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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 465 432 457
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +25
Contract jobs requiring an Author 142 142 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.29% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 73 62
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£343 £284 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.70% -18.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £200 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 11
Average hourly rate £24.00 £37.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.40 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £37.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.96% +12.50%

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
52499 48968 54351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.83% 92.75% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29332 30408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2057 2099 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -37 131 £350 +23.34% 32
London +17 66 £350 +16.66% 6
Cambridgeshire +8 19 £425 - 7
Cambridge -4 19 £425 - 6
South East -12 19 £260 -9.56% 6
East of England -30 19 £425 - 10
City of London +32 13 £325 -22.61% 2
Berkshire +12 9 £228 -35.00% 1
North East - 9 £325 -
Leicestershire +9 7 £238 -
East Midlands +1 7 £238 -8.65%
North West -13 5 £380 +32.17% 2
Scotland -12 3 £273 -18.65%
South West -39 3 £260 +79.31% 6
South Yorkshire +3 2 - -
Yorkshire 0 2 - - 1
Somerset -13 2 - - 2
Cheshire +6 1 - - 1
Sheffield +5 1 - -
West Midlands -15 1 £325 +18.18% 1
East Sussex - 1 £250 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £260 -
Brighton - 1 £250 -
Cheltenham - 1 £260 -
Chippenham - - - - 1
Derby - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Ipswich - - - -

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (18.53%) XML
2 44 (16.99%) Finance
3 35 (13.51%) MS Office
4 30 (11.58%) Microsoft
5 28 (10.81%) MS Visio
6 26 (10.04%) SharePoint
6 26 (10.04%) Publishing
7 25 (9.65%) Adobe
8 24 (9.27%) ITIL
9 23 (8.88%) MS Excel
10 22 (8.49%) .NET
10 22 (8.49%) HTML
10 22 (8.49%) FrameMaker
11 20 (7.72%) Java
11 20 (7.72%) Perl
11 20 (7.72%) Banking
12 19 (7.34%) Degree
12 19 (7.34%) Security Cleared
13 17 (6.56%) Oracle
14 16 (6.18%) MS PowerPoint
15 15 (5.79%) E-Learning
16 14 (5.41%) Windows
16 14 (5.41%) UML
17 13 (5.02%) Adobe Illustrator
17 13 (5.02%) Investment Banking
18 12 (4.63%) Software Engineering
18 12 (4.63%) Agile Software Development
18 12 (4.63%) QA
18 12 (4.63%) XSLT
18 12 (4.63%) SQL Server

Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 26 (10.04%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.70%) Confluence
3 3 (1.16%) CMS
4 2 (0.77%) SAS
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.39%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.39%) Drupal
5 1 (0.39%) Captiva
5 1 (0.39%) WordPress
5 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 35 (13.51%) MS Office
2 28 (10.81%) MS Visio
3 23 (8.88%) MS Excel
4 22 (8.49%) FrameMaker
5 16 (6.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (5.02%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (4.25%) RoboHelp
8 7 (2.70%) Acrobat
8 7 (2.70%) Adobe Captivate
8 7 (2.70%) CorelDRAW
9 6 (2.32%) Photoshop
10 5 (1.93%) PaintShop Pro
11 4 (1.54%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.77%) MS Project
12 2 (0.77%) InDesign
13 1 (0.39%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 3 (1.16%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.39%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.77%) SaaS
2 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.86%) HTTP
2 4 (1.54%) Internet
3 3 (1.16%) VPN
3 3 (1.16%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.16%) IMAP
4 2 (0.77%) LTE
5 1 (0.39%) SAN
5 1 (0.39%) Intranet
5 1 (0.39%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.39%) LAN
5 1 (0.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.16%) MS Access
2 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.39%) QlikView
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (3.09%) Ant
2 7 (2.70%) JIRA
3 6 (2.32%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.54%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.77%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (16.99%) Finance
2 26 (10.04%) Publishing
3 20 (7.72%) Banking
4 13 (5.02%) Investment Banking
5 11 (4.25%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.86%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.70%) Front Office
8 6 (2.32%) Electronics
8 6 (2.32%) Automotive
8 6 (2.32%) Marketing
9 4 (1.54%) Private Banking
9 4 (1.54%) Law
9 4 (1.54%) Legal
10 2 (0.77%) Retail
10 2 (0.77%) Military
10 2 (0.77%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.39%) Back Office
11 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.39%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (18.53%) XML
2 22 (8.49%) HTML
2 22 (8.49%) .NET
3 12 (4.63%) XSLT
4 11 (4.25%) FpML
4 11 (4.25%) Web Services
5 10 (3.86%) .NET Framework
5 10 (3.86%) CSS
6 9 (3.47%) XML Schema
7 7 (2.70%) FIXML
8 6 (2.32%) Sphinx
9 5 (1.93%) REST
9 5 (1.93%) JSON
10 4 (1.54%) Flash
11 3 (1.16%) JSP
12 2 (0.77%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.77%) XHTML
12 2 (0.77%) WPF
12 2 (0.77%) WinForms
13 1 (0.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.79%) E-Learning
2 9 (3.47%) Derivative
2 9 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.70%) Credit Derivative
4 6 (2.32%) Learning Management System
4 6 (2.32%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.93%) Graphic Design
5 5 (1.93%) Video Editing
6 4 (1.54%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.54%) Copywriting
6 4 (1.54%) Wiki
6 4 (1.54%) SCORM
6 4 (1.54%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.54%) NHS
6 4 (1.54%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.54%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.16%) Open Source
8 2 (0.77%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.77%) DTV
8 2 (0.77%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.41%) Windows
2 5 (1.93%) Linux
3 4 (1.54%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.16%) UNIX
5 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.39%) Solaris
6 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (9.27%) ITIL
2 14 (5.41%) UML
3 12 (4.63%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (4.63%) Software Engineering
4 9 (3.47%) Service Management
5 8 (3.09%) E-Commerce
5 8 (3.09%) Content Management
6 7 (2.70%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (2.32%) Data Modelling
8 5 (1.93%) OO
8 5 (1.93%) Time Management
8 5 (1.93%) Project Management
9 4 (1.54%) eTOM
9 4 (1.54%) Wealth Management
9 4 (1.54%) ITIL V3
9 4 (1.54%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (1.54%) ITSM
9 4 (1.54%) Asset Management
9 4 (1.54%) Information Security
10 3 (1.16%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.72%) Java
1 20 (7.72%) Perl
2 12 (4.63%) Python
3 11 (4.25%) C#
3 11 (4.25%) Ruby
3 11 (4.25%) SQL
4 9 (3.47%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.54%) ActionScript 2.0
5 4 (1.54%) ActionScript
5 4 (1.54%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.16%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.39%) VBScript
7 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (7.34%) Degree
1 19 (7.34%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.77%) DV Cleared
3 2 (0.77%) MCT
3 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.39%) CISM
4 1 (0.39%) CISSP
4 1 (0.39%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.63%) QA
2 7 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.77%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.39%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (11.58%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.65%) Adobe
3 17 (6.56%) Oracle
4 10 (3.86%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.93%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.54%) Fujitsu
7 3 (1.16%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.77%) SAP
8 2 (0.77%) Borland
8 2 (0.77%) SolidWorks
9 1 (0.39%) FatWire
9 1 (0.39%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.39%) NetScout
9 1 (0.39%) Aruba
9 1 (0.39%) Ciena
9 1 (0.39%) McAfee
9 1 (0.39%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.39%) Nortel
9 1 (0.39%) Cisco
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £22 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £37000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Genomics England
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Hampshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
West London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago