The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Writer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Writer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Writer
Rank 562 546 529
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 49 54 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.099% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.11% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 35 27
Average daily rate
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£305 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.15% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+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
52776 50579 47249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.50% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33542 30709 27642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1998 2143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Technical Writer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Writer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 29 July 2015.

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 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Writer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 46 £318 -2.30% 8
London -2 25 £300 -20.79% 5
East of England +8 9 - - 2
South East -17 8 £375 +87.50% 1
Cambridgeshire 0 7 - -
Cambridge -1 7 - -
Berkshire +9 5 £305 +54.43%
City of London +7 4 £238 -36.66% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £288 -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £310 -
Hampshire - 2 £450 -
Halifax - 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 - -
South West +3 1 £338 -
Bristol - 1 £338 -
West Sussex - 1 £425 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £288 -
Bracknell - 1 £292 -
Aldershot - 1 £475 -
Gosport - 1 £425 -
Doncaster - 1 £288 -
Worthing - 1 £425 -
Glasgow - 1 £250 -
Scotland - 1 £250 -

Technical Writer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Technical Writer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Writer in their job title.

1 25 (23.15%) Degree
2 19 (17.59%) Telecoms
3 18 (16.67%) Wiki
4 17 (15.74%) Microsoft
5 15 (13.89%) MS Excel
5 15 (13.89%) MS Visio
6 14 (12.96%) MS Office
6 14 (12.96%) Finance
7 13 (12.04%) HTML
7 13 (12.04%) MS PowerPoint
8 11 (10.19%) Computer Science
8 11 (10.19%) Technical Architecture
8 11 (10.19%) Java
8 11 (10.19%) Python
9 10 (9.26%) ITIL
9 10 (9.26%) C++
10 9 (8.33%) JavaScript
10 9 (8.33%) Software Engineering
11 8 (7.41%) Publishing
12 7 (6.48%) VoIP
12 7 (6.48%) E-Commerce
12 7 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (5.56%) JIRA
13 6 (5.56%) Marketing
14 5 (4.63%) Enterprise Architecture
14 5 (4.63%) Android
14 5 (4.63%) DWDM
14 5 (4.63%) Data Modelling
14 5 (4.63%) XML
14 5 (4.63%) Confluence

Technical Writer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Technical Writer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Writer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.63%) Confluence
2 4 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.85%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (13.89%) MS Excel
1 15 (13.89%) MS Visio
2 14 (12.96%) MS Office
3 13 (12.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.78%) MS Project
5 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.93%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.93%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.85%) Google App Engine
1 2 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.93%) Google Drive
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.48%) VoIP
2 5 (4.63%) DWDM
3 2 (1.85%) Firewall
3 2 (1.85%) 3G
3 2 (1.85%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.93%) SSH
4 1 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.93%) MySQL
1 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (5.56%) JIRA
2 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (17.59%) Telecoms
2 14 (12.96%) Finance
3 8 (7.41%) Publishing
4 6 (5.56%) Marketing
5 3 (2.78%) Electronics
6 2 (1.85%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.93%) Legal
7 1 (0.93%) Advertising
7 1 (0.93%) French Language
7 1 (0.93%) German Language
7 1 (0.93%) Indonesian Language
7 1 (0.93%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.93%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.93%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.93%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.93%) Thai Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.04%) HTML
2 5 (4.63%) XML
3 4 (3.70%) CSS
4 3 (2.78%) XSLT
4 3 (2.78%) .NET
4 3 (2.78%) Web Services
5 2 (1.85%) Velocity
6 1 (0.93%) Google Maps API
6 1 (0.93%) RESTful
6 1 (0.93%) Sphinx
6 1 (0.93%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.93%) J2EE
6 1 (0.93%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.93%) Spring
6 1 (0.93%) JSON
6 1 (0.93%) JDBC
6 1 (0.93%) SOAP
6 1 (0.93%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.67%) Wiki
2 11 (10.19%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.70%) Copywriting
4 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.85%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (0.93%) NHS
6 1 (0.93%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.93%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.93%) Interactive TV
6 1 (0.93%) Social Network
6 1 (0.93%) FMCG
6 1 (0.93%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.63%) Android
2 4 (3.70%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.85%) Windows
3 2 (1.85%) Linux
3 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.93%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (10.19%) Technical Architecture
2 10 (9.26%) ITIL
3 9 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 7 (6.48%) E-Commerce
5 5 (4.63%) Data Modelling
5 5 (4.63%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (3.70%) UML
6 4 (3.70%) Content Management
6 4 (3.70%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (3.70%) Scrum
7 3 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (2.78%) Asset Management
7 3 (2.78%) Time Management
8 2 (1.85%) OWASP
8 2 (1.85%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 2 (1.85%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (1.85%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (1.85%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.19%) Java
1 11 (10.19%) Python
2 10 (9.26%) C++
3 9 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.93%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (23.15%) Degree
2 3 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) SCCM
2 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 17 (15.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.70%) Google
3 3 (2.78%) HP
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle
4 2 (1.85%) Cisco
4 2 (1.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (1.85%) EMC
4 2 (1.85%) Nokia
4 2 (1.85%) VMware
5 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.93%) CA
5 1 (0.93%) ArcSight
5 1 (0.93%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (0.93%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.93%) IBM
5 1 (0.93%) SAP
5 1 (0.93%) Dell
5 1 (0.93%) Adobe
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