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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 20 May 2022 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
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 23 23 21
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +22
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 5,455 3,109 3,020
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 7.69% 6.75% 6.92%
As % of the General category 13.53% 12.68% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,276 2,376 2,215
10th Percentile £263 £285 £263
25th Percentile £410 £381 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £488 £488
Median % change year-on-year +4.62% - +2.63%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £588
90th Percentile £688 £675 £653
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 118 152
10th Percentile £12.57 £12.00 £12.31
25th Percentile £15.96 £14.63 £13.49
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -2.70%
75th Percentile £27.25 £25.73 £23.01
90th Percentile £65.25 £32.50 £30.03
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £18.00
% change year-on-year +7.82% +3.06% -

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 40,312 24,513 22,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 56.79% 53.23% 50.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,209 16,544 14,568
10th Percentile £317 £300 £258
25th Percentile £431 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £606 £588
90th Percentile £763 £700 £688
UK median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,310 971 894
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £12.36
25th Percentile £15.00 £14.25 £14.75
Median hourly rate £21.63 £22.00 £19.85
Median % change year-on-year -1.70% +10.83% +4.83%
75th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £38.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £56.00 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.95%

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +12 2,160 £525 +5.00% 218
North of England -2 880 £485 +2.11% 191
Midlands -1 628 £450 +11.11% 92
South East +25 544 £500 +5.26% 87
South West +6 514 £488 -2.50% 103
West Midlands -3 503 £450 +8.43% 60
North West -2 482 £500 +5.26% 104
Yorkshire -3 340 £475 -5.00% 48
East of England +16 162 £450 +9.09% 76
East Midlands +11 123 £390 +24.80% 30
North East -3 89 £500 +11.11% 40
Public Sector
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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 1,813 (33.24%) Security Cleared
2 1,696 (31.09%) Agile
3 1,293 (23.70%) SC Cleared
4 995 (18.24%) Finance
5 966 (17.71%) Social Skills
6 871 (15.97%) Azure
7 795 (14.57%) Microsoft
8 731 (13.40%) Business Intelligence
9 695 (12.74%) DevOps
10 625 (11.46%) Programme Management
11 624 (11.44%) AWS
12 596 (10.93%) SAP
13 552 (10.12%) Stakeholder Management
14 551 (10.10%) Telecoms
15 546 (10.01%) Project Management
15 546 (10.01%) Marketing
16 533 (9.77%) Manufacturing
17 524 (9.61%) Windows
18 512 (9.39%) Electronics
18 512 (9.39%) Digital Marketing
19 495 (9.07%) SQL
20 484 (8.87%) Java
21 434 (7.96%) CI/CD
22 416 (7.63%) Scrum
23 390 (7.15%) Problem-Solving
24 382 (7.00%) Python
25 379 (6.95%) NHS
26 373 (6.84%) Migration
27 360 (6.60%) Terraform
28 356 (6.53%) Analytical Skills

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
1 217 (3.98%) Confluence
2 169 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 55 (1.01%) SAS
4 38 (0.70%) Apache Spark
5 35 (0.64%) CMS
6 32 (0.59%) nginx
7 31 (0.57%) WebLogic
8 25 (0.46%) MS Exchange
9 21 (0.38%) IIS
10 20 (0.37%) Apache
10 20 (0.37%) WebSphere
11 15 (0.27%) Drupal
12 14 (0.26%) Skype for Business
13 11 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
13 11 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
14 9 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
15 8 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.15%) Traefik
16 7 (0.13%) WildFly
17 6 (0.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 203 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
2 178 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 103 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
4 76 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 42 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.27%) Sketch
8 10 (0.18%) SPSS
9 5 (0.092%) InVision
9 5 (0.092%) Oracle Smart View
10 4 (0.073%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.073%) Stata
11 3 (0.055%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.037%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.037%) CATIA
12 2 (0.037%) Maya
12 2 (0.037%) Open Workbench
12 2 (0.037%) Siemens NX
12 2 (0.037%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.037%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 23 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 17 (0.31%) Cerner Millennium
3 17 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
4 15 (0.27%) assyst
5 13 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 9 (0.16%) SystmOne
7 7 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 7 (0.13%) Sentinel
8 6 (0.11%) SAP FI-CA
8 6 (0.11%) SAP PSCD
9 5 (0.092%) iTrent
9 5 (0.092%) Maximo
9 5 (0.092%) Oracle Cash Management
9 5 (0.092%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.092%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.092%) SAP S/4HANA
9 5 (0.092%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 871 (15.97%) Azure
2 624 (11.44%) AWS
3 269 (4.93%) Microsoft 365
4 206 (3.78%) Power Platform
5 134 (2.46%) PaaS
6 105 (1.92%) GCP
7 102 (1.87%) IaaS
8 97 (1.78%) SaaS
9 93 (1.70%) Serverless
10 92 (1.69%) GitHub
11 87 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
12 55 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
13 52 (0.95%) PowerApps
14 50 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
15 45 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 45 (0.82%) Amazon S3
16 42 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
17 40 (0.73%) Amazon EKS
17 40 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
18 39 (0.71%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 161 (2.95%) Firewall
2 111 (2.03%) DNS
3 100 (1.83%) WAN
4 94 (1.72%) LAN
5 79 (1.45%) VPN
6 58 (1.06%) Internet
7 57 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
8 54 (0.99%) Network Security
8 54 (0.99%) TCP/IP
9 51 (0.93%) DHCP
10 46 (0.84%) Wireless
11 42 (0.77%) HTTP
12 33 (0.60%) VoIP
13 29 (0.53%) SD-WAN
13 29 (0.53%) Skype
14 26 (0.48%) BGP
14 26 (0.48%) OSPF
15 25 (0.46%) SAN
16 23 (0.42%) Unified Communications
17 18 (0.33%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 172 (3.15%) Power BI
3 123 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
4 111 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
5 72 (1.32%) Metadata
5 72 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 67 (1.23%) MongoDB
7 65 (1.19%) MySQL
7 65 (1.19%) Pentaho
8 63 (1.15%) Oracle Database
9 61 (1.12%) NoSQL
10 55 (1.01%) Big Data
11 49 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
11 49 (0.90%) Tableau
12 38 (0.70%) Data Lake
12 38 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 33 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
13 33 (0.60%) Electronic Patient Records
14 32 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
15 29 (0.53%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 316 (5.79%) JIRA
2 223 (4.09%) Git (software)
3 220 (4.03%) Jenkins
4 133 (2.44%) GitLab
5 75 (1.37%) Selenium
6 47 (0.86%) Bitbucket
7 45 (0.82%) JMeter
8 44 (0.81%) Cucumber
9 40 (0.73%) Postman
10 33 (0.60%) JUnit
11 31 (0.57%) SoapUI
12 30 (0.55%) Maven
12 30 (0.55%) SonarQube
13 29 (0.53%) Artifactory
13 29 (0.53%) Mockito
14 23 (0.42%) CircleCI
15 22 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
16 20 (0.37%) Cypress.io
16 20 (0.37%) webpack
17 18 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 995 (18.24%) Finance
2 966 (17.71%) Social Skills
3 551 (10.10%) Telecoms
4 546 (10.01%) Marketing
5 533 (9.77%) Manufacturing
6 512 (9.39%) Electronics
7 356 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
8 110 (2.02%) Influencing Skills
9 93 (1.70%) Local Government
10 88 (1.61%) Presentation Skills
11 84 (1.54%) Legal
12 73 (1.34%) Organisational Skills
13 43 (0.79%) Law
14 42 (0.77%) Police
15 34 (0.62%) Publishing
16 29 (0.53%) Retail
17 26 (0.48%) Banking
17 26 (0.48%) Documentation Skills
18 24 (0.44%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 22 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 658 (12.06%) Developer
2 654 (11.99%) Analyst
3 601 (11.02%) Architect
4 472 (8.65%) Project Manager
5 250 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
6 237 (4.34%) Designer
7 233 (4.27%) Business Analyst
8 191 (3.50%) Delivery Manager
9 147 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
10 145 (2.66%) Java Developer
11 139 (2.55%) Consultant
12 124 (2.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 121 (2.22%) IT Manager
13 121 (2.22%) User Researcher
14 109 (2.00%) Azure Engineer
14 109 (2.00%) Support Engineer
15 96 (1.76%) Data Engineer
16 93 (1.70%) Technical Architect
17 91 (1.67%) Data Architect
18 88 (1.61%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (4.33%) HTML
2 213 (3.90%) CSS
3 201 (3.68%) .NET
4 128 (2.35%) Spring
5 122 (2.24%) Web Services
6 121 (2.22%) Node.js
7 115 (2.11%) React
8 112 (2.05%) REST
9 102 (1.87%) Spring Boot
10 95 (1.74%) Kafka
11 94 (1.72%) RESTful
12 91 (1.67%) JSON
13 88 (1.61%) XML
14 85 (1.56%) SOAP
15 78 (1.43%) AngularJS
16 63 (1.15%) ASP.NET
17 51 (0.93%) HTML5
18 40 (0.73%) .NET Core
19 38 (0.70%) Play Framework
20 33 (0.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 379 (6.95%) NHS
2 219 (4.01%) User Experience
3 138 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 124 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 74 (1.36%) Public Cloud
6 59 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
7 57 (1.04%) Legacy Systems
7 57 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
8 50 (0.92%) Virtual Team
9 46 (0.84%) Mobile App
10 38 (0.70%) Cloud Native
10 38 (0.70%) PKI
11 35 (0.64%) Replication
12 31 (0.57%) CMDB
13 30 (0.55%) Driving Licence
14 29 (0.53%) Clustering
15 28 (0.51%) Data Structures
16 26 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
16 26 (0.48%) Private Cloud
17 24 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 524 (9.61%) Windows
2 340 (6.23%) Linux
3 177 (3.24%) Windows 10
4 142 (2.60%) Unix
5 124 (2.27%) Windows Server
6 50 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (0.57%) Apple iOS
9 30 (0.55%) Android
10 25 (0.46%) Mac OS X
10 25 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
11 23 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (0.40%) CentOS
13 21 (0.38%) Mac OS
14 20 (0.37%) Ubuntu
15 19 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
16 16 (0.29%) Windows 7
17 15 (0.27%) Solaris
18 14 (0.26%) AIX
19 9 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,696 (31.09%) Agile
2 731 (13.40%) Business Intelligence
3 695 (12.74%) DevOps
4 625 (11.46%) Programme Management
5 552 (10.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 546 (10.01%) Project Management
7 512 (9.39%) Digital Marketing
8 434 (7.96%) CI/CD
9 416 (7.63%) Scrum
10 390 (7.15%) Problem-Solving
11 373 (6.84%) Migration
12 353 (6.47%) ITIL
13 329 (6.03%) User Research
14 300 (5.50%) Test Automation
15 295 (5.41%) Microservices
16 263 (4.82%) Analytics
17 251 (4.60%) Project Delivery
18 247 (4.53%) Service Design
19 243 (4.45%) Service Management
20 232 (4.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 495 (9.07%) SQL
2 484 (8.87%) Java
3 382 (7.00%) Python
4 348 (6.38%) JavaScript
5 159 (2.91%) PowerShell
6 157 (2.88%) C#
7 102 (1.87%) Bash
8 98 (1.80%) TypeScript
9 68 (1.25%) C
10 61 (1.12%) Shell Script
11 59 (1.08%) PL/SQL
12 53 (0.97%) Ruby
13 51 (0.93%) Go
14 49 (0.90%) R
14 49 (0.90%) T-SQL
15 47 (0.86%) Scala
16 31 (0.57%) C++
17 30 (0.55%) VBA
18 28 (0.51%) Perl
19 24 (0.44%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,813 (33.24%) Security Cleared
2 1,293 (23.70%) SC Cleared
3 207 (3.79%) Degree
4 196 (3.59%) DV Cleared
5 139 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 84 (1.54%) ISTQB
7 65 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
8 64 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 58 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 47 (0.86%) CISSP
11 45 (0.82%) MCSE
12 39 (0.71%) ISEB
12 39 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
13 31 (0.57%) CCNA
14 30 (0.55%) CCNP
14 30 (0.55%) PMP
15 29 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 27 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 27 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 26 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (4.27%) QA
2 170 (3.12%) Accessibility
3 115 (2.11%) PMO
4 83 (1.52%) SLA
5 67 (1.23%) Data Quality
6 50 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 44 (0.81%) GDPR
8 34 (0.62%) NIST
9 28 (0.51%) NCSC
10 26 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
11 22 (0.40%) WCAG
12 17 (0.31%) GRC
12 17 (0.31%) JSP 440
13 9 (0.16%) PCI DSS
14 8 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 8 (0.15%) RMADS
15 7 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
15 7 (0.13%) COBIT
16 6 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 6 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 291 (5.33%) Active Directory
2 251 (4.60%) Docker
3 112 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (0.46%) vSphere
6 22 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 22 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
7 17 (0.31%) VMware NSX
8 13 (0.24%) BitLocker
9 11 (0.20%) HDFS
10 9 (0.16%) Firmware
10 9 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (0.16%) vCloud
11 7 (0.13%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 7 (0.13%) NFS
11 7 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.11%) Postfix
12 6 (0.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 360 (6.60%) Terraform
2 281 (5.15%) Kubernetes
3 215 (3.94%) Ansible
4 103 (1.89%) SCCM
5 62 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
6 52 (0.95%) Prometheus
6 52 (0.95%) Puppet
7 51 (0.93%) Grafana
8 45 (0.82%) Packer
9 33 (0.60%) Istio
10 29 (0.53%) Consul
11 26 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
11 26 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
12 22 (0.40%) FortiGate
12 22 (0.40%) Kibana
13 20 (0.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 19 (0.35%) vCenter Server
15 16 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
16 15 (0.27%) Nagios
17 11 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 795 (14.57%) Microsoft
2 596 (10.93%) SAP
3 290 (5.32%) Oracle
4 170 (3.12%) VMware
5 164 (3.01%) Cisco
6 110 (2.02%) ServiceNow
7 78 (1.43%) Google
8 72 (1.32%) Splunk
9 68 (1.25%) Citrix
10 57 (1.04%) Red Hat
11 55 (1.01%) CheckPoint
12 52 (0.95%) Palo Alto
13 46 (0.84%) Remedy
14 43 (0.79%) IBM
14 43 (0.79%) Informatica
15 40 (0.73%) Databricks
16 35 (0.64%) Talend
17 33 (0.60%) Apple
18 32 (0.59%) Atlassian
18 32 (0.59%) Sparx