Period
to 21 April 2021

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 2021 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 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 440 420 551
Rank change year-on-year -20 +131 +108
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 144 212 294
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.42% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.57% 1.86% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 161 235
10th Percentile £114 £125 £136
25th Percentile £158 £203 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £178 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year -62.63% +5.56% +84.62%
75th Percentile £419 £550 £538
90th Percentile £530 £638 £588
UK median daily rate £313 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -34.21% +5.56% +75.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 9 19
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.05 £12.10
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.75 £12.63
Median hourly rate £21.05 £15.00 £15.06
Median % change year-on-year +40.33% -0.40% -24.70%
75th Percentile " £16.00 £20.88
90th Percentile £25.55 £16.10 £23.00
UK median hourly rate £20.23 £15.00 £15.06
% change year-on-year +34.83% -0.40% -24.70%

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 9,189 11,414 17,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.67% 22.45% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,944 7,372 10,756
10th Percentile £300 £263 £270
25th Percentile £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £470
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% +1.06% +4.44%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £563
90th Percentile £660 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 416 687
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.44 £12.46
25th Percentile £20.26 £17.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate £40.00 £26.91 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year +48.67% -2.16% +23.55%
75th Percentile £51.00 £47.87 £47.09
90th Percentile £61.25 £56.63 £52.71
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £29.71 £29.45
% change year-on-year +34.63% +0.88% +33.82%

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 21 April 2021.

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

DBS Check
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DBS Check in England over the 6 months to 21 April 2021.

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 2021. 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 +45 39 £173 -65.15% 34
London -27 34 £350 -30.00% 23
South East +56 33 £406 -5.80% 28
North West +35 23 £175 -61.11% 16
Midlands +36 17 £140 +25.28% 25
Yorkshire +33 15 £173 -68.06% 13
South West +27 9 £300 -25.00% 6
East Midlands +25 9 £153 -3.17% 8
West Midlands +17 8 £135 +20.81% 17
East of England +21 5 £161 -14.00% 10
North East +24 1 £140 -71.72% 5
DBS Check
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 2021, 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 45 (31.25%) Windows
2 37 (25.69%) Microsoft
2 37 (25.69%) Microsoft 365
3 34 (23.61%) Active Directory
4 30 (20.83%) Security Cleared
5 24 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 20 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
6 20 (13.89%) ITIL
7 18 (12.50%) Apple
7 18 (12.50%) SCCM
7 18 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (11.81%) Coaching
8 17 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (11.81%) Service Delivery
9 16 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
10 15 (10.42%) Problem Management
11 14 (9.72%) SLA
11 14 (9.72%) Public Sector
12 13 (9.03%) Windows Server
12 13 (9.03%) Project Management
12 13 (9.03%) Google
13 12 (8.33%) Network Management
14 11 (7.64%) Finance
14 11 (7.64%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (7.64%) Local Government
14 11 (7.64%) Disclosure Scotland
14 11 (7.64%) Proactive Monitoring
15 10 (6.94%) DevOps
16 9 (6.25%) Management Information System
17 8 (5.56%) Migration

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 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.39%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.69%) Confluence
3 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.69%) SAS
3 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Tesseract
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 37 (25.69%) Microsoft 365
2 8 (5.56%) Azure
3 7 (4.86%) AWS
4 5 (3.47%) GCP
4 5 (3.47%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.39%) GitHub
5 2 (1.39%) IaaS
5 2 (1.39%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.39%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.39%) PaaS
6 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.69%) Azure Logic Apps
6 1 (0.69%) Azure Sentinel
6 1 (0.69%) Google Workspace
6 1 (0.69%) Power Automate
6 1 (0.69%) SaaS
6 1 (0.69%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.47%) VPN
2 4 (2.78%) LAN
2 4 (2.78%) WAN
2 4 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.08%) Firewall
4 1 (0.69%) ATM
4 1 (0.69%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.69%) DHCP
4 1 (0.69%) DNS
4 1 (0.69%) Network Security
4 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.78%) Power BI
2 2 (1.39%) Big Data
2 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.69%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.69%) MySQL
3 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.69%) QlikView
3 1 (0.69%) Star Schema
3 1 (0.69%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.39%) Grunt
2 2 (1.39%) gulp
2 2 (1.39%) Jasmine
2 2 (1.39%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.69%) Gradle
3 1 (0.69%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.69%) JIRA
3 1 (0.69%) Mocha
3 1 (0.69%) Subversion
3 1 (0.69%) webpack
General
1 14 (9.72%) Public Sector
2 11 (7.64%) Finance
2 11 (7.64%) Local Government
3 3 (2.08%) Legal
3 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.39%) Retail
5 1 (0.69%) Advertising
5 1 (0.69%) Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (15.28%) Support Engineer
2 21 (14.58%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (11.81%) Analyst
4 14 (9.72%) Desktop Support
5 12 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 12 (8.33%) Developer
6 11 (7.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 11 (7.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 9 (6.25%) IT Support
8 8 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (5.56%) IT Engineer
9 7 (4.86%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 7 (4.86%) Database Engineer
9 7 (4.86%) IT Technician
9 7 (4.86%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.17%) Architect
11 5 (3.47%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
11 5 (3.47%) Hardware Technician
12 4 (2.78%) Active Directory Support
12 4 (2.78%) Active Directory Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.08%) CSS
1 3 (2.08%) HTML
2 2 (1.39%) HTML5
2 2 (1.39%) Mustache
2 2 (1.39%) Node.js
2 2 (1.39%) REST
2 2 (1.39%) Sass
2 2 (1.39%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (0.69%) Jest
3 1 (0.69%) jQuery
3 1 (0.69%) Kafka
3 1 (0.69%) Keras
3 1 (0.69%) NumPy
3 1 (0.69%) OAuth2
3 1 (0.69%) PyTorch
3 1 (0.69%) scikit-learn
3 1 (0.69%) Semantic HTML
3 1 (0.69%) Spring
3 1 (0.69%) Spring Boot
3 1 (0.69%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.17%) Driving Licence
3 6 (4.17%) NHS
4 3 (2.08%) iPhone
4 3 (2.08%) User Experience
5 2 (1.39%) HoloLens
5 2 (1.39%) Organisational Skills
5 2 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.69%) Clustering
6 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.69%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.69%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.69%) Lidar
6 1 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 45 (31.25%) Windows
2 24 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 13 (9.03%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.78%) Android
5 4 (2.78%) Linux
6 3 (2.08%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.08%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.39%) Unix
8 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.69%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.89%) ITIL
2 18 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (11.81%) Coaching
3 17 (11.81%) Service Delivery
4 15 (10.42%) Problem Management
5 13 (9.03%) Project Management
6 12 (8.33%) Network Management
7 11 (7.64%) Proactive Monitoring
8 10 (6.94%) DevOps
9 8 (5.56%) Decision-Making
9 8 (5.56%) Migration
10 7 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (4.17%) Change Management
12 5 (3.47%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (3.47%) IT Strategy
12 5 (3.47%) Mentoring
12 5 (3.47%) Project Delivery
12 5 (3.47%) Statistics
12 5 (3.47%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.56%) SQL
2 7 (4.86%) Python
3 5 (3.47%) Java
4 3 (2.08%) C#
5 2 (1.39%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.39%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.39%) R
6 1 (0.69%) C
6 1 (0.69%) C++
6 1 (0.69%) ES6
6 1 (0.69%) Groovy
6 1 (0.69%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.69%) Perl
6 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.69%) Scala
6 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
3 11 (7.64%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (4.86%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.78%) Degree
6 2 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.69%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.69%) CCNP
7 1 (0.69%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.69%) GCFA
7 1 (0.69%) JNCIA
7 1 (0.69%) MCITP
7 1 (0.69%) MCSA
7 1 (0.69%) MCSE
7 1 (0.69%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.69%) SSCP
7 1 (0.69%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.72%) SLA
2 11 (7.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.08%) QA
4 2 (1.39%) PMO
4 2 (1.39%) WCAG
5 1 (0.69%) GDPR
5 1 (0.69%) HL7
System Software
1 34 (23.61%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.47%) Firmware
3 1 (0.69%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.69%) Docker
3 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (1.39%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.69%) Ansible
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.69%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 37 (25.69%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.50%) Apple
3 13 (9.03%) Google
4 6 (4.17%) Citrix
5 4 (2.78%) HP
5 4 (2.78%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.08%) Avaya
6 3 (2.08%) Cisco
6 3 (2.08%) Samsung
7 2 (1.39%) IBM
7 2 (1.39%) McAfee
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle
7 2 (1.39%) VMware
8 1 (0.69%) Adobe
8 1 (0.69%) arcserve
8 1 (0.69%) CA
8 1 (0.69%) Juniper
8 1 (0.69%) Remedy
8 1 (0.69%) Symantec
8 1 (0.69%) TIBCO