Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for DBS Check qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 November 2018 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 - 64
Rank change year-on-year - +64 -
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 7 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.03% - 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.41% - 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Lancashire median daily rate £428 - £225
10th Percentile £329 - £213
90th Percentile £538 - £238
North West median daily rate £350 £175 £355
% change year-on-year +100.00% -50.70% +25.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £14.50
North West median hourly rate £12.00 £19.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -38.46% +34.48% -

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 Lancashire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Lancashire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 205 170 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 30.24% 37.12% 30.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 99 126
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -2.52%
10th Percentile £298 £333 £275
90th Percentile £588 £601 £591
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +2.50% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 25
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.61 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.21% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £14.58 £15.82 £10.38
90th Percentile £67.96 £45.13 £53.00
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £38.13 £26.25
% change year-on-year -23.93% +45.24% -13.99%

DBS Check
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing DBS Check as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for DBS Check in Lancashire

DBS Check
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DBS Check in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for DBS Check in Lancashire

DBS Check
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBS Check in Lancashire over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBS Check in Lancashire

DBS Check
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. 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
Blackpool - 4 £428 -
Preston - 2 - -
DBS Check
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for DBS Check.

1 6 (85.71%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Kanban
4 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 2 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) DevOps
4 2 (28.57%) User Experience
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Pair Programming
4 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Refactoring
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 1 (14.29%) FreeMarker
5 1 (14.29%) Spring Security
5 1 (14.29%) Atlassian
5 1 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing

DBS Check
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Gatling
2 1 (14.29%) GitLab
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
2 1 (14.29%) SonarQube
2 1 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 1 (14.29%) The Grinder
2 1 (14.29%) Travis CI
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Automation Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) QA Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Content Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) CSS3
1 1 (14.29%) FreeMarker
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) HTML5
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
1 1 (14.29%) MEAN Stack
1 1 (14.29%) Node.js
1 1 (14.29%) Nunjucks
1 1 (14.29%) Redux
1 1 (14.29%) Spring
1 1 (14.29%) Spring Boot
1 1 (14.29%) Spring Security
1 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) BDD
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) Kanban
3 2 (28.57%) Pair Programming
3 2 (28.57%) Refactoring
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (14.29%) Process Management
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Java 8
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Atlassian
1 1 (14.29%) HP