Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 574 549 568
Rank change year-on-year -25 +19 +1
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 63 83 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.18% 0.079%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 1.03% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 45 16
London median daily rate £375 £263 £166
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +57.89% -63.06%
10th Percentile £138 £129 £123
90th Percentile £581 £614 £456
England median daily rate £400 £175 £170
% change year-on-year +128.57% +2.94% -38.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 4
London median hourly rate £13.00 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.73% -7.50% +25.00%
10th Percentile £10.23 £12.80 £18.60
90th Percentile £15.55 £57.50 £128.50
England median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -18.92% +17.46% +8.62%

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 7,124 8,043 7,192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.13% 17.31% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,556 5,317 4,691
London median daily rate £500 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +2.78%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £275
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 186 124
London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.48% +3.44% -2.15%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.75 £11.66
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.13 £49.76
England median hourly rate £28.52 £23.50 £25.94
% change year-on-year +21.34% -9.40% -1.19%

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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 January 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

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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 January 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 -10 11 £525 +52.73% 3
West London +6 5 £243 +25.97% 9
South London -12 5 £450 +10.16% 1
East London -37 5 £170 +21.43% 3
North London -8 4 £163 +16.25% 1
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England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 22 (34.92%) Windows
2 20 (31.75%) BPSS Clearance
3 18 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
7 9 (14.29%) Jenkins
8 8 (12.70%) Office 365
8 8 (12.70%) Git (software)
8 8 (12.70%) Ruby
8 8 (12.70%) SharePoint
8 8 (12.70%) Java
8 8 (12.70%) Windows Server
9 7 (11.11%) TDD
10 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (9.52%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (9.52%) DevOps
10 6 (9.52%) Kubernetes
10 6 (9.52%) VMware
10 6 (9.52%) Firewall
10 6 (9.52%) IPsec
10 6 (9.52%) Apple
10 6 (9.52%) Windows 10
11 5 (7.94%) Continuous Deployment
11 5 (7.94%) Terraform
11 5 (7.94%) Java 8
11 5 (7.94%) Project Management
11 5 (7.94%) DHCP
11 5 (7.94%) VPN

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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 8 (12.70%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.94%) CMS
2 5 (7.94%) Confluence
3 4 (6.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (6.35%) WildFly
4 1 (1.59%) Apache
4 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.59%) IIS
4 1 (1.59%) Jetty
4 1 (1.59%) Mongrel
4 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.59%) nginx
4 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.70%) Office 365
2 3 (4.76%) G Suite
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.59%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) Firewall
1 6 (9.52%) IPsec
2 5 (7.94%) DHCP
2 5 (7.94%) VPN
3 4 (6.35%) DNS
3 4 (6.35%) LAN
4 3 (4.76%) BGP
4 3 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (4.76%) Cisco Wireless
4 3 (4.76%) EIGRP
4 3 (4.76%) NX-OS
4 3 (4.76%) OSPF
4 3 (4.76%) SMS
4 3 (4.76%) Spanning Tree
4 3 (4.76%) WAN
4 3 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (4.76%) Wireless
5 2 (3.17%) PPTP
5 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.59%) MySQL
2 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 8 (12.70%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.94%) JIRA
4 4 (6.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (6.35%) JUnit
4 4 (6.35%) Selenium
4 4 (6.35%) SoapUI
4 4 (6.35%) Zephyr
5 3 (4.76%) Gerrit
6 2 (3.17%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.59%) Checkstyle
7 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.59%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (1.59%) Gatling
7 1 (1.59%) Liquibase
7 1 (1.59%) Mockito
7 1 (1.59%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.59%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.59%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (3.17%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Back Office
2 1 (1.59%) Legal
2 1 (1.59%) Marketing
2 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Developer
2 8 (12.70%) Support Engineer
3 7 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (11.11%) IT Support
4 6 (9.52%) Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Database Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Tester
6 4 (6.35%) Web Tester
7 3 (4.76%) 1st Line Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.76%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) ICT Technician
7 3 (4.76%) IT Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) IT Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (6.35%) Java EE
3 3 (4.76%) .NET
3 3 (4.76%) HTML
3 3 (4.76%) REST
4 2 (3.17%) CSS
5 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.59%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.59%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.59%) J2EE
5 1 (1.59%) JAX-RS
5 1 (1.59%) JMS
5 1 (1.59%) JSON
5 1 (1.59%) Middleware
5 1 (1.59%) Play Framework
5 1 (1.59%) Servlets
5 1 (1.59%) spray
5 1 (1.59%) Spring
5 1 (1.59%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (3.17%) iPad
1 2 (3.17%) NHS
2 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
2 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.92%) Windows
2 8 (12.70%) Windows Server
3 6 (9.52%) Windows 10
3 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.35%) Linux
5 4 (6.35%) Mac OS X
5 4 (6.35%) Unix
6 3 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.59%) VMS
8 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 7 (11.11%) TDD
4 6 (9.52%) DevOps
5 5 (7.94%) API Testing
5 5 (7.94%) Continuous Deployment
5 5 (7.94%) Information Security
5 5 (7.94%) Project Management
5 5 (7.94%) Scrum
5 5 (7.94%) Software Engineering
5 5 (7.94%) Web Development
6 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (6.35%) CQRS
6 4 (6.35%) E-Commerce
6 4 (6.35%) ITIL
6 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.35%) Software Testing
6 4 (6.35%) Test Management
6 4 (6.35%) Unit Testing
6 4 (6.35%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.70%) Java
1 8 (12.70%) Ruby
2 5 (7.94%) Java 8
2 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
2 5 (7.94%) SQL
3 3 (4.76%) Python
4 2 (3.17%) PHP
5 1 (1.59%) JPQL
5 1 (1.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (31.75%) BPSS Clearance
2 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.35%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (6.35%) MCSA
3 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.76%) CCNA
4 3 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.76%) MCP
5 2 (3.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.59%) MCSE
6 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.59%) PMO
3 1 (1.59%) QA
3 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.94%) Docker
3 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.17%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) Kubernetes
2 5 (7.94%) Terraform
3 4 (6.35%) SCCM
4 2 (3.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.59%) Puppet
5 1 (1.59%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.52%) Apple
2 6 (9.52%) VMware
3 4 (6.35%) Adobe
3 4 (6.35%) Google
4 3 (4.76%) Cisco
4 3 (4.76%) Citrix
4 3 (4.76%) SolarWinds
5 2 (3.17%) ConnectWise
5 2 (3.17%) Sophos
5 2 (3.17%) Symantec
6 1 (1.59%) Facebook
6 1 (1.59%) HP
6 1 (1.59%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.59%) Twitter