The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Writer
Rank 193 217 222
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.035% 0.028% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.030% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £370 £121
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +207.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - £40.00
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5306 6559 7187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.01% 92.62% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3866 4817 5233
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 171 169
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.64 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.11 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Technical Writer
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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 21 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Ruby
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) QA
2 2 (22.22%) Wiki
2 2 (22.22%) Wealth Management
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Private Banking
3 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (11.11%) Quark
3 1 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) Legal
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Fixed Income
3 1 (11.11%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Private Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Wiki
2 1 (11.11%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Wealth Management
2 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) Python
1 2 (22.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Quark
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Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
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