Period
to 9 December 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Sector in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Public Sector over the 6 months to 9 December 2019 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 > South East
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 97 67
Rank change year-on-year +44 -30 -7
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 496 442 548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.82% 2.62% 3.29%
As % of the General category 11.53% 7.96% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 293 351
South East median daily rate £428 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +7.59% -1.25%
10th Percentile £150 £256 £163
90th Percentile £602 £611 £525
England median daily rate £454 £454 £450
% change year-on-year - +0.89% +6.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 41
South East median hourly rate £17.41 £19.69 £13.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.62% +51.19% -19.85%
10th Percentile £11.30 £11.85 £10.20
90th Percentile £31.30 £35.45 £24.42
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.41 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.21% +15.05% +4.92%

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 South East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 4,301 5,550 6,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.09% 32.89% 37.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,351 3,183 3,387
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £240 £263 £250
90th Percentile £631 £600 £575
England median daily rate £493 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +1.13% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 196 229
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £24.91 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.67% +31.11% -12.14%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.16 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.77 £53.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +2.33% -6.52% +14.21%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Public Sector as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in the South East

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Public Sector in the South East

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in the South East over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Public Sector in the South East

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Public Sector in the South East

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in the South East over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Public Sector in the South East

Public Sector
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 9 December 2019. 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
Hampshire +50 182 £463 +23.33% 28
Thames Valley +8 150 £400 -3.61% 34
West Sussex +37 67 £470 +1.08% 9
Berkshire +14 67 £438 +2.94% 27
Buckinghamshire +9 63 £401 -0.37% 5
Surrey +43 52 £389 -22.25% 13
East Sussex +16 31 £300 +6.67% 6
Oxfordshire +21 20 £165 -61.18% 2
Kent +9 2 £263 -53.33% 8
Sussex - 2 £450 -
Middlesex - 1 £400 -
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 118 (23.79%) SAP
2 117 (23.59%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (23.19%) Finance
4 113 (22.78%) Windows
5 102 (20.56%) Security Cleared
6 96 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
6 96 (19.35%) Telecoms
7 84 (16.94%) SC Cleared
8 78 (15.73%) Microsoft
9 73 (14.72%) Manufacturing
9 73 (14.72%) Marketing
10 72 (14.52%) Programme Management
11 69 (13.91%) Electronics
12 68 (13.71%) Digital Marketing
13 64 (12.90%) Windows 10
14 62 (12.50%) SQL
15 61 (12.30%) Project Management
16 60 (12.10%) Azure
17 55 (11.09%) Migration
18 45 (9.07%) ITIL
19 40 (8.06%) Active Directory
20 35 (7.06%) Windows 7
21 34 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
21 34 (6.85%) NHS
21 34 (6.85%) SQL Server
22 33 (6.65%) Java
22 33 (6.65%) Microsoft Office
22 33 (6.65%) Firewall
22 33 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
23 31 (6.25%) Test Automation

Public Sector
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 22 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.83%) Confluence
3 8 (1.61%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.21%) IIS
4 6 (1.21%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.01%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.81%) Apache
6 4 (0.81%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.81%) NetWeaver
7 3 (0.60%) CMS
7 3 (0.60%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.40%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.40%) JBoss
8 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.40%) SAP EP
8 2 (0.40%) SAS
8 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.20%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 33 (6.65%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.81%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.60%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.82%) SAP HCM
2 13 (2.62%) SAP Payroll
3 11 (2.22%) SAP ERP
4 10 (2.02%) SAP FI
5 9 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (1.81%) SAP PSCD
6 8 (1.61%) SAP FI-CA
6 8 (1.61%) SAP HR
7 5 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.81%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.60%) SAP SRM
10 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.40%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 60 (12.10%) Azure
2 30 (6.05%) Office 365
3 18 (3.63%) Power Platform
4 14 (2.82%) AWS
5 10 (2.02%) Dynamics 365
6 9 (1.81%) IaaS
6 9 (1.81%) PaaS
6 9 (1.81%) SaaS
7 6 (1.21%) GCP
7 6 (1.21%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (1.01%) Yammer
9 4 (0.81%) Trello
10 3 (0.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (0.60%) BlazeMeter
10 3 (0.60%) G Suite
10 3 (0.60%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.40%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.40%) Slack
12 1 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.65%) Firewall
2 25 (5.04%) DNS
3 16 (3.23%) WAN
4 14 (2.82%) LAN
5 11 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (2.02%) NetScaler
7 9 (1.81%) VPN
7 9 (1.81%) Wireless
8 8 (1.61%) DHCP
9 7 (1.41%) MPLS
9 7 (1.41%) Network Security
9 7 (1.41%) SAN
9 7 (1.41%) Skype
10 6 (1.21%) BGP
10 6 (1.21%) Internet
10 6 (1.21%) IPsec
10 6 (1.21%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.21%) VLAN
11 5 (1.01%) OSPF
11 5 (1.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.43%) Power BI
3 15 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (2.82%) SAP BW
5 10 (2.02%) Big Data
5 10 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (2.02%) Oracle Database
5 10 (2.02%) Oracle ODI
5 10 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.61%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.41%) Geospatial Data
7 7 (1.41%) SAP Data Services
7 7 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (1.21%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (1.21%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 6 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.21%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.01%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 27 (5.44%) JIRA
2 12 (2.42%) Selenium
3 11 (2.22%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.41%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.21%) JMeter
6 5 (1.01%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.01%) GitLab
6 5 (1.01%) SoapUI
6 5 (1.01%) Subversion
7 4 (0.81%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.81%) Bugzilla
7 4 (0.81%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (0.81%) Postman
8 3 (0.60%) Maven
8 3 (0.60%) PVCS
8 3 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.40%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.40%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 115 (23.19%) Finance
2 96 (19.35%) Telecoms
3 73 (14.72%) Manufacturing
3 73 (14.72%) Marketing
4 69 (13.91%) Electronics
5 31 (6.25%) Local Government
6 9 (1.81%) General Ledger
7 6 (1.21%) Retail
8 5 (1.01%) Legal
8 5 (1.01%) Publishing
9 2 (0.40%) Games
9 2 (0.40%) Law
9 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) French Language
10 1 (0.20%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.20%) Military
10 1 (0.20%) Police
10 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 77 (15.52%) Analyst
2 55 (11.09%) Developer
3 40 (8.06%) Project Manager
4 37 (7.46%) Consultant
5 34 (6.85%) Architect
5 34 (6.85%) Support Engineer
6 30 (6.05%) Desktop Support
7 29 (5.85%) SAP Consultant
7 29 (5.85%) Windows Engineer
8 28 (5.65%) Desktop Engineer
9 27 (5.44%) Business Analyst
10 22 (4.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 19 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (3.63%) Designer
12 18 (3.63%) Network Engineer
13 16 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
13 16 (3.23%) Windows Support Engineer
14 15 (3.02%) IT Support
14 15 (3.02%) Service Analyst
15 14 (2.82%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.84%) HTML
2 22 (4.44%) .NET
3 18 (3.63%) CSS
3 18 (3.63%) Web Services
4 13 (2.62%) ASP.NET
5 12 (2.42%) SAP Fiori
6 9 (1.81%) XML
7 8 (1.61%) .NET Framework
7 8 (1.61%) RESTful
8 7 (1.41%) HTML5
8 7 (1.41%) SAP XI
8 7 (1.41%) Spring
9 6 (1.21%) .NET Core
9 6 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (1.21%) Spring Boot
10 5 (1.01%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.01%) jQuery
10 5 (1.01%) SAP Basis
11 4 (0.81%) SOAP
11 4 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.85%) NHS
2 33 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.22%) User Experience
4 9 (1.81%) Data Centre
4 9 (1.81%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.21%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.21%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.01%) Cloud Native
6 5 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (1.01%) Freedom of Information
6 5 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (0.81%) Clustering
7 4 (0.81%) Fat Client
7 4 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (0.81%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.60%) Derivative
8 3 (0.60%) Linked Data
8 3 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.40%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 113 (22.78%) Windows
2 64 (12.90%) Windows 10
3 35 (7.06%) Windows 7
4 30 (6.05%) Windows Server
5 24 (4.84%) Linux
6 17 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.41%) CentOS
10 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.81%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.40%) Android
12 2 (0.40%) Unix
12 2 (0.40%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.20%) AIX
13 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.20%) SUSE
13 1 (0.20%) VMS
13 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (23.59%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
3 72 (14.52%) Programme Management
4 68 (13.71%) Digital Marketing
5 61 (12.30%) Project Management
6 55 (11.09%) Migration
7 45 (9.07%) ITIL
8 34 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 31 (6.25%) Test Automation
10 30 (6.05%) Scrum
11 28 (5.65%) PRINCE2
12 25 (5.04%) Decision-Making
12 25 (5.04%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (4.64%) DevOps
13 23 (4.64%) Mentoring
13 23 (4.64%) Problem Management
14 22 (4.44%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 21 (4.23%) CRM
15 21 (4.23%) ERP
15 21 (4.23%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 62 (12.50%) SQL
2 33 (6.65%) Java
3 31 (6.25%) Python
4 23 (4.64%) JavaScript
5 21 (4.23%) C#
6 15 (3.02%) PowerShell
7 13 (2.62%) PL/SQL
8 11 (2.22%) C
8 11 (2.22%) Scala
9 6 (1.21%) ABAP
9 6 (1.21%) Ruby
10 5 (1.01%) C++
11 4 (0.81%) R
11 4 (0.81%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.60%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.60%) SHACL
12 3 (0.60%) SPARQL
12 3 (0.60%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.40%) U-SQL
13 2 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 102 (20.56%) Security Cleared
2 84 (16.94%) SC Cleared
3 27 (5.44%) Degree
4 18 (3.63%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.62%) CCA
6 11 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 10 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.81%) ISEB
9 7 (1.41%) CCNA
9 7 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (1.01%) CCNP
11 5 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.81%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.60%) APMP
13 3 (0.60%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.60%) MCSE
13 3 (0.60%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.82%) QA
1 14 (2.82%) SLA
2 8 (1.61%) GDPR
2 8 (1.61%) PMO
3 5 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.40%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.40%) NCSC
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.20%) NIST
6 1 (0.20%) P3O
System Software
1 40 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.82%) Docker
4 11 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (2.22%) XenDesktop
5 10 (2.02%) XenApp
6 9 (1.81%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (1.21%) DFS Replication
8 6 (1.21%) vSphere
9 5 (1.01%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 5 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.40%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.40%) vCloud
11 2 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.20%) HDFS
12 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (4.84%) SCCM
2 7 (1.41%) Ansible
3 6 (1.21%) Terraform
4 5 (1.01%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.40%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.40%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.40%) Nessus
6 2 (0.40%) Oozie
6 2 (0.40%) Puppet
6 2 (0.40%) SCOM
6 2 (0.40%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.40%) WSUS
6 2 (0.40%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.20%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 118 (23.79%) SAP
2 78 (15.73%) Microsoft
3 31 (6.25%) VMware
4 27 (5.44%) Cisco
5 22 (4.44%) Oracle
6 17 (3.43%) Citrix
7 13 (2.62%) webMethods
8 9 (1.81%) Palo Alto
9 8 (1.61%) Google
10 7 (1.41%) CheckPoint
10 7 (1.41%) HP
10 7 (1.41%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.21%) Remedy
12 5 (1.01%) Ariba
12 5 (1.01%) F5
12 5 (1.01%) IBM
12 5 (1.01%) Meraki
12 5 (1.01%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.01%) SolarWinds
13 4 (0.81%) Dell