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 3 months to 28 May 2017 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
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 297 270 312
Rank change year-on-year -27 +42  
Contract jobs citing Publishing 339 492 401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.90% 0.73%
As % of the General category 1.94% 2.44% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 369 265
Median daily rate £400 £400 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.06% -2.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £562 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -1.31% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 8
Median hourly rate £15.00 £23.88 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.17% -11.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year +1.69% -53.17%  

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

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 17470 20164 21561
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.02% 36.97% 39.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11405 13428 13548
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 466 540
Median hourly rate £26.82 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.26% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50%  

Publishing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Publishing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

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
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -27 321 £413 - 110
London -56 179 £425 - 54
South East +16 88 £450 +12.50% 30
Oxfordshire +7 42 £450 - 18
Oxford -2 22 £450 - 7
City of London -32 22 £413 +6.10% 6
Yorkshire +29 18 £350 -36.93% 1
Berkshire +26 17 £306 -17.78% 4
Reading +21 14 £238 -20.83% 2
East of England +2 13 £375 -14.28% 9
Surrey +3 12 £350 +28.44% 2
Scotland +44 11 £302 -24.43% 1
West Yorkshire +33 11 £325 -41.44%
Newcastle upon Tyne +65 9 £300 -35.48%
Tyne and Wear +62 9 £300 -35.48%
North East +53 9 £300 -18.91%
Leeds +24 9 £350 -36.93%
Edinburgh +15 9 £240 -40.12% 1
West Sussex +15 9 £290 +11.53%
Woking +1 8 £350 +32.07%
West Midlands +22 7 £310 +1.22% 3
Kidlington +3 7 £450 - 1
Sheffield - 7 £413 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £413 -
Worthing +18 6 £290 +26.08%
Kent +12 4 - - 1
Hampshire +6 4 £369 +7.27% 2
Norfolk +5 4 £375 +4.16% 2
Norwich +1 4 £375 +4.16%
Essex - 4 £375 - 2

For the 6 months to 28 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Publishing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Publishing.

1 278 (38.03%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (16.55%) HTML
3 118 (16.14%) JavaScript
4 107 (14.64%) Finance
5 96 (13.13%) Java
6 92 (12.59%) CSS
7 90 (12.31%) User Experience
7 90 (12.31%) SQL
8 89 (12.18%) Scrum
9 70 (9.58%) Content Management
9 70 (9.58%) XML
10 69 (9.44%) Legal
11 66 (9.03%) CMS
12 65 (8.89%) TDD
13 64 (8.76%) Project Management
14 60 (8.21%) Marketing
15 58 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
15 58 (7.93%) Analytics
16 56 (7.66%) Degree
16 56 (7.66%) Migration
17 55 (7.52%) Windows
17 55 (7.52%) QA
18 54 (7.39%) Microsoft
19 53 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
20 52 (7.11%) SEO
21 51 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
22 50 (6.84%) Linux
22 50 (6.84%) SQL Server
22 50 (6.84%) Microsoft Office
22 50 (6.84%) DevOps

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 66 (9.03%) CMS
2 29 (3.97%) SharePoint
3 21 (2.87%) Confluence
3 21 (2.87%) WordPress
4 15 (2.05%) SAS
5 12 (1.64%) WebSphere
6 11 (1.50%) JBoss
7 10 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (1.37%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.23%) Drupal
9 8 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (0.96%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.82%) Apache
11 6 (0.82%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
12 5 (0.68%) IIS
12 5 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.68%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 50 (6.84%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (3.28%) Photoshop
4 20 (2.74%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.68%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.55%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.55%) InDesign
9 4 (0.55%) UserZoom
10 3 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.41%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.27%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (1.50%) Oracle 11i
2 9 (1.23%) Eloqua
3 8 (1.09%) FastStats
4 6 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.68%) SAP CRM
5 5 (0.68%) SAP Hybris
6 4 (0.55%) Demantra
6 4 (0.55%) Magento
6 4 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.55%) SessionCam
6 4 (0.55%) SnowdropKCS
7 3 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.27%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.27%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.27%) Siebel CRM
9 1 (0.14%) BondVision
9 1 (0.14%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 40 (5.47%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (2.74%) Office 365
3 18 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.50%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.82%) IaaS
6 5 (0.68%) PaaS
7 4 (0.55%) GitHub
8 3 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.41%) Google Tag Manager
8 3 (0.41%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.41%) SaaS
9 2 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.27%) Basecamp
9 2 (0.27%) G Suite
9 2 (0.27%) Heroku
9 2 (0.27%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.27%) Slack
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.14%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.05%) Internet
1 15 (2.05%) Intranet
1 15 (2.05%) LTE
2 11 (1.50%) GSM
2 11 (1.50%) HSPA
2 11 (1.50%) WCDMA
3 9 (1.23%) DNS
3 9 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.09%) Firewall
4 8 (1.09%) HTTP
4 8 (1.09%) SAN
5 7 (0.96%) DHCP
5 7 (0.96%) LAN
5 7 (0.96%) Network Security
6 5 (0.68%) VPN
7 4 (0.55%) Extranet
7 4 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (0.55%) WAN
8 3 (0.41%) LDAP
8 3 (0.41%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.79%) MySQL
3 34 (4.65%) Relational Database
4 24 (3.28%) Oracle Database
5 17 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (2.19%) NoSQL
7 15 (2.05%) MarkLogic
7 15 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (1.78%) Big Data
9 13 (1.78%) Oracle Database 10g
9 13 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
10 12 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (0.82%) Geospatial Data
13 6 (0.82%) GIS
14 5 (0.68%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.68%) MS Access
14 5 (0.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 35 (4.79%) JIRA
2 32 (4.38%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.15%) JUnit
4 22 (3.01%) Jenkins
4 22 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (2.87%) Android Studio
6 18 (2.46%) Cucumber
6 18 (2.46%) Selenium
7 17 (2.33%) Xcode
8 13 (1.78%) Dreamweaver
8 13 (1.78%) Mockito
8 13 (1.78%) Subversion
9 12 (1.64%) Talend Open Studio
10 11 (1.50%) Maven
11 10 (1.37%) Visual Studio
12 8 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (0.96%) Mocha
14 6 (0.82%) Gradle
14 6 (0.82%) Grunt
14 6 (0.82%) SpecFlow
General
1 107 (14.64%) Finance
2 69 (9.44%) Legal
3 60 (8.21%) Marketing
4 22 (3.01%) Retail
5 21 (2.87%) Banking
6 15 (2.05%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.78%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.64%) Advertising
9 10 (1.37%) Games
9 10 (1.37%) Law
9 10 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (1.09%) Multimedia
11 6 (0.82%) Back Office
12 5 (0.68%) Electronics
13 4 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.55%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.41%) German Language
14 3 (0.41%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.41%) Japanese Language
14 3 (0.41%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 201 (27.50%) Developer
2 120 (16.42%) Analyst
3 91 (12.45%) Designer
4 80 (10.94%) Content Designer
5 52 (7.11%) Architect
5 52 (7.11%) Business Analyst
5 52 (7.11%) Project Manager
6 46 (6.29%) Java Developer
7 21 (2.87%) Senior Developer
8 19 (2.60%) Scrum Master
9 17 (2.33%) Applications Support
9 17 (2.33%) Full Stack Developer
10 16 (2.19%) .NET Developer
10 16 (2.19%) Web Developer
11 15 (2.05%) Administrator
11 15 (2.05%) Digital Designer
11 15 (2.05%) Support Analyst
12 14 (1.92%) Consultant
12 14 (1.92%) Content Manager
12 14 (1.92%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (16.55%) HTML
2 92 (12.59%) CSS
3 70 (9.58%) XML
4 45 (6.16%) Web Services
5 41 (5.61%) Spring
6 36 (4.92%) HTML5
6 36 (4.92%) Node.js
7 33 (4.51%) .NET
8 32 (4.38%) REST
9 29 (3.97%) JSON
9 29 (3.97%) React
10 24 (3.28%) RESTful
10 24 (3.28%) XSLT
11 23 (3.15%) Java EE
11 23 (3.15%) jQuery
12 21 (2.87%) Hibernate
13 18 (2.46%) CSS3
14 17 (2.33%) Sass
15 16 (2.19%) SOAP
16 15 (2.05%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 90 (12.31%) User Experience
2 53 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (6.43%) Social Media
4 32 (4.38%) Management Information System
4 32 (4.38%) Mobile App
5 23 (3.15%) Computer Science
6 16 (2.19%) Data Centre
7 13 (1.78%) Linked Data
8 11 (1.50%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.50%) e-Learning
9 9 (1.23%) W3C
10 8 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (1.09%) Reference Data
11 7 (0.96%) Animation
11 7 (0.96%) PMI
12 6 (0.82%) Blog
12 6 (0.82%) iPad
12 6 (0.82%) New Media
12 6 (0.82%) Semantic Web
13 5 (0.68%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 55 (7.52%) Windows
2 50 (6.84%) Linux
3 36 (4.92%) Android
4 22 (3.01%) Unix
5 17 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.37%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.82%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.82%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.68%) HPUX
10 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.41%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.41%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.41%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (38.03%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (12.18%) Scrum
3 70 (9.58%) Content Management
4 65 (8.89%) TDD
5 64 (8.76%) Project Management
6 58 (7.93%) Analytics
6 58 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 56 (7.66%) Migration
8 52 (7.11%) SEO
9 51 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
10 50 (6.84%) DevOps
11 47 (6.43%) Web Application Development
12 41 (5.61%) Web Development
13 38 (5.20%) Waterfall
14 37 (5.06%) E-Commerce
14 37 (5.06%) Mentoring
14 37 (5.06%) Test Automation
15 36 (4.92%) Kanban
16 35 (4.79%) User Stories
17 34 (4.65%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 118 (16.14%) JavaScript
2 96 (13.13%) Java
3 90 (12.31%) SQL
4 35 (4.79%) C#
5 34 (4.65%) PHP
6 25 (3.42%) Python
7 18 (2.46%) PL/SQL
8 15 (2.05%) Objective-C
9 14 (1.92%) PowerShell
10 13 (1.78%) C
10 13 (1.78%) R
11 12 (1.64%) Apple Swift
11 12 (1.64%) Ruby
12 11 (1.50%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.37%) C++
13 10 (1.37%) ES6
14 9 (1.23%) Scala
15 7 (0.96%) Apex Code
15 7 (0.96%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 56 (7.66%) Degree
2 24 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.78%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
5 9 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (1.09%) Master's Degree
6 8 (1.09%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.82%) PMP
8 5 (0.68%) CBAP
8 5 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.55%) ISEB
9 4 (0.55%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.41%) IIBA
10 3 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.41%) MCDST
10 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.27%) APMP
11 2 (0.27%) GISP
11 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (7.52%) QA
2 12 (1.64%) PMO
3 11 (1.50%) SLA
4 8 (1.09%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.55%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.55%) WCAG
6 2 (0.27%) CDISC
6 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 25 (3.42%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.19%) Docker
3 6 (0.82%) XenApp
4 4 (0.55%) vSphere
5 3 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.27%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.14%) vCloud
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (2.05%) SCCM
2 11 (1.50%) Puppet
2 11 (1.50%) Terraform
3 9 (1.23%) Kubernetes
4 7 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (0.68%) SCOM
5 5 (0.68%) vCenter Server
5 5 (0.68%) vRealize
6 4 (0.55%) Ansible
6 4 (0.55%) Consul
6 4 (0.55%) Nagios
7 3 (0.41%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.41%) Packer
8 2 (0.27%) Graphite
8 2 (0.27%) Mesos
9 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.14%) MOM
9 1 (0.14%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 54 (7.39%) Microsoft
2 44 (6.02%) Oracle
3 43 (5.88%) Adobe
4 19 (2.60%) Google
5 18 (2.46%) SAP
6 17 (2.33%) Apple
7 15 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (1.92%) VMware
9 12 (1.64%) Talend
10 10 (1.37%) Tableau
11 8 (1.09%) Apteco
12 7 (0.96%) HP
12 7 (0.96%) Symantec
13 6 (0.82%) Citrix
13 6 (0.82%) ESRI
13 6 (0.82%) hybris
13 6 (0.82%) IBM
14 5 (0.68%) Cisco
14 5 (0.68%) Reuters
15 4 (0.55%) NetApp
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £12.77 - £23.28 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
keytree
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £12.77 - £23.28 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Handle Recruitment Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Shropshire
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
101 Ways
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Canterbury
Bluetown Online LTD
Rate: £32958 - £38183 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter
Bluetown Online LTD
Rate: £25000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago