Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 2019 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 26 20
Rank change year-on-year +15 -6 -3
Contract jobs citing Public Sector 347 342 337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.98% 6.66% 6.96%
As % of the General category 28.47% 23.59% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 223 237
West Midlands median daily rate £464 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.11% +12.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £282 £240 £228
90th Percentile £604 £550 £560
England median daily rate £460 £454 £445
% change year-on-year +1.32% +2.02% +5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 33 27
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.94% +6.67% +30.43%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.35 £10.12
90th Percentile £31.43 £28.25 £21.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +1.91%

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 1,219 1,450 1,640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.56% 28.25% 33.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 862 1,012
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £213 £275 £218
90th Percentile £588 £569 £563
England median daily rate £495 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 76 96
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £24.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.48% -32.97% +61.23%
10th Percentile £13.56 £11.09 £11.63
90th Percentile £40.00 £35.00 £43.50
England median hourly rate £21.76 £22.00 £22.30
% change year-on-year -1.09% -1.33% +8.11%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Public Sector as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Public Sector in the West Midlands

Public Sector
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Public Sector in the West Midlands

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Public Sector in the West Midlands

Public Sector
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor 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 21 November 2019. 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 +5 139 £475 +5.56% 36
Coventry +9 66 £456 +1.39% 3
Shropshire +38 58 £464 +3.11% 5
Warwickshire +18 23 £350 -17.65% 4
Staffordshire +17 8 £120 -63.08% 10
Solihull +4 4 £601 +41.29% 8
Herefordshire +3 4 £425 - 1
Sutton Coldfield +2 3 £471 -0.79%
Worcestershire 0 3 £496 +20.31%
Wolverhampton -2 3 £520 +7.22%
Walsall +3 2 - -
West Bromwich 0 1 - -
Wednesbury - 1 - -
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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.

1 134 (38.62%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (21.90%) Microsoft
3 68 (19.60%) SQL
3 68 (19.60%) Security Cleared
4 65 (18.73%) Windows
5 64 (18.44%) Azure
6 60 (17.29%) SC Cleared
7 58 (16.71%) Migration
8 46 (13.26%) Scrum
9 41 (11.82%) AWS
10 40 (11.53%) Finance
10 40 (11.53%) DevOps
11 39 (11.24%) Java
12 37 (10.66%) C#
12 37 (10.66%) Active Directory
12 37 (10.66%) Microservices
13 35 (10.09%) Jenkins
13 35 (10.09%) Windows 10
13 35 (10.09%) Kanban
14 34 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
14 34 (9.80%) Web Services
14 34 (9.80%) Power Platform
15 32 (9.22%) Power BI
16 31 (8.93%) TDD
17 29 (8.36%) .NET
17 29 (8.36%) Windows 7
17 29 (8.36%) Git (software)
17 29 (8.36%) REST
18 28 (8.07%) Telecoms
19 27 (7.78%) Open Source

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 26 (7.49%) Confluence
2 13 (3.75%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.44%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.15%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.86%) nginx
5 3 (0.86%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.58%) Apache
6 2 (0.58%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.29%) CMS
7 1 (0.29%) IIS
7 1 (0.29%) Jetty
7 1 (0.29%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.73%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.58%) Figma
5 2 (0.58%) InVision
5 2 (0.58%) Sketch
6 1 (0.29%) GIMP
6 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (4.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.86%) assyst
3 3 (0.86%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 64 (18.44%) Azure
2 41 (11.82%) AWS
3 34 (9.80%) Power Platform
4 19 (5.48%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (4.90%) Amazon SQS
6 15 (4.32%) SaaS
7 12 (3.46%) Dynamics 365
7 12 (3.46%) Office 365
7 12 (3.46%) PaaS
8 11 (3.17%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (1.44%) GitHub
9 5 (1.44%) IaaS
10 4 (1.15%) GCP
10 4 (1.15%) Serverless
11 3 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.86%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.58%) Azure Machine Learning
12 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.58%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.75%) DNS
2 9 (2.59%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.31%) DHCP
3 8 (2.31%) Firewall
3 8 (2.31%) SNMP
3 8 (2.31%) VoIP
4 7 (2.02%) Wireless
5 6 (1.73%) PBX
5 6 (1.73%) Unified Communications
6 5 (1.44%) LAN
7 4 (1.15%) BIG-IP
7 4 (1.15%) ICMP
7 4 (1.15%) Internet
7 4 (1.15%) Telnet
7 4 (1.15%) WAN
8 3 (0.86%) HTTP
8 3 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.86%) IPv6
8 3 (0.86%) SAN
8 3 (0.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.22%) Power BI
2 23 (6.63%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (6.05%) SQL Server
4 19 (5.48%) Amazon RDS
5 16 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (3.17%) Big Data
6 11 (3.17%) Data Lake
7 9 (2.59%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (2.59%) SQL Server 2017
7 9 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (1.73%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.73%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (1.15%) Pentaho
12 3 (0.86%) Cosmos DB
12 3 (0.86%) Electronic Patient Records
12 3 (0.86%) MySQL
12 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (10.09%) Jenkins
2 29 (8.36%) Git (software)
3 26 (7.49%) JIRA
4 23 (6.63%) Maven
5 22 (6.34%) JUnit
5 22 (6.34%) Mockito
6 21 (6.05%) jMock
7 20 (5.76%) DbUnit
7 20 (5.76%) SonarQube
8 9 (2.59%) GitLab
8 9 (2.59%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (1.15%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.15%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.15%) Selenium
10 3 (0.86%) JMeter
10 3 (0.86%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.58%) Ant
11 2 (0.58%) Gradle
11 2 (0.58%) Grunt
11 2 (0.58%) WebDriver
General
1 40 (11.53%) Finance
2 28 (8.07%) Telecoms
3 21 (6.05%) Manufacturing
4 18 (5.19%) Electronics
4 18 (5.19%) Marketing
5 11 (3.17%) Local Government
6 8 (2.31%) Legal
7 4 (1.15%) Publishing
7 4 (1.15%) Retail
8 3 (0.86%) Military
9 2 (0.58%) Police
10 1 (0.29%) Law
10 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 60 (17.29%) Developer
2 43 (12.39%) Analyst
3 27 (7.78%) Architect
4 23 (6.63%) Java Developer
5 20 (5.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 20 (5.76%) Windows Engineer
6 18 (5.19%) Project Manager
7 17 (4.90%) Designer
8 16 (4.61%) Business Analyst
9 14 (4.03%) IT Manager
10 13 (3.75%) Desktop Engineer
10 13 (3.75%) Rollout Engineer
11 12 (3.46%) SC Cleared Java Developer
12 11 (3.17%) CRM Developer
12 11 (3.17%) Deployment Engineer
13 10 (2.88%) Support Engineer
14 9 (2.59%) Lead Developer
14 9 (2.59%) Network Engineer
15 8 (2.31%) Service Analyst
16 7 (2.02%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.80%) Web Services
2 29 (8.36%) .NET
2 29 (8.36%) REST
3 26 (7.49%) AngularJS
4 23 (6.63%) Spring
5 21 (6.05%) SOAP
6 20 (5.76%) ActiveMQ
6 20 (5.76%) PowerMock
6 20 (5.76%) RESTful
6 20 (5.76%) XML
7 18 (5.19%) Hibernate
7 18 (5.19%) JPA
7 18 (5.19%) JSON
8 16 (4.61%) CSS
8 16 (4.61%) HTML
8 16 (4.61%) Spring Cloud
9 9 (2.59%) ASP.NET
10 8 (2.31%) OpenID
10 8 (2.31%) SAML
11 7 (2.02%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.61%) User Experience
2 14 (4.03%) NHS
3 12 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.17%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.88%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.73%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.73%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.15%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.86%) Cyberattack
11 2 (0.58%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.58%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.58%) Robotics
11 2 (0.58%) SCADA
11 2 (0.58%) Video\Live Streaming
12 1 (0.29%) Life Science
12 1 (0.29%) Replication
12 1 (0.29%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 65 (18.73%) Windows
2 35 (10.09%) Windows 10
3 29 (8.36%) Windows 7
4 15 (4.32%) Linux
5 11 (3.17%) Unix
6 7 (2.02%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.15%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.29%) Solaris
9 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (38.62%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (16.71%) Migration
3 46 (13.26%) Scrum
4 40 (11.53%) DevOps
5 37 (10.66%) Microservices
6 35 (10.09%) Kanban
7 34 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (8.93%) TDD
9 27 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (7.78%) Open Source
10 26 (7.49%) ITIL
11 25 (7.20%) Programme Management
12 24 (6.92%) BDD
13 22 (6.34%) Data Migration
13 22 (6.34%) Service Design
13 22 (6.34%) Test Automation
14 21 (6.05%) Problem-Solving
15 20 (5.76%) BPMN
16 18 (5.19%) CRM
16 18 (5.19%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 68 (19.60%) SQL
2 39 (11.24%) Java
3 37 (10.66%) C#
4 22 (6.34%) JavaScript
5 17 (4.90%) PowerShell
6 11 (3.17%) Python
7 10 (2.88%) C
8 4 (1.15%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.15%) VBA
9 3 (0.86%) Ruby
9 3 (0.86%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.86%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.58%) Perl
10 2 (0.58%) VB
10 2 (0.58%) VB6
11 1 (0.29%) Groovy
11 1 (0.29%) Haskell
11 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.29%) Prolog
11 1 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 68 (19.60%) Security Cleared
2 60 (17.29%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.31%) CCNA
6 7 (2.02%) CCIE
6 7 (2.02%) CCNP
6 7 (2.02%) ISEB
6 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.73%) Degree
8 5 (1.44%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.44%) MCSA
8 5 (1.44%) RHCE
8 5 (1.44%) RHCSA
9 4 (1.15%) IIBA
9 4 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.15%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (0.86%) CBAP
10 3 (0.86%) CISM
10 3 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.44%) PMO
1 5 (1.44%) QA
2 4 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.86%) NCSC
3 3 (0.86%) NIST
3 3 (0.86%) SLA
4 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.29%) GDPR
5 1 (0.29%) GPG13
System Software
1 37 (10.66%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.61%) Postfix
3 12 (3.46%) Docker
4 5 (1.44%) PowerDNS
5 4 (1.15%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (0.58%) XenApp
6 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.29%) vSphere
7 1 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (5.48%) Ansible
1 19 (5.48%) SCCM
2 14 (4.03%) Terraform
3 6 (1.73%) Puppet
4 5 (1.44%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.15%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.15%) WMI
6 3 (0.86%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.86%) Kibana
6 3 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.58%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.29%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.29%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.29%) Grafana
8 1 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.29%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 76 (21.90%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.20%) Oracle
3 18 (5.19%) SAP
4 14 (4.03%) Cisco
5 11 (3.17%) Tableau
6 10 (2.88%) Apple
6 10 (2.88%) Databricks
6 10 (2.88%) VMware
7 9 (2.59%) Google
8 7 (2.02%) McAfee
9 6 (1.73%) Aruba
10 5 (1.44%) Citrix
10 5 (1.44%) Dell
10 5 (1.44%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.44%) Snow
10 5 (1.44%) SolarWinds
10 5 (1.44%) Sparx
10 5 (1.44%) Splunk
11 4 (1.15%) BMC
11 4 (1.15%) Palo Alto