Period
to 3 June 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Sector in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Public Sector over the 6 months to 3 June 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
UK > England
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 42 47
Rank change year-on-year +22 +5 -12
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 2,794 4,249 4,224
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.91% 5.17% 4.57%
As % of the General category 18.09% 12.99% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,885 2,916 2,891
Median daily rate £492 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.58% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £624
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 235 218
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £15.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +28.63% -6.28%
10th Percentile £12.41 £11.79 £10.72
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £30.73
UK median hourly rate £20.06 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.55% +26.67% -7.29%

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 England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 15,448 32,722 37,749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.20% 39.84% 40.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,878 21,439 24,884
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £310 £288
90th Percentile £703 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 870 993
Median hourly rate £26.00 £23.00 £22.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.04% +1.91% +4.98%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.60 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.66 £22.92 £21.90
% change year-on-year +16.35% +4.63% -0.45%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in England

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Public Sector in England

Public Sector
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Public Sector in England over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Public Sector in England

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Public Sector in England

Public Sector
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Public Sector in England over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Public Sector in England

Public Sector
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 3 June 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
London +24 1,096 £525 +7.14% 62
North of England +5 553 £480 +3.23% 49
South West +1 403 £480 +3.86% 40
South East +37 359 £450 - 35
North West +5 241 £450 -4.26% 38
Midlands +5 229 £450 - 23
Yorkshire +6 211 £525 +7.69% 8
West Midlands +6 183 £450 -5.26% 21
East of England +4 136 £445 -10.55% 24
North East 0 101 £475 +5.56% 3
East Midlands +5 46 £350 -15.41% 2
Public Sector
UK

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 England region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 970 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 849 (30.39%) Security Cleared
3 664 (23.77%) SC Cleared
4 469 (16.79%) Azure
5 421 (15.07%) Microsoft
6 402 (14.39%) Finance
7 375 (13.42%) Java
8 373 (13.35%) AWS
9 358 (12.81%) Business Intelligence
10 355 (12.71%) Windows
11 315 (11.27%) Migration
12 314 (11.24%) SQL
13 307 (10.99%) DevOps
14 291 (10.42%) SAP
15 288 (10.31%) Telecoms
16 287 (10.27%) Programme Management
17 257 (9.20%) Manufacturing
18 255 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
19 253 (9.06%) Project Management
20 252 (9.02%) Marketing
21 242 (8.66%) Digital Marketing
22 236 (8.45%) Electronics
23 234 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
24 226 (8.09%) Oracle
25 214 (7.66%) Test Automation
26 206 (7.37%) Scrum
27 202 (7.23%) Linux
28 201 (7.19%) Microservices
29 195 (6.98%) Docker
29 195 (6.98%) Web Services

Public Sector
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 123 (4.40%) Confluence
2 121 (4.33%) SharePoint
3 43 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 35 (1.25%) WebLogic
5 34 (1.22%) Red Hat Fuse
6 32 (1.15%) MS Exchange
7 29 (1.04%) Mule
8 28 (1.00%) CMS
8 28 (1.00%) Oracle Service Bus
9 25 (0.89%) Apache
10 23 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
11 20 (0.72%) Skype for Business
12 19 (0.68%) SAS
13 16 (0.57%) Apache Spark
14 15 (0.54%) IIS
15 13 (0.47%) Tomcat
16 12 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
16 12 (0.43%) nginx
17 11 (0.39%) Apache Solr
18 7 (0.25%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 134 (4.80%) Microsoft Office
2 120 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
4 27 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.25%) SPSS
8 6 (0.21%) Sketch
9 5 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
9 5 (0.18%) InVision
10 4 (0.14%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.11%) Stata
12 2 (0.072%) Figma
12 2 (0.072%) Photoshop
13 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.036%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.036%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 56 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.89%) Oracle Payables
3 18 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
4 16 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
5 15 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
5 15 (0.54%) SAP HCM
5 15 (0.54%) SAP Payroll
6 12 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
7 9 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
7 9 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 9 (0.32%) SAP HR
8 6 (0.21%) NetSuite
8 6 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
9 5 (0.18%) SAP PSCD
10 4 (0.14%) assyst
10 4 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
10 4 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 469 (16.79%) Azure
2 373 (13.35%) AWS
3 151 (5.40%) Office 365
4 98 (3.51%) SaaS
5 72 (2.58%) PaaS
5 72 (2.58%) Power Platform
6 47 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
7 45 (1.61%) GCP
8 43 (1.54%) IaaS
9 39 (1.40%) GitHub
10 37 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
11 34 (1.22%) Serverless
12 24 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
13 23 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
14 21 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
15 17 (0.61%) Amazon S3
16 13 (0.47%) Google Analytics
17 12 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
17 12 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
17 12 (0.43%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 73 (2.61%) Firewall
2 68 (2.43%) DNS
3 45 (1.61%) LAN
4 44 (1.57%) WAN
5 30 (1.07%) Wireless
6 29 (1.04%) Skype
6 29 (1.04%) TCP/IP
7 28 (1.00%) Internet
8 27 (0.97%) HTTP
9 25 (0.89%) VPN
10 24 (0.86%) DHCP
10 24 (0.86%) SSL
11 21 (0.75%) Network Security
12 18 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (0.61%) Intranet
14 14 (0.50%) SAN
15 11 (0.39%) BGP
15 11 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (0.39%) Kerberos
16 10 (0.36%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 85 (3.04%) Big Data
3 65 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 65 (2.33%) Power BI
4 63 (2.25%) MongoDB
5 52 (1.86%) MySQL
6 49 (1.75%) Relational Database
7 35 (1.25%) Oracle Database
8 34 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
9 32 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 30 (1.07%) Hadoop
12 25 (0.89%) NoSQL
13 18 (0.64%) Triplestore
14 15 (0.54%) GIS
14 15 (0.54%) Pentaho
15 14 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
16 13 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
17 12 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
17 12 (0.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 172 (6.16%) JIRA
2 163 (5.83%) Git (software)
3 155 (5.55%) Jenkins
4 64 (2.29%) Maven
5 59 (2.11%) Mockito
6 56 (2.00%) Cucumber
7 53 (1.90%) GitLab
7 53 (1.90%) Selenium
8 36 (1.29%) Bitbucket
9 35 (1.25%) JUnit
10 27 (0.97%) Visual Studio
11 24 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (0.79%) JMeter
12 22 (0.79%) SoapUI
13 21 (0.75%) SonarQube
14 20 (0.72%) Artifactory
15 14 (0.50%) Postman
15 14 (0.50%) Subversion
16 12 (0.43%) WebDriver
16 12 (0.43%) webpack
General
1 402 (14.39%) Finance
2 288 (10.31%) Telecoms
3 257 (9.20%) Manufacturing
4 252 (9.02%) Marketing
5 236 (8.45%) Electronics
6 144 (5.15%) Local Government
7 53 (1.90%) Law
8 45 (1.61%) Legal
9 38 (1.36%) Publishing
10 29 (1.04%) Retail
11 23 (0.82%) Police
12 19 (0.68%) General Ledger
13 17 (0.61%) Back Office
14 15 (0.54%) Banking
15 14 (0.50%) Military
16 6 (0.21%) Billing
17 4 (0.14%) Fire and Rescue
17 4 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.14%) Social Housing
18 3 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 522 (18.68%) Developer
2 327 (11.70%) Analyst
3 305 (10.92%) Architect
4 192 (6.87%) Project Manager
5 178 (6.37%) Java Developer
6 129 (4.62%) Business Analyst
7 104 (3.72%) Designer
8 92 (3.29%) Consultant
9 87 (3.11%) Technical Architect
10 84 (3.01%) DevOps Engineer
11 74 (2.65%) Windows Engineer
12 73 (2.61%) Support Engineer
13 72 (2.58%) User Researcher
14 69 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
15 54 (1.93%) Delivery Manager
16 50 (1.79%) Senior Developer
17 43 (1.54%) Tester
18 42 (1.50%) Senior Manager
19 39 (1.40%) Desktop Support
20 38 (1.36%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (6.98%) Web Services
2 125 (4.47%) .NET
3 120 (4.29%) REST
4 105 (3.76%) SOAP
5 99 (3.54%) XML
6 93 (3.33%) HTML
7 92 (3.29%) Spring
8 86 (3.08%) CSS
9 84 (3.01%) JSON
10 83 (2.97%) RESTful
11 78 (2.79%) AngularJS
12 69 (2.47%) Node.js
12 69 (2.47%) Spring Boot
13 59 (2.11%) Middleware
14 52 (1.86%) Apache Camel
15 46 (1.65%) ActiveMQ
16 45 (1.61%) React
17 43 (1.54%) XSLT
18 40 (1.43%) JAX-RS
19 39 (1.40%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 234 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
2 142 (5.08%) User Experience
3 116 (4.15%) NHS
4 114 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 72 (2.58%) Data Centre
6 53 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
7 43 (1.54%) Data Structures
8 39 (1.40%) Public Cloud
9 29 (1.04%) Taxonomies
10 27 (0.97%) Cloud Native
11 22 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
12 21 (0.75%) Social Media
13 19 (0.68%) PKI
14 18 (0.64%) Driving Licence
15 16 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
16 14 (0.50%) CCTV
17 13 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
17 13 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
18 12 (0.43%) Mobile App
19 11 (0.39%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 355 (12.71%) Windows
2 202 (7.23%) Linux
3 163 (5.83%) Windows 10
4 99 (3.54%) Unix
5 89 (3.19%) Windows Server
6 74 (2.65%) Windows 7
7 43 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (1.43%) Mac OS X
9 38 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (1.22%) Windows Server 2016
11 21 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (0.68%) Apple iOS
13 15 (0.54%) Android
14 13 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
16 11 (0.39%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.32%) CentOS
18 7 (0.25%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.25%) Windows 8
19 5 (0.18%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 970 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 358 (12.81%) Business Intelligence
3 315 (11.27%) Migration
4 307 (10.99%) DevOps
5 287 (10.27%) Programme Management
6 255 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 253 (9.06%) Project Management
8 242 (8.66%) Digital Marketing
9 214 (7.66%) Test Automation
10 206 (7.37%) Scrum
11 201 (7.19%) Microservices
12 183 (6.55%) Problem-Solving
13 175 (6.26%) TDD
14 151 (5.40%) ITIL
15 133 (4.76%) Risk Management
16 128 (4.58%) BDD
16 128 (4.58%) Project Delivery
17 127 (4.55%) Service Design
18 126 (4.51%) Analytics
19 121 (4.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 375 (13.42%) Java
2 314 (11.24%) SQL
3 156 (5.58%) Python
4 148 (5.30%) JavaScript
5 143 (5.12%) C#
6 101 (3.61%) Java 8
7 67 (2.40%) C
8 62 (2.22%) PowerShell
9 59 (2.11%) PL/SQL
10 48 (1.72%) Ruby
11 37 (1.32%) Bash Shell
11 37 (1.32%) Shell Script
12 30 (1.07%) Groovy
12 30 (1.07%) Scala
13 28 (1.00%) XPath
14 24 (0.86%) T-SQL
15 18 (0.64%) Perl
16 15 (0.54%) TypeScript
17 14 (0.50%) Go
17 14 (0.50%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 849 (30.39%) Security Cleared
2 664 (23.77%) SC Cleared
3 142 (5.08%) DV Cleared
4 121 (4.33%) Degree
5 78 (2.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 38 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (1.36%) CISSP
7 35 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 33 (1.18%) CISM
8 33 (1.18%) DBS Check
9 26 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
10 25 (0.89%) ISEB
11 24 (0.86%) CCNP
12 23 (0.82%) APMP
12 23 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 21 (0.75%) CCNA
13 21 (0.75%) ISTQB
14 18 (0.64%) AWS Certification
15 16 (0.57%) MCSE
16 14 (0.50%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (2.68%) QA
2 54 (1.93%) PMO
3 44 (1.57%) GDPR
4 43 (1.54%) SLA
5 37 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 36 (1.29%) Data Quality
7 25 (0.89%) NCSC
8 21 (0.75%) NIST
9 18 (0.64%) COBIT
10 16 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 11 (0.39%) WCAG
12 10 (0.36%) PCI DSS
13 6 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
13 6 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
14 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17025
14 5 (0.18%) P3O
15 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
15 4 (0.14%) GxP
16 3 (0.11%) NIST 800
16 3 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 195 (6.98%) Docker
2 188 (6.73%) Active Directory
3 45 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.29%) vSphere
8 8 (0.29%) XenApp
9 7 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.21%) Postfix
11 5 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.18%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.14%) HDFS
12 4 (0.14%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.11%) NFS
13 3 (0.11%) UAG
14 2 (0.072%) Apache Flume
14 2 (0.072%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 156 (5.58%) Kubernetes
2 108 (3.87%) Terraform
3 97 (3.47%) SCCM
4 87 (3.11%) Ansible
5 38 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
6 29 (1.04%) Puppet
7 25 (0.89%) Packer
8 19 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (0.61%) Rancher
9 17 (0.61%) SCOM
9 17 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
10 16 (0.57%) Istio
11 15 (0.54%) Grafana
11 15 (0.54%) WSUS
12 14 (0.50%) Prometheus
13 9 (0.32%) Consul
14 7 (0.25%) Salt
14 7 (0.25%) vCenter Server
14 7 (0.25%) ZABBIX
15 6 (0.21%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 421 (15.07%) Microsoft
2 291 (10.42%) SAP
3 226 (8.09%) Oracle
4 81 (2.90%) VMware
5 65 (2.33%) Cisco
6 51 (1.83%) Google
7 29 (1.04%) Citrix
7 29 (1.04%) ServiceNow
7 29 (1.04%) WSO2
8 28 (1.00%) Talend
9 22 (0.79%) Dell
10 19 (0.68%) webMethods
11 18 (0.64%) IBM
11 18 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
12 16 (0.57%) Databricks
12 16 (0.57%) HP
12 16 (0.57%) Tableau
13 15 (0.54%) Adobe
13 15 (0.54%) BEA
14 13 (0.47%) CheckPoint