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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Publishing
Rank 186 180 219
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +39
Contract jobs citing Publishing 653 591 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.14% 1.13% 0.88%
As % of the General category 2.95% 2.69% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 396 321
Average daily rate
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£365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £26.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +64.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.23 £15.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £31.56 £34.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.29 £25.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-35.48% +102.00%

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
22130 21945 24628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.53% 41.93% 44.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13777 13840 14652
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £272 £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 518 578 748
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.65 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £44.99 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +1 633 £375 - 169
London +2 383 £375 - 96
South East +46 140 £438 +20.68% 36
City of London +16 74 £368 -2.00% 19
Oxfordshire +25 66 £475 +46.15% 17
Oxford +21 47 £475 +46.15% 13
East of England -24 32 £250 -31.97% 10
South West -21 22 £208 -32.08% 5
Surrey +12 21 £254 -29.93% 11
Berkshire +1 20 £475 +31.03% 2
Reading +7 16 £406 +11.30%
North West -12 16 £356 +14.00% 7
West Midlands -7 15 £375 - 2
Manchester -9 14 £356 +14.00% 5
Hampshire -22 14 £300 -31.42% 1
North East - 13 £325 - 1
Cambridgeshire +5 12 £268 - 7
Yorkshire -6 11 £350 -17.64% 10
Swindon +2 10 £183 -39.16% 1
Wiltshire -5 10 £183 -40.40% 1
Scotland -17 10 £176 -47.26%
Woking +3 9 £425 +17.24%
Milton Keynes -2 9 £295 +13.46% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 9 £295 -9.23% 1
Essex -32 8 £263 -31.81%
Hertfordshire -18 7 £250 +8.69%
Gloucestershire - 7 £421 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £248 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £248 - 1
Canary Wharf +16 5 £425 -

Publishing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 348 (28.50%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (17.61%) HTML
3 158 (12.94%) Scrum
4 147 (12.04%) Project Management
5 145 (11.88%) CSS
6 143 (11.71%) XML
7 134 (10.97%) Content Management
8 133 (10.89%) CMS
9 128 (10.48%) Finance
10 120 (9.83%) Social Media
11 118 (9.66%) JavaScript
12 116 (9.50%) Microsoft
13 114 (9.34%) Java
14 99 (8.11%) Degree
15 98 (8.03%) Windows
16 90 (7.37%) MS Excel
17 89 (7.29%) SQL
18 87 (7.13%) User Experience
19 84 (6.88%) Legal
20 83 (6.80%) QA
21 82 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
22 79 (6.47%) SharePoint
23 78 (6.39%) Marketing
24 77 (6.31%) XSLT
25 76 (6.22%) MS Office
25 76 (6.22%) Internet
26 75 (6.14%) jQuery
27 74 (6.06%) Intranet
28 71 (5.81%) HTML5
29 70 (5.73%) BDD

Publishing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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
1 133 (10.89%) CMS
2 79 (6.47%) SharePoint
3 31 (2.54%) Apache
4 27 (2.21%) Drupal
5 24 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
6 19 (1.56%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.39%) Node.js
8 16 (1.31%) MS Exchange
9 14 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
9 14 (1.15%) WordPress
10 12 (0.98%) IIS
10 12 (0.98%) SAS
11 11 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (0.90%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 9 (0.74%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.57%) Liferay
14 7 (0.57%) Lync
Applications
1 90 (7.37%) MS Excel
2 76 (6.22%) MS Office
3 65 (5.32%) Photoshop
4 59 (4.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 37 (3.03%) MS Visio
6 28 (2.29%) MS Project
7 8 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.49%) Fireworks
8 6 (0.49%) Adobe Captivate
9 4 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.25%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.25%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.25%) SPSS
10 3 (0.25%) RoboHelp
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.16%) Final Cut Pro
11 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.16%) FastStats
12 1 (0.082%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 18 (1.47%) Google Analytics
2 8 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.66%) assyst
3 6 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.33%) SiteCatalyst
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.25%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.25%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.082%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.082%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.082%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.082%) Documaker
7 1 (0.082%) SalesLogix
7 1 (0.082%) HFM
7 1 (0.082%) Agresso
7 1 (0.082%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.49%) Office 365
4 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.25%) Google App Engine
4 3 (0.25%) SaaS
4 3 (0.25%) IaaS
5 2 (0.16%) Google Compute Engine
5 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.082%) Force.com
6 1 (0.082%) Heroku
6 1 (0.082%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.082%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.082%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.082%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.082%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 76 (6.22%) Internet
2 74 (6.06%) Intranet
3 19 (1.56%) Firewall
4 17 (1.39%) DNS
5 15 (1.23%) SAN
6 11 (0.90%) NAS
6 11 (0.90%) WAN
7 9 (0.74%) Network Security
8 8 (0.66%) DHCP
8 8 (0.66%) HTTP
8 8 (0.66%) LAN
8 8 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.57%) FTP
9 7 (0.57%) NetScaler
10 6 (0.49%) Ethernet
10 6 (0.49%) SMS
10 6 (0.49%) Extranet
11 5 (0.41%) VPN
11 5 (0.41%) SMTP
12 4 (0.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (2.70%) QlikView
4 27 (2.21%) MySQL
5 20 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (1.47%) Big Data
7 17 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (1.15%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (1.06%) NoSQL
9 13 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (0.82%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.74%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.66%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 7 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.57%) OLAP
14 6 (0.49%) Data Mining
14 6 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 41 (3.36%) Git (software)
2 24 (1.97%) Dreamweaver
3 22 (1.80%) Subversion
4 21 (1.72%) JIRA
5 17 (1.39%) JUnit
6 16 (1.31%) Visual Studio
7 15 (1.23%) Cucumber
7 15 (1.23%) Jenkins
8 13 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (0.98%) Maven
10 11 (0.90%) Calabash
11 9 (0.74%) Selenium
12 7 (0.57%) Axure RP
12 7 (0.57%) Xcode
12 7 (0.57%) MSI
12 7 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (0.49%) Capybara
13 6 (0.49%) PowerDesigner
13 6 (0.49%) RSpec
13 6 (0.49%) XMLUnit
General
1 128 (10.48%) Finance
2 84 (6.88%) Legal
3 78 (6.39%) Marketing
4 34 (2.78%) Retail
5 30 (2.46%) Banking
6 18 (1.47%) Law
7 16 (1.31%) Advertising
8 14 (1.15%) Games
9 13 (1.06%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (0.90%) Billing
11 11 (0.90%) Multimedia
12 10 (0.82%) Telecoms
12 10 (0.82%) German Language
13 5 (0.41%) Dutch Language
13 5 (0.41%) French Language
14 4 (0.33%) Automotive
14 4 (0.33%) Front Office
14 4 (0.33%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 300 (24.57%) Developer
2 238 (19.49%) Analyst
3 132 (10.81%) Business Analyst
4 107 (8.76%) Designer
5 102 (8.35%) Project Manager
6 52 (4.26%) Agile Business Analyst
7 50 (4.10%) Consultant
8 45 (3.69%) Architect
9 43 (3.52%) Digital Content Designer
10 39 (3.19%) Content Editor
11 38 (3.11%) Java Developer
12 34 (2.78%) Web Developer
13 28 (2.29%) Front-End Developer
13 28 (2.29%) Author
14 23 (1.88%) Senior Developer
15 21 (1.72%) Administrator
16 20 (1.64%) Android Developer
17 19 (1.56%) Coordinator
17 19 (1.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 19 (1.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (17.61%) HTML
2 145 (11.88%) CSS
3 143 (11.71%) XML
4 77 (6.31%) XSLT
5 75 (6.14%) jQuery
6 71 (5.81%) HTML5
7 69 (5.65%) Web Services
8 64 (5.24%) .NET
9 51 (4.18%) CSS3
10 40 (3.28%) RESTful
11 39 (3.19%) Spring
12 28 (2.29%) REST
13 27 (2.21%) J2EE
14 26 (2.13%) JSON
15 23 (1.88%) Hibernate
16 22 (1.80%) Ajax
16 22 (1.80%) AngularJS
17 20 (1.64%) XSD
17 20 (1.64%) SOAP
17 20 (1.64%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 120 (9.83%) Social Media
2 87 (7.13%) User Experience
3 67 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (3.93%) Management Information System
5 37 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 31 (2.54%) Digital Media
7 27 (2.21%) Kindle
8 26 (2.13%) Computer Science
8 26 (2.13%) Data Integration
9 23 (1.88%) Data Structures
10 22 (1.80%) Open Source
11 21 (1.72%) Blog
12 19 (1.56%) iPad
13 18 (1.47%) Graphic Design
14 16 (1.31%) W3C
15 14 (1.15%) Statistics
16 13 (1.06%) Wiki
16 13 (1.06%) E-Learning
17 12 (0.98%) Copywriting
17 12 (0.98%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 98 (8.03%) Windows
2 51 (4.18%) Linux
3 41 (3.36%) Android
4 39 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (2.95%) Apple iOS
6 27 (2.21%) UNIX
7 20 (1.64%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (0.90%) Windows XP
10 8 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.49%) CentOS
12 5 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.41%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.33%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.33%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.25%) pSOS
14 3 (0.25%) Solaris
14 3 (0.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (28.50%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (12.94%) Scrum
3 147 (12.04%) Project Management
4 134 (10.97%) Content Management
5 82 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 70 (5.73%) BDD
7 68 (5.57%) Analytics
8 64 (5.24%) Migration
8 64 (5.24%) Kanban
9 63 (5.16%) Business Analysis
10 61 (5.00%) TDD
11 59 (4.83%) SEO
12 58 (4.75%) Workflow
12 58 (4.75%) ITIL
13 57 (4.67%) User Stories
14 56 (4.59%) PRINCE2
15 54 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
16 52 (4.26%) CRM
17 47 (3.85%) E-Commerce
18 43 (3.52%) OO
Programming Languages
1 118 (9.66%) JavaScript
2 114 (9.34%) Java
3 89 (7.29%) SQL
4 58 (4.75%) Python
5 48 (3.93%) C#
6 44 (3.60%) PHP
7 42 (3.44%) XQuery
8 23 (1.88%) PowerShell
9 22 (1.80%) Ruby
10 20 (1.64%) Objective-C
11 18 (1.47%) Apex Code
12 13 (1.06%) VBA
13 10 (0.82%) C
13 10 (0.82%) Perl
14 7 (0.57%) SPARQL
15 6 (0.49%) C++
15 6 (0.49%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.49%) Groovy
16 5 (0.41%) R
16 5 (0.41%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 99 (8.11%) Degree
2 63 (5.16%) Security Cleared
3 35 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.56%) ISEB
5 12 (0.98%) CISSP
5 12 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (0.82%) PMI Certification
7 9 (0.74%) CCNA
8 7 (0.57%) CCSA
8 7 (0.57%) CISM
8 7 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (0.57%) SAS Certification
9 6 (0.49%) JNCIA
10 4 (0.33%) PMP
10 4 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.25%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.25%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (6.80%) QA
2 28 (2.29%) ISO 9001
3 20 (1.64%) SLA
4 10 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.33%) WAI
5 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.16%) WCAG
7 1 (0.082%) COBIT
7 1 (0.082%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.082%) GCP
7 1 (0.082%) GMP
7 1 (0.082%) GxP
System Software
1 37 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.39%) XenApp
4 10 (0.82%) vCloud
5 8 (0.66%) vSphere
6 5 (0.41%) UAG
7 4 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.33%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.25%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.25%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.25%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.16%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.16%) Firmware
9 2 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.16%) Xen
9 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.16%) Varnish
9 2 (0.16%) XenServer
10 1 (0.082%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 27 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (2.05%) Puppet
3 16 (1.31%) SCCM
4 12 (0.98%) SCOM
5 5 (0.41%) ZABBIX
5 5 (0.41%) MOM
5 5 (0.41%) MIMEsweeper
5 5 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.33%) WSUS
7 3 (0.25%) Nagios
7 3 (0.25%) Salt
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.16%) Ansible
8 2 (0.16%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.16%) Foglight
8 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.16%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.082%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.082%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 116 (9.50%) Microsoft
2 62 (5.08%) Oracle
3 47 (3.85%) Adobe
4 44 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
5 36 (2.95%) Citrix
5 36 (2.95%) VMware
6 33 (2.70%) Google
7 22 (1.80%) SAP
8 19 (1.56%) Remedy
9 13 (1.06%) Open Text
9 13 (1.06%) Cisco
9 13 (1.06%) Business Objects
10 11 (0.90%) Twitter
11 10 (0.82%) Cognos
11 10 (0.82%) Apple
11 10 (0.82%) RedDot
11 10 (0.82%) Zend
12 9 (0.74%) IBM
13 8 (0.66%) BMC
13 8 (0.66%) Red Hat
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Networking People
Rate: Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £460 - £490 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £270 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £540 - £560 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £545 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £535 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Powys
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
RedCat Solutions
Rate: From £200 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £60,000 - 64,999 per year + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £400 - 440 per day + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day 6 Month contract
Posted: 5 days ago