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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Writer
Rank 612 587 579
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 41 53 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.095% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.10% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 35 25
Median daily rate £325 £310 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £315 £400
% change year-on-year
-12.69% -21.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £24.23 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 -

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
52698 52839 51404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.88% 94.71% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 34350 32058 31435
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1506 2120 2116
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.22% -0.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

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 5 May 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 29 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 5 May 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 -30 41 £325 +10.16% 4
London -10 16 £345 +21.05% 2
South East -11 10 £275 +10.00% 1
South West +2 7 £275 -
Gloucestershire - 6 £275 -
Surrey -4 4 £255 +13.33%
North West -8 4 £250 -20.63%
City of London +34 3 £300 +20.00%
Manchester -13 2 £294 -6.74%
Doncaster - 2 - -
Brighton - 2 £275 -
East Sussex - 2 £275 -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 £250 -
East Midlands +13 1 £350 +16.66%
Wiltshire +2 1 - -
Nottingham 0 1 £350 +16.66%
Berkshire 0 1 £325 +30.00%
Nottinghamshire -2 1 £350 +16.66%
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £375 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Skelmersdale - 1 £250 -
Oxford - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £325 -

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 14 (14.58%) Finance
2 13 (13.54%) Java
3 12 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 12 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 11 (11.46%) Microsoft
5 9 (9.38%) C++
6 8 (8.33%) MS Visio
6 8 (8.33%) Python
6 8 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 8 (8.33%) Banking
7 7 (7.29%) Degree
7 7 (7.29%) MS Excel
7 7 (7.29%) ITIL
7 7 (7.29%) MS Office
8 6 (6.25%) JavaScript
9 5 (5.21%) Adobe
9 5 (5.21%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (5.21%) Document Management
9 5 (5.21%) Information Security
9 5 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (5.21%) DV Cleared
9 5 (5.21%) Coaching
10 4 (4.17%) Content Management
10 4 (4.17%) Windows
10 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
10 4 (4.17%) XML
10 4 (4.17%) Publishing
10 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
11 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
11 3 (3.13%) Validation

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 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.08%) CMS
2 2 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (2.08%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.04%) Confluence
3 1 (1.04%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 7 (7.29%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.29%) MS Office
3 5 (5.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.13%) Acrobat
5 2 (2.08%) FrameMaker
5 2 (2.08%) RoboHelp
6 1 (1.04%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (1.04%) PaintShop Pro
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) PaaS
1 3 (3.13%) SaaS
2 2 (2.08%) IaaS
3 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) Internet
1 3 (3.13%) Intranet
2 2 (2.08%) Firewall
2 2 (2.08%) Network Security
2 2 (2.08%) Skype
3 1 (1.04%) LAN
3 1 (1.04%) SSL
3 1 (1.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.08%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) ERwin
1 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (14.58%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) Banking
3 4 (4.17%) Publishing
4 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.08%) Games
5 2 (2.08%) Marketing
6 1 (1.04%) Back Office
6 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.04%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.17%) XML
2 2 (2.08%) HTML
2 2 (2.08%) MEAN Stack
2 2 (2.08%) XSLT
3 1 (1.04%) .NET
3 1 (1.04%) CSS
3 1 (1.04%) Django
3 1 (1.04%) Middleware
3 1 (1.04%) REST
3 1 (1.04%) Sensu
3 1 (1.04%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.08%) e-Learning
2 2 (2.08%) Online Games
2 2 (2.08%) User Experience
3 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.04%) Blog
3 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.04%) EMV
3 1 (1.04%) FMCG
3 1 (1.04%) Graphic Design
3 1 (1.04%) iPad
3 1 (1.04%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.17%) Windows
2 3 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 7 (7.29%) ITIL
3 5 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (5.21%) Coaching
3 5 (5.21%) Document Management
3 5 (5.21%) Information Security
4 4 (4.17%) Content Management
5 3 (3.13%) Asset Management
5 3 (3.13%) Data Protection
5 3 (3.13%) Service Management
5 3 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (3.13%) Use Case
5 3 (3.13%) Validation
5 3 (3.13%) Web Design
6 2 (2.08%) Change Management
6 2 (2.08%) E-Commerce
6 2 (2.08%) Logistics
6 2 (2.08%) Open Source
6 2 (2.08%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (2.08%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.54%) Java
2 9 (9.38%) C++
3 8 (8.33%) Python
4 6 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.13%) SQL
6 2 (2.08%) C#
7 1 (1.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 12 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.29%) Degree
3 5 (5.21%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.04%) CCNA
5 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.04%) MCP
5 1 (1.04%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) GMP
2 1 (1.04%) ISAE 3402
2 1 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) SCCM
1 2 (2.08%) SCOM
1 2 (2.08%) SCSM
2 1 (1.04%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (1.04%) logstash
Vendors
1 11 (11.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.21%) Adobe
3 2 (2.08%) Oracle
4 1 (1.04%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco
4 1 (1.04%) Google
4 1 (1.04%) SAP
4 1 (1.04%) ServiceNow
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