The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Copywriting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Copywriting over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Copywriting
England / South West
Rank 136 137 146
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9  
Contract jobs citing Copywriting 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.039% 0.10% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.048% 0.13% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £500 £275 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +81.81% -31.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £213 £225 £318
% change year-on-year -5.55% -29.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £14.00

Copywriting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2099 2317 2454
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.55% 79.87% 78.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 1527 1585
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 137 84
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Copywriting
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Copywriting as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Copywriting in the South West

Copywriting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Copywriting in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Copywriting in the South West

Copywriting
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Copywriting within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Wiltshire - 1 £500 -
Copywriting
England

Copywriting
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Copywriting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Copywriting.

1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
1 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (50.00%) Spring
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) Smart Meter
1 2 (50.00%) Matrix Management
1 2 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (25.00%) Content Writing
2 1 (25.00%) Email Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Social Media
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Content Development
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Taxonomies
2 1 (25.00%) Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Publishing

Copywriting
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (25.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Communications Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Content Designer
1 1 (25.00%) Designer
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Content Designer
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Designer
1 1 (25.00%) Web Content Designer
1 1 (25.00%) Web Content Writer
1 1 (25.00%) Web Designer
1 1 (25.00%) Web Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (25.00%) Social Media
2 1 (25.00%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Matrix Management
1 2 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Content Development
2 1 (25.00%) Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) Content Writing
2 1 (25.00%) Email Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA