The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Technical Author featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank 564 547 507
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 89 116 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 69 86
Median daily rate £350 £340 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £311 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Median hourly rate £26.09 £32.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.72% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.22 £31.01 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.96 £33.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +35.41%

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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Technical Author in the job title.

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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Author within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 87 £350 - 24
London -8 31 £394 +12.50% 5
East of England +5 12 - - 5
Yorkshire +11 10 £330 +3.12% 5
East Midlands +2 10 - - 2
Leicestershire - 10 - - 1
South East +10 9 £300 -14.28% 7
South West +19 8 £325 -
Cambridgeshire +23 6 - - 4
Cambridge +22 6 - - 4
Hertfordshire - 6 - - 1
City of London +12 5 £388 +3.33% 3
Surrey +12 5 - - 2
North West +4 5 £300 -15.49%
West Yorkshire +7 4 £330 -
North Yorkshire +6 4 - - 2
Bristol +3 4 £325 -
Camberley - 4 - - 1
Middlesbrough - 4 - - 2
Leeds +4 3 £310 -8.82%
Hampshire -2 3 £300 -4.76% 1
Manchester -4 3 £300 -14.28%
Wiltshire - 3 £350 -
Fareham - 3 £300 -
South Yorkshire -2 2 - - 1
West Midlands -36 2 £225 -10.00%
Swindon - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 £300 -
Scotland +14 1 - -
Cheshire +8 1 - -

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, Technical Author contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Technical Author in the job title.

1 35 (19.66%) XML
2 28 (15.73%) Java
3 27 (15.17%) Microsoft
4 26 (14.61%) JavaScript
5 21 (11.80%) Web Services
5 21 (11.80%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (11.80%) Degree
6 19 (10.67%) JSON
6 19 (10.67%) Finance
6 19 (10.67%) OO
6 19 (10.67%) MS Excel
6 19 (10.67%) MS Visio
7 18 (10.11%) C#
7 18 (10.11%) MS Office
8 17 (9.55%) .NET
9 16 (8.99%) Computer Science
9 16 (8.99%) REST
10 15 (8.43%) Security Cleared
10 15 (8.43%) HTML
10 15 (8.43%) MS PowerPoint
11 13 (7.30%) Software Engineering
11 13 (7.30%) FrameMaker
11 13 (7.30%) HTTP
11 13 (7.30%) Time Management
12 12 (6.74%) Adobe
12 12 (6.74%) SharePoint
13 11 (6.18%) Data Modelling
13 11 (6.18%) UML
13 11 (6.18%) ITIL
13 11 (6.18%) Telecoms

Technical Author Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.69%) CMS
4 1 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (10.67%) MS Excel
1 19 (10.67%) MS Visio
2 18 (10.11%) MS Office
3 15 (8.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (7.30%) FrameMaker
5 8 (4.49%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.12%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (1.12%) Fireworks
6 2 (1.12%) MS Project
6 2 (1.12%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.12%) PaaS
1 2 (1.12%) SaaS
2 1 (0.56%) IaaS
2 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.30%) HTTP
2 2 (1.12%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.12%) LAN
2 2 (1.12%) VLAN
2 2 (1.12%) WAN
3 1 (0.56%) 2G
3 1 (0.56%) 3G
3 1 (0.56%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) LTE
3 1 (0.56%) Network Security
3 1 (0.56%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.56%) Big Data
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (5.62%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.56%) Build Forge
General
1 19 (10.67%) Finance
2 11 (6.18%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.49%) Electronics
4 7 (3.93%) Marketing
4 7 (3.93%) Publishing
5 5 (2.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.25%) Banking
7 3 (1.69%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.12%) Automotive
8 2 (1.12%) Legal
8 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.56%) Billing
9 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (19.66%) XML
2 21 (11.80%) Web Services
3 19 (10.67%) JSON
4 17 (9.55%) .NET
5 16 (8.99%) REST
6 15 (8.43%) HTML
7 10 (5.62%) .NET Framework
7 10 (5.62%) CSS
8 9 (5.06%) HTML5
9 8 (4.49%) Middleware
10 3 (1.69%) OAuth
11 2 (1.12%) Oracle Fusion
12 1 (0.56%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.99%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.49%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.25%) Data Structures
3 4 (2.25%) e-Learning
3 4 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.12%) Derivative
4 2 (1.12%) Learning Management System
4 2 (1.12%) SCORM
5 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.56%) FMCG
5 1 (0.56%) Life Science
5 1 (0.56%) User Experience
5 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.93%) Windows
2 4 (2.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (11.80%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (10.67%) OO
3 13 (7.30%) Software Engineering
3 13 (7.30%) Time Management
4 11 (6.18%) Data Modelling
4 11 (6.18%) ITIL
4 11 (6.18%) UML
5 9 (5.06%) Scrum
5 9 (5.06%) Web Development
6 8 (4.49%) Document Management
7 5 (2.81%) Content Management
7 5 (2.81%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (2.25%) Data Management
8 4 (2.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.25%) Enterprise Data Management
8 4 (2.25%) Information Assurance
8 4 (2.25%) Process Architecture
8 4 (2.25%) Project Management
8 4 (2.25%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.25%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.73%) Java
2 26 (14.61%) JavaScript
3 18 (10.11%) C#
4 10 (5.62%) PHP
5 4 (2.25%) Python
6 3 (1.69%) C++
7 2 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (11.80%) Degree
2 15 (8.43%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.18%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.56%) HNC
4 1 (0.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.81%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.25%) GCP
2 4 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.25%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.12%) Firmware
3 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (15.17%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.74%) Adobe
3 5 (2.81%) Oracle
4 3 (1.69%) Altiris
4 3 (1.69%) Apiary
4 3 (1.69%) Forcepoint
4 3 (1.69%) Kaspersky
4 3 (1.69%) SolarWinds
4 3 (1.69%) Sophos
5 2 (1.12%) Capita
5 2 (1.12%) Citrix
5 2 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.12%) SAP
5 2 (1.12%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.12%) VMware
6 1 (0.56%) Meridio
Reading, Berkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day for 3 months
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leicestershire
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £ On application
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Edissero Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesbrough, Yorkshire
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley
Spectrum IT
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago