The median contractor rate for a Technical Author was £431 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 25 April 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
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 156 188
Rank change year-on-year +6 +32  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 5 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.30% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 11
Median daily rate £431 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.21% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £252 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £453 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £320
% change year-on-year -7.14% +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.83% -25.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3038 3310 5264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.18% 94.87% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2313 2684 3966
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 47 75
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +7.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £43.57 £32.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Technical Author
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 City of London region featuring Technical Author in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Advertising
2 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (25.00%) Wealth Management
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) IPTV
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) MiFID
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (12.50%) XSD
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) UML
3 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) W3C
3 1 (12.50%) XMLSpy
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Algorithmic Trading
3 1 (12.50%) Atlassian
3 1 (12.50%) Investment Management

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 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
1 1 (12.50%) OmniGraffle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) XMLSpy
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Advertising
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Front Office
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (12.50%) IPTV
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
1 1 (12.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Wealth Management
2 1 (12.50%) Algorithmic Trading
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) UML
2 1 (12.50%) User Stories
2 1 (12.50%) Workflow
2 1 (12.50%) Workflow Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) MiFID
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Atlassian
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat