The median contractor rate for a Copywriter was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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.

Copywriter
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 624 620
Rank change year-on-year +39 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Copywriter 17 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.035% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.037% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 9
Median daily rate £225 £240 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £167 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £310 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £250 £238
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Copywriter
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Copywriter in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Copywriter in the UK

Copywriter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Copywriter in the UK

Copywriter
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Copywriter over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Copywriter in the UK

Copywriter
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Copywriter in the UK

Copywriter
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Copywriter within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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
England +31 16 £225 -3.22% 3
London +1 8 £205 -8.88% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £194 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £225 -
North East - 2 £194 -
South West - 2 £225 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £194 -
Scotland +38 1 - -
Cheshire +24 1 £175 -
North West +21 1 £175 -30.00%
Edinburgh +16 1 - -
Knutsford +4 1 £175 -
City of London -2 1 £125 -35.89% 1
Docklands, London - 1 £201 -
East Midlands - 1 £275 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £275 -
Shropshire - 1 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Leeds - 1 £300 -
Bradford - 1 £300 -
Cheltenham - 1 £225 -
Northampton - 1 £275 -
Telford - 1 £325 -
Chiswick - 1 £305 -
West Midlands - 1 £325 -

Copywriter Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Copywriter 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 featuring Copywriter in the job title.

1 29 (61.70%) Copywriting
2 20 (42.55%) Marketing
3 16 (34.04%) Banking
4 14 (29.79%) CMS
4 14 (29.79%) User Experience
5 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (21.28%) Finance
6 10 (21.28%) Typography
7 9 (19.15%) Blog
7 9 (19.15%) SEO
7 9 (19.15%) Content Marketing
8 8 (17.02%) Mobile App
9 7 (14.89%) Workflow
10 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
10 6 (12.77%) Legal
10 6 (12.77%) Degree
10 6 (12.77%) Content Management
10 6 (12.77%) Social Media
11 5 (10.64%) Analytics
11 5 (10.64%) Content Development
11 5 (10.64%) Publishing
11 5 (10.64%) Migration
11 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (8.51%) Taxonomies
12 4 (8.51%) XML
12 4 (8.51%) Project Management
12 4 (8.51%) Wireframes
12 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (8.51%) Front End Development
13 3 (6.38%) Content Writing

Copywriter Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 14 (29.79%) CMS
2 1 (2.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.13%) Drupal
2 1 (2.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.13%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Intranet
General
1 20 (42.55%) Marketing
2 16 (34.04%) Banking
3 10 (21.28%) Finance
4 6 (12.77%) Legal
4 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
5 5 (10.64%) Publishing
6 3 (6.38%) Advertising
6 3 (6.38%) Financial Institution
7 1 (2.13%) Automotive
7 1 (2.13%) Retail
7 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) XML
2 3 (6.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.79%) User Experience
2 9 (19.15%) Blog
3 8 (17.02%) Mobile App
4 6 (12.77%) Social Media
5 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (8.51%) Taxonomies
6 1 (2.13%) FMCG
6 1 (2.13%) iPad
6 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (61.70%) Copywriting
2 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.28%) Typography
4 9 (19.15%) Content Marketing
4 9 (19.15%) SEO
5 7 (14.89%) Workflow
6 6 (12.77%) Content Management
7 5 (10.64%) Analytics
7 5 (10.64%) Content Development
7 5 (10.64%) Migration
7 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.51%) Front End Development
8 4 (8.51%) Project Management
8 4 (8.51%) Wireframes
9 3 (6.38%) Content Writing
9 3 (6.38%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (6.38%) Strategic Planning
10 2 (4.26%) GAP Analysis
10 2 (4.26%) Web Application Development
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (4.26%) Facebook
1 2 (4.26%) Google
1 2 (4.26%) Twitter
2 1 (2.13%) Adobe
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