The median contractor rate for a Author was £343 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 479 524 486
Rank change year-on-year +45 -38  
Contract jobs requiring an Author 124 121 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.23% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 80 83
Median daily rate £343 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £315
% change year-on-year -7.14% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 10
Median hourly rate £30.25 £30.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.83% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.83% -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 44592 53123 52813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.09% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28970 34603 31991
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1459 1537 2115
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Author
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Author in the UK

Author
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 April 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
England +47 122 £334 -4.64% 14
London +25 40 £375 - 1
South East +30 24 £300 -3.22% 8
South West +12 17 £310 -11.42%
East of England -4 14 £388 +3.33% 1
West Midlands +26 11 £343 +31.73%
Gloucestershire +13 9 £310 -17.33%
Berkshire +26 8 £300 +9.09% 4
North West +31 7 £290 -3.33%
Suffolk +14 7 £425 +13.33%
Yorkshire +13 7 £288 -23.33% 3
West Yorkshire +18 6 £288 -11.53% 1
Warwickshire +16 6 £343 +31.73%
Ipswich +5 6 £425 +13.33%
City of London -9 6 £431 +23.21%
Leeds +18 5 £288 -11.53% 1
Surrey +1 5 £450 +68.22% 1
Southport - 5 £290 -
Bristol - 5 £345 -
Bracknell - 5 £300 -
Merseyside - 5 £290 -
Cambridge - 4 £350 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £350 - 1
Staines +4 3 - -
Hertfordshire +1 3 £300 -
Buckinghamshire -8 3 £350 -
Coventry - 3 - -
Reading - 3 £238 - 1
Middlesex - 3 £450 -
Hampshire +5 2 £225 -29.68% 3

Author Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 38 (20.00%) Finance
2 27 (14.21%) HTML
3 26 (13.68%) XML
4 25 (13.16%) MS Visio
4 25 (13.16%) Microsoft
5 24 (12.63%) Microsoft Office
6 22 (11.58%) Adobe
7 20 (10.53%) C
8 19 (10.00%) C++
9 17 (8.95%) Banking
9 17 (8.95%) Performance Analysis
10 15 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (7.37%) SQL Server
11 14 (7.37%) Eclipse
12 13 (6.84%) Python
12 13 (6.84%) XSLT
12 13 (6.84%) Doxygen
12 13 (6.84%) CMS
13 12 (6.32%) Content Management
14 11 (5.79%) ITIL
14 11 (5.79%) Project Management
14 11 (5.79%) SC Cleared
14 11 (5.79%) Security Cleared
15 9 (4.74%) User Stories
15 9 (4.74%) Linux
15 9 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (4.74%) FrameMaker
15 9 (4.74%) Electronics
16 8 (4.21%) Manufacturing
16 8 (4.21%) Validation

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 (6.84%) CMS
2 4 (2.11%) Confluence
3 1 (0.53%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.53%) Documentum
3 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (13.16%) MS Visio
2 24 (12.63%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (6.84%) Doxygen
4 9 (4.74%) FrameMaker
5 7 (3.68%) Acrobat
6 6 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (2.63%) Photoshop
8 3 (1.58%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (1.58%) InDesign
8 3 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (1.58%) RoboHelp
9 2 (1.05%) CorelDRAW
10 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.53%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.53%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.53%) Notepad++
10 1 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.68%) IBM Blueworks
2 4 (2.11%) SaaS
3 3 (1.58%) IaaS
3 3 (1.58%) PaaS
4 2 (1.05%) Office 365
5 1 (0.53%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.21%) WAN
2 6 (3.16%) VLAN
3 5 (2.63%) DMVPN
4 4 (2.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (2.11%) Firewall
5 2 (1.05%) LAN
6 1 (0.53%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.21%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.16%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.63%) Big Data
4 5 (2.63%) HBase
5 1 (0.53%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 14 (7.37%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.58%) JIRA
3 2 (1.05%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.53%) XMLSpy
General
1 38 (20.00%) Finance
2 17 (8.95%) Banking
3 9 (4.74%) Electronics
4 8 (4.21%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.68%) Publishing
6 5 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.11%) Advertising
7 4 (2.11%) Games
7 4 (2.11%) Marketing
8 3 (1.58%) Legal
9 2 (1.05%) Front Office
9 2 (1.05%) Retail
9 2 (1.05%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.53%) Law
10 1 (0.53%) Local Government
10 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (14.21%) HTML
2 26 (13.68%) XML
3 13 (6.84%) XSLT
4 8 (4.21%) .NET
5 7 (3.68%) .NET Framework
6 6 (3.16%) CSS
7 3 (1.58%) HTML5
7 3 (1.58%) Swagger
8 2 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.53%) SGML
9 1 (0.53%) SparkR
9 1 (0.53%) Web Services
9 1 (0.53%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.16%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.63%) Data Structures
2 5 (2.63%) Graphic Design
2 5 (2.63%) Reference Data
3 4 (2.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.58%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.58%) Tandem
4 3 (1.58%) User Experience
5 2 (1.05%) Blog
5 2 (1.05%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.05%) EMV
5 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.05%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.53%) Fintech
6 1 (0.53%) FMCG
6 1 (0.53%) mHealth
6 1 (0.53%) Social Media
6 1 (0.53%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.74%) Linux
2 6 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (8.95%) Performance Analysis
2 15 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (6.32%) Content Management
4 11 (5.79%) ITIL
4 11 (5.79%) Project Management
5 9 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (4.74%) User Stories
6 8 (4.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 8 (4.21%) Time Management
6 8 (4.21%) Validation
7 7 (3.68%) BPMN
8 6 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (3.16%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (3.16%) eTOM
8 6 (3.16%) Migration
8 6 (3.16%) Quality Management
8 6 (3.16%) Wealth Management
9 5 (2.63%) OO
9 5 (2.63%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.53%) C
2 19 (10.00%) C++
3 13 (6.84%) Python
4 4 (2.11%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.58%) C#
5 3 (1.58%) Java
5 3 (1.58%) PHP
6 1 (0.53%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (5.79%) SC Cleared
1 11 (5.79%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.68%) CCDA
2 7 (3.68%) CCDP
2 7 (3.68%) CCNA
2 7 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.16%) CCNP
3 6 (3.16%) Degree
4 4 (2.11%) HNC
5 3 (1.58%) HND
6 2 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.63%) QA
2 3 (1.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.05%) MiFID
4 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 25 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 22 (11.58%) Adobe
3 7 (3.68%) IBM
3 7 (3.68%) Oracle
4 6 (3.16%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.63%) Cisco
6 4 (2.11%) Blue Coat
6 4 (2.11%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.11%) NetWitness
7 3 (1.58%) SAP
8 2 (1.05%) Google
9 1 (0.53%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.53%) Capita
9 1 (0.53%) Genesys
9 1 (0.53%) VMware
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