Period
to 10 May 2021

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 10 May 2021 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 44 43 62
Rank change year-on-year -1 +19 +3
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 1,241 1,195 1,713
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.33% 5.59% 4.16%
As % of the General category 9.38% 10.12% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 938 874 1,322
10th Percentile £350 £313 £350
25th Percentile £414 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £588 £613 £575
90th Percentile £725 £688 £663
England median daily rate £480 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +1.05% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 34 40
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.42 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.43 £13.00 £18.38
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.72 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +20.69% -1.36% +5.00%
75th Percentile £29.00 £26.15 £24.07
90th Percentile £29.71 £42.15 £34.25
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +2.89% -2.70% +23.33%

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 13,235 11,812 23,300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 56.87% 55.21% 56.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,404 8,387 16,478
10th Percentile £350 £300 £317
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £650 £625 £625
90th Percentile £725 £713 £700
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 203 290
10th Percentile £14.55 £13.75 £11.25
25th Percentile £20.00 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £28.02 £23.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.83% +15.00% -6.98%
75th Percentile £47.25 £38.75 £34.51
90th Percentile £64.00 £53.75 £48.86
England median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +12.82% +4.28% +1.08%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in London

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Public Sector in London

Public Sector
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Public Sector in London over the 6 months to 10 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Public Sector in London

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Public Sector in London

Public Sector
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Public Sector in London over the 6 months to 10 May 2021.

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 10 May 2021. 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 -14 104 £427 -18.67% 45
South London +7 44 £525 +5.00% 4
West London -2 11 £475 -1.04% 12
North London +3 7 £388 -8.82% 3
East London -4 6 £517 +50.07% 8
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, 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.

1 416 (33.52%) Agile Software Development
2 396 (31.91%) Security Cleared
3 351 (28.28%) SC Cleared
4 289 (23.29%) Finance
5 236 (19.02%) Social Skills
6 224 (18.05%) Azure
7 222 (17.89%) Business Intelligence
8 175 (14.10%) AWS
9 173 (13.94%) Programme Management
10 162 (13.05%) Telecoms
11 161 (12.97%) SAP
12 160 (12.89%) Marketing
13 158 (12.73%) Manufacturing
13 158 (12.73%) DevOps
14 156 (12.57%) Microsoft
15 154 (12.41%) Electronics
15 154 (12.41%) Digital Marketing
16 141 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
17 125 (10.07%) Java
18 114 (9.19%) Project Management
19 113 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
20 112 (9.02%) SQL
21 111 (8.94%) Python
22 93 (7.49%) Power Platform
23 90 (7.25%) Analytics
24 84 (6.77%) User Experience
25 77 (6.20%) Migration
26 76 (6.12%) Terraform
26 76 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
27 74 (5.96%) Scrum

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 38 (3.06%) Confluence
2 27 (2.18%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.05%) Apache Spark
3 13 (1.05%) Red Hat Fuse
4 10 (0.81%) Apache
4 10 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
5 9 (0.73%) IIS
5 9 (0.73%) MS Exchange
5 9 (0.73%) nginx
6 8 (0.64%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.64%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.48%) ArcGIS
7 6 (0.48%) CMS
7 6 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.48%) Mule
8 5 (0.40%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.32%) Jetty
Applications
1 37 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.32%) SPSS
6 4 (0.32%) Stata
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.16%) Figma
7 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.081%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.081%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.081%) InDesign
8 1 (0.081%) InVision
8 1 (0.081%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 23 (1.85%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 15 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.16%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.16%) iTrent
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.081%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.081%) Maximo
7 1 (0.081%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.081%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.081%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.081%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.081%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 224 (18.05%) Azure
2 175 (14.10%) AWS
3 93 (7.49%) Power Platform
4 67 (5.40%) Microsoft 365
5 43 (3.46%) Azure Active Directory
6 36 (2.90%) IaaS
7 35 (2.82%) PaaS
7 35 (2.82%) PowerApps
8 32 (2.58%) SaaS
9 24 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
10 23 (1.85%) GCP
11 22 (1.77%) Azure Logic Apps
11 22 (1.77%) Serverless
12 17 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
13 15 (1.21%) GitHub
14 14 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
15 13 (1.05%) Amazon S3
16 12 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
17 11 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
18 9 (0.73%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.34%) Firewall
2 21 (1.69%) HTTP
2 21 (1.69%) VPN
3 14 (1.13%) Network Security
3 14 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
4 13 (1.05%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.97%) DNS
6 10 (0.81%) WAN
7 9 (0.73%) Internet
8 7 (0.56%) FTP
8 7 (0.56%) LAN
8 7 (0.56%) NetScaler
8 7 (0.56%) Skype
9 6 (0.48%) SSL
9 6 (0.48%) VLAN
10 5 (0.40%) IPsec
10 5 (0.40%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (0.40%) VoIP
10 5 (0.40%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.32%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (4.83%) Power BI
2 42 (3.38%) SQL Server
3 34 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (1.53%) Relational Database
6 16 (1.29%) Big Data
7 15 (1.21%) GIS
8 11 (0.89%) Hadoop
8 11 (0.89%) Oracle Database
8 11 (0.89%) Pentaho
8 11 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 10 (0.81%) Tableau
10 9 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (0.73%) Data Lake
10 9 (0.73%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.73%) NoSQL
11 8 (0.64%) Electronic Patient Records
12 7 (0.56%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 51 (4.11%) JIRA
2 41 (3.30%) Git (software)
3 38 (3.06%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.05%) GitLab
5 11 (0.89%) Selenium
5 11 (0.89%) Subversion
6 10 (0.81%) Bitbucket
7 7 (0.56%) JUnit
7 7 (0.56%) SonarQube
7 7 (0.56%) Travis CI
8 6 (0.48%) JMeter
8 6 (0.48%) Maven
8 6 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.40%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.40%) Cypress.io
9 5 (0.40%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.32%) gulp
10 4 (0.32%) Mockito
10 4 (0.32%) Postman
11 3 (0.24%) webpack
General
1 289 (23.29%) Finance
2 236 (19.02%) Social Skills
3 162 (13.05%) Telecoms
4 160 (12.89%) Marketing
5 158 (12.73%) Manufacturing
6 154 (12.41%) Electronics
7 113 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
8 57 (4.59%) Law
9 41 (3.30%) Local Government
10 24 (1.93%) Influencing Skills
10 24 (1.93%) Organisational Skills
11 17 (1.37%) Presentation Skills
11 17 (1.37%) Publishing
12 16 (1.29%) Legal
13 12 (0.97%) Police
13 12 (0.97%) Retail
14 9 (0.73%) Banking
15 7 (0.56%) Advertising
16 6 (0.48%) Investment Banking
17 4 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 192 (15.47%) Architect
2 139 (11.20%) Developer
3 112 (9.02%) Analyst
4 80 (6.45%) Designer
5 75 (6.04%) Project Manager
6 56 (4.51%) DevOps Engineer
7 55 (4.43%) Consultant
8 50 (4.03%) Data Architect
9 44 (3.55%) Business Analyst
10 43 (3.46%) User Researcher
11 36 (2.90%) AWS Engineer
12 35 (2.82%) Java Developer
13 30 (2.42%) Delivery Manager
14 29 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
15 28 (2.26%) Security Architect
16 26 (2.10%) AWS DevOps
16 26 (2.10%) Technical Architect
17 25 (2.01%) Data Engineer
17 25 (2.01%) Data Modeller
17 25 (2.01%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (3.87%) Web Services
2 38 (3.06%) Node.js
3 36 (2.90%) Spring Boot
4 34 (2.74%) Spring
5 33 (2.66%) HTML
6 32 (2.58%) .NET
7 27 (2.18%) CSS
7 27 (2.18%) JSON
7 27 (2.18%) React
8 26 (2.10%) Ruby on Rails
9 25 (2.01%) REST
9 25 (2.01%) RESTful
10 24 (1.93%) Middleware
11 19 (1.53%) XML
12 18 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
12 18 (1.45%) SOAP
13 17 (1.37%) Kafka
14 12 (0.97%) LDAP
14 12 (0.97%) Velocity
15 11 (0.89%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 84 (6.77%) User Experience
2 43 (3.46%) Management Information System
3 35 (2.82%) NHS
4 29 (2.34%) Data Centre
5 19 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (1.45%) Public Cloud
6 18 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (1.05%) Cloud Native
7 13 (1.05%) Social Media
8 11 (0.89%) N-Tier
9 10 (0.81%) Algorithms
9 10 (0.81%) Virtual Team
10 9 (0.73%) Freedom of Information
11 8 (0.64%) Hedge funds
11 8 (0.64%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.56%) Reference Data
13 6 (0.48%) CMDB
13 6 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.48%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 61 (4.92%) Windows
2 56 (4.51%) Linux
3 25 (2.01%) Windows 10
4 23 (1.85%) Unix
5 15 (1.21%) Android
5 15 (1.21%) Windows Server
6 12 (0.97%) Apple iOS
7 11 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
8 10 (0.81%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.48%) CentOS
10 6 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.24%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.16%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.081%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (33.52%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (17.89%) Business Intelligence
3 173 (13.94%) Programme Management
4 158 (12.73%) DevOps
5 154 (12.41%) Digital Marketing
6 141 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 114 (9.19%) Project Management
8 90 (7.25%) Analytics
9 77 (6.20%) Migration
10 76 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
11 74 (5.96%) Scrum
12 73 (5.88%) TDD
13 72 (5.80%) Project Delivery
14 70 (5.64%) Data Modelling
15 69 (5.56%) Decision-Making
16 67 (5.40%) Service Design
17 63 (5.08%) ITIL
18 56 (4.51%) Software Engineering
19 53 (4.27%) Change Management
20 50 (4.03%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 125 (10.07%) Java
2 112 (9.02%) SQL
3 111 (8.94%) Python
4 58 (4.67%) JavaScript
5 32 (2.58%) R
5 32 (2.58%) Ruby
6 18 (1.45%) T-SQL
7 17 (1.37%) PowerShell
8 15 (1.21%) Bash Shell
8 15 (1.21%) TypeScript
9 12 (0.97%) C#
9 12 (0.97%) Java 8
10 9 (0.73%) ES6
11 8 (0.64%) C++
11 8 (0.64%) Scala
12 6 (0.48%) Ada
12 6 (0.48%) XPath
13 5 (0.40%) C
13 5 (0.40%) Go
13 5 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 396 (31.91%) Security Cleared
2 351 (28.28%) SC Cleared
3 55 (4.43%) Degree
4 24 (1.93%) DV Cleared
5 13 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (1.05%) CISSP
5 13 (1.05%) ISTQB
6 12 (0.97%) PMP
7 9 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (0.73%) TOGAF Certification
8 8 (0.64%) CISM
9 7 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (0.56%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.48%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 5 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.40%) ISEB
11 5 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.32%) CCNA
12 4 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.06%) QA
2 21 (1.69%) PMO
3 18 (1.45%) NIST
3 18 (1.45%) WCAG
4 14 (1.13%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.13%) SLA
5 9 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.64%) MiFID
7 5 (0.40%) GDPR
7 5 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 4 (0.32%) NCSC
9 3 (0.24%) HL7
9 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.16%) COBIT
11 1 (0.081%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.081%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.081%) P3O
11 1 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (5.64%) Docker
2 64 (5.16%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.32%) Terminal Server
4 4 (0.32%) vSphere
4 4 (0.32%) Xen
5 2 (0.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.16%) NFS
6 1 (0.081%) HDFS
6 1 (0.081%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.081%) XenApp
6 1 (0.081%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 76 (6.12%) Terraform
2 72 (5.80%) Kubernetes
3 47 (3.79%) Ansible
4 22 (1.77%) Single Sign-On
5 19 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (1.13%) SCCM
7 13 (1.05%) Puppet
8 6 (0.48%) AirWatch
8 6 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.32%) EnCase
9 4 (0.32%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.32%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.16%) Consul
11 2 (0.16%) Grafana
11 2 (0.16%) Kibana
11 2 (0.16%) Packer
11 2 (0.16%) Rancher
11 2 (0.16%) SCOM
11 2 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 161 (12.97%) SAP
2 156 (12.57%) Microsoft
3 56 (4.51%) Oracle
4 31 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
5 30 (2.42%) Google
6 28 (2.26%) Remedy
7 27 (2.18%) VMware
8 24 (1.93%) Sparx
9 20 (1.61%) Red Hat
10 16 (1.29%) Citrix
11 12 (0.97%) Dell
12 11 (0.89%) Atlassian
12 11 (0.89%) Samsung
12 11 (0.89%) ServiceNow
13 10 (0.81%) Adobe
14 9 (0.73%) IBM
14 9 (0.73%) Okta
15 8 (0.64%) Cisco
15 8 (0.64%) EMC
15 8 (0.64%) Informatica