Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Author was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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.

Author
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 718 682 706
Rank change year-on-year -36 +24 -71
Contract jobs requiring an Author 162 200 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 120 92
UK median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.17% -7.21% +7.69%
10th Percentile £284 £258 £258
90th Percentile £575 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £319
% change year-on-year +10.00% -5.88% -3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 5
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 £27.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +28.77% -16.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year - +20.69% -10.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96,952 94,329 100,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.95% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,720 61,949 65,599
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,111 2,809 3,298
UK median hourly rate £17.71 £18.70 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +2.40% +1.46%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

Author
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Author in the UK

Author
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Author in the UK

Author
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Author over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Author in the UK

Author
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Author in the UK

Author
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Author within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. 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
England -40 146 £400 +23.08% 31
UK excluding London -89 82 £330 +10.00% 27
London +12 75 £450 +12.50% 4
East of England -1 26 £313 -3.85% 6
Midlands -3 19 £338 -10.00% 3
South East -52 19 £325 +10.17% 9
West Midlands -6 15 £338 -10.00% 1
Scotland -22 12 £500 +81.82%
North of England -46 5 £325 - 5
East Midlands +14 4 - - 2
Yorkshire -21 3 £325 +18.18% 1
North West -33 2 - - 3
South West -33 1 - - 4

Author Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, Author contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Author in the job title.

1 54 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 46 (28.40%) Finance
3 37 (22.84%) Microsoft Office
4 34 (20.99%) Content Management
5 33 (20.37%) CMS
6 19 (11.73%) Telecoms
7 18 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
7 18 (11.11%) SharePoint
8 17 (10.49%) Electronics
8 17 (10.49%) JIRA
8 17 (10.49%) Confluence
9 16 (9.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 16 (9.88%) Banking
9 16 (9.88%) Linux
10 15 (9.26%) SQL Server
10 15 (9.26%) .NET
10 15 (9.26%) Red Hat
10 15 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (9.26%) Relational Database
11 14 (8.64%) Security Cleared
11 14 (8.64%) MS Visio
11 14 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (8.64%) Business Analysis
12 13 (8.02%) Wealth Management
12 13 (8.02%) Marketing
12 13 (8.02%) .NET Framework
12 13 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (8.02%) OOP
12 13 (8.02%) OO
12 13 (8.02%) DevOps

Author Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 33 (20.37%) CMS
2 18 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 17 (10.49%) Confluence
4 5 (3.09%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.62%) Drupal
6 1 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.62%) Umbraco
Applications
1 37 (22.84%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (9.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (8.64%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.23%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.62%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.62%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.62%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.62%) InDesign
6 1 (0.62%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.62%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.56%) Office 365
2 8 (4.94%) SaaS
3 7 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.32%) Yammer
4 6 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (3.09%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.85%) GitHub
6 3 (1.85%) Trello
7 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.32%) Skype
2 6 (3.70%) PBX
3 3 (1.85%) Internet
4 2 (1.23%) Firewall
5 1 (0.62%) 2G
5 1 (0.62%) 3G
5 1 (0.62%) 4G
5 1 (0.62%) Intranet
5 1 (0.62%) LTE
5 1 (0.62%) MPLS
5 1 (0.62%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.26%) Relational Database
1 15 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.62%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.62%) DB2
2 1 (0.62%) MySQL
2 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.62%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 17 (10.49%) JIRA
2 2 (1.23%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.62%) Ant
3 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (28.40%) Finance
2 19 (11.73%) Telecoms
3 17 (10.49%) Electronics
4 16 (9.88%) Banking
5 13 (8.02%) Marketing
6 12 (7.41%) Investment Banking
7 11 (6.79%) Publishing
8 6 (3.70%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.85%) Advertising
10 2 (1.23%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.62%) Retail
11 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.26%) .NET
2 13 (8.02%) .NET Framework
3 7 (4.32%) HTML
4 4 (2.47%) REST
4 4 (2.47%) SOAP
4 4 (2.47%) Web Services
5 2 (1.23%) XML
6 1 (0.62%) COM
6 1 (0.62%) CORBA
6 1 (0.62%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.79%) Graphic Design
2 8 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.32%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.47%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.47%) User Experience
5 3 (1.85%) FMCG
5 3 (1.85%) Wiki
6 2 (1.23%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.23%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.23%) Life Science
6 2 (1.23%) Vector Graphics
7 1 (0.62%) AS400
7 1 (0.62%) CCTV
7 1 (0.62%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.62%) Fintech
7 1 (0.62%) NHS
7 1 (0.62%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.88%) Linux
2 15 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.85%) Windows
4 2 (1.23%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.99%) Content Management
2 14 (8.64%) Business Analysis
2 14 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (8.02%) DevOps
3 13 (8.02%) OO
3 13 (8.02%) OOP
3 13 (8.02%) Organisational Awareness
3 13 (8.02%) Wealth Management
4 12 (7.41%) Risk Analysis
5 10 (6.17%) Computer Architecture
6 9 (5.56%) Analytics
7 8 (4.94%) SDLC
8 7 (4.32%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (3.70%) Data Loss Prevention
9 6 (3.70%) Identity Management
9 6 (3.70%) Programme Management
10 5 (3.09%) Statistics
10 5 (3.09%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.09%) C
1 5 (3.09%) C++
1 5 (3.09%) Python
2 4 (2.47%) Java
3 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.62%) SQL
3 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (8.64%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.17%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.94%) Degree
4 3 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.62%) APMP
5 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) GDPR
2 1 (0.62%) GMP
2 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 6 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 54 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.26%) Red Hat
3 7 (4.32%) VMware
4 6 (3.70%) CheckPoint
4 6 (3.70%) Cisco
4 6 (3.70%) Infoblox
4 6 (3.70%) Micro Focus
4 6 (3.70%) NetApp
4 6 (3.70%) SAP
5 5 (3.09%) Adobe
6 4 (2.47%) Splunk
7 2 (1.23%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.62%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.62%) Google
8 1 (0.62%) IBM
8 1 (0.62%) ILOG
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle
8 1 (0.62%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.62%) Sybase
8 1 (0.62%) Teradata