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 2 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Writer
Rank 604 596 588
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 33 53 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.095% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.100% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 37 30
Median daily rate £300 £280 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £360 £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +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
50613 53074 51044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 32907 33356 31218
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1520 2029 2075
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.38 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 2 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 26 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 2 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 -10 33 £300 +5.26% 8
London -18 12 £330 +18.91% 5
North West - 7 £250 - 2
South West +3 6 £325 -3.70%
South East 0 5 £275 -9.83% 1
Lancashire - 5 £275 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £275 -
Bristol +6 2 £345 +2.22%
Yorkshire +1 2 £325 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £268 -
Chorley - 2 £288 - 1
Manchester - 2 £225 - 1
East of England +16 1 - -
West Yorkshire -2 1 £325 -
Luton - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £275 -
Skelmersdale - 1 £250 -
Oxford - 1 - -
Doncaster - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £325 -
Swindon - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £275 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 11 (15.71%) Finance
2 10 (14.29%) Java
3 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.57%) Content Management
4 6 (8.57%) Degree
4 6 (8.57%) C++
4 6 (8.57%) MS Office
4 6 (8.57%) ITIL
5 5 (7.14%) XML
5 5 (7.14%) Python
5 5 (7.14%) MS Excel
5 5 (7.14%) Adobe
5 5 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 5 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 4 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.71%) Publishing
6 4 (5.71%) CMS
6 4 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
7 3 (4.29%) MS Visio
7 3 (4.29%) Acrobat
7 3 (4.29%) HTML
7 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.29%) Oracle
7 3 (4.29%) Banking
7 3 (4.29%) Service Management
7 3 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.29%) Web Design

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 (5.71%) CMS
1 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (2.86%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.43%) Confluence
3 1 (1.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) MS Office
2 5 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.29%) Acrobat
3 3 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (4.29%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.86%) FrameMaker
5 1 (1.43%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (1.43%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) PaaS
1 3 (4.29%) SaaS
2 2 (2.86%) IaaS
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) Skype
2 1 (1.43%) 2G
2 1 (1.43%) 3G
2 1 (1.43%) Internet
2 1 (1.43%) Intranet
2 1 (1.43%) LTE
2 1 (1.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) ERwin
1 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (15.71%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Publishing
3 3 (4.29%) Banking
3 3 (4.29%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.29%) Games
4 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Legal
5 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) XML
2 3 (4.29%) HTML
3 2 (2.86%) XSLT
4 1 (1.43%) .NET
4 1 (1.43%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.43%) CSS
4 1 (1.43%) MEAN Stack
4 1 (1.43%) Middleware
4 1 (1.43%) Sensu
4 1 (1.43%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.86%) Online Games
3 2 (2.86%) User Experience
4 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.43%) Blog
4 1 (1.43%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.43%) EMV
4 1 (1.43%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.43%) iPad
4 1 (1.43%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.29%) Linux
2 2 (2.86%) Windows
3 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (8.57%) Content Management
1 6 (8.57%) ITIL
2 5 (7.14%) Asset Management
3 4 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (5.71%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.29%) Coaching
4 3 (4.29%) Document Management
4 3 (4.29%) Service Management
4 3 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (4.29%) Use Case
4 3 (4.29%) Web Design
5 2 (2.86%) Data Management
5 2 (2.86%) DevOps
5 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Data Management
5 2 (2.86%) Information Architecture
5 2 (2.86%) ITSM
5 2 (2.86%) Logistics
5 2 (2.86%) Patch Management
5 2 (2.86%) Scrum
5 2 (2.86%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.29%) Java
2 6 (8.57%) C++
3 5 (7.14%) Python
4 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.86%) C#
5 2 (2.86%) SQL
6 1 (1.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.57%) Degree
3 3 (4.29%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.43%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.43%) GMP
2 1 (1.43%) ISAE 3402
2 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) SCCM
1 2 (2.86%) SCOM
1 2 (2.86%) SCSM
2 1 (1.43%) logstash
Vendors
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.14%) Adobe
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle
4 2 (2.86%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
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