Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Author was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 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
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 216 232
Rank change year-on-year +29 +16 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 19 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.33% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 8
North West median daily rate £350 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -11.11% +5.47%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £143
90th Percentile £419 £366 £389
England median daily rate £339 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -3.21% +7.69% -6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £25.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.18 £28.75
% change year-on-year +28.77% -5.46% +25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5417 6452 8088
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 94.40% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3422 4154 4835
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £570
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 233 402
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.88% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.60 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Technical Author
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Author in the North West

Technical Author
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Author in the North West

Technical Author
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Author in the North West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Author in the North West

Technical Author
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Author in the North West

Technical Author
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 23 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
Manchester +22 14 £350 +16.67%
Cheshire +9 5 £313 -
Technical Author
England

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region featuring Technical Author in the job title.

1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) XML
2 6 (31.58%) REST
3 5 (26.32%) LaTeX
3 5 (26.32%) C++
3 5 (26.32%) HTML
3 5 (26.32%) Java
3 5 (26.32%) Sphinx
4 4 (21.05%) JIRA
4 4 (21.05%) WordPress
4 4 (21.05%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (21.05%) Sitecore
4 4 (21.05%) Confluence
4 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (21.05%) CMS
4 4 (21.05%) Content Management
4 4 (21.05%) CSS
4 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
4 4 (21.05%) Fortran
4 4 (21.05%) Data Analytics
4 4 (21.05%) Analytics
5 3 (15.79%) Camtasia
5 3 (15.79%) ITSM
5 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) Animation
6 2 (10.53%) C
6 2 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) API Development

Technical Author Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (21.05%) CMS
1 4 (21.05%) Confluence
1 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
1 4 (21.05%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (21.05%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) LaTeX
2 3 (15.79%) Camtasia
3 1 (5.26%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) REST
1 6 (31.58%) XML
2 5 (26.32%) HTML
2 5 (26.32%) Sphinx
3 4 (21.05%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) JSON
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Animation
2 2 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Analytics
1 4 (21.05%) Content Management
1 4 (21.05%) Data Analytics
1 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) ITSM
2 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) API Development
3 1 (5.26%) OO
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) C++
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) Fortran
3 2 (10.53%) C
4 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Sitecore
2 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow