The first 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 July 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.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Publishing
Rank 196 180 208
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +28
Contract jobs citing Publishing 579 573 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 1.12% 0.87%
As % of the General category 2.74% 2.60% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 394 317
Average daily rate
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£380 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £350 £361
% change year-on-year
-21.42% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 17 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.84 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.10% +15.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £31.30 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21142 22003 25803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.67% 43.05% 44.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13052 13464 15354
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 631 726
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.98 £44.90 £47.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%

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 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -2 556 £380 +8.57% 145
London +4 389 £400 +14.28% 93
South East -9 86 £245 -31.46% 27
City of London -19 79 £388 +10.71% 17
Surrey +20 35 £200 +42.85% 12
East of England -21 29 £325 -18.75% 10
West Midlands 0 17 £273 -17.79%
Buckinghamshire +3 15 £275 +7.84%
Berkshire 0 15 £275 -28.57% 4
Oxfordshire -6 15 £360 +5.88% 8
Scotland -24 13 £475 +19.94% 2
Woking +9 11 £213 -
Norwich - 11 £325 - 2
Norfolk - 11 £325 - 3
Birmingham 0 10 £266 -14.80%
Essex -3 10 £429 -2.00%
South West -35 10 £250 -11.11% 5
Canary Wharf +35 9 - -
North West -2 8 £413 +37.50% 4
Reading 0 7 £275 -28.57% 2
High Wycombe - 7 £159 -
Manchester -2 6 £375 +2.73% 2
Milton Keynes -4 6 £320 +25.49%
Edinburgh -27 6 £436 +10.16%
East Midlands -1 5 £275 +15.78% 1
Glasgow -4 5 £475 -4.04% 2
Wiltshire -9 5 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -11 5 £175 -53.33% 5
Oxford -12 5 £500 +44.92% 6
Cambridge -7 4 - - 5

Publishing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 229 (20.65%) HTML
2 170 (15.33%) Agile Software Development
3 151 (13.62%) XML
4 149 (13.44%) CSS
5 144 (12.98%) Project Management
6 136 (12.26%) Finance
7 134 (12.08%) Scrum
8 131 (11.81%) Microsoft
9 129 (11.63%) JavaScript
10 116 (10.46%) Content Management
11 103 (9.29%) Degree
12 102 (9.20%) SharePoint
13 101 (9.11%) Windows
14 98 (8.84%) MS Excel
15 96 (8.66%) CMS
16 91 (8.21%) jQuery
17 87 (7.84%) QA
17 87 (7.84%) HTML5
18 83 (7.48%) XSLT
19 82 (7.39%) SQL
20 81 (7.30%) .NET
21 80 (7.21%) Java
21 80 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
22 72 (6.49%) Marketing
23 69 (6.22%) PRINCE2
24 68 (6.13%) E-Commerce
25 67 (6.04%) CRM
25 67 (6.04%) Migration
26 66 (5.95%) MS Office
27 63 (5.68%) Analytics

Publishing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 102 (9.20%) SharePoint
2 96 (8.66%) CMS
3 22 (1.98%) Apache
4 21 (1.89%) Drupal
4 21 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
5 18 (1.62%) Node.js
6 15 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (1.26%) WordPress
8 13 (1.17%) MS Exchange
8 13 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.90%) Adobe CQ
9 10 (0.90%) IIS
10 9 (0.81%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.81%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.81%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.54%) Confluence
13 6 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 98 (8.84%) MS Excel
2 66 (5.95%) MS Office
3 55 (4.96%) Photoshop
4 51 (4.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (2.71%) MS Project
6 29 (2.61%) MS Visio
7 16 (1.44%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.81%) Acrobat
8 9 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.63%) Fireworks
10 6 (0.54%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (0.45%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.36%) InDesign
13 3 (0.27%) CATIA
13 3 (0.27%) SPSS
14 2 (0.18%) RoboHelp
14 2 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.090%) CINEMA 4D
15 1 (0.090%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 14 (1.26%) Google Analytics
2 6 (0.54%) SiteCatalyst
2 6 (0.54%) assyst
3 3 (0.27%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.18%) Summit
4 2 (0.18%) Agresso
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.090%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.090%) Magento
5 1 (0.090%) Documaker
5 1 (0.090%) Tridion
5 1 (0.090%) SalesLogix
5 1 (0.090%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.63%) Office 365
3 4 (0.36%) Google App Engine
3 4 (0.36%) IaaS
3 4 (0.36%) Google Compute Engine
3 4 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.27%) SaaS
4 3 (0.27%) GitHub
5 2 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.18%) Force.com
5 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.090%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.090%) Heroku
6 1 (0.090%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.090%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 61 (5.50%) Intranet
2 59 (5.32%) Internet
3 19 (1.71%) Firewall
4 11 (0.99%) WAN
4 11 (0.99%) DNS
4 11 (0.99%) SAN
5 9 (0.81%) HTTP
6 8 (0.72%) Network Security
6 8 (0.72%) NAS
7 7 (0.63%) LAN
8 6 (0.54%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.45%) SMTP
9 5 (0.45%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.45%) Extranet
10 4 (0.36%) VPN
10 4 (0.36%) DMZ
10 4 (0.36%) FTP
10 4 (0.36%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (0.27%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.34%) MySQL
3 25 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (1.89%) QlikView
5 19 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (1.35%) Big Data
7 12 (1.08%) NoSQL
8 11 (0.99%) Oracle Database
8 11 (0.99%) Relational Database
9 9 (0.81%) Hadoop
9 9 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (0.63%) Data Mart
10 7 (0.63%) OLAP
11 6 (0.54%) Data Mining
11 6 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (2.89%) Git (software)
2 24 (2.16%) JIRA
3 20 (1.80%) Visual Studio
4 18 (1.62%) JUnit
5 17 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (1.53%) Axure RP
6 16 (1.44%) Subversion
7 14 (1.26%) Selenium
7 14 (1.26%) Dreamweaver
8 11 (0.99%) Xcode
9 10 (0.90%) Cucumber
9 10 (0.90%) Jenkins
10 9 (0.81%) PowerDesigner
11 8 (0.72%) Calabash
12 7 (0.63%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.63%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.63%) Maven
13 6 (0.54%) RSpec
13 6 (0.54%) XMLUnit
13 6 (0.54%) Ant
General
1 136 (12.26%) Finance
2 72 (6.49%) Marketing
3 61 (5.50%) Legal
4 41 (3.70%) Retail
5 39 (3.52%) Banking
6 24 (2.16%) Advertising
7 23 (2.07%) Games
8 19 (1.71%) Law
9 15 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (1.08%) Front Office
10 12 (1.08%) Multimedia
11 11 (0.99%) Telecoms
12 10 (0.90%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.81%) Back Office
14 8 (0.72%) German Language
15 7 (0.63%) Billing
15 7 (0.63%) Automotive
16 5 (0.45%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.36%) Financial Institution
18 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 247 (22.27%) Developer
2 244 (22.00%) Analyst
3 133 (11.99%) Business Analyst
4 98 (8.84%) Project Manager
5 64 (5.77%) Designer
6 63 (5.68%) Architect
7 47 (4.24%) Agile Business Analyst
8 44 (3.97%) Consultant
9 41 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
10 35 (3.16%) Web Developer
11 34 (3.07%) Administrator
12 29 (2.61%) Content Editor
13 26 (2.34%) Senior Developer
14 24 (2.16%) ScrumMaster
15 21 (1.89%) Solutions Architect
16 19 (1.71%) JavaScript Developer
17 18 (1.62%) Agile Project Manager
18 17 (1.53%) Support Analyst
18 17 (1.53%) Java Developer
19 16 (1.44%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (20.65%) HTML
2 151 (13.62%) XML
3 149 (13.44%) CSS
4 91 (8.21%) jQuery
5 87 (7.84%) HTML5
6 83 (7.48%) XSLT
7 81 (7.30%) .NET
8 62 (5.59%) Web Services
9 53 (4.78%) CSS3
10 30 (2.71%) JSON
11 27 (2.43%) XSD
11 27 (2.43%) RESTful
12 26 (2.34%) XHTML
13 24 (2.16%) REST
14 23 (2.07%) ASP.NET
15 22 (1.98%) AngularJS
16 20 (1.80%) Ajax
17 19 (1.71%) Spring
18 18 (1.62%) Backbone.js
19 17 (1.53%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 61 (5.50%) Social Media
2 46 (4.15%) Management Information System
3 34 (3.07%) Mobile App
4 30 (2.71%) Digital Media
5 28 (2.52%) Data Conversion
6 23 (2.07%) Open Source
6 23 (2.07%) Graphic Design
7 22 (1.98%) Computer Science
8 21 (1.89%) Kindle
9 18 (1.62%) Data Integration
9 18 (1.62%) W3C
10 16 (1.44%) iPad
11 14 (1.26%) Semantic Web
11 14 (1.26%) FMCG
12 13 (1.17%) Copywriting
13 12 (1.08%) New Media
13 12 (1.08%) Taxonomies
14 11 (0.99%) Wiki
14 11 (0.99%) Blog
15 9 (0.81%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 101 (9.11%) Windows
2 45 (4.06%) Linux
3 44 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (2.98%) UNIX
5 32 (2.89%) Apple iOS
6 28 (2.52%) Windows 7
7 26 (2.34%) Android
8 14 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.45%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.45%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.36%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.36%) pSOS
12 3 (0.27%) Debian
12 3 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.18%) CentOS
13 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (15.33%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (12.98%) Project Management
3 134 (12.08%) Scrum
4 116 (10.46%) Content Management
5 80 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 69 (6.22%) PRINCE2
7 68 (6.13%) E-Commerce
8 67 (6.04%) CRM
8 67 (6.04%) Migration
9 63 (5.68%) Analytics
10 60 (5.41%) Business Analysis
11 57 (5.14%) User Stories
12 56 (5.05%) BDD
13 52 (4.69%) Kanban
14 50 (4.51%) TDD
15 43 (3.88%) OO
15 43 (3.88%) Web Development
16 42 (3.79%) ITIL
17 41 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
17 41 (3.70%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 129 (11.63%) JavaScript
2 82 (7.39%) SQL
3 80 (7.21%) Java
4 54 (4.87%) C#
5 48 (4.33%) Python
6 36 (3.25%) XQuery
7 27 (2.43%) PHP
8 23 (2.07%) Ruby
9 20 (1.80%) VBA
10 17 (1.53%) Objective-C
11 13 (1.17%) PowerShell
12 12 (1.08%) SPARQL
13 10 (0.90%) T-SQL
13 10 (0.90%) C
14 9 (0.81%) Perl
14 9 (0.81%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.54%) XPath
15 6 (0.54%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.45%) C++
16 5 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 103 (9.29%) Degree
2 39 (3.52%) Security Cleared
3 27 (2.43%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.62%) ISEB
5 11 (0.99%) PMI Certification
6 10 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (0.63%) PMP
8 6 (0.54%) CISSP
8 6 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.54%) MCSE
9 5 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.36%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.36%) CISM
10 4 (0.36%) VCDX
10 4 (0.36%) VCAP
10 4 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.36%) CCA
10 4 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (7.84%) QA
2 22 (1.98%) ISO 9001
3 12 (1.08%) SLA
4 8 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.090%) TickIT
6 1 (0.090%) GxP
6 1 (0.090%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.090%) GCP
6 1 (0.090%) GMP
6 1 (0.090%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.090%) WAI
6 1 (0.090%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.090%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.090%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.090%) FATCA
6 1 (0.090%) EMIR
6 1 (0.090%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 31 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
3 21 (1.89%) XenApp
4 18 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.54%) Varnish
6 5 (0.45%) vCloud
7 4 (0.36%) vSphere
7 4 (0.36%) XenServer
8 3 (0.27%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.18%) UAG
9 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.090%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (1.17%) Puppet
1 13 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (1.08%) SCCM
3 8 (0.72%) Foglight
4 6 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.36%) SCOM
6 2 (0.18%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.18%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.18%) CA SiteMinder
6 2 (0.18%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (0.18%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.18%) MOM
6 2 (0.18%) Salt
7 1 (0.090%) Ansible
7 1 (0.090%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.090%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.090%) Nagios
7 1 (0.090%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 131 (11.81%) Microsoft
2 56 (5.05%) Adobe
3 44 (3.97%) Oracle
3 44 (3.97%) Citrix
4 38 (3.43%) Salesforce.com
5 30 (2.71%) VMware
6 24 (2.16%) Google
7 18 (1.62%) SAP
7 18 (1.62%) Cisco
8 17 (1.53%) Siebel
9 15 (1.35%) IBM
10 13 (1.17%) Business Objects
10 13 (1.17%) Apple
10 13 (1.17%) Remedy
11 10 (0.90%) Omniture
11 10 (0.90%) hybris
11 10 (0.90%) NetApp
11 10 (0.90%) Cognos
12 9 (0.81%) PeopleSoft
13 8 (0.72%) JBoss
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180 to £225 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £410 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Comtecs
Rate: £125 - £150 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £160.00 - £170.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £170 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £55000 - £60000 per annum + (pro rata Fixed Term contract)
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Zebra People
Rate: £380 - £440 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £445 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 450-500 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
East Sussex
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £130.00 - £145.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Volt
Rate: £30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago