Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 43 33 56
Rank change year-on-year -10 +23 +18
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 2,001 1,084 1,369
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.32% 6.05% 4.60%
As % of the General category 9.21% 10.56% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,471 843 1,022
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +1.52%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 30
10th Percentile £14.45 £12.50 -
25th Percentile £19.40 £12.74 £12.44
Median hourly rate £30.00 £17.93 £13.58
Median % change year-on-year +67.32% +32.08% -43.63%
75th Percentile £37.27 £27.95 £22.02
90th Percentile - £46.81 £25.27
England median hourly rate £17.12 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -9.89% +11.76% -2.86%

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 21,730 10,263 15,987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.79% 57.24% 53.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,607 7,421 11,409
10th Percentile £375 £318 £298
25th Percentile £475 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £520 £513
Median % change year-on-year +10.58% +1.46% -0.97%
75th Percentile £688 £625 £625
90th Percentile £775 £713 £700
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 106 231
10th Percentile £17.00 £14.50 £12.50
25th Percentile £22.09 £20.00 £16.56
Median hourly rate £35.08 £27.08 £20.86
Median % change year-on-year +29.55% +29.79% +6.97%
75th Percentile £49.25 £45.63 £29.96
90th Percentile £61.75 £59.88 £51.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £23.47 £18.70
% change year-on-year -14.78% +25.51% +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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -5 162 £500 +17.65% 86
South London -5 42 £425 -16.05% 5
East London 0 20 £600 +41.18% 29
West London -21 15 £350 -26.32% 38
North London +1 7 £329 -15.16% 4
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 679 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
2 544 (27.19%) Security Cleared
3 430 (21.49%) SC Cleared
4 400 (19.99%) Finance
5 315 (15.74%) Social Skills
6 313 (15.64%) Azure
7 299 (14.94%) Business Intelligence
8 270 (13.49%) DevOps
9 266 (13.29%) AWS
10 259 (12.94%) Programme Management
11 244 (12.19%) Marketing
12 231 (11.54%) Microsoft
13 229 (11.44%) SAP
14 226 (11.29%) Telecoms
15 222 (11.09%) Manufacturing
16 220 (10.99%) Stakeholder Management
16 220 (10.99%) Digital Marketing
17 219 (10.94%) Electronics
18 187 (9.35%) SQL
19 172 (8.60%) User Research
20 168 (8.40%) Python
20 168 (8.40%) Project Management
21 152 (7.60%) Terraform
22 149 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
22 149 (7.45%) Java
23 148 (7.40%) CI/CD
24 135 (6.75%) Service Design
25 128 (6.40%) Analytics
26 126 (6.30%) Kubernetes
27 115 (5.75%) Migration

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 66 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 47 (2.35%) Confluence
3 30 (1.50%) Apache Spark
4 17 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (0.70%) CMS
6 11 (0.55%) Apache
6 11 (0.55%) IIS
6 11 (0.55%) SAS
7 10 (0.50%) Jupyter
8 8 (0.40%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.30%) Appian
10 5 (0.25%) WildFly
11 4 (0.20%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.15%) JBoss
12 3 (0.15%) nginx
12 3 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.15%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.15%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.15%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.100%) Moodle
Applications
1 46 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (2.05%) Microsoft Project
3 37 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
4 28 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.35%) Sketch
7 6 (0.30%) InVision
7 6 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.100%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.050%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.050%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (0.85%) Cerner Millennium
2 16 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.40%) iTrent
4 5 (0.25%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.100%) SystmOne
7 1 (0.050%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.050%) HFM
7 1 (0.050%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.050%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.050%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.050%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.050%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 313 (15.64%) Azure
2 266 (13.29%) AWS
3 95 (4.75%) Power Platform
4 75 (3.75%) Microsoft 365
5 55 (2.75%) GCP
6 52 (2.60%) Serverless
7 46 (2.30%) GitHub
8 44 (2.20%) PaaS
9 43 (2.15%) IaaS
10 33 (1.65%) Amazon S3
10 33 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
11 31 (1.55%) SaaS
12 28 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
13 25 (1.25%) OpenShift
14 24 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
14 24 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
14 24 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
15 18 (0.90%) GitHub Actions
15 18 (0.90%) Slack
16 16 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.95%) Firewall
2 35 (1.75%) Internet
3 33 (1.65%) WAN
4 27 (1.35%) HTTP
5 24 (1.20%) DNS
5 24 (1.20%) LAN
6 18 (0.90%) TCP/IP
7 17 (0.85%) SAN
8 12 (0.60%) Intranet
8 12 (0.60%) Network Security
9 10 (0.50%) FTP
10 9 (0.45%) SD-WAN
10 9 (0.45%) Unified Communications
10 9 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.35%) Ethernet
11 7 (0.35%) PABX
12 6 (0.30%) DHCP
12 6 (0.30%) SMTP
12 6 (0.30%) VPN
12 6 (0.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (4.30%) Power BI
2 63 (3.15%) Metadata
3 56 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
4 52 (2.60%) SQL Server
5 39 (1.95%) Tableau
6 38 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
7 36 (1.80%) Big Data
8 33 (1.65%) MongoDB
9 29 (1.45%) Metadata Repository
10 22 (1.10%) Pentaho
11 21 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 21 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
12 20 (1.00%) Data Lake
12 20 (1.00%) NoSQL
13 17 (0.85%) Relational Database
14 16 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
15 15 (0.75%) Amazon Athena
15 15 (0.75%) MySQL
16 14 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 105 (5.25%) JIRA
2 75 (3.75%) Git (software)
3 68 (3.40%) Jenkins
4 28 (1.40%) Cucumber
4 28 (1.40%) GitLab
5 26 (1.30%) SonarQube
6 25 (1.25%) JMeter
7 23 (1.15%) Selenium
8 19 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
9 18 (0.90%) Maven
9 18 (0.90%) Postman
10 16 (0.80%) Bitbucket
11 12 (0.60%) Cypress.io
12 11 (0.55%) CircleCI
12 11 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (0.45%) Subversion
14 7 (0.35%) Artifactory
14 7 (0.35%) Gradle
14 7 (0.35%) SoapUI
14 7 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 400 (19.99%) Finance
2 315 (15.74%) Social Skills
3 244 (12.19%) Marketing
4 226 (11.29%) Telecoms
5 222 (11.09%) Manufacturing
6 219 (10.94%) Electronics
7 149 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
8 42 (2.10%) Local Government
9 38 (1.90%) Influencing Skills
10 36 (1.80%) Legal
11 35 (1.75%) Presentation Skills
12 29 (1.45%) Organisational Skills
13 18 (0.90%) Law
14 17 (0.85%) Publishing
15 14 (0.70%) Banking
16 11 (0.55%) Back Office
17 10 (0.50%) Police
18 9 (0.45%) Retail
19 7 (0.35%) Billing
19 7 (0.35%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 281 (14.04%) Analyst
2 250 (12.49%) Architect
3 222 (11.09%) Developer
4 137 (6.85%) Designer
5 127 (6.35%) Business Analyst
6 111 (5.55%) DevOps Engineer
7 94 (4.70%) Project Manager
8 67 (3.35%) Data Analyst
9 62 (3.10%) User Researcher
10 61 (3.05%) Delivery Manager
11 58 (2.90%) Data Architect
12 57 (2.85%) Senior Analyst
13 55 (2.75%) Consultant
14 54 (2.70%) Data Engineer
15 51 (2.55%) Technical Architect
16 50 (2.50%) Azure Engineer
17 49 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
18 44 (2.20%) Java Developer
19 40 (2.00%) AWS Engineer
20 38 (1.90%) Content Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (3.65%) HTML
2 60 (3.00%) .NET
3 59 (2.95%) CSS
4 45 (2.25%) REST
5 43 (2.15%) Node.js
6 41 (2.05%) Kafka
6 41 (2.05%) React
7 39 (1.95%) Web Services
8 32 (1.60%) Spring
9 30 (1.50%) RESTful
10 29 (1.45%) SOAP
11 28 (1.40%) Spring Boot
12 24 (1.20%) AngularJS
12 24 (1.20%) JSON
13 22 (1.10%) XML
14 21 (1.05%) ASP.NET
15 18 (0.90%) Elastic Stack
16 15 (0.75%) .NET Core
17 14 (0.70%) ARM Templates
17 14 (0.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 91 (4.55%) User Experience
2 74 (3.70%) NHS
3 65 (3.25%) Management Information System
4 41 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
5 29 (1.45%) Data Centre
6 26 (1.30%) Public Cloud
7 23 (1.15%) Cloud Native
8 21 (1.05%) Legacy Systems
9 14 (0.70%) Reference Data
9 14 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (0.70%) Virtual Team
10 13 (0.65%) Mobile App
11 11 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
11 11 (0.55%) Social Media
12 9 (0.45%) Algorithms
12 9 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.45%) PKI
13 8 (0.40%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.35%) Legacy Applications
15 6 (0.30%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 102 (5.10%) Linux
2 95 (4.75%) Windows
3 30 (1.50%) Unix
4 29 (1.45%) Windows Server
5 26 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (1.15%) Windows 10
7 15 (0.75%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.35%) CentOS
8 7 (0.35%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.25%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.15%) Android
11 3 (0.15%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.100%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.050%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.050%) VMS
13 1 (0.050%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
2 299 (14.94%) Business Intelligence
3 270 (13.49%) DevOps
4 259 (12.94%) Programme Management
5 220 (10.99%) Digital Marketing
5 220 (10.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 172 (8.60%) User Research
7 168 (8.40%) Project Management
8 148 (7.40%) CI/CD
9 135 (6.75%) Service Design
10 128 (6.40%) Analytics
11 115 (5.75%) Migration
12 114 (5.70%) Cybersecurity
12 114 (5.70%) Problem-Solving
13 112 (5.60%) Test Automation
14 108 (5.40%) Microservices
15 97 (4.85%) Scrum
16 92 (4.60%) User Stories
17 90 (4.50%) Change Management
18 89 (4.45%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 187 (9.35%) SQL
2 168 (8.40%) Python
3 149 (7.45%) Java
4 107 (5.35%) JavaScript
5 49 (2.45%) C#
6 34 (1.70%) TypeScript
7 33 (1.65%) R
8 31 (1.55%) PowerShell
9 29 (1.45%) Ruby
10 26 (1.30%) C
11 20 (1.00%) Bash
11 20 (1.00%) T-SQL
12 15 (0.75%) Go
12 15 (0.75%) Shell Script
13 13 (0.65%) PHP
13 13 (0.65%) Scala
14 10 (0.50%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.45%) C++
15 9 (0.45%) Java 8
16 8 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 544 (27.19%) Security Cleared
2 430 (21.49%) SC Cleared
3 73 (3.65%) Degree
4 45 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 28 (1.40%) DV Cleared
6 23 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (1.00%) DBS Check
8 18 (0.90%) MCSE
9 16 (0.80%) CISSP
10 14 (0.70%) AWS Certification
11 13 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (0.65%) Master's Degree
12 12 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
13 11 (0.55%) ISEB
14 10 (0.50%) ISTQB
14 10 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 8 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
16 6 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (4.35%) QA
2 65 (3.25%) Accessibility
3 42 (2.10%) PMO
4 26 (1.30%) NCSC
5 21 (1.05%) Data Quality
5 21 (1.05%) SLA
6 16 (0.80%) GDPR
6 16 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.65%) NIST
8 11 (0.55%) WCAG
9 9 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
10 8 (0.40%) GRC
11 7 (0.35%) COBIT
12 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.15%) P3O
14 2 (0.100%) Actionable Recommendations
14 2 (0.100%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 2 (0.100%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.100%) PCI DSS
14 2 (0.100%) WAI
System Software
1 113 (5.65%) Docker
2 76 (3.80%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.30%) DFS Replication
7 4 (0.20%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.15%) NFS
8 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.15%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.15%) XenApp
9 2 (0.100%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.100%) LXC
9 2 (0.100%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.100%) vCloud
9 2 (0.100%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.100%) vSphere
10 1 (0.050%) Firmware
10 1 (0.050%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.050%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 152 (7.60%) Terraform
2 126 (6.30%) Kubernetes
3 77 (3.85%) Ansible
4 31 (1.55%) Puppet
5 25 (1.25%) Grafana
6 21 (1.05%) Kibana
6 21 (1.05%) Prometheus
7 20 (1.00%) SCCM
8 14 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
9 13 (0.65%) Istio
10 10 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
12 7 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 6 (0.30%) Argo
13 6 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
14 5 (0.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 5 (0.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 5 (0.25%) WSUS
15 3 (0.15%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 231 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 229 (11.44%) SAP
3 62 (3.10%) Oracle
4 42 (2.10%) Red Hat
5 40 (2.00%) VMware
6 37 (1.85%) ServiceNow
7 36 (1.80%) Cisco
8 33 (1.65%) Google
9 29 (1.45%) Splunk
10 26 (1.30%) Informatica
11 24 (1.20%) Remedy
12 22 (1.10%) Sparx
13 20 (1.00%) Cadence
14 18 (0.90%) Cerner
15 17 (0.85%) Atlassian
16 16 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
17 15 (0.75%) Databricks
17 15 (0.75%) Synopsys
18 14 (0.70%) Citrix
19 13 (0.65%) Talend