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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank 547 544 535
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 92 113 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 65 75
Median daily rate £325 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £239 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £421 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Median hourly rate £31.59 £32.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.80% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +25.00%

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
50509 55363 53299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.95% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32914 35215 32203
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1615 2084 2078
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -18 88 £325 -4.41% 23
London -13 31 £375 +7.14% 7
Yorkshire +9 13 £263 -22.79% 3
East of England +7 10 £265 -18.46% 6
East Midlands +9 9 - - 1
South East -6 8 £288 -22.29% 5
Leicestershire - 8 - - 1
South West +16 7 £325 -
North West +9 7 £288 +79.68%
South Yorkshire +1 6 £175 -39.13% 1
Cambridgeshire +21 5 £265 +10.41% 5
Cambridge +19 5 £265 - 5
Manchester +4 5 £263 -
West Yorkshire +1 4 £350 +6.06%
Bristol - 4 £325 -
Sheffield - 4 £175 - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 - - 1
City of London +31 3 £350 +33.20% 1
Hampshire +8 3 £300 -14.28%
Uxbridge -1 3 £400 +60.00%
Leeds -2 3 - -
West Midlands -25 3 £225 -10.00%
North Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Middlesbrough - 3 - - 1
Fareham - 3 £300 -
Berkshire +9 2 - -
Surrey +4 2 - - 2
Swindon - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 £345 -
Loughborough - 2 - -

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 29 (15.26%) Finance
1 29 (15.26%) XML
2 27 (14.21%) Microsoft
3 23 (12.11%) Java
4 22 (11.58%) JavaScript
5 19 (10.00%) .NET
5 19 (10.00%) FrameMaker
6 18 (9.47%) C#
6 18 (9.47%) MS Excel
6 18 (9.47%) MS Visio
7 17 (8.95%) Web Services
8 16 (8.42%) OO
8 16 (8.42%) SharePoint
8 16 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (8.42%) Degree
8 16 (8.42%) JSON
9 15 (7.89%) Security Cleared
9 15 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
9 15 (7.89%) MS Office
10 13 (6.84%) HTML
10 13 (6.84%) Computer Science
10 13 (6.84%) REST
11 12 (6.32%) SQL Server
11 12 (6.32%) Banking
12 11 (5.79%) Adobe
12 11 (5.79%) HTTP
12 11 (5.79%) SC Cleared
12 11 (5.79%) Time Management
13 10 (5.26%) .NET Framework
13 10 (5.26%) Data Modelling

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 16 (8.42%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.11%) CMS
2 4 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.58%) Confluence
4 2 (1.05%) Apache
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (10.00%) FrameMaker
2 18 (9.47%) MS Excel
2 18 (9.47%) MS Visio
3 15 (7.89%) MS Office
3 15 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (4.21%) Acrobat
5 2 (1.05%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (1.05%) Fireworks
5 2 (1.05%) MS Project
5 2 (1.05%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.05%) PaaS
2 2 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.79%) HTTP
2 2 (1.05%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.05%) LAN
2 2 (1.05%) VLAN
2 2 (1.05%) WAN
3 1 (0.53%) 2G
3 1 (0.53%) 3G
3 1 (0.53%) Internet
3 1 (0.53%) LTE
3 1 (0.53%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.05%) MySQL
2 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.53%) Big Data
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.05%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.05%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.53%) Build Forge
General
1 29 (15.26%) Finance
2 12 (6.32%) Banking
3 9 (4.74%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.68%) Electronics
4 7 (3.68%) Publishing
5 6 (3.16%) Marketing
6 4 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.58%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.05%) Automotive
9 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.53%) Billing
9 1 (0.53%) Games
9 1 (0.53%) iGaming
9 1 (0.53%) Legal
9 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.53%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (15.26%) XML
2 19 (10.00%) .NET
3 17 (8.95%) Web Services
4 16 (8.42%) JSON
5 13 (6.84%) HTML
5 13 (6.84%) REST
6 10 (5.26%) .NET Framework
7 7 (3.68%) CSS
8 6 (3.16%) HTML5
8 6 (3.16%) Middleware
9 2 (1.05%) Node.js
9 2 (1.05%) OAuth
9 2 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.53%) XSL
10 1 (0.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.84%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.21%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.11%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.11%) e-Learning
5 3 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.58%) User Experience
6 2 (1.05%) Derivative
6 2 (1.05%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.05%) SCORM
7 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.53%) EMV
7 1 (0.53%) FMCG
7 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.16%) Windows
2 5 (2.63%) Unix
3 1 (0.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (8.42%) OO
2 11 (5.79%) Time Management
3 10 (5.26%) Data Modelling
3 10 (5.26%) Software Engineering
3 10 (5.26%) UML
4 8 (4.21%) Document Management
4 8 (4.21%) ITIL
5 7 (3.68%) Information Architecture
5 7 (3.68%) Patch Management
5 7 (3.68%) Web Development
6 6 (3.16%) Content Management
6 6 (3.16%) Project Management
6 6 (3.16%) Scrum
7 5 (2.63%) DevOps
7 5 (2.63%) Web Design
8 4 (2.11%) Data Management
8 4 (2.11%) Enterprise Data Management
8 4 (2.11%) Information Assurance
8 4 (2.11%) Process Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.11%) Java
2 22 (11.58%) JavaScript
3 18 (9.47%) C#
4 9 (4.74%) PHP
5 4 (2.11%) Python
6 3 (1.58%) C++
7 2 (1.05%) Ruby
7 2 (1.05%) SQL
7 2 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (8.42%) Degree
2 15 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.53%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.11%) GCP
1 4 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.58%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.58%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.05%) Firmware
2 2 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (14.21%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.79%) Adobe
3 8 (4.21%) Oracle
4 5 (2.63%) Altiris
4 5 (2.63%) Forcepoint
4 5 (2.63%) Kaspersky
4 5 (2.63%) SolarWinds
4 5 (2.63%) Sophos
5 4 (2.11%) VMware
6 3 (1.58%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.05%) Apiary
7 2 (1.05%) Capita
7 2 (1.05%) Citrix
7 2 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.53%) SAP
Hertfordshire
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Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
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Rate: £ On application
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Posted: 6 days ago
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