The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Writer
Rank 550 523 557
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 54 42 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.082% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.089% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 28 12
Average daily rate
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£325 £278 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.11% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £244 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - £40.00
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 28 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Writer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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 +9 52 £325 +18.18% 6
London +40 33 £379 +2.36% 3
South East -41 4 £200 -23.07% 1
Berkshire +5 2 £198 -38.03% 1
East of England -30 2 £188 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £188 -
City of London +9 1 £375 +1.35%
South West -30 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £188 -
Edinburgh - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Shepperton - - - -
West Malling - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Ealing - - - -

Technical Writer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 20 (21.74%) Finance
2 15 (16.30%) QA
3 13 (14.13%) Ruby
3 13 (14.13%) Java
3 13 (14.13%) Python
3 13 (14.13%) SharePoint
4 12 (13.04%) HTML
4 12 (13.04%) SQL
5 11 (11.96%) MS Visio
6 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
7 9 (9.78%) XML
7 9 (9.78%) Degree
7 9 (9.78%) Banking
8 8 (8.70%) E-Commerce
9 7 (7.61%) Internet
10 6 (6.52%) Marketing
10 6 (6.52%) JIRA
10 6 (6.52%) Retail
10 6 (6.52%) MS Office
11 5 (5.43%) CSS
11 5 (5.43%) Web Services
11 5 (5.43%) Publishing
11 5 (5.43%) RoboHelp
11 5 (5.43%) Copywriting
12 4 (4.35%) Wiki
12 4 (4.35%) Games
12 4 (4.35%) Knowledge Management
12 4 (4.35%) HTTPS
12 4 (4.35%) VPN
12 4 (4.35%) ITIL

Technical Writer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 13 (14.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.17%) Confluence
3 1 (1.09%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (11.96%) MS Visio
2 6 (6.52%) MS Office
3 5 (5.43%) RoboHelp
4 2 (2.17%) FrameMaker
4 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.17%) Acrobat
5 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
5 1 (1.09%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.61%) Internet
2 4 (4.35%) VPN
2 4 (4.35%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.09%) LAN
3 1 (1.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.09%) QlikView
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (6.52%) JIRA
2 2 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.09%) ERwin
General
1 20 (21.74%) Finance
2 9 (9.78%) Banking
3 6 (6.52%) Retail
3 6 (6.52%) Marketing
4 5 (5.43%) Publishing
5 4 (4.35%) Games
6 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.26%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.17%) Private Banking
7 2 (2.17%) Back Office
7 2 (2.17%) Legal
7 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.09%) Front Office
8 1 (1.09%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.04%) HTML
2 9 (9.78%) XML
3 5 (5.43%) CSS
3 5 (5.43%) Web Services
4 3 (3.26%) .NET
4 3 (3.26%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.17%) JSON
5 2 (2.17%) RESTful
5 2 (2.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (1.09%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.43%) Copywriting
2 4 (4.35%) Wiki
3 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.17%) Fixed Income
3 2 (2.17%) Online Banking
3 2 (2.17%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.09%) SCADA
4 1 (1.09%) CMDB
4 1 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (8.70%) E-Commerce
2 4 (4.35%) ITIL
2 4 (4.35%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (3.26%) Wealth Management
3 3 (3.26%) Project Management
3 3 (3.26%) Workflow
3 3 (3.26%) Content Management
4 2 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (2.17%) ITSM
4 2 (2.17%) Validation
4 2 (2.17%) Service Management
4 2 (2.17%) Change Management
4 2 (2.17%) UML
4 2 (2.17%) Release Management
4 2 (2.17%) Logistics
5 1 (1.09%) Investment Management
5 1 (1.09%) Data Migration
5 1 (1.09%) Use Case
5 1 (1.09%) Project Planning
5 1 (1.09%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.13%) Java
1 13 (14.13%) Python
1 13 (14.13%) Ruby
2 12 (13.04%) SQL
3 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (9.78%) Degree
2 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.17%) MCT
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.30%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) GxP
Vendors
1 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.26%) Adobe
2 3 (3.26%) Quark
3 1 (1.09%) Remedy
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
DP Connect
Rate: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Darlington
DP Connect
Rate: £280 - £335 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
North West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 25 days ago