Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 2018 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 325 274 295
Rank change year-on-year -51 +21 -62
Contract jobs citing Publishing 775 874 914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.91% 0.85%
As % of the General category 2.02% 2.47% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 639 683
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +12.80%
10th Percentile £262 £262 £256
90th Percentile £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £418
% change year-on-year -2.94% +1.80% +11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 17 22
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £19.00 £29.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.26% -36.55% +49.73%
10th Percentile £13.05 £14.46 £17.37
90th Percentile £30.00 £42.40 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £16.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year +4.06% -22.09% +10.26%

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 38,450 35,328 42,188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.20% 36.84% 39.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,335 23,321 26,936
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.26% +0.59%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 893 896 1,110
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09% +21.31%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.32 £48.07 £49.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% -9.09% +5.77%

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018. 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 -38 741 £450 +5.88% 251
London -18 439 £475 +11.76% 156
UK excluding London -46 325 £413 -2.94% 108
South East -57 177 £470 +5.03% 42
North of England -19 40 £350 - 26
Midlands +4 38 £325 -7.14% 13
East of England -2 33 £350 -12.50% 9
West Midlands +5 26 £345 -23.33% 12
North West +28 25 £200 -21.57% 16
Scotland -14 19 £438 +9.38% 13
South West +17 14 £375 +9.09% 5
East Midlands -6 11 £256 +76.26% 1
Yorkshire -27 9 £400 -5.88% 9
North East +32 6 £350 +3.70% 1
Wales -6 5 £315 -25.00%

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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.

1 313 (40.39%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (16.39%) TDD
3 120 (15.48%) Java
4 112 (14.45%) JavaScript
5 105 (13.55%) Scrum
6 101 (13.03%) Finance
7 100 (12.90%) Python
8 99 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
9 97 (12.52%) Windows
10 95 (12.26%) HTML
11 85 (10.97%) SQL
12 82 (10.58%) Microsoft
13 80 (10.32%) DevOps
14 76 (9.81%) CMS
15 75 (9.68%) Content Management
16 72 (9.29%) User Experience
17 68 (8.77%) BDD
18 66 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
19 65 (8.39%) Active Directory
20 63 (8.13%) Docker
21 61 (7.87%) Degree
22 60 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
23 59 (7.61%) QA
23 59 (7.61%) Marketing
23 59 (7.61%) CSS
24 57 (7.35%) Git (software)
25 56 (7.23%) Legal
26 51 (6.58%) Project Management
27 50 (6.45%) RESTful
27 50 (6.45%) Analytics

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 76 (9.81%) CMS
2 39 (5.03%) Apache Spark
3 23 (2.97%) SharePoint
4 20 (2.58%) Apache
4 20 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (2.19%) Drupal
6 16 (2.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 12 (1.55%) Confluence
8 8 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
9 6 (0.77%) GeoServer
10 5 (0.65%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.65%) Moodle
11 4 (0.52%) Marvel
11 4 (0.52%) Mongoose
11 4 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.52%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.32%) Photoshop
3 14 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (0.90%) InDesign
4 7 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.65%) InVision
5 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.39%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.39%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.13%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 7 (0.90%) Temenos T24
2 4 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (0.52%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.39%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.13%) Magento
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 99 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (4.00%) Office 365
3 19 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
4 16 (2.06%) Google Analytics
4 16 (2.06%) SaaS
5 14 (1.81%) GitHub
6 11 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (1.42%) Google Play
7 8 (1.03%) Amazon S3
7 8 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
11 4 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.52%) Route 53
12 3 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.39%) G Suite
12 3 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (5.55%) Internet
2 15 (1.94%) DNS
3 13 (1.68%) Intranet
4 11 (1.42%) HTTP
4 11 (1.42%) SMS
5 10 (1.29%) Firewall
6 9 (1.16%) LTE
7 8 (1.03%) Kerberos
8 7 (0.90%) DHCP
8 7 (0.90%) VoLTE
8 7 (0.90%) WAN
9 6 (0.77%) GSM
9 6 (0.77%) HSPA
9 6 (0.77%) LAN
9 6 (0.77%) VoWiFi
9 6 (0.77%) VPN
9 6 (0.77%) WCDMA
10 5 (0.65%) 3G
10 5 (0.65%) Network Security
10 5 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (5.81%) NoSQL
2 37 (4.77%) Big Data
3 33 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 31 (4.00%) MySQL
5 30 (3.87%) Hadoop
6 23 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (2.45%) SQL Server
8 18 (2.32%) MongoDB
9 17 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (2.19%) MarkLogic
10 16 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (1.81%) RDBMS
12 13 (1.68%) Redis
13 10 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 10 (1.29%) Neo4j
14 9 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
14 9 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (1.03%) JanusGraph
15 8 (1.03%) Power BI
16 7 (0.90%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 57 (7.35%) Git (software)
2 43 (5.55%) Jenkins
3 37 (4.77%) JIRA
3 37 (4.77%) JUnit
4 32 (4.13%) Xcode
5 24 (3.10%) Maven
6 23 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (2.58%) Cucumber
8 18 (2.32%) Subversion
9 17 (2.19%) Mockito
10 13 (1.68%) Ant
11 12 (1.55%) Visual Studio
12 11 (1.42%) Android Studio
12 11 (1.42%) Selenium
13 10 (1.29%) Hudson
14 9 (1.16%) Artifactory
15 7 (0.90%) Build Forge
15 7 (0.90%) CruiseControl
15 7 (0.90%) Gradle
15 7 (0.90%) TeamCity
General
1 101 (13.03%) Finance
2 59 (7.61%) Marketing
3 56 (7.23%) Legal
4 22 (2.84%) Banking
5 17 (2.19%) Advertising
6 15 (1.94%) Retail
7 11 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.42%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.29%) Law
9 8 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.90%) Back Office
11 5 (0.65%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.52%) German Language
12 4 (0.52%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.39%) Automotive
13 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.39%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.39%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.39%) Korean Language
13 3 (0.39%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 220 (28.39%) Developer
2 106 (13.68%) Analyst
3 96 (12.39%) Designer
4 72 (9.29%) Content Designer
5 50 (6.45%) Java Developer
6 47 (6.06%) Architect
7 39 (5.03%) Project Manager
8 38 (4.90%) Business Analyst
9 28 (3.61%) Senior Developer
10 26 (3.35%) JavaScript Developer
11 25 (3.23%) iOS Developer
11 25 (3.23%) Service Analyst
11 25 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
12 23 (2.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 22 (2.84%) Big Data Engineer
13 22 (2.84%) Data Engineer
14 20 (2.58%) DevOps Engineer
15 19 (2.45%) AWS Engineer
15 19 (2.45%) Consultant
16 17 (2.19%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (12.26%) HTML
2 59 (7.61%) CSS
3 50 (6.45%) RESTful
4 45 (5.81%) React
5 44 (5.68%) XML
6 42 (5.42%) Web Services
7 41 (5.29%) Node.js
8 40 (5.16%) jQuery
9 35 (4.52%) Spring
10 30 (3.87%) AngularJS
11 28 (3.61%) HTML5
11 28 (3.61%) REST
12 26 (3.35%) Kafka
13 25 (3.23%) .NET
14 23 (2.97%) Cocoa
15 22 (2.84%) SOAP
15 22 (2.84%) XSLT
16 18 (2.32%) CSS3
16 18 (2.32%) Sass
17 16 (2.06%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 72 (9.29%) User Experience
2 45 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.52%) Social Media
4 28 (3.61%) Computer Science
5 26 (3.35%) Management Information System
6 24 (3.10%) Mobile App
7 21 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
8 20 (2.58%) iPhone
9 18 (2.32%) iPad
10 16 (2.06%) Graphic Design
11 13 (1.68%) PKI
11 13 (1.68%) Virtual Team
12 12 (1.55%) Algorithms
12 12 (1.55%) Fintech
13 11 (1.42%) Reference Data
14 10 (1.29%) NHS
14 10 (1.29%) Semantic Web
15 8 (1.03%) Data Centre
15 8 (1.03%) e-Learning
15 8 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 97 (12.52%) Windows
2 47 (6.06%) Linux
3 42 (5.42%) Apple iOS
4 39 (5.03%) Windows 7
5 32 (4.13%) Windows 10
6 27 (3.48%) Android
7 16 (2.06%) Unix
7 16 (2.06%) Windows Server
8 10 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.90%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.65%) HPUX
12 4 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.26%) CentOS
13 2 (0.26%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.26%) Debian
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (40.39%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (16.39%) TDD
3 105 (13.55%) Scrum
4 80 (10.32%) DevOps
5 75 (9.68%) Content Management
6 68 (8.77%) BDD
7 66 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 60 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
9 51 (6.58%) Project Management
10 50 (6.45%) Analytics
11 47 (6.06%) Migration
12 46 (5.94%) Kanban
13 45 (5.81%) Microservices
13 45 (5.81%) OO
14 41 (5.29%) Service Management
15 39 (5.03%) Unit Testing
16 38 (4.90%) Pair Programming
17 37 (4.77%) Software Engineering
17 37 (4.77%) Web Application Development
18 36 (4.65%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 120 (15.48%) Java
2 112 (14.45%) JavaScript
3 100 (12.90%) Python
4 85 (10.97%) SQL
5 40 (5.16%) Objective-C
6 39 (5.03%) PowerShell
6 39 (5.03%) Scala
7 30 (3.87%) C#
8 28 (3.61%) Apple Swift
9 22 (2.84%) ES6
10 20 (2.58%) PHP
11 19 (2.45%) VBScript
12 14 (1.81%) Bash Shell
12 14 (1.81%) C
12 14 (1.81%) Perl
12 14 (1.81%) XQuery
13 12 (1.55%) Go
14 11 (1.42%) Ruby
15 10 (1.29%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 61 (7.87%) Degree
2 33 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
4 18 (2.32%) MCP
5 15 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (1.94%) SC Cleared
6 14 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
8 7 (0.90%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (0.65%) CISM
9 5 (0.65%) CISSP
9 5 (0.65%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.65%) PMP
10 4 (0.52%) CISA
10 4 (0.52%) CRISC
11 3 (0.39%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.26%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (7.61%) QA
2 14 (1.81%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.68%) GDPR
4 10 (1.29%) PMO
5 9 (1.16%) SLA
6 7 (0.90%) HL7
7 4 (0.52%) COBIT
7 4 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 65 (8.39%) Active Directory
2 63 (8.13%) Docker
3 34 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.06%) XenDesktop
5 15 (1.94%) vSphere
6 13 (1.68%) BitLocker
6 13 (1.68%) VMware Workstation
7 10 (1.29%) XenApp
8 7 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.77%) GeoWebCache
10 5 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.39%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.39%) Varnish
12 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
13 1 (0.13%) OpenAM
13 1 (0.13%) OpenDJ
13 1 (0.13%) vCloud
13 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 38 (4.90%) Puppet
2 32 (4.13%) SCCM
3 28 (3.61%) Ansible
4 22 (2.84%) Mesos
5 21 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (2.06%) Kubernetes
7 14 (1.81%) Terraform
8 8 (1.03%) SCOM
9 7 (0.90%) HP ALM
10 6 (0.77%) EdgeSight
10 6 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.65%) Kibana
11 5 (0.65%) logstash
11 5 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (0.39%) AirWatch
13 3 (0.39%) EnCase
13 3 (0.39%) Jamf Pro
13 3 (0.39%) Nagios
14 2 (0.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 82 (10.58%) Microsoft
2 40 (5.16%) Google
3 37 (4.77%) VMware
4 36 (4.65%) Oracle
5 35 (4.52%) Adobe
6 33 (4.26%) Apple
7 28 (3.61%) Citrix
8 21 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (1.94%) SAP
9 15 (1.94%) Tableau
10 14 (1.81%) HP
10 14 (1.81%) IBM
11 9 (1.16%) Facebook
11 9 (1.16%) Twitter
12 8 (1.03%) Sitecore
13 7 (0.90%) Green Hat
13 7 (0.90%) Splunk
13 7 (0.90%) Symantec
14 6 (0.77%) Alteryx
14 6 (0.77%) Talend