Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 18 20
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2 +9
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 132 115 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 9.70% 7.81% 6.62%
As % of the General category 28.57% 24.73% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 85 74
Birmingham median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £243 £271 £256
90th Percentile £588 £539 £542
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £10.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +45.49% +11.46%
10th Percentile £16.60 £10.00 £9.86
90th Percentile £35.00 £21.75 £15.78
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.63 £15.93 £14.00
% change year-on-year -1.85% +13.75% +27.27%

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 462 465 536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 33.95% 31.59% 37.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 323 370
Birmingham median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £231 £275 £240
90th Percentile £635 £575 £544
West Midlands median daily rate £448 £425 £396
% change year-on-year +5.29% +7.26% -0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 16
Birmingham median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% - -58.90%
10th Percentile £12.35 £10.77 £10.06
90th Percentile £35.00 £29.40 £48.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £22.68
% change year-on-year - -29.45% +50.17%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in Birmingham

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Public Sector in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Public Sector in Birmingham

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Public Sector in Birmingham

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Public Sector in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Public Sector in Birmingham

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Public Sector in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 49 (37.12%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 26 (19.70%) Migration
4 25 (18.94%) Azure
5 24 (18.18%) SQL
5 24 (18.18%) Web Services
5 24 (18.18%) Windows
6 23 (17.42%) Security Cleared
7 22 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 21 (15.91%) Microservices
9 20 (15.15%) Java
10 19 (14.39%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (14.39%) Kanban
10 19 (14.39%) Scrum
11 18 (13.64%) Finance
11 18 (13.64%) Service Design
11 18 (13.64%) Power Platform
11 18 (13.64%) Jenkins
12 17 (12.88%) Power BI
12 17 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (12.12%) AngularJS
13 16 (12.12%) DevOps
13 16 (12.12%) Git (software)
13 16 (12.12%) Open Source
14 15 (11.36%) Windows 10
14 15 (11.36%) PostgreSQL
14 15 (11.36%) Spring
15 14 (10.61%) Continuous Delivery
16 13 (9.85%) SonarQube
16 13 (9.85%) DbUnit

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 4 (3.03%) Confluence
1 4 (3.03%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.52%) CMS
2 2 (1.52%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.76%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.76%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.76%) GIMP
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.76%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.76%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.94%) Azure
2 18 (13.64%) Power Platform
3 11 (8.33%) AWS
4 10 (7.58%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (7.58%) Amazon SQS
5 9 (6.82%) Azure Data Factory
5 9 (6.82%) SaaS
6 8 (6.06%) PaaS
7 5 (3.79%) Office 365
8 4 (3.03%) IaaS
9 3 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.76%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.76%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.76%) GitHub
10 1 (0.76%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.76%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.76%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.55%) DNS
1 6 (4.55%) Firewall
1 6 (4.55%) VoIP
2 5 (3.79%) Unified Communications
3 4 (3.03%) ICMP
3 4 (3.03%) SNMP
3 4 (3.03%) Telnet
4 3 (2.27%) BIG-IP
4 3 (2.27%) Internet
4 3 (2.27%) NetScaler
4 3 (2.27%) Skype
5 2 (1.52%) DHCP
5 2 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.52%) IPv6
5 2 (1.52%) LAN
5 2 (1.52%) Multicast
5 2 (1.52%) Softphone
5 2 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.52%) WAN
5 2 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.88%) Power BI
2 15 (11.36%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 11 (8.33%) Big Data
4 11 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (7.58%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (6.82%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (6.82%) SQL Server 2017
7 8 (6.06%) Data Lake
7 8 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (2.27%) Blockchain
10 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.76%) DB2 UDB
11 1 (0.76%) Electronic Patient Records
11 1 (0.76%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 18 (13.64%) Jenkins
2 16 (12.12%) Git (software)
3 13 (9.85%) DbUnit
3 13 (9.85%) jMock
3 13 (9.85%) JUnit
3 13 (9.85%) Maven
3 13 (9.85%) Mockito
3 13 (9.85%) SonarQube
4 9 (6.82%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (5.30%) JIRA
6 1 (0.76%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.76%) Grunt
6 1 (0.76%) gulp
6 1 (0.76%) JMeter
6 1 (0.76%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.76%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.76%) NeoLoad
6 1 (0.76%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.76%) webpack
General
1 18 (13.64%) Finance
2 11 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.58%) Manufacturing
4 7 (5.30%) Local Government
5 6 (4.55%) Electronics
5 6 (4.55%) Marketing
6 4 (3.03%) Legal
6 4 (3.03%) Retail
7 1 (0.76%) Law
7 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (18.94%) Developer
2 17 (12.88%) Architect
3 14 (10.61%) Java Developer
4 12 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (9.09%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 8 (6.06%) Designer
6 7 (5.30%) Analyst
6 7 (5.30%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.30%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) Azure DevOps
8 5 (3.79%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (3.79%) Interaction Designer
8 5 (3.79%) Lead DevOps
8 5 (3.79%) Lead DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.03%) Administrator
9 4 (3.03%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.18%) Web Services
2 16 (12.12%) AngularJS
3 15 (11.36%) Spring
4 13 (9.85%) ActiveMQ
4 13 (9.85%) JSON
4 13 (9.85%) PowerMock
4 13 (9.85%) RESTful
4 13 (9.85%) SOAP
5 12 (9.09%) REST
5 12 (9.09%) XML
6 11 (8.33%) Hibernate
7 10 (7.58%) JPA
7 10 (7.58%) Spring Cloud
8 9 (6.82%) CSS
8 9 (6.82%) HTML
9 4 (3.03%) .NET
9 4 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (2.27%) CSS3
10 3 (2.27%) HTML5
10 3 (2.27%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.06%) User Experience
2 6 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.27%) Cyberattack
4 3 (2.27%) Internet of Things
4 3 (2.27%) Robotics
5 2 (1.52%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.52%) NHS
5 2 (1.52%) PKI
5 2 (1.52%) Replication
5 2 (1.52%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.76%) HACMP
6 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.18%) Windows
2 15 (11.36%) Windows 10
3 12 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 8 (6.06%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.30%) Linux
6 6 (4.55%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.52%) Solaris
8 1 (0.76%) AIX
8 1 (0.76%) Unix
8 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (37.12%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (19.70%) Migration
3 21 (15.91%) Microservices
4 19 (14.39%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (14.39%) Kanban
4 19 (14.39%) Scrum
5 18 (13.64%) Service Design
6 17 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (12.12%) DevOps
7 16 (12.12%) Open Source
8 14 (10.61%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (9.85%) TDD
10 12 (9.09%) BDD
10 12 (9.09%) Test Automation
11 11 (8.33%) ITIL
12 10 (7.58%) BPMN
12 10 (7.58%) Programme Management
13 9 (6.82%) Data Migration
13 9 (6.82%) Deployment Automation
13 9 (6.82%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.18%) SQL
2 20 (15.15%) Java
3 12 (9.09%) C#
4 9 (6.82%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.03%) VBA
6 3 (2.27%) C
6 3 (2.27%) Python
7 2 (1.52%) Java 8
7 2 (1.52%) PHP
7 2 (1.52%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.76%) Korn
8 1 (0.76%) Perl
8 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (17.42%) Security Cleared
2 22 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.52%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.52%) Degree
3 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.76%) AAT
4 1 (0.76%) ACCA
4 1 (0.76%) CCNA
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.76%) JNCIA
4 1 (0.76%) JNCIS
4 1 (0.76%) MCITP
4 1 (0.76%) MCSE
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.27%) NCSC
2 3 (2.27%) NIST
3 2 (1.52%) PMO
3 2 (1.52%) QA
4 1 (0.76%) GDPR
4 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.58%) Postfix
3 9 (6.82%) Docker
4 2 (1.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 2 (1.52%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.52%) XenApp
4 2 (1.52%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (9.09%) SCCM
2 4 (3.03%) Ansible
2 4 (3.03%) WMI
3 2 (1.52%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.52%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.52%) Kibana
3 2 (1.52%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.33%) Tableau
3 9 (6.82%) Databricks
4 8 (6.06%) Apple
5 6 (4.55%) SAP
6 5 (3.79%) Cisco
7 4 (3.03%) Oracle
7 4 (3.03%) Palo Alto
7 4 (3.03%) Sparx
8 3 (2.27%) Alteryx
8 3 (2.27%) Aruba
8 3 (2.27%) Citrix
8 3 (2.27%) F5
8 3 (2.27%) Infoblox
8 3 (2.27%) VMware
9 2 (1.52%) Brocade
9 2 (1.52%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.52%) Meru Networks
10 1 (0.76%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.76%) Veeam