Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 655 657 740
Rank change year-on-year +2 +83 -31
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 203 150 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% 0.86% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 75 63
England median daily rate £263 £158 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -47.50% +33.33%
10th Percentile £123 £105 £125
90th Percentile £563 £401 £623
UK median daily rate £263 £159 £300
% change year-on-year +65.35% -47.08% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 40
England median hourly rate £20.50 £14.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.38% +5.45% -16.67%
10th Percentile £13.15 £10.00 £10.23
90th Percentile £57.50 £20.44 £21.58
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year +41.38% +5.45% -8.33%

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 17,726 17,405 20,846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.13% 20.42% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,626 10,952 13,049
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.79% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 801 862 811
England median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £26.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.67% +11.42% +34.63%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.50 £51.69
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £29.92 £28.00
% change year-on-year -21.46% +6.86% +40.00%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +10 99 £400 +135.29% 33
South East 0 35 £183 +10.61% 26
Midlands -6 26 £350 +133.33% 24
North of England -24 24 £175 -12.50% 27
West Midlands +7 20 £350 +191.67% 13
South West +1 13 £206 +71.88% 12
North West -15 12 £188 -42.31% 3
Yorkshire -12 7 £161 -8.29% 15
East of England -16 7 £151 +19.60% 19
East Midlands -5 6 £300 +0.84% 11
North East +32 5 £152 +21.60% 9
DBS Check
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 82 (40.39%) Windows
2 51 (25.12%) Active Directory
3 47 (23.15%) Security Cleared
4 45 (22.17%) Microsoft
5 37 (18.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 35 (17.24%) Apple
7 34 (16.75%) Office 365
8 32 (15.76%) Windows Server
9 31 (15.27%) VMware
9 31 (15.27%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (12.32%) Windows 10
10 25 (12.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (11.33%) DNS
12 22 (10.84%) Microsoft Office
12 22 (10.84%) Windows Server 2012
13 21 (10.34%) ITIL
13 21 (10.34%) DHCP
14 20 (9.85%) SQL
14 20 (9.85%) Windows 7
14 20 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (9.36%) SC Cleared
15 19 (9.36%) HTML
16 18 (8.87%) Java
17 17 (8.37%) Service Delivery
17 17 (8.37%) Migration
17 17 (8.37%) Finance
18 16 (7.88%) Project Management
18 16 (7.88%) CSS
18 16 (7.88%) Collaborative Working
19 15 (7.39%) Citrix

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 (5.91%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.42%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.97%) CMS
5 3 (1.48%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.48%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.99%) IIS
7 1 (0.49%) Apache
7 1 (0.49%) Jetty
7 1 (0.49%) Marvel
7 1 (0.49%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.49%) nginx
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (10.84%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.49%) InVision
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 34 (16.75%) Office 365
2 9 (4.43%) GitHub
3 8 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.45%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.49%) Boomi
6 1 (0.49%) G Suite
6 1 (0.49%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.33%) DNS
2 21 (10.34%) DHCP
3 12 (5.91%) LAN
4 11 (5.42%) WAN
5 10 (4.93%) TCP/IP
6 9 (4.43%) Firewall
7 7 (3.45%) SMS
7 7 (3.45%) Wireless
8 4 (1.97%) HTTP
8 4 (1.97%) IMAP
8 4 (1.97%) POP3
8 4 (1.97%) SMTP
8 4 (1.97%) VLAN
9 3 (1.48%) Skype
9 3 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.99%) Internet
10 2 (0.99%) SAN
11 1 (0.49%) FTP
11 1 (0.49%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.40%) MongoDB
2 10 (4.93%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (4.43%) NoSQL
3 9 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (2.96%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.97%) Neo4j
6 2 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.49%) Big Data
7 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.49%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.49%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 9 (4.43%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.94%) GitLab
3 5 (2.46%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.46%) Subversion
4 3 (1.48%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.48%) Maven
4 3 (1.48%) Mockito
4 3 (1.48%) NUnit
5 1 (0.49%) Grunt
5 1 (0.49%) gulp
5 1 (0.49%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.49%) JMeter
5 1 (0.49%) Mocha
5 1 (0.49%) Selenium
5 1 (0.49%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.49%) Travis CI
General
1 17 (8.37%) Finance
2 4 (1.97%) Back Office
2 4 (1.97%) Retail
3 2 (0.99%) Law
3 2 (0.99%) Legal
3 2 (0.99%) Local Government
3 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (14.78%) Support Engineer
2 26 (12.81%) Developer
3 23 (11.33%) IT Support
4 19 (9.36%) IT Technician
5 15 (7.39%) Customer Engineer
5 15 (7.39%) Database Engineer
6 14 (6.90%) Customer Support Engineer
7 12 (5.91%) Desktop Support
7 12 (5.91%) Java Developer
8 11 (5.42%) Analyst
9 10 (4.93%) IT Engineer
9 10 (4.93%) Support Technician
10 9 (4.43%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (4.43%) IT Support Technician
10 9 (4.43%) Technical Engineer
11 8 (3.94%) Technical Support
11 8 (3.94%) Technical Support Engineer
12 7 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (3.45%) Architect
12 7 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.36%) HTML
2 16 (7.88%) CSS
3 12 (5.91%) HTML5
3 12 (5.91%) REST
4 10 (4.93%) Spring
4 10 (4.93%) Spring Boot
5 9 (4.43%) Node.js
5 9 (4.43%) SOAP
6 5 (2.46%) .NET
6 5 (2.46%) Hibernate
6 5 (2.46%) Web Services
7 4 (1.97%) CSS3
7 4 (1.97%) Dropwizard
7 4 (1.97%) JAX-RS
7 4 (1.97%) MAPI
8 3 (1.48%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.48%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (1.48%) XML
9 2 (0.99%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.42%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (3.94%) Virtual Team
3 7 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.96%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.96%) NHS
5 4 (1.97%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.97%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.97%) User Experience
6 3 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.48%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.99%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.99%) Handset
7 2 (0.99%) iPad
7 2 (0.99%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.49%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 82 (40.39%) Windows
2 32 (15.76%) Windows Server
3 25 (12.32%) Windows 10
3 25 (12.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (10.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (9.85%) Windows 7
6 11 (5.42%) Linux
6 11 (5.42%) Mac OS X
7 8 (3.94%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.45%) Unix
9 6 (2.96%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.97%) Android
10 4 (1.97%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.27%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (10.34%) ITIL
3 17 (8.37%) Migration
3 17 (8.37%) Service Delivery
4 16 (7.88%) Collaborative Working
4 16 (7.88%) Project Management
5 14 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (6.40%) Network Management
7 10 (4.93%) Time Management
8 9 (4.43%) Decision-Making
8 9 (4.43%) Hardware Maintenance
8 9 (4.43%) Mobile Device Management
9 8 (3.94%) PRINCE2
9 8 (3.94%) Scrum
9 8 (3.94%) TDD
10 7 (3.45%) Change Management
10 7 (3.45%) Data Modelling
11 6 (2.96%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (2.96%) Configuration Management
11 6 (2.96%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.85%) SQL
2 18 (8.87%) Java
3 10 (4.93%) Java 8
3 10 (4.93%) Scala
4 9 (4.43%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.94%) PHP
6 6 (2.96%) C#
7 5 (2.46%) Python
8 4 (1.97%) VBA
9 3 (1.48%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.99%) C
10 2 (0.99%) Ruby
10 2 (0.99%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.99%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.49%) C++
11 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.49%) R
Qualifications
1 47 (23.15%) Security Cleared
2 37 (18.23%) BPSS Clearance
3 19 (9.36%) SC Cleared
4 13 (6.40%) Degree
5 12 (5.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (4.93%) MCP
7 6 (2.96%) MCSE
8 3 (1.48%) CISSP
8 3 (1.48%) MCSA
8 3 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.99%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.99%) CISA
9 2 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.99%) CISM
9 2 (0.99%) CISMP
10 1 (0.49%) CCNA
10 1 (0.49%) CCNP
10 1 (0.49%) MCDST
10 1 (0.49%) MCITP
10 1 (0.49%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (4.93%) SLA
3 6 (2.96%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.97%) PMO
5 3 (1.48%) GDPR
6 2 (0.99%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.49%) P3O
7 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.49%) WCAG
System Software
1 51 (25.12%) Active Directory
2 20 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.42%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.43%) Docker
5 2 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.49%) Xen
6 1 (0.49%) XenApp
6 1 (0.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (5.91%) SCCM
2 9 (4.43%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.99%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.99%) Puppet
4 2 (0.99%) Salt
4 2 (0.99%) SCOM
4 2 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.49%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.49%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (22.17%) Microsoft
2 35 (17.24%) Apple
3 31 (15.27%) VMware
4 15 (7.39%) Citrix
5 10 (4.93%) Google
6 8 (3.94%) Cisco
7 7 (3.45%) Oracle
8 6 (2.96%) Dell
9 5 (2.46%) Symantec
10 4 (1.97%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.48%) Progress
12 2 (0.99%) IBM
12 2 (0.99%) SolarWinds
12 2 (0.99%) Spiceworks
13 1 (0.49%) ArcSight
13 1 (0.49%) Fortinet
13 1 (0.49%) Meraki
13 1 (0.49%) Polycom
13 1 (0.49%) Tableau
13 1 (0.49%) Veeam