The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Writer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 537 562 538
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 57 38 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.069% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.075% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 26 13
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£315 £343 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.02% +10.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £400 £339
% change year-on-year
-21.25% +18.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 1
Average hourly rate £24.23 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £35.00

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
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Technical Writer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Technical Writer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Writer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Technical Writer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Writer
Daily Rate Histogram

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

Technical Writer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical Writer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Technical Writer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Writer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Writer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Technical Writer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical Writer
Top 29 Contract Locations

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 UK 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
England +15 51 £305 -12.85% 8
London +15 32 £285 -12.30% 2
South East -4 8 £280 -25.33% 2
City of London +16 6 £284 -15.77% 1
Scotland +7 5 £400 +35.59%
North West - 5 £315 - 1
Manchester - 5 £315 -
Edinburgh - 4 £400 -
Salford - 3 £315 -
Middlesex - 3 £310 -
East of England +18 2 £290 -47.27% 1
Surrey +1 2 £225 -45.78%
Berkshire -4 2 £250 -37.50% 1
South West - 2 - - 1
Wiltshire - 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire +4 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +3 1 £290 - 1
Cambridge -5 1 £290 - 1
Glasgow -5 1 - -
West Midlands -12 1 £450 +12.50%
West Sussex -19 1 £350 +25.00%
Nottinghamshire - 1 £300 -
Staffordshire - 1 £450 -
Nottingham - 1 £300 -
Slough - 1 - -
Stafford - 1 £450 -
Surbiton - 1 £365 -
Woking - 1 £225 -
East Midlands - 1 £300 -

Technical Writer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 29 (29.59%) Degree
2 25 (25.51%) MS Visio
3 24 (24.49%) MS Office
4 19 (19.39%) MS Excel
5 15 (15.31%) Computer Science
6 14 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 12 (12.24%) Use Case
8 11 (11.22%) Wiki
8 11 (11.22%) Finance
8 11 (11.22%) Windows
9 10 (10.20%) SharePoint
9 10 (10.20%) MS PowerPoint
9 10 (10.20%) Technical Architecture
10 9 (9.18%) Python
10 9 (9.18%) ITIL
10 9 (9.18%) C++
10 9 (9.18%) SQL
11 8 (8.16%) JavaScript
11 8 (8.16%) Software Engineering
11 8 (8.16%) Publishing
11 8 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (7.14%) Java
12 7 (7.14%) Telecoms
13 6 (6.12%) Service Delivery
13 6 (6.12%) Data Modelling
13 6 (6.12%) Content Management
14 5 (5.10%) Google
14 5 (5.10%) Enterprise Architecture
14 5 (5.10%) Android

Technical Writer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 10 (10.20%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.04%) Confluence
3 1 (1.02%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (25.51%) MS Visio
2 24 (24.49%) MS Office
3 19 (19.39%) MS Excel
4 10 (10.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (3.06%) MS Project
6 2 (2.04%) Acrobat
7 1 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (1.02%) XMetaL
7 1 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (1.02%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (1.02%) RoboHelp
7 1 (1.02%) FrameMaker
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.04%) Google App Engine
2 2 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.02%) Google Drive
3 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) Internet
1 2 (2.04%) DWDM
2 1 (1.02%) SSH
2 1 (1.02%) LAN
2 1 (1.02%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.02%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.02%) JIRA
General
1 11 (11.22%) Finance
2 8 (8.16%) Publishing
3 7 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.10%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (4.08%) Banking
6 3 (3.06%) Marketing
6 3 (3.06%) Electronics
7 2 (2.04%) German Language
8 1 (1.02%) Retail
8 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.02%) Legal
8 1 (1.02%) Indonesian Language
8 1 (1.02%) Italian Language
8 1 (1.02%) Korean Language
8 1 (1.02%) Russian Language
8 1 (1.02%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.02%) Thai Language
8 1 (1.02%) French Language
8 1 (1.02%) Back Office
8 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.08%) XML
2 3 (3.06%) HTML
2 3 (3.06%) .NET
3 1 (1.02%) RESTful
3 1 (1.02%) Sphinx
3 1 (1.02%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.02%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.02%) Spring
3 1 (1.02%) Google Maps API
3 1 (1.02%) JSON
3 1 (1.02%) XSLT
3 1 (1.02%) CSS
3 1 (1.02%) JDBC
3 1 (1.02%) SOAP
3 1 (1.02%) Struts
3 1 (1.02%) Web Services
3 1 (1.02%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.31%) Computer Science
2 11 (11.22%) Wiki
3 8 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.10%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.04%) Copywriting
5 2 (2.04%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.02%) User Experience
6 1 (1.02%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.02%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.02%) Statistics
6 1 (1.02%) Interactive TV
6 1 (1.02%) Social Network
6 1 (1.02%) CMDB
6 1 (1.02%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.22%) Windows
2 5 (5.10%) Android
3 4 (4.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.02%) Linux
4 1 (1.02%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 12 (12.24%) Use Case
3 10 (10.20%) Technical Architecture
4 9 (9.18%) ITIL
5 8 (8.16%) Software Engineering
6 6 (6.12%) Service Delivery
6 6 (6.12%) Data Modelling
6 6 (6.12%) Content Management
7 5 (5.10%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.08%) Project Management
8 4 (4.08%) UML
8 4 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.04%) Service Management
9 2 (2.04%) Performance Testing
9 2 (2.04%) Time Management
9 2 (2.04%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (2.04%) Product Management
9 2 (2.04%) Analytics
10 1 (1.02%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.18%) Python
1 9 (9.18%) C++
1 9 (9.18%) SQL
2 8 (8.16%) JavaScript
3 7 (7.14%) Java
4 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (29.59%) Degree
2 2 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) PCI DSS
1 3 (3.06%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.02%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.10%) Google
3 3 (3.06%) Adobe
4 2 (2.04%) Nokia
4 2 (2.04%) Quark
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle
4 2 (2.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (1.02%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (1.02%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.02%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.02%) VMware
5 1 (1.02%) IBM
5 1 (1.02%) SAP
5 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.02%) HP
5 1 (1.02%) Dell
5 1 (1.02%) CA
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