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 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Writer
Rank 606 590 582
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 21 47 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.086% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.091% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 39
Median daily rate £351 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £239 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £368 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £263 £287
% change year-on-year
+19.14% -8.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Median hourly rate £27.99 £23.31 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.10% -
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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 December 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 7 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 December 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 -21 21 £351 +16.83% 6
London -6 19 £370 +23.33% 4
South East +8 2 £313 -3.02%
City of London -3 2 £400 +33.33%
Hampshire - 1 £351 -
Middlesex - 1 £275 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 17 (28.81%) Degree
2 13 (22.03%) Python
3 11 (18.64%) C++
3 11 (18.64%) Java
3 11 (18.64%) Finance
4 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
5 8 (13.56%) XML
5 8 (13.56%) Marketing
6 7 (11.86%) ITIL
7 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
8 5 (8.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (6.78%) Use Case
9 4 (6.78%) HTML
9 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
9 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (6.78%) Banking
9 4 (6.78%) Google
10 3 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (5.08%) Data Management
10 3 (5.08%) Document Management
10 3 (5.08%) CMS
10 3 (5.08%) FrameMaker
10 3 (5.08%) MS Visio
10 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
10 3 (5.08%) Google Play
10 3 (5.08%) REST
10 3 (5.08%) JSON
10 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Data Management
10 3 (5.08%) Confluence
11 2 (3.39%) SCCM

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 3 (5.08%) CMS
1 3 (5.08%) Confluence
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) FrameMaker
1 3 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (5.08%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Google Play
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) Internet
1 2 (3.39%) Intranet
1 2 (3.39%) LAN
1 2 (3.39%) VLAN
1 2 (3.39%) WAN
2 1 (1.69%) 2G
2 1 (1.69%) 3G
2 1 (1.69%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (18.64%) Finance
2 8 (13.56%) Marketing
3 4 (6.78%) Banking
3 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.39%) Legal
5 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) XML
2 4 (6.78%) HTML
3 3 (5.08%) JSON
3 3 (5.08%) REST
4 2 (3.39%) OAuth
4 2 (3.39%) Web Services
5 1 (1.69%) .NET
5 1 (1.69%) XSL
5 1 (1.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.39%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.69%) EMV
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Social Media
3 1 (1.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.39%) Unix
1 2 (3.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.86%) ITIL
2 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (6.78%) Use Case
3 3 (5.08%) Data Management
3 3 (5.08%) Document Management
3 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Data Management
4 2 (3.39%) Change Control
4 2 (3.39%) Content Management
4 2 (3.39%) Content Writing
4 2 (3.39%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (3.39%) DevOps
4 2 (3.39%) QMS
4 2 (3.39%) Quality Management
4 2 (3.39%) Software Distribution
4 2 (3.39%) Software Engineering
4 2 (3.39%) Workflow
5 1 (1.69%) Capacity Management
5 1 (1.69%) Content Development
5 1 (1.69%) Open Source
5 1 (1.69%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.03%) Python
2 11 (18.64%) C++
2 11 (18.64%) Java
3 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.39%) C#
5 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (28.81%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (6.78%) Google
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.39%) Adobe
3 2 (3.39%) Apiary
3 2 (3.39%) Citrix
4 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.69%) SAP
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