The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 June 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.

Copywriting
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 615 601
Rank change year-on-year +61 -14  
Contract jobs citing Copywriting 53 36 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.068% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.081% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 23
Median daily rate £275 £280 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.78% -10.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £185 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £200 £400
% change year-on-year +25.00% -50.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £101.75 £32.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +217.96% +68.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.15 £32.00 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.35 £34.40 £21.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.00 -

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39704 44234 45146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.33% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25886 29348 28980
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1071 1257
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.65 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Copywriting
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Copywriting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Copywriting in the UK

Copywriting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Copywriting over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Copywriting in the UK

Copywriting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Copywriting in the UK

Copywriting
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Copywriting over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Copywriting in the UK

Copywriting
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Copywriting within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +53 53 £275 +1.85% 25
London +8 32 £275 -26.66% 7
South East +28 9 £275 +124.48% 8
City of London 0 9 £228 -39.33%
South West +9 5 £225 +12.50% 1
Berkshire +19 3 £225 +125.00%
Surrey +4 3 £325 +124.13% 6
Bristol -2 3 £400 +100.00%
Reading +17 2 - -
Hertfordshire -3 2 £325 +76.87%
East of England -4 2 £325 +76.87%
North East - 2 £194 -
Rickmansworth - 2 £325 -
Staines - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £225 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £194 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £194 -
Cheshire +25 1 £175 - 1
North West +21 1 £175 -12.50% 4
Middlesex +9 1 - -
Knutsford +3 1 £175 -
East Sussex 0 1 £215 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £350 - 3
East Midlands - 1 £275 - 2
Hove - 1 £215 -
Cheltenham - 1 £225 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £275 - 1
Folkestone - 1 £375 -
Northampton - 1 £275 -
Docklands, London - 1 £201 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 with a requirement for Copywriting.

1 50 (51.02%) Marketing
2 33 (33.67%) CMS
3 32 (32.65%) Finance
4 29 (29.59%) User Experience
5 25 (25.51%) Degree
6 21 (21.43%) SEO
6 21 (21.43%) Banking
7 20 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (20.41%) Content Management
7 20 (20.41%) Social Media
8 19 (19.39%) HTML
9 18 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (18.37%) Digital Marketing
10 17 (17.35%) Analytics
11 16 (16.33%) Mobile App
12 14 (14.29%) Typography
12 14 (14.29%) Legal
13 13 (13.27%) CSS
13 13 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (12.24%) Content Marketing
14 12 (12.24%) Scrum
15 11 (11.22%) Adobe
15 11 (11.22%) Project Management
15 11 (11.22%) HTML5
15 11 (11.22%) CSS3
15 11 (11.22%) Google Analytics
15 11 (11.22%) Wireframes
16 10 (10.20%) Google
17 9 (9.18%) Migration
17 9 (9.18%) Adobe Creative Suite

Copywriting
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 33 (33.67%) CMS
2 5 (5.10%) Drupal
3 4 (4.08%) WordPress
4 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 8 (8.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (6.12%) Photoshop
4 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (5.10%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (3.06%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (2.04%) Acrobat
6 2 (2.04%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (2.04%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (1.02%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.02%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.02%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.22%) Google Analytics
2 4 (4.08%) AdWords
3 2 (2.04%) SaaS
4 1 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.02%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) Internet
2 1 (1.02%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.04%) Big Data
1 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Axure RP
General
1 50 (51.02%) Marketing
2 32 (32.65%) Finance
3 21 (21.43%) Banking
4 14 (14.29%) Legal
5 8 (8.16%) Advertising
5 8 (8.16%) Publishing
6 6 (6.12%) Telecoms
7 4 (4.08%) Retail
8 3 (3.06%) Electronics
8 3 (3.06%) Financial Institution
8 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
9 2 (2.04%) Brand Awareness
9 2 (2.04%) Digital Economy
9 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
9 2 (2.04%) Retail Banking
10 1 (1.02%) Automotive
10 1 (1.02%) French Language
10 1 (1.02%) German Language
10 1 (1.02%) Multimedia
10 1 (1.02%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (29.59%) Copywriter
2 17 (17.35%) Designer
3 13 (13.27%) Content Manager
3 13 (13.27%) Digital Copywriter
4 8 (8.16%) UX Designer
5 7 (7.14%) Marketing Manager
6 4 (4.08%) Content Strategist
6 4 (4.08%) Marketing Copywriter
6 4 (4.08%) Social Media Manager
6 4 (4.08%) UI Designer
7 3 (3.06%) Content Designer
7 3 (3.06%) Developer
7 3 (3.06%) SEO Copywriter
7 3 (3.06%) Web Content Manager
7 3 (3.06%) Web Manager
8 2 (2.04%) Analyst
8 2 (2.04%) Communications Manager
8 2 (2.04%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.04%) Junior
8 2 (2.04%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.39%) HTML
2 13 (13.27%) CSS
3 11 (11.22%) CSS3
3 11 (11.22%) HTML5
4 7 (7.14%) Flash
5 4 (4.08%) XML
6 1 (1.02%) ATL
6 1 (1.02%) Spring
6 1 (1.02%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 29 (29.59%) User Experience
2 20 (20.41%) Social Media
3 16 (16.33%) Mobile App
4 13 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (7.14%) Digital Media
6 6 (6.12%) Blog
7 4 (4.08%) Taxonomies
8 2 (2.04%) Graphic Design
8 2 (2.04%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (1.02%) iPad
9 1 (1.02%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (1.02%) Smart Meter
9 1 (1.02%) Video Editing
9 1 (1.02%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.02%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.43%) SEO
2 20 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (20.41%) Content Management
3 18 (18.37%) Digital Marketing
3 18 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (17.35%) Analytics
5 14 (14.29%) Typography
6 12 (12.24%) Content Marketing
6 12 (12.24%) Scrum
7 11 (11.22%) Project Management
7 11 (11.22%) Wireframes
8 9 (9.18%) Content Development
8 9 (9.18%) Migration
9 7 (7.14%) Prototyping
9 7 (7.14%) Workflow
10 6 (6.12%) Asset Management
10 6 (6.12%) Content Writing
11 5 (5.10%) E-Commerce
11 5 (5.10%) Matrix Organization
11 5 (5.10%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.02%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (25.51%) Degree
2 3 (3.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 11 (11.22%) Adobe
2 10 (10.20%) Google
3 4 (4.08%) Facebook
3 4 (4.08%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.08%) Twitter
4 3 (3.06%) SAP
5 2 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.04%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.02%) DoubleClick
6 1 (1.02%) HubSpot
6 1 (1.02%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.02%) Marketo
6 1 (1.02%) Percussion
6 1 (1.02%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
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