The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Copywriting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Copywriting over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Copywriting
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 535 585 577
Rank change year-on-year +50 -8  
Contract jobs citing Copywriting 48 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.059% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.071% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 17
Median daily rate £294 £275 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.81% +5.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £140 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £364 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £318
% change year-on-year +22.22% -29.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £14.00

Copywriting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34656 40979 39244
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.30% 82.95% 79.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 23008 27240 24713
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 1004 1153
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +32.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £48.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Copywriting
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Copywriting as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Copywriting in England

Copywriting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Copywriting in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Copywriting in England

Copywriting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Copywriting in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Copywriting in England

Copywriting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Copywriting in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Copywriting in England

Copywriting
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Copywriting within the England region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +37 29 £288 +36.90% 12
South East +19 7 £375 +275.00% 4
North West +27 5 £238 -20.83% 1
North East - 2 £175 -
West Midlands - 2 £350 - 1
South West -5 1 £500 +81.81% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £320 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £250 - 2
Copywriting
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Copywriting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Copywriting.

1 40 (40.40%) Marketing
2 33 (33.33%) User Experience
3 31 (31.31%) Finance
4 26 (26.26%) HTML
5 24 (24.24%) CMS
5 24 (24.24%) Wireframes
6 21 (21.21%) CSS
6 21 (21.21%) Social Media
7 20 (20.20%) Prototyping
8 19 (19.19%) Degree
9 18 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (18.18%) Banking
9 18 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (17.17%) Photoshop
11 15 (15.15%) Content Management
11 15 (15.15%) Axure RP
12 14 (14.14%) Mobile App
13 13 (13.13%) Project Management
14 12 (12.12%) Digital Marketing
14 12 (12.12%) Service Design
15 11 (11.11%) Publishing
16 10 (10.10%) Migration
16 10 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (10.10%) Scrum
16 10 (10.10%) SEO
16 10 (10.10%) Adobe
16 10 (10.10%) HTML5
16 10 (10.10%) CSS3
16 10 (10.10%) Analytics
17 9 (9.09%) Typography

Copywriting
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 24 (24.24%) CMS
2 3 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (3.03%) WordPress
3 2 (2.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (17.17%) Photoshop
2 9 (9.09%) MS Office
2 9 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (8.08%) Fireworks
4 7 (7.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (6.06%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (5.05%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (5.05%) MS Excel
7 3 (3.03%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (2.02%) Acrobat
8 2 (2.02%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (2.02%) InDesign
9 1 (1.01%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (1.01%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.05%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.01%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.02%) Internet
2 1 (1.01%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (15.15%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.01%) JIRA
General
1 40 (40.40%) Marketing
2 31 (31.31%) Finance
3 18 (18.18%) Banking
4 11 (11.11%) Publishing
5 8 (8.08%) Local Government
6 7 (7.07%) Advertising
6 7 (7.07%) Retail
7 5 (5.05%) Legal
8 3 (3.03%) Financial Institution
8 3 (3.03%) Retail Banking
8 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.01%) Automotive
9 1 (1.01%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 28 (28.28%) Copywriter
2 18 (18.18%) Designer
3 12 (12.12%) Content Manager
3 12 (12.12%) UX Designer
4 10 (10.10%) Digital Copywriter
5 6 (6.06%) Content Editor
6 4 (4.04%) Web Manager
7 3 (3.03%) Campaign Manager
7 3 (3.03%) Communications Manager
7 3 (3.03%) Content Designer
7 3 (3.03%) Content Strategist
7 3 (3.03%) Digital Content Editor
7 3 (3.03%) Digital Content Manager
7 3 (3.03%) Digital Editor
7 3 (3.03%) Marketing Copywriter
7 3 (3.03%) Marketing Manager
7 3 (3.03%) Web Content Manager
8 2 (2.02%) Digital Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.02%) Web Content Producer
8 2 (2.02%) Web Content Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (26.26%) HTML
2 21 (21.21%) CSS
3 10 (10.10%) CSS3
3 10 (10.10%) HTML5
4 8 (8.08%) Flash
5 2 (2.02%) Spring
6 1 (1.01%) Velocity
6 1 (1.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (33.33%) User Experience
2 21 (21.21%) Social Media
3 18 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (14.14%) Mobile App
5 5 (5.05%) Blog
6 4 (4.04%) Taxonomies
7 2 (2.02%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.02%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.01%) BBC
8 1 (1.01%) Graphic Design
8 1 (1.01%) iPad
8 1 (1.01%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (1.01%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.01%) Online Banking
8 1 (1.01%) Video Editing
8 1 (1.01%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.01%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.24%) Wireframes
2 20 (20.20%) Prototyping
3 18 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (15.15%) Content Management
5 13 (13.13%) Project Management
6 12 (12.12%) Digital Marketing
6 12 (12.12%) Service Design
7 10 (10.10%) Analytics
7 10 (10.10%) Migration
7 10 (10.10%) Scrum
7 10 (10.10%) SEO
7 10 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (9.09%) Content Marketing
8 9 (9.09%) Typography
9 8 (8.08%) Coaching
10 6 (6.06%) Content Development
11 5 (5.05%) Change Management
11 5 (5.05%) Matrix Organization
11 5 (5.05%) UX Design
11 5 (5.05%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.01%) C
1 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (19.19%) Degree
2 3 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.01%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 10 (10.10%) Adobe
2 5 (5.05%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.04%) Google
4 3 (3.03%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.02%) Facebook
5 2 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.02%) Twitter
6 1 (1.01%) FatWire
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