Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 298 258 288
Rank change year-on-year -40 +30 -68
Contract jobs citing Publishing 822 1038 964
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.97% 0.85%
As % of the General category 2.09% 2.70% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 750 681
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £253 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 19
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £19.92 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -11.47% +25.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.00 £18.40
90th Percentile £30.23 £29.28 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year -15.79% -28.97% +52.86%

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 39291 38381 45176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.54% 36.03% 39.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 26002 25538 28863
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 875 969 1201
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £24.41 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +2.78% +7.95%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.30 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +11.00% -3.85% +8.33%

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 18 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Publishing over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 -37 776 £430 +1.18% 143
London -83 413 £450 +5.76% 93
UK excluding London +34 403 £413 -2.94% 51
South East +32 229 £450 +2.86% 22
Midlands +37 60 £375 -6.25% 4
West Midlands +30 44 £383 -4.38% 1
Scotland +28 38 £488 +25.81% 2
North of England +53 35 £338 -15.63% 8
East of England -3 29 £350 -7.89% 10
East Midlands +17 17 £307 -22.16% 3
Yorkshire +11 15 £375 - 2
North West +23 12 £388 -3.13% 4
South West 0 10 £450 +33.33% 5
North East +78 8 £263 -33.54% 2
Wales -22 3 £150 -66.67%

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 327 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (16.06%) Finance
3 127 (15.45%) HTML
4 125 (15.21%) Scrum
5 111 (13.50%) JavaScript
5 111 (13.50%) SQL
6 110 (13.38%) User Experience
7 99 (12.04%) Content Management
8 96 (11.68%) CSS
9 94 (11.44%) Windows
9 94 (11.44%) TDD
10 91 (11.07%) Microsoft
11 86 (10.46%) Amazon AWS
12 84 (10.22%) Java
13 81 (9.85%) CMS
14 74 (9.00%) Degree
15 71 (8.64%) Analytics
16 70 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
16 70 (8.52%) Project Management
17 69 (8.39%) Linux
18 63 (7.66%) Python
19 60 (7.30%) QA
20 59 (7.18%) Marketing
21 56 (6.81%) OO
22 55 (6.69%) Web Services
22 55 (6.69%) Oracle
23 54 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
24 53 (6.45%) Kanban
25 51 (6.20%) BDD
26 49 (5.96%) JIRA

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 81 (9.85%) CMS
2 28 (3.41%) Drupal
3 25 (3.04%) SharePoint
4 22 (2.68%) Apache Spark
5 19 (2.31%) IIS
6 18 (2.19%) Apache
7 15 (1.82%) Confluence
8 11 (1.34%) WordPress
9 10 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 10 (1.22%) Apache Solr
10 8 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.85%) nginx
12 6 (0.73%) JBoss
12 6 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.61%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.49%) ArcGIS
14 4 (0.49%) SAS
14 4 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (3.28%) Photoshop
3 18 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (2.07%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.85%) Adobe Premiere
7 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.49%) InDesign
8 4 (0.49%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.36%) SPSS
10 2 (0.24%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.12%) InVision
11 1 (0.12%) PaintShop Pro
11 1 (0.12%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.12%) Stata
11 1 (0.12%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 6 (0.73%) Oracle 11i
2 5 (0.61%) Magento
3 4 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.49%) Eloqua
3 4 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (0.49%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.49%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.36%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.36%) Sprinklr
5 2 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle TCA
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.12%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 86 (10.46%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.16%) Office 365
3 22 (2.68%) AWS CloudFormation
3 22 (2.68%) GitHub
4 21 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (1.70%) Google Analytics
7 13 (1.58%) Amazon S3
8 10 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 10 (1.22%) SaaS
9 6 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.73%) Serverless
10 5 (0.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 5 (0.61%) Fastly
10 5 (0.61%) Google Play
11 4 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
11 4 (0.49%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.62%) Internet
2 24 (2.92%) Firewall
3 22 (2.68%) DNS
4 15 (1.82%) LAN
5 12 (1.46%) WAN
6 11 (1.34%) Kerberos
6 11 (1.34%) LDAP
7 10 (1.22%) DHCP
7 10 (1.22%) LTE
8 8 (0.97%) Intranet
8 8 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (0.97%) VoLTE
9 7 (0.85%) HSPA
9 7 (0.85%) HTTP
9 7 (0.85%) SMS
9 7 (0.85%) SSL
9 7 (0.85%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.85%) VoWiFi
9 7 (0.85%) VPN
9 7 (0.85%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.38%) NoSQL
2 29 (3.53%) SQL Server
3 26 (3.16%) Big Data
3 26 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (2.68%) MySQL
5 21 (2.55%) Relational Database
6 19 (2.31%) Hadoop
6 19 (2.31%) MarkLogic
7 17 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
8 13 (1.58%) Power BI
9 12 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
9 12 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
10 11 (1.34%) Oracle Database
11 10 (1.22%) QlikView
12 9 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (1.09%) MongoDB
13 8 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 49 (5.96%) JIRA
2 42 (5.11%) Git (software)
2 42 (5.11%) Xcode
3 30 (3.65%) Jenkins
3 30 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (3.16%) JUnit
5 23 (2.80%) Cucumber
5 23 (2.80%) Selenium
6 15 (1.82%) Mockito
7 14 (1.70%) Subversion
7 14 (1.70%) Visual Studio
8 13 (1.58%) Android Studio
9 10 (1.22%) LoadRunner
10 9 (1.09%) Talend Open Studio
11 8 (0.97%) HP UFT
12 7 (0.85%) Maven
12 7 (0.85%) WebDriver
13 6 (0.73%) gulp
14 5 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.61%) NUnit
General
1 132 (16.06%) Finance
2 59 (7.18%) Marketing
3 47 (5.72%) Legal
4 25 (3.04%) Banking
5 22 (2.68%) Retail
6 17 (2.07%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.95%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.97%) Advertising
8 8 (0.97%) Electronics
9 7 (0.85%) Back Office
9 7 (0.85%) Law
10 6 (0.73%) Automotive
11 5 (0.61%) Games
11 5 (0.61%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.36%) Billing
12 3 (0.36%) German Language
12 3 (0.36%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.24%) Japanese Language
13 2 (0.24%) Korean Language
13 2 (0.24%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 224 (27.25%) Developer
2 114 (13.87%) Analyst
3 86 (10.46%) Designer
4 77 (9.37%) Content Designer
5 55 (6.69%) Project Manager
6 44 (5.35%) Architect
7 40 (4.87%) Business Analyst
8 33 (4.01%) iOS Developer
9 27 (3.28%) Java Developer
10 25 (3.04%) DevOps Engineer
10 25 (3.04%) JavaScript Developer
11 24 (2.92%) Consultant
12 22 (2.68%) Test Analyst
13 20 (2.43%) Administrator
13 20 (2.43%) Digital Designer
14 19 (2.31%) Digital Content Designer
14 19 (2.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 16 (1.95%) AWS Developer
16 15 (1.82%) Agile Developer
16 15 (1.82%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (15.45%) HTML
2 96 (11.68%) CSS
3 55 (6.69%) Web Services
4 45 (5.47%) RESTful
5 43 (5.23%) XML
6 42 (5.11%) HTML5
7 38 (4.62%) CSS3
8 33 (4.01%) Node.js
9 32 (3.89%) .NET
10 31 (3.77%) Cocoa
10 31 (3.77%) jQuery
10 31 (3.77%) React
10 31 (3.77%) REST
11 29 (3.53%) XSLT
12 23 (2.80%) AngularJS
12 23 (2.80%) Sass
13 22 (2.68%) JSON
14 21 (2.55%) Spring
15 20 (2.43%) SOAP
16 17 (2.07%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 110 (13.38%) User Experience
2 54 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (4.87%) Social Media
4 36 (4.38%) Computer Science
5 29 (3.53%) iPad
5 29 (3.53%) iPhone
6 24 (2.92%) Mobile App
7 17 (2.07%) Reference Data
8 16 (1.95%) Data Centre
9 14 (1.70%) Blog
10 11 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.34%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.22%) Digital Media
12 9 (1.09%) Fintech
12 9 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (1.09%) NHS
12 9 (1.09%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.97%) Semantic Web
14 7 (0.85%) PDA
15 5 (0.61%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 94 (11.44%) Windows
2 69 (8.39%) Linux
3 48 (5.84%) Apple iOS
4 26 (3.16%) Android
5 21 (2.55%) Windows Server
6 20 (2.43%) Windows 10
7 18 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (2.07%) Unix
8 17 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (1.58%) Windows 7
10 10 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
12 7 (0.85%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.61%) HPUX
14 2 (0.24%) CentOS
14 2 (0.24%) Solaris
14 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (15.21%) Scrum
3 99 (12.04%) Content Management
4 94 (11.44%) TDD
5 71 (8.64%) Analytics
6 70 (8.52%) Project Management
6 70 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 56 (6.81%) OO
8 53 (6.45%) Kanban
9 51 (6.20%) BDD
10 47 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
11 45 (5.47%) Migration
12 44 (5.35%) DevOps
12 44 (5.35%) Unit Testing
12 44 (5.35%) Web Development
13 42 (5.11%) SEO
14 40 (4.87%) ITIL
15 38 (4.62%) Acceptance Criteria
16 37 (4.50%) Software Engineering
17 36 (4.38%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 111 (13.50%) JavaScript
1 111 (13.50%) SQL
2 84 (10.22%) Java
3 63 (7.66%) Python
4 47 (5.72%) PowerShell
5 40 (4.87%) Objective-C
6 36 (4.38%) PHP
7 34 (4.14%) Apple Swift
8 22 (2.68%) C#
8 22 (2.68%) Scala
9 17 (2.07%) T-SQL
10 15 (1.82%) PL/SQL
11 14 (1.70%) Perl
11 14 (1.70%) R
11 14 (1.70%) Ruby
12 12 (1.46%) VBScript
13 11 (1.34%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.22%) C
14 10 (1.22%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.09%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 74 (9.00%) Degree
2 25 (3.04%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (1.82%) Master's Degree
5 14 (1.70%) ISTQB
6 12 (1.46%) ISEB
7 10 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (1.09%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.97%) PMP
10 7 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
11 6 (0.73%) SC Cleared
12 5 (0.61%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.49%) CBAP
13 4 (0.49%) CISSP
13 4 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.36%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.36%) CISM
14 3 (0.36%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (7.30%) QA
2 15 (1.82%) PMO
3 12 (1.46%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.97%) SLA
5 6 (0.73%) HL7
6 5 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.24%) COBIT
8 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.12%) GDPR
9 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.12%) WAI
9 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 47 (5.72%) Active Directory
2 35 (4.26%) Docker
3 12 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.46%) XenApp
4 11 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (0.97%) BitLocker
5 8 (0.97%) vSphere
6 6 (0.73%) Varnish
6 6 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (0.36%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.36%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.12%) HDFS
10 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (3.77%) SCCM
2 26 (3.16%) Puppet
3 24 (2.92%) Terraform
4 19 (2.31%) Ansible
5 14 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (1.58%) Mesos
7 11 (1.34%) SCOM
8 10 (1.22%) Kubernetes
8 10 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (1.09%) IBM BigFix
10 6 (0.73%) Packer
10 6 (0.73%) PowerCLI
11 5 (0.61%) EdgeSight
11 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.49%) EnCase
12 4 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (0.36%) Marathon
13 3 (0.36%) Nagios
13 3 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 91 (11.07%) Microsoft
2 55 (6.69%) Oracle
3 42 (5.11%) Apple
4 39 (4.74%) HP
5 36 (4.38%) Adobe
6 28 (3.41%) Google
7 22 (2.68%) Citrix
8 21 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
9 19 (2.31%) SAP
9 19 (2.31%) Symantec
9 19 (2.31%) Tableau
10 17 (2.07%) VMware
11 14 (1.70%) IBM
12 13 (1.58%) Dell
12 13 (1.58%) Splunk
13 11 (1.34%) Facebook
13 11 (1.34%) Twitter
14 9 (1.09%) Cisco
14 9 (1.09%) Talend
15 8 (0.97%) CyberArk