Period
to 2 March 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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 35 47 62
Rank change year-on-year +12 +15 +6
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 1,147 1,352 1,750
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.76% 4.90% 4.03%
As % of the General category 12.27% 11.38% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,148 1,043 1,361
Median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £325
90th Percentile £721 £675 £669
England median daily rate £475 £470 £475
% change year-on-year +1.06% -1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 34 50
Median hourly rate £18.97 £16.13 £24.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.58% -33.00% +17.10%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.42 £15.24
90th Percentile £30.27 £30.05 £43.46
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.75 £18.40
% change year-on-year +7.04% -3.53% +16.68%

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 9,345 11,880 20,300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 46.96% 43.04% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,768 8,516 14,607
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £338 £315 £323
90th Percentile £725 £718 £700
England median daily rate £500 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 142 204
Median hourly rate £27.76 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.19% - -4.11%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.42 £12.83
90th Percentile £63.80 £52.50 £47.25
Median hourly rate £24.42 £20.00 £20.41
% change year-on-year +22.08% -2.02% -5.06%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -4 99 £427 -11.78% 52
South London +2 47 £500 -0.99% 11
East London +14 11 £450 +8.17% 23
West London +13 10 £513 +13.89% 15
North London +6 6 £388 -3.13% 3
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 419 (36.53%) Agile Software Development
2 392 (34.18%) Security Cleared
3 339 (29.56%) SC Cleared
4 262 (22.84%) Finance
5 212 (18.48%) Business Intelligence
6 200 (17.44%) Azure
7 177 (15.43%) Programme Management
8 173 (15.08%) Marketing
9 171 (14.91%) Manufacturing
9 171 (14.91%) Telecoms
10 164 (14.30%) Microsoft
10 164 (14.30%) SAP
11 163 (14.21%) AWS
12 162 (14.12%) Digital Marketing
13 160 (13.95%) Electronics
14 147 (12.82%) Java
14 147 (12.82%) DevOps
15 136 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
16 117 (10.20%) SQL
17 109 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
18 101 (8.81%) Python
19 94 (8.20%) Project Management
20 85 (7.41%) User Experience
21 84 (7.32%) Migration
22 82 (7.15%) Data Modelling
23 77 (6.71%) TDD
24 76 (6.63%) Problem-Solving
25 74 (6.45%) Power Platform
26 73 (6.36%) Analytics
27 72 (6.28%) Project Delivery

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 (3.49%) Confluence
2 29 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 26 (2.27%) Red Hat Fuse
4 15 (1.31%) Apache Spark
4 15 (1.31%) Mule
4 15 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 12 (1.05%) WebSphere
6 10 (0.87%) ArcGIS
6 10 (0.87%) CMS
6 10 (0.87%) JBoss
6 10 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
7 7 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.61%) nginx
8 6 (0.52%) Apache ServiceMix
8 6 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.44%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.35%) Apache
10 4 (0.35%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.35%) SAS
10 4 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 43 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.087%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.087%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.087%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.087%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.087%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 29 (2.53%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 15 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.17%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.17%) Primavera
5 1 (0.087%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.087%) iTrent
5 1 (0.087%) Magento
5 1 (0.087%) Maximo
5 1 (0.087%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.087%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.087%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.087%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.087%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 200 (17.44%) Azure
2 163 (14.21%) AWS
3 74 (6.45%) Power Platform
4 46 (4.01%) Microsoft 365
5 40 (3.49%) PowerApps
6 34 (2.96%) PaaS
7 29 (2.53%) Logic Apps
8 28 (2.44%) IaaS
9 25 (2.18%) SaaS
10 24 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
11 22 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
12 21 (1.83%) Serverless
13 16 (1.39%) Boomi
14 15 (1.31%) GitHub
15 14 (1.22%) Amazon S3
16 13 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
16 13 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
17 12 (1.05%) GCP
17 12 (1.05%) Route 53
18 10 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.79%) Firewall
2 28 (2.44%) HTTP
3 20 (1.74%) Network Security
4 11 (0.96%) VPN
5 10 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (0.78%) Internet
6 9 (0.78%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.78%) WAN
7 8 (0.70%) Broadband
7 8 (0.70%) DNS
7 8 (0.70%) Skype
7 8 (0.70%) VoIP
8 7 (0.61%) LAN
8 7 (0.61%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (0.52%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.35%) Intranet
10 4 (0.35%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (0.26%) FTP
11 3 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.40%) Power BI
3 31 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (2.62%) Relational Database
5 24 (2.09%) Big Data
6 17 (1.48%) Hadoop
7 16 (1.39%) Tableau
8 15 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (1.31%) RDBMS
9 14 (1.22%) GIS
10 13 (1.13%) Cosmos DB
10 13 (1.13%) Pentaho
11 12 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (0.96%) NoSQL
13 10 (0.87%) Apache Hive
14 9 (0.78%) Qlik Sense
15 8 (0.70%) QlikView
15 8 (0.70%) Spark SQL
16 7 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 7 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 54 (4.71%) Git (software)
2 52 (4.53%) JIRA
3 46 (4.01%) Jenkins
4 18 (1.57%) Selenium
5 15 (1.31%) GitLab
6 14 (1.22%) Cucumber
7 13 (1.13%) JUnit
8 9 (0.78%) Grunt
8 9 (0.78%) gulp
8 9 (0.78%) SonarQube
9 8 (0.70%) Maven
9 8 (0.70%) webpack
10 7 (0.61%) LoadRunner
10 7 (0.61%) REST Assured
11 6 (0.52%) git-flow
11 6 (0.52%) Jasmine
12 5 (0.44%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.44%) IntelliJ
12 5 (0.44%) Subversion
12 5 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 262 (22.84%) Finance
2 173 (15.08%) Marketing
3 171 (14.91%) Manufacturing
3 171 (14.91%) Telecoms
4 160 (13.95%) Electronics
5 58 (5.06%) Law
6 34 (2.96%) Local Government
7 15 (1.31%) Police
8 13 (1.13%) Retail
9 12 (1.05%) Legal
10 8 (0.70%) Publishing
11 5 (0.44%) Banking
11 5 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.26%) Back Office
13 3 (0.26%) Digital Economy
13 3 (0.26%) French Language
13 3 (0.26%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.17%) Brand Awareness
14 2 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 178 (15.52%) Architect
2 149 (12.99%) Developer
3 113 (9.85%) Analyst
4 58 (5.06%) Designer
5 57 (4.97%) Project Manager
6 55 (4.80%) Data Architect
7 54 (4.71%) Java Developer
8 50 (4.36%) Consultant
9 45 (3.92%) Business Analyst
10 40 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
11 34 (2.96%) User Researcher
12 32 (2.79%) AWS Engineer
12 32 (2.79%) Senior Developer
13 31 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
14 29 (2.53%) Integration Developer
15 28 (2.44%) Data Analyst
15 28 (2.44%) Data Modeller
16 27 (2.35%) Delivery Manager
17 26 (2.27%) Data Engineer
18 25 (2.18%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (5.67%) Web Services
2 61 (5.32%) JSON
3 49 (4.27%) XML
4 44 (3.84%) Middleware
5 43 (3.75%) RESTful
6 40 (3.49%) Node.js
6 40 (3.49%) SOAP
7 39 (3.40%) HTML
8 37 (3.23%) .NET
9 34 (2.96%) CSS
10 32 (2.79%) XSLT
11 31 (2.70%) Spring Boot
12 29 (2.53%) Apache Camel
12 29 (2.53%) Spring
13 28 (2.44%) REST
14 18 (1.57%) Ruby on Rails
15 17 (1.48%) HTML5
15 17 (1.48%) React
16 15 (1.31%) AngularJS
16 15 (1.31%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 109 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (7.41%) User Experience
3 55 (4.80%) NHS
4 38 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 26 (2.27%) Data Centre
6 14 (1.22%) Cloud Native
7 13 (1.13%) Public Cloud
7 13 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (0.87%) Mobile App
9 9 (0.78%) Reference Data
9 9 (0.78%) Social Media
9 9 (0.78%) Virtual Team
10 8 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (0.61%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.61%) Blackberry
11 7 (0.61%) Cybercrime
11 7 (0.61%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.52%) Clustering
12 6 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 54 (4.71%) Windows
2 53 (4.62%) Linux
3 24 (2.09%) Windows 10
4 16 (1.39%) Unix
5 14 (1.22%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.61%) Android
8 6 (0.52%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.44%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.44%) CentOS
10 4 (0.35%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.26%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.17%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.087%) AIX
13 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 419 (36.53%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (18.48%) Business Intelligence
3 177 (15.43%) Programme Management
4 162 (14.12%) Digital Marketing
5 147 (12.82%) DevOps
6 136 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 94 (8.20%) Project Management
8 84 (7.32%) Migration
9 82 (7.15%) Data Modelling
10 77 (6.71%) TDD
11 76 (6.63%) Problem-Solving
12 73 (6.36%) Analytics
13 72 (6.28%) Project Delivery
14 70 (6.10%) ITIL
15 66 (5.75%) Decision-Making
16 63 (5.49%) Cybersecurity
17 61 (5.32%) Scrum
18 60 (5.23%) Data Architecture
19 58 (5.06%) Test Automation
20 55 (4.80%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 147 (12.82%) Java
2 117 (10.20%) SQL
3 101 (8.81%) Python
4 56 (4.88%) JavaScript
5 26 (2.27%) R
5 26 (2.27%) Ruby
6 23 (2.01%) PowerShell
6 23 (2.01%) XPath
7 18 (1.57%) Bash Shell
8 17 (1.48%) C#
9 13 (1.13%) Perl
9 13 (1.13%) T-SQL
10 12 (1.05%) C
11 10 (0.87%) Java 8
12 9 (0.78%) C++
12 9 (0.78%) Scala
13 8 (0.70%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.61%) ES6
14 7 (0.61%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.52%) Ada
Qualifications
1 392 (34.18%) Security Cleared
2 339 (29.56%) SC Cleared
3 32 (2.79%) Degree
3 32 (2.79%) DV Cleared
4 19 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (1.31%) CISSP
6 14 (1.22%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.87%) PMP
7 10 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (0.70%) AWS Certification
8 8 (0.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 7 (0.61%) CISM
9 7 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (0.52%) ISEB
10 6 (0.52%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (0.44%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.44%) Postgraduate
12 4 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.96%) QA
2 21 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.57%) SLA
4 16 (1.39%) WCAG
5 15 (1.31%) PMO
6 14 (1.22%) NIST
7 13 (1.13%) GDPR
8 10 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 7 (0.61%) NCSC
10 6 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 17025
11 5 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.35%) MiFID
12 4 (0.35%) Section 508
12 4 (0.35%) WAI
13 2 (0.17%) COBIT
13 2 (0.17%) Dublin Core
13 2 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
14 1 (0.087%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 63 (5.49%) Docker
2 40 (3.49%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.52%) Terminal Server
4 6 (0.52%) vSphere
5 5 (0.44%) HDFS
6 3 (0.26%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.17%) vCloud
8 1 (0.087%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.087%) oVirt
8 1 (0.087%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 67 (5.84%) Terraform
2 61 (5.32%) Kubernetes
3 39 (3.40%) Ansible
4 25 (2.18%) SCCM
5 13 (1.13%) Puppet
6 10 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (0.70%) AirWatch
7 8 (0.70%) Consul
7 8 (0.70%) Kibana
7 8 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.61%) Prometheus
9 6 (0.52%) EnCase
9 6 (0.52%) Istio
10 5 (0.44%) logstash
10 5 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.44%) vRealize
11 4 (0.35%) Grafana
11 4 (0.35%) Rancher
11 4 (0.35%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 164 (14.30%) Microsoft
1 164 (14.30%) SAP
2 56 (4.88%) Oracle
3 30 (2.62%) Sparx
4 28 (2.44%) Remedy
5 25 (2.18%) VMware
6 23 (2.01%) Google
7 20 (1.74%) Red Hat
7 20 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (1.57%) Atlassian
8 18 (1.57%) Talend
9 17 (1.48%) Dell
10 16 (1.39%) Informatica
11 14 (1.22%) MuleSoft
12 12 (1.05%) TIBCO
12 12 (1.05%) webMethods
13 10 (0.87%) Cloudera
13 10 (0.87%) IBM
13 10 (0.87%) WSO2
14 9 (0.78%) Splunk