Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 52 42 69
Rank change year-on-year -10 +27 +6
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 1,446 924 1,499
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.76% 5.91% 3.71%
As % of the General category 8.23% 10.10% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,061 690 1,147
10th Percentile £350 £306 £325
25th Percentile £414 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £520 £500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.00% -
75th Percentile £600 £600 £578
90th Percentile £715 £675 £656
England median daily rate £495 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 52
10th Percentile £15.99 £12.56 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.00 £19.00 £18.06
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% +7.14% +7.80%
75th Percentile £29.00 £35.38 £22.81
90th Percentile £29.80 £47.50 £28.42
England median hourly rate £17.68 £20.11 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.11% +11.72% +17.07%

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 17,567 9,145 22,621
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.78% 58.49% 55.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,351 6,527 15,907
10th Percentile £356 £325 £315
25th Percentile £450 £419 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £520
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
75th Percentile £658 £638 £621
90th Percentile £738 £738 £700
England median daily rate £513 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +3.54% +4.21% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 135 282
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.70 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.00 £19.69 £15.76
Median hourly rate £29.50 £27.99 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.39% +33.29% +2.39%
75th Percentile £46.50 £46.00 £30.75
90th Percentile £64.00 £59.15 £51.25
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.82 £20.00
% change year-on-year -8.75% +4.11% +7.99%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -14 137 £439 -7.44% 78
South London +8 40 £530 +6.00% 5
West London -1 18 £400 - 29
East London -12 9 £540 +56.52% 9
North London +1 5 £400 -9.60% 2
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 447 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
2 376 (26.00%) Security Cleared
3 336 (23.24%) SC Cleared
4 324 (22.41%) Finance
5 254 (17.57%) Azure
6 252 (17.43%) Social Skills
7 233 (16.11%) Business Intelligence
8 222 (15.35%) AWS
9 189 (13.07%) DevOps
10 183 (12.66%) Programme Management
11 180 (12.45%) Marketing
12 178 (12.31%) SAP
13 172 (11.89%) Telecoms
14 168 (11.62%) Manufacturing
15 162 (11.20%) Electronics
15 162 (11.20%) Digital Marketing
16 155 (10.72%) Stakeholder Management
17 151 (10.44%) Python
18 143 (9.89%) SQL
19 135 (9.34%) Microsoft
20 131 (9.06%) Project Management
21 128 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
22 124 (8.58%) Java
23 117 (8.09%) User Research
24 108 (7.47%) Analytics
25 104 (7.19%) Scrum
26 103 (7.12%) Terraform
27 100 (6.92%) Linux
28 99 (6.85%) Docker
29 90 (6.22%) JavaScript

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 40 (2.77%) Confluence
2 26 (1.80%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.18%) Apache
4 16 (1.11%) Apache Spark
5 14 (0.97%) Tomcat
6 13 (0.90%) CMS
6 13 (0.90%) IIS
7 12 (0.83%) MS Exchange
8 9 (0.62%) nginx
9 8 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (0.48%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.35%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.28%) Jetty
12 4 (0.28%) Mongrel
12 4 (0.28%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.28%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.69%) SPSS
4 8 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.55%) Stata
5 5 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.28%) Figma
7 3 (0.21%) InVision
7 3 (0.21%) Sketch
7 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.069%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.069%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.069%) InDesign
9 1 (0.069%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.069%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 7 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.28%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.21%) iTrent
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.21%) Relativity
6 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.21%) Workday HCM
7 2 (0.14%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.069%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 254 (17.57%) Azure
2 222 (15.35%) AWS
3 89 (6.15%) Power Platform
4 81 (5.60%) Microsoft 365
5 52 (3.60%) IaaS
6 44 (3.04%) PaaS
7 38 (2.63%) SaaS
8 37 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
9 35 (2.42%) GCP
10 28 (1.94%) Serverless
11 20 (1.38%) PowerApps
12 19 (1.31%) Amazon S3
13 18 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
13 18 (1.24%) GitHub
14 17 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
15 15 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
15 15 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
16 14 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
17 13 (0.90%) Azure Logic Apps
18 12 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.56%) VPN
2 35 (2.42%) Firewall
3 28 (1.94%) HTTP
4 22 (1.52%) DNS
5 20 (1.38%) Internet
6 17 (1.18%) TCP/IP
7 15 (1.04%) WAN
8 12 (0.83%) SSL
8 12 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (0.76%) LAN
9 11 (0.76%) VLAN
10 10 (0.69%) Network Security
10 10 (0.69%) Skype
11 9 (0.62%) NetScaler
12 7 (0.48%) DHCP
12 7 (0.48%) IPsec
12 7 (0.48%) Wireless
13 6 (0.41%) IPv4
14 5 (0.35%) Ethernet
14 5 (0.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (4.63%) Power BI
2 44 (3.04%) SQL Server
3 36 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
4 33 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (1.87%) Metadata
6 25 (1.73%) Big Data
7 22 (1.52%) Relational Database
8 20 (1.38%) NoSQL
9 16 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 16 (1.11%) GIS
9 16 (1.11%) Metadata Repository
10 13 (0.90%) MySQL
11 12 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
11 12 (0.83%) Oracle Database
11 12 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (0.83%) Tableau
12 11 (0.76%) Data Lake
13 10 (0.69%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.55%) MongoDB
14 8 (0.55%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 59 (4.08%) Git (software)
2 56 (3.87%) JIRA
3 50 (3.46%) Jenkins
4 18 (1.24%) Subversion
5 17 (1.18%) GitLab
6 13 (0.90%) Bitbucket
7 11 (0.76%) Travis CI
8 8 (0.55%) Selenium
9 7 (0.48%) CircleCI
10 6 (0.41%) gulp
10 6 (0.41%) Jasmine
10 6 (0.41%) SonarQube
10 6 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.35%) Artifactory
11 5 (0.35%) JMeter
11 5 (0.35%) Maven
11 5 (0.35%) Mockito
11 5 (0.35%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.35%) webpack
12 4 (0.28%) Mocha
General
1 324 (22.41%) Finance
2 252 (17.43%) Social Skills
3 180 (12.45%) Marketing
4 172 (11.89%) Telecoms
5 168 (11.62%) Manufacturing
6 162 (11.20%) Electronics
7 128 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
8 49 (3.39%) Local Government
9 28 (1.94%) Law
10 27 (1.87%) Influencing Skills
10 27 (1.87%) Presentation Skills
11 25 (1.73%) Organisational Skills
12 20 (1.38%) Legal
13 17 (1.18%) Publishing
14 14 (0.97%) Banking
15 11 (0.76%) Advertising
16 10 (0.69%) Documentation Skills
16 10 (0.69%) Retail
17 9 (0.62%) Back Office
18 6 (0.41%) Police
Job Titles
1 176 (12.17%) Architect
2 163 (11.27%) Developer
3 132 (9.13%) Analyst
4 97 (6.71%) Project Manager
5 88 (6.09%) Designer
6 85 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
7 60 (4.15%) Consultant
8 48 (3.32%) Business Analyst
9 45 (3.11%) User Researcher
10 42 (2.90%) Delivery Manager
11 40 (2.77%) Data Architect
12 39 (2.70%) AWS Engineer
13 38 (2.63%) Data Engineer
14 35 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
15 34 (2.35%) Java Developer
16 32 (2.21%) Azure Engineer
17 29 (2.01%) Programme Manager
18 28 (1.94%) AWS DevOps
18 28 (1.94%) Data Analyst
19 26 (1.80%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (3.87%) Node.js
2 53 (3.67%) HTML
3 46 (3.18%) React
4 45 (3.11%) CSS
5 41 (2.84%) .NET
5 41 (2.84%) Web Services
6 33 (2.28%) REST
7 29 (2.01%) Spring Boot
8 23 (1.59%) Ruby on Rails
9 22 (1.52%) Spring
10 21 (1.45%) AngularJS
11 20 (1.38%) Kafka
11 20 (1.38%) RESTful
12 16 (1.11%) LDAP
13 15 (1.04%) HTML5
13 15 (1.04%) SOAP
13 15 (1.04%) Velocity
13 15 (1.04%) XML
14 14 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
15 13 (0.90%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 78 (5.39%) User Experience
2 48 (3.32%) Management Information System
3 39 (2.70%) NHS
4 36 (2.49%) Data Centre
5 31 (2.14%) Public Cloud
6 21 (1.45%) Algorithms
6 21 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
6 21 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (1.24%) Legacy Systems
8 12 (0.83%) Social Media
8 12 (0.83%) Virtual Team
9 11 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 10 (0.69%) N-Tier
11 9 (0.62%) Cloud Native
11 9 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.55%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.48%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.48%) Legacy Applications
13 7 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (0.48%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 100 (6.92%) Linux
2 68 (4.70%) Windows
3 32 (2.21%) Unix
4 20 (1.38%) Windows 10
5 19 (1.31%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.11%) Android
6 16 (1.11%) Mac OS X
7 11 (0.76%) Apple iOS
7 11 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
9 9 (0.62%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.41%) CentOS
11 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (0.28%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 447 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (16.11%) Business Intelligence
3 189 (13.07%) DevOps
4 183 (12.66%) Programme Management
5 162 (11.20%) Digital Marketing
6 155 (10.72%) Stakeholder Management
7 131 (9.06%) Project Management
8 117 (8.09%) User Research
9 108 (7.47%) Analytics
10 104 (7.19%) Scrum
11 86 (5.95%) Service Design
12 85 (5.88%) Software Engineering
13 83 (5.74%) Problem-Solving
14 80 (5.53%) Migration
15 72 (4.98%) Project Delivery
15 72 (4.98%) TDD
16 67 (4.63%) Test Automation
17 60 (4.15%) Cybersecurity
18 55 (3.80%) ITIL
18 55 (3.80%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 151 (10.44%) Python
2 143 (9.89%) SQL
3 124 (8.58%) Java
4 90 (6.22%) JavaScript
5 42 (2.90%) R
6 34 (2.35%) Ruby
7 29 (2.01%) PowerShell
8 28 (1.94%) Bash Shell
8 28 (1.94%) TypeScript
9 22 (1.52%) T-SQL
10 20 (1.38%) C#
11 15 (1.04%) Scala
12 13 (0.90%) C
12 13 (0.90%) Go
13 10 (0.69%) PHP
14 8 (0.55%) ES6
14 8 (0.55%) Java 8
14 8 (0.55%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.41%) C++
15 6 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 376 (26.00%) Security Cleared
2 336 (23.24%) SC Cleared
3 75 (5.19%) Degree
4 27 (1.87%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (0.83%) DBS Check
6 12 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
7 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 9 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (0.48%) MCSE
10 7 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
11 6 (0.41%) CISM
11 6 (0.41%) CISSP
11 6 (0.41%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.41%) PMP
12 5 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.35%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.22%) QA
2 36 (2.49%) Accessibility
3 25 (1.73%) PMO
4 15 (1.04%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.97%) NIST
5 14 (0.97%) WCAG
6 7 (0.48%) MiFID
6 7 (0.48%) SLA
7 5 (0.35%) GRC
7 5 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.28%) GDPR
8 4 (0.28%) HL7
8 4 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.14%) COBIT
9 2 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.14%) NCSC
10 1 (0.069%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.069%) SOC 2
System Software
1 99 (6.85%) Docker
2 69 (4.77%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.28%) NFS
4 4 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (0.28%) Xen
5 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.21%) vSphere
5 3 (0.21%) XenApp
5 3 (0.21%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (0.14%) iptables
6 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.069%) RACF
7 1 (0.069%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 103 (7.12%) Terraform
2 85 (5.88%) Kubernetes
3 65 (4.50%) Ansible
4 24 (1.66%) Single Sign-On
5 16 (1.11%) SCCM
6 14 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (0.97%) Puppet
7 12 (0.83%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 9 (0.62%) FortiGate
8 9 (0.62%) Grafana
8 9 (0.62%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.35%) Kibana
9 5 (0.35%) Nessus
10 4 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.28%) SCOM
11 3 (0.21%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.21%) Graphite
11 3 (0.21%) Istio
11 3 (0.21%) Packer
Vendors
1 178 (12.31%) SAP
2 135 (9.34%) Microsoft
3 78 (5.39%) Oracle
4 39 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
5 35 (2.42%) Google
6 29 (2.01%) VMware
7 25 (1.73%) Citrix
8 22 (1.52%) ServiceNow
9 20 (1.38%) Red Hat
10 19 (1.31%) Remedy
11 17 (1.18%) Sparx
12 15 (1.04%) Adobe
13 13 (0.90%) Cisco
14 11 (0.76%) CheckPoint
14 11 (0.76%) Databricks
14 11 (0.76%) Dell
14 11 (0.76%) Okta
15 10 (0.69%) Palo Alto
15 10 (0.69%) Samsung
15 10 (0.69%) SolarWinds