Period
to 29 October 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 29 October 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 71 117
Rank change year-on-year +33 +46 +6
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 90 201 153
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.01% 3.35% 2.17%
As % of the General category 9.52% 7.08% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 167 116
Median daily rate £418 £450 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.22% -1.26% +1.28%
10th Percentile £230 £217 £266
90th Percentile £563 £625 £588
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 15
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +9.09% -21.38%
10th Percentile £23.50 £12.76 £13.31
90th Percentile £24.50 £30.70 £37.09
Central London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +14.29% +9.09% -21.38%

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 945 2,839 3,746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 52.62% 47.27% 53.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 2,164 2,907
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £313 £327 £313
90th Percentile £705 £700 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 64
Median hourly rate £30.75 £21.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.43% +9.09% -6.10%
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.76 £13.09
90th Percentile £60.83 £33.60 £37.09
Median hourly rate £28.20 £21.00 £19.13
% change year-on-year +34.26% +9.80% -6.71%

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 29 October 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

For the 6 months to 29 October 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 27 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (24.44%) SC Cleared
2 22 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (16.67%) Azure
4 14 (15.56%) DevOps
5 13 (14.44%) AWS
6 12 (13.33%) Data Science
7 11 (12.22%) Marketing
7 11 (12.22%) Degree
7 11 (12.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 11 (12.22%) ITIL
8 10 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
9 9 (10.00%) Finance
10 8 (8.89%) Java
10 8 (8.89%) Docker
11 7 (7.78%) Microservices
11 7 (7.78%) Service Management
11 7 (7.78%) Scrum
11 7 (7.78%) TDD
12 6 (6.67%) HTML
12 6 (6.67%) Service Delivery
12 6 (6.67%) Project Management
12 6 (6.67%) CSS
12 6 (6.67%) Linux
12 6 (6.67%) Project Delivery
13 5 (5.56%) Business Case
13 5 (5.56%) Front End Development
13 5 (5.56%) User Experience
13 5 (5.56%) Collaborative Working

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 (1.11%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.67%) Azure
2 13 (14.44%) AWS
3 5 (5.56%) IaaS
3 5 (5.56%) PaaS
4 3 (3.33%) Power Platform
4 3 (3.33%) SaaS
4 3 (3.33%) Serverless
5 2 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.22%) GitHub
6 1 (1.11%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.11%) GCP
6 1 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) Broadband
1 1 (1.11%) Firewall
1 1 (1.11%) LAN
1 1 (1.11%) Unified Communications
1 1 (1.11%) WAN
1 1 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) Power BI
2 2 (2.22%) MySQL
2 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.11%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 5 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (2.22%) Bitbucket
2 2 (2.22%) Jasmine
2 2 (2.22%) Subversion
3 1 (1.11%) Cypress.io
3 1 (1.11%) Gradle
3 1 (1.11%) Grunt
3 1 (1.11%) gulp
3 1 (1.11%) JUnit
3 1 (1.11%) Maven
3 1 (1.11%) Mocha
3 1 (1.11%) Mockito
General
1 11 (12.22%) Marketing
2 9 (10.00%) Finance
3 3 (3.33%) Law
4 2 (2.22%) Electronics
4 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.11%) Billing
5 1 (1.11%) Legal
5 1 (1.11%) Local Government
5 1 (1.11%) Police
5 1 (1.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (17.78%) Analyst
1 16 (17.78%) Developer
2 12 (13.33%) Research Analyst
3 11 (12.22%) Architect
4 6 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 4 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Azure Architect
7 3 (3.33%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) Commercial Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Data Architect
7 3 (3.33%) Data Scientist
7 3 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Digital Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) IT Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Research Scientist
7 3 (3.33%) Security Architect
7 3 (3.33%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.67%) CSS
1 6 (6.67%) HTML
2 3 (3.33%) HTML5
2 3 (3.33%) jQuery
2 3 (3.33%) Sass
3 2 (2.22%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.22%) Apache Camel
3 2 (2.22%) Django
3 2 (2.22%) Node.js
3 2 (2.22%) RESTful
3 2 (2.22%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.11%) .NET
4 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.11%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.11%) JSON
4 1 (1.11%) Mustache
4 1 (1.11%) Nunjucks
4 1 (1.11%) REST
4 1 (1.11%) SOAP
4 1 (1.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.56%) User Experience
2 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.22%) Cloud Native
3 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.22%) Smart City
4 1 (1.11%) BYOD
4 1 (1.11%) CESG
4 1 (1.11%) Clustering
4 1 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.11%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.11%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.11%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.11%) PMI
4 1 (1.11%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.11%) Replication
4 1 (1.11%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.67%) Linux
2 2 (2.22%) Android
2 2 (2.22%) Unix
2 2 (2.22%) Windows
2 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.11%) Solaris
3 1 (1.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (15.56%) DevOps
3 12 (13.33%) Data Science
4 11 (12.22%) ITIL
4 11 (12.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 10 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
5 10 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (7.78%) Microservices
6 7 (7.78%) Scrum
6 7 (7.78%) Service Management
6 7 (7.78%) TDD
7 6 (6.67%) Project Delivery
7 6 (6.67%) Project Management
7 6 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.56%) Business Case
8 5 (5.56%) Migration
8 5 (5.56%) Open Source
8 5 (5.56%) Pair Programming
8 5 (5.56%) Programme Management
8 5 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.89%) Java
2 5 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.44%) Java 8
3 4 (4.44%) SQL
4 3 (3.33%) Python
5 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.11%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.11%) C
6 1 (1.11%) C#
6 1 (1.11%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.11%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (24.44%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.22%) Degree
4 2 (2.22%) CISM
4 2 (2.22%) CISSP
5 1 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.11%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.11%) CISA
5 1 (1.11%) CLAS
5 1 (1.11%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.11%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.11%) GIAC
5 1 (1.11%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.11%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) WCAG
2 2 (2.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.22%) PMO
3 1 (1.11%) COBIT
3 1 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.11%) GDPR
3 1 (1.11%) NIST
3 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (8.89%) Docker
2 2 (2.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) Ansible
1 4 (4.44%) Terraform
2 3 (3.33%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.22%) Puppet
3 2 (2.22%) SCCM
4 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.11%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.11%) Rancher
4 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (3.33%) VMware
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle
2 2 (2.22%) Qualys
2 2 (2.22%) SAP
3 1 (1.11%) Apple
3 1 (1.11%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.11%) Cognos
3 1 (1.11%) Dell
3 1 (1.11%) F5
3 1 (1.11%) Forcepoint
3 1 (1.11%) Northgate
3 1 (1.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.11%) Sparx
3 1 (1.11%) Veritas
3 1 (1.11%) Zerto