The median contractor rate for a Technical Writer was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 158 197
Rank change year-on-year -5 +39  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 3 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.092% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Median daily rate £360 £325 £284
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.76% +14.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £300 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £385 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £280 £315
% change year-on-year +16.07% -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - £22.50

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 3104 3292 5205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.27% 94.95% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2360 2668 3931
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 76
Median hourly rate £19.16 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.22% +11.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.57 £34.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Technical Writer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Technical Writer in the job title.

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 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 11 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) EMV
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management

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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
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