Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 362 358 322
Rank change year-on-year -4 -36 -12
Contract jobs citing Publishing 249 451 780
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.63% 0.79%
As % of the General category 1.48% 1.68% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 330 615
Median daily rate £425 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £262 £263 £247
90th Percentile £588 £588 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year +1.19% +1.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 7
Median hourly rate £20.43 £29.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.15% -11.36% +89.33%
10th Percentile £15.34 £18.10 £24.55
90th Percentile £39.70 £36.91 £38.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.86 £19.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +12.10% -40.91% +89.33%

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 16,812 26,924 39,703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.54% 37.54% 40.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,303 17,754 26,425
Median daily rate £490 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% - +2.70%
10th Percentile £294 £270 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £431 £425
% change year-on-year -1.39% +1.41% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 812 1,019
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.06 £20.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.66% -0.10% -4.40%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £52.85 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.59% -2.50% -2.44%

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 19 January 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 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 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 +10 189 £425 -1.62% 85
UK excluding London +111 119 £425 +1.19% 59
London -23 93 £410 -8.89% 33
Work from Home -127 80 £425 +11.84% 17
South East +121 44 £425 -5.56% 11
Scotland +57 28 £335 -6.94% 4
North of England +39 17 £360 -10.00% 12
South West +61 11 £550 +37.50% 14
Midlands +58 8 £425 +4.62% 7
North East +24 8 £360 +5.11% 4
East Midlands +41 7 £400 +0.82% 2
Wales +26 7 £490 +1.03% 2
North West +40 6 £353 -14.55% 8
East of England +59 4 £488 +34.48% 8
Yorkshire +45 3 £424 -0.29%
West Midlands +48 1 £425 +1.49% 5

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 92 (36.95%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (28.51%) Content Management
3 62 (24.90%) User Experience
4 48 (19.28%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 38 (15.26%) Public Sector
6 37 (14.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
7 34 (13.65%) Finance
8 32 (12.85%) Marketing
9 31 (12.45%) Social Media
10 29 (11.65%) SAP
11 27 (10.84%) CMS
12 25 (10.04%) SQL
13 23 (9.24%) Microsoft
14 20 (8.03%) Windows
14 20 (8.03%) Azure
15 19 (7.63%) Oracle
16 18 (7.23%) Degree
16 18 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (7.23%) Content Strategy
17 17 (6.83%) Migration
17 17 (6.83%) Python
18 15 (6.02%) AWS
18 15 (6.02%) JIRA
18 15 (6.02%) Analytics
18 15 (6.02%) Decision-Making
19 14 (5.62%) Service Design
19 14 (5.62%) Data Modelling
19 14 (5.62%) Management Information System
19 14 (5.62%) Workflow

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 27 (10.84%) CMS
2 10 (4.02%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.02%) WordPress
3 5 (2.01%) ArcGIS
4 4 (1.61%) Confluence
5 3 (1.20%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.80%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.80%) Drupal
6 2 (0.80%) Moodle
7 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.40%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.40%) Documentum
7 1 (0.40%) IIS
7 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.20%) Camtasia
4 3 (1.20%) InDesign
4 3 (1.20%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.80%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.40%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.40%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.01%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.61%) SAP CRM
3 3 (1.20%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.80%) Magento
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.03%) Azure
2 15 (6.02%) AWS
3 9 (3.61%) Power Platform
4 7 (2.81%) Office 365
5 6 (2.41%) Azure Data Factory
5 6 (2.41%) SaaS
6 4 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.61%) GitHub
7 3 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (1.20%) Google Analytics
7 3 (1.20%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.80%) GCP
8 2 (0.80%) Lucidchart
8 2 (0.80%) Serverless
8 2 (0.80%) Smartsheet
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.40%) PaaS
9 1 (0.40%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.40%) Veeva
9 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.21%) SAN
2 4 (1.61%) Firewall
2 4 (1.61%) Intranet
2 4 (1.61%) VPN
2 4 (1.61%) WAN
2 4 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.80%) DHCP
3 2 (0.80%) DNS
3 2 (0.80%) HTTP
3 2 (0.80%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.40%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.40%) FTP
4 1 (0.40%) Internet
4 1 (0.40%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.40%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.40%) NAS
4 1 (0.40%) Network Security
4 1 (0.40%) VLAN
4 1 (0.40%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
1 13 (5.22%) Oracle ODI
1 13 (5.22%) SAP Data Services
2 10 (4.02%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.61%) Power BI
4 8 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.81%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.81%) Tableau
6 5 (2.01%) Data Lake
6 5 (2.01%) GIS
6 5 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.01%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.01%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.01%) Tableau Desktop
7 4 (1.61%) Big Data
8 3 (1.20%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.80%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.80%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 15 (6.02%) JIRA
2 6 (2.41%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.20%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.20%) Toad
4 2 (0.80%) GitLab
4 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.80%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.40%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.40%) ER Studio
5 1 (0.40%) MSI
5 1 (0.40%) Selenium
5 1 (0.40%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.40%) Subversion
5 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (15.26%) Public Sector
2 34 (13.65%) Finance
3 32 (12.85%) Marketing
4 9 (3.61%) Retail
5 8 (3.21%) Legal
6 7 (2.81%) Banking
7 6 (2.41%) Aerospace
7 6 (2.41%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (2.01%) Electronics
8 5 (2.01%) Manufacturing
8 5 (2.01%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.20%) Automotive
10 2 (0.80%) Fire and Rescue
11 1 (0.40%) Advertising
11 1 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.40%) Games
11 1 (0.40%) Law
11 1 (0.40%) Police
11 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (34.14%) Designer
2 62 (24.90%) Content Designer
3 35 (14.06%) Developer
4 28 (11.24%) Analyst
5 16 (6.43%) UX Designer
6 15 (6.02%) Architect
7 12 (4.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 10 (4.02%) Analyst Developer
8 10 (4.02%) Senior Manager
9 9 (3.61%) Senior Content Designer
9 9 (3.61%) Senior Designer
10 8 (3.21%) Consultant
10 8 (3.21%) Data Analyst
10 8 (3.21%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.41%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 6 (2.41%) Delivery Manager
11 6 (2.41%) Digital Content Designer
11 6 (2.41%) Digital Designer
11 6 (2.41%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (2.01%) Senior Digital Content Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.61%) HTML
2 8 (3.21%) CSS
3 7 (2.81%) Django
4 6 (2.41%) RESTful
5 5 (2.01%) .NET
6 4 (1.61%) Web Services
7 3 (1.20%) JSON
7 3 (1.20%) Node.js
8 2 (0.80%) MDX
8 2 (0.80%) OAuth
8 2 (0.80%) OAuth2
8 2 (0.80%) OpenID
8 2 (0.80%) React
8 2 (0.80%) Swagger
8 2 (0.80%) XML
9 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.40%) AWT
9 1 (0.40%) Flash
9 1 (0.40%) SOAP
9 1 (0.40%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 62 (24.90%) User Experience
2 31 (12.45%) Social Media
3 18 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.62%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.81%) Analytical Mindset
6 6 (2.41%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.01%) Taxonomies
7 5 (2.01%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.61%) Blog
8 4 (1.61%) e-Learning
8 4 (1.61%) Online Banking
8 4 (1.61%) SCADA
9 3 (1.20%) Animation
9 3 (1.20%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.20%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.80%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.40%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.03%) Windows
2 12 (4.82%) Linux
3 6 (2.41%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.01%) Unix
5 4 (1.61%) Android
5 4 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (36.95%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (28.51%) Content Management
3 48 (19.28%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 37 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
4 37 (14.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (7.23%) Content Strategy
6 17 (6.83%) Migration
7 15 (6.02%) Analytics
7 15 (6.02%) Decision-Making
8 14 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (5.62%) Data Modelling
8 14 (5.62%) DevOps
8 14 (5.62%) Service Design
8 14 (5.62%) Workflow
9 13 (5.22%) Data Analysis
9 13 (5.22%) Digital Marketing
10 12 (4.82%) Project Management
11 11 (4.42%) Collaborative Working
11 11 (4.42%) Content Writing
11 11 (4.42%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.04%) SQL
2 17 (6.83%) Python
3 13 (5.22%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.21%) Java
5 7 (2.81%) C#
6 6 (2.41%) R
7 5 (2.01%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.61%) Go
9 3 (1.20%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.80%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.40%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.40%) PHP
11 1 (0.40%) Ruby
11 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (7.23%) Degree
2 9 (3.61%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.21%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.41%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (2.41%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.20%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.80%) PMP
7 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.40%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.62%) QA
2 4 (1.61%) GDPR
3 2 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (4.02%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.61%) XenApp
5 3 (1.20%) Docker
6 1 (0.40%) NFS
6 1 (0.40%) vSphere
6 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (3.21%) SCCM
2 7 (2.81%) Ansible
3 5 (2.01%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.61%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.61%) Terraform
5 2 (0.80%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.80%) SCOM
6 1 (0.40%) Control-M
6 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (11.65%) SAP
2 23 (9.24%) Microsoft
3 19 (7.63%) Oracle
4 13 (5.22%) VMware
5 10 (4.02%) Adobe
5 10 (4.02%) Guidewire
6 9 (3.61%) Citrix
7 8 (3.21%) Google
7 8 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.41%) NetApp
8 6 (2.41%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.01%) Dell
10 4 (1.61%) Blue Coat
10 4 (1.61%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.61%) Cisco
10 4 (1.61%) ESRI
10 4 (1.61%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.61%) Samsung
10 4 (1.61%) Software AG
10 4 (1.61%) webMethods