Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 59 38 73
Rank change year-on-year -21 +35 +49
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 137 90 196
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.52% 5.00% 3.31%
As % of the General category 5.91% 8.16% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 79 151
10th Percentile £313 £231 £213
25th Percentile £413 £313 £365
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £418 £450
Median % change year-on-year +13.77% -7.22% -1.26%
75th Percentile £625 £531 £548
90th Percentile £663 £590 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £425 £452
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.97% -4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 12
Median hourly rate - £24.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year - +14.29% +9.09%
Central London median hourly rate £14.47 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -39.73% +14.29% +9.09%

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 2,318 1,103 3,311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.62% 61.31% 55.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,737 781 2,556
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.44% -2.38%
75th Percentile £675 £619 £613
90th Percentile £770 £700 £688
Central London median daily rate £563 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 36
10th Percentile £8.00 £15.00 £12.26
25th Percentile £18.25 £17.13 £13.63
Median hourly rate £25.50 £23.00 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year +10.87% +9.97% +11.84%
75th Percentile £35.00 £37.94 £21.56
90th Percentile £42.35 £46.00 £26.50
Central London median hourly rate £25.50 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +10.87% +9.52% +12.30%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 61 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (23.36%) Security Cleared
3 28 (20.44%) Finance
4 24 (17.52%) Azure
5 22 (16.06%) User Research
6 21 (15.33%) DevOps
6 21 (15.33%) AWS
6 21 (15.33%) SC Cleared
7 20 (14.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (13.14%) Service Design
9 17 (12.41%) Python
10 15 (10.95%) Project Management
11 14 (10.22%) SDLC
12 13 (9.49%) Degree
13 12 (8.76%) Docker
13 12 (8.76%) Social Skills
14 11 (8.03%) Terraform
14 11 (8.03%) Microsoft
15 10 (7.30%) SQL
15 10 (7.30%) Jenkins
16 9 (6.57%) Infrastructure as Code
16 9 (6.57%) CRM
16 9 (6.57%) Scrum
17 8 (5.84%) Windows
17 8 (5.84%) Node.js
17 8 (5.84%) Ansible
17 8 (5.84%) GCP
18 7 (5.11%) User Experience
18 7 (5.11%) Kubernetes
18 7 (5.11%) 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 4 (2.92%) CMS
2 3 (2.19%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.46%) IIS
3 2 (1.46%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.73%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.73%) Confluence
4 1 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.73%) GeoServer
4 1 (0.73%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.73%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.92%) SAP HR
3 3 (2.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 24 (17.52%) Azure
2 21 (15.33%) AWS
3 8 (5.84%) GCP
4 7 (5.11%) Microsoft 365
5 6 (4.38%) Power Platform
6 3 (2.19%) npm
7 2 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.46%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (1.46%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (1.46%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.46%) PowerApps
7 2 (1.46%) Serverless
8 1 (0.73%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.73%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.73%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.73%) Heroku
8 1 (0.73%) PaaS
8 1 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.65%) Firewall
2 3 (2.19%) VPN
3 2 (1.46%) DNS
3 2 (1.46%) LAN
3 2 (1.46%) Network Security
3 2 (1.46%) WAN
3 2 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.73%) HTTP
4 1 (0.73%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.65%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.92%) Big Data
2 4 (2.92%) Power BI
3 3 (2.19%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.46%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.73%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.73%) GIS
5 1 (0.73%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.73%) MySQL
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (7.30%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.65%) JIRA
3 4 (2.92%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.19%) Travis CI
5 2 (1.46%) RSpec
5 2 (1.46%) Subversion
6 1 (0.73%) AppScan
6 1 (0.73%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.73%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (0.73%) Toad
6 1 (0.73%) Vagrant
General
1 28 (20.44%) Finance
2 12 (8.76%) Social Skills
3 5 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.65%) Back Office
4 4 (2.92%) Publishing
5 3 (2.19%) Local Government
5 3 (2.19%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (1.46%) Banking
6 2 (1.46%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (0.73%) Billing
7 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.73%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 18 (13.14%) Designer
2 16 (11.68%) Analyst
3 15 (10.95%) Architect
4 12 (8.76%) Developer
5 8 (5.84%) Business Analyst
6 7 (5.11%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (4.38%) User Researcher
8 5 (3.65%) Content Designer
8 5 (3.65%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.65%) IT Analyst
8 5 (3.65%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.65%) Python Developer
9 4 (2.92%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (2.92%) Financial Analyst
9 4 (2.92%) IT Business Analyst
9 4 (2.92%) Project Officer
9 4 (2.92%) SAP Analyst
9 4 (2.92%) Scrum Master
9 4 (2.92%) Senior Architect
9 4 (2.92%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.84%) Node.js
2 6 (4.38%) CSS
2 6 (4.38%) HTML
2 6 (4.38%) Web Services
3 5 (3.65%) .NET
3 5 (3.65%) Django
4 4 (2.92%) AngularJS
4 4 (2.92%) Pandas
5 3 (2.19%) React
5 3 (2.19%) Velocity
6 2 (1.46%) React Native
6 2 (1.46%) SOAP
6 2 (1.46%) XML
7 1 (0.73%) ADO
7 1 (0.73%) ARM Templates
7 1 (0.73%) Matplotlib
7 1 (0.73%) NumPy
7 1 (0.73%) PostGIS
7 1 (0.73%) PyTorch
7 1 (0.73%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.11%) User Experience
2 6 (4.38%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.92%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.19%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.19%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.46%) PKI
6 1 (0.73%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.73%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.73%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.73%) FMCG
6 1 (0.73%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (0.73%) NHS
6 1 (0.73%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.84%) Windows
2 7 (5.11%) Linux
3 5 (3.65%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.19%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.46%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.46%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (16.06%) User Research
3 21 (15.33%) DevOps
4 20 (14.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (13.14%) Service Design
6 15 (10.95%) Project Management
7 14 (10.22%) SDLC
8 9 (6.57%) CRM
8 9 (6.57%) Infrastructure as Code
8 9 (6.57%) Scrum
9 7 (5.11%) Analytics
9 7 (5.11%) Asset Management
9 7 (5.11%) Business Analysis
9 7 (5.11%) ITIL
9 7 (5.11%) Microservices
9 7 (5.11%) Service Delivery
9 7 (5.11%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (4.38%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (4.38%) PRINCE2
10 6 (4.38%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.41%) Python
2 10 (7.30%) SQL
3 7 (5.11%) Bash Shell
4 5 (3.65%) Java
4 5 (3.65%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.92%) R
5 4 (2.92%) Ruby
6 2 (1.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (23.36%) Security Cleared
2 21 (15.33%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.49%) Degree
4 5 (3.65%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (1.46%) ISEB
5 2 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.73%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.73%) CBAP
6 1 (0.73%) CISM
6 1 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.73%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.73%) IIBA
6 1 (0.73%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.73%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.38%) QA
2 3 (2.19%) NIST
2 3 (2.19%) SLA
3 2 (1.46%) COBIT
3 2 (1.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.46%) ISO 22301
3 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.46%) NCSC
3 2 (1.46%) PMO
4 1 (0.73%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.73%) GDPR
4 1 (0.73%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 12 (8.76%) Docker
2 1 (0.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.73%) GeoWebCache
2 1 (0.73%) LXC
2 1 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (8.03%) Terraform
2 8 (5.84%) Ansible
3 7 (5.11%) Kubernetes
3 7 (5.11%) Puppet
4 2 (1.46%) Cobbler
4 2 (1.46%) Packer
5 1 (0.73%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.73%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.73%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 11 (8.03%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.65%) SAP
3 4 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.19%) Cisco
4 3 (2.19%) Google
4 3 (2.19%) McAfee
4 3 (2.19%) Sparx
5 2 (1.46%) Alteryx
6 1 (0.73%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.73%) Capita
6 1 (0.73%) Cerner
6 1 (0.73%) Citrix
6 1 (0.73%) Civica
6 1 (0.73%) Databricks
6 1 (0.73%) Informatica
6 1 (0.73%) Isilon
6 1 (0.73%) Pega
6 1 (0.73%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.73%) Splunk
6 1 (0.73%) Veracode