Period
to 23 September 2021

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 23 September 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
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 39 23 52
Rank change year-on-year -16 +29 -29
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 122 83 181
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 5.04% 7.06% 4.35%
As % of the General category 10.13% 14.85% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 61 127
10th Percentile £153 £175 £144
25th Percentile £214 £258 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £445 £450
Median % change year-on-year -4.49% -1.11% -14.29%
75th Percentile £530 £525 £525
90th Percentile £550 £544 £617
England median daily rate £498 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +4.74% +2.54% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 6
10th Percentile £22.89 " £13.00
25th Percentile £25.42 " £13.97
Median hourly rate £28.56 - £15.58
75th Percentile £30.00 " £19.75
90th Percentile £35.00 " £21.60
England median hourly rate £16.54 £20.57 £16.62
% change year-on-year -19.62% +23.80% +4.83%

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 1,204 559 2,047
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 49.69% 47.53% 49.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 317 1,191
10th Percentile £146 £206 £208
25th Percentile £261 £306 £361
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year - -5.56% +3.45%
75th Percentile £540 £525 £525
90th Percentile £638 £588 £603
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 53 127
10th Percentile £12.48 £13.00 £10.08
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.25 £12.41
Median hourly rate £13.50 £31.00 £15.77
Median % change year-on-year -56.45% +96.58% -7.24%
75th Percentile £23.75 £47.25 £34.38
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £19.36
% change year-on-year -13.64% +13.64% +7.56%

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 23 September 2021.

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 23 September 2021.

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 23 September 2021. 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 +3 71 £440 -12.00% 13
Cambridgeshire -8 19 £225 -5.86% 7
Hertfordshire -36 13 £345 -51.10% 16
Norfolk -12 10 £265 +17.78%
Bedfordshire -10 6 £450 +69.81% 3
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 East of England region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 30 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (20.49%) Social Skills
3 23 (18.85%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (15.57%) NHS
4 19 (15.57%) Java
5 17 (13.93%) Scrum
5 17 (13.93%) DevOps
6 15 (12.30%) SQL
6 15 (12.30%) Microsoft
7 14 (11.48%) Windows
7 14 (11.48%) QA
7 14 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (10.66%) Finance
8 13 (10.66%) Project Management
9 12 (9.84%) Confluence
9 12 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (9.02%) Migration
10 11 (9.02%) Firewall
10 11 (9.02%) Software Engineering
11 10 (8.20%) Spring
11 10 (8.20%) Data Management
11 10 (8.20%) Security Cleared
11 10 (8.20%) Test Automation
11 10 (8.20%) AWS
11 10 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (8.20%) Spring Boot
11 10 (8.20%) Microservices
12 9 (7.38%) Relational Database
12 9 (7.38%) Jenkins
12 9 (7.38%) Oracle

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 12 (9.84%) Confluence
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.64%) Lorenzo
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.82%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.20%) AWS
2 6 (4.92%) Power Platform
3 5 (4.10%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (3.28%) Azure
4 4 (3.28%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.46%) Amazon ECS
5 3 (2.46%) Amazon EKS
5 3 (2.46%) GCP
5 3 (2.46%) IaaS
5 3 (2.46%) OneDrive
5 3 (2.46%) PaaS
5 3 (2.46%) SaaS
6 1 (0.82%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.82%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.82%) Azure Storage
6 1 (0.82%) GitHub
6 1 (0.82%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.82%) Serverless
6 1 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.02%) Firewall
2 4 (3.28%) DNS
3 3 (2.46%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.64%) DHCP
4 2 (1.64%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.64%) Wireless
5 1 (0.82%) ISDN
5 1 (0.82%) SAN
5 1 (0.82%) SD-WAN
5 1 (0.82%) VLAN
5 1 (0.82%) VoIP
5 1 (0.82%) VSAN
5 1 (0.82%) VXLAN
5 1 (0.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.38%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.92%) Power BI
3 4 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.28%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.46%) MySQL
5 2 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.64%) QlikView
5 2 (1.64%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.82%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.82%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.82%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.82%) Power Query
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (7.38%) Jenkins
1 9 (7.38%) JIRA
2 8 (6.56%) JMeter
3 6 (4.92%) Artifactory
4 4 (3.28%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.28%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.46%) Checkstyle
5 3 (2.46%) GitLab
5 3 (2.46%) Selenium
6 1 (0.82%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.82%) Gatling
6 1 (0.82%) Liquibase
6 1 (0.82%) Maven
6 1 (0.82%) Pylint
6 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (20.49%) Social Skills
2 14 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.66%) Finance
4 9 (7.38%) Local Government
5 5 (4.10%) Electronics
5 5 (4.10%) Legal
5 5 (4.10%) Manufacturing
5 5 (4.10%) Marketing
5 5 (4.10%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.64%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (0.82%) Banking
7 1 (0.82%) Fire and Rescue
7 1 (0.82%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (0.82%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 33 (27.05%) Analyst
2 13 (10.66%) Developer
3 12 (9.84%) Project Manager
4 11 (9.02%) Test Analyst
5 9 (7.38%) Java Developer
6 7 (5.74%) Consultant
6 7 (5.74%) Senior Developer
6 7 (5.74%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (4.92%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.92%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (4.92%) IT Manager
8 5 (4.10%) Architect
8 5 (4.10%) IT Project Manager
8 5 (4.10%) Test Leader
9 4 (3.28%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.28%) Firewall Consultant
9 4 (3.28%) Lead Test Analyst
9 4 (3.28%) Server Engineer
10 3 (2.46%) Network Engineer
10 3 (2.46%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.20%) Spring
1 10 (8.20%) Spring Boot
2 7 (5.74%) XML
3 4 (3.28%) CSS
3 4 (3.28%) HTML
3 4 (3.28%) HTML5
3 4 (3.28%) JMS
3 4 (3.28%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (3.28%) SAX
3 4 (3.28%) SOAP
3 4 (3.28%) Spring WebFlux
3 4 (3.28%) Thymeleaf
3 4 (3.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (2.46%) J2SE
4 3 (2.46%) Middleware
4 3 (2.46%) Web Services
5 2 (1.64%) .NET
5 2 (1.64%) JSON
5 2 (1.64%) WSDL
5 2 (1.64%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.57%) NHS
2 5 (4.10%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.10%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.28%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.46%) Clustering
4 3 (2.46%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Licensing
5 2 (1.64%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.64%) User Experience
6 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.82%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (0.82%) PACS
6 1 (0.82%) Robotics
6 1 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.48%) Windows
2 8 (6.56%) Windows 10
3 5 (4.10%) Linux
4 3 (2.46%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.64%) Unix
6 1 (0.82%) Android
6 1 (0.82%) Debian
6 1 (0.82%) Solaris
6 1 (0.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (18.85%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (13.93%) DevOps
3 17 (13.93%) Scrum
4 13 (10.66%) Project Management
5 12 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (9.02%) Migration
6 11 (9.02%) Software Engineering
7 10 (8.20%) Data Management
7 10 (8.20%) Microservices
7 10 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (8.20%) Test Automation
8 9 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (6.56%) BDD
9 8 (6.56%) Collaborative Working
9 8 (6.56%) ITIL
9 8 (6.56%) PRINCE2
9 8 (6.56%) Software Architecture
9 8 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (5.74%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.57%) Java
2 15 (12.30%) SQL
3 5 (4.10%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.10%) Python
4 4 (3.28%) Groovy
5 3 (2.46%) Java 11
5 3 (2.46%) Java 8
6 1 (0.82%) C
6 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.82%) Scala
6 1 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.38%) Degree
3 8 (6.56%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.74%) MCSE
4 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.28%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (3.28%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (2.46%) MCITP
6 3 (2.46%) OCPJP
6 3 (2.46%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.64%) ISEB
7 2 (1.64%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.82%) APMP
8 1 (0.82%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.48%) QA
2 4 (3.28%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.46%) GDPR
3 3 (2.46%) SLA
4 1 (0.82%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.92%) Docker
2 6 (4.92%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.82%) Varnish
5 1 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (6.56%) Ansible
1 8 (6.56%) SCCM
2 7 (5.74%) Terraform
3 4 (3.28%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (2.46%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (2.46%) Data Guard
4 3 (2.46%) SCOM
5 2 (1.64%) Grafana
5 2 (1.64%) Kibana
6 1 (0.82%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.82%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.82%) logstash
Vendors
1 15 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.38%) Oracle
3 7 (5.74%) SAP
3 7 (5.74%) VMware
4 6 (4.92%) Cisco
5 4 (3.28%) Citrix
5 4 (3.28%) Palo Alto
6 3 (2.46%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.46%) Sun
7 2 (1.64%) IBM
7 2 (1.64%) Veeam
8 1 (0.82%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.82%) Apple
8 1 (0.82%) Databricks
8 1 (0.82%) Dell
8 1 (0.82%) HP
8 1 (0.82%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.82%) Salesforce.com