Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Author was £385 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 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.

Author
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 540 518
Rank change year-on-year -52 -22 -41
Contract jobs requiring an Author 42 75 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.089% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 58 72
London median daily rate £385 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £250
90th Percentile £494 £429 £436
England median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
London median hourly rate £34.88 £27.18 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.31% +25.75% +35.09%
10th Percentile £27.34 £25.71 £20.31
90th Percentile £43.11 £28.66 £22.92
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.18 £28.75
% change year-on-year +28.77% -5.46% +30.68%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44629 42675 44230
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.99% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 32318 30339 31174
London median daily rate £495 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.61% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 554 685
London median hourly rate £20.44 £19.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% +4.04% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Author
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Author in London

Author
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Author in London

Author
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Author in London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Author in London

Author
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Author in London

Author
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Author in London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Author in London

Author
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Author within the London region over the 6 months to 21 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
Central London +1 8 £418 +11.33%
West London -11 3 £258 -17.60% 1
South London - 1 £450 -
Author
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 London region featuring Author in the job title.

1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (16.67%) Banking
4 5 (11.90%) Confluence
4 5 (11.90%) REST
5 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.52%) XML
5 4 (9.52%) HTML
5 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (9.52%) MS Visio
5 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.14%) Java
6 3 (7.14%) ITIL
6 3 (7.14%) Unix
6 3 (7.14%) Linux
6 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
6 3 (7.14%) Project Management
6 3 (7.14%) Retail Banking
6 3 (7.14%) Wiki
6 3 (7.14%) Degree
6 3 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (4.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 2 (4.76%) HTML5
7 2 (4.76%) RESTful
7 2 (4.76%) Open Source
7 2 (4.76%) SaaS
7 2 (4.76%) Marketing
7 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared

Author Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 5 (11.90%) Confluence
2 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.38%) FrameMaker
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) LAN
1 1 (2.38%) Skype
1 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Marketing
5 1 (2.38%) Advertising
5 1 (2.38%) Electronics
5 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Legal
5 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.38%) Private Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) REST
2 4 (9.52%) HTML
2 4 (9.52%) XML
3 2 (4.76%) CSS
3 2 (4.76%) HTML5
3 2 (4.76%) JSON
3 2 (4.76%) RESTful
3 2 (4.76%) Sass
3 2 (4.76%) Swagger
3 2 (4.76%) YAML
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.38%) XSL
4 1 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (7.14%) Wiki
2 2 (4.76%) Animation
2 2 (4.76%) Fintech
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) CESG
3 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.38%) EMV
3 1 (2.38%) FMCG
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (2.38%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
1 3 (7.14%) Unix
2 2 (4.76%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (7.14%) ITIL
3 3 (7.14%) Project Management
4 2 (4.76%) API Design
4 2 (4.76%) Change Management
4 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.76%) Content Management
4 2 (4.76%) Data Analysis
4 2 (4.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (4.76%) ITSM
4 2 (4.76%) Mentoring
4 2 (4.76%) Open Source
4 2 (4.76%) Quality Management
4 2 (4.76%) Risk Management
4 2 (4.76%) Scrum
4 2 (4.76%) Validation
5 1 (2.38%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (2.38%) Data Flow Diagram
5 1 (2.38%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) Java
2 2 (4.76%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (2.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) GDPR
2 1 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.38%) GxP
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) MiFID
2 1 (2.38%) PSD2
2 1 (2.38%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (2.38%) Google
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) VMware