Period
to 23 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for DBS Check qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 May 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 434 510 510
Rank change year-on-year +76 0 +99
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 194 126 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.40% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.85% 1.14% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 84 58
UK excluding London median daily rate £402 £318 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.46% +111.31% -42.76%
10th Percentile £122 £121 £104
90th Percentile £550 £557 £367
UK median daily rate £450 £300 £158
% change year-on-year +50.00% +90.48% -41.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £18.79 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.20% +29.59% +5.45%
10th Percentile £11.48 £12.75 £9.89
90th Percentile £38.00 £145.25 £19.65
UK median hourly rate £15.53 £18.79 £14.50
% change year-on-year -17.35% +29.59% +5.45%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 10,480 11,098 11,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.53% 20.91% 23.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,154 6,345 6,753
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% +4.58%
10th Percentile £250 £218 £225
90th Percentile £600 £563 £550
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 617 762
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.31 £25.00 £30.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.23% -17.68% -13.24%
10th Percentile £12.52 £12.20 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.70 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +42.13% -21.67% -7.69%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing DBS Check as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for DBS Check in the UK excluding London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBS Check in the UK excluding London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBS Check in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBS Check in the UK excluding London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBS Check in the UK excluding London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBS Check in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DBS Check in the UK excluding London

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Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 23 May 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
North of England +71 96 £450 +148.28% 12
Yorkshire +54 53 £500 +63.93% 6
South East +7 25 £355 -2.07% 5
North West +24 23 £400 +98.76% 6
Midlands +11 23 £208 -40.71% 1
North East +20 20 £427 +256.58%
South West -22 19 £400 +6.67% 4
East of England +22 18 £230 -40.65% 7
West Midlands -4 14 £250 -28.57% 1
Wales +15 12 £538 +56.93%
East Midlands +22 9 £152 -62.00%
Scotland +25 3 £625 +390.20%
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UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for DBS Check.

1 64 (32.99%) Security Cleared
2 63 (32.47%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (31.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 61 (31.44%) Windows
5 42 (21.65%) Microsoft
6 33 (17.01%) Active Directory
7 32 (16.49%) Windows Server
8 31 (15.98%) Git (software)
9 29 (14.95%) Java
10 27 (13.92%) JavaScript
11 26 (13.40%) HTML
11 26 (13.40%) Microsoft Azure
11 26 (13.40%) Windows 10
12 24 (12.37%) Node.js
13 23 (11.86%) CSS
13 23 (11.86%) TDD
14 22 (11.34%) Finance
14 22 (11.34%) Open Source
15 21 (10.82%) Test Automation
15 21 (10.82%) SC Cleared
15 21 (10.82%) SCCM
15 21 (10.82%) Office 365
16 20 (10.31%) Windows 7
17 19 (9.79%) Jenkins
17 19 (9.79%) Apple
18 18 (9.28%) Microsoft Office
18 18 (9.28%) DevOps
18 18 (9.28%) User Experience
19 17 (8.76%) Microservices
19 17 (8.76%) Amazon AWS

DBS Check
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 5 (2.58%) IIS
2 4 (2.06%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.55%) CMS
3 3 (1.55%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.55%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.03%) Apache
4 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.03%) Jetty
4 2 (1.03%) Mongrel
4 2 (1.03%) nginx
4 2 (1.03%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.52%) Confluence
5 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.52%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.52%) Mule
5 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (9.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.52%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.52%) InDesign
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.55%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.52%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.52%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.52%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.52%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.52%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.52%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (10.82%) Office 365
3 17 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.06%) SaaS
5 3 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.55%) IaaS
5 3 (1.55%) PaaS
5 3 (1.55%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.03%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.03%) Kong
6 2 (1.03%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.03%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.52%) Boomi
7 1 (0.52%) G Suite
7 1 (0.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.12%) DHCP
1 8 (4.12%) DNS
2 6 (3.09%) Internet
2 6 (3.09%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.58%) HTTP
3 5 (2.58%) SSL
4 4 (2.06%) Wireless
5 3 (1.55%) SAN
5 3 (1.55%) VPN
6 2 (1.03%) FTP
6 2 (1.03%) IPsec
6 2 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.52%) Broadband
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.52%) Firewall
7 1 (0.52%) LAN
7 1 (0.52%) SMTP
7 1 (0.52%) SNMP
7 1 (0.52%) VoIP
7 1 (0.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.12%) MySQL
3 4 (2.06%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.06%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.55%) Redis
4 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.03%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.52%) MS Access
6 1 (0.52%) Power BI
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (15.98%) Git (software)
2 19 (9.79%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.09%) JUnit
3 6 (3.09%) Selenium
3 6 (3.09%) Spock
4 5 (2.58%) Artifactory
4 5 (2.58%) Cucumber
4 5 (2.58%) GitLab
4 5 (2.58%) JMeter
4 5 (2.58%) Maven
4 5 (2.58%) SonarQube
4 5 (2.58%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.58%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (2.06%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (2.06%) WebDriver
6 3 (1.55%) Bower
6 3 (1.55%) Gatling
6 3 (1.55%) Grunt
6 3 (1.55%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.03%) SpecFlow
General
1 22 (11.34%) Finance
2 4 (2.06%) Publishing
3 2 (1.03%) Billing
3 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.52%) Avionics
4 1 (0.52%) Back Office
4 1 (0.52%) Banking
4 1 (0.52%) French Language
4 1 (0.52%) Legal
4 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (21.65%) Developer
2 34 (17.53%) Support Engineer
3 13 (6.70%) Analyst
3 13 (6.70%) IT Engineer
3 13 (6.70%) IT Support
4 11 (5.67%) Architect
4 11 (5.67%) Field Engineer
4 11 (5.67%) IT Support Engineer
4 11 (5.67%) Technical Support
5 10 (5.15%) Java Developer
6 9 (4.64%) Designer
7 8 (4.12%) Database Engineer
7 8 (4.12%) Field Support Engineer
7 8 (4.12%) Full Stack Developer
7 8 (4.12%) Technical Engineer
8 7 (3.61%) Senior Developer
8 7 (3.61%) Technical Support Engineer
8 7 (3.61%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (3.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (13.40%) HTML
2 24 (12.37%) Node.js
3 23 (11.86%) CSS
4 16 (8.25%) .NET
4 16 (8.25%) RESTful
5 14 (7.22%) Web Services
6 12 (6.19%) HTML5
6 12 (6.19%) Spring
6 12 (6.19%) Spring Boot
7 11 (5.67%) CSS3
7 11 (5.67%) Sass
8 10 (5.15%) JSON
9 9 (4.64%) AngularJS
9 9 (4.64%) ASP.NET
9 9 (4.64%) React
10 8 (4.12%) LESS
10 8 (4.12%) XML
11 6 (3.09%) .NET Framework
11 6 (3.09%) Express
11 6 (3.09%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.28%) User Experience
2 5 (2.58%) Driving Licence
2 5 (2.58%) NHS
3 4 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.06%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.55%) Life Science
5 2 (1.03%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.03%) iPad
5 2 (1.03%) iPhone
5 2 (1.03%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.03%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.52%) Clustering
6 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.52%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.52%) Handset
6 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 61 (31.44%) Windows
2 32 (16.49%) Windows Server
3 26 (13.40%) Windows 10
4 20 (10.31%) Windows 7
5 14 (7.22%) Linux
5 14 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (4.64%) Unix
7 6 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.55%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.55%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.03%) AIX
10 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.52%) CentOS
10 1 (0.52%) Fedora
10 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.52%) Solaris
10 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (32.47%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (11.86%) TDD
3 22 (11.34%) Open Source
4 21 (10.82%) Test Automation
5 18 (9.28%) DevOps
6 17 (8.76%) Microservices
7 16 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (7.73%) Migration
9 11 (5.67%) Continuous Deployment
9 11 (5.67%) Network Management
9 11 (5.67%) Scrum
10 10 (5.15%) Service Delivery
11 9 (4.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 8 (4.12%) Configuration Management
12 8 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (4.12%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (4.12%) Project Management
12 8 (4.12%) User Stories
12 8 (4.12%) Web Development
13 7 (3.61%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 29 (14.95%) Java
2 27 (13.92%) JavaScript
3 15 (7.73%) C#
4 14 (7.22%) SQL
5 12 (6.19%) Java 8
6 9 (4.64%) Bash Shell
6 9 (4.64%) Python
7 6 (3.09%) ES6
8 5 (2.58%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.58%) Ruby
9 2 (1.03%) Jython
10 1 (0.52%) C
10 1 (0.52%) C++
10 1 (0.52%) Fortran
10 1 (0.52%) PHP
10 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.52%) VB
10 1 (0.52%) VBA
10 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (32.99%) Security Cleared
2 62 (31.96%) BPSS Clearance
3 21 (10.82%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.64%) Degree
5 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.55%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.03%) CCNP
7 2 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.03%) MCP
7 2 (1.03%) MCSA
7 2 (1.03%) MCSE
8 1 (0.52%) APMP
8 1 (0.52%) CCA
8 1 (0.52%) CCNA
8 1 (0.52%) CCSP
8 1 (0.52%) CCVP
8 1 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.52%) PhD
8 1 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.19%) QA
2 9 (4.64%) SLA
3 7 (3.61%) WCAG
4 6 (3.09%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.52%) GDPR
5 1 (0.52%) GxP
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.52%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (17.01%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.22%) Docker
3 10 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.58%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (2.06%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.03%) Xen
7 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.52%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (10.82%) SCCM
2 12 (6.19%) Puppet
3 4 (2.06%) Ansible
3 4 (2.06%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.55%) Terraform
5 2 (1.03%) WSUS
6 1 (0.52%) Nessus
6 1 (0.52%) Nmap
6 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.52%) Salt
Vendors
1 42 (21.65%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.79%) Apple
3 16 (8.25%) VMware
4 7 (3.61%) Cisco
5 6 (3.09%) Citrix
6 5 (2.58%) HP
6 5 (2.58%) Sophos
7 4 (2.06%) Google
8 3 (1.55%) Ariba
8 3 (1.55%) Concur
8 3 (1.55%) Dell
8 3 (1.55%) SAP
9 2 (1.03%) IBM
10 1 (0.52%) Adobe
10 1 (0.52%) BMC
10 1 (0.52%) Cognos
10 1 (0.52%) Juniper
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle
10 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.52%) Remedy