Period
to 13 August 2020

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 13 August 2020 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 329 478 537
Rank change year-on-year +149 +59 +39
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 41 100 107
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.30% 1.60% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 67 81
Median daily rate £525 £550 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +46.67% +16.82%
10th Percentile £263 £119 £120
90th Percentile £638 £675 £575
England median daily rate £500 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +18.34% +5.63% +77.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £25.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.58% -15.06% +110.94%
10th Percentile £15.10 £16.00 £21.78
90th Percentile £18.80 £24.20 £29.49
England median hourly rate £15.13 £16.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year -5.47% -0.62% +11.03%

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 3,143 6,264 7,515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 21.06% 15.72% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,956 4,071 4,838
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £650 £700 £675
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 112 210
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +70.73% -2.52%
10th Percentile £19.99 £12.58 £14.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £61.13 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £22.97
% change year-on-year -2.78% +56.76% -20.81%

DBS Check
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 13 August 2020.

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 13 August 2020. 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 +124 4 £175 -66.67%
East London +49 2 £613 -
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England

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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 25 (60.98%) BPSS Clearance
2 21 (51.22%) Security Cleared
3 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (29.27%) Public Sector
5 11 (26.83%) Java
6 10 (24.39%) JavaScript
6 10 (24.39%) TDD
7 9 (21.95%) Continuous Deployment
7 9 (21.95%) User Experience
8 8 (19.51%) Azure
8 8 (19.51%) AWS
9 7 (17.07%) Git (software)
9 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
9 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
9 7 (17.07%) Web Design
9 7 (17.07%) Finance
9 7 (17.07%) CSS
9 7 (17.07%) Unix
9 7 (17.07%) Windows
9 7 (17.07%) Linux
9 7 (17.07%) Mac OS X
9 7 (17.07%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (17.07%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (14.63%) Node.js
10 6 (14.63%) Kubernetes
10 6 (14.63%) Front End Development
10 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
10 6 (14.63%) HTML
11 5 (12.20%) Web Development
11 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills

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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 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.44%) Confluence
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.51%) AWS
1 8 (19.51%) Azure
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon S3
3 2 (4.88%) Office 365
4 1 (2.44%) Firebase
4 1 (2.44%) GCP
4 1 (2.44%) GitHub
4 1 (2.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) Firewall
2 1 (2.44%) Internet
2 1 (2.44%) LAN
2 1 (2.44%) Network Security
2 1 (2.44%) SAN
2 1 (2.44%) Skype
2 1 (2.44%) VLAN
2 1 (2.44%) WAN
2 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.88%) Big Data
3 1 (2.44%) MS Access
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.76%) Grunt
2 4 (9.76%) gulp
2 4 (9.76%) Jasmine
2 4 (9.76%) Mocha
2 4 (9.76%) Subversion
3 3 (7.32%) Mockito
4 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.44%) JIRA
5 1 (2.44%) MSI
5 1 (2.44%) Travis CI
General
1 12 (29.27%) Public Sector
2 7 (17.07%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Publishing
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Developer
2 6 (14.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (12.20%) Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Python Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Security Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Security Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Big Data Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Data Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Database Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) IT Support
6 2 (4.88%) IT Technician
7 1 (2.44%) Java Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Senior IT Technician
7 1 (2.44%) VMware Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) CSS
2 6 (14.63%) HTML
2 6 (14.63%) Node.js
3 4 (9.76%) Django
3 4 (9.76%) HTML5
3 4 (9.76%) jQuery
3 4 (9.76%) Mustache
3 4 (9.76%) Sass
4 3 (7.32%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (7.32%) JAX-RS
5 1 (2.44%) .NET
5 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.44%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.44%) Jest
5 1 (2.44%) NHibernate
5 1 (2.44%) React
5 1 (2.44%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) User Experience
2 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.32%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.88%) Cyberattack
4 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.44%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Linux
1 7 (17.07%) Mac OS X
1 7 (17.07%) Unix
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (24.39%) TDD
3 9 (21.95%) Continuous Deployment
4 7 (17.07%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (17.07%) Responsive Web Design
4 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
4 7 (17.07%) Web Design
5 6 (14.63%) Front End Development
6 5 (12.20%) Web Development
7 4 (9.76%) Coaching
7 4 (9.76%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (9.76%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
7 4 (9.76%) Web Accessibility
8 3 (7.32%) BDD
8 3 (7.32%) Data Science
8 3 (7.32%) Microservices
8 3 (7.32%) Open Source
8 3 (7.32%) Patch Management
8 3 (7.32%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) Java
2 10 (24.39%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.76%) Python
4 3 (7.32%) Java 8
5 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.88%) Scala
6 1 (2.44%) C
6 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (60.98%) BPSS Clearance
2 21 (51.22%) Security Cleared
3 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) WCAG
2 3 (7.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (7.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.32%) NCSC
3 1 (2.44%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.44%) GDPR
3 1 (2.44%) NIST
3 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.76%) Docker
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) Kubernetes
2 4 (9.76%) SCCM
3 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Google
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) VMware
3 1 (2.44%) MobileIron