Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Author was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 27 July 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 220 280
Rank change year-on-year -10 +60 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 8 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 21
City of London median daily rate £419 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.64% +16.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £318 £245 £213
90th Percentile £506 £473 £438
Central London median daily rate £419 £350 £300
% change year-on-year +19.64% +16.67% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 6186 6497 10825
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.68% 95.32% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4744 5234 8304
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 76 163
City of London median hourly rate £17.39 £19.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +1.30% +1.60%
10th Percentile £12.54 £11.38 £10.30
90th Percentile £29.98 £39.29 £37.04
Central London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year -10.38% +4.04% +5.71%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) MiFID
3 2 (25.00%) Algorithmic Trading
3 2 (25.00%) Front Office
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (12.50%) Unix
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (12.50%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) Advertising
4 1 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Confluence
4 1 (12.50%) User Experience
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Microservices
4 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
4 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Wiki

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
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Front Office
4 1 (12.50%) Advertising
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
1 1 (12.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Algorithmic Trading
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
2 1 (12.50%) Microservices
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) Workflow
2 1 (12.50%) Workflow Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) MiFID
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) VMware