Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 467 553 559
Rank change year-on-year +86 +6 +12
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 187 79 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.34% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.66% 0.73% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 53 67
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £180 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +122.22% -35.71% +12.00%
10th Percentile £119 £115 £118
90th Percentile £574 £416 £461
UK median daily rate £363 £178 £275
% change year-on-year +104.23% -35.45% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 8 12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.10% +6.90% -3.33%
10th Percentile £10.38 £12.93 £10.73
90th Percentile £19.93 £52.70 £137.50
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.90% -3.33% -

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 11,289 10,758 14,263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.72% 20.63% 24.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,297 6,204 8,720
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £225 £213 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 742 720 708
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +1.85% +12.50%

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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 21 October 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 21 October 2018.

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

DBS Check
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 21 October 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 +19 64 £375 +114.29% 32
South East +20 43 £425 +161.54% 37
Midlands +3 36 £369 +2.43% 13
North East +26 24 £405 +149.23% 3
North West +2 24 £350 +100.00% 16
West Midlands -6 22 £350 -2.78% 7
South West -16 21 £425 +112.50% 5
East of England +21 19 £375 +141.94% 14
Yorkshire -11 19 £450 +172.73% 13
East Midlands +20 14 £400 +37.93% 6
Wales -20 4 £575 +21.05% 1
Scotland -27 3 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £123 - 1
DBS Check
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 61 (32.62%) Windows
2 48 (25.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 47 (25.13%) Microsoft
4 41 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (18.72%) Active Directory
6 24 (12.83%) Security Cleared
6 24 (12.83%) Office 365
7 21 (11.23%) Migration
8 20 (10.70%) SQL
8 20 (10.70%) Microsoft Azure
8 20 (10.70%) Windows 10
9 19 (10.16%) Microsoft Office
10 18 (9.63%) Disclosure Scotland
11 17 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (9.09%) Java
12 16 (8.56%) Finance
13 15 (8.02%) JavaScript
13 15 (8.02%) HTML
13 15 (8.02%) Problem-Solving
14 14 (7.49%) Driving Licence
14 14 (7.49%) HP
14 14 (7.49%) Scrum
14 14 (7.49%) SCCM
14 14 (7.49%) JIRA
15 13 (6.95%) QA
15 13 (6.95%) SC Cleared
15 13 (6.95%) Git (software)
15 13 (6.95%) Windows 7
15 13 (6.95%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (6.95%) User Experience

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 9 (4.81%) Confluence
2 8 (4.28%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.67%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.60%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.07%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.07%) CMS
5 2 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.07%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.53%) Apache
6 1 (0.53%) Moodle
6 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.53%) SAS
6 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (10.16%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.07%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.60%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.83%) Office 365
2 20 (10.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.14%) Boomi
5 3 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.07%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.07%) GitHub
6 2 (1.07%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.07%) IaaS
6 2 (1.07%) iPaaS
6 2 (1.07%) PaaS
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.42%) Firewall
2 7 (3.74%) Internet
3 6 (3.21%) VPN
4 5 (2.67%) Cisco Firepower
4 5 (2.67%) DHCP
4 5 (2.67%) DNS
4 5 (2.67%) SAN
4 5 (2.67%) Wireless
5 4 (2.14%) Network Security
6 3 (1.60%) Skype
6 3 (1.60%) SMS
6 3 (1.60%) WAN
6 3 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.07%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.07%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.07%) LAN
7 2 (1.07%) PABX
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.53%) MPLS
8 1 (0.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (3.21%) MongoDB
1 6 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.60%) Power BI
3 3 (1.60%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.07%) Amazon Aurora
4 2 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.07%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.07%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.53%) MS Access
5 1 (0.53%) MySQL
5 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.53%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (7.49%) JIRA
2 13 (6.95%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.42%) Selenium
4 11 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 11 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.21%) Maven
6 5 (2.67%) Subversion
7 4 (2.14%) GitLab
8 3 (1.60%) Ant
8 3 (1.60%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.60%) Gatling
8 3 (1.60%) Hudson
8 3 (1.60%) JMeter
8 3 (1.60%) JUnit
8 3 (1.60%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.07%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.07%) Gradle
9 2 (1.07%) Redmine
9 2 (1.07%) Sublime Text
9 2 (1.07%) TestComplete
General
1 16 (8.56%) Finance
2 8 (4.28%) Publishing
3 3 (1.60%) Games
3 3 (1.60%) Legal
3 3 (1.60%) Marketing
3 3 (1.60%) Retail
4 2 (1.07%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.53%) Back Office
5 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (15.51%) Developer
2 18 (9.63%) Analyst
3 14 (7.49%) Field Engineer
3 14 (7.49%) Support Engineer
4 13 (6.95%) Designer
4 13 (6.95%) Field Service Engineer
5 11 (5.88%) Consultant
5 11 (5.88%) Digital Transformation
6 10 (5.35%) Content Designer
6 10 (5.35%) Database Engineer
6 10 (5.35%) Digital Designer
7 8 (4.28%) Digital Content Designer
8 7 (3.74%) IT Engineer
8 7 (3.74%) IT Support
9 6 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (3.21%) Break Fix Engineer
9 6 (3.21%) Deployment Engineer
9 6 (3.21%) IT Technician
10 5 (2.67%) Java Developer
10 5 (2.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.02%) HTML
2 12 (6.42%) CSS
3 9 (4.81%) Web Services
4 8 (4.28%) jQuery
5 7 (3.74%) HTML5
5 7 (3.74%) Node.js
5 7 (3.74%) REST
5 7 (3.74%) SOAP
6 5 (2.67%) AngularJS
6 5 (2.67%) Gherkin
6 5 (2.67%) Sass
6 5 (2.67%) Spring Boot
7 4 (2.14%) Spring
7 4 (2.14%) XML
8 3 (1.60%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.60%) MEAN Stack
8 3 (1.60%) XSLT
9 2 (1.07%) Nunjucks
9 2 (1.07%) React
9 2 (1.07%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.49%) Driving Licence
3 13 (6.95%) User Experience
4 10 (5.35%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.28%) NHS
6 6 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.67%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.14%) Clustering
9 3 (1.60%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.60%) Video\Live Streaming
10 2 (1.07%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.07%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.07%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.53%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.53%) Photography
11 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 61 (32.62%) Windows
2 20 (10.70%) Windows 10
3 13 (6.95%) Windows 7
3 13 (6.95%) Windows Server
3 13 (6.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (6.42%) Linux
5 6 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.60%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.60%) Unix
6 3 (1.60%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.07%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.53%) AIX
8 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.53%) Solaris
8 1 (0.53%) VMS
8 1 (0.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (11.23%) Migration
3 15 (8.02%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (7.49%) Scrum
5 12 (6.42%) Incident Management
5 12 (6.42%) Test Automation
6 11 (5.88%) DevOps
7 10 (5.35%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 9 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (4.81%) TDD
9 7 (3.74%) BDD
9 7 (3.74%) Break/Fix
9 7 (3.74%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (3.74%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (3.74%) ITIL
9 7 (3.74%) Microservices
9 7 (3.74%) Web Application Development
10 6 (3.21%) Coaching
10 6 (3.21%) Patch Management
10 6 (3.21%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.70%) SQL
2 17 (9.09%) Java
3 15 (8.02%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.74%) Java 8
5 6 (3.21%) C#
6 5 (2.67%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.14%) Python
8 3 (1.60%) Java 9
8 3 (1.60%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.60%) Scala
9 2 (1.07%) C++
9 2 (1.07%) Groovy
9 2 (1.07%) Ruby
10 1 (0.53%) C
10 1 (0.53%) Go
10 1 (0.53%) SOQL
10 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.53%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (25.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 24 (12.83%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.95%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.21%) Degree
5 4 (2.14%) CISA
5 4 (2.14%) CISM
5 4 (2.14%) CISSP
5 4 (2.14%) ISSAP
5 4 (2.14%) ISSEP
5 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.60%) ISEB
6 3 (1.60%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.60%) MCP
6 3 (1.60%) MCSA
7 2 (1.07%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.07%) CCA
7 2 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.07%) MCSE
7 2 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (6.95%) QA
3 8 (4.28%) Data Quality
4 6 (3.21%) SLA
5 4 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 3 (1.60%) PMO
7 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.53%) GDPR
8 1 (0.53%) HL7
System Software
1 35 (18.72%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.88%) Docker
3 6 (3.21%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.07%) XenApp
6 1 (0.53%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.53%) vSphere
6 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (7.49%) SCCM
2 5 (2.67%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (2.67%) Terraform
3 4 (2.14%) Ansible
3 4 (2.14%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.14%) Puppet
3 4 (2.14%) WSUS
4 2 (1.07%) Grafana
4 2 (1.07%) Graphite
4 2 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.07%) Kibana
4 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 47 (25.13%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.49%) HP
3 12 (6.42%) Apple
3 12 (6.42%) Cisco
3 12 (6.42%) VMware
4 9 (4.81%) Oracle
5 8 (4.28%) Fujitsu
6 7 (3.74%) Citrix
6 7 (3.74%) Dell
7 6 (3.21%) McAfee
8 5 (2.67%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.67%) F5
9 4 (2.14%) Aruba
9 4 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.14%) SAP
10 3 (1.60%) Google
10 3 (1.60%) Informatica
10 3 (1.60%) Workday
11 2 (1.07%) Aerohive Networks
11 2 (1.07%) Palo Alto