The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Technical Writer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Writer
UK
Rank 574 564 561
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 23 58 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.11% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.12% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 27
Median daily rate £350 £300 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.75% +0.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £247 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £397 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £306 £299
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +2.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.31 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.71% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -

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
42412 48118 48163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.73% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27609 30636 30303
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1503 1747 1909
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Technical Writer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Technical Writer in the job title.

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 20 January 2017.

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
Top 18 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 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
England -4 21 £351 +16.83% 5
London -10 14 £400 +33.33% 5
Scotland +25 2 £225 -
Edinburgh +16 2 £225 -
South West +11 2 - -
South East +10 2 £313 -2.26%
Hertfordshire - 2 £350 -
Stevenage - 2 £350 -
Bristol - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £350 -
North West +26 1 - -
Hampshire +9 1 £351 +12.16%
City of London -14 1 £400 +33.33%
Hammersmith - 1 £400 -
Blackpool - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £275 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 featuring Technical Writer in the job title.

1 11 (17.74%) Python
2 10 (16.13%) Java
2 10 (16.13%) Degree
3 9 (14.52%) C++
3 9 (14.52%) XML
3 9 (14.52%) Finance
4 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 8 (12.90%) Marketing
5 6 (9.68%) Document Management
6 5 (8.06%) Content Management
6 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
6 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
7 4 (6.45%) Use Case
7 4 (6.45%) Adobe
7 4 (6.45%) HTML
7 4 (6.45%) MS Office
7 4 (6.45%) CMS
7 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.45%) Banking
7 4 (6.45%) Google
8 3 (4.84%) Software Engineering
8 3 (4.84%) MS Visio
8 3 (4.84%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (4.84%) JSON
8 3 (4.84%) REST
8 3 (4.84%) Confluence
8 3 (4.84%) Google Play
8 3 (4.84%) Content Writing
9 2 (3.23%) SaaS
9 2 (3.23%) Virtual Team

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 4 (6.45%) CMS
2 3 (4.84%) Confluence
3 2 (3.23%) Documentum
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Office
2 3 (4.84%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (4.84%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.23%) Acrobat
3 2 (3.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (3.23%) CorelDRAW
3 2 (3.23%) FrameMaker
3 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.61%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Google Play
2 2 (3.23%) SaaS
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) Internet
1 2 (3.23%) Intranet
1 2 (3.23%) LAN
1 2 (3.23%) VLAN
1 2 (3.23%) WAN
2 1 (1.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) MS Access
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 8 (12.90%) Marketing
3 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.45%) Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.23%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.61%) Electronics
6 1 (1.61%) Legal
6 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.61%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) XML
2 4 (6.45%) HTML
3 3 (4.84%) JSON
3 3 (4.84%) REST
4 2 (3.23%) OAuth
4 2 (3.23%) Web Services
5 1 (1.61%) .NET
5 1 (1.61%) XSL
5 1 (1.61%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
1 2 (3.23%) Virtual Team
2 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.61%) e-Learning
2 1 (1.61%) EMV
2 1 (1.61%) Graphic Design
2 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.61%) Online Banking
2 1 (1.61%) Social Media
2 1 (1.61%) Taxonomies
2 1 (1.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) Unix
1 2 (3.23%) Windows
2 1 (1.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (9.68%) Document Management
2 5 (8.06%) Content Management
3 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (6.45%) Use Case
4 3 (4.84%) Content Writing
4 3 (4.84%) Software Engineering
5 2 (3.23%) Change Control
5 2 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.23%) DevOps
5 2 (3.23%) ITIL
5 2 (3.23%) QMS
5 2 (3.23%) Quality Management
5 2 (3.23%) Software Distribution
5 2 (3.23%) Workflow
6 1 (1.61%) Change Management
6 1 (1.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.61%) E-Commerce
6 1 (1.61%) OO
6 1 (1.61%) Project Management
6 1 (1.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.74%) Python
2 10 (16.13%) Java
3 9 (14.52%) C++
4 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.23%) C#
6 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) HNC
2 2 (3.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.45%) Adobe
2 4 (6.45%) Google
3 2 (3.23%) Apiary
3 2 (3.23%) Citrix
3 2 (3.23%) SAP
4 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
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Ticketmaster
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Posted: 5 days ago
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