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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Writer
England / London
Rank 389 376 386
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 14 35 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.072% 0.17% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.18% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 10
Median daily rate £400 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £268 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £390 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £299
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £29.00 £25.90 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.95% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -

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
18436 19902 19695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.92% 95.17% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13175 13974 14026
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 313 343
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £10.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Writer within the London region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 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
City of London -24 1 £400 +33.33% 1
Hammersmith - 1 £400 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Technical Writer
England

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 11 (26.19%) Python
2 10 (23.81%) Java
2 10 (23.81%) Degree
3 9 (21.43%) Finance
3 9 (21.43%) C++
4 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 8 (19.05%) XML
5 6 (14.29%) Marketing
6 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
7 4 (9.52%) Adobe
7 4 (9.52%) HTML
7 4 (9.52%) MS Office
7 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
7 4 (9.52%) CMS
7 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (9.52%) Banking
7 4 (9.52%) Google
7 4 (9.52%) Use Case
8 3 (7.14%) JSON
8 3 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (7.14%) Content Management
8 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
8 3 (7.14%) Google Play
8 3 (7.14%) REST
9 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (4.76%) Change Control
9 2 (4.76%) Confluence
9 2 (4.76%) DevOps
9 2 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (4.76%) Apiary

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 4 (9.52%) CMS
2 2 (4.76%) Confluence
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Office
2 3 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (4.76%) FrameMaker
3 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.38%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Google Play
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Internet
1 2 (4.76%) Intranet
2 1 (2.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) MS Access
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Marketing
3 4 (9.52%) Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.76%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.38%) Electronics
5 1 (2.38%) Legal
5 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) XML
2 4 (9.52%) HTML
3 3 (7.14%) JSON
3 3 (7.14%) REST
4 2 (4.76%) OAuth
4 2 (4.76%) Web Services
5 1 (2.38%) .NET
5 1 (2.38%) XSL
5 1 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.38%) e-Learning
1 1 (2.38%) EMV
1 1 (2.38%) Graphic Design
1 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.38%) Online Banking
1 1 (2.38%) Social Media
1 1 (2.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Unix
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (9.52%) Use Case
2 3 (7.14%) Content Management
3 2 (4.76%) Change Control
3 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (4.76%) DevOps
3 2 (4.76%) Document Management
3 2 (4.76%) ITIL
3 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
3 2 (4.76%) Workflow
4 1 (2.38%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.38%) Content Development
4 1 (2.38%) Content Writing
4 1 (2.38%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.38%) Information Architecture
4 1 (2.38%) OO
4 1 (2.38%) Open Source
4 1 (2.38%) Project Management
4 1 (2.38%) Service Management
4 1 (2.38%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) Python
2 10 (23.81%) Java
3 9 (21.43%) C++
4 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.76%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) Adobe
2 4 (9.52%) Google
3 2 (4.76%) Apiary
4 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.38%) SAP
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