Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 76 57
Rank change year-on-year +18 -19 -7
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 1,375 1,612 2,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.02% 3.45% 4.23%
As % of the General category 9.24% 7.41% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 952 1,179 1,436
London median daily rate £500 £500 £477
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.93% +5.89%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £286
90th Percentile £650 £675 £656
England median daily rate £454 £454 £450
% change year-on-year - +0.89% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 52 41
London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.08 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.64% +16.89% -2.37%
10th Percentile £12.44 £16.60 £11.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £42.07 £40.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.16 £16.00
% change year-on-year -0.87% +13.48% +3.23%

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 14,878 21,746 23,349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.51% 46.47% 49.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,486 15,495 16,835
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £323 £310
90th Percentile £713 £700 £688
England median daily rate £493 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +1.03% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 252 225
London median hourly rate £23.79 £23.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +6.82% +8.51%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.32 £13.31
90th Percentile £52.50 £56.03 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.56 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.05% -4.19% +10.36%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Public Sector as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in London

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Public Sector in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Public Sector in London

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in London over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Public Sector in London

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Public Sector in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Public Sector in London

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in London over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor 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 7 December 2019. 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 +44 289 £450 -5.26% 47
South London +8 132 £480 -11.93% 10
West London +25 42 £400 -5.88% 26
East London +29 26 £383 -25.27% 6
North London +6 4 £225 -36.17% 6
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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.

1 478 (34.76%) Agile Software Development
2 459 (33.38%) Security Cleared
3 368 (26.76%) SC Cleared
4 273 (19.85%) Finance
5 215 (15.64%) Microsoft
6 206 (14.98%) Business Intelligence
7 180 (13.09%) Programme Management
8 172 (12.51%) Telecoms
9 170 (12.36%) Java
10 159 (11.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 157 (11.42%) Manufacturing
12 149 (10.84%) Azure
13 147 (10.69%) AWS
13 147 (10.69%) DevOps
14 146 (10.62%) SAP
15 144 (10.47%) JavaScript
15 144 (10.47%) Marketing
16 136 (9.89%) Digital Marketing
17 135 (9.82%) Electronics
18 134 (9.75%) Project Management
19 126 (9.16%) Windows
20 124 (9.02%) SQL
21 120 (8.73%) Migration
22 115 (8.36%) HTML
23 112 (8.15%) Scrum
24 100 (7.27%) JIRA
25 91 (6.62%) Python
26 89 (6.47%) ITIL
27 88 (6.40%) Office 365
28 85 (6.18%) 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 76 (5.53%) SharePoint
2 72 (5.24%) Confluence
3 33 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (1.24%) CMS
5 16 (1.16%) MS Exchange
5 16 (1.16%) Skype for Business
6 15 (1.09%) OpenStack
7 14 (1.02%) JBoss
8 12 (0.87%) IIS
8 12 (0.87%) WebLogic
9 10 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (0.58%) SAS
11 7 (0.51%) nginx
12 6 (0.44%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.36%) Camunda
13 5 (0.36%) MQSeries
14 4 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.29%) Jadu
15 3 (0.22%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 56 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (2.18%) Microsoft Project
4 21 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.02%) Sketch
6 12 (0.87%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.58%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.29%) InVision
10 4 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.22%) SPSS
12 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.15%) Figma
12 2 (0.15%) InDesign
13 1 (0.073%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.073%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.073%) Adobe XD
13 1 (0.073%) Stata
Business Applications
1 53 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.51%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.29%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.29%) Primavera
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle AML
4 3 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.15%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.073%) Maximo
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.073%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.073%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.073%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.073%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 149 (10.84%) Azure
2 147 (10.69%) AWS
3 88 (6.40%) Office 365
4 59 (4.29%) Power Platform
5 39 (2.84%) GitHub
6 32 (2.33%) PaaS
7 29 (2.11%) SaaS
8 28 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
9 25 (1.82%) GCP
10 19 (1.38%) Serverless
11 18 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
12 14 (1.02%) Apigee
13 12 (0.87%) OneDrive
14 11 (0.80%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.80%) PowerApps
15 10 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (0.73%) Google Analytics
16 9 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
16 9 (0.65%) IaaS
16 9 (0.65%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.11%) Firewall
2 21 (1.53%) WAN
3 16 (1.16%) DNS
3 16 (1.16%) Internet
4 14 (1.02%) LAN
5 13 (0.95%) TCP/IP
6 12 (0.87%) Skype
6 12 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (0.73%) HTTP
8 9 (0.65%) Network Security
9 8 (0.58%) Unified Communications
9 8 (0.58%) VPN
10 7 (0.51%) Broadband
10 7 (0.51%) Softphone
11 6 (0.44%) Bluetooth
12 5 (0.36%) SSL
12 5 (0.36%) VoIP
13 4 (0.29%) DHCP
13 4 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (0.29%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (5.89%) SQL Server
2 74 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
3 53 (3.85%) Power BI
4 45 (3.27%) Big Data
5 42 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (1.31%) MongoDB
7 17 (1.24%) Amazon Redshift
7 17 (1.24%) MySQL
7 17 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (1.24%) Star Schema
8 14 (1.02%) Oracle Database
9 13 (0.95%) Relational Database
10 12 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
10 12 (0.87%) NoSQL
11 11 (0.80%) GIS
11 11 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 100 (7.27%) JIRA
2 83 (6.04%) Git (software)
3 71 (5.16%) Jenkins
4 31 (2.25%) Visual Studio
5 19 (1.38%) Maven
5 19 (1.38%) Selenium
6 17 (1.24%) JUnit
7 15 (1.09%) Protractor
7 15 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (1.02%) Karma Test Runner
9 12 (0.87%) Grunt
9 12 (0.87%) gulp
9 12 (0.87%) webpack
10 11 (0.80%) git-flow
10 11 (0.80%) JMeter
10 11 (0.80%) Moq
11 10 (0.73%) Jasmine
11 10 (0.73%) SonarQube
12 9 (0.65%) GitLab
12 9 (0.65%) Subversion
General
1 273 (19.85%) Finance
2 172 (12.51%) Telecoms
3 157 (11.42%) Manufacturing
4 144 (10.47%) Marketing
5 135 (9.82%) Electronics
6 43 (3.13%) Local Government
7 41 (2.98%) Law
8 37 (2.69%) Retail
9 19 (1.38%) Legal
10 18 (1.31%) Banking
11 17 (1.24%) Police
12 8 (0.58%) Publishing
13 5 (0.36%) Advertising
13 5 (0.36%) Fire and Rescue
14 4 (0.29%) Environmental Health
14 4 (0.29%) German Language
14 4 (0.29%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.22%) Back Office
15 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 242 (17.60%) Developer
2 191 (13.89%) Analyst
3 153 (11.13%) Architect
4 89 (6.47%) Project Manager
5 87 (6.33%) Business Analyst
6 60 (4.36%) Consultant
7 53 (3.85%) Java Developer
8 50 (3.64%) DevOps Engineer
8 50 (3.64%) Technical Architect
9 44 (3.20%) Designer
10 25 (1.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 25 (1.82%) Ruby Developer
10 25 (1.82%) User Researcher
11 24 (1.75%) Delivery Manager
12 23 (1.67%) IT Analyst
12 23 (1.67%) Service Manager
13 21 (1.53%) .NET Developer
13 21 (1.53%) Solutions Architect
14 19 (1.38%) IT Manager
14 19 (1.38%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (8.36%) HTML
2 77 (5.60%) CSS
3 56 (4.07%) .NET
4 53 (3.85%) Node.js
5 50 (3.64%) Web Services
6 44 (3.20%) Ruby on Rails
7 39 (2.84%) REST
8 35 (2.55%) AngularJS
8 35 (2.55%) RESTful
9 34 (2.47%) Spring
10 32 (2.33%) XML
11 26 (1.89%) HTML5
12 25 (1.82%) jQuery
12 25 (1.82%) JSON
13 22 (1.60%) React
14 21 (1.53%) Redux
14 21 (1.53%) SOAP
15 19 (1.38%) CSS3
15 19 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
16 17 (1.24%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 85 (6.18%) User Experience
2 65 (4.73%) Management Information System
3 64 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (3.56%) Data Centre
4 49 (3.56%) NHS
5 18 (1.31%) Public Cloud
6 15 (1.09%) Blackberry
7 13 (0.95%) Blog
7 13 (0.95%) Driving Licence
7 13 (0.95%) Social Media
8 11 (0.80%) Cloud Native
9 10 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (0.73%) W3C
10 9 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (0.65%) Semantic Web
11 8 (0.58%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.51%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.44%) Freedom of Information
13 6 (0.44%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 126 (9.16%) Windows
2 85 (6.18%) Linux
3 71 (5.16%) Windows 10
4 25 (1.82%) Unix
5 23 (1.67%) Ubuntu
6 22 (1.60%) Windows 7
7 21 (1.53%) Apple iOS
8 18 (1.31%) Mac OS
9 16 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.95%) Android
11 11 (0.80%) Windows Server
12 10 (0.73%) CentOS
12 10 (0.73%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.51%) Debian
14 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.15%) VMS
17 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (34.76%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (14.98%) Business Intelligence
3 180 (13.09%) Programme Management
4 159 (11.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 147 (10.69%) DevOps
6 136 (9.89%) Digital Marketing
7 134 (9.75%) Project Management
8 120 (8.73%) Migration
9 112 (8.15%) Scrum
10 89 (6.47%) ITIL
11 78 (5.67%) Microservices
12 76 (5.53%) Project Delivery
13 73 (5.31%) Business Analysis
14 72 (5.24%) Test Automation
15 71 (5.16%) Coaching
16 68 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
17 66 (4.80%) Problem-Solving
18 63 (4.58%) Decision-Making
18 63 (4.58%) Service Design
18 63 (4.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 170 (12.36%) Java
2 144 (10.47%) JavaScript
3 124 (9.02%) SQL
4 91 (6.62%) Python
5 82 (5.96%) Ruby
6 39 (2.84%) C#
7 30 (2.18%) PowerShell
8 25 (1.82%) Bash Shell
9 22 (1.60%) PL/SQL
10 21 (1.53%) C
10 21 (1.53%) T-SQL
11 20 (1.45%) Go
12 19 (1.38%) Java 8
13 16 (1.16%) ES6
14 13 (0.95%) Perl
14 13 (0.95%) TypeScript
15 12 (0.87%) Groovy
16 11 (0.80%) R
17 10 (0.73%) PHP
18 9 (0.65%) C++
Qualifications
1 459 (33.38%) Security Cleared
2 368 (26.76%) SC Cleared
3 64 (4.65%) Degree
4 37 (2.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 29 (2.11%) CTC Cleared
5 29 (2.11%) DV Cleared
6 22 (1.60%) DBS Check
7 18 (1.31%) APMG
8 16 (1.16%) PMP
9 14 (1.02%) BC Cleared
9 14 (1.02%) CISSP
10 12 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.80%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.65%) CISM
13 7 (0.51%) CEH
13 7 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (0.44%) HND
14 6 (0.44%) ISEB
15 5 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.25%) WCAG
2 27 (1.96%) QA
3 25 (1.82%) GDPR
4 24 (1.75%) PMO
4 24 (1.75%) SLA
5 13 (0.95%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.87%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.65%) NIST
9 8 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 6 (0.44%) NCSC
11 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.15%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.15%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.073%) COBIT
13 1 (0.073%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 76 (5.53%) Active Directory
2 74 (5.38%) Docker
3 11 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.22%) XenApp
7 2 (0.15%) Firmware
7 2 (0.15%) Postfix
7 2 (0.15%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.073%) NFS
8 1 (0.073%) Samba
8 1 (0.073%) Snort
8 1 (0.073%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.073%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 75 (5.45%) Kubernetes
2 59 (4.29%) Ansible
3 58 (4.22%) Terraform
4 45 (3.27%) Puppet
5 44 (3.20%) SCCM
6 27 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (1.38%) Consul
8 18 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
9 15 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
10 14 (1.02%) AirWatch
11 12 (0.87%) Salt
12 11 (0.80%) Packer
13 7 (0.51%) WSUS
14 6 (0.44%) Kibana
15 5 (0.36%) logstash
16 4 (0.29%) Data Guard
16 4 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
17 3 (0.22%) Nessus
18 2 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
18 2 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 215 (15.64%) Microsoft
2 146 (10.62%) SAP
3 70 (5.09%) Oracle
4 38 (2.76%) Google
5 23 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
6 19 (1.38%) Red Hat
7 18 (1.31%) VMware
8 17 (1.24%) Cisco
9 16 (1.16%) IBM
9 16 (1.16%) Northgate
10 15 (1.09%) CA
10 15 (1.09%) ServiceNow
11 14 (1.02%) Greenplum
12 12 (0.87%) Citrix
13 11 (0.80%) Sybase
13 11 (0.80%) Tableau
14 9 (0.65%) Adobe
14 9 (0.65%) Atlassian
14 9 (0.65%) HP
15 8 (0.58%) Informatica