The table below looks at the statistics for the Documentation Specialist role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Documentation Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Documentation Specialist
Rank 609 580 595
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Documentation Specialist 4 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.008% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.008% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£293 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £300 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £200
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Documentation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Documentation Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Documentation Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Documentation Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Documentation Specialist within the UK.

Documentation Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Documentation Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Documentation Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Documentation Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Documentation Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Documentation Specialist within the UK.

Documentation Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Documentation Specialist
Top 23 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Documentation Specialist 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 Documentation Specialist in their job title.

1 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (58.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (50.00%) Procure-to-pay
3 6 (50.00%) MS Visio
3 6 (50.00%) SAP
4 5 (41.67%) ERP
4 5 (41.67%) Workflow
5 3 (25.00%) Banking
5 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
5 3 (25.00%) Italian Language
5 3 (25.00%) Legal
6 2 (16.67%) MS Office
7 1 (8.33%) Java
7 1 (8.33%) Python
7 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (8.33%) Finance
7 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 1 (8.33%) Ruby
7 1 (8.33%) Degree
7 1 (8.33%) IMAP
7 1 (8.33%) Solvency II
7 1 (8.33%) Big Data
7 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills

Documentation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Documentation Specialist 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 Documentation Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (58.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (50.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Big Data
General
1 3 (25.00%) Legal
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
1 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
1 3 (25.00%) Italian Language
2 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Procure-to-pay
2 5 (41.67%) ERP
2 5 (41.67%) Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) Python
1 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) SAP