Period
to 25 September 2020

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 25 September 2020 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 69 77
Rank change year-on-year +33 +8 -25
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 848 1,397 1,533
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.33% 3.61% 3.34%
As % of the General category 12.69% 8.09% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 1,019 1,048
Median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £307 £313 £313
90th Percentile £650 £640 £650
England median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 54 38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £23.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -9.52% +16.05%
10th Percentile £13.73 £12.76 £13.31
90th Percentile £55.00 £35.00 £37.09
England median hourly rate £25.02 £18.25 £16.08
% change year-on-year +37.11% +13.53% -0.31%

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 6,680 17,261 21,784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 49.85% 44.66% 47.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,621 11,988 15,536
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £328 £325 £319
90th Percentile £750 £713 £700
England median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 200 256
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -4.06% +4.46%
10th Percentile £15.40 £12.76 £13.31
90th Percentile £54.60 £52.50 £51.25
Median hourly rate £31.39 £22.83 £22.00
% change year-on-year +37.49% +3.77% -2.22%

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 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 2020. 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 +32 107 £432 -3.94% 22
South London -4 38 £500 +5.26% 9
East London +42 29 £388 -13.89% 7
West London +51 22 £400 - 4
North London +20 8 £478 +91.00% 2
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2020, 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.

1 355 (41.86%) Security Cleared
2 291 (34.32%) SC Cleared
3 290 (34.20%) Agile Software Development
4 153 (18.04%) Azure
5 151 (17.81%) Microsoft
6 141 (16.63%) Finance
7 126 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
8 124 (14.62%) Java
9 121 (14.27%) DevOps
10 117 (13.80%) AWS
10 117 (13.80%) Programme Management
11 108 (12.74%) Telecoms
11 108 (12.74%) Marketing
12 103 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
13 101 (11.91%) Manufacturing
14 98 (11.56%) SAP
15 94 (11.08%) Digital Marketing
16 93 (10.97%) Electronics
17 87 (10.26%) SQL
18 82 (9.67%) Migration
19 80 (9.43%) TDD
20 78 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
21 77 (9.08%) Test Automation
22 75 (8.84%) Microservices
23 74 (8.73%) Docker
23 74 (8.73%) JavaScript
24 70 (8.25%) Windows
25 69 (8.14%) Project Management
25 69 (8.14%) Scrum
26 65 (7.67%) Linux

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 31 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 30 (3.54%) Confluence
3 11 (1.30%) CMS
4 10 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.18%) WebLogic
5 9 (1.06%) Apache
5 9 (1.06%) Apache Spark
6 8 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (0.83%) Apache Solr
7 7 (0.83%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.83%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.71%) Red Hat Fuse
9 5 (0.59%) SAS
9 5 (0.59%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.47%) JBoss
10 4 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.35%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.35%) IIS
11 3 (0.35%) MQSeries
Applications
1 60 (7.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (5.07%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.47%) SPSS
7 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.12%) Figma
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 15 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.94%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.59%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.24%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.12%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 153 (18.04%) Azure
2 117 (13.80%) AWS
3 48 (5.66%) Office 365
4 35 (4.13%) Power Platform
5 32 (3.77%) SaaS
6 29 (3.42%) PaaS
7 23 (2.71%) IaaS
8 16 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
9 13 (1.53%) Serverless
10 12 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (1.30%) PowerApps
12 10 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (1.06%) GCP
14 8 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (0.94%) OneDrive
14 8 (0.94%) Power Automate
15 7 (0.83%) GitHub
16 6 (0.71%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
17 5 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.83%) Firewall
2 22 (2.59%) DNS
3 15 (1.77%) VPN
4 11 (1.30%) Internet
4 11 (1.30%) LAN
4 11 (1.30%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.18%) HTTP
5 10 (1.18%) Skype
6 9 (1.06%) Network Security
6 9 (1.06%) WAN
7 6 (0.71%) SAN
7 6 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.59%) DHCP
8 5 (0.59%) DMZ
8 5 (0.59%) Intranet
8 5 (0.59%) SSL
9 4 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (0.47%) VoIP
10 3 (0.35%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.35%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (5.78%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.54%) MongoDB
3 29 (3.42%) Power BI
4 27 (3.18%) MySQL
5 22 (2.59%) Big Data
5 22 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (1.89%) Relational Database
7 14 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (1.30%) Hadoop
8 11 (1.30%) Triplestore
9 9 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.83%) GIS
10 7 (0.83%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (0.71%) Data Lake
11 6 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.59%) MS Access
12 5 (0.59%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.59%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 65 (7.67%) Git (software)
2 50 (5.90%) Jenkins
3 36 (4.25%) JIRA
4 19 (2.24%) GitLab
4 19 (2.24%) gulp
4 19 (2.24%) Maven
5 17 (2.00%) Jasmine
5 17 (2.00%) Mockito
6 15 (1.77%) Grunt
7 13 (1.53%) Subversion
8 12 (1.42%) Cucumber
9 10 (1.18%) Gradle
9 10 (1.18%) LoadRunner
9 10 (1.18%) SonarQube
10 9 (1.06%) JMeter
10 9 (1.06%) Mocha
10 9 (1.06%) REST Assured
11 8 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (0.94%) Selenium
11 8 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 141 (16.63%) Finance
2 108 (12.74%) Marketing
2 108 (12.74%) Telecoms
3 101 (11.91%) Manufacturing
4 93 (10.97%) Electronics
5 45 (5.31%) Law
6 42 (4.95%) Local Government
7 20 (2.36%) Legal
8 16 (1.89%) Police
9 14 (1.65%) Publishing
9 14 (1.65%) Retail
10 8 (0.94%) Banking
11 5 (0.59%) Billing
11 5 (0.59%) French Language
11 5 (0.59%) German Language
11 5 (0.59%) Social Housing
11 5 (0.59%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.47%) Fire and Rescue
13 3 (0.35%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.24%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 168 (19.81%) Developer
2 106 (12.50%) Architect
3 85 (10.02%) Analyst
4 47 (5.54%) Java Developer
5 46 (5.42%) Project Manager
6 42 (4.95%) Business Analyst
7 34 (4.01%) Technical Architect
8 32 (3.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 30 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
10 26 (3.07%) Designer
11 24 (2.83%) Consultant
12 20 (2.36%) Delivery Manager
13 19 (2.24%) Programme Manager
14 16 (1.89%) Full Stack Developer
14 16 (1.89%) Risk Manager
15 15 (1.77%) Information Manager
15 15 (1.77%) Research Analyst
15 15 (1.77%) Windows Engineer
16 14 (1.65%) Business Manager
16 14 (1.65%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (6.72%) HTML
2 52 (6.13%) CSS
3 51 (6.01%) Node.js
4 35 (4.13%) Web Services
5 33 (3.89%) AngularJS
6 32 (3.77%) REST
7 30 (3.54%) .NET
8 25 (2.95%) Spring
9 24 (2.83%) XML
10 22 (2.59%) HTML5
10 22 (2.59%) Sass
10 22 (2.59%) Spring Boot
11 20 (2.36%) SOAP
12 19 (2.24%) JAX-RS
12 19 (2.24%) JSON
13 18 (2.12%) jQuery
14 17 (2.00%) React
14 17 (2.00%) RESTful
15 16 (1.89%) ActiveMQ
16 14 (1.65%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 103 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (6.96%) User Experience
3 43 (5.07%) Management Information System
4 30 (3.54%) NHS
5 20 (2.36%) Taxonomies
6 19 (2.24%) Data Centre
7 13 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (1.53%) Social Media
8 12 (1.42%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.06%) Cloud Native
10 8 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (0.94%) Virtual Team
11 7 (0.83%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.59%) Blackberry
13 5 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.47%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.47%) CMDB
14 4 (0.47%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.47%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 70 (8.25%) Windows
2 65 (7.67%) Linux
3 34 (4.01%) Unix
3 34 (4.01%) Windows 10
4 25 (2.95%) Mac OS X
5 10 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.18%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.06%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.94%) Android
8 4 (0.47%) CentOS
8 4 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.35%) Debian
9 3 (0.35%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (34.20%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
3 121 (14.27%) DevOps
4 117 (13.80%) Programme Management
5 94 (11.08%) Digital Marketing
6 82 (9.67%) Migration
7 80 (9.43%) TDD
8 78 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 77 (9.08%) Test Automation
10 75 (8.84%) Microservices
11 69 (8.14%) Project Management
11 69 (8.14%) Scrum
12 64 (7.55%) Decision-Making
13 59 (6.96%) ITIL
14 56 (6.60%) Business Case
15 51 (6.01%) Data Science
15 51 (6.01%) Project Delivery
16 50 (5.90%) Information Management
17 48 (5.66%) Problem-Solving
17 48 (5.66%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (14.62%) Java
2 87 (10.26%) SQL
3 74 (8.73%) JavaScript
4 58 (6.84%) Python
5 36 (4.25%) Java 8
6 25 (2.95%) C#
7 16 (1.89%) C
8 14 (1.65%) Shell Script
9 12 (1.42%) Bash Shell
9 12 (1.42%) Perl
9 12 (1.42%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.18%) Ruby
10 10 (1.18%) TypeScript
11 9 (1.06%) Apex Code
11 9 (1.06%) PL/SQL
12 8 (0.94%) SPARQL
13 7 (0.83%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.71%) R
14 6 (0.71%) SHACL
15 4 (0.47%) C++
Qualifications
1 355 (41.86%) Security Cleared
2 291 (34.32%) SC Cleared
3 63 (7.43%) DV Cleared
4 44 (5.19%) Degree
5 35 (4.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (1.65%) DBS Check
7 10 (1.18%) CISM
7 10 (1.18%) CISSP
7 10 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
8 8 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (0.83%) CCNA
9 7 (0.83%) CISA
10 4 (0.47%) CCIE
10 4 (0.47%) CCNP
10 4 (0.47%) CLAS
10 4 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.47%) GIAC
11 3 (0.35%) ISEB
11 3 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.07%) QA
2 23 (2.71%) WCAG
3 22 (2.59%) PMO
4 18 (2.12%) GDPR
5 12 (1.42%) Data Quality
5 12 (1.42%) SLA
6 11 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.94%) COBIT
7 8 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 8 (0.94%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.71%) NCSC
9 6 (0.71%) NIST
10 3 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17025
11 2 (0.24%) Section 508
11 2 (0.24%) WAI
12 1 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 74 (8.73%) Docker
2 39 (4.60%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.35%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.24%) Firmware
6 2 (0.24%) oVirt
6 2 (0.24%) Postfix
6 2 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.12%) HDFS
7 1 (0.12%) vSphere
7 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 53 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 44 (5.19%) Terraform
3 32 (3.77%) SCCM
4 27 (3.18%) Ansible
5 13 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (1.18%) Puppet
7 9 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.83%) Kibana
8 7 (0.83%) logstash
9 6 (0.71%) AirWatch
9 6 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.71%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.47%) Istio
10 4 (0.47%) Rancher
10 4 (0.47%) SCOM
11 3 (0.35%) Consul
11 3 (0.35%) Packer
12 2 (0.24%) Grafana
12 2 (0.24%) Rundeck
12 2 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 151 (17.81%) Microsoft
2 98 (11.56%) SAP
3 38 (4.48%) Oracle
4 18 (2.12%) ServiceNow
5 16 (1.89%) Cisco
6 12 (1.42%) VMware
7 11 (1.30%) Google
7 11 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.18%) Tableau
9 8 (0.94%) Splunk
10 7 (0.83%) CA
10 7 (0.83%) Citrix
10 7 (0.83%) Databricks
10 7 (0.83%) Sparx
11 6 (0.71%) Atlassian
11 6 (0.71%) Northgate
11 6 (0.71%) Palo Alto
11 6 (0.71%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.71%) SolarWinds
12 5 (0.59%) Thycotic