The median contractor rate for a Author was £346 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Author
UK / England
Rank 495 513 442
Rank change year-on-year +18 -71  
Contract jobs requiring an Author 75 105 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.22% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.23% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 65 89
Median daily rate £346 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £346 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +6.53% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 3
Median hourly rate £34.38 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 38892 46305 45014
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.87% 95.20% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 25282 30341 27633
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1342 1464 1808
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.91 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Author
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Author in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Author in England

Author
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Author in England

Author
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Author in England over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Author in England

Author
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Author in England

Author
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Author in England over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Author in England

Author
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -6 19 £350 -2.09% 1
South East +17 18 £350 +0.71% 7
East of England -1 13 £325 -18.75% 5
North West +30 9 £290 +20.83% 3
South West +5 7 £325 -7.14% 2
West Midlands +17 6 £343 +31.73%
East Midlands -4 2 £375 +7.14%
Yorkshire +3 1 - - 1
Author
UK

Author Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 England region featuring Author in the job title.

1 30 (18.07%) HTML
2 28 (16.87%) Finance
3 27 (16.27%) XML
4 19 (11.45%) Adobe
4 19 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (10.84%) Banking
5 18 (10.84%) Microsoft
5 18 (10.84%) C++
6 17 (10.24%) C
6 17 (10.24%) SQL Server
6 17 (10.24%) MS Visio
6 17 (10.24%) Performance Analysis
7 14 (8.43%) Scrum
7 14 (8.43%) Eclipse
7 14 (8.43%) XSLT
8 13 (7.83%) Python
8 13 (7.83%) MS Office
8 13 (7.83%) FrameMaker
8 13 (7.83%) Doxygen
8 13 (7.83%) Time Management
9 12 (7.23%) Electronics
9 12 (7.23%) Linux
10 11 (6.63%) .NET
11 10 (6.02%) OO
11 10 (6.02%) .NET Framework
12 9 (5.42%) User Stories
12 9 (5.42%) MS Excel
13 8 (4.82%) Oracle
13 8 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (4.82%) Telecoms

Author Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 6 (3.61%) Confluence
2 4 (2.41%) CMS
3 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.60%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 17 (10.24%) MS Visio
2 13 (7.83%) Doxygen
2 13 (7.83%) FrameMaker
2 13 (7.83%) MS Office
3 9 (5.42%) MS Excel
4 6 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.41%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.20%) CorelDRAW
6 2 (1.20%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.60%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.41%) SaaS
2 2 (1.20%) IaaS
2 2 (1.20%) PaaS
3 1 (0.60%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.61%) Firewall
2 4 (2.41%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (2.41%) WAN
3 3 (1.81%) Internet
3 3 (1.81%) VLAN
4 2 (1.20%) DMVPN
4 2 (1.20%) Network Security
5 1 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.60%) LAN
5 1 (0.60%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.82%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.61%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.01%) Big Data
4 5 (3.01%) HBase
5 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 14 (8.43%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.81%) JIRA
2 3 (1.81%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.20%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.60%) XMLSpy
General
1 28 (16.87%) Finance
2 18 (10.84%) Banking
3 12 (7.23%) Electronics
4 8 (4.82%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.22%) Manufacturing
5 7 (4.22%) Marketing
6 5 (3.01%) Publishing
7 3 (1.81%) Advertising
8 2 (1.20%) Games
8 2 (1.20%) Retail
9 1 (0.60%) Front Office
9 1 (0.60%) Law
9 1 (0.60%) Legal
9 1 (0.60%) Local Government
9 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.07%) HTML
2 27 (16.27%) XML
3 14 (8.43%) XSLT
4 11 (6.63%) .NET
5 10 (6.02%) .NET Framework
6 7 (4.22%) CSS
7 6 (3.61%) HTML5
8 4 (2.41%) Middleware
8 4 (2.41%) Web Services
9 2 (1.20%) SGML
10 1 (0.60%) COM
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.60%) SparkR
10 1 (0.60%) XSD
10 1 (0.60%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.61%) Data Structures
1 6 (3.61%) Graphic Design
2 5 (3.01%) Reference Data
3 4 (2.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.81%) Tandem
4 3 (1.81%) User Experience
5 2 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.20%) Blog
5 2 (1.20%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.60%) Fintech
6 1 (0.60%) FMCG
6 1 (0.60%) IPTV
6 1 (0.60%) mHealth
6 1 (0.60%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.60%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Social Media
6 1 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.23%) Linux
2 7 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (2.41%) Windows
4 2 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (10.24%) Performance Analysis
3 14 (8.43%) Scrum
4 13 (7.83%) Time Management
5 10 (6.02%) OO
6 9 (5.42%) User Stories
7 8 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (4.82%) Wealth Management
8 7 (4.22%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (4.22%) ITIL
8 7 (4.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (3.61%) OOD
9 6 (3.61%) OOP
10 5 (3.01%) Business Analysis
10 5 (3.01%) Data Management
10 5 (3.01%) ETL
10 5 (3.01%) Master Data Management
10 5 (3.01%) Open Source
10 5 (3.01%) Quality Management
10 5 (3.01%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.84%) C++
2 17 (10.24%) C
3 13 (7.83%) Python
4 7 (4.22%) Java
4 7 (4.22%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.61%) PHP
6 1 (0.60%) C#
6 1 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (4.82%) SC Cleared
1 8 (4.82%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.01%) Degree
3 3 (1.81%) CCDA
3 3 (1.81%) CCDP
3 3 (1.81%) CCNA
3 3 (1.81%) CCNP
3 3 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.81%) HNC
3 3 (1.81%) HND
4 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.60%) CISA
5 1 (0.60%) CISM
5 1 (0.60%) CISSP
5 1 (0.60%) GIAC
5 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.20%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.60%) ISO27002
3 1 (0.60%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.60%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 19 (11.45%) Adobe
2 18 (10.84%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.82%) Oracle
4 7 (4.22%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.01%) SAP
6 4 (2.41%) Blue Coat
6 4 (2.41%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.41%) Cisco
6 4 (2.41%) NetWitness
7 1 (0.60%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.60%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.60%) Bluefish Communications
7 1 (0.60%) Capita
7 1 (0.60%) Genesys
7 1 (0.60%) Google
7 1 (0.60%) Infor
7 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.60%) Splunk
7 1 (0.60%) VMware
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