Period
to 24 November 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Sector in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Public Sector over the 6 months to 24 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 > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 18 21
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3 +9
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 222 367 403
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 10.10% 6.87% 6.82%
As % of the General category 30.88% 23.47% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 234 249
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +6.19%
10th Percentile £174 £243 £262
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 42 60
Median hourly rate £25.75 £17.75 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.07% +1.95% +4.91%
10th Percentile £13.66 £10.79 £11.26
90th Percentile £35.00 £29.71 £32.05
England median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £18.16
% change year-on-year +38.89% -0.87% +13.48%

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 the North West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 719 1,564 1,877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.70% 29.27% 31.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 947 1,105
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% -
10th Percentile £200 £228 £263
90th Percentile £587 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £495 £485
% change year-on-year +1.01% +2.06% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 90 154
Median hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £19.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.45% -1.68% -8.50%
10th Percentile £14.41 £12.08 £11.41
90th Percentile £54.75 £41.63 £42.20
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +36.36% - -0.03%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Public Sector as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in the North West

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Public Sector in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Public Sector in the North West

Public Sector
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Public Sector in the North West over the 6 months to 24 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Public Sector in the North West

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Public Sector in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for Public Sector in the North West

Public Sector
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Public Sector in the North West over the 6 months to 24 November 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Public Sector in the North West

Public Sector
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 24 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
Manchester +8 120 £445 +4.71% 28
Cheshire +7 37 £450 - 8
Merseyside +17 27 £425 - 4
Lancashire -11 16 £250 -44.44% 5
Cumbria +18 1 - -
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 62 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (20.27%) Security Cleared
3 38 (17.12%) SC Cleared
4 37 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 30 (13.51%) Finance
6 28 (12.61%) Migration
7 26 (11.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 26 (11.71%) Java
7 26 (11.71%) CSS
8 24 (10.81%) User Experience
9 23 (10.36%) JavaScript
9 23 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (9.91%) Programme Management
10 22 (9.91%) Azure
10 22 (9.91%) Project Delivery
11 21 (9.46%) Git (software)
11 21 (9.46%) HTML
11 21 (9.46%) Project Management
12 20 (9.01%) DevOps
13 19 (8.56%) Test Automation
13 19 (8.56%) Unit Testing
13 19 (8.56%) Microsoft Office
14 18 (8.11%) MySQL
14 18 (8.11%) Oracle
14 18 (8.11%) Manufacturing
14 18 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
15 17 (7.66%) Windows
15 17 (7.66%) NHS
15 17 (7.66%) AWS
15 17 (7.66%) Node.js

Public Sector
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 13 (5.86%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.60%) Apache
3 3 (1.35%) IIS
3 3 (1.35%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.90%) CMS
4 2 (0.90%) Confluence
4 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.90%) Mule
4 2 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Fuse
5 1 (0.45%) Drupal
5 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (8.56%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (6.76%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (3.60%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.45%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.45%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.90%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.45%) assyst
3 1 (0.45%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.91%) Azure
2 17 (7.66%) AWS
3 11 (4.95%) Office 365
4 8 (3.60%) Amazon S3
4 8 (3.60%) Power Platform
5 5 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.25%) BrowserStack
6 4 (1.80%) PowerApps
7 3 (1.35%) Amazon EKS
7 3 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.35%) Power Automate
8 2 (0.90%) npm
8 2 (0.90%) SaaS
8 2 (0.90%) Yarn
9 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.45%) Kong
9 1 (0.45%) PaaS
9 1 (0.45%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.80%) HTTP
2 3 (1.35%) Internet
2 3 (1.35%) LAN
2 3 (1.35%) VPN
3 2 (0.90%) DNS
3 2 (0.90%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.90%) Firewall
3 2 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (0.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.90%) WAN
4 1 (0.45%) DHCP
4 1 (0.45%) MPLS
4 1 (0.45%) SAN
4 1 (0.45%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (0.45%) WAAS
4 1 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.11%) MySQL
2 16 (7.21%) Relational Database
3 13 (5.86%) Pentaho
4 8 (3.60%) Apache Hive
4 8 (3.60%) Hadoop
4 8 (3.60%) Impala
4 8 (3.60%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.70%) Power BI
6 4 (1.80%) ZAP BI
7 3 (1.35%) Big Data
7 3 (1.35%) Tableau
8 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.90%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.45%) GIS
9 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.45%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 21 (9.46%) Git (software)
2 16 (7.21%) Jenkins
3 12 (5.41%) Selenium
4 8 (3.60%) Cucumber
5 6 (2.70%) JIRA
5 6 (2.70%) JMeter
5 6 (2.70%) Subversion
6 5 (2.25%) Grunt
6 5 (2.25%) gulp
6 5 (2.25%) Jasmine
6 5 (2.25%) JUnit
6 5 (2.25%) Mocha
7 4 (1.80%) GitLab
7 4 (1.80%) Maven
8 2 (0.90%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.90%) NUnit
8 2 (0.90%) Sahi
8 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.90%) WATIR
General
1 30 (13.51%) Finance
2 18 (8.11%) Manufacturing
3 16 (7.21%) Local Government
3 16 (7.21%) Telecoms
4 15 (6.76%) Electronics
4 15 (6.76%) Marketing
5 3 (1.35%) Legal
6 2 (0.90%) Back Office
6 2 (0.90%) Police
7 1 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (17.12%) Developer
2 21 (9.46%) Architect
3 20 (9.01%) Analyst
4 16 (7.21%) Project Manager
5 12 (5.41%) Designer
6 11 (4.95%) Business Analyst
6 11 (4.95%) Pentaho Developer
7 9 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (3.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (3.15%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.15%) Programme Manager
10 6 (2.70%) Delivery Manager
10 6 (2.70%) Tester
11 5 (2.25%) Data Analyst
11 5 (2.25%) Data Manager
11 5 (2.25%) QA Tester
11 5 (2.25%) Senior Designer
11 5 (2.25%) Senior Manager
11 5 (2.25%) Service Analyst
11 5 (2.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.71%) CSS
2 21 (9.46%) HTML
3 17 (7.66%) Node.js
4 12 (5.41%) jQuery
5 8 (3.60%) HTML5
5 8 (3.60%) Sass
6 7 (3.15%) .NET
6 7 (3.15%) Web Services
7 5 (2.25%) Middleware
7 5 (2.25%) Mustache
7 5 (2.25%) SOAP
7 5 (2.25%) XML
8 4 (1.80%) Gherkin
8 4 (1.80%) JSON
8 4 (1.80%) REST
8 4 (1.80%) SAML
8 4 (1.80%) Spring
9 3 (1.35%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.35%) React
9 3 (1.35%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.81%) User Experience
2 17 (7.66%) NHS
3 9 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.90%) Life Science
6 2 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.90%) Smartcard
6 2 (0.90%) Social Media
7 1 (0.45%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.45%) Clustering
7 1 (0.45%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.45%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.45%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.45%) PKI
7 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.45%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.66%) Windows
2 11 (4.95%) Linux
3 9 (4.05%) Windows 10
4 7 (3.15%) Unix
5 6 (2.70%) Mac OS X
6 5 (2.25%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.35%) Android
9 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.45%) pSOS
10 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (12.61%) Migration
3 26 (11.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (9.91%) Programme Management
5 22 (9.91%) Project Delivery
6 21 (9.46%) Project Management
7 20 (9.01%) DevOps
8 19 (8.56%) Test Automation
8 19 (8.56%) Unit Testing
9 18 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (7.21%) Front End Development
10 16 (7.21%) Scrum
11 15 (6.76%) Digital Marketing
11 15 (6.76%) PRINCE2
12 14 (6.31%) Analytics
12 14 (6.31%) TDD
13 13 (5.86%) BDD
13 13 (5.86%) Web Accessibility
14 12 (5.41%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.71%) Java
2 23 (10.36%) JavaScript
3 11 (4.95%) SQL
4 5 (2.25%) Ruby
5 4 (1.80%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.80%) C
5 4 (1.80%) Python
6 3 (1.35%) PHP
7 2 (0.90%) C#
7 2 (0.90%) C++
7 2 (0.90%) ES6
7 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.90%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.90%) VBA
7 2 (0.90%) XPath
8 1 (0.45%) Go
8 1 (0.45%) Java 8
8 1 (0.45%) Lua
8 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (20.27%) Security Cleared
2 38 (17.12%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (4.05%) Degree
5 6 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.35%) CCNA
6 3 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.90%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.45%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.45%) ECDL
8 1 (0.45%) ISEB
8 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.45%) PMP
8 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.31%) QA
2 9 (4.05%) WCAG
3 8 (3.60%) PMO
4 5 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.35%) GDPR
6 2 (0.90%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.45%) NCSC
7 1 (0.45%) NIST
7 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (4.95%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.60%) HDFS
3 5 (2.25%) Docker
4 2 (0.90%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 1 (0.45%) GlusterFS
5 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.45%) NFS
5 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (5.86%) Ansible
2 11 (4.95%) Kubernetes
3 9 (4.05%) Terraform
4 5 (2.25%) SCCM
5 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.90%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.45%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.11%) Oracle
3 16 (7.21%) SAP
4 11 (4.95%) Cloudera
5 6 (2.70%) ServiceNow
6 5 (2.25%) Cisco
6 5 (2.25%) Citrix
7 4 (1.80%) Verint
8 3 (1.35%) Apple
8 3 (1.35%) Avaya
8 3 (1.35%) Rapid7
9 2 (0.90%) Informatica
9 2 (0.90%) Sparx
9 2 (0.90%) VMware
9 2 (0.90%) WSO2
10 1 (0.45%) Ivanti
10 1 (0.45%) Meraki
10 1 (0.45%) Palo Alto
10 1 (0.45%) Qualys
10 1 (0.45%) Veeam