Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 465 554 538
Rank change year-on-year +89 -16 +29
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 209 89 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.37% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.74% 0.82% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 63 68
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £175 £261
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +125.00% -33.01% +4.50%
10th Percentile £115 £125 £106
90th Percentile £546 £416 £452
UK median daily rate £375 £180 £244
% change year-on-year +108.33% -26.15% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 5 16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +3.45% -6.45%
10th Percentile £10.29 £11.70 £12.00
90th Percentile £19.63 £79.40 £21.98
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £18.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -27.03% +25.42% -4.84%

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 11,982 10,890 13,134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.44% 20.47% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,807 6,308 8,131
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +1.29%
10th Percentile £250 £206 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 730 696 712
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £26.68 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.68% -1.18% +7.48%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £26.10 £25.31 £26.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% -2.65% +4.00%

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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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 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
North of England +33 67 £425 +157.58% 37
South East +9 50 £400 +155.59% 35
Midlands +7 35 £313 +16.28% 8
North East +15 28 £425 +325.00% 1
South West -21 26 £425 +142.86% 11
East of England +9 24 £363 +150.00% 11
West Midlands -6 22 £413 +22.22% 6
North West -3 20 £350 +100.00% 12
Yorkshire +2 19 £395 +139.39% 24
East Midlands +14 13 £114 -43.24% 2
Wales -19 8 £575 +21.05% 3
Scotland -21 1 £120 -44.83% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £123 -
DBS Check
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for DBS Check.

1 83 (39.71%) Windows
2 52 (24.88%) Microsoft
3 50 (23.92%) Active Directory
4 47 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (21.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 35 (16.75%) Windows 10
6 35 (16.75%) Office 365
7 29 (13.88%) Windows Server
8 27 (12.92%) Security Cleared
9 23 (11.00%) SCCM
10 22 (10.53%) SQL
10 22 (10.53%) Migration
11 21 (10.05%) HTML
11 21 (10.05%) Windows 7
12 20 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (9.57%) Java
13 19 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
13 19 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
14 18 (8.61%) User Experience
14 18 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
15 17 (8.13%) Disclosure Scotland
15 17 (8.13%) Apple
16 16 (7.66%) VMware
16 16 (7.66%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 15 (7.18%) Scrum
17 15 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (7.18%) Test Automation
17 15 (7.18%) Selenium
18 14 (6.70%) JIRA
18 14 (6.70%) Driving Licence

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 10 (4.78%) MS Exchange
1 10 (4.78%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.83%) Confluence
3 4 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.44%) CMS
4 3 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.44%) Moodle
4 3 (1.44%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.96%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.96%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.96%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 19 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.96%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.44%) Workday HCM
3 2 (0.96%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.48%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 35 (16.75%) Office 365
2 19 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.91%) Boomi
4 4 (1.91%) GitHub
5 3 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.44%) Heroku
6 2 (0.96%) G Suite
6 2 (0.96%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.96%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.48%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.48%) PaaS
7 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.31%) DHCP
1 9 (4.31%) DNS
1 9 (4.31%) Firewall
2 7 (3.35%) Wireless
3 6 (2.87%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.91%) SAN
4 4 (1.91%) WAN
5 3 (1.44%) Internet
5 3 (1.44%) LAN
5 3 (1.44%) VoIP
6 2 (0.96%) Network Security
6 2 (0.96%) PABX
6 2 (0.96%) Skype
6 2 (0.96%) VLAN
6 2 (0.96%) VPN
7 1 (0.48%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.48%) NAS
7 1 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.87%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.39%) Power BI
2 5 (2.39%) RDBMS
2 5 (2.39%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.44%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.96%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.96%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.48%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.48%) Impala
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.48%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (7.18%) Selenium
2 14 (6.70%) JIRA
3 13 (6.22%) Jenkins
4 11 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 11 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.83%) JMeter
6 6 (2.87%) Maven
6 6 (2.87%) WebDriver
7 4 (1.91%) Subversion
8 3 (1.44%) Ant
8 3 (1.44%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.44%) Bugzilla
8 3 (1.44%) Gatling
8 3 (1.44%) HP UFT
8 3 (1.44%) Hudson
8 3 (1.44%) JUnit
8 3 (1.44%) Redmine
8 3 (1.44%) TestComplete
8 3 (1.44%) TestRail
8 3 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (5.74%) Finance
2 9 (4.31%) Publishing
3 3 (1.44%) Aerospace
3 3 (1.44%) Games
3 3 (1.44%) Legal
3 3 (1.44%) Retail
4 2 (0.96%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.48%) Back Office
5 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.48%) Law
5 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (14.35%) Developer
2 29 (13.88%) Support Engineer
3 19 (9.09%) Analyst
4 18 (8.61%) Designer
5 16 (7.66%) Field Engineer
6 13 (6.22%) Field Service Engineer
7 11 (5.26%) Content Designer
8 10 (4.78%) 1st Line Support
8 10 (4.78%) Customer Engineer
8 10 (4.78%) Customer Support Engineer
8 10 (4.78%) Database Engineer
8 10 (4.78%) Digital Designer
8 10 (4.78%) Digital Transformation
8 10 (4.78%) IT Support
9 9 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (3.83%) Digital Content Designer
11 7 (3.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 7 (3.35%) IT Engineer
11 7 (3.35%) UX Designer
12 6 (2.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.05%) HTML
2 11 (5.26%) CSS
3 8 (3.83%) SOAP
3 8 (3.83%) Web Services
4 7 (3.35%) HTML5
5 6 (2.87%) .NET
5 6 (2.87%) jQuery
5 6 (2.87%) REST
6 5 (2.39%) Gherkin
6 5 (2.39%) Node.js
6 5 (2.39%) Sass
7 4 (1.91%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.91%) React
7 4 (1.91%) Spring Boot
7 4 (1.91%) XML
8 3 (1.44%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.44%) Entity Framework
8 3 (1.44%) LINQ
8 3 (1.44%) Spring
8 3 (1.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.61%) User Experience
2 15 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.70%) Driving Licence
4 10 (4.78%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.39%) NHS
6 3 (1.44%) Clustering
6 3 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.44%) Video\Live Streaming
7 2 (0.96%) Blog
7 2 (0.96%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.96%) Graphic Design
7 2 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.96%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.96%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.96%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.48%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.48%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.48%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 83 (39.71%) Windows
2 35 (16.75%) Windows 10
3 29 (13.88%) Windows Server
4 21 (10.05%) Windows 7
5 20 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (3.35%) Linux
7 7 (3.35%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.91%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.44%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.96%) Debian
10 2 (0.96%) Unix
11 1 (0.48%) AIX
11 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.48%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (10.53%) Migration
3 18 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (7.66%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 15 (7.18%) Scrum
5 15 (7.18%) Test Automation
6 12 (5.74%) Incident Management
7 11 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 11 (5.26%) TDD
8 10 (4.78%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (4.78%) DevOps
9 9 (4.31%) MVC
9 9 (4.31%) Network Management
9 9 (4.31%) Web Application Development
10 8 (3.83%) BDD
10 8 (3.83%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (3.35%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (3.35%) CRM
11 7 (3.35%) Manual Testing
12 6 (2.87%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.53%) SQL
2 20 (9.57%) Java
3 13 (6.22%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.78%) C#
5 8 (3.83%) Java 8
6 7 (3.35%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.91%) Python
8 3 (1.44%) C++
8 3 (1.44%) Java 9
9 2 (0.96%) Groovy
9 2 (0.96%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.96%) Ruby
9 2 (0.96%) Scala
9 2 (0.96%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.96%) VB
10 1 (0.48%) C
10 1 (0.48%) Go
10 1 (0.48%) SOQL
10 1 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 44 (21.05%) BPSS Clearance
2 27 (12.92%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.22%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.35%) MCSA
6 6 (2.87%) Degree
6 6 (2.87%) MCP
7 4 (1.91%) CISA
7 4 (1.91%) CISM
7 4 (1.91%) CISSP
7 4 (1.91%) ISEB
7 4 (1.91%) ISSAP
7 4 (1.91%) ISSEP
7 4 (1.91%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.44%) BC Cleared
8 3 (1.44%) CCA
8 3 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.44%) MCSE
9 2 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (5.26%) QA
3 7 (3.35%) SLA
4 4 (1.91%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 3 (1.44%) PMO
6 2 (0.96%) GDPR
6 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 50 (23.92%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.22%) Hyper-V
3 10 (4.78%) Docker
4 8 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.39%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.44%) XenApp
7 2 (0.96%) Firmware
8 1 (0.48%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.48%) vSphere
8 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (11.00%) SCCM
2 4 (1.91%) Terraform
3 3 (1.44%) Ansible
3 3 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.44%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.44%) Puppet
4 2 (0.96%) Grafana
4 2 (0.96%) Graphite
4 2 (0.96%) Kibana
5 1 (0.48%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 52 (24.88%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.13%) Apple
3 16 (7.66%) VMware
4 12 (5.74%) Citrix
4 12 (5.74%) HP
5 9 (4.31%) Cisco
6 8 (3.83%) Fujitsu
7 7 (3.35%) Dell
7 7 (3.35%) Oracle
8 4 (1.91%) SAP
9 3 (1.44%) Informatica
9 3 (1.44%) Sophos
9 3 (1.44%) Workday
10 2 (0.96%) Aruba
10 2 (0.96%) Google
10 2 (0.96%) Meraki
10 2 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.96%) Splunk
10 2 (0.96%) Talend
10 2 (0.96%) Xamarin