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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Publishing
Rank 206 171 216
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +45
Contract jobs citing Publishing 561 592 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.00% 1.24% 0.83%
As % of the General category 2.56% 2.90% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 407 295
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 24
Average hourly rate £15.97 £13.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.29% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £9.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.76 £22.53 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.97 £15.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+4.72% -7.57%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21931 20429 27552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.95% 42.81% 45.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13605 12277 16315
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 £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 600 643 827
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.54 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%

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 18 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 18 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 18 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 -56 523 £388 +6.89% 154
London -33 357 £400 +6.66% 100
South East +2 99 £318 -2.30% 26
City of London -22 63 £400 +23.07% 32
Berkshire +14 40 £258 -20.76% 4
Reading +13 26 £258 +2.48%
Scotland +13 23 £368 -18.27% 1
Oxfordshire -6 23 £355 +9.23% 7
South West -12 23 £388 +19.23% 4
Edinburgh -10 20 £363 -19.44%
East of England -50 19 £368 +17.60% 13
Surrey -14 14 £363 -6.45% 13
Hampshire +12 13 £300 -31.42%
Oxford -1 12 £381 +18.21% 4
West Midlands -4 12 £270 - 2
Buckinghamshire -12 9 £300 -
Cambridgeshire -17 9 £313 +8.69% 5
Bristol - 9 £450 -
Woking -12 8 £420 +12.00% 2
Yorkshire -19 8 £363 -9.37% 6
Coventry -1 7 £450 -
Cambridge -3 6 £287 +4.45% 5
Essex -26 6 £368 -33.18% 4
Wales -16 5 £319 +18.60% 1
Basingstoke +20 4 - -
Harlow 0 4 £368 -18.33% 2
Hertfordshire -12 4 £308 +18.26% 3
Milton Keynes -14 4 - -
South Wales -15 4 £288 +6.97%
North West -27 4 £325 +4.41% 4

Publishing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 213 (19.58%) HTML
2 161 (14.80%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (14.43%) XML
4 152 (13.97%) CSS
5 146 (13.42%) JavaScript
6 141 (12.96%) Project Management
7 133 (12.22%) Scrum
8 130 (11.95%) Finance
9 128 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 109 (10.02%) Content Management
11 107 (9.83%) SharePoint
12 98 (9.01%) MS Excel
12 98 (9.01%) XSLT
13 94 (8.64%) jQuery
14 93 (8.55%) Degree
14 93 (8.55%) Java
15 90 (8.27%) Migration
16 88 (8.09%) MS Office
17 86 (7.90%) HTML5
18 84 (7.72%) Windows
19 82 (7.54%) PRINCE2
20 79 (7.26%) .NET
21 76 (6.99%) QA
22 74 (6.80%) Web Services
23 73 (6.71%) SQL
24 71 (6.53%) E-Commerce
25 69 (6.34%) SQL Server
25 69 (6.34%) Stakeholder Management
26 67 (6.16%) CMS
27 61 (5.61%) Adobe

Publishing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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
1 107 (9.83%) SharePoint
2 67 (6.16%) CMS
3 28 (2.57%) Apache
4 20 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
5 18 (1.65%) IIS
6 16 (1.47%) Drupal
7 15 (1.38%) Node.js
8 14 (1.29%) Adobe CQ
9 13 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (1.19%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.92%) MS Exchange
11 9 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
12 8 (0.74%) Alfresco
12 8 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.55%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.55%) WordPress
13 6 (0.55%) TeamSite
13 6 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 98 (9.01%) MS Excel
2 88 (8.09%) MS Office
3 32 (2.94%) Photoshop
4 28 (2.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (2.57%) MS Project
5 24 (2.21%) MS Visio
6 17 (1.56%) Adobe Captivate
7 16 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.92%) Acrobat
10 7 (0.64%) Fireworks
11 6 (0.55%) CATIA
11 6 (0.55%) InDesign
12 5 (0.46%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.18%) XMetaL
15 1 (0.092%) CINEMA 4D
15 1 (0.092%) Final Cut Pro
15 1 (0.092%) MicroStation
15 1 (0.092%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 6 (0.55%) SiteCatalyst
2 3 (0.28%) Summit
2 3 (0.28%) SAP SRM
2 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.18%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.18%) SAP EBP
4 1 (0.092%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.092%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.092%) Tridion
4 1 (0.092%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.092%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.092%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.092%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.83%) SaaS
3 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.37%) Office 365
4 4 (0.37%) GitHub
5 3 (0.28%) IaaS
5 3 (0.28%) PaaS
5 3 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.18%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.092%) Heroku
7 1 (0.092%) Engine Yard
7 1 (0.092%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.092%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.95%) Intranet
2 36 (3.31%) Internet
3 8 (0.74%) DNS
4 7 (0.64%) Firewall
5 6 (0.55%) SAN
6 5 (0.46%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.37%) NAS
7 4 (0.37%) VPN
7 4 (0.37%) HTTP
7 4 (0.37%) SMS
8 3 (0.28%) LDAP
8 3 (0.28%) CTI
9 2 (0.18%) DSL
9 2 (0.18%) MPLS
9 2 (0.18%) Extranet
9 2 (0.18%) LAN
10 1 (0.092%) Softphone
10 1 (0.092%) DHCP
10 1 (0.092%) ATM
10 1 (0.092%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 49 (4.50%) MySQL
3 28 (2.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 18 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (1.56%) Oracle Database
8 12 (1.10%) NoSQL
9 10 (0.92%) MarkLogic
10 9 (0.83%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.64%) Triplestore
11 7 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.64%) Data Mining
11 7 (0.64%) DB2
11 7 (0.64%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.55%) Big Data
12 6 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 43 (3.95%) Git (software)
2 20 (1.84%) Selenium
3 19 (1.75%) Visual Studio
4 16 (1.47%) Axure RP
5 15 (1.38%) Xcode
5 15 (1.38%) JIRA
6 14 (1.29%) RubyGems
6 14 (1.29%) JUnit
6 14 (1.29%) Subversion
7 13 (1.19%) Dreamweaver
8 12 (1.10%) Ant
9 11 (1.01%) Eclipse
9 11 (1.01%) SpecFlow
10 9 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.64%) PowerDesigner
12 6 (0.55%) PhoneGap
13 5 (0.46%) Jenkins
13 5 (0.46%) MSI
13 5 (0.46%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.46%) WebDriver
General
1 130 (11.95%) Finance
2 58 (5.33%) Marketing
3 48 (4.41%) Legal
4 39 (3.58%) Banking
5 33 (3.03%) Games
6 32 (2.94%) Retail
7 18 (1.65%) Advertising
7 18 (1.65%) Front Office
8 17 (1.56%) Multimedia
9 16 (1.47%) Law
10 12 (1.10%) Back Office
11 11 (1.01%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.83%) Telecoms
13 9 (0.83%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.74%) Automotive
15 7 (0.64%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.37%) German Language
17 3 (0.28%) Billing
17 3 (0.28%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 260 (23.90%) Developer
2 201 (18.47%) Analyst
3 116 (10.66%) Business Analyst
4 109 (10.02%) Project Manager
5 82 (7.54%) Architect
6 64 (5.88%) Administrator
7 53 (4.87%) Consultant
8 34 (3.13%) Front-End Developer
9 33 (3.03%) Designer
10 32 (2.94%) Agile Business Analyst
11 30 (2.76%) Web Developer
12 28 (2.57%) ScrumMaster
13 22 (2.02%) SharePoint Developer
14 20 (1.84%) PHP Developer
14 20 (1.84%) Java Developer
15 19 (1.75%) Author
15 19 (1.75%) Ruby Developer
16 17 (1.56%) Tester
16 17 (1.56%) Solutions Architect
17 16 (1.47%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (19.58%) HTML
2 157 (14.43%) XML
3 152 (13.97%) CSS
4 98 (9.01%) XSLT
5 94 (8.64%) jQuery
6 86 (7.90%) HTML5
7 79 (7.26%) .NET
8 74 (6.80%) Web Services
9 50 (4.60%) CSS3
10 42 (3.86%) XHTML
11 36 (3.31%) Spring
12 35 (3.22%) JSON
13 32 (2.94%) Ajax
14 31 (2.85%) REST
15 30 (2.76%) RESTful
16 23 (2.11%) ASP.NET
17 22 (2.02%) Backbone.js
17 22 (2.02%) SOAP
18 21 (1.93%) XSD
18 21 (1.93%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 40 (3.68%) Management Information System
2 38 (3.49%) Data Conversion
3 36 (3.31%) Digital Media
3 36 (3.31%) Mobile App
4 28 (2.57%) Social Media
5 27 (2.48%) Computer Science
6 25 (2.30%) Open Source
7 23 (2.11%) W3C
7 23 (2.11%) Semantic Web
8 15 (1.38%) New Media
9 14 (1.29%) Visualisation
9 14 (1.29%) Taxonomies
9 14 (1.29%) Graphic Design
10 13 (1.19%) iPhone
11 11 (1.01%) E-Learning
12 10 (0.92%) FMCG
13 9 (0.83%) Blackberry
13 9 (0.83%) Copywriting
13 9 (0.83%) Ontologies
14 8 (0.74%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 84 (7.72%) Windows
2 55 (5.06%) Linux
3 32 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 29 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (2.30%) UNIX
6 24 (2.21%) Windows 7
7 19 (1.75%) Android
8 13 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.74%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.46%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.46%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.46%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.46%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.37%) 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 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (14.80%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (12.96%) Project Management
3 133 (12.22%) Scrum
4 109 (10.02%) Content Management
5 90 (8.27%) Migration
6 82 (7.54%) PRINCE2
7 71 (6.53%) E-Commerce
8 69 (6.34%) Stakeholder Management
9 57 (5.24%) Workflow
9 57 (5.24%) TDD
10 54 (4.96%) CRM
11 52 (4.78%) Business Analysis
12 50 (4.60%) OO
13 49 (4.50%) BDD
14 47 (4.32%) Analytics
15 44 (4.04%) UML
16 40 (3.68%) Validation
17 39 (3.58%) Change Management
17 39 (3.58%) Information Management
17 39 (3.58%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 146 (13.42%) JavaScript
2 93 (8.55%) Java
3 73 (6.71%) SQL
4 60 (5.51%) C#
5 49 (4.50%) Ruby
6 44 (4.04%) Python
7 34 (3.13%) PHP
8 33 (3.03%) XQuery
9 21 (1.93%) C
10 20 (1.84%) VBA
11 19 (1.75%) PowerShell
12 18 (1.65%) XPath
13 16 (1.47%) Objective-C
14 15 (1.38%) SPARQL
15 14 (1.29%) PL/SQL
16 13 (1.19%) Perl
17 12 (1.10%) C++
18 10 (0.92%) Bash Shell
18 10 (0.92%) PHP5
19 8 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 93 (8.55%) Degree
2 42 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 28 (2.57%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.47%) ISEB
4 16 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 11 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (0.74%) PMP
7 8 (0.74%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.55%) CCA
9 6 (0.55%) MCSE
10 5 (0.46%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.37%) ICAEW
11 4 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.37%) ACCA
11 4 (0.37%) CISSP
11 4 (0.37%) CISM
11 4 (0.37%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (6.99%) QA
2 12 (1.10%) SLA
3 6 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.092%) EMIR
6 1 (0.092%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.092%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.092%) TickIT
6 1 (0.092%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.092%) WAI
6 1 (0.092%) FATCA
6 1 (0.092%) Solvency II
System Software
1 28 (2.57%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.93%) XenApp
3 20 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (1.38%) Varnish
6 7 (0.64%) Squid
7 6 (0.55%) UAG
8 5 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (0.46%) vCloud
8 5 (0.46%) XenServer
8 5 (0.46%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.37%) vSphere
9 4 (0.37%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.28%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.18%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 20 (1.84%) ServiceCenter
2 19 (1.75%) SCCM
3 15 (1.38%) Puppet
4 12 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.83%) Foglight
6 5 (0.46%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.37%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 4 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.18%) CA SiteMinder
10 1 (0.092%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.092%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.092%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.092%) Nagios
10 1 (0.092%) SCOM
10 1 (0.092%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.092%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.092%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.092%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 128 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 61 (5.61%) Adobe
3 48 (4.41%) Oracle
4 36 (3.31%) Citrix
5 32 (2.94%) HP
6 28 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
7 26 (2.39%) VMware
8 24 (2.21%) hybris
8 24 (2.21%) SAP
9 22 (2.02%) Apple
9 22 (2.02%) Siebel
10 16 (1.47%) Google
10 16 (1.47%) IBM
11 12 (1.10%) ATG
12 11 (1.01%) Elastic Path
13 9 (0.83%) AppSense
14 7 (0.64%) Alias
14 7 (0.64%) Progress
14 7 (0.64%) PeopleSoft
14 7 (0.64%) Cisco
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £415 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Digitek Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nesta
Rate: £28-35K plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Red Sofa London
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis IT
Rate: £250.00 - £295.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £250 to £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £25 - £30 per annum + 28 days holiday, onsite gym, pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Macmillan Science and Education
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago