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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 464 488 421
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -67
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 145 100 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.20% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 55 51
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£300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £395 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £260
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% -40.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% -40.84%

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
51461 50245 44013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.35% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31311 30831 25140
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2031 2007 2180
Average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 4 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Author within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Technical Author Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 May 2015. 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 +36 138 £300 -7.69% 24
London +34 68 £300 -7.69% 6
South East -6 28 £325 - 8
Surrey +18 19 £325 - 1
City of London +19 15 £300 -7.69%
Cambridgeshire +8 15 £290 +13.17% 6
East of England +7 15 £290 +13.17% 7
Cambridge +6 12 £290 +13.17% 4
West Midlands -6 8 £285 -
East Midlands +2 6 £294 -
Coventry - 5 £285 -
Berkshire -2 4 £313 +13.63% 1
North East -3 4 £425 -
Hampshire -7 4 £250 -23.07% 4
North West -22 4 £315 -16.00% 1
Tyne and Wear -4 3 £425 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 3 £425 -
Manchester -9 3 £315 -16.00% 1
Guildford - 3 £350 -
Leicestershire - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £294 -
Leicester - 3 - -
South West +6 2 £425 +17.24%
Salford -2 2 £315 -16.00%
Gloucestershire -8 2 £425 -
Hook -8 2 £250 -37.36%
Yorkshire -10 2 £325 - 2
East Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
Nottingham - 2 £300 -
Uxbridge - 2 £308 -

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 86 (28.29%) MS Visio
2 82 (26.97%) MS Office
3 75 (24.67%) XML
4 74 (24.34%) MS Excel
5 69 (22.70%) Microsoft
6 62 (20.39%) MS PowerPoint
7 61 (20.07%) Java
8 59 (19.41%) UML
9 52 (17.11%) Degree
10 50 (16.45%) Data Modelling
11 49 (16.12%) OO
11 49 (16.12%) C#
12 48 (15.79%) .NET
13 46 (15.13%) Oracle
14 44 (14.47%) ITIL
15 42 (13.82%) SQL Server
16 39 (12.83%) FrameMaker
17 38 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
17 38 (12.50%) Visual Studio
17 38 (12.50%) Web Services
17 38 (12.50%) HTTP
17 38 (12.50%) .NET Framework
17 38 (12.50%) JSON
17 38 (12.50%) REST
18 37 (12.17%) Disaster Recovery
19 35 (11.51%) Finance
19 35 (11.51%) Software Engineering
20 34 (11.18%) Service Delivery
21 32 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
22 31 (10.20%) Computer Science

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 13 (4.28%) MS Exchange
1 13 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (3.95%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.64%) Confluence
4 4 (1.32%) SAS
5 3 (0.99%) CMS
6 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 86 (28.29%) MS Visio
2 82 (26.97%) MS Office
3 74 (24.34%) MS Excel
4 62 (20.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 39 (12.83%) FrameMaker
6 16 (5.26%) Acrobat
7 12 (3.95%) RoboHelp
8 9 (2.96%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (2.30%) PaintShop Pro
10 5 (1.64%) Doxygen
11 3 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.66%) Photoshop
13 1 (0.33%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.33%) CorelDRAW
13 1 (0.33%) XMetaL
13 1 (0.33%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.33%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 19 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.32%) SaaS
2 1 (0.33%) Google Drive
2 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (12.50%) HTTP
2 5 (1.64%) LDAP
2 5 (1.64%) DNS
3 2 (0.66%) IMAP
3 2 (0.66%) LAN
3 2 (0.66%) WAN
4 1 (0.33%) Broadband
4 1 (0.33%) Internet
4 1 (0.33%) SSH
4 1 (0.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (13.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.99%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.66%) MySQL
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.33%) Big Data
4 1 (0.33%) QlikView
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 38 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 10 (3.29%) Ant
3 3 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (11.51%) Finance
2 19 (6.25%) Banking
3 16 (5.26%) Electronics
4 14 (4.61%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.96%) Publishing
5 9 (2.96%) Automotive
6 8 (2.63%) Back Office
6 8 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.64%) Games
8 4 (1.32%) Advertising
8 4 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.99%) Retail
9 3 (0.99%) Marketing
10 2 (0.66%) German Language
10 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (24.67%) XML
2 48 (15.79%) .NET
3 38 (12.50%) Web Services
3 38 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 38 (12.50%) JSON
3 38 (12.50%) REST
4 31 (10.20%) HTML
5 19 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
6 9 (2.96%) CSS
6 9 (2.96%) JMS
7 6 (1.97%) Sphinx
8 4 (1.32%) JSP
9 3 (0.99%) RESTful
10 2 (0.66%) jQuery
11 1 (0.33%) XSLT
11 1 (0.33%) SGML
11 1 (0.33%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.20%) Computer Science
2 13 (4.28%) Wiki
3 12 (3.95%) User Experience
4 10 (3.29%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.30%) NHS
5 7 (2.30%) Open Source
6 6 (1.97%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.64%) 3D Graphics
7 5 (1.64%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.64%) Derivative
8 4 (1.32%) Graphic Design
8 4 (1.32%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.99%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.99%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.99%) Copywriting
10 2 (0.66%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.66%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.66%) CMDB
10 2 (0.66%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.92%) Windows
2 16 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (4.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (3.29%) UNIX
5 6 (1.97%) Linux
6 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.99%) VME
7 2 (0.66%) Android
7 2 (0.66%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (19.41%) UML
2 50 (16.45%) Data Modelling
3 49 (16.12%) OO
4 44 (14.47%) ITIL
5 37 (12.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 35 (11.51%) Software Engineering
7 34 (11.18%) Service Delivery
8 32 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
9 28 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (6.58%) Content Management
11 15 (4.93%) Service Management
12 13 (4.28%) Project Management
13 10 (3.29%) Scrum
13 10 (3.29%) Technical Architecture
14 9 (2.96%) ITSM
15 7 (2.30%) E-Commerce
15 7 (2.30%) Use Case
16 5 (1.64%) Validation
16 5 (1.64%) Performance Improvement
16 5 (1.64%) 3D Programming
Programming Languages
1 61 (20.07%) Java
2 49 (16.12%) C#
3 10 (3.29%) Perl
3 10 (3.29%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.96%) SQL
5 8 (2.63%) C++
6 6 (1.97%) C
7 4 (1.32%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.66%) Python
8 2 (0.66%) PHP
9 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (17.11%) Degree
2 24 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.93%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.64%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.33%) HND
5 1 (0.33%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.30%) QA
2 3 (0.99%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (0.99%) GCP
2 3 (0.99%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.66%) COBIT
3 2 (0.66%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.33%) DICOM
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 69 (22.70%) Microsoft
2 46 (15.13%) Oracle
3 38 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
4 18 (5.92%) Adobe
5 5 (1.64%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.32%) SAP
7 2 (0.66%) Google
7 2 (0.66%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.66%) Apple
8 1 (0.33%) Cisco
8 1 (0.33%) IBM
8 1 (0.33%) HP
8 1 (0.33%) Dell
8 1 (0.33%) Juniper
8 1 (0.33%) CA
8 1 (0.33%) Lotus
8 1 (0.33%) BT
8 1 (0.33%) Quark
8 1 (0.33%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.33%) ArcSight
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