Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Author was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Author
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 639 682 571
Rank change year-on-year +43 -111 +76
Contract jobs requiring an Author 218 207 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.19% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.20% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 128 186
UK median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £257 £250 £225
90th Percentile £475 £439 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -4.62% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 6 20
UK median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +1.54% +25.00%
10th Percentile £21.00 £25.75 £28.73
90th Percentile £38.75 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -10.61% +1.54% +25.00%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90193 104555 107186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.84% 95.02% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58462 68042 66348
UK median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2904 3100 4144
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.89 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.58 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.47% +11.76% +3.03%

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 23 July 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Author over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Author in the UK

Author
Top 14 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 23 July 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
England +63 204 £325 -7.14% 17
UK excluding London +83 155 £310 -4.62% 12
London +11 60 £400 +6.67% 5
South East +56 50 £300 -0.83% 3
East of England +10 33 £375 +17.19% 6
North of England +40 26 £290 -10.77% 2
South West +15 22 £310 -8.15% 1
North West +36 16 £295 +7.27%
Midlands +9 13 £343 -2.14%
Scotland +42 11 £275 -
West Midlands +27 11 £343 +31.73%
Yorkshire +17 9 £275 -24.14% 2
East Midlands -20 2 £375 +7.14%
North East +54 1 - -

Author Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, 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 featuring Author in the job title.

1 37 (16.97%) Finance
2 33 (15.14%) MS Visio
3 30 (13.76%) Microsoft Office
4 28 (12.84%) Microsoft
5 26 (11.93%) HTML
5 26 (11.93%) XML
6 25 (11.47%) Security Cleared
7 24 (11.01%) SC Cleared
8 23 (10.55%) C
9 22 (10.09%) C++
9 22 (10.09%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (9.63%) Adobe
11 20 (9.17%) ITIL
12 18 (8.26%) Python
13 16 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (6.88%) Content Management
15 14 (6.42%) Banking
15 14 (6.42%) XSLT
15 14 (6.42%) QA
15 14 (6.42%) Performance Analysis
16 13 (5.96%) Project Management
16 13 (5.96%) Doxygen
16 13 (5.96%) CMS
17 10 (4.59%) FrameMaker
17 10 (4.59%) WAN
17 10 (4.59%) IBM
17 10 (4.59%) Java
17 10 (4.59%) BPMN
17 10 (4.59%) IBM Blueworks
18 9 (4.13%) Analytical Skills

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 13 (5.96%) CMS
2 2 (0.92%) Confluence
2 2 (0.92%) Documentum
2 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (0.92%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.46%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 33 (15.14%) MS Visio
2 30 (13.76%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (5.96%) Doxygen
4 10 (4.59%) FrameMaker
5 7 (3.21%) Acrobat
6 6 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (2.29%) Photoshop
8 4 (1.83%) XMetaL
9 3 (1.38%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (1.38%) InDesign
10 2 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 2 (0.92%) PaintShop Pro
10 2 (0.92%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.46%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.46%) Notepad++
11 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.59%) IBM Blueworks
2 5 (2.29%) SaaS
3 3 (1.38%) IaaS
3 3 (1.38%) PaaS
4 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.92%) Office 365
5 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.46%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.46%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.59%) WAN
2 9 (4.13%) VLAN
3 8 (3.67%) DMVPN
4 2 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (0.92%) Firewall
4 2 (0.92%) LAN
5 1 (0.46%) Internet
5 1 (0.46%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.75%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.29%) Big Data
3 5 (2.29%) HBase
4 2 (0.92%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.46%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.46%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 9 (4.13%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
General
1 37 (16.97%) Finance
2 14 (6.42%) Banking
3 7 (3.21%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.29%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.29%) Publishing
5 4 (1.83%) Advertising
5 4 (1.83%) Legal
5 4 (1.83%) Retail
6 3 (1.38%) Electronics
6 3 (1.38%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.92%) Front Office
7 2 (0.92%) Games
7 2 (0.92%) Marketing
7 2 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.93%) HTML
1 26 (11.93%) XML
2 14 (6.42%) XSLT
3 6 (2.75%) CSS
3 6 (2.75%) REST
4 5 (2.29%) Swagger
5 4 (1.83%) Sphinx
6 3 (1.38%) HTML5
6 3 (1.38%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.92%) .NET
7 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.46%) ggplot2
8 1 (0.46%) SGML
8 1 (0.46%) SparkR
8 1 (0.46%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (4.13%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.21%) User Experience
3 5 (2.29%) Reference Data
4 3 (1.38%) Animation
4 3 (1.38%) Graphic Design
4 3 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.92%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.92%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (0.92%) EMV
5 2 (0.92%) FMCG
5 2 (0.92%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (0.92%) Wiki
6 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.46%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.46%) Fintech
6 1 (0.46%) mHealth
6 1 (0.46%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.21%) Windows
2 5 (2.29%) Linux
3 2 (0.92%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (10.09%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (9.17%) ITIL
3 16 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (6.88%) Content Management
5 14 (6.42%) Performance Analysis
6 13 (5.96%) Project Management
7 10 (4.59%) BPMN
8 8 (3.67%) Document Management
8 8 (3.67%) eTOM
8 8 (3.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (3.67%) User Stories
9 7 (3.21%) Release Management
9 7 (3.21%) Validation
10 6 (2.75%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (2.75%) OO
10 6 (2.75%) Scrum
11 5 (2.29%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (2.29%) ETL
11 5 (2.29%) Migration
11 5 (2.29%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.55%) C
2 22 (10.09%) C++
3 18 (8.26%) Python
4 10 (4.59%) Java
5 6 (2.75%) Perl
6 5 (2.29%) C#
7 4 (1.83%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.38%) PHP
9 1 (0.46%) R
9 1 (0.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (11.47%) Security Cleared
2 24 (11.01%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.13%) Degree
4 8 (3.67%) CCDA
4 8 (3.67%) CCDP
4 8 (3.67%) CCNA
4 8 (3.67%) CCNP
4 8 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.92%) HNC
5 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.42%) QA
2 5 (2.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.38%) MiFID
4 2 (0.92%) GDPR
4 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.46%) GxP
5 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (0.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 28 (12.84%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.63%) Adobe
3 10 (4.59%) IBM
4 9 (4.13%) Oracle
5 5 (2.29%) Citrix
6 4 (1.83%) Google
7 3 (1.38%) SAP
8 2 (0.92%) Blue Coat
8 2 (0.92%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.92%) Cisco
8 2 (0.92%) NetWitness
9 1 (0.46%) Genesys
9 1 (0.46%) Meridio
9 1 (0.46%) WSO2
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