Period
to 24 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for DBS Check qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 June 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 550 623 680
Rank change year-on-year +73 +57 +51
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 262 232 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.66% 1.34% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 164 60
England median daily rate £450 £373 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.64% +133.13% -41.82%
10th Percentile £125 £110 £105
90th Percentile £600 £575 £485
UK median daily rate £450 £363 £161
% change year-on-year +24.14% +124.81% -41.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 22
England median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.75% +37.93% -
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.65 £9.66
90th Percentile £28.42 £112.00 £19.43
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -15.00% +37.93% -

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15,739 17,295 17,036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.96% 18.90% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,533 10,322 10,482
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.84%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £262
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 698 781 861
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.36 £12.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year +42.51% -18.13% -3.23%

DBS Check
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for DBS Check in England

DBS Check
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBS Check in England

DBS Check
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBS Check in England over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBS Check in England

DBS Check
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBS Check in England

DBS Check
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBS Check in England over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DBS Check in England

DBS Check
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBS Check within the England region over the 6 months to 24 June 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
London +41 93 £550 +47.45% 5
North of England +68 92 £450 +140.00% 7
Yorkshire +54 53 £500 +112.77% 4
South East +24 27 £410 +6.49% 4
North West +16 21 £450 +109.30% 1
North East +20 18 £439 +239.92% 2
South West -17 18 £396 -6.76% 5
Midlands +3 17 £250 -37.50% 4
East of England +7 16 £300 -7.69% 2
West Midlands -3 13 £233 -40.00% 2
East Midlands +12 4 £450 +12.50% 2
DBS Check
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 England region with a requirement for DBS Check.

1 101 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (35.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 82 (31.30%) Security Cleared
4 74 (28.24%) Windows
5 58 (22.14%) Microsoft
6 48 (18.32%) HTML
6 48 (18.32%) JavaScript
6 48 (18.32%) TDD
7 47 (17.94%) Active Directory
8 44 (16.79%) CSS
9 43 (16.41%) Git (software)
10 40 (15.27%) Java
11 34 (12.98%) Open Source
12 33 (12.60%) Windows 10
12 33 (12.60%) DevOps
13 32 (12.21%) Windows Server
13 32 (12.21%) Office 365
14 31 (11.83%) Node.js
14 31 (11.83%) Test Automation
15 30 (11.45%) Windows 7
15 30 (11.45%) Microsoft Office
16 27 (10.31%) Amazon AWS
16 27 (10.31%) Microsoft Azure
17 25 (9.54%) SC Cleared
17 25 (9.54%) Jenkins
18 24 (9.16%) Docker
18 24 (9.16%) HTML5
19 23 (8.78%) Finance
19 23 (8.78%) Microservices
19 23 (8.78%) Problem-Solving

DBS Check
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 10 (3.82%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.67%) WordPress
3 6 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.29%) IIS
4 5 (1.91%) CMS
4 5 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.53%) Apache
5 4 (1.53%) Jetty
5 4 (1.53%) Mongrel
5 4 (1.53%) nginx
5 4 (1.53%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.53%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.15%) Confluence
7 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.76%) LiveCycle
7 2 (0.76%) WildFly
8 1 (0.38%) Captiva
8 1 (0.38%) Documentum
8 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (11.45%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.76%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.76%) InDesign
3 2 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.38%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 32 (12.21%) Office 365
2 27 (10.31%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (10.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.91%) PaaS
4 4 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (1.53%) Google App Engine
4 4 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.53%) IaaS
5 2 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.76%) G Suite
5 2 (0.76%) GitHub
5 2 (0.76%) Kong
5 2 (0.76%) Power Platform
5 2 (0.76%) PowerApps
5 2 (0.76%) SaaS
6 1 (0.38%) Amazon Neptune
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Flow
6 1 (0.38%) ShareGate
6 1 (0.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.96%) TCP/IP
2 8 (3.05%) DHCP
2 8 (3.05%) DNS
2 8 (3.05%) Wireless
3 7 (2.67%) HTTP
3 7 (2.67%) SSL
4 6 (2.29%) Internet
4 6 (2.29%) SAN
4 6 (2.29%) VPN
5 5 (1.91%) Firewall
5 5 (1.91%) LAN
5 5 (1.91%) WAN
6 4 (1.53%) FTP
6 4 (1.53%) IPsec
7 3 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.15%) Network Security
8 2 (0.76%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.76%) NAS
8 2 (0.76%) SMTP
8 2 (0.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.87%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.34%) MySQL
3 9 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.67%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.29%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.15%) Redis
7 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.76%) MS Access
8 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.38%) Big Data
9 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.38%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 43 (16.41%) Git (software)
2 25 (9.54%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.58%) JUnit
4 8 (3.05%) Selenium
5 6 (2.29%) Cucumber
5 6 (2.29%) Spock
5 6 (2.29%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.91%) GitLab
6 5 (1.91%) SonarQube
7 4 (1.53%) Artifactory
7 4 (1.53%) Gerrit
7 4 (1.53%) gulp
7 4 (1.53%) JIRA
7 4 (1.53%) JMeter
7 4 (1.53%) Maven
7 4 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.53%) Travis CI
7 4 (1.53%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.15%) Gatling
8 3 (1.15%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (8.78%) Finance
2 10 (3.82%) Publishing
3 5 (1.91%) Legal
4 2 (0.76%) Advertising
4 2 (0.76%) Law
4 2 (0.76%) Military
4 2 (0.76%) Retail
5 1 (0.38%) Avionics
5 1 (0.38%) Back Office
5 1 (0.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (27.48%) Developer
2 39 (14.89%) Support Engineer
3 19 (7.25%) IT Support
3 19 (7.25%) Senior Developer
4 16 (6.11%) Analyst
4 16 (6.11%) Java Developer
5 15 (5.73%) IT Engineer
6 13 (4.96%) Architect
6 13 (4.96%) IT Support Engineer
7 10 (3.82%) Consultant
7 10 (3.82%) Database Engineer
7 10 (3.82%) Digital Developer
7 10 (3.82%) Field Engineer
7 10 (3.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 10 (3.82%) Full Stack Developer
8 9 (3.44%) Team Leader
9 8 (3.05%) Delivery Manager
9 8 (3.05%) Designer
9 8 (3.05%) Desktop Support
9 8 (3.05%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (18.32%) HTML
2 44 (16.79%) CSS
3 31 (11.83%) Node.js
4 24 (9.16%) HTML5
5 21 (8.02%) .NET
6 20 (7.63%) RESTful
7 17 (6.49%) AngularJS
7 17 (6.49%) Web Services
8 16 (6.11%) CSS3
9 15 (5.73%) jQuery
9 15 (5.73%) Sass
10 13 (4.96%) Spring
10 13 (4.96%) Vue.js
11 12 (4.58%) JSON
11 12 (4.58%) Spring Boot
12 10 (3.82%) ASP.NET
13 9 (3.44%) React
14 8 (3.05%) .NET Core
14 8 (3.05%) .NET Framework
14 8 (3.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.87%) User Experience
2 7 (2.67%) Driving Licence
3 6 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.29%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.53%) NHS
5 3 (1.15%) Clustering
5 3 (1.15%) Life Science
5 3 (1.15%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.76%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.76%) Handset
6 2 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.76%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.76%) Social Media
6 2 (0.76%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.38%) Blog
7 1 (0.38%) CCTV
7 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.38%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 74 (28.24%) Windows
2 33 (12.60%) Windows 10
3 32 (12.21%) Windows Server
4 30 (11.45%) Windows 7
5 21 (8.02%) Linux
6 17 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.82%) Unix
8 5 (1.91%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.91%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.53%) Android
9 4 (1.53%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.76%) VMS
11 1 (0.38%) AIX
11 1 (0.38%) CentOS
11 1 (0.38%) Fedora
11 1 (0.38%) Solaris
11 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (18.32%) TDD
3 34 (12.98%) Open Source
4 33 (12.60%) DevOps
5 31 (11.83%) Test Automation
6 23 (8.78%) Microservices
6 23 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (8.02%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (7.25%) Continuous Deployment
9 17 (6.49%) Responsive Web Design
10 16 (6.11%) Front End Development
10 16 (6.11%) Mentoring
11 15 (5.73%) Continuous Delivery
11 15 (5.73%) Scrum
12 13 (4.96%) ITIL
12 13 (4.96%) Web Development
13 12 (4.58%) Configuration Management
13 12 (4.58%) Unit Testing
13 12 (4.58%) Web Application Development
14 11 (4.20%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (18.32%) JavaScript
2 40 (15.27%) Java
3 19 (7.25%) Java 8
4 18 (6.87%) SQL
5 15 (5.73%) C#
6 14 (5.34%) Ruby
7 12 (4.58%) Python
8 9 (3.44%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.05%) PHP
10 7 (2.67%) PHP 7
10 7 (2.67%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.29%) ES6
12 4 (1.53%) C
13 3 (1.15%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.76%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.76%) VBA
14 2 (0.76%) VBScript
15 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.38%) VB
15 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 93 (35.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 82 (31.30%) Security Cleared
3 25 (9.54%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.05%) Degree
5 6 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.91%) CCNP
6 5 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.53%) MCSA
7 4 (1.53%) MCSE
8 3 (1.15%) CREST Certified
8 3 (1.15%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (1.15%) GPEN
8 3 (1.15%) GWAPT
8 3 (1.15%) GXPN
8 3 (1.15%) OSCP
9 2 (0.76%) APMP
9 2 (0.76%) CHECK Team Leader
9 2 (0.76%) CHECK Team Member
9 2 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.34%) QA
2 11 (4.20%) SLA
3 8 (3.05%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (2.67%) WCAG
5 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.76%) PMO
7 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.38%) GxP
System Software
1 47 (17.94%) Active Directory
2 24 (9.16%) Docker
3 7 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.53%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.53%) Xen
5 2 (0.76%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.76%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (6.11%) Puppet
1 16 (6.11%) SCCM
2 6 (2.29%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.91%) Ansible
3 5 (1.91%) Terraform
4 4 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.76%) Consul
5 2 (0.76%) WSUS
6 1 (0.38%) Nessus
6 1 (0.38%) Nmap
6 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.38%) Salt
Vendors
1 58 (22.14%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.87%) Apple
3 13 (4.96%) VMware
4 10 (3.82%) Google
5 7 (2.67%) Cisco
6 6 (2.29%) HP
7 3 (1.15%) Dell
8 2 (0.76%) Adobe
8 2 (0.76%) F5
8 2 (0.76%) IBM
8 2 (0.76%) McAfee
8 2 (0.76%) Riverbed
8 2 (0.76%) Sonus
8 2 (0.76%) Sophos
9 1 (0.38%) BMC
9 1 (0.38%) Draytek
9 1 (0.38%) Juniper
9 1 (0.38%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.38%) Remedy
9 1 (0.38%) SonicWALL