The median contractor rate for a Technical Author was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 59 52
Rank change year-on-year +14 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 9 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.67% 0.16% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 0.16% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £400 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +37.93%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £346 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +2.59% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 502 608 655
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 93.14% 97.28% 97.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 369 319
Median daily rate £350 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 42 69
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +167.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Technical Author
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire that featured Technical Author in the job title.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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
Cambridge +19 9 £350 -12.50% 2
Technical Author
East of England

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 13 (54.17%) C
1 13 (54.17%) C++
1 13 (54.17%) Performance Analysis
2 10 (41.67%) Time Management
3 9 (37.50%) HTML
3 9 (37.50%) XML
3 9 (37.50%) XSLT
3 9 (37.50%) Python
3 9 (37.50%) Eclipse
3 9 (37.50%) Doxygen
4 8 (33.33%) Electronics
5 1 (4.17%) MS Visio

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 9 (37.50%) Doxygen
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (33.33%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) HTML
1 9 (37.50%) XML
1 9 (37.50%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Performance Analysis
2 10 (41.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) C
1 13 (54.17%) C++
2 9 (37.50%) Python