The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Author in their job title over the 3 months to 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 442 453 484
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 160 129 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.27% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 72 37
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£325 £289 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.55% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £213 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £399 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £298 £283
% change year-on-year
+9.06% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.75 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.79% +7.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £23.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £35.00 £36.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%

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
52369 47956 47469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.64% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33165 29077 26646
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2132 2083 2602
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Technical Author Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Author
Daily Rate Trend

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

Technical Author Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Author
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Author within the UK over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Technical Author Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical Author
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Technical Author Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Technical 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 Technical Author within the UK over the 3 months to 28 November 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 -20 154 £325 +12.55% 15
London +28 74 £350 +27.27% 4
South East -10 36 £300 +0.97% 4
City of London +27 17 £325 +17.75% 1
East Midlands +14 16 £350 +29.62% 2
Leicestershire - 14 - - 2
Berkshire +14 13 £323 -7.85% 3
East of England -6 10 £425 +41.66% 4
Cambridge +5 8 £425 +41.66% 1
Cambridgeshire -4 8 £425 +41.66% 1
South West -37 5 £225 -29.68%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £300 -
North West -2 4 £320 +37.63%
Manchester -13 3 £320 +128.57%
Surrey -3 2 £375 - 1
Somerset -7 2 - -
Yorkshire -15 2 £268 -10.23%
Hertfordshire - 2 £300 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £243 -
Derbyshire +9 1 £350 +45.83%
Derby +4 1 £350 +45.83%
West Sussex -2 1 - -
West Midlands -16 1 £325 +18.18% 1
Bristol -22 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £226 -
Bracknell - 1 £323 - 2
Watford - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 2

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Technical 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 Technical Author in their job title.

1 45 (16.48%) XML
2 42 (15.38%) MS Office
2 42 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 42 (15.38%) Finance
3 39 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 34 (12.45%) Microsoft
4 34 (12.45%) FrameMaker
5 31 (11.36%) MS Excel
6 30 (10.99%) Adobe
6 30 (10.99%) ITIL
7 26 (9.52%) Degree
8 25 (9.16%) Java
9 24 (8.79%) Perl
10 23 (8.42%) Banking
11 21 (7.69%) Publishing
12 20 (7.33%) Telecoms
13 19 (6.96%) MS PowerPoint
14 18 (6.59%) .NET
14 18 (6.59%) Oracle
15 17 (6.23%) Windows
15 17 (6.23%) SQL
15 17 (6.23%) Manufacturing
16 16 (5.86%) Adobe Illustrator
16 16 (5.86%) QA
16 16 (5.86%) Security Cleared
17 15 (5.49%) Software Engineering
17 15 (5.49%) Automotive
17 15 (5.49%) C#
17 15 (5.49%) HTML
18 13 (4.76%) XSLT

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Technical 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 Technical Author in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 39 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.93%) Confluence
3 6 (2.20%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.10%) SAS
5 2 (0.73%) CMS
6 1 (0.37%) Drupal
6 1 (0.37%) WordPress
6 1 (0.37%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.37%) IIS
6 1 (0.37%) LiveLink
Applications
1 42 (15.38%) MS Office
1 42 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 34 (12.45%) FrameMaker
3 31 (11.36%) MS Excel
4 19 (6.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (5.86%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (3.30%) Acrobat
6 9 (3.30%) PaintShop Pro
7 4 (1.47%) RoboHelp
7 4 (1.47%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (1.10%) Photoshop
8 3 (1.10%) Fireworks
8 3 (1.10%) CorelDRAW
8 3 (1.10%) InDesign
9 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.10%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 2 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.37%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.10%) SaaS
2 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.56%) HTTP
2 6 (2.20%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (1.83%) IMAP
4 4 (1.47%) Internet
5 3 (1.10%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.10%) VPN
6 2 (0.73%) 2G
6 2 (0.73%) 3G
6 2 (0.73%) Firewall
6 2 (0.73%) LAN
6 2 (0.73%) WAN
6 2 (0.73%) LTE
6 2 (0.73%) 4G
7 1 (0.37%) NAS
7 1 (0.37%) SAN
7 1 (0.37%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.47%) MS Access
3 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.37%) Big Data
4 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.37%) QlikView
4 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (4.03%) Ant
2 7 (2.56%) JIRA
2 7 (2.56%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.10%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (15.38%) Finance
2 23 (8.42%) Banking
3 21 (7.69%) Publishing
4 20 (7.33%) Telecoms
5 17 (6.23%) Manufacturing
6 15 (5.49%) Automotive
7 7 (2.56%) Investment Banking
8 6 (2.20%) Marketing
9 4 (1.47%) Back Office
9 4 (1.47%) Private Banking
10 3 (1.10%) Advertising
11 2 (0.73%) Electronics
11 2 (0.73%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.37%) German Language
12 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.37%) Retail
12 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.37%) Games
12 1 (0.37%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (16.48%) XML
2 18 (6.59%) .NET
3 15 (5.49%) HTML
4 13 (4.76%) XSLT
5 9 (3.30%) .NET Framework
6 8 (2.93%) Web Services
6 8 (2.93%) REST
7 6 (2.20%) JSON
7 6 (2.20%) Sphinx
7 6 (2.20%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (1.47%) CSS
8 4 (1.47%) JSP
9 3 (1.10%) Flash
10 2 (0.73%) WinForms
10 2 (0.73%) XML Messaging
10 2 (0.73%) SOAP
10 2 (0.73%) XML Schema
10 2 (0.73%) WPF
11 1 (0.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.93%) E-Learning
2 7 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.20%) Client/Server
4 5 (1.83%) Open Source
4 5 (1.83%) NHS
5 4 (1.47%) Graphic Design
5 4 (1.47%) Digital Media
5 4 (1.47%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (1.10%) Copywriting
6 3 (1.10%) Wiki
6 3 (1.10%) e-Health
6 3 (1.10%) SCORM
7 2 (0.73%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.73%) DTV
7 2 (0.73%) Derivative
7 2 (0.73%) User Experience
8 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.37%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.37%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.23%) Windows
2 8 (2.93%) UNIX
3 6 (2.20%) Linux
3 6 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.47%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (10.99%) ITIL
2 15 (5.49%) Software Engineering
3 11 (4.03%) UML
3 11 (4.03%) Service Management
3 11 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (3.66%) Service Delivery
4 10 (3.66%) OO
4 10 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (3.30%) Content Management
6 8 (2.93%) Data Modelling
6 8 (2.93%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (2.20%) Project Management
7 6 (2.20%) Change Management
7 6 (2.20%) Problem Management
8 5 (1.83%) People Management
8 5 (1.83%) Change Control
8 5 (1.83%) Risk Management
8 5 (1.83%) Migration
9 4 (1.47%) E-Commerce
9 4 (1.47%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.16%) Java
2 24 (8.79%) Perl
3 17 (6.23%) SQL
4 15 (5.49%) C#
5 12 (4.40%) PowerShell
6 11 (4.03%) Ruby
6 11 (4.03%) Python
7 4 (1.47%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.47%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.10%) ActionScript 2.0
8 3 (1.10%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.73%) C++
9 2 (0.73%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.37%) VBScript
10 1 (0.37%) VB
10 1 (0.37%) PHP
10 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (9.52%) Degree
2 16 (5.86%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.40%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.73%) MCT
4 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.86%) QA
2 4 (1.47%) Solvency II
3 3 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) COBIT
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.37%) BS7799
System Software
1 7 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.10%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 34 (12.45%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.99%) Adobe
3 18 (6.59%) Oracle
4 10 (3.66%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.56%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.47%) Fujitsu
6 4 (1.47%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.10%) CA
7 3 (1.10%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.10%) SolidWorks
8 2 (0.73%) SAP
8 2 (0.73%) Cisco
9 1 (0.37%) Google
9 1 (0.37%) Juniper
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