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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 559 575 571
Rank change year-on-year +16 -4  
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 51 76 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.64% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 43 33
Median daily rate £238 £285 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £106 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £464 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £193 £330 £260
% change year-on-year -41.66% +26.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 19
Median hourly rate £12.00 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £12.75 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.93 £137.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £70.00 £15.81
% change year-on-year -79.28% +342.89%  

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 9020 11793 10440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.15% 21.90% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11465 16220 12522
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1176 1038 1075
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.25 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.04% +16.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.92 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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
Top 9 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +11 45 £260 -11.86% 47
UK excluding London +15 30 £193 -41.66% 35
London +11 18 £347 +26.15% 13
North of England +59 13 £225 -36.61% 12
East of England 0 4 £160 -54.28% 6
South West -6 4 £350 +191.66% 2
Scotland - 4 £160 - 1
Midlands +12 3 £360 -11.38% 4
South East +7 2 £100 -67.21% 10

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 62 (45.93%) Windows
2 44 (32.59%) Active Directory
3 32 (23.70%) Windows 7
4 29 (21.48%) Apple
5 28 (20.74%) Microsoft
6 22 (16.30%) SLA
6 22 (16.30%) Microsoft Office
7 20 (14.81%) Security Cleared
7 20 (14.81%) Windows Server
8 18 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (13.33%) VMware
9 17 (12.59%) Office 365
10 16 (11.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (11.85%) Network Management
11 15 (11.11%) SCCM
12 14 (10.37%) Service Delivery
12 14 (10.37%) Firewall
12 14 (10.37%) SQL
13 13 (9.63%) Internet
14 12 (8.89%) SC Cleared
14 12 (8.89%) DHCP
14 12 (8.89%) DNS
15 11 (8.15%) Driving Licence
15 11 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (8.15%) Time Management
15 11 (8.15%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (7.41%) Cisco
16 10 (7.41%) Wireless
17 9 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (6.67%) Cisco Certification

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 8 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (5.93%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.22%) Apache Solr
4 3 (2.22%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.22%) Confluence
4 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.74%) CMS
6 1 (0.74%) DNN
6 1 (0.74%) Drupal
6 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (16.30%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.48%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.48%) InDesign
4 2 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.74%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.74%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.74%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.48%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.74%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.59%) Office 365
2 2 (1.48%) GitHub
2 2 (1.48%) PaaS
3 1 (0.74%) Dropbox
3 1 (0.74%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.74%) Google Drive
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.74%) Slack
3 1 (0.74%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.37%) Firewall
2 13 (9.63%) Internet
3 12 (8.89%) DHCP
3 12 (8.89%) DNS
4 10 (7.41%) Wireless
5 5 (3.70%) VoIP
6 4 (2.96%) Broadband
6 4 (2.96%) Intranet
6 4 (2.96%) LAN
7 3 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.22%) Kerberos
7 3 (2.22%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.22%) WAN
8 2 (1.48%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.48%) SAN
8 2 (1.48%) SMS
8 2 (1.48%) VPN
9 1 (0.74%) FTP
9 1 (0.74%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.74%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.96%) Big Data
3 4 (2.96%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.22%) HBase
4 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.48%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.48%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.74%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.74%) MySQL
6 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.22%) JIRA
3 2 (1.48%) DbUnit
3 2 (1.48%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.48%) IntelliJ
3 2 (1.48%) JUnit
3 2 (1.48%) Mockito
3 2 (1.48%) Selenium
3 2 (1.48%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.74%) GitLab
4 1 (0.74%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (3.70%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.22%) Finance
2 3 (2.22%) Marketing
3 2 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.74%) Electronics
4 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 19 (14.07%) Database Engineer
3 15 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 13 (9.63%) Customer Engineer
4 13 (9.63%) Customer Support Engineer
4 13 (9.63%) Developer
5 12 (8.89%) Desktop Engineer
5 12 (8.89%) IT Engineer
6 10 (7.41%) 1st Line Support
7 9 (6.67%) Analyst
7 9 (6.67%) IT Support
8 7 (5.19%) Network Engineer
8 7 (5.19%) Support Technician
9 6 (4.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) IT Support Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.96%) REST
2 3 (2.22%) .NET
2 3 (2.22%) Apache Camel
2 3 (2.22%) Drools
2 3 (2.22%) Kafka
2 3 (2.22%) Node.js
2 3 (2.22%) Spring
2 3 (2.22%) Spring Boot
3 2 (1.48%) CSS
3 2 (1.48%) Django
3 2 (1.48%) Flask
3 2 (1.48%) HTML
3 2 (1.48%) Web Services
4 1 (0.74%) Backbone.js
4 1 (0.74%) CSS3
4 1 (0.74%) Ember.js
4 1 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.74%) WinForms
4 1 (0.74%) XHTML
4 1 (0.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.15%) Driving Licence
2 4 (2.96%) NHS
3 3 (2.22%) Algorithms
3 3 (2.22%) Replication
3 3 (2.22%) User Experience
4 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.74%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.74%) EPoS
5 1 (0.74%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.74%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.74%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (0.74%) PACS
5 1 (0.74%) Social Media
5 1 (0.74%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.74%) Video Editing
5 1 (0.74%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 62 (45.93%) Windows
2 32 (23.70%) Windows 7
3 20 (14.81%) Windows Server
4 18 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (11.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.67%) Mac OS X
6 9 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (5.19%) Apple iOS
7 7 (5.19%) Windows 8
8 6 (4.44%) Mac OS
8 6 (4.44%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.70%) Unix
10 4 (2.96%) Linux
10 4 (2.96%) Windows 10
10 4 (2.96%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (11.85%) Network Management
2 14 (10.37%) Service Delivery
3 11 (8.15%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (8.15%) Time Management
4 9 (6.67%) TDD
5 8 (5.93%) BDD
5 8 (5.93%) Incident Management
5 8 (5.93%) Migration
6 7 (5.19%) ITIL
7 6 (4.44%) Mentoring
7 6 (4.44%) Microservices
8 5 (3.70%) DevOps
8 5 (3.70%) Test Automation
9 4 (2.96%) Break/Fix
9 4 (2.96%) CRM
9 4 (2.96%) Fault Management
9 4 (2.96%) Front End Development
9 4 (2.96%) Project Management
9 4 (2.96%) Service Design
9 4 (2.96%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.37%) SQL
2 8 (5.93%) Java
3 4 (2.96%) C
4 3 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.22%) Python
5 2 (1.48%) C#
5 2 (1.48%) C++
5 2 (1.48%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (5.19%) Degree
5 6 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (4.44%) CCNP
6 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.96%) MCSA
8 3 (2.22%) CCNA
8 3 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.48%) MCP
10 1 (0.74%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.74%) ECDL
10 1 (0.74%) HND
10 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.74%) MCITP
10 1 (0.74%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (16.30%) SLA
2 5 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.96%) QA
4 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (32.59%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.44%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.96%) Docker
5 3 (2.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (2.22%) HDFS
6 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (11.11%) SCCM
2 4 (2.96%) Ansible
2 4 (2.96%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.96%) SmoothWall
3 3 (2.22%) Terraform
4 2 (1.48%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (1.48%) WSUS
5 1 (0.74%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.74%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (21.48%) Apple
2 28 (20.74%) Microsoft
3 18 (13.33%) VMware
4 10 (7.41%) Cisco
5 8 (5.93%) Citrix
6 4 (2.96%) Computacenter
6 4 (2.96%) Dell
6 4 (2.96%) Google
6 4 (2.96%) Juniper
7 3 (2.22%) HP
7 3 (2.22%) Oracle
8 2 (1.48%) Adobe
8 2 (1.48%) Mitel
8 2 (1.48%) Veeam
9 1 (0.74%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.74%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.74%) SonicWALL
9 1 (0.74%) Sophos
9 1 (0.74%) Tableau
9 1 (0.74%) WatchGuard
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