Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 43 77 72
Rank change year-on-year +34 -5 -14
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 415 492 539
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 4.34% 3.12% 3.21%
As % of the General category 14.02% 9.44% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 312 349
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £203 £263 £213
90th Percentile £588 £600 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +6.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 30 22
Median hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £14.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +42.66% -13.23%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.35 £10.20
90th Percentile £33.75 £40.25 £20.06
England median hourly rate £19.75 £20.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year -1.25% +26.18% -1.98%

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 2,961 5,214 5,852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.96% 33.10% 34.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,666 2,975 3,194
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +4.17%
10th Percentile £231 £263 £262
90th Percentile £635 £625 £595
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 200 185
Median hourly rate £26.00 £26.58 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.16% +10.73% -2.93%
10th Percentile £12.89 £12.23 £11.80
90th Percentile £49.80 £51.78 £48.45
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £22.42
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.59% +4.28%

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 8 April 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 8 April 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 8 April 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 +35 147 £490 +12.00% 19
Thames Valley +10 120 £400 -11.11% 34
Buckinghamshire +15 58 £405 -4.71% 11
Surrey +69 49 £438 -12.50% 10
West Sussex +10 48 £500 +11.11% 6
Berkshire -3 43 £475 - 20
East Sussex +24 33 £340 -15.00% 1
Oxfordshire +13 19 £273 -35.88% 3
Kent +23 12 £369 +13.46% 4
Sussex - 3 £450 -
Middlesex - 1 £400 -
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 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.

1 109 (26.27%) Security Cleared
2 88 (21.20%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (20.96%) SC Cleared
4 81 (19.52%) SAP
5 79 (19.04%) Windows
6 62 (14.94%) Business Intelligence
7 60 (14.46%) Microsoft
8 59 (14.22%) Project Management
9 56 (13.49%) SQL
10 55 (13.25%) Finance
11 51 (12.29%) Migration
12 48 (11.57%) Azure
13 42 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
13 42 (10.12%) Oracle
14 41 (9.88%) Telecoms
15 40 (9.64%) Windows 10
16 39 (9.40%) Programme Management
17 38 (9.16%) Marketing
18 35 (8.43%) Manufacturing
19 34 (8.19%) Electronics
19 34 (8.19%) ITIL
19 34 (8.19%) Digital Marketing
20 33 (7.95%) Active Directory
20 33 (7.95%) DevOps
21 32 (7.71%) Test Scripting
22 30 (7.23%) DV Cleared
22 30 (7.23%) Local Government
23 29 (6.99%) JIRA
24 27 (6.51%) NHS
24 27 (6.51%) Microsoft Excel

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 21 (5.06%) Confluence
2 15 (3.61%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.17%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.45%) CMS
4 6 (1.45%) IIS
4 6 (1.45%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.20%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.96%) SAP EP
7 3 (0.72%) NetWeaver
7 3 (0.72%) SAP Portal
8 2 (0.48%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.48%) Documentum
8 2 (0.48%) SAS
8 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.24%) Apache
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
Applications
1 27 (6.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.72%) Adobe Captivate
4 3 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.24%) InVision
6 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (5.54%) SAP Payroll
2 22 (5.30%) SAP HCM
3 13 (3.13%) Oracle Payables
3 13 (3.13%) SAP HR
4 10 (2.41%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (1.45%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (1.45%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (1.45%) SAP PSCD
7 3 (0.72%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.72%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.48%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.48%) SAP FI-CA
8 2 (0.48%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Manufacturing
Cloud Services
1 48 (11.57%) Azure
2 21 (5.06%) Office 365
3 20 (4.82%) AWS
4 16 (3.86%) Power Platform
5 7 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (1.45%) SaaS
7 5 (1.20%) Boomi
7 5 (1.20%) IaaS
8 4 (0.96%) GCP
8 4 (0.96%) PaaS
9 3 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 3 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.72%) G Suite
9 3 (0.72%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.72%) PowerApps
9 3 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.72%) Yammer
10 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.48%) Slack
11 1 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.10%) Firewall
2 10 (2.41%) WAN
3 9 (2.17%) Skype
3 9 (2.17%) Wireless
4 7 (1.69%) DNS
4 7 (1.69%) LAN
5 6 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (1.20%) DHCP
7 4 (0.96%) NetScaler
7 4 (0.96%) VPN
8 3 (0.72%) BIG-IP
8 3 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.72%) SAN
8 3 (0.72%) VLAN
9 2 (0.48%) CTI
9 2 (0.48%) Intranet
9 2 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.48%) Softphone
9 2 (0.48%) SSL
9 2 (0.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.78%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.34%) SAP BW
3 15 (3.61%) Power BI
4 11 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.93%) Oracle BI EE
6 8 (1.93%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.45%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.20%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.72%) Geospatial Data
10 3 (0.72%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 3 (0.72%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.48%) Big Data
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 29 (6.99%) JIRA
2 9 (2.17%) Selenium
3 8 (1.93%) Bitbucket
3 8 (1.93%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.20%) Subversion
4 5 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.96%) GitLab
5 4 (0.96%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.72%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.48%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.48%) Postman
7 2 (0.48%) PVCS
7 2 (0.48%) webpack
8 1 (0.24%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.24%) gulp
8 1 (0.24%) JMeter
8 1 (0.24%) MSI
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.24%) WebDriver
General
1 55 (13.25%) Finance
2 41 (9.88%) Telecoms
3 38 (9.16%) Marketing
4 35 (8.43%) Manufacturing
5 34 (8.19%) Electronics
6 30 (7.23%) Local Government
7 17 (4.10%) General Ledger
8 7 (1.69%) Legal
9 6 (1.45%) Publishing
10 5 (1.20%) Military
11 4 (0.96%) Back Office
12 3 (0.72%) Police
12 3 (0.72%) Social Housing
13 2 (0.48%) Billing
13 2 (0.48%) German Language
13 2 (0.48%) Law
13 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 63 (15.18%) Analyst
1 63 (15.18%) Developer
2 30 (7.23%) Project Manager
3 28 (6.75%) Architect
4 27 (6.51%) Consultant
5 20 (4.82%) Support Engineer
6 19 (4.58%) Support Analyst
7 17 (4.10%) SAP Consultant
7 17 (4.10%) Windows Engineer
8 15 (3.61%) IT Support
9 13 (3.13%) Business Analyst
9 13 (3.13%) Designer
9 13 (3.13%) IT Analyst
10 12 (2.89%) Desktop Support
11 11 (2.65%) Desktop Engineer
11 11 (2.65%) HR Consultant
11 11 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (2.65%) IT Support Analyst
11 11 (2.65%) SAP HR Consultant
12 10 (2.41%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.54%) SAP Fiori
2 19 (4.58%) HTML
3 16 (3.86%) CSS
3 16 (3.86%) Web Services
4 13 (3.13%) .NET
5 10 (2.41%) J2EE
6 9 (2.17%) SOAP
6 9 (2.17%) Spring
7 7 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (1.69%) WCF
8 6 (1.45%) REST
8 6 (1.45%) Spring Boot
9 5 (1.20%) .NET Framework
9 5 (1.20%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.20%) HTML5
9 5 (1.20%) jQuery
9 5 (1.20%) React
9 5 (1.20%) RESTful
9 5 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (1.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.51%) NHS
3 14 (3.37%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.37%) User Experience
4 7 (1.69%) Driving Licence
5 6 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (1.20%) Cloud Native
7 4 (0.96%) Data Structures
7 4 (0.96%) e-Learning
7 4 (0.96%) Fat Client
7 4 (0.96%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.72%) LIMS
8 3 (0.72%) Linked Data
8 3 (0.72%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.48%) Smart City
9 2 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 79 (19.04%) Windows
2 40 (9.64%) Windows 10
3 21 (5.06%) Windows 7
4 18 (4.34%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (2.65%) Linux
7 10 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.93%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (1.45%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.96%) Unix
11 3 (0.72%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.48%) CentOS
13 1 (0.24%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (21.20%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (14.94%) Business Intelligence
3 59 (14.22%) Project Management
4 51 (12.29%) Migration
5 39 (9.40%) Programme Management
6 34 (8.19%) Digital Marketing
6 34 (8.19%) ITIL
7 33 (7.95%) DevOps
8 32 (7.71%) Test Scripting
9 25 (6.02%) Mentoring
9 25 (6.02%) Test Automation
10 23 (5.54%) System Testing
11 22 (5.30%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (5.30%) Scrum
11 22 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
12 21 (5.06%) Data Modelling
13 20 (4.82%) ERP
14 18 (4.34%) Configuration Management
14 18 (4.34%) Data Migration
14 18 (4.34%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 56 (13.49%) SQL
2 26 (6.27%) Java
3 25 (6.02%) PL/SQL
4 17 (4.10%) Python
5 15 (3.61%) JavaScript
6 13 (3.13%) Scala
7 12 (2.89%) Shell Script
8 11 (2.65%) C#
8 11 (2.65%) PowerShell
9 10 (2.41%) C
10 7 (1.69%) ABAP
11 6 (1.45%) C++
11 6 (1.45%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.20%) Java 8
13 4 (0.96%) Ruby
13 4 (0.96%) VB
14 3 (0.72%) SHACL
14 3 (0.72%) SPARQL
14 3 (0.72%) VBScript
15 2 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 109 (26.27%) Security Cleared
2 87 (20.96%) SC Cleared
3 30 (7.23%) DV Cleared
4 11 (2.65%) Degree
5 9 (2.17%) ISEB
5 9 (2.17%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.96%) CCNA
7 4 (0.96%) MCSA
8 3 (0.72%) CIMA
8 3 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.48%) APMP
9 2 (0.48%) CCA
9 2 (0.48%) CCAB
9 2 (0.48%) CCNP
9 2 (0.48%) HND
9 2 (0.48%) MCSE
9 2 (0.48%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.37%) SLA
2 11 (2.65%) QA
3 9 (2.17%) GDPR
4 7 (1.69%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.20%) PMO
6 3 (0.72%) GxP
6 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 2 (0.48%) COBIT
7 2 (0.48%) GLP
7 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.24%) NCSC
8 1 (0.24%) NIST
8 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 33 (7.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.41%) Docker
2 10 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.93%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.45%) XenApp
5 5 (1.20%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.72%) DFS Replication
6 3 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.72%) UAG
7 2 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.48%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.48%) vSphere
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (5.54%) SCCM
2 13 (3.13%) Ansible
3 6 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (1.45%) Terraform
3 6 (1.45%) WSUS
4 3 (0.72%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (0.72%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.48%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.48%) MIIS
5 2 (0.48%) SCOM
6 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.24%) Puppet
6 1 (0.24%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.24%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 81 (19.52%) SAP
2 60 (14.46%) Microsoft
3 42 (10.12%) Oracle
4 18 (4.34%) VMware
5 14 (3.37%) Cisco
6 11 (2.65%) webMethods
7 8 (1.93%) BEA
7 8 (1.93%) Citrix
8 7 (1.69%) Google
8 7 (1.69%) Remedy
9 6 (1.45%) Dell
9 6 (1.45%) HP
10 5 (1.20%) Adobe
10 5 (1.20%) Ariba
10 5 (1.20%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.20%) IBM
11 4 (0.96%) McAfee
11 4 (0.96%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.72%) F5
12 3 (0.72%) Fortinet