The median contractor rate for a Technical Author was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Author
England / London
Rank 379 394 356
Rank change year-on-year +15 -38  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 19 37 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.098% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.18% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 29 42
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £346 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +2.59% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00

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 18357 21038 20420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.81% 95.01% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13065 15076 14090
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 283 378
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 -4 5 £381 +8.92%
Brentford - 1 - -
Technical Author
England

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 20 (38.46%) Finance
2 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 15 (28.85%) Banking
4 11 (21.15%) .NET
4 11 (21.15%) SQL Server
5 10 (19.23%) MS Office
5 10 (19.23%) Linux
5 10 (19.23%) .NET Framework
6 8 (15.38%) Wealth Management
6 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (15.38%) Relational Database
6 8 (15.38%) OO
6 8 (15.38%) HTML
7 7 (13.46%) Red Hat
7 7 (13.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (13.46%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (11.54%) Graphic Design
8 6 (11.54%) Data Structures
8 6 (11.54%) Scrum
8 6 (11.54%) OOP
8 6 (11.54%) OOD
9 5 (9.62%) Adobe
9 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
9 5 (9.62%) Validation
9 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
9 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
10 4 (7.69%) Blue Coat
10 4 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (7.69%) Investment Management
10 4 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service

Technical Author Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (3.85%) CMS
1 2 (3.85%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (19.23%) MS Office
2 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
3 4 (7.69%) FrameMaker
4 3 (5.77%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (1.92%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) IaaS
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
1 1 (1.92%) PaaS
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) JIRA
2 1 (1.92%) XMLSpy
General
1 20 (38.46%) Finance
2 15 (28.85%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Electronics
3 3 (5.77%) Marketing
3 3 (5.77%) Publishing
3 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.85%) Advertising
4 2 (3.85%) Games
4 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.85%) Retail
5 1 (1.92%) Front Office
5 1 (1.92%) Legal
5 1 (1.92%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) .NET
2 10 (19.23%) .NET Framework
3 8 (15.38%) HTML
4 3 (5.77%) CSS
4 3 (5.77%) HTML5
4 3 (5.77%) XML
5 2 (3.85%) Middleware
5 2 (3.85%) Web Services
6 1 (1.92%) XSD
6 1 (1.92%) XSL
6 1 (1.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Data Structures
1 6 (11.54%) Graphic Design
2 4 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.77%) Tandem
3 3 (5.77%) User Experience
4 1 (1.92%) EMV
4 1 (1.92%) Fintech
4 1 (1.92%) FMCG
4 1 (1.92%) IPTV
4 1 (1.92%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.92%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.92%) W3C
4 1 (1.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Linux
2 7 (13.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (15.38%) OO
1 8 (15.38%) Wealth Management
2 7 (13.46%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (11.54%) OOD
3 6 (11.54%) OOP
3 6 (11.54%) Scrum
4 5 (9.62%) Validation
5 4 (7.69%) Investment Management
5 4 (7.69%) ITIL
6 3 (5.77%) Business Analysis
6 3 (5.77%) ERP
6 3 (5.77%) Quality Management
6 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.77%) Use Case
7 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.85%) Content Management
7 2 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (3.85%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.77%) Java
2 3 (5.77%) PHP
3 1 (1.92%) C#
3 1 (1.92%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
1 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.92%) CCDA
3 1 (1.92%) CCDP
3 1 (1.92%) CCNA
3 1 (1.92%) CCNP
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.92%) MiFID
1 1 (1.92%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) Red Hat
3 5 (9.62%) Adobe
4 4 (7.69%) Blue Coat
4 4 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 4 (7.69%) Cisco
4 4 (7.69%) NetWitness
5 2 (3.85%) SAP
6 1 (1.92%) Atlassian