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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Writer
Rank 411 404 392
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 12 31 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.056% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 27 20
Median daily rate £330 £280 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £212 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £344 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £296 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.09% -26.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
20317 22109 22210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.15% 94.61% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14745 15413 15473
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.11% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 376 404
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £52.17 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
1 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (21.62%) Java
3 6 (16.22%) Finance
4 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.51%) DV Cleared
4 5 (13.51%) C++
4 5 (13.51%) Python
4 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
4 5 (13.51%) Coaching
5 4 (10.81%) MS Visio
5 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
5 4 (10.81%) Adobe
5 4 (10.81%) MS Office
5 4 (10.81%) Content Management
6 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.11%) Banking
6 3 (8.11%) Use Case
6 3 (8.11%) XML
6 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
6 3 (8.11%) Windows
6 3 (8.11%) Linux
6 3 (8.11%) User Experience
7 2 (5.41%) MEAN Stack
7 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
7 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
7 2 (5.41%) IaaS
7 2 (5.41%) DevOps
7 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
7 2 (5.41%) MS Excel

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 (5.41%) CMS
1 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Office
1 4 (10.81%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.41%) FrameMaker
2 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) RoboHelp
3 1 (2.70%) Acrobat
3 1 (2.70%) Adobe Captivate
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) IaaS
1 2 (5.41%) PaaS
1 2 (5.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
1 1 (2.70%) Intranet
1 1 (2.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Publishing
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.41%) MEAN Stack
3 1 (2.70%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
3 1 (2.70%) Sensu
3 1 (2.70%) XSL
3 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) User Experience
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Blog
2 1 (2.70%) EMV
2 1 (2.70%) Graphic Design
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
2 1 (2.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (13.51%) Coaching
1 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
2 4 (10.81%) Content Management
3 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
3 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (8.11%) Use Case
4 2 (5.41%) DevOps
4 2 (5.41%) ITSM
4 2 (5.41%) Open Source
4 2 (5.41%) Scrum
5 1 (2.70%) API Development
5 1 (2.70%) Change Control
5 1 (2.70%) Content Development
5 1 (2.70%) Information Architecture
5 1 (2.70%) Process Improvement
5 1 (2.70%) SDLC
5 1 (2.70%) Service Design
5 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) Java
2 5 (13.51%) C++
2 5 (13.51%) Python
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
1 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) ISAE 3402
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) logstash
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Adobe
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle
2 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow