Period
to 21 September 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Sector in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 77 50
Rank change year-on-year +8 -27 0
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 1,384 1,537 2,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.60% 3.35% 4.73%
As % of the General category 8.05% 7.06% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 982 1,036 1,469
London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £313 £309 £290
90th Percentile £650 £650 £640
England median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 38 42
London median hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +18.52% -5.81%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.97 £13.31
90th Percentile £35.00 £38.26 £36.86
England median hourly rate £18.25 £16.20 £16.18
% change year-on-year +12.65% +0.12% +1.13%

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 London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 17,198 21,762 22,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.68% 47.46% 49.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,938 15,499 15,826
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 258 214
London median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £21.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.38% +7.06% +6.63%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.36 £13.07
90th Percentile £52.65 £50.75 £47.35
England median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in London

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Public Sector in London

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in London over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Public Sector in London

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Public Sector in London

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in London over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Public Sector in London

Public Sector
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London 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
Central London +45 276 £450 -5.26% 32
South London +5 126 £475 -13.64% 7
East London +2 35 £450 -5.26% 16
West London +18 34 £400 +6.67% 28
North London -10 4 £250 -33.33% 4
Public Sector
England

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 London region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 573 (41.40%) Agile Software Development
2 400 (28.90%) Security Cleared
3 324 (23.41%) SC Cleared
4 275 (19.87%) Finance
5 216 (15.61%) Business Intelligence
6 202 (14.60%) Microsoft
7 186 (13.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 184 (13.29%) Java
8 184 (13.29%) Azure
9 179 (12.93%) AWS
9 179 (12.93%) DevOps
10 159 (11.49%) Telecoms
11 156 (11.27%) JavaScript
12 152 (10.98%) Programme Management
13 145 (10.48%) Scrum
14 141 (10.19%) Manufacturing
15 131 (9.47%) Marketing
16 130 (9.39%) Project Management
16 130 (9.39%) Migration
17 129 (9.32%) Linux
18 128 (9.25%) SAP
19 123 (8.89%) Windows
19 123 (8.89%) Electronics
20 122 (8.82%) Digital Marketing
21 120 (8.67%) SQL
22 112 (8.09%) Test Automation
23 111 (8.02%) Docker
24 109 (7.88%) Kubernetes
25 108 (7.80%) Python
26 105 (7.59%) HTML

Public Sector
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 63 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 62 (4.48%) Confluence
3 42 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (1.52%) MS Exchange
5 13 (0.94%) CMS
5 13 (0.94%) IIS
6 11 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
6 11 (0.79%) Skype for Business
7 8 (0.58%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.58%) WordPress
8 7 (0.51%) JBoss
9 6 (0.43%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.36%) Apache
10 5 (0.36%) WildFly
11 4 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.29%) nginx
12 3 (0.22%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.22%) Mule
12 3 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 52 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.72%) Sketch
6 7 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.14%) Figma
9 2 (0.14%) InVision
9 2 (0.14%) SPSS
10 1 (0.072%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.072%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.072%) Stata
Business Applications
1 33 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.79%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.29%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.14%) Primavera
4 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.072%) ContrOCC
5 1 (0.072%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.072%) Maximo
5 1 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.072%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.072%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.072%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.072%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.072%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.072%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.072%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 184 (13.29%) Azure
2 179 (12.93%) AWS
3 65 (4.70%) Office 365
4 56 (4.05%) Power Platform
5 36 (2.60%) GitHub
6 30 (2.17%) PaaS
7 27 (1.95%) SaaS
8 24 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
9 21 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
10 16 (1.16%) GCP
11 14 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (1.01%) Apigee
12 13 (0.94%) IaaS
12 13 (0.94%) Trello
13 11 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.79%) npm
13 11 (0.79%) Serverless
14 10 (0.72%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.72%) Slack
15 9 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.24%) DNS
2 26 (1.88%) TCP/IP
3 23 (1.66%) Firewall
4 22 (1.59%) HTTP
5 17 (1.23%) DHCP
5 17 (1.23%) Internet
6 16 (1.16%) SSL
6 16 (1.16%) WAN
7 14 (1.01%) LAN
7 14 (1.01%) Skype
8 13 (0.94%) Network Security
9 12 (0.87%) FTP
10 11 (0.79%) IPsec
10 11 (0.79%) VPN
11 9 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.51%) Softphone
12 7 (0.51%) Unified Communications
13 5 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (0.36%) VoIP
14 4 (0.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 76 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
3 68 (4.91%) PostgreSQL
4 66 (4.77%) Big Data
5 50 (3.61%) Power BI
6 42 (3.03%) MySQL
7 41 (2.96%) MongoDB
8 32 (2.31%) Relational Database
9 28 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (1.52%) NoSQL
11 20 (1.45%) Star Schema
12 18 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
14 16 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
15 14 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
15 14 (1.01%) Oracle Database
16 12 (0.87%) GIS
16 12 (0.87%) RDBMS
16 12 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 10 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 101 (7.30%) JIRA
2 86 (6.21%) Git (software)
3 77 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 33 (2.38%) Visual Studio
5 30 (2.17%) Selenium
6 20 (1.45%) Cucumber
7 19 (1.37%) gulp
8 18 (1.30%) Karma Test Runner
8 18 (1.30%) Mockito
9 17 (1.23%) Grunt
9 17 (1.23%) Maven
9 17 (1.23%) Protractor
10 15 (1.08%) webpack
11 14 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
12 13 (0.94%) Jasmine
12 13 (0.94%) JMeter
12 13 (0.94%) JUnit
13 12 (0.87%) NUnit
14 11 (0.79%) git-flow
14 11 (0.79%) Travis CI
General
1 275 (19.87%) Finance
2 159 (11.49%) Telecoms
3 141 (10.19%) Manufacturing
4 131 (9.47%) Marketing
5 123 (8.89%) Electronics
6 63 (4.55%) Local Government
7 40 (2.89%) Retail
8 24 (1.73%) Law
9 21 (1.52%) Legal
10 20 (1.45%) Banking
11 13 (0.94%) Police
12 10 (0.72%) Publishing
13 5 (0.36%) Back Office
13 5 (0.36%) German Language
13 5 (0.36%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.22%) Advertising
15 3 (0.22%) Environmental Health
15 3 (0.22%) Front Office
16 2 (0.14%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 246 (17.77%) Developer
2 191 (13.80%) Analyst
3 132 (9.54%) Architect
4 101 (7.30%) Project Manager
5 85 (6.14%) Business Analyst
6 73 (5.27%) Java Developer
7 55 (3.97%) Delivery Manager
8 54 (3.90%) Designer
8 54 (3.90%) DevOps Engineer
9 46 (3.32%) Consultant
10 36 (2.60%) Technical Architect
11 30 (2.17%) IT Manager
12 27 (1.95%) User Researcher
13 26 (1.88%) Senior Developer
14 23 (1.66%) AWS Architect
15 22 (1.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 20 (1.45%) Ruby Developer
16 20 (1.45%) Service Manager
17 19 (1.37%) 2nd Line Support
17 19 (1.37%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (7.59%) HTML
2 80 (5.78%) CSS
3 65 (4.70%) Web Services
4 58 (4.19%) Node.js
5 49 (3.54%) .NET
6 44 (3.18%) RESTful
7 39 (2.82%) AngularJS
8 37 (2.67%) Ruby on Rails
9 35 (2.53%) HTML5
9 35 (2.53%) REST
10 34 (2.46%) JSON
11 31 (2.24%) XML
12 27 (1.95%) SOAP
13 24 (1.73%) Spring
14 21 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
14 21 (1.52%) Sass
15 19 (1.37%) .NET Framework
15 19 (1.37%) CSS3
16 18 (1.30%) jQuery
16 18 (1.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 98 (7.08%) User Experience
2 84 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 55 (3.97%) Data Centre
5 39 (2.82%) NHS
6 23 (1.66%) Public Cloud
7 21 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (0.94%) Blog
9 13 (0.94%) Driving Licence
9 13 (0.94%) Social Media
10 11 (0.79%) Mobile App
11 10 (0.72%) Data Structures
12 9 (0.65%) Blackberry
12 9 (0.65%) Replication
13 7 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.51%) PKI
14 5 (0.36%) Cloud Native
14 5 (0.36%) Freedom of Information
14 5 (0.36%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 129 (9.32%) Linux
2 123 (8.89%) Windows
3 62 (4.48%) Windows 10
4 56 (4.05%) Unix
5 27 (1.95%) Mac OS X
6 23 (1.66%) Mac OS
6 23 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (1.66%) Windows 7
7 19 (1.37%) Windows Server
8 16 (1.16%) Apple iOS
9 13 (0.94%) CentOS
10 11 (0.79%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.65%) Android
12 6 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.22%) Debian
14 3 (0.22%) VMS
14 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 573 (41.40%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (15.61%) Business Intelligence
3 186 (13.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 179 (12.93%) DevOps
5 152 (10.98%) Programme Management
6 145 (10.48%) Scrum
7 130 (9.39%) Migration
7 130 (9.39%) Project Management
8 122 (8.82%) Digital Marketing
9 112 (8.09%) Test Automation
10 104 (7.51%) Microservices
11 93 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
12 92 (6.65%) Continuous Integration
13 89 (6.43%) Decision-Making
14 88 (6.36%) TDD
15 81 (5.85%) Analytics
15 81 (5.85%) Project Delivery
16 79 (5.71%) ITIL
17 74 (5.35%) Coaching
18 72 (5.20%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 184 (13.29%) Java
2 156 (11.27%) JavaScript
3 120 (8.67%) SQL
4 108 (7.80%) Python
5 87 (6.29%) Ruby
6 53 (3.83%) C#
7 46 (3.32%) PowerShell
8 41 (2.96%) Java 8
9 28 (2.02%) Bash Shell
10 27 (1.95%) Go
10 27 (1.95%) T-SQL
11 25 (1.81%) PL/SQL
11 25 (1.81%) TypeScript
12 22 (1.59%) ES6
13 18 (1.30%) PHP
14 14 (1.01%) C
15 13 (0.94%) Groovy
15 13 (0.94%) Perl
16 12 (0.87%) VBA
17 10 (0.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 400 (28.90%) Security Cleared
2 324 (23.41%) SC Cleared
3 74 (5.35%) Degree
4 39 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 37 (2.67%) CTC Cleared
6 23 (1.66%) DV Cleared
7 22 (1.59%) DBS Check
8 18 (1.30%) APMG
9 17 (1.23%) PMP
10 14 (1.01%) PMI Certification
11 11 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 9 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.51%) BC Cleared
15 6 (0.43%) HND
15 6 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 5 (0.36%) AWS Certification
16 5 (0.36%) ISEB
16 5 (0.36%) PhD
16 5 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.25%) QA
2 27 (1.95%) GDPR
3 25 (1.81%) SLA
4 22 (1.59%) PMO
5 20 (1.45%) Data Quality
5 20 (1.45%) WCAG
6 9 (0.65%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.36%) Actionable Recommendations
8 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.29%) NCSC
10 2 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.14%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.14%) NIST
10 2 (0.14%) RMADS
11 1 (0.072%) COBIT
11 1 (0.072%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.072%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.072%) PSD2
11 1 (0.072%) SEPA
System Software
1 111 (8.02%) Docker
2 88 (6.36%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.72%) XenApp
6 9 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.51%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.29%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.22%) IAG
9 3 (0.22%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.14%) Firmware
10 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.072%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.072%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.072%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.072%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.072%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 109 (7.88%) Kubernetes
2 72 (5.20%) Terraform
3 61 (4.41%) Ansible
4 44 (3.18%) Puppet
4 44 (3.18%) SCCM
5 29 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
7 15 (1.08%) AirWatch
7 15 (1.08%) Consul
8 14 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
9 10 (0.72%) Salt
10 8 (0.58%) Packer
11 7 (0.51%) WSUS
12 6 (0.43%) logstash
13 4 (0.29%) Data Guard
13 4 (0.29%) Kibana
13 4 (0.29%) Nessus
13 4 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
14 3 (0.22%) ZABBIX
15 2 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 202 (14.60%) Microsoft
2 128 (9.25%) SAP
3 55 (3.97%) Oracle
4 30 (2.17%) Google
5 27 (1.95%) VMware
6 24 (1.73%) ServiceNow
7 20 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (1.30%) Citrix
9 17 (1.23%) Cisco
10 16 (1.16%) Greenplum
11 15 (1.08%) Tableau
12 14 (1.01%) CA
13 13 (0.94%) Sparx
14 12 (0.87%) IBM
15 11 (0.79%) Red Hat
16 9 (0.65%) HP
16 9 (0.65%) Northgate
17 7 (0.51%) Apple
17 7 (0.51%) Databricks
18 6 (0.43%) CheckPoint