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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Author
Rank 519 474 509
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +35
Contract jobs requiring an Author 121 163 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.29% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.31% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 89 60
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +90.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +90.47%

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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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
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 29 April 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Author within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -60 117 £350 +11.11% 13
London -46 41 £375 +20.00% 2
South East -32 18 £310 -4.61% 6
Yorkshire +15 16 £375 +15.38% 2
East of England +6 12 £375 +29.31% 1
City of London +37 11 £350 +16.66% 1
Hampshire 0 10 £320 +28.00% 2
North West -2 10 £275 -12.69% 1
South Yorkshire - 9 £425 -
East Midlands +9 8 £350 +19.14%
Hertfordshire - 8 - -
Manchester -3 7 £300 -4.76% 1
West Midlands -17 7 £260 -8.77%
Doncaster - 7 £438 -
Leeds - 6 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire - 6 £325 - 1
Nottinghamshire 0 5 £350 +19.14%
Nottingham -4 5 £350 +16.66%
Birmingham +7 4 - -
South West +1 4 £375 - 1
Hook +1 4 £298 +19.00%
Surrey -31 4 £268 -17.69%
Ipswich - 4 £375 -
Suffolk - 4 £375 - 1
Gloucestershire +8 3 £375 -11.76% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £260 -
Lancashire - 3 £275 -
Warwick - 3 £260 -
Fareham - 3 £400 -
Berkshire +7 2 £275 +10.00%

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 44 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 43 (17.77%) Finance
3 34 (14.05%) MS Visio
3 34 (14.05%) SC Cleared
4 29 (11.98%) MS Excel
5 25 (10.33%) Banking
6 24 (9.92%) Windows
7 21 (8.68%) Microsoft
8 20 (8.26%) FrameMaker
9 19 (7.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (7.85%) MS Exchange
9 19 (7.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2010
9 19 (7.85%) SDLC
10 18 (7.44%) MS Office
10 18 (7.44%) Unix
10 18 (7.44%) PaintShop Pro
11 17 (7.02%) Oracle
11 17 (7.02%) XML
12 15 (6.20%) Adobe
13 14 (5.79%) WAN
13 14 (5.79%) SharePoint
13 14 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (5.79%) MS PowerPoint
14 13 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (5.37%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (5.37%) SQL
14 13 (5.37%) LAN
15 12 (4.96%) User Experience
16 11 (4.55%) ITIL

Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2010
1 19 (7.85%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.79%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.31%) SAS
4 5 (2.07%) CMS
5 4 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.24%) Confluence
7 2 (0.83%) Apache
7 2 (0.83%) Node.js
7 2 (0.83%) WordPress
8 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 34 (14.05%) MS Visio
2 29 (11.98%) MS Excel
3 20 (8.26%) FrameMaker
4 18 (7.44%) MS Office
4 18 (7.44%) PaintShop Pro
5 14 (5.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (3.72%) Acrobat
7 5 (2.07%) Adobe Captivate
7 5 (2.07%) RoboHelp
8 3 (1.24%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.83%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.41%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 6 (2.48%) Workday HCM
2 3 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.65%) PaaS
1 4 (1.65%) SaaS
2 3 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.79%) WAN
2 13 (5.37%) LAN
3 4 (1.65%) Firewall
4 3 (1.24%) Intranet
5 2 (0.83%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.83%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.31%) Base SAS
2 6 (2.48%) MongoDB
2 6 (2.48%) MS Access
3 2 (0.83%) MySQL
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.83%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.41%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 9 (3.72%) ERwin
2 7 (2.89%) JIRA
3 2 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 43 (17.77%) Finance
2 25 (10.33%) Banking
3 8 (3.31%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.89%) Automotive
5 6 (2.48%) Publishing
6 5 (2.07%) Legal
7 3 (1.24%) Games
7 3 (1.24%) Marketing
8 2 (0.83%) Electronics
8 2 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.41%) Front Office
9 1 (0.41%) iGaming
9 1 (0.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.02%) XML
2 9 (3.72%) HTML
3 5 (2.07%) .NET
3 5 (2.07%) RESTful
4 4 (1.65%) JSON
4 4 (1.65%) MEAN Stack
5 3 (1.24%) CSS
6 2 (0.83%) SGML
6 2 (0.83%) Web Services
7 1 (0.41%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.41%) FIXML
7 1 (0.41%) FpML
7 1 (0.41%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.41%) XSL
7 1 (0.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.96%) User Experience
3 10 (4.13%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.07%) Credit Risk
4 5 (2.07%) Derivative
4 5 (2.07%) Graphic Design
5 4 (1.65%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.65%) NHS
6 3 (1.24%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.24%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.24%) SCADA
7 2 (0.83%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.83%) Learning Management System
7 2 (0.83%) Online Games
8 1 (0.41%) Economics
8 1 (0.41%) EMV
8 1 (0.41%) Equities
8 1 (0.41%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.92%) Windows
2 19 (7.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (7.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (7.44%) Unix
4 7 (2.89%) Linux
5 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (7.85%) SDLC
2 14 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (5.37%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (4.55%) ITIL
5 10 (4.13%) Data Modelling
5 10 (4.13%) ETL
6 9 (3.72%) Patch Management
7 8 (3.31%) Content Management
7 8 (3.31%) Information Architecture
8 7 (2.89%) Project Management
8 7 (2.89%) Service Delivery
8 7 (2.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (2.89%) Time Management
9 6 (2.48%) Issue Tracking
9 6 (2.48%) Web Design
10 5 (2.07%) Coaching
10 5 (2.07%) CRM
10 5 (2.07%) Document Management
10 5 (2.07%) Risk Management
11 4 (1.65%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.37%) SQL
2 9 (3.72%) Java
3 8 (3.31%) VBA
4 4 (1.65%) PHP
5 2 (0.83%) Python
5 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.41%) C
6 1 (0.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 44 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 34 (14.05%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.31%) Degree
4 6 (2.48%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.83%) CCNA
5 2 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (1.24%) QA
1 3 (1.24%) SLA
2 2 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.41%) COBIT
3 1 (0.41%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (2.07%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.41%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 21 (8.68%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.02%) Oracle
3 15 (6.20%) Adobe
4 8 (3.31%) CA
5 7 (2.89%) Altiris
5 7 (2.89%) Forcepoint
5 7 (2.89%) Informatica
5 7 (2.89%) Kaspersky
5 7 (2.89%) SolarWinds
5 7 (2.89%) Sophos
6 5 (2.07%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.65%) SAP
8 3 (1.24%) VMware
9 2 (0.83%) Google
10 1 (0.41%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.41%) Capita
10 1 (0.41%) Cognos
10 1 (0.41%) Mercator
10 1 (0.41%) Quark
10 1 (0.41%) Sitecore
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