31 (10.80%) Security Cleared
8 29 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (9.76%) Telecoms
10 25 (8.71%) CSS
11 24 (8.36%) Content Management
12 22 (7.67%) Degree
13 21 (7.32%) Windows
14 20 (6.97%) Wiki
14 20 (6.97%) SDLC
15 19 (6.62%) SC Cleared
15 19 (6.62%) UNIX
15 19 (6.62%) SharePoint
15 19 (6.62%) Acrobat
16 17 (5.92%) Project Management
16 17 (5.92%) Scrum
16 17 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
17 16 (5.57%) Service Management
17 16 (5.57%) FrameMaker
18 15 (5.23%) User Experience
19 14 (4.88%) Graphic Design
19 14 (4.88%) RoboHelp

Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 19 (6.62%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.53%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (2.79%) Confluence
4 6 (2.09%) CMS
4 6 (2.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.70%) Drupal
5 2 (0.70%) Moodle
5 2 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.35%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.35%) Documentum
6 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 54 (18.82%) MS Office
2 48 (16.72%) MS Excel
2 48 (16.72%) MS Visio
3 31 (10.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (6.62%) Acrobat
5 16 (5.57%) FrameMaker
6 14 (4.88%) RoboHelp
7 13 (4.53%) PaintShop Pro
8 5 (1.74%) Doxygen
9 4 (1.39%) Photoshop
9 4 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (1.05%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.70%) XMetaL
11 2 (0.70%) Maya
12 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Summit
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.35%) SaaS
1 1 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (0.35%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.44%) VoIP
2 5 (1.74%) LDAP
2 5 (1.74%) DNS
3 4 (1.39%) LAN
3 4 (1.39%) WAN
3 4 (1.39%) HTTP
4 3 (1.05%) WebEx
5 1 (0.35%) SMS
5 1 (0.35%) Broadband
5 1 (0.35%) Internet
5 1 (0.35%) 3G
5 1 (0.35%) SSH
5 1 (0.35%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.05%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.35%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.35%) Big Data
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.09%) JIRA
2 5 (1.74%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.39%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.39%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 53 (18.47%) Finance
2 28 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.14%) Electronics
4 8 (2.79%) Retail
5 7 (2.44%) Banking
5 7 (2.44%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.09%) Publishing
7 5 (1.74%) Games
7 5 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.74%) Marketing
8 3 (1.05%) Interactive Media
8 3 (1.05%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.05%) Military
9 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.35%) Legal
9 1 (0.35%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (21.25%) HTML
2 49 (17.07%) XML
3 25 (8.71%) CSS
4 11 (3.83%) JMS
5 8 (2.79%) .NET
6 6 (2.09%) Web Services
7 4 (1.39%) REST
7 4 (1.39%) SGML
7 4 (1.39%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.39%) JSON
8 3 (1.05%) Velocity
8 3 (1.05%) RESTful
8 3 (1.05%) JSP
9 2 (0.70%) XML Schema
9 2 (0.70%) Middleware
9 2 (0.70%) XSLT
10 1 (0.35%) HTML5
10 1 (0.35%) SailPoint
10 1 (0.35%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.97%) Wiki
2 15 (5.23%) User Experience
3 14 (4.88%) Graphic Design
4 12 (4.18%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.48%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.09%) Derivative
8 5 (1.74%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (1.74%) GIS
9 4 (1.39%) NHS
9 4 (1.39%) E-Learning
9 4 (1.39%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.39%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.05%) Informatics
10 3 (1.05%) Blog
10 3 (1.05%) FMCG
10 3 (1.05%) Learning Management System
10 3 (1.05%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.05%) SCORM
10 3 (1.05%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.32%) Windows
2 19 (6.62%) UNIX
3 17 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.44%) Linux
6 4 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.05%) VME
8 1 (0.35%) Android
8 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (8.36%) Content Management
3 20 (6.97%) SDLC
4 17 (5.92%) Scrum
4 17 (5.92%) Project Management
5 16 (5.57%) Service Management
6 14 (4.88%) ITIL
7 11 (3.83%) Validation
7 11 (3.83%) Software Engineering
8 10 (3.48%) OO
9 9 (3.14%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (2.79%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (2.44%) Data Management
11 7 (2.44%) ITSM
11 7 (2.44%) E-Commerce
11 7 (2.44%) Data Modelling
12 6 (2.09%) UML
12 6 (2.09%) Performance Improvement
13 5 (1.74%) Test Scripting
13 5 (1.74%) 3D Programming
Programming Languages
1 35 (12.20%) Java
2 10 (3.48%) C#
3 7 (2.44%) C++
4 6 (2.09%) C
5 3 (1.05%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.70%) Python
7 1 (0.35%) Scala
7 1 (0.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (10.80%) Security Cleared
2 22 (7.67%) Degree
3 19 (6.62%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.74%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.35%) ISACA
5 1 (0.35%) CCIE
5 1 (0.35%) CCDP
5 1 (0.35%) CCA
5 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.09%) QA
2 5 (1.74%) GxP
3 4 (1.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (1.39%) GCP
4 3 (1.05%) DICOM
5 2 (0.70%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.35%) SLA
6 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.35%) COBIT
6 1 (0.35%) BS25999
System Software
1 14 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.35%) vSphere
3 1 (0.35%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (0.35%) SCCM
1 1 (0.35%) Oozie
Vendors
1 49 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.88%) Adobe
3 7 (2.44%) Oracle
4 4 (1.39%) VMware
4 4 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.70%) SAP
5 2 (0.70%) Cisco
6 1 (0.35%) IBM
6 1 (0.35%) Google
6 1 (0.35%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.35%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.35%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (0.35%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.35%) HP
6 1 (0.35%) Dell
6 1 (0.35%) EMC
6 1 (0.35%) Citrix
6 1 (0.35%) CA
6 1 (0.35%) Lotus
6 1 (0.35%) BT
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