Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 326 299 262
Rank change year-on-year -27 -37 +25
Contract jobs citing Publishing 828 916 1,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.89% 1.00%
As % of the General category 2.18% 2.25% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 656 741
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £275
90th Percentile £615 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £438
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 27
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £17.43 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.12% -12.50% -13.39%
10th Percentile £15.00 £10.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £109.75 £30.00 £33.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £17.43 £19.00
% change year-on-year +80.72% -8.26% -17.39%

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 37,900 40,759 37,534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.12% 39.48% 36.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,898 26,896 24,891
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 829 887 932
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £24.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.43% +9.48% -3.18%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.20 £48.64 £46.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.25 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.19% +8.00% -3.85%

Publishing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Publishing in the UK

Publishing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Publishing.

Contractor daily rate trend for Publishing in the UK

Publishing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Publishing over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Publishing in the UK

Publishing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Publishing in the UK

Publishing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Publishing over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor 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 14 December 2018. 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 -29 783 £450 - 239
London -17 457 £475 - 96
UK excluding London -58 363 £413 - 148
South East -73 139 £450 - 35
North of England +30 79 £413 +20.00% 60
Midlands -31 46 £425 +13.33% 23
East of England -1 43 £220 -37.14% 14
West Midlands -33 34 £440 +17.33% 13
North East +20 29 £405 +47.27% 7
Yorkshire +1 29 £438 +9.38% 18
North West -6 21 £375 - 35
South West -22 19 £400 -11.11% 12
Scotland -31 18 £253 -49.50% 4
Wales -14 17 £413 +77.42% 1
East Midlands +4 12 £425 +50.18% 10
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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.

1 327 (39.49%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (13.16%) User Experience
3 104 (12.56%) Windows
4 98 (11.84%) Java
4 98 (11.84%) Microsoft
5 95 (11.47%) JavaScript
6 94 (11.35%) SQL
6 94 (11.35%) Finance
7 93 (11.23%) HTML
8 92 (11.11%) Analytics
9 89 (10.75%) Scrum
10 83 (10.02%) Content Management
11 76 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
12 75 (9.06%) CMS
12 75 (9.06%) CSS
13 74 (8.94%) DevOps
14 73 (8.82%) SQL Server
15 72 (8.70%) TDD
16 71 (8.57%) Linux
16 71 (8.57%) Migration
16 71 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
17 69 (8.33%) Google
18 67 (8.09%) Project Management
18 67 (8.09%) Python
19 66 (7.97%) Active Directory
20 61 (7.37%) QA
21 60 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
22 59 (7.13%) Microsoft Azure
22 59 (7.13%) .NET
22 59 (7.13%) Degree

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 75 (9.06%) CMS
2 30 (3.62%) SharePoint
3 24 (2.90%) Drupal
4 19 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (2.17%) Apache
5 18 (2.17%) WordPress
6 14 (1.69%) Apache Spark
6 14 (1.69%) Confluence
6 14 (1.69%) MS Exchange
7 10 (1.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (0.72%) JBoss
8 6 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.60%) NServiceBus
9 5 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.48%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.36%) ColdFusion
11 3 (0.36%) IIS
11 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 44 (5.31%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.72%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.36%) InDesign
8 2 (0.24%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.24%) SPSS
9 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.12%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.12%) InVision
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.12%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.24%) Magento
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.12%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.12%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 1 (0.12%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 71 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (7.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (5.68%) Office 365
4 24 (2.90%) GitHub
5 18 (2.17%) Amazon S3
5 18 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
7 11 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (1.09%) SaaS
9 8 (0.97%) Amazon EMR
9 8 (0.97%) PaaS
10 7 (0.85%) G Suite
10 7 (0.85%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.72%) Adobe Analytics
11 6 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.72%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.72%) Serverless
12 5 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.93%) DNS
1 16 (1.93%) Firewall
2 15 (1.81%) Internet
3 9 (1.09%) Intranet
4 8 (0.97%) WAN
5 7 (0.85%) HTTP
5 7 (0.85%) LAN
6 6 (0.72%) SAN
6 6 (0.72%) SSL
7 5 (0.60%) Skype
8 4 (0.48%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.48%) VoIP
9 3 (0.36%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.36%) Network Security
9 3 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.36%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.24%) DHCP
10 2 (0.24%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.24%) ICMP
10 2 (0.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.80%) Relational Database
3 38 (4.59%) MySQL
4 36 (4.35%) Big Data
5 30 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (3.50%) Hadoop
7 28 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (2.78%) Apache Hive
9 18 (2.17%) NoSQL
10 17 (2.05%) HBase
10 17 (2.05%) Power BI
11 13 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (1.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 12 (1.45%) MongoDB
12 12 (1.45%) Presto
13 11 (1.33%) Redis
14 10 (1.21%) Amazon Redshift
15 9 (1.09%) Amazon Aurora
16 8 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 7 (0.85%) GIS
Development Applications
1 43 (5.19%) Git (software)
2 41 (4.95%) JIRA
3 35 (4.23%) Jenkins
4 17 (2.05%) webpack
5 12 (1.45%) Cucumber
6 11 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.21%) GitLab
7 10 (1.21%) Visual Studio
8 9 (1.09%) AdminStudio
9 8 (0.97%) MSI
10 7 (0.85%) Selenium
10 7 (0.85%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.60%) CircleCI
11 5 (0.60%) JUnit
11 5 (0.60%) Mockito
11 5 (0.60%) WebStorm
11 5 (0.60%) Xcode
12 4 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.36%) InstallShield
13 3 (0.36%) JDeveloper
General
1 94 (11.35%) Finance
2 48 (5.80%) Marketing
3 42 (5.07%) Legal
4 24 (2.90%) Banking
5 20 (2.42%) Back Office
6 17 (2.05%) Advertising
6 17 (2.05%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.93%) General Ledger
8 12 (1.45%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.09%) Games
9 9 (1.09%) Retail
10 8 (0.97%) Billing
10 8 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.85%) Online Betting
12 6 (0.72%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.24%) Automotive
14 2 (0.24%) French Language
14 2 (0.24%) Law
14 2 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 187 (22.58%) Developer
2 126 (15.22%) Designer
3 120 (14.49%) Analyst
4 113 (13.65%) Content Designer
5 39 (4.71%) Architect
6 38 (4.59%) Business Analyst
7 32 (3.86%) Consultant
8 31 (3.74%) Digital Designer
8 31 (3.74%) JavaScript Developer
9 28 (3.38%) Digital Content Designer
10 25 (3.02%) Data Analyst
11 23 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
11 23 (2.78%) Java Developer
11 23 (2.78%) Project Manager
12 20 (2.42%) Technical Writer
13 18 (2.17%) Data Engineer
13 18 (2.17%) Node.js Developer
14 17 (2.05%) Cloud Engineer
14 17 (2.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 16 (1.93%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (11.23%) HTML
2 75 (9.06%) CSS
3 59 (7.13%) .NET
4 51 (6.16%) Web Services
5 46 (5.56%) Node.js
6 41 (4.95%) REST
7 34 (4.11%) XML
8 32 (3.86%) React
9 28 (3.38%) jQuery
9 28 (3.38%) RESTful
10 27 (3.26%) Kafka
11 25 (3.02%) Redux
12 23 (2.78%) .NET Framework
13 21 (2.54%) CSS3
13 21 (2.54%) Sass
14 20 (2.42%) AngularJS
14 20 (2.42%) HTML5
15 19 (2.29%) SOAP
16 16 (1.93%) GraphQL
17 15 (1.81%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 109 (13.16%) User Experience
2 76 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (4.47%) Social Media
4 29 (3.50%) Management Information System
5 25 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (2.17%) Graphic Design
6 18 (2.17%) Mobile App
7 17 (2.05%) Data Centre
7 17 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (1.45%) Life Science
9 11 (1.33%) Blog
10 10 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.21%) NHS
10 10 (1.21%) Wiki
11 9 (1.09%) Reference Data
12 7 (0.85%) Digital Media
12 7 (0.85%) iPad
12 7 (0.85%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.60%) iPhone
14 4 (0.48%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 104 (12.56%) Windows
2 71 (8.57%) Linux
3 39 (4.71%) Windows 10
4 33 (3.99%) Windows 7
5 32 (3.86%) Android
6 24 (2.90%) Unix
6 24 (2.90%) Windows Server
7 19 (2.29%) Apple iOS
8 17 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (1.69%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.72%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.60%) CentOS
12 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.36%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.24%) Android TV
14 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (39.49%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (11.11%) Analytics
3 89 (10.75%) Scrum
4 83 (10.02%) Content Management
5 74 (8.94%) DevOps
6 72 (8.70%) TDD
7 71 (8.57%) Migration
8 67 (8.09%) Project Management
9 60 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
10 52 (6.28%) ETL
11 51 (6.16%) Web Application Development
12 50 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
12 50 (6.04%) User Acceptance Testing
13 43 (5.19%) Workflow
14 42 (5.07%) SEO
15 41 (4.95%) Data Modelling
16 40 (4.83%) Change Management
17 38 (4.59%) Kanban
18 36 (4.35%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 35 (4.23%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 98 (11.84%) Java
2 95 (11.47%) JavaScript
3 94 (11.35%) SQL
4 67 (8.09%) Python
5 51 (6.16%) PowerShell
6 35 (4.23%) C#
7 32 (3.86%) PHP
8 22 (2.66%) Kotlin
9 20 (2.42%) ES6
10 19 (2.29%) Scala
11 18 (2.17%) VBScript
12 12 (1.45%) C++
13 11 (1.33%) TypeScript
14 9 (1.09%) Go
14 9 (1.09%) R
15 8 (0.97%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.97%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.85%) Apple Swift
16 7 (0.85%) Objective-C
16 7 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 59 (7.13%) Degree
2 29 (3.50%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
4 16 (1.93%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.09%) DBS Check
6 6 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.72%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.60%) CCNA
7 5 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (0.60%) ISEB
7 5 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.60%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.48%) CISSP
9 3 (0.36%) CISM
9 3 (0.36%) PMP
10 2 (0.24%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.24%) CCNP
10 2 (0.24%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (7.37%) QA
2 13 (1.57%) SLA
3 11 (1.33%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.09%) GDPR
5 6 (0.72%) HL7
6 2 (0.24%) PMO
6 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 66 (7.97%) Active Directory
2 26 (3.14%) Docker
3 20 (2.42%) XenDesktop
4 17 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (1.57%) XenApp
6 11 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (1.21%) vSphere
8 9 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.48%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.12%) Firmware
11 1 (0.12%) Postfix
11 1 (0.12%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.12%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 35 (4.23%) Ansible
2 21 (2.54%) SCCM
3 19 (2.29%) Kubernetes
3 19 (2.29%) Terraform
4 18 (2.17%) Puppet
5 13 (1.57%) Hadoop YARN
5 13 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (1.21%) Kibana
6 10 (1.21%) logstash
7 9 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.72%) Nagios
10 5 (0.60%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.60%) SCOM
11 3 (0.36%) DatAdvantage
11 3 (0.36%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.36%) Grafana
11 3 (0.36%) Icinga
11 3 (0.36%) vRealize
11 3 (0.36%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 98 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 69 (8.33%) Google
3 36 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
4 35 (4.23%) Oracle
5 29 (3.50%) Citrix
6 28 (3.38%) VMware
7 27 (3.26%) Adobe
8 24 (2.90%) Red Hat
9 20 (2.42%) Samsung
9 20 (2.42%) SOTI
10 19 (2.29%) Tableau
11 16 (1.93%) Talend
12 13 (1.57%) SAP
13 12 (1.45%) HP
13 12 (1.45%) IBM
14 9 (1.09%) Cisco
15 8 (0.97%) NetApp
15 8 (0.97%) Zend
16 7 (0.85%) Planview
17 6 (0.72%) Apple