Period
to 21 September 2018

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 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 > South West
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 195 193
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +18
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 22 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.37% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.30% 0.78% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 8
South West median daily rate £440 £179 £123
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +146.15% +45.92% -3.92%
10th Percentile £290 £123 £80
90th Percentile £703 £360 £145
England median daily rate £375 £175 £290
% change year-on-year +114.29% -39.66% +22.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
South West median hourly rate - £110.00 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.00% -
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 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 1,696 1,660 1,821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.90% 30.18% 31.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 856 917 1,089
South West median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +0.95%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £255
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 120 98
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £40.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.56% +18.52% -15.63%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.71 £20.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £47.50
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 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 21 September 2018.

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 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
Devon +7 7 £534 +124.74%
Bristol -11 5 £625 +362.96%
Somerset +4 4 £440 -1.12%
Cornwall - 4 £290 - 2
Wiltshire - 2 £480 - 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 South West region with a requirement for DBS Check.

1 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
1 9 (40.91%) BPSS Clearance
2 7 (31.82%) Migration
3 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
4 5 (22.73%) Windows
5 4 (18.18%) Visualisation
5 4 (18.18%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (18.18%) Coaching
5 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (13.64%) Psychology
6 3 (13.64%) Mac OS
6 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
6 3 (13.64%) DevOps
6 3 (13.64%) Line Management
6 3 (13.64%) Gherkin
6 3 (13.64%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
6 3 (13.64%) C#
6 3 (13.64%) Apple
6 3 (13.64%) Degree
6 3 (13.64%) Finance
6 3 (13.64%) Games
6 3 (13.64%) Video\Live Streaming
6 3 (13.64%) Scrum
7 2 (9.09%) Validation

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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 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Internet
1 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (4.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.55%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
1 3 (13.64%) Games
2 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Automation Test Lead
2 3 (13.64%) Developer
2 3 (13.64%) Performance Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Test Leader
3 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Lead Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Video\Live Streaming
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Mac OS
2 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.55%) AIX
4 1 (4.55%) Unix
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Migration
2 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) Coaching
3 4 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (18.18%) Data Visualisation
3 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Visualisation
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (13.64%) DevOps
4 3 (13.64%) Line Management
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Psychology
4 3 (13.64%) Scrum
4 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Contract Management
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) BPSS Clearance
1 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (4.55%) CCA
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.55%) MCSE
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Apple
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft