The median contractor rate for a Technical Writer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 June 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
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 389 412 404
Rank change year-on-year +23 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 29 12 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.056% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.059% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 27
Median daily rate £400 £330 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £275 £296
% change year-on-year +10.90% -7.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -9.72% +10.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19415 20367 22175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13846 14783 15457
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 225 377
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -5.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Technical Writer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Writer in London

Technical Writer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Writer in London

Technical Writer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Writer in London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Writer in London

Technical Writer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Writer in London

Technical Writer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
City of London - 6 £419 -
Technical Writer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 London region featuring Technical Writer in the job title.

1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Java
3 6 (18.18%) MS Visio
3 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (15.15%) SaaS
5 4 (12.12%) PaaS
5 4 (12.12%) Confluence
5 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.12%) Project Management
6 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
6 3 (9.09%) EMV
6 3 (9.09%) Linux
6 3 (9.09%) Open Source
6 3 (9.09%) DevOps
6 3 (9.09%) Wiki
7 2 (6.06%) Blog
7 2 (6.06%) Migration
7 2 (6.06%) CMS
7 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
7 2 (6.06%) Marketing
7 2 (6.06%) Java EE
7 2 (6.06%) Degree
7 2 (6.06%) JIRA
7 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
7 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (6.06%) HTML5
7 2 (6.06%) Python
7 2 (6.06%) C++

Technical Writer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 4 (12.12%) Confluence
2 2 (6.06%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Visio
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.03%) Acrobat
3 1 (3.03%) FrameMaker
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) SaaS
2 4 (12.12%) PaaS
3 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.06%) IaaS
4 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
2 1 (3.03%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (6.06%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Electronics
4 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) CSS
1 2 (6.06%) HTML
1 2 (6.06%) HTML5
1 2 (6.06%) Java EE
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) EMV
1 3 (9.09%) Wiki
2 2 (6.06%) Blog
2 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.12%) Project Management
3 3 (9.09%) DevOps
3 3 (9.09%) Open Source
4 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.06%) Content Development
4 2 (6.06%) High-Frequency Trading
4 2 (6.06%) Migration
4 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.03%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.03%) Front End Development
5 1 (3.03%) Information Architecture
5 1 (3.03%) Matrix Management
5 1 (3.03%) Microservices
5 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.03%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (3.03%) Service Design
5 1 (3.03%) SOA
5 1 (3.03%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) Java
2 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.06%) C++
3 2 (6.06%) PHP
3 2 (6.06%) Python
4 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Adobe
2 1 (3.03%) Atlassian
London
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