Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 89 55
Rank change year-on-year +21 -34 +9
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 452 435 608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.15% 2.63% 3.71%
As % of the General category 9.05% 7.64% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 282 372
South East median daily rate £404 £421 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.24% +5.34% -
10th Percentile £148 £188 £201
90th Percentile £576 £575 £544
England median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 19 49
South East median hourly rate £15.76 £15.16 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.96% -2.19% -8.01%
10th Percentile £10.80 £11.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £28.75 £35.00 £26.28
England median hourly rate £18.25 £16.20 £16.18
% change year-on-year +12.65% +0.12% +1.13%

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 4,996 5,692 6,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 34.84% 34.42% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,709 3,273 3,474
South East median daily rate £450 £433 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +4.22% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £246
90th Percentile £625 £588 £570
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 179 254
South East median hourly rate £25.58 £25.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.81% +25.60% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.73 £11.60
90th Percentile £49.68 £53.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +28 159 £425 +6.25% 27
Thames Valley -16 136 £400 -3.61% 56
West Sussex +30 77 £430 -14.00% 5
Berkshire -1 60 £430 +1.18% 42
Buckinghamshire -1 58 £405 -2.35% 9
Surrey +38 36 £159 -68.98% 11
East Sussex -3 30 £285 -12.31% 4
Oxfordshire +11 18 £213 -51.43% 5
Kent -9 2 £225 -33.33% 9
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 114 (25.22%) Windows
2 109 (24.12%) Finance
3 107 (23.67%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (22.12%) SAP
5 91 (20.13%) Telecoms
6 86 (19.03%) Security Cleared
7 77 (17.04%) Business Intelligence
8 73 (16.15%) Windows 10
9 71 (15.71%) SC Cleared
10 65 (14.38%) Manufacturing
11 64 (14.16%) Microsoft
12 62 (13.72%) Electronics
12 62 (13.72%) Marketing
13 61 (13.50%) Programme Management
14 60 (13.27%) Digital Marketing
15 55 (12.17%) Azure
16 53 (11.73%) ITIL
17 51 (11.28%) SQL
18 46 (10.18%) Migration
18 46 (10.18%) Project Management
19 40 (8.85%) Windows 7
20 38 (8.41%) Active Directory
21 36 (7.96%) Java
22 35 (7.74%) NHS
23 33 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
24 30 (6.64%) Microsoft Office
24 30 (6.64%) PRINCE2
24 30 (6.64%) Windows Server
24 30 (6.64%) Project Delivery
25 29 (6.42%) Analytical Skills

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 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.32%) Confluence
3 7 (1.55%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.33%) IIS
5 5 (1.11%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.11%) NetWeaver
6 4 (0.88%) CMS
7 3 (0.66%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.66%) SAP Portal
8 2 (0.44%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.44%) JBoss
8 2 (0.44%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.44%) Moodle
8 2 (0.44%) SAS
8 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.22%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 30 (6.64%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.44%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (2.88%) SAP ERP
2 12 (2.65%) SAP FI
3 11 (2.43%) SAP PSCD
4 10 (2.21%) SAP FI-CA
5 7 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.88%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.66%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.66%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.44%) SAP Payroll
9 2 (0.44%) SAP SRM
10 1 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.22%) Maximo
10 1 (0.22%) Primavera
10 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 55 (12.17%) Azure
2 29 (6.42%) Office 365
3 11 (2.43%) SaaS
4 9 (1.99%) IaaS
4 9 (1.99%) Power Platform
5 8 (1.77%) AWS
5 8 (1.77%) PaaS
6 5 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.66%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (0.66%) BlazeMeter
8 3 (0.66%) Trello
8 3 (0.66%) Yammer
9 2 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.44%) Boomi
9 2 (0.44%) Data Lake Analytics
9 2 (0.44%) GCP
9 2 (0.44%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.42%) Firewall
2 24 (5.31%) DNS
3 16 (3.54%) WAN
4 14 (3.10%) LAN
5 11 (2.43%) NetScaler
6 10 (2.21%) Network Security
7 8 (1.77%) DHCP
8 7 (1.55%) Internet
8 7 (1.55%) SAN
8 7 (1.55%) VPN
9 6 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (1.33%) Skype
9 6 (1.33%) Wireless
10 5 (1.11%) MPLS
10 5 (1.11%) Unified Communications
10 5 (1.11%) VLAN
11 4 (0.88%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.88%) VoIP
11 4 (0.88%) Wireshark
12 3 (0.66%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.88%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (2.21%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.99%) Big Data
4 9 (1.99%) Power BI
4 9 (1.99%) SAP Data Services
5 7 (1.55%) SAP BW
5 7 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.33%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.11%) Geospatial Data
7 5 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.88%) Data Lake
8 4 (0.88%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (0.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (3.98%) JIRA
2 13 (2.88%) JMeter
2 13 (2.88%) Selenium
3 12 (2.65%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.21%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.77%) Cucumber
6 7 (1.55%) LoadRunner
7 6 (1.33%) JUnit
7 6 (1.33%) SoapUI
8 5 (1.11%) Maven
9 4 (0.88%) GitLab
10 3 (0.66%) Mockito
10 3 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.66%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.44%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.44%) LSMW
11 2 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.44%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.44%) TestNG
General
1 109 (24.12%) Finance
2 91 (20.13%) Telecoms
3 65 (14.38%) Manufacturing
4 62 (13.72%) Electronics
4 62 (13.72%) Marketing
5 26 (5.75%) Local Government
6 11 (2.43%) General Ledger
7 5 (1.11%) Retail
8 4 (0.88%) Military
9 2 (0.44%) Advertising
9 2 (0.44%) Billing
9 2 (0.44%) Games
9 2 (0.44%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Legal
10 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (16.37%) Analyst
2 41 (9.07%) Developer
3 37 (8.19%) Support Engineer
4 35 (7.74%) Project Manager
5 34 (7.52%) Desktop Support
6 33 (7.30%) Consultant
7 31 (6.86%) Business Analyst
8 30 (6.64%) Desktop Engineer
9 29 (6.42%) Architect
10 27 (5.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 26 (5.75%) Windows Engineer
12 24 (5.31%) SAP Consultant
13 18 (3.98%) Designer
13 18 (3.98%) IT Support
14 16 (3.54%) Network Engineer
15 14 (3.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 14 (3.10%) Windows Support Engineer
16 13 (2.88%) Support Analyst
17 12 (2.65%) Service Analyst
17 12 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.98%) .NET
2 14 (3.10%) Web Services
3 12 (2.65%) HTML
4 11 (2.43%) ASP.NET
5 10 (2.21%) CSS
6 9 (1.99%) SAP Basis
6 9 (1.99%) SAP XI
7 8 (1.77%) RESTful
7 8 (1.77%) SOAP
7 8 (1.77%) XML
8 6 (1.33%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.33%) Spring
9 4 (0.88%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.88%) HTML5
10 3 (0.66%) .NET Core
10 3 (0.66%) ASP.NET Core
10 3 (0.66%) Hibernate
10 3 (0.66%) Java EE
10 3 (0.66%) SAP PI
10 3 (0.66%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.74%) NHS
2 29 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.88%) User Experience
4 9 (1.99%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.33%) CMDB
6 4 (0.88%) Clustering
6 4 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.88%) Private Cloud
7 3 (0.66%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (0.66%) Public Cloud
7 3 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.44%) CESG
8 2 (0.44%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.44%) PMI
9 1 (0.22%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.22%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.22%) Replication
9 1 (0.22%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.22%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 114 (25.22%) Windows
2 73 (16.15%) Windows 10
3 40 (8.85%) Windows 7
4 30 (6.64%) Windows Server
5 18 (3.98%) Linux
6 13 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.11%) CentOS
9 5 (1.11%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.66%) AIX
11 3 (0.66%) SUSE
12 2 (0.44%) Android
12 2 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.22%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (23.67%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (17.04%) Business Intelligence
3 61 (13.50%) Programme Management
4 60 (13.27%) Digital Marketing
5 53 (11.73%) ITIL
6 46 (10.18%) Migration
6 46 (10.18%) Project Management
7 33 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 30 (6.64%) PRINCE2
8 30 (6.64%) Project Delivery
9 29 (6.42%) Problem-Solving
10 26 (5.75%) Scrum
11 25 (5.53%) Decision-Making
12 23 (5.09%) Service Design
13 22 (4.87%) CRM
13 22 (4.87%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
14 21 (4.65%) Test Automation
15 20 (4.42%) DevOps
16 19 (4.20%) Business Analysis
16 19 (4.20%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 51 (11.28%) SQL
2 36 (7.96%) Java
3 25 (5.53%) Python
4 19 (4.20%) C#
5 17 (3.76%) PowerShell
6 14 (3.10%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.55%) C
7 7 (1.55%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.11%) ABAP
8 5 (1.11%) Scala
9 4 (0.88%) C++
10 3 (0.66%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.66%) F#
10 3 (0.66%) R
11 2 (0.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.44%) Java 8
11 2 (0.44%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.44%) U-SQL
11 2 (0.44%) VB
11 2 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 86 (19.03%) Security Cleared
2 71 (15.71%) SC Cleared
3 27 (5.97%) Degree
4 17 (3.76%) DV Cleared
5 14 (3.10%) CCA
6 11 (2.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 10 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.55%) CCNA
8 7 (1.55%) ISEB
9 5 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.88%) CCNP
10 4 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.66%) MCSE
11 3 (0.66%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.10%) SLA
2 11 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.21%) QA
4 8 (1.77%) PMO
5 4 (0.88%) GDPR
6 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.22%) Dublin Core
8 1 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.22%) NCSC
8 1 (0.22%) P3O
8 1 (0.22%) RMADS
System Software
1 38 (8.41%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.88%) Hyper-V
3 12 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (2.21%) XenDesktop
5 9 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (1.77%) Docker
6 8 (1.77%) XenApp
7 5 (1.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 5 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.11%) vSphere
8 3 (0.66%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.44%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.44%) vCloud
9 2 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (4.87%) SCCM
2 7 (1.55%) Terraform
3 6 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (1.11%) Ansible
5 3 (0.66%) Data Guard
5 3 (0.66%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.66%) Nessus
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.44%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.44%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.44%) Oozie
6 2 (0.44%) SCOM
6 2 (0.44%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.22%) Kibana
7 1 (0.22%) logstash
7 1 (0.22%) Packer
7 1 (0.22%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.22%) vMotion
7 1 (0.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 100 (22.12%) SAP
2 64 (14.16%) Microsoft
3 24 (5.31%) VMware
4 23 (5.09%) Cisco
5 18 (3.98%) Citrix
5 18 (3.98%) Oracle
6 13 (2.88%) webMethods
7 8 (1.77%) CheckPoint
8 7 (1.55%) Palo Alto
8 7 (1.55%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.33%) Dell
9 6 (1.33%) HP
9 6 (1.33%) Remedy
10 5 (1.11%) Google
10 5 (1.11%) IBM
10 5 (1.11%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.88%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.88%) Meraki
12 3 (0.66%) Qualys
12 3 (0.66%) Sitecore