Period
to 17 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for DBS Check qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 August 2017 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
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 730 742 750
Rank change year-on-year +12 +8 -42
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 118 146 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.63% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 93 72
UK median daily rate £184 £285 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.53% +20.00% -13.64%
10th Percentile £107 £116 £115
90th Percentile £543 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £178 £300 £263
% change year-on-year -40.83% +14.29% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 42
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £16.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.69% -10.90% +6.81%
10th Percentile £9.63 £12.31 £10.75
90th Percentile £20.00 £137.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £16.61
% change year-on-year +1.69% -11.20% +8.92%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18473 23037 21886
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.31% 21.18% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11197 14368 12827
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £243 £230
90th Percentile £595 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 813 1069
UK median hourly rate £29.75 £27.80 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.01% +17.05% +18.75%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.80
90th Percentile £51.22 £48.75 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £28.00 £24.32
% change year-on-year +8.93% +15.16% +21.58%

DBS Check
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DBS Check as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DBS Check in the UK

DBS Check
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBS Check in the UK

DBS Check
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBS Check over the 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBS Check in the UK

DBS Check
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBS Check in the UK

DBS Check
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBS Check over the 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DBS Check in the UK

DBS Check
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 17 August 2017. 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
England +27 106 £213 -25.44% 48
UK excluding London +30 68 £178 -40.83% 39
London +10 43 £321 +12.63% 11
North of England +61 20 £175 -47.76% 16
Midlands +13 13 £150 -56.52% 3
Yorkshire +46 11 £175 -47.76% 10
East of England +8 10 £155 -42.33% 8
South West -4 10 £225 +60.71% 3
South East +1 9 £163 -40.91% 7
West Midlands +32 8 £150 +11.11% 2
Scotland +43 6 £170 -43.33% 2
North West +14 6 £130 -58.73% 3
East Midlands -18 5 £290 -20.00% 1
North East +61 3 £225 - 3

For the 6 months to 17 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DBS Check also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for DBS Check.

1 46 (38.98%) Windows
2 34 (28.81%) Active Directory
3 19 (16.10%) VMware
3 19 (16.10%) Windows 7
4 18 (15.25%) Security Cleared
4 18 (15.25%) Microsoft
5 17 (14.41%) SCCM
6 16 (13.56%) Apple
6 16 (13.56%) Windows Server
7 13 (11.02%) Office 365
7 13 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (11.02%) SC Cleared
8 12 (10.17%) SLA
8 12 (10.17%) DNS
8 12 (10.17%) DHCP
9 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Office
9 11 (9.32%) TDD
9 11 (9.32%) Network Management
9 11 (9.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (8.47%) BDD
10 10 (8.47%) Driving Licence
10 10 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (8.47%) Time Management
10 10 (8.47%) Firewall
11 9 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (7.63%) Microservices
12 8 (6.78%) Migration
12 8 (6.78%) Hyper-V
12 8 (6.78%) Service Delivery
12 8 (6.78%) Cisco

DBS Check
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 6 (5.08%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.39%) Apache Solr
3 4 (3.39%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.54%) Confluence
5 2 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.85%) CMS
6 1 (0.85%) DNN
6 1 (0.85%) Drupal
6 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.24%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.85%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.85%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.85%) InDesign
4 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.54%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.85%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.02%) Office 365
2 3 (2.54%) GitHub
3 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.69%) PaaS
4 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.85%) Dropbox
4 1 (0.85%) G Suite
4 1 (0.85%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.85%) Slack
4 1 (0.85%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.17%) DHCP
1 12 (10.17%) DNS
2 10 (8.47%) Firewall
3 6 (5.08%) Internet
3 6 (5.08%) SAN
3 6 (5.08%) Wireless
4 5 (4.24%) Intranet
4 5 (4.24%) LAN
4 5 (4.24%) SMS
4 5 (4.24%) VoIP
4 5 (4.24%) WAN
5 4 (3.39%) Kerberos
5 4 (3.39%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (2.54%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.69%) VLAN
7 2 (1.69%) VPN
8 1 (0.85%) FTP
8 1 (0.85%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.08%) Big Data
2 5 (4.24%) Hadoop
2 5 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (4.24%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.39%) HBase
4 3 (2.54%) MySQL
5 2 (1.69%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.69%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.69%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.85%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.85%) DataStax
6 1 (0.85%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.54%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.54%) JIRA
3 2 (1.69%) GitLab
3 2 (1.69%) IntelliJ
3 2 (1.69%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.85%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.85%) Maven
4 1 (0.85%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (5.93%) Finance
2 3 (2.54%) Marketing
3 2 (1.69%) Banking
3 2 (1.69%) Legal
3 2 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.85%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.85%) Publishing
4 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (20.34%) Support Engineer
2 18 (15.25%) Desktop Support
3 16 (13.56%) Database Engineer
4 12 (10.17%) Desktop Engineer
4 12 (10.17%) Developer
5 10 (8.47%) Analyst
5 10 (8.47%) IT Technician
6 9 (7.63%) Customer Engineer
6 9 (7.63%) Customer Support Engineer
7 8 (6.78%) IT Support
7 8 (6.78%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.93%) IT Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Administrator
9 6 (5.08%) Deployment Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (4.24%) Network Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.24%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.24%) Kafka
1 5 (4.24%) Node.js
1 5 (4.24%) REST
1 5 (4.24%) Spring
1 5 (4.24%) Spring Boot
2 4 (3.39%) Drools
2 4 (3.39%) HTML
3 3 (2.54%) Apache Camel
3 3 (2.54%) HTML5
4 2 (1.69%) .NET
4 2 (1.69%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.69%) Backbone.js
4 2 (1.69%) CSS
4 2 (1.69%) CSS3
4 2 (1.69%) Django
4 2 (1.69%) Ember.js
4 2 (1.69%) Flask
4 2 (1.69%) jQuery
4 2 (1.69%) RESTful
4 2 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.47%) Driving Licence
2 5 (4.24%) NHS
2 5 (4.24%) User Experience
3 3 (2.54%) Algorithms
3 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.69%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.85%) EPoS
5 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.85%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (0.85%) HP Storage
5 1 (0.85%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (0.85%) Replication
5 1 (0.85%) Social Media
5 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.85%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 46 (38.98%) Windows
2 19 (16.10%) Windows 7
3 16 (13.56%) Windows Server
4 11 (9.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.08%) Linux
7 5 (4.24%) Windows 10
8 4 (3.39%) Mac OS
8 4 (3.39%) Mac OS X
8 4 (3.39%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.54%) Android
9 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.69%) Unix
11 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (9.32%) Network Management
1 11 (9.32%) TDD
2 10 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (8.47%) BDD
2 10 (8.47%) Time Management
3 9 (7.63%) Microservices
4 8 (6.78%) Migration
4 8 (6.78%) Service Delivery
5 6 (5.08%) DevOps
5 6 (5.08%) ITIL
6 5 (4.24%) Data Protection
7 4 (3.39%) Data Architecture
7 4 (3.39%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.39%) Project Management
7 4 (3.39%) Validation
7 4 (3.39%) Web Development
8 3 (2.54%) Data Modelling
8 3 (2.54%) Data Security
8 3 (2.54%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.54%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.93%) Java
1 7 (5.93%) SQL
2 5 (4.24%) Python
3 4 (3.39%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.54%) C
5 2 (1.69%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.02%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.08%) Degree
4 5 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (3.39%) MCSA
5 4 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.54%) CCNA
6 3 (2.54%) CCNP
7 2 (1.69%) HND
7 2 (1.69%) MCITP
7 2 (1.69%) MCSE
8 1 (0.85%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.85%) ECDL
8 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.17%) SLA
2 7 (5.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.69%) QA
4 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (28.81%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.78%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.08%) Docker
5 4 (3.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (3.39%) HDFS
6 2 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.85%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.85%) vSphere
7 1 (0.85%) XenApp
7 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (14.41%) SCCM
2 6 (5.08%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.39%) Ansible
4 3 (2.54%) SmoothWall
4 3 (2.54%) Terraform
5 2 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.69%) WSUS
6 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.85%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (16.10%) VMware
2 18 (15.25%) Microsoft
3 16 (13.56%) Apple
4 8 (6.78%) Cisco
4 8 (6.78%) Citrix
5 6 (5.08%) Dell
6 3 (2.54%) Google
6 3 (2.54%) HP
6 3 (2.54%) Mitel
6 3 (2.54%) SonicWALL
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle
7 2 (1.69%) Sophos
7 2 (1.69%) Veeam
8 1 (0.85%) Adobe
8 1 (0.85%) Aruba
8 1 (0.85%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.85%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.85%) Forcepoint
8 1 (0.85%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.85%) Ruckus Wireless