Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Documentation Specialist was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Documentation Specialist
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 864 850 862
Rank change year-on-year -14 +12 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Documentation Specialist 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.002% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
UK median daily rate £325 £335 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.99% -0.74% +15.38%
10th Percentile £273 £283 £278
90th Percentile £378 £387 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £335 £300
% change year-on-year -17.91% +11.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 95,342 91,100 101,599
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.78% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,328 59,471 64,808
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,819 3,215 3,851
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.74%

Documentation Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Documentation Specialist in the UK

Documentation Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Documentation Specialist in the UK

Documentation Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Documentation Specialist in the UK

Documentation Specialist
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Documentation Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 23 January 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 -18 4 £325 -18.75%
London - 2 £375 -
UK excluding London +8 1 £275 -17.91%
South East - 1 £275 -

Documentation Specialist Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Documentation Specialist 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 Documentation Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) SAP
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) IT Audit
2 1 (25.00%) Order to Cash
2 1 (25.00%) Record to Report
2 1 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Supply Chain Planning
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (25.00%) Cerner
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (25.00%) Process Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Publishing
2 1 (25.00%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS

Documentation Specialist 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Cerner Millennium
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) IT Audit
2 1 (25.00%) Order to Cash
2 1 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (25.00%) Process Management
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Record to Report
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Supply Chain Planning
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) Cerner