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 24 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.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Publishing
Rank 208 165 210
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +45
Contract jobs citing Publishing 528 582 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.97% 1.22% 0.85%
As % of the General category 2.49% 2.85% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 404 294
Average daily rate £388 £366 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% +4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £212 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 27
Average hourly rate £14.99 £14.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.34% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £9.90 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.72 £21.79 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.97 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -6.06%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21199 20390 27389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.84% 42.75% 45.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13172 12226 16192
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 £260 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 631 793
Average hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.95 £42.50 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -46 487 £388 +9.15% 96
London -31 337 £400 +6.66% 67
South East +5 89 £318 -2.30% 18
City of London -8 61 £400 +14.28% 11
Berkshire +8 39 £258 -20.76% 2
Scotland +13 27 £368 -18.27% 1
Reading +4 25 £258 +20.46%
Edinburgh -3 24 £363 -19.44% 1
Oxfordshire -1 21 £355 +6.76% 6
South West -9 18 £392 +20.53% 1
East of England -48 17 £368 +18.54% 1
Surrey -13 14 £363 -6.45% 9
Oxford -2 11 £381 +12.13% 3
West Midlands -10 11 £270 +0.93% 3
Yorkshire -11 10 £363 -9.37% 2
Buckinghamshire -9 9 £300 -
Bristol - 9 £450 -
Woking -8 8 £420 +12.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -20 7 £375 +33.33% 1
Hampshire +9 6 £300 -31.42% 1
Coventry -4 6 £450 -
Essex -19 6 £368 -33.18%
Cambridge -8 5 £375 +39.53% 1
Wales -25 5 £319 +18.60%
Harlow 0 4 £368 -18.33%
Birmingham -5 4 £270 +0.93% 2
Hertfordshire -10 4 £308 +18.26%
Milton Keynes -16 4 - -
South Wales -16 4 £288 +6.97%
North West -31 4 £325 +4.41% 2

Publishing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 208 (19.57%) HTML
2 156 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (14.49%) XML
4 148 (13.92%) CSS
5 141 (13.26%) JavaScript
6 138 (12.98%) Project Management
7 133 (12.51%) Microsoft
8 132 (12.42%) Scrum
9 126 (11.85%) Finance
10 109 (10.25%) SharePoint
11 108 (10.16%) Content Management
12 98 (9.22%) MS Excel
13 96 (9.03%) XSLT
14 91 (8.56%) jQuery
15 90 (8.47%) Degree
15 90 (8.47%) Windows
16 89 (8.37%) Java
17 88 (8.28%) MS Office
18 86 (8.09%) Migration
19 83 (7.81%) HTML5
20 82 (7.71%) .NET
21 80 (7.53%) PRINCE2
22 73 (6.87%) QA
23 72 (6.77%) Web Services
24 71 (6.68%) E-Commerce
25 70 (6.59%) SQL Server
25 70 (6.59%) SQL
26 68 (6.40%) CMS
27 67 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
28 61 (5.74%) Adobe

Publishing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 109 (10.25%) SharePoint
2 68 (6.40%) CMS
3 24 (2.26%) Apache
4 20 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 19 (1.79%) IIS
6 17 (1.60%) Drupal
7 14 (1.32%) Adobe CQ
8 13 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (1.22%) Node.js
8 13 (1.22%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.85%) MS Exchange
9 9 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (0.75%) Alfresco
10 8 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.56%) WordPress
11 6 (0.56%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.56%) TeamSite
11 6 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.47%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 98 (9.22%) MS Excel
2 88 (8.28%) MS Office
3 32 (3.01%) Photoshop
4 28 (2.63%) MS Project
4 28 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (2.26%) MS Visio
6 17 (1.60%) Adobe Captivate
7 16 (1.51%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.94%) Acrobat
10 7 (0.66%) Fireworks
11 6 (0.56%) CATIA
11 6 (0.56%) InDesign
12 5 (0.47%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.19%) XMetaL
15 1 (0.094%) CINEMA 4D
15 1 (0.094%) Vectorworks
15 1 (0.094%) MicroStation
15 1 (0.094%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 6 (0.56%) SiteCatalyst
2 3 (0.28%) Summit
2 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.28%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.19%) SAP EBP
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.094%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.094%) Magento
4 1 (0.094%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.094%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.094%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.094%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.094%) Tridion
4 1 (0.094%) Agresso
4 1 (0.094%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.094%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.85%) SaaS
3 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.38%) Office 365
4 4 (0.38%) GitHub
4 4 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.28%) PaaS
5 3 (0.28%) IaaS
6 2 (0.19%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.19%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.094%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.094%) Heroku
7 1 (0.094%) Engine Yard
7 1 (0.094%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.094%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 43 (4.05%) Intranet
2 40 (3.76%) Internet
3 10 (0.94%) Firewall
4 7 (0.66%) DNS
5 6 (0.56%) SAN
5 6 (0.56%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.38%) VPN
6 4 (0.38%) SMS
6 4 (0.38%) HTTP
6 4 (0.38%) NAS
7 3 (0.28%) LDAP
8 2 (0.19%) LAN
8 2 (0.19%) FTP
8 2 (0.19%) CTI
8 2 (0.19%) Extranet
8 2 (0.19%) MPLS
8 2 (0.19%) DSL
8 2 (0.19%) Softphone
9 1 (0.094%) DMZ
9 1 (0.094%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 47 (4.42%) MySQL
3 28 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (1.79%) Relational Database
6 18 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (1.51%) Oracle Database
9 12 (1.13%) NoSQL
10 9 (0.85%) MarkLogic
10 9 (0.85%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.66%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.66%) DB2
12 6 (0.56%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.56%) Big Data
12 6 (0.56%) Triplestore
13 5 (0.47%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 43 (4.05%) Git (software)
2 19 (1.79%) Selenium
2 19 (1.79%) Visual Studio
3 16 (1.51%) Axure RP
4 15 (1.41%) JIRA
5 14 (1.32%) Xcode
5 14 (1.32%) JUnit
5 14 (1.32%) RubyGems
6 13 (1.22%) Dreamweaver
6 13 (1.22%) Subversion
7 12 (1.13%) Ant
8 11 (1.03%) Eclipse
8 11 (1.03%) SpecFlow
9 9 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.66%) PowerDesigner
11 6 (0.56%) PhoneGap
12 5 (0.47%) MSI
12 5 (0.47%) WebDriver
13 4 (0.38%) Toad
13 4 (0.38%) InstallShield
General
1 126 (11.85%) Finance
2 55 (5.17%) Marketing
3 48 (4.52%) Legal
4 40 (3.76%) Banking
5 32 (3.01%) Retail
5 32 (3.01%) Games
6 19 (1.79%) Advertising
7 18 (1.69%) Front Office
8 17 (1.60%) Law
8 17 (1.60%) Multimedia
9 12 (1.13%) Back Office
10 11 (1.03%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.03%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.85%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.75%) Automotive
14 7 (0.66%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.38%) German Language
16 3 (0.28%) Dutch Language
16 3 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 253 (23.80%) Developer
2 195 (18.34%) Analyst
3 112 (10.54%) Business Analyst
4 106 (9.97%) Project Manager
5 80 (7.53%) Architect
6 62 (5.83%) Administrator
7 47 (4.42%) Consultant
8 33 (3.10%) Front-End Developer
9 32 (3.01%) Designer
9 32 (3.01%) Agile Business Analyst
10 28 (2.63%) ScrumMaster
10 28 (2.63%) Web Developer
11 22 (2.07%) SharePoint Developer
12 19 (1.79%) Ruby Developer
12 19 (1.79%) Java Developer
12 19 (1.79%) PHP Developer
13 18 (1.69%) Solutions Architect
14 16 (1.51%) Tester
14 16 (1.51%) JavaScript Developer
14 16 (1.51%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (19.57%) HTML
2 154 (14.49%) XML
3 148 (13.92%) CSS
4 96 (9.03%) XSLT
5 91 (8.56%) jQuery
6 83 (7.81%) HTML5
7 82 (7.71%) .NET
8 72 (6.77%) Web Services
9 48 (4.52%) CSS3
10 42 (3.95%) XHTML
11 34 (3.20%) Spring
11 34 (3.20%) JSON
12 31 (2.92%) Ajax
13 29 (2.73%) RESTful
13 29 (2.73%) REST
14 24 (2.26%) ASP.NET
15 21 (1.98%) Ruby on Rails
15 21 (1.98%) Backbone.js
16 20 (1.88%) XSD
17 19 (1.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (3.67%) Management Information System
2 37 (3.48%) Data Conversion
3 35 (3.29%) Mobile App
4 33 (3.10%) Digital Media
5 28 (2.63%) Social Media
6 26 (2.45%) Computer Science
7 25 (2.35%) Open Source
8 22 (2.07%) W3C
9 21 (1.98%) Semantic Web
10 14 (1.32%) New Media
10 14 (1.32%) Graphic Design
10 14 (1.32%) Taxonomies
11 12 (1.13%) Visualisation
11 12 (1.13%) iPhone
12 11 (1.03%) E-Learning
13 9 (0.85%) Blackberry
13 9 (0.85%) Ontologies
13 9 (0.85%) Copywriting
14 8 (0.75%) Learning Management System
14 8 (0.75%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 90 (8.47%) Windows
2 53 (4.99%) Linux
3 33 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (2.82%) Apple iOS
5 26 (2.45%) Windows 7
6 23 (2.16%) UNIX
7 17 (1.60%) Android
8 13 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.75%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.47%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.47%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.47%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.38%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.38%) webOS
13 3 (0.28%) AIX
13 3 (0.28%) Solaris
13 3 (0.28%) CentOS
13 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (12.98%) Project Management
3 132 (12.42%) Scrum
4 108 (10.16%) Content Management
5 86 (8.09%) Migration
6 80 (7.53%) PRINCE2
7 71 (6.68%) E-Commerce
8 67 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 55 (5.17%) Workflow
10 53 (4.99%) TDD
10 53 (4.99%) CRM
10 53 (4.99%) Business Analysis
11 50 (4.70%) OO
12 48 (4.52%) BDD
13 44 (4.14%) Analytics
13 44 (4.14%) UML
14 40 (3.76%) Validation
15 39 (3.67%) ITIL
15 39 (3.67%) Web Development
16 38 (3.57%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 141 (13.26%) JavaScript
2 89 (8.37%) Java
3 70 (6.59%) SQL
4 60 (5.64%) C#
5 48 (4.52%) Ruby
6 43 (4.05%) Python
7 33 (3.10%) PHP
8 31 (2.92%) XQuery
9 20 (1.88%) C
9 20 (1.88%) VBA
10 18 (1.69%) XPath
10 18 (1.69%) PowerShell
11 15 (1.41%) Objective-C
12 14 (1.32%) SPARQL
13 13 (1.22%) Perl
14 12 (1.13%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.03%) C++
16 9 (0.85%) PHP5
16 9 (0.85%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 90 (8.47%) Degree
2 42 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 28 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.51%) ISEB
4 16 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 11 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.66%) PMP
8 7 (0.66%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.56%) CCA
9 6 (0.56%) MCSE
10 5 (0.47%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.38%) CISM
11 4 (0.38%) CIMA
11 4 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.38%) ICAEW
11 4 (0.38%) ACCA
11 4 (0.38%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (6.87%) QA
2 12 (1.13%) SLA
3 6 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.094%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.094%) FATCA
6 1 (0.094%) EMIR
6 1 (0.094%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.094%) TickIT
6 1 (0.094%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.094%) WAI
6 1 (0.094%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 28 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
3 19 (1.79%) XenApp
4 18 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (1.41%) Varnish
6 6 (0.56%) Squid
7 5 (0.47%) UAG
7 5 (0.47%) XenServer
7 5 (0.47%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.47%) vCloud
8 4 (0.38%) vSphere
8 4 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (0.38%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.28%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.19%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 20 (1.88%) ServiceCenter
2 18 (1.69%) SCCM
3 13 (1.22%) Puppet
4 11 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.85%) Foglight
6 5 (0.47%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.38%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 4 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.19%) CA SiteMinder
9 2 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.094%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.094%) SCOM
10 1 (0.094%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.094%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.094%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.094%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.094%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.094%) Nagios
10 1 (0.094%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 133 (12.51%) Microsoft
2 61 (5.74%) Adobe
3 47 (4.42%) Oracle
4 38 (3.57%) Citrix
5 31 (2.92%) HP
6 27 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
7 26 (2.45%) VMware
8 24 (2.26%) hybris
8 24 (2.26%) SAP
9 21 (1.98%) Apple
10 18 (1.69%) Siebel
11 16 (1.51%) IBM
12 13 (1.22%) Google
13 12 (1.13%) ATG
14 11 (1.03%) Elastic Path
15 7 (0.66%) AppSense
15 7 (0.66%) Progress
15 7 (0.66%) Cisco
15 7 (0.66%) Business Objects
15 7 (0.66%) PeopleSoft
London
Comtecs
Rate: £125 - £150 Per Day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £13.00 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £415 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Computer Futures
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £365 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Rotherham
Modis International - London
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 300-400 Per Day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Macmillan Science and Education
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Macmillan Science and Education
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Macmillan Science and Education
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Mason Frank
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 days ago