Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 466 335 509
Rank change year-on-year -131 +174 +24
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 49 46 100
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 1.39% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 33 72
10th Percentile £155 £122 £129
25th Percentile £246 £190 £282
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% -9.09% +46.67%
75th Percentile £445 £600 £591
90th Percentile £576 £635 £638
England median daily rate £313 £500 £464
% change year-on-year -37.50% +7.82% +17.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
10th Percentile " £15.10 £16.00
25th Percentile £19.11 £15.44 £17.75
Median hourly rate £20.23 £16.00 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year +26.41% -27.27% -18.52%
75th Percentile £21.34 £17.75 £23.00
90th Percentile " £18.80 £23.80
England median hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year +18.03% -4.69% -0.31%

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 4,776 3,311 6,367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.14% 20.40% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,185 2,279 4,251
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £427 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £515
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.91% +3.00%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £613
90th Percentile £713 £650 £700
England median daily rate £500 £482 £475
% change year-on-year +3.84% +1.37% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 49 98
10th Percentile £18.72 £18.00 £11.58
25th Percentile £23.00 £21.00 £18.21
Median hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £27.75
Median % change year-on-year +5.71% +26.13% +32.14%
75th Percentile £49.57 £47.75 £47.75
90th Percentile £61.50 £52.15 £53.75
England median hourly rate £31.00 £31.39 £34.00
% change year-on-year -1.24% -7.68% +51.11%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -24 3 £425 +139.44% 7
West London - 2 £170 - 7
East London +2 1 £140 +12.00% 2
South London - 1 £173 - 1
DBS Check
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 12 (24.49%) Windows
1 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.45%) Azure
2 11 (22.45%) Microsoft 365
3 10 (20.41%) DevOps
3 10 (20.41%) Public Sector
3 10 (20.41%) Active Directory
4 9 (18.37%) SQL
5 8 (16.33%) Legal
6 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 7 (14.29%) Contract Management
7 6 (12.24%) Windows 10
7 6 (12.24%) Firewall
8 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
8 5 (10.20%) Power Platform
8 5 (10.20%) Contract Negotiation
8 5 (10.20%) Social Skills
8 5 (10.20%) AWS
8 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (8.16%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (8.16%) Mimecast
9 4 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (8.16%) Migration
9 4 (8.16%) Scrum
9 4 (8.16%) QA
9 4 (8.16%) PowerShell
9 4 (8.16%) Finance
9 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange

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 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.12%) Apache
2 3 (6.12%) Apache Spark
2 3 (6.12%) Confluence
2 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.12%) JBoss
2 3 (6.12%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.08%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Relativity
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.45%) Azure
1 11 (22.45%) Microsoft 365
2 5 (10.20%) AWS
2 5 (10.20%) Power Platform
3 4 (8.16%) Mimecast
4 2 (4.08%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (4.08%) GCP
4 2 (4.08%) GitHub
4 2 (4.08%) Power Automate
5 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.04%) Google Workspace
5 1 (2.04%) npm
5 1 (2.04%) PowerApps
5 1 (2.04%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) Firewall
2 3 (6.12%) DHCP
2 3 (6.12%) DNS
3 2 (4.08%) LAN
3 2 (4.08%) Skype
3 2 (4.08%) Unified Communications
3 2 (4.08%) VPN
3 2 (4.08%) WAN
3 2 (4.08%) WebEx
4 1 (2.04%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.04%) Intranet
4 1 (2.04%) NAS
4 1 (2.04%) Network Security
4 1 (2.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) Parquet
1 3 (6.12%) Power BI
2 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.12%) JIRA
2 2 (4.08%) Gradle
2 2 (4.08%) IntelliJ
3 1 (2.04%) gulp
3 1 (2.04%) Yeoman
General
1 10 (20.41%) Public Sector
2 8 (16.33%) Legal
3 5 (10.20%) Social Skills
4 4 (8.16%) Finance
5 3 (6.12%) Law
6 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.04%) Advertising
7 1 (2.04%) Back Office
7 1 (2.04%) Electronics
7 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.04%) Marketing
7 1 (2.04%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Analyst
2 8 (16.33%) Developer
3 4 (8.16%) Database Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) IT Analyst
3 4 (8.16%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Build Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Java Developer
4 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Business Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Cloud Developer
5 2 (4.08%) Commercial Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) IT Support
5 2 (4.08%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Process Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) Spring
1 2 (4.08%) Spring Boot
1 2 (4.08%) XMPP
2 1 (2.04%) jQuery
2 1 (2.04%) Kafka
2 1 (2.04%) React
2 1 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (2.04%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Clustering
2 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.04%) HoloLens
2 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Windows
2 6 (12.24%) Windows 10
3 4 (8.16%) Linux
3 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.04%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.04%) VMS
6 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.41%) DevOps
3 7 (14.29%) Contract Management
4 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
4 5 (10.20%) Contract Negotiation
4 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (8.16%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (8.16%) Migration
5 4 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (8.16%) Scrum
6 3 (6.12%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
6 3 (6.12%) E-Discovery
6 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.12%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (6.12%) Product Backlog
6 3 (6.12%) Software Delivery
6 3 (6.12%) TDD
6 3 (6.12%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.37%) SQL
2 4 (8.16%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.16%) Python
3 3 (6.12%) C#
3 3 (6.12%) Java
4 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.04%) Groovy
4 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.04%) CCNP
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) MCSE
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.04%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (20.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) BitLocker
2 1 (2.04%) Firmware
2 1 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (6.12%) Terraform
2 1 (2.04%) Ansible
2 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.04%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) Google
2 3 (6.12%) MobileIron
2 3 (6.12%) Nuix
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle
2 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.08%) Apple
3 2 (4.08%) CA
3 2 (4.08%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (2.04%) arcserve
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco
4 1 (2.04%) Confluent
4 1 (2.04%) F5
4 1 (2.04%) IBM
4 1 (2.04%) McAfee
4 1 (2.04%) Meraki
4 1 (2.04%) Riverbed
4 1 (2.04%) SAP
4 1 (2.04%) Symantec
4 1 (2.04%) TIBCO