Period
to 25 January 2020

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 2020 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 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 477 593 693
Rank change year-on-year +116 +100 -14
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 249 264 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.29% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.78% 1.50% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 196 103
England median daily rate £413 £400 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +128.57% +4.48%
10th Percentile £148 £119 £127
90th Percentile £650 £550 £549
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £175
% change year-on-year +3.13% +128.57% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 31 29
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -18.92% +27.59%
10th Percentile £11.81 £10.20 £12.20
90th Percentile £97.00 £20.00 £69.00
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +3.33% -18.92% +27.59%

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 13,961 17,587 17,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.44% 19.28% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,640 10,497 10,892
England median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £231
90th Percentile £638 £629 £625
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +1.11% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 801 774
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.72 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.89% +20.27% -9.91%
10th Percentile £14.33 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.72 £24.99
% change year-on-year +21.89% +14.91% -3.88%

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020. 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 +139 83 £490 +30.67% 25
North of England +13 54 £475 +11.76% 51
South East +80 48 £325 -18.75% 38
South West +25 34 £406 -2.69% 6
North West +35 30 £450 +28.57% 32
Yorkshire +32 16 £475 - 15
East of England +26 14 £183 -47.86% 16
Midlands +36 12 £109 -63.58% 33
West Midlands +35 8 £109 -73.52% 21
North East -4 8 £495 +16.47% 4
East Midlands +18 4 £220 +93.80% 12
DBS Check
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, 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 82 (32.93%) Windows
2 79 (31.73%) BPSS Clearance
3 77 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (18.47%) Public Sector
5 42 (16.87%) Windows 10
6 41 (16.47%) Security Cleared
7 40 (16.06%) Active Directory
8 38 (15.26%) Microsoft
9 35 (14.06%) Java
10 33 (13.25%) Office 365
11 32 (12.85%) Azure
12 31 (12.45%) Windows 7
12 31 (12.45%) Windows Server
13 30 (12.05%) JavaScript
13 30 (12.05%) Python
13 30 (12.05%) Apple
14 28 (11.24%) SQL
15 27 (10.84%) R
16 26 (10.44%) Windows Server 2012
17 25 (10.04%) DevOps
17 25 (10.04%) Scrum
18 24 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
19 19 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
20 18 (7.23%) AWS
20 18 (7.23%) Kanban
20 18 (7.23%) Migration
20 18 (7.23%) C#
21 17 (6.83%) VMware
21 17 (6.83%) Jenkins
21 17 (6.83%) Serverless

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 16 (6.43%) R Markdown
2 9 (3.61%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.81%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.01%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.80%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.40%) Apache
6 1 (0.40%) CMS
6 1 (0.40%) Confluence
6 1 (0.40%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.40%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 13 (5.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.40%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.40%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.25%) Office 365
2 32 (12.85%) Azure
3 18 (7.23%) AWS
4 17 (6.83%) Serverless
5 16 (6.43%) Power Platform
6 14 (5.62%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (5.22%) Azure Functions
8 9 (3.61%) GitHub
9 8 (3.21%) PaaS
10 6 (2.41%) Route 53
11 5 (2.01%) G Suite
12 4 (1.61%) OpenShift
13 3 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (1.20%) BrowserStack
13 3 (1.20%) Data Lake Analytics
13 3 (1.20%) GCP
13 3 (1.20%) Google Analytics
13 3 (1.20%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.80%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.02%) DNS
2 9 (3.61%) Wireless
3 8 (3.21%) LAN
3 8 (3.21%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.41%) HTTP
4 6 (2.41%) SSL
4 6 (2.41%) WAN
5 4 (1.61%) DHCP
5 4 (1.61%) VPN
6 3 (1.20%) Firewall
6 3 (1.20%) Network Security
6 3 (1.20%) VLAN
6 3 (1.20%) WebEx
7 2 (0.80%) Internet
7 2 (0.80%) VoIP
8 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.40%) Intranet
8 1 (0.40%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.40%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.43%) Power BI
1 16 (6.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (6.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.01%) Data Lake
5 4 (1.61%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.61%) HDInsight
5 4 (1.61%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.20%) Big Data
6 3 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (1.20%) PowerPivot
6 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.80%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.40%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 17 (6.83%) Jenkins
2 14 (5.62%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.81%) JUnit
4 5 (2.01%) JMeter
5 4 (1.61%) JIRA
5 4 (1.61%) Selenium
5 4 (1.61%) Spock
6 3 (1.20%) Bugzilla
6 3 (1.20%) git-flow
7 2 (0.80%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.80%) ERwin
7 2 (0.80%) Gatling
7 2 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.40%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.40%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.40%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.40%) Protractor
8 1 (0.40%) Subversion
8 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 46 (18.47%) Public Sector
2 12 (4.82%) Finance
3 8 (3.21%) Retail
4 6 (2.41%) Local Government
5 4 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.61%) Publishing
6 3 (1.20%) Electronics
6 3 (1.20%) Legal
6 3 (1.20%) Marketing
6 3 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.80%) Banking
7 2 (0.80%) Digital Economy
7 2 (0.80%) Law
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 49 (19.68%) Developer
2 29 (11.65%) Support Engineer
3 28 (11.24%) Analyst
4 27 (10.84%) IT Support
5 23 (9.24%) IT Engineer
6 17 (6.83%) IT Support Engineer
7 15 (6.02%) Support Analyst
8 12 (4.82%) Consultant
8 12 (4.82%) R Developer
9 10 (4.02%) Architect
9 10 (4.02%) Field Engineer
9 10 (4.02%) IT Analyst
10 9 (3.61%) Desktop Support
10 9 (3.61%) IT Technician
11 8 (3.21%) Business Analyst
11 8 (3.21%) Data Scientist
11 8 (3.21%) Microsoft Developer
11 8 (3.21%) Windows Engineer
12 7 (2.81%) Database Developer
12 7 (2.81%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.43%) .NET
2 14 (5.62%) ASP.NET
3 10 (4.02%) Node.js
4 9 (3.61%) React
5 8 (3.21%) AngularJS
5 8 (3.21%) Web Services
6 7 (2.81%) HTML
7 6 (2.41%) CSS
7 6 (2.41%) RESTful
7 6 (2.41%) Vue.js
7 6 (2.41%) XML
8 5 (2.01%) REST
8 5 (2.01%) SOAP
8 5 (2.01%) Spring
8 5 (2.01%) Spring Boot
9 4 (1.61%) hapi
10 3 (1.20%) Hibernate
10 3 (1.20%) jQuery
10 3 (1.20%) MDX
11 2 (0.80%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.62%) Driving Licence
3 9 (3.61%) NHS
4 7 (2.81%) User Experience
5 3 (1.20%) Blog
5 3 (1.20%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.20%) Handset
5 3 (1.20%) iPhone
5 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.80%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.80%) Graphic Design
6 2 (0.80%) iPad
7 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.40%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.40%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.40%) Social Media
7 1 (0.40%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 82 (32.93%) Windows
2 42 (16.87%) Windows 10
3 31 (12.45%) Windows 7
3 31 (12.45%) Windows Server
4 26 (10.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (6.43%) Apple iOS
7 15 (6.02%) Linux
8 14 (5.62%) Mac OS X
9 8 (3.21%) Unix
10 4 (1.61%) CentOS
11 2 (0.80%) Android
11 2 (0.80%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.80%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.40%) Fedora
12 1 (0.40%) Solaris
12 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (10.04%) DevOps
2 25 (10.04%) Scrum
3 18 (7.23%) Kanban
3 18 (7.23%) Migration
4 15 (6.02%) CRM
4 15 (6.02%) Test Automation
4 15 (6.02%) Workflow
5 14 (5.62%) TDD
6 13 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (5.22%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (4.82%) Analytics
7 12 (4.82%) Case Management
7 12 (4.82%) ITIL
8 11 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (4.42%) Continuous Deployment
8 11 (4.42%) Data Science
8 11 (4.42%) Service Design
9 10 (4.02%) Creative Thinking
9 10 (4.02%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (14.06%) Java
2 30 (12.05%) JavaScript
2 30 (12.05%) Python
3 28 (11.24%) SQL
4 27 (10.84%) R
5 18 (7.23%) C#
6 14 (5.62%) Bash Shell
7 13 (5.22%) Ruby
8 6 (2.41%) Go
9 4 (1.61%) ES6
9 4 (1.61%) Java 8
10 3 (1.20%) C++
10 3 (1.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 3 (1.20%) Perl
10 3 (1.20%) U-SQL
11 2 (0.80%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.80%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.80%) SPARQL
11 2 (0.80%) XPath
12 1 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 79 (31.73%) BPSS Clearance
2 41 (16.47%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.62%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.01%) Degree
5 4 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.20%) CCNA
6 3 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.80%) ACTC
7 2 (0.80%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.40%) CCNP
8 1 (0.40%) ISEB
8 1 (0.40%) MCP
8 1 (0.40%) MCSE
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.40%) OCP
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.40%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.43%) SLA
2 11 (4.42%) QA
3 10 (4.02%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.20%) PMO
5 2 (0.80%) GxP
5 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.40%) GDPR
6 1 (0.40%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.40%) NCSC
System Software
1 40 (16.06%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.22%) Hyper-V
3 12 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (4.42%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (2.41%) Docker
6 2 (0.80%) vSphere
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 15 (6.02%) SCCM
2 12 (4.82%) Terraform
3 11 (4.42%) Ansible
3 11 (4.42%) Kubernetes
4 9 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (3.61%) Puppet
5 6 (2.41%) Salt
6 3 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.20%) Rancher
7 2 (0.80%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.80%) WSUS
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 38 (15.26%) Microsoft
2 30 (12.05%) Apple
3 17 (6.83%) VMware
4 10 (4.02%) Oracle
5 9 (3.61%) Google
6 6 (2.41%) Cisco
6 6 (2.41%) Lets Encrypt
6 6 (2.41%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.01%) Citrix
7 5 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.61%) Databricks
9 3 (1.20%) Aruba
9 3 (1.20%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.20%) Extreme Networks
9 3 (1.20%) Hortonworks
9 3 (1.20%) Polycom
9 3 (1.20%) Proofpoint
9 3 (1.20%) Remedy
9 3 (1.20%) Samsung
9 3 (1.20%) SAP