Period
to 27 January 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Sector in contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Public Sector over the 6 months to 27 January 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 25 9 29
Rank change year-on-year -16 +20 +32
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 8 37 18
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 5.80% 11.49% 5.14%
As % of the General category 12.90% 29.13% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 8
Median daily rate £413 £175 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +135.71% -63.16% -
10th Percentile £321 £140 £331
90th Percentile £514 £419 £640
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 7
Median hourly rate £10.00 £16.12 £9.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.97% +62.01% -35.81%
UK median hourly rate £21.40 £17.50 £17.41
% change year-on-year +22.29% +0.52% +14.61%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 62 127 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 44.93% 39.44% 51.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 90 102
Median daily rate £431 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.63% +3.36% -10.00%
10th Percentile £236 £156 £272
90th Percentile £492 £576 £460
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.16% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 23
Median hourly rate £12.00 £15.67 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.42% +4.47% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.00 £13.06 £9.34
90th Percentile £19.48 £26.84 £41.90
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% -1.21% -3.30%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Public Sector as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in Northern Ireland

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Public Sector in Northern Ireland.

Daily rate trend for Public Sector in Northern Ireland

Public Sector
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Public Sector in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Public Sector in Northern Ireland

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Public Sector in Northern Ireland.

Hourly rate trend for Public Sector in Northern Ireland

Public Sector
Hourly Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Public Sector in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Public Sector in Northern Ireland

Public Sector
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 27 January 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
County Antrim -8 8 £413 +135.71% 10
Public Sector
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) SLA
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Electronics
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
4 1 (12.50%) TIBCO
4 1 (12.50%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) XSLT
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis

Public Sector
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 (12.50%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessWorks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Electronics
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) IT Support
2 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support
3 1 (12.50%) Project Assistant
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) TIBCO Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) TIBCO EMS
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Business Case
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Operations
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) TIBCO