Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 585 717 705
Rank change year-on-year +132 -12 +21
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 281 150 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.58% 0.84% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 90 89
England median daily rate £375 £175 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +114.29% -36.36% +22.22%
10th Percentile £120 £113 £106
90th Percentile £550 £505 £482
UK median daily rate £375 £175 £263
% change year-on-year +114.29% -33.33% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 28 21
England median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.90% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.78 £11.00
90th Percentile £20.00 £74.75 £137.50
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +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 17,840 17,926 20,392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.70% 18.92% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,576 10,990 12,702
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £248
90th Percentile £625 £600 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 857 849 763
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.12 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.48% +0.48% +6.95%
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.77
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year -5.11% +1.33% +4.00%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 89 £338 +56.98% 31
North of England +35 65 £403 +159.68% 28
South East +24 46 £423 +201.79% 35
Midlands +15 40 £413 +14.58% 10
North East +26 27 £425 +325.00% 3
West Midlands -12 27 £419 +16.32% 2
South West -18 24 £425 +126.67% 7
Yorkshire -1 21 £413 +166.13% 15
East of England +23 20 £363 +141.67% 14
North West 0 20 £350 +100.00% 10
East Midlands +21 13 £400 +37.93% 8
DBS Check
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 (38.08%) Windows
2 67 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (23.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 63 (22.42%) Microsoft
5 60 (21.35%) Active Directory
6 43 (15.30%) Office 365
7 35 (12.46%) Windows 10
8 34 (12.10%) Windows Server
9 33 (11.74%) Security Cleared
10 30 (10.68%) Migration
11 27 (9.61%) Apple
11 27 (9.61%) SQL
11 27 (9.61%) SCCM
12 26 (9.25%) Microsoft Azure
13 24 (8.54%) Microsoft Office
13 24 (8.54%) Windows 7
13 24 (8.54%) Disclosure Scotland
13 24 (8.54%) Windows Server 2012
14 23 (8.19%) Java
15 22 (7.83%) HTML
15 22 (7.83%) VMware
16 21 (7.47%) JavaScript
16 21 (7.47%) Test Automation
17 20 (7.12%) JIRA
17 20 (7.12%) SharePoint
17 20 (7.12%) Scrum
18 19 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
19 18 (6.41%) User Experience
19 18 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
19 18 (6.41%) Finance

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 20 (7.12%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.34%) Confluence
3 10 (3.56%) MS Exchange
4 9 (3.20%) CMS
5 4 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.07%) Moodle
6 3 (1.07%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.71%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.71%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.71%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.36%) Apache
8 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.36%) SAS
8 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (8.54%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.71%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.71%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.07%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 43 (15.30%) Office 365
2 26 (9.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.14%) SaaS
5 5 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (1.78%) G Suite
5 5 (1.78%) PaaS
6 4 (1.42%) Boomi
6 4 (1.42%) GitHub
7 2 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.71%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.71%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.36%) Heroku
8 1 (0.36%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.41%) Firewall
2 13 (4.63%) Wireless
3 11 (3.91%) DHCP
3 11 (3.91%) VPN
4 10 (3.56%) DNS
5 7 (2.49%) SAN
6 6 (2.14%) IPsec
6 6 (2.14%) LAN
6 6 (2.14%) WAN
6 6 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.78%) Internet
7 5 (1.78%) SMS
8 4 (1.42%) Cisco Firepower
8 4 (1.42%) Network Security
9 3 (1.07%) BGP
9 3 (1.07%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.07%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (1.07%) NX-OS
9 3 (1.07%) OSPF
9 3 (1.07%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.56%) Relational Database
2 9 (3.20%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.49%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.78%) Power BI
6 4 (1.42%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.71%) MySQL
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.71%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.36%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.36%) HBase
8 1 (0.36%) Impala
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (7.12%) JIRA
2 18 (6.41%) Selenium
3 13 (4.63%) Git (software)
3 13 (4.63%) Jenkins
4 12 (4.27%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.78%) JMeter
5 5 (1.78%) Maven
5 5 (1.78%) SoapUI
5 5 (1.78%) WebDriver
6 4 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.42%) JUnit
6 4 (1.42%) Subversion
6 4 (1.42%) Zephyr
7 3 (1.07%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.07%) Gatling
7 3 (1.07%) GitLab
7 3 (1.07%) HP UFT
7 3 (1.07%) Redmine
7 3 (1.07%) TestComplete
7 3 (1.07%) TestRail
General
1 18 (6.41%) Finance
2 10 (3.56%) Publishing
3 6 (2.14%) Marketing
3 6 (2.14%) Retail
4 5 (1.78%) Legal
5 3 (1.07%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.07%) Games
6 2 (0.71%) Back Office
6 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 43 (15.30%) Developer
2 37 (13.17%) Support Engineer
3 26 (9.25%) Analyst
4 18 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support
4 18 (6.41%) IT Support
5 16 (5.69%) Designer
6 15 (5.34%) Field Engineer
7 13 (4.63%) Database Engineer
7 13 (4.63%) Field Service Engineer
7 13 (4.63%) IT Engineer
7 13 (4.63%) Project Manager
8 12 (4.27%) Content Designer
9 11 (3.91%) Consultant
9 11 (3.91%) Desktop Support
9 11 (3.91%) Digital Designer
10 10 (3.56%) Digital Transformation
10 10 (3.56%) IT Support Engineer
11 9 (3.20%) Digital Content Designer
11 9 (3.20%) IT Technician
12 8 (2.85%) Customer Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.83%) HTML
2 14 (4.98%) CSS
3 10 (3.56%) AngularJS
3 10 (3.56%) Node.js
3 10 (3.56%) REST
4 9 (3.20%) Web Services
5 8 (2.85%) HTML5
6 7 (2.49%) jQuery
6 7 (2.49%) SOAP
7 6 (2.14%) .NET
7 6 (2.14%) Spring
8 5 (1.78%) Gherkin
8 5 (1.78%) React
8 5 (1.78%) RESTful
8 5 (1.78%) Sass
8 5 (1.78%) Spring Boot
9 4 (1.42%) Hibernate
9 4 (1.42%) MEAN Stack
9 4 (1.42%) XML
10 3 (1.07%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (6.41%) User Experience
2 15 (5.34%) Driving Licence
3 12 (4.27%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.49%) NHS
5 6 (2.14%) Clustering
5 6 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.78%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.78%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.07%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.07%) iPad
7 3 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.07%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.07%) Video\Live Streaming
8 2 (0.71%) Blog
8 2 (0.71%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.71%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.71%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 107 (38.08%) Windows
2 35 (12.46%) Windows 10
3 34 (12.10%) Windows Server
4 24 (8.54%) Windows 7
4 24 (8.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (4.98%) Linux
7 7 (2.49%) Unix
8 5 (1.78%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.78%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.78%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.42%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.07%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.71%) Debian
11 2 (0.71%) Solaris
12 1 (0.36%) AIX
12 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.36%) VMS
12 1 (0.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (10.68%) Migration
3 21 (7.47%) Test Automation
4 20 (7.12%) Scrum
5 19 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (5.34%) ITIL
6 15 (5.34%) TDD
7 14 (4.98%) Incident Management
7 14 (4.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (4.27%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 12 (4.27%) Project Management
8 12 (4.27%) Service Delivery
9 11 (3.91%) CRM
9 11 (3.91%) DevOps
10 10 (3.56%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (3.56%) Network Management
11 9 (3.20%) Web Application Development
12 8 (2.85%) BDD
12 8 (2.85%) Data Analysis
12 8 (2.85%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.61%) SQL
2 23 (8.19%) Java
3 21 (7.47%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.56%) C#
5 8 (2.85%) Java 8
6 6 (2.14%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.42%) Python
8 3 (1.07%) C++
8 3 (1.07%) Go
8 3 (1.07%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.07%) Scala
8 3 (1.07%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.71%) C
9 2 (0.71%) Groovy
9 2 (0.71%) Ruby
9 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.71%) VB
10 1 (0.36%) SOQL
10 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 65 (23.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 33 (11.74%) Security Cleared
3 15 (5.34%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (4.27%) MCSA
6 10 (3.56%) MCP
7 8 (2.85%) ISTQB
8 7 (2.49%) Degree
9 6 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.78%) ISEB
11 4 (1.42%) CCNA
11 4 (1.42%) CISA
11 4 (1.42%) CISM
11 4 (1.42%) CISSP
11 4 (1.42%) ISSAP
11 4 (1.42%) ISSEP
11 4 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.07%) BC Cleared
12 3 (1.07%) CCA
12 3 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (4.63%) QA
3 10 (3.56%) SLA
4 7 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.49%) PMO
5 6 (2.14%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.36%) COBIT
8 1 (0.36%) GDPR
8 1 (0.36%) HL7
System Software
1 60 (21.35%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.69%) Hyper-V
3 12 (4.27%) Docker
4 9 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.07%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.71%) XenApp
7 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.36%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.36%) vSphere
7 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (9.61%) SCCM
2 4 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (1.42%) WSUS
3 3 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.71%) Grafana
4 2 (0.71%) Graphite
4 2 (0.71%) Kibana
4 2 (0.71%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.71%) Terraform
5 1 (0.36%) Ansible
5 1 (0.36%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.36%) Puppet
5 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.36%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 63 (22.42%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.61%) Apple
3 22 (7.83%) VMware
4 16 (5.69%) HP
5 15 (5.34%) Cisco
6 12 (4.27%) Citrix
7 8 (2.85%) Fujitsu
7 8 (2.85%) Oracle
8 7 (2.49%) Google
9 6 (2.14%) Dell
9 6 (2.14%) McAfee
10 5 (1.78%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.78%) F5
11 4 (1.42%) Adobe
11 4 (1.42%) Aruba
11 4 (1.42%) Informatica
11 4 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.42%) SAP
11 4 (1.42%) Sophos
12 3 (1.07%) SolarWinds