Period
to 11 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for DBS Check qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 11 December 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 203 171
Rank change year-on-year +28 -32 +1
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 12 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.41% 0.55% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 4
West Midlands median daily rate £281 £135 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +108.33% -40.00% -43.75%
10th Percentile £153 £128 £213
90th Percentile £475 £142 £238
England median daily rate £180 £250 £250
% change year-on-year -28.00% - -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 11
West Midlands median hourly rate - £11.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% -38.89%
England median hourly rate £18.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year +22.03% -4.84% +8.77%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 852 1268 963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.35% 21.30% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 707 504
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +5.80% +4.64%
10th Percentile £195 £234 £179
90th Percentile £524 £542 £525
England median daily rate £432 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 39 69
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £24.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.49% -22.07% +47.95%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.70 £43.92
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year -1.96% +5.74% +26.92%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing DBS Check as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for DBS Check in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBS Check in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBS Check in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBS Check in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBS Check in the West Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Birmingham +2 10 £338 -
Worcestershire +6 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £130 -
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England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for DBS Check.

1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (33.33%) HTML
3 4 (33.33%) CSS
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) TDD
3 4 (33.33%) jQuery
3 4 (33.33%) HTML5
3 4 (33.33%) CSS3
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (25.00%) Office 365
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) MVC
5 2 (16.67%) XML
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) .NET
5 2 (16.67%) MySQL
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (16.67%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) Apache
5 2 (16.67%) Tomcat

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (16.67%) Apache
1 2 (16.67%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) DNN
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (16.67%) GitHub
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) SMS
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MariaDB
1 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (16.67%) JHipster
1 2 (16.67%) Liquibase
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Database Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Technician
3 2 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) IT Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Implementation Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Software Implementation Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Software Implementation Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) CSS
1 4 (33.33%) CSS3
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
1 4 (33.33%) HTML5
1 4 (33.33%) jQuery
1 4 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 2 (16.67%) Backbone.js
3 2 (16.67%) Ember.js
3 2 (16.67%) JSON
3 2 (16.67%) Node.js
3 2 (16.67%) REST
3 2 (16.67%) Spring
3 2 (16.67%) Spring Boot
3 2 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (16.67%) BDD
2 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Kanban
2 2 (16.67%) MVC
2 2 (16.67%) OO
2 2 (16.67%) Open Source
2 2 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (16.67%) Scrum
2 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (16.67%) Time Management
2 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
2 2 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco