Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Author was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 744 631 698
Rank change year-on-year -113 +67 -114
Contract jobs requiring an Author 147 213 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 123 128
UK median daily rate £330 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £231 £256 £256
90th Percentile £480 £475 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year +4.84% -4.62% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 6
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.75 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.82% -6.82% +1.54%
10th Percentile £33.40 £21.00 £25.75
90th Percentile £41.70 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +18.64% -10.61% +1.54%

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 98,167 90,219 104,724
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.95% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,297 58,469 68,118
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,167 2,926 3,153
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% -3.79% +11.06%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.38
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%

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 18 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Author over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 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 -104 138 £330 -2.94% 19
UK excluding London -86 89 £325 +4.84% 17
London -40 52 £400 - 3
South East -32 33 £350 +16.67% 6
North of England -24 25 £275 -5.17%
Midlands -6 14 £338 -1.46% 6
Yorkshire -24 13 £325 +18.18%
East of England -14 11 £215 -42.67% 3
North West -31 11 £238 -20.83%
West Midlands -23 10 £338 -1.46% 4
East Midlands +13 4 - - 2
Scotland -47 4 £350 +27.27%
South West -15 2 £300 -3.23% 1
North East +3 1 - -

Author Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 47 (31.97%) Microsoft
2 25 (17.01%) Finance
2 25 (17.01%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (15.65%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (12.93%) Security Cleared
5 18 (12.24%) CMS
5 18 (12.24%) Content Management
6 17 (11.56%) Microsoft Excel
6 17 (11.56%) SC Cleared
7 16 (10.88%) SharePoint
8 14 (9.52%) Banking
9 13 (8.84%) .NET
10 12 (8.16%) Active Directory
10 12 (8.16%) VMware
10 12 (8.16%) Telecoms
10 12 (8.16%) Degree
10 12 (8.16%) SDLC
11 11 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (7.48%) Cisco
12 10 (6.80%) Validation
13 9 (6.12%) Adobe
13 9 (6.12%) HTML
13 9 (6.12%) Target Operating Model
13 9 (6.12%) Relational Database
14 8 (5.44%) Splunk
14 8 (5.44%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (5.44%) Infoblox
14 8 (5.44%) QA
14 8 (5.44%) SQL Server
14 8 (5.44%) CheckPoint

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 18 (12.24%) CMS
2 16 (10.88%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (3.40%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.36%) Confluence
4 2 (1.36%) Mule
5 1 (0.68%) Drupal
5 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (15.65%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (11.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (5.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (4.08%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.72%) FrameMaker
6 3 (2.04%) Acrobat
6 3 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (2.04%) InDesign
6 3 (2.04%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.68%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.76%) Office 365
1 7 (4.76%) Yammer
2 6 (4.08%) SaaS
3 5 (3.40%) OneDrive
4 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.72%) PaaS
5 3 (2.04%) Trello
6 2 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.76%) Skype
2 6 (4.08%) PBX
3 1 (0.68%) Internet
3 1 (0.68%) Intranet
3 1 (0.68%) LAN
3 1 (0.68%) MPLS
3 1 (0.68%) SMS
3 1 (0.68%) WAN
3 1 (0.68%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.12%) Relational Database
2 8 (5.44%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.36%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.68%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.40%) JIRA
2 3 (2.04%) Eclipse
General
1 25 (17.01%) Finance
2 14 (9.52%) Banking
3 12 (8.16%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.44%) Electronics
5 7 (4.76%) Marketing
5 7 (4.76%) Publishing
6 6 (4.08%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.72%) Manufacturing
8 3 (2.04%) Multimedia
8 3 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (2.04%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.36%) Advertising
9 2 (1.36%) Retail
10 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.68%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.84%) .NET
2 9 (6.12%) HTML
3 6 (4.08%) .NET Framework
4 5 (3.40%) CSS
5 3 (2.04%) REST
5 3 (2.04%) XML
6 2 (1.36%) Ajax
6 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.36%) CSS3
6 2 (1.36%) DOM
6 2 (1.36%) HTML5
6 2 (1.36%) jQuery
6 2 (1.36%) JSON
6 2 (1.36%) Swagger
6 2 (1.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.36%) XHTML
7 1 (0.68%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.68%) SAML
7 1 (0.68%) SGML
7 1 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.76%) Computer Science
1 7 (4.76%) User Experience
2 5 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.40%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.72%) FMCG
3 4 (2.72%) Graphic Design
4 3 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.04%) Vector Graphics
4 3 (2.04%) Wiki
5 2 (1.36%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.68%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.68%) Fintech
6 1 (0.68%) Life Science
6 1 (0.68%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.76%) Linux
2 6 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (2.72%) Windows
4 3 (2.04%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.04%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.01%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (12.24%) Content Management
3 12 (8.16%) SDLC
4 11 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (6.80%) Validation
6 9 (6.12%) Target Operating Model
7 8 (5.44%) Identity Management
8 6 (4.08%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.08%) Data Loss Prevention
8 6 (4.08%) Document Management
8 6 (4.08%) OO
8 6 (4.08%) Runbook
8 6 (4.08%) Test Automation
8 6 (4.08%) Use Case
9 5 (3.40%) API Design
9 5 (3.40%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.40%) Organisational Awareness
9 5 (3.40%) Programme Management
9 5 (3.40%) Software Architecture
9 5 (3.40%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.72%) C#
2 3 (2.04%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.04%) SQL
3 1 (0.68%) Perl
3 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (12.93%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.56%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.16%) Degree
4 6 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.68%) APMP
5 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.44%) QA
2 3 (2.04%) GDPR
3 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.68%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.68%) GMP
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) PMO
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.36%) SCOrch
2 2 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.68%) SCCM
3 1 (0.68%) SCOM
Vendors
1 47 (31.97%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.16%) VMware
3 11 (7.48%) Cisco
4 9 (6.12%) Adobe
5 8 (5.44%) CheckPoint
5 8 (5.44%) Infoblox
5 8 (5.44%) Micro Focus
5 8 (5.44%) NetApp
5 8 (5.44%) Splunk
6 6 (4.08%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.40%) SAP
8 4 (2.72%) CyberArk
9 3 (2.04%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.36%) Capita
10 2 (1.36%) Google
10 2 (1.36%) Interwoven
10 2 (1.36%) Oracle
11 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.68%) IBM
11 1 (0.68%) Juniper