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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Author
UK
Rank 524 499 443
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -56
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 68 126 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.27% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 84 112
Median daily rate £350 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £22.75 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £20.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -31.03%

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
42359 47277 48034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.78% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27574 30020 30295
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1732 1916
Median hourly rate £17.44 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

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 16 January 2017.

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 26 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 16 January 2017. 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 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 -37 67 £350 +12.00% 19
London -37 27 £375 +15.38% 5
East of England +15 16 - - 3
Cambridgeshire +14 16 - - 3
Cambridge +10 15 - - 3
South East +5 10 £300 -4.76% 3
East Midlands +14 7 £350 +16.66% 1
North West +17 5 £300 +14.28% 2
City of London -24 5 £375 +20.00%
Leicestershire - 5 - -
Manchester +14 3 £300 -7.69% 2
Berkshire +6 3 £210 - 2
South West +15 2 - -
Surrey +14 2 £300 -32.96%
Hampshire +5 2 £325 +4.83% 1
Nottinghamshire +4 2 £350 +16.66%
Southampton - 2 £325 - 1
Bristol - 2 - -
Brentford +9 1 - -
Staines +4 1 - -
Middlesex +4 1 £275 +15.78%
Nottingham +1 1 £350 +16.66%
Lancashire -4 1 - -
Blackpool -6 1 - -
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 32 (19.63%) HTML
2 31 (19.02%) XML
3 29 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (14.72%) Microsoft
5 22 (13.50%) Java
5 22 (13.50%) JavaScript
6 21 (12.88%) Finance
7 19 (11.66%) OO
8 18 (11.04%) .NET
8 18 (11.04%) Time Management
9 17 (10.43%) Scrum
10 15 (9.20%) MS Office
10 15 (9.20%) Web Services
10 15 (9.20%) MS Excel
10 15 (9.20%) MS Visio
11 14 (8.59%) CSS
11 14 (8.59%) PHP
11 14 (8.59%) Banking
11 14 (8.59%) HTML5
12 13 (7.98%) FrameMaker
13 12 (7.36%) Middleware
13 12 (7.36%) Web Development
14 11 (6.75%) Enterprise Architecture
14 11 (6.75%) SQL Server
14 11 (6.75%) Linux
14 11 (6.75%) Electronics
15 10 (6.13%) .NET Framework
15 10 (6.13%) Security Cleared
16 9 (5.52%) MS PowerPoint
16 9 (5.52%) Marketing

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 6 (3.68%) Confluence
2 3 (1.84%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.23%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (9.20%) MS Excel
1 15 (9.20%) MS Office
1 15 (9.20%) MS Visio
2 13 (7.98%) FrameMaker
3 9 (5.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.68%) Doxygen
5 3 (1.84%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.23%) CorelDRAW
7 1 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.45%) SaaS
2 2 (1.23%) IaaS
2 2 (1.23%) PaaS
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.45%) Internet
1 4 (2.45%) WAN
2 3 (1.84%) LAN
3 2 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (1.23%) Firewall
3 2 (1.23%) HTTP
3 2 (1.23%) VLAN
3 2 (1.23%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.75%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.68%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.84%) JIRA
2 3 (1.84%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.23%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.61%) XMLSpy
General
1 21 (12.88%) Finance
2 14 (8.59%) Banking
3 11 (6.75%) Electronics
4 9 (5.52%) Marketing
5 8 (4.91%) Telecoms
6 7 (4.29%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.45%) Publishing
8 2 (1.23%) Games
8 2 (1.23%) Legal
8 2 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.61%) Advertising
9 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.61%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (19.63%) HTML
2 31 (19.02%) XML
3 18 (11.04%) .NET
4 15 (9.20%) Web Services
5 14 (8.59%) CSS
5 14 (8.59%) HTML5
6 12 (7.36%) Middleware
7 10 (6.13%) .NET Framework
8 7 (4.29%) XSLT
9 5 (3.07%) JSON
9 5 (3.07%) REST
10 3 (1.84%) OAuth
11 2 (1.23%) SGML
12 1 (0.61%) COM
12 1 (0.61%) XSD
12 1 (0.61%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.68%) Data Centre
1 6 (3.68%) Data Structures
1 6 (3.68%) Graphic Design
2 3 (1.84%) Computer Science
2 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (1.84%) Tandem
3 2 (1.23%) Blog
3 2 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (1.23%) e-Learning
3 2 (1.23%) Learning Management System
3 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.23%) SCORM
4 1 (0.61%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.61%) Fintech
4 1 (0.61%) FMCG
4 1 (0.61%) IPTV
4 1 (0.61%) Life Science
4 1 (0.61%) Online Banking
4 1 (0.61%) User Experience
4 1 (0.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.75%) Linux
2 8 (4.91%) Windows
3 7 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.84%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (11.66%) OO
3 18 (11.04%) Time Management
4 17 (10.43%) Scrum
5 12 (7.36%) Web Development
6 11 (6.75%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (4.91%) Wealth Management
8 7 (4.29%) Performance Analysis
9 6 (3.68%) Document Management
9 6 (3.68%) ITIL
9 6 (3.68%) OOD
9 6 (3.68%) OOP
9 6 (3.68%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.68%) Software Engineering
10 4 (2.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (2.45%) ERP
10 4 (2.45%) Investment Management
10 4 (2.45%) Migration
10 4 (2.45%) Quality Management
10 4 (2.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.50%) Java
1 22 (13.50%) JavaScript
2 14 (8.59%) PHP
3 9 (5.52%) Python
4 8 (4.91%) C#
4 8 (4.91%) C++
5 7 (4.29%) C
6 2 (1.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (6.13%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.91%) Degree
2 8 (4.91%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.45%) HND
4 2 (1.23%) CCDA
4 2 (1.23%) CCDP
4 2 (1.23%) CCNA
4 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.23%) HNC
5 1 (0.61%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.45%) ISO 9001
1 4 (2.45%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.61%) Firmware
1 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (14.72%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.52%) Adobe
3 7 (4.29%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.07%) SAP
5 3 (1.84%) Apiary
5 3 (1.84%) Cisco
6 2 (1.23%) Blue Coat
6 2 (1.23%) Bluefish Communications
6 2 (1.23%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.23%) NetWitness
7 1 (0.61%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.61%) Capita
7 1 (0.61%) Citrix
7 1 (0.61%) Infor
7 1 (0.61%) Meridio
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle
7 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.61%) VMware
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