The median contractor rate for an Author was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 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
England / London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 384 401 373
Rank change year-on-year +17 -28  
Contract jobs requiring an Author 38 33 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.15% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 29 43
Median daily rate £400 £375 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +31.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £259 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £460 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £325 £350
% change year-on-year -6.76% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £43.25 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -16.66% -0.68%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19705 20681 21805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.90% 95.27% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 49190 54031 56877
Median daily rate £500 £465 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.52% +6.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £284 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £641 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 788 774 1398
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.28 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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
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 3 months to 28 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
City of London -2 3 £438 +65.09%
Wimbledon - 1 £315 -
Author
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region featuring Author in the job title.

1 18 (30.51%) Finance
2 12 (20.34%) Banking
3 6 (10.17%) Project Management
3 6 (10.17%) MS Visio
3 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.47%) SaaS
4 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (8.47%) Validation
5 4 (6.78%) Business Continuity
5 4 (6.78%) CheckPoint
5 4 (6.78%) Retail
5 4 (6.78%) Blue Coat
5 4 (6.78%) Firewall
5 4 (6.78%) FrameMaker
5 4 (6.78%) Adobe
5 4 (6.78%) ERP
5 4 (6.78%) Cisco
5 4 (6.78%) HTML
5 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (6.78%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (6.78%) User Experience
5 4 (6.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (6.78%) NetWitness
6 3 (5.08%) IaaS
6 3 (5.08%) HTML5
6 3 (5.08%) PaaS
6 3 (5.08%) Confluence

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 3 (5.08%) Confluence
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) MS Visio
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (6.78%) FrameMaker
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.69%) InDesign
4 1 (1.69%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) SaaS
2 3 (5.08%) IaaS
2 3 (5.08%) PaaS
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (6.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.69%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.69%) JIRA
1 1 (1.69%) XMLSpy
General
1 18 (30.51%) Finance
2 12 (20.34%) Banking
3 4 (6.78%) Retail
4 3 (5.08%) Legal
4 3 (5.08%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.39%) Electronics
5 2 (3.39%) Front Office
5 2 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.69%) Advertising
6 1 (1.69%) Law
6 1 (1.69%) Publishing
6 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) HTML
2 3 (5.08%) CSS
2 3 (5.08%) HTML5
3 1 (1.69%) Web Services
3 1 (1.69%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 4 (6.78%) User Experience
2 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.39%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.39%) EMV
2 2 (3.39%) FMCG
2 2 (3.39%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (3.39%) Wiki
3 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.69%) Fintech
3 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.69%) IPTV
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.69%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (10.17%) Project Management
2 5 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (8.47%) Validation
3 4 (6.78%) Business Continuity
3 4 (6.78%) ERP
4 3 (5.08%) ITIL
4 3 (5.08%) Migration
4 3 (5.08%) Quality Management
4 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.39%) Algorithmic Trading
5 2 (3.39%) Data Analysis
5 2 (3.39%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (3.39%) Matrix Management
5 2 (3.39%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.39%) Open Source
5 2 (3.39%) Risk Management
5 2 (3.39%) Service Design
5 2 (3.39%) Workflow
6 1 (1.69%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.08%) Java
2 3 (5.08%) PHP
3 1 (1.69%) C#
3 1 (1.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) GDPR
1 2 (3.39%) MiFID
2 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.69%) GxP
2 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.69%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.78%) Adobe
2 4 (6.78%) Blue Coat
2 4 (6.78%) CheckPoint
2 4 (6.78%) Cisco
2 4 (6.78%) NetWitness
3 1 (1.69%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.69%) SAP