Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 16 15
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 +20
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 51 109 130
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.89% 8.37% 8.74%
As % of the General category 23.83% 26.27% 25.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 67 111
Median daily rate £450 £467 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.64% +9.88% -4.49%
10th Percentile £288 £316 £288
90th Percentile £588 £593 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 12
Median hourly rate £19.40 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +20.00% -0.88%
10th Percentile £16.10 £16.00 £9.71
90th Percentile £26.69 £35.00 £18.33
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% -5.36%

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 214 415 506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 33.13% 31.85% 34.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 267 342
Median daily rate £450 £442 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.81% +4.62% +5.63%
10th Percentile £288 £290 £272
90th Percentile £650 £588 £588
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 25
Median hourly rate £19.20 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +33.33% +1.27%
10th Percentile £13.73 £14.55 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.13 £18.50
% change year-on-year +4.83% -2.03% -12.65%

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 5 June 2020.

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

Public Sector
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Public Sector in Birmingham over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Public Sector in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 18 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 16 (31.37%) SC Cleared
2 16 (31.37%) SQL
3 15 (29.41%) AWS
4 13 (25.49%) Java
4 13 (25.49%) Migration
5 12 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (21.57%) Windows
7 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (19.61%) TDD
7 10 (19.61%) Spring
7 10 (19.61%) Git (software)
7 10 (19.61%) Microservices
8 9 (17.65%) RESTful
8 9 (17.65%) JUnit
9 8 (15.69%) Oracle
9 8 (15.69%) Linux
9 8 (15.69%) Open Source
9 8 (15.69%) AngularJS
10 7 (13.73%) REST
10 7 (13.73%) PaaS
10 7 (13.73%) Mockito
10 7 (13.73%) BDD
10 7 (13.73%) Azure
10 7 (13.73%) SonarQube
10 7 (13.73%) Jenkins
10 7 (13.73%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (13.73%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (13.73%) Kanban
10 7 (13.73%) ActiveMQ

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 5 (9.80%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.96%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.96%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.96%) CMS
3 1 (1.96%) Confluence
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.96%) GlassFish
3 1 (1.96%) IIS
3 1 (1.96%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.96%) SPSS
3 1 (1.96%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (29.41%) AWS
2 7 (13.73%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (13.73%) Azure
2 7 (13.73%) PaaS
3 6 (11.76%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (5.88%) SaaS
5 2 (3.92%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.92%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.96%) IaaS
6 1 (1.96%) Logic Apps
6 1 (1.96%) Office 365
6 1 (1.96%) Power Automate
6 1 (1.96%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Internet
1 2 (3.92%) LAN
1 2 (3.92%) WAN
2 1 (1.96%) DNS
2 1 (1.96%) Firewall
2 1 (1.96%) SAN
2 1 (1.96%) SMS
2 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (13.73%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.88%) Data Mining
4 3 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.88%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.92%) MS Access
5 2 (3.92%) MySQL
5 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.96%) BODI
6 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (1.96%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (1.96%) GIS
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.96%) Power BI
6 1 (1.96%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) Git (software)
2 9 (17.65%) JUnit
3 7 (13.73%) Jenkins
3 7 (13.73%) Mockito
3 7 (13.73%) SonarQube
4 6 (11.76%) DbUnit
4 6 (11.76%) jMock
4 6 (11.76%) Maven
5 3 (5.88%) Spock
6 1 (1.96%) Babel
6 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.96%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.96%) JIRA
6 1 (1.96%) RSpec
6 1 (1.96%) Selenium
6 1 (1.96%) webpack
6 1 (1.96%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
1 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.92%) Banking
2 2 (3.92%) Electronics
2 2 (3.92%) Local Government
2 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Billing
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (37.25%) Developer
2 11 (21.57%) Java Developer
3 8 (15.69%) Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) IT Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Build Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Data Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Tester
6 3 (5.88%) OAT Tester
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Tester
7 2 (3.92%) Coordinator
7 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) OAT Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) OAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.61%) Spring
2 9 (17.65%) RESTful
3 8 (15.69%) AngularJS
4 7 (13.73%) ActiveMQ
4 7 (13.73%) REST
5 6 (11.76%) Hibernate
5 6 (11.76%) JPA
5 6 (11.76%) PowerMock
5 6 (11.76%) SOAP
5 6 (11.76%) Spring Cloud
5 6 (11.76%) Web Services
6 4 (7.84%) HTML
7 3 (5.88%) CSS
7 3 (5.88%) Node.js
7 3 (5.88%) React
7 3 (5.88%) Spring Boot
7 3 (5.88%) Vue.js
8 2 (3.92%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (1.96%) Natural Language Processing
9 1 (1.96%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Data Centre
1 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 3 (5.88%) User Experience
3 2 (3.92%) Blog
3 2 (3.92%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) CCTV
4 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) Windows
2 8 (15.69%) Linux
3 5 (9.80%) Unix
3 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.92%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) Migration
2 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (19.61%) Microservices
2 10 (19.61%) TDD
3 8 (15.69%) Open Source
4 7 (13.73%) BDD
4 7 (13.73%) Kanban
4 7 (13.73%) Scrum
5 6 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (11.76%) Project Management
5 6 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 5 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (9.80%) Data Modelling
6 5 (9.80%) ETL
7 4 (7.84%) BPMN
7 4 (7.84%) Data Migration
7 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.84%) Pair Programming
7 4 (7.84%) Programme Management
7 4 (7.84%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (31.37%) SQL
2 13 (25.49%) Java
3 4 (7.84%) Java 8
3 4 (7.84%) Python
4 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.88%) ES6
5 2 (3.92%) C#
5 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.92%) Ruby
6 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.96%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 16 (31.37%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) Degree
4 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.96%) ACCA
5 1 (1.96%) CIMA
5 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) MBA
5 1 (1.96%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) QA
2 3 (5.88%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.96%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 6 (11.76%) Postfix
2 4 (7.84%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.92%) Docker
3 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) Grafana
2 1 (1.96%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.96%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Oracle
2 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.88%) SAP
4 2 (3.92%) Veeam
4 2 (3.92%) VMware
5 1 (1.96%) 3PAR
5 1 (1.96%) Apple
5 1 (1.96%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.96%) HP
5 1 (1.96%) McAfee
5 1 (1.96%) Tableau
5 1 (1.96%) Talend