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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 470 495 409
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -86
Contract jobs requiring an Author 152 105 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.19% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.21% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 70 84
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£325 £375 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £268
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +30.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 13
Average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -26.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -26.76%

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
52654 50519 47353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.44% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33449 30575 27767
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
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 1936 1988 2122
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 4 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 4 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 +27 142 £325 -16.12% 34
London -1 50 £325 -13.33% 6
South East -7 28 £350 +36.58% 9
South West +16 21 £350 +34.61% 1
East of England -3 21 £350 -17.64% 9
Yorkshire -18 12 £330 - 4
City of London -6 11 £251 -25.77% 2
Hampshire +1 10 £403 +101.25% 2
Suffolk - 10 £350 -
Cambridgeshire -14 9 £240 -43.52% 6
West Yorkshire - 9 £320 - 3
Berkshire +6 8 £310 +36.26% 1
Bristol +6 8 £350 -
Cambridge -13 8 - - 4
Taunton - 8 £363 -
Somerset - 8 £363 -
Surrey -1 6 - - 3
Scotland +1 5 £308 +11.81%
West Midlands - 5 £285 - 1
Leeds - 5 £340 - 3
Gloucestershire -1 4 £425 +63.46% 1
Wales -4 4 £238 -17.39% 1
North West -29 4 £155 -48.33% 2
Highlands - 4 £308 -
Inverness - 4 £308 -
Ipswich - 4 £350 -
Uxbridge - 4 £250 -
South Wales 0 3 £231 -19.56% 1
Cardiff -1 3 £231 -19.56% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 3 £360 - 3

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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 67 (21.54%) MS Visio
2 65 (20.90%) HTML
3 58 (18.65%) MS Excel
4 57 (18.33%) MS Office
5 55 (17.68%) XML
6 53 (17.04%) Finance
7 49 (15.76%) Microsoft
8 42 (13.50%) Java
9 39 (12.54%) MS PowerPoint
10 35 (11.25%) Security Cleared
11 32 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
12 30 (9.65%) Degree
13 29 (9.32%) Content Management
13 29 (9.32%) Telecoms
14 24 (7.72%) CSS
14 24 (7.72%) Windows
15 23 (7.40%) FrameMaker
15 23 (7.40%) SC Cleared
15 23 (7.40%) SDLC
16 22 (7.07%) UNIX
17 21 (6.75%) Windows Server 2008
18 20 (6.43%) Scrum
19 19 (6.11%) Wiki
20 18 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
21 17 (5.47%) RoboHelp
21 17 (5.47%) Active Directory
21 17 (5.47%) MS Exchange
21 17 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2010
22 16 (5.14%) PaintShop Pro
22 16 (5.14%) Project Management

Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 17 (5.47%) MS Exchange
1 17 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (4.18%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.93%) Confluence
3 6 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.29%) CMS
5 2 (0.64%) Drupal
5 2 (0.64%) Moodle
5 2 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 67 (21.54%) MS Visio
2 58 (18.65%) MS Excel
3 57 (18.33%) MS Office
4 39 (12.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (7.40%) FrameMaker
6 17 (5.47%) RoboHelp
7 16 (5.14%) PaintShop Pro
7 16 (5.14%) Acrobat
8 5 (1.61%) Doxygen
9 4 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.64%) Maya
10 2 (0.64%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.32%) XMetaL
11 1 (0.32%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.32%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Summit
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.32%) SaaS
1 1 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (0.32%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.57%) HTTP
2 7 (2.25%) VoIP
3 5 (1.61%) DNS
3 5 (1.61%) LDAP
4 4 (1.29%) LAN
4 4 (1.29%) WAN
5 3 (0.96%) WebEx
6 1 (0.32%) SMS
6 1 (0.32%) Broadband
6 1 (0.32%) Internet
6 1 (0.32%) 3G
6 1 (0.32%) SSH
6 1 (0.32%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.96%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.32%) Big Data
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.57%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.93%) JIRA
3 5 (1.61%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.29%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 53 (17.04%) Finance
2 29 (9.32%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.14%) Electronics
4 8 (2.57%) Retail
5 7 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.93%) Banking
6 6 (1.93%) Marketing
7 5 (1.61%) Publishing
7 5 (1.61%) Games
8 3 (0.96%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.96%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.32%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.32%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (20.90%) HTML
2 55 (17.68%) XML
3 24 (7.72%) CSS
4 15 (4.82%) JMS
5 12 (3.86%) .NET
6 10 (3.22%) Web Services
7 8 (2.57%) .NET Framework
7 8 (2.57%) JSON
7 8 (2.57%) REST
8 3 (0.96%) Velocity
8 3 (0.96%) RESTful
8 3 (0.96%) XSLT
9 2 (0.64%) Middleware
9 2 (0.64%) Sphinx
10 1 (0.32%) SailPoint
10 1 (0.32%) HTML5
10 1 (0.32%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.11%) Wiki
2 13 (4.18%) User Experience
2 13 (4.18%) Graphic Design
3 12 (3.86%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.57%) Derivative
6 6 (1.93%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.61%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.61%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.61%) 3D Graphics
7 5 (1.61%) GIS
8 4 (1.29%) NHS
8 4 (1.29%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.96%) SCORM
9 3 (0.96%) PACS
9 3 (0.96%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.96%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.96%) Informatics
9 3 (0.96%) FMCG
9 3 (0.96%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.72%) Windows
2 22 (7.07%) UNIX
3 21 (6.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.25%) Linux
6 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.96%) VME
8 2 (0.64%) Android
8 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (9.32%) Content Management
3 23 (7.40%) SDLC
4 20 (6.43%) Scrum
5 16 (5.14%) Project Management
6 15 (4.82%) ITIL
7 14 (4.50%) Data Modelling
7 14 (4.50%) UML
7 14 (4.50%) OO
7 14 (4.50%) Software Engineering
8 12 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (3.54%) Service Management
10 10 (3.22%) Validation
10 10 (3.22%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (2.57%) ITSM
11 8 (2.57%) CRM
12 7 (2.25%) E-Commerce
12 7 (2.25%) Service Delivery
12 7 (2.25%) Enterprise Architecture
12 7 (2.25%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 42 (13.50%) Java
2 14 (4.50%) C#
3 8 (2.57%) C++
4 6 (1.93%) C
5 4 (1.29%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.64%) Python
7 1 (0.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (11.25%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.65%) Degree
3 23 (7.40%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.61%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.32%) ISACA
5 1 (0.32%) CCIE
5 1 (0.32%) CCDP
5 1 (0.32%) CCA
5 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.93%) QA
2 5 (1.61%) GxP
3 4 (1.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (1.29%) GCP
4 3 (0.96%) DICOM
4 3 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.64%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.64%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.32%) SLA
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.32%) COBIT
6 1 (0.32%) BS25999
System Software
1 17 (5.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (0.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (15.76%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.54%) Oracle
3 10 (3.22%) Adobe
4 8 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.29%) SAP
5 4 (1.29%) VMware
6 2 (0.64%) Cisco
7 1 (0.32%) IBM
7 1 (0.32%) Google
7 1 (0.32%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.32%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.32%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.32%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.32%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.32%) HP
7 1 (0.32%) Dell
7 1 (0.32%) EMC
7 1 (0.32%) Citrix
7 1 (0.32%) CA
7 1 (0.32%) Lotus
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