Period
to 4 March 2021

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 March 2021 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 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 57 60 76
Rank change year-on-year +3 +16 +66
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 85 168 220
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.74% 3.63% 3.24%
As % of the General category 7.78% 8.17% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 116 174
Median daily rate £427 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.11% - +14.65%
10th Percentile £228 £209 £238
90th Percentile £558 £628 £588
Central London median daily rate £431 £475 £454
% change year-on-year -9.26% +4.63% +0.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 11
Median hourly rate £23.45 £13.08 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.35% -37.74% +68.95%
10th Percentile £21.73 £12.42 £12.76
90th Percentile £25.18 £21.25 £43.01
Central London median hourly rate £20.69 £17.04 £21.00
% change year-on-year +21.44% -18.87% +68.95%

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 1,092 2,056 3,622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.11% 44.38% 53.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 1,548 2,773
Median daily rate £525 £523 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.48% -0.48% -
10th Percentile £326 £305 £300
90th Percentile £725 £700 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £510 £525
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 29 33
Median hourly rate £23.23 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.20% - -10.95%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.42 £12.81
90th Percentile £47.58 £38.69 £41.02
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +22.99% - -8.78%

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 March 2021.

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 March 2021, 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 20 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
3 15 (17.65%) AWS
4 14 (16.47%) SC Cleared
5 13 (15.29%) Azure
6 11 (12.94%) DevOps
7 10 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (11.76%) Finance
7 10 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 9 (10.59%) Project Management
8 9 (10.59%) Analytics
9 8 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (9.41%) SQL
10 7 (8.24%) ITIL
10 7 (8.24%) Degree
10 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (8.24%) Power BI
10 7 (8.24%) Terraform
10 7 (8.24%) Power Platform
11 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure as Code
11 6 (7.06%) Project Delivery
11 6 (7.06%) Data Science
11 6 (7.06%) Microservices
11 6 (7.06%) Docker
11 6 (7.06%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (7.06%) PaaS
11 6 (7.06%) Data Analytics
11 6 (7.06%) Jenkins
11 6 (7.06%) Java
11 6 (7.06%) Scrum

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 1 (1.18%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (1.18%) Confluence
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (1.18%) iTrent
2 1 (1.18%) Maximo
2 1 (1.18%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.18%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.18%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.65%) AWS
2 13 (15.29%) Azure
3 7 (8.24%) Power Platform
4 6 (7.06%) PaaS
5 5 (5.88%) IaaS
5 5 (5.88%) SaaS
6 4 (4.71%) Serverless
7 3 (3.53%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (2.35%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.35%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.35%) Google Analytics
8 2 (2.35%) Microsoft 365
8 2 (2.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (1.18%) Boomi
9 1 (1.18%) GCP
9 1 (1.18%) GitHub
9 1 (1.18%) Slack
9 1 (1.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) Broadband
1 2 (2.35%) Firewall
2 1 (1.18%) LAN
2 1 (1.18%) SAN
2 1 (1.18%) WAN
2 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) Power BI
2 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.35%) Big Data
3 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.18%) GIS
4 1 (1.18%) MS Access
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.18%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.18%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.18%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.18%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (3.53%) Bitbucket
2 3 (3.53%) JIRA
3 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.35%) Jasmine
3 2 (2.35%) Subversion
4 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.18%) LSMW
4 1 (1.18%) Postman
4 1 (1.18%) Selenium
4 1 (1.18%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.18%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (2.35%) Legal
2 2 (2.35%) Police
3 1 (1.18%) Back Office
3 1 (1.18%) Law
3 1 (1.18%) Local Government
3 1 (1.18%) Marketing
3 1 (1.18%) Publishing
3 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (17.65%) Analyst
2 12 (14.12%) Architect
3 7 (8.24%) Designer
4 5 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 4 (4.71%) AWS DevOps
5 4 (4.71%) Azure Architect
5 4 (4.71%) Content Designer
5 4 (4.71%) Data Architect
5 4 (4.71%) Developer
5 4 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (4.71%) IT Manager
5 4 (4.71%) Research Analyst
5 4 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (3.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) Data Analyst
6 3 (3.53%) Data Scientist
6 3 (3.53%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (3.53%) Product Manager
6 3 (3.53%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) JSON
1 3 (3.53%) Node.js
1 3 (3.53%) XML
2 2 (2.35%) .NET
2 2 (2.35%) CSS
2 2 (2.35%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (2.35%) HTML
2 2 (2.35%) HTML5
2 2 (2.35%) Jest
2 2 (2.35%) Spring Boot
2 2 (2.35%) Web Services
3 1 (1.18%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.18%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (1.18%) React
3 1 (1.18%) REST
3 1 (1.18%) RESTful
3 1 (1.18%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.53%) Cloud Native
2 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.53%) User Experience
3 2 (2.35%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.35%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.18%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.18%) PMI
4 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.18%) Smart City
4 1 (1.18%) Social Media
4 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.53%) Linux
2 2 (2.35%) Android
2 2 (2.35%) CentOS
2 2 (2.35%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.18%) Unix
3 1 (1.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (12.94%) DevOps
3 10 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 10 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (10.59%) Analytics
4 9 (10.59%) Project Management
5 8 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (8.24%) ITIL
7 6 (7.06%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (7.06%) Data Analytics
7 6 (7.06%) Data Science
7 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure as Code
7 6 (7.06%) Microservices
7 6 (7.06%) Project Delivery
7 6 (7.06%) Scrum
7 6 (7.06%) TDD
8 5 (5.88%) Migration
8 5 (5.88%) Product Management
8 5 (5.88%) Service Design
8 5 (5.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.41%) SQL
2 6 (7.06%) Java
3 5 (5.88%) C#
3 5 (5.88%) Python
4 3 (3.53%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.35%) Apple Swift
5 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.35%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.18%) Ada
6 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.18%) R
6 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
2 14 (16.47%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.24%) Degree
4 2 (2.35%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (1.18%) CISSP
5 1 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.18%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) NIST
3 1 (1.18%) COBIT
3 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.18%) GDPR
3 1 (1.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.18%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.06%) Docker
2 2 (2.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (8.24%) Terraform
2 4 (4.71%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.53%) Ansible
4 2 (2.35%) Consul
5 1 (1.18%) CSIRT
5 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.18%) Puppet
5 1 (1.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.35%) Ariba
2 2 (2.35%) Google
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle
2 2 (2.35%) SAP
2 2 (2.35%) Sparx
2 2 (2.35%) VMware
3 1 (1.18%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.18%) Citrix
3 1 (1.18%) Cognos
3 1 (1.18%) Dell
3 1 (1.18%) Qualys
3 1 (1.18%) Remedy
3 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com