Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 4 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 0
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 310 416 308
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 45.12% 20.40% 10.38%
As % of the General category 68.89% 33.23% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 189 170
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +0.13%
10th Percentile £213 £153 £125
90th Percentile £600 £665 £600
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £365
% change year-on-year - +16.44% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
Scotland median hourly rate £9.30 £35.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year -73.43% +33.33% +85.45%

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 450 1,252 1,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 65.50% 61.40% 59.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 557 814
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £212 £263 £239
90th Percentile £596 £613 £559
Scotland median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 15
Median hourly rate £12.25 £26.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.34% -24.99% +191.67%
10th Percentile £12.13 £11.21 £12.80
90th Percentile £30.48 £42.18 £44.71
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year +55.56% -9.09% +3.13%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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.

1 128 (41.29%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (14.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 37 (11.94%) Finance
4 36 (11.61%) Azure
5 34 (10.97%) Project Management
6 32 (10.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (9.68%) Oracle
7 30 (9.68%) Linux
8 29 (9.35%) DevOps
9 27 (8.71%) Service Design
10 26 (8.39%) Project Delivery
10 26 (8.39%) Microsoft
10 26 (8.39%) Programme Management
11 25 (8.06%) Kanban
12 24 (7.74%) Decision-Making
13 23 (7.42%) SQL
14 22 (7.10%) Coaching
14 22 (7.10%) Cybersecurity
15 21 (6.77%) Java
15 21 (6.77%) PRINCE2
15 21 (6.77%) Windows
16 20 (6.45%) Python
17 19 (6.13%) JavaScript
17 19 (6.13%) Scrum
17 19 (6.13%) Migration
17 19 (6.13%) AWS
17 19 (6.13%) Infrastructure as Code
18 18 (5.81%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
18 18 (5.81%) JIRA
18 18 (5.81%) Mentoring

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 11 (3.55%) IIS
2 10 (3.23%) Confluence
3 9 (2.90%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.94%) CMS
5 5 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.61%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.29%) Apache
6 4 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.29%) nginx
7 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.65%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.32%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.32%) SAS
8 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.65%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.32%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) assyst
2 1 (0.32%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 36 (11.61%) Azure
2 19 (6.13%) AWS
3 14 (4.52%) Serverless
4 13 (4.19%) Office 365
5 11 (3.55%) Amazon S3
5 11 (3.55%) OpenShift
6 10 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
6 10 (3.23%) PaaS
7 9 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (2.90%) SaaS
8 6 (1.94%) IaaS
9 4 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.29%) iPaaS
10 3 (0.97%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 3 (0.97%) AWS CodeBuild
10 3 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.97%) Route 53
11 2 (0.65%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.65%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.32%) Amazon Cognito
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.58%) Network Security
2 7 (2.26%) SAN
3 6 (1.94%) LAN
3 6 (1.94%) WAN
4 4 (1.29%) Firewall
5 3 (0.97%) Intranet
5 3 (0.97%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.65%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.65%) HTTP
6 2 (0.65%) Skype
6 2 (0.65%) VoIP
6 2 (0.65%) VPN
7 1 (0.32%) DNS
7 1 (0.32%) Internet
7 1 (0.32%) NAS
7 1 (0.32%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.58%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (2.26%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.94%) Tableau
5 4 (1.29%) DB2
5 4 (1.29%) MySQL
5 4 (1.29%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.97%) Amazon Aurora
6 3 (0.97%) Geospatial Data
6 3 (0.97%) InfluxDB
6 3 (0.97%) Informix
6 3 (0.97%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.97%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.65%) MS Access
7 2 (0.65%) Power BI
7 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (5.81%) JIRA
2 12 (3.87%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.58%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.26%) Eclipse
5 6 (1.94%) GitLab
6 5 (1.61%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.29%) Subversion
8 3 (0.97%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.97%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.97%) JUnit
8 3 (0.97%) Selenium
9 2 (0.65%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.65%) Cypress.io
10 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.32%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.32%) fastlane
10 1 (0.32%) JMeter
10 1 (0.32%) NUnit
10 1 (0.32%) Xcode
10 1 (0.32%) Zephyr
General
1 37 (11.94%) Finance
2 4 (1.29%) Legal
2 4 (1.29%) Marketing
2 4 (1.29%) Publishing
3 3 (0.97%) Advertising
4 1 (0.32%) Banking
4 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (12.26%) Project Manager
2 34 (10.97%) Developer
3 32 (10.32%) Analyst
4 22 (7.10%) Architect
5 14 (4.52%) Designer
6 13 (4.19%) Business Analyst
7 11 (3.55%) User Researcher
8 10 (3.23%) Programme Manager
8 10 (3.23%) Test Analyst
9 9 (2.90%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 9 (2.90%) Security Specialist
10 8 (2.58%) .NET Developer
10 8 (2.58%) Consultant
10 8 (2.58%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (1.94%) Administrator
11 6 (1.94%) Functional Analyst
11 6 (1.94%) Functional Test Analyst
11 6 (1.94%) Project Officer
11 6 (1.94%) Scrum Master
12 5 (1.61%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.84%) .NET
1 15 (4.84%) HTML
2 14 (4.52%) CSS
3 10 (3.23%) REST
3 10 (3.23%) Spring
4 9 (2.90%) Web Services
5 8 (2.58%) Middleware
6 7 (2.26%) .NET Framework
6 7 (2.26%) AngularJS
7 6 (1.94%) .NET Core
7 6 (1.94%) Ajax
7 6 (1.94%) OAuth
7 6 (1.94%) Spring Boot
8 5 (1.61%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (1.29%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.29%) Entity Framework
9 4 (1.29%) JSON
10 3 (0.97%) COM+
10 3 (0.97%) EDI
10 3 (0.97%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.55%) User Experience
3 9 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.26%) Client/Server
4 7 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (1.61%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.61%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.61%) NHS
6 3 (0.97%) Cloud Native
6 3 (0.97%) CMDB
7 2 (0.65%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.65%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.65%) PKI
7 2 (0.65%) Video Editing
7 2 (0.65%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.65%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.32%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.68%) Linux
2 21 (6.77%) Windows
3 11 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (3.23%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.58%) Unix
5 8 (2.58%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.94%) Solaris
7 4 (1.29%) CentOS
7 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.97%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.65%) AIX
9 2 (0.65%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.32%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (41.29%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (10.97%) Project Management
3 32 (10.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (9.35%) DevOps
5 27 (8.71%) Service Design
6 26 (8.39%) Programme Management
6 26 (8.39%) Project Delivery
7 25 (8.06%) Kanban
8 24 (7.74%) Decision-Making
9 22 (7.10%) Coaching
9 22 (7.10%) Cybersecurity
10 21 (6.77%) PRINCE2
11 19 (6.13%) Infrastructure as Code
11 19 (6.13%) Migration
11 19 (6.13%) Scrum
12 18 (5.81%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (5.81%) Mentoring
12 18 (5.81%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 17 (5.48%) Change Management
13 17 (5.48%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.42%) SQL
2 21 (6.77%) Java
3 20 (6.45%) Python
4 19 (6.13%) JavaScript
5 14 (4.52%) Bash Shell
6 11 (3.55%) PL/SQL
7 8 (2.58%) PowerShell
7 8 (2.58%) TypeScript
8 6 (1.94%) Java 8
9 5 (1.61%) C#
10 3 (0.97%) Delphi
10 3 (0.97%) Groovy
10 3 (0.97%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.97%) VB
10 3 (0.97%) VB6
11 2 (0.65%) C
11 2 (0.65%) C++
11 2 (0.65%) COBOL
11 2 (0.65%) Perl
12 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (2.58%) CISSP
3 7 (2.26%) CISM
4 6 (1.94%) Degree
5 5 (1.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 4 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.29%) CCNP
6 4 (1.29%) CCSP
7 3 (0.97%) CCNA
7 3 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.65%) HND
8 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.65%) NCDA
8 2 (0.65%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.65%) VCAP
8 2 (0.65%) VCP6
8 2 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.32%) CCIE
9 1 (0.32%) CISA
9 1 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (14.84%) Disclosure Scotland
2 15 (4.84%) QA
3 14 (4.52%) NCSC
4 9 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (2.58%) NIST
5 8 (2.58%) PMO
6 5 (1.61%) GDPR
7 3 (0.97%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.26%) Docker
4 3 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.65%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.65%) vSphere
6 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (4.52%) Ansible
2 9 (2.90%) Grafana
3 7 (2.26%) Terraform
4 6 (1.94%) SCCM
5 5 (1.61%) Avamar
5 5 (1.61%) Nexpose
5 5 (1.61%) QRadar
6 4 (1.29%) Kibana
6 4 (1.29%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.65%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.32%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.32%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 30 (9.68%) Oracle
2 26 (8.39%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.19%) VMware
4 11 (3.55%) IBM
5 10 (3.23%) Cisco
6 8 (2.58%) Curam
6 8 (2.58%) NetApp
6 8 (2.58%) SAP
7 5 (1.61%) F5
7 5 (1.61%) LogRhythm
8 4 (1.29%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.97%) Adobe
9 3 (0.97%) CommVault
9 3 (0.97%) WSO2
10 2 (0.65%) Brocade
10 2 (0.65%) Citrix
10 2 (0.65%) EMC
10 2 (0.65%) Micro Focus
10 2 (0.65%) Palo Alto
11 1 (0.32%) Pega