Period
to 24 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Sector in contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Public Sector over the 6 months to 24 February 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
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 26 23
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3 -12
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 45 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 10.09% 6.22% 5.96%
As % of the General category 31.69% 15.08% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 19
Merseyside median daily rate £475 £435 £337
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +29.08% -15.75%
10th Percentile £200 £330 £281
90th Percentile £638 £558 £536
North West median daily rate £450 £463 £475
% change year-on-year -2.70% -2.63% +6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 1
Merseyside median hourly rate £18.00 £16.25 £10.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.77% +55.21% -32.65%
North West median hourly rate £18.00 £17.41 £17.73
% change year-on-year +3.39% -1.78% -2.88%

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 Merseyside with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 142 199 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 31.84% 41.29% 35.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 122 101
Merseyside median daily rate £463 £471 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.86% +10.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £263 £250
90th Percentile £609 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 10
Merseyside median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £12.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +27.24% -26.57%
10th Percentile £14.46 £11.24 £12.07
90th Percentile £35.00 £19.75 £16.73
North West median hourly rate £20.75 £23.08 £21.00
% change year-on-year -10.08% +9.88% +5.00%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in Merseyside

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Public Sector in Merseyside

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in Merseyside over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Public Sector in Merseyside

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Public Sector in Merseyside

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in Merseyside over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Public Sector in Merseyside

Public Sector
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 6 months to 24 February 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
Liverpool +18 33 £518 +18.97% 3
Bootle +8 11 £253 -46.81% 1
Wirral 0 1 £350 +42.13%
Public Sector
North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 13 (28.89%) Project Management
2 11 (24.44%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (17.78%) Finance
4 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2
4 8 (17.78%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (15.56%) Windows
5 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
5 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (13.33%) Programme Management
6 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
6 6 (13.33%) ITIL
6 6 (13.33%) Oracle
6 6 (13.33%) User Experience
7 5 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
7 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 5 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (8.89%) PCI DSS
8 4 (8.89%) ERP
8 4 (8.89%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (8.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (8.89%) PMO
8 4 (8.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 3 (6.67%) Decision-Making
9 3 (6.67%) NCSC
9 3 (6.67%) PSD2

Public Sector
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (2.22%) Confluence
1 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 4 (8.89%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Assets
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle CX
2 2 (4.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) SCCP
2 1 (2.22%) Firewall
2 1 (2.22%) FTP
2 1 (2.22%) SAN
2 1 (2.22%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2017
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) JIRA
2 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Back Office
3 2 (4.44%) Electronics
3 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) Project Manager
3 5 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
3 5 (11.11%) Service Delivery Manager
3 5 (11.11%) Service Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Architect
4 4 (8.89%) IT Manager
4 4 (8.89%) PMO Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Digital Project Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Digital Transformation
5 3 (6.67%) Digital Transformation Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Digital Transformation Project Manager
5 3 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Trainer
5 3 (6.67%) Transformation Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Transformation Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) NHS Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (4.44%) CSS
2 2 (4.44%) HTML
2 2 (4.44%) jQuery
2 2 (4.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (2.22%) SOAP
3 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.78%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (13.33%) User Experience
4 3 (6.67%) NHS
5 2 (4.44%) Data Structures
5 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Android
2 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.22%) Unix
3 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Project Management
2 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2
3 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (13.33%) ITIL
4 6 (13.33%) Programme Management
5 5 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 5 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
6 4 (8.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 4 (8.89%) ERP
7 3 (6.67%) Decision-Making
7 3 (6.67%) DRM
7 3 (6.67%) Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (6.67%) Project Delivery
7 3 (6.67%) Regression Testing
8 2 (4.44%) Analytical Thinking
8 2 (4.44%) Analytics
8 2 (4.44%) Business Transformation
8 2 (4.44%) Storytelling
8 2 (4.44%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) Java
1 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.44%) PHP
3 1 (2.22%) C++
3 1 (2.22%) Clojure
3 1 (2.22%) Delphi
3 1 (2.22%) Groovy
3 1 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) PMP
3 2 (4.44%) CISM
3 2 (4.44%) CISSP
3 2 (4.44%) CLAS
3 2 (4.44%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.22%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) PCI DSS
1 4 (8.89%) PMO
2 3 (6.67%) NCSC
2 3 (6.67%) PSD2
3 2 (4.44%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.22%) GDPR
4 1 (2.22%) NIST
4 1 (2.22%) QA
4 1 (2.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.33%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco
3 2 (4.44%) SAP
4 1 (2.22%) Northgate
4 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow