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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 492 427 457
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 114 152 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.31% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 76 56
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£356 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.54% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £404 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 15
Average hourly rate £26.00 £37.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £22.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -26.66%

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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -59 103 £375 +35.13% 27
London +17 58 £375 +20.00% 12
Cambridgeshire -1 21 £400 - 3
East of England -27 21 £400 - 6
Cambridge -7 20 £400 - 2
City of London +21 10 £375 +0.67% 3
South East -41 9 £250 -9.09% 1
North East - 5 £325 -
Leicestershire +9 3 £238 - 2
Berkshire +6 3 £228 -30.00%
East Midlands -1 3 £238 -15.17% 2
Scotland -15 3 £273 +111.65% 1
Sheffield +9 2 - -
South Yorkshire +4 2 - -
Yorkshire +2 2 - - 2
South West -40 1 £260 +79.31% 4
Oxfordshire - 1 £290 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £250 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £260 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £260 -
Brighton - 1 £250 -
Bristol - - - - 4
Bath - - - -
Bedford - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Harrogate - - - - 1

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 39 (18.75%) XML
2 37 (17.79%) Finance
3 30 (14.42%) MS Office
4 29 (13.94%) Microsoft
5 26 (12.50%) MS Visio
6 24 (11.54%) SharePoint
6 24 (11.54%) HTML
7 23 (11.06%) MS Excel
8 21 (10.10%) .NET
9 20 (9.62%) Java
9 20 (9.62%) Security Cleared
10 19 (9.13%) MS PowerPoint
11 18 (8.65%) ITIL
12 17 (8.17%) Perl
12 17 (8.17%) FrameMaker
13 16 (7.69%) Degree
14 15 (7.21%) Oracle
15 13 (6.25%) RoboHelp
16 12 (5.77%) Python
16 12 (5.77%) UML
16 12 (5.77%) Marketing
16 12 (5.77%) SC Cleared
17 11 (5.29%) JIRA
17 11 (5.29%) Ruby
17 11 (5.29%) Windows
17 11 (5.29%) C#
17 11 (5.29%) Web Services
17 11 (5.29%) SQL Server
17 11 (5.29%) Adobe
18 10 (4.81%) E-Commerce

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 24 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.37%) Confluence
3 3 (1.44%) Joomla!
4 2 (0.96%) SAS
4 2 (0.96%) CMS
5 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.48%) Drupal
5 1 (0.48%) WordPress
5 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 30 (14.42%) MS Office
2 26 (12.50%) MS Visio
3 23 (11.06%) MS Excel
4 19 (9.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (8.17%) FrameMaker
6 13 (6.25%) RoboHelp
7 7 (3.37%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (2.40%) CorelDRAW
8 5 (2.40%) Acrobat
9 3 (1.44%) Fireworks
9 3 (1.44%) PaintShop Pro
9 3 (1.44%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.96%) MS Project
11 1 (0.48%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.48%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.96%) SaaS
2 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.33%) HTTP
2 8 (3.85%) Internet
3 7 (3.37%) VPN
3 7 (3.37%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.44%) Intranet
4 3 (1.44%) IMAP
5 1 (0.48%) SAN
5 1 (0.48%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.48%) LAN
5 1 (0.48%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.44%) MS Access
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.48%) QlikView
4 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.48%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (5.29%) JIRA
2 8 (3.85%) Ant
3 6 (2.88%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.44%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.96%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (17.79%) Finance
2 12 (5.77%) Marketing
3 9 (4.33%) Publishing
4 8 (3.85%) Banking
5 6 (2.88%) Electronics
6 5 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.40%) Retail
7 4 (1.92%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.92%) Games
7 4 (1.92%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.96%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.96%) Automotive
8 2 (0.96%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Military
9 1 (0.48%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.48%) French Language
9 1 (0.48%) Advertising
9 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.48%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (18.75%) XML
2 24 (11.54%) HTML
3 21 (10.10%) .NET
4 11 (5.29%) Web Services
5 10 (4.81%) .NET Framework
6 9 (4.33%) XSLT
7 8 (3.85%) CSS
8 5 (2.40%) JSON
8 5 (2.40%) REST
9 3 (1.44%) Flash
10 2 (0.96%) XHTML
10 2 (0.96%) FpML
10 2 (0.96%) JSP
10 2 (0.96%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.96%) WinForms
10 2 (0.96%) WPF
11 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 1 (0.48%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.85%) Copywriting
2 7 (3.37%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.37%) E-Learning
3 4 (1.92%) Graphic Design
3 4 (1.92%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.92%) NHS
3 4 (1.92%) Wiki
3 4 (1.92%) Digital Media
4 3 (1.44%) SCORM
4 3 (1.44%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.96%) Derivative
5 2 (0.96%) DTV
5 2 (0.96%) GIS
5 2 (0.96%) Visualisation
5 2 (0.96%) Open Source
6 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.48%) RMADS
6 1 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.48%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.48%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.29%) Windows
2 5 (2.40%) Linux
3 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.44%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.96%) UNIX
5 1 (0.48%) Solaris
5 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (8.65%) ITIL
2 12 (5.77%) UML
3 10 (4.81%) E-Commerce
4 8 (3.85%) Service Management
5 6 (2.88%) Data Modelling
5 6 (2.88%) Content Management
5 6 (2.88%) Software Engineering
5 6 (2.88%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (2.40%) OO
6 5 (2.40%) ITSM
7 4 (1.92%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (1.92%) Release Management
7 4 (1.92%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (1.92%) Asset Management
8 3 (1.44%) Information Security
8 3 (1.44%) Programme Management
8 3 (1.44%) Risk Management
8 3 (1.44%) Migration
8 3 (1.44%) QMS
8 3 (1.44%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.62%) Java
2 17 (8.17%) Perl
3 12 (5.77%) Python
4 11 (5.29%) Ruby
4 11 (5.29%) C#
5 9 (4.33%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.37%) SQL
7 3 (1.44%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.44%) ActionScript 2.0
7 3 (1.44%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.44%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.48%) VBScript
8 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.69%) Degree
3 12 (5.77%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.44%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.96%) MCT
5 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.48%) CISM
6 1 (0.48%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.88%) QA
2 4 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.96%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.48%) BS7799
Systems Management
1 1 (0.48%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (13.94%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.21%) Oracle
3 11 (5.29%) Adobe
4 9 (4.33%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.40%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.92%) Fujitsu
7 3 (1.44%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.96%) SAP
8 2 (0.96%) Borland
9 1 (0.48%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.48%) Nortel
9 1 (0.48%) Cisco
9 1 (0.48%) Aruba
9 1 (0.48%) Ciena
9 1 (0.48%) McAfee
9 1 (0.48%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.48%) NetScout
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