Period
to 12 April 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Publishing in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Publishing over the 6 months to 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Publishing
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 319 345 382
Rank change year-on-year +26 +37 -35
Contract jobs citing Publishing 360 392 615
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.66% 0.64%
As % of the General category 1.68% 1.76% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 264 483
10th Percentile £267 £300 £263
25th Percentile £353 £380 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £432 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year -4.11% +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £538 £540 £513
90th Percentile £588 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 19
10th Percentile £14.56 £16.63 £20.65
25th Percentile £16.47 £20.56 £31.50
Median hourly rate £21.00 £26.28 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year -20.08% -38.18% +143.83%
75th Percentile £30.56 £50.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £41.43 " £45.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £22.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -31.12% -47.65% +143.83%

Publishing is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 21,365 22,290 38,446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.88% 37.38% 39.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,512 14,708 25,730
10th Percentile £306 £269 £300
25th Percentile £400 £386 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £480 £484
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% -0.83% +1.89%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £445 £438
% change year-on-year -3.37% +1.71% +3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 772 708 933
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.44 £11.78
25th Percentile £15.04 £15.73 £14.75
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.41 £20.86
Median % change year-on-year +12.10% +2.66% -0.69%
75th Percentile £44.50 £43.75 £41.00
90th Percentile £54.45 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.03 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.37% +0.13% +5.10%

Publishing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Publishing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Publishing in the UK

Publishing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Publishing.

Daily rate trend for Publishing in the UK

Publishing
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Publishing over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Publishing in the UK

Publishing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Publishing.

Hourly rate trend for Publishing in the UK

Publishing
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Publishing over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Publishing in the UK

Publishing
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Publishing within the UK over the 6 months to 12 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +20 265 £450 - 96
London -11 157 £450 -8.16% 47
UK excluding London +74 141 £400 -4.76% 51
Work from Home -129 137 £450 +5.88% 20
South East +70 45 £435 -3.44% 7
Scotland +37 41 £285 -16.79% 3
North of England +29 17 £360 -10.00% 11
South West +48 16 £550 +33.33% 16
Midlands +35 10 £191 -58.65% 9
Wales +23 9 £490 -5.77% 1
North West +25 8 £333 -11.33% 3
North East +28 7 £400 +8.77% 3
West Midlands +19 7 £191 -59.74% 8
East Midlands +30 3 - - 1
East of England +27 3 £475 - 4
Yorkshire +15 2 - - 5

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Publishing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Publishing.

1 129 (35.83%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (23.89%) User Experience
3 60 (16.67%) Public Sector
4 58 (16.11%) Content Management
5 49 (13.61%) Marketing
6 46 (12.78%) Business Intelligence
7 44 (12.22%) Finance
8 41 (11.39%) Social Media
9 40 (11.11%) SQL
10 39 (10.83%) Azure
11 38 (10.56%) Analytics
11 38 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
13 36 (10.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
14 35 (9.72%) SAP
15 33 (9.17%) DevOps
16 32 (8.89%) Microsoft
17 31 (8.61%) CMS
17 31 (8.61%) Content Strategy
18 30 (8.33%) Degree
19 29 (8.06%) Oracle
20 27 (7.50%) JavaScript
20 27 (7.50%) QA
21 26 (7.22%) Adobe
22 25 (6.94%) Python
22 25 (6.94%) Data Modelling
22 25 (6.94%) Project Management
23 23 (6.39%) HTML
23 23 (6.39%) Windows
23 23 (6.39%) Workflow

Publishing
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (8.61%) CMS
2 10 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.78%) WordPress
3 9 (2.50%) Confluence
4 7 (1.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (1.39%) Apache
5 5 (1.39%) ArcGIS
5 5 (1.39%) Headless CMS
6 4 (1.11%) Moodle
6 4 (1.11%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.83%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.83%) nginx
7 3 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.83%) SugarCRM
8 2 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.28%) Drupal
9 1 (0.28%) IIS
9 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.94%) Photoshop
4 7 (1.94%) Sketch
5 6 (1.67%) Figma
5 6 (1.67%) InDesign
5 6 (1.67%) InVision
6 5 (1.39%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (1.39%) Camtasia
7 3 (0.83%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.56%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.28%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.28%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.39%) Magento
1 5 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.11%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.83%) Azure
2 22 (6.11%) AWS
3 19 (5.28%) SaaS
4 12 (3.33%) Microsoft 365
4 12 (3.33%) Power Platform
5 9 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (2.22%) npm
6 8 (2.22%) Serverless
7 7 (1.94%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 6 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (1.67%) GitHub
9 4 (1.11%) Adobe Analytics
9 4 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.11%) GCP
9 4 (1.11%) Google Analytics
9 4 (1.11%) Lucidchart
10 3 (0.83%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.83%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.83%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.83%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.50%) VPN
1 9 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (2.22%) Intranet
3 7 (1.94%) HTTP
4 5 (1.39%) SAN
5 4 (1.11%) Firewall
6 3 (0.83%) Internet
6 3 (0.83%) WAN
7 2 (0.56%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.56%) NFC
8 1 (0.28%) Broadband
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco Wireless
8 1 (0.28%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.28%) FTP
8 1 (0.28%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.28%) NAS
8 1 (0.28%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.28%) VLAN
8 1 (0.28%) VSAN
8 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.28%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (3.89%) Oracle ODI
2 14 (3.89%) SAP Data Services
3 12 (3.33%) Power BI
3 12 (3.33%) Tableau
4 10 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.78%) SQL Server
5 8 (2.22%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.94%) Data Lake
7 6 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.39%) GIS
8 5 (1.39%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.11%) Big Data
9 4 (1.11%) MS Access
9 4 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.11%) SQLPlus
9 4 (1.11%) Tableau Desktop
10 3 (0.83%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.83%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (4.44%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.89%) JIRA
3 10 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.67%) Jasmine
4 6 (1.67%) Mocha
5 5 (1.39%) Selenium
6 4 (1.11%) IntelliJ
6 4 (1.11%) Maven
6 4 (1.11%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.11%) Toad
7 3 (0.83%) fastlane
7 3 (0.83%) webpack
8 2 (0.56%) CircleCI
8 2 (0.56%) Cypress.io
8 2 (0.56%) Gatling
8 2 (0.56%) GitLab
8 2 (0.56%) JMeter
8 2 (0.56%) MSI
8 2 (0.56%) Subversion
8 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 60 (16.67%) Public Sector
2 49 (13.61%) Marketing
3 44 (12.22%) Finance
4 13 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.06%) Banking
5 11 (3.06%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.06%) Retail
6 10 (2.78%) Electronics
7 8 (2.22%) Legal
8 6 (1.67%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.11%) Multimedia
9 4 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.83%) Advertising
10 3 (0.83%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.83%) German Language
10 3 (0.83%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.83%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.56%) Billing
11 2 (0.56%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 103 (28.61%) Designer
2 65 (18.06%) Developer
3 62 (17.22%) Content Designer
4 48 (13.33%) Analyst
5 25 (6.94%) Architect
6 22 (6.11%) UX Designer
7 18 (5.00%) Consultant
8 17 (4.72%) Business Analyst
9 15 (4.17%) Senior Content Designer
9 15 (4.17%) Senior Designer
10 13 (3.61%) Senior Manager
11 12 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 12 (3.33%) Project Manager
12 10 (2.78%) Analyst Developer
12 10 (2.78%) Data Engineer
12 10 (2.78%) Digital Designer
12 10 (2.78%) JavaScript Developer
12 10 (2.78%) Senior Developer
13 9 (2.50%) Office 365 Consultant
13 9 (2.50%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.39%) HTML
2 22 (6.11%) React
3 18 (5.00%) CSS
4 15 (4.17%) AngularJS
4 15 (4.17%) RESTful
5 14 (3.89%) Node.js
6 10 (2.78%) .NET
7 9 (2.50%) GraphQL
7 9 (2.50%) JSON
7 9 (2.50%) Spring
8 8 (2.22%) Jest
9 7 (1.94%) Spring Boot
10 6 (1.67%) Express
10 6 (1.67%) Web Services
11 5 (1.39%) Django
11 5 (1.39%) XML
12 4 (1.11%) Core Data
12 4 (1.11%) Kafka
12 4 (1.11%) Semantic HTML
12 4 (1.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 86 (23.89%) User Experience
2 41 (11.39%) Social Media
3 37 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.61%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.61%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.50%) Animation
6 7 (1.94%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.67%) Analytical Mindset
8 5 (1.39%) Blog
8 5 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.39%) Learning Management System
8 5 (1.39%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.11%) Graphic Design
9 4 (1.11%) NHS
9 4 (1.11%) Online Banking
9 4 (1.11%) SCADA
9 4 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.83%) Digital Signage
10 3 (0.83%) Replication
11 2 (0.56%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.39%) Windows
2 18 (5.00%) Linux
3 16 (4.44%) Apple iOS
4 12 (3.33%) Android
5 9 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
6 7 (1.94%) Unix
7 5 (1.39%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (35.83%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (16.11%) Content Management
3 46 (12.78%) Business Intelligence
4 38 (10.56%) Analytics
4 38 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (10.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 33 (9.17%) DevOps
7 31 (8.61%) Content Strategy
8 25 (6.94%) Data Modelling
8 25 (6.94%) Project Management
9 23 (6.39%) Workflow
10 21 (5.83%) Migration
10 21 (5.83%) Test Automation
11 20 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (5.28%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (5.28%) Data Analysis
12 19 (5.28%) Scrum
13 18 (5.00%) Project Delivery
13 18 (5.00%) Requirements Gathering
14 17 (4.72%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 40 (11.11%) SQL
2 27 (7.50%) JavaScript
3 25 (6.94%) Python
4 20 (5.56%) Java
5 12 (3.33%) TypeScript
6 10 (2.78%) C#
7 9 (2.50%) ES6
7 9 (2.50%) PL/SQL
8 8 (2.22%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.39%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.11%) Go
10 4 (1.11%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.11%) Scala
11 3 (0.83%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.83%) C++
11 3 (0.83%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.83%) VB
11 3 (0.83%) VBA
12 2 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (8.33%) Degree
2 15 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.39%) PMP
6 4 (1.11%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.83%) ISEB
7 3 (0.83%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.56%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.28%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.28%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.50%) QA
2 5 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.11%) GDPR
3 4 (1.11%) PMO
4 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.67%) Docker
4 4 (1.11%) NFS
4 4 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.83%) Gluster
5 3 (0.83%) GlusterFS
5 3 (0.83%) LXC
6 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.56%) vCloud
6 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.56%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.28%) Ceph
7 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (3.06%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.78%) Ansible
3 9 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (2.50%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (1.94%) Terraform
5 4 (1.11%) SCCM
6 3 (0.83%) Kibana
7 2 (0.56%) logstash
8 1 (0.28%) Control-M
8 1 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (9.72%) SAP
2 32 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 29 (8.06%) Oracle
4 26 (7.22%) Adobe
5 13 (3.61%) VMware
6 11 (3.06%) Google
6 11 (3.06%) Guidewire
7 9 (2.50%) Samsung
8 8 (2.22%) Citrix
8 8 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.67%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.39%) Dell
10 5 (1.39%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.11%) Blackboard
11 4 (1.11%) Cisco
11 4 (1.11%) ESRI
11 4 (1.11%) Software AG
11 4 (1.11%) UiPath
11 4 (1.11%) webMethods
12 3 (0.83%) YouTube