Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 63 96
Rank change year-on-year +46 +33 -33
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 270 463 416
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 7.62% 3.36% 2.55%
As % of the General category 22.19% 9.98% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 279 274
Median daily rate £455 £415 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.64% +2.98% +0.75%
10th Percentile £250 £143 £188
90th Percentile £638 £604 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 44 22
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.43 £17.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.92% -3.62% +20.54%
10th Percentile £15.75 £11.52 £11.85
90th Percentile £30.05 £31.38 £35.00
England median hourly rate £25.05 £18.00 £17.31
% change year-on-year +39.14% +3.99% +9.54%

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 1,217 4,640 5,489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 34.36% 33.69% 33.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 2,489 3,186
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £241 £258 £250
90th Percentile £616 £625 £588
England median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 207 186
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +5.77% +36.84%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £53.25
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £21.63
% change year-on-year +36.36% +1.71% -3.87%

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 21 October 2020.

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 21 October 2020.

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 21 October 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 +36 121 £493 +15.88% 15
Thames Valley +67 68 £425 +5.72% 17
West Sussex +13 38 £455 +4.00% 7
Buckinghamshire +27 37 £525 +26.51% 2
Berkshire +64 24 £400 -6.43% 9
East Sussex +19 10 £379 +32.81% 3
Surrey +50 8 £191 +23.30% 7
Oxfordshire +35 7 £375 +108.33% 6
Middlesex +12 4 £300 -25.00% 1
Kent +32 3 £438 +94.44% 6
Sussex +9 1 £275 -38.89%
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 85 (31.48%) Security Cleared
2 77 (28.52%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 57 (21.11%) SAP
5 55 (20.37%) Finance
6 53 (19.63%) Business Intelligence
6 53 (19.63%) Marketing
7 51 (18.89%) Digital Marketing
8 49 (18.15%) Programme Management
9 47 (17.41%) Manufacturing
9 47 (17.41%) Electronics
9 47 (17.41%) Telecoms
10 41 (15.19%) Oracle
11 40 (14.81%) Windows
12 38 (14.07%) SQL
13 32 (11.85%) Microsoft
14 31 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
15 30 (11.11%) Azure
16 26 (9.63%) NHS
17 25 (9.26%) Java
18 22 (8.15%) Migration
18 22 (8.15%) DevOps
19 21 (7.78%) User Experience
19 21 (7.78%) JIRA
20 20 (7.41%) ITIL
21 19 (7.04%) Project Management
22 18 (6.67%) Test Automation
22 18 (6.67%) Office 365
23 17 (6.30%) Windows 10
23 17 (6.30%) Decision-Making

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 15 (5.56%) Confluence
2 12 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.70%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.48%) Apache
4 4 (1.48%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.11%) AquaLogic
5 3 (1.11%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.74%) IIS
6 2 (0.74%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.74%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.37%) CMS
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.37%) SAP EP
7 1 (0.37%) SAP Portal
7 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.37%) Camtasia
3 1 (0.37%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.11%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.37%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.37%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.37%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 30 (11.11%) Azure
2 18 (6.67%) Office 365
3 10 (3.70%) AWS
4 8 (2.96%) Power Platform
5 5 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.85%) PaaS
6 3 (1.11%) IaaS
6 3 (1.11%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.11%) SaaS
6 3 (1.11%) Serverless
6 3 (1.11%) WhatsApp
6 3 (1.11%) Yammer
7 2 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.74%) GitHub
7 2 (0.74%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.74%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.70%) Firewall
2 6 (2.22%) DNS
2 6 (2.22%) LAN
3 5 (1.85%) WAN
4 4 (1.48%) VPN
5 3 (1.11%) DHCP
5 3 (1.11%) Ethernet
5 3 (1.11%) MPLS
5 3 (1.11%) Skype
5 3 (1.11%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.11%) VLAN
6 2 (0.74%) BGP
6 2 (0.74%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.74%) VoIP
7 1 (0.37%) DSL
7 1 (0.37%) HTTP
7 1 (0.37%) Internet
7 1 (0.37%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.37%) OSPF
7 1 (0.37%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.59%) Big Data
3 6 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.85%) Power BI
5 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.48%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.74%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.74%) Impala
7 2 (0.74%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.37%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (7.78%) JIRA
2 14 (5.19%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.59%) Cucumber
4 7 (2.59%) Selenium
5 6 (2.22%) Maven
6 4 (1.48%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.11%) Ant
7 3 (1.11%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.11%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (1.11%) Subversion
7 3 (1.11%) Toad
7 3 (1.11%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.74%) CA Gen
8 2 (0.74%) Gatling
8 2 (0.74%) JMeter
8 2 (0.74%) REST Assured
8 2 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.37%) NUnit
General
1 55 (20.37%) Finance
2 53 (19.63%) Marketing
3 47 (17.41%) Electronics
3 47 (17.41%) Manufacturing
3 47 (17.41%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.44%) Local Government
5 8 (2.96%) Publishing
6 3 (1.11%) Digital Economy
7 2 (0.74%) Billing
7 2 (0.74%) Legal
8 1 (0.37%) Fire and Rescue
8 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.37%) Military
8 1 (0.37%) Police
Job Titles
1 35 (12.96%) Architect
2 29 (10.74%) Analyst
3 26 (9.63%) Developer
4 20 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 15 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 15 (5.56%) Consultant
6 13 (4.81%) Designer
6 13 (4.81%) Technical Architect
7 9 (3.33%) Oracle Consultant
7 9 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (2.59%) Administrator
8 7 (2.59%) Cloud Architect
8 7 (2.59%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (2.22%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (2.22%) Java Developer
9 6 (2.22%) Senior Manager
9 6 (2.22%) Software Engineer
9 6 (2.22%) User Researcher
10 5 (1.85%) Test Analyst
10 5 (1.85%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.70%) .NET
2 8 (2.96%) XML
3 7 (2.59%) HTML
4 6 (2.22%) CSS
4 6 (2.22%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (1.85%) J2EE
5 5 (1.85%) JSON
5 5 (1.85%) RESTful
5 5 (1.85%) Web Services
6 4 (1.48%) Node.js
6 4 (1.48%) REST
6 4 (1.48%) SOAP
6 4 (1.48%) Spring
7 3 (1.11%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.11%) EJB
7 3 (1.11%) iBATIS
7 3 (1.11%) Java EE
7 3 (1.11%) JPA
7 3 (1.11%) XSD
7 3 (1.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.63%) NHS
2 21 (7.78%) User Experience
3 11 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.70%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.22%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.48%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.74%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.74%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.74%) PACS
9 2 (0.74%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.74%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.74%) SystemC
10 1 (0.37%) CESG
10 1 (0.37%) Clustering
10 1 (0.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.37%) Fibre Optics
10 1 (0.37%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (14.81%) Windows
2 17 (6.30%) Windows 10
3 16 (5.93%) Linux
4 11 (4.07%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.22%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.48%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.11%) Unix
8 2 (0.74%) AIX
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.74%) SUSE
9 1 (0.37%) Check Point GAiA
9 1 (0.37%) VMS
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (28.52%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (19.63%) Business Intelligence
3 51 (18.89%) Digital Marketing
4 49 (18.15%) Programme Management
5 31 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (8.15%) DevOps
6 22 (8.15%) Migration
7 20 (7.41%) ITIL
8 19 (7.04%) Project Management
9 18 (6.67%) Test Automation
10 17 (6.30%) Business Case
10 17 (6.30%) Decision-Making
11 14 (5.19%) PRINCE2
11 14 (5.19%) Scrum
12 13 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (4.81%) Data Modelling
13 12 (4.44%) Business Transformation
13 12 (4.44%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (4.07%) Business Analysis
14 11 (4.07%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 38 (14.07%) SQL
2 25 (9.26%) Java
3 13 (4.81%) Python
4 11 (4.07%) C#
4 11 (4.07%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.07%) PL/SQL
5 8 (2.96%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.22%) Scala
7 5 (1.85%) C
7 5 (1.85%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.11%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.74%) Java 8
9 2 (0.74%) Perl
9 2 (0.74%) Ruby
10 1 (0.37%) C++
10 1 (0.37%) Go
10 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.37%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 85 (31.48%) Security Cleared
2 72 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.93%) DV Cleared
4 9 (3.33%) Degree
5 6 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.48%) CCNA
7 4 (1.48%) CISSP
7 4 (1.48%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.11%) APMP
8 3 (1.11%) MCSE
9 2 (0.74%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.74%) CCA
9 2 (0.74%) CCNP
9 2 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.74%) JNCIA
9 2 (0.74%) PMP
10 1 (0.37%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.85%) QA
1 5 (1.85%) SLA
2 4 (1.48%) PMO
3 3 (1.11%) HL7
4 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.37%) GDPR
5 1 (0.37%) NCSC
5 1 (0.37%) NIST
5 1 (0.37%) P3O
System Software
1 11 (4.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.48%) Docker
3 3 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.37%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.37%) vSphere
4 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (4.07%) Terraform
2 7 (2.59%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.85%) Ansible
3 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.48%) Puppet
4 4 (1.48%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.11%) SCCM
6 2 (0.74%) Istio
6 2 (0.74%) SCOM
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.37%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.37%) Nessus
7 1 (0.37%) Packer
7 1 (0.37%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 57 (21.11%) SAP
2 41 (15.19%) Oracle
3 32 (11.85%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.44%) Cisco
5 7 (2.59%) VMware
6 6 (2.22%) BEA
6 6 (2.22%) Citrix
7 5 (1.85%) Adobe
7 5 (1.85%) Juniper
8 4 (1.48%) Ariba
8 4 (1.48%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.11%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.11%) CA
9 3 (1.11%) F5
9 3 (1.11%) Google
9 3 (1.11%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.11%) Talend
9 3 (1.11%) webMethods
10 2 (0.74%) Capita
10 2 (0.74%) Proofpoint