Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 14 10
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 +6
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 689 611 541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.69% 9.59% 10.26%
As % of the General category 38.77% 26.65% 25.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 459 420
South West median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.87% - +9.32%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £287
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
England median daily rate £463 £463 £450
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 13
South West median hourly rate £24.09 £15.16 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.91% +14.42% -5.36%
10th Percentile £12.38 £10.92 £10.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £35.00 £17.74
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.43 £16.81
% change year-on-year -0.27% +9.64% +8.42%

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 1,777 2,293 2,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 30.14% 36.00% 39.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,151 1,514 1,397
South West median daily rate £450 £438 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +8.70% +3.87%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £269
90th Percentile £625 £625 £575
England median daily rate £488 £490 £475
% change year-on-year -0.51% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 86 72
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.74% +2.13%
10th Percentile £11.95 £11.51 £11.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.13 £58.38
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -2.22% +7.14%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Public Sector as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Public Sector in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Public Sector in the South West

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in the South West over the 6 months to 17 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Public Sector in the South West

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Public Sector in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Public Sector in the South West

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in the South West over the 6 months to 17 January 2020.

Contractor 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 17 January 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
Wiltshire +5 235 £500 -4.76% 14
Bristol -2 215 £500 +17.65% 35
Devon +7 103 £437 +3.43% 17
Somerset +1 49 £430 +1.47% 3
Gloucestershire 0 41 £450 +28.57% 19
Dorset +10 17 £288 -17.86% 4
Cornwall -2 10 £500 +42.86%
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 276 (40.06%) Security Cleared
2 245 (35.56%) Finance
3 230 (33.38%) Telecoms
3 230 (33.38%) Programme Management
4 227 (32.95%) Business Intelligence
5 225 (32.66%) Manufacturing
6 224 (32.51%) Marketing
7 222 (32.22%) SAP
8 218 (31.64%) Electronics
8 218 (31.64%) Digital Marketing
9 215 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
10 188 (27.29%) SC Cleared
11 113 (16.40%) Microsoft
12 99 (14.37%) Windows
13 89 (12.92%) DV Cleared
14 80 (11.61%) Azure
15 78 (11.32%) Project Management
16 66 (9.58%) ITIL
16 66 (9.58%) Java
17 64 (9.29%) Windows 10
18 59 (8.56%) SQL
19 56 (8.13%) PRINCE2
20 52 (7.55%) Windows 7
21 49 (7.11%) AWS
21 49 (7.11%) JavaScript
22 48 (6.97%) Web Services
23 47 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
24 46 (6.68%) Test Automation
25 44 (6.39%) Migration
26 43 (6.24%) Scrum

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 32 (4.64%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.74%) Skype for Business
3 11 (1.60%) Confluence
4 7 (1.02%) ArcGIS
4 7 (1.02%) Mule
4 7 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
4 7 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (1.02%) Red Hat Fuse
5 5 (0.73%) CMS
5 5 (0.73%) IIS
5 5 (0.73%) R Markdown
6 4 (0.58%) Apache
6 4 (0.58%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.44%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.29%) Drupal
8 2 (0.29%) GeoServer
8 2 (0.29%) nginx
9 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.15%) Jetty
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 27 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (2.18%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.58%) InVision
6 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.29%) Figma
7 2 (0.29%) Marvel
7 2 (0.29%) Sketch
7 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.44%) assyst
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 80 (11.61%) Azure
2 49 (7.11%) AWS
3 41 (5.95%) Office 365
4 17 (2.47%) Serverless
5 12 (1.74%) Dynamics 365
6 10 (1.45%) SaaS
7 9 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (1.31%) Power Platform
8 7 (1.02%) GCP
8 7 (1.02%) PaaS
9 6 (0.87%) IaaS
10 5 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.73%) Azure Functions
10 5 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.73%) GitHub
10 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Flow
10 5 (0.73%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.44%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.44%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.47%) DHCP
1 17 (2.47%) DNS
2 15 (2.18%) Skype
3 8 (1.16%) WAN
4 7 (1.02%) Firewall
4 7 (1.02%) LAN
4 7 (1.02%) Wireless
5 6 (0.87%) HTTP
5 6 (0.87%) Internet
5 6 (0.87%) Intranet
5 6 (0.87%) SSH
6 5 (0.73%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.73%) VPN
7 4 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (0.58%) Network Security
8 3 (0.44%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.44%) FTP
8 3 (0.44%) VoIP
9 2 (0.29%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.29%) Link 16
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.74%) Big Data
2 12 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (1.74%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.45%) DB2
3 10 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (1.31%) Power BI
4 9 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (0.87%) Event Store
5 6 (0.87%) Geospatial Data
5 6 (0.87%) GIS
5 6 (0.87%) MongoDB
5 6 (0.87%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.73%) Neo4j
7 3 (0.44%) DataStage
7 3 (0.44%) Informix
7 3 (0.44%) PowerCenter
7 3 (0.44%) QualityStage
7 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 35 (5.08%) JIRA
2 26 (3.77%) Git (software)
3 22 (3.19%) Visual Studio
4 18 (2.61%) Jenkins
5 15 (2.18%) Selenium
6 14 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (1.60%) Cucumber
7 11 (1.60%) GitLab
8 7 (1.02%) Maven
8 7 (1.02%) Vagrant
9 6 (0.87%) git-flow
9 6 (0.87%) JUnit
9 6 (0.87%) Mockito
10 5 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.73%) Moq
10 5 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.58%) HP UFT
11 4 (0.58%) InstallShield
11 4 (0.58%) MSI
12 3 (0.44%) JMeter
General
1 245 (35.56%) Finance
2 230 (33.38%) Telecoms
3 225 (32.66%) Manufacturing
4 224 (32.51%) Marketing
5 218 (31.64%) Electronics
6 24 (3.48%) Local Government
7 12 (1.74%) Military
8 11 (1.60%) Retail
9 5 (0.73%) Publishing
10 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.29%) Law
10 2 (0.29%) Legal
11 1 (0.15%) Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 120 (17.42%) Developer
2 72 (10.45%) Analyst
3 66 (9.58%) Project Manager
4 60 (8.71%) Architect
5 42 (6.10%) Coordinator
6 34 (4.93%) Support Engineer
7 33 (4.79%) Windows Engineer
8 32 (4.64%) Java Developer
9 29 (4.21%) Business Analyst
9 29 (4.21%) Security Assurance Coordinator
10 24 (3.48%) Desktop Support
11 23 (3.34%) Deployment Engineer
11 23 (3.34%) Software Developer
11 23 (3.34%) Windows Deployment Engineer
11 23 (3.34%) Windows Support Engineer
12 20 (2.90%) Desktop Engineer
12 20 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
13 18 (2.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 18 (2.61%) IT Manager
14 16 (2.32%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (6.97%) Web Services
2 40 (5.81%) HTML
3 37 (5.37%) CSS
4 31 (4.50%) .NET
4 31 (4.50%) XML
5 28 (4.06%) RESTful
6 18 (2.61%) AngularJS
7 17 (2.47%) Middleware
7 17 (2.47%) Spring
8 14 (2.03%) SOAP
9 13 (1.89%) HTML5
10 11 (1.60%) JSON
10 11 (1.60%) REST
11 10 (1.45%) Sass
11 10 (1.45%) Spring Boot
12 9 (1.31%) Apache Camel
12 9 (1.31%) Node.js
12 9 (1.31%) OAuth
13 8 (1.16%) Oracle Fusion
13 8 (1.16%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.34%) Data Centre
3 21 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.47%) User Experience
5 11 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (1.60%) NHS
6 8 (1.16%) PKI
7 7 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (0.87%) CMDB
8 6 (0.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 6 (0.87%) Mainframe
8 6 (0.87%) Public Cloud
9 5 (0.73%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.44%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.44%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.44%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.44%) Photography
11 3 (0.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 99 (14.37%) Windows
2 64 (9.29%) Windows 10
3 52 (7.55%) Windows 7
4 33 (4.79%) Linux
5 20 (2.90%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.87%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.87%) Unix
8 5 (0.73%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.44%) VMS
11 2 (0.29%) AIX
11 2 (0.29%) Android
12 1 (0.15%) pSOS
12 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (33.38%) Programme Management
2 227 (32.95%) Business Intelligence
3 218 (31.64%) Digital Marketing
4 215 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (11.32%) Project Management
6 66 (9.58%) ITIL
7 56 (8.13%) PRINCE2
8 47 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 46 (6.68%) Test Automation
10 44 (6.39%) Migration
11 43 (6.24%) Project Delivery
11 43 (6.24%) Scrum
12 41 (5.95%) DevOps
13 28 (4.06%) Problem-Solving
13 28 (4.06%) Service Management
14 27 (3.92%) Service Design
15 23 (3.34%) Open Source
15 23 (3.34%) Waterfall
16 22 (3.19%) Coaching
16 22 (3.19%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (9.58%) Java
2 59 (8.56%) SQL
3 49 (7.11%) JavaScript
4 35 (5.08%) Python
5 29 (4.21%) C#
6 20 (2.90%) PowerShell
7 17 (2.47%) C++
8 15 (2.18%) Bash Shell
9 11 (1.60%) C
9 11 (1.60%) PHP
9 11 (1.60%) R
10 8 (1.16%) Java 8
11 7 (1.02%) Groovy
12 6 (0.87%) PHP 7
12 6 (0.87%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.73%) XPath
14 4 (0.58%) Ruby
15 3 (0.44%) Delphi
15 3 (0.44%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 276 (40.06%) Security Cleared
2 188 (27.29%) SC Cleared
3 89 (12.92%) DV Cleared
4 31 (4.50%) Degree
5 19 (2.76%) ISEB
6 14 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (1.45%) APMP
8 9 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.02%) CISSP
9 7 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.87%) AWS Certification
10 6 (0.87%) CISM
10 6 (0.87%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.73%) CCNA
11 5 (0.73%) CCNP
11 5 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (0.73%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.73%) PMP
12 4 (0.58%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.21%) JSP 440
2 26 (3.77%) RMADS
3 22 (3.19%) QA
4 14 (2.03%) PMO
5 7 (1.02%) ISO 9001
5 7 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.73%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.73%) GDPR
7 3 (0.44%) Def Stans
7 3 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.44%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.44%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.29%) NCSC
9 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.15%) HL7
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (4.06%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.03%) Docker
3 9 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.73%) XenApp
4 5 (0.73%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.29%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.15%) NDS
7 1 (0.15%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.15%) Snort
7 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (3.77%) SCCM
2 9 (1.31%) Terraform
3 8 (1.16%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.16%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.73%) Ansible
6 4 (0.58%) Puppet
6 4 (0.58%) ThinApp
6 4 (0.58%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.58%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.44%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.29%) Grafana
8 2 (0.29%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.29%) SCOM
9 1 (0.15%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.15%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.15%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 222 (32.22%) SAP
2 113 (16.40%) Microsoft
3 43 (6.24%) Oracle
4 15 (2.18%) Cisco
5 12 (1.74%) Citrix
5 12 (1.74%) VMware
6 11 (1.60%) Google
6 11 (1.60%) NetIQ
7 10 (1.45%) Sparx
8 9 (1.31%) HP
9 8 (1.16%) Atlassian
10 7 (1.02%) WSO2
11 6 (0.87%) ESRI
12 5 (0.73%) Remedy
12 5 (0.73%) Talend
13 4 (0.58%) EMC
13 4 (0.58%) ForgeRock
13 4 (0.58%) NetApp
13 4 (0.58%) Tableau
13 4 (0.58%) Veritas