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 28 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Writer
Rank 622 594 565
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 29 52 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.091% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.096% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 34 34
Median daily rate £300 £318 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.51% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £460 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Median hourly rate £31.59 £32.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.80% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +25.00%

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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 28 July 2016.

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 21 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 28 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
England -34 29 £300 -9.09% 5
North West - 11 £300 -
London -13 9 £300 -7.69% 4
Lancashire - 7 £300 -
South West +6 5 £325 -3.70%
Manchester - 4 £263 -
Chorley - 4 £300 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £275 -
Bristol +1 2 £345 +2.22%
East of England +15 1 - -
South East +4 1 £275 -26.66% 1
West Yorkshire -1 1 £325 -
Yorkshire -3 1 £325 +13.04%
Birmingham - 1 £300 -
West Midlands - 1 £300 -
East Sussex - 1 £275 -
Leeds - 1 £325 -
Luton - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £275 -
Skelmersdale - 1 £250 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 featuring Technical Writer in the job title.

1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 10 (14.71%) Degree
3 8 (11.76%) ITIL
4 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
4 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
5 6 (8.82%) MS Office
5 6 (8.82%) Java
5 6 (8.82%) C++
5 6 (8.82%) Content Management
6 5 (7.35%) XML
6 5 (7.35%) Python
6 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
6 5 (7.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Data Management
7 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
7 4 (5.88%) Adobe
7 4 (5.88%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.88%) Asset Management
7 4 (5.88%) Data Management
7 4 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.88%) CMS
7 4 (5.88%) Publishing
8 3 (4.41%) Web Design
8 3 (4.41%) Games
8 3 (4.41%) Banking
8 3 (4.41%) Financial Institution
8 3 (4.41%) Service Management
8 3 (4.41%) HTML
8 3 (4.41%) Acrobat
8 3 (4.41%) Data Centre

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 (5.88%) CMS
1 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (2.94%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.47%) Confluence
3 1 (1.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (8.82%) MS Office
2 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.41%) Acrobat
3 3 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.47%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (1.47%) FrameMaker
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) PaaS
1 3 (4.41%) SaaS
2 2 (2.94%) IaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) Skype
2 1 (1.47%) 2G
2 1 (1.47%) 3G
2 1 (1.47%) Internet
2 1 (1.47%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.47%) ERwin
2 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Publishing
3 3 (4.41%) Banking
3 3 (4.41%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.41%) Games
4 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.47%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Legal
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) XML
2 3 (4.41%) HTML
3 2 (2.94%) XSLT
4 1 (1.47%) CSS
4 1 (1.47%) Sensu
4 1 (1.47%) Web Services
4 1 (1.47%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.94%) Online Games
4 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.47%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.47%) EMV
4 1 (1.47%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.47%) iPad
4 1 (1.47%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.47%) User Experience
4 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.47%) Linux
1 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.76%) ITIL
2 6 (8.82%) Content Management
3 4 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (5.88%) Asset Management
3 4 (5.88%) Data Management
3 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Data Management
4 3 (4.41%) DevOps
4 3 (4.41%) Service Management
4 3 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (4.41%) Web Design
5 2 (2.94%) Document Management
5 2 (2.94%) Information Architecture
5 2 (2.94%) ITSM
5 2 (2.94%) Logistics
5 2 (2.94%) Patch Management
5 2 (2.94%) Scrum
5 2 (2.94%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.94%) Use Case
6 1 (1.47%) ERD
6 1 (1.47%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.82%) C++
1 6 (8.82%) Java
2 5 (7.35%) Python
3 4 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.94%) C#
5 1 (1.47%) PHP
5 1 (1.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (14.71%) Degree
2 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.47%) GMP
2 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) SCCM
1 2 (2.94%) SCOM
1 2 (2.94%) SCSM
2 1 (1.47%) logstash
Vendors
1 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.88%) Adobe
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle
3 2 (2.94%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.47%) Cisco
4 1 (1.47%) Red Hat