Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 360 328 312
Rank change year-on-year -32 -16 -42
Contract jobs citing Publishing 456 779 821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.79% 0.83%
As % of the General category 1.67% 1.96% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 597 600
UK median daily rate £431 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.22% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £263
90th Percentile £588 £633 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +1.82% - -4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 28
UK median hourly rate £30.13 £34.00 £17.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.40% +94.68% -13.75%
10th Percentile £18.75 £27.16 £14.40
90th Percentile £36.93 £119.95 £30.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £35.00 £17.43
% change year-on-year -37.14% +100.80% -8.26%

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 27,350 39,707 42,253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.52% 40.18% 42.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,510 25,901 28,020
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £658
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 898 1,080 1,077
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.00
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.21 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.44% -8.89% +12.50%

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 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 -35 428 £438 -2.78% 156
London -9 242 £450 -5.26% 50
UK excluding London -24 201 £420 +1.82% 114
North of England +29 60 £400 -0.62% 53
South East -19 57 £450 +5.88% 18
South West +39 43 £400 - 4
North West +23 32 £413 +17.86% 18
North East +8 18 £343 -14.38% 10
Scotland +20 16 £350 +9.20% 4
East of England +3 15 £400 +81.82% 6
Yorkshire +30 10 £450 +2.86% 25
Midlands +1 6 £406 -8.71% 25
Wales +19 4 £485 +17.58% 4
West Midlands +5 4 £419 -5.90% 15
East Midlands +21 2 £397 -11.83% 10

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 113 (24.78%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (15.35%) Microsoft
3 68 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (14.25%) Finance
5 61 (13.38%) JavaScript
6 57 (12.50%) Analytics
7 56 (12.28%) User Experience
7 56 (12.28%) HTML
8 54 (11.84%) Degree
9 53 (11.62%) SQL
10 47 (10.31%) DevOps
11 46 (10.09%) Marketing
12 44 (9.65%) Business Intelligence
12 44 (9.65%) Azure
13 42 (9.21%) Content Management
13 42 (9.21%) Security Cleared
14 38 (8.33%) .NET
14 38 (8.33%) Python
15 36 (7.89%) Web Services
15 36 (7.89%) AWS
16 33 (7.24%) Public Sector
17 32 (7.02%) Windows
18 31 (6.80%) SEO
18 31 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
19 29 (6.36%) XML
19 29 (6.36%) CSS
19 29 (6.36%) C#
19 29 (6.36%) Google
19 29 (6.36%) Visualisation
20 27 (5.92%) TDD

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 23 (5.04%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.39%) CMS
3 15 (3.29%) Jupyter
4 13 (2.85%) Apache
4 13 (2.85%) nginx
5 9 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.97%) WordPress
6 8 (1.75%) IIS
6 8 (1.75%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 6 (1.32%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.66%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.66%) Confluence
9 3 (0.66%) Moodle
10 2 (0.44%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.44%) Drupal
10 2 (0.44%) SAS
11 1 (0.22%) Appian
11 1 (0.22%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 24 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (3.51%) MS Visio
3 16 (3.51%) Photoshop
4 11 (2.41%) InDesign
4 11 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.66%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.66%) Edge Animate
8 3 (0.66%) Sketch
9 2 (0.44%) Camtasia
9 2 (0.44%) SPSS
9 2 (0.44%) Stata
10 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.22%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.22%) InVision
Business Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Magento
2 2 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.22%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle TCA
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 44 (9.65%) Azure
2 36 (7.89%) AWS
3 24 (5.26%) Power Platform
4 22 (4.82%) Office 365
5 21 (4.61%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (3.51%) GitHub
7 13 (2.85%) Google Analytics
8 11 (2.41%) OpenShift
9 9 (1.97%) GCP
10 7 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (1.54%) SaaS
11 6 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (1.32%) Smartsheet
12 5 (1.10%) Amazon S3
12 5 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.88%) ShareGate
14 3 (0.66%) Akamai
14 3 (0.66%) AWS CodePipeline
14 3 (0.66%) PowerApps
14 3 (0.66%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.29%) WAN
2 13 (2.85%) Firewall
3 12 (2.63%) LAN
4 11 (2.41%) SAN
5 6 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (1.32%) DNS
6 5 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (1.10%) WLAN
7 4 (0.88%) Cisco Firepower
7 4 (0.88%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (0.88%) IP Telephony
7 4 (0.88%) NAS
7 4 (0.88%) PBX
7 4 (0.88%) VPN
7 4 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.66%) HTTP
8 3 (0.66%) Internet
8 3 (0.66%) VLAN
9 2 (0.44%) DHCP
9 2 (0.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.82%) Power BI
3 19 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 16 (3.51%) MongoDB
5 15 (3.29%) NoSQL
6 13 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.75%) BigQuery
7 8 (1.75%) Data Mining
8 6 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.32%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.10%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 5 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.88%) GIS
10 4 (0.88%) MySQL
11 3 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.66%) Neo4j
11 3 (0.66%) QlikView
12 2 (0.44%) Cognos Report Studio
12 2 (0.44%) Lumira
Development Applications
1 23 (5.04%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.85%) NUnit
3 12 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.54%) JIRA
5 6 (1.32%) CircleCI
5 6 (1.32%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.32%) webpack
6 5 (1.10%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.10%) MSTest
6 5 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.88%) Jasmine
7 4 (0.88%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (0.88%) Selenium
8 3 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.66%) Protractor
8 3 (0.66%) Xcode
9 2 (0.44%) Mocha
9 2 (0.44%) Subversion
9 2 (0.44%) WebDriver
General
1 65 (14.25%) Finance
2 46 (10.09%) Marketing
3 33 (7.24%) Public Sector
4 24 (5.26%) Banking
5 18 (3.95%) Legal
6 16 (3.51%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.41%) Back Office
7 11 (2.41%) Law
8 9 (1.97%) Advertising
8 9 (1.97%) Local Government
9 8 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (0.88%) Electronics
11 4 (0.88%) Front Office
11 4 (0.88%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.88%) Retail
11 4 (0.88%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.66%) Japanese Language
12 3 (0.66%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 106 (23.25%) Developer
2 76 (16.67%) Designer
3 60 (13.16%) Content Designer
4 58 (12.72%) Analyst
5 23 (5.04%) Architect
6 18 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (3.29%) Business Analyst
8 13 (2.85%) .NET Developer
9 12 (2.63%) Consultant
9 12 (2.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 12 (2.63%) Project Manager
9 12 (2.63%) Senior Developer
10 10 (2.19%) Digital Content Designer
10 10 (2.19%) Digital Designer
11 9 (1.97%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (1.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 8 (1.75%) SharePoint Analyst
13 7 (1.54%) Information Specialist
13 7 (1.54%) Node.js Developer
13 7 (1.54%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (12.28%) HTML
2 38 (8.33%) .NET
3 36 (7.89%) Web Services
4 29 (6.36%) CSS
4 29 (6.36%) XML
5 17 (3.73%) RESTful
6 16 (3.51%) Node.js
6 16 (3.51%) TensorFlow
7 14 (3.07%) AngularJS
7 14 (3.07%) HTML5
7 14 (3.07%) React
7 14 (3.07%) REST
8 13 (2.85%) jQuery
9 11 (2.41%) YAML
10 9 (1.97%) Swagger
11 8 (1.75%) JSON
11 8 (1.75%) MDX
11 8 (1.75%) Sass
12 6 (1.32%) Jest
13 5 (1.10%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 68 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (12.28%) User Experience
3 26 (5.70%) Social Media
4 14 (3.07%) Replication
5 13 (2.85%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (2.19%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.97%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.75%) Blog
9 8 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (1.75%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.54%) Graphic Design
11 6 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.32%) Life Science
11 6 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.10%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.10%) Animation
12 5 (1.10%) Chromecast
12 5 (1.10%) Taxonomies
13 4 (0.88%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.02%) Windows
2 19 (4.17%) Linux
3 16 (3.51%) Windows 10
4 14 (3.07%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.41%) Android
5 11 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.54%) HPUX
6 7 (1.54%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.88%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.66%) VMS
9 3 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.66%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.22%) CentOS
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.22%) Solaris
10 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (24.78%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (12.50%) Analytics
3 47 (10.31%) DevOps
4 44 (9.65%) Business Intelligence
5 42 (9.21%) Content Management
6 31 (6.80%) SEO
6 31 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (6.36%) Visualisation
8 27 (5.92%) TDD
9 26 (5.70%) Project Management
10 24 (5.26%) Mathematics
11 23 (5.04%) Computer Science
11 23 (5.04%) Data Modelling
12 22 (4.82%) Microservices
12 22 (4.82%) Migration
12 22 (4.82%) Test Automation
13 21 (4.61%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
14 20 (4.39%) Problem-Solving
14 20 (4.39%) Software Engineering
15 19 (4.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 61 (13.38%) JavaScript
2 53 (11.62%) SQL
3 38 (8.33%) Python
4 29 (6.36%) C#
5 27 (5.92%) Java
6 18 (3.95%) PHP
7 17 (3.73%) PowerShell
8 16 (3.51%) VBA
9 11 (2.41%) C
10 8 (1.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 7 (1.54%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.32%) Kotlin
12 6 (1.32%) Ruby
13 5 (1.10%) Perl
13 5 (1.10%) R
14 4 (0.88%) ES6
14 4 (0.88%) Scala
15 3 (0.66%) ActionScript
15 3 (0.66%) Apple Swift
15 3 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 54 (11.84%) Degree
2 42 (9.21%) Security Cleared
3 27 (5.92%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.19%) PMP
5 9 (1.97%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.32%) BC Cleared
7 6 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.10%) CCNA
9 4 (0.88%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.44%) ISACA
10 2 (0.44%) ISEB
10 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.44%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.22%) CCSE
11 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.29%) QA
2 10 (2.19%) GDPR
3 6 (1.32%) PMO
4 3 (0.66%) SLA
5 2 (0.44%) COBIT
5 2 (0.44%) SEPA
5 2 (0.44%) WCAG
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.22%) MISRA
6 1 (0.22%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.22%) NCSC
System Software
1 23 (5.04%) Docker
2 18 (3.95%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.41%) Gluster
3 11 (2.41%) GlusterFS
3 11 (2.41%) LXC
3 11 (2.41%) NFS
4 10 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.66%) XenApp
7 3 (0.66%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.44%) Firmware
9 1 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (4.17%) Kubernetes
2 15 (3.29%) Ansible
3 13 (2.85%) SCCM
4 12 (2.63%) Terraform
5 11 (2.41%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.10%) Puppet
7 4 (0.88%) Nagios
7 4 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.66%) Matomo
8 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.22%) Grafana
9 1 (0.22%) HockeyApp
9 1 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 70 (15.35%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.36%) Google
3 25 (5.48%) VMware
4 23 (5.04%) Adobe
5 22 (4.82%) Oracle
6 19 (4.17%) SAP
7 18 (3.95%) Red Hat
8 15 (3.29%) Citrix
9 13 (2.85%) Cisco
10 11 (2.41%) Tableau
11 7 (1.54%) 3PAR
11 7 (1.54%) Apple
11 7 (1.54%) CheckPoint
11 7 (1.54%) Databricks
11 7 (1.54%) F5
11 7 (1.54%) MuleSoft
11 7 (1.54%) Nimble Storage
12 6 (1.32%) Blue Coat
12 6 (1.32%) McAfee
12 6 (1.32%) NetApp