Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 329 376 321
Rank change year-on-year +47 -55 -5
Contract jobs citing Publishing 195 539 850
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.64% 0.82%
As % of the General category 1.47% 1.65% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 392 642
Median daily rate £425 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.49% +1.71%
10th Percentile £202 £250 £225
90th Percentile £581 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 12
Median hourly rate £24.30 £24.00 £29.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -18.16% +68.24%
10th Percentile £15.75 £7.00 £13.65
90th Percentile £35.00 £37.88 £102.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +4.17% +12.94% +32.81%

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 13,283 32,680 41,768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.72% 38.68% 40.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,529 20,950 27,085
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +0.95% +5.56%
10th Percentile £288 £290 £290
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -1.71% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 478 976 1,158
Median hourly rate £29.95 £21.99 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.18% +4.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £12.93 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £23.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.47% +7.50% -11.11%

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 24 October 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 24 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Publishing in the UK

Publishing
Top 16 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 24 October 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 +20 158 £425 -0.58% 101
UK excluding London +161 95 £425 - 58
London +3 80 £449 +2.57% 43
Work from Home -51 49 £425 +6.25% 22
South East +160 37 £431 -0.75% 6
Scotland +86 16 £325 -38.10% 1
Midlands +88 15 £400 +6.67% 4
North of England +83 15 £360 -10.00% 21
North East +29 9 £360 +2.86% 6
East Midlands +56 8 £400 +16.45% 1
West Midlands +60 7 £400 +6.67% 3
Wales +39 6 £488 +21.88%
East of England +81 5 £481 +22.22% 16
Yorkshire +75 4 £440 +3.53% 7
North West +59 2 £463 +8.82% 8
South West +77 1 - - 10

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 79 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (30.26%) Content Management
3 54 (27.69%) User Experience
4 35 (17.95%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 29 (14.87%) Public Sector
6 22 (11.28%) CMS
6 22 (11.28%) Microsoft
7 21 (10.77%) Social Media
8 20 (10.26%) Analytics
9 19 (9.74%) Finance
9 19 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (9.23%) Marketing
11 17 (8.72%) Migration
12 16 (8.21%) Service Design
13 15 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (7.69%) Windows
13 15 (7.69%) Google
14 14 (7.18%) JavaScript
14 14 (7.18%) Data Modelling
14 14 (7.18%) Workflow
14 14 (7.18%) AWS
14 14 (7.18%) Visualisation
15 13 (6.67%) Azure
15 13 (6.67%) Security Cleared
15 13 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (6.67%) Adobe
15 13 (6.67%) Degree
16 12 (6.15%) JIRA
16 12 (6.15%) Scrum
16 12 (6.15%) HTML

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 22 (11.28%) CMS
2 12 (6.15%) Moodle
3 6 (3.08%) WordPress
4 3 (1.54%) Apache Solr
4 3 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.03%) Alfresco
5 2 (1.03%) Confluence
5 2 (1.03%) Documentum
5 2 (1.03%) Drupal
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.51%) Apache
6 1 (0.51%) CoreMedia CMS
6 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.51%) FileNet
6 1 (0.51%) IIS
6 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.51%) OnBase
6 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (3.59%) Camtasia
4 3 (1.54%) Adobe Captivate
4 3 (1.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (1.03%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (1.03%) LibreOffice
5 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (1.03%) Sketch
5 2 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.54%) SAP MDM
2 2 (1.03%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.18%) AWS
2 13 (6.67%) Azure
3 7 (3.59%) Lucidchart
4 5 (2.56%) Office 365
5 4 (2.05%) Google Analytics
5 4 (2.05%) Power Platform
6 3 (1.54%) GCP
6 3 (1.54%) GitHub
6 3 (1.54%) Google Docs
7 2 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.03%) SaaS
7 2 (1.03%) Serverless
7 2 (1.03%) Slack
7 2 (1.03%) Smartsheet
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.51%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.51%) Cloudflare
8 1 (0.51%) npm
8 1 (0.51%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.51%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.54%) SAN
2 2 (1.03%) DHCP
2 2 (1.03%) DNS
2 2 (1.03%) HTTP
2 2 (1.03%) Internet
2 2 (1.03%) VPN
2 2 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.51%) DMZ
3 1 (0.51%) Firewall
3 1 (0.51%) Intranet
3 1 (0.51%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.51%) Network Security
3 1 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.51%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.56%) Tableau
3 4 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.05%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 4 (2.05%) Power BI
4 3 (1.54%) DataStage
4 3 (1.54%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.54%) Triplestore
5 2 (1.03%) Big Data
5 2 (1.03%) MySQL
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.51%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.51%) Essbase
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (6.15%) JIRA
2 4 (2.05%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.54%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.03%) MSI
4 2 (1.03%) Selenium
4 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.51%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.51%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.51%) Gatling
5 1 (0.51%) Grunt
5 1 (0.51%) gulp
5 1 (0.51%) JMeter
5 1 (0.51%) Postman
5 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.51%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.51%) webpack
General
1 29 (14.87%) Public Sector
2 19 (9.74%) Finance
3 18 (9.23%) Marketing
4 6 (3.08%) Aerospace
5 5 (2.56%) Legal
6 4 (2.05%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.03%) Automotive
7 2 (1.03%) Electronics
7 2 (1.03%) Games
7 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.03%) Retail
7 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.51%) Advertising
8 1 (0.51%) French Language
8 1 (0.51%) German Language
8 1 (0.51%) Law
8 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.51%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 67 (34.36%) Designer
2 46 (23.59%) Content Designer
3 17 (8.72%) Developer
4 14 (7.18%) Analyst
4 14 (7.18%) Architect
5 11 (5.64%) Digital Content Designer
5 11 (5.64%) Digital Designer
6 10 (5.13%) UX Designer
7 9 (4.62%) Data Analyst
7 9 (4.62%) Project Manager
8 7 (3.59%) Content Manager
8 7 (3.59%) Instructional Designer
9 6 (3.08%) Consultant
10 5 (2.56%) Service Manager
11 4 (2.05%) Applications Packager
11 4 (2.05%) Head of Digital
11 4 (2.05%) Interaction Designer
11 4 (2.05%) Senior Designer
11 4 (2.05%) Senior Manager
11 4 (2.05%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.15%) HTML
2 11 (5.64%) CSS
3 6 (3.08%) .NET
4 5 (2.56%) Django
5 4 (2.05%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.05%) Node.js
5 4 (2.05%) React
5 4 (2.05%) RESTful
5 4 (2.05%) Web Services
6 3 (1.54%) MDX
7 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.03%) HTML5
7 2 (1.03%) JSON
7 2 (1.03%) Vue.js
7 2 (1.03%) XML
8 1 (0.51%) Apache Camel
8 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.51%) CSS3
8 1 (0.51%) Laravel
8 1 (0.51%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 54 (27.69%) User Experience
2 21 (10.77%) Social Media
3 13 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.15%) Learning Management System
5 9 (4.62%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.08%) Taxonomies
7 4 (2.05%) Analytical Mindset
7 4 (2.05%) e-Learning
8 3 (1.54%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.54%) Video Editing
8 3 (1.54%) Wiki
9 2 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.03%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.51%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.51%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.51%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.69%) Windows
2 5 (2.56%) Windows 10
3 4 (2.05%) Android
3 4 (2.05%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.54%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.51%) Linux
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (30.26%) Content Management
3 35 (17.95%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 20 (10.26%) Analytics
5 19 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (8.72%) Migration
7 16 (8.21%) Service Design
8 15 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (7.18%) Data Modelling
9 14 (7.18%) Visualisation
9 14 (7.18%) Workflow
10 12 (6.15%) Scrum
11 11 (5.64%) Decision-Making
11 11 (5.64%) ITIL
12 10 (5.13%) ETL
12 10 (5.13%) Project Delivery
13 9 (4.62%) Collaborative Working
13 9 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (4.62%) Digital Marketing
14 8 (4.10%) Instructional Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.18%) JavaScript
2 10 (5.13%) SQL
3 7 (3.59%) C#
3 7 (3.59%) Java
4 6 (3.08%) Python
5 5 (2.56%) R
6 3 (1.54%) Go
6 3 (1.54%) PHP
6 3 (1.54%) SPARQL
7 2 (1.03%) SHACL
8 1 (0.51%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.51%) ES6
8 1 (0.51%) Groovy
8 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.51%) Scala
8 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (6.67%) Degree
1 13 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.62%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.56%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.51%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) PMP
6 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.05%) QA
2 3 (1.54%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.51%) GDPR
3 1 (0.51%) HL7
3 1 (0.51%) NIST
3 1 (0.51%) PMO
3 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (2.56%) XenApp
4 2 (1.03%) Docker
4 2 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.03%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.51%) UAG
5 1 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (3.59%) SCCM
2 3 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.03%) Ansible
3 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.03%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.03%) SCOM
3 2 (1.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (11.28%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.69%) Google
3 13 (6.67%) Adobe
4 12 (6.15%) Blackboard
5 8 (4.10%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (3.59%) SAP
6 7 (3.59%) VMware
7 6 (3.08%) Citrix
7 6 (3.08%) ServiceNow
8 5 (2.56%) Oracle
9 3 (1.54%) Informatica
9 3 (1.54%) NetApp
10 2 (1.03%) Apple
10 2 (1.03%) Dell
10 2 (1.03%) Hitachi
10 2 (1.03%) HP
10 2 (1.03%) IBM
10 2 (1.03%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 2 (1.03%) Samsung
10 2 (1.03%) Software AG