Period
to 4 April 2020

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 April 2020 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 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 27 47
Rank change year-on-year -7 +20 -3
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 166 248 209
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 5.19% 6.09% 4.56%
As % of the General category 15.79% 17.25% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 160 158
Median daily rate £400 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -2.44% +28.13%
10th Percentile £127 £250 £225
90th Percentile £656 £600 £655
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 15
Median hourly rate £17.71 £18.00 £15.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.61% +16.50% +3.00%
10th Percentile £11.81 £13.00 £11.65
90th Percentile £21.57 £26.75 £33.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £15.66
% change year-on-year -5.00% +27.71% -3.21%

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 1,051 1,438 1,726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 32.87% 35.34% 37.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 877 957
Median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £200 £283 £263
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 88 138
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -6.78% +15.97%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.25 £11.88
90th Percentile £48.90 £51.63 £48.03
Median hourly rate £23.94 £22.92 £22.02
% change year-on-year +4.47% +4.09% +2.31%

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 April 2020.

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 April 2020.

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 April 2020. 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
Essex -5 75 £425 -19.05% 4
Hertfordshire +7 26 £575 +4.55% 19
Cambridgeshire +10 20 £534 +154.77% 14
Norfolk +20 19 £225 -26.23% 2
Bedfordshire +7 19 £375 -14.29% 5
Suffolk 0 7 £140 -62.58% 1
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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 37 (22.29%) Microsoft
2 32 (19.28%) Windows
3 31 (18.67%) Security Cleared
4 28 (16.87%) SC Cleared
5 26 (15.66%) Active Directory
6 23 (13.86%) Finance
6 23 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (10.84%) Migration
8 17 (10.24%) ITIL
9 16 (9.64%) Java
9 16 (9.64%) Oracle
9 16 (9.64%) Project Management
10 15 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (8.43%) Change Management
12 13 (7.83%) SQL
12 13 (7.83%) JIRA
12 13 (7.83%) Mentoring
13 12 (7.23%) Office 365
13 12 (7.23%) PRINCE2
14 11 (6.63%) SAP
14 11 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (6.63%) Coaching
15 10 (6.02%) Windows 10
15 10 (6.02%) Confluence
15 10 (6.02%) XML
15 10 (6.02%) Programme Management
15 10 (6.02%) Windows Server
16 9 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 9 (5.42%) Manufacturing
16 9 (5.42%) Telecoms

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 10 (6.02%) Confluence
2 8 (4.82%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.22%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.20%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.60%) CMS
5 1 (0.60%) Moodle
5 1 (0.60%) Mule
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Fuse
5 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.81%) Camtasia
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.60%) GIMP
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.60%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.60%) Sketch
5 1 (0.60%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) CA PPM
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.23%) Office 365
2 8 (4.82%) Azure
3 6 (3.61%) AWS
4 1 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.60%) IaaS
4 1 (0.60%) Lucidchart
4 1 (0.60%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.60%) Power Platform
4 1 (0.60%) PowerApps
4 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.82%) DNS
2 6 (3.61%) LAN
2 6 (3.61%) WAN
3 5 (3.01%) DHCP
4 4 (2.41%) Firewall
4 4 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (2.41%) Wireless
5 3 (1.81%) Intranet
5 3 (1.81%) SAN
5 3 (1.81%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.20%) SSL
6 2 (1.20%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.60%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.60%) Network Security
7 1 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.60%) Skype
7 1 (0.60%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.82%) MySQL
1 8 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.61%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.01%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.01%) Pentaho
3 5 (3.01%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.41%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (2.41%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.81%) Big Data
5 3 (1.81%) Data Mart
5 3 (1.81%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (1.81%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (1.20%) Impala
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.20%) PowerCenter
6 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (7.83%) JIRA
2 4 (2.41%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.81%) GitLab
3 3 (1.81%) JMeter
3 3 (1.81%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.20%) Selenium
5 1 (0.60%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.60%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.60%) Balsamiq
5 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.60%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.60%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.60%) Maven
5 1 (0.60%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.60%) Toad
5 1 (0.60%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (13.86%) Finance
2 9 (5.42%) Manufacturing
2 9 (5.42%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.82%) Electronics
3 8 (4.82%) Marketing
4 7 (4.22%) Local Government
5 2 (1.20%) Law
6 1 (0.60%) Back Office
6 1 (0.60%) Fire and Rescue
6 1 (0.60%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (18.67%) Analyst
2 15 (9.04%) Developer
3 13 (7.83%) Project Manager
4 10 (6.02%) Architect
5 8 (4.82%) Business Analyst
6 7 (4.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (4.22%) Technical Architect
7 6 (3.61%) Administrator
8 5 (3.01%) Network Engineer
8 5 (3.01%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.01%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (3.01%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (2.41%) .NET Developer
9 4 (2.41%) Consultant
9 4 (2.41%) Data Analyst
9 4 (2.41%) DBA
9 4 (2.41%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (2.41%) Senior Architect
9 4 (2.41%) Senior Technical Architect
9 4 (2.41%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.02%) XML
2 8 (4.82%) Web Services
3 7 (4.22%) RESTful
4 6 (3.61%) SOAP
4 6 (3.61%) Spring
5 5 (3.01%) .NET
5 5 (3.01%) Spring Boot
6 4 (2.41%) REST
7 3 (1.81%) JDBC
7 3 (1.81%) Kafka
7 3 (1.81%) Middleware
8 2 (1.20%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.20%) JMS
8 2 (1.20%) JSON
8 2 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.20%) Swagger
9 1 (0.60%) LINQ
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.60%) WCF
9 1 (0.60%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.42%) NHS
2 6 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.81%) Blackberry
3 3 (1.81%) Driving Licence
3 3 (1.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (1.20%) e-Learning
4 2 (1.20%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.20%) iPad
4 2 (1.20%) iPhone
4 2 (1.20%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.60%) CESG
5 1 (0.60%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.60%) Life Science
5 1 (0.60%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.60%) Social Media
5 1 (0.60%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 32 (19.28%) Windows
2 10 (6.02%) Windows 10
2 10 (6.02%) Windows Server
3 9 (5.42%) Windows 7
4 8 (4.82%) Linux
5 5 (3.01%) Unix
6 4 (2.41%) Android
6 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.81%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.60%) AIX
9 1 (0.60%) CentOS
9 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.60%) Solaris
9 1 (0.60%) VMS
9 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (10.84%) Migration
3 17 (10.24%) ITIL
4 16 (9.64%) Project Management
5 15 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (8.43%) Change Management
7 13 (7.83%) Mentoring
8 12 (7.23%) PRINCE2
9 11 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (6.63%) Coaching
10 10 (6.02%) Programme Management
11 9 (5.42%) Data Analysis
11 9 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 8 (4.82%) Digital Marketing
12 8 (4.82%) Scrum
13 7 (4.22%) ETL
13 7 (4.22%) ITSM
14 6 (3.61%) Business Analysis
14 6 (3.61%) Data Modelling
14 6 (3.61%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.64%) Java
2 13 (7.83%) SQL
3 6 (3.61%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.41%) C#
4 4 (2.41%) Delphi
5 3 (1.81%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.20%) C
6 2 (1.20%) Java 8
6 2 (1.20%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.60%) C++
7 1 (0.60%) Python
7 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.60%) VB
7 1 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 31 (18.67%) Security Cleared
2 28 (16.87%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.01%) CREST Certified
4 5 (3.01%) Degree
4 5 (3.01%) MCSE
5 4 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.41%) ISEB
6 3 (1.81%) CCNA
6 3 (1.81%) CCNP
6 3 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.20%) ECDL
7 2 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (3.61%) PMO
2 5 (3.01%) ISO 22301
3 4 (2.41%) SLA
4 3 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (1.81%) QA
5 2 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.60%) NIST
System Software
1 26 (15.66%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.01%) Firmware
3 3 (1.81%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.60%) Docker
5 1 (0.60%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (5.42%) SCCM
2 3 (1.81%) Ansible
2 3 (1.81%) Terraform
3 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.60%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.60%) Suricata
Vendors
1 37 (22.29%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.64%) Oracle
3 11 (6.63%) SAP
4 6 (3.61%) VMware
5 5 (3.01%) Citrix
5 5 (3.01%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.41%) AppDynamics
6 4 (2.41%) Civica
6 4 (2.41%) IBM
6 4 (2.41%) Lumension
7 3 (1.81%) Cisco
7 3 (1.81%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.20%) Ab Initio
8 2 (1.20%) Adobe
8 2 (1.20%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.20%) HP
8 2 (1.20%) Remedy
8 2 (1.20%) Sophos
8 2 (1.20%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.20%) webMethods