The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Writer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Writer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Writer
Rank 188 196 208
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.074% 0.084% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.090% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£231 £338 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.48% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £322 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £385 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5035 5529 5961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.79% 92.49% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3845 4139 4385
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 69 141
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Technical Writer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Writer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Writer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Technical Writer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Writer across the City of London region.

Technical Writer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Technical Writer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Writer across the City of London region.

Technical Writer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Technical Writer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Technical Writer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Writer in their job title.

1 3 (37.50%) C++
1 3 (37.50%) Python
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Google
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) CA
3 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (12.50%) DWDM
3 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Publishing
3 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) MS Project
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) JDBC
3 1 (12.50%) SOAP

Technical Writer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Technical Writer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Writer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) MS Project
2 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Google App Engine
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DWDM
1 1 (12.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
1 1 (12.50%) French Language
1 1 (12.50%) German Language
1 1 (12.50%) Indonesian Language
1 1 (12.50%) Italian Language
1 1 (12.50%) Korean Language
1 1 (12.50%) Russian Language
1 1 (12.50%) Spanish Language
1 1 (12.50%) Thai Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) JDBC
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Struts
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) Spring
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) Google Maps API
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Wiki
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Content Management
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Use Case
2 1 (12.50%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C++
1 3 (37.50%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Google
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Dell
2 1 (12.50%) CA
2 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (12.50%) ArcSight
2 1 (12.50%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (12.50%) ForgeRock
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