Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 439 549 565
Rank change year-on-year +110 +16 +18
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 101 86 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.29% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.68% 1.14% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 65 43
London median daily rate £463 £360 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.47% +20.00% +45.63%
10th Percentile £123 £135 £116
90th Percentile £725 £608 £624
England median daily rate £425 £375 £178
% change year-on-year +13.33% +111.27% -32.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 22
London median hourly rate £20.46 £15.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.37% -25.93% +1.25%
10th Percentile £16.75 £10.15 £10.48
90th Percentile £24.18 £17.04 £57.50
England median hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -25.00% +20.00%

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 6,008 7,530 8,074
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.21% 16.12% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,044 4,848 5,401
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.60%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £473 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 192 170
London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% +13.66% +9.80%
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £54.54 £48.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% - -

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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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +47 16 £310 -31.11% 5
West London +28 9 £100 -25.93% 9
South London +43 7 £195 -56.06% 4
East London +34 2 £250 +31.58% 9
North London +9 2 £190 +2.43% 3
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England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 47 (46.53%) BPSS Clearance
2 36 (35.64%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (26.73%) Windows
4 25 (24.75%) Security Cleared
5 23 (22.77%) Active Directory
6 22 (21.78%) Java
6 22 (21.78%) Public Sector
7 16 (15.84%) Finance
8 15 (14.85%) Python
8 15 (14.85%) Ruby
8 15 (14.85%) Windows 10
9 14 (13.86%) Office 365
9 14 (13.86%) DevOps
9 14 (13.86%) JavaScript
10 13 (12.87%) Microsoft
10 13 (12.87%) AWS
11 12 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (9.90%) Git (software)
12 10 (9.90%) TCP/IP
12 10 (9.90%) Kubernetes
12 10 (9.90%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (8.91%) GitHub
13 9 (8.91%) Jenkins
13 9 (8.91%) DNS
13 9 (8.91%) SQL
13 9 (8.91%) Windows 7
14 8 (7.92%) PaaS
14 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Office
14 8 (7.92%) Apple
14 8 (7.92%) Ansible

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 3 (2.97%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.98%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.99%) CMS
3 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.99%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.99%) R Markdown
3 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.99%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (0.99%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) CA PPM
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.99%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.86%) Office 365
2 13 (12.87%) AWS
3 9 (8.91%) GitHub
4 8 (7.92%) PaaS
5 7 (6.93%) Azure
6 6 (5.94%) Route 53
7 3 (2.97%) OneDrive
7 3 (2.97%) OpenShift
7 3 (2.97%) Serverless
8 2 (1.98%) Amazon Neptune
8 2 (1.98%) BrowserStack
8 2 (1.98%) Firebase
8 2 (1.98%) G Suite
8 2 (1.98%) GCP
8 2 (1.98%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.99%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.99%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.99%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.90%) TCP/IP
2 9 (8.91%) DNS
3 6 (5.94%) HTTP
3 6 (5.94%) SSL
4 3 (2.97%) DHCP
4 3 (2.97%) Network Security
4 3 (2.97%) VPN
4 3 (2.97%) WebEx
4 3 (2.97%) Wireless
5 2 (1.98%) LAN
5 2 (1.98%) WAN
6 1 (0.99%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.99%) Intranet
6 1 (0.99%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.96%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (1.98%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.98%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.98%) Neo4j
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.99%) Amazon Athena
4 1 (0.99%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.99%) Flink
4 1 (0.99%) KDB
4 1 (0.99%) Kdb+
4 1 (0.99%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.99%) Stardog
Development Applications
1 10 (9.90%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.91%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.97%) Selenium
4 2 (1.98%) Gatling
4 2 (1.98%) JMeter
5 1 (0.99%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.99%) ERwin
5 1 (0.99%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.99%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.99%) JUnit
5 1 (0.99%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.99%) Maven
5 1 (0.99%) Protractor
5 1 (0.99%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (21.78%) Public Sector
2 16 (15.84%) Finance
3 5 (4.95%) Publishing
4 3 (2.97%) Legal
5 1 (0.99%) Advertising
5 1 (0.99%) Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Digital Economy
5 1 (0.99%) Electronics
5 1 (0.99%) Law
5 1 (0.99%) Local Government
5 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.99%) Marketing
5 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (18.81%) Developer
2 12 (11.88%) Analyst
3 11 (10.89%) IT Support
4 8 (7.92%) Architect
4 8 (7.92%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) IT Analyst
6 5 (4.95%) Desktop Support
6 5 (4.95%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (4.95%) IT Support Analyst
6 5 (4.95%) Support Analyst
7 4 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (3.96%) Consultant
7 4 (3.96%) Database Analyst
7 4 (3.96%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) IT Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) IT Technician
7 4 (3.96%) Technical Architect
7 4 (3.96%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (2.97%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.94%) HTML
2 5 (4.95%) CSS
3 4 (3.96%) JSON
4 3 (2.97%) Kafka
4 3 (2.97%) Node.js
4 3 (2.97%) REST
4 3 (2.97%) RESTful
5 2 (1.98%) Jest
5 2 (1.98%) OAuth
5 2 (1.98%) React
5 2 (1.98%) Vue.js
5 2 (1.98%) XML
6 1 (0.99%) .NET
6 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.99%) SAML
6 1 (0.99%) SOAP
6 1 (0.99%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.99%) XSD
6 1 (0.99%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.95%) User Experience
2 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.97%) Blog
3 3 (2.97%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.97%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.97%) Handset
3 3 (2.97%) iPhone
3 3 (2.97%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.98%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.98%) Graphic Design
4 2 (1.98%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.99%) iPad
5 1 (0.99%) Linked Data
5 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.99%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.73%) Windows
2 15 (14.85%) Windows 10
3 9 (8.91%) Windows 7
4 8 (7.92%) Windows Server
5 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.95%) Linux
6 5 (4.95%) Mac OS X
6 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.96%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.96%) Unix
8 3 (2.97%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.99%) Android
10 1 (0.99%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (35.64%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (13.86%) DevOps
3 12 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (9.90%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (7.92%) Continuous Deployment
6 7 (6.93%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (6.93%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 7 (6.93%) Infrastructure as Code
6 7 (6.93%) Master Data Management
6 7 (6.93%) Mentoring
6 7 (6.93%) Scrum
6 7 (6.93%) TDD
6 7 (6.93%) Web Operations
7 6 (5.94%) Configuration Management
7 6 (5.94%) High Availability
7 6 (5.94%) Migration
7 6 (5.94%) Service Design
7 6 (5.94%) Task Automation
7 6 (5.94%) Test Automation
8 5 (4.95%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.78%) Java
2 15 (14.85%) Python
2 15 (14.85%) Ruby
3 14 (13.86%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.91%) SQL
5 7 (6.93%) Bash Shell
6 6 (5.94%) Go
7 3 (2.97%) SPARQL
8 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.98%) R
8 2 (1.98%) XPath
9 1 (0.99%) C#
9 1 (0.99%) C++
9 1 (0.99%) Java 8
9 1 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (46.53%) BPSS Clearance
2 25 (24.75%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.95%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.99%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.99%) Degree
4 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.99%) MCP
4 1 (0.99%) MCSA
4 1 (0.99%) MCSE
4 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.99%) OCP
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.99%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.95%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (4.95%) SLA
2 4 (3.96%) QA
3 1 (0.99%) GDPR
System Software
1 23 (22.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.97%) Docker
2 3 (2.97%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (9.90%) Kubernetes
2 8 (7.92%) Ansible
2 8 (7.92%) Terraform
3 6 (5.94%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.94%) Puppet
3 6 (5.94%) Salt
4 5 (4.95%) SCCM
5 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.98%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (12.87%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.92%) Apple
3 7 (6.93%) Oracle
4 6 (5.94%) Lets Encrypt
5 5 (4.95%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.97%) Citrix
6 3 (2.97%) Google
6 3 (2.97%) Polycom
6 3 (2.97%) Proofpoint
6 3 (2.97%) Samsung
6 3 (2.97%) VMware
7 2 (1.98%) CA
7 2 (1.98%) Jaspersoft
7 2 (1.98%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.99%) Cisco
8 1 (0.99%) Dell
8 1 (0.99%) SAP
8 1 (0.99%) Talend
8 1 (0.99%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.99%) Veeam