Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for DBS Check qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 92 93
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1 -10
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 9 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.67% 0.63% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.29% 3.53% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 1
Birmingham median daily rate £208 £225 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.78% +87.50% -46.67%
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £208 £120
% change year-on-year +98.80% +72.92% -46.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £10.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.61 - £9.00

DBS Check is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Birmingham
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 210 283 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.74% 17.87% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 186 161
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £231 £225 £250
90th Percentile £549 £525 £505
West Midlands median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.90% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 4
Birmingham median hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -3.03% -53.85%
10th Percentile £16.79 £9.61 £10.75
90th Percentile £28.80 £66.25 £19.05
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £30.91 £20.25
% change year-on-year -35.29% +52.62% -35.59%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing DBS Check as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for DBS Check in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DBS Check in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for DBS Check in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBS Check in Birmingham over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBS Check in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBS Check in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBS Check in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing DBS Check 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for DBS Check.

1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) JMeter
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) OOP
4 2 (22.22%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) Apple
4 2 (22.22%) Taurus
4 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) RESTful
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) SDET
5 1 (11.11%) Ethnography
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) User Experience
5 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
5 1 (11.11%) Market Research
5 1 (11.11%) Service Design

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JMeter
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Server Support
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server Support
3 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Break Fix Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Digital User Researcher
3 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Digital User Researcher
3 1 (11.11%) Senior User Researcher
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) User Researcher
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) RESTful
1 2 (22.22%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
1 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
2 2 (22.22%) OO
2 2 (22.22%) OOP
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) SDET
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Break/Fix
3 1 (11.11%) Cognitive Psychology
3 1 (11.11%) Customer Insight
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Ethnography
3 1 (11.11%) Market Research
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Psychology
3 1 (11.11%) Quantitative Research
3 1 (11.11%) Service Design
3 1 (11.11%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Apple
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco