Period
to 4 June 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 4 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 45 69 126
Rank change year-on-year +24 +57 -42
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 133 218 136
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.50% 3.44% 1.98%
As % of the General category 9.77% 6.65% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 178 81
Median daily rate £525 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - +0.39%
10th Percentile £331 £278 £238
90th Percentile £656 £588 £600
Central London median daily rate £525 £454 £450
% change year-on-year +15.64% +0.89% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 14
Median hourly rate £13.08 £21.00 £14.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.74% +49.63% -26.13%
10th Percentile £12.42 £13.94 £11.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £38.61 £32.40
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £14.04
% change year-on-year - +49.63% -16.83%

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 1,362 3,277 3,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 46.12% 51.68% 54.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 2,454 2,907
Median daily rate £513 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £304 £325 £325
90th Percentile £688 £688 £700
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 32 57
Median hourly rate £31.09 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.04% +12.30% +16.95%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £12.22
90th Percentile £47.35 £58.30 £35.15
Median hourly rate £33.76 £20.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +68.81% +3.90% +20.39%

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 June 2020.

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

Public Sector
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Public Sector in the City of London over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Public Sector in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 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 City of London region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 45 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 26 (19.55%) JIRA
3 26 (19.55%) Linux
3 26 (19.55%) DevOps
4 25 (18.80%) Microsoft
5 24 (18.05%) SC Cleared
6 23 (17.29%) Confluence
7 22 (16.54%) Kubernetes
7 22 (16.54%) Git (software)
8 21 (15.79%) AWS
8 21 (15.79%) Ansible
8 21 (15.79%) Terraform
8 21 (15.79%) Infrastructure as Code
9 20 (15.04%) Docker
9 20 (15.04%) Jenkins
9 20 (15.04%) Azure
10 19 (14.29%) Finance
11 16 (12.03%) ITIL
11 16 (12.03%) Packer
11 16 (12.03%) Istio
12 15 (11.28%) Active Directory
12 15 (11.28%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (11.28%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (9.77%) Microsoft Office
14 13 (9.77%) Amazon EC2
15 11 (8.27%) Migration
16 10 (7.52%) Scrum
16 10 (7.52%) Windows

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 23 (17.29%) Confluence
2 7 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.26%) Apache
4 1 (0.75%) CMS
4 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.75%) SAS
4 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (9.77%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.75%) Figma
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.50%) Maximo
3 1 (0.75%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.75%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (15.79%) AWS
2 20 (15.04%) Azure
3 13 (9.77%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (4.51%) GCP
5 5 (3.76%) Office 365
6 4 (3.01%) Amazon EKS
7 3 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (2.26%) IaaS
7 3 (2.26%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.50%) Serverless
9 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.75%) G Suite
9 1 (0.75%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.75%) Route 53
9 1 (0.75%) SaaS
9 1 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.75%) DNS
1 1 (0.75%) Firewall
1 1 (0.75%) Internet
1 1 (0.75%) LAN
1 1 (0.75%) Network Security
1 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.75%) Unified Communications
1 1 (0.75%) VPN
1 1 (0.75%) WAN
1 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.51%) MySQL
2 4 (3.01%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.26%) GIS
3 3 (2.26%) Power BI
4 2 (1.50%) Big Data
4 2 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.75%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.75%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.75%) SAS EBI
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.75%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 26 (19.55%) JIRA
2 22 (16.54%) Git (software)
3 20 (15.04%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.76%) Selenium
5 2 (1.50%) GitLab
5 2 (1.50%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.75%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.75%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.75%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.75%) JUnit
6 1 (0.75%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.75%) Maven
6 1 (0.75%) Moq
6 1 (0.75%) MSTest
6 1 (0.75%) NUnit
6 1 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.75%) Protractor
6 1 (0.75%) Subversion
6 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.75%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (14.29%) Finance
2 8 (6.02%) Law
3 7 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.51%) Electronics
4 6 (4.51%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.51%) Marketing
5 4 (3.01%) Local Government
6 2 (1.50%) Back Office
6 2 (1.50%) Banking
6 2 (1.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (18.80%) Analyst
2 22 (16.54%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (15.04%) Architect
4 15 (11.28%) Developer
5 12 (9.02%) Business Analyst
6 10 (7.52%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.26%) IT Analyst
7 7 (5.26%) Service Analyst
7 7 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.76%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (3.01%) Senior Manager
9 4 (3.01%) Technical Architect
10 3 (2.26%) Consultant
10 3 (2.26%) Designer
10 3 (2.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 3 (2.26%) Migration Engineer
10 3 (2.26%) Product Manager
10 3 (2.26%) Report Analyst
10 3 (2.26%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.76%) HTML
2 4 (3.01%) AngularJS
2 4 (3.01%) CSS
3 3 (2.26%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (2.26%) LAMP
3 3 (2.26%) Node.js
3 3 (2.26%) SailPoint
4 2 (1.50%) .NET
4 2 (1.50%) LDAP
4 2 (1.50%) React
4 2 (1.50%) REST
4 2 (1.50%) SOAP
5 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.75%) AWS Amplify
5 1 (0.75%) HTML5
5 1 (0.75%) Middleware
5 1 (0.75%) Swagger
5 1 (0.75%) Vue.js
5 1 (0.75%) Web Services
5 1 (0.75%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.26%) NHS
3 6 (4.51%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.76%) User Experience
5 4 (3.01%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.26%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.26%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.50%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.50%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.50%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.75%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.75%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (19.55%) Linux
2 10 (7.52%) Windows
3 5 (3.76%) Unix
4 4 (3.01%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (19.55%) DevOps
3 21 (15.79%) Infrastructure as Code
4 16 (12.03%) ITIL
5 15 (11.28%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (11.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (8.27%) Migration
7 10 (7.52%) Scrum
8 9 (6.77%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (6.77%) Programme Management
9 8 (6.02%) Requirements Gathering
9 8 (6.02%) Risk Management
10 7 (5.26%) Decision-Making
10 7 (5.26%) Microservices
10 7 (5.26%) Project Management
10 7 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (5.26%) Test Automation
11 6 (4.51%) Analytics
11 6 (4.51%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (4.51%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.52%) Java
1 10 (7.52%) SQL
2 9 (6.77%) Python
3 6 (4.51%) Bash Shell
3 6 (4.51%) C#
3 6 (4.51%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.76%) C
5 4 (3.01%) PHP
6 2 (1.50%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.50%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.50%) Ruby
7 1 (0.75%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.75%) C++
7 1 (0.75%) Groovy
7 1 (0.75%) Java 8
7 1 (0.75%) Perl
7 1 (0.75%) SAS Macro
7 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 24 (18.05%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.76%) Degree
4 4 (3.01%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.26%) GIAC
5 3 (2.26%) ISACA
6 2 (1.50%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.50%) CISM
6 2 (1.50%) CISSP
7 1 (0.75%) CCA
7 1 (0.75%) CISA
7 1 (0.75%) CLAS
7 1 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.01%) NIST
2 3 (2.26%) NCSC
3 2 (1.50%) PMO
4 1 (0.75%) COBIT
4 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 20 (15.04%) Docker
2 15 (11.28%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.26%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (16.54%) Kubernetes
2 21 (15.79%) Ansible
2 21 (15.79%) Terraform
3 16 (12.03%) Istio
3 16 (12.03%) Packer
4 7 (5.26%) SCCM
5 3 (2.26%) Prometheus
5 3 (2.26%) Rancher
6 1 (0.75%) EnCase
6 1 (0.75%) Grafana
6 1 (0.75%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.75%) SCOM
6 1 (0.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (18.80%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.02%) Oracle
3 6 (4.51%) SAP
4 4 (3.01%) Google
5 3 (2.26%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.26%) CA
5 3 (2.26%) CyberArk
5 3 (2.26%) IBM
5 3 (2.26%) Thycotic
6 2 (1.50%) VMware
7 1 (0.75%) Apple
7 1 (0.75%) Cognos
7 1 (0.75%) Dell
7 1 (0.75%) F5
7 1 (0.75%) Forcepoint
7 1 (0.75%) NetApp
7 1 (0.75%) Northgate
7 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.75%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.75%) Zerto