Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Author was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 22 November 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 68 98
Rank change year-on-year -3 +30 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 24 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.69% 1.33% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.41% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £300 £265 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.21% +10.42% -43.53%
10th Percentile £247 £258 £230
90th Percentile £303 £273 £250
East of England median daily rate £300 £265 £350
% change year-on-year +13.21% -24.29% -15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - £32.50
East of England median hourly rate - £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +10.77% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 1334 1061 1484
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.88% 94.40% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 503 875
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
10th Percentile £199 £168 £225
90th Percentile £531 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 106 127
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +65.85% -18.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £47.13
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.53% +16.67% +5.00%

Technical Author
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Author in Cambridgeshire

Technical Author
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Author in Cambridgeshire

Technical Author
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Author in Cambridgeshire

Technical Author
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +6 24 £300 +13.21%
Technical Author
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Technical Author in the job title.

1 19 (79.17%) C
1 19 (79.17%) Python
2 18 (75.00%) HTML
2 18 (75.00%) XML
3 16 (66.67%) C++
4 14 (58.33%) XSLT
5 13 (54.17%) Doxygen
6 8 (33.33%) User Experience
7 7 (29.17%) OO
7 7 (29.17%) Electronics
7 7 (29.17%) Perl
8 5 (20.83%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (16.67%) Sphinx
9 4 (16.67%) XMetaL
9 4 (16.67%) FrameMaker
10 3 (12.50%) Wireless
10 3 (12.50%) Device Driver
10 3 (12.50%) Internet of Things
10 3 (12.50%) Linux
10 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 3 (12.50%) Bluetooth
10 3 (12.50%) WAN
10 3 (12.50%) Firmware
10 3 (12.50%) Internet
10 3 (12.50%) Smartcard
11 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
11 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
12 1 (4.17%) Computer Architecture
12 1 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator

Technical Author Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (54.17%) Doxygen
2 4 (16.67%) FrameMaker
2 4 (16.67%) XMetaL
3 1 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (4.17%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (4.17%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Bluetooth
1 3 (12.50%) Internet
1 3 (12.50%) WAN
1 3 (12.50%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (29.17%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (75.00%) HTML
1 18 (75.00%) XML
2 14 (58.33%) XSLT
3 4 (16.67%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) User Experience
2 3 (12.50%) Device Driver
2 3 (12.50%) Internet of Things
2 3 (12.50%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) OO
2 5 (20.83%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) C
1 19 (79.17%) Python
2 16 (66.67%) C++
3 7 (29.17%) Perl
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Adobe