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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Publishing
Rank 188 182 219
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +37
Contract jobs citing Publishing 666 593 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.14% 1.13% 0.89%
As % of the General category 2.96% 2.70% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 398 318
Average daily rate
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£369 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £306
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +18.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £26.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £31.56 £24.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.72 £25.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-37.76% +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
22515 21985 24123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.57% 41.91% 44.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14065 13876 14323
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 £273 £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 530 583 735
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.72 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.96 £45.00
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 24 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 24 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 24 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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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 +9 645 £375 - 175
London -1 387 £375 - 99
South East +40 145 £450 +24.13% 38
City of London +11 73 £370 -1.33% 23
Oxfordshire +30 71 £475 +46.15% 13
Oxford +20 52 £490 +50.76% 9
East of England -17 32 £250 -31.97% 14
South West -23 22 £208 -30.66% 4
Berkshire -1 19 £475 +31.03% 3
Surrey -1 18 £252 -30.48% 12
North West -8 17 £356 +14.00% 6
West Midlands -5 16 £390 - 2
Reading +1 15 £406 +11.30% 2
Hampshire -12 15 £300 -31.42% 2
Manchester +2 14 £356 +14.00% 4
North East - 13 £325 - 1
Cambridgeshire +8 12 £268 - 8
Yorkshire -3 12 £350 -17.64% 10
Swindon +3 10 £183 -39.16%
Wiltshire -3 10 £183 -40.40%
Scotland -10 10 £176 -47.26% 2
Milton Keynes +2 9 £295 +13.46% 3
Buckinghamshire -6 9 £295 -9.23% 4
Essex -31 8 £263 -31.81% 1
Woking +4 7 £450 +24.13%
Hertfordshire -23 7 £250 +8.69%
East Sussex - 7 £325 - 1
Gloucestershire - 7 £421 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £248 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £248 - 1

Publishing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 354 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (17.86%) HTML
3 160 (12.87%) Scrum
4 148 (11.91%) CSS
4 148 (11.91%) Project Management
5 147 (11.83%) XML
6 136 (10.94%) CMS
6 136 (10.94%) Content Management
7 132 (10.62%) Finance
8 122 (9.81%) Java
9 121 (9.73%) JavaScript
10 120 (9.65%) Social Media
11 119 (9.57%) Microsoft
12 101 (8.13%) Windows
12 101 (8.13%) Degree
13 91 (7.32%) MS Excel
14 89 (7.16%) SQL
15 88 (7.08%) User Experience
16 85 (6.84%) Legal
17 84 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
18 83 (6.68%) QA
19 81 (6.52%) SharePoint
20 78 (6.28%) MS Office
20 78 (6.28%) XSLT
20 78 (6.28%) Marketing
21 76 (6.11%) jQuery
21 76 (6.11%) Internet
22 75 (6.03%) Intranet
23 72 (5.79%) HTML5
24 70 (5.63%) BDD

Publishing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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
1 136 (10.94%) CMS
2 81 (6.52%) SharePoint
3 32 (2.57%) Apache
4 27 (2.17%) Drupal
5 24 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 20 (1.61%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.37%) Node.js
8 16 (1.29%) MS Exchange
9 14 (1.13%) WordPress
9 14 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
10 13 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (0.97%) SAS
11 12 (0.97%) IIS
12 11 (0.88%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (0.72%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 9 (0.72%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 91 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 78 (6.28%) MS Office
3 65 (5.23%) Photoshop
4 59 (4.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 38 (3.06%) MS Visio
6 29 (2.33%) MS Project
7 8 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.48%) Adobe Captivate
8 6 (0.48%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.32%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.24%) SPSS
10 3 (0.24%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.24%) RoboHelp
11 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.16%) FastStats
11 2 (0.16%) Final Cut Pro
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.080%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 18 (1.45%) Google Analytics
2 8 (0.64%) assyst
2 8 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.32%) SiteCatalyst
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.24%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 3 (0.24%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.080%) Documaker
8 1 (0.080%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.080%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.080%) SalesLogix
8 1 (0.080%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.080%) HFM
8 1 (0.080%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.48%) Office 365
4 3 (0.24%) Google App Engine
4 3 (0.24%) IaaS
4 3 (0.24%) SaaS
4 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.16%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.080%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.080%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.080%) GitHub
6 1 (0.080%) Force.com
6 1 (0.080%) Heroku
6 1 (0.080%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.080%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 76 (6.11%) Internet
2 75 (6.03%) Intranet
3 19 (1.53%) Firewall
4 17 (1.37%) DNS
5 15 (1.21%) SAN
6 11 (0.88%) WAN
6 11 (0.88%) NAS
7 9 (0.72%) Network Security
8 8 (0.64%) DHCP
8 8 (0.64%) LAN
8 8 (0.64%) HTTP
8 8 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.56%) FTP
9 7 (0.56%) NetScaler
10 6 (0.48%) SMS
10 6 (0.48%) Ethernet
10 6 (0.48%) Extranet
11 5 (0.40%) SMTP
11 5 (0.40%) VPN
12 4 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (2.65%) QlikView
4 28 (2.25%) MySQL
5 20 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (1.53%) Big Data
7 17 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (1.13%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (1.05%) NoSQL
9 13 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (0.88%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.72%) MongoDB
11 9 (0.72%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 7 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.56%) OLAP
12 7 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.48%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 42 (3.38%) Git (software)
2 25 (2.01%) Dreamweaver
3 23 (1.85%) Subversion
4 21 (1.69%) JIRA
5 17 (1.37%) JUnit
6 16 (1.29%) Visual Studio
6 16 (1.29%) Jenkins
7 15 (1.21%) Cucumber
7 15 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (1.05%) Maven
9 11 (0.88%) Calabash
10 9 (0.72%) Selenium
11 7 (0.56%) MSI
11 7 (0.56%) Xcode
11 7 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (0.56%) Axure RP
12 6 (0.48%) RSpec
12 6 (0.48%) XMLUnit
12 6 (0.48%) PowerDesigner
12 6 (0.48%) Capybara
General
1 132 (10.62%) Finance
2 85 (6.84%) Legal
3 78 (6.28%) Marketing
4 34 (2.74%) Retail
5 32 (2.57%) Banking
6 18 (1.45%) Law
7 17 (1.37%) Advertising
8 15 (1.21%) Games
9 13 (1.05%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (0.88%) Multimedia
11 11 (0.88%) Billing
12 10 (0.80%) Telecoms
12 10 (0.80%) German Language
13 5 (0.40%) Dutch Language
13 5 (0.40%) French Language
14 4 (0.32%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.32%) Automotive
14 4 (0.32%) Front Office
15 2 (0.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 308 (24.78%) Developer
2 240 (19.31%) Analyst
3 134 (10.78%) Business Analyst
4 107 (8.61%) Designer
5 104 (8.37%) Project Manager
6 52 (4.18%) Agile Business Analyst
7 50 (4.02%) Consultant
8 46 (3.70%) Architect
9 43 (3.46%) Digital Content Designer
10 42 (3.38%) Java Developer
11 40 (3.22%) Content Editor
12 35 (2.82%) Web Developer
13 29 (2.33%) Author
14 28 (2.25%) Front-End Developer
15 23 (1.85%) Senior Developer
16 22 (1.77%) Administrator
17 20 (1.61%) Android Developer
18 19 (1.53%) Support Analyst
18 19 (1.53%) Coordinator
18 19 (1.53%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (17.86%) HTML
2 148 (11.91%) CSS
3 147 (11.83%) XML
4 78 (6.28%) XSLT
5 76 (6.11%) jQuery
6 72 (5.79%) HTML5
7 69 (5.55%) Web Services
8 66 (5.31%) .NET
9 52 (4.18%) CSS3
10 41 (3.30%) RESTful
11 40 (3.22%) Spring
12 29 (2.33%) J2EE
13 28 (2.25%) REST
14 27 (2.17%) JSON
15 24 (1.93%) Hibernate
16 22 (1.77%) Ajax
16 22 (1.77%) AngularJS
17 21 (1.69%) SOAP
18 20 (1.61%) XSD
18 20 (1.61%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 120 (9.65%) Social Media
2 88 (7.08%) User Experience
3 69 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (3.94%) Management Information System
5 39 (3.14%) Mobile App
6 32 (2.57%) Digital Media
7 28 (2.25%) Kindle
8 27 (2.17%) Computer Science
9 26 (2.09%) Data Integration
10 23 (1.85%) Data Structures
11 22 (1.77%) Open Source
12 21 (1.69%) Blog
13 19 (1.53%) iPad
14 18 (1.45%) Graphic Design
15 16 (1.29%) W3C
16 15 (1.21%) Statistics
17 13 (1.05%) E-Learning
17 13 (1.05%) Wiki
18 12 (0.97%) Copywriting
18 12 (0.97%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 101 (8.13%) Windows
2 51 (4.10%) Linux
3 44 (3.54%) Android
4 39 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (2.98%) Apple iOS
6 27 (2.17%) UNIX
7 20 (1.61%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (0.88%) Windows XP
10 8 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.48%) CentOS
12 5 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.40%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.32%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.24%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.24%) pSOS
14 3 (0.24%) Solaris
14 3 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (12.87%) Scrum
3 148 (11.91%) Project Management
4 136 (10.94%) Content Management
5 84 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 70 (5.63%) BDD
7 69 (5.55%) Analytics
8 66 (5.31%) Migration
9 64 (5.15%) TDD
9 64 (5.15%) Business Analysis
9 64 (5.15%) Kanban
10 61 (4.91%) Workflow
11 60 (4.83%) SEO
12 59 (4.75%) ITIL
12 59 (4.75%) User Stories
13 58 (4.67%) PRINCE2
14 55 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
15 52 (4.18%) CRM
16 47 (3.78%) E-Commerce
17 44 (3.54%) OO
Programming Languages
1 122 (9.81%) Java
2 121 (9.73%) JavaScript
3 89 (7.16%) SQL
4 59 (4.75%) Python
5 48 (3.86%) C#
6 45 (3.62%) PHP
7 43 (3.46%) XQuery
8 24 (1.93%) PowerShell
9 22 (1.77%) Ruby
10 20 (1.61%) Objective-C
11 18 (1.45%) Apex Code
12 13 (1.05%) VBA
13 11 (0.88%) C
13 11 (0.88%) Perl
14 7 (0.56%) SPARQL
15 6 (0.48%) Groovy
15 6 (0.48%) C++
15 6 (0.48%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.40%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.40%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 101 (8.13%) Degree
2 66 (5.31%) Security Cleared
3 35 (2.82%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.53%) ISEB
5 12 (0.97%) CISSP
5 12 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (0.80%) PMI Certification
7 9 (0.72%) CCNA
8 8 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (0.56%) SAS Certification
9 7 (0.56%) CISM
9 7 (0.56%) CCSA
10 6 (0.48%) JNCIA
11 5 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.32%) PMP
12 4 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.32%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.24%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (6.68%) QA
2 29 (2.33%) ISO 9001
3 20 (1.61%) SLA
4 10 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.32%) WAI
6 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.16%) WCAG
7 1 (0.080%) GxP
7 1 (0.080%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.080%) GCP
7 1 (0.080%) GMP
7 1 (0.080%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.080%) FINREP
7 1 (0.080%) COBIT
System Software
1 37 (2.98%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.37%) XenApp
4 10 (0.80%) vCloud
5 8 (0.64%) vSphere
6 5 (0.40%) UAG
7 4 (0.32%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.24%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.24%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.24%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.16%) XenServer
9 2 (0.16%) Varnish
9 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.16%) Firmware
9 2 (0.16%) Xen
9 2 (0.16%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 27 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (2.01%) Puppet
3 16 (1.29%) SCCM
4 12 (0.97%) SCOM
5 5 (0.40%) ZABBIX
5 5 (0.40%) MOM
5 5 (0.40%) MIMEsweeper
5 5 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.32%) WSUS
6 4 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (0.24%) Nagios
7 3 (0.24%) Salt
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 (0.080%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.080%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 119 (9.57%) Microsoft
2 67 (5.39%) Oracle
3 48 (3.86%) Adobe
4 44 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
5 36 (2.90%) Citrix
5 36 (2.90%) VMware
6 34 (2.74%) Google
7 23 (1.85%) SAP
8 19 (1.53%) Remedy
9 13 (1.05%) Open Text
9 13 (1.05%) Business Objects
9 13 (1.05%) Cisco
10 11 (0.88%) Twitter
11 10 (0.80%) RedDot
11 10 (0.80%) Zend
11 10 (0.80%) Cognos
11 10 (0.80%) Apple
12 9 (0.72%) IBM
13 8 (0.64%) BMC
13 8 (0.64%) Red Hat
Reading, Berkshire
Vitamin T
Rate: From £26,000 to £27,000 per annum £26K - £27K + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £60,000 - 64,999 per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £45k - 49k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £130 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £38000 - £42500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge University Press
Posted: 2 days ago
Powys
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £220 to £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £425 - £475 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago