Period
to 5 August 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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 69 87
Rank change year-on-year +46 +18 -34
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 325 452 443
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 6.48% 3.06% 2.62%
As % of the General category 19.83% 8.85% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 269 291
Median daily rate £451 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +1.18% +3.03%
10th Percentile £201 £173 £188
90th Percentile £612 £575 £575
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 15
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.62 £15.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.42% +9.60% +1.07%
10th Percentile £13.80 £10.57 £11.64
90th Percentile £37.98 £30.63 £21.27
England median hourly rate £22.50 £19.36 £15.60
% change year-on-year +16.22% +24.10% -3.58%

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 1,639 5,108 5,818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.68% 34.62% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 2,770 3,279
Median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £235 £269 £262
90th Percentile £624 £625 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 217 183
Median hourly rate £30.58 £29.36 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.14% +6.76% +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.84 £12.50 £13.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.50 £52.20
Median hourly rate £31.20 £23.00 £22.61
% change year-on-year +35.63% +1.72% +5.16%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +35 139 £489 +8.61% 18
Thames Valley +63 94 £425 -1.16% 13
Buckinghamshire +40 64 £450 +5.88% 7
West Sussex +8 40 £460 +10.84% 3
Berkshire +46 23 £413 -8.33% 2
Surrey +56 17 £191 -57.67% 9
East Sussex +30 14 £330 +10.00% 1
Kent +41 12 £413 +83.33% 1
Oxfordshire +31 7 £325 +32.65% 4
Middlesex - 2 £388 - 1
Sussex - 1 - -
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 117 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 104 (32.00%) SC Cleared
3 77 (23.69%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (17.23%) Windows
5 54 (16.62%) Oracle
5 54 (16.62%) SAP
6 48 (14.77%) SQL
7 42 (12.92%) Migration
8 40 (12.31%) Finance
9 39 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
10 37 (11.38%) Microsoft
11 36 (11.08%) Azure
12 34 (10.46%) Marketing
13 33 (10.15%) Digital Marketing
14 30 (9.23%) Manufacturing
15 29 (8.92%) Electronics
15 29 (8.92%) Telecoms
15 29 (8.92%) Programme Management
16 28 (8.62%) Java
16 28 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
17 26 (8.00%) ITIL
17 26 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
18 25 (7.69%) JIRA
18 25 (7.69%) Windows 10
19 24 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
19 24 (7.38%) DV Cleared
19 24 (7.38%) Project Management
20 23 (7.08%) DevOps
21 20 (6.15%) PL/SQL
22 19 (5.85%) Data Migration

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 19 (5.85%) Confluence
2 10 (3.08%) WebLogic
3 7 (2.15%) CMS
3 7 (2.15%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.85%) IIS
5 4 (1.23%) Apache
5 4 (1.23%) SAP EP
5 4 (1.23%) SAP Portal
6 3 (0.92%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.92%) AquaLogic
6 3 (0.92%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.31%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.31%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.31%) SAS
8 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) Camtasia
4 1 (0.31%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (4.62%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (2.46%) Oracle Cash Management
2 8 (2.46%) Oracle Receivables
2 8 (2.46%) SAP Payroll
3 7 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (2.15%) SAP HCM
4 6 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (1.85%) SAP HR
5 5 (1.54%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (1.54%) SAP PSCD
6 3 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.62%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.62%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.62%) SAP FI-CA
7 2 (0.62%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle ASCP
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 36 (11.08%) Azure
2 17 (5.23%) AWS
3 12 (3.69%) Office 365
4 6 (1.85%) Power Platform
5 5 (1.54%) Google Analytics
5 5 (1.54%) PaaS
5 5 (1.54%) SaaS
6 4 (1.23%) Boomi
7 3 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.92%) Serverless
8 2 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.62%) IaaS
8 2 (0.62%) Yammer
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.31%) GCP
9 1 (0.31%) GitHub
9 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.08%) Firewall
2 7 (2.15%) WAN
3 6 (1.85%) LAN
4 5 (1.54%) DNS
4 5 (1.54%) Skype
4 5 (1.54%) VPN
5 4 (1.23%) Wireless
6 3 (0.92%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.92%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.62%) CTI
7 2 (0.62%) DHCP
7 2 (0.62%) Internet
7 2 (0.62%) Intranet
7 2 (0.62%) MPLS
7 2 (0.62%) VLAN
7 2 (0.62%) VoIP
8 1 (0.31%) Broadband
8 1 (0.31%) DMZ
8 1 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.15%) Big Data
2 7 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (1.85%) Power BI
3 6 (1.85%) SAP BW
3 6 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.54%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.23%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.62%) GIS
7 2 (0.62%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (0.62%) MySQL
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2017
8 1 (0.31%) PolyBase
Development Applications
1 25 (7.69%) JIRA
2 13 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.38%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.85%) Selenium
5 5 (1.54%) Maven
6 4 (1.23%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.92%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.92%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.92%) Subversion
7 3 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.62%) Ant
8 2 (0.62%) REST Assured
8 2 (0.62%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.62%) Toad
8 2 (0.62%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.31%) Gatling
9 1 (0.31%) Grunt
9 1 (0.31%) Locust
9 1 (0.31%) Spinnaker
9 1 (0.31%) webpack
General
1 40 (12.31%) Finance
2 34 (10.46%) Marketing
3 30 (9.23%) Manufacturing
4 29 (8.92%) Electronics
4 29 (8.92%) Telecoms
5 16 (4.92%) General Ledger
6 12 (3.69%) Local Government
7 4 (1.23%) Billing
7 4 (1.23%) Police
8 3 (0.92%) Back Office
8 3 (0.92%) Digital Economy
8 3 (0.92%) Legal
8 3 (0.92%) Military
8 3 (0.92%) Social Housing
9 2 (0.62%) Law
9 2 (0.62%) Publishing
10 1 (0.31%) German Language
10 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 48 (14.77%) Analyst
2 46 (14.15%) Developer
3 34 (10.46%) Architect
4 22 (6.77%) Project Manager
5 19 (5.85%) Consultant
6 16 (4.92%) Business Analyst
7 13 (4.00%) Designer
7 13 (4.00%) Support Engineer
8 10 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (3.08%) Technical Architect
8 10 (3.08%) Windows Engineer
9 9 (2.77%) Java Developer
9 9 (2.77%) Support Analyst
9 9 (2.77%) Test Analyst
10 8 (2.46%) IT Support
10 8 (2.46%) User Researcher
11 7 (2.15%) Administrator
11 7 (2.15%) Desktop Engineer
11 7 (2.15%) Desktop Support
11 7 (2.15%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.69%) Web Services
2 11 (3.38%) SOAP
3 10 (3.08%) CSS
3 10 (3.08%) HTML
4 8 (2.46%) .NET
4 8 (2.46%) SAP Fiori
5 7 (2.15%) Oracle Fusion
5 7 (2.15%) RESTful
5 7 (2.15%) Spring
6 6 (1.85%) JMS
6 6 (1.85%) XML
7 5 (1.54%) REST
8 4 (1.23%) J2EE
8 4 (1.23%) React
8 4 (1.23%) Spring Boot
8 4 (1.23%) WCF
8 4 (1.23%) Web Dynpro
9 3 (0.92%) iBATIS
9 3 (0.92%) JPA
9 3 (0.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.85%) User Experience
3 17 (5.23%) NHS
4 10 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.46%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.15%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.23%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.62%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.62%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.62%) Fibre Optics
10 2 (0.62%) LIMS
10 2 (0.62%) PACS
10 2 (0.62%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.62%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.31%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.31%) CESG
11 1 (0.31%) DataPower
11 1 (0.31%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 56 (17.23%) Windows
2 25 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 16 (4.92%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.69%) Linux
5 10 (3.08%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.54%) Unix
8 5 (1.54%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (1.54%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (1.23%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.92%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.31%) AIX
11 1 (0.31%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (23.69%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (12.92%) Migration
3 39 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
4 33 (10.15%) Digital Marketing
5 29 (8.92%) Programme Management
6 26 (8.00%) ITIL
6 26 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (7.38%) Project Management
8 23 (7.08%) DevOps
9 19 (5.85%) Data Migration
10 17 (5.23%) Decision-Making
10 17 (5.23%) ERP
10 17 (5.23%) PRINCE2
10 17 (5.23%) Test Automation
10 17 (5.23%) Test Scripting
11 15 (4.62%) Data Modelling
12 14 (4.31%) Requirements Gathering
13 13 (4.00%) Business Analysis
13 13 (4.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 48 (14.77%) SQL
2 28 (8.62%) Java
3 20 (6.15%) PL/SQL
4 12 (3.69%) Shell Script
5 11 (3.38%) Python
6 10 (3.08%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.77%) C#
8 8 (2.46%) C
8 8 (2.46%) Java 8
9 7 (2.15%) Scala
10 6 (1.85%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.23%) ABAP
11 4 (1.23%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.23%) VB
12 3 (0.92%) VBScript
13 2 (0.62%) VBA
14 1 (0.31%) C++
14 1 (0.31%) PHP
14 1 (0.31%) Ruby
14 1 (0.31%) X++
Qualifications
1 117 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 104 (32.00%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.38%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.77%) Degree
5 6 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.54%) CISSP
7 4 (1.23%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.92%) CCNP
8 3 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.92%) ISEB
8 3 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.92%) MCSA
9 2 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.62%) CCNA
9 2 (0.62%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.62%) MCSE
9 2 (0.62%) PMP
9 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.46%) SLA
2 6 (1.85%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.54%) PMO
3 5 (1.54%) QA
4 3 (0.92%) GxP
4 3 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 2 (0.62%) GDPR
5 2 (0.62%) GLP
5 2 (0.62%) HL7
6 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.31%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.31%) NCSC
6 1 (0.31%) NIST
6 1 (0.31%) P3O
6 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 17 (5.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.23%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.92%) UAG
4 1 (0.31%) Docker
4 1 (0.31%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.31%) XenApp
4 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (3.38%) SCCM
2 9 (2.77%) Terraform
3 5 (1.54%) Ansible
4 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.23%) WSUS
5 3 (0.92%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.92%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.62%) MIIS
6 2 (0.62%) SCOM
7 1 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.31%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.31%) Nessus
7 1 (0.31%) Packer
7 1 (0.31%) Puppet
7 1 (0.31%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.31%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 54 (16.62%) Oracle
1 54 (16.62%) SAP
2 37 (11.38%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.77%) Cisco
3 9 (2.77%) VMware
4 7 (2.15%) BEA
4 7 (2.15%) Google
5 6 (1.85%) Remedy
6 5 (1.54%) Ariba
6 5 (1.54%) webMethods
7 4 (1.23%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.23%) Dell
7 4 (1.23%) HP
8 3 (0.92%) Adobe
8 3 (0.92%) Citrix
8 3 (0.92%) Computacenter
8 3 (0.92%) F5
9 2 (0.62%) BiZZdesign
9 2 (0.62%) Databricks
9 2 (0.62%) Talend