The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Publishing in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Publishing over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Reading region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Publishing
Rank 47 60 72
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +12
Contract jobs citing Publishing 26 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.42% 1.30% 0.55%
As % of the General category 6.37% 3.02% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 1
Average daily rate £258 £251 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% -22.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.97 £15.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+4.72% -7.57%
General Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
408 331 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 37.99% 42.88% 39.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 121 123
Average daily rate £375 £325 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +2.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £160 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £442 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 26 13
Average hourly rate £26.13 £15.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.16% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £13.50 £8.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.08 £30.05 £23.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Publishing
Berkshire

Publishing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Publishing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Publishing
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Publishing Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Publishing
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Publishing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Publishing Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Publishing
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Publishing Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Publishing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 16 (37.21%) Content Management
2 15 (34.88%) HTML
2 15 (34.88%) JavaScript
2 15 (34.88%) CSS
2 15 (34.88%) CMS
3 14 (32.56%) HTML5
4 13 (30.23%) Games
4 13 (30.23%) Time Management
5 12 (27.91%) jQuery
5 12 (27.91%) Project Management
6 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
7 10 (23.26%) C#
7 10 (23.26%) QA
8 8 (18.60%) Unit Testing
8 8 (18.60%) MS Office
9 7 (16.28%) .NET
9 7 (16.28%) XML
9 7 (16.28%) Apple iOS
10 6 (13.95%) Mobile App
10 6 (13.95%) iOS Development
10 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
10 6 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (13.95%) Windows
10 6 (13.95%) Android
10 6 (13.95%) JSON
10 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
10 6 (13.95%) Degree
10 6 (13.95%) Ajax
11 5 (11.63%) Smartphone
11 5 (11.63%) Agile Software Development

Publishing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 15 (34.88%) CMS
2 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) MS Office
2 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
3 5 (11.63%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (11.63%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.33%) MySQL
2 1 (2.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.33%) Big Data
2 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) SpecFlow
1 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
1 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
1 4 (9.30%) Selenium
1 4 (9.30%) Subversion
2 3 (6.98%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.33%) JIRA
3 1 (2.33%) Xcode
3 1 (2.33%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.33%) Ant
3 1 (2.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (2.33%) PhoneGap
General
1 13 (30.23%) Games
2 4 (9.30%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Developer
2 8 (18.60%) Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) UI Developer
3 4 (9.30%) UI Programmer
3 4 (9.30%) Mobile Web Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Test Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) Web Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Coordinator
3 4 (9.30%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Mobile Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) iOS Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (2.33%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.88%) HTML
1 15 (34.88%) CSS
2 14 (32.56%) HTML5
3 12 (27.91%) jQuery
4 7 (16.28%) .NET
4 7 (16.28%) XML
5 6 (13.95%) JSON
5 6 (13.95%) Ajax
6 5 (11.63%) Spring
6 5 (11.63%) Struts2
6 5 (11.63%) Struts
6 5 (11.63%) Web Services
6 5 (11.63%) CSS3
6 5 (11.63%) Sencha Touch
7 3 (6.98%) Cocoa
7 3 (6.98%) Core Animation
7 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (6.98%) SOAP
7 3 (6.98%) ADO.NET
7 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Mobile App
1 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.63%) Smartphone
3 4 (9.30%) Xbox
4 3 (6.98%) Animation
4 3 (6.98%) iPhone
4 3 (6.98%) Blackberry
4 3 (6.98%) New Media
5 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.33%) Statistics
5 1 (2.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Apple iOS
2 6 (13.95%) Windows
2 6 (13.95%) Android
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.98%) Windows 8
3 3 (6.98%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Content Management
2 13 (30.23%) Time Management
3 12 (27.91%) Project Management
4 8 (18.60%) Unit Testing
5 6 (13.95%) iOS Development
5 6 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (11.63%) Risk Management
6 5 (11.63%) Web Application Development
7 4 (9.30%) BDD
7 4 (9.30%) Analytics
7 4 (9.30%) MVC
8 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (6.98%) Project Planning
8 3 (6.98%) Web Development
8 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.98%) Multithreading
8 3 (6.98%) Manual Testing
8 3 (6.98%) OO
8 3 (6.98%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) JavaScript
2 10 (23.26%) C#
3 5 (11.63%) SQL
3 5 (11.63%) Java
4 3 (6.98%) Objective-C
5 2 (4.65%) VBScript
6 1 (2.33%) Lua
6 1 (2.33%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.33%) Perl
6 1 (2.33%) PHP
6 1 (2.33%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) MCSE
2 3 (6.98%) CCA
2 3 (6.98%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.26%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) XenApp
1 3 (6.98%) XenServer
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.63%) Sencha
3 4 (9.30%) Alias
4 3 (6.98%) Citrix
4 3 (6.98%) Apple
5 2 (4.65%) VMware
6 1 (2.33%) Adobe