Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Author was £315 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 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 > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 315 357 347
Rank change year-on-year +42 -10 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 56 23 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.15% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 11 23
South East median daily rate £315 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -14.29% +16.86%
10th Percentile £258 £213 £256
90th Percentile £438 £375 £430
England median daily rate £339 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -3.21% +7.69% -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - -
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 South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15916 15709 18180
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.96% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9454 9351 10674
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 650 777 914
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.25 £10.29
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.03 £47.50
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 South East

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Author in the South East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 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
Hampshire +27 23 £275 -12.00%
Thames Valley -4 20 £350 +40.00% 2
Berkshire +8 12 £325 +18.18% 2
Surrey -10 9 £425 -
Oxfordshire - 8 £375 -
West Sussex - 4 - -
Technical Author
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region featuring Technical Author in the job title.

1 20 (35.71%) Windows
2 17 (30.36%) Security Cleared
3 16 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 15 (26.79%) MS Visio
4 15 (26.79%) MS Exchange
5 14 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 13 (23.21%) Acrobat
6 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (23.21%) Adobe
6 13 (23.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (23.21%) Windows Server
6 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (23.21%) PaintShop Pro
7 12 (21.43%) SDLC
8 8 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
8 8 (14.29%) WAN
8 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
9 7 (12.50%) LAN
9 7 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (10.71%) ITIL
11 5 (8.93%) Linux
11 5 (8.93%) Citrix
11 5 (8.93%) CMS
11 5 (8.93%) Information Security
11 5 (8.93%) Content Management
11 5 (8.93%) Release Management
11 5 (8.93%) Server Patching
12 4 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (7.14%) QA

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:

Application Platforms
1 15 (26.79%) MS Exchange
2 13 (23.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.93%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (26.79%) MS Visio
2 13 (23.21%) Acrobat
2 13 (23.21%) PaintShop Pro
3 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (5.36%) FrameMaker
5 2 (3.57%) RoboHelp
5 2 (3.57%) XMetaL
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.79%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) WAN
2 7 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (1.79%) DMVPN
3 1 (1.79%) VLAN
General
1 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
1 1 (1.79%) Finance
1 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (35.71%) Windows
2 13 (23.21%) Windows Server
2 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (8.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.43%) SDLC
2 8 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
3 7 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (10.71%) ITIL
5 5 (8.93%) Content Management
5 5 (8.93%) Information Security
5 5 (8.93%) Release Management
5 5 (8.93%) Server Patching
6 4 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (5.36%) Product Management
8 2 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.57%) Information Management
9 1 (1.79%) Data Protection
9 1 (1.79%) eTOM
9 1 (1.79%) IT Audit
9 1 (1.79%) Performance Analysis
9 1 (1.79%) Performance Management
9 1 (1.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.79%) SysML
9 1 (1.79%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (30.36%) Security Cleared
2 16 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (1.79%) CCDA
4 1 (1.79%) CCDP
4 1 (1.79%) CCNA
4 1 (1.79%) CCNP
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Adobe
2 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.93%) Citrix