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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 483 450 475
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 129 136 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.26% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.28% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 70 58
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£343 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.54% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £200 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £416 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 10
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 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -20 118 £350 +25.00% 28
London +19 58 £350 +16.66% 5
Cambridgeshire +9 19 £425 - 7
Cambridge 0 19 £425 - 6
East of England -18 19 £425 - 9
South East -3 16 £255 -11.30% 5
City of London +32 10 £325 -22.61% 1
Berkshire +10 9 £228 -35.00%
North East - 9 £325 -
Leicestershire +6 6 £238 -
East Midlands +3 6 £238 -8.65%
North West -15 5 £380 +32.17% 2
Scotland -14 3 £273 +91.22%
South West -48 3 £260 +79.31% 5
Somerset -15 2 - - 2
Cheshire +8 1 - - 1
Sheffield +6 1 - -
South Yorkshire +6 1 - -
Yorkshire -1 1 - - 1
West Midlands -20 1 £325 +18.18% 1
East Sussex - 1 £250 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £260 -
Cheltenham - 1 £260 -
Brighton - 1 £250 -
Bristol - - - - 3
Bath - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Luton - - - -
Mansfield - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 38 (16.45%) XML
2 36 (15.58%) Finance
3 31 (13.42%) MS Office
4 29 (12.55%) Microsoft
5 27 (11.69%) MS Visio
6 26 (11.26%) SharePoint
7 24 (10.39%) ITIL
8 22 (9.52%) MS Excel
9 21 (9.09%) .NET
10 20 (8.66%) Perl
10 20 (8.66%) Java
10 20 (8.66%) FrameMaker
11 19 (8.23%) Degree
12 18 (7.79%) Security Cleared
12 18 (7.79%) HTML
13 16 (6.93%) Oracle
13 16 (6.93%) Adobe
13 16 (6.93%) MS PowerPoint
14 14 (6.06%) Publishing
15 13 (5.63%) UML
16 12 (5.19%) Software Engineering
16 12 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
16 12 (5.19%) QA
16 12 (5.19%) XSLT
16 12 (5.19%) Python
17 11 (4.76%) RoboHelp
17 11 (4.76%) Windows
17 11 (4.76%) SQL Server
17 11 (4.76%) C#
17 11 (4.76%) SQL

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 26 (11.26%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.03%) Confluence
3 2 (0.87%) SAS
3 2 (0.87%) CMS
4 1 (0.43%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.43%) Drupal
4 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (13.42%) MS Office
2 27 (11.69%) MS Visio
3 22 (9.52%) MS Excel
4 20 (8.66%) FrameMaker
5 16 (6.93%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (4.76%) RoboHelp
7 10 (4.33%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (3.03%) CorelDRAW
8 7 (3.03%) Acrobat
9 3 (1.30%) PaintShop Pro
9 3 (1.30%) Fireworks
9 3 (1.30%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.87%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.87%) MS Project
10 2 (0.87%) InDesign
11 1 (0.43%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.43%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.87%) SaaS
2 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.90%) HTTP
2 4 (1.73%) Internet
3 3 (1.30%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.30%) VPN
3 3 (1.30%) IMAP
4 2 (0.87%) LTE
5 1 (0.43%) Intranet
5 1 (0.43%) SAN
5 1 (0.43%) LAN
5 1 (0.43%) WAN
5 1 (0.43%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.30%) MS Access
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.43%) Big Data
4 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.43%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (3.46%) Ant
2 7 (3.03%) JIRA
3 6 (2.60%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.30%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.87%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (15.58%) Finance
2 14 (6.06%) Publishing
3 10 (4.33%) Banking
3 10 (4.33%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.46%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.60%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.60%) Electronics
6 5 (2.16%) Automotive
6 5 (2.16%) Marketing
7 4 (1.73%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.87%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.87%) Military
9 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.43%) Back Office
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Retail
9 1 (0.43%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.43%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (16.45%) XML
2 21 (9.09%) .NET
3 18 (7.79%) HTML
4 12 (5.19%) XSLT
5 10 (4.33%) .NET Framework
5 10 (4.33%) Web Services
6 6 (2.60%) Sphinx
6 6 (2.60%) CSS
7 5 (2.16%) REST
7 5 (2.16%) JSON
8 3 (1.30%) Flash
8 3 (1.30%) JSP
9 2 (0.87%) WPF
9 2 (0.87%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.87%) XHTML
9 2 (0.87%) WinForms
9 2 (0.87%) FpML
10 1 (0.43%) SGML
10 1 (0.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.03%) E-Learning
2 7 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.16%) Graphic Design
4 4 (1.73%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.73%) Copywriting
4 4 (1.73%) Wiki
4 4 (1.73%) Digital Media
4 4 (1.73%) NHS
5 3 (1.30%) SCORM
5 3 (1.30%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.30%) Open Source
6 2 (0.87%) Derivative
6 2 (0.87%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.87%) GIS
6 2 (0.87%) DTV
7 1 (0.43%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.43%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.43%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.76%) Windows
2 5 (2.16%) Linux
3 3 (1.30%) UNIX
3 3 (1.30%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.43%) Solaris
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (10.39%) ITIL
2 13 (5.63%) UML
3 12 (5.19%) Software Engineering
3 12 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (4.33%) Service Management
5 7 (3.03%) E-Commerce
5 7 (3.03%) Content Management
6 6 (2.60%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (2.60%) Data Modelling
7 5 (2.16%) ITSM
7 5 (2.16%) OO
8 4 (1.73%) Time Management
8 4 (1.73%) Wealth Management
8 4 (1.73%) eTOM
8 4 (1.73%) Asset Management
8 4 (1.73%) ITIL V3
8 4 (1.73%) Release Management
8 4 (1.73%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (1.30%) Project Management
9 3 (1.30%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.66%) Perl
1 20 (8.66%) Java
2 12 (5.19%) Python
3 11 (4.76%) C#
3 11 (4.76%) SQL
3 11 (4.76%) Ruby
4 9 (3.90%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.30%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.30%) ActionScript
5 3 (1.30%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.30%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.43%) VBScript
6 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (8.23%) Degree
2 18 (7.79%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.90%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.30%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.87%) MCT
5 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.43%) CISM
6 1 (0.43%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.19%) QA
2 5 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.87%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.43%) BS7799
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (12.55%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.93%) Oracle
2 16 (6.93%) Adobe
3 10 (4.33%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (2.16%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.73%) Fujitsu
6 3 (1.30%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (0.87%) SAP
7 2 (0.87%) Borland
7 2 (0.87%) SolidWorks
8 1 (0.43%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.43%) Nortel
8 1 (0.43%) McAfee
8 1 (0.43%) Cisco
8 1 (0.43%) Ciena
8 1 (0.43%) Aruba
8 1 (0.43%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.43%) NetScout
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £22 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Genomics England
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
West London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago