Period
to 18 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Author was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Technical Author
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 46 79
Rank change year-on-year +9 +33 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 23 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.49% 1.58% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.70% 1.67% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Cambridge median daily rate £300 £265 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.21% - -
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £300 £265 £240
% change year-on-year +13.21% +10.42% -43.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Cambridge median hourly rate - - £32.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - £32.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Contract vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 622 600 894
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.39% 94.64% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 325 604
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £200 £236 £242
90th Percentile £573 £523 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 56 62
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% +18.18%
10th Percentile £16.00 £11.82 £14.18
90th Percentile £49.75 £55.00 £58.25
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +44.44% +9.76% -16.33%

Technical Author
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Technical Author in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Author in Cambridge

Technical Author
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Author in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Author in Cambridge

Technical Author
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Author in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Author in Cambridge

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 across the Cambridge region featuring Technical Author in the job title.

1 19 (82.61%) Python
1 19 (82.61%) C
2 18 (78.26%) HTML
2 18 (78.26%) XML
3 16 (69.57%) C++
4 14 (60.87%) XSLT
5 13 (56.52%) Doxygen
6 8 (34.78%) User Experience
7 7 (30.43%) Electronics
7 7 (30.43%) Perl
7 7 (30.43%) OO
8 5 (21.74%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (17.39%) Sphinx
9 4 (17.39%) XMetaL
9 4 (17.39%) FrameMaker
10 3 (13.04%) Wireless
10 3 (13.04%) Device Driver
10 3 (13.04%) Internet of Things
10 3 (13.04%) Linux
10 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
10 3 (13.04%) Bluetooth
10 3 (13.04%) WAN
10 3 (13.04%) Firmware
10 3 (13.04%) Internet
10 3 (13.04%) Smartcard
11 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
12 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
12 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
12 1 (4.35%) Computer Architecture
12 1 (4.35%) Eclipse

Technical Author Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Doxygen
2 4 (17.39%) FrameMaker
2 4 (17.39%) XMetaL
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Bluetooth
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
1 3 (13.04%) WAN
1 3 (13.04%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (30.43%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (78.26%) HTML
1 18 (78.26%) XML
2 14 (60.87%) XSLT
3 4 (17.39%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) User Experience
2 3 (13.04%) Device Driver
2 3 (13.04%) Internet of Things
2 3 (13.04%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) OO
2 5 (21.74%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (82.61%) C
1 19 (82.61%) Python
2 16 (69.57%) C++
3 7 (30.43%) Perl
4 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Firmware