Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 542 587 727
Rank change year-on-year +45 +140 -18
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 249 275 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.29% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.60% 1.57% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 179 75
England median daily rate £413 £375 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +108.33% -34.55%
10th Percentile £126 £118 £113
90th Percentile £638 £550 £530
UK median daily rate £423 £363 £178
% change year-on-year +16.55% +104.23% -35.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 23
England median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -6.90% -12.12%
10th Percentile £15.06 £10.16 £10.25
90th Percentile £24.12 £20.00 £97.20
UK median hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -6.90% -3.33%

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 15,556 17,491 17,250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.10% 18.53% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,597 10,366 10,546
England median daily rate £467 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.67% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £644 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 858 817
England median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.00% -3.85% +1.96%
10th Percentile £14.20 £12.93 £12.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £51.00 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +44.00% -9.09% +3.77%

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

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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 22 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBS Check in England

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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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +61 95 £475 +47.86% 40
North of England +29 60 £450 +20.00% 67
South East +56 51 £350 -17.65% 63
North West +14 33 £465 +32.86% 31
Yorkshire +36 24 £375 -16.67% 29
South West -9 18 £200 -52.94% 22
East of England +18 11 £198 -47.33% 23
Midlands +28 10 £205 -44.41% 28
West Midlands +14 8 £200 -42.86% 17
North East -9 3 £461 +13.83% 7
East Midlands +13 2 £350 -12.50% 10
DBS Check
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 86 (34.54%) Windows
2 69 (27.71%) BPSS Clearance
3 68 (27.31%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (22.89%) Microsoft
5 53 (21.29%) Active Directory
6 46 (18.47%) Security Cleared
6 46 (18.47%) Public Sector
7 44 (17.67%) Windows 10
8 36 (14.46%) JavaScript
9 35 (14.06%) Java
9 35 (14.06%) DevOps
10 33 (13.25%) Azure
11 31 (12.45%) Python
11 31 (12.45%) Windows 7
11 31 (12.45%) Windows Server
12 30 (12.05%) Office 365
13 27 (10.84%) Scrum
14 26 (10.44%) Finance
15 25 (10.04%) C#
15 25 (10.04%) Apple
16 23 (9.24%) TDD
17 22 (8.84%) Migration
17 22 (8.84%) Microsoft Office
18 21 (8.43%) SLA
18 21 (8.43%) Windows Server 2012
19 20 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
19 20 (8.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 20 (8.03%) Power BI
19 20 (8.03%) Power Platform
20 19 (7.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 11 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (4.02%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.81%) WordPress
4 6 (2.41%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.80%) Confluence
6 2 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.40%) Apache
7 1 (0.40%) Captiva
7 1 (0.40%) Documentum
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 22 (8.84%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (6.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.80%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.40%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.25%) Azure
2 30 (12.05%) Office 365
3 20 (8.03%) Power Platform
4 19 (7.63%) AWS
5 15 (6.02%) Dynamics 365
6 14 (5.62%) Serverless
7 12 (4.82%) Azure Functions
8 8 (3.21%) PaaS
9 7 (2.81%) GitHub
10 6 (2.41%) Route 53
11 5 (2.01%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (2.01%) Data Lake Analytics
12 4 (1.61%) BrowserStack
13 3 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (1.20%) G Suite
13 3 (1.20%) OneDrive
13 3 (1.20%) Sauce Labs
14 2 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.80%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.43%) Wireless
2 14 (5.62%) TCP/IP
3 13 (5.22%) LAN
4 12 (4.82%) DNS
5 11 (4.42%) WAN
6 10 (4.02%) Firewall
7 8 (3.21%) HTTP
7 8 (3.21%) SSL
8 6 (2.41%) DHCP
9 5 (2.01%) Internet
9 5 (2.01%) SAN
9 5 (2.01%) VoIP
9 5 (2.01%) VPN
10 3 (1.20%) Broadband
10 3 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.20%) NAS
10 3 (1.20%) SMTP
10 3 (1.20%) SNMP
10 3 (1.20%) VLAN
10 3 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.03%) Power BI
1 20 (8.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 19 (7.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (6.43%) SQL Server
4 10 (4.02%) Data Lake
5 9 (3.61%) MySQL
6 8 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.21%) HDInsight
7 7 (2.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.81%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (2.81%) PowerPivot
7 7 (2.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.41%) NoSQL
8 6 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.01%) Cosmos DB
9 5 (2.01%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.61%) Big Data
10 4 (1.61%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (7.23%) Git (software)
2 15 (6.02%) Jenkins
3 10 (4.02%) Selenium
4 5 (2.01%) JMeter
4 5 (2.01%) JUnit
5 4 (1.61%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.20%) Gatling
6 3 (1.20%) JIRA
6 3 (1.20%) Subversion
6 3 (1.20%) WinDbg
7 2 (0.80%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.80%) gulp
7 2 (0.80%) Maven
7 2 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.80%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.80%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.40%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.40%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.40%) Spock
General
1 46 (18.47%) Public Sector
2 26 (10.44%) Finance
3 9 (3.61%) Publishing
4 6 (2.41%) Legal
5 5 (2.01%) Retail
6 2 (0.80%) Advertising
6 2 (0.80%) Back Office
6 2 (0.80%) Law
7 1 (0.40%) Banking
7 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 40 (16.06%) Developer
2 33 (13.25%) Support Engineer
3 26 (10.44%) IT Support
4 23 (9.24%) IT Engineer
5 21 (8.43%) Analyst
6 18 (7.23%) IT Support Engineer
7 16 (6.43%) Consultant
7 16 (6.43%) Desktop Support
8 14 (5.62%) Desktop Engineer
9 13 (5.22%) Team Leader
10 12 (4.82%) Senior Developer
11 11 (4.42%) Field Engineer
12 10 (4.02%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 9 (3.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 8 (3.21%) Database Engineer
14 8 (3.21%) Microsoft Developer
14 8 (3.21%) Support Analyst
14 8 (3.21%) Support Team Leader
14 8 (3.21%) Windows Engineer
15 7 (2.81%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.63%) .NET
2 14 (5.62%) HTML
3 13 (5.22%) ASP.NET
3 13 (5.22%) CSS
4 10 (4.02%) jQuery
5 9 (3.61%) HTML5
6 8 (3.21%) Vue.js
6 8 (3.21%) Web Services
7 7 (2.81%) AngularJS
7 7 (2.81%) LAMP
7 7 (2.81%) MDX
7 7 (2.81%) Node.js
8 5 (2.01%) Spring
9 4 (1.61%) .NET Core
9 4 (1.61%) JSON
9 4 (1.61%) Kafka
9 4 (1.61%) RESTful
9 4 (1.61%) Spring Boot
10 3 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
11 2 (0.80%) Nunjucks
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.42%) Driving Licence
2 8 (3.21%) NHS
3 5 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.01%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.01%) User Experience
4 4 (1.61%) Blog
5 3 (1.20%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.20%) Clustering
5 3 (1.20%) Handset
6 2 (0.80%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.80%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.40%) CCTV
7 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.40%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.40%) iPad
7 1 (0.40%) Linked Data
7 1 (0.40%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.40%) Social Media
7 1 (0.40%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 86 (34.54%) Windows
2 44 (17.67%) Windows 10
3 31 (12.45%) Windows 7
3 31 (12.45%) Windows Server
4 21 (8.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (6.83%) Apple iOS
5 17 (6.83%) Linux
6 16 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (5.62%) Mac OS X
8 6 (2.41%) Android
9 5 (2.01%) CentOS
10 4 (1.61%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.20%) Unix
12 2 (0.80%) Fedora
12 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.80%) Solaris
12 2 (0.80%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.80%) VMS
13 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (27.31%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (14.06%) DevOps
3 27 (10.84%) Scrum
4 23 (9.24%) TDD
5 22 (8.84%) Migration
6 20 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (6.83%) CRM
7 17 (6.83%) Kanban
7 17 (6.83%) Test Automation
8 15 (6.02%) Continuous Delivery
8 15 (6.02%) ITIL
8 15 (6.02%) Open Source
8 15 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (5.22%) Analytics
10 13 (5.22%) Case Management
10 13 (5.22%) Creative Thinking
10 13 (5.22%) Mentoring
10 13 (5.22%) Web Application Development
11 12 (4.82%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (14.46%) JavaScript
2 35 (14.06%) Java
3 31 (12.45%) Python
4 25 (10.04%) C#
5 19 (7.63%) SQL
6 14 (5.62%) Ruby
7 11 (4.42%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.21%) R
9 7 (2.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 7 (2.81%) PHP
9 7 (2.81%) PHP 7
10 6 (2.41%) Go
10 6 (2.41%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.01%) C
11 5 (2.01%) U-SQL
12 4 (1.61%) Java 8
12 4 (1.61%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.61%) VBScript
13 3 (1.20%) Perl
14 2 (0.80%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 69 (27.71%) BPSS Clearance
2 46 (18.47%) Security Cleared
3 15 (6.02%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.02%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (3.61%) CCNP
6 5 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.01%) MCSE
6 5 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.61%) CCNA
7 4 (1.61%) Degree
8 3 (1.20%) CCSP
8 3 (1.20%) CCVP
9 2 (0.80%) ACTC
9 2 (0.80%) APMP
9 2 (0.80%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.80%) MCP
10 1 (0.40%) CISSP
10 1 (0.40%) MCSA
10 1 (0.40%) OCP
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.43%) SLA
2 12 (4.82%) QA
3 9 (3.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.40%) GDPR
6 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (21.29%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.83%) Docker
3 8 (3.21%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.01%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.20%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.80%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 19 (7.63%) SCCM
2 15 (6.02%) Kubernetes
3 14 (5.62%) Terraform
4 13 (5.22%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (5.22%) Puppet
5 12 (4.82%) Ansible
6 8 (3.21%) Salt
7 3 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (1.20%) Rancher
7 3 (1.20%) WSUS
8 2 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.80%) Consul
8 2 (0.80%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.40%) Nessus
9 1 (0.40%) Nmap
9 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 57 (22.89%) Microsoft
2 25 (10.04%) Apple
3 13 (5.22%) Cisco
4 12 (4.82%) Google
4 12 (4.82%) VMware
5 7 (2.81%) HP
6 6 (2.41%) Lets Encrypt
7 5 (2.01%) Databricks
7 5 (2.01%) Dell
7 5 (2.01%) Oracle
7 5 (2.01%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.61%) Extreme Networks
8 4 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.20%) Aruba
9 3 (1.20%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.20%) F5
9 3 (1.20%) Hortonworks
9 3 (1.20%) Sonus
10 2 (0.80%) Jaspersoft
10 2 (0.80%) Zoho