Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 677 708 711
Rank change year-on-year +31 +3 -15
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 154 165 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% 0.82% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 87 80
England median daily rate £175 £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +22.22% -18.18%
10th Percentile £113 £106 £120
90th Percentile £550 £483 £550
UK median daily rate £175 £263 £250
% change year-on-year -33.33% +5.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 43
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £10.70 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £80.50 £137.50 £23.60
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +6.90%

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 17630 20111 20842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.78% 20.49% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10825 12536 12686
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £230 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £593 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 829 779 1000
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.49% +10.87% +21.05%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.73 £49.19
UK median hourly rate £26.35 £26.25 £24.41
% change year-on-year +0.36% +7.55% +28.46%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +28 75 £261 +28.69% 9
North of England +69 21 £165 -45.90% 8
Midlands +4 16 £360 -10.00% 1
South East -10 16 £140 -50.00% 7
South West +7 15 £188 +61.29% 1
North West +25 11 £175 -50.70% 1
West Midlands +39 10 £360 +166.67% 1
East of England -19 10 £150 -22.58% 8
Yorkshire +27 9 £165 -40.00% 4
East Midlands -19 6 £290 -30.12%
North East - 1 £100 - 3
DBS Check
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DBS Check also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for DBS Check.

1 78 (50.65%) Windows
2 54 (35.06%) Active Directory
3 34 (22.08%) VMware
4 33 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 31 (20.13%) Windows Server
6 29 (18.83%) Apple
7 25 (16.23%) Security Cleared
7 25 (16.23%) VMware Infrastructure
8 24 (15.58%) SCCM
9 23 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (14.29%) Network Management
11 21 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (12.99%) DNS
13 19 (12.34%) Service Delivery
14 18 (11.69%) Office 365
14 18 (11.69%) DHCP
14 18 (11.69%) ITIL
15 17 (11.04%) Java
15 17 (11.04%) SLA
16 16 (10.39%) Citrix
16 16 (10.39%) Microsoft Office
16 16 (10.39%) REST
16 16 (10.39%) Docker
17 15 (9.74%) Spring Boot
17 15 (9.74%) SC Cleared
17 15 (9.74%) Spring
18 14 (9.09%) Kubernetes
19 13 (8.44%) Windows 7
19 13 (8.44%) GitHub
19 13 (8.44%) PostgreSQL

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 (5.19%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.90%) Apache Solr
3 6 (3.90%) Apache Spark
4 5 (3.25%) Confluence
5 3 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.95%) IIS
5 3 (1.95%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.30%) Apache
6 2 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.30%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.65%) CMS
7 1 (0.65%) DNN
7 1 (0.65%) Drupal
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.65%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 16 (10.39%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.65%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.65%) InDesign
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) SystmOne
1 1 (0.65%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.69%) Office 365
2 13 (8.44%) GitHub
3 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.95%) PaaS
5 2 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.65%) Dropbox
6 1 (0.65%) G Suite
6 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.65%) IaaS
6 1 (0.65%) Slack
6 1 (0.65%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.99%) DNS
2 18 (11.69%) DHCP
3 12 (7.79%) Firewall
3 12 (7.79%) SMS
4 11 (7.14%) SAN
5 9 (5.84%) WAN
5 9 (5.84%) Wireless
6 6 (3.90%) Kerberos
6 6 (3.90%) LAN
7 5 (3.25%) Internet
7 5 (3.25%) VLAN
8 4 (2.60%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.95%) Intranet
9 3 (1.95%) VPLS
9 3 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.30%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.30%) VoIP
10 2 (1.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.44%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (5.84%) Big Data
2 9 (5.84%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.19%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.55%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.90%) HBase
5 6 (3.90%) SQL Server
6 5 (3.25%) MySQL
7 2 (1.30%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.30%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.30%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.65%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.65%) DataStax
8 1 (0.65%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.65%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.65%) OLAP
8 1 (0.65%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (6.49%) GitLab
2 9 (5.84%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.90%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.25%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.25%) JIRA
5 2 (1.30%) IntelliJ
5 2 (1.30%) JHipster
5 2 (1.30%) Liquibase
5 2 (1.30%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.65%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.65%) Maven
6 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (3.90%) Finance
2 3 (1.95%) Marketing
2 3 (1.95%) Multimedia
3 2 (1.30%) Banking
3 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (24.03%) Support Engineer
2 30 (19.48%) IT Technician
3 20 (12.99%) Database Engineer
4 19 (12.34%) IT Support
5 17 (11.04%) Developer
5 17 (11.04%) Support Technician
6 16 (10.39%) Customer Engineer
6 16 (10.39%) Customer Support Engineer
7 14 (9.09%) IT Support Technician
8 13 (8.44%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (6.49%) Project Manager
10 9 (5.84%) Desktop Support
11 8 (5.19%) IT Engineer
12 7 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Technician
12 7 (4.55%) Analyst
12 7 (4.55%) Java Developer
13 6 (3.90%) Administrator
13 6 (3.90%) Technical Engineer
13 6 (3.90%) Technical Support
13 6 (3.90%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.39%) REST
2 15 (9.74%) Spring
2 15 (9.74%) Spring Boot
3 11 (7.14%) CSS
3 11 (7.14%) HTML
3 11 (7.14%) HTML5
3 11 (7.14%) Node.js
4 7 (4.55%) Kafka
4 7 (4.55%) SOAP
5 6 (3.90%) Drools
6 5 (3.25%) Apache Camel
6 5 (3.25%) CSS3
6 5 (3.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (2.60%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.60%) jQuery
8 3 (1.95%) .NET
9 2 (1.30%) JSON
9 2 (1.30%) RESTful
9 2 (1.30%) Web Services
9 2 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.84%) Driving Licence
2 7 (4.55%) User Experience
3 6 (3.90%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.60%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.95%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.95%) NHS
7 2 (1.30%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.30%) BYOD
7 2 (1.30%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.30%) Media Streaming
8 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.65%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.65%) iPad
8 1 (0.65%) Motion Graphics
8 1 (0.65%) Social Media
8 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 78 (50.65%) Windows
2 31 (20.13%) Windows Server
3 23 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (8.44%) Windows 7
6 11 (7.14%) Windows 10
7 7 (4.55%) Linux
8 6 (3.90%) Mac OS X
9 5 (3.25%) Android
10 4 (2.60%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.95%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.95%) Unix
12 2 (1.30%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.29%) Network Management
2 19 (12.34%) Service Delivery
3 18 (11.69%) ITIL
4 13 (8.44%) TDD
4 13 (8.44%) Time Management
5 11 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (7.14%) BDD
6 10 (6.49%) Incident Management
6 10 (6.49%) Microservices
7 9 (5.84%) Hardware Maintenance
7 9 (5.84%) Mobile Device Management
7 9 (5.84%) Project Management
8 8 (5.19%) Migration
9 7 (4.55%) Break/Fix
9 7 (4.55%) Scrum
10 6 (3.90%) Data Architecture
11 5 (3.25%) Creative Thinking
11 5 (3.25%) DevOps
11 5 (3.25%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (3.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.04%) Java
2 8 (5.19%) SQL
3 7 (4.55%) Scala
4 6 (3.90%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.90%) PHP
5 4 (2.60%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.95%) Python
7 2 (1.30%) C
8 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.65%) C#
8 1 (0.65%) VB
8 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (16.23%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.74%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.55%) Degree
3 7 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.95%) MCSE
6 2 (1.30%) CCNP
6 2 (1.30%) MCP
6 2 (1.30%) MCSA
6 2 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.65%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.65%) CCNA
7 1 (0.65%) CISSP
7 1 (0.65%) ECDL
7 1 (0.65%) HND
7 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.65%) MCITP
7 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.65%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.04%) SLA
2 9 (5.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.30%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.30%) PMO
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (35.06%) Active Directory
2 25 (16.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (10.39%) Docker
4 9 (5.84%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (3.90%) HDFS
6 4 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.65%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.65%) vSphere
8 1 (0.65%) XenApp
8 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (15.58%) SCCM
2 14 (9.09%) Kubernetes
3 6 (3.90%) Ansible
4 5 (3.25%) SmoothWall
4 5 (3.25%) Terraform
5 2 (1.30%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.30%) WSUS
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.65%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 34 (22.08%) VMware
2 33 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 29 (18.83%) Apple
4 16 (10.39%) Citrix
5 9 (5.84%) Google
6 7 (4.55%) Cisco
6 7 (4.55%) Dell
7 5 (3.25%) Sophos
7 5 (3.25%) Veeam
8 4 (2.60%) HP
8 4 (2.60%) SonicWALL
9 3 (1.95%) Oracle
10 2 (1.30%) Forcepoint
10 2 (1.30%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.30%) Mitel
10 2 (1.30%) Ruckus Wireless
11 1 (0.65%) D-Link
11 1 (0.65%) EqualLogic
11 1 (0.65%) Meraki
11 1 (0.65%) SolarWinds