Period
to 21 October 2018

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 6 months to 21 October 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 141 164
Rank change year-on-year -39 +23 -9
Contract jobs citing Publishing 22 43 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.93% 0.84%
As % of the General category 1.87% 3.19% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 31 17
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £390 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -13.33% +38.46%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £214
90th Percentile £393 £438 £510
England median daily rate £450 £438 £430
% change year-on-year +2.86% +1.74% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £29.33 £17.43 £19.00
% change year-on-year +68.24% -8.26% -16.48%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,179 1,347 1,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.36% 29.08% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 819 1,072
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £275 £229 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £575
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 67 65
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £31.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.39% +44.19% -27.90%
10th Percentile £10.95 £13.41 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £53.00 £41.47
England median hourly rate £23.50 £26.44 £23.72
% change year-on-year -11.12% +11.49% +3.11%

Publishing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Publishing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 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 6 months to 21 October 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
Shropshire -41 17 £360 -7.69% 1
Birmingham -7 2 - - 4
Warwickshire +7 1 - -
Coventry -14 1 - -
Publishing
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Publishing.

1 14 (63.64%) User Experience
2 11 (50.00%) Web Application Development
3 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (36.36%) Legal
5 6 (27.27%) Social Media
6 5 (22.73%) Strategic Thinking
6 5 (22.73%) SEO
6 5 (22.73%) Web Usability
7 3 (13.64%) Content Management
8 2 (9.09%) Degree
8 2 (9.09%) System Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
8 2 (9.09%) SAP
9 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
9 1 (4.55%) CRM
9 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
9 1 (4.55%) SAP HR
9 1 (4.55%) Internet
9 1 (4.55%) Project Management
9 1 (4.55%) Process Management
9 1 (4.55%) HTML
9 1 (4.55%) Finance
9 1 (4.55%) Automotive
9 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
9 1 (4.55%) CMS
9 1 (4.55%) Time Management
9 1 (4.55%) Product Management
9 1 (4.55%) Open Source
9 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
9 1 (4.55%) Use Case

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 1 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
General
1 8 (36.36%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Automotive
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Content Designer
1 17 (77.27%) Designer
2 3 (13.64%) Digital Content Designer
2 3 (13.64%) Digital Designer
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Writer
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Bid Writer
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Coordinator
4 1 (4.55%) HR Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (4.55%) Project Leader
4 1 (4.55%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Bid Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (63.64%) User Experience
2 6 (27.27%) Social Media
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Web Application Development
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) SEO
3 5 (22.73%) Strategic Thinking
3 5 (22.73%) Web Usability
4 3 (13.64%) Content Management
5 2 (9.09%) System Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Analytics
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analytics
6 1 (4.55%) CRM
6 1 (4.55%) Open Source
6 1 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (4.55%) Process Management
6 1 (4.55%) Product Management
6 1 (4.55%) Project Management
6 1 (4.55%) Service Design
6 1 (4.55%) Time Management
6 1 (4.55%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) SAP
2 1 (4.55%) Google
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft