Period
to 6 April 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Sector in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Public Sector over the 6 months to 6 April 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 10 9
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 826 517 603
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Scotland 23.43% 11.19% 12.24%
As % of the General category 48.73% 22.00% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 347 405
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £160 £145 £161
90th Percentile £575 £613 £568
UK median daily rate £460 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -0.54% +2.78% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 13
Median hourly rate £17.75 £35.00 £20.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.29% +73.18% +32.26%
10th Percentile £16.88 £18.94 £10.33
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £19.18 £19.32 £15.45
% change year-on-year -0.72% +25.05% -2.77%

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 Scotland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,695 2,350 2,481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 48.09% 50.85% 50.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 932 1,361 1,419
Median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £245
90th Percentile £600 £575 £551
UK median daily rate £480 £484 £475
% change year-on-year -0.83% +1.89% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 46
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +20.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £16.15 £12.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.55 £46.75
Median hourly rate £24.39 £22.50 £21.90
% change year-on-year +8.40% +2.74% +1.86%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in Scotland

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Daily rate trend for Public Sector in Scotland

Public Sector
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Public Sector in Scotland over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Public Sector in Scotland

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Hourly rate trend for Public Sector in Scotland

Public Sector
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Public Sector in Scotland over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Public Sector in Scotland

Public Sector
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 6 April 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
Edinburgh +6 526 £438 +15.13% 7
Glasgow +4 219 £438 +6.06% 16
Renfrewshire +6 16 £384 -7.53% 6
West Lothian +9 11 £205 -
Dundee -4 11 £225 +69.81%
Midlothian +1 10 £288 -32.35% 1
Stirling +3 6 £375 +102.70%
Aberdeen -1 6 £120 -70.00%
South Lanarkshire +4 5 £530 +392.11%
Highlands -4 5 £210 +29.23%
North Lanarkshire +1 3 £550 +7.84%
Scottish Borders -4 3 £425 +87.85%
East Lothian - 2 £300 -
South Ayrshire -4 1 £122 -44.77%
Public Sector
UK

For the 6 months to 6 April 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 333 (40.31%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (15.13%) Microsoft
3 96 (11.62%) Project Management
3 96 (11.62%) SQL
3 96 (11.62%) Linux
4 95 (11.50%) AWS
5 90 (10.90%) JavaScript
5 90 (10.90%) Finance
6 89 (10.77%) DevOps
7 87 (10.53%) Windows
8 83 (10.05%) Java
9 78 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
10 76 (9.20%) Azure
11 75 (9.08%) Python
12 72 (8.72%) Kanban
13 70 (8.47%) ITIL
14 69 (8.35%) HTML
14 69 (8.35%) JIRA
15 67 (8.11%) SQL Server
16 63 (7.63%) PRINCE2
17 61 (7.38%) Test Automation
18 59 (7.14%) CSS
19 58 (7.02%) Scrum
19 58 (7.02%) Mentoring
20 57 (6.90%) Oracle
21 55 (6.66%) Office 365
22 53 (6.42%) Jenkins
23 52 (6.30%) Git (software)
24 51 (6.17%) Coaching
24 51 (6.17%) User Experience

Public Sector
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 37 (4.48%) Confluence
2 24 (2.91%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.66%) Skype for Business
4 21 (2.54%) CMS
5 19 (2.30%) WebSphere
6 13 (1.57%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.33%) WordPress
8 10 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (1.21%) IIS
9 9 (1.09%) Apache
10 7 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (0.85%) ArcGIS
11 5 (0.61%) nginx
12 4 (0.48%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.36%) Drupal
13 3 (0.36%) Jetty
13 3 (0.36%) Mongrel
13 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 33 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (3.27%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.09%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.36%) Edge Animate
8 2 (0.24%) FileZilla
8 2 (0.24%) Sketch
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.12%) InVision
Business Applications
1 20 (2.42%) assyst
2 12 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 95 (11.50%) AWS
2 76 (9.20%) Azure
3 55 (6.66%) Office 365
4 37 (4.48%) PaaS
5 36 (4.36%) SaaS
6 29 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (2.30%) Amazon S3
7 19 (2.30%) Power Platform
8 18 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 18 (2.18%) GitHub
8 18 (2.18%) IaaS
9 14 (1.69%) Serverless
10 11 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (1.21%) OneDrive
12 9 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
13 8 (0.97%) OpenShift
14 7 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.61%) GCP
16 4 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
16 4 (0.48%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.12%) Skype
2 27 (3.27%) DNS
3 26 (3.15%) HTTP
4 25 (3.03%) Internet
5 24 (2.91%) Firewall
6 21 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (2.54%) Cisco Nexus
6 21 (2.54%) TCP/IP
7 15 (1.82%) BGP
7 15 (1.82%) OSPF
8 13 (1.57%) SMTP
9 10 (1.21%) DHCP
10 9 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (0.85%) Intranet
11 7 (0.85%) LAN
11 7 (0.85%) Network Security
11 7 (0.85%) Unified Communications
11 7 (0.85%) WAN
12 5 (0.61%) H.323
12 5 (0.61%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.27%) Relational Database
3 25 (3.03%) GIS
3 25 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 22 (2.66%) NoSQL
5 20 (2.42%) DB2
6 16 (1.94%) Power BI
6 16 (1.94%) RDBMS
7 14 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (1.45%) MySQL
9 11 (1.33%) Geospatial Data
10 9 (1.09%) SimpleDB
11 7 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (0.85%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.85%) QGIS
12 6 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 69 (8.35%) JIRA
2 53 (6.42%) Jenkins
3 52 (6.30%) Git (software)
4 21 (2.54%) Selenium
5 18 (2.18%) GitLab
6 17 (2.06%) Cucumber
7 16 (1.94%) Subversion
8 14 (1.69%) Grunt
9 12 (1.45%) JMeter
9 12 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
10 11 (1.33%) WebDriver
11 10 (1.21%) Bitbucket
11 10 (1.21%) Postman
12 9 (1.09%) Visual Studio
13 8 (0.97%) Axure RP
13 8 (0.97%) JUnit
13 8 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (0.85%) gulp
15 6 (0.73%) NUnit
15 6 (0.73%) RStudio
General
1 90 (10.90%) Finance
2 21 (2.54%) Marketing
3 18 (2.18%) Electronics
3 18 (2.18%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.06%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.48%) Local Government
5 4 (0.48%) Publishing
5 4 (0.48%) Retail
6 3 (0.36%) Banking
7 2 (0.24%) Back Office
7 2 (0.24%) Law
7 2 (0.24%) Legal
8 1 (0.12%) Advertising
8 1 (0.12%) Front Office
8 1 (0.12%) Games
8 1 (0.12%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.12%) Police
Job Titles
1 150 (18.16%) Analyst
2 107 (12.95%) Developer
3 57 (6.90%) Project Manager
4 48 (5.81%) Business Analyst
5 45 (5.45%) Architect
6 40 (4.84%) Designer
7 26 (3.15%) Platform Engineer
7 26 (3.15%) Test Analyst
8 25 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 24 (2.91%) DevOps Engineer
10 21 (2.54%) Java Developer
10 21 (2.54%) Senior Developer
11 20 (2.42%) Data Analyst
11 20 (2.42%) Senior Platform Engineer
11 20 (2.42%) User Researcher
12 18 (2.18%) Programme Manager
12 18 (2.18%) Test Engineer
13 17 (2.06%) .NET Developer
13 17 (2.06%) Administrator
13 17 (2.06%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (8.35%) HTML
2 59 (7.14%) CSS
3 43 (5.21%) .NET
4 27 (3.27%) AngularJS
5 25 (3.03%) React
5 25 (3.03%) XML
6 24 (2.91%) Spring
7 23 (2.78%) jQuery
7 23 (2.78%) RESTful
8 21 (2.54%) .NET Framework
8 21 (2.54%) Node.js
9 19 (2.30%) ASP.NET
9 19 (2.30%) REST
10 18 (2.18%) JSON
11 17 (2.06%) CSS3
11 17 (2.06%) Web Services
12 15 (1.82%) Gherkin
13 14 (1.69%) HTML5
13 14 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
14 13 (1.57%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 78 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (6.17%) User Experience
3 29 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (2.18%) Data Centre
6 14 (1.69%) Driving Licence
7 9 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (1.09%) PKI
7 9 (1.09%) Public Cloud
8 7 (0.85%) Cloud Native
8 7 (0.85%) e-Learning
8 7 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (0.85%) Smartphone
9 6 (0.73%) Blog
9 6 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.61%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.61%) Replication
11 4 (0.48%) CMDB
11 4 (0.48%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 96 (11.62%) Linux
2 87 (10.53%) Windows
3 34 (4.12%) Windows 10
4 30 (3.63%) Unix
5 27 (3.27%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.94%) Amazon Linux
6 16 (1.94%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.09%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (0.97%) Solaris
10 6 (0.73%) CentOS
10 6 (0.73%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.61%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.48%) Android
12 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (40.31%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (11.62%) Project Management
3 89 (10.77%) DevOps
4 72 (8.72%) Kanban
5 70 (8.47%) ITIL
6 63 (7.63%) PRINCE2
7 61 (7.38%) Test Automation
8 58 (7.02%) Mentoring
8 58 (7.02%) Scrum
9 51 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
9 51 (6.17%) Coaching
9 51 (6.17%) Migration
9 51 (6.17%) Problem-Solving
10 48 (5.81%) Project Delivery
11 45 (5.45%) Programme Management
12 43 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
13 42 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
14 40 (4.84%) Service Management
14 40 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
15 39 (4.72%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 96 (11.62%) SQL
2 90 (10.90%) JavaScript
3 83 (10.05%) Java
4 75 (9.08%) Python
5 36 (4.36%) C#
6 22 (2.66%) PowerShell
7 18 (2.18%) Bash Shell
8 14 (1.69%) Java 8
9 13 (1.57%) PHP
9 13 (1.57%) T-SQL
10 11 (1.33%) PL/SQL
11 8 (0.97%) Clojure
11 8 (0.97%) R
11 8 (0.97%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.85%) Perl
12 7 (0.85%) TypeScript
13 6 (0.73%) Ruby
14 5 (0.61%) VB
15 4 (0.48%) Go
16 3 (0.36%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 37 (4.48%) Degree
2 34 (4.12%) Security Cleared
3 24 (2.91%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (2.18%) CCNP
5 18 (2.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 15 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (1.09%) CISM
7 9 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (0.97%) CEH
8 8 (0.97%) CompTIA Security+
9 7 (0.85%) APMP
9 7 (0.85%) CISSP
10 5 (0.61%) CCNA
10 5 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.48%) ISEB
11 4 (0.48%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.36%) CISA
12 3 (0.36%) GCIA
12 3 (0.36%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 29 (3.51%) QA
3 26 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (2.42%) PMO
5 15 (1.82%) GDPR
5 15 (1.82%) PCI DSS
6 12 (1.45%) WCAG
7 8 (0.97%) WAI
8 7 (0.85%) NCSC
9 6 (0.73%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.48%) NIST
11 3 (0.36%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.24%) HL7
12 2 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (4.36%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.94%) Docker
2 16 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.21%) VMware NSX
4 4 (0.48%) BitLocker
4 4 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.48%) vSphere
5 3 (0.36%) Xen
6 2 (0.24%) Firmware
6 2 (0.24%) NFS
6 2 (0.24%) Samba
6 2 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (4.00%) Ansible
2 24 (2.91%) Terraform
3 16 (1.94%) SCCM
4 15 (1.82%) Puppet
5 12 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.21%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.85%) Avamar
8 6 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (0.73%) Kibana
8 6 (0.73%) logstash
8 6 (0.73%) Packer
8 6 (0.73%) vCenter Server
9 5 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.61%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.24%) Clonezilla
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle ZFS
10 2 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.12%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.12%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 125 (15.13%) Microsoft
2 57 (6.90%) Oracle
3 35 (4.24%) Cisco
4 27 (3.27%) VMware
5 23 (2.78%) CheckPoint
6 20 (2.42%) SAP
7 19 (2.30%) IBM
8 18 (2.18%) Red Hat
9 15 (1.82%) ServiceNow
10 12 (1.45%) Google
11 11 (1.33%) Adobe
11 11 (1.33%) Tableau
12 10 (1.21%) Citrix
13 9 (1.09%) Atlassian
14 7 (0.85%) EMC
15 6 (0.73%) CommVault
15 6 (0.73%) Palo Alto
15 6 (0.73%) Polycom
15 6 (0.73%) RedGate
16 5 (0.61%) Juniper