Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Writer was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Technical Writer
London > City of London
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 237 285
Rank change year-on-year +11 +48 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 8 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% 0.058% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.061% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 8
City of London median daily rate £406 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +30.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £336 £300 £204
90th Percentile £458 £393 £397
London median daily rate £368 £330 £285
% change year-on-year +11.36% +15.79% -18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
City of London median hourly rate - - £40.75
London median hourly rate - £55.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year - +126.99% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6267 6571 10834
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.74% 95.25% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4823 5311 8285
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £310 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 80 169
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.84% +1.30% +2.70%
10th Percentile £12.52 £11.48 £10.25
90th Percentile £30.07 £35.86 £37.01
London median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% -2.56% +11.43%

Technical Writer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Technical Writer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Writer in the City of London

Technical Writer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Writer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Writer in the City of London

Technical Writer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Writer in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Writer in the City of London

Technical Writer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Writer in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Writer in the City of London

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, 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 across the City of London region featuring Technical Writer in the job title.

1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (25.00%) Confluence
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Wiki
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) PaaS
3 1 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Microservices
3 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
3 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (12.50%) PMO
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (12.50%) EMV
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports

Technical Writer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (25.00%) Confluence
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Wiki
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) EMV
2 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
3 1 (12.50%) Microservices
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
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