Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 91 100
Rank change year-on-year +7 +9 -9
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 15 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.04% 0.29% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.17% 1.84% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 1
Birmingham median daily rate £406 £260 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.25% -52.73% -
10th Percentile £122 £155 £525
90th Percentile £539 £360 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £260 £135
% change year-on-year +49.04% +92.59% -60.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.81 £16.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year -32.44% +39.13% -11.54%

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 290 217 340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 20.01% 15.51% 21.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 155 236
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £180 £236 £234
90th Percentile £541 £500 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £409 £375
% change year-on-year +0.92% +9.00% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 9
Birmingham median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -30.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.85 £13.30
90th Percentile £35.25 £37.25 £37.55
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year -36.00% +12.36% -23.28%

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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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 2018, 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 (33.33%) Windows
1 5 (33.33%) SCCM
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (26.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) TDD
3 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Spring
4 2 (13.33%) Marketing
4 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) SAN
4 2 (13.33%) Apple
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (13.33%) Apache Camel
4 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (13.33%) Microservices
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Spring Boot

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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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Office 365
3 1 (6.67%) PaaS
3 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) NAS
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.67%) Power BI
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 2 (13.33%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) IT Technician
2 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) AWS Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Azure Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Category Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Java Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Performance Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior User Researcher
3 1 (6.67%) User Researcher
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Apache Camel
1 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
1 2 (13.33%) Spring
1 2 (13.33%) Spring Boot
2 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) Laravel
2 1 (6.67%) MEAN Stack
2 1 (6.67%) Node.js
2 1 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) Photography
2 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (20.00%) TDD
3 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (13.33%) Decision-Making
3 2 (13.33%) Microservices
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) BCP
4 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.67%) E-Procurement
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) ITSM
4 1 (6.67%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) Psychology
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) Java 8
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Go
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) CCNA
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Docker
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Apple
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Aruba
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Dell
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Huawei
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Meraki
3 1 (6.67%) Ruckus Wireless