Period
to 4 April 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 4 April 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 43 60 68
Rank change year-on-year +17 +8 -20
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 1,325 1,746 1,742
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.26% 4.10% 3.74%
As % of the General category 12.06% 8.90% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 932 1,282 1,289
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £320 £331 £278
90th Percentile £675 £663 £660
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 60 43
Median hourly rate £25.05 £28.00 £20.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.55% +36.45% +3.90%
10th Percentile £12.44 £16.37 £11.81
90th Percentile £42.30 £38.53 £31.20
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £15.66
% change year-on-year -5.00% +27.71% -3.21%

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 10,985 19,626 22,112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.64% 46.14% 47.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,622 13,854 15,812
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.95% +0.05%
10th Percentile £323 £325 £313
90th Percentile £725 £700 £700
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 219 291
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £23.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +6.95% +1.63%
10th Percentile £12.49 £14.95 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £47.83
Median hourly rate £23.94 £22.92 £22.02
% change year-on-year +4.47% +4.09% +2.31%

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 4 April 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 4 April 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 4 April 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 +32 238 £519 +14.26% 20
South London +3 121 £511 +2.25% 13
West London +39 36 £450 +9.42% 15
East London +42 25 £350 -41.67% 5
North London +19 11 £425 +7.94% 4
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 4 April 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.

1 474 (35.77%) Security Cleared
2 471 (35.55%) Agile Software Development
3 377 (28.45%) SC Cleared
4 212 (16.00%) Microsoft
4 212 (16.00%) DevOps
5 208 (15.70%) Azure
6 187 (14.11%) Finance
7 177 (13.36%) AWS
8 163 (12.30%) Business Intelligence
9 160 (12.08%) Java
10 146 (11.02%) SQL
11 144 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 132 (9.96%) Docker
13 127 (9.58%) Programme Management
14 123 (9.28%) Kubernetes
15 122 (9.21%) Migration
16 114 (8.60%) Project Management
16 114 (8.60%) Windows
17 113 (8.53%) Scrum
18 111 (8.38%) Microservices
19 110 (8.30%) Telecoms
20 108 (8.15%) SQL Server
20 108 (8.15%) JIRA
21 104 (7.85%) Git (software)
22 103 (7.77%) JavaScript
22 103 (7.77%) Jenkins
23 102 (7.70%) Linux
24 98 (7.40%) SAP
24 98 (7.40%) Manufacturing
24 98 (7.40%) Marketing

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 83 (6.26%) Confluence
2 71 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 25 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (1.28%) CMS
4 17 (1.28%) WebLogic
5 14 (1.06%) Apache
6 13 (0.98%) SAS
6 13 (0.98%) Skype for Business
7 12 (0.91%) nginx
8 11 (0.83%) Red Hat Fuse
9 10 (0.75%) JBoss
10 7 (0.53%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.45%) MQSeries
12 5 (0.38%) Camunda
12 5 (0.38%) Drupal
12 5 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.30%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.30%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.30%) Jadu
Applications
1 62 (4.68%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.83%) Sketch
5 10 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.68%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.30%) SPSS
9 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.15%) Figma
10 2 (0.15%) InVision
11 1 (0.075%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.075%) Stata
Business Applications
1 61 (4.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
3 8 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.45%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.30%) Primavera
6 3 (0.23%) Northgate Housing
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle AML
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.15%) Maximo
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.15%) SystmOne
8 1 (0.075%) CA PPM
8 1 (0.075%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.075%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.075%) Shopify
8 1 (0.075%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 208 (15.70%) Azure
2 177 (13.36%) AWS
3 87 (6.57%) Office 365
4 65 (4.91%) SaaS
5 44 (3.32%) Power Platform
6 43 (3.25%) Dynamics 365
7 37 (2.79%) GitHub
7 37 (2.79%) PaaS
8 32 (2.42%) GCP
9 24 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
10 22 (1.66%) IaaS
11 20 (1.51%) Serverless
12 12 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
13 11 (0.83%) Amazon S3
13 11 (0.83%) OneDrive
14 7 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.53%) Firebase
14 7 (0.53%) Slack
15 6 (0.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.72%) Firewall
2 33 (2.49%) DNS
3 19 (1.43%) Network Security
4 16 (1.21%) SSL
4 16 (1.21%) WAN
5 14 (1.06%) HTTP
6 13 (0.98%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.75%) Kerberos
8 9 (0.68%) LAN
8 9 (0.68%) VPN
8 9 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (0.60%) Skype
10 7 (0.53%) Intranet
11 6 (0.45%) Broadband
11 6 (0.45%) DHCP
12 5 (0.38%) Bluetooth
12 5 (0.38%) Internet
13 4 (0.30%) HTTPS
14 3 (0.23%) Wireless
15 2 (0.15%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.62%) Big Data
3 42 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
3 42 (3.17%) Power BI
4 29 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (1.81%) Relational Database
6 22 (1.66%) MySQL
7 18 (1.36%) NoSQL
8 15 (1.13%) Hadoop
8 15 (1.13%) MongoDB
9 14 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (0.75%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (0.60%) Triplestore
13 7 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.45%) DataStage
14 6 (0.45%) HBase
Development Applications
1 108 (8.15%) JIRA
2 104 (7.85%) Git (software)
3 103 (7.77%) Jenkins
4 29 (2.19%) Maven
5 26 (1.96%) GitLab
6 24 (1.81%) Selenium
7 21 (1.58%) JUnit
8 20 (1.51%) Cucumber
9 16 (1.21%) Artifactory
9 16 (1.21%) Mockito
9 16 (1.21%) Visual Studio
10 14 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (0.91%) JMeter
11 12 (0.91%) Subversion
12 10 (0.75%) Postman
12 10 (0.75%) Protractor
13 9 (0.68%) Jasmine
13 9 (0.68%) Moq
13 9 (0.68%) SonarQube
14 8 (0.60%) Bitbucket
General
1 187 (14.11%) Finance
2 110 (8.30%) Telecoms
3 98 (7.40%) Manufacturing
3 98 (7.40%) Marketing
4 92 (6.94%) Electronics
5 71 (5.36%) Local Government
6 38 (2.87%) Law
7 25 (1.89%) Retail
8 22 (1.66%) Legal
9 19 (1.43%) Police
10 15 (1.13%) Publishing
11 11 (0.83%) Banking
12 3 (0.23%) Advertising
12 3 (0.23%) Fire and Rescue
13 2 (0.15%) Back Office
13 2 (0.15%) Billing
13 2 (0.15%) Environmental Health
13 2 (0.15%) German Language
13 2 (0.15%) Housing Association
13 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 273 (20.60%) Developer
2 192 (14.49%) Architect
3 143 (10.79%) Analyst
4 75 (5.66%) Business Analyst
5 71 (5.36%) Technical Architect
6 69 (5.21%) Project Manager
7 64 (4.83%) DevOps Engineer
8 60 (4.53%) Consultant
9 50 (3.77%) Java Developer
10 42 (3.17%) Designer
11 36 (2.72%) C# Developer
12 30 (2.26%) User Researcher
13 28 (2.11%) .NET Developer
14 26 (1.96%) Solutions Architect
15 23 (1.74%) Windows Engineer
16 22 (1.66%) Tester
17 21 (1.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 20 (1.51%) Service Analyst
19 19 (1.43%) Change Manager
19 19 (1.43%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (6.34%) Web Services
2 69 (5.21%) HTML
3 67 (5.06%) REST
4 64 (4.83%) .NET
5 54 (4.08%) CSS
6 39 (2.94%) AngularJS
6 39 (2.94%) Spring
7 35 (2.64%) React
8 34 (2.57%) Node.js
9 33 (2.49%) XML
10 30 (2.26%) Ruby on Rails
11 29 (2.19%) Spring Boot
12 25 (1.89%) LDAP
12 25 (1.89%) SOAP
13 24 (1.81%) JSON
14 22 (1.66%) .NET Core
15 20 (1.51%) Apache Camel
15 20 (1.51%) Elastic Stack
15 20 (1.51%) RESTful
16 18 (1.36%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 70 (5.28%) User Experience
2 64 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (3.25%) Data Centre
4 40 (3.02%) NHS
5 33 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
6 27 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 23 (1.74%) Cloud Native
8 20 (1.51%) Data Structures
9 15 (1.13%) PKI
10 14 (1.06%) Public Cloud
10 14 (1.06%) Social Media
11 13 (0.98%) Blackberry
12 10 (0.75%) Semantic Web
13 9 (0.68%) Private Cloud
13 9 (0.68%) Taxonomies
14 8 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
14 8 (0.60%) W3C
15 7 (0.53%) Virtual Team
16 6 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
16 6 (0.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 114 (8.60%) Windows
2 102 (7.70%) Linux
3 54 (4.08%) Windows 10
4 26 (1.96%) Unix
5 20 (1.51%) Windows Server
6 17 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.28%) Ubuntu
7 15 (1.13%) Mac OS X
8 14 (1.06%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.75%) Android
9 10 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.53%) CentOS
10 7 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
12 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (0.23%) Debian
15 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (35.55%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (16.00%) DevOps
3 163 (12.30%) Business Intelligence
4 144 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 127 (9.58%) Programme Management
6 122 (9.21%) Migration
7 114 (8.60%) Project Management
8 113 (8.53%) Scrum
9 111 (8.38%) Microservices
10 92 (6.94%) Digital Marketing
11 84 (6.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 80 (6.04%) Test Automation
13 76 (5.74%) ITIL
14 73 (5.51%) Problem-Solving
15 71 (5.36%) Open Source
16 70 (5.28%) Service Design
17 67 (5.06%) CRM
18 64 (4.83%) Risk Management
19 60 (4.53%) Business Analysis
20 58 (4.38%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 160 (12.08%) Java
2 146 (11.02%) SQL
3 103 (7.77%) JavaScript
4 79 (5.96%) C#
5 75 (5.66%) Python
6 53 (4.00%) Ruby
7 36 (2.72%) Java 8
8 29 (2.19%) PowerShell
9 26 (1.96%) C
9 26 (1.96%) PL/SQL
10 22 (1.66%) Bash Shell
11 19 (1.43%) T-SQL
12 17 (1.28%) Groovy
12 17 (1.28%) PHP
13 15 (1.13%) TypeScript
14 10 (0.75%) Scala
15 9 (0.68%) ES6
15 9 (0.68%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.53%) SHACL
16 7 (0.53%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 474 (35.77%) Security Cleared
2 377 (28.45%) SC Cleared
3 49 (3.70%) Degree
4 42 (3.17%) DV Cleared
5 30 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 23 (1.74%) CISSP
7 19 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (1.28%) CISM
9 14 (1.06%) CTC Cleared
10 12 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.83%) CEH
11 11 (0.83%) DBS Check
12 10 (0.75%) AWS Certification
13 9 (0.68%) BC Cleared
13 9 (0.68%) CESG Certified Professional
13 9 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.60%) CLAS
15 5 (0.38%) CompTIA Security+
15 5 (0.38%) RIBA
15 5 (0.38%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.96%) PMO
2 25 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (1.89%) QA
3 23 (1.74%) GDPR
4 19 (1.43%) SLA
5 17 (1.28%) NIST
6 15 (1.13%) NCSC
7 14 (1.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 11 (0.83%) WCAG
9 8 (0.60%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.53%) COBIT
10 7 (0.53%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (0.38%) ISAE 3402
12 4 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
13 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 2 (0.15%) NIST 800
15 1 (0.075%) IEC 61508
15 1 (0.075%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 132 (9.96%) Docker
2 77 (5.81%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.30%) HDFS
8 3 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.15%) Postfix
9 2 (0.15%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.075%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.075%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.075%) NFS
10 1 (0.075%) Oracle Clusterware
10 1 (0.075%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.075%) Snort
10 1 (0.075%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.075%) vSphere
10 1 (0.075%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 123 (9.28%) Kubernetes
2 61 (4.60%) Terraform
3 56 (4.23%) Ansible
4 36 (2.72%) SCCM
5 33 (2.49%) Packer
6 26 (1.96%) Puppet
7 21 (1.58%) Microsoft Intune
8 17 (1.28%) Istio
9 16 (1.21%) Consul
10 14 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
11 11 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (0.53%) Grafana
13 5 (0.38%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 5 (0.38%) Kibana
13 5 (0.38%) Prometheus
13 5 (0.38%) SCOM
13 5 (0.38%) Sysdig
14 4 (0.30%) logstash
14 4 (0.30%) ZABBIX
15 3 (0.23%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 212 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 98 (7.40%) SAP
3 85 (6.42%) Oracle
4 29 (2.19%) Google
5 23 (1.74%) VMware
6 18 (1.36%) Cisco
7 17 (1.28%) Red Hat
7 17 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (1.21%) ServiceNow
9 15 (1.13%) Northgate
10 12 (0.91%) IBM
11 9 (0.68%) Atlassian
12 8 (0.60%) Tableau
13 7 (0.53%) Citrix
13 7 (0.53%) F5
13 7 (0.53%) Informatica
13 7 (0.53%) Liquidlogic
14 6 (0.45%) HP
14 6 (0.45%) Sybase
14 6 (0.45%) Talend