Period
to 15 July 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Sector in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Public Sector over the 6 months to 15 July 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 18 27
Rank change year-on-year +9 +9 -9
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 213 387 331
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.85% 8.40% 6.43%
As % of the General category 37.83% 28.06% 21.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 251 219
Median daily rate £435 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.42% +5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £257
90th Percentile £575 £660 £550
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 29 48
Median hourly rate £19.20 £15.50 £15.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.87% +1.71% -2.56%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.50 £12.14
90th Percentile £25.31 £35.00 £27.38
England median hourly rate £20.98 £19.50 £15.23
% change year-on-year +7.56% +28.04% -5.68%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 563 1,379 1,566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.31% 29.95% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 908 891
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £254 £250
90th Percentile £575 £613 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 53 104
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.35% -21.59%
10th Percentile £12.85 £13.51 £12.00
90th Percentile £70.50 £44.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate £27.18 £22.97 £22.97
% change year-on-year +18.33% - +8.07%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in the West Midlands

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Daily rate trend for Public Sector in the West Midlands

Public Sector
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Public Sector in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Public Sector in the West Midlands

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Hourly rate trend for Public Sector in the West Midlands

Public Sector
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Public Sector in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Public Sector in the West Midlands

Public Sector
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 July 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
Birmingham +1 49 £450 -5.26% 6
Shropshire +3 47 £432 -17.67% 1
Warwickshire +30 40 £406 -7.14% 2
Coventry +11 38 £488 +8.33% 2
Staffordshire +15 13 £300 +158.62% 1
Herefordshire -5 4 £469 +1.35% 1
Worcestershire +13 2 £310 -43.64% 3
Walsall - 1 £250 -
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 68 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (26.76%) Security Cleared
3 54 (25.35%) Migration
4 50 (23.47%) Project Management
5 41 (19.25%) SC Cleared
6 38 (17.84%) Microsoft
7 36 (16.90%) SQL
8 34 (15.96%) Oracle
9 33 (15.49%) Azure
10 30 (14.08%) Telecoms
11 25 (11.74%) Windows
12 23 (10.80%) Finance
12 23 (10.80%) DevOps
13 22 (10.33%) Java
13 22 (10.33%) JIRA
14 21 (9.86%) Data Migration
15 20 (9.39%) PRINCE2
15 20 (9.39%) Unix
15 20 (9.39%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (9.39%) Requirements Gathering
16 19 (8.92%) Project Delivery
16 19 (8.92%) C#
16 19 (8.92%) Confluence
17 18 (8.45%) .NET
18 17 (7.98%) Linux
18 17 (7.98%) Scrum
18 17 (7.98%) AWS
18 17 (7.98%) User Experience
19 16 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
20 15 (7.04%) JavaScript

Public Sector
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (8.92%) Confluence
2 15 (7.04%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.63%) WebLogic
4 6 (2.82%) SAS
4 6 (2.82%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.35%) Mule
6 3 (1.41%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.94%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.47%) Apache
8 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.47%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.47%) CMS
8 1 (0.47%) Documentum
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.47%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.47%) IIS
8 1 (0.47%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.88%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.47%) SPSS
5 1 (0.47%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.94%) assyst
2 2 (0.94%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.47%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.49%) Azure
2 17 (7.98%) AWS
3 12 (5.63%) Power Platform
4 11 (5.16%) Dynamics 365
4 11 (5.16%) PaaS
5 8 (3.76%) Office 365
6 7 (3.29%) GitHub
7 5 (2.35%) Google Analytics
8 4 (1.88%) SaaS
8 4 (1.88%) Trello
9 3 (1.41%) Google Tag Manager
9 3 (1.41%) IaaS
9 3 (1.41%) Logic Apps
9 3 (1.41%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.41%) Yammer
10 2 (0.94%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.94%) GCP
10 2 (0.94%) npm
10 2 (0.94%) Serverless
10 2 (0.94%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.69%) Internet
2 9 (4.23%) Wireless
3 8 (3.76%) LAN
3 8 (3.76%) WAN
4 7 (3.29%) Skype
4 7 (3.29%) VoIP
5 6 (2.82%) Firewall
6 5 (2.35%) Unified Communications
7 4 (1.88%) BGP
7 4 (1.88%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (1.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (1.88%) DMVPN
7 4 (1.88%) EIGRP
7 4 (1.88%) OSPF
8 3 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.41%) VPN
9 2 (0.94%) IPsec
9 2 (0.94%) MPLS
9 2 (0.94%) Network Security
9 2 (0.94%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.63%) Power BI
2 9 (4.23%) Oracle Database
2 9 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (2.82%) Hadoop
3 6 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (2.82%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.35%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.35%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.88%) MySQL
6 3 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.41%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (0.94%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.94%) Big Data
7 2 (0.94%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (0.94%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.94%) Pentaho
7 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (10.33%) JIRA
2 13 (6.10%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.69%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.76%) Cucumber
5 7 (3.29%) Selenium
6 6 (2.82%) Bitbucket
6 6 (2.82%) Maven
7 4 (1.88%) Toad
8 3 (1.41%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.41%) JMeter
8 3 (1.41%) JUnit
8 3 (1.41%) Mockito
9 2 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.94%) GitLab
9 2 (0.94%) Gradle
9 2 (0.94%) Postman
9 2 (0.94%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.47%) RSpec
10 1 (0.47%) SonarQube
General
1 30 (14.08%) Telecoms
2 23 (10.80%) Finance
3 8 (3.76%) Electronics
3 8 (3.76%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.76%) Marketing
3 8 (3.76%) Police
4 7 (3.29%) Legal
5 4 (1.88%) Banking
5 4 (1.88%) Local Government
6 2 (0.94%) Fire and Rescue
6 2 (0.94%) Military
7 1 (0.47%) Billing
7 1 (0.47%) Law
7 1 (0.47%) Publishing
7 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (15.96%) Analyst
2 32 (15.02%) Developer
3 16 (7.51%) Business Analyst
4 15 (7.04%) Project Manager
5 13 (6.10%) Architect
6 10 (4.69%) Programme Manager
7 9 (4.23%) Infrastructure Manager
7 9 (4.23%) Java Developer
8 8 (3.76%) Delivery Manager
8 8 (3.76%) Portfolio Manager
8 8 (3.76%) Senior Manager
9 7 (3.29%) Designer
9 7 (3.29%) Network Engineer
10 6 (2.82%) Content Designer
10 6 (2.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 6 (2.82%) IT Engineer
10 6 (2.82%) Performance Analyst
10 6 (2.82%) Senior Project Manager
10 6 (2.82%) Support Engineer
11 5 (2.35%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.45%) .NET
2 13 (6.10%) HTML
3 12 (5.63%) CSS
4 11 (5.16%) XML
5 8 (3.76%) OAuth
5 8 (3.76%) OpenID
5 8 (3.76%) SAML
6 7 (3.29%) JSON
7 5 (2.35%) J2EE
7 5 (2.35%) REST
8 4 (1.88%) Gherkin
8 4 (1.88%) Node.js
8 4 (1.88%) Spring
8 4 (1.88%) Spring Boot
9 3 (1.41%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.41%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.41%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.41%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.98%) User Experience
2 14 (6.57%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (6.57%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.76%) CCTV
4 7 (3.29%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.35%) BYOD
5 5 (2.35%) CESG
6 4 (1.88%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (1.88%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (1.88%) Freedom of Information Act
7 3 (1.41%) Equities
7 3 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.94%) Blog
8 2 (0.94%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.94%) IVR
8 2 (0.94%) Social Media
9 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.74%) Windows
2 20 (9.39%) Unix
3 17 (7.98%) Linux
4 6 (2.82%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.35%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.94%) Android
7 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.47%) CentOS
8 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.47%) VMS
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (25.35%) Migration
3 50 (23.47%) Project Management
4 23 (10.80%) DevOps
5 21 (9.86%) Data Migration
6 20 (9.39%) PRINCE2
6 20 (9.39%) Requirements Gathering
6 20 (9.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (8.92%) Project Delivery
8 17 (7.98%) Scrum
9 15 (7.04%) Analytics
9 15 (7.04%) Cybersecurity
9 15 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (7.04%) SDLC
10 14 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (5.63%) CRM
11 12 (5.63%) Data Analysis
11 12 (5.63%) Data Modelling
11 12 (5.63%) Risk Management
11 12 (5.63%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 36 (16.90%) SQL
2 22 (10.33%) Java
3 19 (8.92%) C#
4 15 (7.04%) JavaScript
5 14 (6.57%) Python
6 11 (5.16%) PL/SQL
7 9 (4.23%) C
8 5 (2.35%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.41%) Ada
9 3 (1.41%) Ruby
10 2 (0.94%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.94%) Java 8
10 2 (0.94%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.94%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.47%) ES6
11 1 (0.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 57 (26.76%) Security Cleared
2 41 (19.25%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.10%) DV Cleared
4 11 (5.16%) CISSP
4 11 (5.16%) Degree
5 9 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (3.29%) CCIE
8 6 (2.82%) CCNP
8 6 (2.82%) CISM
8 6 (2.82%) ISEB
9 5 (2.35%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (2.35%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.88%) APMP
10 4 (1.88%) CCIE Collaboration
10 4 (1.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 4 (1.88%) HNC
10 4 (1.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (1.41%) HND
11 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.69%) QA
2 8 (3.76%) PMO
3 5 (2.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.88%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.41%) P3O
6 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.47%) GDPR
6 1 (0.47%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.16%) Docker
3 4 (1.88%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.94%) HDFS
4 2 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.29%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.82%) Ansible
3 5 (2.35%) Terraform
4 3 (1.41%) SCCM
5 2 (0.94%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.94%) Puppet
5 2 (0.94%) Rancher
5 2 (0.94%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.47%) Consul
6 1 (0.47%) Grafana
6 1 (0.47%) Graphite
6 1 (0.47%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.47%) Packer
6 1 (0.47%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.47%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 38 (17.84%) Microsoft
2 34 (15.96%) Oracle
3 12 (5.63%) Cisco
4 11 (5.16%) SAP
5 8 (3.76%) webMethods
6 7 (3.29%) VMware
7 6 (2.82%) Google
7 6 (2.82%) Juniper
7 6 (2.82%) Splunk
8 5 (2.35%) BEA
8 5 (2.35%) Dell
8 5 (2.35%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.88%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.88%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.88%) Informatica
10 3 (1.41%) IBM
11 2 (0.94%) Nokia
11 2 (0.94%) Pega
11 2 (0.94%) Remedy
11 2 (0.94%) Trillium