Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 393 491 605
Rank change year-on-year +98 +114 +113
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 136 275 283
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.81% 1.78% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 169 201
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +111.27%
10th Percentile £128 £135 £119
90th Percentile £605 £640 £550
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +122.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 32
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -25.00%
10th Percentile £9.00 £13.94 £10.21
90th Percentile £21.05 £41.50 £19.88
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +12.90% +14.81% -25.00%

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 7,516 15,488 18,267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.75% 20.74% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,555 9,588 10,864
Median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +3.57%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £262
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 720 871
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -
10th Percentile £15.04 £14.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £60.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year - +32.08% +4.70%

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 5 December 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 5 December 2020.

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 5 December 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 +111 46 £550 +18.92% 9
South East +143 41 £375 -11.76% 16
North of England +70 23 £343 -27.89% 30
Midlands +76 13 £135 -34.15% 18
North West +57 13 £498 +10.56% 20
West Midlands +69 8 £135 -12.90% 13
Yorkshire +48 8 £336 -32.75% 8
South West +84 7 £319 -22.58% 6
East of England +73 6 £160 -20.00% 10
East Midlands +46 5 £138 -60.71% 5
North East +34 2 £140 -71.72% 2
DBS Check
UK

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 (39.71%) Security Cleared
2 51 (37.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 34 (25.00%) Windows
4 31 (22.79%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (19.85%) Public Sector
6 26 (19.12%) Active Directory
7 21 (15.44%) Microsoft
7 21 (15.44%) Java
8 20 (14.71%) SC Cleared
9 19 (13.97%) Git (software)
9 19 (13.97%) Test Automation
10 18 (13.24%) ITIL
10 18 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (12.50%) Windows 10
11 17 (12.50%) Linux
11 17 (12.50%) TDD
12 16 (11.76%) Unix
12 16 (11.76%) User Experience
13 15 (11.03%) Office 365
13 15 (11.03%) JavaScript
13 15 (11.03%) HTML
13 15 (11.03%) AWS
14 14 (10.29%) Mac OS X
14 14 (10.29%) Azure
14 14 (10.29%) Front End Development
15 13 (9.56%) Responsive Web Design
15 13 (9.56%) Continuous Deployment
15 13 (9.56%) CSS
15 13 (9.56%) Web Design
16 12 (8.82%) Cybersecurity

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 3 (2.21%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.21%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.47%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.74%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.03%) AWS
1 15 (11.03%) Office 365
2 14 (10.29%) Azure
3 5 (3.68%) Amazon Cognito
4 3 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.21%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.21%) GCP
5 2 (1.47%) G Suite
5 2 (1.47%) GitHub
5 2 (1.47%) Logic Apps
5 2 (1.47%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.47%) PowerApps
6 1 (0.74%) Firebase
6 1 (0.74%) IaaS
6 1 (0.74%) PaaS
6 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.35%) Firewall
2 4 (2.94%) LAN
2 4 (2.94%) WAN
3 3 (2.21%) Skype
3 3 (2.21%) VLAN
3 3 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.47%) ATM
4 2 (1.47%) Broadband
4 2 (1.47%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.47%) VPN
5 1 (0.74%) DHCP
5 1 (0.74%) HTTP
5 1 (0.74%) Network Security
5 1 (0.74%) VoIP
5 1 (0.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.21%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.47%) Big Data
2 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.47%) Power BI
2 2 (1.47%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.74%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (13.97%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.35%) Grunt
2 10 (7.35%) gulp
2 10 (7.35%) Jasmine
3 9 (6.62%) Jenkins
3 9 (6.62%) Mocha
3 9 (6.62%) Subversion
4 5 (3.68%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.68%) GoCD
4 5 (3.68%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (2.94%) Selenium
6 3 (2.21%) CA Gen
6 3 (2.21%) JIRA
6 3 (2.21%) Maven
6 3 (2.21%) Mockito
7 2 (1.47%) Ant
7 2 (1.47%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.47%) GitLab
7 2 (1.47%) JMeter
7 2 (1.47%) Toad
General
1 27 (19.85%) Public Sector
2 8 (5.88%) Local Government
3 7 (5.15%) Finance
4 2 (1.47%) Banking
4 2 (1.47%) Digital Economy
4 2 (1.47%) Legal
5 1 (0.74%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.74%) Police
5 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (15.44%) Developer
2 16 (11.76%) IT Technician
3 13 (9.56%) Analyst
3 13 (9.56%) Support Engineer
4 12 (8.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 11 (8.09%) Hardware Technician
6 10 (7.35%) Desktop Support
7 9 (6.62%) Active Directory Technician
8 6 (4.41%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) IT Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.68%) Architect
9 5 (3.68%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Database Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Designer
9 5 (3.68%) IT Support
9 5 (3.68%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.94%) CloudOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.03%) HTML
2 13 (9.56%) CSS
3 11 (8.09%) Node.js
4 10 (7.35%) Mustache
5 9 (6.62%) HTML5
5 9 (6.62%) Sass
6 8 (5.88%) jQuery
7 3 (2.21%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (2.21%) JAX-RS
7 3 (2.21%) React
7 3 (2.21%) REST
8 2 (1.47%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.47%) JSF
8 2 (1.47%) OAuth
8 2 (1.47%) PrimeFaces
8 2 (1.47%) Spring Boot
9 1 (0.74%) OAuth2
9 1 (0.74%) OpenID
9 1 (0.74%) RESTful
9 1 (0.74%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.76%) User Experience
2 12 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.15%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.94%) NHS
5 3 (2.21%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (2.21%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.47%) Cyberattack
6 2 (1.47%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.47%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.74%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.74%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) iPhone
7 1 (0.74%) Lidar
7 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (25.00%) Windows
2 17 (12.50%) Linux
2 17 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 16 (11.76%) Unix
4 14 (10.29%) Mac OS X
5 7 (5.15%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.68%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.21%) AIX
7 3 (2.21%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.74%) Android
9 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (22.79%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (13.97%) Test Automation
3 18 (13.24%) ITIL
3 18 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (12.50%) TDD
5 14 (10.29%) Front End Development
6 13 (9.56%) Continuous Deployment
6 13 (9.56%) Responsive Web Design
6 13 (9.56%) Web Design
7 12 (8.82%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (7.35%) Problem Management
8 10 (7.35%) Security Monitoring
8 10 (7.35%) Web Accessibility
9 9 (6.62%) Coaching
9 9 (6.62%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (5.88%) Proactive Monitoring
10 8 (5.88%) Software Engineering
10 8 (5.88%) Web Development
11 7 (5.15%) Log Correlation
11 7 (5.15%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.44%) Java
2 15 (11.03%) JavaScript
3 11 (8.09%) Python
4 9 (6.62%) C
5 8 (5.88%) Perl
6 7 (5.15%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.41%) SQL
8 5 (3.68%) Ruby
9 3 (2.21%) Java 8
9 3 (2.21%) Korn
9 3 (2.21%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.21%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.47%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.74%) C#
11 1 (0.74%) C++
11 1 (0.74%) ES6
11 1 (0.74%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.74%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.74%) R
11 1 (0.74%) Scala
Qualifications
1 54 (39.71%) Security Cleared
2 51 (37.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 20 (14.71%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.68%) CCNA
7 4 (2.94%) CCIE
7 4 (2.94%) CCNP
8 3 (2.21%) CISA
8 3 (2.21%) CISM
8 3 (2.21%) CISSP
8 3 (2.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.47%) Degree
9 2 (1.47%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.47%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.74%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.74%) CCAB
10 1 (0.74%) CIMA
10 1 (0.74%) EXIN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (7.35%) WCAG
3 7 (5.15%) QA
4 6 (4.41%) SLA
5 3 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (2.21%) NCSC
6 1 (0.74%) COBIT
6 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.74%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (19.12%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.88%) Docker
3 2 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (6.62%) Kubernetes
1 9 (6.62%) SCCM
2 7 (5.15%) Ansible
2 7 (5.15%) Puppet
3 5 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.68%) Rundeck
4 3 (2.21%) WSUS
5 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.74%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.74%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (15.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.15%) Oracle
3 6 (4.41%) Google
4 5 (3.68%) Apple
4 5 (3.68%) Atlassian
4 5 (3.68%) IBM
4 5 (3.68%) SaltStack
5 3 (2.21%) CA
5 3 (2.21%) Talend
6 2 (1.47%) Cisco
6 2 (1.47%) Dell
6 2 (1.47%) Juniper
6 2 (1.47%) Progress
6 2 (1.47%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.47%) VMware
7 1 (0.74%) Citrix
7 1 (0.74%) MobileIron
7 1 (0.74%) Samsung
7 1 (0.74%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.74%) Twitter