The median contractor rate for a Technical Author was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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.

Technical Author
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 509 556 497
Rank change year-on-year +47 -59  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Author 92 88 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.17% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 60 94
Median daily rate £310 £353 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.05% +13.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £325 £338
% change year-on-year -6.76% -3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 13
Median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.72% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -9.72% -0.68%  

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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Technical Author
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Author in the UK

Technical Author
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Author in the UK

Technical Author
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Author over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Author in the UK

Technical Author
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Author in the UK

Technical Author
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Author over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Technical Author in the UK

Technical 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 Technical Author within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 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 +57 91 £310 -12.67% 13
London +20 35 £400 +6.66% 3
South East +41 20 £288 +3.60% 4
East of England +2 15 £388 +21.09% 4
South West +9 12 £310 -7.46%
Berkshire +30 11 £300 +9.09% 4
Suffolk +21 10 £388 +3.33%
Gloucestershire +14 10 £310 -11.42%
Ipswich +14 9 £388 +3.33%
Yorkshire +19 6 £288 -11.53% 1
Hampshire +18 6 £238 -38.70%
West Yorkshire +24 5 £288 -11.53% 1
Cambridge +9 5 - - 2
Cambridgeshire +5 5 - - 2
Bracknell - 5 £300 -
Leeds +21 4 £288 -11.53%
Reading +17 3 £238 -
City of London -2 3 £438 +65.09%
Basingstoke - 3 £225 -
Hook - 2 £263 -
Sussex - 2 - -
West Midlands +23 1 - - 1
North West +14 1 - -
Surrey +2 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 - -
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 - -
Plymouth - 1 - -

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Technical 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 Technical Author in the job title.

1 28 (16.28%) Finance
2 27 (15.70%) MS Visio
3 24 (13.95%) HTML
4 22 (12.79%) C
5 21 (12.21%) C++
6 20 (11.63%) XML
7 18 (10.47%) Adobe
8 17 (9.88%) Microsoft
8 17 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (9.88%) Performance Analysis
9 16 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
10 15 (8.72%) Python
10 15 (8.72%) Security Cleared
11 14 (8.14%) SC Cleared
12 13 (7.56%) XSLT
13 12 (6.98%) Eclipse
13 12 (6.98%) Doxygen
14 11 (6.40%) Banking
14 11 (6.40%) ITIL
15 10 (5.81%) IBM
15 10 (5.81%) FrameMaker
15 10 (5.81%) Content Management
15 10 (5.81%) CMS
15 10 (5.81%) BPMN
15 10 (5.81%) IBM Blueworks
16 9 (5.23%) User Stories
16 9 (5.23%) Project Management
17 8 (4.65%) WAN
17 8 (4.65%) VLAN
17 8 (4.65%) Stakeholder Engagement

Technical 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 10 (5.81%) CMS
2 3 (1.74%) Confluence
3 2 (1.16%) Documentum
4 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (15.70%) MS Visio
2 16 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (6.98%) Doxygen
4 10 (5.81%) FrameMaker
5 7 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (2.91%) Acrobat
6 5 (2.91%) Photoshop
7 3 (1.74%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (1.74%) RoboHelp
8 2 (1.16%) InDesign
8 2 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (1.16%) XMetaL
9 1 (0.58%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.58%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.58%) Notepad++
9 1 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.81%) IBM Blueworks
2 5 (2.91%) SaaS
3 3 (1.74%) IaaS
3 3 (1.74%) PaaS
4 2 (1.16%) Office 365
5 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.58%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.65%) VLAN
1 8 (4.65%) WAN
2 7 (4.07%) DMVPN
3 4 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (2.33%) Firewall
4 1 (0.58%) Internet
4 1 (0.58%) LAN
4 1 (0.58%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.91%) Big Data
1 5 (2.91%) Hadoop
1 5 (2.91%) HBase
1 5 (2.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.58%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 12 (6.98%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.58%) JIRA
2 1 (0.58%) XMLSpy
General
1 28 (16.28%) Finance
2 11 (6.40%) Banking
3 7 (4.07%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.91%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.74%) Legal
5 3 (1.74%) Publishing
5 3 (1.74%) Retail
6 2 (1.16%) Electronics
6 2 (1.16%) Front Office
6 2 (1.16%) Games
6 2 (1.16%) Marketing
6 2 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.16%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.95%) HTML
2 20 (11.63%) XML
3 13 (7.56%) XSLT
4 6 (3.49%) CSS
5 3 (1.74%) HTML5
5 3 (1.74%) Swagger
6 2 (1.16%) Sphinx
7 1 (0.58%) SGML
7 1 (0.58%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.07%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.91%) Reference Data
3 4 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (2.33%) User Experience
4 3 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.16%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.16%) EMV
5 2 (1.16%) FMCG
5 2 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.16%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.16%) Wiki
6 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.58%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.58%) IPTV
6 1 (0.58%) mHealth
6 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.58%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (9.88%) Performance Analysis
2 11 (6.40%) ITIL
3 10 (5.81%) BPMN
3 10 (5.81%) Content Management
4 9 (5.23%) Project Management
4 9 (5.23%) User Stories
5 8 (4.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 7 (4.07%) Document Management
6 7 (4.07%) eTOM
6 7 (4.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (3.49%) Quality Management
7 6 (3.49%) Scrum
8 5 (2.91%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (2.91%) Data Management
8 5 (2.91%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (2.91%) ETL
8 5 (2.91%) Master Data Management
8 5 (2.91%) Migration
8 5 (2.91%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.79%) C
2 21 (12.21%) C++
3 15 (8.72%) Python
4 4 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.74%) C#
5 3 (1.74%) Java
5 3 (1.74%) PHP
6 2 (1.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (8.72%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.14%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.07%) CCDA
3 7 (4.07%) CCDP
3 7 (4.07%) CCNA
3 7 (4.07%) CCNP
3 7 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.74%) Degree
5 2 (1.16%) HNC
5 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.58%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.91%) QA
2 3 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.16%) GDPR
3 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.16%) MiFID
4 1 (0.58%) GxP
4 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.58%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 18 (10.47%) Adobe
2 17 (9.88%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.81%) IBM
4 5 (2.91%) Oracle
5 4 (2.33%) Blue Coat
5 4 (2.33%) CheckPoint
5 4 (2.33%) Cisco
5 4 (2.33%) NetWitness
6 3 (1.74%) SAP
7 1 (0.58%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.58%) Genesys
7 1 (0.58%) Google
7 1 (0.58%) Meridio
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