Period
to 3 August 2020

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 3 August 2020 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 376 561 602
Rank change year-on-year +185 +41 +121
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 137 258 273
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.74% 1.61% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 166 192
Median daily rate £500 £425 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +10.03% +93.13%
10th Percentile £162 £120 £111
90th Percentile £616 £618 £586
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £380
% change year-on-year +11.11% +18.42% +111.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 21
Median hourly rate £15.13 £16.00 £16.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.47% -0.62% +11.03%
10th Percentile £10.96 £15.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £24.15 £24.81 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year -4.69% -0.62% +11.03%

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 7,868 16,069 17,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 24.58% 19.17% 18.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,731 9,801 10,526
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £290 £268 £250
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 713 846
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +52.64% -20.93%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.89 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.70 £60.00 £50.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.93
% change year-on-year - +52.64% -23.36%

DBS Check
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for DBS Check in England

DBS Check
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DBS Check in England.

Daily rate trend for DBS Check in England

DBS Check
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DBS Check in England over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DBS Check in England

DBS Check
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DBS Check in England.

Hourly rate trend for DBS Check in England

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Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DBS Check in England over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for DBS Check in England

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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 3 August 2020. 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 +156 44 £510 -7.27% 5
North of England +80 39 £525 +16.67% 18
South East +163 29 £461 +19.85% 12
Yorkshire +65 21 £540 +35.00% 6
North West +72 17 £495 +10.00% 12
South West +86 11 £504 +27.13% 4
Midlands +84 7 £135 -46.00% 18
East of England +74 7 £215 -23.21% 12
West Midlands +60 4 £110 -48.84% 7
East Midlands +60 3 £180 -55.00% 11
North East +27 1 - -
DBS Check
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, 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 54 (39.42%) BPSS Clearance
2 53 (38.69%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (37.23%) Security Cleared
4 37 (27.01%) Java
5 31 (22.63%) Windows
5 31 (22.63%) Public Sector
6 28 (20.44%) Linux
7 27 (19.71%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (19.71%) Test Automation
8 26 (18.98%) JavaScript
8 26 (18.98%) Active Directory
9 25 (18.25%) Git (software)
9 25 (18.25%) Azure
10 24 (17.52%) AWS
11 23 (16.79%) Kubernetes
11 23 (16.79%) TDD
12 22 (16.06%) Mac OS X
12 22 (16.06%) CSS
12 22 (16.06%) Unix
13 21 (15.33%) Continuous Deployment
14 20 (14.60%) Responsive Web Design
14 20 (14.60%) Web Design
15 17 (12.41%) Web Development
15 17 (12.41%) Docker
15 17 (12.41%) User Experience
15 17 (12.41%) Front End Development
16 16 (11.68%) Microservices
16 16 (11.68%) SC Cleared
16 16 (11.68%) HTML
17 15 (10.95%) Microsoft

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 6 (4.38%) Apache
2 5 (3.65%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.92%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.19%) Confluence
5 2 (1.46%) CMS
5 2 (1.46%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.73%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.73%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.19%) Sketch
2 2 (1.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.46%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.46%) InVision
2 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.19%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.25%) Azure
2 24 (17.52%) AWS
3 14 (10.22%) Office 365
4 5 (3.65%) GCP
5 3 (2.19%) GitHub
6 2 (1.46%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.46%) Firebase
6 2 (1.46%) G Suite
6 2 (1.46%) Trello
7 1 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.73%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.73%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (0.73%) Boomi
7 1 (0.73%) IaaS
7 1 (0.73%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.73%) PaaS
7 1 (0.73%) Route 53
7 1 (0.73%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.65%) Wireless
2 4 (2.92%) HTTP
2 4 (2.92%) LAN
2 4 (2.92%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.92%) WAN
3 3 (2.19%) Internet
3 3 (2.19%) VLAN
4 1 (0.73%) DNS
4 1 (0.73%) Network Security
4 1 (0.73%) SAN
4 1 (0.73%) Skype
4 1 (0.73%) SSL
4 1 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.49%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.92%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.92%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.19%) Oracle Discoverer
3 3 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.19%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.46%) Big Data
5 1 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.73%) MS Access
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.73%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.73%) Redis
5 1 (0.73%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (18.25%) Git (software)
2 13 (9.49%) Mockito
3 9 (6.57%) Mocha
4 8 (5.84%) Grunt
4 8 (5.84%) gulp
4 8 (5.84%) Jasmine
4 8 (5.84%) Subversion
5 7 (5.11%) Cucumber
5 7 (5.11%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.38%) JUnit
7 3 (2.19%) CircleCI
7 3 (2.19%) JIRA
7 3 (2.19%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (2.19%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (2.19%) Toad
7 3 (2.19%) Travis CI
8 2 (1.46%) MSI
8 2 (1.46%) Selenium
9 1 (0.73%) git-flow
9 1 (0.73%) Locust
General
1 31 (22.63%) Public Sector
2 9 (6.57%) Finance
3 2 (1.46%) Digital Economy
3 2 (1.46%) Legal
3 2 (1.46%) Publishing
4 1 (0.73%) Law
4 1 (0.73%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 38 (27.74%) Developer
2 19 (13.87%) Java Developer
3 11 (8.03%) Architect
4 10 (7.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (5.84%) Designer
6 7 (5.11%) IT Technician
7 6 (4.38%) IT Support
7 6 (4.38%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.38%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (3.65%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.65%) User Researcher
9 4 (2.92%) Active Directory Technician
9 4 (2.92%) Analyst
9 4 (2.92%) Desktop Support
9 4 (2.92%) Python Developer
9 4 (2.92%) Technical Architect
10 3 (2.19%) Deployment Engineer
10 3 (2.19%) IT Support Engineer
10 3 (2.19%) Security Architect
10 3 (2.19%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.06%) CSS
2 16 (11.68%) HTML
3 12 (8.76%) ActiveMQ
3 12 (8.76%) JAX-RS
4 10 (7.30%) Node.js
5 9 (6.57%) Web Services
6 8 (5.84%) Mustache
7 7 (5.11%) HTML5
7 7 (5.11%) jQuery
7 7 (5.11%) Sass
8 5 (3.65%) Gherkin
8 5 (3.65%) JSON
8 5 (3.65%) RESTful
8 5 (3.65%) Spring
8 5 (3.65%) Spring MVC
9 4 (2.92%) Django
9 4 (2.92%) REST
9 4 (2.92%) SOAP
10 3 (2.19%) XML
11 2 (1.46%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.41%) User Experience
2 6 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.65%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.92%) NHS
5 3 (2.19%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.46%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.73%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.73%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.73%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.73%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.73%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.73%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.73%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (22.63%) Windows
2 28 (20.44%) Linux
3 22 (16.06%) Mac OS X
3 22 (16.06%) Unix
4 14 (10.22%) Windows 10
5 10 (7.30%) Windows 7
6 9 (6.57%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.92%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.73%) Android
10 1 (0.73%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (38.69%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (19.71%) Problem-Solving
2 27 (19.71%) Test Automation
3 23 (16.79%) TDD
4 21 (15.33%) Continuous Deployment
5 20 (14.60%) Responsive Web Design
5 20 (14.60%) Web Design
6 17 (12.41%) Front End Development
6 17 (12.41%) Web Development
7 16 (11.68%) Microservices
8 12 (8.76%) Pair Programming
9 11 (8.03%) BDD
9 11 (8.03%) DevOps
10 8 (5.84%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (5.84%) Service Design
10 8 (5.84%) Web Accessibility
11 7 (5.11%) ITIL
11 7 (5.11%) Software Engineering
12 6 (4.38%) Data Modelling
12 6 (4.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (27.01%) Java
2 26 (18.98%) JavaScript
3 14 (10.22%) Java 8
4 12 (8.76%) Python
5 7 (5.11%) SQL
6 5 (3.65%) C
6 5 (3.65%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.19%) Scala
8 2 (1.46%) Go
9 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.73%) C#
9 1 (0.73%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.73%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 54 (39.42%) BPSS Clearance
2 51 (37.23%) Security Cleared
3 16 (11.68%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.19%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.73%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.73%) CISM
6 1 (0.73%) Degree
6 1 (0.73%) MCSE
6 1 (0.73%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.84%) WCAG
2 6 (4.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.19%) GxP
4 2 (1.46%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.46%) PMO
4 2 (1.46%) QA
4 2 (1.46%) SLA
5 1 (0.73%) COBIT
5 1 (0.73%) GDPR
5 1 (0.73%) NIST
System Software
1 26 (18.98%) Active Directory
2 17 (12.41%) Docker
3 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.46%) vSphere
3 2 (1.46%) XenApp
4 1 (0.73%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (16.79%) Kubernetes
2 12 (8.76%) SCCM
3 7 (5.11%) Terraform
4 4 (2.92%) Puppet
4 4 (2.92%) WSUS
5 3 (2.19%) Ansible
5 3 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.19%) Salt
6 2 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.73%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.73%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.73%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (10.95%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.30%) Oracle
3 8 (5.84%) Google
3 8 (5.84%) VMware
4 4 (2.92%) Twitter
5 3 (2.19%) Adobe
5 3 (2.19%) Apple
5 3 (2.19%) SAP
6 2 (1.46%) Citrix
6 2 (1.46%) McAfee
6 2 (1.46%) Talend
7 1 (0.73%) Ariba
7 1 (0.73%) Dell
7 1 (0.73%) HP
7 1 (0.73%) Lets Encrypt
7 1 (0.73%) MobileIron
7 1 (0.73%) NetApp
7 1 (0.73%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.73%) SonicWALL
7 1 (0.73%) Sony