Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Writer was £333 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 793 830 817
Rank change year-on-year +37 -13 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Writer 94 61 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.058% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.061% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 41 50
UK median daily rate £333 £300 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.83% -2.44% -5.38%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £217
90th Percentile £725 £438 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £329 £300 £323
% change year-on-year +9.58% -6.98% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 12
UK median hourly rate - £28.09 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.90% +24.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +10.77% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Technical Writer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Writer in the UK

Technical Writer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Writer in the UK

Technical Writer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Writer over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Writer in the UK

Technical Writer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Writer in the UK

Technical Writer
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 23 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
England +45 90 £336 +12.08% 2
London -1 52 £340 +4.62%
UK excluding London +49 37 £329 +9.58% 4
South East +18 15 £335 +7.11% 2
Midlands +32 9 £333 +26.67%
South West 0 8 £250 -23.08%
West Midlands +36 5 £350 +33.33%
East of England -20 4 £363 +20.83%
North of England +53 2 £250 -16.67%
Yorkshire +21 1 £275 -21.43%
North West +14 1 £225 -25.00%
East Midlands - 1 £333 -
Wales - 1 - - 2
Scotland - 1 - -

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 featuring Technical Writer in the job title.

1 25 (26.60%) Finance
2 14 (14.89%) Confluence
3 9 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (9.57%) SAP
4 8 (8.51%) Linux
5 7 (7.45%) SQL
5 7 (7.45%) Information Security
6 6 (6.38%) Manufacturing
6 6 (6.38%) ITIL
6 6 (6.38%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (6.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (6.38%) Degree
7 5 (5.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (5.32%) Driving Licence
7 5 (5.32%) Unix
7 5 (5.32%) VB
7 5 (5.32%) .NET
7 5 (5.32%) Telecoms
8 4 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.26%) Microsoft
8 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (4.26%) REST
8 4 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (4.26%) Wiki
8 4 (4.26%) SC Cleared
8 4 (4.26%) Security Cleared
8 4 (4.26%) Git (software)
8 4 (4.26%) Runbook
8 4 (4.26%) Data Centre
9 3 (3.19%) Sequence Diagram

Technical Writer 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 (14.89%) Confluence
2 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.06%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.19%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.06%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.06%) FrameMaker
4 1 (1.06%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) GitHub
1 2 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) Internet
1 1 (1.06%) SAN
1 1 (1.06%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.06%) GitLab
2 1 (1.06%) JIRA
General
1 25 (26.60%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.32%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.19%) Marketing
4 3 (3.19%) Retail
5 2 (2.13%) Banking
5 2 (2.13%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.06%) Electronics
6 1 (1.06%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.06%) Legal
6 1 (1.06%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.32%) .NET
2 4 (4.26%) REST
3 3 (3.19%) JSON
3 3 (3.19%) RESTful
3 3 (3.19%) Swagger
3 3 (3.19%) YAML
4 2 (2.13%) HTML
5 1 (1.06%) CSS
5 1 (1.06%) Web Services
5 1 (1.06%) XML
5 1 (1.06%) XSL
5 1 (1.06%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.32%) Driving Licence
2 4 (4.26%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.26%) Wiki
3 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.13%) User Experience
4 1 (1.06%) Animation
4 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.06%) EMV
4 1 (1.06%) Fintech
4 1 (1.06%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.06%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.06%) Podcast
4 1 (1.06%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.51%) Linux
2 5 (5.32%) Unix
3 3 (3.19%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (7.45%) Information Security
3 6 (6.38%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (6.38%) ITIL
4 4 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (4.26%) Runbook
4 4 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (3.19%) Content Management
5 3 (3.19%) DevOps
5 3 (3.19%) Sequence Diagram
6 2 (2.13%) Change Management
6 2 (2.13%) Data Modelling
6 2 (2.13%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (2.13%) Migration
6 2 (2.13%) Project Management
6 2 (2.13%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.13%) Workflow
7 1 (1.06%) B2B
7 1 (1.06%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.06%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.45%) SQL
2 5 (5.32%) VB
3 3 (3.19%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.13%) VB6
5 1 (1.06%) C
5 1 (1.06%) C#
5 1 (1.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (6.38%) Degree
2 4 (4.26%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.13%) PMO
3 1 (1.06%) GDPR
3 1 (1.06%) MiFID
3 1 (1.06%) NIST 800
3 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 9 (9.57%) SAP
2 4 (4.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.13%) VMware
4 1 (1.06%) Adobe
4 1 (1.06%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.06%) Citrix
4 1 (1.06%) Google
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle
4 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.06%) ServiceNow