Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Author was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 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.

Technical Author
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 679 694 643
Rank change year-on-year +15 -51 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 170 182 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 90 135
England median daily rate £345 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +7.69% -6.47%
10th Percentile £258 £239 £239
90th Percentile £450 £425 £425
UK median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 12
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.18 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.77% -5.46% +19.79%
10th Percentile £29.80 £25.00 £17.75
90th Percentile £57.93 £36.00 £33.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £27.18 £32.50
% change year-on-year +28.77% -16.37% +25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89119 91561 99256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59385 60311 64207
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2639 2960 3840
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.96 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Technical Author
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Author in England

Technical Author
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Author in England

Technical Author
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Author in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Author in England

Technical Author
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Author in England

Technical Author
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Author in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Technical Author in England

Technical 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 Technical Author within the England region over the 6 months to 20 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
South East +39 56 £315 +5.00% 3
London -48 38 £368 -2.00% 3
East of England -3 35 £313 +17.92% 5
North of England +50 20 £350 +16.67%
North West +28 19 £350 +16.67%
South West +11 9 £375 +15.38%
Midlands -2 7 £375 +20.00% 3
West Midlands +27 6 £375 +66.67%
Yorkshire -1 1 £225 -27.42%
East Midlands -22 1 - - 3
Technical Author
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 England region featuring Technical Author in the job title.

1 31 (18.24%) HTML
2 30 (17.65%) XML
3 27 (15.88%) Finance
4 25 (14.71%) Microsoft
5 24 (14.12%) Windows
5 24 (14.12%) MS Visio
6 22 (12.94%) C
7 21 (12.35%) C++
8 20 (11.76%) Python
8 20 (11.76%) Adobe
9 19 (11.18%) Microsoft Office
10 18 (10.59%) Acrobat
10 18 (10.59%) Security Cleared
11 17 (10.00%) SC Cleared
12 16 (9.41%) XSLT
12 16 (9.41%) ITIL
13 15 (8.82%) MS Exchange
13 15 (8.82%) CMS
13 15 (8.82%) Content Management
14 14 (8.24%) Management Information System
14 14 (8.24%) Doxygen
14 14 (8.24%) PaintShop Pro
15 13 (7.65%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (7.65%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (7.65%) REST
15 13 (7.65%) Windows Server
16 12 (7.06%) SDLC
16 12 (7.06%) WAN

Technical 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 15 (8.82%) CMS
1 15 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (6.47%) Confluence
4 7 (4.12%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.35%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (2.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (14.12%) MS Visio
2 19 (11.18%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (10.59%) Acrobat
4 14 (8.24%) Doxygen
4 14 (8.24%) PaintShop Pro
5 12 (7.06%) Microsoft Excel
6 8 (4.71%) FrameMaker
7 7 (4.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (4.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (4.12%) RoboHelp
8 6 (3.53%) XMetaL
9 5 (2.94%) LaTeX
9 5 (2.94%) Snagit
10 3 (1.76%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.59%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.59%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.59%) InDesign
11 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.76%) Office 365
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.18%) SaaS
3 1 (0.59%) GitHub
3 1 (0.59%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.59%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.06%) WAN
2 8 (4.71%) LAN
3 4 (2.35%) Internet
4 3 (1.76%) Bluetooth
4 3 (1.76%) Wireless
5 1 (0.59%) DMVPN
5 1 (0.59%) HTTP
5 1 (0.59%) Skype
5 1 (0.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.59%) SAP BW
2 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (2.94%) JIRA
2 4 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.76%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.18%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (15.88%) Finance
2 11 (6.47%) Banking
3 9 (5.29%) Electronics
4 5 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.18%) Marketing
5 2 (1.18%) Publishing
6 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.59%) Automotive
6 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Legal
6 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.24%) HTML
2 30 (17.65%) XML
3 16 (9.41%) XSLT
4 13 (7.65%) REST
5 10 (5.88%) CSS
6 9 (5.29%) Sphinx
7 5 (2.94%) JSON
8 4 (2.35%) RESTful
8 4 (2.35%) Swagger
8 4 (2.35%) YAML
9 2 (1.18%) HTML5
9 2 (1.18%) Sass
10 1 (0.59%) Web Services
10 1 (0.59%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.24%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.29%) User Experience
3 5 (2.94%) Animation
3 5 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.76%) Device Driver
5 3 (1.76%) Internet of Things
5 3 (1.76%) Smartcard
5 3 (1.76%) Wiki
6 2 (1.18%) Fintech
6 2 (1.18%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.59%) EMV
7 1 (0.59%) FMCG
7 1 (0.59%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.12%) Windows
2 13 (7.65%) Windows Server
2 13 (7.65%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (7.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (6.47%) Linux
4 3 (1.76%) Unix
5 2 (1.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (9.41%) ITIL
2 15 (8.82%) Content Management
3 13 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (7.06%) SDLC
5 8 (4.71%) OO
5 8 (4.71%) Server Virtualisation
6 7 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.12%) Performance Analysis
6 7 (4.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (3.53%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (2.94%) Information Security
8 5 (2.94%) ITSM
8 5 (2.94%) Release Management
8 5 (2.94%) Server Patching
9 4 (2.35%) Analytics
9 4 (2.35%) Data Analytics
9 4 (2.35%) Quality Management
9 4 (2.35%) Risk Management
10 3 (1.76%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.94%) C
2 21 (12.35%) C++
3 20 (11.76%) Python
4 9 (5.29%) Java
5 7 (4.12%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.12%) Perl
6 6 (3.53%) SQL
7 4 (2.35%) Fortran
8 2 (1.18%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 18 (10.59%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.94%) Degree
4 2 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.59%) CCDA
5 1 (0.59%) CCDP
5 1 (0.59%) CCNA
5 1 (0.59%) CCNP
5 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.94%) QA
2 3 (1.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.18%) GDPR
4 1 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.59%) GxP
4 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.59%) MiFID
4 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.59%) PSD2
System Software
1 8 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.35%) VirtualBox
2 4 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.76%) Firmware
Vendors
1 25 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 20 (11.76%) Adobe
3 5 (2.94%) Citrix
3 5 (2.94%) Oracle
3 5 (2.94%) VMware
4 4 (2.35%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.18%) SAP
6 1 (0.59%) IBM
6 1 (0.59%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.59%) WSO2