The median contractor rate for a Technical Author was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 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 / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 267 247
Rank change year-on-year +49 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 20 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.11% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.12% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 10
Median daily rate £288 £278 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -12.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £228 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £388 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £325 £338
% change year-on-year -6.76% -3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7222 8372 8994
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.55% 95.03% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4233 4992 5132
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 381 432
Median hourly rate £17.77 £19.61 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +21.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Technical Author
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Author in the South East

Technical Author
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Author in the South East

Technical Author
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Author in the South East

Technical Author
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Berkshire +26 11 £300 +9.09% 4
Hampshire +10 6 £238 -38.70%
Sussex - 2 - -
Surrey +2 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Technical Author
England

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region featuring Technical Author in the job title.

1 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
3 7 (18.92%) DMVPN
3 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.92%) eTOM
3 7 (18.92%) VLAN
3 7 (18.92%) CCNP
3 7 (18.92%) CCNA
3 7 (18.92%) CCDA
3 7 (18.92%) CCDP
3 7 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (18.92%) ITIL
3 7 (18.92%) WAN
4 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (13.51%) ETL
4 5 (13.51%) Adobe
4 5 (13.51%) Oracle
4 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
4 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
4 5 (13.51%) Data Management
4 5 (13.51%) Big Data
4 5 (13.51%) Master Data Management
4 5 (13.51%) Reference Data
4 5 (13.51%) HBase
4 5 (13.51%) Hadoop
5 4 (10.81%) Scrum
5 4 (10.81%) Photoshop
5 4 (10.81%) MS Visio
6 3 (8.11%) Physics
6 3 (8.11%) Chemistry

Technical Author Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Visio
1 4 (10.81%) Photoshop
2 2 (5.41%) Acrobat
2 2 (5.41%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (5.41%) InDesign
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (5.41%) RoboHelp
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) DMVPN
1 7 (18.92%) VLAN
1 7 (18.92%) WAN
2 1 (2.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Big Data
1 5 (13.51%) Hadoop
1 5 (13.51%) HBase
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Games
2 2 (5.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (18.92%) eTOM
1 7 (18.92%) ITIL
2 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (13.51%) Data Management
2 5 (13.51%) ETL
2 5 (13.51%) Master Data Management
3 4 (10.81%) Scrum
4 3 (8.11%) Chemistry
4 3 (8.11%) Physics
5 2 (5.41%) Change Control
5 2 (5.41%) Desktop Publishing
5 2 (5.41%) Open Source
5 2 (5.41%) Product Management
5 2 (5.41%) QMS
5 2 (5.41%) Quality Management
6 1 (2.70%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C
1 1 (2.70%) C#
1 1 (2.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
3 7 (18.92%) CCDA
3 7 (18.92%) CCDP
3 7 (18.92%) CCNA
3 7 (18.92%) CCNP
3 7 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Adobe
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
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