Period
to 15 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for DBS Check qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 15 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 > South West
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 210 189 183
Rank change year-on-year -21 -6 +23
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 20 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.31% 0.21% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.97% 0.80% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 21
South West median daily rate £418 £166 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +151.13% +38.54% -45.45%
10th Percentile £155 £127 £105
90th Percentile £453 £255 £284
England median daily rate £400 £175 £163
% change year-on-year +128.57% +7.69% -45.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £110.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.64% - -
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 South West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,061 1,369 1,752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 32.21% 26.29% 32.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,164 761 1,113
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £305 £210 £226
90th Percentile £599 £600 £579
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 74 149
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -14.47% -6.17%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.46 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.27 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +5.77%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for DBS Check in the South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBS Check in the South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBS Check in the South West over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBS Check in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBS Check in the South West

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Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 15 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
Bristol -19 6 £425 +214.81% 3
Devon +5 5 £319 - 3
Wiltshire -36 4 £418 - 1
Gloucestershire -9 3 £163 -35.00%
Cornwall - 2 £200 -
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England

For the 6 months to 15 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 South West region with a requirement for DBS Check.

1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 4 (20.00%) Selenium
3 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (15.00%) Redmine
4 3 (15.00%) Office 365
4 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (15.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (15.00%) Power BI
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (15.00%) TestComplete
4 3 (15.00%) Time Management
4 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.00%) Bugzilla
4 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (15.00%) JIRA
4 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (15.00%) HP UFT
4 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (15.00%) ISEB
4 3 (15.00%) MCSE
4 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (15.00%) C#

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) CMS
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Power BI
2 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Selenium
2 3 (15.00%) Bugzilla
2 3 (15.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (15.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) Redmine
2 3 (15.00%) TestComplete
2 3 (15.00%) TestRail
3 2 (10.00%) Ant
4 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.00%) JMeter
4 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Analyst
1 4 (20.00%) Build Manager
1 4 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Power BI Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Smart Metering Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) HTML5
2 2 (10.00%) Middleware
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) RESTful
3 1 (5.00%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Blog
2 2 (10.00%) Graphic Design
2 2 (10.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (5.00%) NHS
3 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.00%) AIX
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Unix
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (15.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 3 (15.00%) Case Management
2 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (15.00%) Time Management
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.00%) Content Management
3 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Network Management
3 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Release Management
3 2 (10.00%) Software Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) Jython
3 2 (10.00%) Python
3 2 (10.00%) VB
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (15.00%) MCSE
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) CCA
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.00%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) XenApp
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Apple
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix
2 2 (10.00%) IBM
2 2 (10.00%) Xamarin
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) VMware