Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 8 9
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 565 306 346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 29.93% 11.98% 11.89%
As % of the General category 49.78% 19.44% 19.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 196 224
Edinburgh median daily rate £428 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.25% +0.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £163 £157 £163
90th Percentile £588 £548 £588
Scotland median daily rate £425 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £26.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -25.00% +133.33%
Scotland median hourly rate £26.25 £24.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year +7.15% +21.23% +35.05%

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 1,135 1,574 1,804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 60.12% 61.63% 61.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 798 1,006
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
Scotland median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 12
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +10.71% +79.49%
10th Percentile £16.23 £16.18 £14.77
90th Percentile £52.50 £44.59 £105.45
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -2.17% -4.17% +35.63%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in Edinburgh

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Public Sector in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Public Sector in Edinburgh

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Public Sector in Edinburgh

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Public Sector in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Public Sector in Edinburgh

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Public Sector in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 229 (40.53%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (13.45%) Microsoft
3 66 (11.68%) Project Management
4 61 (10.80%) Finance
5 60 (10.62%) JavaScript
5 60 (10.62%) Kanban
6 58 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
7 55 (9.73%) AWS
7 55 (9.73%) Python
8 54 (9.56%) ITIL
8 54 (9.56%) Windows
9 51 (9.03%) Java
10 49 (8.67%) HTML
11 48 (8.50%) User Experience
12 47 (8.32%) CSS
13 46 (8.14%) SQL
14 43 (7.61%) Azure
14 43 (7.61%) Project Delivery
15 42 (7.43%) DevOps
16 40 (7.08%) Coaching
16 40 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
16 40 (7.08%) Scrum
17 39 (6.90%) Linux
17 39 (6.90%) PRINCE2
18 37 (6.55%) Test Automation
19 36 (6.37%) Migration
20 35 (6.19%) JIRA
21 33 (5.84%) Service Design
22 32 (5.66%) Mentoring
23 31 (5.49%) Cisco

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 24 (4.25%) Skype for Business
2 20 (3.54%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.19%) CMS
4 17 (3.01%) Confluence
5 8 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.42%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.06%) ArcGIS
7 5 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.88%) Apache
7 5 (0.88%) WordPress
8 4 (0.71%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.71%) JBoss
9 3 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Fuse
9 3 (0.53%) SAS
9 3 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.53%) WildFly
10 2 (0.35%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.35%) Drupal
10 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (5.13%) MS Visio
2 19 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (1.95%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.59%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.88%) Sketch
8 4 (0.71%) InVision
9 3 (0.53%) Adobe XD
9 3 (0.53%) Edge Animate
9 3 (0.53%) Figma
10 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (2.83%) assyst
2 9 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 55 (9.73%) AWS
2 43 (7.61%) Azure
3 31 (5.49%) Office 365
3 31 (5.49%) PaaS
4 29 (5.13%) SaaS
5 19 (3.36%) Serverless
6 17 (3.01%) AWS Lambda
7 14 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (2.30%) IaaS
9 12 (2.12%) Amazon S3
10 10 (1.77%) OneDrive
11 9 (1.59%) OpenShift
12 7 (1.24%) Power Platform
13 4 (0.71%) AWS CodePipeline
13 4 (0.71%) GCP
14 3 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (0.53%) Google Analytics
14 3 (0.53%) npm
15 1 (0.18%) Azure Functions
15 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.25%) Skype
2 20 (3.54%) Firewall
3 19 (3.36%) Cisco Nexus
4 18 (3.19%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (2.48%) DNS
6 13 (2.30%) BGP
6 13 (2.30%) OSPF
7 12 (2.12%) HTTP
7 12 (2.12%) Internet
8 11 (1.95%) TCP/IP
9 10 (1.77%) Network Security
9 10 (1.77%) SMTP
10 9 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (1.24%) LAN
11 7 (1.24%) Unified Communications
12 6 (1.06%) Intranet
12 6 (1.06%) WAN
13 5 (0.88%) H.323
13 5 (0.88%) SAN
14 3 (0.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.42%) GIS
1 25 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.72%) NoSQL
3 15 (2.65%) DB2
3 15 (2.65%) MySQL
3 15 (2.65%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.30%) Geospatial Data
5 12 (2.12%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 11 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (1.77%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.06%) Power BI
8 6 (1.06%) QGIS
9 4 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.71%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 35 (6.19%) JIRA
2 26 (4.60%) Git (software)
3 19 (3.36%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.65%) Selenium
5 14 (2.48%) Grunt
6 12 (2.12%) Cucumber
6 12 (2.12%) Subversion
7 8 (1.42%) JMeter
7 8 (1.42%) JUnit
7 8 (1.42%) Postman
8 6 (1.06%) Axure RP
8 6 (1.06%) GitLab
8 6 (1.06%) RStudio
9 5 (0.88%) Artifactory
9 5 (0.88%) gulp
10 4 (0.71%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.53%) Bower
11 3 (0.53%) Gatling
11 3 (0.53%) Maven
12 2 (0.35%) REST Assured
General
1 61 (10.80%) Finance
2 8 (1.42%) Marketing
3 6 (1.06%) Retail
4 5 (0.88%) Electronics
5 4 (0.71%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.71%) Publishing
6 3 (0.53%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.35%) Banking
7 2 (0.35%) Local Government
8 1 (0.18%) Back Office
8 1 (0.18%) Games
8 1 (0.18%) Legal
8 1 (0.18%) Police
Job Titles
1 106 (18.76%) Analyst
2 71 (12.57%) Developer
3 45 (7.96%) Project Manager
4 40 (7.08%) Designer
5 34 (6.02%) Architect
6 32 (5.66%) Business Analyst
7 29 (5.13%) Platform Engineer
8 27 (4.78%) Senior Developer
9 23 (4.07%) Senior Platform Engineer
10 16 (2.83%) Test Analyst
10 16 (2.83%) UX Designer
11 15 (2.65%) Administrator
11 15 (2.65%) Security Analyst
12 14 (2.48%) Data Analyst
12 14 (2.48%) User Researcher
13 13 (2.30%) Network Engineer
13 13 (2.30%) Programme Manager
13 13 (2.30%) Support Officer
14 12 (2.12%) Agile Coach
14 12 (2.12%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.67%) HTML
2 47 (8.32%) CSS
3 24 (4.25%) AngularJS
4 22 (3.89%) XML
5 19 (3.36%) JSON
5 19 (3.36%) Spring
6 18 (3.19%) REST
7 16 (2.83%) jQuery
8 15 (2.65%) CSS3
9 14 (2.48%) Sass
10 12 (2.12%) HTML5
11 11 (1.95%) Gherkin
11 11 (1.95%) Middleware
11 11 (1.95%) React
12 10 (1.77%) .NET
12 10 (1.77%) Spring Boot
13 9 (1.59%) Node.js
14 8 (1.42%) Django
14 8 (1.42%) Flask
15 7 (1.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 58 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (8.50%) User Experience
3 26 (4.60%) Management Information System
4 24 (4.25%) Data Centre
5 11 (1.95%) Driving Licence
6 8 (1.42%) CMDB
6 8 (1.42%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 7 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.06%) e-Learning
9 5 (0.88%) Blackberry
9 5 (0.88%) Cloud Native
9 5 (0.88%) PKI
9 5 (0.88%) Replication
9 5 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.71%) Blog
10 4 (0.71%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.71%) Wiki
11 3 (0.53%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.53%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 54 (9.56%) Windows
2 39 (6.90%) Linux
3 19 (3.36%) Windows 10
4 14 (2.48%) Windows 7
5 12 (2.12%) Unix
6 6 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.88%) Android
7 5 (0.88%) Windows 8
7 5 (0.88%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.35%) Solaris
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (40.53%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (11.68%) Project Management
3 60 (10.62%) Kanban
4 54 (9.56%) ITIL
5 43 (7.61%) Project Delivery
6 42 (7.43%) DevOps
7 40 (7.08%) Coaching
7 40 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
7 40 (7.08%) Scrum
8 39 (6.90%) PRINCE2
9 37 (6.55%) Test Automation
10 36 (6.37%) Migration
11 33 (5.84%) Service Design
12 32 (5.66%) Mentoring
13 31 (5.49%) ITSM
14 30 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
15 28 (4.96%) Analytics
15 28 (4.96%) BDD
15 28 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
16 26 (4.60%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 60 (10.62%) JavaScript
2 55 (9.73%) Python
3 51 (9.03%) Java
4 46 (8.14%) SQL
5 15 (2.65%) Bash Shell
6 12 (2.12%) C#
7 10 (1.77%) PowerShell
7 10 (1.77%) TypeScript
8 8 (1.42%) Perl
8 8 (1.42%) PL/SQL
8 8 (1.42%) R
9 7 (1.24%) Java 8
9 7 (1.24%) PHP
10 5 (0.88%) Go
10 5 (0.88%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.53%) ActionScript
11 3 (0.53%) C
11 3 (0.53%) SAS Macro
11 3 (0.53%) Scala
12 2 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (3.36%) CCNP
3 15 (2.65%) Degree
4 14 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 9 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.42%) CCNA
6 8 (1.42%) CompTIA Security+
7 6 (1.06%) Security Cleared
8 5 (0.88%) CEH
8 5 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.71%) APMP
9 4 (0.71%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.71%) VCAP
9 4 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.53%) CISM
10 3 (0.53%) GCIA
10 3 (0.53%) GPPA
10 3 (0.53%) Linux+ Certification
11 2 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.25%) QA
2 22 (3.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 20 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (2.65%) PCI DSS
5 14 (2.48%) PMO
6 13 (2.30%) WCAG
7 12 (2.12%) GDPR
8 8 (1.42%) WAI
9 4 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.71%) NCSC
10 2 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (3.72%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.48%) VMware NSX
4 11 (1.95%) Docker
5 5 (0.88%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.71%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 4 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.35%) Firmware
8 2 (0.35%) vSphere
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (2.48%) Avamar
2 13 (2.30%) SCCM
3 10 (1.77%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.24%) Terraform
5 6 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.88%) Ansible
6 5 (0.88%) Puppet
6 5 (0.88%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.71%) Clonezilla
7 4 (0.71%) PowerCLI
8 3 (0.53%) Kibana
8 3 (0.53%) logstash
8 3 (0.53%) Packer
8 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.18%) SCOM
10 1 (0.18%) vRealize
10 1 (0.18%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 76 (13.45%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.49%) Cisco
3 28 (4.96%) VMware
4 23 (4.07%) Oracle
5 17 (3.01%) ServiceNow
6 16 (2.83%) CheckPoint
7 14 (2.48%) EMC
8 12 (2.12%) Citrix
9 11 (1.95%) Adobe
9 11 (1.95%) IBM
10 8 (1.42%) Atlassian
11 7 (1.24%) Google
12 6 (1.06%) Polycom
12 6 (1.06%) SAP
12 6 (1.06%) Tableau
13 5 (0.88%) Mitel
14 4 (0.71%) Equitrac
14 4 (0.71%) Palo Alto
14 4 (0.71%) Sonus
14 4 (0.71%) VeriFone