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 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Writer
England / London
Rank 386 390 386
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 11 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.058% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 13
Median daily rate £400 £333 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £400 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Median hourly rate - £31.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - £30.00

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
18108 20378 20221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.81% 95.02% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12974 14446 14220
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 308 340
Median hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.39% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 February 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 25 February 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 +6 2 £375 +25.00%
Hammersmith - 1 £400 -
Technical Writer
England

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 7 (22.58%) Finance
1 7 (22.58%) Java
1 7 (22.58%) XML
1 7 (22.58%) Degree
2 6 (19.35%) Python
3 5 (16.13%) C++
3 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.13%) Marketing
4 4 (12.90%) Google
4 4 (12.90%) CMS
4 4 (12.90%) MS Office
5 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.68%) Adobe
5 3 (9.68%) Banking
5 3 (9.68%) Content Management
5 3 (9.68%) Use Case
5 3 (9.68%) Google Play
6 2 (6.45%) REST
6 2 (6.45%) JSON
6 2 (6.45%) Confluence
6 2 (6.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.45%) Multimedia
6 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
6 2 (6.45%) HTML
6 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
7 1 (3.23%) HTTP
7 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence

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 (12.90%) CMS
2 2 (6.45%) Confluence
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.23%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (3.23%) FrameMaker
3 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Google Play
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
1 1 (3.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MS Access
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Marketing
3 3 (9.68%) Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Multimedia
4 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.23%) Electronics
5 1 (3.23%) Legal
5 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) XML
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) JSON
2 2 (6.45%) REST
3 1 (3.23%) OAuth
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) XSL
3 1 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.23%) e-Learning
1 1 (3.23%) EMV
1 1 (3.23%) Graphic Design
1 1 (3.23%) Online Banking
1 1 (3.23%) Social Media
1 1 (3.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.68%) Content Management
1 3 (9.68%) Use Case
2 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
3 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.23%) Document Management
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (3.23%) Information Architecture
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL
3 1 (3.23%) OO
3 1 (3.23%) Open Source
3 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
3 1 (3.23%) Project Management
3 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.23%) Service Management
3 1 (3.23%) Web Design
3 1 (3.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) Java
2 6 (19.35%) Python
3 5 (16.13%) C++
4 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Google
3 3 (9.68%) Adobe
4 1 (3.23%) Apiary
4 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.23%) SAP