Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 136 115
Rank change year-on-year +61 -21 -19
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 207 133 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.34% 1.90% 2.12%
As % of the General category 6.82% 3.61% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 93 102
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% +2.76%
10th Percentile £263 £316 £351
90th Percentile £613 £598 £669
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 7
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £24.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -21.38% -30.04%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.27 £13.14
90th Percentile £21.42 £37.09 £93.77
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £19.62
% change year-on-year +9.09% -1.87% -43.95%

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 3,035 3,683 3,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.95% 52.70% 56.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,307 2,840 3,078
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.96% +7.22%
10th Percentile £338 £319 £325
90th Percentile £688 £693 £688
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 67 40
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +1.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £12.84
90th Percentile £56.88 £37.09 £33.25
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.53% +1.60% -6.50%

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 21 September 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
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 21 September 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 21 September 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 70 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (28.02%) Security Cleared
3 55 (26.57%) Microsoft
4 53 (25.60%) SC Cleared
5 50 (24.15%) Finance
6 45 (21.74%) Windows
7 31 (14.98%) Business Intelligence
7 31 (14.98%) JavaScript
8 28 (13.53%) Active Directory
9 27 (13.04%) HTML
10 25 (12.08%) Telecoms
11 24 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (11.59%) Programme Management
12 22 (10.63%) SAP
12 22 (10.63%) SCCM
12 22 (10.63%) Marketing
13 21 (10.14%) Digital Marketing
13 21 (10.14%) Manufacturing
13 21 (10.14%) Electronics
13 21 (10.14%) Windows 10
14 20 (9.66%) Degree
15 19 (9.18%) Azure
15 19 (9.18%) Scrum
15 19 (9.18%) Java
16 18 (8.70%) Migration
17 17 (8.21%) SharePoint
18 16 (7.73%) SQL
18 16 (7.73%) CSS
18 16 (7.73%) Web Development
18 16 (7.73%) JIRA

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 17 (8.21%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.80%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.35%) IIS
4 8 (3.86%) Confluence
4 8 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.90%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.45%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.45%) CMS
7 2 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.97%) WordPress
8 1 (0.48%) JBoss
8 1 (0.48%) Jetty
8 1 (0.48%) Moodle
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 1 (0.48%) SAS
8 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (6.28%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.93%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.48%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 11 (5.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.97%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.18%) Azure
2 13 (6.28%) AWS
2 13 (6.28%) Office 365
3 7 (3.38%) Power Platform
4 6 (2.90%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (2.42%) SaaS
6 4 (1.93%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.45%) GitHub
7 3 (1.45%) Trello
8 2 (0.97%) Apigee
8 2 (0.97%) Basecamp
8 2 (0.97%) npm
8 2 (0.97%) PaaS
9 1 (0.48%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (0.48%) IaaS
9 1 (0.48%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.48%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.90%) DHCP
1 6 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (2.42%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.42%) WAN
3 4 (1.93%) DNS
3 4 (1.93%) VPN
4 3 (1.45%) Firewall
4 3 (1.45%) Internet
4 3 (1.45%) LAN
5 2 (0.97%) HTTP
6 1 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.48%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.48%) DWDM
6 1 (0.48%) IPsec
6 1 (0.48%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.48%) SDH
6 1 (0.48%) SSH
6 1 (0.48%) SSL
6 1 (0.48%) VoIP
6 1 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.83%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (3.38%) Power BI
3 6 (2.90%) MySQL
4 5 (2.42%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.42%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.42%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.93%) Big Data
5 4 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.93%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.45%) Star Schema
7 2 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.97%) GIS
7 2 (0.97%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.97%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.48%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.48%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 16 (7.73%) JIRA
2 10 (4.83%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.42%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.93%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.93%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (1.93%) Protractor
4 4 (1.93%) Selenium
5 3 (1.45%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.97%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.97%) Maven
6 2 (0.97%) MSI
6 2 (0.97%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.48%) FishEye
7 1 (0.48%) Gradle
7 1 (0.48%) Grunt
7 1 (0.48%) Hudson
7 1 (0.48%) Leiningen
7 1 (0.48%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.48%) Travis CI
General
1 50 (24.15%) Finance
2 25 (12.08%) Telecoms
3 22 (10.63%) Marketing
4 21 (10.14%) Electronics
4 21 (10.14%) Manufacturing
5 13 (6.28%) Banking
6 8 (3.86%) Law
7 6 (2.90%) Local Government
8 4 (1.93%) Publishing
9 3 (1.45%) Legal
10 2 (0.97%) German Language
10 2 (0.97%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.48%) Back Office
11 1 (0.48%) Billing
11 1 (0.48%) French Language
11 1 (0.48%) Front Office
11 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.48%) Police
11 1 (0.48%) Retail
11 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (17.87%) Analyst
2 30 (14.49%) Developer
3 21 (10.14%) Architect
4 16 (7.73%) Project Manager
5 14 (6.76%) Business Analyst
6 12 (5.80%) Consultant
7 10 (4.83%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (4.83%) Windows Engineer
8 9 (4.35%) SCCM Consultant
8 9 (4.35%) SCCM Engineer
8 9 (4.35%) Windows Consultant
9 7 (3.38%) Technical Architect
10 6 (2.90%) Delivery Manager
10 6 (2.90%) Ruby Developer
10 6 (2.90%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (2.42%) 1st Line Support
11 5 (2.42%) DBA
11 5 (2.42%) Designer
11 5 (2.42%) Oracle DBA
12 4 (1.93%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.04%) HTML
2 16 (7.73%) CSS
3 12 (5.80%) Web Services
4 11 (5.31%) .NET
4 11 (5.31%) XML
5 10 (4.83%) Node.js
6 9 (4.35%) .NET Framework
7 7 (3.38%) Ruby on Rails
8 6 (2.90%) AngularJS
8 6 (2.90%) WCF
8 6 (2.90%) XSLT
9 4 (1.93%) JSON
9 4 (1.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (1.45%) Gherkin
10 3 (1.45%) HTML5
10 3 (1.45%) jQuery
10 3 (1.45%) RESTful
11 2 (0.97%) React
11 2 (0.97%) REST
11 2 (0.97%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.28%) Management Information System
2 10 (4.83%) User Experience
3 9 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 7 (3.38%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.42%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.93%) NHS
6 4 (1.93%) Social Media
7 3 (1.45%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.45%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.97%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.97%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.97%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.97%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.48%) Blog
9 1 (0.48%) Derivative
9 1 (0.48%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.48%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 45 (21.74%) Windows
2 21 (10.14%) Windows 10
3 12 (5.80%) Linux
4 8 (3.86%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.42%) Android
5 5 (2.42%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.93%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (1.45%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.45%) Unix
7 3 (1.45%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.48%) CentOS
8 1 (0.48%) Debian
8 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (14.98%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (11.59%) Programme Management
3 24 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (10.14%) Digital Marketing
5 19 (9.18%) Scrum
6 18 (8.70%) Migration
7 16 (7.73%) Decision-Making
7 16 (7.73%) Web Development
8 15 (7.25%) ITIL
8 15 (7.25%) TDD
9 14 (6.76%) CRM
9 14 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (6.76%) Project Management
10 11 (5.31%) OO
10 11 (5.31%) SDLC
11 10 (4.83%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (4.83%) Contract Management
11 10 (4.83%) User Stories
12 9 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (14.98%) JavaScript
2 19 (9.18%) Java
3 16 (7.73%) SQL
4 15 (7.25%) Ruby
5 12 (5.80%) Python
6 7 (3.38%) VBA
7 5 (2.42%) Perl
7 5 (2.42%) PHP
7 5 (2.42%) TypeScript
8 4 (1.93%) ES6
8 4 (1.93%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.93%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.45%) C#
9 3 (1.45%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.97%) C++
10 2 (0.97%) Java 8
10 2 (0.97%) PHP 7
10 2 (0.97%) R
10 2 (0.97%) Scala
Qualifications
1 58 (28.02%) Security Cleared
2 53 (25.60%) SC Cleared
3 20 (9.66%) Degree
4 6 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.90%) CTC Cleared
4 6 (2.90%) HND
5 5 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.93%) CCNA
6 4 (1.93%) OCA
6 4 (1.93%) OCP
6 4 (1.93%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.45%) MCP
8 2 (0.97%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.97%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.48%) CEH
9 1 (0.48%) CISM
9 1 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.48%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.42%) QA
2 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.97%) JSP 440
2 2 (0.97%) RMADS
3 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.48%) GDPR
3 1 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.48%) NCSC
3 1 (0.48%) NIST
3 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (13.53%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.90%) Docker
3 4 (1.93%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (1.45%) XenApp
5 2 (0.97%) Firmware
5 2 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.48%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 22 (10.63%) SCCM
2 9 (4.35%) AirWatch
3 8 (3.86%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.93%) Data Guard
4 4 (1.93%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.93%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (1.93%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.45%) Ansible
5 3 (1.45%) Terraform
6 2 (0.97%) Puppet
7 1 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.48%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.48%) Nessus
7 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.48%) Salt
7 1 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 55 (26.57%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.63%) SAP
3 12 (5.80%) Oracle
4 5 (2.42%) Citrix
4 5 (2.42%) Sybase
5 4 (1.93%) Samsung
6 3 (1.45%) Cisco
6 3 (1.45%) Ivanti
6 3 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.97%) Apple
7 2 (0.97%) CA
7 2 (0.97%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.97%) Hortonworks
7 2 (0.97%) HP
7 2 (0.97%) IBM
7 2 (0.97%) Sparx
7 2 (0.97%) VMware
8 1 (0.48%) Birst
8 1 (0.48%) Palantir
8 1 (0.48%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud