Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 589 710 743
Rank change year-on-year +121 +33 -32
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 270 117 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.51% 0.68% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 56 86
England median daily rate £375 £180 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +108.33% -37.93% +28.89%
10th Percentile £111 £103 £117
90th Percentile £575 £563 £566
UK median daily rate £374 £175 £290
% change year-on-year +113.71% -39.66% +28.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 19
England median hourly rate £18.79 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.59% -3.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £13.50 £9.63 £12.43
90th Percentile £68.00 £19.50 £137.50
UK median hourly rate £18.79 £14.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year +29.59% -1.69% -10.61%

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 17,864 17,325 21,714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.80% 19.75% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,585 10,622 13,724
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 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 878 876 730
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.63 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.61% +7.73% +24.49%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.50 £48.91
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +24 114 £375 +50.00% 18
North of England 0 44 £188 -16.67% 36
Midlands +12 40 £400 +166.67% 25
South East +6 38 £403 +54.81% 22
West Midlands -7 27 £425 +183.33% 14
South West +16 23 £400 +229.90% 3
North West -2 21 £215 -36.30% 8
Yorkshire -17 16 £235 +34.29% 22
East of England +7 15 £344 +114.84% 13
East Midlands +9 13 £400 +207.69% 11
North East +4 10 £129 -42.67% 6
DBS Check
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 93 (34.44%) Windows
2 79 (29.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 59 (21.85%) Security Cleared
4 57 (21.11%) Microsoft
5 56 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (19.26%) Active Directory
7 40 (14.81%) Office 365
8 36 (13.33%) Migration
9 33 (12.22%) Finance
10 30 (11.11%) Windows Server
11 28 (10.37%) VMware
11 28 (10.37%) Apple
12 27 (10.00%) SQL
13 26 (9.63%) Microsoft Azure
14 25 (9.26%) Disclosure Scotland
15 24 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
15 24 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
16 23 (8.52%) Windows 10
17 22 (8.15%) ITIL
18 20 (7.41%) Java
18 20 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
18 20 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
18 20 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
18 20 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
19 19 (7.04%) Firewall
20 18 (6.67%) Project Management
20 18 (6.67%) DNS
20 18 (6.67%) DHCP
20 18 (6.67%) SCCM

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 14 (5.19%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.96%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.59%) Confluence
4 6 (2.22%) CMS
5 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.48%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.48%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.74%) Apache
6 2 (0.74%) IIS
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.37%) Jetty
7 1 (0.37%) Marvel
7 1 (0.37%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.37%) nginx
7 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.37%) SAS
7 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.74%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.37%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.37%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.37%) InVision
6 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 40 (14.81%) Office 365
2 26 (9.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.59%) SaaS
5 6 (2.22%) PaaS
6 5 (1.85%) Boomi
7 4 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.48%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.74%) G Suite
8 2 (0.74%) IaaS
8 2 (0.74%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.37%) GitHub
9 1 (0.37%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.04%) Firewall
2 18 (6.67%) DHCP
2 18 (6.67%) DNS
3 11 (4.07%) LAN
3 11 (4.07%) Wireless
4 10 (3.70%) WAN
5 9 (3.33%) VPN
6 8 (2.96%) Internet
7 7 (2.59%) SMS
7 7 (2.59%) TCP/IP
8 6 (2.22%) SAN
9 5 (1.85%) Cisco Firepower
9 5 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.48%) HTTP
10 4 (1.48%) IMAP
10 4 (1.48%) Network Security
10 4 (1.48%) POP3
10 4 (1.48%) Skype
10 4 (1.48%) SMTP
10 4 (1.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (4.07%) MongoDB
2 11 (4.07%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.96%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.48%) Neo4j
6 3 (1.11%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.11%) SQLPlus
7 2 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.37%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.37%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.37%) HBase
8 1 (0.37%) Impala
8 1 (0.37%) MS Access
8 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.37%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.37%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (3.33%) JIRA
2 8 (2.96%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.59%) Cucumber
4 5 (1.85%) Subversion
5 4 (1.48%) Maven
5 4 (1.48%) Mockito
6 3 (1.11%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.11%) Selenium
7 2 (0.74%) JMeter
7 2 (0.74%) NUnit
7 2 (0.74%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.37%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.37%) Gatling
8 1 (0.37%) GitLab
8 1 (0.37%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.37%) Protractor
8 1 (0.37%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.37%) The Grinder
8 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (12.22%) Finance
2 6 (2.22%) Legal
2 6 (2.22%) Retail
3 5 (1.85%) Back Office
3 5 (1.85%) Marketing
4 4 (1.48%) Publishing
5 3 (1.11%) Games
5 3 (1.11%) Law
6 2 (0.74%) Local Government
7 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (13.33%) Support Engineer
2 34 (12.59%) Developer
3 29 (10.74%) Analyst
4 17 (6.30%) Project Manager
5 16 (5.93%) Database Engineer
6 15 (5.56%) Desktop Support
7 14 (5.19%) Consultant
7 14 (5.19%) IT Support
8 13 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (4.44%) Customer Engineer
9 12 (4.44%) IT Engineer
10 11 (4.07%) Customer Support Engineer
10 11 (4.07%) Windows Engineer
11 10 (3.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 10 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (3.70%) Architect
11 10 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
12 9 (3.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 8 (2.96%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
13 8 (2.96%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.56%) HTML
2 11 (4.07%) CSS
3 8 (2.96%) Web Services
4 7 (2.59%) AngularJS
4 7 (2.59%) REST
5 6 (2.22%) Hibernate
5 6 (2.22%) Node.js
6 5 (1.85%) .NET
6 5 (1.85%) SOAP
6 5 (1.85%) Spring
6 5 (1.85%) XML
7 4 (1.48%) CSS3
7 4 (1.48%) Dropwizard
7 4 (1.48%) JAX-RS
7 4 (1.48%) MAPI
7 4 (1.48%) MEAN Stack
7 4 (1.48%) Spring Boot
8 3 (1.11%) Apache Camel
8 3 (1.11%) OAuth
8 3 (1.11%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (3.70%) NHS
4 9 (3.33%) User Experience
5 8 (2.96%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.22%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.85%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.85%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.48%) Clustering
8 4 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.48%) Reference Data
9 3 (1.11%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.11%) Video\Live Streaming
10 2 (0.74%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.74%) iPhone
10 2 (0.74%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 93 (34.44%) Windows
2 30 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 23 (8.52%) Windows 10
4 20 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (5.56%) Linux
6 12 (4.44%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.96%) Mac OS X
8 6 (2.22%) Apple iOS
8 6 (2.22%) Mac OS
8 6 (2.22%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.85%) Unix
10 4 (1.48%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.74%) Android
11 2 (0.74%) Solaris
12 1 (0.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (13.33%) Migration
3 24 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (8.15%) ITIL
5 20 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (6.67%) Project Management
7 14 (5.19%) TDD
8 13 (4.81%) Change Management
8 13 (4.81%) Collaborative Working
8 13 (4.81%) Decision-Making
8 13 (4.81%) Service Delivery
9 12 (4.44%) Scrum
9 12 (4.44%) Test Automation
10 11 (4.07%) Network Management
10 11 (4.07%) PRINCE2
11 10 (3.70%) Data Modelling
11 10 (3.70%) DevOps
12 9 (3.33%) ETL
12 9 (3.33%) Line Management
12 9 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (10.00%) SQL
2 20 (7.41%) Java
3 17 (6.30%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.33%) C#
5 7 (2.59%) Python
6 6 (2.22%) PL/SQL
6 6 (2.22%) VBA
7 5 (1.85%) C
8 4 (1.48%) Java 8
8 4 (1.48%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.11%) Go
9 3 (1.11%) Scala
10 2 (0.74%) C++
10 2 (0.74%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.74%) Ruby
10 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.74%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.37%) PHP
11 1 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 79 (29.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 59 (21.85%) Security Cleared
3 17 (6.30%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.44%) Degree
4 12 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (4.07%) MCP
6 6 (2.22%) MCSA
7 5 (1.85%) MCSE
8 4 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.11%) BC Cleared
9 3 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.74%) CCNP
10 2 (0.74%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.74%) ISEB
11 1 (0.37%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.37%) CCDA
11 1 (0.37%) CCDP
11 1 (0.37%) CCNA
11 1 (0.37%) CISA
11 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 14 (5.19%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.96%) PMO
3 8 (2.96%) QA
3 8 (2.96%) SLA
4 5 (1.85%) GDPR
5 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.37%) COBIT
6 1 (0.37%) HL7
6 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 52 (19.26%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.81%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.22%) Docker
5 3 (1.11%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.37%) Xen
7 1 (0.37%) XenApp
7 1 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (6.67%) SCCM
2 5 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (1.85%) WSUS
3 4 (1.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.11%) Puppet
5 2 (0.74%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.74%) Salt
5 2 (0.74%) SCOM
6 1 (0.37%) Ansible
6 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.37%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.37%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.37%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.37%) Terraform
6 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 57 (21.11%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.37%) Apple
2 28 (10.37%) VMware
3 16 (5.93%) Citrix
4 14 (5.19%) Cisco
5 12 (4.44%) Oracle
6 11 (4.07%) HP
7 10 (3.70%) Dell
8 7 (2.59%) CheckPoint
8 7 (2.59%) Google
8 7 (2.59%) McAfee
8 7 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.85%) Aruba
9 5 (1.85%) F5
9 5 (1.85%) SAP
9 5 (1.85%) Symantec
10 4 (1.48%) Fujitsu
10 4 (1.48%) Progress
11 3 (1.11%) IBM
11 3 (1.11%) Informatica