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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Publishing
Rank 199 197 227
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +30
Contract jobs citing Publishing 607 586 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 1.11% 0.87%
As % of the General category 2.72% 2.62% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 398 320
Average daily rate
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£368 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.82% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 18
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.16% +12.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £30.00 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.50% +14.81%

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
22349 22373 25622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.80% 42.40% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13595 13890 15139
Average daily rate £430 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £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 536 600 745
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -18.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 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 19 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 19 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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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 0 582 £375 +2.73% 163
London -3 382 £400 +9.58% 89
South East +37 102 £281 -22.94% 38
City of London +2 76 £375 - 23
East of England -3 38 £256 -31.89% 12
Surrey +22 30 £248 -31.72% 13
Oxfordshire +11 26 £500 +47.05% 8
Berkshire +2 20 £275 -25.67% 3
Oxford +10 18 £525 +44.32% 6
Scotland -10 15 £176 -55.55% 6
North East - 14 £325 -
Woking +12 13 £234 -35.51% 2
Reading +9 13 £275 -26.66% 2
Essex -11 13 £338 -10.29%
West Midlands -13 13 £343 +9.42% 6
Cambridgeshire +15 12 £263 -34.37% 10
North West -3 12 £363 +16.00% 9
Manchester -6 11 £363 +16.00% 5
Hampshire -16 11 £300 -26.47% 8
South West -49 10 £300 +9.09% 5
Milton Keynes -3 7 £290 +11.53% 1
Buckinghamshire -4 7 £290 -1.27% 1
Hertfordshire -18 7 £250 -23.07%
Yorkshire 0 6 £365 -30.47% 3
Edinburgh -7 6 £155 -60.85% 4
Canary Wharf +25 5 £300 -
Birmingham +1 5 £185 -32.72%
Watford 0 5 £250 -
Glasgow -8 5 £176 -64.44% 2
Bristol - 5 £405 - 3

Publishing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 338 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (18.74%) HTML
3 154 (12.94%) Scrum
4 142 (11.93%) CSS
4 142 (11.93%) XML
5 131 (11.01%) Project Management
5 131 (11.01%) Finance
6 123 (10.34%) Microsoft
7 122 (10.25%) JavaScript
8 113 (9.50%) Content Management
9 109 (9.16%) Social Media
9 109 (9.16%) Java
9 109 (9.16%) CMS
10 106 (8.91%) User Experience
11 102 (8.57%) Windows
12 101 (8.49%) Degree
13 95 (7.98%) MS Excel
14 92 (7.73%) SQL
15 88 (7.39%) SharePoint
16 86 (7.23%) Marketing
17 83 (6.97%) jQuery
18 81 (6.81%) XSLT
19 80 (6.72%) QA
19 80 (6.72%) HTML5
20 79 (6.64%) Legal
21 75 (6.30%) Intranet
22 74 (6.22%) .NET
23 73 (6.13%) MS Office
24 70 (5.88%) Internet
24 70 (5.88%) BDD

Publishing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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
1 109 (9.16%) CMS
2 88 (7.39%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.44%) Drupal
4 26 (2.18%) Apache
5 18 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
6 17 (1.43%) Node.js
6 17 (1.43%) WordPress
7 15 (1.26%) Tomcat
8 14 (1.18%) MS Exchange
8 14 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (1.01%) SAS
11 11 (0.92%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.84%) IIS
13 9 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (0.76%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.67%) Adobe CQ
15 7 (0.59%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 95 (7.98%) MS Excel
2 73 (6.13%) MS Office
3 65 (5.46%) Photoshop
4 58 (4.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 38 (3.19%) MS Visio
6 31 (2.61%) MS Project
7 10 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.59%) Fireworks
9 6 (0.50%) Acrobat
9 6 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
10 4 (0.34%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.25%) RoboHelp
11 3 (0.25%) SPSS
12 2 (0.17%) InDesign
12 2 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.17%) Final Cut Pro
12 2 (0.17%) FastStats
13 1 (0.084%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 17 (1.43%) Google Analytics
2 7 (0.59%) assyst
3 6 (0.50%) SiteCatalyst
4 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.25%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.25%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 2 (0.17%) Agresso
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.084%) SalesLogix
8 1 (0.084%) HFM
8 1 (0.084%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.084%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.084%) Documaker
8 1 (0.084%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.084%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.67%) Office 365
4 5 (0.42%) Google App Engine
5 4 (0.34%) Google Compute Engine
5 4 (0.34%) IaaS
6 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.17%) SaaS
7 2 (0.17%) Force.com
7 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.17%) GitHub
8 1 (0.084%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.084%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.084%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.084%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 75 (6.30%) Intranet
2 70 (5.88%) Internet
3 20 (1.68%) Firewall
4 16 (1.34%) DNS
5 13 (1.09%) SAN
6 11 (0.92%) WAN
7 10 (0.84%) NAS
8 8 (0.67%) FTP
8 8 (0.67%) HTTP
8 8 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (0.67%) Network Security
9 7 (0.59%) Extranet
9 7 (0.59%) DHCP
10 6 (0.50%) Ethernet
10 6 (0.50%) LAN
10 6 (0.50%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.50%) NetScaler
11 5 (0.42%) VPN
11 5 (0.42%) SMTP
12 4 (0.34%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (2.69%) QlikView
4 25 (2.10%) MySQL
5 17 (1.43%) Relational Database
5 17 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (1.18%) NoSQL
8 13 (1.09%) Big Data
9 10 (0.84%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.67%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.59%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 7 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.50%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.50%) OLAP
12 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.34%) DB2
Development Applications
1 36 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 23 (1.93%) Dreamweaver
3 19 (1.60%) Visual Studio
3 19 (1.60%) JUnit
4 18 (1.51%) Subversion
4 18 (1.51%) JIRA
5 16 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (1.18%) Cucumber
7 12 (1.01%) Selenium
8 11 (0.92%) Jenkins
8 11 (0.92%) Calabash
9 9 (0.76%) Xcode
10 8 (0.67%) Axure RP
10 8 (0.67%) Maven
11 7 (0.59%) PowerDesigner
12 6 (0.50%) XMLUnit
12 6 (0.50%) RSpec
12 6 (0.50%) Bitbucket
12 6 (0.50%) Capybara
13 5 (0.42%) Jasmine
General
1 131 (11.01%) Finance
2 86 (7.23%) Marketing
3 79 (6.64%) Legal
4 38 (3.19%) Banking
5 34 (2.86%) Retail
6 19 (1.60%) Advertising
7 16 (1.34%) Law
7 16 (1.34%) Games
8 14 (1.18%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (1.01%) Multimedia
10 10 (0.84%) Billing
11 9 (0.76%) Telecoms
12 8 (0.67%) German Language
13 7 (0.59%) Front Office
14 4 (0.34%) Automotive
14 4 (0.34%) Back Office
14 4 (0.34%) Dutch Language
14 4 (0.34%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 296 (24.87%) Developer
2 229 (19.24%) Analyst
3 124 (10.42%) Business Analyst
4 96 (8.07%) Project Manager
5 92 (7.73%) Designer
6 54 (4.54%) Consultant
7 48 (4.03%) Agile Business Analyst
8 45 (3.78%) Architect
9 39 (3.28%) Content Editor
10 37 (3.11%) Front-End Developer
11 32 (2.69%) Web Developer
12 26 (2.18%) Author
13 25 (2.10%) Administrator
14 24 (2.02%) Senior Developer
15 23 (1.93%) Java Developer
15 23 (1.93%) Salesforce.com Developer
15 23 (1.93%) ScrumMaster
16 21 (1.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 19 (1.60%) Support Analyst
17 19 (1.60%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (18.74%) HTML
2 142 (11.93%) CSS
2 142 (11.93%) XML
3 83 (6.97%) jQuery
4 81 (6.81%) XSLT
5 80 (6.72%) HTML5
6 74 (6.22%) .NET
7 67 (5.63%) Web Services
8 55 (4.62%) CSS3
9 31 (2.61%) RESTful
10 28 (2.35%) Spring
11 27 (2.27%) J2EE
11 27 (2.27%) XSD
12 25 (2.10%) Visualforce
13 24 (2.02%) REST
14 23 (1.93%) JSON
15 22 (1.85%) AngularJS
16 20 (1.68%) Ajax
17 19 (1.60%) Hibernate
18 18 (1.51%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 109 (9.16%) Social Media
2 106 (8.91%) User Experience
3 62 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (4.12%) Management Information System
5 36 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 28 (2.35%) Digital Media
7 27 (2.27%) Computer Science
8 25 (2.10%) Data Integration
8 25 (2.10%) Kindle
8 25 (2.10%) Open Source
9 20 (1.68%) iPad
10 18 (1.51%) Blog
11 17 (1.43%) Graphic Design
11 17 (1.43%) W3C
12 16 (1.34%) Data Conversion
13 13 (1.09%) Statistics
13 13 (1.09%) Wiki
13 13 (1.09%) Copywriting
14 12 (1.01%) E-Learning
14 12 (1.01%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 102 (8.57%) Windows
2 53 (4.45%) Linux
3 37 (3.11%) Android
4 36 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (2.94%) Apple iOS
6 32 (2.69%) UNIX
7 23 (1.93%) Windows 7
8 11 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.42%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.34%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.34%) pSOS
11 3 (0.25%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.25%) Solaris
12 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.17%) CentOS
12 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.084%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.084%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (12.94%) Scrum
3 131 (11.01%) Project Management
4 113 (9.50%) Content Management
5 70 (5.88%) BDD
5 70 (5.88%) Analytics
6 67 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 66 (5.55%) Migration
8 61 (5.13%) SEO
9 60 (5.04%) Kanban
9 60 (5.04%) User Stories
10 58 (4.87%) CRM
11 57 (4.79%) Business Analysis
12 56 (4.71%) E-Commerce
13 53 (4.45%) TDD
13 53 (4.45%) PRINCE2
14 52 (4.37%) ITIL
14 52 (4.37%) Workflow
15 46 (3.87%) OO
16 45 (3.78%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 122 (10.25%) JavaScript
2 109 (9.16%) Java
3 92 (7.73%) SQL
4 55 (4.62%) C#
5 54 (4.54%) Python
6 42 (3.53%) XQuery
7 34 (2.86%) PHP
8 23 (1.93%) Apex Code
8 23 (1.93%) Ruby
9 21 (1.76%) Objective-C
10 15 (1.26%) PowerShell
11 13 (1.09%) C
12 12 (1.01%) VBA
13 9 (0.76%) C++
14 8 (0.67%) Perl
14 8 (0.67%) SPARQL
15 6 (0.50%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.50%) R
15 6 (0.50%) Groovy
16 5 (0.42%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 101 (8.49%) Degree
2 51 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.60%) ISEB
5 13 (1.09%) PMI Certification
6 12 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (0.84%) CISSP
8 9 (0.76%) CCNA
9 7 (0.59%) CCSA
9 7 (0.59%) SAS Certification
9 7 (0.59%) PMP
10 6 (0.50%) JNCIA
11 5 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.42%) CISM
12 4 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.34%) VCDX
12 4 (0.34%) VCAP
13 3 (0.25%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.25%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (6.72%) QA
2 26 (2.18%) ISO 9001
3 16 (1.34%) SLA
4 10 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.084%) COBIT
7 1 (0.084%) WAI
7 1 (0.084%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.084%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.084%) GCP
7 1 (0.084%) GMP
7 1 (0.084%) GxP
System Software
1 33 (2.77%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.68%) XenApp
3 18 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (0.67%) vCloud
6 6 (0.50%) vSphere
7 5 (0.42%) Varnish
8 3 (0.25%) UAG
8 3 (0.25%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.17%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.17%) XenServer
9 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.084%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (1.68%) Puppet
3 12 (1.01%) SCCM
4 8 (0.67%) SCOM
5 4 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.34%) Foglight
6 3 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.25%) Salt
6 3 (0.25%) MOM
6 3 (0.25%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (0.17%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.17%) Nagios
7 2 (0.17%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.17%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.17%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.17%) Ansible
8 1 (0.084%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.084%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.084%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.084%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 123 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 63 (5.29%) Oracle
3 55 (4.62%) Salesforce.com
4 51 (4.29%) Adobe
5 45 (3.78%) Citrix
6 34 (2.86%) VMware
7 31 (2.61%) Google
8 24 (2.02%) SAP
9 18 (1.51%) Business Objects
10 16 (1.34%) Cisco
11 14 (1.18%) Remedy
12 12 (1.01%) Apple
12 12 (1.01%) IBM
13 10 (0.84%) Cognos
14 8 (0.67%) PeopleSoft
14 8 (0.67%) JBoss
14 8 (0.67%) NetApp
14 8 (0.67%) Omniture
15 7 (0.59%) FatWire
15 7 (0.59%) Open Text
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Arras People
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £150 - 180 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: Yesterday
City Of Westminster, London
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £375 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £297.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Networking People
Rate: Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £25 to £30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago