The median contractor rate for a Technical Author was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 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.

Technical Author
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 377 397 358
Rank change year-on-year +20 -39  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 35 31 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.14% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.15% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 45
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 £256 £267 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £325 £338
% change year-on-year -6.76% -3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £43.25 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -9.72% -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 19396 20655 22146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.29% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13838 14981 15430
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 228 376
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.94 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.46% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Technical Author
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Author in London

Technical Author
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Author in London

Technical Author
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Author in London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Author in London

Technical Author
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Author in London

Technical 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 Technical Author within the London region over the 3 months to 24 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 -
Technical Author
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 London region featuring Technical Author in the job title.

1 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 10 (18.52%) Banking
3 5 (9.26%) Validation
3 5 (9.26%) Project Management
3 5 (9.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (9.26%) MS Visio
3 5 (9.26%) SaaS
4 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (7.41%) User Experience
4 4 (7.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (7.41%) NetWitness
4 4 (7.41%) ERP
4 4 (7.41%) HTML
4 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.41%) Firewall
4 4 (7.41%) FrameMaker
4 4 (7.41%) Cisco
4 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.41%) Business Continuity
4 4 (7.41%) CheckPoint
4 4 (7.41%) Blue Coat
5 3 (5.56%) Retail
5 3 (5.56%) Quality Management
5 3 (5.56%) Legal
5 3 (5.56%) Migration
5 3 (5.56%) Adobe
5 3 (5.56%) PHP
5 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Office

Technical 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 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (9.26%) MS Visio
2 4 (7.41%) FrameMaker
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.85%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) SaaS
2 3 (5.56%) IaaS
2 3 (5.56%) PaaS
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (7.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.85%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.85%) JIRA
1 1 (1.85%) XMLSpy
General
1 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 10 (18.52%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Legal
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
4 2 (3.70%) Electronics
4 2 (3.70%) Front Office
4 2 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.70%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Advertising
5 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) HTML
2 3 (5.56%) CSS
2 3 (5.56%) HTML5
3 1 (1.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 4 (7.41%) User Experience
2 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.70%) EMV
2 2 (3.70%) FMCG
2 2 (3.70%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (3.70%) Wiki
3 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.85%) IPTV
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.85%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (9.26%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (9.26%) Project Management
1 5 (9.26%) Validation
2 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (7.41%) Business Continuity
2 4 (7.41%) ERP
3 3 (5.56%) ITIL
3 3 (5.56%) Migration
3 3 (5.56%) Quality Management
4 2 (3.70%) Algorithmic Trading
4 2 (3.70%) Matrix Management
4 2 (3.70%) Open Source
4 2 (3.70%) Risk Management
4 2 (3.70%) Service Design
4 2 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (3.70%) Workflow
5 1 (1.85%) Client Onboarding
5 1 (1.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (1.85%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (1.85%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.56%) Java
2 3 (5.56%) PHP
3 1 (1.85%) C#
3 1 (1.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) Degree
1 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) GDPR
1 2 (3.70%) MiFID
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.85%) GxP
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.85%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) Blue Coat
1 4 (7.41%) CheckPoint
1 4 (7.41%) Cisco
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
1 4 (7.41%) NetWitness
2 3 (5.56%) Adobe
3 1 (1.85%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.85%) SAP
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