Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 24 26 43
Rank change year-on-year +2 +17 -21
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 175 88 150
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 7.12% 6.15% 4.16%
As % of the General category 12.58% 12.92% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 63 110
10th Percentile £126 £123 £123
25th Percentile £220 £196 £195
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £350 £346
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% +1.08% -34.05%
75th Percentile £540 £500 £500
90th Percentile £600 £597 £596
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 11
10th Percentile £10.60 - £12.00
25th Percentile £12.25 £11.88 £13.75
Median hourly rate £21.13 £13.25 £15.38
Median % change year-on-year +59.47% -13.85% -14.56%
75th Percentile £28.56 £14.63 £21.60
90th Percentile £52.35 - £23.41
England median hourly rate £17.12 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -9.89% +11.76% -2.86%

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 1,391 681 1,763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 56.61% 47.59% 48.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 361 1,026
10th Percentile £140 £147 £193
25th Percentile £288 £275 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £420
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% -6.67%
75th Percentile £550 £500 £500
90th Percentile £650 £575 £600
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 109 160
10th Percentile £12.30 £12.50 £11.73
25th Percentile £12.50 £13.25 £13.47
Median hourly rate £13.50 £22.00 £17.10
Median % change year-on-year -38.64% +28.65% -1.27%
75th Percentile £20.00 £45.00 £28.75
90th Percentile £49.25 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.70 £23.45 £18.70
% change year-on-year -15.99% +25.40% +1.08%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +13 88 £518 +12.00% 9
Cambridgeshire -16 30 £475 +58.33% 9
Hertfordshire -14 27 £263 -47.50% 30
Norfolk -9 15 £91 -39.33%
Bedfordshire -20 9 £120 -76.00% 6
Suffolk -7 6 £490 - 2
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 60 (34.29%) Social Skills
2 45 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (21.14%) AWS
4 32 (18.29%) Security Cleared
4 32 (18.29%) Java
4 32 (18.29%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (16.57%) Scrum
6 26 (14.86%) Project Management
6 26 (14.86%) Windows
6 26 (14.86%) Microsoft
7 25 (14.29%) Migration
7 25 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 25 (14.29%) DevOps
8 24 (13.71%) Oracle
9 23 (13.14%) Finance
10 22 (12.57%) SC Cleared
11 21 (12.00%) Linux
12 20 (11.43%) Ansible
12 20 (11.43%) Docker
13 19 (10.86%) Software Engineering
14 18 (10.29%) TDD
14 18 (10.29%) PRINCE2
15 17 (9.71%) Spring
15 17 (9.71%) CI/CD
16 16 (9.14%) Collaborative Working
16 16 (9.14%) ITIL
16 16 (9.14%) MySQL
16 16 (9.14%) SQL
16 16 (9.14%) NHS
16 16 (9.14%) Spring Boot

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 15 (8.57%) Confluence
2 6 (3.43%) Apache
3 4 (2.29%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.71%) Red Hat Fuse
5 2 (1.14%) JBoss
5 2 (1.14%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.14%) SAS
6 1 (0.57%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 12 (6.86%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.14%) SAP HCM
2 2 (1.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.57%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 37 (21.14%) AWS
2 16 (9.14%) Azure
3 12 (6.86%) Amazon ECS
3 12 (6.86%) Amazon EKS
4 8 (4.57%) OneDrive
5 7 (4.00%) Amazon S3
6 6 (3.43%) Microsoft 365
7 4 (2.29%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (2.29%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.14%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.14%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.14%) Serverless
8 2 (1.14%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.71%) Firewall
2 6 (3.43%) DNS
3 5 (2.86%) VoIP
3 5 (2.86%) Wireless
4 4 (2.29%) LAN
5 3 (1.71%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (1.71%) DHCP
5 3 (1.71%) IPsec
5 3 (1.71%) SAN
5 3 (1.71%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.14%) BGP
6 2 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.14%) NX-OS
6 2 (1.14%) OSPF
6 2 (1.14%) VPN
6 2 (1.14%) VSAN
6 2 (1.14%) WAN
7 1 (0.57%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.14%) MySQL
2 12 (6.86%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.71%) Pentaho
4 9 (5.14%) Oracle Database
5 7 (4.00%) Apache Hive
5 7 (4.00%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.86%) Impala
6 5 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.29%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.71%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.14%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (1.14%) HBase
9 2 (1.14%) Power BI
9 2 (1.14%) QlikView
9 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.57%) Amazon Aurora
10 1 (0.57%) Power Query
Development Applications
1 25 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 15 (8.57%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.43%) JIRA
4 11 (6.29%) Artifactory
5 6 (3.43%) JMeter
6 4 (2.29%) Checkstyle
7 3 (1.71%) GitLab
8 2 (1.14%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.14%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.14%) Gatling
8 2 (1.14%) Selenium
9 1 (0.57%) Gradle
9 1 (0.57%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.57%) JProfiler
9 1 (0.57%) Liquibase
9 1 (0.57%) Maven
9 1 (0.57%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.57%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 60 (34.29%) Social Skills
2 23 (13.14%) Finance
3 13 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.43%) Local Government
4 9 (5.14%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.43%) Marketing
6 5 (2.86%) Electronics
6 5 (2.86%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.29%) Influencing Skills
8 3 (1.71%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (1.14%) Legal
9 2 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.57%) Law
10 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (16.57%) Analyst
2 27 (15.43%) Developer
3 19 (10.86%) Java Developer
4 13 (7.43%) Project Manager
5 12 (6.86%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (6.86%) Senior Developer
5 12 (6.86%) Senior Java Developer
6 11 (6.29%) Service Analyst
6 11 (6.29%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (4.57%) Test Analyst
8 7 (4.00%) Consultant
9 6 (3.43%) Architect
10 5 (2.86%) IT Engineer
10 5 (2.86%) Programme Manager
11 4 (2.29%) Network Engineer
11 4 (2.29%) PMO Manager
11 4 (2.29%) Software Engineer
11 4 (2.29%) Test Leader
11 4 (2.29%) Transformation Manager
11 4 (2.29%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.71%) Spring
2 16 (9.14%) Spring Boot
3 13 (7.43%) XML
4 11 (6.29%) Django
4 11 (6.29%) Flask
5 8 (4.57%) Middleware
5 8 (4.57%) RESTful
5 8 (4.57%) Web Services
6 7 (4.00%) FastAPI
7 6 (3.43%) Apache Camel
7 6 (3.43%) REST
8 5 (2.86%) WSDL
9 4 (2.29%) CSS
9 4 (2.29%) jBPM
9 4 (2.29%) JSON
9 4 (2.29%) Node.js
9 4 (2.29%) SOAP
9 4 (2.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (1.71%) HTML
10 3 (1.71%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.14%) NHS
2 6 (3.43%) User Experience
3 5 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.86%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.29%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.71%) LIMS
6 2 (1.14%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.14%) e-Health
6 2 (1.14%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.14%) PACS
7 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.57%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.57%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.57%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.86%) Windows
2 21 (12.00%) Linux
3 9 (5.14%) Unix
4 6 (3.43%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.29%) Solaris
6 3 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.71%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.14%) Android
7 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (18.29%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (16.57%) Scrum
4 26 (14.86%) Project Management
5 25 (14.29%) DevOps
5 25 (14.29%) Migration
6 19 (10.86%) Software Engineering
7 18 (10.29%) PRINCE2
7 18 (10.29%) TDD
8 17 (9.71%) CI/CD
9 16 (9.14%) Collaborative Working
9 16 (9.14%) ITIL
10 15 (8.57%) Microservices
10 15 (8.57%) Test Automation
11 14 (8.00%) Business Case
11 14 (8.00%) Programme Management
11 14 (8.00%) Release Management
12 13 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (18.29%) Java
2 16 (9.14%) SQL
3 15 (8.57%) Python
4 11 (6.29%) Groovy
4 11 (6.29%) Java 8
5 10 (5.71%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.43%) Java 11
6 6 (3.43%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.71%) Perl
7 3 (1.71%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.14%) Bash
8 2 (1.14%) C
8 2 (1.14%) HiveQL
8 2 (1.14%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.14%) R
8 2 (1.14%) Ruby
8 2 (1.14%) Scala
8 2 (1.14%) VBA
9 1 (0.57%) ES6
9 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (18.29%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.57%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.14%) Degree
4 7 (4.00%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.86%) APMP
5 5 (2.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.71%) CCIE
7 3 (1.71%) ISEB
8 2 (1.14%) CEH
8 2 (1.14%) CISSP
8 2 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.14%) OCPJP
8 2 (1.14%) Sun Certification
8 2 (1.14%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.57%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.57%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.57%) QA
2 10 (5.71%) PMO
3 4 (2.29%) P3O
4 3 (1.71%) GDPR
4 3 (1.71%) SLA
5 2 (1.14%) Accessibility
5 2 (1.14%) COBIT
5 2 (1.14%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.14%) HL7
5 2 (1.14%) ISO 22301
5 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (11.43%) Docker
2 8 (4.57%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.00%) HDFS
4 6 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.57%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (11.43%) Ansible
2 14 (8.00%) Terraform
3 10 (5.71%) Docker Swarm
3 10 (5.71%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.71%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (1.71%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.14%) SCCM
6 1 (0.57%) Grafana
6 1 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.57%) Kibana
6 1 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.57%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 26 (14.86%) Microsoft
2 24 (13.71%) Oracle
3 10 (5.71%) Cisco
4 8 (4.57%) SAP
5 6 (3.43%) VMware
6 5 (2.86%) Cloudera
6 5 (2.86%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.29%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.29%) Informatica
7 4 (2.29%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.14%) Apple
8 2 (1.14%) Brocade
8 2 (1.14%) Dell
8 2 (1.14%) Google
8 2 (1.14%) IBM
8 2 (1.14%) Pega
8 2 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.14%) Sun
8 2 (1.14%) Veeam
8 2 (1.14%) WSO2