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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank 583 522 545
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 78 141 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.26% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 90 65
Median daily rate £325 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £236 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £403 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
Median hourly rate £31.59 £32.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.80% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +25.00%

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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -45 74 £325 -1.88% 17
London -28 25 £375 +15.38% 3
South East +2 9 £300 -11.43% 4
Yorkshire -4 9 £175 -46.96% 5
East Midlands +8 8 - - 1
East of England +7 7 £265 -24.28% 2
North West +2 7 £288 +85.48% 1
South Yorkshire 0 6 £175 -39.13% 3
South West -8 6 £325 -8.12%
Leicestershire - 6 - - 1
Hampshire +2 5 £300 -25.46%
Manchester -6 5 £263 -
Cambridgeshire +12 4 £265 +10.41% 1
Cambridge +11 4 £265 - 1
Bristol -6 4 £325 -7.14%
Sheffield - 4 £175 - 1
Uxbridge +2 3 £400 +60.00%
Leeds -2 3 - -
West Yorkshire -2 3 - -
Berkshire -10 3 - -
West Midlands -28 3 £400 +40.35%
Worcestershire - 3 £400 -
Fareham - 3 £300 -
City of London +41 2 £313 +24.75% 2
Hertfordshire +17 2 - - 1
Glasgow - 2 £275 -
Scotland - 2 £275 -
Loughborough - 2 - -
Worcester - 2 £400 -
Lancashire - 2 £345 - 1

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 34 (17.99%) Finance
2 26 (13.76%) Microsoft
3 25 (13.23%) XML
4 20 (10.58%) Security Cleared
5 19 (10.05%) MS Visio
6 18 (9.52%) Banking
6 18 (9.52%) FrameMaker
7 17 (8.99%) SC Cleared
7 17 (8.99%) Degree
8 16 (8.47%) MS Excel
8 16 (8.47%) SharePoint
9 15 (7.94%) Java
10 14 (7.41%) JSON
11 13 (6.88%) Computer Science
11 13 (6.88%) .NET
11 13 (6.88%) MS Office
11 13 (6.88%) Web Services
12 12 (6.35%) SQL Server
12 12 (6.35%) MS PowerPoint
13 11 (5.82%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (5.82%) C#
13 11 (5.82%) Data Modelling
13 11 (5.82%) Adobe
13 11 (5.82%) HTTP
13 11 (5.82%) Time Management
13 11 (5.82%) REST
14 10 (5.29%) .NET Framework
14 10 (5.29%) SDLC
14 10 (5.29%) Acrobat
14 10 (5.29%) JavaScript

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 16 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (2.65%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.12%) CMS
3 4 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.59%) Confluence
5 2 (1.06%) Apache
6 1 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (10.05%) MS Visio
2 18 (9.52%) FrameMaker
3 16 (8.47%) MS Excel
4 13 (6.88%) MS Office
5 12 (6.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (5.29%) Acrobat
7 5 (2.65%) PaintShop Pro
8 2 (1.06%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (1.06%) Fireworks
8 2 (1.06%) MS Project
8 2 (1.06%) Photoshop
8 2 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.59%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.12%) PaaS
1 4 (2.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.82%) HTTP
2 5 (2.65%) LAN
2 5 (2.65%) WAN
3 2 (1.06%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.53%) 2G
4 1 (0.53%) 3G
4 1 (0.53%) Internet
4 1 (0.53%) LTE
4 1 (0.53%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.06%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.06%) MySQL
2 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.53%) Big Data
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (5.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.06%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.06%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.53%) Build Forge
3 1 (0.53%) ERwin
General
1 34 (17.99%) Finance
2 18 (9.52%) Banking
3 8 (4.23%) Publishing
4 7 (3.70%) Electronics
4 7 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.12%) Marketing
5 4 (2.12%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.59%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.59%) Games
7 2 (1.06%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.06%) Automotive
7 2 (1.06%) Retail
8 1 (0.53%) Billing
8 1 (0.53%) iGaming
8 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.23%) XML
2 14 (7.41%) JSON
3 13 (6.88%) .NET
3 13 (6.88%) Web Services
4 11 (5.82%) REST
5 10 (5.29%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.59%) HTML
7 2 (1.06%) Node.js
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.06%) SGML
8 1 (0.53%) CSS
8 1 (0.53%) XSL
8 1 (0.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.88%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.17%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.65%) Credit Risk
5 4 (2.12%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.59%) SCADA
6 3 (1.59%) User Experience
7 2 (1.06%) Derivative
7 2 (1.06%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.06%) Online Games
8 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.53%) Economics
8 1 (0.53%) EMV
8 1 (0.53%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.70%) Unix
2 6 (3.17%) Windows
3 5 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (5.82%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (5.82%) Data Modelling
1 11 (5.82%) Time Management
2 10 (5.29%) OO
2 10 (5.29%) SDLC
2 10 (5.29%) Software Engineering
2 10 (5.29%) UML
3 9 (4.76%) Patch Management
4 7 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (3.70%) Information Architecture
4 7 (3.70%) ITIL
5 6 (3.17%) Content Management
5 6 (3.17%) CRM
5 6 (3.17%) Document Management
5 6 (3.17%) Project Management
6 5 (2.65%) DevOps
6 5 (2.65%) Web Design
7 4 (2.12%) Credit Risk Management
7 4 (2.12%) Information Assurance
7 4 (2.12%) Process Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.94%) Java
2 11 (5.82%) C#
3 10 (5.29%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.12%) SQL
5 3 (1.59%) C++
5 3 (1.59%) PHP
6 2 (1.06%) Python
6 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.99%) Degree
2 17 (8.99%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.06%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.53%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.12%) GCP
1 4 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.06%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.06%) Firmware
2 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (13.76%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.82%) Adobe
3 10 (5.29%) Oracle
4 7 (3.70%) Altiris
4 7 (3.70%) Forcepoint
4 7 (3.70%) Kaspersky
4 7 (3.70%) SolarWinds
4 7 (3.70%) Sophos
5 5 (2.65%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.12%) VMware
7 2 (1.06%) Capita
7 2 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.53%) Citrix
8 1 (0.53%) Quark
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