Period
to 25 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for DBS Check qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 March 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 > North East
6 months to
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 96 134
Rank change year-on-year +27 +38 -25
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 37 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.53% 0.33% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.34% 1.15% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 3 5
North East median daily rate £425 £175 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +142.86% +40.00% -77.06%
10th Percentile £136 £123 £107
90th Percentile £494 £175 £138
England median daily rate £425 £256 £150
% change year-on-year +65.85% +70.83% -44.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
North East median hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -23.53% -
10th Percentile £10.80 £13.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £13.10 £13.00 £17.75
England median hourly rate £15.03 £20.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -26.68% +41.38% -

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 the North East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 396 348 606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 27.10% 28.55% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 268 404
North East median daily rate £405 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.71% - -
10th Percentile £268 £250 £223
90th Percentile £554 £540 £520
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 46
North East median hourly rate £12.75 £24.00 £24.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.88% -2.19% +38.08%
10th Percentile £10.55 £8.38 £12.22
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.62 £43.00
England median hourly rate £29.90 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +19.60% -9.09% -

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing DBS Check as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for DBS Check in the North East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DBS Check in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for DBS Check in the North East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBS Check in the North East over the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBS Check in the North East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBS Check in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBS Check in the North East

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Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 25 March 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
Tyne and Wear +22 29 £425 -
Durham -11 6 £475 +329.86%
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England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 North East region with a requirement for DBS Check.

1 26 (70.27%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) HTML
3 12 (32.43%) User Experience
4 9 (24.32%) Git (software)
4 9 (24.32%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 8 (21.62%) TDD
6 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
6 7 (18.92%) CSS
7 6 (16.22%) Microservices
7 6 (16.22%) Web Application Development
7 6 (16.22%) QA
7 6 (16.22%) jQuery
7 6 (16.22%) Unit Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Web Services
7 6 (16.22%) Publishing
8 5 (13.51%) Java
8 5 (13.51%) Selenium
8 5 (13.51%) JSON
8 5 (13.51%) Jenkins
8 5 (13.51%) HTML5
8 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
8 5 (13.51%) BDD
8 5 (13.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (10.81%) Node.js
9 4 (10.81%) Docker
9 4 (10.81%) Office 365
9 4 (10.81%) Sass
9 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
9 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
9 4 (10.81%) SQL Server

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (8.11%) CMS
1 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.41%) Apache Solr
2 2 (5.41%) Confluence
2 2 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Office 365
2 3 (8.11%) Heroku
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.41%) IaaS
3 2 (5.41%) PaaS
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.41%) Redis
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
2 5 (13.51%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.51%) Selenium
3 3 (8.11%) Gatling
3 3 (8.11%) JMeter
3 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.41%) Bitbucket
4 2 (5.41%) Bower
4 2 (5.41%) GitLab
4 2 (5.41%) Gradle
4 2 (5.41%) Grunt
4 2 (5.41%) JIRA
4 2 (5.41%) JUnit
4 2 (5.41%) Maven
4 2 (5.41%) Subversion
4 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.70%) Protractor
General
1 6 (16.22%) Publishing
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Designer
2 11 (29.73%) Developer
3 7 (18.92%) Content Designer
3 7 (18.92%) Digital Designer
3 7 (18.92%) Digital Transformation
4 6 (16.22%) UX Designer
5 5 (13.51%) Digital Content Designer
6 4 (10.81%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Automation Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Field Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Field Support Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Java Automation Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Web Automation Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Web Tester
7 3 (8.11%) XML Tester
8 2 (5.41%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) HTML
2 7 (18.92%) CSS
3 6 (16.22%) jQuery
3 6 (16.22%) Web Services
4 5 (13.51%) HTML5
4 5 (13.51%) JSON
5 4 (10.81%) Node.js
5 4 (10.81%) Sass
6 3 (8.11%) .NET
6 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
6 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET
6 3 (8.11%) XML
7 2 (5.41%) CSS3
7 2 (5.41%) Django
7 2 (5.41%) Hibernate
7 2 (5.41%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (5.41%) REST
7 2 (5.41%) RESTful
7 2 (5.41%) SOAP
7 2 (5.41%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) User Experience
2 2 (5.41%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
2 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (70.27%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (24.32%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 8 (21.62%) TDD
4 6 (16.22%) Microservices
4 6 (16.22%) Unit Testing
4 6 (16.22%) Web Application Development
5 5 (13.51%) BDD
6 4 (10.81%) Scrum
6 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
6 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
7 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
7 3 (8.11%) MVC
7 3 (8.11%) Performance Testing
7 3 (8.11%) SDET
7 3 (8.11%) Service Design
8 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Search
8 2 (5.41%) Network Optimisation
8 2 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (5.41%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
2 5 (13.51%) Java
3 3 (8.11%) C#
3 3 (8.11%) SQL
4 2 (5.41%) Python
5 1 (2.70%) Java 8
5 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) MCP
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) QA
2 3 (8.11%) SLA
3 2 (5.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Docker
2 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) Citrix