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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK
Rank 500 587 554
Rank change year-on-year +87 -33  
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 83 53 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.100% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.89% 0.48% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 26 24
Median daily rate £153 £260 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.34% +15.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £126 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £1,846 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £255 £300
% change year-on-year -41.17% -15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 26
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -16.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.27 £10.20 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £21.30 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -17.14%  

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 9336 11096 10841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.79% 20.84% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5942 6920 6146
Median daily rate £420 £405 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 405 500
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

DBS Check
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing DBS Check as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DBS Check.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBS Check in the UK

DBS Check
Top 30 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 27 March 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 +77 79 £150 -42.30% 53
London +39 20 £158 -66.84% 9
South West +17 17 £120 -93.49% 3
Gloucestershire +14 10 £113 -93.90%
Gloucester +8 10 £113 -93.90%
North West +33 9 £338 +101.49% 6
South East +7 9 £170 -34.61% 9
West Midlands +21 8 £126 -2.88% 5
East Midlands -3 6 - - 1
Manchester - 6 £350 - 4
Nottinghamshire +8 5 - - 1
Yorkshire +20 4 £350 - 8
East of England -6 4 - - 10
Warwickshire +2 3 £150 +15.38%
Watford +1 3 - -
Hertfordshire -2 3 - -
City of London - 3 £200 -
Rugby - 3 £150 -
Cheshire +29 2 - - 1
Berkshire +25 2 - - 1
Scotland +23 2 £296 -1.33%
Edinburgh +21 2 £296 -1.33%
Birmingham +2 2 - - 1
North East -8 2 £125 -77.06% 2
Oxfordshire -8 2 £151 - 3
Dudley - 2 £103 -
Bristol - 2 £145 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £170 -
Hampshire - 2 £885 -
South Yorkshire - 2 - - 4

DBS Check
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 106 (63.47%) Windows
2 63 (37.72%) Active Directory
3 55 (32.93%) Windows 7
4 47 (28.14%) Apple
5 46 (27.54%) Microsoft
6 39 (23.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (20.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (19.16%) VMware
9 31 (18.56%) Network Management
10 29 (17.37%) SLA
11 28 (16.77%) MS Office
12 27 (16.17%) Windows Server
13 26 (15.57%) Service Delivery
14 23 (13.77%) SCCM
14 23 (13.77%) MS Excel
15 21 (12.57%) Internet
15 21 (12.57%) Office 365
16 20 (11.98%) Wireless
16 20 (11.98%) DNS
16 20 (11.98%) DHCP
16 20 (11.98%) Time Management
16 20 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (11.38%) Security Cleared
18 17 (10.18%) MS Exchange
19 16 (9.58%) Cisco
20 15 (8.98%) Mac OS X
20 15 (8.98%) Citrix
21 14 (8.38%) SQL
22 13 (7.78%) Spreadsheet
22 13 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2010

DBS Check
Top Related 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 17 (10.18%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.40%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (2.40%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.20%) CMS
7 1 (0.60%) Apache
7 1 (0.60%) IIS
7 1 (0.60%) Moodle
Applications
1 28 (16.77%) MS Office
2 23 (13.77%) MS Excel
3 13 (7.78%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.80%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.80%) InDesign
4 3 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.80%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (3.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.57%) Office 365
2 4 (2.40%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.20%) Google Drive
3 2 (1.20%) PaaS
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.60%) G Suite
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.57%) Internet
2 20 (11.98%) DHCP
2 20 (11.98%) DNS
2 20 (11.98%) Wireless
3 12 (7.19%) Firewall
4 7 (4.19%) Intranet
4 7 (4.19%) LAN
4 7 (4.19%) VoIP
5 5 (2.99%) Broadband
6 4 (2.40%) SAN
6 4 (2.40%) WAN
7 3 (1.80%) HTTP
8 2 (1.20%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.20%) VLAN
9 1 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.60%) MPLS
9 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.60%) VPN
9 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.40%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.60%) MS Access
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.40%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.20%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.20%) DbUnit
2 2 (1.20%) JUnit
2 2 (1.20%) Mockito
2 2 (1.20%) Selenium
2 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.20%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.60%) Gerrit
General
1 7 (4.19%) Finance
2 6 (3.59%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.80%) Advertising
3 3 (1.80%) Banking
3 3 (1.80%) Investment Banking
3 3 (1.80%) Marketing
4 2 (1.20%) Electronics
4 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.20%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.60%) Local Government
5 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 64 (38.32%) Support Engineer
2 26 (15.57%) Database Engineer
2 26 (15.57%) IT Support
3 23 (13.77%) Customer Engineer
3 23 (13.77%) Customer Support Engineer
4 20 (11.98%) IT Engineer
5 18 (10.78%) 2nd Line Support
5 18 (10.78%) IT Support Engineer
6 17 (10.18%) 1st Line Support
6 17 (10.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 15 (8.98%) Analyst
8 14 (8.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 14 (8.38%) Developer
9 11 (6.59%) 1st Line Engineer
9 11 (6.59%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 9 (5.39%) Support Technician
11 8 (4.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 8 (4.79%) IT Technician
11 8 (4.79%) Windows Engineer
12 7 (4.19%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.99%) .NET
1 5 (2.99%) CSS
1 5 (2.99%) HTML
2 3 (1.80%) Symfony
3 2 (1.20%) Django
3 2 (1.20%) Flask
3 2 (1.20%) Node.js
3 2 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.60%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.60%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.60%) REST
4 1 (0.60%) WCF
4 1 (0.60%) Web Services
4 1 (0.60%) WinForms
4 1 (0.60%) XHTML
4 1 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.19%) Driving Licence
2 3 (1.80%) Credit Risk
2 3 (1.80%) Replication
3 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.20%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.20%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.20%) iPad
3 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.20%) NHS
3 2 (1.20%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.60%) CCTV
4 1 (0.60%) EPoS
4 1 (0.60%) PMI
4 1 (0.60%) User Experience
4 1 (0.60%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 106 (63.47%) Windows
2 55 (32.93%) Windows 7
3 39 (23.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (20.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (16.17%) Windows Server
6 15 (8.98%) Mac OS X
7 13 (7.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (7.19%) Windows 10
9 10 (5.99%) Apple iOS
9 10 (5.99%) Windows 8
10 8 (4.79%) Windows XP
11 6 (3.59%) Linux
11 6 (3.59%) Mac OS
11 6 (3.59%) Unix
12 4 (2.40%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.20%) NetWare
14 1 (0.60%) Android
14 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.56%) Network Management
2 26 (15.57%) Service Delivery
3 20 (11.98%) Time Management
4 12 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (5.99%) Project Management
6 9 (5.39%) Incident Management
6 9 (5.39%) Mentoring
6 9 (5.39%) Migration
7 7 (4.19%) CRM
7 7 (4.19%) Line Management
8 6 (3.59%) Front End Development
9 5 (2.99%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (2.99%) ITIL
9 5 (2.99%) Programme Management
9 5 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (2.40%) Application Packaging
10 4 (2.40%) Fault Management
10 4 (2.40%) Risk Management
10 4 (2.40%) Scrum
10 4 (2.40%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.38%) SQL
2 6 (3.59%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.40%) C
3 4 (2.40%) C#
3 4 (2.40%) C++
4 3 (1.80%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.80%) Java
4 3 (1.80%) PHP
4 3 (1.80%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.80%) Python
5 1 (0.60%) Perl
5 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (11.38%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (4.79%) Degree
2 8 (4.79%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.59%) CCNP
4 5 (2.99%) MCSA
4 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.80%) CCNA
6 3 (1.80%) MCP
7 2 (1.20%) MCSE
7 2 (1.20%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.60%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.60%) HND
8 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.60%) MCITP
8 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (17.37%) SLA
2 8 (4.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.40%) QA
System Software
1 63 (37.72%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.59%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.40%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.60%) vSphere
5 1 (0.60%) XenApp
5 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (13.77%) SCCM
2 4 (2.40%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.20%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.20%) Nagios
3 2 (1.20%) SmoothWall
3 2 (1.20%) WSUS
4 1 (0.60%) Ansible
4 1 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.60%) Puppet
4 1 (0.60%) Salt
Vendors
1 47 (28.14%) Apple
2 46 (27.54%) Microsoft
3 32 (19.16%) VMware
4 16 (9.58%) Cisco
5 15 (8.98%) Citrix
6 6 (3.59%) Google
7 5 (2.99%) Oracle
8 4 (2.40%) Computacenter
8 4 (2.40%) Dell
8 4 (2.40%) Intel Security
8 4 (2.40%) Juniper
9 3 (1.80%) Adobe
9 3 (1.80%) HP
9 3 (1.80%) NetApp
9 3 (1.80%) SAP
10 2 (1.20%) CommVault
10 2 (1.20%) Ruckus Wireless
10 2 (1.20%) Veeam
11 1 (0.60%) Meraki
11 1 (0.60%) Tableau
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