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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank 533 497 528
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 111 145 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.27% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 81 52
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +73.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £29.75 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +90.47%

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
53023 52764 51440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.73% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 34537 31962 31273
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £553 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 2112 2096
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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 28 April 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
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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 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 -52 108 £350 +11.55% 16
London -32 35 £375 +22.44% 2
South East -18 17 £310 -4.61% 5
Yorkshire +16 16 £375 +15.38% 4
East of England +3 12 £375 +29.31% 2
City of London +36 10 £350 +16.66% 1
Hampshire +11 9 £320 +28.00% 1
North West -2 9 £300 -4.76% 2
South Yorkshire - 9 £425 -
East Midlands +8 8 £350 +19.14%
Hertfordshire - 8 - -
Manchester -5 7 £300 -4.76% 1
Doncaster - 7 £438 -
West Midlands -9 6 £260 -8.77%
Leeds - 6 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire - 6 £325 - 1
Nottingham +2 5 £350 +16.66%
Nottinghamshire 0 5 £350 +19.14%
South West +9 4 £350 - 1
Hook +4 4 £298 +19.00%
Surrey -25 4 £268 -17.69%
Ipswich - 4 £375 -
Suffolk - 4 £375 - 1
Gloucestershire +7 3 £375 - 1
Birmingham +4 3 - -
Warwickshire - 3 £260 -
Warwick - 3 £260 -
Fareham - 3 £400 -
Berkshire 0 2 £275 +10.00%
Scotland -21 2 - - 1

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 40 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 39 (17.41%) Finance
3 31 (13.84%) MS Visio
3 31 (13.84%) SC Cleared
4 25 (11.16%) MS Excel
5 24 (10.71%) Banking
6 21 (9.38%) Windows
7 20 (8.93%) Microsoft
7 20 (8.93%) FrameMaker
8 18 (8.04%) MS Office
9 17 (7.59%) Oracle
10 16 (7.14%) XML
10 16 (7.14%) MS Exchange
10 16 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
10 16 (7.14%) SDLC
11 15 (6.70%) Unix
11 15 (6.70%) PaintShop Pro
12 14 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (6.25%) SharePoint
12 14 (6.25%) WAN
13 13 (5.80%) LAN
13 13 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (5.80%) MS PowerPoint
13 13 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (5.36%) SQL
15 10 (4.46%) ETL
15 10 (4.46%) ITIL
15 10 (4.46%) Adobe

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 16 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 16 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.57%) SAS
4 4 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.34%) CMS
5 3 (1.34%) Confluence
6 2 (0.89%) Apache
6 2 (0.89%) Node.js
7 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (13.84%) MS Visio
2 25 (11.16%) MS Excel
3 20 (8.93%) FrameMaker
4 18 (8.04%) MS Office
5 15 (6.70%) PaintShop Pro
6 13 (5.80%) MS PowerPoint
7 9 (4.02%) Acrobat
8 5 (2.23%) RoboHelp
9 3 (1.34%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (1.34%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.89%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.45%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.45%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 6 (2.68%) Workday HCM
2 3 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.79%) PaaS
1 4 (1.79%) SaaS
2 3 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.25%) WAN
2 13 (5.80%) LAN
3 4 (1.79%) Firewall
4 2 (0.89%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.89%) Intranet
4 2 (0.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.57%) Base SAS
2 6 (2.68%) MongoDB
2 6 (2.68%) MS Access
3 2 (0.89%) MySQL
3 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.89%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.02%) ERwin
2 6 (2.68%) JIRA
3 2 (0.89%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.89%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (17.41%) Finance
2 24 (10.71%) Banking
3 8 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.13%) Automotive
5 5 (2.23%) Legal
5 5 (2.23%) Publishing
6 3 (1.34%) Games
7 2 (0.89%) Electronics
7 2 (0.89%) Marketing
8 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.45%) iGaming
8 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.14%) XML
2 9 (4.02%) HTML
3 5 (2.23%) .NET
3 5 (2.23%) RESTful
4 4 (1.79%) JSON
4 4 (1.79%) MEAN Stack
5 3 (1.34%) CSS
6 2 (0.89%) SGML
6 2 (0.89%) Web Services
7 1 (0.45%) XSL
7 1 (0.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.46%) User Experience
3 9 (4.02%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.23%) Credit Risk
4 5 (2.23%) Graphic Design
5 4 (1.79%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.79%) Derivative
6 3 (1.34%) SCADA
7 2 (0.89%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.89%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.89%) Online Games
8 1 (0.45%) Economics
8 1 (0.45%) EMV
8 1 (0.45%) Informatics
8 1 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.38%) Windows
2 16 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (6.70%) Unix
4 7 (3.13%) Linux
5 2 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (7.14%) SDLC
2 14 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (4.46%) ETL
4 10 (4.46%) ITIL
5 9 (4.02%) Data Modelling
5 9 (4.02%) Patch Management
6 8 (3.57%) Information Architecture
7 7 (3.13%) Project Management
7 7 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (2.68%) Issue Tracking
8 6 (2.68%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.23%) Coaching
9 5 (2.23%) Content Management
9 5 (2.23%) Document Management
9 5 (2.23%) Risk Management
9 5 (2.23%) Web Design
10 4 (1.79%) CRM
10 4 (1.79%) E-Commerce
10 4 (1.79%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.36%) SQL
2 9 (4.02%) Java
3 8 (3.57%) VBA
4 4 (1.79%) PHP
5 2 (0.89%) Python
5 2 (0.89%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.45%) C
6 1 (0.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 40 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 31 (13.84%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.13%) Degree
4 6 (2.68%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.89%) CCNA
5 2 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (1.34%) SLA
2 2 (0.89%) QA
2 2 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.45%) COBIT
3 1 (0.45%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (0.89%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.45%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 20 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.59%) Oracle
3 10 (4.46%) Adobe
4 8 (3.57%) CA
5 7 (3.13%) Altiris
5 7 (3.13%) Forcepoint
5 7 (3.13%) Informatica
5 7 (3.13%) Kaspersky
5 7 (3.13%) SolarWinds
5 7 (3.13%) Sophos
6 5 (2.23%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.34%) VMware
8 2 (0.89%) Google
8 2 (0.89%) SAP
9 1 (0.45%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.45%) Capita
9 1 (0.45%) Cisco
9 1 (0.45%) Citrix
9 1 (0.45%) Mercator
9 1 (0.45%) Quark
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
XIST4 Recruitment
Rate: £300-315/day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago