Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Author was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 18 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
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 157 180
Rank change year-on-year -13 +23 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 27 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.56% 0.62% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.65% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 8
East of England median daily rate £300 - £350
10th Percentile £238 - £283
90th Percentile £359 - £400
England median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +57.50% -16.67%

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 4,527 4,332 4,919
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 95.73% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,621 2,474 2,818
East of England median daily rate £413 £390 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% - +4.00%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £207
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 352 506
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -9.86% +10.94%
10th Percentile £10.65 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.50
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.48% -0.61% +12.12%

Technical Author
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Author in the East of England

Technical 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 Technical Author in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Author in the East of England

Technical Author
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Author in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Author in the East of England

Technical 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 Technical Author in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Author in the East of England

Technical 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 Technical Author within the East of England region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. 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 -24 15 £300 -
Hertfordshire -4 5 £325 - 3
Bedfordshire - 4 £363 -
Norfolk - 3 £325 -
Technical Author
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 East of England region featuring Technical Author in the job title.

1 8 (29.63%) C
1 8 (29.63%) Python
2 7 (25.93%) XML
2 7 (25.93%) XSLT
2 7 (25.93%) HTML
2 7 (25.93%) Electronics
2 7 (25.93%) Doxygen
3 5 (18.52%) C++
4 4 (14.81%) FrameMaker
4 4 (14.81%) User Experience
5 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Office 365
5 3 (11.11%) Wireless
5 3 (11.11%) Internet of Things
5 3 (11.11%) Device Driver
5 3 (11.11%) Firmware
5 3 (11.11%) Internet
5 3 (11.11%) Smartcard
5 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 3 (11.11%) Linux
5 3 (11.11%) Bluetooth
5 3 (11.11%) WAN
6 2 (7.41%) ITIL
6 2 (7.41%) Adobe
6 2 (7.41%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (7.41%) Graphic Design
7 1 (3.70%) Snagit
7 1 (3.70%) Proactive Monitoring
7 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland

Technical 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Doxygen
2 4 (14.81%) FrameMaker
3 2 (7.41%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (3.70%) Acrobat
4 1 (3.70%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (3.70%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (3.70%) InDesign
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.70%) PaintShop Pro
4 1 (3.70%) Photoshop
4 1 (3.70%) RoboHelp
4 1 (3.70%) Snagit
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Bluetooth
1 3 (11.11%) Internet
1 3 (11.11%) WAN
1 3 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (25.93%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) HTML
1 7 (25.93%) XML
1 7 (25.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) User Experience
2 3 (11.11%) Device Driver
2 3 (11.11%) Internet of Things
2 3 (11.11%) Smartcard
3 2 (7.41%) Graphic Design
4 1 (3.70%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
1 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (7.41%) ITIL
3 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.70%) OO
3 1 (3.70%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (3.70%) Project Management
3 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) C
1 8 (29.63%) Python
2 5 (18.52%) C++
3 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Adobe
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft