Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 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 > South East
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 75 70
Rank change year-on-year +22 -5 -14
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 408 495 529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.82% 3.12% 3.16%
As % of the General category 12.07% 9.56% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 309 347
South East median daily rate £445 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £155 £256 £195
90th Percentile £600 £589 £538
England median daily rate £464 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.32% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 37 26
South East median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £15.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +31.93% -1.27%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.81 £10.16
90th Percentile £32.50 £36.79 £25.69
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.62 £16.10
% change year-on-year -3.33% +15.69% +0.59%

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 3,380 5,176 5,976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.62% 32.62% 35.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,880 2,969 3,317
South East median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
England median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 201 202
South East median hourly rate £20.73 £24.91 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.80% +13.23% -3.70%
10th Percentile £12.80 £11.85 £11.27
90th Percentile £48.79 £51.70 £48.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -2.27% - +4.54%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 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
Hampshire +33 137 £465 +17.80% 44
Thames Valley +5 128 £400 -7.78% 35
Buckinghamshire +20 56 £402 -4.85% 10
Surrey +51 51 £438 -14.63% 15
Berkshire -12 49 £450 -5.26% 20
West Sussex +1 47 £520 +15.56% 9
East Sussex +26 35 £313 -16.67% 3
Oxfordshire +16 23 £218 -48.82% 5
Sussex - 3 £450 - 3
Kent +8 2 £263 -44.74% 7
Middlesex - 1 £400 -
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 South East region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 97 (23.77%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (23.28%) Security Cleared
3 89 (21.81%) Windows
4 86 (21.08%) SAP
5 77 (18.87%) Finance
5 77 (18.87%) SC Cleared
6 75 (18.38%) Business Intelligence
7 66 (16.18%) Telecoms
8 62 (15.20%) Project Management
8 62 (15.20%) Microsoft
9 53 (12.99%) Programme Management
9 53 (12.99%) Marketing
10 52 (12.75%) SQL
11 51 (12.50%) Manufacturing
11 51 (12.50%) Migration
12 49 (12.01%) Electronics
12 49 (12.01%) Windows 10
13 48 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
14 44 (10.78%) Azure
15 35 (8.58%) ITIL
16 34 (8.33%) Active Directory
17 31 (7.60%) Oracle
17 31 (7.60%) Local Government
17 31 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
18 30 (7.35%) SQL Server
18 30 (7.35%) NHS
19 28 (6.86%) JIRA
20 26 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
20 26 (6.37%) Scrum
20 26 (6.37%) 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 20 (4.90%) Confluence
2 18 (4.41%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.70%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.72%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.47%) IIS
6 5 (1.23%) Apache
6 5 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.98%) NetWeaver
8 3 (0.74%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.74%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.49%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.49%) CMS
9 2 (0.49%) Documentum
9 2 (0.49%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.49%) SAP EP
9 2 (0.49%) SAP Portal
9 2 (0.49%) SAS
10 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 20 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.74%) Adobe Captivate
3 3 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.49%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.25%) InVision
5 1 (0.25%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (4.41%) SAP HCM
2 16 (3.92%) SAP Payroll
3 8 (1.96%) SAP HR
4 7 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.74%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.74%) SAP PSCD
7 2 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.49%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.49%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.49%) SAP FI-CA
8 1 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.25%) iTrent
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.25%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (10.78%) Azure
2 22 (5.39%) Office 365
3 16 (3.92%) Power Platform
4 15 (3.68%) AWS
5 6 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (1.47%) SuccessFactors
6 5 (1.23%) GCP
6 5 (1.23%) IaaS
6 5 (1.23%) PaaS
6 5 (1.23%) SaaS
7 4 (0.98%) Trello
7 4 (0.98%) Yammer
8 3 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (0.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (0.74%) G Suite
8 3 (0.74%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.49%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.49%) Slack
10 1 (0.25%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.64%) Firewall
2 15 (3.68%) DNS
3 11 (2.70%) WAN
4 10 (2.45%) LAN
5 9 (2.21%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (2.21%) Skype
5 9 (2.21%) Wireless
6 6 (1.47%) IPsec
6 6 (1.47%) VLAN
6 6 (1.47%) VPN
7 5 (1.23%) DHCP
7 5 (1.23%) OSPF
7 5 (1.23%) SAN
8 4 (0.98%) BGP
8 4 (0.98%) BIG-IP
8 4 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.98%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.74%) Network Security
9 3 (0.74%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (3.68%) Power BI
4 14 (3.43%) Oracle Database
4 14 (3.43%) SAP BW
5 9 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (1.72%) Oracle ODI
7 7 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (1.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 6 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.23%) Big Data
9 5 (1.23%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.23%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 28 (6.86%) JIRA
2 9 (2.21%) Selenium
3 7 (1.72%) Bitbucket
3 7 (1.72%) Subversion
4 6 (1.47%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.23%) GitLab
6 4 (0.98%) Bugzilla
6 4 (0.98%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.74%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.74%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.49%) Ant
8 2 (0.49%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.49%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.49%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.49%) JMeter
8 2 (0.49%) MSI
8 2 (0.49%) PVCS
8 2 (0.49%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.49%) TestNG
General
1 77 (18.87%) Finance
2 66 (16.18%) Telecoms
3 53 (12.99%) Marketing
4 51 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 49 (12.01%) Electronics
6 31 (7.60%) Local Government
7 7 (1.72%) General Ledger
7 7 (1.72%) Publishing
8 5 (1.23%) Legal
9 4 (0.98%) Military
9 4 (0.98%) Retail
10 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.25%) Back Office
11 1 (0.25%) French Language
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 61 (14.95%) Analyst
2 50 (12.25%) Developer
3 36 (8.82%) Project Manager
4 32 (7.84%) Architect
5 27 (6.62%) Consultant
5 27 (6.62%) Support Engineer
6 23 (5.64%) Windows Engineer
7 21 (5.15%) SAP Consultant
8 19 (4.66%) Desktop Support
9 17 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
10 15 (3.68%) Business Analyst
11 14 (3.43%) Designer
11 14 (3.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (3.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 13 (3.19%) IT Support
12 13 (3.19%) Support Analyst
13 12 (2.94%) IT Manager
13 12 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (2.70%) IT Project Manager
15 10 (2.45%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.15%) HTML
2 17 (4.17%) .NET
3 15 (3.68%) SAP Fiori
4 14 (3.43%) Web Services
5 13 (3.19%) CSS
6 9 (2.21%) J2EE
7 7 (1.72%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (1.47%) Spring
9 5 (1.23%) .NET Core
9 5 (1.23%) .NET Framework
9 5 (1.23%) XML
10 4 (0.98%) HTML5
10 4 (0.98%) Spring Boot
10 4 (0.98%) WCF
10 4 (0.98%) XSLT
11 3 (0.74%) RESTful
11 3 (0.74%) SAP PI
11 3 (0.74%) SAPUI5
11 3 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.35%) NHS
3 13 (3.19%) User Experience
4 10 (2.45%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.96%) Driving Licence
6 7 (1.72%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.23%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.23%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.23%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.23%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.98%) e-Learning
10 3 (0.74%) Clustering
10 3 (0.74%) Derivative
10 3 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.74%) Linked Data
10 3 (0.74%) Smart City
11 2 (0.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 89 (21.81%) Windows
2 49 (12.01%) Windows 10
3 24 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 20 (4.90%) Linux
5 19 (4.66%) Windows Server
6 12 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.74%) CentOS
8 3 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.49%) Unix
9 2 (0.49%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.25%) AIX
10 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.25%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.25%) OS/2
10 1 (0.25%) SUSE
10 1 (0.25%) VMS
10 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (23.77%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (18.38%) Business Intelligence
3 62 (15.20%) Project Management
4 53 (12.99%) Programme Management
5 51 (12.50%) Migration
6 48 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
7 35 (8.58%) ITIL
8 26 (6.37%) Scrum
8 26 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (6.37%) Test Automation
9 24 (5.88%) DevOps
10 21 (5.15%) Mentoring
10 21 (5.15%) Test Scripting
11 19 (4.66%) Analytics
11 19 (4.66%) Data Modelling
11 19 (4.66%) System Testing
12 18 (4.41%) Configuration Management
12 18 (4.41%) Decision-Making
13 17 (4.17%) ETL
13 17 (4.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 52 (12.75%) SQL
2 24 (5.88%) Python
3 22 (5.39%) Java
4 17 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 17 (4.17%) PL/SQL
5 14 (3.43%) C#
6 13 (3.19%) PowerShell
7 12 (2.94%) Scala
8 10 (2.45%) C
9 5 (1.23%) C++
9 5 (1.23%) Ruby
9 5 (1.23%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.98%) ABAP
11 3 (0.74%) R
11 3 (0.74%) SHACL
11 3 (0.74%) SPARQL
11 3 (0.74%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.49%) F#
12 2 (0.49%) PHP
12 2 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 95 (23.28%) Security Cleared
2 77 (18.87%) SC Cleared
3 24 (5.88%) DV Cleared
4 14 (3.43%) Degree
5 10 (2.45%) ISEB
6 8 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.47%) CCA
8 6 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (1.23%) CCNA
9 5 (1.23%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.98%) APMP
10 4 (0.98%) CCNP
10 4 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.74%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.74%) MCSE
12 2 (0.49%) MCP
12 2 (0.49%) PhD
12 2 (0.49%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.19%) QA
2 11 (2.70%) SLA
3 10 (2.45%) GDPR
4 6 (1.47%) PMO
5 4 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.49%) COBIT
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.25%) NCSC
7 1 (0.25%) NIST
System Software
1 34 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.94%) Docker
2 12 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.96%) XenApp
4 6 (1.47%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.23%) DFS Replication
5 5 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.23%) vSphere
6 4 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.74%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.25%) HDFS
9 1 (0.25%) vCloud
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 21 (5.15%) SCCM
2 11 (2.70%) Ansible
3 6 (1.47%) Terraform
4 4 (0.98%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.74%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.49%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.49%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.49%) WSUS
7 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.25%) Oozie
7 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.25%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.25%) Puppet
7 1 (0.25%) Salt
7 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 86 (21.08%) SAP
2 62 (15.20%) Microsoft
3 31 (7.60%) Oracle
4 22 (5.39%) VMware
5 21 (5.15%) Cisco
6 13 (3.19%) webMethods
7 9 (2.21%) Citrix
8 7 (1.72%) BEA
8 7 (1.72%) Google
9 6 (1.47%) Palo Alto
10 5 (1.23%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.23%) HP
11 4 (0.98%) Adobe
11 4 (0.98%) Ariba
11 4 (0.98%) F5
11 4 (0.98%) Fortinet
11 4 (0.98%) McAfee
11 4 (0.98%) Meraki
11 4 (0.98%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.74%) ForgeRock