The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Publishing in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Publishing over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Publishing
Rank 264 216 180
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -36
Contract jobs citing Publishing 434 529 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.97% 1.22%
As % of the General category 2.01% 2.50% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 338 401
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £250 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £358 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.88% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.99 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.46% +3.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.24 £11.69 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.30 £21.72 £21.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £15.97 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+34.62% +3.03%

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

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21581 21185 20392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.74% 38.82% 42.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13319 13152 12235
Average daily rate £435 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 569 632
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.72 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £46.92 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

Publishing
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Publishing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Publishing
Daily Rate Trend

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

Publishing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Publishing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Publishing within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Publishing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Publishing
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Publishing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Publishing
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Publishing within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Publishing Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Publishing
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Publishing within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. 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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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
England -33 417 £400 +3.22% 190
London -31 268 £413 +3.12% 108
South East -11 99 £403 +20.14% 50
Oxfordshire +4 50 £450 +25.87% 9
City of London -7 33 £450 +12.50% 17
Surrey +13 23 £270 -25.51% 18
Oxford -1 23 £450 +18.03% 3
East of England +10 13 £400 +8.84% 12
Woking +20 11 £270 -35.71%
Yorkshire -24 11 £400 +10.34% 3
Hampshire +5 10 £218 -27.50% 8
North West -12 9 £750 +130.76% 7
Berkshire -37 8 £331 +28.64% 4
Scotland -25 7 £325 -11.62% 3
East Midlands - 7 £300 - 1
Guildford +8 6 £146 -41.50%
Cambridgeshire -6 6 £400 +6.66% 4
Hertfordshire +3 5 £223 -27.64% 4
Cambridge +3 5 £400 +6.66% 4
West Midlands -6 5 £400 +48.14% 12
West Yorkshire -12 5 £400 +8.47% 3
Leicestershire - 5 £300 -
Kingston Upon Thames +1 4 - -
South West -1 4 £425 +8.48% 3
Cheshire -5 4 £775 - 2
Glasgow -6 4 £325 -23.07% 3
Manchester -6 4 - - 3
Leeds -8 4 £575 +55.93% 2
Reading -23 4 £368 +42.71% 4
Basingstoke +3 3 - -

Publishing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 229 (24.54%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (16.61%) HTML
3 148 (15.86%) JavaScript
4 140 (15.01%) XML
5 134 (14.36%) CSS
6 133 (14.26%) Content Management
7 128 (13.72%) Java
8 107 (11.47%) Finance
9 96 (10.29%) Project Management
10 95 (10.18%) .NET
11 87 (9.32%) TDD
12 84 (9.00%) XSLT
12 84 (9.00%) Degree
13 83 (8.90%) Microsoft
14 81 (8.68%) Python
15 80 (8.57%) CMS
15 80 (8.57%) jQuery
15 80 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
16 79 (8.47%) SQL
17 76 (8.15%) MS Office
18 75 (8.04%) MS Excel
19 70 (7.50%) Marketing
20 68 (7.29%) HTML5
20 68 (7.29%) Internet
21 67 (7.18%) Web Services
22 66 (7.07%) SharePoint
23 65 (6.97%) Adobe
23 65 (6.97%) QA
24 64 (6.86%) Scrum
25 59 (6.32%) Migration

Publishing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 80 (8.57%) CMS
2 66 (7.07%) SharePoint
3 35 (3.75%) Node.js
4 25 (2.68%) IIS
5 22 (2.36%) Tomcat
5 22 (2.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 21 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 19 (2.04%) WordPress
8 18 (1.93%) Apache
8 18 (1.93%) Drupal
9 14 (1.50%) WebLogic
10 13 (1.39%) MS Exchange
11 12 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (0.96%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.86%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.64%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
16 5 (0.54%) JBoss
Applications
1 76 (8.15%) MS Office
2 75 (8.04%) MS Excel
3 36 (3.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (2.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 21 (2.25%) MS Project
5 20 (2.14%) Photoshop
6 17 (1.82%) MS Visio
7 15 (1.61%) InDesign
8 14 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.75%) Final Cut Pro
10 7 (0.75%) InfoPath
10 7 (0.75%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (0.43%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.11%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.75%) WebTrends
3 6 (0.64%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.43%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.32%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.32%) Eikon
6 2 (0.21%) SmartPlant
6 2 (0.21%) Magento
6 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.21%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.11%) Primavera
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.11%) SAP EBP
7 1 (0.11%) RMDS
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 54 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (2.14%) Google Analytics
3 11 (1.18%) Office 365
4 10 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (0.96%) Adobe Analytics
6 7 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.75%) IaaS
7 6 (0.64%) GitHub
7 6 (0.64%) SaaS
8 4 (0.43%) Force.com
9 3 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.21%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.21%) PaaS
10 2 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.11%) Taleo
11 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.11%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 68 (7.29%) Internet
2 43 (4.61%) Intranet
3 12 (1.29%) SAN
4 11 (1.18%) HTTP
5 9 (0.96%) DNS
6 8 (0.86%) FTP
6 8 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (0.86%) Network Security
6 8 (0.86%) NAS
7 5 (0.54%) WebEx
7 5 (0.54%) MPLS
7 5 (0.54%) LAN
7 5 (0.54%) VPN
8 4 (0.43%) CTI
8 4 (0.43%) LDAP
8 4 (0.43%) Firewall
8 4 (0.43%) Spanning Tree
9 3 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.32%) BGP
9 3 (0.32%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
2 35 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 29 (3.11%) MarkLogic
4 28 (3.00%) MySQL
5 18 (1.93%) Big Data
6 17 (1.82%) Oracle Database
7 16 (1.71%) Relational Database
7 16 (1.71%) MongoDB
8 15 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
8 15 (1.61%) NoSQL
9 13 (1.39%) Data Mining
10 10 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.96%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (0.86%) Triplestore
13 7 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.64%) QlikView
15 5 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 4 (0.43%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 45 (4.82%) Git (software)
2 43 (4.61%) Visual Studio
3 30 (3.22%) Maven
4 28 (3.00%) JUnit
5 25 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (2.57%) Subversion
7 21 (2.25%) Jenkins
8 18 (1.93%) JIRA
9 17 (1.82%) Ant
10 15 (1.61%) Axure RP
11 14 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (1.29%) Mockito
13 11 (1.18%) Selenium
14 10 (1.07%) Xcode
15 9 (0.96%) Robotium
15 9 (0.96%) Artifactory
15 9 (0.96%) Appium
16 7 (0.75%) Grunt
17 5 (0.54%) Cucumber
17 5 (0.54%) CruiseControl
General
1 107 (11.47%) Finance
2 70 (7.50%) Marketing
3 42 (4.50%) Legal
4 29 (3.11%) Advertising
4 29 (3.11%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.47%) Banking
6 19 (2.04%) Retail
7 16 (1.71%) Games
8 13 (1.39%) German Language
9 9 (0.96%) Law
10 8 (0.86%) Front Office
10 8 (0.86%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.43%) Billing
12 3 (0.32%) Back Office
12 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.32%) Automotive
12 3 (0.32%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.32%) French Language
12 3 (0.32%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 257 (27.55%) Developer
2 155 (16.61%) Analyst
3 88 (9.43%) Project Manager
4 74 (7.93%) Business Analyst
5 73 (7.82%) Architect
6 52 (5.57%) Java Developer
7 31 (3.32%) Designer
8 30 (3.22%) Senior Developer
9 27 (2.89%) DevOps Engineer
10 25 (2.68%) Consultant
11 23 (2.47%) Web Developer
11 23 (2.47%) SharePoint Developer
11 23 (2.47%) JavaScript Developer
12 21 (2.25%) Content Editor
13 19 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
14 17 (1.82%) Senior Manager
14 17 (1.82%) Agile Project Manager
14 17 (1.82%) Agile Business Analyst
15 15 (1.61%) Digital Project Manager
15 15 (1.61%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (16.61%) HTML
2 140 (15.01%) XML
3 134 (14.36%) CSS
4 95 (10.18%) .NET
5 84 (9.00%) XSLT
6 80 (8.57%) jQuery
7 68 (7.29%) HTML5
8 67 (7.18%) Web Services
9 59 (6.32%) ASP.NET
10 55 (5.89%) CSS3
11 48 (5.14%) Ajax
12 40 (4.29%) REST
13 33 (3.54%) Spring
14 31 (3.32%) AngularJS
15 26 (2.79%) JSON
16 22 (2.36%) RESTful
16 22 (2.36%) J2EE
17 21 (2.25%) WCF
18 19 (2.04%) Sass
18 19 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 80 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (5.79%) User Experience
3 38 (4.07%) Digital Media
4 29 (3.11%) Social Media
5 28 (3.00%) Open Source
6 24 (2.57%) Mobile App
6 24 (2.57%) E-Learning
7 22 (2.36%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.25%) Visualisation
9 17 (1.82%) Data Conversion
9 17 (1.82%) W3C
10 16 (1.71%) Computer Science
10 16 (1.71%) iPad
11 14 (1.50%) Web 2.0
12 13 (1.39%) Copywriting
12 13 (1.39%) New Media
12 13 (1.39%) Private Cloud
13 12 (1.29%) Statistics
14 11 (1.18%) Learning Management System
15 10 (1.07%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 56 (6.00%) Linux
2 55 (5.89%) Windows
3 25 (2.68%) Android
4 23 (2.47%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.50%) UNIX
6 13 (1.39%) Mac OS X
7 11 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.86%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.54%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.54%) Solaris
12 4 (0.43%) Mac OS X Server
13 3 (0.32%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.32%) SUSE
14 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.11%) webOS
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (24.54%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (14.26%) Content Management
3 96 (10.29%) Project Management
4 87 (9.32%) TDD
5 64 (6.86%) Scrum
6 59 (6.32%) Migration
7 57 (6.11%) Workflow
8 55 (5.89%) E-Commerce
8 55 (5.89%) Analytics
9 53 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 49 (5.25%) Data Analysis
11 47 (5.04%) Business Analysis
12 46 (4.93%) OO
13 45 (4.82%) Project Planning
14 43 (4.61%) Web Development
14 43 (4.61%) PRINCE2
14 43 (4.61%) Business Intelligence
15 42 (4.50%) BDD
16 40 (4.29%) SOA
17 38 (4.07%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 148 (15.86%) JavaScript
2 128 (13.72%) Java
3 81 (8.68%) Python
4 79 (8.47%) SQL
5 59 (6.32%) C#
6 37 (3.97%) PHP
7 35 (3.75%) XQuery
7 35 (3.75%) Ruby
8 22 (2.36%) PowerShell
9 21 (2.25%) VBA
10 20 (2.14%) C
11 13 (1.39%) XPath
12 12 (1.29%) Objective-C
13 10 (1.07%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.86%) VBScript
15 7 (0.75%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.75%) R
16 6 (0.64%) SPARQL
16 6 (0.64%) Groovy
16 6 (0.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 84 (9.00%) Degree
2 47 (5.04%) Security Cleared
3 35 (3.75%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.29%) PMP
4 12 (1.29%) PMI Certification
4 12 (1.29%) ISEB
5 9 (0.96%) CISSP
5 9 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (0.64%) VCAP
6 6 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (0.64%) VCDX
7 5 (0.54%) Sun Certification
7 5 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.43%) CCNP
8 4 (0.43%) CISA
8 4 (0.43%) CISM
9 3 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.32%) HNC
9 3 (0.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (6.97%) QA
2 6 (0.64%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.54%) SLA
4 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) FATCA
5 1 (0.11%) EMIR
5 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.11%) FINREP
System Software
1 24 (2.57%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.29%) XenApp
4 7 (0.75%) vSphere
4 7 (0.75%) vCloud
5 5 (0.54%) Varnish
6 4 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.32%) Xen
7 3 (0.32%) Docker
7 3 (0.32%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.11%) UAG
9 1 (0.11%) XenServer
9 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.11%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 36 (3.86%) Puppet
2 17 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (1.50%) SCCM
4 9 (0.96%) Oracle Identity Management
5 4 (0.43%) SCOM
6 3 (0.32%) Kibana
6 3 (0.32%) Casper Suite
6 3 (0.32%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.21%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.11%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.11%) Ansible
8 1 (0.11%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.11%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.11%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 83 (8.90%) Microsoft
2 65 (6.97%) Adobe
3 55 (5.89%) Oracle
4 47 (5.04%) Google
5 25 (2.68%) SAP
6 19 (2.04%) VMware
6 19 (2.04%) Tableau
7 18 (1.93%) Apple
8 17 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (1.82%) Citrix
8 17 (1.82%) OpenText
9 16 (1.71%) RedDot
9 16 (1.71%) Business Objects
9 16 (1.71%) Red Hat
10 9 (0.96%) Cisco
10 9 (0.96%) Siebel
11 8 (0.86%) Capita
11 8 (0.86%) Sitecore
12 7 (0.75%) Eloqua
13 6 (0.64%) Netezza
London
PCR
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge University Hospitals
Rate: Competitive, according to experience and skills
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £340 to £440 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £370.37 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Red Sofa London
Rate: £100 - £200 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Aerotek
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Via Resource
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Thomson Reuters
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £150 - £165 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harris Global
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge University Press
Rate: From £29,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 12 days ago