Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 350 304 297
Rank change year-on-year -46 -7 -8
Contract jobs citing Publishing 723 739 906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.81% 0.86%
As % of the General category 1.91% 2.11% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 547 682
UK median daily rate £445 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.13% -3.03% +6.45%
10th Percentile £245 £215 £235
90th Percentile £625 £538 £562
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +2.74% -8.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -42.86% +31.25%
10th Percentile £13.05 £15.00 £14.10
90th Percentile £38.20 £38.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £15.00 £17.65
% change year-on-year +16.20% -15.01% -17.91%

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 37,882 35,058 40,129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.32% 38.50% 37.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,709 22,984 26,280
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £295 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 867 900 981
UK median hourly rate £26.22 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.86% -9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.33 £11.33 £11.30
90th Percentile £51.34 £51.28 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year -1.96% -11.30% +13.50%

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 26 May 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 26 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Publishing in the UK

Publishing
Top 15 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 26 May 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 -56 679 £450 +12.50% 216
London -31 378 £475 +11.76% 106
UK excluding London -38 328 £375 +2.74% 118
South East -66 154 £425 - 31
North of England -35 65 £400 +23.08% 31
Midlands +10 44 £340 +23.64% 24
North West +10 31 £375 +47.06% 18
West Midlands -1 29 £338 +3.85% 22
South West +22 19 £375 +7.14% 7
East of England -9 19 £281 -25.00% 17
Scotland -34 19 £316 -13.36% 5
North East -12 17 £340 +4.62% 2
Yorkshire -41 17 £450 +18.42% 11
East Midlands +2 14 £359 +147.41% 2
Wales -2 8 £315 +1.61% 3

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 275 (38.04%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (14.38%) Java
3 103 (14.25%) User Experience
4 94 (13.00%) Marketing
5 91 (12.59%) HTML
6 84 (11.62%) Scrum
7 79 (10.93%) Windows
7 79 (10.93%) Microsoft
8 76 (10.51%) CMS
9 75 (10.37%) SQL
10 70 (9.68%) TDD
11 68 (9.41%) Finance
12 67 (9.27%) JavaScript
12 67 (9.27%) DevOps
13 66 (9.13%) Legal
14 64 (8.85%) Content Management
15 60 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
16 57 (7.88%) Migration
17 56 (7.75%) Social Media
18 54 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
18 54 (7.47%) Problem-Solving
19 53 (7.33%) CSS
20 52 (7.19%) Active Directory
21 51 (7.05%) Adobe
22 50 (6.92%) Project Management
23 48 (6.64%) Python
24 47 (6.50%) Analytics
25 45 (6.22%) Web Services
26 44 (6.09%) Digital Marketing
27 42 (5.81%) Node.js

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 76 (10.51%) CMS
2 34 (4.70%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 15 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (1.80%) WordPress
6 12 (1.66%) Apache Spark
7 11 (1.52%) Drupal
8 7 (0.97%) Apache
8 7 (0.97%) Marvel
8 7 (0.97%) Orchard CMS
9 6 (0.83%) GeoServer
10 5 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.55%) Confluence
11 4 (0.55%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.41%) IIS
12 3 (0.41%) JBoss
12 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.41%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.41%) WildFly
Applications
1 33 (4.56%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (3.04%) Photoshop
4 16 (2.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 15 (2.07%) Adobe Illustrator
6 14 (1.94%) InDesign
7 11 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 10 (1.38%) InVision
9 8 (1.11%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
10 4 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
12 2 (0.28%) UserZoom
13 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.97%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.55%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.28%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.14%) Global One
5 1 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.14%) Magento
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.14%) Primavera
5 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.14%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.14%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 60 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (4.15%) SaaS
3 23 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.18%) Office 365
4 16 (2.21%) G Suite
5 14 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 12 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (1.52%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.83%) GitHub
8 6 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.69%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.69%) Serverless
10 4 (0.55%) Datadog
10 4 (0.55%) Fastly
10 4 (0.55%) PaaS
10 4 (0.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.90%) Internet
2 17 (2.35%) Intranet
3 11 (1.52%) VPN
4 7 (0.97%) Firewall
5 6 (0.83%) Network Security
5 6 (0.83%) SMS
6 4 (0.55%) DNS
7 3 (0.41%) DHCP
7 3 (0.41%) FTP
7 3 (0.41%) HTTP
7 3 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.41%) WinSCP
8 2 (0.28%) ADSL
8 2 (0.28%) BGP
8 2 (0.28%) Broadband
8 2 (0.28%) LAN
8 2 (0.28%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.28%) Skype
8 2 (0.28%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.98%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.04%) NoSQL
3 18 (2.49%) MySQL
4 17 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (1.66%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.52%) Big Data
7 10 (1.38%) MarkLogic
8 9 (1.24%) Power BI
9 8 (1.11%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.11%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (0.97%) Redis
10 7 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.83%) GIS
11 6 (0.83%) QGIS
12 4 (0.55%) HBase
12 4 (0.55%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 35 (4.84%) Git (software)
2 29 (4.01%) Jenkins
3 21 (2.90%) JIRA
4 20 (2.77%) Xcode
5 18 (2.49%) JUnit
5 18 (2.49%) Visual Studio
6 11 (1.52%) Mockito
6 11 (1.52%) MSI
6 11 (1.52%) Subversion
7 10 (1.38%) Maven
8 9 (1.24%) AdminStudio
8 9 (1.24%) Cucumber
8 9 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (1.11%) Selenium
10 7 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (0.83%) Axure RP
11 6 (0.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 6 (0.83%) git-flow
11 6 (0.83%) Hudson
11 6 (0.83%) TeamCity
General
1 94 (13.00%) Marketing
2 68 (9.41%) Finance
3 66 (9.13%) Legal
4 26 (3.60%) Advertising
5 18 (2.49%) Retail
6 14 (1.94%) Banking
7 12 (1.66%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.55%) Back Office
9 4 (0.55%) Games
9 4 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.41%) Automotive
10 3 (0.41%) Billing
10 3 (0.41%) Electronics
10 3 (0.41%) French Language
10 3 (0.41%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.28%) Front Office
11 2 (0.28%) Law
11 2 (0.28%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 148 (20.47%) Designer
2 144 (19.92%) Developer
3 99 (13.69%) Content Designer
4 83 (11.48%) Analyst
5 47 (6.50%) Architect
6 46 (6.36%) Java Developer
7 40 (5.53%) Project Manager
8 31 (4.29%) Business Analyst
9 26 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
10 23 (3.18%) UX Designer
11 21 (2.90%) Consultant
11 21 (2.90%) iOS Developer
12 17 (2.35%) Senior Developer
13 16 (2.21%) Digital Designer
14 15 (2.07%) Digital Content Designer
14 15 (2.07%) Graphic Designer
15 14 (1.94%) Agile Business Analyst
15 14 (1.94%) Solutions Architect
16 13 (1.80%) AWS Engineer
16 13 (1.80%) Content Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (12.59%) HTML
2 53 (7.33%) CSS
3 45 (6.22%) Web Services
4 42 (5.81%) Node.js
5 33 (4.56%) HTML5
6 30 (4.15%) AngularJS
7 28 (3.87%) jQuery
7 28 (3.87%) RESTful
8 27 (3.73%) React
9 22 (3.04%) REST
10 20 (2.77%) Cocoa
11 19 (2.63%) XML
12 18 (2.49%) .NET
12 18 (2.49%) Spring
13 17 (2.35%) Kafka
14 16 (2.21%) Sass
15 15 (2.07%) CSS3
16 14 (1.94%) Django
16 14 (1.94%) XSLT
17 12 (1.66%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 103 (14.25%) User Experience
2 56 (7.75%) Social Media
3 30 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (3.60%) Management Information System
5 25 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (3.18%) Virtual Team
7 20 (2.77%) Mobile App
8 19 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
9 18 (2.49%) iPhone
10 17 (2.35%) Graphic Design
11 16 (2.21%) Computer Science
11 16 (2.21%) iPad
12 11 (1.52%) Reference Data
13 10 (1.38%) NHS
14 9 (1.24%) Data Centre
15 6 (0.83%) PKI
16 5 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
17 4 (0.55%) Algorithms
17 4 (0.55%) CMDB
17 4 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 79 (10.93%) Windows
2 34 (4.70%) Linux
3 32 (4.43%) Apple iOS
4 28 (3.87%) Windows 7
5 25 (3.46%) Windows 10
6 14 (1.94%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.66%) Android
7 12 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.52%) Unix
9 7 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
9 7 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.41%) Debian
10 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.28%) CentOS
11 2 (0.28%) HPUX
11 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (38.04%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (11.62%) Scrum
3 70 (9.68%) TDD
4 67 (9.27%) DevOps
5 64 (8.85%) Content Management
6 57 (7.88%) Migration
7 54 (7.47%) Problem-Solving
7 54 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 50 (6.92%) Project Management
9 47 (6.50%) Analytics
10 44 (6.09%) Digital Marketing
11 38 (5.26%) Kanban
11 38 (5.26%) Web Application Development
12 37 (5.12%) Change Management
13 36 (4.98%) SEO
14 34 (4.70%) E-Commerce
14 34 (4.70%) OO
14 34 (4.70%) Unit Testing
15 33 (4.56%) BDD
16 32 (4.43%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 104 (14.38%) Java
2 75 (10.37%) SQL
3 67 (9.27%) JavaScript
4 48 (6.64%) Python
5 35 (4.84%) PowerShell
6 24 (3.32%) C#
6 24 (3.32%) Objective-C
7 23 (3.18%) Java 8
8 20 (2.77%) Apple Swift
9 17 (2.35%) VBScript
10 16 (2.21%) Scala
11 14 (1.94%) Ruby
12 12 (1.66%) PHP
13 11 (1.52%) ES6
14 10 (1.38%) Go
14 10 (1.38%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.24%) C
15 9 (1.24%) Perl
16 8 (1.11%) XQuery
17 7 (0.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (5.12%) Degree
2 20 (2.77%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.94%) MCP
4 13 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (1.38%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.97%) CISSP
8 6 (0.83%) CISM
8 6 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.55%) CISA
9 4 (0.55%) CRISC
9 4 (0.55%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.55%) PMP
10 3 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.28%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.28%) CCNA
11 2 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.39%) QA
2 26 (3.60%) GDPR
3 17 (2.35%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.66%) SLA
5 6 (0.83%) HL7
6 5 (0.69%) PMO
7 3 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.28%) GCP
8 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.14%) COBIT
9 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (7.19%) Active Directory
2 37 (5.12%) Docker
3 27 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (2.63%) XenDesktop
5 12 (1.66%) VMware Workstation
6 11 (1.52%) Varnish
7 10 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (1.24%) XenApp
9 6 (0.83%) BitLocker
9 6 (0.83%) GeoWebCache
9 6 (0.83%) vSphere
10 5 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.41%) etcd
11 3 (0.41%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.28%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 36 (4.98%) Puppet
2 34 (4.70%) SCCM
3 27 (3.73%) Terraform
4 26 (3.60%) Ansible
5 20 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (2.63%) Kubernetes
7 10 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
8 9 (1.24%) Kibana
8 9 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.69%) Mesos
10 5 (0.69%) Nagios
10 5 (0.69%) SCOM
11 3 (0.41%) HP ALM
11 3 (0.41%) Jamf Pro
12 2 (0.28%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.28%) Packer
12 2 (0.28%) vRealize
12 2 (0.28%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 79 (10.93%) Microsoft
2 51 (7.05%) Adobe
3 36 (4.98%) Google
4 33 (4.56%) Oracle
5 30 (4.15%) VMware
6 27 (3.73%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (3.04%) Citrix
8 16 (2.21%) Facebook
8 16 (2.21%) Twitter
9 13 (1.80%) SAP
10 11 (1.52%) ServiceNow
11 10 (1.38%) Tableau
12 9 (1.24%) Apple
12 9 (1.24%) HP
13 6 (0.83%) IBM
14 5 (0.69%) Capita
14 5 (0.69%) Sitecore
15 4 (0.55%) Cisco
15 4 (0.55%) Dell
15 4 (0.55%) Ivanti