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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 4 July 2022 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 63 74 45
Rank change year-on-year +11 -29 +29
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 159 104 136
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.64% 3.25% 4.96%
As % of the General category 6.23% 5.43% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 91 100
10th Percentile £345 £305 £313
25th Percentile £413 £411 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £483 £427 £500
Median % change year-on-year +13.00% -14.60% +11.11%
75th Percentile £581 £550 £600
90th Percentile £728 £688 £650
Central London median daily rate £483 £440 £500
% change year-on-year +9.66% -12.00% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £12.50 £21.73 £12.42
Median hourly rate £13.00 £23.45 £13.26
Median % change year-on-year -44.56% +76.88% -36.87%
75th Percentile £13.50 £25.18 £21.88
90th Percentile - - £35.53
Central London median hourly rate £13.00 £18.96 £17.22
% change year-on-year -31.43% +10.09% -18.00%

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 2,551 1,915 1,585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 58.35% 59.90% 57.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,833 1,359 1,136
10th Percentile £341 £363 £304
25th Percentile £470 £463 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £511
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +7.58% -2.62%
75th Percentile £700 £660 £613
90th Percentile £800 £725 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 26 33
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £25.94 £12.56 £14.00
Median hourly rate £42.87 £23.23 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +84.59% +16.13% +4.58%
75th Percentile £52.25 £31.74 £38.68
90th Percentile £61.45 £37.75 £46.94
Central London median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +112.50% -4.76% +5.00%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Public Sector as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Public Sector in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Public Sector in the City of London

Public Sector
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Public Sector in the City of London over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Public Sector in the City of London

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Public Sector in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Public Sector in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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 61 (38.36%) Agile
1 61 (38.36%) Security Cleared
2 50 (31.45%) SC Cleared
3 31 (19.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (16.35%) Social Skills
5 23 (14.47%) Project Management
6 22 (13.84%) DevOps
7 17 (10.69%) Microsoft
8 16 (10.06%) Scrum
9 15 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (9.43%) User Research
10 14 (8.81%) Azure
11 13 (8.18%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 13 (8.18%) Community of Practice
12 12 (7.55%) Requirements Gathering
12 12 (7.55%) Business Case
12 12 (7.55%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (6.92%) Kubernetes
13 11 (6.92%) Service Design
13 11 (6.92%) SQL
13 11 (6.92%) Python
13 11 (6.92%) AWS
14 10 (6.29%) JIRA
14 10 (6.29%) Terraform
14 10 (6.29%) Conflict Resolution
14 10 (6.29%) User Experience
15 9 (5.66%) Confluence
15 9 (5.66%) CI/CD
15 9 (5.66%) QA
16 8 (5.03%) Finance

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 9 (5.66%) Confluence
2 3 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.26%) Apache
3 2 (1.26%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.26%) CMS
3 2 (1.26%) SAS
4 1 (0.63%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.63%) Camunda
4 1 (0.63%) JBoss
4 1 (0.63%) Orchard CMS
4 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.63%) SPSS
4 1 (0.63%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.81%) Azure
2 11 (6.92%) AWS
3 6 (3.77%) GCP
4 5 (3.14%) Power Platform
5 4 (2.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (2.52%) GitHub
5 4 (2.52%) Microsoft 365
6 3 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.89%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.89%) PaaS
6 3 (1.89%) SaaS
6 3 (1.89%) Serverless
7 2 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.26%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (1.26%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.26%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 2 (1.26%) Azure DevOps
7 2 (1.26%) Google Data Studio
7 2 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.52%) Firewall
1 4 (2.52%) WAN
2 3 (1.89%) SD-WAN
2 3 (1.89%) VPN
3 2 (1.26%) DNS
3 2 (1.26%) MPLS
4 1 (0.63%) BGP
4 1 (0.63%) DHCP
4 1 (0.63%) Internet
4 1 (0.63%) IPsec
4 1 (0.63%) LAN
4 1 (0.63%) Network Security
4 1 (0.63%) OSPF
4 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.14%) Power BI
2 3 (1.89%) Tableau
3 2 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.26%) BigQuery
3 2 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.63%) Amazon Athena
4 1 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.63%) Big Data
4 1 (0.63%) CouchDB
4 1 (0.63%) DynamoDB
4 1 (0.63%) GIS
4 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (6.29%) JIRA
2 7 (4.40%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.89%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.89%) GitLab
3 3 (1.89%) Selenium
4 2 (1.26%) JMeter
5 1 (0.63%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.63%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (0.63%) ERwin
5 1 (0.63%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.63%) JUnit
5 1 (0.63%) Maven
5 1 (0.63%) Mockito
5 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.63%) TestNG
General
1 26 (16.35%) Social Skills
2 15 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.03%) Finance
4 5 (3.14%) Local Government
4 5 (3.14%) Organisational Skills
5 2 (1.26%) Influencing Skills
5 2 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.26%) Presentation Skills
5 2 (1.26%) Publishing
6 1 (0.63%) Back Office
6 1 (0.63%) Banking
6 1 (0.63%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (16.35%) Analyst
2 22 (13.84%) Delivery Manager
3 14 (8.81%) Business Analyst
4 13 (8.18%) Architect
5 9 (5.66%) Commercial Manager
5 9 (5.66%) Designer
6 8 (5.03%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (5.03%) Project Manager
7 6 (3.77%) Agile Business Analyst
7 6 (3.77%) Consultant
7 6 (3.77%) Developer
7 6 (3.77%) Public Sector Business Analyst
8 5 (3.14%) AWS DevOps
8 5 (3.14%) Scrum Master
9 4 (2.52%) Performance Analyst
9 4 (2.52%) Product Manager
9 4 (2.52%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (2.52%) Technical Architect
9 4 (2.52%) User Researcher
10 3 (1.89%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.77%) .NET
1 6 (3.77%) Web Services
2 3 (1.89%) HTML
3 2 (1.26%) CSS
3 2 (1.26%) Django
3 2 (1.26%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.26%) Flask
3 2 (1.26%) Node.js
4 1 (0.63%) .NET Core
4 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.63%) Celery
4 1 (0.63%) HTML5
4 1 (0.63%) Kafka
4 1 (0.63%) NumPy
4 1 (0.63%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.63%) Pandas
4 1 (0.63%) pytest
4 1 (0.63%) React
4 1 (0.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.29%) User Experience
2 3 (1.89%) Virtual Team
3 2 (1.26%) CESG
3 2 (1.26%) NHS
3 2 (1.26%) Social Media
4 1 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.63%) Data Fabric
4 1 (0.63%) Housing Association
4 1 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.63%) Legacy Applications
4 1 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.63%) PKI
4 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.63%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.14%) Linux
1 5 (3.14%) Windows
2 1 (0.63%) AIX
2 1 (0.63%) CentOS
2 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.63%) Unix
2 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (38.36%) Agile
2 31 (19.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (14.47%) Project Management
4 22 (13.84%) DevOps
5 16 (10.06%) Scrum
6 15 (9.43%) User Research
7 13 (8.18%) Community of Practice
7 13 (8.18%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 12 (7.55%) Business Case
8 12 (7.55%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (7.55%) Requirements Gathering
9 11 (6.92%) Service Design
10 10 (6.29%) Conflict Resolution
11 9 (5.66%) CI/CD
12 8 (5.03%) Analytics
13 7 (4.40%) Product Requirements
13 7 (4.40%) Product Vision
14 6 (3.77%) Collaborative Working
14 6 (3.77%) Mentoring
14 6 (3.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.92%) Python
1 11 (6.92%) SQL
2 7 (4.40%) Java
3 4 (2.52%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.52%) R
4 2 (1.26%) C
4 2 (1.26%) C#
4 2 (1.26%) Groovy
5 1 (0.63%) Bash
5 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 61 (38.36%) Security Cleared
2 50 (31.45%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.40%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.14%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.26%) CISSP
5 2 (1.26%) Degree
6 1 (0.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.63%) CCNA
6 1 (0.63%) CISA
6 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.63%) GIAC
6 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.63%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.63%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.63%) MCSE
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.66%) QA
2 5 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.52%) Accessibility
3 4 (2.52%) NCSC
4 3 (1.89%) NIST
5 2 (1.26%) PMO
6 1 (0.63%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (3.77%) Docker
2 3 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (6.92%) Kubernetes
2 10 (6.29%) Terraform
3 3 (1.89%) Ansible
4 2 (1.26%) Grafana
4 2 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.26%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.63%) Graphite
5 1 (0.63%) Nagios
5 1 (0.63%) Packer
5 1 (0.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (10.69%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.77%) Oracle
3 3 (1.89%) Cisco
3 3 (1.89%) Google
3 3 (1.89%) ServiceNow
3 3 (1.89%) Splunk
4 2 (1.26%) Databricks
4 2 (1.26%) VMware
5 1 (0.63%) Altiris
5 1 (0.63%) BiZZdesign
5 1 (0.63%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.63%) Juniper
5 1 (0.63%) Liquidlogic
5 1 (0.63%) PagerDuty
5 1 (0.63%) Reuters
5 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.63%) SAP
5 1 (0.63%) SoundCloud