Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 112 141
Rank change year-on-year +46 +29 -39
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 193 168 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.42% 2.36% 1.62%
As % of the General category 7.49% 4.45% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 131 93
City of London median daily rate £450 £454 £427
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +6.32% -2.40%
10th Percentile £164 £238 £278
90th Percentile £631 £588 £656
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +8.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 9
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £24.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -21.38% -5.83%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.31 £13.01
90th Percentile £31.50 £37.09 £62.80
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £24.49
% change year-on-year +9.09% -21.38% -5.83%

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 2,577 3,774 4,091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 45.65% 52.92% 56.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,947 2,914 3,283
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £314 £303 £320
90th Percentile £700 £688 £700
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £520
% change year-on-year -2.38% +0.96% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 58 43
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.13 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.80% -10.00% +2.41%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.31 £13.31
90th Percentile £35.00 £37.09 £34.14
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +10.53% -10.59% +4.29%

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019.

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

Public Sector
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Public Sector within the City of London region over the 6 months to 7 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £514 -
Public Sector
Central London

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 City of London region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 63 (32.64%) Security Cleared
2 55 (28.50%) SC Cleared
3 54 (27.98%) Microsoft
4 46 (23.83%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (22.80%) Finance
6 40 (20.73%) Windows
7 29 (15.03%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (13.47%) SAP
8 26 (13.47%) JavaScript
8 26 (13.47%) Telecoms
9 24 (12.44%) Programme Management
10 23 (11.92%) Active Directory
11 22 (11.40%) HTML
11 22 (11.40%) SharePoint
11 22 (11.40%) Marketing
12 21 (10.88%) Degree
12 21 (10.88%) Digital Marketing
12 21 (10.88%) Electronics
12 21 (10.88%) Manufacturing
12 21 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (9.84%) CRM
13 19 (9.84%) SQL
14 17 (8.81%) Dynamics CRM
14 17 (8.81%) Office 365
14 17 (8.81%) Windows 10
15 16 (8.29%) Decision-Making
15 16 (8.29%) AWS
15 16 (8.29%) ITIL
16 15 (7.77%) Web Services
16 15 (7.77%) Project Management

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 22 (11.40%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.25%) Confluence
3 11 (5.70%) MS Exchange
4 9 (4.66%) IIS
5 8 (4.15%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (3.11%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (2.07%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.55%) CMS
9 2 (1.04%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.04%) JBoss
9 2 (1.04%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.04%) SAS
10 1 (0.52%) Camunda
10 1 (0.52%) Jetty
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (5.18%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.52%) Sketch
4 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (8.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.52%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.52%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.81%) Office 365
2 16 (8.29%) AWS
3 15 (7.77%) Azure
4 7 (3.63%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (3.63%) Power Platform
5 5 (2.59%) SaaS
6 4 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.55%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.55%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.55%) GitHub
7 3 (1.55%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.04%) Amazon Glacier
8 2 (1.04%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.04%) Apigee
8 2 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.04%) Basecamp
8 2 (1.04%) Route 53
8 2 (1.04%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.63%) WAN
1 7 (3.63%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (2.59%) LAN
3 4 (2.07%) Internet
3 4 (2.07%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.07%) VPN
4 3 (1.55%) DHCP
4 3 (1.55%) DNS
5 2 (1.04%) Firewall
6 1 (0.52%) Broadband
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.52%) DWDM
6 1 (0.52%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.52%) HTTP
6 1 (0.52%) Intranet
6 1 (0.52%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.52%) SAN
6 1 (0.52%) SDH
6 1 (0.52%) SSH
6 1 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.18%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (3.63%) Power BI
4 5 (2.59%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.07%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.55%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.04%) GIS
7 2 (1.04%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.04%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.04%) MySQL
7 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.04%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 15 (7.77%) JIRA
2 12 (6.22%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.15%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.11%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.55%) Selenium
5 3 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.04%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.04%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.04%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (1.04%) Moq
6 2 (1.04%) MSTest
6 2 (1.04%) Protractor
6 2 (1.04%) Subversion
6 2 (1.04%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket Server
7 1 (0.52%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.52%) Leiningen
7 1 (0.52%) Maven
7 1 (0.52%) Travis CI
General
1 44 (22.80%) Finance
2 26 (13.47%) Telecoms
3 22 (11.40%) Marketing
4 21 (10.88%) Electronics
4 21 (10.88%) Manufacturing
5 8 (4.15%) Banking
6 5 (2.59%) Law
6 5 (2.59%) Local Government
7 4 (2.07%) Publishing
8 3 (1.55%) Fire and Rescue
8 3 (1.55%) Legal
9 2 (1.04%) German Language
10 1 (0.52%) French Language
10 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (17.62%) Analyst
2 24 (12.44%) Developer
3 17 (8.81%) Architect
4 15 (7.77%) Project Manager
5 13 (6.74%) Consultant
6 10 (5.18%) Business Analyst
7 8 (4.15%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (4.15%) Technical Architect
8 7 (3.63%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (3.63%) Ruby Developer
8 7 (3.63%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (3.11%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.11%) SCCM Consultant
9 6 (3.11%) SCCM Engineer
9 6 (3.11%) Systems Analyst
9 6 (3.11%) Windows Consultant
10 5 (2.59%) Applications Support
10 5 (2.59%) DBA
10 5 (2.59%) IT Analyst
10 5 (2.59%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.40%) HTML
2 15 (7.77%) Web Services
3 12 (6.22%) .NET
4 11 (5.70%) CSS
5 10 (5.18%) XML
6 9 (4.66%) .NET Framework
7 7 (3.63%) Node.js
8 6 (3.11%) Ruby on Rails
8 6 (3.11%) WCF
8 6 (3.11%) XSLT
9 4 (2.07%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.55%) jQuery
10 3 (1.55%) JSON
10 3 (1.55%) REST
10 3 (1.55%) RESTful
10 3 (1.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.04%) Fluent NHibernate
11 2 (1.04%) NHibernate
11 2 (1.04%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.74%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.66%) Driving Licence
3 8 (4.15%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.63%) User Experience
5 5 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.59%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.07%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.07%) NHS
6 4 (2.07%) Social Media
7 3 (1.55%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.55%) Video\Live Streaming
8 2 (1.04%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.04%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.04%) Handset
8 2 (1.04%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.04%) PKI
8 2 (1.04%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.04%) W3C
9 1 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.52%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 40 (20.73%) Windows
2 17 (8.81%) Windows 10
3 14 (7.25%) Linux
4 7 (3.63%) Windows 7
5 6 (3.11%) Unix
6 5 (2.59%) Android
6 5 (2.59%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.07%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (1.55%) Debian
8 3 (1.55%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.55%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.52%) CentOS
9 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (23.83%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (15.03%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (12.44%) Programme Management
4 21 (10.88%) Digital Marketing
4 21 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (9.84%) CRM
6 16 (8.29%) Decision-Making
6 16 (8.29%) ITIL
7 15 (7.77%) Project Management
8 13 (6.74%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (6.22%) Web Development
10 11 (5.70%) DevOps
10 11 (5.70%) Migration
10 11 (5.70%) SDLC
10 11 (5.70%) TDD
11 10 (5.18%) Contract Management
12 9 (4.66%) Change Management
12 9 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (4.66%) Scrum
12 9 (4.66%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.47%) JavaScript
2 19 (9.84%) SQL
3 14 (7.25%) Ruby
4 10 (5.18%) Java
4 10 (5.18%) Python
5 6 (3.11%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.59%) Perl
6 5 (2.59%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.07%) C#
7 4 (2.07%) VBA
8 3 (1.55%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.04%) C
9 2 (1.04%) C++
9 2 (1.04%) ES6
9 2 (1.04%) Go
9 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.04%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.04%) Scala
10 1 (0.52%) ClojureScript
10 1 (0.52%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 63 (32.64%) Security Cleared
2 55 (28.50%) SC Cleared
3 21 (10.88%) Degree
4 6 (3.11%) HND
5 5 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.59%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (2.07%) BC Cleared
6 4 (2.07%) CCNA
6 4 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.07%) OCA
6 4 (2.07%) OCP
6 4 (2.07%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (1.55%) MCP
8 2 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.04%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.04%) ISEB
8 2 (1.04%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 4 (2.07%) SLA
2 2 (1.04%) NCSC
2 2 (1.04%) WCAG
3 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.52%) GDPR
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.52%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.52%) NIST
3 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.52%) QA
3 1 (0.52%) RMADS
System Software
1 23 (11.92%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.66%) Docker
3 4 (2.07%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.04%) Firmware
5 1 (0.52%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 13 (6.74%) Kubernetes
2 12 (6.22%) SCCM
3 10 (5.18%) Terraform
4 6 (3.11%) AirWatch
4 6 (3.11%) Ansible
4 6 (3.11%) Puppet
5 4 (2.07%) Data Guard
5 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (2.07%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (2.07%) Packer
5 4 (2.07%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.04%) Kibana
6 2 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.04%) Prometheus
6 2 (1.04%) Salt
7 1 (0.52%) Consul
7 1 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.52%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.52%) Graphite
7 1 (0.52%) Istio
Vendors
1 54 (27.98%) Microsoft
2 26 (13.47%) SAP
3 12 (6.22%) Oracle
4 5 (2.59%) Northgate
4 5 (2.59%) Sybase
5 4 (2.07%) Liquidlogic
5 4 (2.07%) Samsung
5 4 (2.07%) VMware
6 3 (1.55%) Adobe
6 3 (1.55%) Google
6 3 (1.55%) IBM
6 3 (1.55%) Tealium
7 2 (1.04%) CA
7 2 (1.04%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.04%) Hortonworks
7 2 (1.04%) Informatica
7 2 (1.04%) Polycom
7 2 (1.04%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.04%) Tableau
7 2 (1.04%) Talend