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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Publishing
Rank 253 204 185
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -19
Contract jobs citing Publishing 468 577 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.82% 1.06% 1.12%
As % of the General category 2.04% 2.72% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 394 393
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £200 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+38.18% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 35 17
Average hourly rate £31.00 £19.50 £17.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.97% +9.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.15 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+55.00% +14.28%

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
22901 21187 21967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.12% 38.75% 43.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 14685 13107 13431
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £619
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 566 553 636
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £41.98 £43.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 -58 454 £425 +9.67% 193
London -52 280 £450 +12.50% 108
South East -11 97 £413 +68.36% 48
Oxfordshire +20 64 £413 +14.58% 15
City of London -30 43 £450 +16.12% 18
Oxford +4 29 £425 -15.00% 14
East of England -9 19 £363 +11.53% 12
Yorkshire -7 18 £275 -14.06% 4
North West -10 17 £425 +3.03% 7
West Yorkshire -8 16 £214 -33.14% 3
West Midlands -1 13 £331 +21.55% 13
Leeds -13 13 £128 -58.75%
Surrey -24 13 £280 +40.00% 20
Scotland -6 11 £455 -4.21%
Birmingham +6 9 £325 +22.06% 11
Hertfordshire -8 8 £350 +115.38% 2
Glasgow +8 7 £378 -20.52%
Hampshire +6 7 £425 +372.22% 9
Berkshire -2 7 £465 +69.09%
South West 0 6 £325 +30.00% 3
Liverpool -5 6 £475 -
Merseyside -9 6 £475 -
Woking -5 5 £270 +27.05% 1
Cambridgeshire -5 5 £400 +128.57% 5
Cambridge -6 5 £400 - 5
Manchester -18 5 £475 +26.66% 5
Edinburgh -9 4 £455 +4.29%
Essex -14 4 £363 -15.45% 2
Canary Wharf -15 4 £463 -
Cheshire - 4 £155 - 1

Publishing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 268 (29.71%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (18.07%) HTML
3 159 (17.63%) JavaScript
4 132 (14.63%) CSS
5 123 (13.64%) Finance
6 116 (12.86%) Java
7 104 (11.53%) E-Commerce
8 103 (11.42%) TDD
8 103 (11.42%) Content Management
9 98 (10.86%) Project Management
10 89 (9.87%) HTML5
11 84 (9.31%) Windows
12 83 (9.20%) Analytics
13 80 (8.87%) jQuery
13 80 (8.87%) Scrum
14 78 (8.65%) Marketing
15 75 (8.31%) User Experience
16 72 (7.98%) CMS
17 71 (7.87%) XML
18 70 (7.76%) AngularJS
19 68 (7.54%) CSS3
20 67 (7.43%) Oracle
21 66 (7.32%) SQL
21 66 (7.32%) Microsoft
21 66 (7.32%) Degree
22 62 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
23 60 (6.65%) Migration
24 58 (6.43%) .NET
25 57 (6.32%) Linux
26 55 (6.10%) SQL Server

Publishing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 72 (7.98%) CMS
2 42 (4.66%) SharePoint
2 42 (4.66%) Node.js
3 21 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 18 (2.00%) Tomcat
5 17 (1.88%) Drupal
6 16 (1.77%) WordPress
7 12 (1.33%) Apache
8 11 (1.22%) MS Exchange
9 9 (1.00%) Confluence
9 9 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.78%) Lync
10 7 (0.78%) IIS
11 6 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.55%) JBoss
12 5 (0.55%) SAS
12 5 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 45 (4.99%) MS Office
2 41 (4.55%) MS Excel
3 23 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (2.44%) MS Project
5 17 (1.88%) Photoshop
6 10 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (1.00%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.67%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.55%) InDesign
9 5 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.55%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.22%) Siemens NX
10 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.11%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 7 (0.78%) Hyperion Planning
2 6 (0.67%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (0.67%) WebTrends
3 5 (0.55%) Magento
4 4 (0.44%) Eikon
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.33%) JDE OneWorld
5 3 (0.33%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.22%) RMDS
6 2 (0.22%) Primavera
6 2 (0.22%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.11%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 43 (4.77%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (2.88%) Google Analytics
3 15 (1.66%) SaaS
4 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.89%) Office 365
4 8 (0.89%) GitHub
5 7 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
5 7 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.55%) PaaS
8 4 (0.44%) IaaS
9 3 (0.33%) Force.com
10 2 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.22%) Taleo
11 1 (0.11%) Yammer
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.11%) Heroku
11 1 (0.11%) Trello
11 1 (0.11%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.43%) Internet
2 23 (2.55%) Intranet
3 19 (2.11%) HTTP
4 13 (1.44%) VPN
5 11 (1.22%) WAN
6 10 (1.11%) Network Security
7 9 (1.00%) DNS
8 8 (0.89%) LAN
9 7 (0.78%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.78%) FTP
9 7 (0.78%) Firewall
10 6 (0.67%) SSL
11 5 (0.55%) SAN
11 5 (0.55%) NAS
12 4 (0.44%) ADSL
12 4 (0.44%) WLAN
12 4 (0.44%) DHCP
12 4 (0.44%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (0.44%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (0.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 44 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (3.22%) MySQL
4 20 (2.22%) Big Data
5 19 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
6 18 (2.00%) MongoDB
7 17 (1.88%) Oracle Database
8 15 (1.66%) Relational Database
8 15 (1.66%) Oracle BI EE
9 13 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (1.33%) NoSQL
10 12 (1.33%) MarkLogic
11 10 (1.11%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.11%) QlikView
12 9 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (0.89%) Triplestore
13 8 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (0.78%) Hyperion Smart View
Development Applications
1 39 (4.32%) Git (software)
2 27 (2.99%) Jasmine
3 25 (2.77%) JIRA
4 19 (2.11%) Maven
4 19 (2.11%) Jenkins
5 18 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (1.88%) Selenium
6 17 (1.88%) JUnit
7 16 (1.77%) Visual Studio
8 13 (1.44%) Xcode
9 9 (1.00%) Subversion
10 8 (0.89%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.78%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.78%) Grunt
12 5 (0.55%) WebDriver
12 5 (0.55%) Mocha
13 4 (0.44%) RSpec
13 4 (0.44%) QUnit
13 4 (0.44%) Sinon.JS
13 4 (0.44%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 123 (13.64%) Finance
2 78 (8.65%) Marketing
3 36 (3.99%) Legal
4 30 (3.33%) Advertising
5 27 (2.99%) Banking
5 27 (2.99%) Retail
6 24 (2.66%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.88%) Games
8 11 (1.22%) Multimedia
9 8 (0.89%) Front Office
10 6 (0.67%) Automotive
11 5 (0.55%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.55%) Local Government
12 4 (0.44%) Billing
13 3 (0.33%) French Language
14 2 (0.22%) Military
14 2 (0.22%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.22%) Back Office
14 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 265 (29.38%) Developer
2 118 (13.08%) Analyst
3 96 (10.64%) Project Manager
4 72 (7.98%) Architect
5 60 (6.65%) Business Analyst
6 42 (4.66%) Web Developer
6 42 (4.66%) Designer
7 41 (4.55%) Front-End Developer
8 38 (4.21%) Java Developer
9 28 (3.10%) Consultant
10 26 (2.88%) Agile Project Manager
11 22 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
12 21 (2.33%) Senior Developer
13 20 (2.22%) Senior Manager
13 20 (2.22%) Administrator
14 19 (2.11%) JavaScript Developer
14 19 (2.11%) iOS Developer
15 18 (2.00%) DevOps Engineer
15 18 (2.00%) Senior Project Manager
16 16 (1.77%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (18.07%) HTML
2 132 (14.63%) CSS
3 89 (9.87%) HTML5
4 80 (8.87%) jQuery
5 71 (7.87%) XML
6 70 (7.76%) AngularJS
7 68 (7.54%) CSS3
8 58 (6.43%) .NET
9 52 (5.76%) Web Services
10 36 (3.99%) XSLT
11 31 (3.44%) REST
12 30 (3.33%) Sass
12 30 (3.33%) Spring
12 30 (3.33%) ASP.NET
13 29 (3.22%) RESTful
14 26 (2.88%) J2EE
15 25 (2.77%) Backbone.js
16 19 (2.11%) JSON
17 17 (1.88%) Ajax
17 17 (1.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 75 (8.31%) User Experience
2 62 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (4.21%) Digital Media
4 32 (3.55%) Social Media
5 23 (2.55%) iPad
6 21 (2.33%) Copywriting
7 19 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 19 (2.11%) Mobile App
8 18 (2.00%) Data Centre
8 18 (2.00%) Visualisation
9 17 (1.88%) Private Cloud
10 13 (1.44%) iPhone
11 12 (1.33%) Wiki
11 12 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.22%) New Media
13 10 (1.11%) Computer Science
13 10 (1.11%) Client/Server
13 10 (1.11%) PMI
14 9 (1.00%) PKI
15 8 (0.89%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 84 (9.31%) Windows
2 57 (6.32%) Linux
3 31 (3.44%) Apple iOS
4 25 (2.77%) Android
5 17 (1.88%) UNIX
6 15 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (1.44%) Windows 7
9 11 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.11%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.55%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.44%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.44%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.33%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.33%) SUSE
14 3 (0.33%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (29.71%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (11.53%) E-Commerce
3 103 (11.42%) TDD
3 103 (11.42%) Content Management
4 98 (10.86%) Project Management
5 83 (9.20%) Analytics
6 80 (8.87%) Scrum
7 60 (6.65%) Migration
8 54 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
9 50 (5.54%) ITIL
10 45 (4.99%) OO
10 45 (4.99%) Business Intelligence
10 45 (4.99%) Web Development
11 44 (4.88%) PRINCE2
11 44 (4.88%) DevOps
12 43 (4.77%) BDD
13 39 (4.32%) Unit Testing
13 39 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (3.99%) ETL
15 34 (3.77%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 159 (17.63%) JavaScript
2 116 (12.86%) Java
3 66 (7.32%) SQL
4 45 (4.99%) Python
5 40 (4.43%) C#
6 33 (3.66%) PHP
7 31 (3.44%) Ruby
8 24 (2.66%) C
9 19 (2.11%) Objective-C
10 16 (1.77%) PowerShell
11 15 (1.66%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.22%) Scala
12 11 (1.22%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.11%) XQuery
14 8 (0.89%) VBScript
15 7 (0.78%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.78%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.67%) VBA
17 4 (0.44%) SPARQL
17 4 (0.44%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 66 (7.32%) Degree
2 28 (3.10%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.11%) PMI Certification
4 17 (1.88%) PMP
5 16 (1.77%) SC Cleared
6 15 (1.66%) CISSP
7 12 (1.33%) CISM
8 10 (1.11%) Sun Certification
8 10 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.00%) CISA
9 9 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (0.78%) CCNP
10 7 (0.78%) CCNA
11 5 (0.55%) MCP
11 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.55%) ISEB
11 5 (0.55%) CCSA
12 4 (0.44%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.99%) QA
2 12 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.33%) SLA
4 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 21 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.77%) XenApp
3 11 (1.22%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.67%) Docker
7 3 (0.33%) UAG
7 3 (0.33%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.33%) Firmware
8 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.22%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.22%) vSphere
9 1 (0.11%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.11%) Varnish
9 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 18 (2.00%) Puppet
2 12 (1.33%) SCCM
3 9 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.33%) Kibana
5 3 (0.33%) EdgeSight
5 3 (0.33%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.22%) Ansible
6 2 (0.22%) Nagios
7 1 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.11%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.11%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.11%) Mesos
7 1 (0.11%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 67 (7.43%) Oracle
2 66 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 47 (5.21%) Adobe
4 40 (4.43%) Google
5 24 (2.66%) Apple
6 23 (2.55%) Citrix
6 23 (2.55%) Tableau
7 22 (2.44%) Cisco
8 18 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (2.00%) VMware
9 17 (1.88%) HP
10 13 (1.44%) CheckPoint
10 13 (1.44%) ServiceNow
11 12 (1.33%) Red Hat
12 10 (1.11%) Juniper
12 10 (1.11%) SAP
13 8 (0.89%) Hyperion
14 7 (0.78%) Cyber-Ark
14 7 (0.78%) Eloqua
14 7 (0.78%) McAfee
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 49 minutes ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rate!!!
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
First Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitice market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Crossrail
Rate: Based on skills and experience
Posted: 5 days ago