Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 74 42 67
Rank change year-on-year -32 +25 +64
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 87 147 228
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.14% 4.37% 3.52%
As % of the General category 5.27% 7.70% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 104 182
10th Percentile £255 £283 £263
25th Percentile £363 £413 £386
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £427 £519 £450
Median % change year-on-year -17.69% +15.28% -2.17%
75th Percentile £525 £600 £519
90th Percentile £628 £650 £575
Central London median daily rate £427 £525 £454
% change year-on-year -18.67% +15.64% -4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 13
10th Percentile " " £13.94
25th Percentile £21.73 £12.42 £18.75
Median hourly rate £23.45 £13.08 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +79.35% -37.74% +49.63%
75th Percentile £25.18 £19.28 "
90th Percentile " £28.18 £38.61
Central London median hourly rate £18.96 £13.26 £21.00
% change year-on-year +42.99% -36.87% +49.63%

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 1,652 1,910 3,983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.68% 56.78% 61.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,158 1,389 3,026
10th Percentile £358 £269 £310
25th Percentile £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £606
90th Percentile £720 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 40 46
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £11.50 £12.69 £12.57
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.85 £17.48
Median % change year-on-year -18.77% +2.12% -6.52%
75th Percentile £25.18 £31.10 £21.00
90th Percentile £32.15 £44.11 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year -6.42% - -

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 29 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.39%) Social Skills
3 15 (17.24%) Azure
4 14 (16.09%) Analytics
5 12 (13.79%) Finance
5 12 (13.79%) Power Platform
6 11 (12.64%) Power BI
6 11 (12.64%) AWS
6 11 (12.64%) Security Cleared
7 10 (11.49%) SC Cleared
7 10 (11.49%) Project Management
7 10 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (10.34%) Data Analytics
9 8 (9.20%) Degree
9 8 (9.20%) Migration
9 8 (9.20%) Scrum
9 8 (9.20%) SQL
9 8 (9.20%) DevOps
10 7 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (8.05%) Predictive Maintenance
10 7 (8.05%) Project Delivery
10 7 (8.05%) ITIL
10 7 (8.05%) Python
10 7 (8.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (6.90%) TOGAF
11 6 (6.90%) Java
11 6 (6.90%) Microsoft
11 6 (6.90%) TDD
11 6 (6.90%) Microservices

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 2 (2.30%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.15%) Confluence
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.15%) iTrent
3 1 (1.15%) Maximo
3 1 (1.15%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.15%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.15%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.24%) Azure
2 12 (13.79%) Power Platform
3 11 (12.64%) AWS
4 5 (5.75%) Microsoft 365
5 4 (4.60%) PaaS
6 3 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.45%) SaaS
7 2 (2.30%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.30%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (2.30%) Google Analytics
7 2 (2.30%) IaaS
7 2 (2.30%) Serverless
7 2 (2.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.15%) Boomi
8 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.15%) GitHub
8 1 (1.15%) PowerApps
8 1 (1.15%) Slack
8 1 (1.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) Firewall
2 1 (1.15%) Broadband
2 1 (1.15%) LAN
2 1 (1.15%) SAN
2 1 (1.15%) VPN
2 1 (1.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.64%) Power BI
2 5 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.45%) Big Data
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.30%) Star Schema
5 1 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.15%) GIS
5 1 (1.15%) MS Access
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.15%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.15%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) JIRA
2 3 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.45%) Subversion
3 2 (2.30%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.15%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.15%) LSMW
4 1 (1.15%) Postman
4 1 (1.15%) Selenium
4 1 (1.15%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.15%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (18.39%) Social Skills
2 12 (13.79%) Finance
3 7 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.45%) Local Government
5 2 (2.30%) Back Office
5 2 (2.30%) Legal
6 1 (1.15%) Law
6 1 (1.15%) Police
6 1 (1.15%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (1.15%) Retail
6 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (14.94%) Architect
2 12 (13.79%) Analyst
3 8 (9.20%) Developer
4 7 (8.05%) Designer
5 5 (5.75%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (5.75%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.60%) AWS DevOps
6 4 (4.60%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.60%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 4 (4.60%) Technical Manager
7 3 (3.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Architect
7 3 (3.45%) Content Designer
7 3 (3.45%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.45%) Data Scientist
7 3 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) Security Architect
7 3 (3.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) Node.js
2 3 (3.45%) CSS
2 3 (3.45%) HTML
2 3 (3.45%) XML
3 2 (2.30%) .NET
3 2 (2.30%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.30%) HTML5
3 2 (2.30%) Jest
3 2 (2.30%) JSON
3 2 (2.30%) React
3 2 (2.30%) React Native
3 2 (2.30%) Spring Boot
3 2 (2.30%) Web Services
4 1 (1.15%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.15%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.15%) jQuery
4 1 (1.15%) Kafka
4 1 (1.15%) REST
4 1 (1.15%) Spring
4 1 (1.15%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
1 4 (4.60%) User Experience
2 3 (3.45%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.30%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.30%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.15%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.15%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.15%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.15%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.15%) Life Science
4 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.45%) Linux
1 3 (3.45%) Windows
2 2 (2.30%) CentOS
2 2 (2.30%) Ubuntu
2 2 (2.30%) Unix
3 1 (1.15%) Android
3 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.15%) Solaris
3 1 (1.15%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (16.09%) Analytics
3 10 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (11.49%) Project Management
4 9 (10.34%) Data Analytics
4 9 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (9.20%) DevOps
5 8 (9.20%) Migration
5 8 (9.20%) Scrum
6 7 (8.05%) ITIL
6 7 (8.05%) Predictive Maintenance
6 7 (8.05%) Project Delivery
6 7 (8.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 6 (6.90%) Decision-Making
7 6 (6.90%) Microservices
7 6 (6.90%) SDLC
7 6 (6.90%) TDD
7 6 (6.90%) TOGAF
8 5 (5.75%) ArchiMate
8 5 (5.75%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.20%) SQL
2 7 (8.05%) Python
3 6 (6.90%) Java
4 4 (4.60%) C#
4 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.30%) R
6 1 (1.15%) Ada
6 1 (1.15%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.15%) Java 8
6 1 (1.15%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.49%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.20%) Degree
4 4 (4.60%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (2.30%) CISSP
6 1 (1.15%) CCNA
6 1 (1.15%) CCNP
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.15%) CISM
6 1 (1.15%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) NIST
1 4 (4.60%) SLA
2 2 (2.30%) PMO
3 1 (1.15%) COBIT
3 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.15%) GDPR
3 1 (1.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.15%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.75%) Docker
2 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) Terraform
2 4 (4.60%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.30%) Consul
4 1 (1.15%) Ansible
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.60%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle
3 3 (3.45%) SAP
3 3 (3.45%) Sparx
4 2 (2.30%) Ariba
4 2 (2.30%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.30%) Dell
4 2 (2.30%) Google
5 1 (1.15%) Cerner
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco
5 1 (1.15%) Citrix
5 1 (1.15%) EMC
5 1 (1.15%) F5
5 1 (1.15%) HP
5 1 (1.15%) Kronos
5 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.15%) Remedy
5 1 (1.15%) Trend Micro
5 1 (1.15%) Veritas