Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 53 36
Rank change year-on-year +6 -17 -1
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 3,897 4,060 5,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.84% 4.32% 5.64%
As % of the General category 12.44% 10.68% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,620 2,672 3,475
England median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £250
90th Percentile £631 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 215 205
England median hourly rate £18.25 £16.20 £16.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.65% +0.12% +1.13%
10th Percentile £11.61 £11.33 £10.13
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £28.40
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £15.85 £16.62
% change year-on-year +13.56% -4.62% +3.86%

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 31,318 38,018 39,668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.92% 40.49% 43.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,380 25,108 26,402
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £278
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 857 1,000 972
England median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £11.35
90th Percentile £50.40 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +9.30%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +8 1,384 £475 -5.00% 171
North of England +11 735 £450 +4.65% 139
South West +2 660 £460 +8.24% 82
Midlands +16 475 £468 +10.00% 96
South East +21 452 £404 -4.24% 113
West Midlands +12 372 £475 +5.56% 80
North West +2 349 £450 +2.86% 54
Yorkshire +12 281 £480 +12.94% 61
East of England -26 183 £450 -14.29% 33
North East +7 105 £425 - 24
East Midlands +18 97 £413 +10.00% 16
Public Sector
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 1,380 (35.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1,012 (25.97%) Security Cleared
3 794 (20.37%) Finance
4 772 (19.81%) SC Cleared
5 646 (16.58%) Business Intelligence
6 621 (15.94%) Microsoft
7 566 (14.52%) Telecoms
8 552 (14.16%) Windows
9 520 (13.34%) Programme Management
10 518 (13.29%) Azure
11 515 (13.22%) SAP
12 499 (12.80%) Manufacturing
13 480 (12.32%) Marketing
14 460 (11.80%) Electronics
15 457 (11.73%) Digital Marketing
16 445 (11.42%) Java
17 388 (9.96%) DevOps
18 382 (9.80%) SQL
19 381 (9.78%) Project Management
20 373 (9.57%) AWS
21 370 (9.49%) Migration
22 363 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
23 343 (8.80%) Scrum
24 307 (7.88%) ITIL
25 296 (7.60%) JavaScript
26 292 (7.49%) Windows 10
27 285 (7.31%) Linux
28 276 (7.08%) Test Automation
29 260 (6.67%) Active Directory
30 244 (6.26%) Problem-Solving

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
1 150 (3.85%) Confluence
2 149 (3.82%) SharePoint
3 57 (1.46%) MS Exchange
4 49 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
5 44 (1.13%) Skype for Business
6 38 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 34 (0.87%) Mule
7 34 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
8 32 (0.82%) CMS
9 28 (0.72%) IIS
10 25 (0.64%) Apache
11 21 (0.54%) Apache Spark
12 15 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 14 (0.36%) SAS
14 12 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
14 12 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
15 11 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
15 11 (0.28%) nginx
15 11 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
16 10 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 165 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
2 132 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
4 59 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 33 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.31%) Sketch
8 10 (0.26%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.10%) Figma
9 4 (0.10%) InVision
9 4 (0.10%) SPSS
10 3 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.077%) Open Workbench
11 2 (0.051%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.026%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.026%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.026%) GIMP
12 1 (0.026%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.026%) Stata
Business Applications
1 113 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.54%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 14 (0.36%) SAP ERP
4 13 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 13 (0.33%) SAP FI
5 12 (0.31%) SAP PSCD
6 11 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.28%) SAP FI-CA
7 5 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.13%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.10%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.10%) Oracle HRMS
8 4 (0.10%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.077%) assyst
9 3 (0.077%) Cerner Millennium
9 3 (0.077%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.077%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.077%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 518 (13.29%) Azure
2 373 (9.57%) AWS
3 198 (5.08%) Office 365
4 151 (3.87%) Power Platform
5 88 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
6 74 (1.90%) SaaS
7 68 (1.74%) PaaS
8 65 (1.67%) Serverless
9 61 (1.57%) GitHub
10 44 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
11 41 (1.05%) IaaS
12 39 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
13 38 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
14 36 (0.92%) Azure Functions
14 36 (0.92%) GCP
15 25 (0.64%) Amazon S3
16 22 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
17 19 (0.49%) Trello
18 18 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
18 18 (0.46%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 116 (2.98%) DNS
2 110 (2.82%) Firewall
3 73 (1.87%) TCP/IP
4 70 (1.80%) WAN
5 68 (1.74%) LAN
6 66 (1.69%) DHCP
7 52 (1.33%) Internet
8 48 (1.23%) HTTP
8 48 (1.23%) Skype
9 40 (1.03%) SSL
10 39 (1.00%) VPN
11 38 (0.98%) Wireless
12 35 (0.90%) VoIP
13 31 (0.80%) Network Security
14 27 (0.69%) FTP
15 25 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
15 25 (0.64%) IPsec
16 22 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
17 21 (0.54%) NetScaler
17 21 (0.54%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (5.82%) SQL Server
2 136 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
3 135 (3.46%) Power BI
4 122 (3.13%) Big Data
5 111 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
6 86 (2.21%) MongoDB
7 81 (2.08%) MySQL
8 78 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 68 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 67 (1.72%) Relational Database
11 60 (1.54%) Oracle Database
12 44 (1.13%) NoSQL
13 34 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
14 31 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
15 30 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 27 (0.69%) Hadoop
17 25 (0.64%) Data Lake
18 24 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
18 24 (0.62%) RDBMS
19 23 (0.59%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 225 (5.77%) JIRA
2 202 (5.18%) Jenkins
3 189 (4.85%) Git (software)
4 90 (2.31%) Selenium
5 70 (1.80%) Visual Studio
6 57 (1.46%) Cucumber
7 56 (1.44%) Maven
7 56 (1.44%) Mockito
8 47 (1.21%) JMeter
9 44 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
10 40 (1.03%) JUnit
11 33 (0.85%) GitLab
11 33 (0.85%) Subversion
12 25 (0.64%) SonarQube
13 24 (0.62%) gulp
14 23 (0.59%) WebDriver
15 22 (0.56%) Grunt
16 20 (0.51%) Jasmine
16 20 (0.51%) Travis CI
17 19 (0.49%) SoapUI
General
1 794 (20.37%) Finance
2 566 (14.52%) Telecoms
3 499 (12.80%) Manufacturing
4 480 (12.32%) Marketing
5 460 (11.80%) Electronics
6 182 (4.67%) Local Government
7 68 (1.74%) Retail
8 52 (1.33%) Legal
9 31 (0.80%) Publishing
10 30 (0.77%) Law
10 30 (0.77%) Military
11 25 (0.64%) Police
12 24 (0.62%) Banking
13 15 (0.38%) Games
14 13 (0.33%) General Ledger
15 7 (0.18%) Billing
15 7 (0.18%) Front Office
16 6 (0.15%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.15%) Back Office
17 5 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 605 (15.52%) Developer
2 514 (13.19%) Analyst
3 398 (10.21%) Architect
4 272 (6.98%) Project Manager
5 226 (5.80%) Business Analyst
6 169 (4.34%) Java Developer
7 147 (3.77%) Consultant
8 141 (3.62%) DevOps Engineer
9 139 (3.57%) Designer
10 112 (2.87%) Windows Engineer
11 103 (2.64%) Support Engineer
12 101 (2.59%) Delivery Manager
13 92 (2.36%) Technical Architect
14 90 (2.31%) Solutions Architect
15 84 (2.16%) Desktop Support
16 81 (2.08%) IT Manager
17 78 (2.00%) Desktop Engineer
17 78 (2.00%) Senior Developer
18 70 (1.80%) Network Engineer
19 66 (1.69%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (5.49%) HTML
2 205 (5.26%) .NET
3 190 (4.88%) Web Services
4 176 (4.52%) CSS
5 131 (3.36%) RESTful
6 126 (3.23%) XML
7 103 (2.64%) SOAP
8 89 (2.28%) Node.js
9 83 (2.13%) JSON
10 81 (2.08%) REST
11 76 (1.95%) Middleware
12 72 (1.85%) ASP.NET
13 71 (1.82%) AngularJS
14 59 (1.51%) Spring
15 57 (1.46%) HTML5
16 50 (1.28%) ActiveMQ
17 46 (1.18%) Apache Camel
18 40 (1.03%) jQuery
18 40 (1.03%) Ruby on Rails
19 38 (0.98%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 217 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
2 195 (5.00%) User Experience
3 169 (4.34%) NHS
4 148 (3.80%) Management Information System
5 131 (3.36%) Data Centre
6 60 (1.54%) Public Cloud
7 58 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
8 53 (1.36%) Driving Licence
9 48 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
10 37 (0.95%) PKI
11 26 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (0.67%) Mobile App
12 19 (0.49%) Data Structures
13 18 (0.46%) Social Media
14 17 (0.44%) PMI
15 16 (0.41%) Blackberry
15 16 (0.41%) Blog
16 15 (0.38%) Client/Server
16 15 (0.38%) CMDB
17 13 (0.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 552 (14.16%) Windows
2 292 (7.49%) Windows 10
3 285 (7.31%) Linux
4 151 (3.87%) Windows 7
5 129 (3.31%) Windows Server
6 114 (2.93%) Unix
7 55 (1.41%) Mac OS X
7 55 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 44 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 42 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 32 (0.82%) CentOS
11 27 (0.69%) Ubuntu
12 25 (0.64%) Mac OS
13 22 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (0.54%) Apple iOS
15 14 (0.36%) Android
16 13 (0.33%) Solaris
17 11 (0.28%) Windows 8
18 7 (0.18%) AIX
19 6 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,380 (35.41%) Agile Software Development
2 646 (16.58%) Business Intelligence
3 520 (13.34%) Programme Management
4 457 (11.73%) Digital Marketing
5 388 (9.96%) DevOps
6 381 (9.78%) Project Management
7 370 (9.49%) Migration
8 363 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 343 (8.80%) Scrum
10 307 (7.88%) ITIL
11 276 (7.08%) Test Automation
12 244 (6.26%) Problem-Solving
13 241 (6.18%) Project Delivery
14 215 (5.52%) TDD
15 208 (5.34%) Microservices
16 202 (5.18%) PRINCE2
17 194 (4.98%) Continuous Integration
18 166 (4.26%) Analytics
19 164 (4.21%) Service Design
20 161 (4.13%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 445 (11.42%) Java
2 382 (9.80%) SQL
3 296 (7.60%) JavaScript
4 214 (5.49%) Python
5 199 (5.11%) C#
6 114 (2.93%) Ruby
7 99 (2.54%) PowerShell
8 95 (2.44%) Java 8
9 61 (1.57%) C
10 57 (1.46%) T-SQL
11 47 (1.21%) PL/SQL
12 44 (1.13%) Bash Shell
13 42 (1.08%) TypeScript
14 41 (1.05%) PHP
15 32 (0.82%) Scala
16 29 (0.74%) Go
17 24 (0.62%) ES6
18 21 (0.54%) VBA
19 20 (0.51%) Perl
20 19 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,012 (25.97%) Security Cleared
2 772 (19.81%) SC Cleared
3 180 (4.62%) Degree
4 144 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 127 (3.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 72 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
7 57 (1.46%) ISEB
8 51 (1.31%) CCNA
9 47 (1.21%) DBS Check
10 37 (0.95%) CTC Cleared
11 36 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 32 (0.82%) CCNP
13 30 (0.77%) PMI Certification
14 29 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 27 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
16 26 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 23 (0.59%) CISSP
18 22 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 21 (0.54%) PMP
20 18 (0.46%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (2.69%) QA
2 78 (2.00%) SLA
3 62 (1.59%) PMO
4 48 (1.23%) Data Quality
5 46 (1.18%) GDPR
6 32 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 26 (0.67%) WCAG
8 22 (0.56%) RMADS
9 21 (0.54%) JSP 440
10 19 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
11 16 (0.41%) NCSC
12 15 (0.38%) PCI DSS
13 9 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
13 9 (0.23%) HL7
14 7 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
15 6 (0.15%) ISO 9000
15 6 (0.15%) NIST
16 5 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
17 4 (0.10%) ISO 9001
17 4 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 260 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 193 (4.95%) Docker
3 70 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 39 (1.00%) XenApp
6 26 (0.67%) XenDesktop
7 20 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
11 11 (0.28%) vSphere
12 10 (0.26%) Postfix
13 9 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 9 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (0.18%) BitLocker
15 7 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 7 (0.18%) VMware NSX
16 5 (0.13%) Firmware
16 5 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 166 (4.26%) Kubernetes
2 148 (3.80%) SCCM
3 136 (3.49%) Terraform
4 129 (3.31%) Ansible
5 82 (2.10%) Puppet
6 72 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
7 42 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
8 26 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
9 24 (0.62%) AirWatch
10 23 (0.59%) Prometheus
11 19 (0.49%) Salt
12 18 (0.46%) Grafana
13 16 (0.41%) Nagios
14 15 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
14 15 (0.38%) Consul
15 13 (0.33%) SCOM
15 13 (0.33%) WSUS
16 12 (0.31%) Data Guard
16 12 (0.31%) Kibana
16 12 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 621 (15.94%) Microsoft
2 515 (13.22%) SAP
3 223 (5.72%) Oracle
4 131 (3.36%) Cisco
5 118 (3.03%) VMware
6 72 (1.85%) Citrix
7 59 (1.51%) Google
8 46 (1.18%) ServiceNow
9 40 (1.03%) HP
10 36 (0.92%) WSO2
11 34 (0.87%) Red Hat
11 34 (0.87%) Tableau
12 30 (0.77%) Talend
13 29 (0.74%) Atlassian
14 28 (0.72%) CheckPoint
15 27 (0.69%) CA
15 27 (0.69%) Sparx
16 25 (0.64%) IBM
16 25 (0.64%) Palo Alto
17 22 (0.56%) Salesforce.com