Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 586 685 683
Rank change year-on-year +99 -2 +35
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 258 162 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.47% 0.93% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 100 85
England median daily rate £400 £175 £168
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +128.57% +4.48% -44.17%
10th Percentile £119 £127 £105
90th Percentile £550 £550 £425
UK median daily rate £400 £175 £168
% change year-on-year +128.57% +4.48% -46.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 20
England median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.92% +17.46% +8.62%
10th Percentile £10.21 £12.20 £10.90
90th Percentile £20.00 £69.00 £38.51
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -18.92% +17.46% +8.62%

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 17,538 17,485 18,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.21% 19.06% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,477 10,724 11,314
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +3.66%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £250
90th Percentile £626 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 791 766 791
England median hourly rate £27.53 £23.88 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.31% -8.17% -3.70%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £24.98 £25.94
% change year-on-year +10.09% -3.69% -5.68%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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
North of England +49 79 £425 +174.19% 54
London +2 63 £400 +64.10% 23
South East +7 41 £400 +175.39% 22
North East +22 31 £425 +325.00% 9
Midlands +17 31 £300 +41.18% 13
Yorkshire +11 26 £450 +205.08% 26
East of England +31 25 £350 +141.38% 13
West Midlands -12 21 £413 +98.80% 10
North West +6 20 £350 +100.00% 19
South West -24 19 £418 +138.57% 8
East Midlands +17 10 £114 -65.07% 3
DBS Check
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 95 (36.82%) Windows
2 70 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (25.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 62 (24.03%) Active Directory
5 61 (23.64%) Microsoft
6 42 (16.28%) Office 365
7 38 (14.73%) Windows Server
7 38 (14.73%) Windows 10
8 36 (13.95%) Security Cleared
9 31 (12.02%) HTML
10 29 (11.24%) Test Automation
11 28 (10.85%) SCCM
11 28 (10.85%) Java
12 25 (9.69%) Windows 7
12 25 (9.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (9.30%) SQL
14 23 (8.91%) JavaScript
14 23 (8.91%) User Experience
15 21 (8.14%) Microsoft Office
15 21 (8.14%) VMware
16 20 (7.75%) Migration
17 19 (7.36%) Apple
17 19 (7.36%) Jenkins
17 19 (7.36%) Problem-Solving
18 18 (6.98%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 18 (6.98%) Disclosure Scotland
18 18 (6.98%) SharePoint
18 18 (6.98%) Service Delivery
19 17 (6.59%) TDD
19 17 (6.59%) CSS

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 18 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.26%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.49%) Confluence
4 8 (3.10%) CMS
5 5 (1.94%) IIS
6 4 (1.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.55%) WildFly
7 3 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.16%) Moodle
7 3 (1.16%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.16%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.78%) Apache
8 2 (0.78%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.78%) Jetty
8 2 (0.78%) Mongrel
8 2 (0.78%) nginx
8 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.78%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (8.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.16%) Workday HCM
3 2 (0.78%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.39%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.39%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 42 (16.28%) Office 365
2 14 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.94%) G Suite
5 4 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.55%) GitHub
6 3 (1.16%) Heroku
7 2 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.78%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.78%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.39%) Boomi
8 1 (0.39%) IaaS
8 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.04%) DHCP
2 12 (4.65%) DNS
2 12 (4.65%) Firewall
3 8 (3.10%) VPN
3 8 (3.10%) Wireless
4 7 (2.71%) IPsec
4 7 (2.71%) LAN
4 7 (2.71%) WAN
4 7 (2.71%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (1.94%) Internet
6 3 (1.16%) BGP
6 3 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (1.16%) EIGRP
6 3 (1.16%) HTTP
6 3 (1.16%) OSPF
6 3 (1.16%) SAN
6 3 (1.16%) SMS
6 3 (1.16%) Spanning Tree
6 3 (1.16%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.88%) Relational Database
2 9 (3.49%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.33%) RDBMS
4 5 (1.94%) MySQL
4 5 (1.94%) Power BI
5 4 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.78%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.39%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (7.36%) Jenkins
2 17 (6.59%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.59%) Selenium
3 14 (5.43%) JIRA
4 9 (3.49%) Cucumber
5 8 (3.10%) JUnit
6 6 (2.33%) JMeter
6 6 (2.33%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.94%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.55%) Maven
8 4 (1.55%) Zephyr
9 3 (1.16%) Bugzilla
9 3 (1.16%) Gatling
9 3 (1.16%) HP UFT
9 3 (1.16%) Subversion
9 3 (1.16%) TestComplete
9 3 (1.16%) TestRail
9 3 (1.16%) Travis CI
9 3 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (6.20%) Finance
2 10 (3.88%) Publishing
3 3 (1.16%) Aerospace
3 3 (1.16%) Retail
4 2 (0.78%) Legal
5 1 (0.39%) Back Office
5 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.39%) French Language
5 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.39%) Marketing
5 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (18.99%) Developer
2 37 (14.34%) Support Engineer
3 23 (8.91%) Designer
4 22 (8.53%) Analyst
5 16 (6.20%) IT Support
6 15 (5.81%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (5.81%) Field Engineer
7 14 (5.43%) Content Designer
7 14 (5.43%) Java Developer
8 12 (4.65%) 1st Line Support
9 10 (3.88%) Digital Designer
9 10 (3.88%) Digital Transformation
10 9 (3.49%) Architect
10 9 (3.49%) Customer Engineer
10 9 (3.49%) Customer Support Engineer
10 9 (3.49%) Field Service Engineer
10 9 (3.49%) IT Engineer
11 8 (3.10%) Support Analyst
11 8 (3.10%) Tester
11 8 (3.10%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (12.02%) HTML
2 17 (6.59%) CSS
3 12 (4.65%) .NET
4 9 (3.49%) Web Services
5 8 (3.10%) HTML5
5 8 (3.10%) React
5 8 (3.10%) REST
6 7 (2.71%) jQuery
6 7 (2.71%) Node.js
6 7 (2.71%) Ruby on Rails
7 6 (2.33%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.33%) RESTful
7 6 (2.33%) SOAP
7 6 (2.33%) Spring
7 6 (2.33%) Spring Boot
7 6 (2.33%) XML
8 5 (1.94%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.94%) Hibernate
8 5 (1.94%) Sass
9 4 (1.55%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.91%) User Experience
2 11 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.88%) Driving Licence
4 7 (2.71%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.33%) NHS
6 3 (1.16%) Blog
6 3 (1.16%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.16%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.16%) iPad
6 3 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.78%) Clustering
7 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.78%) Graphic Design
7 2 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.78%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.39%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.39%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.39%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.39%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 95 (36.82%) Windows
2 38 (14.73%) Windows 10
2 38 (14.73%) Windows Server
3 25 (9.69%) Windows 7
3 25 (9.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (6.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (5.43%) Linux
6 11 (4.26%) Unix
7 8 (3.10%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.94%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.55%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.16%) AIX
11 2 (0.78%) Debian
12 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.39%) VMS
12 1 (0.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (11.24%) Test Automation
3 20 (7.75%) Migration
4 19 (7.36%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (6.98%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 18 (6.98%) Service Delivery
6 17 (6.59%) TDD
7 15 (5.81%) Scrum
8 13 (5.04%) Network Management
9 12 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (4.65%) Web Development
10 11 (4.26%) DevOps
10 11 (4.26%) Project Management
11 10 (3.88%) Continuous Deployment
11 10 (3.88%) CRM
11 10 (3.88%) Incident Management
11 10 (3.88%) Web Application Development
12 9 (3.49%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (3.10%) Information Security
13 8 (3.10%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.85%) Java
2 24 (9.30%) SQL
3 23 (8.91%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.65%) C#
4 12 (4.65%) Ruby
5 10 (3.88%) Java 8
6 9 (3.49%) Python
7 8 (3.10%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.16%) C++
8 3 (1.16%) Scala
8 3 (1.16%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.78%) Groovy
9 2 (0.78%) Jython
9 2 (0.78%) PHP
9 2 (0.78%) VB
10 1 (0.39%) ES6
10 1 (0.39%) JPQL
10 1 (0.39%) SOQL
10 1 (0.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 66 (25.58%) BPSS Clearance
2 36 (13.95%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.43%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (4.26%) MCSA
6 9 (3.49%) MCP
7 7 (2.71%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.94%) Degree
9 4 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (1.55%) MCSE
10 3 (1.16%) CCA
10 3 (1.16%) CCNA
10 3 (1.16%) CISA
10 3 (1.16%) CISM
10 3 (1.16%) CISSP
10 3 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.16%) ISEB
10 3 (1.16%) ISSAP
10 3 (1.16%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.98%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (3.49%) QA
3 8 (3.10%) SLA
4 5 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.16%) WCAG
6 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (0.78%) PMO
7 1 (0.39%) GDPR
System Software
1 62 (24.03%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.43%) Hyper-V
3 11 (4.26%) Docker
4 10 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.16%) XenApp
7 2 (0.78%) Firmware
7 2 (0.78%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.78%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.78%) Xen
8 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.39%) vSphere
8 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (10.85%) SCCM
2 6 (2.33%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.33%) Terraform
3 3 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.78%) Grafana
4 2 (0.78%) Graphite
4 2 (0.78%) Kibana
4 2 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.78%) Puppet
5 1 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.39%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 61 (23.64%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.14%) VMware
3 19 (7.36%) Apple
4 13 (5.04%) Citrix
5 10 (3.88%) Cisco
6 8 (3.10%) HP
6 8 (3.10%) Sophos
7 7 (2.71%) Google
8 4 (1.55%) Adobe
8 4 (1.55%) Fujitsu
8 4 (1.55%) Oracle
9 3 (1.16%) Dell
9 3 (1.16%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.16%) Workday
10 2 (0.78%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (0.78%) ConnectWise
10 2 (0.78%) Splunk
10 2 (0.78%) Symantec
10 2 (0.78%) Talend
10 2 (0.78%) Xamarin