The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Technical Writer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Writer
Rank 424 413 408
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 15 12 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.065% 0.052% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.054% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 24
Median daily rate £300 £333 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.77% -16.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £226 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £550 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.17 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +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
21884 22032 23026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.89% 94.74% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15568 15452 15629
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 330 437
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.50 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Technical Writer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Technical Writer in the job title.

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 29 August 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Writer across the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

Technical Writer Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Technical Writer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Writer within the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Hammersmith - 2 £300 -
City of London +25 1 £300 +20.00% 1
Hayes - 1 £450 -
Technical Writer
England

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, Technical Writer 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 across the London region featuring Technical Writer in the job title.

1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
2 7 (23.33%) Python
3 6 (20.00%) C++
3 6 (20.00%) Degree
3 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.33%) Content Management
4 4 (13.33%) Java
4 4 (13.33%) XML
5 3 (10.00%) HTML
5 3 (10.00%) MS Office
5 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.00%) Adobe
5 3 (10.00%) Banking
6 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
6 2 (6.67%) Marketing
6 2 (6.67%) SaaS
6 2 (6.67%) PaaS
6 2 (6.67%) DevOps
6 2 (6.67%) CMS
6 2 (6.67%) Scrum
6 2 (6.67%) Unix
6 2 (6.67%) Windows
6 2 (6.67%) C#
6 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
6 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
6 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
6 2 (6.67%) Change Control

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 2 (6.67%) CMS
1 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (3.33%) Confluence
2 1 (3.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.33%) Acrobat
3 1 (3.33%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (3.33%) FrameMaker
3 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) IaaS
1 2 (6.67%) PaaS
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) Intranet
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) XML
2 3 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) JSON
3 1 (3.33%) OAuth
3 1 (3.33%) REST
3 1 (3.33%) Web Services
3 1 (3.33%) XSL
3 1 (3.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) EMV
2 1 (3.33%) Graphic Design
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Unix
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.33%) Content Management
3 2 (6.67%) Change Control
3 2 (6.67%) DevOps
3 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
3 2 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.33%) Change Management
4 1 (3.33%) Content Development
4 1 (3.33%) Document Management
4 1 (3.33%) Information Architecture
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL
4 1 (3.33%) ITSM
4 1 (3.33%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.33%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (3.33%) Typography
4 1 (3.33%) Use Case
4 1 (3.33%) Web Design
4 1 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
1 7 (23.33%) Python
2 6 (20.00%) C++
3 4 (13.33%) Java
4 2 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Adobe
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Apiary
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow