The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Technical Writer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Writer
Rank 267 258 241
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 2 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.022% 0.084% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.088% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Median daily rate £275 £375 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +87.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
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 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
8397 9052 8442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.36% 94.71% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4998 5287 4554
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 426 428
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.14 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.11% -0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.37 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

Technical Writer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Technical Writer in the job title.

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Writer within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
East Sussex - 1 £275 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Technical Writer
England

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 South East region featuring Technical Writer in the job title.

1 3 (30.00%) Publishing
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) Web Design
2 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) ERD
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (10.00%) Office 365
3 1 (10.00%) Content Management
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) XSLT
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) ERwin
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) CMS
3 1 (10.00%) e-Learning

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
1 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) ERwin
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Publishing
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) e-Learning
1 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (20.00%) Web Design
2 1 (10.00%) Content Management
2 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (10.00%) ERD
2 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft