Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 67 39 71
Rank change year-on-year -28 +32 +58
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 118 123 213
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.43% 5.23% 3.25%
As % of the General category 5.65% 8.87% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 91 169
10th Percentile £299 £281 £296
25th Percentile £408 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £427 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year -10.11% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £575 £600 £538
90th Percentile £676 £650 £613
Central London median daily rate £440 £475 £465
% change year-on-year -7.47% +2.26% -2.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 18
10th Percentile " " £12.76
25th Percentile £21.73 £12.42 £18.66
Median hourly rate £23.45 £13.26 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +76.88% -36.87% +40.00%
75th Percentile £25.18 £21.91 "
90th Percentile " £42.88 £27.95
Central London median hourly rate £18.96 £18.72 £21.00
% change year-on-year +1.27% -10.86% +40.00%

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 2,089 1,386 3,921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 60.67% 58.95% 59.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,488 983 3,003
10th Percentile £363 £313 £321
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £553 £513 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.85% -2.38% -
75th Percentile £675 £613 £606
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 51
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.69 £14.50 £12.76
Median hourly rate £23.23 £26.44 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -12.16% +35.59% +4.28%
75th Percentile £32.55 £38.75 £24.47
90th Percentile £37.75 £47.75 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £27.18 £20.00
% change year-on-year -19.04% +35.88% +6.95%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 55 (46.61%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.19%) Azure
3 18 (15.25%) Finance
3 18 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (13.56%) Project Management
4 16 (13.56%) Analytics
4 16 (13.56%) Social Skills
5 15 (12.71%) Power Platform
6 14 (11.86%) AWS
6 14 (11.86%) Security Cleared
6 14 (11.86%) SDLC
7 13 (11.02%) Power BI
7 13 (11.02%) SC Cleared
8 12 (10.17%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (9.32%) Degree
9 11 (9.32%) Service Design
10 10 (8.47%) Microservices
10 10 (8.47%) SQL
10 10 (8.47%) Python
11 9 (7.63%) Node.js
12 8 (6.78%) Data Analytics
12 8 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (6.78%) User Research
12 8 (6.78%) ITIL
12 8 (6.78%) HTML
12 8 (6.78%) CSS
12 8 (6.78%) Scrum
13 7 (5.93%) Migration
13 7 (5.93%) SAP
13 7 (5.93%) Java

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 (3.39%) CMS
2 2 (1.69%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.69%) Confluence
3 1 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.39%) SAP HR
2 4 (3.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.85%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.85%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (21.19%) Azure
2 15 (12.71%) Power Platform
3 14 (11.86%) AWS
4 6 (5.08%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (2.54%) GCP
5 3 (2.54%) npm
5 3 (2.54%) PaaS
5 3 (2.54%) SaaS
6 2 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.69%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.85%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.85%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 1 (0.85%) Boomi
7 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.85%) GitHub
7 1 (0.85%) Heroku
7 1 (0.85%) IaaS
7 1 (0.85%) Serverless
7 1 (0.85%) Slack
7 1 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) Firewall
1 2 (1.69%) VPN
2 1 (0.85%) Broadband
2 1 (0.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.02%) Power BI
2 6 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.39%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.54%) Big Data
4 3 (2.54%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.69%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.69%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.85%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.85%) GIS
6 1 (0.85%) MS Access
6 1 (0.85%) MySQL
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.85%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.85%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.24%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.24%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.39%) Subversion
3 3 (2.54%) JIRA
3 3 (2.54%) Travis CI
4 2 (1.69%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.85%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.85%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (0.85%) LSMW
5 1 (0.85%) RSpec
5 1 (0.85%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (15.25%) Finance
2 16 (13.56%) Social Skills
3 8 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.39%) Local Government
5 3 (2.54%) Back Office
6 2 (1.69%) Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Billing
7 1 (0.85%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (0.85%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (0.85%) Publishing
7 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (14.41%) Analyst
1 17 (14.41%) Architect
2 15 (12.71%) Developer
3 10 (8.47%) Designer
4 8 (6.78%) Business Analyst
4 8 (6.78%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (5.08%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (5.08%) IT Analyst
5 6 (5.08%) SAP Analyst
5 6 (5.08%) Technical Manager
6 5 (4.24%) Finance Business Analyst
6 5 (4.24%) Financial Analyst
6 5 (4.24%) IT Business Analyst
6 5 (4.24%) Python Developer
6 5 (4.24%) SAP Business Analyst
6 5 (4.24%) SAP Financial Analyst
6 5 (4.24%) SAP Financial Business Analyst
6 5 (4.24%) Senior Architect
6 5 (4.24%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 5 (4.24%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.63%) Node.js
2 8 (6.78%) CSS
2 8 (6.78%) HTML
3 5 (4.24%) Django
3 5 (4.24%) Web Services
4 3 (2.54%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.54%) Pandas
4 3 (2.54%) React
4 3 (2.54%) XML
5 2 (1.69%) HTML5
5 2 (1.69%) Jest
5 2 (1.69%) JSON
5 2 (1.69%) React Native
5 2 (1.69%) SOAP
5 2 (1.69%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.85%) .NET
6 1 (0.85%) jQuery
6 1 (0.85%) LDAP
6 1 (0.85%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.08%) User Experience
2 5 (4.24%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.39%) N-Tier
3 4 (3.39%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.54%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.69%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.69%) Legacy Systems
5 2 (1.69%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.85%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.85%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.85%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.85%) FMCG
6 1 (0.85%) Life Science
6 1 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.85%) PKI
6 1 (0.85%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.39%) Linux
2 3 (2.54%) Windows
3 2 (1.69%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.85%) Android
4 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.85%) Solaris
4 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (46.61%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (13.56%) Analytics
3 16 (13.56%) Project Management
4 14 (11.86%) SDLC
5 12 (10.17%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (9.32%) Service Design
7 10 (8.47%) Microservices
8 8 (6.78%) Data Analytics
8 8 (6.78%) ITIL
8 8 (6.78%) Scrum
8 8 (6.78%) User Research
9 7 (5.93%) CRM
9 7 (5.93%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (5.93%) Decision-Making
9 7 (5.93%) DevOps
9 7 (5.93%) Migration
9 7 (5.93%) Predictive Maintenance
10 6 (5.08%) Business Analysis
10 6 (5.08%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.47%) Python
1 10 (8.47%) SQL
2 7 (5.93%) Java
3 6 (5.08%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.39%) R
5 2 (1.69%) Ruby
6 1 (0.85%) Ada
6 1 (0.85%) Apple Swift
6 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.85%) C#
6 1 (0.85%) Java 11
6 1 (0.85%) Java 8
6 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.02%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.32%) Degree
4 4 (3.39%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.85%) CCNA
6 1 (0.85%) CCNP
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.85%) CISM
6 1 (0.85%) CISSP
6 1 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.85%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) NIST
2 4 (3.39%) QA
2 4 (3.39%) SLA
3 3 (2.54%) PMO
4 1 (0.85%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.85%) GDPR
4 1 (0.85%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.85%) NCSC
System Software
1 5 (4.24%) Docker
2 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) Ansible
1 1 (0.85%) Cobbler
1 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.85%) Packer
1 1 (0.85%) Puppet
1 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Satellite
1 1 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (0.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (5.93%) SAP
2 6 (5.08%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.24%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (3.39%) Sparx
5 3 (2.54%) Dell
5 3 (2.54%) Google
6 2 (1.69%) Ariba
6 2 (1.69%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.69%) Cisco
6 2 (1.69%) EMC
6 2 (1.69%) McAfee
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle
6 2 (1.69%) VMware
7 1 (0.85%) Cerner
7 1 (0.85%) Cognos
7 1 (0.85%) Forcepoint
7 1 (0.85%) HP
7 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.85%) Remedy
7 1 (0.85%) Veritas