Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for DBS Check qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 August 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 521 556 582
Rank change year-on-year +35 +26 -7
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 105 43 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.100% 0.095%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.41% 0.59% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 22 29
London median daily rate £373 £321 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.20% +8.81% +62.09%
10th Percentile £117 £115 £126
90th Percentile £575 £621 £560
England median daily rate £388 £200 £290
% change year-on-year +93.75% -31.03% +28.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 6
London median hourly rate £25.31 £11.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.00% -37.50% +30.91%
10th Percentile £21.78 £9.05 £12.31
90th Percentile £29.49 £19.68 £19.00
England median hourly rate £16.10 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +11.03% -12.12% -1.81%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,465 7,296 7,836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.40% 16.94% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,807 4,777 5,343
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £270
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 154 84
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.77 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.71% +8.01% -11.59%
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.33 £12.70
90th Percentile £48.57 £50.00 £47.51
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year -21.74% +8.49% +17.78%

DBS Check
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for DBS Check in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBS Check in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBS Check in London over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBS Check in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBS Check in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBS Check in London

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Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 19 August 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
Central London -18 15 £404 +101.88% 7
East London -13 7 £170 +25.93% 1
West London -23 7 £130 -79.20% 4
South London -36 6 £394 -0.57% 3
North London - 3 £235 - 7
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England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 London region with a requirement for DBS Check.

1 40 (38.10%) Windows
2 29 (27.62%) BPSS Clearance
3 24 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (21.90%) Security Cleared
5 19 (18.10%) Active Directory
6 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
7 16 (15.24%) Windows Server
8 15 (14.29%) Finance
9 14 (13.33%) Migration
9 14 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (12.38%) ITIL
10 13 (12.38%) Office 365
11 11 (10.48%) Project Management
12 10 (9.52%) SCCM
13 9 (8.57%) Disclosure Scotland
13 9 (8.57%) Windows 10
14 8 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (7.62%) MongoDB
14 8 (7.62%) HTML
14 8 (7.62%) Java
14 8 (7.62%) SQL
14 8 (7.62%) Mac OS X
14 8 (7.62%) Apple
14 8 (7.62%) Hyper-V
15 7 (6.67%) TDD
15 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
15 7 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (6.67%) Change Management
16 6 (5.71%) Apple iOS
16 6 (5.71%) SaaS

DBS Check
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.81%) CMS
2 4 (3.81%) Confluence
3 1 (0.95%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.95%) IIS
3 1 (0.95%) Marvel
3 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.95%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.95%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.86%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.95%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.95%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.38%) Office 365
2 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.71%) SaaS
3 5 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.81%) PaaS
5 3 (2.86%) G Suite
6 1 (0.95%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.95%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.76%) Firewall
1 5 (4.76%) SMS
2 4 (3.81%) Wireless
3 3 (2.86%) DHCP
3 3 (2.86%) DNS
3 3 (2.86%) HTTP
3 3 (2.86%) LAN
3 3 (2.86%) VPN
3 3 (2.86%) WAN
4 2 (1.90%) SAN
5 1 (0.95%) Internet
5 1 (0.95%) IPsec
5 1 (0.95%) PPTP
5 1 (0.95%) Skype
5 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.95%) VoIP
5 1 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.95%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.62%) MongoDB
2 7 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.71%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.81%) Neo4j
4 4 (3.81%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.95%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.95%) HBase
Development Applications
1 4 (3.81%) JIRA
1 4 (3.81%) Maven
1 4 (3.81%) Mockito
2 3 (2.86%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.90%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (1.90%) Subversion
4 1 (0.95%) Protractor
4 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (3.81%) Legal
3 3 (2.86%) Marketing
3 3 (2.86%) Retail
4 2 (1.90%) Local Government
5 1 (0.95%) Law
5 1 (0.95%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (15.24%) Support Engineer
2 13 (12.38%) Analyst
2 13 (12.38%) Developer
3 11 (10.48%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (10.48%) IT Support
4 10 (9.52%) Desktop Support
4 10 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 8 (7.62%) IT Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 7 (6.67%) Architect
6 7 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 5 (4.76%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.62%) HTML
2 5 (4.76%) AngularJS
2 5 (4.76%) REST
3 4 (3.81%) Dropwizard
3 4 (3.81%) JAX-RS
3 4 (3.81%) Node.js
4 3 (2.86%) CSS
4 3 (2.86%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.90%) Leaflet
5 2 (1.90%) MEAN Stack
6 1 (0.95%) Chai
6 1 (0.95%) CSS3
6 1 (0.95%) Django
6 1 (0.95%) Express
6 1 (0.95%) React
6 1 (0.95%) RESTful
6 1 (0.95%) SOAP
6 1 (0.95%) Spring
6 1 (0.95%) Web Services
6 1 (0.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.81%) Public Cloud
2 4 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (3.81%) User Experience
3 3 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.90%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.90%) Clustering
4 2 (1.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.90%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.90%) iPhone
4 2 (1.90%) NHS
5 1 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.95%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.95%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.95%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 40 (38.10%) Windows
2 16 (15.24%) Windows Server
3 9 (8.57%) Windows 10
4 8 (7.62%) Mac OS X
5 6 (5.71%) Apple iOS
6 5 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.81%) Linux
7 4 (3.81%) Unix
7 4 (3.81%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.90%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.90%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.95%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (13.33%) Migration
2 14 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (12.38%) ITIL
4 11 (10.48%) Project Management
5 7 (6.67%) Change Management
5 7 (6.67%) TDD
6 6 (5.71%) Data Modelling
6 6 (5.71%) Decision-Making
6 6 (5.71%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (4.76%) Continuous Deployment
7 5 (4.76%) Data Migration
7 5 (4.76%) Hardware Maintenance
7 5 (4.76%) Line Management
7 5 (4.76%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.76%) Service Design
7 5 (4.76%) Tech Ops
7 5 (4.76%) Test Automation
7 5 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.62%) Java
1 8 (7.62%) SQL
2 6 (5.71%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.81%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.86%) C
5 2 (1.90%) Go
5 2 (1.90%) Python
5 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.90%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.95%) C#
6 1 (0.95%) PHP
6 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (27.62%) BPSS Clearance
2 23 (21.90%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.81%) MCP
3 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.86%) MCSA
4 3 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.95%) CCA
5 1 (0.95%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) Degree
5 1 (0.95%) ISEB
5 1 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.95%) MCSE
5 1 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.95%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (4.76%) Data Quality
3 4 (3.81%) PMO
4 2 (1.90%) GDPR
4 2 (1.90%) QA
4 2 (1.90%) SLA
5 1 (0.95%) COBIT
5 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (18.10%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.62%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.86%) Docker
4 2 (1.90%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.90%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.95%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (0.95%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.95%) SCOM
2 1 (0.95%) SmoothWall
2 1 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.95%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.62%) Apple
3 5 (4.76%) VMware
4 4 (3.81%) Progress
5 3 (2.86%) Google
5 3 (2.86%) HP
5 3 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.90%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.90%) Dell
6 2 (1.90%) Facebook
6 2 (1.90%) Sophos
6 2 (1.90%) Twitter
7 1 (0.95%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (0.95%) Cisco
7 1 (0.95%) Citrix
7 1 (0.95%) ConnectWise
7 1 (0.95%) Informatica
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle
7 1 (0.95%) SAP
7 1 (0.95%) Veritas