Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 455 351 374
Rank change year-on-year -104 +23 -42
Contract jobs citing Publishing 407 183 549
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.59% 0.65%
As % of the General category 0.91% 1.12% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 127 383
10th Percentile £256 £185 £227
25th Percentile £357 £338 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +15.29% - -4.49%
75th Percentile £588 £488 £514
90th Percentile £675 £569 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £425 £415
% change year-on-year -13.24% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 14
10th Percentile £13.70 £15.53 £19.22
25th Percentile £15.00 £17.06 £24.25
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.93 £29.75
Median % change year-on-year -16.39% -29.65% +1.45%
75th Percentile £32.22 £24.48 £33.00
90th Percentile £33.00 £29.20 £43.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.37 £24.30 £34.00
% change year-on-year -32.64% -28.53% +76.35%

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 44,655 16,404 43,807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.25% 53.15% 51.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,225 11,100 28,377
10th Percentile £306 £269 £263
25th Percentile £413 £375 £365
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% - +3.26%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £700 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,374 541 1,484
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +15.79% +7.28%
75th Percentile £42.74 £41.55 £40.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.75% +14.29% -

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -110 309 £489 +15.00% 128
London -86 201 £500 +17.65% 70
UK excluding London -134 127 £369 -13.24% 64
Work from Home -179 110 £518 +21.76% 23
Scotland -49 37 £315 +3.28% 5
South East -91 36 £450 - 12
North of England -70 24 £363 +0.69% 12
North West -45 16 £350 -24.32% 4
East of England -43 12 £500 +3.90% 7
South West -40 8 £200 - 9
Wales -27 5 £525 +5.00% 1
Midlands -86 5 £450 +12.50% 17
North East -14 4 £398 +10.56% 1
Yorkshire -51 4 £575 +36.90% 7
West Midlands -67 4 £438 +11.89% 9

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 160 (39.31%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (22.85%) Social Skills
3 71 (17.44%) Python
4 69 (16.95%) DevOps
5 67 (16.46%) Analytics
6 66 (16.22%) User Experience
6 66 (16.22%) Public Sector
7 57 (14.00%) CMS
8 56 (13.76%) User Research
9 55 (13.51%) Scrum
9 55 (13.51%) SQL
9 55 (13.51%) Content Management
10 53 (13.02%) AWS
11 51 (12.53%) Git (software)
11 51 (12.53%) JavaScript
11 51 (12.53%) HTML
12 50 (12.29%) Java
12 50 (12.29%) Data Modelling
13 46 (11.30%) Azure
14 45 (11.06%) JIRA
15 42 (10.32%) CSS
16 40 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
16 40 (9.83%) Business Intelligence
16 40 (9.83%) Marketing
17 39 (9.58%) Finance
17 39 (9.58%) React
18 37 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
19 36 (8.85%) Accessibility
20 34 (8.35%) Scala
21 33 (8.11%) Google

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 57 (14.00%) CMS
2 24 (5.90%) Confluence
3 22 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 17 (4.18%) Apache
4 17 (4.18%) Apache Spark
5 10 (2.46%) Apache Airflow
5 10 (2.46%) Drupal
5 10 (2.46%) Headless CMS
6 7 (1.72%) Jupyter
7 6 (1.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (1.23%) WordPress
9 4 (0.98%) Moodle
9 4 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.74%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.74%) JBoss
10 3 (0.74%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.74%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.74%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.49%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.25%) EPiServer
Applications
1 16 (3.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 16 (3.93%) Photoshop
2 13 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.72%) FrameMaker
4 7 (1.72%) Sketch
5 6 (1.47%) Figma
6 4 (0.98%) Camtasia
6 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.98%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.49%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.49%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.49%) InDesign
8 2 (0.49%) Snagit
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.25%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.25%) InVision
Business Applications
1 3 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.49%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.49%) Maximo
2 2 (0.49%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.25%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 53 (13.02%) AWS
2 46 (11.30%) Azure
3 31 (7.62%) GCP
3 31 (7.62%) GitHub
4 21 (5.16%) Power Platform
5 18 (4.42%) npm
6 13 (3.19%) SaaS
7 11 (2.70%) Azure Data Factory
7 11 (2.70%) Serverless
8 10 (2.46%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 10 (2.46%) Microsoft 365
9 9 (2.21%) Google Analytics
10 7 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (1.47%) Amazon S3
12 5 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (1.23%) dbt
13 4 (0.98%) PowerApps
14 3 (0.74%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 3 (0.74%) Azure Stack
14 3 (0.74%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.95%) HTTP
2 7 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (1.23%) Internet
4 4 (0.98%) Intranet
4 4 (0.98%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.49%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.49%) DNS
5 2 (0.49%) Firewall
5 2 (0.49%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.49%) SSL
5 2 (0.49%) VLAN
5 2 (0.49%) VPN
5 2 (0.49%) Wireless
6 1 (0.25%) BGP
6 1 (0.25%) DSL
6 1 (0.25%) Frame Relay
6 1 (0.25%) IPv6
6 1 (0.25%) MPLS
6 1 (0.25%) OSPF
6 1 (0.25%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.39%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (5.65%) Data Lake
3 18 (4.42%) Power BI
4 16 (3.93%) Metadata
5 15 (3.69%) SQL Server
6 14 (3.44%) Big Data
7 13 (3.19%) BigQuery
8 7 (1.72%) Apache Hive
8 7 (1.72%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.47%) Star Schema
10 5 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (1.23%) GIS
10 5 (1.23%) HBase
10 5 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.23%) Spark SQL
11 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.74%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.74%) MS Access
12 3 (0.74%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 51 (12.53%) Git (software)
2 45 (11.06%) JIRA
3 25 (6.14%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.70%) Subversion
5 9 (2.21%) Dreamweaver
6 8 (1.97%) Gradle
7 5 (1.23%) Android Studio
7 5 (1.23%) Gerrit
7 5 (1.23%) Mercurial
8 4 (0.98%) Spinnaker
9 3 (0.74%) ERwin
9 3 (0.74%) git-flow
9 3 (0.74%) GitLab
9 3 (0.74%) JUnit
9 3 (0.74%) Maven
9 3 (0.74%) Mocha
9 3 (0.74%) Selenium
10 2 (0.49%) JMeter
10 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.49%) Xcode
General
1 93 (22.85%) Social Skills
2 66 (16.22%) Public Sector
3 40 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (9.83%) Marketing
4 39 (9.58%) Finance
5 24 (5.90%) Presentation Skills
6 12 (2.95%) Legal
7 11 (2.70%) Banking
8 10 (2.46%) Law
9 8 (1.97%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.23%) Advertising
10 5 (1.23%) Local Government
10 5 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.23%) Organisational Skills
10 5 (1.23%) Retail
11 4 (0.98%) Electronics
12 3 (0.74%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 3 (0.74%) Influencing Skills
13 2 (0.49%) Automotive
13 2 (0.49%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 84 (20.64%) Designer
2 65 (15.97%) Developer
3 62 (15.23%) Content Designer
4 41 (10.07%) Data Engineer
5 33 (8.11%) Analyst
6 29 (7.13%) Architect
7 21 (5.16%) Senior Designer
8 18 (4.42%) Senior Content Designer
9 17 (4.18%) Business Analyst
10 11 (2.70%) Software Engineer
11 10 (2.46%) Project Manager
11 10 (2.46%) Web Designer
12 9 (2.21%) Python Engineer
13 8 (1.97%) Consultant
13 8 (1.97%) Full Stack Developer
14 7 (1.72%) Delivery Manager
14 7 (1.72%) iOS Developer
14 7 (1.72%) Product Manager
14 7 (1.72%) Senior Developer
14 7 (1.72%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (12.53%) HTML
2 42 (10.32%) CSS
3 39 (9.58%) React
4 28 (6.88%) Node.js
5 19 (4.67%) AngularJS
5 19 (4.67%) Kafka
6 14 (3.44%) RESTful
7 13 (3.19%) HTML5
8 12 (2.95%) XML
9 11 (2.70%) GraphQL
10 10 (2.46%) Pandas
11 9 (2.21%) CSS3
11 9 (2.21%) Sass
12 8 (1.97%) .NET
12 8 (1.97%) Android SDK
13 7 (1.72%) Elastic Stack
14 6 (1.47%) ggplot2
14 6 (1.47%) React Native
14 6 (1.47%) REST
14 6 (1.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 66 (16.22%) User Experience
2 28 (6.88%) Social Media
3 20 (4.91%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.44%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.44%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.72%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.23%) Legacy Systems
8 4 (0.98%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (0.98%) Animation
8 4 (0.98%) Graphic Design
8 4 (0.98%) Learning Management System
9 3 (0.74%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.74%) Blog
9 3 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.74%) NHS
9 3 (0.74%) SCADA
9 3 (0.74%) Taxonomies
9 3 (0.74%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.39%) Linux
2 25 (6.14%) Apple iOS
3 21 (5.16%) Android
4 20 (4.91%) Unix
5 16 (3.93%) Windows
6 6 (1.47%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.49%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.25%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.25%) VMS
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (39.31%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (16.95%) DevOps
3 67 (16.46%) Analytics
4 56 (13.76%) User Research
5 55 (13.51%) Content Management
5 55 (13.51%) Scrum
6 50 (12.29%) Data Modelling
7 40 (9.83%) Business Intelligence
8 37 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 33 (8.11%) Decision-Making
10 30 (7.37%) Data Engineering
11 29 (7.13%) Project Management
12 28 (6.88%) TDD
12 28 (6.88%) Visualisation
13 26 (6.39%) Mentoring
14 25 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (6.14%) Prototyping
15 24 (5.90%) Continuous Improvement
15 24 (5.90%) Data Science
16 23 (5.65%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 71 (17.44%) Python
2 55 (13.51%) SQL
3 51 (12.53%) JavaScript
4 50 (12.29%) Java
5 34 (8.35%) Scala
6 21 (5.16%) TypeScript
7 13 (3.19%) Apple Swift
7 13 (3.19%) Objective-C
8 11 (2.70%) C
9 10 (2.46%) ES6
10 9 (2.21%) Kotlin
11 8 (1.97%) C#
11 8 (1.97%) C++
12 6 (1.47%) R
12 6 (1.47%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.23%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.98%) Go
14 4 (0.98%) Perl
15 3 (0.74%) PHP
16 2 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (6.14%) Degree
1 25 (6.14%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.91%) BPSS Clearance
2 20 (4.91%) SC Cleared
3 7 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.23%) PMP
5 3 (0.74%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.49%) CISM
6 2 (0.49%) CISSP
6 2 (0.49%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.25%) HND
7 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.25%) MCP
7 1 (0.25%) MCSE
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.25%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.85%) Accessibility
2 21 (5.16%) QA
3 13 (3.19%) Data Quality
4 10 (2.46%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (1.23%) PMO
5 5 (1.23%) WCAG
6 4 (0.98%) GDPR
7 3 (0.74%) SLA
8 2 (0.49%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 15 (3.69%) Docker
2 9 (2.21%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.49%) HDFS
4 1 (0.25%) IAG
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (5.41%) Terraform
2 21 (5.16%) Kubernetes
3 19 (4.67%) Ansible
4 5 (1.23%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (0.74%) SCCM
5 3 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (0.49%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.25%) Packer
7 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (8.11%) Adobe
1 33 (8.11%) Google
2 31 (7.62%) Microsoft
3 12 (2.95%) Salesforce.com
3 12 (2.95%) SAP
4 10 (2.46%) Databricks
5 9 (2.21%) Apple
6 7 (1.72%) Oracle
7 6 (1.47%) ESRI
7 6 (1.47%) Mercator
8 5 (1.23%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.98%) IBM
9 4 (0.98%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 3 (0.74%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.74%) Cadence
10 3 (0.74%) Citrix
10 3 (0.74%) Ensighten
10 3 (0.74%) F5
10 3 (0.74%) Informatica
10 3 (0.74%) Red Hat