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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 488 452 469
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 131 134 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.27% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 76 58
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£338 £288 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £396 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £273 £275
% change year-on-year
+19.26% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 8
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £20.80 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £40.30 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.95%

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
52814 48754 52062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.76% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32941 29468 29352
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2105 2558
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -32 126 £348 +18.70% 18
London -11 63 £350 +16.66% 3
South East -24 18 £290 -3.33% 4
City of London +26 15 £325 -
East Midlands +11 13 £294 +15.19% 3
Leicestershire +24 12 £238 - 3
Cambridgeshire +9 12 £425 - 2
Cambridge +4 12 £425 - 2
East of England -12 12 £425 - 4
Berkshire +14 9 - -
North East - 8 £325 -
South West -42 5 £260 +20.23% 1
North West -20 4 £380 +123.52%
Manchester -13 3 £380 +123.52%
Oxfordshire - 3 £260 - 1
Somerset -9 2 - -
Yorkshire -10 2 £268 -10.23% 1
Gloucestershire -12 2 £260 -9.56%
Reading +13 1 - -
Derbyshire +3 1 £350 +45.83%
South Yorkshire +2 1 £210 -
Derby +2 1 £350 +45.83%
Sheffield +1 1 £210 -
West Midlands -17 1 £325 - 2
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Oxford - 1 £226 - 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £260 -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 40 (18.02%) Finance
2 36 (16.22%) XML
3 29 (13.06%) SharePoint
4 24 (10.81%) MS Visio
4 24 (10.81%) MS Office
4 24 (10.81%) FrameMaker
5 23 (10.36%) Microsoft
6 21 (9.46%) Perl
7 20 (9.01%) Adobe
7 20 (9.01%) MS Excel
8 19 (8.56%) ITIL
9 18 (8.11%) HTML
9 18 (8.11%) Java
10 17 (7.66%) Publishing
11 16 (7.21%) Banking
11 16 (7.21%) Degree
12 15 (6.76%) QA
13 13 (5.86%) Security Cleared
13 13 (5.86%) Manufacturing
13 13 (5.86%) SQL
13 13 (5.86%) XSLT
14 12 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (4.95%) Ruby
15 11 (4.95%) MS PowerPoint
15 11 (4.95%) Oracle
15 11 (4.95%) Python
15 11 (4.95%) Adobe Illustrator
16 10 (4.50%) Automotive
16 10 (4.50%) Windows
16 10 (4.50%) .NET

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 29 (13.06%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.05%) Confluence
3 3 (1.35%) CMS
4 2 (0.90%) SAS
5 1 (0.45%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.45%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.45%) Drupal
5 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (10.81%) MS Office
1 24 (10.81%) MS Visio
1 24 (10.81%) FrameMaker
2 20 (9.01%) MS Excel
3 11 (4.95%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (4.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.15%) Acrobat
4 7 (3.15%) RoboHelp
5 4 (1.80%) CorelDRAW
6 3 (1.35%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (1.35%) InDesign
6 3 (1.35%) PaintShop Pro
6 3 (1.35%) Fireworks
6 3 (1.35%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.45%) MS Project
7 1 (0.45%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.35%) VPN
1 3 (1.35%) HTTPS
1 3 (1.35%) Internet
1 3 (1.35%) IMAP
2 2 (0.90%) LTE
2 2 (0.90%) LAN
2 2 (0.90%) WAN
3 1 (0.45%) HTTP
3 1 (0.45%) Firewall
3 1 (0.45%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.45%) SAN
3 1 (0.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.80%) MS Access
2 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.90%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.45%) QlikView
4 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (4.50%) JIRA
2 8 (3.60%) Ant
3 3 (1.35%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.90%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (18.02%) Finance
2 17 (7.66%) Publishing
3 16 (7.21%) Banking
4 13 (5.86%) Manufacturing
5 10 (4.50%) Automotive
6 9 (4.05%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.70%) Electronics
7 6 (2.70%) Marketing
7 6 (2.70%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.80%) Private Banking
9 3 (1.35%) Back Office
10 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.45%) Retail
10 1 (0.45%) Games
10 1 (0.45%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (16.22%) XML
2 18 (8.11%) HTML
3 13 (5.86%) XSLT
4 10 (4.50%) .NET
5 6 (2.70%) CSS
5 6 (2.70%) Sphinx
6 4 (1.80%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.35%) JSP
7 3 (1.35%) Flash
8 2 (0.90%) WPF
8 2 (0.90%) XML Schema
8 2 (0.90%) XML Messaging
8 2 (0.90%) WinForms
8 2 (0.90%) Web Services
9 1 (0.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.45%) REST
9 1 (0.45%) XHTML
9 1 (0.45%) SOAP
9 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.15%) E-Learning
2 5 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.80%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (1.80%) NHS
3 4 (1.80%) Copywriting
3 4 (1.80%) Graphic Design
3 4 (1.80%) Digital Media
4 3 (1.35%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.35%) SCORM
4 3 (1.35%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.35%) Open Source
5 2 (0.90%) Derivative
5 2 (0.90%) DTV
5 2 (0.90%) Wiki
6 1 (0.45%) Online Games
6 1 (0.45%) RMADS
6 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.45%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.50%) Windows
2 4 (1.80%) Linux
2 4 (1.80%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.90%) UNIX
4 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (8.56%) ITIL
2 12 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (4.05%) Software Engineering
3 9 (4.05%) Content Management
4 7 (3.15%) E-Commerce
5 6 (2.70%) Service Management
6 4 (1.80%) Project Management
6 4 (1.80%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (1.80%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (1.80%) UML
6 4 (1.80%) Wealth Management
6 4 (1.80%) Business Analysis
6 4 (1.80%) eTOM
6 4 (1.80%) Asset Management
6 4 (1.80%) Migration
6 4 (1.80%) Time Management
7 3 (1.35%) ITIL V3
7 3 (1.35%) Service Continuity Management
7 3 (1.35%) Information Security
7 3 (1.35%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.46%) Perl
2 18 (8.11%) Java
3 13 (5.86%) SQL
4 11 (4.95%) Python
4 11 (4.95%) Ruby
5 9 (4.05%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.25%) C#
7 3 (1.35%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.35%) ActionScript 2.0
7 3 (1.35%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.35%) ActionScript
8 2 (0.90%) C++
9 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.45%) VBScript
9 1 (0.45%) VB
9 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (7.21%) Degree
2 13 (5.86%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.90%) MCT
4 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.45%) CISM
5 1 (0.45%) CISSP
5 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.76%) QA
2 5 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.90%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.45%) BS7799
Vendors
1 23 (10.36%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.01%) Adobe
3 11 (4.95%) Oracle
4 5 (2.25%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.80%) Fujitsu
5 4 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.35%) SolidWorks
6 3 (1.35%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (0.90%) SAP
7 2 (0.90%) Borland
8 1 (0.45%) Cisco
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