The median contractor rate for a Technical Writer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 398 404 388
Rank change year-on-year +6 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 4 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.021% 0.099% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 13
Median daily rate £350 £345 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.44% +4.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £400 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £315
% change year-on-year - +3.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Median hourly rate - £31.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £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 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 18483 21200 20424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.80% 95.05% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13146 15201 14093
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 281 378
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
City of London -11 2 £375 +15.38% 1
Paddington - 1 - -
Technical Writer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
1 5 (21.74%) XML
2 4 (17.39%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) CMS
2 4 (17.39%) Marketing
2 4 (17.39%) Degree
3 3 (13.04%) Content Management
3 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Python
4 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (8.70%) C++
4 2 (8.70%) HTML
4 2 (8.70%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) Adobe
4 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.70%) Multimedia
4 2 (8.70%) Confluence
4 2 (8.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (4.35%) Google
5 1 (4.35%) Online Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Content Development
5 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (4.35%) Content Writing
5 1 (4.35%) Information Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Social Media
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering

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 (17.39%) CMS
2 2 (8.70%) Confluence
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MS Access
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Marketing
3 3 (13.04%) Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Multimedia
4 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.35%) Electronics
5 1 (4.35%) Legal
5 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) XSL
3 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) e-Learning
1 1 (4.35%) EMV
1 1 (4.35%) Graphic Design
1 1 (4.35%) Online Banking
1 1 (4.35%) Social Media
1 1 (4.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Content Management
2 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (4.35%) Content Development
2 1 (4.35%) Content Writing
2 1 (4.35%) DevOps
2 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Information Architecture
2 1 (4.35%) Open Source
2 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
2 1 (4.35%) Project Management
2 1 (4.35%) Service Management
2 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
2 1 (4.35%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Python
2 2 (8.70%) C++
2 2 (8.70%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Adobe
3 1 (4.35%) Google
3 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.35%) SAP