Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Writer was £335 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 November 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 > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 363 376 380
Rank change year-on-year +13 +4 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 15 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.089% 0.012% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.013% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 10
South East median daily rate £335 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.11% -21.81% +40.35%
10th Percentile £251 £271 £296
90th Percentile £375 £344 £525
England median daily rate £336 £300 £320
% change year-on-year +12.08% -6.25% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South East median hourly rate - - £32.00
England median hourly rate - £28.09 £32.25
% change year-on-year - -12.90% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15904 15621 18300
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.95% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9440 9298 10742
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 646 772 917
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Technical Writer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Technical Writer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Writer in the South East

Technical Writer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Writer in the South East

Technical Writer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Writer in the South East

Technical Writer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley - 7 £350 -
Hampshire +14 6 £263 -25.11% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £363 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £316 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Technical Writer
England

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 South East region featuring Technical Writer in the job title.

1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (20.00%) Confluence
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) User Experience
4 1 (6.67%) Server Patching
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) Release Management
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared

Technical Writer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (20.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.67%) Information Security
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Release Management
2 1 (6.67%) Scrum
2 1 (6.67%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Citrix