Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 414 359 378
Rank change year-on-year -55 +19 -33
Contract jobs citing Publishing 507 260 453
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.62% 0.63%
As % of the General category 1.07% 1.20% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 183 320
10th Percentile £263 £261 £268
25th Percentile £381 £350 £354
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £436
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -2.58% -0.29%
75th Percentile £600 £524 £525
90th Percentile £650 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £425 £420
% change year-on-year -11.18% +1.19% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 5
10th Percentile £14.23 £15.16 £18.10
25th Percentile £16.27 £16.25 £22.00
Median hourly rate £30.35 £19.00 £29.25
Median % change year-on-year +59.74% -35.04% -13.97%
75th Percentile £35.94 £26.38 £34.00
90th Percentile £48.35 £39.00 £36.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.70 £20.43 £19.50
% change year-on-year +45.37% +4.77% -49.68%

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 47,423 21,723 36,101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.03% 51.93% 50.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,725 14,686 23,431
10th Percentile £313 £265 £234
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -2.63%
75th Percentile £638 £580 £575
90th Percentile £730 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.24% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,377 856 1,411
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £12.13
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.03 £14.38
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.49 £18.90
Median % change year-on-year -14.84% +24.26% +2.16%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £38.75
90th Percentile £57.60 £52.75 £50.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £21.77 £18.00
% change year-on-year -21.91% +20.94% +2.86%

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -59 382 £500 +17.65% 130
London -39 265 £515 +24.47% 63
UK excluding London -106 145 £378 -11.18% 77
Work from Home -106 137 £525 +23.53% 20
Scotland -32 49 £340 +19.30% 7
South East -83 32 £450 +5.88% 18
North of England -47 31 £363 -1.49% 17
North West -38 17 £325 -12.16% 8
East of England -31 11 £500 +2.56% 13
Midlands -63 10 £438 +6.06% 13
North East -5 8 £400 +11.11% 2
South West -62 8 £400 -27.27% 6
Yorkshire -41 6 £363 -14.45% 7
West Midlands -49 6 £450 +5.88% 8
Wales -32 4 £513 +4.59% 3
East Midlands -36 3 £300 -25.00% 5

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 196 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (24.85%) Social Skills
3 87 (17.16%) AWS
4 83 (16.37%) Analytics
5 81 (15.98%) User Research
6 80 (15.78%) Public Sector
7 78 (15.38%) User Experience
8 76 (14.99%) DevOps
8 76 (14.99%) SQL
9 75 (14.79%) Scrum
10 72 (14.20%) Python
11 69 (13.61%) Azure
12 66 (13.02%) HTML
13 65 (12.82%) Java
13 65 (12.82%) JavaScript
14 63 (12.43%) Data Modelling
15 60 (11.83%) Microsoft
16 57 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
16 57 (11.24%) Content Management
16 57 (11.24%) React
17 55 (10.85%) CMS
18 53 (10.45%) Marketing
18 53 (10.45%) JIRA
19 49 (9.66%) CSS
20 48 (9.47%) Adobe
20 48 (9.47%) Project Management
20 48 (9.47%) Git (software)
20 48 (9.47%) Accessibility
21 46 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
22 44 (8.68%) UX Design

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 55 (10.85%) CMS
2 31 (6.11%) Confluence
3 21 (4.14%) Apache Spark
4 15 (2.96%) Sitecore CMS
5 14 (2.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 14 (2.76%) Moodle
6 13 (2.56%) Apache
7 10 (1.97%) Headless CMS
8 9 (1.78%) Apache Airflow
8 9 (1.78%) Jupyter
9 8 (1.58%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.99%) IIS
10 5 (0.99%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.99%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.99%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.99%) WordPress
11 3 (0.59%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.59%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.39%) JBoss
Applications
1 32 (6.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 18 (3.55%) Photoshop
3 17 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (2.96%) Adobe Captivate
5 14 (2.76%) Adobe After Effects
5 14 (2.76%) Adobe Premiere
5 14 (2.76%) Camtasia
5 14 (2.76%) InDesign
5 14 (2.76%) Snagit
6 13 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
7 10 (1.97%) Sketch
8 9 (1.78%) MS Visio
9 6 (1.18%) FrameMaker
9 6 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
10 5 (0.99%) InVision
11 4 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.20%) GIMP
13 1 (0.20%) Revit
13 1 (0.20%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.39%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.20%) Sprinklr
3 1 (0.20%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 87 (17.16%) AWS
2 69 (13.61%) Azure
3 35 (6.90%) GitHub
4 30 (5.92%) GCP
5 27 (5.33%) Power Platform
6 26 (5.13%) SaaS
7 21 (4.14%) npm
8 16 (3.16%) Google Analytics
9 15 (2.96%) Microsoft 365
9 15 (2.96%) Serverless
10 9 (1.78%) Amazon S3
10 9 (1.78%) Snowflake
11 7 (1.38%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (1.38%) Power Automate
12 6 (1.18%) Amazon EKS
13 5 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.99%) Amazon EMR
13 5 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.99%) dbt
14 4 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.73%) HTTP
2 8 (1.58%) Firewall
3 7 (1.38%) Internet
4 5 (0.99%) DNS
4 5 (0.99%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.79%) Intranet
6 3 (0.59%) DMZ
6 3 (0.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (0.59%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.59%) Skype
6 3 (0.59%) SSL
6 3 (0.59%) VLAN
7 2 (0.39%) FTP
7 2 (0.39%) SNMP
7 2 (0.39%) VPN
8 1 (0.20%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (0.20%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.20%) VPLS
8 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.30%) Data Warehouse
2 34 (6.71%) Metadata
3 24 (4.73%) Power BI
4 21 (4.14%) Data Lake
5 20 (3.94%) SQL Server
6 17 (3.35%) Big Data
7 11 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (1.97%) Apache Hive
8 10 (1.97%) BigQuery
8 10 (1.97%) Hadoop
9 9 (1.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (1.78%) NoSQL
10 8 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.58%) Qlik Sense
10 8 (1.58%) Tableau
11 7 (1.38%) Amazon Redshift
11 7 (1.38%) GIS
12 6 (1.18%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.18%) Star Schema
13 5 (0.99%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 53 (10.45%) JIRA
2 48 (9.47%) Git (software)
3 21 (4.14%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.99%) ER Studio
4 5 (0.99%) ERwin
4 5 (0.99%) Gerrit
4 5 (0.99%) Subversion
5 4 (0.79%) Cypress.io
5 4 (0.79%) Spinnaker
6 3 (0.59%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.59%) Mocha
6 3 (0.59%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.59%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.39%) Android Studio
7 2 (0.39%) git-flow
7 2 (0.39%) Gradle
7 2 (0.39%) Grunt
7 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.39%) Storybook
7 2 (0.39%) webpack
General
1 126 (24.85%) Social Skills
2 80 (15.78%) Public Sector
3 53 (10.45%) Marketing
4 46 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (7.10%) Finance
6 18 (3.55%) Presentation Skills
7 16 (3.16%) Legal
8 11 (2.17%) Banking
9 8 (1.58%) Law
10 7 (1.38%) Advertising
11 5 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.99%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.99%) Retail
11 5 (0.99%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.79%) Brand Awareness
12 4 (0.79%) Electronics
12 4 (0.79%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.79%) Local Government
12 4 (0.79%) Organisational Skills
13 2 (0.39%) Police
Job Titles
1 104 (20.51%) Designer
2 85 (16.77%) Developer
3 77 (15.19%) Content Designer
4 46 (9.07%) Data Engineer
5 36 (7.10%) Architect
6 35 (6.90%) Analyst
7 30 (5.92%) Senior Designer
8 26 (5.13%) Senior Content Designer
9 21 (4.14%) Business Analyst
10 19 (3.75%) Project Manager
11 16 (3.16%) Software Engineer
12 12 (2.37%) Java Developer
12 12 (2.37%) Senior Developer
12 12 (2.37%) Web Manager
13 11 (2.17%) Product Manager
13 11 (2.17%) Product Owner
14 10 (1.97%) Technical Architect
15 9 (1.78%) Administrator
15 9 (1.78%) Data Architect
15 9 (1.78%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (13.02%) HTML
2 57 (11.24%) React
3 49 (9.66%) CSS
4 36 (7.10%) Node.js
5 29 (5.72%) RESTful
6 21 (4.14%) Kafka
7 19 (3.75%) HTML5
8 17 (3.35%) GraphQL
9 16 (3.16%) AngularJS
10 14 (2.76%) jQuery
10 14 (2.76%) XML
11 13 (2.56%) CSS3
12 12 (2.37%) Pandas
13 10 (1.97%) .NET
14 9 (1.78%) JSR 170
14 9 (1.78%) pytest
14 9 (1.78%) Sass
14 9 (1.78%) Servlets
15 8 (1.58%) Web Services
16 6 (1.18%) Open Graph
Miscellaneous
1 78 (15.38%) User Experience
2 26 (5.13%) Social Media
3 18 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.96%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.96%) SCORM
5 14 (2.76%) Learning Management System
5 14 (2.76%) Video Editing
6 13 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (2.37%) Client/Server
8 11 (2.17%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.78%) Analytical Mindset
9 9 (1.78%) e-Learning
10 8 (1.58%) Taxonomies
11 7 (1.38%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.99%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.99%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.99%) Graphic Design
12 5 (0.99%) NHS
13 3 (0.59%) Legacy Systems
13 3 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (5.92%) Unix
2 28 (5.52%) Linux
3 18 (3.55%) Windows
4 15 (2.96%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.76%) Android
6 6 (1.18%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.79%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.59%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (16.37%) Analytics
3 81 (15.98%) User Research
4 76 (14.99%) DevOps
5 75 (14.79%) Scrum
6 63 (12.43%) Data Modelling
7 57 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
7 57 (11.24%) Content Management
8 48 (9.47%) Project Management
9 44 (8.68%) UX Design
10 42 (8.28%) TDD
10 42 (8.28%) Visualisation
11 40 (7.89%) Content Strategy
12 37 (7.30%) Software Engineering
13 36 (7.10%) CI/CD
14 35 (6.90%) Data Engineering
14 35 (6.90%) User Stories
15 34 (6.71%) SEO
16 32 (6.31%) Data Management
16 32 (6.31%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 76 (14.99%) SQL
2 72 (14.20%) Python
3 65 (12.82%) Java
3 65 (12.82%) JavaScript
4 36 (7.10%) TypeScript
5 33 (6.51%) Scala
6 12 (2.37%) C#
7 10 (1.97%) Java 8
8 9 (1.78%) C
8 9 (1.78%) ES6
8 9 (1.78%) Kotlin
9 8 (1.58%) R
10 6 (1.18%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.99%) Apple Swift
11 5 (0.99%) C++
11 5 (0.99%) Go
11 5 (0.99%) Objective-C
11 5 (0.99%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.79%) Ruby
12 4 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (6.71%) Degree
2 25 (4.93%) Security Cleared
3 21 (4.14%) SC Cleared
4 19 (3.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.59%) PMP
6 3 (0.59%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.39%) CISM
7 2 (0.39%) CISSP
7 2 (0.39%) MCSE
7 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.20%) HND
8 1 (0.20%) ISEB
8 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.20%) MCP
8 1 (0.20%) MCSA
8 1 (0.20%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (9.47%) Accessibility
2 26 (5.13%) QA
3 17 (3.35%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.59%) GDPR
6 2 (0.39%) GRC
6 2 (0.39%) NIST
6 2 (0.39%) PMO
6 2 (0.39%) SLA
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
7 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (3.55%) Docker
2 10 (1.97%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.99%) HDFS
4 3 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.39%) iptables
6 1 (0.20%) IAG
6 1 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (5.33%) Terraform
2 23 (4.54%) Kubernetes
3 17 (3.35%) Ansible
4 5 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
5 4 (0.79%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 3 (0.59%) SCCM
7 2 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.39%) Packer
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.20%) Puppet
8 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 60 (11.83%) Microsoft
2 48 (9.47%) Adobe
3 37 (7.30%) Google
4 15 (2.96%) SAP
4 15 (2.96%) Sitecore
5 14 (2.76%) Avid
5 14 (2.76%) Oracle
6 11 (2.17%) Databricks
6 11 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.58%) Citrix
8 6 (1.18%) F5
8 6 (1.18%) Mercator
9 5 (0.99%) MicroStrategy
9 5 (0.99%) Pardot
9 5 (0.99%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.79%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.59%) Ensighten
11 3 (0.59%) HubSpot
11 3 (0.59%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.59%) UiPath