Period
to 26 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Sector in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Public Sector over the 6 months to 26 February 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 79 142
Rank change year-on-year +24 +63 -58
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 172 221 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.67% 3.23% 1.67%
As % of the General category 8.29% 6.06% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 171 86
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43% -2.35%
10th Percentile £205 £238 £228
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £473 £454 £455
% change year-on-year +4.07% -0.32% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 8
City of London median hourly rate £13.08 £26.50 £13.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.66% +100.26% -33.00%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.82 £11.75
90th Percentile £31.50 £42.93 £31.00
Central London median hourly rate £25.17 £26.50 £13.23
% change year-on-year -5.04% +100.26% -33.00%

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 the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,076 3,648 3,948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 44.35% 53.32% 55.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,525 2,782 3,136
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £305 £303 £325
90th Percentile £700 £688 £713
Central London median daily rate £505 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -3.81% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 39 53
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -9.52% +1.20%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.95 £11.81
90th Percentile £38.72 £45.66 £38.25
Central London median hourly rate £22.33 £18.85 £21.00
% change year-on-year +18.46% -10.24% +1.20%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Public Sector as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in the City of London

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Public Sector in the City of London

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Public Sector in the City of London

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Public Sector in the City of London

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Public Sector in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 City of London region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 52 (30.23%) Security Cleared
2 41 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (22.67%) SC Cleared
4 34 (19.77%) Microsoft
5 26 (15.12%) JIRA
6 25 (14.53%) Finance
7 24 (13.95%) Confluence
8 22 (12.79%) DevOps
9 21 (12.21%) AWS
9 21 (12.21%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (11.63%) Windows
10 20 (11.63%) Linux
10 20 (11.63%) Kubernetes
11 19 (11.05%) Docker
11 19 (11.05%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (10.47%) SQL
12 18 (10.47%) Terraform
13 17 (9.88%) Active Directory
14 16 (9.30%) Ansible
14 16 (9.30%) Jenkins
14 16 (9.30%) Git (software)
15 15 (8.72%) Azure
15 15 (8.72%) SAP
15 15 (8.72%) Infrastructure as Code
16 14 (8.14%) Telecoms
16 14 (8.14%) Windows 10
17 13 (7.56%) Packer
17 13 (7.56%) Programme Management
17 13 (7.56%) SharePoint
18 12 (6.98%) SQL Server

Public Sector
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 24 (13.95%) Confluence
2 13 (7.56%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.33%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.16%) CMS
5 2 (1.16%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.16%) SAS
6 1 (0.58%) Apache
6 1 (0.58%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.58%) Camunda
6 1 (0.58%) JBoss
6 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 10 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.16%) Maximo
3 1 (0.58%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.58%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.58%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.21%) AWS
2 15 (8.72%) Azure
3 12 (6.98%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (5.23%) Office 365
5 6 (3.49%) Power Platform
6 5 (2.91%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.74%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (1.74%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.74%) GCP
7 3 (1.74%) GitHub
7 3 (1.74%) Google Analytics
7 3 (1.74%) Route 53
7 3 (1.74%) Serverless
8 2 (1.16%) Amazon Glacier
8 2 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.16%) AWS CodeDeploy
8 2 (1.16%) AWS CodePipeline
8 2 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.58%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.91%) Internet
1 5 (2.91%) WAN
2 4 (2.33%) DNS
2 4 (2.33%) LAN
3 3 (1.74%) DHCP
3 3 (1.74%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.58%) Broadband
5 1 (0.58%) Firewall
5 1 (0.58%) Intranet
5 1 (0.58%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.58%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.49%) Power BI
3 4 (2.33%) MySQL
3 4 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.74%) GIS
4 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.16%) Big Data
5 2 (1.16%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.58%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.58%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.58%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 26 (15.12%) JIRA
2 16 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 16 (9.30%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.91%) Selenium
4 4 (2.33%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.74%) Moq
5 3 (1.74%) MSTest
5 3 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.16%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.58%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.58%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.58%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.58%) JUnit
7 1 (0.58%) Maven
7 1 (0.58%) NUnit
7 1 (0.58%) RSpec
7 1 (0.58%) Subversion
7 1 (0.58%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.58%) Vagrant
General
1 25 (14.53%) Finance
2 14 (8.14%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.40%) Electronics
3 11 (6.40%) Manufacturing
3 11 (6.40%) Marketing
4 5 (2.91%) Banking
5 4 (2.33%) Law
5 4 (2.33%) Local Government
6 3 (1.74%) Fire and Rescue
7 1 (0.58%) Back Office
7 1 (0.58%) German Language
7 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (15.70%) Analyst
2 23 (13.37%) Architect
3 19 (11.05%) Developer
4 16 (9.30%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (7.56%) Project Manager
6 10 (5.81%) Business Analyst
7 9 (5.23%) Consultant
8 7 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.07%) Technical Architect
9 6 (3.49%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (3.49%) IT Analyst
10 5 (2.91%) Applications Support
10 5 (2.91%) Desktop Support
10 5 (2.91%) Service Analyst
10 5 (2.91%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (2.91%) Windows Engineer
11 4 (2.33%) C# Developer
11 4 (2.33%) Designer
11 4 (2.33%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.49%) Web Services
2 5 (2.91%) HTML
3 4 (2.33%) .NET
3 4 (2.33%) CSS
4 3 (1.74%) REST
5 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.16%) Fluent NHibernate
5 2 (1.16%) jQuery
5 2 (1.16%) NHibernate
5 2 (1.16%) Node.js
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.16%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (1.16%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (1.16%) SOAP
5 2 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.58%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.58%) HTML5
6 1 (0.58%) NumPy
6 1 (0.58%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.91%) NHS
2 5 (2.91%) User Experience
3 4 (2.33%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.33%) Cloud Native
3 4 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.74%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.74%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.16%) Handset
5 2 (1.16%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.16%) PKI
5 2 (1.16%) Video\Live Streaming
5 2 (1.16%) W3C
6 1 (0.58%) CCTV
6 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.58%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (0.58%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.58%) Replication
6 1 (0.58%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.63%) Linux
1 20 (11.63%) Windows
2 14 (8.14%) Windows 10
3 5 (2.91%) Unix
3 5 (2.91%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.16%) Debian
5 2 (1.16%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (12.79%) DevOps
3 21 (12.21%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (11.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (8.72%) Infrastructure as Code
6 13 (7.56%) Programme Management
7 11 (6.40%) Digital Marketing
7 11 (6.40%) ITIL
7 11 (6.40%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (6.40%) Project Management
8 10 (5.81%) Analytics
8 10 (5.81%) CRM
8 10 (5.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 10 (5.81%) Test Automation
9 9 (5.23%) GAP Analysis
10 8 (4.65%) Change Management
10 8 (4.65%) Scrum
11 7 (4.07%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (4.07%) Migration
11 7 (4.07%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.47%) SQL
2 11 (6.40%) Python
3 10 (5.81%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.23%) C#
5 7 (4.07%) Java
5 7 (4.07%) Ruby
6 6 (3.49%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.33%) C
7 4 (2.33%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.74%) VBA
9 2 (1.16%) PHP
9 2 (1.16%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.58%) C++
10 1 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.58%) Go
10 1 (0.58%) Groovy
10 1 (0.58%) Perl
10 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.58%) R
10 1 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 52 (30.23%) Security Cleared
2 39 (22.67%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.65%) Degree
4 4 (2.33%) BC Cleared
4 4 (2.33%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.74%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.74%) CCNA
5 3 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.74%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (1.74%) MCP
6 2 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.58%) MCITP
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.58%) OCA
7 1 (0.58%) OCP
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.58%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 4 (2.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) WCAG
3 1 (0.58%) GDPR
3 1 (0.58%) NCSC
3 1 (0.58%) NIST
3 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 19 (11.05%) Docker
2 17 (9.88%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.58%) Firmware
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.58%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 20 (11.63%) Kubernetes
2 18 (10.47%) Terraform
3 16 (9.30%) Ansible
4 13 (7.56%) Packer
5 10 (5.81%) Istio
6 7 (4.07%) SCCM
7 5 (2.91%) Puppet
8 2 (1.16%) Kibana
8 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.16%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.58%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.58%) Consul
9 1 (0.58%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.58%) Grafana
9 1 (0.58%) Graphite
9 1 (0.58%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.58%) Salt
9 1 (0.58%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (19.77%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.72%) SAP
3 10 (5.81%) Oracle
4 6 (3.49%) Google
4 6 (3.49%) IBM
5 5 (2.91%) Northgate
6 4 (2.33%) Liquidlogic
6 4 (2.33%) VMware
7 3 (1.74%) Adobe
7 3 (1.74%) Tealium
8 2 (1.16%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.16%) Cognos
8 2 (1.16%) Informatica
8 2 (1.16%) Polycom
8 2 (1.16%) Talend
9 1 (0.58%) Aruba
9 1 (0.58%) Civica
9 1 (0.58%) Greenplum
9 1 (0.58%) Mitel
9 1 (0.58%) Tableau