The median contractor rate for a Technical Writer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 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 / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 264 267
Rank change year-on-year +31 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 6 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.079% 0.067% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.071% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 7
Median daily rate £250 £265 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.66% -11.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £279 £395
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7221 8475 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.54% 94.99% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4232 5056 5117
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 385 431
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Technical Writer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 3 months to 24 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
Hampshire - 6 £250 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
Technical Writer
England

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Technical Writer in the job title.

1 6 (46.15%) BPMN
1 6 (46.15%) Node.js
1 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
2 5 (38.46%) Business Analysis
2 5 (38.46%) Web Services
3 3 (23.08%) ISEB
3 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 2 (15.38%) Photoshop
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Adobe
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (7.69%) HBase
5 1 (7.69%) Big Data
5 1 (7.69%) Reference Data
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) Hadoop

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:

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Photoshop
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
1 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
1 1 (7.69%) HBase
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
1 6 (46.15%) Node.js
2 5 (38.46%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) BPMN
2 5 (38.46%) Business Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Requirements Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Data Management
4 1 (7.69%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) Master Data Management
4 1 (7.69%) QMS
4 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Adobe
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle
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