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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Publishing
Rank 198 181 218
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +37
Contract jobs citing Publishing 611 610 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.14% 0.87%
As % of the General category 2.80% 2.68% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 422 325
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £231 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £350 £318
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +10.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £22.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.66%

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
21807 22720 25643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.57% 42.55% 44.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13391 14063 15265
Average daily rate £429 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 603 733
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.68 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.97 £47.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -24.13%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 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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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 -3 587 £375 +2.73% 187
London +2 408 £400 +9.58% 130
South East +8 96 £288 -21.23% 21
City of London -9 79 £375 +6.38% 37
East of England -14 33 £250 -41.17% 15
Surrey +20 31 £200 +42.85% 7
Oxfordshire +8 23 £475 +28.81% 7
Berkshire +3 20 £275 -28.57% 1
Oxford +8 15 £525 +25.37% 7
West Midlands -8 14 £275 -17.04% 3
Scotland -19 14 £197 -50.31% 4
Essex -9 13 £338 -12.90% 1
Reading -1 12 £275 -28.57% 1
Woking +5 11 £213 -
Canary Wharf +25 9 £300 -
North West +4 9 £450 +50.00% 5
Cambridgeshire -6 9 £263 -34.37% 7
Buckinghamshire +5 8 £290 +11.00%
Milton Keynes +1 8 £290 +13.72%
South West -49 8 £300 - 5
Birmingham 0 7 £185 -40.80%
Hampshire -22 7 - - 2
North East - 7 £325 - 2
Yorkshire +1 6 £365 -3.94% 3
Manchester -3 6 £388 +16.54% 3
Edinburgh -16 6 £253 -36.23% 1
Cambridge -8 5 £350 -12.50% 6
Hertfordshire -13 5 £250 -44.44% 3
East Midlands 0 4 £294 +23.68% 3
Glasgow -8 4 £176 -64.44% 3

Publishing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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.

1 236 (20.19%) HTML
2 176 (15.06%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (13.34%) CSS
4 150 (12.83%) Scrum
5 146 (12.49%) XML
6 141 (12.06%) Project Management
7 139 (11.89%) JavaScript
8 138 (11.80%) Finance
9 116 (9.92%) Microsoft
9 116 (9.92%) Content Management
10 111 (9.50%) CMS
11 104 (8.90%) Java
12 103 (8.81%) Degree
13 101 (8.64%) Windows
14 96 (8.21%) HTML5
15 94 (8.04%) jQuery
15 94 (8.04%) SharePoint
16 88 (7.53%) MS Excel
16 88 (7.53%) Marketing
17 87 (7.44%) QA
18 86 (7.36%) Social Media
19 84 (7.19%) SQL
20 78 (6.67%) XSLT
21 74 (6.33%) Analytics
22 73 (6.24%) .NET
23 72 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
24 70 (5.99%) Internet
25 69 (5.90%) Web Services
26 66 (5.65%) Intranet
26 66 (5.65%) BDD

Publishing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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
1 111 (9.50%) CMS
2 94 (8.04%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.48%) Drupal
4 26 (2.22%) Apache
5 21 (1.80%) Node.js
6 19 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 17 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 17 (1.45%) WordPress
8 15 (1.28%) Tomcat
9 14 (1.20%) MS Exchange
9 14 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (0.94%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.86%) Adobe CQ
12 9 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (0.77%) SAS
13 8 (0.68%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.68%) IIS
13 8 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (0.60%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 88 (7.53%) MS Excel
2 60 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 59 (5.05%) Photoshop
3 59 (5.05%) MS Office
4 31 (2.65%) MS Project
5 28 (2.40%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.60%) Fireworks
8 7 (0.60%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.34%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.26%) InDesign
10 3 (0.26%) RoboHelp
10 3 (0.26%) SPSS
11 2 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.17%) Final Cut Pro
11 2 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.17%) FastStats
12 1 (0.086%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 16 (1.37%) Google Analytics
2 7 (0.60%) assyst
2 7 (0.60%) SiteCatalyst
3 5 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.26%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 3 (0.26%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.17%) Summit
5 2 (0.17%) Agresso
5 2 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.086%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.086%) Tridion
6 1 (0.086%) HFM
6 1 (0.086%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.086%) SalesLogix
6 1 (0.086%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.086%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.086%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.68%) Office 365
4 5 (0.43%) Google App Engine
5 4 (0.34%) Google Compute Engine
5 4 (0.34%) GitHub
5 4 (0.34%) IaaS
6 3 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.17%) Force.com
7 2 (0.17%) SaaS
7 2 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.086%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.086%) Heroku
8 1 (0.086%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.086%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 70 (5.99%) Internet
2 66 (5.65%) Intranet
3 20 (1.71%) Firewall
4 13 (1.11%) SAN
5 12 (1.03%) DNS
6 11 (0.94%) WAN
7 10 (0.86%) NAS
8 8 (0.68%) HTTP
8 8 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (0.68%) Network Security
9 7 (0.60%) Extranet
10 6 (0.51%) Ethernet
10 6 (0.51%) LAN
11 5 (0.43%) FTP
11 5 (0.43%) SMTP
11 5 (0.43%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.43%) NetScaler
12 4 (0.34%) VPN
12 4 (0.34%) DMZ
13 3 (0.26%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (2.48%) QlikView
3 27 (2.31%) MySQL
4 18 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (1.37%) Relational Database
7 15 (1.28%) NoSQL
8 14 (1.20%) Big Data
9 11 (0.94%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.68%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.60%) Data Mart
11 7 (0.60%) Data Mining
11 7 (0.60%) OLAP
12 6 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 38 (3.25%) Git (software)
2 22 (1.88%) Subversion
3 21 (1.80%) JIRA
4 19 (1.63%) JUnit
5 17 (1.45%) Visual Studio
6 16 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (1.28%) Dreamweaver
8 14 (1.20%) Cucumber
9 13 (1.11%) Selenium
10 11 (0.94%) Xcode
10 11 (0.94%) Jenkins
10 11 (0.94%) Calabash
11 10 (0.86%) Axure RP
12 7 (0.60%) Maven
12 7 (0.60%) PowerDesigner
13 6 (0.51%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.51%) RSpec
13 6 (0.51%) XMLUnit
13 6 (0.51%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.51%) Capybara
General
1 138 (11.80%) Finance
2 88 (7.53%) Marketing
3 64 (5.47%) Legal
4 38 (3.25%) Banking
5 37 (3.17%) Retail
6 25 (2.14%) Advertising
7 18 (1.54%) Games
8 14 (1.20%) Law
8 14 (1.20%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.03%) Multimedia
10 11 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (0.77%) Front Office
11 9 (0.77%) Telecoms
12 8 (0.68%) German Language
13 7 (0.60%) Back Office
13 7 (0.60%) Billing
14 6 (0.51%) Automotive
15 4 (0.34%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.34%) Dutch Language
16 3 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 286 (24.47%) Developer
2 230 (19.67%) Analyst
3 126 (10.78%) Business Analyst
4 100 (8.55%) Project Manager
5 71 (6.07%) Designer
6 51 (4.36%) Consultant
7 47 (4.02%) Agile Business Analyst
8 46 (3.93%) Architect
9 42 (3.59%) Front-End Developer
10 32 (2.74%) Content Editor
11 31 (2.65%) Web Developer
12 27 (2.31%) Administrator
13 24 (2.05%) Senior Developer
14 22 (1.88%) Java Developer
14 22 (1.88%) ScrumMaster
15 20 (1.71%) JavaScript Developer
16 19 (1.63%) Solutions Architect
16 19 (1.63%) Support Analyst
16 19 (1.63%) Coordinator
16 19 (1.63%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (20.19%) HTML
2 156 (13.34%) CSS
3 146 (12.49%) XML
4 96 (8.21%) HTML5
5 94 (8.04%) jQuery
6 78 (6.67%) XSLT
7 73 (6.24%) .NET
8 69 (5.90%) Web Services
9 62 (5.30%) CSS3
10 33 (2.82%) RESTful
11 30 (2.57%) JSON
12 28 (2.40%) XSD
13 27 (2.31%) Spring
13 27 (2.31%) AngularJS
13 27 (2.31%) REST
14 26 (2.22%) Ajax
15 24 (2.05%) J2EE
16 21 (1.80%) Visualforce
17 20 (1.71%) ASP.NET
18 19 (1.63%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (7.36%) Social Media
2 48 (4.11%) Management Information System
3 37 (3.17%) Mobile App
4 28 (2.40%) Digital Media
4 28 (2.40%) Computer Science
5 25 (2.14%) Kindle
5 25 (2.14%) Open Source
6 20 (1.71%) iPad
6 20 (1.71%) Data Integration
7 19 (1.63%) Blog
7 19 (1.63%) Data Conversion
7 19 (1.63%) Graphic Design
8 17 (1.45%) W3C
9 15 (1.28%) Copywriting
10 13 (1.11%) New Media
10 13 (1.11%) Taxonomies
11 12 (1.03%) Wiki
12 11 (0.94%) Statistics
12 11 (0.94%) E-Learning
13 10 (0.86%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 101 (8.64%) Windows
2 54 (4.62%) Linux
3 39 (3.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (3.17%) UNIX
5 36 (3.08%) Android
5 36 (3.08%) Apple iOS
6 23 (1.97%) Windows 7
7 12 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.51%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.43%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.43%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.34%) pSOS
12 3 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.26%) CentOS
13 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.17%) Solaris
14 1 (0.086%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (15.06%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (12.83%) Scrum
3 141 (12.06%) Project Management
4 116 (9.92%) Content Management
5 74 (6.33%) Analytics
6 72 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 66 (5.65%) BDD
8 63 (5.39%) Migration
9 62 (5.30%) User Stories
10 60 (5.13%) CRM
11 59 (5.05%) Kanban
12 58 (4.96%) E-Commerce
13 55 (4.70%) PRINCE2
14 54 (4.62%) TDD
14 54 (4.62%) Business Analysis
15 52 (4.45%) Workflow
16 50 (4.28%) ITIL
17 49 (4.19%) SEO
18 48 (4.11%) OO
19 41 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 139 (11.89%) JavaScript
2 104 (8.90%) Java
3 84 (7.19%) SQL
4 57 (4.88%) C#
5 51 (4.36%) Python
6 40 (3.42%) XQuery
7 32 (2.74%) PHP
8 26 (2.22%) Ruby
9 20 (1.71%) Objective-C
10 19 (1.63%) Apex Code
11 15 (1.28%) VBA
12 14 (1.20%) PowerShell
13 13 (1.11%) C
14 9 (0.77%) C++
14 9 (0.77%) Perl
14 9 (0.77%) SPARQL
15 7 (0.60%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.51%) Groovy
17 5 (0.43%) R
17 5 (0.43%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 103 (8.81%) Degree
2 45 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 27 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.54%) ISEB
5 12 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (0.94%) PMI Certification
7 10 (0.86%) CISSP
8 9 (0.77%) CCNA
9 7 (0.60%) CCSA
10 6 (0.51%) JNCIA
10 6 (0.51%) PMP
10 6 (0.51%) CISM
10 6 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.34%) CCA
12 4 (0.34%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.34%) VCDX
12 4 (0.34%) VCAP
13 3 (0.26%) MCSE
13 3 (0.26%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (7.44%) QA
2 26 (2.22%) ISO 9001
3 17 (1.45%) SLA
4 10 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.086%) GxP
6 1 (0.086%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.086%) GCP
6 1 (0.086%) GMP
6 1 (0.086%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.086%) WAI
6 1 (0.086%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.086%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.086%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.71%) XenApp
4 14 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (0.68%) vCloud
6 6 (0.51%) Varnish
7 5 (0.43%) vSphere
8 3 (0.26%) UAG
8 3 (0.26%) XenServer
8 3 (0.26%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.17%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.086%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (1.80%) Puppet
3 8 (0.68%) SCCM
4 5 (0.43%) SCOM
4 5 (0.43%) Foglight
5 4 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.26%) MOM
6 3 (0.26%) MIMEsweeper
6 3 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.26%) Salt
7 2 (0.17%) Ansible
7 2 (0.17%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.17%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.17%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.17%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.086%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.086%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.086%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.086%) Nagios
8 1 (0.086%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 116 (9.92%) Microsoft
2 60 (5.13%) Oracle
3 58 (4.96%) Adobe
4 51 (4.36%) Salesforce.com
5 45 (3.85%) Citrix
6 35 (2.99%) VMware
7 28 (2.40%) Google
8 24 (2.05%) SAP
9 17 (1.45%) Business Objects
9 17 (1.45%) Cisco
10 14 (1.20%) Apple
11 12 (1.03%) IBM
11 12 (1.03%) Remedy
12 10 (0.86%) Omniture
12 10 (0.86%) Cognos
13 9 (0.77%) JBoss
13 9 (0.77%) PeopleSoft
13 9 (0.77%) NetApp
14 7 (0.60%) HP
14 7 (0.60%) Siebel
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Rate: £125 - £150 Per Annum
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ComputAppoint
Rate: £37000 per annum
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People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 per annum
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Rate: benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Roc Search
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Rate: £0.00 per day
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Rate: £510 per day
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Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Rate: £ Competitive per annum
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Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
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