Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Author was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 21 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.

Author
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 175 176
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Author 36 23 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.70% 0.48% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.50% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 11
East of England median daily rate £325 £265 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.64% -24.29% -15.15%
10th Percentile £271 £258 £230
90th Percentile £367 £273 £400
England median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
East of England median hourly rate - £36.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.77% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.18 £28.75
% change year-on-year +28.77% -5.46% +30.68%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4865 4626 5605
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.99% 95.68% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2793 2671 3283
East of England median daily rate £410 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.81% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 371 535
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.41 £10.60
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Author
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Author in the East of England

Author
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Author in the East of England

Author
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Author in the East of England

Author
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Author within the East of England region over the 6 months to 21 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
Cambridgeshire -5 24 £300 +13.21%
Bedfordshire -8 4 £363 -
Norfolk - 4 £350 -
Hertfordshire -12 3 £325 - 4
Suffolk - 1 £375 -
Author
England

Author Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 East of England region featuring Author in the job title.

1 19 (52.78%) C
1 19 (52.78%) Python
2 18 (50.00%) XML
2 18 (50.00%) HTML
3 16 (44.44%) C++
4 14 (38.89%) XSLT
5 13 (36.11%) Doxygen
6 8 (22.22%) User Experience
7 7 (19.44%) OO
7 7 (19.44%) Perl
7 7 (19.44%) Electronics
8 5 (13.89%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (11.11%) FrameMaker
9 4 (11.11%) Sphinx
9 4 (11.11%) XMetaL
10 3 (8.33%) Device Driver
10 3 (8.33%) Firmware
10 3 (8.33%) Bluetooth
10 3 (8.33%) WAN
10 3 (8.33%) Internet
10 3 (8.33%) Smartcard
10 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
10 3 (8.33%) Linux
10 3 (8.33%) Office 365
10 3 (8.33%) Wireless
10 3 (8.33%) Internet of Things
11 2 (5.56%) Graphic Design
11 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
11 2 (5.56%) Business Analysis

Author Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (36.11%) Doxygen
2 4 (11.11%) FrameMaker
2 4 (11.11%) XMetaL
3 2 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.78%) Acrobat
4 1 (2.78%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (2.78%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (2.78%) InDesign
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.78%) PaintShop Pro
4 1 (2.78%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.78%) RoboHelp
4 1 (2.78%) Snagit
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (2.78%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Bluetooth
1 3 (8.33%) Internet
1 3 (8.33%) WAN
1 3 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (19.44%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (50.00%) HTML
1 18 (50.00%) XML
2 14 (38.89%) XSLT
3 4 (11.11%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) User Experience
2 3 (8.33%) Device Driver
2 3 (8.33%) Internet of Things
2 3 (8.33%) Smartcard
3 2 (5.56%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) OO
2 5 (13.89%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (5.56%) Business Analysis
3 2 (5.56%) ITIL
3 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
3 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.78%) BPMN
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Architecture
4 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.78%) Document Management
4 1 (2.78%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (2.78%) Project Management
4 1 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) C
1 19 (52.78%) Python
2 16 (44.44%) C++
3 7 (19.44%) Perl
4 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
1 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Adobe
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) IBM