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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Writer
Rank 576 568 564
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 50 44 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.085% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.090% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 15
Average daily rate £325 £313 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +11.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £363 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £299 £280
% change year-on-year
+2.42% +6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Average hourly rate £31.00 £24.23 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Writer within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Technical Writer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical Writer
Top 29 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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 47 £325 - 14
London +12 29 £340 +3.03% 8
City of London +38 8 £300 -26.38%
South East +9 6 £375 +25.41% 1
North West - 4 £225 -
Manchester - 4 £225 -
Berkshire +1 3 £590 +101.53%
Scotland -2 3 - -
South West - 3 £263 - 1
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Highlands - 2 - -
Inverness - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £244 -
West Sussex +5 1 £375 +7.14%
Maidenhead -8 1 - -
North East -20 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £313 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £300 -
Slough - 1 £590 -
Gloucester - 1 £263 -
Nottingham - 1 £300 -
Lichfield - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £300 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

Technical Writer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 12 (14.12%) Java
2 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
2 11 (12.94%) Security Cleared
3 10 (11.76%) Degree
4 9 (10.59%) Finance
4 9 (10.59%) Information Security
5 7 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (8.24%) Banking
5 7 (8.24%) Service Delivery
5 7 (8.24%) C++
5 7 (8.24%) Python
5 7 (8.24%) MS Visio
6 6 (7.06%) SLA
6 6 (7.06%) Change Management
6 6 (7.06%) Publishing
6 6 (7.06%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (7.06%) Information Management
6 6 (7.06%) Data Protection
7 5 (5.88%) Coaching
7 5 (5.88%) DV Cleared
7 5 (5.88%) ITIL
7 5 (5.88%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.71%) Windows
8 4 (4.71%) Microsoft
8 4 (4.71%) Adobe
8 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
8 4 (4.71%) Document Management
8 4 (4.71%) User Experience
9 3 (3.53%) Open Source
9 3 (3.53%) MS PowerPoint

Technical Writer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (1.18%) CMS
1 1 (1.18%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.35%) Acrobat
3 2 (2.35%) FrameMaker
3 2 (2.35%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.35%) RoboHelp
4 1 (1.18%) MS Office
4 1 (1.18%) PaintShop Pro
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) PaaS
1 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) Internet
1 3 (3.53%) Intranet
2 2 (2.35%) Firewall
2 2 (2.35%) Network Security
3 1 (1.18%) DWDM
3 1 (1.18%) LAN
3 1 (1.18%) SSL
3 1 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.18%) Big Data
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) ERwin
1 1 (1.18%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (10.59%) Finance
2 7 (8.24%) Banking
3 6 (7.06%) Publishing
4 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.35%) Games
5 2 (2.35%) Marketing
6 1 (1.18%) Back Office
6 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) MEAN Stack
2 1 (1.18%) .NET
2 1 (1.18%) Django
2 1 (1.18%) HTML
2 1 (1.18%) JSON
2 1 (1.18%) Middleware
2 1 (1.18%) REST
2 1 (1.18%) RESTful
2 1 (1.18%) SOAP
2 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.71%) User Experience
2 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.35%) Online Games
3 1 (1.18%) Blog
3 1 (1.18%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.18%) FMCG
3 1 (1.18%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.18%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.71%) Windows
2 3 (3.53%) Linux
3 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.59%) Information Security
2 7 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (8.24%) Service Delivery
3 6 (7.06%) Change Management
3 6 (7.06%) Data Protection
3 6 (7.06%) Information Management
3 6 (7.06%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (5.88%) Coaching
4 5 (5.88%) ITIL
5 4 (4.71%) Document Management
6 3 (3.53%) Open Source
7 2 (2.35%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.35%) eTOM
7 2 (2.35%) Software Engineering
7 2 (2.35%) Use Case
7 2 (2.35%) Validation
8 1 (1.18%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.18%) Content Management
8 1 (1.18%) Service Management
8 1 (1.18%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.12%) Java
2 7 (8.24%) C++
2 7 (8.24%) Python
3 5 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.53%) SQL
5 1 (1.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
1 11 (12.94%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.76%) Degree
3 5 (5.88%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.18%) CCNA
5 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.18%) MCP
5 1 (1.18%) MCT
5 1 (1.18%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) ISAE 3402
2 1 (1.18%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 4 (4.71%) Adobe
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.35%) Cisco
3 1 (1.18%) ArcSight
3 1 (1.18%) Google
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle
3 1 (1.18%) SAP
3 1 (1.18%) ServiceNow
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