The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 500 408 453
Rank change year-on-year
-92 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 93 165 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.32% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.35% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 81 45
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£350 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £213 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £268 £275
% change year-on-year
+21.49% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 14
Average hourly rate £26.00 £34.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +2.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £34.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +8.80%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -94 82 £375 +25.00% 19
London -13 45 £363 +0.69% 7
Cambridgeshire -13 17 £400 +18.51% 4
East of England -39 17 £400 +23.07% 5
Cambridge -11 16 £400 - 4
North West -7 7 £300 -16.66% 2
Manchester -1 6 £265 -47.00%
South East -39 6 £256 -4.20% 4
Scotland -18 5 £277 +141.16%
City of London +3 3 £375 +1.35% 1
North East - 3 £313 -
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Glasgow +2 2 £258 -
Sheffield - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Berkshire 0 1 £228 -24.16% 3
Surrey -5 1 - -
Bristol -22 1 - -
South West -29 1 - -
Hampshire -36 1 £200 -20.00%
Middlesex - 1 £350 -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Luton - - - -

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (20.21%) Finance
2 37 (19.17%) MS Office
3 34 (17.62%) Microsoft
4 33 (17.10%) XML
5 24 (12.44%) MS Excel
6 20 (10.36%) HTML
7 19 (9.84%) Java
7 19 (9.84%) ITIL
7 19 (9.84%) MS Visio
7 19 (9.84%) Security Cleared
8 17 (8.81%) MS PowerPoint
9 16 (8.29%) .NET
10 15 (7.77%) SharePoint
10 15 (7.77%) RoboHelp
11 14 (7.25%) Perl
11 14 (7.25%) Degree
12 13 (6.74%) FrameMaker
13 12 (6.22%) Windows
13 12 (6.22%) Python
13 12 (6.22%) Web Services
13 12 (6.22%) SC Cleared
14 11 (5.70%) UML
14 11 (5.70%) Ruby
15 10 (5.18%) CSS
15 10 (5.18%) Oracle
15 10 (5.18%) SQL Server
15 10 (5.18%) E-Commerce
15 10 (5.18%) Marketing
16 9 (4.66%) HTTP
16 9 (4.66%) Banking

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 15 (7.77%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.55%) Joomla!
2 3 (1.55%) Confluence
3 2 (1.04%) SAS
3 2 (1.04%) CMS
4 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.52%) Drupal
4 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (19.17%) MS Office
2 24 (12.44%) MS Excel
3 19 (9.84%) MS Visio
4 17 (8.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (7.77%) RoboHelp
6 13 (6.74%) FrameMaker
7 5 (2.59%) CorelDRAW
7 5 (2.59%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (2.07%) Acrobat
9 3 (1.55%) PaintShop Pro
9 3 (1.55%) Fireworks
9 3 (1.55%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (1.04%) MS Project
11 1 (0.52%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.04%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.66%) HTTP
2 6 (3.11%) Internet
3 4 (2.07%) VPN
3 4 (2.07%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.55%) Intranet
5 1 (0.52%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.52%) IMAP
5 1 (0.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.52%) QlikView
2 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (4.15%) JIRA
2 7 (3.63%) Ant
3 6 (3.11%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.55%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (1.04%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (20.21%) Finance
2 10 (5.18%) Marketing
3 9 (4.66%) Banking
4 8 (4.15%) Publishing
4 8 (4.15%) Electronics
5 6 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.59%) Retail
6 5 (2.59%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.07%) Games
7 4 (2.07%) Legal
8 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.55%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.04%) Military
9 2 (1.04%) Private Banking
9 2 (1.04%) French Language
10 1 (0.52%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.52%) Advertising
10 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.52%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (17.10%) XML
2 20 (10.36%) HTML
3 16 (8.29%) .NET
4 12 (6.22%) Web Services
5 10 (5.18%) CSS
6 8 (4.15%) .NET Framework
7 7 (3.63%) XSLT
8 6 (3.11%) JSON
9 5 (2.59%) REST
10 3 (1.55%) Flash
11 2 (1.04%) XHTML
11 2 (1.04%) FpML
11 2 (1.04%) SGML
11 2 (1.04%) JSP
12 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.52%) RESTful
12 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (0.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.63%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.59%) Graphic Design
2 5 (2.59%) Copywriting
3 4 (2.07%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.07%) E-Learning
4 3 (1.55%) SCORM
4 3 (1.55%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.55%) Wiki
5 2 (1.04%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.04%) Open Source
5 2 (1.04%) DTV
5 2 (1.04%) GIS
6 1 (0.52%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.52%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.52%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (0.52%) Derivative
6 1 (0.52%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.52%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.22%) Windows
2 5 (2.59%) Linux
3 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.55%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.04%) UNIX
5 1 (0.52%) Solaris
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (9.84%) ITIL
2 11 (5.70%) UML
3 10 (5.18%) E-Commerce
4 7 (3.63%) ITSM
4 7 (3.63%) Information Security
4 7 (3.63%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (3.11%) Content Management
5 6 (3.11%) Service Management
6 5 (2.59%) Data Modelling
6 5 (2.59%) OO
6 5 (2.59%) Wealth Management
6 5 (2.59%) Service Continuity Management
7 4 (2.07%) ITIL V3
7 4 (2.07%) Software Engineering
7 4 (2.07%) Release Management
8 3 (1.55%) Migration
8 3 (1.55%) Programme Management
8 3 (1.55%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (1.55%) Asset Management
8 3 (1.55%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.84%) Java
2 14 (7.25%) Perl
3 12 (6.22%) Python
4 11 (5.70%) Ruby
5 8 (4.15%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.63%) C#
7 4 (2.07%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.07%) SQL
8 3 (1.55%) ActionScript
8 3 (1.55%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.52%) VBScript
9 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.25%) Degree
3 12 (6.22%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.55%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.55%) CISSP
4 3 (1.55%) CISM
5 2 (1.04%) MCT
5 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.63%) QA
2 6 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.04%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.52%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.52%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (17.62%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.18%) Oracle
3 7 (3.63%) Adobe
4 6 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.04%) SAP
5 2 (1.04%) Borland
6 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.52%) Quark
6 1 (0.52%) Nortel
6 1 (0.52%) Remedy
6 1 (0.52%) McAfee
6 1 (0.52%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.52%) NetScout
6 1 (0.52%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.52%) Aruba
6 1 (0.52%) ServiceNow
Central London / West End
techfolk Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day (negotiable)
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
techfolk Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day (negotiable)
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JCW Search Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
DP Connect
Rate: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 21 days ago
North West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 23 days ago