The table below looks at the statistics for the Copywriter role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Copywriter in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Copywriter
Rank 598 590 559
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Copywriter 27 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.047% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.051% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 20
Average daily rate
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£270 £244 £234
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £213 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £278
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £225 -
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £21.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Copywriter
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Copywriter in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Copywriter Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Copywriter
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Copywriter within the UK.

Copywriter Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Copywriter
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Copywriter within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Copywriter Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Copywriter
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Copywriter within the UK.

Copywriter Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Copywriter
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Copywriter within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Copywriter Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Copywriter
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Copywriter within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
England -12 25 £270 +10.76% 4
London +30 22 £270 -10.00% 4
City of London +17 17 £265 -14.72%
Scotland - 2 - -
East of England 0 1 - -
Surrey -4 1 £200 -44.82%
Manchester -22 1 £275 +22.22%
South East -25 1 £200 -40.74%
North West -34 1 £275 +22.22%
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -

Copywriter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Copywriter 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 Copywriter in their job title.

1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 14 (30.43%) Marketing
2 14 (30.43%) Copywriting
3 13 (28.26%) Banking
3 13 (28.26%) Retail
4 9 (19.57%) Photoshop
5 8 (17.39%) Degree
6 7 (15.22%) Adobe
6 7 (15.22%) SEO
6 7 (15.22%) Advertising
7 6 (13.04%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (13.04%) InDesign
7 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (13.04%) Content Management
7 6 (13.04%) Facebook
7 6 (13.04%) Twitter
8 5 (10.87%) User Experience
8 5 (10.87%) Retail Banking
8 5 (10.87%) CMS
9 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
9 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
9 4 (8.70%) MS Office
9 4 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (8.70%) Social Media
10 3 (6.52%) Social Network
10 3 (6.52%) Creative Marketing
10 3 (6.52%) Electronics
10 3 (6.52%) Workflow
10 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.52%) Legal

Copywriter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Copywriter 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 Copywriter in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.87%) CMS
2 2 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.17%) Drupal
3 1 (2.17%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Photoshop
2 6 (13.04%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (13.04%) InDesign
3 4 (8.70%) MS Office
4 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
5 1 (2.17%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Intranet
1 1 (2.17%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 14 (30.43%) Marketing
3 13 (28.26%) Banking
3 13 (28.26%) Retail
4 7 (15.22%) Advertising
5 5 (10.87%) Retail Banking
6 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
7 3 (6.52%) Legal
7 3 (6.52%) Electronics
8 2 (4.35%) Multimedia
8 2 (4.35%) Publishing
9 1 (2.17%) French Language
9 1 (2.17%) Local Government
9 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Copywriting
2 5 (10.87%) User Experience
3 4 (8.70%) Social Media
4 3 (6.52%) Social Network
5 2 (4.35%) Animation
5 2 (4.35%) Blog
5 2 (4.35%) NHS
6 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.17%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.22%) SEO
2 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.04%) Content Management
3 4 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (6.52%) Creative Marketing
4 3 (6.52%) Workflow
5 2 (4.35%) Migration
5 2 (4.35%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.35%) Information Architecture
6 1 (2.17%) Channel Management
6 1 (2.17%) Web Accessibility
6 1 (2.17%) Project Management
6 1 (2.17%) Email Marketing
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Adobe
2 6 (13.04%) Facebook
2 6 (13.04%) Twitter
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.35%) Sitecore
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