The 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Publishing
Rank 100 103 98
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Publishing 12 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the General category 1.71% 0.57% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Average daily rate
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£390 £170 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+129.41% -20.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £170 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £170 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £321 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.62% -1.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.79 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.51% -2.77%
Publishing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
703 698 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.49% 33.30% 30.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 368 207
Average daily rate £375 £368 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 40 69
Average hourly rate £26.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.63% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 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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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
Walsall - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Publishing
England

Publishing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
4 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.86%) SQL
4 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
4 5 (17.86%) CSS
4 5 (17.86%) Workflow
4 5 (17.86%) Supplier Management
4 5 (17.86%) Degree
4 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
4 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (14.29%) Social Media
5 4 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (14.29%) InfoPath
5 4 (14.29%) Mathematics
5 4 (14.29%) Physics
5 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 4 (14.29%) Migration
5 4 (14.29%) HTML
5 4 (14.29%) XML
5 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (10.71%) ERP
6 3 (10.71%) Adobe
6 3 (10.71%) Photoshop
6 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management

Publishing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.29%) InfoPath
3 3 (10.71%) Photoshop
3 3 (10.71%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (7.14%) MS Office
5 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
5 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) SAP BPC
1 2 (7.14%) SAP ERP
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Intranet
1 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (7.14%) SAP BW
3 2 (7.14%) SAP BI
4 1 (3.57%) MS Access
4 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.57%) MySQL
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.57%) NUnit
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Legal
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Developer
1 7 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Report Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) SAP Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Web Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Commercial Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Procurement Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (3.57%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) CSS
2 4 (14.29%) HTML
2 4 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) jQuery
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Social Media
2 4 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 4 (14.29%) Physics
2 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
1 1 (3.57%) UNIX
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Workflow
1 5 (17.86%) Supplier Management
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
2 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (10.71%) ERP
3 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.71%) ITSM
3 3 (10.71%) Statistical Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) Performance Management
3 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Data Architecture
4 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (3.57%) OO
5 1 (3.57%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.57%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.57%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) XenApp
1 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
1 1 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Adobe
3 2 (7.14%) Business Objects
3 2 (7.14%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
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