Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 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
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 565 624 710
Rank change year-on-year +59 +86 +51
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 291 251 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.69% 1.32% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 176 67
UK median daily rate £450 £363 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% +126.56% -41.82%
10th Percentile £128 £115 £105
90th Percentile £613 £575 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £363 £159
% change year-on-year +20.97% +128.35% -42.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 22
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +37.93% -
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.65 £9.66
90th Percentile £26.22 £112.00 £19.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.38 £19.40 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% +33.76% -

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,216 19,058 18,479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.89% 18.92% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,362 11,396 11,409
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 813 871 937
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.56 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.51% -18.13% -0.68%
10th Percentile £12.86 £12.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% -20.63% -10.00%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DBS Check in the UK

DBS Check
Top 15 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 26 June 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
England +41 262 £450 +20.64% 35
UK excluding London +59 184 £439 +20.97% 28
London +35 94 £550 +47.45% 10
North of England +75 91 £450 +140.00% 7
Yorkshire +61 53 £500 +112.77% 4
South East -12 27 £410 +6.49% 6
North West +29 21 £450 +109.30% 1
South West -22 18 £396 -6.76% 5
North East +34 17 £450 +248.84% 2
Midlands -4 17 £250 -37.50% 4
East of England +4 16 £300 -7.69% 3
Wales +14 15 £550 +60.58% 2
West Midlands -12 13 £233 -40.00% 2
East Midlands +19 4 £450 +12.50% 2
Scotland +15 2 £488 +282.35% 1

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 with a requirement for DBS Check.

1 105 (36.08%) BPSS Clearance
2 104 (35.74%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (32.99%) Security Cleared
4 85 (29.21%) Windows
5 65 (22.34%) Microsoft
6 53 (18.21%) Active Directory
7 48 (16.49%) JavaScript
7 48 (16.49%) TDD
8 47 (16.15%) HTML
9 45 (15.46%) Git (software)
10 44 (15.12%) CSS
11 42 (14.43%) Java
12 38 (13.06%) Windows 10
13 37 (12.71%) Windows Server
13 37 (12.71%) Office 365
14 36 (12.37%) DevOps
15 34 (11.68%) Open Source
16 33 (11.34%) Test Automation
16 33 (11.34%) SC Cleared
17 32 (11.00%) Windows 7
17 32 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
18 31 (10.65%) Node.js
18 31 (10.65%) Microsoft Office
19 30 (10.31%) Finance
20 29 (9.97%) Docker
21 27 (9.28%) Jenkins
21 27 (9.28%) Linux
21 27 (9.28%) Amazon AWS
22 24 (8.25%) HTML5
22 24 (8.25%) .NET

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 13 (4.47%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.75%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.41%) WordPress
4 6 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.06%) IIS
4 6 (2.06%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.72%) CMS
6 4 (1.37%) Apache
6 4 (1.37%) Jetty
6 4 (1.37%) Mongrel
6 4 (1.37%) nginx
6 4 (1.37%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.03%) Confluence
7 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.69%) LiveCycle
8 2 (0.69%) Mule
8 2 (0.69%) WildFly
9 1 (0.34%) Captiva
9 1 (0.34%) Documentum
Applications
1 31 (10.65%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.69%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.69%) InDesign
3 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.06%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.69%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.69%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.69%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.69%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.34%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.34%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 37 (12.71%) Office 365
2 32 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (9.28%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.75%) SaaS
5 6 (2.06%) SuccessFactors
6 5 (1.72%) PaaS
7 4 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.37%) Google App Engine
7 4 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.37%) IaaS
8 2 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.69%) G Suite
8 2 (0.69%) GitHub
8 2 (0.69%) Kong
8 2 (0.69%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.69%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon Neptune
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Flow
9 1 (0.34%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.47%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.09%) DHCP
2 9 (3.09%) DNS
3 8 (2.75%) Wireless
4 7 (2.41%) HTTP
4 7 (2.41%) SAN
4 7 (2.41%) SSL
5 6 (2.06%) Firewall
5 6 (2.06%) Internet
5 6 (2.06%) VPN
6 5 (1.72%) LAN
6 5 (1.72%) WAN
7 4 (1.37%) FTP
7 4 (1.37%) IPsec
8 3 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (1.03%) NAS
8 3 (1.03%) Network Security
8 3 (1.03%) SMTP
8 3 (1.03%) SNMP
8 3 (1.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.81%) MySQL
3 9 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.41%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.06%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.03%) Redis
8 3 (1.03%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.69%) MS Access
9 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.34%) Amazon Aurora
10 1 (0.34%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.34%) Big Data
10 1 (0.34%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.34%) Power BI
10 1 (0.34%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 45 (15.46%) Git (software)
2 27 (9.28%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.12%) JUnit
4 8 (2.75%) Selenium
4 8 (2.75%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.06%) Artifactory
5 6 (2.06%) Cucumber
5 6 (2.06%) Maven
5 6 (2.06%) Spock
6 5 (1.72%) GitLab
6 5 (1.72%) SonarQube
6 5 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (1.37%) Gerrit
7 4 (1.37%) gulp
7 4 (1.37%) JIRA
7 4 (1.37%) JMeter
7 4 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.37%) Travis CI
7 4 (1.37%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.03%) Gatling
General
1 30 (10.31%) Finance
2 10 (3.44%) Publishing
3 6 (2.06%) Legal
4 4 (1.37%) Billing
5 2 (0.69%) Advertising
5 2 (0.69%) Law
5 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.69%) Military
5 2 (0.69%) Retail
6 1 (0.34%) Avionics
6 1 (0.34%) Back Office
6 1 (0.34%) Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (25.09%) Developer
2 44 (15.12%) Support Engineer
3 21 (7.22%) IT Support
4 19 (6.53%) Senior Developer
5 17 (5.84%) Consultant
5 17 (5.84%) IT Engineer
6 16 (5.50%) Analyst
6 16 (5.50%) Architect
6 16 (5.50%) Java Developer
7 15 (5.15%) IT Support Engineer
8 10 (3.44%) Database Engineer
8 10 (3.44%) Desktop Support
8 10 (3.44%) Digital Developer
8 10 (3.44%) Field Engineer
8 10 (3.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 10 (3.44%) Full Stack Developer
9 9 (3.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 9 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (3.09%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (3.09%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (16.15%) HTML
2 44 (15.12%) CSS
3 31 (10.65%) Node.js
4 24 (8.25%) .NET
4 24 (8.25%) HTML5
5 20 (6.87%) RESTful
6 17 (5.84%) AngularJS
6 17 (5.84%) Web Services
7 16 (5.50%) CSS3
8 15 (5.15%) jQuery
8 15 (5.15%) Sass
9 13 (4.47%) Spring
9 13 (4.47%) Vue.js
10 12 (4.12%) JSON
10 12 (4.12%) Spring Boot
11 10 (3.44%) ASP.NET
12 9 (3.09%) .NET Framework
12 9 (3.09%) React
13 8 (2.75%) .NET Core
13 8 (2.75%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.84%) User Experience
2 7 (2.41%) Driving Licence
3 6 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.06%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.37%) Clustering
4 4 (1.37%) NHS
5 3 (1.03%) Handset
5 3 (1.03%) iPad
5 3 (1.03%) Life Science
5 3 (1.03%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.69%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.69%) iPhone
6 2 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.69%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.69%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.69%) Social Media
6 2 (0.69%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.34%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 85 (29.21%) Windows
2 38 (13.06%) Windows 10
3 37 (12.71%) Windows Server
4 32 (11.00%) Windows 7
5 27 (9.28%) Linux
6 18 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (4.12%) Unix
8 7 (2.41%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.72%) Mac OS X
9 5 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.37%) Android
10 4 (1.37%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.03%) AIX
12 2 (0.69%) Solaris
12 2 (0.69%) VMS
13 1 (0.34%) CentOS
13 1 (0.34%) Fedora
13 1 (0.34%) HPUX
13 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (35.74%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (16.49%) TDD
3 36 (12.37%) DevOps
4 34 (11.68%) Open Source
5 33 (11.34%) Test Automation
6 23 (7.90%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (7.90%) Microservices
6 23 (7.90%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (7.56%) Migration
8 19 (6.53%) Continuous Deployment
8 19 (6.53%) Mentoring
9 17 (5.84%) Continuous Delivery
9 17 (5.84%) Responsive Web Design
10 16 (5.50%) Scrum
11 15 (5.15%) Front End Development
12 14 (4.81%) Cybersecurity
12 14 (4.81%) ITIL
13 13 (4.47%) Web Development
14 12 (4.12%) Configuration Management
14 12 (4.12%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (16.49%) JavaScript
2 42 (14.43%) Java
3 23 (7.90%) SQL
4 19 (6.53%) Java 8
5 18 (6.19%) C#
6 14 (4.81%) Python
6 14 (4.81%) Ruby
7 11 (3.78%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.09%) Bash Shell
9 8 (2.75%) PHP
10 7 (2.41%) PHP 7
11 6 (2.06%) ES6
12 4 (1.37%) C
13 3 (1.03%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.03%) VBScript
14 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.69%) VBA
15 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.34%) VB
15 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 105 (36.08%) BPSS Clearance
2 96 (32.99%) Security Cleared
3 33 (11.34%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.44%) Degree
5 8 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.06%) CCNP
6 6 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.06%) MCSE
7 5 (1.72%) MCSA
8 3 (1.03%) CCSP
8 3 (1.03%) CCVP
8 3 (1.03%) CREST Certified
8 3 (1.03%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (1.03%) GPEN
8 3 (1.03%) GWAPT
8 3 (1.03%) GXPN
8 3 (1.03%) MCP
8 3 (1.03%) OSCP
9 2 (0.69%) CHECK Team Leader
9 2 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.87%) QA
2 14 (4.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 14 (4.81%) SLA
3 7 (2.41%) WCAG
4 4 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.69%) PMO
6 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.34%) GxP
System Software
1 53 (18.21%) Active Directory
2 29 (9.97%) Docker
3 12 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.06%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (1.37%) Xen
7 3 (1.03%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.69%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 18 (6.19%) SCCM
2 16 (5.50%) Puppet
3 11 (3.78%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.72%) Ansible
4 5 (1.72%) Terraform
5 4 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.69%) Consul
6 2 (0.69%) SCOM
6 2 (0.69%) WSUS
7 1 (0.34%) Nessus
7 1 (0.34%) Nmap
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.34%) Salt
7 1 (0.34%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.34%) vMotion
Vendors
1 65 (22.34%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.87%) Apple
3 18 (6.19%) VMware
4 11 (3.78%) Google
5 9 (3.09%) Cisco
6 7 (2.41%) HP
6 7 (2.41%) SAP
7 6 (2.06%) Ariba
7 6 (2.06%) Concur
8 5 (1.72%) Dell
9 3 (1.03%) Sonus
10 2 (0.69%) Adobe
10 2 (0.69%) F5
10 2 (0.69%) IBM
10 2 (0.69%) McAfee
10 2 (0.69%) Oracle
10 2 (0.69%) Riverbed
10 2 (0.69%) Sophos
11 1 (0.34%) Micro Focus
11 1 (0.34%) OpenText