Period
to 14 August 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Sector in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Public Sector over the 6 months to 14 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 West
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 9 16
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7 -9
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 323 657 474
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 13.36% 10.32% 8.70%
As % of the General category 42.84% 30.30% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 498 354
Median daily rate £513 £470 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.04% +10.59% +3.03%
10th Percentile £273 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £652 £575
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 9
Median hourly rate £21.25 £14.53 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.30% +3.75% +1.08%
10th Percentile £14.18 £9.41 £11.36
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £45.60
England median hourly rate £22.50 £19.36 £15.70
% change year-on-year +16.22% +23.31% -2.97%

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 West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 754 2,168 2,183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 31.20% 34.06% 40.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 1,390 1,363
Median daily rate £475 £442 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +4.06% +6.25%
10th Percentile £261 £288 £268
90th Percentile £675 £638 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 120 97
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +3.66% +11.95%
10th Percentile £15.83 £16.12 £15.29
90th Percentile £49.88 £51.00 £51.45
Median hourly rate £31.00 £23.50 £22.93
% change year-on-year +31.91% +2.49% +4.70%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Public Sector as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in the South West

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Daily rate trend for Public Sector in the South West

Public Sector
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Public Sector in the South West over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Public Sector in the South West

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Hourly rate trend for Public Sector in the South West

Public Sector
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Public Sector in the South West over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Public Sector in the South West

Public Sector
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 14 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
Bristol +6 137 £525 +10.53% 10
Wiltshire -1 86 £550 +10.00% 18
Devon -8 42 £460 +1.10% 1
Somerset -4 18 £423 +9.27% 2
Gloucestershire +19 13 £501 +5.53% 7
Dorset +12 5 £258 -10.38% 2
Cornwall +10 4 £513 +28.25% 1
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 14 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 West region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 130 (40.25%) Security Cleared
2 126 (39.01%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (36.84%) Finance
4 114 (35.29%) Programme Management
5 111 (34.37%) Telecoms
6 110 (34.06%) Business Intelligence
7 107 (33.13%) Digital Marketing
7 107 (33.13%) Marketing
8 106 (32.82%) SAP
9 105 (32.51%) Electronics
9 105 (32.51%) Manufacturing
10 83 (25.70%) SC Cleared
11 58 (17.96%) DV Cleared
12 52 (16.10%) Microsoft
13 46 (14.24%) Web Services
14 41 (12.69%) Java
15 40 (12.38%) SOAP
16 39 (12.07%) TDD
17 36 (11.15%) Windows
18 35 (10.84%) Azure
19 34 (10.53%) RESTful
19 34 (10.53%) SOA
19 34 (10.53%) Middleware
20 32 (9.91%) XML
20 32 (9.91%) AWS
21 30 (9.29%) JSON
21 30 (9.29%) Project Management
22 29 (8.98%) ITIL
22 29 (8.98%) Apache Camel
22 29 (8.98%) DevOps

Public Sector
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (6.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 20 (6.19%) Mule
2 20 (6.19%) Oracle Service Bus
2 20 (6.19%) Red Hat Fuse
2 20 (6.19%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.17%) Confluence
4 4 (1.24%) NServiceBus
5 3 (0.93%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.62%) Apache
6 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.62%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.62%) nginx
6 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.31%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.31%) CMS
7 1 (0.31%) GeoServer
Applications
1 21 (6.50%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.86%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.62%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.31%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.31%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.84%) Azure
2 32 (9.91%) AWS
3 19 (5.88%) Office 365
4 5 (1.55%) GitHub
5 4 (1.24%) SaaS
6 3 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.93%) Power Platform
7 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.62%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.62%) GCP
7 2 (0.62%) IaaS
7 2 (0.62%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.62%) PaaS
7 2 (0.62%) Route 53
7 2 (0.62%) Serverless
7 2 (0.62%) Yammer
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.10%) LAN
2 7 (2.17%) WAN
3 4 (1.24%) SMTP
4 3 (0.93%) Ethernet
4 3 (0.93%) Firewall
4 3 (0.93%) HTTP
4 3 (0.93%) VoIP
5 2 (0.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (0.62%) Internet
5 2 (0.62%) Network Security
5 2 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.31%) AMQP
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.31%) DNS
6 1 (0.31%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.31%) SNMP
6 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.31%) VPN
6 1 (0.31%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.24%) Data Lake
2 4 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.24%) MS Access
3 3 (0.93%) Big Data
3 3 (0.93%) Power BI
4 2 (0.62%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.62%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.62%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.62%) SSDT
5 1 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.31%) OLTP
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.31%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.31%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (8.05%) Maven
2 17 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.72%) JIRA
4 10 (3.10%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.55%) Selenium
5 5 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.55%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.24%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.93%) GitLab
7 3 (0.93%) Mockito
8 2 (0.62%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.62%) DbUnit
8 2 (0.62%) jMock
8 2 (0.62%) JUnit
8 2 (0.62%) RStudio
8 2 (0.62%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.62%) Subversion
9 1 (0.31%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.31%) MSI
9 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 119 (36.84%) Finance
2 111 (34.37%) Telecoms
3 107 (33.13%) Marketing
4 105 (32.51%) Electronics
4 105 (32.51%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.55%) Back Office
5 5 (1.55%) Military
6 4 (1.24%) Legal
7 3 (0.93%) Law
7 3 (0.93%) Local Government
8 2 (0.62%) Police
9 1 (0.31%) Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
9 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (22.60%) Developer
2 38 (11.76%) Architect
3 33 (10.22%) Java Developer
4 27 (8.36%) Analyst
5 21 (6.50%) Project Manager
6 18 (5.57%) Senior Developer
7 17 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
8 16 (4.95%) Lead Developer
9 13 (4.02%) Delivery Manager
9 13 (4.02%) Integration Developer
9 13 (4.02%) Support Engineer
10 12 (3.72%) Lead Java Developer
10 12 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.41%) Senior Integration Developer
12 10 (3.10%) Windows Engineer
13 9 (2.79%) Security Analyst
14 8 (2.48%) .NET Developer
14 8 (2.48%) Project Officer
14 8 (2.48%) Project Support Officer
14 8 (2.48%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (14.24%) Web Services
2 40 (12.38%) SOAP
3 34 (10.53%) Middleware
3 34 (10.53%) RESTful
4 32 (9.91%) XML
5 30 (9.29%) JSON
6 29 (8.98%) Apache Camel
7 26 (8.05%) XSLT
8 24 (7.43%) Swagger
8 24 (7.43%) WireMock
9 17 (5.26%) Node.js
10 16 (4.95%) REST
11 14 (4.33%) .NET
12 9 (2.79%) Spring
13 8 (2.48%) AngularJS
13 8 (2.48%) React
13 8 (2.48%) Spring Boot
14 7 (2.17%) CSS
14 7 (2.17%) Express
14 7 (2.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.50%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (3.72%) NHS
4 10 (3.10%) User Experience
5 6 (1.86%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (1.55%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.24%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.24%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (1.24%) Freedom of Information Act
8 3 (0.93%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.93%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.62%) Social Media
9 2 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.31%) iPad
10 1 (0.31%) iPhone
10 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.31%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.15%) Windows
2 21 (6.50%) Windows 10
3 10 (3.10%) Linux
3 10 (3.10%) Windows 7
4 9 (2.79%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.17%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (0.31%) Android
7 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.31%) Unix
7 1 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (39.01%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (35.29%) Programme Management
3 110 (34.06%) Business Intelligence
4 107 (33.13%) Digital Marketing
5 39 (12.07%) TDD
6 34 (10.53%) SOA
7 30 (9.29%) Project Management
8 29 (8.98%) DevOps
8 29 (8.98%) ITIL
9 28 (8.67%) Service Management
10 25 (7.74%) Cybersecurity
10 25 (7.74%) Migration
10 25 (7.74%) Risk Management
11 22 (6.81%) PRINCE2
11 22 (6.81%) Scrum
12 19 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (5.57%) Information Security
14 13 (4.02%) Data Modelling
14 13 (4.02%) SFIA
14 13 (4.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 41 (12.69%) Java
2 25 (7.74%) XPath
3 19 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 16 (4.95%) SQL
5 13 (4.02%) C#
6 12 (3.72%) Python
7 7 (2.17%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.86%) C
9 4 (1.24%) Ruby
10 3 (0.93%) Java 8
10 3 (0.93%) R
11 2 (0.62%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.62%) Groovy
11 2 (0.62%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.31%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.31%) sed
12 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.31%) VB
12 1 (0.31%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 130 (40.25%) Security Cleared
2 83 (25.70%) SC Cleared
3 58 (17.96%) DV Cleared
4 14 (4.33%) Degree
5 13 (4.02%) CISSP
6 7 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.86%) GIAC
7 6 (1.86%) ISEB
8 5 (1.55%) CCNA
8 5 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.55%) GCIH
8 5 (1.55%) SSCP
9 4 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.93%) APMP
10 3 (0.93%) CCNP
10 3 (0.93%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (0.93%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.62%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.10%) JSP 440
3 7 (2.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (1.86%) RMADS
5 3 (0.93%) NCSC
5 3 (0.93%) NIST 800
5 3 (0.93%) PMO
5 3 (0.93%) SLA
6 2 (0.62%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.62%) GDPR
6 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.62%) NIST
7 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.31%) GLP
7 1 (0.31%) GxP
7 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.31%) QA
7 1 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (3.72%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.62%) Docker
4 2 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.62%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (0.31%) NFS
5 1 (0.31%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.31%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.31%) vSphere
5 1 (0.31%) XenApp
5 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (2.79%) Terraform
2 8 (2.48%) Ansible
3 6 (1.86%) SCCM
4 5 (1.55%) WSUS
5 4 (1.24%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.24%) Puppet
6 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.62%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.31%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.31%) Nessus
7 1 (0.31%) OpenVAS
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.31%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 106 (32.82%) SAP
2 52 (16.10%) Microsoft
3 25 (7.74%) Oracle
4 21 (6.50%) Talend
5 20 (6.19%) WSO2
6 10 (3.10%) BiZZdesign
7 8 (2.48%) Cisco
7 8 (2.48%) VMware
8 5 (1.55%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.24%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.93%) Remedy
11 2 (0.62%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.62%) Citrix
11 2 (0.62%) Cognos
11 2 (0.62%) F5
11 2 (0.62%) NEC
11 2 (0.62%) Palo Alto
11 2 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.31%) Siebel
12 1 (0.31%) Sparx