The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Technical Author featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank 552 492 523
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 88 150 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.27% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.28% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 94 59
Median daily rate £353 £311 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.25% -4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £225 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £407 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 5
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +39.42%

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
50938 53139 51380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.75% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 33356 31629
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £568 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.16% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1509 2051 2085
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Technical Author in the job title.

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 24 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Author within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -60 84 £355 +11.37% 15
London -35 31 £375 +31.57% 3
South East -9 10 £278 -12.59% 3
East of England +3 9 £320 -1.53% 2
South West -10 8 £335 -6.29% 1
East Midlands - 8 £350 -
North West +3 7 £275 +74.60% 1
Yorkshire 0 7 £325 +4.00% 5
Nottingham - 5 £350 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £350 -
City of London +27 4 £265 -7.82% 1
Ipswich +2 4 £375 +15.38%
West Yorkshire 0 4 £325 +18.18%
Bristol -1 4 £325 -7.14%
Gloucestershire -5 4 £350 -17.64%
Suffolk -5 4 £375 +15.38%
Berkshire -14 4 £275 -11.29% 1
West Midlands -22 4 £400 +40.35%
Manchester - 4 £250 - 1
Leeds - 4 £325 -
Hertfordshire +12 3 - -
Hampshire +4 3 £388 +19.23%
Worcestershire - 3 £400 -
Lancashire - 3 £275 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £300 - 3
Uxbridge +5 2 £340 +36.00%
Surrey -10 2 £268 +18.88%
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Worcester - 2 £400 -
Loughborough - 2 - -

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, Technical Author contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Technical Author in the job title.

1 30 (15.87%) Finance
2 29 (15.34%) Microsoft
2 29 (15.34%) Security Cleared
3 24 (12.70%) SC Cleared
4 23 (12.17%) MS Visio
4 23 (12.17%) XML
5 21 (11.11%) FrameMaker
6 19 (10.05%) MS Excel
7 18 (9.52%) Java
7 18 (9.52%) Banking
8 16 (8.47%) Degree
9 15 (7.94%) .NET
10 14 (7.41%) MS Office
10 14 (7.41%) SharePoint
10 14 (7.41%) JSON
11 13 (6.88%) MS PowerPoint
11 13 (6.88%) Adobe
11 13 (6.88%) Computer Science
12 12 (6.35%) SDLC
12 12 (6.35%) Web Services
12 12 (6.35%) SQL Server
13 11 (5.82%) Oracle
13 11 (5.82%) C#
13 11 (5.82%) Unix
13 11 (5.82%) Windows
13 11 (5.82%) HTTP
13 11 (5.82%) Data Modelling
13 11 (5.82%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (5.82%) REST
14 10 (5.29%) .NET Framework

Technical Author Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (4.23%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.65%) CMS
4 4 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.59%) Confluence
6 2 (1.06%) Apache
7 1 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (12.17%) MS Visio
2 21 (11.11%) FrameMaker
3 19 (10.05%) MS Excel
4 14 (7.41%) MS Office
5 13 (6.88%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (5.29%) Acrobat
7 7 (3.70%) PaintShop Pro
8 4 (2.12%) RoboHelp
9 2 (1.06%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (1.06%) Fireworks
9 2 (1.06%) MS Project
9 2 (1.06%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.59%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.12%) PaaS
1 4 (2.12%) SaaS
2 3 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.82%) HTTP
2 7 (3.70%) LAN
2 7 (3.70%) WAN
3 2 (1.06%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.53%) 2G
4 1 (0.53%) 3G
4 1 (0.53%) LTE
4 1 (0.53%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.17%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.06%) MySQL
3 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.53%) Big Data
4 1 (0.53%) MS Access
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (5.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.06%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.06%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.53%) Build Forge
3 1 (0.53%) ERwin
3 1 (0.53%) JIRA
General
1 30 (15.87%) Finance
2 18 (9.52%) Banking
3 10 (5.29%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.65%) Publishing
5 3 (1.59%) Automotive
5 3 (1.59%) Electronics
5 3 (1.59%) Games
5 3 (1.59%) Marketing
5 3 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.06%) Retail
7 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.53%) Billing
7 1 (0.53%) iGaming
7 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.17%) XML
2 15 (7.94%) .NET
3 14 (7.41%) JSON
4 12 (6.35%) Web Services
5 11 (5.82%) REST
6 10 (5.29%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.65%) HTML
8 4 (2.12%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.12%) MEAN Stack
9 3 (1.59%) CSS
10 2 (1.06%) Node.js
10 2 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (1.06%) SGML
11 1 (0.53%) XSL
11 1 (0.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.88%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.70%) User Experience
4 5 (2.65%) Credit Risk
5 4 (2.12%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.12%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.12%) Derivative
6 3 (1.59%) SCADA
7 2 (1.06%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.06%) Online Games
8 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.53%) Economics
8 1 (0.53%) EMV
8 1 (0.53%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.82%) Unix
1 11 (5.82%) Windows
2 8 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (6.35%) SDLC
2 11 (5.82%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (5.82%) Data Modelling
3 10 (5.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (5.29%) OO
3 10 (5.29%) Software Engineering
3 10 (5.29%) UML
4 9 (4.76%) ITIL
4 9 (4.76%) Patch Management
4 9 (4.76%) Time Management
5 7 (3.70%) Content Management
5 7 (3.70%) Document Management
5 7 (3.70%) Information Architecture
6 6 (3.17%) Project Management
7 5 (2.65%) Asset Management
7 5 (2.65%) Coaching
7 5 (2.65%) CRM
7 5 (2.65%) E-Commerce
7 5 (2.65%) Risk Management
7 5 (2.65%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.52%) Java
2 11 (5.82%) C#
3 8 (4.23%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.12%) PHP
4 4 (2.12%) SQL
5 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.53%) C
6 1 (0.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (15.34%) Security Cleared
2 24 (12.70%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.47%) Degree
4 6 (3.17%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.59%) GCP
1 3 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.53%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (15.34%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.88%) Adobe
3 11 (5.82%) Oracle
4 7 (3.70%) Altiris
4 7 (3.70%) Forcepoint
4 7 (3.70%) Kaspersky
4 7 (3.70%) SolarWinds
4 7 (3.70%) Sophos
5 5 (2.65%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.12%) VMware
7 2 (1.06%) Capita
7 2 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco
8 1 (0.53%) Citrix
8 1 (0.53%) Quark
Yorkshire
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £ on application
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £On Application
Posted: 14 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
eCom Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago