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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Publishing
England / West Midlands
Rank 109 123 107
Rank change year-on-year +14 -16  
Contract jobs citing Publishing 6 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.45% 0.33%
As % of the General category 0.88% 1.76% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Median daily rate £395 £273 £630
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.95% -56.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £270 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £320 £646
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -16.66% -16.27%  

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 680 682 741
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 29.84% 25.71% 30.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 394 377
Median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 61
Median hourly rate £24.23 £20.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.12% -31.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £39.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.67 £30.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.57% +22.00%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 +24 2 £333 +23.14%
Staffordshire - 2 £450 -
Publishing
England

Publishing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 (50.00%) User Experience
2 8 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (30.00%) MS Office
4 6 (30.00%) Information Management
4 6 (30.00%) Information Exploitation
5 5 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (20.00%) Web Application Development
6 4 (20.00%) Service Design
6 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (15.00%) Legal
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (15.00%) Content Management
8 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
8 2 (10.00%) Web Usability
8 2 (10.00%) SEO
8 2 (10.00%) Finance
8 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
8 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (10.00%) C
9 1 (5.00%) HTML
9 1 (5.00%) Java
9 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
9 1 (5.00%) PHP
9 1 (5.00%) SQL
9 1 (5.00%) Photoshop

Publishing
Top Related 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 8 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (35.00%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (5.00%) SAS
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Android Studio
1 1 (5.00%) CocoaPods
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) Gradle
1 1 (5.00%) Xcode
General
1 3 (15.00%) Legal
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Games
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Content Designer
1 8 (40.00%) Designer
2 7 (35.00%) Administrator
2 7 (35.00%) SharePoint Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Product Owner
4 1 (5.00%) Android Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Report Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Reporting Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Web Development Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Web Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Web Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) CSS3
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) HTML5
1 1 (5.00%) Material Design
1 1 (5.00%) RESTful
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) User Experience
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Information Exploitation
2 6 (30.00%) Information Management
3 4 (20.00%) Service Design
3 4 (20.00%) Web Application Development
4 3 (15.00%) Content Management
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.00%) SEO
5 2 (10.00%) Web Usability
6 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Data Management
6 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) UX Design
6 1 (5.00%) Web Analytics
6 1 (5.00%) Web Design
6 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) Apple Swift
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (5.00%) PHP
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Adobe