Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 675 675 709
Rank change year-on-year 0 +34 -3
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 162 162 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.93% 0.90% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 85 59
England median daily rate £175 £168 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -44.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £127 £105 £123
90th Percentile £550 £425 £563
UK median daily rate £175 £168 £313
% change year-on-year +4.48% -46.40% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 52
England median hourly rate £18.50 £15.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.46% +8.62% +7.41%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.90 £10.03
90th Percentile £69.00 £38.51 £21.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £15.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year +17.46% +8.62% +7.41%

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 17,375 17,914 20,233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.94% 20.23% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,656 11,208 12,361
England median daily rate £440 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +4.81% +1.38%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 766 791 960
England median hourly rate £23.88 £26.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.17% -3.70% +42.11%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £50.68
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.94 £27.50
% change year-on-year -3.61% -5.68% +44.74%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +13 82 £244 +46.62% 31
South East -24 27 £145 -21.49% 38
North of England +33 18 £155 -11.43% 36
Midlands -13 18 £213 -46.88% 22
South West -5 13 £175 +50.54% 7
West Midlands +15 12 £208 +72.92% 15
North West +5 12 £175 -46.15% 11
East Midlands -20 6 £325 -21.21% 7
Yorkshire +7 4 £148 -15.71% 19
East of England -33 4 £145 -12.12% 20
North East +49 2 £100 -20.00% 6
DBS Check
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DBS Check also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for DBS Check.

1 87 (53.70%) Windows
2 55 (33.95%) Active Directory
3 39 (24.07%) Microsoft
4 34 (20.99%) Windows Server
5 32 (19.75%) VMware
6 31 (19.14%) Apple
7 26 (16.05%) Security Cleared
8 25 (15.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (15.43%) Office 365
8 25 (15.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (14.20%) ITIL
10 22 (13.58%) Microsoft Office
10 22 (13.58%) SCCM
10 22 (13.58%) Windows 10
11 21 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
12 20 (12.35%) Service Delivery
12 20 (12.35%) Windows 7
13 19 (11.73%) Network Management
13 19 (11.73%) DNS
14 17 (10.49%) SC Cleared
15 16 (9.88%) DHCP
15 16 (9.88%) Java
16 15 (9.26%) SLA
16 15 (9.26%) REST
17 14 (8.64%) Spring Boot
17 14 (8.64%) Docker
17 14 (8.64%) Spring
18 13 (8.02%) Citrix
18 13 (8.02%) HTML
18 13 (8.02%) CSS

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 9 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.85%) Apache Solr
3 3 (1.85%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.85%) IIS
4 2 (1.23%) Apache
4 2 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.23%) Confluence
4 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.62%) CMS
5 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.62%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 22 (13.58%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 25 (15.43%) Office 365
2 13 (8.02%) GitHub
3 6 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.85%) OneDrive
4 3 (1.85%) PaaS
5 2 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.62%) G Suite
6 1 (0.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.73%) DNS
2 16 (9.88%) DHCP
3 12 (7.41%) SMS
4 11 (6.79%) WAN
5 8 (4.94%) Firewall
5 8 (4.94%) SAN
6 7 (4.32%) LAN
7 6 (3.70%) Wireless
8 4 (2.47%) Internet
8 4 (2.47%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.47%) VLAN
9 3 (1.85%) Kerberos
9 3 (1.85%) VPLS
10 2 (1.23%) Intranet
10 2 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.62%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.62%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.79%) MongoDB
1 11 (6.79%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.09%) Big Data
5 4 (2.47%) MySQL
6 3 (1.85%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.85%) HBase
7 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.23%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.62%) DataStax
8 1 (0.62%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.62%) OLAP
8 1 (0.62%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (6.79%) GitLab
1 11 (6.79%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.09%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.85%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.23%) JHipster
4 2 (1.23%) JIRA
4 2 (1.23%) Liquibase
5 1 (0.62%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.62%) Grunt
5 1 (0.62%) gulp
5 1 (0.62%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.62%) JMeter
5 1 (0.62%) Maven
5 1 (0.62%) Mocha
5 1 (0.62%) NUnit
5 1 (0.62%) Selenium
5 1 (0.62%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.62%) Subversion
General
1 7 (4.32%) Finance
2 3 (1.85%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.23%) Banking
3 2 (1.23%) Marketing
3 2 (1.23%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (21.60%) Support Engineer
2 30 (18.52%) IT Technician
3 26 (16.05%) IT Support
4 21 (12.96%) Database Engineer
5 17 (10.49%) Developer
5 17 (10.49%) Support Technician
6 15 (9.26%) Customer Engineer
6 15 (9.26%) Customer Support Engineer
6 15 (9.26%) IT Support Technician
7 12 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (5.56%) Analyst
8 9 (5.56%) Desktop Support
8 9 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
8 9 (5.56%) Technical Support
8 9 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
9 8 (4.94%) Java Developer
10 7 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support Technician
10 7 (4.32%) IT Engineer
10 7 (4.32%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.26%) REST
2 14 (8.64%) Spring
2 14 (8.64%) Spring Boot
3 13 (8.02%) CSS
3 13 (8.02%) HTML
3 13 (8.02%) HTML5
3 13 (8.02%) Node.js
4 9 (5.56%) SOAP
5 4 (2.47%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.47%) CSS3
5 4 (2.47%) Kafka
6 3 (1.85%) .NET
6 3 (1.85%) Drools
6 3 (1.85%) jQuery
6 3 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.23%) Apache Camel
7 2 (1.23%) JSON
7 2 (1.23%) Web Services
7 2 (1.23%) XML
8 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.32%) Management Information System
1 7 (4.32%) Virtual Team
2 6 (3.70%) Driving Licence
3 5 (3.09%) User Experience
4 4 (2.47%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.85%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.85%) NHS
5 3 (1.85%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.23%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.23%) Handset
6 2 (1.23%) iPad
6 2 (1.23%) Media Streaming
7 1 (0.62%) BYOD
7 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.62%) Clustering
7 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.62%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 87 (53.70%) Windows
2 34 (20.99%) Windows Server
3 25 (15.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (15.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (13.58%) Windows 10
5 20 (12.35%) Windows 7
6 7 (4.32%) Mac OS X
7 6 (3.70%) Linux
8 5 (3.09%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.47%) Unix
9 4 (2.47%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.85%) Android
10 3 (1.85%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.20%) ITIL
2 20 (12.35%) Service Delivery
3 19 (11.73%) Network Management
4 12 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
5 11 (6.79%) Hardware Maintenance
6 10 (6.17%) Incident Management
7 9 (5.56%) Time Management
8 8 (4.94%) Project Management
8 8 (4.94%) Scrum
9 7 (4.32%) Collaborative Working
9 7 (4.32%) TDD
10 6 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (3.70%) Migration
11 5 (3.09%) BDD
11 5 (3.09%) Break/Fix
11 5 (3.09%) Change Management
11 5 (3.09%) PRINCE2
12 4 (2.47%) Microservices
12 4 (2.47%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.88%) Java
2 12 (7.41%) SQL
3 9 (5.56%) Scala
4 8 (4.94%) PHP
5 6 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.47%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.85%) C#
8 2 (1.23%) Python
9 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.62%) Gremlin
9 1 (0.62%) VB
9 1 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (16.05%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.49%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.94%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (4.94%) Degree
4 7 (4.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.47%) MCSE
6 3 (1.85%) CISSP
6 3 (1.85%) MCP
7 2 (1.23%) CISA
7 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.23%) CISM
7 2 (1.23%) CISMP
8 1 (0.62%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.62%) CCNA
8 1 (0.62%) CCNP
8 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.62%) MCDST
8 1 (0.62%) MCITP
8 1 (0.62%) MCSA
8 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.26%) SLA
2 11 (6.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.85%) PMO
5 2 (1.23%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.62%) P3O
6 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.62%) WCAG
System Software
1 55 (33.95%) Active Directory
2 21 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.64%) Docker
4 8 (4.94%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (1.85%) HDFS
7 1 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (13.58%) SCCM
2 12 (7.41%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.23%) Ansible
3 2 (1.23%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.23%) SmoothWall
3 2 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.23%) Terraform
4 1 (0.62%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.62%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 39 (24.07%) Microsoft
2 32 (19.75%) VMware
3 31 (19.14%) Apple
4 13 (8.02%) Citrix
5 9 (5.56%) Google
6 8 (4.94%) Cisco
7 6 (3.70%) Dell
8 3 (1.85%) Oracle
8 3 (1.85%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.85%) Sophos
8 3 (1.85%) Veeam
9 2 (1.23%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.23%) HP
10 1 (0.62%) Avaya
10 1 (0.62%) Forcepoint
10 1 (0.62%) IBM
10 1 (0.62%) Juniper
10 1 (0.62%) Ruckus Wireless
10 1 (0.62%) SonicWALL
10 1 (0.62%) Symantec