Period
to 25 January 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Sector in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Public Sector over the 6 months to 25 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.

Public Sector
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 9 16
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7 +1
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 59 133 107
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 10.09% 12.20% 7.96%
As % of the General category 28.64% 33.08% 26.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 91 82
Median daily rate £350 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.32% +2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £175 £300 £300
90th Percentile £738 £675 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £426 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.33% +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 8
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -8.11% +27.59%
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.63 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.89% -0.94% +0.47%

Public Sector 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 Birmingham with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 206 402 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 35.21% 36.88% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 286 312
Median daily rate £444 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.39% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £186 £266 £313
90th Percentile £638 £650 £560
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -4.07% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 20
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.49% +18.75%
10th Percentile £13.05 £13.55 £13.00
90th Percentile £43.00 £20.00 £43.88
Median hourly rate £16.13 £15.93 £18.02
% change year-on-year +1.26% -11.60% -19.93%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Public Sector as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in Birmingham

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Public Sector in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Public Sector in Birmingham

Public Sector
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Public Sector in Birmingham over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Public Sector in Birmingham

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Public Sector in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Public Sector in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Public Sector 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 20 (33.90%) Azure
2 16 (27.12%) DevOps
3 15 (25.42%) Project Management
3 15 (25.42%) VMware
4 13 (22.03%) Infrastructure as Code
5 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
6 9 (15.25%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (15.25%) Windows
7 8 (13.56%) Data Modelling
7 8 (13.56%) Analytics
8 7 (11.86%) Windows 10
8 7 (11.86%) Windows 7
8 7 (11.86%) SC Cleared
8 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
8 7 (11.86%) C#
9 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
9 6 (10.17%) SQL
9 6 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (8.47%) Data Analysis
10 5 (8.47%) Data Architecture
10 5 (8.47%) AWS
11 4 (6.78%) QA
11 4 (6.78%) Marketing
11 4 (6.78%) Digital Marketing
11 4 (6.78%) SCCM
11 4 (6.78%) Reverse Engineering
11 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (6.78%) Metadata Management
11 4 (6.78%) Windows 8

Public Sector
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.69%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.69%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 20 (33.90%) Azure
2 5 (8.47%) AWS
3 4 (6.78%) Power Platform
4 2 (3.39%) Office 365
4 2 (3.39%) PowerApps
5 1 (1.69%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.69%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (1.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.08%) Ethernet
2 3 (5.08%) LAN
3 1 (1.69%) BGP
3 1 (1.69%) DHCP
3 1 (1.69%) DNS
3 1 (1.69%) EIGRP
3 1 (1.69%) Firewall
3 1 (1.69%) FTP
3 1 (1.69%) HTTP
3 1 (1.69%) Internet
3 1 (1.69%) IPsec
3 1 (1.69%) Multicast
3 1 (1.69%) Network Security
3 1 (1.69%) OSPF
3 1 (1.69%) VPN
3 1 (1.69%) VSAN
3 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) Data Lake
2 2 (3.39%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.39%) Flink
2 2 (3.39%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.39%) Pentaho
2 2 (3.39%) Power BI
3 1 (1.69%) Base SAS
3 1 (1.69%) DB2
3 1 (1.69%) DTS
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (1.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (1.69%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.69%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) RStudio
2 1 (1.69%) Appium
2 1 (1.69%) CA Gen
2 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.69%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.69%) JIRA
2 1 (1.69%) JMeter
2 1 (1.69%) ProC
2 1 (1.69%) REST Assured
2 1 (1.69%) Selenium
2 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.69%) Subversion
2 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.69%) Toad
2 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (6.78%) Electronics
1 4 (6.78%) Finance
1 4 (6.78%) Manufacturing
1 4 (6.78%) Marketing
1 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.69%) Legal
2 1 (1.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Architect
2 12 (20.34%) Technical Architect
3 8 (13.56%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (11.86%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 6 (10.17%) Developer
5 6 (10.17%) IT Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Data Architect
6 5 (8.47%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Data Modeller
8 3 (5.08%) IT Manager
9 2 (3.39%) Business Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (3.39%) IT Procurement Manager
9 2 (3.39%) Office 365 Specialist
9 2 (3.39%) Procurement Manager
9 2 (3.39%) SharePoint Specialist
9 2 (3.39%) Windows Deployment Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) CSS
1 4 (6.78%) HTML
1 4 (6.78%) Web Services
2 2 (3.39%) .NET
2 2 (3.39%) XML
3 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.69%) DHTML
3 1 (1.69%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.69%) JavaFX
3 1 (1.69%) Kafka
3 1 (1.69%) Matplotlib
3 1 (1.69%) MDX
3 1 (1.69%) NumPy
3 1 (1.69%) Pandas
3 1 (1.69%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (1.69%) React Native
3 1 (1.69%) RESTful
3 1 (1.69%) SciPy
3 1 (1.69%) Seaborn
3 1 (1.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Windows
2 7 (11.86%) Windows 10
2 7 (11.86%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.78%) Linux
3 4 (6.78%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.39%) Unix
5 1 (1.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) DevOps
2 15 (25.42%) Project Management
3 13 (22.03%) Infrastructure as Code
4 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (15.25%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (13.56%) Analytics
6 8 (13.56%) Data Modelling
7 6 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (8.47%) Data Analysis
8 5 (8.47%) Data Architecture
9 4 (6.78%) Actionable Insight
9 4 (6.78%) Data Governance
9 4 (6.78%) Digital Analytics
9 4 (6.78%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (6.78%) Information Management
9 4 (6.78%) Metadata Management
9 4 (6.78%) Programme Management
9 4 (6.78%) Reverse Engineering
9 4 (6.78%) Strategic Planning
9 4 (6.78%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.86%) C#
2 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
2 6 (10.17%) SQL
3 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.08%) Python
4 2 (3.39%) C
4 2 (3.39%) Java
4 2 (3.39%) VB
5 1 (1.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (1.69%) Korn
5 1 (1.69%) PHP
5 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.69%) PROC SQL
5 1 (1.69%) SAS Macro
5 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) SC Cleared
1 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) Degree
3 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.69%) CCNA
3 1 (1.69%) CCNP
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.69%) CISSP
3 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.69%) ECDL
3 1 (1.69%) GIAC
3 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) COBIT
2 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.69%) NIST
2 1 (1.69%) NIST 800
2 1 (1.69%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.39%) vSphere
3 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.69%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) SCCM
2 1 (1.69%) Ansible
2 1 (1.69%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 15 (25.42%) VMware
2 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.78%) Apple
3 4 (6.78%) Remedy
3 4 (6.78%) SAP
3 4 (6.78%) Sparx
4 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle
6 1 (1.69%) Automation Anywhere
6 1 (1.69%) Blue Prism
6 1 (1.69%) CA
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco
6 1 (1.69%) F5
6 1 (1.69%) HP
6 1 (1.69%) IBM
6 1 (1.69%) Ivanti
6 1 (1.69%) Talend
6 1 (1.69%) Teradata
6 1 (1.69%) UiPath
6 1 (1.69%) Xamarin