Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Author was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 220 208
Rank change year-on-year -20 -12 +59
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 4 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.057% 0.16% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.17% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 22
City of London median daily rate £475 £381 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.59% +12.96% +3.85%
10th Percentile £356 £270 £300
90th Percentile £509 £425 £375
Central London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £21.62
Central London median hourly rate - - £21.62

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,665 5,842 6,743
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.23% 95.52% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,297 4,638 5,316
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.44% +2.97%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 65 100
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.44 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.52% -12.78% +17.62%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.81 £11.95
90th Percentile £31.00 £53.05 £41.30
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +6.47% -12.82% +18.18%

Technical Author
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Author in the City of London

Technical Author
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Author in the City of London

Technical Author
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Author in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Author in the City of London

Technical Author
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Author in the City of London

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 City of London region featuring Technical Author in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) YAML
2 2 (50.00%) RESTful
2 2 (50.00%) Confluence
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) Sass
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) API Design
2 2 (50.00%) Swagger
3 1 (25.00%) Bioinformatics
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe

Technical Author Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) RESTful
2 2 (50.00%) Sass
2 2 (50.00%) Swagger
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) API Design
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Bioinformatics
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe
1 1 (25.00%) VMware