The median contractor rate for an Author was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 June 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
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 483 533 484
Rank change year-on-year +50 -49  
Contract jobs requiring an Author 106 90 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.18% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.19% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 59 92
Median daily rate £320 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.32% +12.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £325 £338
% change year-on-year -5.84% -3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 14
Median hourly rate £31.25 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.19% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -10.00%  

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 40905 46317 48290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.03% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26668 30607 30911
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1357 1858
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -1 38 £400 +6.66% 3
South East +44 24 £300 +8.10% 4
East of England +2 17 £388 +21.09% 4
South West +9 12 £310 -7.46%
Yorkshire +27 8 £275 -15.38% 1
West Midlands +20 4 - - 1
North West +18 2 £300 +9.09%
North East - 1 - -
Author
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 33 (17.55%) Finance
2 30 (15.96%) MS Visio
3 25 (13.30%) HTML
4 24 (12.77%) XML
5 23 (12.23%) C
6 22 (11.70%) C++
6 22 (11.70%) Microsoft
7 21 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (10.11%) Adobe
9 17 (9.04%) Microsoft Office
9 17 (9.04%) Performance Analysis
10 16 (8.51%) Python
11 15 (7.98%) Security Cleared
12 14 (7.45%) SC Cleared
12 14 (7.45%) XSLT
12 14 (7.45%) ITIL
13 13 (6.91%) Banking
13 13 (6.91%) Content Management
13 13 (6.91%) Doxygen
13 13 (6.91%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (6.91%) CMS
14 12 (6.38%) Eclipse
15 10 (5.32%) IBM
15 10 (5.32%) Project Management
15 10 (5.32%) FrameMaker
15 10 (5.32%) BPMN
15 10 (5.32%) IBM Blueworks
16 9 (4.79%) User Stories
16 9 (4.79%) Validation
17 8 (4.26%) VLAN

Author Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 13 (6.91%) CMS
2 3 (1.60%) Confluence
3 2 (1.06%) Documentum
3 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 30 (15.96%) MS Visio
2 17 (9.04%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (6.91%) Doxygen
4 10 (5.32%) FrameMaker
5 8 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (2.66%) Acrobat
6 5 (2.66%) Photoshop
7 3 (1.60%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (1.60%) InDesign
8 2 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (1.06%) RoboHelp
8 2 (1.06%) XMetaL
9 1 (0.53%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.53%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.53%) Notepad++
9 1 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.32%) IBM Blueworks
2 5 (2.66%) SaaS
3 3 (1.60%) IaaS
3 3 (1.60%) PaaS
4 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.06%) Office 365
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.53%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.53%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.26%) VLAN
1 8 (4.26%) WAN
2 7 (3.72%) DMVPN
3 4 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (2.13%) Firewall
4 1 (0.53%) Internet
4 1 (0.53%) LAN
4 1 (0.53%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.19%) Hadoop
1 6 (3.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.66%) Big Data
2 5 (2.66%) HBase
3 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.53%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 12 (6.38%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.53%) JIRA
2 1 (0.53%) XMLSpy
General
1 33 (17.55%) Finance
2 13 (6.91%) Banking
3 7 (3.72%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.13%) Legal
4 4 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.13%) Retail
5 3 (1.60%) Advertising
5 3 (1.60%) Publishing
5 3 (1.60%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.06%) Electronics
6 2 (1.06%) Front Office
6 2 (1.06%) Games
6 2 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.53%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.30%) HTML
2 24 (12.77%) XML
3 14 (7.45%) XSLT
4 6 (3.19%) CSS
5 5 (2.66%) Swagger
6 3 (1.60%) HTML5
7 2 (1.06%) .NET
7 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.06%) Sphinx
8 1 (0.53%) ggplot2
8 1 (0.53%) SGML
8 1 (0.53%) SparkR
8 1 (0.53%) Web Services
8 1 (0.53%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.72%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.66%) Reference Data
2 5 (2.66%) User Experience
3 4 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.06%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.06%) EMV
5 2 (1.06%) FMCG
5 2 (1.06%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.06%) Wiki
6 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.53%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.53%) Fintech
6 1 (0.53%) IPTV
6 1 (0.53%) mHealth
6 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.53%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (9.04%) Performance Analysis
3 14 (7.45%) ITIL
4 13 (6.91%) Content Management
4 13 (6.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (5.32%) BPMN
5 10 (5.32%) Project Management
6 9 (4.79%) User Stories
6 9 (4.79%) Validation
7 8 (4.26%) Document Management
8 7 (3.72%) eTOM
8 7 (3.72%) Quality Management
8 7 (3.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (3.19%) Scrum
10 5 (2.66%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (2.66%) Data Management
10 5 (2.66%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (2.66%) ERP
10 5 (2.66%) ETL
10 5 (2.66%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.23%) C
2 22 (11.70%) C++
3 16 (8.51%) Python
4 5 (2.66%) C#
5 4 (2.13%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.60%) Java
6 3 (1.60%) Perl
6 3 (1.60%) PHP
7 1 (0.53%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (7.98%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.45%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.72%) CCDA
3 7 (3.72%) CCDP
3 7 (3.72%) CCNA
3 7 (3.72%) CCNP
3 7 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.19%) Degree
5 2 (1.06%) HNC
5 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.53%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.66%) QA
2 3 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.06%) GDPR
3 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.06%) MiFID
4 1 (0.53%) GxP
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 22 (11.70%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.11%) Adobe
3 10 (5.32%) IBM
4 7 (3.72%) Oracle
5 4 (2.13%) Blue Coat
5 4 (2.13%) CheckPoint
5 4 (2.13%) Cisco
5 4 (2.13%) NetWitness
6 3 (1.60%) Google
6 3 (1.60%) SAP
7 1 (0.53%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.53%) Genesys
7 1 (0.53%) Meridio
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