Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Author was £263 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading 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.

Technical Author
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 95 105
Rank change year-on-year +8 +10 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.24% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.15% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Reading median daily rate £263 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £256 £325 £313
90th Percentile £269 £375 £338
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £275 £386
% change year-on-year +18.18% -28.80% +28.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £33.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1189 1331 1803
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.25% 90.42% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 711 1076
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £228 £219
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 78 124
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% -31.55% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.75 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%

Technical Author
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Author in Reading

Technical Author
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Author in Reading

Technical Author
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Author in Reading

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 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 Reading region featuring Technical Author in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (66.67%) CMS
1 2 (66.67%) XMetaL
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Content Management
1 2 (66.67%) Information Management
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection

Technical Author Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (66.67%) CMS
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) XMetaL
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Content Management
1 2 (66.67%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft