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to

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Sector in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Public Sector over the 6 months to 4 July 2022 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
England > East of England
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 32 45 30
Rank change year-on-year +13 -15 +6
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 149 83 120
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 5.90% 4.13% 5.92%
As % of the General category 10.03% 8.51% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 57 82
10th Percentile £182 £153 £156
25th Percentile £270 £210 £289
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £400 £453
Median % change year-on-year +21.25% -11.60% -9.50%
75th Percentile £586 £525 £525
90th Percentile £631 £550 £606
England median daily rate £513 £495 £490
% change year-on-year +3.64% +1.02% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 8
10th Percentile £12.77 £23.74 £13.02
25th Percentile £14.63 £25.00 £14.42
Median hourly rate £17.50 £28.75 £18.86
Median % change year-on-year -39.13% +52.48% +4.75%
75th Percentile £20.38 £30.00 £21.57
90th Percentile £38.55 £32.50 -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.40
% change year-on-year +11.11% -7.22% +7.03%

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 East of England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,485 975 952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 58.81% 48.46% 46.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 466 545
10th Percentile £190 £153 £200
25th Percentile £350 £272 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%
75th Percentile £586 £537 £519
90th Percentile £675 £606 £588
England median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 201 84
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £12.65
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.13% -3.03% +3.13%
75th Percentile £41.17 £25.00 £32.33
90th Percentile £56.00 £48.75 £57.50
England median hourly rate £23.31 £20.94 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.34% +4.68% -

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Public Sector as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in the East of England

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Public Sector in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Public Sector in the East of England

Public Sector
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Public Sector in the East of England over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Public Sector in the East of England

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Public Sector in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Public Sector in the East of England

Public Sector
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Public Sector in the East of England over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Public Sector in the East of England

Public Sector
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Essex +4 59 £495 +16.47% 5
Hertfordshire +17 28 £388 -29.55% 5
Cambridgeshire -12 22 £275 +35.80% 4
Suffolk +10 17 £600 - 1
Bedfordshire -8 16 £275 -43.59% 6
Norfolk 0 7 £270 +99.26%
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 48 (32.21%) Security Cleared
2 42 (28.19%) Agile
3 40 (26.85%) Social Skills
4 29 (19.46%) SC Cleared
5 26 (17.45%) AWS
6 24 (16.11%) JIRA
6 24 (16.11%) Microsoft
7 20 (13.42%) Windows
7 20 (13.42%) Project Management
7 20 (13.42%) Finance
7 20 (13.42%) Migration
7 20 (13.42%) Scrum
8 19 (12.75%) DevOps
9 18 (12.08%) Jenkins
9 18 (12.08%) ITIL
9 18 (12.08%) SQL
9 18 (12.08%) CI/CD
10 17 (11.41%) Ansible
10 17 (11.41%) Coaching
11 15 (10.07%) Azure
11 15 (10.07%) Linux
12 14 (9.40%) Confluence
13 13 (8.72%) Terraform
13 13 (8.72%) Firewall
13 13 (8.72%) QA
14 12 (8.05%) Software Engineering
14 12 (8.05%) Python
14 12 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
14 12 (8.05%) Cisco
14 12 (8.05%) Infrastructure as Code

Public Sector
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 14 (9.40%) Confluence
2 4 (2.68%) SAS
3 3 (2.01%) IIS
4 1 (0.67%) Drupal
4 1 (0.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) Sketch
4 1 (0.67%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) ContrOCC
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 26 (17.45%) AWS
2 15 (10.07%) Azure
3 9 (6.04%) Amazon EKS
4 7 (4.70%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (4.70%) Amazon S3
4 7 (4.70%) AWS Lambda
4 7 (4.70%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (4.70%) Power Platform
4 7 (4.70%) Serverless
5 4 (2.68%) GCP
6 3 (2.01%) Tricentis Tosca
7 2 (1.34%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (1.34%) Azure DevOps
7 2 (1.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (1.34%) Azure Monitor
7 2 (1.34%) Azure Storage
8 1 (0.67%) AWS Fargate
8 1 (0.67%) Figma
8 1 (0.67%) IaaS
8 1 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.72%) Firewall
2 11 (7.38%) WAN
3 8 (5.37%) VPN
3 8 (5.37%) Wireless
4 6 (4.03%) LAN
5 5 (3.36%) DNS
5 5 (3.36%) IPsec
5 5 (3.36%) SD-WAN
5 5 (3.36%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.68%) BGP
6 4 (2.68%) Broadband
6 4 (2.68%) Internet
6 4 (2.68%) OSPF
6 4 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.01%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.01%) HTTP
7 3 (2.01%) MPLS
7 3 (2.01%) Network Security
7 3 (2.01%) SSL
8 2 (1.34%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.70%) Power BI
2 5 (3.36%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (3.36%) MySQL
2 5 (3.36%) Pentaho
3 4 (2.68%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (2.68%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.68%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.68%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.34%) Impala
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (16.11%) JIRA
2 18 (12.08%) Jenkins
3 12 (8.05%) GitLab
4 9 (6.04%) Artifactory
5 4 (2.68%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.01%) Zephyr
7 2 (1.34%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.34%) JMeter
7 2 (1.34%) JUnit
7 2 (1.34%) Maven
7 2 (1.34%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.67%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.67%) GoogleTest
8 1 (0.67%) Gradle
8 1 (0.67%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.67%) LSMW
8 1 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.67%) Selenium
8 1 (0.67%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 40 (26.85%) Social Skills
2 20 (13.42%) Finance
3 8 (5.37%) Electronics
4 7 (4.70%) Aerospace
5 5 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.68%) Local Government
6 4 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.01%) Law
8 2 (1.34%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.34%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (1.34%) Retail
9 1 (0.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 1 (0.67%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.67%) Marketing
9 1 (0.67%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (8.72%) Analyst
2 11 (7.38%) Project Manager
3 9 (6.04%) Architect
3 9 (6.04%) Scrum Master
4 7 (4.70%) Developer
5 6 (4.03%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (4.03%) IT Engineer
6 5 (3.36%) Desktop Support
6 5 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (3.36%) Network Engineer
6 5 (3.36%) Programme Manager
6 5 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (2.68%) Architecture Manager
7 4 (2.68%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (2.68%) Field Engineer
7 4 (2.68%) Implementation Manager
7 4 (2.68%) Support Engineer
8 3 (2.01%) Deployment Engineer
8 3 (2.01%) Firewall Architect
8 3 (2.01%) IP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.38%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (4.70%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (4.70%) Spring
3 6 (4.03%) Spring Boot
4 3 (2.01%) .NET
4 3 (2.01%) Apache Camel
4 3 (2.01%) CSS
4 3 (2.01%) JSON
4 3 (2.01%) REST
5 2 (1.34%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.34%) ASP.NET Core
5 2 (1.34%) Django
5 2 (1.34%) Flask
5 2 (1.34%) HTML
5 2 (1.34%) JMS
5 2 (1.34%) Middleware
5 2 (1.34%) SOAP
5 2 (1.34%) Web Services
5 2 (1.34%) WSDL
5 2 (1.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.38%) NHS
2 7 (4.70%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.36%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.01%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.01%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.01%) User Experience
5 2 (1.34%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.34%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.34%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.67%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.42%) Windows
2 15 (10.07%) Linux
3 7 (4.70%) Unix
4 5 (3.36%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.01%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.67%) Solaris
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (28.19%) Agile
2 20 (13.42%) Migration
2 20 (13.42%) Project Management
2 20 (13.42%) Scrum
3 19 (12.75%) DevOps
4 18 (12.08%) CI/CD
4 18 (12.08%) ITIL
5 17 (11.41%) Coaching
6 12 (8.05%) Infrastructure as Code
6 12 (8.05%) Microservices
6 12 (8.05%) Software Engineering
7 11 (7.38%) Business Case
7 11 (7.38%) PRINCE2
7 11 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (6.04%) Risk Management
9 8 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (5.37%) Continuous Deployment
9 8 (5.37%) Mentoring
9 8 (5.37%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 8 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.08%) SQL
2 12 (8.05%) Python
3 9 (6.04%) Groovy
3 9 (6.04%) Java
4 7 (4.70%) Perl
4 7 (4.70%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.68%) C
6 2 (1.34%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.34%) R
7 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 48 (32.21%) Security Cleared
2 29 (19.46%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.38%) Degree
4 9 (6.04%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.68%) CCNA
5 4 (2.68%) CCNP
5 4 (2.68%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.01%) CCDE
6 3 (2.01%) CCDP
6 3 (2.01%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.01%) Master's Degree
6 3 (2.01%) MCP
6 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.01%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.01%) PMP
7 2 (1.34%) CISSP
7 2 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.34%) MCSE
7 2 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.72%) QA
2 6 (4.03%) PMO
3 2 (1.34%) GDPR
3 2 (1.34%) SLA
4 1 (0.67%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.67%) NCSC
System Software
1 12 (8.05%) Docker
2 8 (5.37%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.34%) vSphere
4 1 (0.67%) Firmware
4 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (11.41%) Ansible
2 13 (8.72%) Terraform
3 8 (5.37%) Kubernetes
4 7 (4.70%) Packer
5 3 (2.01%) SCCM
6 2 (1.34%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (1.34%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.67%) Argo
7 1 (0.67%) FreeIPA
7 1 (0.67%) Grafana
7 1 (0.67%) Icinga
7 1 (0.67%) Istio
7 1 (0.67%) Kibana
7 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.67%) Puppet
7 1 (0.67%) SCOM
7 1 (0.67%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 24 (16.11%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.05%) Cisco
3 10 (6.71%) AppDynamics
3 10 (6.71%) IBM
3 10 (6.71%) Oracle
4 9 (6.04%) Juniper
5 7 (4.70%) Atlassian
6 6 (4.03%) CheckPoint
6 6 (4.03%) Liquidlogic
6 6 (4.03%) Palo Alto
7 5 (3.36%) Talend
8 4 (2.68%) Informatica
8 4 (2.68%) SAP
9 3 (2.01%) Aruba
9 3 (2.01%) Fortinet
9 3 (2.01%) McAfee
9 3 (2.01%) Splunk
10 2 (1.34%) Capita
10 2 (1.34%) Dynatrace
10 2 (1.34%) Red Hat