Period
to 27 November 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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 60 75
Rank change year-on-year +26 +15 -17
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 993 1,374 1,575
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.19% 3.90% 3.39%
As % of the General category 12.58% 8.93% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 819 985 1,149
Median daily rate £500 £480 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £313
90th Percentile £638 £650 £675
England median daily rate £470 £454 £450
% change year-on-year +3.52% +0.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 57 51
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £24.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -8.64% +20.40%
10th Percentile £12.66 £12.44 £16.50
90th Percentile £46.20 £35.00 £42.19
England median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £18.32
% change year-on-year +38.89% -1.72% +14.47%

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 7,892 15,391 21,654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 49.22% 43.71% 46.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,421 10,835 15,389
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £325 £315 £320
90th Percentile £738 £713 £700
England median daily rate £500 £495 £485
% change year-on-year +1.01% +2.06% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 198 254
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.28 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.33% -0.93% +6.82%
10th Percentile £17.75 £12.44 £13.56
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £55.60
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.32 £21.50
% change year-on-year +34.39% +3.83% -2.27%

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 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +11 97 £418 -7.22% 38
South London +1 54 £500 +5.26% 4
East London +40 21 £405 +5.74% 25
West London +36 20 £388 -3.13% 15
North London +17 6 £415 +84.44% 1
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 368 (37.06%) Security Cleared
2 367 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
3 303 (30.51%) SC Cleared
4 197 (19.84%) Finance
5 165 (16.62%) Business Intelligence
6 163 (16.41%) Azure
7 148 (14.90%) AWS
8 145 (14.60%) Java
8 145 (14.60%) Programme Management
9 144 (14.50%) DevOps
10 143 (14.40%) Marketing
11 141 (14.20%) Microsoft
12 136 (13.70%) Telecoms
13 133 (13.39%) Manufacturing
14 131 (13.19%) SAP
15 126 (12.69%) Digital Marketing
16 124 (12.49%) Electronics
17 109 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
18 99 (9.97%) SQL
19 91 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
20 89 (8.96%) User Experience
21 84 (8.46%) Migration
22 83 (8.36%) TDD
23 81 (8.16%) Scrum
23 81 (8.16%) Python
24 80 (8.06%) Project Management
25 74 (7.45%) Git (software)
26 73 (7.35%) JavaScript
27 72 (7.25%) Test Automation
28 66 (6.65%) Cybersecurity

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 38 (3.83%) Confluence
2 23 (2.32%) Red Hat Fuse
2 23 (2.32%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 12 (1.21%) Apache Spark
4 12 (1.21%) JBoss
5 11 (1.11%) Mule
5 11 (1.11%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.01%) CMS
6 10 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
7 8 (0.81%) Apache
7 8 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (0.81%) MQSeries
8 6 (0.60%) Apache ServiceMix
8 6 (0.60%) SAS
8 6 (0.60%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.50%) ArcGIS
9 5 (0.50%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.50%) nginx
Applications
1 48 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (3.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (1.01%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.30%) SPSS
7 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.10%) Figma
7 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (2.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 16 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.20%) Primavera
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.10%) Magento
5 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.10%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.10%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.10%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 163 (16.41%) Azure
2 148 (14.90%) AWS
3 59 (5.94%) Power Platform
4 37 (3.73%) Office 365
5 29 (2.92%) PowerApps
6 24 (2.42%) PaaS
7 19 (1.91%) Logic Apps
7 19 (1.91%) SaaS
8 18 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
8 18 (1.81%) Serverless
9 16 (1.61%) IaaS
10 15 (1.51%) Amazon S3
11 14 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (1.31%) GitHub
13 11 (1.11%) Boomi
13 11 (1.11%) GCP
14 9 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (0.91%) Power Automate
14 9 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.32%) Firewall
2 26 (2.62%) HTTP
3 20 (2.01%) Network Security
4 14 (1.41%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.31%) Internet
5 13 (1.31%) VPN
6 12 (1.21%) DNS
7 10 (1.01%) LAN
8 9 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (0.81%) WAN
10 7 (0.70%) Skype
10 7 (0.70%) VoIP
10 7 (0.70%) Wireshark
11 6 (0.60%) Broadband
11 6 (0.60%) SSL
12 5 (0.50%) DHCP
12 5 (0.50%) Intranet
12 5 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (0.50%) SAN
12 5 (0.50%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.03%) Power BI
3 31 (3.12%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (2.22%) MySQL
4 22 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 21 (2.11%) Big Data
6 18 (1.81%) MongoDB
7 15 (1.51%) Hadoop
8 12 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (1.21%) Tableau
9 11 (1.11%) NoSQL
9 11 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (1.01%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.81%) Apache Hive
11 8 (0.81%) GIS
11 8 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (0.60%) Cosmos DB
12 6 (0.60%) Spark SQL
13 5 (0.50%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 74 (7.45%) Git (software)
2 63 (6.34%) Jenkins
3 44 (4.43%) JIRA
4 23 (2.32%) gulp
5 22 (2.22%) Maven
6 20 (2.01%) GitLab
7 19 (1.91%) Grunt
8 17 (1.71%) Cucumber
9 16 (1.61%) Jasmine
10 14 (1.41%) JUnit
11 13 (1.31%) Selenium
11 13 (1.31%) Subversion
12 12 (1.21%) SonarQube
13 11 (1.11%) Gradle
13 11 (1.11%) LoadRunner
13 11 (1.11%) REST Assured
14 10 (1.01%) Artifactory
15 9 (0.91%) Mocha
16 8 (0.81%) webpack
17 7 (0.70%) git-flow
General
1 197 (19.84%) Finance
2 143 (14.40%) Marketing
3 136 (13.70%) Telecoms
4 133 (13.39%) Manufacturing
5 124 (12.49%) Electronics
6 46 (4.63%) Law
7 38 (3.83%) Local Government
8 17 (1.71%) Police
9 15 (1.51%) Legal
9 15 (1.51%) Retail
10 6 (0.60%) Publishing
11 5 (0.50%) Billing
11 5 (0.50%) Social Housing
12 4 (0.40%) Banking
12 4 (0.40%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.30%) French Language
13 3 (0.30%) German Language
13 3 (0.30%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 180 (18.13%) Developer
2 131 (13.19%) Architect
3 98 (9.87%) Analyst
4 54 (5.44%) Java Developer
5 53 (5.34%) Project Manager
6 41 (4.13%) Business Analyst
7 40 (4.03%) Designer
8 36 (3.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 33 (3.32%) Data Architect
10 32 (3.22%) DevOps Engineer
11 31 (3.12%) Delivery Manager
12 28 (2.82%) Consultant
13 25 (2.52%) Technical Architect
14 24 (2.42%) Integration Developer
15 22 (2.22%) Senior Developer
16 20 (2.01%) User Researcher
17 19 (1.91%) AWS Engineer
17 19 (1.91%) Full Stack Developer
18 18 (1.81%) Business Manager
18 18 (1.81%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (6.14%) Node.js
2 59 (5.94%) HTML
2 59 (5.94%) Web Services
3 55 (5.54%) CSS
4 53 (5.34%) JSON
5 50 (5.04%) XML
6 44 (4.43%) RESTful
6 44 (4.43%) SOAP
7 35 (3.52%) Apache Camel
8 34 (3.42%) Middleware
8 34 (3.42%) REST
9 33 (3.32%) Spring
9 33 (3.32%) Spring Boot
10 32 (3.22%) AngularJS
11 30 (3.02%) .NET
12 29 (2.92%) XSLT
13 27 (2.72%) HTML5
14 24 (2.42%) Sass
15 20 (2.01%) Kafka
16 19 (1.91%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 91 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (8.96%) User Experience
3 47 (4.73%) NHS
4 37 (3.73%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 14 (1.41%) Public Cloud
7 11 (1.11%) Cloud Native
8 10 (1.01%) Mobile App
9 9 (0.91%) Cybercrime
9 9 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (0.91%) Virtual Team
10 8 (0.81%) N-Tier
10 8 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (0.81%) Social Media
11 7 (0.70%) Blackberry
11 7 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
12 6 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.60%) W3C
13 5 (0.50%) Reference Data
13 5 (0.50%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 64 (6.45%) Linux
1 64 (6.45%) Windows
2 27 (2.72%) Windows 10
3 23 (2.32%) Unix
4 14 (1.41%) Mac OS X
5 11 (1.11%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.91%) Android
6 9 (0.91%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.70%) CentOS
8 7 (0.70%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.60%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.40%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.30%) Debian
12 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.20%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (16.62%) Business Intelligence
3 145 (14.60%) Programme Management
4 144 (14.50%) DevOps
5 126 (12.69%) Digital Marketing
6 109 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 84 (8.46%) Migration
8 83 (8.36%) TDD
9 81 (8.16%) Scrum
10 80 (8.06%) Project Management
11 72 (7.25%) Test Automation
12 66 (6.65%) Cybersecurity
13 63 (6.34%) Microservices
14 62 (6.24%) ITIL
15 60 (6.04%) Problem-Solving
15 60 (6.04%) Project Delivery
16 55 (5.54%) Business Case
17 54 (5.44%) Data Science
18 51 (5.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 50 (5.04%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 145 (14.60%) Java
2 99 (9.97%) SQL
3 81 (8.16%) Python
4 73 (7.35%) JavaScript
5 21 (2.11%) C#
6 19 (1.91%) C
6 19 (1.91%) Perl
6 19 (1.91%) XPath
7 17 (1.71%) Java 8
7 17 (1.71%) R
8 16 (1.61%) Bash Shell
8 16 (1.61%) PowerShell
9 15 (1.51%) Ruby
10 14 (1.41%) Shell Script
11 11 (1.11%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.01%) TypeScript
13 9 (0.91%) C++
14 7 (0.70%) VBA
15 6 (0.60%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 368 (37.06%) Security Cleared
2 303 (30.51%) SC Cleared
3 59 (5.94%) DV Cleared
4 43 (4.33%) Degree
5 32 (3.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (1.51%) CISSP
7 13 (1.31%) DBS Check
8 11 (1.11%) CISM
8 11 (1.11%) CTC Cleared
9 9 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.81%) AWS Certification
10 8 (0.81%) CCNA
11 7 (0.70%) CISA
11 7 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.60%) CCNP
13 5 (0.50%) GIAC
13 5 (0.50%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.50%) Postgraduate
13 5 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.63%) QA
2 30 (3.02%) WCAG
3 19 (1.91%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.41%) NIST
4 14 (1.41%) PMO
4 14 (1.41%) SLA
5 13 (1.31%) GDPR
5 13 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (1.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 8 (0.81%) NCSC
8 7 (0.70%) COBIT
8 7 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 7 (0.70%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.40%) Section 508
10 4 (0.40%) WAI
11 3 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 66 (6.65%) Docker
2 37 (3.73%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.50%) HDFS
4 5 (0.50%) VMware NSX
4 5 (0.50%) vSphere
5 4 (0.40%) Terminal Server
5 4 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.30%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.30%) oVirt
7 2 (0.20%) Firmware
7 2 (0.20%) Postfix
7 2 (0.20%) vCloud
7 2 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.10%) XenApp
8 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 61 (6.14%) Terraform
2 53 (5.34%) Kubernetes
3 35 (3.52%) SCCM
4 32 (3.22%) Ansible
5 15 (1.51%) Kibana
6 12 (1.21%) logstash
6 12 (1.21%) Puppet
7 11 (1.11%) Consul
8 7 (0.70%) EnCase
8 7 (0.70%) Istio
9 6 (0.60%) AirWatch
9 6 (0.60%) Grafana
9 6 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.60%) Prometheus
9 6 (0.60%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.50%) vRealize
11 4 (0.40%) Rancher
11 4 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 141 (14.20%) Microsoft
2 131 (13.19%) SAP
3 52 (5.24%) Oracle
4 23 (2.32%) Sparx
4 23 (2.32%) VMware
5 18 (1.81%) Red Hat
6 17 (1.71%) MuleSoft
6 17 (1.71%) ServiceNow
7 16 (1.61%) Atlassian
8 15 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (1.41%) Google
9 14 (1.41%) Informatica
9 14 (1.41%) Talend
10 12 (1.21%) Cisco
10 12 (1.21%) Dell
10 12 (1.21%) TIBCO
11 11 (1.11%) webMethods
12 10 (1.01%) Remedy
12 10 (1.01%) Splunk
12 10 (1.01%) WSO2