The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Publishing in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Publishing over the 3 months to 31 July 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 for the West Midlands region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Publishing
Rank 104 92 99
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing Publishing 18 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.73% 0.50% 0.32%
As % of the General category 2.53% 1.65% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 7
Average daily rate
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£273 £332 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.79% +84.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £286 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £350 £264
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-21.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +10.00%
General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
711 607 745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.96% 30.55% 33.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 281 333
Average daily rate £350 £381 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £542 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 51 36
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.74 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Publishing
England

Publishing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Publishing across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Publishing Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Publishing
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Publishing across the West Midlands region.

Publishing Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Publishing
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Publishing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Publishing Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Publishing
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Publishing across the West Midlands region.

Publishing Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Publishing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Publishing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Birmingham +4 10 £266 -14.80%
Shropshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Publishing
England

Publishing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 10 (37.04%) Social Media
2 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 8 (29.63%) Management Information System
2 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
3 7 (25.93%) Requirements Management
3 7 (25.93%) GAP Analysis
3 7 (25.93%) Content Management
3 7 (25.93%) Validation
3 7 (25.93%) Intranet
3 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
4 5 (18.52%) Adobe
4 5 (18.52%) Change Management
4 5 (18.52%) Photoshop
5 4 (14.81%) Progress
5 4 (14.81%) MS Office
5 4 (14.81%) Project Management
5 4 (14.81%) Freedom of Information
5 4 (14.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (11.11%) Degree
6 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.11%) CATIA
6 3 (11.11%) CAD
6 3 (11.11%) Automotive
6 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
6 3 (11.11%) Six Sigma
6 3 (11.11%) MS Project
6 3 (11.11%) Visualisation
7 2 (7.41%) SQL

Publishing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (3.70%) SAS
1 1 (3.70%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
2 5 (18.52%) Photoshop
3 4 (14.81%) MS Office
3 4 (14.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (11.11%) CATIA
4 3 (11.11%) MS Project
5 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) OLAP
1 1 (3.70%) MS Access
1 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
General
1 3 (11.11%) Automotive
1 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (11.11%) Team Leader
1 3 (11.11%) Web Team Leader
1 3 (11.11%) Content Editor
2 2 (7.41%) Analyst
2 2 (7.41%) Administrator
2 2 (7.41%) Web Manager
3 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
3 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
3 1 (3.70%) Information Analyst
3 1 (3.70%) Technical Designer
3 1 (3.70%) Applications Manager
3 1 (3.70%) MI Analyst
3 1 (3.70%) Web Content Manager
3 1 (3.70%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (3.70%) Designer
3 1 (3.70%) Content Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Social Media
2 8 (29.63%) Management Information System
3 4 (14.81%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (11.11%) Visualisation
5 1 (3.70%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) UNIX
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) AIX
1 1 (3.70%) Windows NT
1 1 (3.70%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 7 (25.93%) Requirements Management
2 7 (25.93%) GAP Analysis
2 7 (25.93%) Validation
2 7 (25.93%) Content Management
3 5 (18.52%) Change Management
4 4 (14.81%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) CAD
5 3 (11.11%) Six Sigma
5 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.70%) Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.70%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (3.70%) eTOM
6 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.70%) Benchmarking
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL
6 1 (3.70%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) TickIT
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Adobe
3 4 (14.81%) Progress
4 1 (3.70%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) ESRI
4 1 (3.70%) JBoss