The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Writer role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Writer
Rank 399 390 414
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 26 33 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.14% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.15% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 5
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£313 £379 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.49% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £204 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £427 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Technical Writer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21633 21832 22445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.16% 92.83% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15157 14952 15264
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 404 470
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Technical Writer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Technical Writer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Technical Writer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Technical Writer Daily Rate Trend in London

Technical Writer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Writer across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Technical Writer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Technical Writer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Technical Writer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Technical Writer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Writer within the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
City of London -6 4 £238 -36.66% 1
Technical Writer
England

Technical Writer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 16 (27.59%) Degree
2 13 (22.41%) HTML
2 13 (22.41%) MS Office
3 11 (18.97%) MS Visio
3 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
3 11 (18.97%) Wiki
4 10 (17.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (17.24%) Python
4 10 (17.24%) MS Excel
4 10 (17.24%) Java
5 9 (15.52%) JavaScript
5 9 (15.52%) C++
5 9 (15.52%) Computer Science
6 8 (13.79%) Software Engineering
7 7 (12.07%) E-Commerce
8 6 (10.34%) ITIL
9 5 (8.62%) DWDM
9 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
9 5 (8.62%) Finance
9 5 (8.62%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (8.62%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (8.62%) JIRA
10 4 (6.90%) Service Delivery
10 4 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (6.90%) CSS
10 4 (6.90%) UML
10 4 (6.90%) Data Modelling
10 4 (6.90%) Confluence
10 4 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (5.17%) Jenkins

Technical Writer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 4 (6.90%) Confluence
2 2 (3.45%) CMS
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (22.41%) MS Office
2 11 (18.97%) MS Visio
3 10 (17.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (17.24%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Google App Engine
1 2 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.72%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) DWDM
2 1 (1.72%) SSH
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) JIRA
2 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
1 5 (8.62%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Marketing
3 2 (3.45%) Publishing
3 2 (3.45%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.72%) Advertising
4 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.72%) Electronics
4 1 (1.72%) French Language
4 1 (1.72%) German Language
4 1 (1.72%) Indonesian Language
4 1 (1.72%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.72%) Korean Language
4 1 (1.72%) Russian Language
4 1 (1.72%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.72%) Thai Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.41%) HTML
2 4 (6.90%) CSS
3 2 (3.45%) .NET
3 2 (3.45%) Velocity
4 1 (1.72%) Google Maps API
4 1 (1.72%) Sphinx
4 1 (1.72%) SailPoint
4 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Wiki
2 9 (15.52%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.72%) Copywriting
4 1 (1.72%) FMCG
4 1 (1.72%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.72%) User Experience
4 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (1.72%) Android
2 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.79%) Software Engineering
2 7 (12.07%) E-Commerce
3 6 (10.34%) ITIL
4 5 (8.62%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (8.62%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (6.90%) UML
5 4 (6.90%) Data Modelling
5 4 (6.90%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (5.17%) Scrum
7 2 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.45%) Time Management
7 2 (3.45%) OWASP
7 2 (3.45%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (3.45%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.45%) Content Management
7 2 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (1.72%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.72%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) Java
1 10 (17.24%) Python
2 9 (15.52%) C++
2 9 (15.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (27.59%) Degree
2 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.17%) Google
3 1 (1.72%) ArcSight
3 1 (1.72%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (1.72%) ForgeRock
3 1 (1.72%) Adobe
3 1 (1.72%) HP
3 1 (1.72%) Dell
3 1 (1.72%) CA
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle
3 1 (1.72%) IBM
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