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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Copywriter
Rank 596 578 544
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Copywriter 24 33 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.060% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.065% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 22
Average daily rate
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£275 £230 £234
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.82% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £150 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £324 £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £225 -
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 31 July 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
Top 8 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -35 22 £275 +19.82% 7
London -4 21 £275 +17.52% 4
City of London -4 17 £265 -12.97%
Scotland - 2 - -
Manchester -9 1 £275 +22.22%
North West -27 1 £275 +22.22%
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -

Copywriter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (35.56%) Finance
2 14 (31.11%) Marketing
3 13 (28.89%) Copywriting
4 12 (26.67%) Banking
4 12 (26.67%) Retail
5 8 (17.78%) Advertising
5 8 (17.78%) Photoshop
5 8 (17.78%) Degree
6 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (13.33%) Facebook
6 6 (13.33%) Twitter
6 6 (13.33%) User Experience
6 6 (13.33%) Adobe
6 6 (13.33%) SEO
6 6 (13.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (13.33%) InDesign
7 5 (11.11%) Content Management
7 5 (11.11%) Retail Banking
8 4 (8.89%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
8 4 (8.89%) CMS
8 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
9 3 (6.67%) Electronics
9 3 (6.67%) Workflow
9 3 (6.67%) MS Office
9 3 (6.67%) Legal
9 3 (6.67%) Social Network
9 3 (6.67%) Creative Marketing
9 3 (6.67%) Social Media
10 2 (4.44%) Information Architecture

Copywriter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (8.89%) CMS
2 2 (4.44%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.22%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Photoshop
2 6 (13.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (13.33%) InDesign
3 3 (6.67%) MS Office
4 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (35.56%) Finance
2 14 (31.11%) Marketing
3 12 (26.67%) Banking
3 12 (26.67%) Retail
4 8 (17.78%) Advertising
5 5 (11.11%) Retail Banking
6 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
7 3 (6.67%) Legal
7 3 (6.67%) Electronics
8 2 (4.44%) Multimedia
9 1 (2.22%) Publishing
9 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
9 1 (2.22%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.22%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Copywriting
2 6 (13.33%) User Experience
3 3 (6.67%) Social Network
3 3 (6.67%) Social Media
4 2 (4.44%) Animation
4 2 (4.44%) Blog
4 2 (4.44%) NHS
5 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.22%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.33%) SEO
1 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (11.11%) Content Management
3 4 (8.89%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (6.67%) Creative Marketing
4 3 (6.67%) Workflow
5 2 (4.44%) Migration
5 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.44%) Information Architecture
6 1 (2.22%) Data Privacy
6 1 (2.22%) Channel Management
6 1 (2.22%) CRM
6 1 (2.22%) Project Management
6 1 (2.22%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.22%) Matrix Management
6 1 (2.22%) Email Marketing
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Adobe
1 6 (13.33%) Facebook
1 6 (13.33%) Twitter
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) Sitecore
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