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 1 March 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Author
UK
Rank 518 521 456
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -65
Contract jobs requiring an Author 73 112 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.22% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.23% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 75 126
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £404 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 4
Median hourly rate £34.38 £22.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.90 £29.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £37.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%

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
42429 49412 49763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 95.00% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27681 31767 30512
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1511 1637 1923
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +11.76%

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 1 March 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 1 March 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 1 March 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 +8 71 £350 +7.69% 12
London -8 18 £410 +17.14% 2
Cambridge +24 15 £350 -12.50% 3
Cambridgeshire +20 15 £350 -12.50% 4
East of England +7 15 £350 -12.50% 4
South East +6 15 £300 -3.61% 2
North West +27 11 £290 +15.42% 2
Southport - 7 £290 -
Merseyside - 7 £290 -
South West -1 6 £321 -21.16% 1
Surrey +16 5 £375 -24.24%
West Midlands +1 5 £343 +31.73%
City of London -11 5 £381 +8.92%
Bristol +7 4 £205 -25.45%
Warwickshire -10 4 £343 +31.73%
Middlesex - 3 £450 -
Manchester +5 2 - - 2
Redhill - 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 £300 -
Berkshire - 2 £300 -
Dorset - 2 £438 -
Scotland +20 1 £350 +16.66%
East Midlands +5 1 £375 +15.38%
Nottinghamshire +4 1 £375 +25.00%
Nottingham +3 1 £375 +25.00%
Hampshire -7 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £350 -
Telford - 1 - -
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 - -

Author Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 March 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 (19.19%) XML
2 30 (17.44%) HTML
3 25 (14.53%) Finance
4 23 (13.37%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (13.37%) Microsoft
5 21 (12.21%) MS Visio
6 17 (9.88%) Adobe
6 17 (9.88%) C
6 17 (9.88%) C++
6 17 (9.88%) Performance Analysis
7 16 (9.30%) Banking
8 15 (8.72%) MS Office
9 14 (8.14%) SQL Server
9 14 (8.14%) XSLT
9 14 (8.14%) MS Excel
9 14 (8.14%) Eclipse
9 14 (8.14%) Time Management
10 13 (7.56%) Linux
10 13 (7.56%) OO
10 13 (7.56%) Python
10 13 (7.56%) Scrum
10 13 (7.56%) Doxygen
11 12 (6.98%) Electronics
11 12 (6.98%) Java
12 11 (6.40%) .NET
12 11 (6.40%) FrameMaker
12 11 (6.40%) Enterprise Architecture
13 10 (5.81%) .NET Framework
13 10 (5.81%) Security Cleared
13 10 (5.81%) SC 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 (3.49%) Confluence
2 4 (2.33%) CMS
2 4 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (12.21%) MS Visio
2 15 (8.72%) MS Office
3 14 (8.14%) MS Excel
4 13 (7.56%) Doxygen
5 11 (6.40%) FrameMaker
6 9 (5.23%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (2.33%) Acrobat
8 2 (1.16%) CorelDRAW
8 2 (1.16%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.58%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 3 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.33%) SaaS
2 2 (1.16%) IaaS
2 2 (1.16%) Office 365
2 2 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.65%) Firewall
2 4 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (2.33%) WAN
3 3 (1.74%) Internet
3 3 (1.74%) Network Security
4 2 (1.16%) DMVPN
4 2 (1.16%) HTTP
4 2 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.16%) VLAN
5 1 (0.58%) LAN
5 1 (0.58%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.74%) Big Data
3 3 (1.74%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.74%) HBase
Development Applications
1 14 (8.14%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.74%) JIRA
2 3 (1.74%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.16%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.58%) XMLSpy
General
1 25 (14.53%) Finance
2 16 (9.30%) Banking
3 12 (6.98%) Electronics
4 8 (4.65%) Marketing
5 7 (4.07%) Manufacturing
5 7 (4.07%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.49%) Publishing
7 3 (1.74%) Advertising
8 2 (1.16%) Games
8 2 (1.16%) Retail
9 1 (0.58%) Front Office
9 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.58%) Law
9 1 (0.58%) Legal
9 1 (0.58%) Local Government
9 1 (0.58%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (19.19%) XML
2 30 (17.44%) HTML
3 14 (8.14%) XSLT
4 11 (6.40%) .NET
5 10 (5.81%) .NET Framework
6 8 (4.65%) CSS
6 8 (4.65%) HTML5
6 8 (4.65%) Web Services
7 6 (3.49%) Middleware
8 3 (1.74%) JSON
8 3 (1.74%) REST
9 2 (1.16%) SGML
10 1 (0.58%) COM
10 1 (0.58%) OAuth
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.58%) XSD
10 1 (0.58%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.07%) Graphic Design
2 6 (3.49%) Data Structures
2 6 (3.49%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.91%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.74%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.74%) Tandem
6 2 (1.16%) Blog
6 2 (1.16%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.58%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.58%) Fintech
7 1 (0.58%) FMCG
7 1 (0.58%) IPTV
7 1 (0.58%) Life Science
7 1 (0.58%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.58%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Social Media
7 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.56%) Linux
2 7 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (4.07%) Windows
3 4 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.37%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (9.88%) Performance Analysis
3 14 (8.14%) Time Management
4 13 (7.56%) OO
4 13 (7.56%) Scrum
5 11 (6.40%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (5.81%) ITIL
7 8 (4.65%) User Stories
7 8 (4.65%) Wealth Management
8 7 (4.07%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.07%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (3.49%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (3.49%) OOD
9 6 (3.49%) OOP
9 6 (3.49%) Quality Management
9 6 (3.49%) Software Engineering
9 6 (3.49%) Web Development
10 5 (2.91%) Business Analysis
10 5 (2.91%) Migration
10 5 (2.91%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.88%) C
1 17 (9.88%) C++
2 13 (7.56%) Python
3 12 (6.98%) Java
4 9 (5.23%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (5.81%) SC Cleared
1 10 (5.81%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.23%) Degree
3 4 (2.33%) CCDA
3 4 (2.33%) CCDP
3 4 (2.33%) CCNA
3 4 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.74%) CCNP
4 3 (1.74%) HNC
4 3 (1.74%) HND
5 2 (1.16%) CISA
5 2 (1.16%) CISM
5 2 (1.16%) CISSP
5 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.16%) GIAC
5 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.16%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.74%) QA
3 2 (1.16%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.16%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.58%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.16%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 23 (13.37%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.88%) Adobe
3 7 (4.07%) Oracle
3 7 (4.07%) Red Hat
4 5 (2.91%) Cisco
4 5 (2.91%) SAP
5 4 (2.33%) Blue Coat
5 4 (2.33%) CheckPoint
5 4 (2.33%) NetWitness
6 2 (1.16%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.16%) Bluefish Communications
6 2 (1.16%) Splunk
7 1 (0.58%) Apiary
7 1 (0.58%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.58%) Capita
7 1 (0.58%) Google
7 1 (0.58%) Infor
7 1 (0.58%) Meridio
7 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.58%) VMware
Buckinghamshire
Edissero Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago