Period
to 16 January 2021

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 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
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 53 84
Rank change year-on-year +30 +31 -18
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 281 446 463
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 6.61% 3.79% 2.90%
As % of the General category 19.57% 11.78% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 313 323
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £155 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
England median daily rate £475 £461 £463
% change year-on-year +2.98% -0.27% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 30
Median hourly rate £20.34 £17.75 £17.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.56% +1.14% +3.24%
10th Percentile £12.66 £12.00 £11.73
90th Percentile £25.00 £31.76 £28.61
England median hourly rate £21.50 £16.88 £17.41
% change year-on-year +27.39% -3.06% +6.52%

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 1,436 3,785 5,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.77% 32.19% 33.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 2,163 3,083
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £241 £225 £258
90th Percentile £650 £625 £601
England median daily rate £500 £488 £488
% change year-on-year +2.56% - +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 170 177
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £24.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.95% -17.70% +26.93%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.50 £11.85
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £53.00
Median hourly rate £25.14 £20.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +25.70% -1.21% -4.73%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Public Sector as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Public Sector in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Public Sector in the South East

Public Sector
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Public Sector in the South East over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Public Sector in the South East

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Public Sector in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Public Sector in the South East

Public Sector
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Public Sector in the South East over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

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 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
Hampshire +16 99 £475 +1.06% 13
Thames Valley +36 67 £400 -0.50% 19
West Sussex +23 57 £450 -5.26% 7
Berkshire +52 32 £500 +17.65% 14
Buckinghamshire +3 23 £500 +20.48% 1
Oxfordshire +21 16 £500 +163.16% 4
East Sussex +16 16 £600 +73.91%
Surrey +21 7 £550 +32.53% 14
Kent +25 4 £140 -46.67% 4
Middlesex +6 4 £300 -25.00%
Sussex +7 1 £275 -38.89%
Public Sector
England

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

1 77 (27.40%) Finance
2 75 (26.69%) Security Cleared
3 69 (24.56%) SAP
4 65 (23.13%) Business Intelligence
4 65 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (21.35%) Marketing
5 60 (21.35%) SC Cleared
6 59 (21.00%) Telecoms
7 58 (20.64%) Programme Management
8 55 (19.57%) Electronics
8 55 (19.57%) Manufacturing
8 55 (19.57%) Digital Marketing
9 44 (15.66%) Windows
10 37 (13.17%) NHS
11 36 (12.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 34 (12.10%) SQL
13 31 (11.03%) Microsoft
13 31 (11.03%) Oracle
14 30 (10.68%) DevOps
15 26 (9.25%) Project Management
16 25 (8.90%) JIRA
16 25 (8.90%) Azure
17 23 (8.19%) ITIL
17 23 (8.19%) Requirements Gathering
18 21 (7.47%) Office 365
18 21 (7.47%) Migration
19 20 (7.12%) Java
20 19 (6.76%) Data Modelling
20 19 (6.76%) Test Automation
20 19 (6.76%) Business Case

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 17 (6.05%) Confluence
2 12 (4.27%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.20%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.07%) IIS
5 2 (0.71%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.71%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.71%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.36%) Apache
6 1 (0.36%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.36%) CMS
6 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.36%) JBoss
6 1 (0.36%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.36%) SAP EP
6 1 (0.36%) SAP Portal
6 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (5.69%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.36%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.36%) Figma
5 1 (0.36%) InDesign
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.36%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.36%) Aareon QL
2 1 (0.36%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (0.36%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.36%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.36%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.36%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.90%) Azure
2 21 (7.47%) Office 365
3 10 (3.56%) Power Platform
4 5 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.42%) AWS
5 4 (1.42%) GitHub
5 4 (1.42%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.07%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.07%) PaaS
6 3 (1.07%) WhatsApp
6 3 (1.07%) Yammer
7 2 (0.71%) Amazon Neptune
7 2 (0.71%) IaaS
7 2 (0.71%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.71%) Power Automate
7 2 (0.71%) SaaS
8 1 (0.36%) Azure Stack
8 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.36%) GCP
8 1 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.49%) Firewall
2 3 (1.07%) LAN
2 3 (1.07%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (0.71%) DNS
3 2 (0.71%) HTTP
3 2 (0.71%) NetScaler
3 2 (0.71%) Skype
3 2 (0.71%) VPN
3 2 (0.71%) WAN
4 1 (0.36%) DHCP
4 1 (0.36%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.36%) FTP
4 1 (0.36%) Junos
4 1 (0.36%) Network Security
4 1 (0.36%) SSL
4 1 (0.36%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.36%) VLAN
4 1 (0.36%) VPLS
4 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.49%) Power BI
3 4 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.42%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.42%) SAP BW
3 4 (1.42%) SAP HANA
4 3 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.71%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.36%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.36%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.36%) QGIS
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 25 (8.90%) JIRA
2 8 (2.85%) Selenium
3 7 (2.49%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.14%) Bitbucket
4 6 (2.14%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.78%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.42%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.07%) JIRA Agile
7 3 (1.07%) Toad
7 3 (1.07%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.71%) CA Gen
8 2 (0.71%) Gatling
8 2 (0.71%) JMeter
8 2 (0.71%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.36%) Ant
9 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.36%) Maven
9 1 (0.36%) NUnit
9 1 (0.36%) Subversion
General
1 77 (27.40%) Finance
2 60 (21.35%) Marketing
3 59 (21.00%) Telecoms
4 55 (19.57%) Electronics
4 55 (19.57%) Manufacturing
5 17 (6.05%) Local Government
6 10 (3.56%) Publishing
7 3 (1.07%) Billing
8 1 (0.36%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.36%) Fire and Rescue
8 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.36%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 43 (15.30%) Analyst
2 32 (11.39%) Developer
3 29 (10.32%) Architect
4 23 (8.19%) Project Manager
5 17 (6.05%) Business Analyst
6 16 (5.69%) Consultant
7 15 (5.34%) Technical Architect
8 12 (4.27%) Designer
9 9 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (2.85%) Administrator
10 8 (2.85%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (2.49%) .NET Developer
11 7 (2.49%) Infrastructure Manager
11 7 (2.49%) IT Manager
11 7 (2.49%) NHS Project Manager
11 7 (2.49%) Oracle Consultant
12 6 (2.14%) Deployment Engineer
12 6 (2.14%) IT Engineer
12 6 (2.14%) Project Coordinator
12 6 (2.14%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.98%) .NET
2 11 (3.91%) HTML
3 10 (3.56%) XML
4 9 (3.20%) .NET Framework
4 9 (3.20%) CSS
4 9 (3.20%) J2EE
5 6 (2.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 6 (2.14%) JSON
6 5 (1.78%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (1.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (1.42%) .NET Core
7 4 (1.42%) Razor View Engine
7 4 (1.42%) React
7 4 (1.42%) REST
7 4 (1.42%) SAP ALE
7 4 (1.42%) SAP XI
8 3 (1.07%) ASP.NET Core
8 3 (1.07%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.07%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (1.07%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.17%) NHS
2 18 (6.41%) User Experience
3 15 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.56%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.85%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.42%) e-Learning
6 4 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.42%) Social Media
7 3 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.71%) CESG
8 2 (0.71%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.71%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.71%) SystemC
8 2 (0.71%) W3C
9 1 (0.36%) Animation
9 1 (0.36%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.36%) Linked Data
9 1 (0.36%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.36%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 44 (15.66%) Windows
2 17 (6.05%) Windows 10
3 9 (3.20%) Linux
4 8 (2.85%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.14%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.42%) Unix
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.71%) SUSE
8 1 (0.36%) AIX
8 1 (0.36%) Android
8 1 (0.36%) VMS
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
1 65 (23.13%) Business Intelligence
2 58 (20.64%) Programme Management
3 55 (19.57%) Digital Marketing
4 36 (12.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (10.68%) DevOps
6 26 (9.25%) Project Management
7 23 (8.19%) ITIL
7 23 (8.19%) Requirements Gathering
8 21 (7.47%) Migration
9 19 (6.76%) Business Case
9 19 (6.76%) Data Modelling
9 19 (6.76%) Test Automation
10 18 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (6.05%) PRINCE2
12 16 (5.69%) Scrum
13 14 (4.98%) Service Management
14 13 (4.63%) Business Transformation
14 13 (4.63%) Decision-Making
15 12 (4.27%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 34 (12.10%) SQL
2 20 (7.12%) Java
3 15 (5.34%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.27%) PL/SQL
5 9 (3.20%) C#
5 9 (3.20%) Python
6 8 (2.85%) Scala
7 4 (1.42%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.42%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.07%) Perl
8 3 (1.07%) SPARQL
9 2 (0.71%) ABAP
9 2 (0.71%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.71%) C
9 2 (0.71%) VBA
10 1 (0.36%) ES6
10 1 (0.36%) Groovy
10 1 (0.36%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.36%) Ruby
10 1 (0.36%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 75 (26.69%) Security Cleared
2 60 (21.35%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.05%) DV Cleared
4 8 (2.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (2.49%) Degree
5 7 (2.49%) ISTQB
5 7 (2.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.14%) CCA
6 6 (2.14%) DBS Check
6 6 (2.14%) ISEB
7 5 (1.78%) CISSP
8 4 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.07%) APMP
9 3 (1.07%) CCNA
9 3 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.71%) ACCA
10 2 (0.71%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.71%) CIMA
10 2 (0.71%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.71%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.27%) SLA
2 10 (3.56%) QA
3 4 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.07%) GDPR
5 2 (0.71%) Dublin Core
5 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.36%) HL7
6 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.36%) NCSC
6 1 (0.36%) NIST
6 1 (0.36%) P3O
6 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (3.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.14%) Docker
3 3 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.36%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.36%) vSphere
4 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.49%) Ansible
2 6 (2.14%) Terraform
3 5 (1.78%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (1.78%) Puppet
4 4 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.71%) Istio
5 2 (0.71%) SCCM
6 1 (0.36%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.36%) Nessus
6 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.36%) SCOM
6 1 (0.36%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 69 (24.56%) SAP
2 31 (11.03%) Microsoft
2 31 (11.03%) Oracle
3 13 (4.63%) webMethods
4 8 (2.85%) Cisco
5 7 (2.49%) Adobe
6 6 (2.14%) BEA
6 6 (2.14%) Citrix
6 6 (2.14%) Google
6 6 (2.14%) VMware
7 5 (1.78%) Ariba
8 4 (1.42%) Juniper
9 3 (1.07%) CA
9 3 (1.07%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.07%) Ciena
9 3 (1.07%) Palo Alto
10 2 (0.71%) BiZZdesign
10 2 (0.71%) BT
10 2 (0.71%) Okta
10 2 (0.71%) Red Hat