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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank 531 535 473
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -62
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 89 122 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.22% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.23% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 74 95
Median daily rate £370 £318 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.53% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 4
Median hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £20.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £35.80 £27.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -16.66%

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
46798 52479 53703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30588 33428 33908
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2035 2195
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -14 87 £373 +16.40% 18
London -27 37 £388 +27.04% 5
South East +21 14 £300 -4.76% 3
East Midlands - 14 £313 -
East of England +17 13 - - 6
Cambridgeshire - 12 - - 5
Cambridge - 11 - - 5
Leicestershire - 11 £250 -
Berkshire +9 7 £250 -32.88% 1
City of London -10 7 £388 +29.16%
North West +5 4 £300 -14.28%
Hampshire +20 3 £325 +10.16%
Surrey +19 3 - -
Yorkshire +18 3 - - 3
North Yorkshire +6 3 - - 1
Middlesbrough - 3 - -
Staines -1 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £350 -
Southampton - 2 £325 -
Lancashire - 2 - -
South West +10 1 £350 -
Scotland +10 1 - -
Glasgow +8 1 - -
Reading +4 1 £350 +7.69%
Manchester -1 1 £300 -14.28%
Middlesex -1 1 £275 +15.78%
Hertfordshire -2 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £350 -
Midlands - 1 £375 -
Cheshire - 1 - -

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 34 (18.99%) XML
2 29 (16.20%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (15.64%) Java
4 27 (15.08%) Microsoft
5 25 (13.97%) JavaScript
6 24 (13.41%) OO
7 23 (12.85%) .NET
7 23 (12.85%) Finance
8 21 (11.73%) HTML
9 20 (11.17%) Web Services
10 17 (9.50%) MS Visio
10 17 (9.50%) Scrum
10 17 (9.50%) Time Management
11 16 (8.94%) FrameMaker
11 16 (8.94%) SQL Server
11 16 (8.94%) MS Office
12 15 (8.38%) .NET Framework
12 15 (8.38%) Degree
13 14 (7.82%) PHP
13 14 (7.82%) CSS
13 14 (7.82%) MS Excel
13 14 (7.82%) HTML5
14 13 (7.26%) Security Cleared
14 13 (7.26%) C#
14 13 (7.26%) Electronics
15 12 (6.70%) Web Development
15 12 (6.70%) Middleware
16 11 (6.15%) Adobe
16 11 (6.15%) Linux
16 11 (6.15%) MS PowerPoint

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 7 (3.91%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.79%) Confluence
3 2 (1.12%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (9.50%) MS Visio
2 16 (8.94%) FrameMaker
2 16 (8.94%) MS Office
3 14 (7.82%) MS Excel
4 11 (6.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.23%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.23%) SaaS
2 2 (1.12%) IaaS
2 2 (1.12%) PaaS
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.47%) HTTP
2 4 (2.23%) Internet
2 4 (2.23%) WAN
3 3 (1.68%) LAN
4 2 (1.12%) VLAN
4 2 (1.12%) WebEx
5 1 (0.56%) 2G
5 1 (0.56%) 3G
5 1 (0.56%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (4.47%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.12%) JIRA
2 2 (1.12%) JIRA Agile
General
1 23 (12.85%) Finance
2 13 (7.26%) Electronics
3 11 (6.15%) Banking
4 9 (5.03%) Marketing
5 8 (4.47%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.91%) Publishing
7 5 (2.79%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.12%) Games
9 2 (1.12%) Legal
10 1 (0.56%) Advertising
10 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.56%) Automotive
10 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (18.99%) XML
2 23 (12.85%) .NET
3 21 (11.73%) HTML
4 20 (11.17%) Web Services
5 15 (8.38%) .NET Framework
6 14 (7.82%) CSS
6 14 (7.82%) HTML5
7 12 (6.70%) Middleware
8 11 (6.15%) REST
9 10 (5.59%) JSON
10 3 (1.68%) OAuth
11 2 (1.12%) SGML
12 1 (0.56%) COM
12 1 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
12 1 (0.56%) XSL
12 1 (0.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.03%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.91%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.35%) Data Structures
3 6 (3.35%) Graphic Design
4 3 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.68%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.68%) Tandem
5 2 (1.12%) Blog
5 2 (1.12%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.12%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.12%) SCORM
6 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.56%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.56%) EMV
6 1 (0.56%) Fintech
6 1 (0.56%) FMCG
6 1 (0.56%) Life Science
6 1 (0.56%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.15%) Linux
2 8 (4.47%) Windows
3 7 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.20%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (13.41%) OO
3 17 (9.50%) Scrum
3 17 (9.50%) Time Management
4 12 (6.70%) Web Development
5 11 (6.15%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (6.15%) Software Engineering
6 8 (4.47%) Wealth Management
7 7 (3.91%) Document Management
7 7 (3.91%) ITIL
7 7 (3.91%) OOP
8 6 (3.35%) Data Modelling
8 6 (3.35%) OOD
8 6 (3.35%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.35%) UML
9 4 (2.23%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.23%) Investment Management
9 4 (2.23%) Migration
10 3 (1.68%) Business Analysis
10 3 (1.68%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.64%) Java
2 25 (13.97%) JavaScript
3 14 (7.82%) PHP
4 13 (7.26%) C#
5 4 (2.23%) Python
6 2 (1.12%) C++
6 2 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (8.38%) Degree
2 13 (7.26%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.15%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.12%) CCDA
4 2 (1.12%) CCDP
4 2 (1.12%) CCNA
4 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.12%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.12%) HND
5 1 (0.56%) CCNP
5 1 (0.56%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.79%) ISO 9001
1 5 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.23%) QA
3 2 (1.12%) GCP
4 1 (0.56%) Def Stans
System Software
1 2 (1.12%) Firmware
2 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (15.08%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.15%) Adobe
3 7 (3.91%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.23%) SAP
5 3 (1.68%) Apiary
6 2 (1.12%) Bluefish Communications
6 2 (1.12%) Oracle
6 2 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.12%) VMware
7 1 (0.56%) Capita
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco
7 1 (0.56%) Citrix
7 1 (0.56%) Infor
7 1 (0.56%) Meridio
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