Period
to 14 June 2021

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 June 2021 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 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 385 348 401
Rank change year-on-year -37 +53 -46
Contract jobs citing Publishing 358 293 532
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.67% 0.59%
As % of the General category 1.10% 1.31% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 189 386
10th Percentile £263 £229 £271
25th Percentile £350 £360 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £440 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% -2.86%
75th Percentile £538 £563 £510
90th Percentile £600 £738 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £413 £410
% change year-on-year -13.03% +0.61% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 24
10th Percentile £14.30 £16.00 £20.56
25th Percentile £15.48 £19.88 £23.31
Median hourly rate £19.00 £24.30 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year -21.81% -42.82% +143.83%
75th Percentile £27.63 £50.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £36.75 " £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £23.40 £42.50
% change year-on-year -34.51% -44.94% +143.83%

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 32,489 22,335 47,685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 52.86% 51.41% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,707 14,539 30,977
10th Percentile £300 £263 £280
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £688 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £438 £427
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.40% +1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,152 883 1,401
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.38 £10.75
25th Percentile £14.02 £15.00 £13.53
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year +5.25% +6.67% +5.34%
75th Percentile £42.84 £40.23 £38.75
90th Percentile £56.34 £53.60 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.93%

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 14 June 2021.

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 14 June 2021.

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 14 June 2021. 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 -35 283 £450 - 80
London -49 191 £450 -10.00% 46
Work from Home -167 122 £450 +5.88% 16
UK excluding London -9 105 £359 -13.03% 38
South East +1 33 £413 -2.94% 10
Scotland -13 30 £283 -29.38% 2
North of England -11 15 £350 -13.58% 9
South West +8 9 £444 +4.41% 6
North West +5 9 £335 +18.86% 4
Midlands -10 8 £238 -45.71% 5
West Midlands -12 8 £238 -44.12% 5
Wales +13 7 £511 +0.25% 2
North East +10 3 £513 +42.36%
East of England 0 3 - - 4
Yorkshire -12 3 £575 +39.39% 5

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, 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.

1 145 (40.50%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (23.18%) Social Skills
3 81 (22.63%) User Experience
4 56 (15.64%) Public Sector
5 50 (13.97%) Marketing
6 47 (13.13%) Finance
7 44 (12.29%) Analytics
8 43 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
9 42 (11.73%) JavaScript
10 41 (11.45%) Social Media
11 40 (11.17%) Content Management
12 39 (10.89%) Azure
13 37 (10.34%) CMS
13 37 (10.34%) DevOps
14 36 (10.06%) HTML
14 36 (10.06%) SQL
15 35 (9.78%) Microsoft
15 35 (9.78%) Degree
16 34 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
17 33 (9.22%) Python
18 32 (8.94%) Adobe
19 31 (8.66%) Business Intelligence
19 31 (8.66%) Scrum
20 30 (8.38%) React
21 29 (8.10%) Problem-Solving
21 29 (8.10%) CSS
21 29 (8.10%) JIRA
22 27 (7.54%) Java
22 27 (7.54%) Project Management
23 26 (7.26%) 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 37 (10.34%) CMS
2 19 (5.31%) Confluence
3 12 (3.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 9 (2.51%) WordPress
5 8 (2.23%) Headless CMS
5 8 (2.23%) Moodle
6 7 (1.96%) Apache
6 7 (1.96%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.68%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.84%) IIS
8 3 (0.84%) nginx
8 3 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.84%) SugarCRM
9 2 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.56%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.28%) Drupal
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (5.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 19 (5.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (3.35%) Sketch
4 11 (3.07%) Figma
5 10 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
6 9 (2.51%) Camtasia
6 9 (2.51%) Photoshop
7 7 (1.96%) InVision
8 6 (1.68%) InDesign
9 5 (1.40%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.84%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.56%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.56%) FrameMaker
11 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.28%) CorelDRAW
12 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
12 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.12%) Magento
2 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.56%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.89%) Azure
2 23 (6.42%) SaaS
3 22 (6.15%) AWS
4 17 (4.75%) npm
5 12 (3.35%) Microsoft 365
5 12 (3.35%) Serverless
6 11 (3.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (3.07%) GitHub
7 10 (2.79%) Power Platform
8 8 (2.23%) Lucidchart
9 7 (1.96%) Adobe Analytics
9 7 (1.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 6 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (1.40%) GCP
11 5 (1.40%) Google Analytics
12 4 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (1.12%) OpenShift
12 4 (1.12%) Snowflake
13 3 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.84%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.63%) Wi-Fi
2 11 (3.07%) VPN
3 8 (2.23%) Intranet
4 5 (1.40%) HTTP
5 4 (1.12%) Internet
6 2 (0.56%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.56%) Firewall
6 2 (0.56%) NFC
6 2 (0.56%) SAN
7 1 (0.28%) Broadband
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (0.28%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.28%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.28%) NAS
7 1 (0.28%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.28%) VLAN
7 1 (0.28%) VSAN
7 1 (0.28%) WAN
7 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.35%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.79%) Power BI
3 10 (2.79%) Tableau
4 7 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.68%) MS Access
6 5 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.12%) Data Lake
7 4 (1.12%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.12%) Star Schema
7 4 (1.12%) Tableau Desktop
8 3 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (0.84%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.84%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.84%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.84%) MySQL
9 2 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (8.10%) JIRA
2 16 (4.47%) Jenkins
3 13 (3.63%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.23%) Jasmine
5 7 (1.96%) Maven
5 7 (1.96%) Mocha
5 7 (1.96%) Selenium
6 5 (1.40%) IntelliJ
7 4 (1.12%) Cypress.io
7 4 (1.12%) MSTest
7 4 (1.12%) Subversion
7 4 (1.12%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.12%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.84%) CircleCI
8 3 (0.84%) ERwin
8 3 (0.84%) Gatling
8 3 (0.84%) GitLab
8 3 (0.84%) Gradle
8 3 (0.84%) JMeter
8 3 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 83 (23.18%) Social Skills
2 56 (15.64%) Public Sector
3 50 (13.97%) Marketing
4 47 (13.13%) Finance
5 43 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (4.19%) Telecoms
7 14 (3.91%) Manufacturing
8 12 (3.35%) Electronics
8 12 (3.35%) Presentation Skills
9 10 (2.79%) Banking
10 6 (1.68%) Influencing Skills
11 5 (1.40%) Advertising
11 5 (1.40%) Legal
12 4 (1.12%) Documentation Skills
12 4 (1.12%) Financial Institution
12 4 (1.12%) Law
12 4 (1.12%) Local Government
12 4 (1.12%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (1.12%) Retail
13 3 (0.84%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 86 (24.02%) Designer
2 69 (19.27%) Developer
3 49 (13.69%) Analyst
4 47 (13.13%) Content Designer
5 27 (7.54%) Architect
6 23 (6.42%) Business Analyst
7 17 (4.75%) Consultant
7 17 (4.75%) Senior Designer
7 17 (4.75%) UX Designer
8 12 (3.35%) Senior Content Designer
9 11 (3.07%) JavaScript Developer
9 11 (3.07%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
9 11 (3.07%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
10 10 (2.79%) Data Analyst
10 10 (2.79%) React Developer
11 9 (2.51%) Full Stack Developer
11 9 (2.51%) Java Developer
11 9 (2.51%) Project Manager
11 9 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (2.51%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.06%) HTML
2 30 (8.38%) React
3 29 (8.10%) CSS
4 26 (7.26%) AngularJS
4 26 (7.26%) Node.js
5 16 (4.47%) RESTful
6 14 (3.91%) GraphQL
7 13 (3.63%) .NET
8 11 (3.07%) Jest
8 11 (3.07%) Spring
9 9 (2.51%) JSON
9 9 (2.51%) Spring Boot
10 8 (2.23%) Express
10 8 (2.23%) HTML5
10 8 (2.23%) Sass
11 7 (1.96%) XML
12 6 (1.68%) CSS3
12 6 (1.68%) React Native
12 6 (1.68%) REST
13 5 (1.40%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 81 (22.63%) User Experience
2 41 (11.45%) Social Media
3 17 (4.75%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.79%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.51%) Animation
5 9 (2.51%) Learning Management System
6 6 (1.68%) Blog
6 6 (1.68%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.40%) Graphic Design
7 5 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.40%) NHS
7 5 (1.40%) Replication
8 4 (1.12%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (1.12%) Online Banking
8 4 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.84%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.84%) Digital Signage
9 3 (0.84%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.42%) Apple iOS
2 18 (5.03%) Windows
3 17 (4.75%) Android
4 11 (3.07%) Linux
4 11 (3.07%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.84%) Unix
5 3 (0.84%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.56%) CentOS
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (40.50%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (12.29%) Analytics
3 40 (11.17%) Content Management
4 37 (10.34%) DevOps
5 34 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 31 (8.66%) Business Intelligence
6 31 (8.66%) Scrum
7 29 (8.10%) Problem-Solving
8 27 (7.54%) Project Management
9 25 (6.98%) Mentoring
10 24 (6.70%) Content Strategy
10 24 (6.70%) TDD
10 24 (6.70%) Workflow
11 23 (6.42%) Test Automation
12 21 (5.87%) Migration
13 20 (5.59%) Project Delivery
13 20 (5.59%) Requirements Gathering
14 19 (5.31%) Business Analysis
14 19 (5.31%) Data Modelling
14 19 (5.31%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 42 (11.73%) JavaScript
2 36 (10.06%) SQL
3 33 (9.22%) Python
4 27 (7.54%) Java
5 22 (6.15%) TypeScript
6 15 (4.19%) ES6
7 11 (3.07%) C#
8 10 (2.79%) PowerShell
9 9 (2.51%) Apple Swift
10 8 (2.23%) Objective-C
10 8 (2.23%) Scala
11 7 (1.96%) C++
12 5 (1.40%) C
12 5 (1.40%) Kotlin
12 5 (1.40%) R
13 4 (1.12%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.84%) Perl
14 3 (0.84%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.84%) VB
14 3 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (9.78%) Degree
2 17 (4.75%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.23%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (2.23%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.96%) PMP
5 3 (0.84%) DBS Check
5 3 (0.84%) ISEB
5 3 (0.84%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.84%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.28%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.87%) QA
2 17 (4.75%) Accessibility
3 7 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.96%) PMO
4 6 (1.68%) GDPR
5 4 (1.12%) WCAG
6 2 (0.56%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.28%) Good Clinical Practice
7 1 (0.28%) GxP
System Software
1 14 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.07%) Docker
3 6 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.12%) NFS
5 3 (0.84%) Gluster
5 3 (0.84%) GlusterFS
5 3 (0.84%) LXC
6 2 (0.56%) HDFS
6 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.56%) vCloud
6 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.56%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.28%) Ceph
7 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (3.35%) Kubernetes
1 12 (3.35%) Single Sign-On
2 11 (3.07%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 11 (3.07%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (2.51%) Terraform
4 6 (1.68%) Ansible
5 3 (0.84%) Kibana
6 2 (0.56%) logstash
6 2 (0.56%) Puppet
6 2 (0.56%) SCCM
7 1 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 35 (9.78%) Microsoft
2 32 (8.94%) Adobe
3 20 (5.59%) SAP
4 14 (3.91%) Oracle
5 12 (3.35%) Google
6 11 (3.07%) Samsung
7 10 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (2.23%) Blackboard
8 8 (2.23%) VMware
9 7 (1.96%) Databricks
10 6 (1.68%) Citrix
11 4 (1.12%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.84%) Apple
12 3 (0.84%) New Relic
12 3 (0.84%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.84%) UiPath
12 3 (0.84%) YouTube
13 2 (0.56%) MicroStrategy
13 2 (0.56%) Optimizely
13 2 (0.56%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud