Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 180 175 168
Rank change year-on-year -5 -7 +37
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 13 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.52% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.40% 2.67% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 6
West Midlands median daily rate £233 £425 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.29% +183.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £197 £154 £101
90th Percentile £517 £540 £360
England median daily rate £438 £375 £180
% change year-on-year +16.67% +108.33% -37.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - £22.91 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +76.19% -13.33%
England median hourly rate £17.00 £18.79 £14.50
% change year-on-year -9.53% +29.59% -3.33%

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 931 1,012 808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.12% 19.46% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 525 454
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £423 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +2.42% +8.55%
10th Percentile £263 £216 £225
90th Percentile £600 £550 £536
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 60 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.71 £18.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.07% -22.16% +23.33%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £39.13 £37.67
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year +40.00% -15.97% +8.18%

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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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 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
Birmingham -5 9 £215 -52.22% 4
Shropshire +12 3 - - 2
Coventry -4 1 £485 +228.26%
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England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for DBS Check.

1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 5 (38.46%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
2 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (30.77%) Office 365
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) Apple
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) SCCM
3 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Google
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (23.08%) Data Entry
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
5 2 (15.38%) .NET
5 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (15.38%) Clustering
5 2 (15.38%) Wireless
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.69%) Time Management
6 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
6 1 (7.69%) Xen
6 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework

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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 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) Jetty
2 1 (7.69%) Mongrel
2 1 (7.69%) nginx
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (7.69%) Google App Engine
2 1 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Wireless
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) FTP
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) IPsec
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) SSL
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.69%) Travis CI
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Server Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Server Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Server Support
2 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Team Leader
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server Support
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) CRM Developer
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.69%) J2EE
2 1 (7.69%) LINQ
2 1 (7.69%) Servlets
2 1 (7.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) Data Entry
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) Customer-Centric Approach
4 1 (7.69%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) People Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Software Distribution
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.69%) PMO
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Apple
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Google
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco