Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 360 309 312
Rank change year-on-year -51 +3 -40
Contract jobs citing Publishing 552 859 823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.83% 0.82%
As % of the General category 1.68% 2.06% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 646 593
UK median daily rate £425 £448 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.03% +1.70% +2.33%
10th Percentile £258 £248 £258
90th Percentile £588 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 19
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £29.33 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.45% +68.24% -10.43%
10th Percentile £7.00 £13.65 £10.75
90th Percentile £43.86 £102.80 £30.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £21.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year +60.00% +32.81% -11.11%

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 32,783 41,751 43,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.71% 40.36% 43.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,000 27,048 29,102
UK median daily rate £478 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £290 £290 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.92% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 983 1,154 1,089
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -6.67% +9.42%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £22.65
% change year-on-year +8.80% -11.68% +10.46%

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019. 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 -53 522 £430 -4.44% 211
London -1 332 £438 -7.89% 80
UK excluding London -71 208 £425 +6.25% 134
South East -40 65 £450 +5.26% 23
North of England 0 55 £400 -2.47% 60
South West +7 35 £450 +19.35% 11
North West +25 25 £425 +17.24% 28
Midlands +32 18 £375 - 16
West Midlands +24 16 £375 +4.17% 11
North East +13 16 £350 -5.08% 8
East of England -1 15 £400 +81.82% 21
Yorkshire -1 14 £400 -8.57% 24
Scotland +24 11 £525 +144.19% 1
Wales +13 9 £400 -2.14% 1
East Midlands +18 2 £344 -19.18% 5

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 155 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (19.02%) Finance
3 80 (14.49%) JavaScript
3 80 (14.49%) Microsoft
4 77 (13.95%) SQL
5 71 (12.86%) HTML
6 70 (12.68%) User Experience
7 65 (11.78%) DevOps
8 64 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
9 58 (10.51%) Windows
9 58 (10.51%) Python
9 58 (10.51%) Degree
10 57 (10.33%) Analytics
11 53 (9.60%) Marketing
12 52 (9.42%) Azure
13 51 (9.24%) Java
14 49 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
15 48 (8.70%) AWS
16 46 (8.33%) SQL Server
16 46 (8.33%) Google
17 44 (7.97%) TDD
18 43 (7.79%) Content Management
18 43 (7.79%) .NET
19 40 (7.25%) RESTful
20 39 (7.07%) CSS
20 39 (7.07%) Linux
20 39 (7.07%) VMware
21 38 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
21 38 (6.88%) GitHub
22 37 (6.70%) Oracle

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 36 (6.52%) CMS
2 23 (4.17%) Apache
2 23 (4.17%) IIS
3 20 (3.62%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (2.36%) Jupyter
5 13 (2.36%) WordPress
6 12 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.99%) nginx
8 10 (1.81%) Apache Spark
9 9 (1.63%) MS Exchange
10 7 (1.27%) ArcGIS
11 6 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.91%) Confluence
13 4 (0.72%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.54%) Drupal
14 3 (0.54%) Jetty
14 3 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.72%) Photoshop
4 13 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (2.36%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.99%) InDesign
6 7 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.54%) Stata
9 2 (0.36%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.36%) Sketch
9 2 (0.36%) SPSS
10 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.18%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.18%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 4 (0.72%) Distributed Ledger
1 4 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.72%) R3 Corda
2 3 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 52 (9.42%) Azure
2 48 (8.70%) AWS
3 38 (6.88%) GitHub
4 33 (5.98%) Power Platform
5 27 (4.89%) Office 365
6 17 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (3.08%) Smartsheet
7 14 (2.54%) Google Analytics
8 11 (1.99%) OpenShift
8 11 (1.99%) SaaS
9 10 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (1.81%) GCP
10 8 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (1.45%) Serverless
11 7 (1.27%) Amazon S3
12 6 (1.09%) Amazon ECS
12 6 (1.09%) Google Sheets
12 6 (1.09%) Route 53
13 5 (0.91%) Amazon Kinesis
13 5 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.44%) SAN
2 17 (3.08%) LAN
3 15 (2.72%) Firewall
4 14 (2.54%) NAS
5 12 (2.17%) VPN
5 12 (2.17%) WAN
6 8 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (1.27%) SMTP
8 5 (0.91%) DNS
8 5 (0.91%) PBX
8 5 (0.91%) VLAN
9 4 (0.72%) BGP
9 4 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (0.72%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.72%) OSPF
9 4 (0.72%) Skype
9 4 (0.72%) Structured Cabling
9 4 (0.72%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.98%) Power BI
3 17 (3.08%) MySQL
4 16 (2.90%) NoSQL
5 15 (2.72%) Relational Database
5 15 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.81%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.81%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.45%) Apache Hive
7 8 (1.45%) Data Mining
7 8 (1.45%) DB2
7 8 (1.45%) GIS
8 7 (1.27%) Big Data
8 7 (1.27%) HBase
8 7 (1.27%) Neo4j
8 7 (1.27%) Presto
8 7 (1.27%) Spark SQL
8 7 (1.27%) Sqoop
9 6 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (5.07%) Jenkins
2 26 (4.71%) Git (software)
3 25 (4.53%) JIRA
4 11 (1.99%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.63%) MSTest
6 6 (1.09%) NUnit
6 6 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.91%) Jasmine
7 5 (0.91%) Karma Test Runner
7 5 (0.91%) Maven
7 5 (0.91%) Subversion
7 5 (0.91%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.91%) webpack
8 4 (0.72%) JUnit
8 4 (0.72%) Protractor
8 4 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.54%) CircleCI
9 3 (0.54%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.54%) MSI
9 3 (0.54%) Xcode
General
1 105 (19.02%) Finance
2 53 (9.60%) Marketing
3 32 (5.80%) Public Sector
4 31 (5.62%) Banking
5 23 (4.17%) Legal
6 16 (2.90%) Advertising
7 14 (2.54%) Back Office
8 13 (2.36%) Telecoms
9 12 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (1.81%) Law
11 9 (1.63%) Manufacturing
12 8 (1.45%) Local Government
12 8 (1.45%) Retail
13 6 (1.09%) Electronics
14 5 (0.91%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.91%) Front Office
14 5 (0.91%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.72%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.54%) Billing
16 3 (0.54%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 132 (23.91%) Developer
2 67 (12.14%) Analyst
3 65 (11.78%) Designer
4 45 (8.15%) Content Designer
5 29 (5.25%) Project Manager
6 21 (3.80%) Architect
6 21 (3.80%) DevOps Engineer
7 17 (3.08%) Consultant
8 15 (2.72%) Java Developer
9 14 (2.54%) Business Analyst
10 13 (2.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 12 (2.17%) Coordinator
11 12 (2.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 11 (1.99%) AWS Developer
12 11 (1.99%) Senior Developer
12 11 (1.99%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (1.63%) .NET Developer
13 9 (1.63%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 9 (1.63%) Full Stack Developer
13 9 (1.63%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (12.86%) HTML
2 43 (7.79%) .NET
3 40 (7.25%) RESTful
4 39 (7.07%) CSS
5 35 (6.34%) Web Services
6 30 (5.43%) AngularJS
7 27 (4.89%) React
7 27 (4.89%) REST
8 26 (4.71%) XML
9 21 (3.80%) Node.js
10 20 (3.62%) HTML5
10 20 (3.62%) Swagger
11 15 (2.72%) JSON
12 14 (2.54%) Sass
13 13 (2.36%) TensorFlow
14 11 (1.99%) Kafka
15 10 (1.81%) jQuery
15 10 (1.81%) YAML
16 8 (1.45%) ASP.NET
16 8 (1.45%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 70 (12.68%) User Experience
2 64 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.35%) Social Media
4 23 (4.17%) Replication
5 22 (3.99%) Blog
6 17 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
8 13 (2.36%) Management Information System
9 12 (2.17%) Clustering
9 12 (2.17%) Data Centre
10 11 (1.99%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.27%) Graphic Design
11 7 (1.27%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.09%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.09%) Life Science
13 5 (0.91%) Analytical Mindset
13 5 (0.91%) Chromecast
13 5 (0.91%) Digital Media
14 4 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 58 (10.51%) Windows
2 39 (7.07%) Linux
3 23 (4.17%) Windows 10
4 17 (3.08%) Windows Server
4 17 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (2.54%) Apple iOS
7 12 (2.17%) Android
8 11 (1.99%) Unix
9 10 (1.81%) Solaris
9 10 (1.81%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.27%) HPUX
12 5 (0.91%) VMS
13 4 (0.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.54%) CentOS
14 3 (0.54%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.54%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (11.78%) DevOps
3 57 (10.33%) Analytics
4 49 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
5 44 (7.97%) TDD
6 43 (7.79%) Content Management
7 38 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (6.52%) Data Modelling
9 34 (6.16%) Scrum
10 32 (5.80%) ETL
10 32 (5.80%) Problem-Solving
10 32 (5.80%) Visualisation
11 30 (5.43%) Data Management
11 30 (5.43%) Migration
11 30 (5.43%) SEO
12 28 (5.07%) Change Management
12 28 (5.07%) Project Management
12 28 (5.07%) Software Engineering
13 27 (4.89%) Computer Science
13 27 (4.89%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 80 (14.49%) JavaScript
2 77 (13.95%) SQL
3 58 (10.51%) Python
4 51 (9.24%) Java
5 34 (6.16%) PowerShell
6 32 (5.80%) C#
7 19 (3.44%) Perl
8 17 (3.08%) PHP
9 10 (1.81%) Scala
10 9 (1.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 9 (1.63%) VBA
11 8 (1.45%) Kotlin
12 7 (1.27%) R
13 6 (1.09%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.09%) ES6
14 5 (0.91%) C
15 4 (0.72%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.72%) VBScript
16 3 (0.54%) Ruby
16 3 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (10.51%) Degree
2 28 (5.07%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.36%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.81%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.63%) PMP
6 8 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.27%) CCNA
7 7 (1.27%) DBS Check
8 6 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (0.91%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.54%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.54%) ISEB
10 3 (0.54%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.36%) HND
11 2 (0.36%) ISACA
11 2 (0.36%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.36%) PhD
11 2 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.99%) PMO
2 16 (2.90%) QA
3 8 (1.45%) GDPR
4 5 (0.91%) SLA
5 2 (0.36%) COBIT
5 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) MISRA
6 1 (0.18%) MISRA C
System Software
1 27 (4.89%) Active Directory
1 27 (4.89%) Docker
2 21 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.54%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (1.99%) Gluster
5 11 (1.99%) GlusterFS
5 11 (1.99%) LXC
5 11 (1.99%) NFS
6 10 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.63%) XenApp
8 7 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (1.27%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.54%) Firmware
10 3 (0.54%) vSphere
11 2 (0.36%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.36%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (6.16%) Ansible
2 20 (3.62%) Kubernetes
3 17 (3.08%) Puppet
4 16 (2.90%) Terraform
5 15 (2.72%) SCCM
6 12 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (1.27%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.72%) Nagios
10 3 (0.54%) Matomo
10 3 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.54%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.36%) Grafana
11 2 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.36%) Stealthwatch
11 2 (0.36%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.18%) Netcool
12 1 (0.18%) Netcool/OMNIbus
12 1 (0.18%) OpenView
Vendors
1 80 (14.49%) Microsoft
2 46 (8.33%) Google
3 39 (7.07%) VMware
4 37 (6.70%) Oracle
5 29 (5.25%) Citrix
6 22 (3.99%) Adobe
6 22 (3.99%) Cisco
7 19 (3.44%) SAP
8 17 (3.08%) Red Hat
9 16 (2.90%) HP
9 16 (2.90%) IBM
9 16 (2.90%) Tableau
10 15 (2.72%) EMC
11 12 (2.17%) Apple
12 11 (1.99%) McAfee
13 7 (1.27%) 3PAR
13 7 (1.27%) ESRI
13 7 (1.27%) MuleSoft
13 7 (1.27%) Nimble Storage
13 7 (1.27%) Twitter