Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 536 413 489
Rank change year-on-year -123 +76 +125
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 233 135 249
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.39% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.74% 1.69% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 92 173
10th Percentile £118 £128 £156
25th Percentile £145 £157 £200
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £200 £400 £438
Median % change year-on-year -50.00% -8.57% +9.38%
75th Percentile £475 £538 £575
90th Percentile £556 £600 £650
UK median daily rate £250 £475 £448
% change year-on-year -47.37% +6.03% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 23 14
10th Percentile £11.77 £9.41 £11.44
25th Percentile £15.00 £14.00 £13.09
Median hourly rate £17.00 £21.05 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year -19.24% +35.81% +3.33%
75th Percentile £20.40 - £19.23
90th Percentile £26.74 - £21.16
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -15.00% +29.03% +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 13,354 8,002 13,963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.12% 23.28% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,634 5,242 9,063
10th Percentile £313 £275 £260
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% +3.33%
75th Percentile £625 £573 £565
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 605 395 543
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £17.26 £21.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £32.00
Median % change year-on-year -3.75% +25.00% +21.14%
75th Percentile £53.08 £52.63 £49.50
90th Percentile £65.67 £62.95 £57.40
UK median hourly rate £39.55 £40.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.35% +24.62% +22.64%

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -159 73 £288 -45.24% 133
North of England -21 62 £363 +93.33% 67
North West -30 32 £354 +3.28% 32
South East -84 28 £250 -38.46% 85
Yorkshire -29 23 £413 +22.68% 29
Midlands -57 23 £150 +11.11% 60
South West -46 21 £130 -31.13% 20
West Midlands -46 19 £150 +11.11% 39
East of England -35 8 £140 -12.50% 34
North East +2 7 £140 - 6
East Midlands -33 3 £179 +27.68% 19
DBS Check
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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 77 (33.05%) Windows
2 58 (24.89%) Social Skills
3 56 (24.03%) Microsoft 365
4 51 (21.89%) Microsoft
5 50 (21.46%) Active Directory
6 48 (20.60%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (15.02%) Public Sector
8 33 (14.16%) Project Management
8 33 (14.16%) Microsoft Office
9 32 (13.73%) Security Cleared
10 30 (12.88%) BPSS Clearance
10 30 (12.88%) Apple
11 29 (12.45%) Windows 10
12 26 (11.16%) Coaching
13 23 (9.87%) Windows Server
14 22 (9.44%) Problem-Solving
14 22 (9.44%) Finance
15 20 (8.58%) Migration
16 19 (8.15%) Wireless
16 19 (8.15%) SQL
17 18 (7.73%) Project Delivery
17 18 (7.73%) Windows Server 2019
17 18 (7.73%) SC Cleared
18 17 (7.30%) Windows Server 2016
18 17 (7.30%) Service Delivery
18 17 (7.30%) SCCM
19 16 (6.87%) Google
19 16 (6.87%) Scrum
19 16 (6.87%) Windows 7
20 15 (6.44%) ITIL

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 8 (3.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.15%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (0.86%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.86%) Confluence
4 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.43%) SAS
4 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 33 (14.16%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.43%) SPSS
6 1 (0.43%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 56 (24.03%) Microsoft 365
2 13 (5.58%) Azure
3 9 (3.86%) AWS
4 7 (3.00%) OneDrive
5 6 (2.58%) GCP
6 5 (2.15%) Power Platform
7 2 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.43%) Azure Monitor
8 1 (0.43%) Azure Sentinel
8 1 (0.43%) Google Workspace
8 1 (0.43%) SaaS
8 1 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.15%) Wireless
2 12 (5.15%) Firewall
3 8 (3.43%) VoIP
4 7 (3.00%) LAN
5 6 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (2.15%) WLAN
7 4 (1.72%) Internet
7 4 (1.72%) VPN
7 4 (1.72%) WiMAX
8 3 (1.29%) ATM
9 1 (0.43%) 2.5G
9 1 (0.43%) 3G
9 1 (0.43%) 4G
9 1 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.43%) LTE
9 1 (0.43%) Network Security
9 1 (0.43%) SMS
9 1 (0.43%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.43%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.15%) NoSQL
1 5 (2.15%) Power BI
2 4 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.29%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (0.86%) Apache Hive
4 2 (0.86%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.86%) Tableau
5 1 (0.43%) GIS
5 1 (0.43%) Impala
5 1 (0.43%) Metadata
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.43%) Parquet
5 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.58%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.15%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.15%) Gradle
2 5 (2.15%) IntelliJ
2 5 (2.15%) JIRA
3 2 (0.86%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.86%) Selenium
3 2 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.43%) GitLab
4 1 (0.43%) Hudson
4 1 (0.43%) Subversion
4 1 (0.43%) TestRail
General
1 58 (24.89%) Social Skills
2 35 (15.02%) Public Sector
3 22 (9.44%) Finance
4 11 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.72%) Marketing
5 4 (1.72%) Organisational Skills
5 4 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.86%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.86%) Local Government
6 2 (0.86%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.86%) Presentation Skills
6 2 (0.86%) Retail
7 1 (0.43%) Automotive
7 1 (0.43%) Back Office
7 1 (0.43%) Billing
7 1 (0.43%) Electronics
7 1 (0.43%) Games
7 1 (0.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 1 (0.43%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (17.60%) Support Engineer
2 24 (10.30%) Analyst
3 21 (9.01%) 1st Line Support
4 18 (7.73%) Project Manager
5 17 (7.30%) IT Technician
6 16 (6.87%) Developer
7 13 (5.58%) Desktop Engineer
7 13 (5.58%) IT Support
8 12 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (5.15%) ICT Engineer
9 11 (4.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 11 (4.72%) ICT Support
9 11 (4.72%) ICT Support Engineer
10 10 (4.29%) 1st Line Engineer
11 9 (3.86%) 1st Line Support Engineer
11 9 (3.86%) Business Analyst
11 9 (3.86%) Windows Engineer
12 8 (3.43%) IT Engineer
12 8 (3.43%) User Researcher
13 7 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.00%) REST
2 6 (2.58%) Spring Boot
3 5 (2.15%) Spring
4 4 (1.72%) .NET
5 3 (1.29%) SOAP
5 3 (1.29%) XML
6 2 (0.86%) Middleware
6 2 (0.86%) XSD
7 1 (0.43%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Avro
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.43%) CSS
7 1 (0.43%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.43%) HTML
7 1 (0.43%) JPA
7 1 (0.43%) JSON
7 1 (0.43%) Kafka
7 1 (0.43%) Node.js
7 1 (0.43%) RESTful
7 1 (0.43%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.29%) NHS
2 9 (3.86%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.00%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.58%) User Experience
5 4 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (1.29%) CMDB
6 3 (1.29%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.86%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.86%) EPoS
8 1 (0.43%) Digital Signage
8 1 (0.43%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.43%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.43%) Legacy Code
8 1 (0.43%) Linked Data
8 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 77 (33.05%) Windows
2 29 (12.45%) Windows 10
3 23 (9.87%) Windows Server
4 18 (7.73%) Windows Server 2019
5 17 (7.30%) Windows Server 2016
6 16 (6.87%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.72%) Windows Vista
8 4 (1.72%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.29%) Android
9 3 (1.29%) Linux
9 3 (1.29%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.43%) Solaris
10 1 (0.43%) Unix
10 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.60%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (14.16%) Project Management
3 26 (11.16%) Coaching
4 22 (9.44%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (8.58%) Migration
6 18 (7.73%) Project Delivery
7 17 (7.30%) Service Delivery
8 16 (6.87%) Scrum
9 15 (6.44%) ITIL
10 13 (5.58%) Network Management
10 13 (5.58%) User Stories
11 12 (5.15%) SDLC
12 10 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (4.29%) TDD
13 9 (3.86%) Data Modelling
14 8 (3.43%) PRINCE2
14 8 (3.43%) Software Engineering
14 8 (3.43%) User Research
15 7 (3.00%) Decision-Making
15 7 (3.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.15%) SQL
2 13 (5.58%) Python
3 10 (4.29%) Java
4 7 (3.00%) C#
4 7 (3.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 4 (1.72%) Ruby
6 2 (0.86%) Java 11
6 2 (0.86%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.86%) R
7 1 (0.43%) C
7 1 (0.43%) Groovy
7 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.43%) Scala
7 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 30 (12.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 18 (7.73%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.72%) ISEB
6 3 (1.29%) Degree
6 3 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.29%) MCP
7 2 (0.86%) CCNA
7 2 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.86%) HNC
7 2 (0.86%) HND
7 2 (0.86%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.43%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.00%) SLA
2 5 (2.15%) Cyber Essentials
2 5 (2.15%) GDPR
3 4 (1.72%) Accessibility
4 3 (1.29%) QA
5 2 (0.86%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.86%) PMO
6 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.43%) WCAG
System Software
1 50 (21.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.15%) Docker
3 1 (0.43%) HDFS
3 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (7.30%) SCCM
2 4 (1.72%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.86%) Kibana
3 2 (0.86%) PaperCut
3 2 (0.86%) SmoothWall
4 1 (0.43%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.43%) Grafana
4 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.43%) Terraform
4 1 (0.43%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (21.89%) Microsoft
2 30 (12.88%) Apple
3 16 (6.87%) Google
4 10 (4.29%) Cisco
5 9 (3.86%) Brio
6 7 (3.00%) CA
7 6 (2.58%) Oracle
8 5 (2.15%) CA Agile Central
8 5 (2.15%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.72%) Citrix
10 3 (1.29%) Avaya
10 3 (1.29%) IBM
10 3 (1.29%) Remedy
10 3 (1.29%) Sophos
11 2 (0.86%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.86%) Computacenter
11 2 (0.86%) HubSpot
11 2 (0.86%) VMware
12 1 (0.43%) MobileIron
12 1 (0.43%) UiPath