Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 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 > North West
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 15 19
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 +1
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 293 278 399
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 10.57% 8.67% 7.67%
As % of the General category 22.08% 19.45% 16.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 187 284
10th Percentile £199 £253 £213
25th Percentile £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.56% -5.26% -
75th Percentile £555 £539 £575
90th Percentile £679 £629 £613
England median daily rate £486 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +0.21% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 29
10th Percentile £17.83 £14.29 £12.67
25th Percentile £17.90 £15.40 £15.60
Median hourly rate £20.75 £18.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.28% -10.00% +29.20%
75th Percentile £36.88 £22.70 £29.43
90th Percentile £51.61 £29.71 £36.11
England median hourly rate £18.54 £18.00 £18.46
% change year-on-year +2.97% -2.51% +23.08%

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 1,327 1,429 2,447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 47.89% 44.56% 47.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 854 1,552
10th Percentile £210 £206 £256
25th Percentile £325 £313 £345
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £403 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.52% -5.24% +6.25%
75th Percentile £525 £513 £519
90th Percentile £625 £591 £600
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 110 135
10th Percentile £11.74 £14.73 £12.90
25th Percentile £16.63 £17.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £24.85 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.45% +24.24% +9.11%
75th Percentile £41.00 £50.00 £38.06
90th Percentile £55.93 £53.78 £44.90
England median hourly rate £22.50 £19.71 £18.75
% change year-on-year +14.16% +5.12% +1.35%

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 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
Manchester +1 143 £495 +7.61% 28
Merseyside +5 67 £413 -8.33% 7
Cheshire +8 39 £523 +49.29% 10
Lancashire -3 15 £375 -24.09% 4
Cumbria +15 8 £315 -33.68%
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 North West region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 95 (32.42%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (21.84%) Security Cleared
3 60 (20.48%) Social Skills
4 55 (18.77%) Finance
5 52 (17.75%) AWS
6 47 (16.04%) Azure
7 41 (13.99%) Microsoft
7 41 (13.99%) DevOps
8 38 (12.97%) Stakeholder Management
9 37 (12.63%) SC Cleared
10 36 (12.29%) Java
11 34 (11.60%) Programme Management
12 32 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
13 31 (10.58%) Marketing
13 31 (10.58%) .NET
13 31 (10.58%) Business Intelligence
13 31 (10.58%) Project Delivery
14 29 (9.90%) Project Management
15 28 (9.56%) Digital Marketing
16 25 (8.53%) Analytics
17 24 (8.19%) SAP
17 24 (8.19%) Terraform
18 23 (7.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 23 (7.85%) Manufacturing
18 23 (7.85%) Electronics
18 23 (7.85%) Telecoms
18 23 (7.85%) Microservices
19 21 (7.17%) Public Cloud
19 21 (7.17%) Data Analysis
20 20 (6.83%) Microsoft Office

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 11 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.05%) JBoss
2 6 (2.05%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (1.37%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.02%) Confluence
5 2 (0.68%) Apache
5 2 (0.68%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.68%) IIS
6 1 (0.34%) CMS
6 1 (0.34%) Drupal
6 1 (0.34%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 20 (6.83%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.44%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.34%) InDesign
5 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.71%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.34%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 52 (17.75%) AWS
2 47 (16.04%) Azure
3 20 (6.83%) PaaS
4 17 (5.80%) GCP
5 16 (5.46%) Microsoft 365
6 15 (5.12%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (2.73%) IaaS
8 6 (2.05%) SaaS
8 6 (2.05%) Serverless
9 5 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (1.71%) Power Platform
10 4 (1.37%) Boomi
11 3 (1.02%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.68%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.34%) Azure Key Vault
13 1 (0.34%) GitHub
13 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.10%) Wireless
2 11 (3.75%) Unified Communications
3 9 (3.07%) VPN
4 8 (2.73%) Firewall
5 7 (2.39%) PSTN
6 6 (2.05%) Intranet
7 5 (1.71%) LAN
7 5 (1.71%) MPLS
7 5 (1.71%) SD-WAN
7 5 (1.71%) WAN
8 4 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.02%) DNS
9 3 (1.02%) Internet
9 3 (1.02%) PBX
9 3 (1.02%) VoIP
10 1 (0.34%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.34%) Network Security
10 1 (0.34%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.34%) WAAS
10 1 (0.34%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.39%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.71%) MySQL
4 5 (1.71%) Power BI
5 4 (1.37%) QlikView
6 3 (1.02%) Pentaho
6 3 (1.02%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.68%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.68%) GIS
7 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.68%) Impala
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.34%) OLTP
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (6.14%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.73%) JIRA
3 6 (2.05%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.05%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (2.05%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (1.02%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.68%) NUnit
6 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.34%) Cypress.io
6 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.34%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.34%) GitLab
6 1 (0.34%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.34%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.34%) JUnit
6 1 (0.34%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.34%) Mockito
6 1 (0.34%) Sahi
6 1 (0.34%) Selenium
6 1 (0.34%) WATIR
General
1 60 (20.48%) Social Skills
2 55 (18.77%) Finance
3 32 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (10.58%) Marketing
5 23 (7.85%) Electronics
5 23 (7.85%) Manufacturing
5 23 (7.85%) Telecoms
6 15 (5.12%) Organisational Skills
7 10 (3.41%) Influencing Skills
8 9 (3.07%) Local Government
9 6 (2.05%) Legal
10 5 (1.71%) Presentation Skills
11 3 (1.02%) Police
11 3 (1.02%) Publishing
12 2 (0.68%) Automotive
13 1 (0.34%) Back Office
13 1 (0.34%) Banking
13 1 (0.34%) Law
13 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (15.36%) Architect
2 41 (13.99%) Analyst
3 25 (8.53%) Project Manager
4 20 (6.83%) DevOps Engineer
5 17 (5.80%) Business Analyst
6 15 (5.12%) Developer
7 14 (4.78%) AWS Engineer
7 14 (4.78%) Designer
8 12 (4.10%) Data Analyst
8 12 (4.10%) Technical Architect
9 11 (3.75%) Consultant
9 11 (3.75%) User Researcher
10 10 (3.41%) Data Architect
11 9 (3.07%) Data Modeller
12 8 (2.73%) Enterprise Architect
12 8 (2.73%) Senior DevOps
12 8 (2.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 7 (2.39%) AWS DevOps
13 7 (2.39%) Programme Manager
13 7 (2.39%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (10.58%) .NET
2 11 (3.75%) HTML
3 9 (3.07%) CSS
3 9 (3.07%) Web Services
4 6 (2.05%) Node.js
5 5 (1.71%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.37%) JSON
6 4 (1.37%) XML
7 3 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (1.02%) REST
8 2 (0.68%) Dapper ORM
8 2 (0.68%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.68%) Flash
8 2 (0.68%) jQuery
8 2 (0.68%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (0.68%) Swagger
8 2 (0.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.34%) Nunjucks
9 1 (0.34%) OpenLayers
9 1 (0.34%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.17%) Public Cloud
2 15 (5.12%) User Experience
3 13 (4.44%) NHS
4 9 (3.07%) Enterprise Cloud
5 7 (2.39%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.39%) Social Media
6 6 (2.05%) IVR
7 5 (1.71%) Cloud Native
7 5 (1.71%) Freedom of Information
8 4 (1.37%) CMDB
8 4 (1.37%) Fibre Optics
9 3 (1.02%) Blog
9 3 (1.02%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.02%) PKI
9 3 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.68%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.68%) Life Science
10 2 (0.68%) Renewable Energy
10 2 (0.68%) Video\Live Streaming
10 2 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.48%) Windows
2 14 (4.78%) Windows 10
3 6 (2.05%) Linux
4 3 (1.02%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.68%) Android
5 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.68%) Unix
6 1 (0.34%) CentOS
6 1 (0.34%) VME
6 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (32.42%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (13.99%) DevOps
3 38 (12.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 34 (11.60%) Programme Management
5 31 (10.58%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (10.58%) Project Delivery
6 29 (9.90%) Project Management
7 28 (9.56%) Digital Marketing
8 25 (8.53%) Analytics
9 23 (7.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 23 (7.85%) Microservices
10 21 (7.17%) Data Analysis
11 20 (6.83%) PRINCE2
12 19 (6.48%) Decision-Making
12 19 (6.48%) Migration
13 18 (6.14%) Configuration Management
14 17 (5.80%) Infrastructure as Code
14 17 (5.80%) Scrum
15 15 (5.12%) Open Source
16 14 (4.78%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 36 (12.29%) Java
2 19 (6.48%) JavaScript
3 16 (5.46%) SQL
4 8 (2.73%) C#
5 4 (1.37%) C++
5 4 (1.37%) PHP
5 4 (1.37%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.37%) Python
6 3 (1.02%) VBA
7 1 (0.34%) Ada
7 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.34%) C
7 1 (0.34%) COBOL
7 1 (0.34%) Java 8
7 1 (0.34%) Micro Focus COBOL
7 1 (0.34%) Perl
7 1 (0.34%) Ruby
7 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 64 (21.84%) Security Cleared
2 37 (12.63%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.12%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 10 (3.41%) Degree
6 6 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.37%) CCNA
7 4 (1.37%) Chartered Engineer
7 4 (1.37%) CITP
8 3 (1.02%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.02%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.68%) CISSP
10 1 (0.34%) CIPD
10 1 (0.34%) CISM
10 1 (0.34%) ISEB
10 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.34%) PMP
10 1 (0.34%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.39%) PMO
2 6 (2.05%) QA
3 3 (1.02%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.68%) GMP
4 2 (0.68%) NCSC
4 2 (0.68%) NIST
4 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 12 (4.10%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.71%) Docker
3 2 (0.68%) HDFS
3 2 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 24 (8.19%) Terraform
2 20 (6.83%) Ansible
3 14 (4.78%) Grafana
3 14 (4.78%) Nagios
3 14 (4.78%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (4.78%) Prometheus
4 10 (3.41%) Kubernetes
5 8 (2.73%) SCCM
6 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.34%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.34%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (13.99%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.19%) SAP
3 19 (6.48%) Oracle
4 13 (4.44%) Cisco
5 10 (3.41%) Avaya
5 10 (3.41%) ServiceNow
6 9 (3.07%) Remedy
7 7 (2.39%) VMware
8 6 (2.05%) Sparx
9 5 (1.71%) Citrix
9 5 (1.71%) Google
9 5 (1.71%) HP
9 5 (1.71%) Meraki
10 4 (1.37%) Dell
10 4 (1.37%) Palo Alto
11 2 (0.68%) Apple
11 2 (0.68%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.68%) EMC
11 2 (0.68%) Lotus
11 2 (0.68%) Red Hat