Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 339 383 325
Rank change year-on-year +44 -58 -42
Contract jobs citing Publishing 420 641 756
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.66% 0.74%
As % of the General category 1.79% 1.65% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 497 574
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £261
90th Percentile £597 £592 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 30
Median hourly rate £22.50 £42.50 £17.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.06% +143.34% +9.16%
10th Percentile £16.25 £21.03 £14.85
90th Percentile £34.80 £67.05 £30.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £17.43
% change year-on-year -49.41% +143.83% +8.94%

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 23,490 38,739 42,064
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.24% 39.80% 41.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,759 25,445 27,541
Median daily rate £480 £482 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.41% +1.47% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £280
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £438 £421
% change year-on-year +0.57% +3.92% +5.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 849 1,039 1,112
Median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £21.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% +0.23% +3.20%
10th Percentile £12.82 £11.85 £11.55
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.16 £48.15
Median hourly rate £21.41 £20.86 £21.25
% change year-on-year +2.66% -1.84% +6.23%

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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Publishing in the UK

Publishing
Top 17 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 29 March 2020. 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 +46 391 £450 +5.88% 127
London +57 236 £478 +6.11% 42
UK excluding London +25 169 £413 +3.13% 88
South East +47 53 £450 +5.88% 20
North of England +47 47 £400 +9.59% 39
South West +39 28 £328 -18.13% 7
Yorkshire +65 21 £413 +6.45% 15
Scotland +2 16 £325 -7.28% 2
East of England +24 15 £420 +20.00% 9
Work from Home +18 15 £380 +16.92% 6
North West +35 14 £400 +23.08% 19
North East +7 12 £361 -1.23% 5
Wales +32 4 £520 +166.67% 1
Midlands +16 4 £463 +8.82% 10
West Midlands +18 3 £475 +9.83% 5
Northern Ireland +15 2 £275 -
East Midlands +24 1 £450 +12.50% 5

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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.

1 123 (29.29%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (15.48%) HTML
3 57 (13.57%) User Experience
4 54 (12.86%) Analytics
4 54 (12.86%) JavaScript
4 54 (12.86%) Microsoft
5 53 (12.62%) Marketing
5 53 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
6 48 (11.43%) Finance
7 46 (10.95%) SQL
8 44 (10.48%) Public Sector
9 42 (10.00%) Degree
10 41 (9.76%) Content Management
11 40 (9.52%) CSS
11 40 (9.52%) DevOps
12 38 (9.05%) Azure
13 37 (8.81%) .NET
14 34 (8.10%) Web Services
14 34 (8.10%) XML
15 33 (7.86%) AWS
16 32 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
17 30 (7.14%) Java
17 30 (7.14%) Security Cleared
18 29 (6.90%) Social Media
19 28 (6.67%) Adobe
19 28 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
20 26 (6.19%) Python
21 25 (5.95%) Cloud Computing
21 25 (5.95%) Machine Learning
22 24 (5.71%) Problem-Solving

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 24 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 21 (5.00%) CMS
3 20 (4.76%) Jupyter
4 12 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (2.38%) WordPress
6 9 (2.14%) Apache
7 7 (1.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (1.67%) Apache Solr
8 6 (1.43%) IIS
8 6 (1.43%) nginx
9 5 (1.19%) Confluence
10 4 (0.95%) Moodle
10 4 (0.95%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.48%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.48%) SAS
11 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.24%) Appian
12 1 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.24%) Headless CMS
12 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.33%) Photoshop
3 13 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (2.38%) InDesign
4 10 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (2.14%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.90%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (1.67%) InVision
7 7 (1.67%) Sketch
8 5 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.71%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.71%) Edge Animate
9 3 (0.71%) Zeplin
10 2 (0.48%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.24%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.24%) SPSS
11 1 (0.24%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (1.19%) Magento
2 3 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.71%) SAP MDM
3 2 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.48%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.05%) Azure
2 33 (7.86%) AWS
3 25 (5.95%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (4.76%) Power Platform
5 11 (2.62%) GCP
5 11 (2.62%) GitHub
5 11 (2.62%) Office 365
6 8 (1.90%) SaaS
7 7 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.43%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.19%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.95%) Amazon ECS
10 4 (0.95%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.95%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.71%) AWS CodePipeline
11 3 (0.71%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.71%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.71%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.86%) Firewall
2 10 (2.38%) WAN
3 9 (2.14%) LAN
4 6 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (1.43%) Intranet
5 5 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (1.19%) WLAN
6 4 (0.95%) Cisco Firepower
6 4 (0.95%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (0.95%) DNS
6 4 (0.95%) SAN
7 3 (0.71%) HTTP
7 3 (0.71%) Internet
7 3 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (0.71%) VLAN
7 3 (0.71%) VoIP
7 3 (0.71%) VPN
7 3 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.48%) HSRP
8 2 (0.48%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.29%) Power BI
2 13 (3.10%) SQL Server
3 12 (2.86%) MongoDB
3 12 (2.86%) Triplestore
4 11 (2.62%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.38%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.90%) BigQuery
6 8 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.19%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.95%) Spotfire
9 3 (0.71%) Big Data
9 3 (0.71%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.71%) DataStage
9 3 (0.71%) Looker
9 3 (0.71%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 16 (3.81%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 11 (2.62%) CircleCI
4 9 (2.14%) JIRA
5 7 (1.67%) NUnit
6 6 (1.43%) Jasmine
6 6 (1.43%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (1.43%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (1.43%) Rational Rhapsody
6 6 (1.43%) Rational Team Concert
6 6 (1.43%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.19%) Bitbucket
7 5 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (1.19%) webpack
8 4 (0.95%) Visual Studio Code
9 3 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.71%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.71%) Selenium
10 2 (0.48%) Dreamweaver
10 2 (0.48%) Mocha
General
1 53 (12.62%) Marketing
2 48 (11.43%) Finance
3 44 (10.48%) Public Sector
4 24 (5.71%) Legal
5 14 (3.33%) Banking
6 13 (3.10%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.14%) Advertising
8 8 (1.90%) Games
8 8 (1.90%) Law
9 7 (1.67%) Retail
10 6 (1.43%) Corporate Banking
10 6 (1.43%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.43%) Local Government
10 6 (1.43%) Multimedia
10 6 (1.43%) Retail Banking
11 5 (1.19%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.48%) Back Office
12 2 (0.48%) French Language
13 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 91 (21.67%) Developer
2 83 (19.76%) Designer
3 63 (15.00%) Content Designer
4 40 (9.52%) Analyst
5 18 (4.29%) Architect
6 17 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
7 14 (3.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 13 (3.10%) Digital Content Designer
8 13 (3.10%) Digital Designer
9 11 (2.62%) Business Analyst
9 11 (2.62%) Consultant
10 10 (2.38%) Full Stack Developer
11 9 (2.14%) .NET Developer
11 9 (2.14%) Project Manager
11 9 (2.14%) Software Engineer
12 8 (1.90%) Azure Specialist
12 8 (1.90%) Information Specialist
13 7 (1.67%) Data Analyst
13 7 (1.67%) Data Engineer
13 7 (1.67%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (15.48%) HTML
2 40 (9.52%) CSS
3 37 (8.81%) .NET
4 34 (8.10%) Web Services
4 34 (8.10%) XML
5 20 (4.76%) Node.js
5 20 (4.76%) TensorFlow
6 15 (3.57%) React
6 15 (3.57%) RESTful
7 13 (3.10%) HTML5
8 12 (2.86%) .NET Core
9 10 (2.38%) AngularJS
9 10 (2.38%) jQuery
9 10 (2.38%) Redux
10 9 (2.14%) REST
10 9 (2.14%) Sass
11 8 (1.90%) GraphQL
12 7 (1.67%) CSS3
13 6 (1.43%) Express
13 6 (1.43%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 57 (13.57%) User Experience
2 53 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (6.90%) Social Media
4 14 (3.33%) Data Structures
5 13 (3.10%) Taxonomies
6 9 (2.14%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (1.90%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.67%) Blog
8 7 (1.67%) Graphic Design
8 7 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.67%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.43%) e-Learning
9 6 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.43%) Life Science
9 6 (1.43%) TMS320
10 5 (1.19%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (0.95%) Replication
11 4 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.71%) Animation
12 3 (0.71%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.76%) Windows
2 10 (2.38%) Android
3 9 (2.14%) Apple iOS
3 9 (2.14%) Linux
4 5 (1.19%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.71%) VMS
6 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.71%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.24%) HPUX
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.24%) Unix
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (29.29%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (12.86%) Analytics
3 41 (9.76%) Content Management
4 40 (9.52%) DevOps
5 32 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
6 28 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (5.95%) Machine Learning
8 24 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (5.71%) Project Management
8 24 (5.71%) Visualisation
9 23 (5.48%) Content Writing
10 22 (5.24%) Computer Science
10 22 (5.24%) Content Strategy
10 22 (5.24%) Mathematics
10 22 (5.24%) Migration
10 22 (5.24%) Scrum
11 20 (4.76%) Data Science
11 20 (4.76%) TDD
12 19 (4.52%) Software Engineering
12 19 (4.52%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 54 (12.86%) JavaScript
2 46 (10.95%) SQL
3 30 (7.14%) Java
4 26 (6.19%) Python
5 17 (4.05%) C#
6 16 (3.81%) C
6 16 (3.81%) PHP
7 11 (2.62%) TypeScript
8 8 (1.90%) SHACL
8 8 (1.90%) SPARQL
9 7 (1.67%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.67%) VBA
10 6 (1.43%) Kotlin
10 6 (1.43%) Scala
11 4 (0.95%) Ruby
12 3 (0.71%) ActionScript
12 3 (0.71%) ES6
12 3 (0.71%) R
13 2 (0.48%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.48%) Go
Qualifications
1 42 (10.00%) Degree
2 30 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 23 (5.48%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.43%) DBS Check
5 6 (1.43%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.19%) CCNA
7 4 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.71%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.71%) PhD
9 2 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.48%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.48%) ISACA
9 2 (0.48%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.48%) PMP
10 1 (0.24%) CCIE
10 1 (0.24%) CCNP
10 1 (0.24%) MCSE
10 1 (0.24%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.38%) GDPR
2 9 (2.14%) QA
3 6 (1.43%) MISRA
3 6 (1.43%) MISRA C
4 5 (1.19%) PMO
5 3 (0.71%) WCAG
6 2 (0.48%) COBIT
6 2 (0.48%) SEPA
6 2 (0.48%) SLA
7 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.24%) NCSC
System Software
1 23 (5.48%) Docker
2 12 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.95%) Gluster
5 4 (0.95%) GlusterFS
5 4 (0.95%) LXC
5 4 (0.95%) NFS
6 3 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.48%) Firmware
7 2 (0.48%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.48%) vSphere
8 1 (0.24%) UAG
Systems Management
1 20 (4.76%) Kubernetes
2 14 (3.33%) Terraform
3 8 (1.90%) Ansible
3 8 (1.90%) SCCM
4 6 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.95%) Puppet
6 3 (0.71%) Kibana
6 3 (0.71%) Nagios
6 3 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.48%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.24%) HockeyApp
8 1 (0.24%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.24%) Istio
8 1 (0.24%) Matomo
8 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 54 (12.86%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.67%) Adobe
3 23 (5.48%) Google
4 13 (3.10%) VMware
5 12 (2.86%) Tableau
6 11 (2.62%) Oracle
7 10 (2.38%) Cisco
8 8 (1.90%) F5
8 8 (1.90%) SAP
9 7 (1.67%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.43%) Citrix
10 6 (1.43%) IBM
10 6 (1.43%) McAfee
11 5 (1.19%) Facebook
11 5 (1.19%) New Relic
11 5 (1.19%) Riverbed
11 5 (1.19%) Twitter
12 4 (0.95%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.95%) Databricks
12 4 (0.95%) Okta