Period
to 27 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Technical Writer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

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
UK > England
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 543 747 805
Rank change year-on-year +204 +58 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 53 77 59
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.093% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.098% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 81 45
Median daily rate £350 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -21.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £243 £263 £263
90th Percentile £514 £425 £531
UK median daily rate £350 £275 £350
% change year-on-year +27.27% -21.43% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £33.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £33.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 39,538 78,404 87,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.80% 94.58% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,271 52,128 57,793
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £251 £280 £273
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £465 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -1.59% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,581 2,416 2,734
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +5.33% -2.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.96 £48.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +13.16% +5.56% -5.26%

Technical Writer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Technical Writer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Writer in England

Technical Writer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Technical Writer in England.

Daily rate trend for Technical Writer in England

Technical Writer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Technical Writer in England over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Technical Writer in England

Technical Writer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Technical Writer in England.

Hourly rate trend for Technical Writer in England

Technical Writer
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 Technical Writer within the England region over the 6 months to 27 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +152 26 £350 +7.69% 1
Midlands +70 9 £359 +19.67%
South East +139 7 £275 - 2
West Midlands +54 7 £357 +18.83%
East of England +58 5 £303 -
North of England +98 3 - -
Yorkshire +63 3 - -
South West +55 3 £545 +98.18%
East Midlands +47 2 £360 -
Technical Writer
UK

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, Technical Writer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Technical Writer in the job title.

1 11 (20.75%) Finance
2 9 (16.98%) Content Management
3 8 (15.09%) HTML
3 8 (15.09%) CSS
4 7 (13.21%) ITIL
4 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (13.21%) Banking
4 7 (13.21%) Back Office
5 6 (11.32%) JavaScript
6 5 (9.43%) SDLC
6 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
6 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (9.43%) Management Information System
7 4 (7.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
7 4 (7.55%) MS Visio
7 4 (7.55%) Adobe
7 4 (7.55%) XML
7 4 (7.55%) REST
7 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
7 4 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (7.55%) JSON
8 3 (5.66%) JIRA
8 3 (5.66%) Degree
8 3 (5.66%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (5.66%) Software Architecture
8 3 (5.66%) API Design
8 3 (5.66%) React Native
8 3 (5.66%) ISO 20022
8 3 (5.66%) Swagger

Technical Writer Skill Set
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 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (7.55%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.89%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.89%) FrameMaker
4 1 (1.89%) MadCap Flare
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.89%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.89%) Snagit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (1.89%) Azure
1 1 (1.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) DHCP
1 2 (3.77%) DNS
2 1 (1.89%) DWDM
2 1 (1.89%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) JIRA
2 2 (3.77%) Emacs
2 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (20.75%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Back Office
2 7 (13.21%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Billing
4 1 (1.89%) Games
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) CSS
1 8 (15.09%) HTML
2 4 (7.55%) JSON
2 4 (7.55%) REST
2 4 (7.55%) XML
3 3 (5.66%) React
3 3 (5.66%) React Native
3 3 (5.66%) SOAP
3 3 (5.66%) Swagger
4 2 (3.77%) DHTML
5 1 (1.89%) CSS3
5 1 (1.89%) Keras
5 1 (1.89%) scikit-learn
5 1 (1.89%) TensorFlow
5 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.66%) User Experience
3 2 (3.77%) Clustering
3 2 (3.77%) FMCG
3 2 (3.77%) Social Media
4 1 (1.89%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Windows
1 2 (3.77%) Windows 10
1 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
1 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.98%) Content Management
2 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (13.21%) ITIL
3 5 (9.43%) SDLC
4 3 (5.66%) API Design
4 3 (5.66%) Data Analysis
4 3 (5.66%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (5.66%) Project Management
4 3 (5.66%) Service Management
4 3 (5.66%) Software Architecture
4 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (3.77%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (3.77%) Data Security
5 2 (3.77%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.77%) Information Security
5 2 (3.77%) ITSM
5 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.77%) TOGAF
5 2 (3.77%) Web Design
5 2 (3.77%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.77%) Java
3 1 (1.89%) C#
3 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.89%) Python
3 1 (1.89%) R
3 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.66%) Degree
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.89%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.66%) ISO 20022
3 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.77%) DFS Replication
1 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (3.77%) Virtual Desktop
1 2 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (3.77%) SCCM
1 2 (3.77%) SCDPM
1 2 (3.77%) SCOM
1 2 (3.77%) SCSM
1 2 (3.77%) SCVMM
1 2 (3.77%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) Adobe
3 2 (3.77%) ArcSight
3 2 (3.77%) Dell
3 2 (3.77%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco
4 1 (1.89%) Google
4 1 (1.89%) RapidMiner