The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Writer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Writer
Rank 248 244 224
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 8 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.080% 0.053% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.058% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Average daily rate
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£280 £375 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% +10.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £301 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £411 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £400 £339
% change year-on-year
-21.25% +18.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £35.00
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9169 8688 7867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.59% 91.86% 92.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5062 4803 3935
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 456 615
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Technical Writer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Writer in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Writer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Technical Writer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Writer across the South East region.

Technical Writer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Technical Writer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Writer across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Technical Writer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Technical Writer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Writer across the South East region.

Technical Writer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Technical Writer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Writer within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Middlesex - 3 £310 -
Surrey +1 2 £225 -45.78%
Berkshire -4 2 £250 -37.50% 1
West Sussex -19 1 £350 +25.00%
Technical Writer
England

Technical Writer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 12 (54.55%) Degree
2 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 10 (45.45%) MS Visio
4 9 (40.91%) Windows
4 9 (40.91%) Use Case
5 8 (36.36%) E-Commerce
6 7 (31.82%) MS Office
6 7 (31.82%) Computer Science
7 5 (22.73%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (9.09%) Time Management
9 2 (9.09%) MS Project
9 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
9 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
10 1 (4.55%) Adobe
10 1 (4.55%) RoboHelp
10 1 (4.55%) Internet
10 1 (4.55%) Service Management
10 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
10 1 (4.55%) FrameMaker
10 1 (4.55%) Electronics
10 1 (4.55%) XML
10 1 (4.55%) ITIL
10 1 (4.55%) Linux
10 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
10 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
10 1 (4.55%) Finance
10 1 (4.55%) Publishing
10 1 (4.55%) Validation

Technical Writer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (45.45%) MS Visio
3 7 (31.82%) MS Office
4 2 (9.09%) MS Project
5 1 (4.55%) RoboHelp
5 1 (4.55%) FrameMaker
5 1 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
General
1 5 (22.73%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Publishing
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Computer Science
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) Statistics
3 1 (4.55%) Copywriting
3 1 (4.55%) Wiki
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Use Case
2 8 (36.36%) E-Commerce
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (9.09%) Time Management
4 1 (4.55%) Service Management
4 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL
4 1 (4.55%) Validation
4 1 (4.55%) Content Management
4 1 (4.55%) Network Design
4 1 (4.55%) Product Management
4 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Analysis
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe