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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 302 273 280
Rank change year-on-year -29 +7  
Contract jobs citing Publishing 322 484 442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.91% 0.79%
As % of the General category 1.77% 2.48% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 361 304
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £408 £390
% change year-on-year +2.14% +4.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 8
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.23% -22.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year -3.22% -53.03%  

Publishing is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 18149 19506 22192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.21% 36.76% 39.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11914 13034 14238
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 459 535
Median hourly rate £26.45 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.26 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.05 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Publishing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Publishing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -51 306 £425 - 98
London -81 175 £425 - 59
South East +26 83 £450 +5.88% 23
Oxfordshire -3 47 £450 - 12
City of London -21 29 £400 - 16
Oxford -4 25 £450 -5.26% 6
West Midlands +25 18 £350 - 1
Berkshire +13 16 £400 +7.38% 3
Scotland +44 12 £365 +21.66% 1
Reading +14 11 £306 +2.08% 3
Shropshire +17 10 £390 +11.42%
Kidlington +1 10 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire +19 9 £350 -36.93% 2
Yorkshire +19 9 £350 -36.93% 4
Edinburgh +16 9 £240 -
Surrey +3 9 £350 +32.07% 4
East of England -11 8 £350 -12.22% 7
Leeds +14 7 £350 -36.93% 1
Telford +13 7 £358 +2.14%
Woking +4 7 £350 +32.07% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +81 5 £305 -34.40% 1
Tyne and Wear +77 5 £305 -34.40% 1
North East +69 5 £305 -34.40% 1
Hampshire +6 5 £228 -46.47% 2
West Sussex +8 4 - - 1
Norfolk +7 4 £375 +4.16% 2
Norwich +5 4 £375 +4.16% 2
Staffordshire - 4 £325 -
South West 0 3 £500 +42.85% 2
Hertfordshire -2 3 £170 -72.80% 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 274 (38.65%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (17.21%) HTML
3 103 (14.53%) JavaScript
4 95 (13.40%) User Experience
5 92 (12.98%) Finance
6 91 (12.83%) Scrum
7 90 (12.69%) Java
8 84 (11.85%) CSS
9 76 (10.72%) SQL
10 72 (10.16%) Content Management
11 68 (9.59%) Legal
12 67 (9.45%) Project Management
13 65 (9.17%) CMS
14 64 (9.03%) TDD
15 60 (8.46%) Degree
16 59 (8.32%) Analytics
17 56 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
17 56 (7.90%) Marketing
17 56 (7.90%) SEO
17 56 (7.90%) XML
18 53 (7.48%) Social Media
19 51 (7.19%) QA
19 51 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
19 51 (7.19%) Microsoft
19 51 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
20 48 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
21 47 (6.63%) Oracle
21 47 (6.63%) Web Application Development
22 46 (6.49%) Linux
22 46 (6.49%) Migration

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 65 (9.17%) CMS
2 29 (4.09%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.68%) WordPress
4 15 (2.12%) Confluence
5 14 (1.97%) SAS
6 10 (1.41%) Drupal
6 10 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (1.13%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.99%) Apache
8 7 (0.99%) JBoss
8 7 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (0.85%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.85%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.85%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.71%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (0.71%) IIS
10 5 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.56%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 45 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (3.67%) Photoshop
4 18 (2.54%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.41%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.71%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.56%) InDesign
8 4 (0.56%) UserZoom
9 3 (0.42%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.28%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.28%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.28%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.41%) Eloqua
2 8 (1.13%) FastStats
2 8 (1.13%) Magento
3 7 (0.99%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.56%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.56%) SessionCam
5 3 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.42%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.28%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.28%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.28%) Siebel CRM
6 2 (0.28%) Sprinklr
7 1 (0.14%) BondVision
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle TCA
7 1 (0.14%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 51 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.40%) Office 365
4 14 (1.97%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.85%) IaaS
6 5 (0.71%) PaaS
7 4 (0.56%) GitHub
7 4 (0.56%) SaaS
8 3 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.42%) Google Tag Manager
8 3 (0.42%) Slack
9 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.28%) G Suite
9 2 (0.28%) Google Play
9 2 (0.28%) Heroku
9 2 (0.28%) MailChimp
9 2 (0.28%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.28%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.12%) LTE
2 13 (1.83%) Internet
3 11 (1.55%) GSM
3 11 (1.55%) HSPA
3 11 (1.55%) WCDMA
4 8 (1.13%) DNS
4 8 (1.13%) HTTP
4 8 (1.13%) Intranet
5 7 (0.99%) LAN
5 7 (0.99%) SAN
6 6 (0.85%) DHCP
6 6 (0.85%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.71%) VPN
8 4 (0.56%) Extranet
8 4 (0.56%) Firewall
8 4 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.56%) Network Security
8 4 (0.56%) Skype
8 4 (0.56%) WAN
9 2 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.65%) MySQL
3 31 (4.37%) Relational Database
4 22 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (3.10%) Oracle Database
5 21 (2.96%) NoSQL
6 14 (1.97%) Big Data
6 14 (1.97%) MarkLogic
7 13 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
8 9 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (1.13%) QlikView
9 8 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (0.85%) Geospatial Data
11 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (4.65%) JIRA
2 29 (4.09%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (2.96%) Jenkins
5 19 (2.68%) Android Studio
5 19 (2.68%) Selenium
6 18 (2.54%) Xcode
7 17 (2.40%) JUnit
8 15 (2.12%) Cucumber
9 13 (1.83%) Subversion
10 12 (1.69%) Visual Studio
11 11 (1.55%) Dreamweaver
12 10 (1.41%) Mockito
13 9 (1.27%) Talend Open Studio
14 8 (1.13%) Maven
14 8 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 7 (0.99%) Mocha
16 6 (0.85%) Grunt
16 6 (0.85%) Jasmine
17 5 (0.71%) SpecFlow
General
1 92 (12.98%) Finance
2 68 (9.59%) Legal
3 56 (7.90%) Marketing
4 19 (2.68%) Banking
5 16 (2.26%) Retail
6 15 (2.12%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.69%) Advertising
8 10 (1.41%) Law
8 10 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (1.13%) Games
10 8 (1.13%) Multimedia
11 6 (0.85%) Back Office
12 5 (0.71%) Electronics
13 4 (0.56%) German Language
13 4 (0.56%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.56%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.42%) Japanese Language
14 3 (0.42%) Korean Language
14 3 (0.42%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 188 (26.52%) Developer
2 115 (16.22%) Analyst
3 99 (13.96%) Designer
4 86 (12.13%) Content Designer
5 53 (7.48%) Project Manager
6 48 (6.77%) Architect
7 46 (6.49%) Business Analyst
8 40 (5.64%) Java Developer
9 23 (3.24%) Senior Developer
10 19 (2.68%) Digital Designer
11 18 (2.54%) Administrator
11 18 (2.54%) Scrum Master
12 17 (2.40%) Digital Content Designer
12 17 (2.40%) JavaScript Developer
13 16 (2.26%) Full Stack Developer
13 16 (2.26%) HTML Developer
14 14 (1.97%) .NET Developer
14 14 (1.97%) Node.js Developer
14 14 (1.97%) Web Developer
15 13 (1.83%) Content Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (17.21%) HTML
2 84 (11.85%) CSS
3 56 (7.90%) XML
4 45 (6.35%) Web Services
5 36 (5.08%) HTML5
6 32 (4.51%) Spring
7 30 (4.23%) .NET
8 29 (4.09%) Node.js
9 28 (3.95%) REST
10 23 (3.24%) XSLT
11 22 (3.10%) JSON
12 21 (2.96%) CSS3
12 21 (2.96%) Hibernate
12 21 (2.96%) jQuery
12 21 (2.96%) RESTful
13 20 (2.82%) React
13 20 (2.82%) Sass
14 18 (2.54%) SOAP
15 17 (2.40%) AngularJS
15 17 (2.40%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 95 (13.40%) User Experience
2 56 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (7.48%) Social Media
4 29 (4.09%) Management Information System
5 24 (3.39%) Computer Science
6 23 (3.24%) Mobile App
7 16 (2.26%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.41%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.27%) e-Learning
9 9 (1.27%) W3C
10 8 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (1.13%) Linked Data
11 7 (0.99%) Blog
11 7 (0.99%) Reference Data
12 6 (0.85%) Animation
12 6 (0.85%) Graphic Design
12 6 (0.85%) New Media
12 6 (0.85%) PMI
12 6 (0.85%) Semantic Web
13 5 (0.71%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 46 (6.49%) Linux
2 42 (5.92%) Windows
3 31 (4.37%) Android
4 18 (2.54%) Unix
5 13 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.27%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.42%) CoreOS
9 3 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.42%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.28%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.14%) HPUX
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (38.65%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (12.83%) Scrum
3 72 (10.16%) Content Management
4 67 (9.45%) Project Management
5 64 (9.03%) TDD
6 59 (8.32%) Analytics
7 56 (7.90%) SEO
8 51 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 48 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
10 47 (6.63%) Web Application Development
11 46 (6.49%) Migration
12 44 (6.21%) DevOps
13 41 (5.78%) Kanban
14 40 (5.64%) E-Commerce
15 39 (5.50%) Web Development
16 38 (5.36%) Test Automation
17 35 (4.94%) ITIL
17 35 (4.94%) Waterfall
18 33 (4.65%) Mentoring
18 33 (4.65%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 103 (14.53%) JavaScript
2 90 (12.69%) Java
3 76 (10.72%) SQL
4 28 (3.95%) PHP
5 27 (3.81%) C#
6 25 (3.53%) Python
7 16 (2.26%) PL/SQL
8 15 (2.12%) Objective-C
9 14 (1.97%) R
9 14 (1.97%) Ruby
9 14 (1.97%) T-SQL
10 12 (1.69%) C
11 11 (1.55%) Apple Swift
11 11 (1.55%) ES6
12 10 (1.41%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.27%) Scala
14 8 (1.13%) Apex Code
14 8 (1.13%) C++
14 8 (1.13%) VB
15 6 (0.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 60 (8.46%) Degree
2 21 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.55%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
5 9 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (1.13%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.13%) Master's Degree
6 8 (1.13%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.99%) PMP
8 6 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.71%) CBAP
10 4 (0.56%) ISEB
11 3 (0.42%) CISSP
11 3 (0.42%) IIBA
11 3 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.42%) MCDST
11 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.28%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (7.19%) QA
2 13 (1.83%) PMO
3 10 (1.41%) SLA
4 9 (1.27%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.56%) WCAG
6 2 (0.28%) CDISC
6 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.14%) GDPR
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.97%) Docker
3 4 (0.56%) XenApp
4 3 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.42%) vSphere
5 2 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.14%) vCloud
6 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (2.12%) Terraform
2 12 (1.69%) Puppet
3 9 (1.27%) Kubernetes
4 8 (1.13%) SCCM
5 7 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.71%) Ansible
6 5 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.56%) Consul
7 4 (0.56%) Nagios
7 4 (0.56%) SCOM
8 3 (0.42%) Packer
9 2 (0.28%) Galera Cluster
9 2 (0.28%) Graphite
9 2 (0.28%) Mesos
9 2 (0.28%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.14%) MOM
10 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.14%) Opsview
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.14%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 51 (7.19%) Microsoft
2 47 (6.63%) Oracle
3 42 (5.92%) Adobe
4 22 (3.10%) Google
5 18 (2.54%) Apple
6 17 (2.40%) SAP
7 16 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (2.26%) Tableau
8 13 (1.83%) HP
9 9 (1.27%) Talend
10 8 (1.13%) Apteco
10 8 (1.13%) VMware
11 6 (0.85%) ESRI
11 6 (0.85%) IBM
11 6 (0.85%) Splunk
12 5 (0.71%) Cisco
12 5 (0.71%) Citrix
12 5 (0.71%) Reuters
13 4 (0.56%) hybris
13 4 (0.56%) Juniper
London
Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £28,000 to £31,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £460 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lucas Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Volt
Rate: £475.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Volt
Rate: From £475 to £495 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £120 - £175 per day
Posted: 3 days ago