Period
to 30 November 2021

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 30 November 2021 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
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 507 343 455
Rank change year-on-year -164 +112 +109
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 75 45 98
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.28% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.31% 1.46% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 34 79
10th Percentile £120 £199 £131
25th Percentile £133 £475 £201
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -40.91% - +53.85%
75th Percentile £438 £600 £650
90th Percentile £538 £638 £695
England median daily rate £288 £500 £449
% change year-on-year -42.50% +11.36% +19.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £20.46
Median % change year-on-year - -56.00% +46.11%
England median hourly rate £16.63 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +10.83% -3.23% +14.81%

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 5,747 3,078 5,964
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.17% 19.39% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,819 2,199 4,163
10th Percentile £350 £313 £305
25th Percentile £438 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £644 £588 £600
90th Percentile £725 £675 £694
England median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 40 98
10th Percentile £17.28 £14.83 £12.80
25th Percentile £21.30 £23.09 £20.00
Median hourly rate £39.25 £36.75 £31.88
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% +15.29% +48.26%
75th Percentile £51.31 £46.00 £48.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £59.70 £52.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11% +50.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing DBS Check as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DBS Check in London.

Daily rate trend for DBS Check in London

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Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DBS Check in London over the 6 months to 30 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for DBS Check in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DBS Check in London.

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 30 November 2021. 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 -54 10 £155 -75.20% 13
East London -14 3 £140 -76.17% 6
South London - 3 £149 - 4
West London -19 2 £145 -15.94% 10
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England

For the 6 months to 30 November 2021, 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 (29.33%) Public Sector
2 19 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (24.00%) Windows
4 16 (21.33%) Microsoft 365
5 13 (17.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (17.33%) Active Directory
5 13 (17.33%) Scrum
6 11 (14.67%) Social Skills
7 10 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 10 (13.33%) SQL
8 9 (12.00%) Java
9 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
9 8 (10.67%) Windows 10
10 7 (9.33%) Spring Boot
10 7 (9.33%) Contract Management
10 7 (9.33%) User Stories
10 7 (9.33%) Azure
10 7 (9.33%) AWS
10 7 (9.33%) Apple
10 7 (9.33%) User Research
11 6 (8.00%) Clean Code
11 6 (8.00%) CA
11 6 (8.00%) IntelliJ
11 6 (8.00%) Git (software)
11 6 (8.00%) TDD
11 6 (8.00%) Spring
11 6 (8.00%) NoSQL
11 6 (8.00%) Gradle
11 6 (8.00%) Jenkins
11 6 (8.00%) Cloud Foundry

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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 6 (8.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.33%) SPSS
2 1 (1.33%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Relativity
1 1 (1.33%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.33%) Microsoft 365
2 7 (9.33%) AWS
2 7 (9.33%) Azure
3 5 (6.67%) GCP
3 5 (6.67%) Power Platform
4 2 (2.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.67%) Mimecast
4 2 (2.67%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.33%) Azure Sentinel
5 1 (1.33%) GitHub
5 1 (1.33%) Google Workspace
5 1 (1.33%) npm
5 1 (1.33%) Power Automate
5 1 (1.33%) PowerApps
5 1 (1.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) DHCP
1 2 (2.67%) DNS
1 2 (2.67%) Skype
1 2 (2.67%) Unified Communications
1 2 (2.67%) WebEx
1 2 (2.67%) Wireless
2 1 (1.33%) Firewall
2 1 (1.33%) Intranet
2 1 (1.33%) LAN
2 1 (1.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.33%) Power BI
3 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.33%) GIS
4 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (8.00%) Gradle
1 6 (8.00%) IntelliJ
1 6 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.33%) gulp
3 1 (1.33%) Selenium
3 1 (1.33%) Yeoman
General
1 22 (29.33%) Public Sector
2 11 (14.67%) Social Skills
3 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.67%) Legal
4 4 (5.33%) Finance
5 2 (2.67%) Presentation Skills
5 2 (2.67%) Retail
6 1 (1.33%) Automotive
6 1 (1.33%) Back Office
6 1 (1.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (12.00%) Developer
2 8 (10.67%) Analyst
3 7 (9.33%) 1st Line Support
3 7 (9.33%) IT Support
3 7 (9.33%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) User Researcher
5 5 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.67%) IT Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 5 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) 1st Line Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Database Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Backend Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) IT Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) IT Technician
7 3 (4.00%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) Spring Boot
2 6 (8.00%) Spring
3 3 (4.00%) REST
3 3 (4.00%) SOAP
4 2 (2.67%) .NET
4 2 (2.67%) XMPP
5 1 (1.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.33%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.33%) JPA
5 1 (1.33%) jQuery
5 1 (1.33%) JSON
5 1 (1.33%) Node.js
5 1 (1.33%) React
5 1 (1.33%) RESTful
5 1 (1.33%) Swagger
5 1 (1.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.33%) Web Services
5 1 (1.33%) XML
5 1 (1.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.33%) User Experience
2 2 (2.67%) Clustering
2 2 (2.67%) Driving Licence
2 2 (2.67%) EPoS
3 1 (1.33%) CMDB
3 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.00%) Windows
2 8 (10.67%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (2.67%) Linux
4 2 (2.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.33%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (17.33%) Scrum
3 7 (9.33%) Contract Management
3 7 (9.33%) User Research
3 7 (9.33%) User Stories
4 6 (8.00%) Backlog Management
4 6 (8.00%) Clean Code
4 6 (8.00%) Coaching
4 6 (8.00%) DevOps
4 6 (8.00%) SOLID
4 6 (8.00%) TDD
5 5 (6.67%) Contract Negotiation
5 5 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (6.67%) Workshop Facilitation
6 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.33%) Full Stack Development
6 4 (5.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (5.33%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.00%) CRM
7 3 (4.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.33%) SQL
2 9 (12.00%) Java
3 5 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.00%) Python
5 2 (2.67%) C#
5 2 (2.67%) Java 11
5 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.33%) R
6 1 (1.33%) Ruby
6 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (17.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 10 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) Degree
4 1 (1.33%) ISEB
4 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) SLA
2 2 (2.67%) Accessibility
2 2 (2.67%) QA
System Software
1 13 (17.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (2.67%) SCCM
2 1 (1.33%) Terraform
2 1 (1.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.33%) Apple
3 6 (8.00%) CA
3 6 (8.00%) CA Agile Central
4 4 (5.33%) Google
5 2 (2.67%) HubSpot
5 2 (2.67%) MobileIron
6 1 (1.33%) Cisco
6 1 (1.33%) IBM
6 1 (1.33%) Nuix
6 1 (1.33%) Sage
6 1 (1.33%) SolarWinds