Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 49 40 70
Rank change year-on-year -9 +30 +8
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 1,714 817 1,348
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.86% 5.93% 3.65%
As % of the General category 8.44% 9.95% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,234 659 1,017
10th Percentile £350 £306 £313
25th Percentile £421 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £504 £490
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -2.00%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £669
England median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 42
10th Percentile £14.62 £12.72 £12.44
25th Percentile £19.53 £18.66 £13.45
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.42 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +0.31% +37.08% -16.94%
75th Percentile £29.00 £38.25 £21.50
90th Percentile £30.00 £49.60 £25.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £16.32
% change year-on-year -28.89% +37.87% +1.05%

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 20,302 8,211 20,244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.61% 59.56% 54.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,415 5,902 14,338
10th Percentile £363 £320 £310
25th Percentile £462 £419 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £675 £644 £619
90th Percentile £750 £750 £700
England median daily rate £525 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 80 271
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £12.76
25th Percentile £18.75 £19.39 £16.25
Median hourly rate £30.35 £30.95 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.92% +47.36% +10.53%
75th Percentile £49.88 £40.38 £29.96
90th Percentile £62.63 £53.78 £51.25
England median hourly rate £18.50 £22.00 £18.74
% change year-on-year -15.91% +17.40% +3.69%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -19 145 £475 +9.89% 70
South London -6 34 £405 -22.12% 8
West London -12 20 £344 -15.12% 24
East London -15 14 £765 +107.46% 13
North London 0 5 £455 +5.81% 3
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 547 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
2 429 (25.03%) Security Cleared
3 373 (21.76%) SC Cleared
4 358 (20.89%) Finance
5 279 (16.28%) Azure
6 274 (15.99%) Social Skills
7 256 (14.94%) AWS
8 242 (14.12%) DevOps
9 221 (12.89%) Business Intelligence
10 208 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 199 (11.61%) Programme Management
12 193 (11.26%) Marketing
13 178 (10.39%) SAP
14 174 (10.15%) Telecoms
15 173 (10.09%) Manufacturing
16 167 (9.74%) Digital Marketing
17 166 (9.68%) Electronics
18 160 (9.33%) SQL
19 157 (9.16%) Python
19 157 (9.16%) Microsoft
20 156 (9.10%) Project Management
21 136 (7.93%) Terraform
21 136 (7.93%) User Research
22 135 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
23 133 (7.76%) Java
24 125 (7.29%) Docker
25 120 (7.00%) Linux
26 115 (6.71%) Service Design
27 109 (6.36%) Analytics
28 107 (6.24%) Scrum

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 (2.33%) Confluence
2 35 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 23 (1.34%) Apache Spark
4 18 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (0.99%) CMS
6 16 (0.93%) Apache
7 14 (0.82%) IIS
8 12 (0.70%) MS Exchange
8 12 (0.70%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
9 5 (0.29%) Appian
9 5 (0.29%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.29%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.23%) Jupyter
10 4 (0.23%) nginx
11 3 (0.18%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.18%) WordPress
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 40 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.58%) SPSS
7 8 (0.47%) Stata
8 4 (0.23%) InVision
8 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.18%) Figma
9 3 (0.18%) Sketch
10 1 (0.058%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.058%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.058%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.47%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 7 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.35%) Cerner Millennium
4 6 (0.35%) iTrent
5 4 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.23%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.18%) Relativity
6 3 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.18%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.18%) Workday HCM
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 279 (16.28%) Azure
2 256 (14.94%) AWS
3 82 (4.78%) Microsoft 365
4 71 (4.14%) Power Platform
5 46 (2.68%) GCP
6 41 (2.39%) Serverless
7 40 (2.33%) PaaS
8 38 (2.22%) IaaS
9 33 (1.93%) GitHub
10 32 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
11 28 (1.63%) SaaS
12 24 (1.40%) Amazon S3
13 23 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
14 22 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
15 17 (0.99%) OpenShift
16 16 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
17 14 (0.82%) Amazon EMR
18 13 (0.76%) Amazon ECS
18 13 (0.76%) Amazon EKS
18 13 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.33%) Firewall
2 32 (1.87%) Internet
3 29 (1.69%) VPN
3 29 (1.69%) WAN
4 27 (1.58%) LAN
5 24 (1.40%) DNS
5 24 (1.40%) HTTP
6 19 (1.11%) TCP/IP
7 16 (0.93%) SAN
8 12 (0.70%) Ethernet
8 12 (0.70%) Intranet
8 12 (0.70%) Network Security
9 11 (0.64%) SSL
10 9 (0.53%) VLAN
11 8 (0.47%) Wireless
12 7 (0.41%) IPv4
12 7 (0.41%) NAS
12 7 (0.41%) Skype
13 6 (0.35%) DHCP
13 6 (0.35%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (3.27%) Power BI
2 53 (3.09%) SQL Server
3 44 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
4 41 (2.39%) Metadata
5 28 (1.63%) Big Data
6 27 (1.58%) NoSQL
7 25 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (1.28%) MongoDB
9 21 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 20 (1.17%) Metadata Repository
11 19 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (0.99%) MySQL
13 16 (0.93%) Relational Database
14 15 (0.88%) Tableau
15 14 (0.82%) GIS
16 12 (0.70%) Pentaho
16 12 (0.70%) Qlik Sense
16 12 (0.70%) QlikView
17 11 (0.64%) Data Lake
17 11 (0.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 80 (4.67%) JIRA
2 68 (3.97%) Jenkins
3 65 (3.79%) Git (software)
4 28 (1.63%) GitLab
5 21 (1.23%) Selenium
6 16 (0.93%) Bitbucket
6 16 (0.93%) Maven
7 15 (0.88%) SonarQube
8 14 (0.82%) Cucumber
8 14 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (0.58%) CircleCI
9 10 (0.58%) JMeter
10 8 (0.47%) Artifactory
10 8 (0.47%) Cypress.io
10 8 (0.47%) Subversion
10 8 (0.47%) TeamCity
10 8 (0.47%) Travis CI
11 6 (0.35%) Gradle
11 6 (0.35%) Postman
12 5 (0.29%) gulp
General
1 358 (20.89%) Finance
2 274 (15.99%) Social Skills
3 193 (11.26%) Marketing
4 174 (10.15%) Telecoms
5 173 (10.09%) Manufacturing
6 166 (9.68%) Electronics
7 135 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
8 57 (3.33%) Local Government
9 36 (2.10%) Influencing Skills
10 35 (2.04%) Presentation Skills
11 30 (1.75%) Legal
12 22 (1.28%) Law
12 22 (1.28%) Organisational Skills
13 17 (0.99%) Banking
14 13 (0.76%) Publishing
15 12 (0.70%) Advertising
16 11 (0.64%) Back Office
17 10 (0.58%) Documentation Skills
18 8 (0.47%) Billing
18 8 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 208 (12.14%) Architect
2 175 (10.21%) Analyst
3 156 (9.10%) Developer
4 111 (6.48%) DevOps Engineer
5 103 (6.01%) Designer
5 103 (6.01%) Project Manager
6 73 (4.26%) Business Analyst
7 61 (3.56%) Consultant
8 54 (3.15%) Delivery Manager
9 50 (2.92%) User Researcher
10 49 (2.86%) Technical Architect
11 47 (2.74%) Data Analyst
12 45 (2.63%) Data Architect
13 44 (2.57%) Solutions Architect
14 40 (2.33%) Azure Engineer
15 38 (2.22%) Commercial Manager
15 38 (2.22%) Data Engineer
16 37 (2.16%) Programme Manager
17 36 (2.10%) AWS Engineer
17 36 (2.10%) Content Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (3.50%) Node.js
2 58 (3.38%) HTML
3 49 (2.86%) React
4 48 (2.80%) CSS
4 48 (2.80%) Web Services
5 40 (2.33%) .NET
6 36 (2.10%) REST
7 26 (1.52%) AngularJS
8 24 (1.40%) Spring Boot
9 22 (1.28%) RESTful
10 20 (1.17%) Kafka
10 20 (1.17%) Spring
11 16 (0.93%) LDAP
11 16 (0.93%) SOAP
12 14 (0.82%) Django
12 14 (0.82%) OAuth
13 11 (0.64%) JSON
13 11 (0.64%) Velocity
14 10 (0.58%) HTML5
14 10 (0.58%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 66 (3.85%) User Experience
2 55 (3.21%) Management Information System
3 48 (2.80%) NHS
4 37 (2.16%) Data Centre
5 31 (1.81%) Public Cloud
6 22 (1.28%) Algorithms
7 20 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
9 15 (0.88%) Legacy Systems
10 14 (0.82%) Cloud Native
10 14 (0.82%) Reference Data
11 13 (0.76%) N-Tier
12 12 (0.70%) Mobile App
13 11 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (0.64%) Private Cloud
13 11 (0.64%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.53%) Legacy Applications
15 8 (0.47%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (0.47%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 120 (7.00%) Linux
2 79 (4.61%) Windows
3 27 (1.58%) Unix
4 25 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (1.40%) Windows Server
6 21 (1.23%) Windows 10
7 12 (0.70%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.58%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.47%) Android
10 7 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
11 6 (0.35%) CentOS
11 6 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (0.29%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.29%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.23%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
15 2 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.12%) VMS
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (14.12%) DevOps
3 221 (12.89%) Business Intelligence
4 208 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 199 (11.61%) Programme Management
6 167 (9.74%) Digital Marketing
7 156 (9.10%) Project Management
8 136 (7.93%) User Research
9 115 (6.71%) Service Design
10 109 (6.36%) Analytics
11 107 (6.24%) Scrum
12 98 (5.72%) Cybersecurity
12 98 (5.72%) Test Automation
13 87 (5.08%) Migration
13 87 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
14 83 (4.84%) Project Delivery
15 82 (4.78%) Microservices
16 78 (4.55%) Software Engineering
17 71 (4.14%) ITIL
18 68 (3.97%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 160 (9.33%) SQL
2 157 (9.16%) Python
3 133 (7.76%) Java
4 92 (5.37%) JavaScript
5 48 (2.80%) R
6 40 (2.33%) PowerShell
7 33 (1.93%) Bash Shell
8 32 (1.87%) TypeScript
9 29 (1.69%) Ruby
9 29 (1.69%) T-SQL
10 28 (1.63%) C#
11 24 (1.40%) C
12 19 (1.11%) PHP
13 18 (1.05%) Go
13 18 (1.05%) Scala
14 14 (0.82%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.58%) C++
16 9 (0.53%) PL/SQL
17 8 (0.47%) VB
18 6 (0.35%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 429 (25.03%) Security Cleared
2 373 (21.76%) SC Cleared
3 82 (4.78%) Degree
4 35 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 21 (1.23%) DV Cleared
6 17 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (0.82%) DBS Check
9 13 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
10 12 (0.70%) AWS Certification
10 12 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
11 11 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 9 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
12 9 (0.53%) MCSE
12 9 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (0.47%) Master's Degree
14 7 (0.41%) CISSP
15 6 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (0.35%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.26%) QA
2 44 (2.57%) Accessibility
3 38 (2.22%) PMO
4 20 (1.17%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.82%) NIST
6 13 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.70%) NCSC
8 11 (0.64%) GDPR
9 9 (0.53%) WCAG
10 8 (0.47%) COBIT
11 6 (0.35%) GRC
11 6 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (0.35%) SLA
12 4 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.23%) P3O
13 3 (0.18%) MiFID
13 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
14 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 2 (0.12%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.12%) WAI
System Software
1 125 (7.29%) Docker
2 73 (4.26%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.23%) NFS
6 4 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.18%) vSphere
7 3 (0.18%) XenApp
8 2 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (0.12%) iptables
8 2 (0.12%) LXC
8 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.058%) Ceph
9 1 (0.058%) GeoWebCache
9 1 (0.058%) RACF
9 1 (0.058%) Varnish
9 1 (0.058%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.058%) Xen
Systems Management
1 136 (7.93%) Terraform
2 106 (6.18%) Kubernetes
3 82 (4.78%) Ansible
4 26 (1.52%) SCCM
5 24 (1.40%) Puppet
6 19 (1.11%) Grafana
7 18 (1.05%) Prometheus
8 16 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
9 11 (0.64%) Kibana
10 9 (0.53%) FortiGate
11 8 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (0.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 5 (0.29%) Argo
13 5 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.29%) Packer
14 4 (0.23%) Istio
14 4 (0.23%) Nessus
14 4 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (0.23%) SCOM
15 3 (0.18%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 178 (10.39%) SAP
2 157 (9.16%) Microsoft
3 71 (4.14%) Oracle
4 36 (2.10%) Red Hat
4 36 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
5 32 (1.87%) ServiceNow
6 29 (1.69%) VMware
7 28 (1.63%) Sparx
8 25 (1.46%) Cisco
9 23 (1.34%) Citrix
9 23 (1.34%) Google
10 21 (1.23%) Remedy
11 18 (1.05%) Atlassian
12 17 (0.99%) Informatica
12 17 (0.99%) Splunk
13 12 (0.70%) Cadence
13 12 (0.70%) CheckPoint
13 12 (0.70%) IBM
14 11 (0.64%) Okta
15 10 (0.58%) Palo Alto