The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 490 411 458
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +47
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 90 161 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.32% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.35% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 77 39
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £453 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 13
Average hourly rate £26.00 £34.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £21.50 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £37.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £34.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +13.33%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48693 46426 52919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.61% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29668 27020 29360
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2159 2630
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%

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 11 July 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 11 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 -75 81 £325 +8.33% 20
London -15 45 £325 -12.16% 4
East of England -24 15 £400 +23.07% 7
Cambridgeshire -14 13 £400 +18.51% 4
Cambridge -7 12 £400 - 4
North West -8 8 £300 -16.66% 1
South East -42 8 £305 +24.48% 4
City of London +12 6 £350 +2.94% 1
Manchester +5 6 £265 -47.00%
Scotland -2 6 £276 -
Glasgow +6 3 £250 -
Yorkshire +3 2 - - 3
Surrey +2 2 £325 +8.33% 1
Middlesex -3 2 £350 -
Bedfordshire -20 2 - - 1
North East - 2 £325 -
South Yorkshire +2 1 - - 1
Bristol -22 1 - -
South West -26 1 - -
Hampshire -33 1 £200 -18.36%
Berkshire - 1 £228 - 2
Southampton - 1 £200 -
Sheffield - 1 - - 1
Shepperton - - - -
Luton - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Rickmansworth - - - -

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 39 (19.50%) Microsoft
2 36 (18.00%) MS Office
2 36 (18.00%) Finance
3 30 (15.00%) XML
4 25 (12.50%) HTML
5 23 (11.50%) MS Excel
6 21 (10.50%) MS Visio
6 21 (10.50%) Security Cleared
7 19 (9.50%) ITIL
8 17 (8.50%) Java
9 16 (8.00%) .NET
9 16 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
10 14 (7.00%) RoboHelp
10 14 (7.00%) SC Cleared
11 13 (6.50%) SQL Server
11 13 (6.50%) Windows
12 12 (6.00%) Web Services
12 12 (6.00%) SharePoint
12 12 (6.00%) FrameMaker
12 12 (6.00%) Degree
13 11 (5.50%) UML
14 10 (5.00%) Python
14 10 (5.00%) Perl
14 10 (5.00%) E-Commerce
15 9 (4.50%) HTTP
15 9 (4.50%) CSS
15 9 (4.50%) Ruby
16 8 (4.00%) Marketing
16 8 (4.00%) Banking
16 8 (4.00%) Management Information System

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 12 (6.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.50%) Confluence
3 2 (1.00%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.50%) CMS
Applications
1 36 (18.00%) MS Office
2 23 (11.50%) MS Excel
3 21 (10.50%) MS Visio
4 16 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (7.00%) RoboHelp
6 12 (6.00%) FrameMaker
7 5 (2.50%) CorelDRAW
7 5 (2.50%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (2.00%) Acrobat
9 3 (1.50%) PaintShop Pro
9 3 (1.50%) Fireworks
9 3 (1.50%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (1.50%) MS Project
10 1 (0.50%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.00%) SaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.50%) HTTP
2 6 (3.00%) Internet
3 4 (2.00%) VPN
3 4 (2.00%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.00%) Intranet
5 1 (0.50%) SAN
5 1 (0.50%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.50%) IMAP
5 1 (0.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.50%) QlikView
2 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (4.00%) JIRA
2 6 (3.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.50%) Ant
4 3 (1.50%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (1.00%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (18.00%) Finance
2 8 (4.00%) Electronics
2 8 (4.00%) Banking
2 8 (4.00%) Marketing
3 7 (3.50%) Publishing
4 5 (2.50%) Retail
5 4 (2.00%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.00%) Games
5 4 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.00%) Legal
6 3 (1.50%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.00%) Military
7 2 (1.00%) French Language
8 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.50%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Back Office
8 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.50%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.00%) XML
2 25 (12.50%) HTML
3 16 (8.00%) .NET
4 12 (6.00%) Web Services
5 9 (4.50%) CSS
6 8 (4.00%) .NET Framework
7 6 (3.00%) JSON
8 5 (2.50%) REST
8 5 (2.50%) XSLT
9 3 (1.50%) Flash
9 3 (1.50%) SGML
10 2 (1.00%) XHTML
10 2 (1.00%) FpML
10 2 (1.00%) JSP
11 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.50%) RESTful
11 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.00%) Graphic Design
3 5 (2.50%) Copywriting
4 4 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.50%) Wiki
5 3 (1.50%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.50%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.50%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.50%) E-Learning
5 3 (1.50%) SCORM
6 2 (1.00%) GIS
6 2 (1.00%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.50%) Open Source
7 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.50%) CMDB
7 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.50%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.50%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.50%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (0.50%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.50%) Windows
2 3 (1.50%) Linux
2 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (1.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.00%) UNIX
4 1 (0.50%) Solaris
4 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (9.50%) ITIL
2 11 (5.50%) UML
3 10 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 7 (3.50%) Service Management
4 7 (3.50%) ITSM
4 7 (3.50%) Information Security
4 7 (3.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (3.00%) Content Management
6 5 (2.50%) Time Management
6 5 (2.50%) Data Modelling
6 5 (2.50%) OO
6 5 (2.50%) Service Continuity Management
7 4 (2.00%) Migration
7 4 (2.00%) ITIL V3
7 4 (2.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (2.00%) Wealth Management
7 4 (2.00%) Release Management
8 3 (1.50%) QMS
8 3 (1.50%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (1.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.50%) Java
2 10 (5.00%) Perl
2 10 (5.00%) Python
3 9 (4.50%) Ruby
4 7 (3.50%) C#
5 6 (3.00%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.00%) VB
6 4 (2.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.50%) ActionScript
7 3 (1.50%) ActionScript 2.0
7 3 (1.50%) VB6
8 2 (1.00%) SQL
9 1 (0.50%) VBScript
9 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (10.50%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.00%) Degree
4 3 (1.50%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.50%) CISSP
4 3 (1.50%) CISM
5 2 (1.00%) MCT
5 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.50%) QA
2 6 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.00%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.50%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.50%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (19.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.00%) Adobe
3 7 (3.50%) Oracle
3 7 (3.50%) Citrix
4 6 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.00%) Borland
6 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.50%) Quark
6 1 (0.50%) Vignette
6 1 (0.50%) Nortel
6 1 (0.50%) Remedy
6 1 (0.50%) McAfee
6 1 (0.50%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.50%) NetScout
6 1 (0.50%) Aruba
6 1 (0.50%) ServiceNow
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified Market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £200 - £255 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 9 days ago
North West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 10 days ago
West Yorkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago