Period
to 8 July 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Sector in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Public Sector over the 6 months to 8 July 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 8 10
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 303 291 306
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 27.65% 12.26% 10.07%
As % of the General category 46.62% 20.51% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 155 208
Median daily rate £434 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.15% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £151 £150 £135
90th Percentile £613 £613 £554
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £23.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.86% +40.00%
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% - +120.26%

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 650 1,419 1,816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 59.31% 59.80% 59.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 735 990
Median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £182 £288 £263
90th Percentile £620 £588 £550
Scotland median daily rate £427 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.35% +6.25% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.67% +10.29% -20.93%
Median hourly rate £20.03 £25.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -19.90% +61.29% -48.33%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Public Sector as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in Edinburgh

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Public Sector in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Public Sector in Edinburgh

Public Sector
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Public Sector in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Public Sector in Edinburgh

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Public Sector in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Public Sector in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 121 (39.93%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (14.85%) SQL
3 36 (11.88%) HTML
4 35 (11.55%) JavaScript
4 35 (11.55%) Finance
5 34 (11.22%) Java
5 34 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (10.89%) Cisco
7 31 (10.23%) Project Management
7 31 (10.23%) CSS
7 31 (10.23%) Microsoft
8 28 (9.24%) Oracle
8 28 (9.24%) Kanban
9 26 (8.58%) Disclosure Scotland
10 24 (7.92%) User Experience
10 24 (7.92%) Scrum
11 23 (7.59%) Firewall
12 22 (7.26%) CheckPoint
12 22 (7.26%) Cisco Certification
12 22 (7.26%) Git (software)
12 22 (7.26%) Azure
12 22 (7.26%) JIRA
13 21 (6.93%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (6.93%) ITIL
13 21 (6.93%) PRINCE2
13 21 (6.93%) Windows
13 21 (6.93%) Linux
14 20 (6.60%) Python
14 20 (6.60%) BDD
14 20 (6.60%) Problem-Solving

Public Sector
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (3.96%) CMS
2 10 (3.30%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.64%) Confluence
3 8 (2.64%) Skype for Business
3 8 (2.64%) WebSphere
3 8 (2.64%) WordPress
4 5 (1.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.32%) IIS
6 3 (0.99%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.99%) SAS
6 3 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.66%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.66%) Blackboard Learn
7 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.33%) Moodle
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.66%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.33%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 15 (4.95%) assyst
2 7 (2.31%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.66%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.26%) Azure
2 16 (5.28%) Office 365
3 13 (4.29%) AWS
4 8 (2.64%) SaaS
5 5 (1.65%) GitHub
5 5 (1.65%) Power Platform
6 3 (0.99%) PaaS
6 3 (0.99%) PowerApps
6 3 (0.99%) Serverless
7 2 (0.66%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (0.66%) IaaS
7 2 (0.66%) npm
7 2 (0.66%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.33%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.59%) Firewall
2 21 (6.93%) Cisco ASA
3 19 (6.27%) Cisco Nexus
4 15 (4.95%) BGP
4 15 (4.95%) OSPF
5 11 (3.63%) Internet
6 10 (3.30%) DNS
6 10 (3.30%) Skype
7 8 (2.64%) HTTP
7 8 (2.64%) SMTP
7 8 (2.64%) TCP/IP
8 7 (2.31%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (2.31%) Unified Communications
9 5 (1.65%) H.323
10 3 (0.99%) Intranet
10 3 (0.99%) LAN
10 3 (0.99%) Network Security
10 3 (0.99%) VPN
10 3 (0.99%) WAN
10 3 (0.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.27%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.62%) GIS
2 14 (4.62%) MySQL
3 12 (3.96%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.30%) DB2
5 9 (2.97%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.65%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 4 (1.32%) Geospatial Data
8 4 (1.32%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.99%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.99%) QGIS
9 3 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.66%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 22 (7.26%) Git (software)
1 22 (7.26%) JIRA
2 13 (4.29%) Selenium
3 12 (3.96%) Grunt
3 12 (3.96%) Jenkins
4 10 (3.30%) Subversion
5 9 (2.97%) Cucumber
6 8 (2.64%) JMeter
6 8 (2.64%) Postman
7 4 (1.32%) REST Assured
7 4 (1.32%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.99%) GitLab
8 3 (0.99%) JUnit
8 3 (0.99%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.66%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.66%) Bower
9 2 (0.66%) gulp
9 2 (0.66%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.66%) RStudio
9 2 (0.66%) WinRunner
General
1 35 (11.55%) Finance
2 3 (0.99%) Electronics
2 3 (0.99%) Legal
2 3 (0.99%) Publishing
3 2 (0.66%) Banking
3 2 (0.66%) Marketing
3 2 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (22.44%) Analyst
2 32 (10.56%) Developer
3 23 (7.59%) Business Analyst
4 21 (6.93%) Designer
5 17 (5.61%) Project Manager
6 16 (5.28%) Network Engineer
7 13 (4.29%) Platform Engineer
7 13 (4.29%) Senior Platform Engineer
7 13 (4.29%) Test Analyst
8 12 (3.96%) Administrator
8 12 (3.96%) Architect
9 11 (3.63%) Security Analyst
9 11 (3.63%) UI Designer
10 9 (2.97%) IT Analyst
11 8 (2.64%) Data Analyst
11 8 (2.64%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (2.31%) Interface Designer
12 7 (2.31%) IT Support
12 7 (2.31%) Security Specialist
12 7 (2.31%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.88%) HTML
2 31 (10.23%) CSS
3 18 (5.94%) jQuery
4 11 (3.63%) CSS3
4 11 (3.63%) XML
5 10 (3.30%) Sass
6 9 (2.97%) Gherkin
6 9 (2.97%) JSON
6 9 (2.97%) Spring
7 8 (2.64%) HTML5
8 7 (2.31%) .NET
8 7 (2.31%) REST
9 6 (1.98%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.98%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.98%) RESTful
10 5 (1.65%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.65%) Django
10 5 (1.65%) Entity Framework
10 5 (1.65%) Node.js
10 5 (1.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.92%) User Experience
3 14 (4.62%) Data Centre
3 14 (4.62%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.31%) Blog
4 7 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.65%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.65%) e-Learning
7 4 (1.32%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.32%) Wiki
8 3 (0.99%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.99%) Grid Computing
8 3 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.99%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.99%) W3C
9 2 (0.66%) NHS
9 2 (0.66%) Video Editing
10 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.33%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.93%) Linux
1 21 (6.93%) Windows
2 9 (2.97%) Windows 10
3 7 (2.31%) Windows 7
4 6 (1.98%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.65%) Unix
6 3 (0.99%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.66%) Android
7 2 (0.66%) Solaris
7 2 (0.66%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (39.93%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (10.23%) Project Management
3 28 (9.24%) Kanban
4 24 (7.92%) Scrum
5 21 (6.93%) ITIL
5 21 (6.93%) PRINCE2
6 20 (6.60%) BDD
6 20 (6.60%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (6.27%) Decision-Making
7 19 (6.27%) Service Management
7 19 (6.27%) Test Automation
8 18 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (5.61%) Coaching
9 17 (5.61%) DevOps
9 17 (5.61%) Information Security
9 17 (5.61%) Project Delivery
10 16 (5.28%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (5.28%) ITSM
11 15 (4.95%) Analytics
11 15 (4.95%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 45 (14.85%) SQL
2 35 (11.55%) JavaScript
3 34 (11.22%) Java
4 20 (6.60%) Python
5 9 (2.97%) C#
5 9 (2.97%) PL/SQL
6 6 (1.98%) PHP
6 6 (1.98%) PHP 7
7 3 (0.99%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.66%) R
8 2 (0.66%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (7.26%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (5.94%) CCNP
3 12 (3.96%) Degree
4 9 (2.97%) CISM
4 9 (2.97%) CISSP
5 7 (2.31%) CEH
6 4 (1.32%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.99%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 3 (0.99%) APMP
7 3 (0.99%) CCNA
7 3 (0.99%) GCIA
7 3 (0.99%) GPPA
8 2 (0.66%) CISA
8 2 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.66%) CRISC
8 2 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.66%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.33%) RIBA
9 1 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.58%) Disclosure Scotland
2 19 (6.27%) QA
3 16 (5.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.97%) GDPR
4 9 (2.97%) WCAG
5 7 (2.31%) NCSC
5 7 (2.31%) NIST
5 7 (2.31%) PCI DSS
5 7 (2.31%) WAI
6 3 (0.99%) PMO
7 2 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.64%) Docker
3 6 (1.98%) VMware NSX
4 5 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.66%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.66%) Firmware
5 2 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (1.98%) vCenter Server
2 5 (1.65%) Terraform
2 5 (1.65%) Tivoli
2 5 (1.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (1.32%) SCCM
4 2 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.66%) Kibana
4 2 (0.66%) logstash
4 2 (0.66%) Packer
5 1 (0.33%) Ansible
5 1 (0.33%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.33%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.33%) Puppet
5 1 (0.33%) QRadar
Vendors
1 33 (10.89%) Cisco
2 31 (10.23%) Microsoft
3 28 (9.24%) Oracle
4 22 (7.26%) CheckPoint
5 10 (3.30%) IBM
6 9 (2.97%) VMware
7 8 (2.64%) Adobe
7 8 (2.64%) Palo Alto
8 5 (1.65%) Juniper
8 5 (1.65%) Polycom
9 4 (1.32%) Fortinet
9 4 (1.32%) SAP
9 4 (1.32%) Tableau
9 4 (1.32%) WSO2
10 3 (0.99%) CA
10 3 (0.99%) Talend
10 3 (0.99%) Telerik
11 2 (0.66%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.66%) Brocade
11 2 (0.66%) F5