Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Author was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 25 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
England > East of England
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 171 175
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 33 18 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.71% 0.35% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.36% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 8
East of England median daily rate £375 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -8.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £300 £254 £269
90th Percentile £438 £388 £358
England median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 13
East of England median hourly rate - £36.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.77% -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +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 East of England. 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
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4396 4953 5689
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 94.11% 96.04% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2615 2887 3316
East of England median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £205 £205 £205
90th Percentile £575 £541 £538
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 339 357 510
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.32 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.88% +1.60% -4.76%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.45 £10.98
90th Percentile £47.00 £46.03 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%

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 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 25 July 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 +15 17 £350 +32.08% 1
Suffolk +19 10 £388 +3.33%
Hertfordshire -16 3 £300 - 1
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 25 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 East of England region featuring Technical Author in the job title.

1 18 (54.55%) C
2 17 (51.52%) C++
3 15 (45.45%) HTML
3 15 (45.45%) XML
3 15 (45.45%) Python
4 11 (33.33%) XSLT
5 10 (30.30%) MS Visio
5 10 (30.30%) IBM
5 10 (30.30%) Doxygen
5 10 (30.30%) BPMN
5 10 (30.30%) Performance Analysis
5 10 (30.30%) IBM Blueworks
6 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
6 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Office
7 7 (21.21%) OO
7 7 (21.21%) Perl
8 6 (18.18%) Document Management
9 5 (15.15%) User Experience
9 5 (15.15%) Project Management
10 4 (12.12%) Eclipse
10 4 (12.12%) Sphinx
10 4 (12.12%) Finance
10 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (12.12%) XMetaL
11 3 (9.09%) FrameMaker
12 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
12 2 (6.06%) Graphic Design
12 2 (6.06%) Documentum
13 1 (3.03%) Adobe
13 1 (3.03%) Banking

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 2 (6.06%) Documentum
Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Doxygen
1 10 (30.30%) MS Visio
2 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (12.12%) XMetaL
4 3 (9.09%) FrameMaker
Cloud Services
1 10 (30.30%) IBM Blueworks
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (45.45%) HTML
1 15 (45.45%) XML
2 11 (33.33%) XSLT
3 4 (12.12%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) User Experience
2 2 (6.06%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) BPMN
1 10 (30.30%) Performance Analysis
2 7 (21.21%) OO
3 6 (18.18%) Document Management
4 5 (15.15%) Project Management
5 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.03%) Computer Architecture
7 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 18 (54.55%) C
2 17 (51.52%) C++
3 15 (45.45%) Python
4 7 (21.21%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.03%) PMO
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) IBM
2 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Adobe
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