Period
to

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 29 June 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
England > London
6 months to
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 41 54 42
Rank change year-on-year +13 -12 +24
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 2,138 1,338 1,017
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.44% 4.95% 5.82%
As % of the General category 8.88% 8.58% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,752 992 757
10th Percentile £363 £350 £314
25th Percentile £454 £414 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £513 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.93% -2.38% +5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £600
90th Percentile £725 £718 £675
England median daily rate £513 £495 £488
% change year-on-year +3.54% +1.54% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 12 27
10th Percentile £14.75 £15.01 £12.42
25th Percentile £19.63 £18.71 £19.00
Median hourly rate £25.68 £24.48 £24.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.92% +1.98% +14.29%
75th Percentile - £29.00 £35.26
90th Percentile £33.80 - £47.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.40
% change year-on-year +11.11% -7.22% +5.94%

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 24,082 15,588 10,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 61.31% 57.66% 57.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,542 11,003 7,122
10th Percentile £388 £350 £320
25th Percentile £475 £450 £415
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £585 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.36% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £700 £650 £638
90th Percentile £800 £728 £725
England median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 170 151
10th Percentile £18.25 £14.75 £14.38
25th Percentile £25.68 £20.00 £18.60
Median hourly rate £36.00 £29.00 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year +24.14% +9.43% +26.19%
75th Percentile £50.00 £47.25 £42.98
90th Percentile £67.50 £64.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

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 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 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
Central London +6 171 £485 +10.29% 61
South London -1 66 £593 +11.89% 9
East London +1 18 £525 - 23
West London -12 13 £425 +15.25% 23
North London -3 4 £450 +12.50% 3
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 London region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 737 (34.47%) Agile
2 700 (32.74%) Security Cleared
3 545 (25.49%) SC Cleared
4 386 (18.05%) Finance
5 370 (17.31%) Azure
6 346 (16.18%) Social Skills
7 328 (15.34%) DevOps
8 287 (13.42%) AWS
9 258 (12.07%) Microsoft
10 227 (10.62%) Business Intelligence
11 218 (10.20%) Java
11 218 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 208 (9.73%) Programme Management
13 200 (9.35%) CI/CD
14 196 (9.17%) Project Management
15 194 (9.07%) Python
16 187 (8.75%) Terraform
17 179 (8.37%) SAP
18 177 (8.28%) SQL
19 173 (8.09%) Telecoms
20 168 (7.86%) Marketing
21 166 (7.76%) Manufacturing
22 159 (7.44%) Scrum
23 158 (7.39%) Electronics
23 158 (7.39%) Digital Marketing
24 155 (7.25%) Kubernetes
25 140 (6.55%) JavaScript
26 139 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
27 135 (6.31%) Linux
28 134 (6.27%) JIRA

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 99 (4.63%) Confluence
2 58 (2.71%) SharePoint
3 23 (1.08%) nginx
4 19 (0.89%) SAS
5 18 (0.84%) Apache Spark
6 12 (0.56%) WebSphere
7 11 (0.51%) Apache
8 10 (0.47%) CMS
9 8 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (0.23%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.23%) Traefik
10 5 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (0.23%) WildFly
11 4 (0.19%) IIS
11 4 (0.19%) JBoss
12 3 (0.14%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.14%) Drupal
12 3 (0.14%) Moodle
12 3 (0.14%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 55 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
4 29 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.23%) SPSS
7 4 (0.19%) InVision
7 4 (0.19%) Sketch
7 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.094%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.094%) Oracle Smart View
9 1 (0.047%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.047%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.047%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.047%) Houdini
9 1 (0.047%) Maya
9 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.047%) Stata
9 1 (0.047%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 19 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.51%) Cerner Millennium
2 11 (0.51%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 8 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (0.33%) iTrent
5 4 (0.19%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.094%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.094%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.094%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.094%) SAP EWM
7 2 (0.094%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.047%) Maximo
8 1 (0.047%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.047%) PRMS
8 1 (0.047%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.047%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 370 (17.31%) Azure
2 287 (13.42%) AWS
3 86 (4.02%) Microsoft 365
4 74 (3.46%) Azure DevOps
4 74 (3.46%) Power Platform
5 70 (3.27%) GitHub
6 55 (2.57%) GCP
7 52 (2.43%) PaaS
8 42 (1.96%) SaaS
9 41 (1.92%) Serverless
10 34 (1.59%) IaaS
11 31 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
12 25 (1.17%) Azure Data Factory
13 24 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
14 23 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
15 22 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
16 21 (0.98%) Amazon S3
16 21 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
17 20 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 19 (0.89%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.25%) Firewall
2 29 (1.36%) Internet
3 24 (1.12%) DNS
3 24 (1.12%) VPN
4 21 (0.98%) Network Security
5 19 (0.89%) WAN
6 14 (0.65%) IPv4
6 14 (0.65%) LAN
7 13 (0.61%) HTTP
7 13 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (0.51%) DHCP
9 9 (0.42%) Unified Communications
10 8 (0.37%) TCP/IP
10 8 (0.37%) Wireless
11 7 (0.33%) Intranet
11 7 (0.33%) MPLS
12 6 (0.28%) IPsec
12 6 (0.28%) SAN
12 6 (0.28%) SD-WAN
13 5 (0.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
2 60 (2.81%) Power BI
3 49 (2.29%) SQL Server
4 36 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
5 30 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
5 30 (1.40%) Metadata
6 27 (1.26%) Big Data
7 25 (1.17%) Relational Database
8 23 (1.08%) Data Lake
9 21 (0.98%) NoSQL
10 20 (0.94%) Tableau
11 18 (0.84%) GIS
11 18 (0.84%) MySQL
11 18 (0.84%) Pentaho
12 17 (0.80%) MongoDB
12 17 (0.80%) Oracle Database
13 16 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
14 13 (0.61%) Hadoop
14 13 (0.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 134 (6.27%) JIRA
2 115 (5.38%) Jenkins
3 100 (4.68%) Git (software)
4 39 (1.82%) GitLab
5 23 (1.08%) Selenium
6 19 (0.89%) CircleCI
7 17 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (0.75%) Protractor
9 15 (0.70%) Cypress.io
9 15 (0.70%) JUnit
10 14 (0.65%) SonarQube
11 13 (0.61%) Jasmine
11 13 (0.61%) JMeter
11 13 (0.61%) Maven
11 13 (0.61%) SoapUI
12 12 (0.56%) Postman
12 12 (0.56%) webpack
13 11 (0.51%) Cucumber
13 11 (0.51%) Mockito
14 10 (0.47%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 386 (18.05%) Finance
2 346 (16.18%) Social Skills
3 173 (8.09%) Telecoms
4 168 (7.86%) Marketing
5 166 (7.76%) Manufacturing
6 158 (7.39%) Electronics
7 139 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
8 48 (2.25%) Local Government
9 46 (2.15%) Influencing Skills
10 37 (1.73%) Organisational Skills
11 35 (1.64%) Presentation Skills
12 33 (1.54%) Legal
13 24 (1.12%) Law
14 19 (0.89%) Police
15 17 (0.80%) Publishing
16 14 (0.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 13 (0.61%) Retail
18 11 (0.51%) Banking
19 8 (0.37%) Documentation Skills
20 6 (0.28%) Tech for Good
Job Titles
1 266 (12.44%) Developer
2 244 (11.41%) Analyst
3 238 (11.13%) Architect
4 143 (6.69%) Project Manager
5 129 (6.03%) DevOps Engineer
6 110 (5.14%) Business Analyst
7 104 (4.86%) Designer
8 91 (4.26%) Delivery Manager
9 65 (3.04%) Java Developer
10 63 (2.95%) Consultant
11 61 (2.85%) Azure Engineer
12 53 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
13 51 (2.39%) Service Manager
14 50 (2.34%) Technical Architect
15 48 (2.25%) User Researcher
16 44 (2.06%) AWS Engineer
17 43 (2.01%) Data Engineer
18 42 (1.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 39 (1.82%) Senior Analyst
20 38 (1.78%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (3.88%) HTML
1 83 (3.88%) React
2 81 (3.79%) CSS
3 80 (3.74%) .NET
4 71 (3.32%) Node.js
4 71 (3.32%) Spring
5 59 (2.76%) Kafka
6 55 (2.57%) REST
6 55 (2.57%) Spring Boot
7 47 (2.20%) AngularJS
8 35 (1.64%) Web Services
9 32 (1.50%) RESTful
10 28 (1.31%) SOAP
11 24 (1.12%) HTML5
12 19 (0.89%) JSON
13 18 (0.84%) CSS3
13 18 (0.84%) Sass
14 16 (0.75%) Django
14 16 (0.75%) JPA
14 16 (0.75%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 97 (4.54%) User Experience
2 83 (3.88%) NHS
3 52 (2.43%) Management Information System
4 43 (2.01%) Data Centre
5 31 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
6 27 (1.26%) Legacy Systems
7 26 (1.22%) Virtual Team
8 25 (1.17%) Public Cloud
9 17 (0.80%) Mobile App
10 15 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
11 14 (0.65%) Cloud Native
11 14 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
11 14 (0.65%) PKI
12 12 (0.56%) CMDB
12 12 (0.56%) Freedom of Information Act
13 11 (0.51%) Clustering
13 11 (0.51%) Reference Data
14 10 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
15 9 (0.42%) Data Structures
15 9 (0.42%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 135 (6.31%) Linux
2 113 (5.29%) Windows
3 30 (1.40%) Windows Server
4 29 (1.36%) Unix
5 19 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (0.84%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.47%) Mac OS
7 10 (0.47%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.33%) CentOS
9 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.23%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.19%) Android
11 4 (0.19%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.14%) AIX
12 3 (0.14%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.094%) Solaris
13 2 (0.094%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 737 (34.47%) Agile
2 328 (15.34%) DevOps
3 227 (10.62%) Business Intelligence
4 218 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 208 (9.73%) Programme Management
6 200 (9.35%) CI/CD
7 196 (9.17%) Project Management
8 159 (7.44%) Scrum
9 158 (7.39%) Digital Marketing
10 132 (6.17%) User Research
11 127 (5.94%) Migration
12 125 (5.85%) Service Design
13 121 (5.66%) Microservices
14 119 (5.57%) Test Automation
15 117 (5.47%) Problem-Solving
16 116 (5.43%) Project Delivery
17 110 (5.14%) Service Management
18 102 (4.77%) Analytics
19 100 (4.68%) ITIL
20 91 (4.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 218 (10.20%) Java
2 194 (9.07%) Python
3 177 (8.28%) SQL
4 140 (6.55%) JavaScript
5 71 (3.32%) C#
6 58 (2.71%) TypeScript
7 44 (2.06%) PowerShell
8 41 (1.92%) C
9 33 (1.54%) Bash
10 32 (1.50%) Go
11 29 (1.36%) Ruby
12 24 (1.12%) C++
13 23 (1.08%) R
14 21 (0.98%) T-SQL
15 17 (0.80%) Shell Script
16 16 (0.75%) Rust
16 16 (0.75%) Scala
17 13 (0.61%) Kotlin
17 13 (0.61%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.47%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 700 (32.74%) Security Cleared
2 545 (25.49%) SC Cleared
3 85 (3.98%) Degree
4 58 (2.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 53 (2.48%) DV Cleared
6 21 (0.98%) CTC Cleared
7 19 (0.89%) CISSP
8 16 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (0.56%) MCSE
11 11 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (0.47%) CISM
12 10 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.42%) ISTQB
13 9 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (0.37%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.37%) ISEB
15 7 (0.33%) CCNA
16 6 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 5 (0.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (4.26%) QA
2 68 (3.18%) Accessibility
3 45 (2.10%) PMO
4 34 (1.59%) SLA
5 27 (1.26%) Data Quality
6 23 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 22 (1.03%) NIST
8 20 (0.94%) GDPR
9 19 (0.89%) NCSC
10 13 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.23%) GRC
12 4 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
12 4 (0.19%) COBIT
12 4 (0.19%) WCAG
13 2 (0.094%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.094%) HL7
13 2 (0.094%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.094%) PCI DSS
14 1 (0.047%) P3O
System Software
1 124 (5.80%) Docker
2 77 (3.60%) Active Directory
3 29 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.23%) XenApp
7 4 (0.19%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.19%) HDFS
7 4 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.14%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.14%) vSphere
9 2 (0.094%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.094%) NFS
9 2 (0.094%) Postfix
9 2 (0.094%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.047%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.047%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.047%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 187 (8.75%) Terraform
2 155 (7.25%) Kubernetes
3 75 (3.51%) Ansible
4 26 (1.22%) Packer
4 26 (1.22%) Puppet
5 22 (1.03%) SCCM
6 21 (0.98%) Consul
7 18 (0.84%) Istio
8 14 (0.65%) Grafana
9 11 (0.51%) Prometheus
10 10 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 7 (0.33%) Kibana
11 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.23%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.23%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.19%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.19%) OfficeScan
Vendors
1 258 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 179 (8.37%) SAP
3 100 (4.68%) Oracle
4 50 (2.34%) VMware
5 45 (2.10%) ServiceNow
6 43 (2.01%) Google
7 32 (1.50%) Splunk
8 29 (1.36%) Cisco
9 27 (1.26%) Databricks
10 21 (0.98%) Informatica
11 20 (0.94%) IBM
11 20 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
12 19 (0.89%) Dynatrace
13 16 (0.75%) Palo Alto
14 14 (0.65%) Apple
14 14 (0.65%) Red Hat
14 14 (0.65%) Remedy
15 13 (0.61%) Altiris
16 12 (0.56%) Cerner
16 12 (0.56%) Citrix