Period
to 16 April 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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 406 400 537
Rank change year-on-year -6 +137 +1
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 34 67 84
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 1.45% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 56 67
10th Percentile £106 £114 £112
25th Percentile £166 £199 £384
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £315 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year -37.00% -4.76% +40.00%
75th Percentile £488 £625 £588
90th Percentile £525 £650 £660
England median daily rate £175 £470 £450
% change year-on-year -62.77% +4.44% +80.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 11
Median hourly rate £9.00 £16.00 £15.06
Median % change year-on-year -43.75% +6.24% -37.25%
England median hourly rate £21.05 £15.00 £15.06
% change year-on-year +40.33% -0.40% -26.54%

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 4,012 4,630 6,992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.26% 19.26% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,749 3,187 4,635
10th Percentile £325 £300 £300
25th Percentile £425 £400 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
England median daily rate £485 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +2.05% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 71 116
10th Percentile £17.50 £18.00 £13.13
25th Percentile £24.00 £21.43 £18.36
Median hourly rate £36.50 £42.50 £29.50
Median % change year-on-year -14.12% +44.07% +40.48%
75th Percentile £50.00 £49.38 £47.09
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £27.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +46.79% -0.91% +27.91%

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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 16 April 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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Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DBS Check in London over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 16 April 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
West London +29 6 £175 +75.00% 5
South London +48 1 £180 -51.02% 2
East London +20 1 £88 -39.66% 7
North London +7 1 - - 2
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England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 11 (32.35%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
2 9 (26.47%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (17.65%) Windows 10
3 6 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
5 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.76%) AWS
5 4 (11.76%) Public Sector
6 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
6 3 (8.82%) Decision-Making
6 3 (8.82%) SCCM
6 3 (8.82%) SLA
6 3 (8.82%) Firewall
6 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
6 3 (8.82%) Migration
6 3 (8.82%) SQL
7 2 (5.88%) Java
7 2 (5.88%) Linux
7 2 (5.88%) C#
7 2 (5.88%) Python
7 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (5.88%) LAN
7 2 (5.88%) WAN
7 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
7 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
7 2 (5.88%) 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 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.94%) Acrobat
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft 365
2 4 (11.76%) AWS
3 2 (5.88%) Azure
3 2 (5.88%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (5.88%) GCP
3 2 (5.88%) Mimecast
3 2 (5.88%) Power Platform
4 1 (2.94%) GitHub
4 1 (2.94%) Google Workspace
4 1 (2.94%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.94%) Power Automate
4 1 (2.94%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) Firewall
2 2 (5.88%) LAN
2 2 (5.88%) VPN
2 2 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (2.94%) BIG-IP
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.94%) DHCP
3 1 (2.94%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) Network Security
3 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Big Data
1 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.94%) Power BI
1 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.94%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.94%) Gradle
2 1 (2.94%) Grunt
2 1 (2.94%) gulp
2 1 (2.94%) IntelliJ
2 1 (2.94%) Jasmine
2 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.94%) webpack
General
1 4 (11.76%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.94%) Advertising
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
2 1 (2.94%) Publishing
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Developer
2 5 (14.71%) Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (5.88%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Automation Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Developer Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Security Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (2.94%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) ICT Support Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) REST
2 1 (2.94%) CSS
2 1 (2.94%) HTML
2 1 (2.94%) HTML5
2 1 (2.94%) Jest
2 1 (2.94%) Mustache
2 1 (2.94%) Node.js
2 1 (2.94%) Sass
2 1 (2.94%) Semantic HTML
2 1 (2.94%) Spring
2 1 (2.94%) Spring Boot
2 1 (2.94%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.94%) HoloLens
2 1 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.94%) Social Media
2 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Windows 10
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.88%) Linux
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (2.94%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.94%) Unix
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (8.82%) Decision-Making
2 3 (8.82%) Migration
3 2 (5.88%) Analytics
3 2 (5.88%) Conversational UI
3 2 (5.88%) CRUD
3 2 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (5.88%) DevOps
3 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
3 2 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (5.88%) Project Delivery
3 2 (5.88%) Project Management
3 2 (5.88%) Robotic Process Automation
3 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.88%) TDD
4 1 (2.94%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (2.94%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.94%) Data Analysis
4 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) C#
2 2 (5.88%) Java
2 2 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) C++
3 1 (2.94%) ES6
3 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.94%) Perl
3 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.94%) AWS Certification
5 1 (2.94%) CCNP
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.94%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.94%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) GCFA
5 1 (2.94%) MCITP
5 1 (2.94%) MCSA
5 1 (2.94%) MCSE
5 1 (2.94%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) BitLocker
2 1 (2.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (2.94%) Adobe
3 1 (2.94%) Apple
3 1 (2.94%) arcserve
3 1 (2.94%) CA
3 1 (2.94%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco
3 1 (2.94%) F5
3 1 (2.94%) Google
3 1 (2.94%) McAfee
3 1 (2.94%) MobileIron
3 1 (2.94%) Riverbed
3 1 (2.94%) Symantec
3 1 (2.94%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.94%) VMware