Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 194 212
Rank change year-on-year -2 +18 +5
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 22 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.14% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.99% 0.75% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 11
North West median daily rate £183 £145 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.86% -47.27% +13.40%
10th Percentile £103 £121 £83
90th Percentile £539 £169 £425
England median daily rate £375 £175 £290
% change year-on-year +114.29% -39.66% +22.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
North West median hourly rate £15.40 £12.38 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.40% -14.66% +5.03%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.63 £13.30
90th Percentile £19.77 £22.70 £15.70
England median hourly rate £15.65 £14.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +7.93% -19.44% +12.50%

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 1,104 1,065 1,440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.61% 18.27% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 567 835
North West median daily rate £405 £405 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.82% +3.13%
10th Percentile £205 £219 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 92 54
North West median hourly rate £31.75 £40.00 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.64% +32.23% +20.42%
10th Percentile £13.38 £15.26 £12.11
90th Percentile £64.35 £55.00 £53.35
England median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.31
% change year-on-year -12.73% +8.65% +12.49%

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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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 2018. 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 -5 12 £123 -30.00% 6
Lancashire -4 5 £519 - 4
Cheshire -3 4 £525 +356.52% 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Windows 10
3 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
4 5 (22.73%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (18.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 4 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
6 3 (13.64%) JIRA
6 3 (13.64%) QA
6 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
6 3 (13.64%) Change Management
6 3 (13.64%) Java
6 3 (13.64%) SQL
6 3 (13.64%) User Experience
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
7 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (9.09%) SDLC
7 2 (9.09%) DevOps
7 2 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (9.09%) SMS
7 2 (9.09%) DHCP
7 2 (9.09%) DNS
7 2 (9.09%) Citrix
7 2 (9.09%) Apple
7 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (9.09%) VMware

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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 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) Confluence
1 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon S3
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) DHCP
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
1 2 (9.09%) SMS
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) Gatling
3 1 (4.55%) GitLab
3 1 (4.55%) JMeter
3 1 (4.55%) SonarQube
3 1 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.55%) The Grinder
3 1 (4.55%) Travis CI
3 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (13.64%) Digital Transformation
2 3 (13.64%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Automation Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Customer Service Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Customer Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) QA Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Support
3 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Customer Support
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) CSS3
1 1 (4.55%) FreeMarker
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) HTML5
1 1 (4.55%) jQuery
1 1 (4.55%) MEAN Stack
1 1 (4.55%) Node.js
1 1 (4.55%) Nunjucks
1 1 (4.55%) Redux
1 1 (4.55%) Spring
1 1 (4.55%) Spring Boot
1 1 (4.55%) Spring Security
1 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) User Experience
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Windows 10
3 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) Android
5 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 4 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 3 (13.64%) Change Management
4 2 (9.09%) BDD
4 2 (9.09%) Business Development
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) Network Management
4 2 (9.09%) Pair Programming
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 2 (9.09%) Refactoring
4 2 (9.09%) SDLC
4 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.09%) TDD
4 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.55%) Defect Management
5 1 (4.55%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Java
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) Java 8
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Ansible
1 1 (4.55%) Data Guard
1 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
1 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
1 1 (4.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Apple
2 2 (9.09%) Citrix
2 2 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.55%) Google
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle