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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 420 463 420
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 157 104 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.22% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 49 58
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £179 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £375 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £245 £290
% change year-on-year
+32.65% -15.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £20.00 £23.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £36.10 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -29.57%

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Author within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Technical Author Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 February 2015. 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 +20 138 £325 +34.02% 21
London +16 66 £325 +28.71% 5
South East -24 33 £325 +62.50% 6
Surrey +13 18 £325 +85.71% 3
Cambridge +6 13 £400 - 4
East of England +3 13 £400 +100.00% 8
Cambridgeshire -4 13 £400 - 4
City of London +15 10 £325 +25.51%
Yorkshire -5 10 £320 -1.53% 1
Hampshire -17 7 £250 +1.01%
East Midlands +6 6 - -
Leicestershire - 6 - -
Berkshire -6 5 £286 +43.12% 1
West Midlands -4 4 £225 -10.44%
North West -20 2 £320 -7.74% 1
Guildford - 2 £350 - 1
Edinburgh -5 1 £375 +19.04%
Scotland -6 1 £375 +19.04%
Manchester -12 1 £315 -16.00%
South West -20 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Watford - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Ipswich - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Abingdon - - - -

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 84 (26.75%) MS Office
2 78 (24.84%) MS Visio
3 67 (21.34%) XML
4 66 (21.02%) Microsoft
5 64 (20.38%) MS Excel
6 54 (17.20%) UML
7 52 (16.56%) ITIL
8 45 (14.33%) MS PowerPoint
9 44 (14.01%) Data Modelling
10 43 (13.69%) C#
10 43 (13.69%) Java
10 43 (13.69%) .NET
10 43 (13.69%) Oracle
10 43 (13.69%) FrameMaker
11 42 (13.38%) OO
12 41 (13.06%) Degree
13 39 (12.42%) Finance
14 38 (12.10%) Disaster Recovery
15 36 (11.46%) REST
16 35 (11.15%) .NET Framework
16 35 (11.15%) Salesforce.com
16 35 (11.15%) SQL Server
17 34 (10.83%) Web Services
17 34 (10.83%) Visual Studio
17 34 (10.83%) HTTP
17 34 (10.83%) JSON
18 33 (10.51%) Adobe
19 32 (10.19%) Banking
19 32 (10.19%) Software Engineering
20 31 (9.87%) Service Delivery

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 27 (8.60%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.82%) MS Exchange
2 12 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (1.91%) Confluence
4 4 (1.27%) SAS
5 3 (0.96%) CMS
6 1 (0.32%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.32%) IIS
Applications
1 84 (26.75%) MS Office
2 78 (24.84%) MS Visio
3 64 (20.38%) MS Excel
4 45 (14.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 43 (13.69%) FrameMaker
6 18 (5.73%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (3.82%) Acrobat
8 9 (2.87%) PaintShop Pro
9 8 (2.55%) RoboHelp
10 5 (1.59%) Photoshop
10 5 (1.59%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (1.27%) CorelDRAW
12 3 (0.96%) InDesign
12 3 (0.96%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.32%) XMetaL
13 1 (0.32%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 19 (6.05%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.27%) SaaS
2 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (10.83%) HTTP
2 6 (1.91%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (0.64%) 4G
3 2 (0.64%) 3G
3 2 (0.64%) Firewall
3 2 (0.64%) 2G
3 2 (0.64%) IMAP
3 2 (0.64%) LTE
4 1 (0.32%) NAS
4 1 (0.32%) Internet
4 1 (0.32%) LAN
4 1 (0.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.64%) MySQL
2 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.32%) QlikView
3 1 (0.32%) Big Data
3 1 (0.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 34 (10.83%) Visual Studio
2 10 (3.18%) Ant
3 3 (0.96%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (0.96%) JIRA
General
1 39 (12.42%) Finance
2 32 (10.19%) Banking
3 20 (6.37%) Publishing
4 19 (6.05%) Telecoms
5 18 (5.73%) Automotive
6 17 (5.41%) Manufacturing
7 10 (3.18%) Back Office
8 7 (2.23%) Electronics
8 7 (2.23%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.59%) Advertising
10 3 (0.96%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.96%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.64%) Marketing
12 1 (0.32%) German Language
12 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.32%) Games
12 1 (0.32%) Military
12 1 (0.32%) Retail
12 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (21.34%) XML
2 43 (13.69%) .NET
3 36 (11.46%) REST
4 35 (11.15%) .NET Framework
5 34 (10.83%) JSON
5 34 (10.83%) Web Services
6 19 (6.05%) Oracle Fusion
7 13 (4.14%) HTML
8 12 (3.82%) Sphinx
9 6 (1.91%) XSLT
9 6 (1.91%) CSS
10 5 (1.59%) JSP
11 4 (1.27%) JMS
12 3 (0.96%) Flash
13 2 (0.64%) SOAP
13 2 (0.64%) XML Schema
13 2 (0.64%) XML Messaging
13 2 (0.64%) jQuery
14 1 (0.32%) WinForms
14 1 (0.32%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.92%) Computer Science
2 9 (2.87%) Open Source
3 7 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.23%) Graphic Design
3 7 (2.23%) NHS
3 7 (2.23%) E-Learning
4 6 (1.91%) Client/Server
4 6 (1.91%) Wiki
4 6 (1.91%) User Experience
5 4 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.96%) SCORM
6 3 (0.96%) e-Health
6 3 (0.96%) Data Integration
6 3 (0.96%) Copywriting
7 2 (0.64%) Derivative
7 2 (0.64%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.32%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.32%) Statistics
8 1 (0.32%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.32%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.37%) Windows
2 12 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (2.55%) UNIX
4 4 (1.27%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.96%) Linux
6 2 (0.64%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.64%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.32%) Android
7 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (17.20%) UML
2 52 (16.56%) ITIL
3 44 (14.01%) Data Modelling
4 42 (13.38%) OO
5 38 (12.10%) Disaster Recovery
6 32 (10.19%) Software Engineering
7 31 (9.87%) Service Delivery
8 28 (8.92%) Enterprise Architecture
9 19 (6.05%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (5.41%) Service Management
11 16 (5.10%) Content Management
12 10 (3.18%) ITSM
13 7 (2.23%) Change Management
13 7 (2.23%) Project Management
13 7 (2.23%) Use Case
14 6 (1.91%) Time Management
15 5 (1.59%) Change Control
15 5 (1.59%) People Management
15 5 (1.59%) Stakeholder Management
15 5 (1.59%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 43 (13.69%) C#
1 43 (13.69%) Java
2 16 (5.10%) SQL
3 15 (4.78%) Perl
4 10 (3.18%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.23%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.96%) C++
6 3 (0.96%) PHP
6 3 (0.96%) ActionScript 2.0
6 3 (0.96%) ActionScript
7 2 (0.64%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.32%) Python
8 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (13.06%) Degree
2 24 (7.64%) Security Cleared
3 21 (6.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.64%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.64%) VCP4
5 1 (0.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.10%) QA
2 3 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.64%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) COBIT
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (2.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.96%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 66 (21.02%) Microsoft
2 43 (13.69%) Oracle
3 35 (11.15%) Salesforce.com
4 33 (10.51%) Adobe
5 5 (1.59%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.59%) ServiceNow
6 3 (0.96%) SolidWorks
6 3 (0.96%) CA
7 2 (0.64%) Apple
7 2 (0.64%) SAP
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco
8 1 (0.32%) Juniper
8 1 (0.32%) Quark
8 1 (0.32%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.32%) Google
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