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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Writer
Rank 399 411 411
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 26 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.075% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.081% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £250 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £393 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £275 £223
% change year-on-year
+11.81% +23.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - £32.00
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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
22595 23409 24351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.27% 93.01% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15641 16101 16015
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 426 624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 (29.31%) Finance
2 14 (24.14%) Ruby
2 14 (24.14%) Java
2 14 (24.14%) Python
3 11 (18.97%) HTML
4 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
5 9 (15.52%) Degree
6 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.62%) Banking
7 5 (8.62%) Data Modelling
7 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
7 5 (8.62%) XML
7 5 (8.62%) QA
7 5 (8.62%) JIRA
7 5 (8.62%) Wiki
8 4 (6.90%) Copywriting
8 4 (6.90%) Analytics
8 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
8 4 (6.90%) MS Office
8 4 (6.90%) CSS
8 4 (6.90%) Windows
8 4 (6.90%) MS Visio
8 4 (6.90%) Internet
8 4 (6.90%) Marketing
9 3 (5.17%) Investment Banking
9 3 (5.17%) HTTPS
9 3 (5.17%) MS Access
9 3 (5.17%) VPN
9 3 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (5.17%) E-Commerce

Technical Writer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.17%) Lync
3 2 (3.45%) Confluence
4 1 (1.72%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Visio
1 4 (6.90%) MS Office
2 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.45%) RoboHelp
3 1 (1.72%) FrameMaker
3 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.72%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) Internet
2 3 (5.17%) VPN
2 3 (5.17%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.17%) MS Access
2 3 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.72%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) JIRA
2 1 (1.72%) ERwin
General
1 17 (29.31%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Banking
3 4 (6.90%) Marketing
4 3 (5.17%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Publishing
5 2 (3.45%) Retail
6 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.72%) Front Office
6 1 (1.72%) Back Office
6 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.72%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.72%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.97%) HTML
2 5 (8.62%) XML
3 4 (6.90%) CSS
4 1 (1.72%) Web Services
4 1 (1.72%) .NET
4 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Wiki
2 4 (6.90%) Copywriting
3 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.45%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.72%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.72%) SCADA
5 1 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.72%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.90%) Windows
2 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (8.62%) Data Modelling
3 4 (6.90%) Analytics
4 3 (5.17%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.45%) Change Management
5 2 (3.45%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (3.45%) Logistics
6 1 (1.72%) Business Analysis
6 1 (1.72%) Wealth Management
6 1 (1.72%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.72%) Time Management
6 1 (1.72%) Content Management
6 1 (1.72%) Document Management
6 1 (1.72%) Data Analysis
6 1 (1.72%) Regression Testing
6 1 (1.72%) Validation
6 1 (1.72%) Migration
6 1 (1.72%) UML
6 1 (1.72%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.72%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) Java
1 14 (24.14%) Python
1 14 (24.14%) Ruby
2 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Degree
2 2 (3.45%) MCT
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.45%) Quark
3 1 (1.72%) Google
3 1 (1.72%) Adobe
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle