Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 49 42
Rank change year-on-year +15 -7 -9
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 4,033 4,310 4,806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.48% 4.51% 5.10%
As % of the General category 14.60% 11.40% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,677 2,969 3,351
England median daily rate £454 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.89% +6.64%
10th Percentile £231 £275 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 266 202
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.41 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.21% +15.05% +4.92%
10th Percentile £11.73 £11.85 £10.17
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £29.61
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +6.31%

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 27,620 37,798 40,587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.51% 39.59% 43.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,025 25,153 27,171
England median daily rate £493 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.13% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £673
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 890 1,003 977
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% -6.52% +14.21%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.25 £11.71
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.76% -6.67% +9.76%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in England

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Public Sector in England

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in England over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Public Sector in England

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Public Sector in England

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in England over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor 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 9 December 2019. 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 +18 1,380 £500 - 221
North of England +4 795 £450 - 186
South West +7 733 £450 +6.19% 92
South East +44 496 £428 +0.59% 101
Midlands +18 448 £456 +7.35% 96
North West 0 386 £425 -5.56% 84
West Midlands +18 348 £464 +5.45% 71
Yorkshire +8 269 £500 +11.11% 77
East of England -20 161 £375 -28.57% 41
North East +3 140 £425 +3.03% 25
East Midlands +17 95 £385 +10.00% 24
Public Sector
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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 1,261 (31.27%) Agile Software Development
2 1,085 (26.90%) Security Cleared
3 826 (20.48%) Finance
4 823 (20.41%) SC Cleared
5 673 (16.69%) Microsoft
6 665 (16.49%) Business Intelligence
7 623 (15.45%) Telecoms
8 591 (14.65%) Windows
9 581 (14.41%) Programme Management
10 574 (14.23%) SAP
11 553 (13.71%) Manufacturing
12 530 (13.14%) Marketing
13 516 (12.79%) Azure
14 502 (12.45%) Digital Marketing
14 502 (12.45%) Electronics
15 438 (10.86%) SQL
16 413 (10.24%) Java
17 399 (9.89%) Project Management
18 394 (9.77%) Migration
19 357 (8.85%) AWS
20 354 (8.78%) DevOps
21 347 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
22 325 (8.06%) Scrum
23 318 (7.88%) ITIL
24 314 (7.79%) JavaScript
25 306 (7.59%) Windows 10
26 257 (6.37%) Active Directory
27 239 (5.93%) Linux
28 237 (5.88%) Office 365
29 234 (5.80%) HTML

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
1 181 (4.49%) SharePoint
2 154 (3.82%) Confluence
3 54 (1.34%) MS Exchange
4 53 (1.31%) Skype for Business
5 40 (0.99%) CMS
6 38 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
7 34 (0.84%) IIS
8 26 (0.64%) Apache Spark
9 25 (0.62%) Apache
9 25 (0.62%) OpenStack
10 24 (0.60%) Tomcat
10 24 (0.60%) WebLogic
11 22 (0.55%) nginx
12 17 (0.42%) JBoss
13 13 (0.32%) WebSphere
14 12 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
14 12 (0.30%) SAS
15 11 (0.27%) ArcGIS
15 11 (0.27%) Jetty
16 10 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 189 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 156 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 69 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 65 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
5 46 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 25 (0.62%) Sketch
7 19 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
9 13 (0.32%) InVision
10 10 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.15%) Figma
12 4 (0.099%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.099%) SPSS
13 2 (0.050%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.050%) Adobe XD
13 2 (0.050%) InDesign
13 2 (0.050%) Marvel
13 2 (0.050%) Open Workbench
14 1 (0.025%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 140 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 16 (0.40%) SAP HCM
4 15 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (0.37%) SAP Payroll
5 14 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
6 13 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 13 (0.32%) SAP ERP
7 11 (0.27%) SAP FI
8 10 (0.25%) SAP HR
8 10 (0.25%) SAP PSCD
9 9 (0.22%) SAP FI-CA
10 7 (0.17%) assyst
11 6 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
12 5 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
12 5 (0.12%) SAP CO
12 5 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
13 4 (0.099%) NetSuite
13 4 (0.099%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 516 (12.79%) Azure
2 357 (8.85%) AWS
3 237 (5.88%) Office 365
4 163 (4.04%) Power Platform
5 107 (2.65%) Dynamics 365
6 91 (2.26%) PaaS
7 90 (2.23%) SaaS
8 67 (1.66%) Serverless
9 63 (1.56%) GCP
9 63 (1.56%) GitHub
10 50 (1.24%) IaaS
11 46 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
12 40 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
13 35 (0.87%) Azure Functions
14 34 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
15 29 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
16 28 (0.69%) Amazon S3
17 24 (0.60%) PowerApps
18 18 (0.45%) Microsoft Flow
18 18 (0.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 118 (2.93%) Firewall
2 105 (2.60%) DNS
3 76 (1.88%) WAN
4 72 (1.79%) LAN
5 64 (1.59%) DHCP
6 59 (1.46%) TCP/IP
7 58 (1.44%) Internet
8 50 (1.24%) Wireless
9 47 (1.17%) Skype
10 41 (1.02%) HTTP
11 37 (0.92%) VPN
12 33 (0.82%) VoIP
13 30 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
14 27 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
15 25 (0.62%) SSL
16 22 (0.55%) Network Security
17 20 (0.50%) Unified Communications
18 19 (0.47%) NetScaler
19 18 (0.45%) Intranet
19 18 (0.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 147 (3.64%) Power BI
3 130 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
4 118 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
5 100 (2.48%) Big Data
6 77 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 72 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 65 (1.61%) MongoDB
9 61 (1.51%) Oracle Database
10 51 (1.26%) Relational Database
11 49 (1.21%) MySQL
12 41 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
12 41 (1.02%) NoSQL
13 33 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
14 29 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
15 28 (0.69%) Hadoop
15 28 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 21 (0.52%) Data Lake
17 20 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
18 19 (0.47%) GIS
Development Applications
1 220 (5.45%) JIRA
2 197 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 190 (4.71%) Jenkins
4 75 (1.86%) Selenium
5 61 (1.51%) JUnit
6 59 (1.46%) Visual Studio
7 53 (1.31%) Maven
8 43 (1.07%) Mockito
9 41 (1.02%) SonarQube
10 40 (0.99%) GitLab
11 33 (0.82%) JMeter
12 31 (0.77%) Cucumber
12 31 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
13 30 (0.74%) Subversion
14 25 (0.62%) DbUnit
14 25 (0.62%) jMock
15 23 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
16 19 (0.47%) Bitbucket
16 19 (0.47%) git-flow
17 17 (0.42%) Moq
General
1 826 (20.48%) Finance
2 623 (15.45%) Telecoms
3 553 (13.71%) Manufacturing
4 530 (13.14%) Marketing
5 502 (12.45%) Electronics
6 135 (3.35%) Local Government
7 71 (1.76%) Retail
8 48 (1.19%) Law
9 46 (1.14%) Legal
10 27 (0.67%) Publishing
11 20 (0.50%) Banking
11 20 (0.50%) Military
11 20 (0.50%) Police
12 10 (0.25%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.15%) Advertising
13 6 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.15%) Brand Awareness
13 6 (0.15%) Fire and Rescue
13 6 (0.15%) Games
14 5 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 611 (15.15%) Developer
2 563 (13.96%) Analyst
3 393 (9.74%) Architect
4 304 (7.54%) Project Manager
5 240 (5.95%) Business Analyst
6 163 (4.04%) Consultant
7 140 (3.47%) Windows Engineer
8 136 (3.37%) Designer
9 129 (3.20%) Java Developer
10 127 (3.15%) DevOps Engineer
11 113 (2.80%) Support Engineer
12 96 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
13 94 (2.33%) IT Manager
14 88 (2.18%) Technical Architect
15 85 (2.11%) Desktop Engineer
16 81 (2.01%) Desktop Support
17 74 (1.83%) Network Engineer
18 73 (1.81%) Service Analyst
19 68 (1.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 66 (1.64%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (5.80%) HTML
2 229 (5.68%) .NET
3 184 (4.56%) CSS
4 157 (3.89%) Web Services
5 121 (3.00%) XML
6 104 (2.58%) Node.js
7 100 (2.48%) RESTful
8 95 (2.36%) AngularJS
9 94 (2.33%) Spring
10 90 (2.23%) REST
11 73 (1.81%) ASP.NET
12 70 (1.74%) JSON
13 58 (1.44%) Hibernate
13 58 (1.44%) SOAP
14 57 (1.41%) HTML5
15 46 (1.14%) Ruby on Rails
16 45 (1.12%) jQuery
17 44 (1.09%) ActiveMQ
18 42 (1.04%) React
19 39 (0.97%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 218 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 195 (4.84%) NHS
3 186 (4.61%) User Experience
4 148 (3.67%) Management Information System
5 138 (3.42%) Data Centre
6 66 (1.64%) Public Cloud
7 52 (1.29%) Driving Licence
8 44 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
9 30 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
10 29 (0.72%) PKI
11 28 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
12 23 (0.57%) Mobile App
13 20 (0.50%) Data Structures
14 19 (0.47%) Freedom of Information
15 18 (0.45%) Blackberry
16 17 (0.42%) Blog
16 17 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
16 17 (0.42%) Social Media
17 16 (0.40%) CCTV
17 16 (0.40%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 591 (14.65%) Windows
2 306 (7.59%) Windows 10
3 239 (5.93%) Linux
4 172 (4.26%) Windows 7
5 118 (2.93%) Windows Server
6 84 (2.08%) Unix
7 51 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 47 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 41 (1.02%) CentOS
10 40 (0.99%) Ubuntu
11 39 (0.97%) Apple iOS
12 35 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 27 (0.67%) Android
14 26 (0.64%) Mac OS X
15 23 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
16 20 (0.50%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.20%) Windows 8
18 7 (0.17%) Debian
19 6 (0.15%) VMS
20 5 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,261 (31.27%) Agile Software Development
2 665 (16.49%) Business Intelligence
3 581 (14.41%) Programme Management
4 502 (12.45%) Digital Marketing
5 399 (9.89%) Project Management
6 394 (9.77%) Migration
7 354 (8.78%) DevOps
8 347 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 325 (8.06%) Scrum
10 318 (7.88%) ITIL
11 229 (5.68%) Test Automation
12 210 (5.21%) Problem-Solving
13 208 (5.16%) Microservices
14 204 (5.06%) Project Delivery
15 203 (5.03%) PRINCE2
16 183 (4.54%) Continuous Integration
17 167 (4.14%) Business Analysis
17 167 (4.14%) CRM
18 161 (3.99%) Service Design
19 150 (3.72%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 438 (10.86%) SQL
2 413 (10.24%) Java
3 314 (7.79%) JavaScript
4 224 (5.55%) Python
5 178 (4.41%) C#
6 118 (2.93%) Ruby
7 98 (2.43%) PowerShell
8 70 (1.74%) C
9 60 (1.49%) Bash Shell
10 45 (1.12%) PL/SQL
11 43 (1.07%) Java 8
11 43 (1.07%) T-SQL
12 42 (1.04%) Scala
13 34 (0.84%) PHP
14 33 (0.82%) C++
15 32 (0.79%) Go
16 29 (0.72%) TypeScript
17 27 (0.67%) R
18 24 (0.60%) ES6
18 24 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,085 (26.90%) Security Cleared
2 823 (20.41%) SC Cleared
3 179 (4.44%) Degree
4 151 (3.74%) DV Cleared
5 141 (3.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 66 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
7 63 (1.56%) ISEB
8 50 (1.24%) DBS Check
9 47 (1.17%) CCNA
10 39 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
11 33 (0.82%) PMP
12 32 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
13 31 (0.77%) CCNP
14 29 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
15 24 (0.60%) CISSP
15 24 (0.60%) PMI Certification
15 24 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 21 (0.52%) CISM
16 21 (0.52%) ISTQB
17 19 (0.47%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (2.33%) QA
2 74 (1.83%) SLA
3 72 (1.79%) PMO
4 68 (1.69%) GDPR
5 41 (1.02%) Data Quality
6 40 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 36 (0.89%) RMADS
8 35 (0.87%) WCAG
9 31 (0.77%) JSP 440
9 31 (0.77%) NCSC
10 23 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
11 19 (0.47%) NIST
12 18 (0.45%) PCI DSS
13 10 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 9 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
14 9 (0.22%) ISO 22301
14 9 (0.22%) ISO 9001
15 8 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 5 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 257 (6.37%) Active Directory
2 158 (3.92%) Docker
3 63 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (0.99%) Hyper-V
5 33 (0.82%) XenApp
6 25 (0.62%) XenDesktop
7 22 (0.55%) Postfix
8 16 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (0.30%) vSphere
11 11 (0.27%) HDFS
12 10 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 9 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 9 (0.22%) Firmware
14 7 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
14 7 (0.17%) Xen
15 6 (0.15%) DFS Replication
16 5 (0.12%) PowerDNS
Systems Management
1 157 (3.89%) SCCM
2 135 (3.35%) Kubernetes
3 132 (3.27%) Ansible
4 127 (3.15%) Terraform
5 86 (2.13%) Puppet
6 65 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
8 24 (0.60%) Grafana
8 24 (0.60%) Prometheus
9 22 (0.55%) Salt
10 19 (0.47%) AirWatch
10 19 (0.47%) Consul
11 18 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
12 16 (0.40%) Nagios
13 15 (0.37%) SCOM
14 13 (0.32%) Packer
15 12 (0.30%) Kibana
16 11 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
16 11 (0.27%) WSUS
17 10 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 673 (16.69%) Microsoft
2 574 (14.23%) SAP
3 226 (5.60%) Oracle
4 121 (3.00%) Cisco
5 109 (2.70%) VMware
6 69 (1.71%) Google
7 67 (1.66%) Citrix
8 38 (0.94%) ServiceNow
9 36 (0.89%) HP
9 36 (0.89%) Red Hat
10 33 (0.82%) Tableau
11 30 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
12 29 (0.72%) IBM
12 29 (0.72%) Palo Alto
13 27 (0.67%) McAfee
14 26 (0.64%) Atlassian
15 25 (0.62%) Apple
15 25 (0.62%) Sparx
16 23 (0.57%) Dell
16 23 (0.57%) Remedy