Period
to 24 February 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Sector in contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Public Sector over the 6 months to 24 February 2021 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 17 38
Rank change year-on-year +13 +21 -20
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 17 6 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 15.89% 4.88% 2.09%
As % of the General category 37.78% 20.00% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
Median daily rate £300 £118 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +155.32% -70.53% +6.33%
10th Percentile £278 £116 £327
90th Percentile £338 £120 £469
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -10.33% +2.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £13.11 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.42% -11.43% +37.25%
10th Percentile £11.82 £14.16 £15.35
90th Percentile £15.42 £15.95 £52.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.63 £15.85 £18.00
% change year-on-year +4.89% -11.94% +12.50%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 45 30 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 42.06% 24.39% 35.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 67
Median daily rate £350 £363 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -7.05% +0.65%
10th Percentile £280 £150 £298
90th Percentile £538 £411 £456
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -6.67% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.59% -49.60% +61.29%
10th Percentile £12.14 £14.30 £15.46
90th Percentile £36.55 £45.05 £56.69
Median hourly rate £16.63 £16.00 £18.02
% change year-on-year +3.91% -11.19% -26.47%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Public Sector as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in Staffordshire

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Public Sector in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Public Sector in Staffordshire

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Public Sector in Staffordshire.

Hourly rate trend for Public Sector in Staffordshire

Public Sector
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 24 February 2021. 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
Stafford +3 3 £300 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - - 2
Public Sector
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 February 2021, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 4 (23.53%) Windows
1 4 (23.53%) Local Government
2 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (11.76%) DNA
3 2 (11.76%) WAN
3 2 (11.76%) SNMP
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (11.76%) MPLS
3 2 (11.76%) BGP
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Azure
3 2 (11.76%) Network Management
3 2 (11.76%) SIEM
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (11.76%) Business Transformation
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.76%) VXLAN
3 2 (11.76%) User Experience
3 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.88%) Power BI
4 1 (5.88%) OPENHousing
4 1 (5.88%) MIS ActiveH

Public Sector
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MIS ActiveH
1 1 (5.88%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (5.88%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) BGP
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (11.76%) MPLS
1 2 (11.76%) SNMP
1 2 (11.76%) VXLAN
1 2 (11.76%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) GIS
2 1 (5.88%) Power BI
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (23.53%) Local Government
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Analyst
1 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (5.88%) Applications Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Applications Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Business Change Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Business Change Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) ICT Manager
3 1 (5.88%) ICT Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Network Design Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Technical Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
1 2 (11.76%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Business Transformation
1 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
1 2 (11.76%) DNA
1 2 (11.76%) Network Management
1 2 (11.76%) Project Management
1 2 (11.76%) SIEM
2 1 (5.88%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (5.88%) Analytics
2 1 (5.88%) Emotional Intelligence
2 1 (5.88%) Housing Management
2 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (5.88%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (5.88%) Project Delivery
2 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma
2 1 (5.88%) Systems Thinking
2 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
2 1 (5.88%) User Stories
2 1 (5.88%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CCNA
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PMO
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Capita
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) SAP