The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 478 399 454
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +55
Contract jobs requiring an Author 102 172 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.34% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.36% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 83 48
Average daily rate
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£325 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £213 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 14
Average hourly rate £26.00 £32.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -2.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.50 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £37.50 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £32.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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 -80 90 £363 +20.83% 17
London -11 49 £363 -0.68% 4
East of England -33 17 £400 +23.07% 4
Cambridgeshire -6 16 £400 +18.51% 3
Cambridge -3 15 £400 - 3
South East -34 8 £256 -1.44% 3
North West -13 7 £300 -7.33% 3
Manchester +2 6 £265 -29.33%
Scotland -13 6 £289 +151.01%
City of London +17 5 £350 -11.39% 1
Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
Surrey -1 3 - -
North East - 3 £313 -
South Yorkshire - 3 - -
Glasgow +1 2 £258 -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Cheshire +2 1 £300 -16.66%
Berkshire -1 1 £228 -24.16% 2
East Midlands -1 1 £313 +11.60%
Bedfordshire -21 1 - - 1
Bristol -27 1 - -
South West -30 1 - -
Hampshire -36 1 £200 -20.00%
Middlesex - 1 £350 -
Edinburgh - 1 £438 -
Fareham - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Gloucester - - - -

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 48 (21.52%) Finance
2 41 (18.39%) XML
3 37 (16.59%) MS Office
3 37 (16.59%) Microsoft
4 27 (12.11%) HTML
5 25 (11.21%) MS Excel
6 23 (10.31%) MS Visio
7 22 (9.87%) Security Cleared
8 20 (8.97%) ITIL
9 19 (8.52%) Banking
10 18 (8.07%) Java
11 17 (7.62%) .NET
11 17 (7.62%) MS PowerPoint
12 16 (7.17%) Adobe
12 16 (7.17%) RoboHelp
12 16 (7.17%) Publishing
13 15 (6.73%) SharePoint
13 15 (6.73%) Windows
13 15 (6.73%) Marketing
13 15 (6.73%) SC Cleared
14 14 (6.28%) Degree
14 14 (6.28%) FrameMaker
15 13 (5.83%) Web Services
15 13 (5.83%) Perl
16 12 (5.38%) UML
16 12 (5.38%) Content Management
16 12 (5.38%) Investment Banking
17 11 (4.93%) Python
17 11 (4.93%) CSS
17 11 (4.93%) SQL Server

Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 15 (6.73%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.59%) CMS
3 5 (2.24%) Adobe CQ
4 3 (1.35%) Joomla!
4 3 (1.35%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.35%) Confluence
4 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.45%) Drupal
5 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (16.59%) MS Office
2 25 (11.21%) MS Excel
3 23 (10.31%) MS Visio
4 17 (7.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (7.17%) RoboHelp
6 14 (6.28%) FrameMaker
7 6 (2.69%) Acrobat
7 6 (2.69%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (2.24%) CorelDRAW
8 5 (2.24%) PaintShop Pro
9 4 (1.79%) MS Project
10 3 (1.35%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (1.35%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.45%) XMetaL
11 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.45%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.90%) SaaS
2 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.48%) HTTP
2 6 (2.69%) Internet
3 4 (1.79%) VPN
3 4 (1.79%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.35%) Intranet
5 1 (0.45%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.45%) IMAP
5 1 (0.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.45%) QlikView
2 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (3.59%) JIRA
2 7 (3.14%) Ant
3 6 (2.69%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.35%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.90%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 48 (21.52%) Finance
2 19 (8.52%) Banking
3 16 (7.17%) Publishing
4 15 (6.73%) Marketing
5 12 (5.38%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.59%) Electronics
7 7 (3.14%) Telecoms
7 7 (3.14%) Front Office
8 6 (2.69%) Retail
9 5 (2.24%) Legal
9 5 (2.24%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.79%) Games
11 3 (1.35%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.90%) Military
12 2 (0.90%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.90%) French Language
13 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.45%) Advertising
13 1 (0.45%) Back Office
13 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (18.39%) XML
2 27 (12.11%) HTML
3 17 (7.62%) .NET
4 13 (5.83%) Web Services
5 11 (4.93%) CSS
5 11 (4.93%) FpML
6 9 (4.04%) XML Schema
7 8 (3.59%) .NET Framework
8 7 (3.14%) FIXML
9 6 (2.69%) JSON
9 6 (2.69%) XSLT
10 5 (2.24%) REST
11 3 (1.35%) Flash
11 3 (1.35%) SGML
12 2 (0.90%) XHTML
12 2 (0.90%) JSP
13 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
13 1 (0.45%) RESTful
13 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1 (0.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.59%) Credit Derivative
1 8 (3.59%) Derivative
2 7 (3.14%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.24%) E-Learning
3 5 (2.24%) Graphic Design
3 5 (2.24%) Copywriting
4 4 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.79%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.35%) Wiki
5 3 (1.35%) SCORM
5 3 (1.35%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.90%) DTV
6 2 (0.90%) GIS
6 2 (0.90%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.45%) Open Source
7 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.45%) NHS
7 1 (0.45%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.45%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.73%) Windows
2 5 (2.24%) Linux
2 5 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.35%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.90%) UNIX
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (8.97%) ITIL
2 12 (5.38%) UML
2 12 (5.38%) Content Management
3 11 (4.93%) E-Commerce
4 8 (3.59%) Information Security
4 8 (3.59%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (3.14%) ITSM
6 6 (2.69%) Service Management
7 5 (2.24%) Data Modelling
7 5 (2.24%) OO
7 5 (2.24%) Wealth Management
7 5 (2.24%) Service Continuity Management
8 4 (1.79%) ITIL V3
8 4 (1.79%) Release Management
8 4 (1.79%) Software Engineering
8 4 (1.79%) Security Management
9 3 (1.35%) Programme Management
9 3 (1.35%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (1.35%) Asset Management
9 3 (1.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.07%) Java
2 13 (5.83%) Perl
3 11 (4.93%) Python
4 10 (4.48%) Ruby
5 8 (3.59%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.14%) C#
7 4 (1.79%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.35%) ActionScript
8 3 (1.35%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (0.90%) SQL
10 1 (0.45%) VBScript
10 1 (0.45%) VB
10 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (9.87%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.73%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.28%) Degree
4 3 (1.35%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.35%) CISSP
4 3 (1.35%) CISM
5 2 (0.90%) MCT
5 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.45%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (3.59%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.45%) Basel II
3 1 (0.45%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (16.59%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.17%) Adobe
3 9 (4.04%) Oracle
4 6 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.90%) Remedy
5 2 (0.90%) SAP
5 2 (0.90%) Citrix
5 2 (0.90%) Borland
6 1 (0.45%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.45%) Quark
6 1 (0.45%) Nortel
6 1 (0.45%) McAfee
6 1 (0.45%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.45%) NetScout
6 1 (0.45%) Aruba
6 1 (0.45%) ServiceNow
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