Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 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
UK > England
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 593 727 714
Rank change year-on-year +134 -13 +16
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 263 117 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.51% 0.68% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 68 93
England median daily rate £375 £175 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +114.29% -40.68% +31.11%
10th Percentile £114 £112 £120
90th Percentile £562 £515 £494
UK median daily rate £375 £175 £290
% change year-on-year +114.29% -39.66% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 24 15
England median hourly rate £15.30 £14.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -19.44% +16.13%
10th Percentile £10.20 £9.63 £11.40
90th Percentile £21.00 £88.30 £137.50
UK median hourly rate £15.15 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.48% -12.12% +2.77%

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 17,400 17,326 20,897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.53% 19.02% 21.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,254 10,536 13,079
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 873 820 716
England median hourly rate £24.25 £28.08 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +10.12% +13.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.13 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £29.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year -14.85% +6.36% +19.57%

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 26 September 2018.

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 26 September 2018.

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 26 September 2018. 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 +46 101 £354 +64.53% 28
North of England +12 53 £350 +100.00% 43
South East +20 39 £423 +169.97% 20
Midlands +3 34 £400 +53.85% 15
North West +1 23 £188 +29.31% 16
West Midlands 0 23 £388 +49.04% 6
South West -9 20 £433 +141.96% 7
East of England +3 19 £375 +141.94% 7
Yorkshire -6 19 £450 +157.14% 17
North East 0 14 £267 +18.67% 10
East Midlands +14 11 £438 +50.86% 9
DBS Check
UK

For the 6 months to 26 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 England region with a requirement for DBS Check.

1 107 (40.68%) Windows
2 65 (24.71%) Microsoft
3 64 (24.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 58 (22.05%) Active Directory
5 46 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (16.73%) Security Cleared
7 37 (14.07%) Office 365
8 33 (12.55%) Windows 10
8 33 (12.55%) Migration
9 31 (11.79%) Windows Server
10 30 (11.41%) Microsoft Office
11 27 (10.27%) Finance
12 24 (9.13%) Microsoft Azure
13 23 (8.75%) SCCM
13 23 (8.75%) Apple
14 22 (8.37%) Disclosure Scotland
15 21 (7.98%) ITIL
15 21 (7.98%) VMware
16 20 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
17 19 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
17 19 (7.22%) Firewall
17 19 (7.22%) Windows 7
18 18 (6.84%) Stakeholder Management
18 18 (6.84%) SQL
19 17 (6.46%) Java
19 17 (6.46%) Cisco
19 17 (6.46%) SC Cleared
20 16 (6.08%) HP
20 16 (6.08%) JavaScript

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 12 (4.56%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.42%) Confluence
3 6 (2.28%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.90%) CMS
5 3 (1.14%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.76%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.76%) WordPress
7 1 (0.38%) Apache
7 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.38%) SAS
7 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (11.41%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.76%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.76%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.38%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 37 (14.07%) Office 365
2 24 (9.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.28%) PaaS
4 6 (2.28%) SaaS
5 4 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.52%) Boomi
5 4 (1.52%) G Suite
6 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.76%) GitHub
6 2 (0.76%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.76%) IaaS
6 2 (0.76%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.22%) Firewall
2 14 (5.32%) VPN
3 10 (3.80%) Wireless
4 8 (3.04%) DHCP
4 8 (3.04%) Internet
4 8 (3.04%) LAN
4 8 (3.04%) SAN
5 7 (2.66%) DNS
5 7 (2.66%) SMS
5 7 (2.66%) WAN
5 7 (2.66%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (2.28%) IPsec
7 5 (1.90%) Cisco Firepower
8 4 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (1.52%) Network Security
9 3 (1.14%) BGP
9 3 (1.14%) NX-OS
9 3 (1.14%) OSPF
9 3 (1.14%) Skype
9 3 (1.14%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.80%) MongoDB
2 8 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.66%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.90%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.14%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.76%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.76%) MySQL
7 2 (0.76%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.76%) Power BI
7 2 (0.76%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.38%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.38%) HBase
8 1 (0.38%) Impala
8 1 (0.38%) MS Access
8 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.38%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 11 (4.18%) JIRA
2 9 (3.42%) Cucumber
3 8 (3.04%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.28%) Selenium
5 4 (1.52%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.14%) Gatling
6 3 (1.14%) Maven
6 3 (1.14%) Mockito
6 3 (1.14%) Subversion
6 3 (1.14%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.76%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.76%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.76%) gulp
7 2 (0.76%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.76%) JMeter
7 2 (0.76%) Sublime Text
7 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio Code
8 1 (0.38%) GitLab
8 1 (0.38%) Protractor
8 1 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 27 (10.27%) Finance
2 6 (2.28%) Legal
2 6 (2.28%) Marketing
2 6 (2.28%) Publishing
3 5 (1.90%) Retail
4 3 (1.14%) Games
5 2 (0.76%) Law
5 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.38%) Back Office
6 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 31 (11.79%) Developer
1 31 (11.79%) Support Engineer
2 30 (11.41%) Analyst
3 17 (6.46%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (6.46%) IT Support
4 15 (5.70%) Project Manager
5 14 (5.32%) Desktop Support
5 14 (5.32%) Field Engineer
5 14 (5.32%) IT Engineer
6 13 (4.94%) Consultant
6 13 (4.94%) Field Service Engineer
7 12 (4.56%) Database Engineer
7 12 (4.56%) IT Support Engineer
8 11 (4.18%) IT Technician
9 10 (3.80%) Designer
10 9 (3.42%) Architect
10 9 (3.42%) Windows Engineer
11 8 (3.04%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (3.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (3.04%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.70%) HTML
2 10 (3.80%) CSS
3 8 (3.04%) AngularJS
3 8 (3.04%) Node.js
3 8 (3.04%) REST
4 5 (1.90%) Gherkin
4 5 (1.90%) Spring
4 5 (1.90%) Web Services
5 4 (1.52%) HTML5
5 4 (1.52%) MEAN Stack
5 4 (1.52%) SOAP
5 4 (1.52%) Spring Boot
5 4 (1.52%) XML
6 3 (1.14%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.14%) jQuery
6 3 (1.14%) LDAP
6 3 (1.14%) OAuth
6 3 (1.14%) OAuth2
6 3 (1.14%) Sass
7 2 (0.76%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.70%) Driving Licence
3 12 (4.56%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.80%) User Experience
5 9 (3.42%) NHS
6 8 (3.04%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.28%) Clustering
9 5 (1.90%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.90%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.52%) Reference Data
10 4 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.14%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.14%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.14%) Video\Live Streaming
12 2 (0.76%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 107 (40.68%) Windows
2 33 (12.55%) Windows 10
3 31 (11.79%) Windows Server
4 19 (7.22%) Windows 7
4 19 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (4.94%) Linux
5 13 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.04%) Mac OS X
7 6 (2.28%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.28%) Unix
8 5 (1.90%) Mac OS
8 5 (1.90%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.52%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.76%) Solaris
11 1 (0.38%) AIX
11 1 (0.38%) Android
11 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.38%) VMS
11 1 (0.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (12.55%) Migration
3 21 (7.98%) ITIL
4 19 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (6.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (4.56%) Scrum
6 12 (4.56%) Test Automation
7 11 (4.18%) Change Management
7 11 (4.18%) Incident Management
7 11 (4.18%) TDD
8 10 (3.80%) Project Management
8 10 (3.80%) Service Delivery
9 9 (3.42%) Data Migration
9 9 (3.42%) DevOps
9 9 (3.42%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (3.04%) Decision-Making
10 8 (3.04%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 8 (3.04%) Hardware Maintenance
11 7 (2.66%) Break/Fix
11 7 (2.66%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.84%) SQL
2 17 (6.46%) Java
3 16 (6.08%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.66%) C#
5 5 (1.90%) Python
6 4 (1.52%) C
6 4 (1.52%) Java 8
6 4 (1.52%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.52%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.52%) Scala
6 4 (1.52%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.14%) Go
7 3 (1.14%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.76%) C++
8 2 (0.76%) Groovy
8 2 (0.76%) Ruby
8 2 (0.76%) VBA
9 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 64 (24.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 44 (16.73%) Security Cleared
3 17 (6.46%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.42%) MCSA
6 8 (3.04%) Degree
6 8 (3.04%) MCP
7 6 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.52%) CCNA
9 3 (1.14%) CCA
9 3 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.14%) MCSE
10 2 (0.76%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.76%) CCNP
10 2 (0.76%) CISA
10 2 (0.76%) CISSP
10 2 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.76%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.76%) ISEB
10 2 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.37%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (4.18%) Data Quality
2 11 (4.18%) QA
3 7 (2.66%) SLA
4 5 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.90%) PMO
5 2 (0.76%) GDPR
5 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.38%) COBIT
6 1 (0.38%) HL7
System Software
1 58 (22.05%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.56%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.04%) Docker
3 8 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.14%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.14%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.76%) XenApp
6 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.38%) vSphere
6 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (8.75%) SCCM
2 5 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.52%) WSUS
4 3 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.76%) Grafana
5 2 (0.76%) Graphite
5 2 (0.76%) Kibana
5 2 (0.76%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.38%) Ansible
6 1 (0.38%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.38%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.38%) Puppet
6 1 (0.38%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.38%) Terraform
6 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 65 (24.71%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.75%) Apple
3 21 (7.98%) VMware
4 17 (6.46%) Cisco
5 16 (6.08%) HP
6 12 (4.56%) Citrix
7 11 (4.18%) Oracle
8 9 (3.42%) Dell
8 9 (3.42%) Google
9 8 (3.04%) Fujitsu
9 8 (3.04%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (2.66%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.28%) McAfee
12 5 (1.90%) Aruba
12 5 (1.90%) F5
12 5 (1.90%) SAP
13 4 (1.52%) SolarWinds
14 3 (1.14%) Aerohive Networks
14 3 (1.14%) ConnectWise
14 3 (1.14%) Sophos