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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Author
Rank 561 535 502
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -33
Contract jobs requiring an Author 96 126 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 67 87
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £250 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £311 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Median hourly rate £26.09 £32.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.33% +48.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.22 £31.26 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.96 £34.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-23.66% +36.45%

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
50649 54325 53290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 34727 32509
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1691 2060 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Author within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +9 94 £350 - 17
London -8 33 £394 +8.62% 4
Yorkshire +10 13 £330 - 5
East of England +3 13 - - 2
East Midlands +1 10 - - 2
Leicestershire - 10 - - 1
South East -4 9 £300 -14.28% 4
South West +11 8 £325 +8.33%
Hertfordshire - 7 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +22 6 - - 1
Cambridge +20 6 - - 1
North West +15 5 £300 -20.00%
City of London +10 5 £388 +3.33% 2
Surrey +10 5 - - 2
South Yorkshire +2 5 - - 1
North Yorkshire +6 4 - - 2
Bristol +2 4 £325 -
West Yorkshire -1 4 £330 -2.94%
Middlesbrough - 4 - - 2
Camberley - 4 - - 1
Hampshire +3 3 £300 -4.76%
Leeds +2 3 £310 -8.82%
Manchester -2 3 £300 -
West Midlands -24 3 £225 -10.00%
Wiltshire - 3 £350 -
Sheffield - 3 - - 1
Fareham - 3 £300 -
Hammersmith - 2 £300 -
Swindon - 2 - -
Scotland +8 1 - -

Author Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 35 (18.23%) XML
2 28 (14.58%) Java
3 27 (14.06%) Microsoft
4 26 (13.54%) JavaScript
5 23 (11.98%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (10.94%) Finance
6 21 (10.94%) Web Services
6 21 (10.94%) Degree
7 19 (9.90%) JSON
7 19 (9.90%) OO
7 19 (9.90%) MS Excel
7 19 (9.90%) MS Visio
8 18 (9.38%) C#
8 18 (9.38%) MS Office
8 18 (9.38%) Computer Science
9 17 (8.85%) .NET
9 17 (8.85%) HTML
10 16 (8.33%) Security Cleared
10 16 (8.33%) REST
11 15 (7.81%) MS PowerPoint
12 14 (7.29%) Adobe
13 13 (6.77%) HTTP
13 13 (6.77%) SharePoint
13 13 (6.77%) FrameMaker
13 13 (6.77%) Software Engineering
13 13 (6.77%) Time Management
14 12 (6.25%) CSS
15 11 (5.73%) UML
15 11 (5.73%) ITIL
15 11 (5.73%) Data Modelling

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 13 (6.77%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.56%) CMS
4 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (9.90%) MS Excel
1 19 (9.90%) MS Visio
2 18 (9.38%) MS Office
3 15 (7.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (6.77%) FrameMaker
5 8 (4.17%) Acrobat
6 4 (2.08%) Photoshop
7 2 (1.04%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (1.04%) Fireworks
7 2 (1.04%) MS Project
7 2 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.04%) Cognos Controller
1 2 (1.04%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.04%) PaaS
1 2 (1.04%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) IaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.77%) HTTP
2 3 (1.56%) Firewall
3 2 (1.04%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.04%) LAN
3 2 (1.04%) Network Security
3 2 (1.04%) VLAN
3 2 (1.04%) WAN
4 1 (0.52%) 2G
4 1 (0.52%) 3G
4 1 (0.52%) Internet
4 1 (0.52%) LTE
4 1 (0.52%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.04%) Cognos Transformer
3 1 (0.52%) Big Data
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (5.21%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.52%) Build Forge
General
1 21 (10.94%) Finance
2 11 (5.73%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.17%) Electronics
4 7 (3.65%) Marketing
4 7 (3.65%) Publishing
5 5 (2.60%) Banking
5 5 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.56%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.04%) Automotive
8 2 (1.04%) Legal
9 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.52%) Billing
9 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (18.23%) XML
2 21 (10.94%) Web Services
3 19 (9.90%) JSON
4 17 (8.85%) .NET
4 17 (8.85%) HTML
5 16 (8.33%) REST
6 12 (6.25%) CSS
7 10 (5.21%) .NET Framework
8 9 (4.69%) HTML5
9 8 (4.17%) Middleware
10 3 (1.56%) OAuth
11 2 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
12 1 (0.52%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.65%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.13%) NHS
5 4 (2.08%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.08%) e-Learning
6 3 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.56%) User Experience
7 2 (1.04%) Derivative
7 2 (1.04%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.04%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.04%) SCORM
8 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.52%) FMCG
8 1 (0.52%) Life Science
8 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.21%) Windows
2 7 (3.65%) Unix
3 2 (1.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (11.98%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (9.90%) OO
3 13 (6.77%) Software Engineering
3 13 (6.77%) Time Management
4 11 (5.73%) Data Modelling
4 11 (5.73%) ITIL
4 11 (5.73%) UML
5 9 (4.69%) Scrum
5 9 (4.69%) Web Development
6 8 (4.17%) Document Management
7 7 (3.65%) Content Management
8 5 (2.60%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (2.08%) Analytics
9 4 (2.08%) Data Management
9 4 (2.08%) Enterprise Data Management
9 4 (2.08%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.08%) Information Assurance
9 4 (2.08%) Patch Management
9 4 (2.08%) Process Architecture
9 4 (2.08%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 28 (14.58%) Java
2 26 (13.54%) JavaScript
3 18 (9.38%) C#
4 10 (5.21%) PHP
5 4 (2.08%) Python
6 3 (1.56%) C++
7 2 (1.04%) Ruby
7 2 (1.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (10.94%) Degree
2 16 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.73%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.04%) CISA
4 2 (1.04%) CISM
4 2 (1.04%) CISSP
4 2 (1.04%) GIAC
4 2 (1.04%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.04%) PMP
5 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) HNC
5 1 (0.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.60%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.08%) GCP
3 4 (2.08%) QA
4 2 (1.04%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.52%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.04%) Firmware
3 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.04%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.29%) Adobe
3 6 (3.13%) Oracle
4 3 (1.56%) Altiris
4 3 (1.56%) Apiary
4 3 (1.56%) Forcepoint
4 3 (1.56%) Kaspersky
4 3 (1.56%) SolarWinds
4 3 (1.56%) Sophos
5 2 (1.04%) ArcSight
5 2 (1.04%) Capita
5 2 (1.04%) Citrix
5 2 (1.04%) Cognos
5 2 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.04%) SAP
5 2 (1.04%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.04%) Splunk
5 2 (1.04%) VMware
6 1 (0.52%) Meridio
Leicestershire
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £ On application
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Edissero Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesbrough, Yorkshire
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley
Spectrum IT
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago