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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank 518 464 470
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 106 152 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.31% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 124 53
Average daily rate £315 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £283
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £29.50 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.20% +4.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +13.20%

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
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Author within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -59 102 £325 - 24
London -18 43 £331 +1.92% 6
South East -12 20 £314 -3.46% 4
City of London +44 14 £350 +12.00% 1
Hampshire +11 14 £310 +24.00%
North West -2 11 £251 -14.10%
West Midlands -3 11 £200 -11.11% 1
Warwickshire - 9 £200 - 1
South West +4 8 £408 +81.11%
Lancashire - 8 £251 -
Blackpool - 8 £251 -
Hook +9 6 £310 +24.00%
Devon - 5 £411 -
Exeter - 5 £411 -
Warwick - 4 - - 1
East Midlands -10 3 £325 - 1
Surrey -12 3 £495 +52.30%
Manchester -14 3 £275 +5.76%
Yorkshire -19 3 £280 -12.50% 4
Cambridgeshire +1 2 £400 - 8
East of England -9 2 £400 - 8
Wales -10 2 £250 +11.11%
Leeds -11 2 £290 -9.37%
Cambridge -15 2 £400 - 8
West Yorkshire -16 2 £290 -9.37%
South Wales -16 2 £250 +11.11%
Leatherhead -19 2 £495 +32.00%
Cardiff - 2 £250 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £363 -
West Sussex +5 1 £320 -8.57%

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 34 (15.89%) Security Cleared
2 27 (12.62%) MS Visio
3 26 (12.15%) Finance
3 26 (12.15%) SC Cleared
4 25 (11.68%) Windows
5 19 (8.88%) MS Office
5 19 (8.88%) Microsoft
6 18 (8.41%) XML
6 18 (8.41%) MS Excel
6 18 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (7.94%) MS Exchange
7 17 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (7.48%) Management Information System
8 16 (7.48%) PaintShop Pro
9 14 (6.54%) SDLC
10 13 (6.07%) WAN
10 13 (6.07%) Unix
11 12 (5.61%) ITIL
11 12 (5.61%) LAN
11 12 (5.61%) Adobe
11 12 (5.61%) RoboHelp
11 12 (5.61%) Telecoms
11 12 (5.61%) Banking
11 12 (5.61%) User Experience
11 12 (5.61%) RESTful
12 11 (5.14%) FrameMaker
12 11 (5.14%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (5.14%) SharePoint

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 17 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
1 17 (7.94%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.14%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.74%) SAS
4 7 (3.27%) CMS
5 2 (0.93%) Confluence
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.47%) Drupal
Applications
1 27 (12.62%) MS Visio
2 19 (8.88%) MS Office
3 18 (8.41%) MS Excel
4 16 (7.48%) PaintShop Pro
5 12 (5.61%) RoboHelp
6 11 (5.14%) FrameMaker
7 10 (4.67%) Acrobat
8 6 (2.80%) Adobe Captivate
8 6 (2.80%) Photoshop
8 6 (2.80%) XMetaL
9 3 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.47%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (2.80%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.47%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.93%) PaaS
1 2 (0.93%) SaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.07%) WAN
2 12 (5.61%) LAN
3 4 (1.87%) Firewall
4 2 (0.93%) Intranet
4 2 (0.93%) Network Security
4 2 (0.93%) VoIP
4 2 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.74%) Base SAS
2 6 (2.80%) MS Access
3 4 (1.87%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.93%) Big Data
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.47%) DB2
5 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (3.74%) ERwin
2 6 (2.80%) JIRA
2 6 (2.80%) SoapUI
General
1 26 (12.15%) Finance
2 12 (5.61%) Banking
2 12 (5.61%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.74%) Publishing
4 7 (3.27%) Automotive
4 7 (3.27%) Retail
5 4 (1.87%) Legal
6 3 (1.40%) Military
7 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.47%) Games
7 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.41%) XML
2 12 (5.61%) RESTful
3 8 (3.74%) HTML
4 6 (2.80%) JSON
4 6 (2.80%) SOAP
4 6 (2.80%) Web Services
5 4 (1.87%) MEAN Stack
6 3 (1.40%) .NET
6 3 (1.40%) CSS
6 3 (1.40%) SGML
7 2 (0.93%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.47%) Android SDK
8 1 (0.47%) iOS SDK
8 1 (0.47%) Kafka
8 1 (0.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.48%) Management Information System
2 12 (5.61%) User Experience
3 7 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.27%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.80%) Graphic Design
5 5 (2.34%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.40%) Wiki
7 2 (0.93%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.93%) Derivative
7 2 (0.93%) Learning Management System
7 2 (0.93%) SCORM
8 1 (0.47%) AS400
8 1 (0.47%) Blog
8 1 (0.47%) Economics
8 1 (0.47%) Informatics
8 1 (0.47%) IPTV
8 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.47%) Online Games
8 1 (0.47%) SCADA
8 1 (0.47%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.68%) Windows
2 17 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (6.07%) Unix
4 7 (3.27%) Linux
5 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.93%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.47%) Android
6 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (6.54%) SDLC
3 12 (5.61%) ITIL
4 11 (5.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (4.21%) Data Protection
6 8 (3.74%) Data Modelling
6 8 (3.74%) ETL
6 8 (3.74%) Information Security
7 7 (3.27%) Content Management
7 7 (3.27%) Project Management
7 7 (3.27%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (3.27%) Risk Management
8 6 (2.80%) Change Management
8 6 (2.80%) E-Commerce
8 6 (2.80%) Information Architecture
8 6 (2.80%) Information Management
8 6 (2.80%) Issue Tracking
9 5 (2.34%) Coaching
9 5 (2.34%) Document Management
9 5 (2.34%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.21%) SQL
2 8 (3.74%) Java
2 8 (3.74%) VBA
3 3 (1.40%) Python
4 2 (0.93%) PHP
5 1 (0.47%) C
5 1 (0.47%) RPG
5 1 (0.47%) RPG IV
5 1 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (15.89%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.15%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.21%) Degree
4 6 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.87%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.93%) CCNA
7 1 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) HND
7 1 (0.47%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.74%) SLA
2 4 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.40%) Def Stans
3 3 (1.40%) QA
4 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.47%) COBIT
5 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) ArcSight ESM
1 1 (0.47%) Oozie
Vendors
1 19 (8.88%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.61%) Adobe
3 10 (4.67%) Oracle
4 8 (3.74%) CA
5 7 (3.27%) Informatica
6 5 (2.34%) Cisco
7 2 (0.93%) Google
7 2 (0.93%) Mitel
7 2 (0.93%) SAP
7 2 (0.93%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.93%) Siebel
8 1 (0.47%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.47%) Mercator
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