Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 496 537 546
Rank change year-on-year +41 +9 +29
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 93 95 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.21% 0.095%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% 1.25% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 69 18
London median daily rate £550 £373 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.45% +46.27% -7.27%
10th Percentile £110 £106 £120
90th Percentile £638 £575 £599
England median daily rate £450 £373 £160
% change year-on-year +20.64% +133.13% -41.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 3
London median hourly rate £16.00 £24.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +100.00% -7.69%
10th Percentile £12.25 £15.75 £9.80
90th Percentile £23.00 £29.41 £13.00
England median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -13.75% +37.93% -

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 6,256 7,607 6,811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.58% 16.87% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,980 4,920 4,535
London median daily rate £513 £500 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.82% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 202 137
London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £24.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.73% -15.85% +24.92%
10th Percentile £13.68 £14.00 £13.64
90th Percentile £60.38 £47.83 £51.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%

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

DBS Check
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBS Check in London over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

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

DBS Check
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 24 June 2019. 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 +21 14 £495 +88.57% 1
South London +26 8 £420 +211.11%
West London +11 5 £100 -23.08%
East London -5 4 - -
North London -5 1 £90 - 1
DBS Check
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 49 (52.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 45 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (27.96%) TDD
3 26 (27.96%) Security Cleared
4 24 (25.81%) JavaScript
4 24 (25.81%) Windows
5 23 (24.73%) CSS
5 23 (24.73%) HTML
6 20 (21.51%) Microsoft
7 19 (20.43%) Active Directory
8 17 (18.28%) DevOps
9 15 (16.13%) Office 365
10 14 (15.05%) Docker
10 14 (15.05%) Java
11 13 (13.98%) Microsoft Office
11 13 (13.98%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (13.98%) Git (software)
11 13 (13.98%) Test Automation
11 13 (13.98%) HTML5
11 13 (13.98%) Mentoring
11 13 (13.98%) Windows 10
12 12 (12.90%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (12.90%) Open Source
13 11 (11.83%) Linux
13 11 (11.83%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (11.83%) jQuery
13 11 (11.83%) Responsive Web Design
14 10 (10.75%) Ruby
14 10 (10.75%) Amazon AWS

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 7 (7.53%) WordPress
2 6 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (5.38%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.30%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.15%) Apache
6 2 (2.15%) CMS
6 2 (2.15%) Confluence
6 2 (2.15%) IIS
6 2 (2.15%) Jetty
6 2 (2.15%) Mongrel
6 2 (2.15%) nginx
6 2 (2.15%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.15%) WildFly
7 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.08%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 13 (13.98%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.08%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.08%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.13%) Office 365
2 10 (10.75%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (8.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.15%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (2.15%) G Suite
4 2 (2.15%) Google App Engine
4 2 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.15%) PaaS
5 1 (1.08%) Amazon Neptune
5 1 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.08%) GitHub
5 1 (1.08%) IaaS
5 1 (1.08%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.08%) SaaS
5 1 (1.08%) Slack
5 1 (1.08%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.30%) DHCP
2 4 (4.30%) DNS
3 2 (2.15%) Firewall
3 2 (2.15%) FTP
3 2 (2.15%) HTTP
3 2 (2.15%) IPsec
3 2 (2.15%) LAN
3 2 (2.15%) Skype
3 2 (2.15%) SSL
3 2 (2.15%) VPN
3 2 (2.15%) WAN
3 2 (2.15%) Wireless
4 1 (1.08%) Broadband
4 1 (1.08%) NAS
4 1 (1.08%) Network Security
4 1 (1.08%) SAN
4 1 (1.08%) SMTP
4 1 (1.08%) SNMP
4 1 (1.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.53%) MySQL
2 5 (5.38%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.30%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.08%) Big Data
6 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.08%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (13.98%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.60%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.45%) JUnit
4 4 (4.30%) Gerrit
5 3 (3.23%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.15%) Bitbucket Server
6 2 (2.15%) gulp
6 2 (2.15%) Jasmine
6 2 (2.15%) JIRA
6 2 (2.15%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (2.15%) Travis CI
6 2 (2.15%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.08%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.08%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.08%) NUnit
7 1 (1.08%) Protractor
7 1 (1.08%) Selenium
7 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.08%) WinDbg
General
1 9 (9.68%) Finance
2 6 (6.45%) Publishing
3 4 (4.30%) Legal
4 2 (2.15%) Advertising
4 2 (2.15%) Law
5 1 (1.08%) Military
5 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (36.56%) Developer
2 12 (12.90%) Senior Developer
3 11 (11.83%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.60%) Digital Developer
4 8 (8.60%) IT Support
5 7 (7.53%) Java Developer
6 6 (6.45%) Analyst
6 6 (6.45%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (5.38%) Architect
7 5 (5.38%) Desktop Support
7 5 (5.38%) Ruby Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Consultant
8 4 (4.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 4 (4.30%) HTML Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Incident Manager
8 4 (4.30%) IT Support Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) IT Technician
8 4 (4.30%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (24.73%) CSS
1 23 (24.73%) HTML
2 13 (13.98%) HTML5
3 11 (11.83%) jQuery
4 9 (9.68%) AngularJS
4 9 (9.68%) Node.js
5 7 (7.53%) .NET
5 7 (7.53%) LAMP
5 7 (7.53%) Vue.js
6 5 (5.38%) CSS3
6 5 (5.38%) Web Services
7 4 (4.30%) .NET Core
7 4 (4.30%) Java EE
7 4 (4.30%) RESTful
7 4 (4.30%) Sass
8 3 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (3.23%) Kafka
8 3 (3.23%) React
8 3 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (3.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (3.23%) Public Cloud
2 2 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.08%) Handset
3 1 (1.08%) iPad
3 1 (1.08%) NHS
3 1 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.81%) Windows
2 13 (13.98%) Windows 10
3 11 (11.83%) Linux
4 9 (9.68%) Windows Server
5 8 (8.60%) Windows 7
6 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.30%) Mac OS X
7 4 (4.30%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.23%) Android
9 2 (2.15%) Unix
9 2 (2.15%) VMS
9 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (27.96%) TDD
3 17 (18.28%) DevOps
4 13 (13.98%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (13.98%) Mentoring
4 13 (13.98%) Test Automation
5 12 (12.90%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (12.90%) Open Source
5 12 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (11.83%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (11.83%) Responsive Web Design
7 9 (9.68%) Front End Development
7 9 (9.68%) OO
7 9 (9.68%) Prototyping
7 9 (9.68%) Web Application Development
8 8 (8.60%) Continuous Deployment
8 8 (8.60%) Web Development
9 7 (7.53%) Rapid Prototyping
9 7 (7.53%) Scrum
9 7 (7.53%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.81%) JavaScript
2 14 (15.05%) Java
3 10 (10.75%) Ruby
4 8 (8.60%) SQL
5 7 (7.53%) Java 8
5 7 (7.53%) PHP
5 7 (7.53%) PHP 7
6 4 (4.30%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.30%) Python
7 3 (3.23%) C#
8 2 (2.15%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.08%) C
9 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.08%) SPARQL
9 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 49 (52.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 26 (27.96%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.23%) CREST Certified
4 3 (3.23%) GPEN
4 3 (3.23%) GWAPT
4 3 (3.23%) GXPN
4 3 (3.23%) MCSE
4 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.23%) OSCP
5 2 (2.15%) CHECK Team Leader
5 2 (2.15%) CHECK Team Member
5 2 (2.15%) MCSA
6 1 (1.08%) CCNP
6 1 (1.08%) CCSP
6 1 (1.08%) CCVP
6 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.08%) CISM
6 1 (1.08%) CISSP
6 1 (1.08%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) QA
2 4 (4.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.08%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.08%) PMO
3 1 (1.08%) SLA
3 1 (1.08%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (20.43%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.05%) Docker
3 3 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.15%) BitLocker
4 2 (2.15%) Xen
5 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.08%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.45%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.30%) Puppet
3 2 (2.15%) Consul
3 2 (2.15%) SCCM
3 2 (2.15%) Terraform
4 1 (1.08%) Ansible
4 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (21.51%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.30%) Apple
2 4 (4.30%) Google
3 3 (3.23%) VMware
4 2 (2.15%) Cisco
4 2 (2.15%) HP
5 1 (1.08%) Adobe
5 1 (1.08%) Dell
5 1 (1.08%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.08%) Sonus