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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Writer
Rank 379 415 373
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 30 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.037% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.040% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £394 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £299 £240 £350
% change year-on-year
+24.58% -31.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -21.66%
Technical Writer
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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 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
21269 22575 19948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.25% 93.08% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15335 15541 13354
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 386 546
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.18 £39.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 17 (30.36%) Finance
2 13 (23.21%) MS Office
3 9 (16.07%) Java
4 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 7 (12.50%) MS Visio
5 7 (12.50%) HTML
5 7 (12.50%) Python
5 7 (12.50%) Banking
5 7 (12.50%) Ruby
5 7 (12.50%) Degree
6 6 (10.71%) QA
6 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.71%) Windows
7 5 (8.93%) XML
7 5 (8.93%) SQL
7 5 (8.93%) Data Modelling
7 5 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (8.93%) Analytics
7 5 (8.93%) Relational Database
8 4 (7.14%) Marketing
8 4 (7.14%) JIRA
8 4 (7.14%) Quark
8 4 (7.14%) MS Access
9 3 (5.36%) Adobe
9 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
9 3 (5.36%) VPN
9 3 (5.36%) .NET
9 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
9 3 (5.36%) HTTPS

Technical Writer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.36%) Lync
3 1 (1.79%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (23.21%) MS Office
2 7 (12.50%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.36%) Acrobat
4 2 (3.57%) RoboHelp
4 2 (3.57%) FrameMaker
5 1 (1.79%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Maximo
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) VPN
1 3 (5.36%) HTTPS
1 3 (5.36%) Internet
2 2 (3.57%) LAN
2 2 (3.57%) WAN
3 1 (1.79%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (8.93%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.14%) MS Access
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (1.79%) Dreamweaver
General
1 17 (30.36%) Finance
2 7 (12.50%) Banking
3 4 (7.14%) Marketing
4 3 (5.36%) Back Office
4 3 (5.36%) Publishing
5 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.57%) Advertising
6 1 (1.79%) Retail
6 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.79%) German Language
6 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) HTML
2 5 (8.93%) XML
3 3 (5.36%) .NET
4 1 (1.79%) XML Schema
4 1 (1.79%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Copywriting
2 2 (3.57%) Wiki
3 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.79%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.79%) CMDB
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.79%) Life Science
3 1 (1.79%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) UNIX
2 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (8.93%) Data Modelling
2 5 (8.93%) Analytics
3 3 (5.36%) Use Case
3 3 (5.36%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (3.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (3.57%) Migration
4 2 (3.57%) Change Management
4 2 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.79%) CRM
5 1 (1.79%) ETL
5 1 (1.79%) E-Commerce
5 1 (1.79%) OOP
5 1 (1.79%) OO
5 1 (1.79%) ITIL
5 1 (1.79%) Security Management
5 1 (1.79%) Regression Testing
5 1 (1.79%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.79%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) Java
2 7 (12.50%) Python
2 7 (12.50%) Ruby
3 5 (8.93%) SQL
4 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.79%) C++
5 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.14%) Quark
3 3 (5.36%) Adobe
4 2 (3.57%) Google
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle
5 1 (1.79%) VMware