Period
to 23 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for DBS Check qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 February 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 West
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 189 194 200
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6 +27
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 28 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.49% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.64% 1.49% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 7
North West median daily rate £375 £188 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -46.43% -19.26%
10th Percentile £118 £123 £278
90th Percentile £493 £373 £430
England median daily rate £400 £180 £158
% change year-on-year +122.22% +14.29% -43.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
North West median hourly rate £12.00 £24.00 £12.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +85.83% -24.03%
10th Percentile £11.00 £22.00 £11.52
90th Percentile £13.00 £26.00 £15.31
England median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -18.92% +27.59% -

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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,060 939 1,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.59% 17.46% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 555 683
North West median daily rate £425 £420 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -2.33% +7.50%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £233
90th Percentile £613 £588 £630
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 72 82
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £39.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £16.12 £13.07 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.50 £67.05 £53.00
England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +1.99%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for DBS Check in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBS Check in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBS Check in the North West over the 6 months to 23 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBS Check in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBS Check in the North West

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Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 23 February 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
Manchester -3 12 £350 +86.67% 10
Lancashire -10 10 £400 +33.33% 2
Cheshire +4 5 £445 +286.96% 2
Cumbria -3 1 £250 +92.31%
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England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 West region with a requirement for DBS Check.

1 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (21.43%) SQL
3 6 (21.43%) Jenkins
4 5 (17.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (17.86%) Java
4 5 (17.86%) SCCM
5 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 4 (14.29%) Application Packaging
5 4 (14.29%) SOAP
5 4 (14.29%) Sophos
5 4 (14.29%) Migration
6 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (10.71%) JMeter
6 3 (10.71%) Scrum
6 3 (10.71%) CRM
6 3 (10.71%) Web Services
6 3 (10.71%) C#
6 3 (10.71%) MySQL
6 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (10.71%) Selenium
6 3 (10.71%) Maven
6 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (10.71%) Open Source
6 3 (10.71%) BDD
6 3 (10.71%) MongoDB

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (3.57%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
1 3 (10.71%) MySQL
1 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.57%) Data Lake
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.57%) Power BI
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.71%) JMeter
3 3 (10.71%) Maven
3 3 (10.71%) Selenium
4 2 (7.14%) Artifactory
4 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 2 (7.14%) GitLab
4 2 (7.14%) gulp
4 2 (7.14%) JIRA
4 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
4 2 (7.14%) SonarQube
4 2 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (3.57%) JUnit
5 1 (3.57%) NSubstitute
5 1 (3.57%) NUnit
5 1 (3.57%) Subversion
5 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Analyst
1 6 (21.43%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Applications Packager
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (7.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Java Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Java Software Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Java Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Java Software Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Java Software Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) SOAP
2 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) .NET
3 2 (7.14%) Apache CXF
3 2 (7.14%) Dropwizard
3 2 (7.14%) Express
3 2 (7.14%) Hibernate
3 2 (7.14%) JAX-RS
3 2 (7.14%) Kafka
3 2 (7.14%) Mongoose
3 2 (7.14%) Node.js
3 2 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (7.14%) REST
3 2 (7.14%) Sequelize
3 2 (7.14%) Spring
3 2 (7.14%) Spring Boot
3 2 (7.14%) XML
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (3.57%) Swagger
4 1 (3.57%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.57%) Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
2 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 3 (10.71%) BDD
3 3 (10.71%) CRM
3 3 (10.71%) Open Source
3 3 (10.71%) Scrum
4 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Microservices
4 2 (7.14%) OWASP
4 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Smoke Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Leadership
4 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (7.14%) User Stories
5 1 (3.57%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) C#
4 2 (7.14%) Java 8
4 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) Python
4 2 (7.14%) Ruby
4 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Sophos
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Xamarin