The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Publishing in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 123 112
Rank change year-on-year +25 -11  
Contract jobs citing Publishing 18 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.90% 0.57% 0.34%
As % of the General category 3.16% 2.16% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 6
Median daily rate £350 £350 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £188 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £408 £390
% change year-on-year +2.14% +4.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 570 788 809
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.40% 26.42% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 494 486
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 43
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.25% +9.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.20 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Publishing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Publishing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Publishing in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Publishing in the West Midlands

Publishing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Publishing in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Publishing in the West Midlands

Publishing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Publishing in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Publishing in the West Midlands

Publishing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Publishing within the West Midlands region 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
Shropshire +17 10 £390 +11.42%
Staffordshire - 4 £325 -
West Bromwich - 2 £310 -
Coventry +15 1 £475 -
Publishing
England

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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Publishing.

1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) User Experience
3 5 (20.00%) Social Media
3 5 (20.00%) Web Application Development
3 5 (20.00%) Legal
3 5 (20.00%) SEO
4 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (16.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 3 (12.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (12.00%) Blockchain
5 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.00%) Finance
5 3 (12.00%) Open Source
5 3 (12.00%) Cryptography
6 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) High Availability
6 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (8.00%) Scrum
6 2 (8.00%) Content Management
6 2 (8.00%) Information Management
6 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (4.00%) C
7 1 (4.00%) SQL
7 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce

Publishing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (4.00%) SAS
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Blockchain
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) Power BI
General
1 5 (20.00%) Legal
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Automotive
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Content Designer
1 16 (64.00%) Designer
2 3 (12.00%) Administrator
2 3 (12.00%) Applications Developer
2 3 (12.00%) Developer
2 3 (12.00%) SharePoint Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Digital Content Designer
3 2 (8.00%) Digital Designer
4 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Content Editor
4 1 (4.00%) Copywriter
4 1 (4.00%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Office 365 Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Reporting Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Web Content Editor
4 1 (4.00%) Web Editor
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) User Experience
2 5 (20.00%) Social Media
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) SEO
2 5 (20.00%) Web Application Development
3 4 (16.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 3 (12.00%) Cryptography
4 3 (12.00%) Open Source
5 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.00%) Content Management
5 2 (8.00%) High Availability
5 2 (8.00%) Information Management
5 2 (8.00%) Scrum
6 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.00%) Data Governance
6 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.00%) Information Exploitation
6 1 (4.00%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.00%) User Stories
6 1 (4.00%) Web Usability
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C
1 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft