Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 537 575 581
Rank change year-on-year +38 +6 +5
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 97 55 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.21% 0.12% 0.092%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.32% 0.75% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 31 24
London median daily rate £338 £180 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +87.50% -36.84% +56.59%
10th Percentile £114 £113 £106
90th Percentile £550 £588 £554
England median daily rate £375 £175 £275
% change year-on-year +114.29% -36.36% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 6
London median hourly rate £11.75 £13.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.96% -28.95% +38.18%
10th Percentile £10.08 £9.73 £18.00
90th Percentile £17.90 £96.15 £97.50
England median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.90% -19.44% +16.13%

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 7,361 7,378 7,771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.95% 16.55% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,786 4,875 5,066
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 160 103
London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.32% -1.58% -9.65%
10th Percentile £13.70 £13.31 £13.35
90th Percentile £51.75 £47.92 £49.11
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +7.84% +10.87%

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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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -15 13 £404 +33.47% 7
West London -16 9 £133 -77.92% 10
East London -23 8 £170 +21.43% 6
South London -24 6 £450 +13.64% 3
North London - 3 £235 - 2
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England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 45 (46.39%) Windows
2 23 (23.71%) Active Directory
3 21 (21.65%) Microsoft
4 20 (20.62%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (16.49%) Windows Server
6 14 (14.43%) Office 365
6 14 (14.43%) ITIL
7 13 (13.40%) Migration
7 13 (13.40%) Security Cleared
8 12 (12.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (11.34%) Finance
9 11 (11.34%) Windows 10
10 10 (10.31%) Apple
10 10 (10.31%) SCCM
11 8 (8.25%) Firewall
11 8 (8.25%) VPN
11 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Office
12 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (7.22%) Change Management
12 7 (7.22%) VMware
12 7 (7.22%) Project Management
13 6 (6.19%) Mac OS X
13 6 (6.19%) Java
13 6 (6.19%) JavaScript
13 6 (6.19%) MCP
13 6 (6.19%) MCSA
13 6 (6.19%) CRM
13 6 (6.19%) SharePoint

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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 (6.19%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.12%) Confluence
3 3 (3.09%) CMS
4 2 (2.06%) WordPress
5 1 (1.03%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.09%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.06%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.43%) Office 365
2 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.15%) G Suite
3 5 (5.15%) SaaS
4 4 (4.12%) PaaS
5 1 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.03%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.25%) Firewall
1 8 (8.25%) VPN
2 6 (6.19%) IPsec
3 5 (5.15%) LAN
3 5 (5.15%) Wireless
4 4 (4.12%) SMS
4 4 (4.12%) WAN
4 4 (4.12%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.09%) BGP
5 3 (3.09%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (3.09%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (3.09%) DHCP
5 3 (3.09%) EIGRP
5 3 (3.09%) NX-OS
5 3 (3.09%) OSPF
5 3 (3.09%) PPTP
5 3 (3.09%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (2.06%) DNS
6 2 (2.06%) SAN
7 1 (1.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.12%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.03%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.03%) HBase
4 1 (1.03%) MySQL
4 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.12%) JIRA
2 2 (2.06%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (2.06%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.03%) Maven
3 1 (1.03%) Mockito
3 1 (1.03%) Protractor
3 1 (1.03%) Subversion
3 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (11.34%) Finance
2 3 (3.09%) Legal
2 3 (3.09%) Marketing
3 2 (2.06%) Retail
4 1 (1.03%) Back Office
4 1 (1.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (18.56%) Support Engineer
2 14 (14.43%) Analyst
3 12 (12.37%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (12.37%) IT Support
4 11 (11.34%) Project Manager
5 9 (9.28%) Desktop Support
5 9 (9.28%) Developer
6 8 (8.25%) IT Engineer
6 8 (8.25%) IT Support Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 6 (6.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 5 (5.15%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) IT Technician
9 5 (5.15%) Support Analyst
9 5 (5.15%) Support Technician
10 4 (4.12%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.19%) AngularJS
2 4 (4.12%) HTML
2 4 (4.12%) Node.js
3 2 (2.06%) .NET
3 2 (2.06%) CSS
3 2 (2.06%) MEAN Stack
3 2 (2.06%) REST
3 2 (2.06%) Spring
4 1 (1.03%) Chai
4 1 (1.03%) CSS3
4 1 (1.03%) Express
4 1 (1.03%) Middleware
4 1 (1.03%) React
4 1 (1.03%) RESTful
4 1 (1.03%) SOAP
4 1 (1.03%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.12%) Public Cloud
2 3 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.09%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.09%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.09%) User Experience
3 2 (2.06%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.06%) Clustering
3 2 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.06%) iPhone
3 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.03%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.03%) iPad
4 1 (1.03%) NHS
4 1 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.03%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 45 (46.39%) Windows
2 16 (16.49%) Windows Server
3 11 (11.34%) Windows 10
4 6 (6.19%) Apple iOS
4 6 (6.19%) Mac OS X
4 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.15%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.09%) Unix
7 2 (2.06%) Linux
7 2 (2.06%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.06%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.03%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (14.43%) ITIL
3 13 (13.40%) Migration
4 12 (12.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (7.22%) Change Management
5 7 (7.22%) Project Management
6 6 (6.19%) CRM
6 6 (6.19%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (5.15%) Hardware Maintenance
7 5 (5.15%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (5.15%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.15%) Tech Ops
8 4 (4.12%) Data Analysis
8 4 (4.12%) Service Design
8 4 (4.12%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 3 (3.09%) Content Management
9 3 (3.09%) DevOps
9 3 (3.09%) Front End Development
9 3 (3.09%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.19%) Java
1 6 (6.19%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.09%) C
2 3 (3.09%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.06%) Go
3 2 (2.06%) SQL
3 2 (2.06%) TypeScript
4 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.03%) C#
4 1 (1.03%) Java 8
4 1 (1.03%) PHP
4 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.03%) Python
4 1 (1.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (20.62%) BPSS Clearance
2 13 (13.40%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.19%) MCP
4 6 (6.19%) MCSA
5 3 (3.09%) CCNA
5 3 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.03%) CCA
6 1 (1.03%) Degree
6 1 (1.03%) ISEB
6 1 (1.03%) MCSE
6 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.19%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.09%) QA
3 2 (2.06%) PMO
4 1 (1.03%) COBIT
4 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.03%) GDPR
4 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (23.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.19%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.09%) Docker
3 3 (3.09%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.06%) BitLocker
4 2 (2.06%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (10.31%) SCCM
2 3 (3.09%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.03%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (21.65%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.31%) Apple
3 7 (7.22%) VMware
4 5 (5.15%) Google
5 4 (4.12%) Cisco
5 4 (4.12%) Citrix
6 3 (3.09%) ConnectWise
6 3 (3.09%) HP
6 3 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.09%) SolarWinds
6 3 (3.09%) Sophos
6 3 (3.09%) Symantec
7 2 (2.06%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.06%) Dell
7 2 (2.06%) Facebook
7 2 (2.06%) Twitter
8 1 (1.03%) Informatica
8 1 (1.03%) Progress
8 1 (1.03%) Remedy
8 1 (1.03%) SAP