The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Publishing in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Publishing over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Publishing
Rank 134 128 134
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing Publishing 7 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.24% 0.30%
As % of the General category 0.71% 0.69% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 8
Average daily rate
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£475 £300 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -18.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £358 £318
% change year-on-year
-18.88% +12.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.72 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +3.33%
Publishing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
982 1015 1162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.71% 34.86% 35.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 509 632
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 60 52
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.77 £10.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £33.68 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.11% -25.00%

Publishing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Publishing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Publishing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Publishing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Publishing across the North West region.

Publishing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Publishing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Publishing across the North West region.

Publishing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Publishing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Publishing within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 4 - - 4
Merseyside +2 2 £475 +72.72%
Cheshire +13 1 - - 2
Publishing
England

Publishing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Publishing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Publishing.

1 5 (33.33%) Social Media
2 4 (26.67%) HTML
3 3 (20.00%) Content Management
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) CSS
3 3 (20.00%) Web Application Development
3 3 (20.00%) jQuery
4 2 (13.33%) Android
4 2 (13.33%) Legal
4 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (13.33%) Social Network
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) User Stories
4 2 (13.33%) Change Control
4 2 (13.33%) New Media
4 2 (13.33%) NAS
4 2 (13.33%) Symmetrix DMX
4 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (13.33%) JSP
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) EMC
4 2 (13.33%) SAN
4 2 (13.33%) NetApp
4 2 (13.33%) Firmware
4 2 (13.33%) Spring
4 2 (13.33%) Interactive TV

Publishing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Publishing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Publishing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) CMS
1 1 (6.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) SAN
1 2 (13.33%) NAS
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
General
1 2 (13.33%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Local Government
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Business Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Designer
3 3 (20.00%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Storage Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Web Editor
5 1 (6.67%) Content Editor
5 1 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Content Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
2 3 (20.00%) CSS
2 3 (20.00%) jQuery
3 2 (13.33%) JSP
3 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
3 2 (13.33%) Spring
4 1 (6.67%) HTML5
4 1 (6.67%) CSS3
4 1 (6.67%) Backbone.js
4 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Social Media
2 2 (13.33%) New Media
2 2 (13.33%) Firmware
2 2 (13.33%) Streaming Video
2 2 (13.33%) CLARiiON
2 2 (13.33%) EMC Centera
2 2 (13.33%) Interactive TV
2 2 (13.33%) Social Network
2 2 (13.33%) Symmetrix DMX
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Android
1 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Content Management
1 3 (20.00%) Web Application Development
2 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
2 2 (13.33%) Change Control
2 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (13.33%) SEO
2 2 (13.33%) Scrum
2 2 (13.33%) User Stories
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Workflow
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.67%) Web Analytics
3 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Web Usability
3 1 (6.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco
1 2 (13.33%) EMC
1 2 (13.33%) NetApp
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