Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 336 313 278
Rank change year-on-year -23 -35 +12
Contract jobs citing Publishing 793 785 1,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.82% 0.95%
As % of the General category 2.09% 2.06% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 584 755
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £240 £260 £228
90th Percentile £613 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -2.50% -5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 26
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -25.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £14.10 £10.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £36.40 £20.46 £26.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -9.09% -45.00%

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 37,873 38,174 40,202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.09% 39.83% 37.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,632 25,084 26,715
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 849 844 963
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% +4.03%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.75 £11.12
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.76 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -8.26% +9.00% -8.00%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -8 749 £450 +5.88% 170
London +9 435 £486 +10.51% 78
UK excluding London -43 348 £390 -2.50% 97
South East -62 157 £425 -5.56% 40
North of England +4 70 £400 +29.03% 22
Midlands -28 41 £360 -4.00% 9
East of England -3 30 £208 -44.67% 16
Yorkshire -11 30 £430 +20.30% 6
West Midlands -47 23 £359 -4.40% 7
North West -1 21 £404 +7.67% 11
North East +3 19 £340 +13.33% 5
East Midlands -1 18 £381 +5.17% 2
Wales -4 17 £400 +73.91% 3
Scotland -51 17 £215 -54.74% 2
South West -3 16 £375 -16.67% 5

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 302 (38.08%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (14.75%) User Experience
3 104 (13.11%) Finance
4 96 (12.11%) Marketing
5 95 (11.98%) HTML
6 93 (11.73%) Java
7 92 (11.60%) Microsoft
7 92 (11.60%) CMS
7 92 (11.60%) Scrum
8 85 (10.72%) Migration
8 85 (10.72%) Windows
9 84 (10.59%) SQL
10 82 (10.34%) Content Management
11 74 (9.33%) JavaScript
12 71 (8.95%) TDD
13 66 (8.32%) CSS
14 65 (8.20%) Analytics
15 63 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
16 62 (7.82%) Linux
17 61 (7.69%) Active Directory
17 61 (7.69%) DevOps
18 59 (7.44%) SQL Server
19 57 (7.19%) Web Services
20 55 (6.94%) Social Media
21 54 (6.81%) Project Management
22 53 (6.68%) Stakeholder Management
23 52 (6.56%) Legal
23 52 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
24 51 (6.43%) OO
24 51 (6.43%) 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 92 (11.60%) CMS
2 41 (5.17%) SharePoint
3 26 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (2.14%) WordPress
5 14 (1.77%) Apache Spark
6 12 (1.51%) Drupal
7 11 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 11 (1.39%) Apache
8 9 (1.13%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.88%) Orchard CMS
10 6 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.76%) Marvel
11 5 (0.63%) Confluence
11 5 (0.63%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.50%) IIS
12 4 (0.50%) JBoss
12 4 (0.50%) WildFly
Applications
1 52 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.14%) Photoshop
4 16 (2.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 14 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (1.51%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (1.39%) InDesign
8 9 (1.13%) InVision
9 7 (0.88%) Acrobat
9 7 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
10 5 (0.63%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.25%) SPSS
11 2 (0.25%) UserZoom
12 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.13%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 9 (1.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 7 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.50%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.25%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.25%) Global One
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.13%) Data Workbench
6 1 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 1 (0.13%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 51 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (3.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.28%) Office 365
3 26 (3.28%) SaaS
4 17 (2.14%) G Suite
5 16 (2.02%) GitHub
6 13 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (1.26%) Serverless
8 9 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (1.01%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.63%) Fastly
11 5 (0.63%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.50%) Datadog
12 4 (0.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.14%) Internet
1 17 (2.14%) Intranet
2 10 (1.26%) Firewall
3 8 (1.01%) DNS
3 8 (1.01%) VPN
4 7 (0.88%) Network Security
5 4 (0.50%) DHCP
5 4 (0.50%) SAN
5 4 (0.50%) SMS
6 3 (0.38%) FTP
6 3 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (0.38%) VoIP
6 3 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.25%) BGP
7 2 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.25%) LAN
7 2 (0.25%) NAS
7 2 (0.25%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.25%) WAN
8 1 (0.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.91%) Relational Database
3 24 (3.03%) MySQL
4 23 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (2.77%) Big Data
6 19 (2.40%) NoSQL
7 15 (1.89%) Hadoop
7 15 (1.89%) Power BI
8 13 (1.64%) Apache Hive
9 10 (1.26%) HBase
10 9 (1.13%) Presto
11 8 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (1.01%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.88%) Spark SQL
12 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (0.88%) Sqoop
13 6 (0.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 44 (5.55%) Git (software)
2 33 (4.16%) Jenkins
3 31 (3.91%) JIRA
4 16 (2.02%) Xcode
5 14 (1.77%) MSI
6 13 (1.64%) AdminStudio
6 13 (1.64%) Visual Studio
7 10 (1.26%) Cucumber
7 10 (1.26%) Subversion
8 7 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.76%) Maven
9 6 (0.76%) Mercurial
9 6 (0.76%) Selenium
9 6 (0.76%) webpack
10 5 (0.63%) Axure RP
10 5 (0.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 5 (0.63%) CircleCI
10 5 (0.63%) GitLab
10 5 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.63%) TeamCity
General
1 104 (13.11%) Finance
2 96 (12.11%) Marketing
3 52 (6.56%) Legal
4 25 (3.15%) Retail
5 23 (2.90%) Banking
6 22 (2.77%) Advertising
7 16 (2.02%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.51%) Back Office
9 8 (1.01%) General Ledger
10 7 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.88%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.76%) Games
11 6 (0.76%) Online Betting
12 4 (0.50%) Automotive
12 4 (0.50%) Billing
13 3 (0.38%) Electronics
13 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.38%) Law
14 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 148 (18.66%) Designer
2 135 (17.02%) Developer
3 103 (12.99%) Analyst
4 99 (12.48%) Content Designer
5 48 (6.05%) Architect
6 41 (5.17%) Business Analyst
7 28 (3.53%) Project Manager
8 24 (3.03%) Consultant
9 23 (2.90%) Java Developer
10 21 (2.65%) DevOps Engineer
10 21 (2.65%) UX Designer
11 19 (2.40%) Data Analyst
12 18 (2.27%) iOS Developer
13 16 (2.02%) JavaScript Developer
14 15 (1.89%) Digital Designer
14 15 (1.89%) Web Content Designer
14 15 (1.89%) Web Designer
15 14 (1.77%) Agile Business Analyst
15 14 (1.77%) Applications Packager
15 14 (1.77%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (11.98%) HTML
2 66 (8.32%) CSS
3 57 (7.19%) Web Services
4 38 (4.79%) Node.js
5 37 (4.67%) RESTful
6 33 (4.16%) HTML5
7 25 (3.15%) .NET
8 22 (2.77%) CSS3
8 22 (2.77%) Kafka
9 20 (2.52%) REST
10 19 (2.40%) React
10 19 (2.40%) Sass
11 18 (2.27%) XML
12 17 (2.14%) AngularJS
12 17 (2.14%) Cocoa
13 16 (2.02%) Redux
13 16 (2.02%) SOAP
14 14 (1.77%) .NET Framework
14 14 (1.77%) Django
14 14 (1.77%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 117 (14.75%) User Experience
2 55 (6.94%) Social Media
3 44 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (3.40%) Computer Science
5 26 (3.28%) Graphic Design
6 24 (3.03%) Virtual Team
7 21 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.65%) Mobile App
8 18 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (2.02%) NHS
9 16 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (1.89%) iPad
10 15 (1.89%) iPhone
10 15 (1.89%) Reference Data
11 8 (1.01%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.88%) Data Centre
12 7 (0.88%) Digital Media
13 6 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
14 5 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 85 (10.72%) Windows
2 62 (7.82%) Linux
3 28 (3.53%) Apple iOS
4 25 (3.15%) Unix
4 25 (3.15%) Windows 10
4 25 (3.15%) Windows 7
5 17 (2.14%) Windows Server
6 15 (1.89%) Android
6 15 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.88%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.38%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.38%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.13%) CentOS
12 1 (0.13%) Debian
12 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (38.08%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (11.60%) Scrum
3 85 (10.72%) Migration
4 82 (10.34%) Content Management
5 71 (8.95%) TDD
6 65 (8.20%) Analytics
7 63 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
8 61 (7.69%) DevOps
9 54 (6.81%) Project Management
10 53 (6.68%) Stakeholder Management
11 51 (6.43%) OO
12 44 (5.55%) Data Modelling
12 44 (5.55%) Kanban
13 43 (5.42%) Digital Marketing
13 43 (5.42%) Web Application Development
14 38 (4.79%) Business Intelligence
15 36 (4.54%) E-Commerce
15 36 (4.54%) Visualisation
16 35 (4.41%) BDD
16 35 (4.41%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 93 (11.73%) Java
2 84 (10.59%) SQL
3 74 (9.33%) JavaScript
4 41 (5.17%) PowerShell
5 39 (4.92%) Python
6 24 (3.03%) C#
7 20 (2.52%) Java 8
7 20 (2.52%) Scala
8 19 (2.40%) Objective-C
8 19 (2.40%) VBScript
9 17 (2.14%) Apple Swift
10 15 (1.89%) ES6
10 15 (1.89%) PHP
11 11 (1.39%) C++
12 9 (1.13%) Kotlin
12 9 (1.13%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.13%) Ruby
13 8 (1.01%) Groovy
14 7 (0.88%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 51 (6.43%) Degree
2 29 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.01%) CISSP
6 7 (0.88%) CCNA
6 7 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (0.88%) CISM
7 6 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.50%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.50%) PMP
9 3 (0.38%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.38%) MCP
9 3 (0.38%) PhD
9 3 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.25%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.79%) QA
2 26 (3.28%) GDPR
3 19 (2.40%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.26%) HL7
4 10 (1.26%) SLA
5 6 (0.76%) PMO
6 3 (0.38%) GCP
7 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 61 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.66%) Docker
3 22 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.77%) XenDesktop
4 14 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
4 14 (1.77%) XenApp
5 11 (1.39%) Varnish
5 11 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
7 7 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.88%) vSphere
8 3 (0.38%) etcd
9 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.25%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.13%) Firmware
10 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 30 (3.78%) SCCM
2 28 (3.53%) Ansible
2 28 (3.53%) Kubernetes
3 24 (3.03%) Puppet
4 22 (2.77%) Terraform
5 15 (1.89%) Kibana
6 11 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.26%) Hadoop YARN
8 8 (1.01%) logstash
9 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (0.88%) SCOM
9 7 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.50%) Nagios
11 4 (0.50%) vRealize
11 4 (0.50%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 3 (0.38%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.38%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.38%) Prometheus
13 2 (0.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 92 (11.60%) Microsoft
2 47 (5.93%) Adobe
2 47 (5.93%) Google
3 45 (5.67%) Oracle
4 33 (4.16%) Salesforce.com
5 29 (3.66%) VMware
6 27 (3.40%) Citrix
7 17 (2.14%) SAP
8 15 (1.89%) Facebook
8 15 (1.89%) Red Hat
9 14 (1.77%) HP
9 14 (1.77%) Twitter
10 10 (1.26%) IBM
11 9 (1.13%) Apple
11 9 (1.13%) Samsung
11 9 (1.13%) ServiceNow
11 9 (1.13%) Tableau
12 7 (0.88%) Capita
13 6 (0.76%) SOTI
13 6 (0.76%) Zend