Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 175 215
Rank change year-on-year -3 +40 -50
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 27 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.21% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.72% 1.17% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 2
West Midlands median daily rate £419 £360 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.32% +166.67% -40.00%
10th Percentile £127 £155 £128
90th Percentile £539 £475 £142
England median daily rate £375 £175 £275
% change year-on-year +114.29% -36.36% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.81 £16.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.44% +39.13% +4.55%
10th Percentile £10.32 £16.00 £8.70
90th Percentile £30.16 £16.00 £14.30
England median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -15.63% +6.67% -3.23%

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 991 856 1,282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.57% 17.87% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 478 706
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.27% +12.86%
10th Percentile £211 £207 £238
90th Percentile £538 £525 £545
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 51 43
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.02 £30.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.66% +24.49% -22.07%
10th Percentile £13.18 £11.75 £12.55
90th Percentile £48.35 £50.00 £43.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.12 £25.50
% change year-on-year -0.48% -1.49% +10.87%

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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 18 November 2018.

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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBS Check in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 November 2018. 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 +4 15 £406 +12.85%
Coventry -16 3 £313 -
Dudley - 2 - -
Shropshire - 1 £450 - 1
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England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 11 (40.74%) BPSS Clearance
2 10 (37.04%) Windows
3 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
4 6 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 5 (18.52%) CRM
5 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (18.52%) SCCM
5 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (14.81%) Office 365
6 4 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (14.81%) Selenium
6 4 (14.81%) VMware
6 4 (14.81%) Java
6 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
7 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
7 3 (11.11%) Apple
7 3 (11.11%) NHS
7 3 (11.11%) MVC
7 3 (11.11%) TDD
7 3 (11.11%) Retail
7 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
7 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
7 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
7 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 3 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (7.41%) Taurus

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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 1 (3.70%) Apache
1 1 (3.70%) Confluence
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (14.81%) Office 365
3 3 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.70%) GitHub
5 1 (3.70%) Google Analytics
5 1 (3.70%) PaaS
5 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) DHCP
1 2 (7.41%) DNS
1 2 (7.41%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) NAS
2 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Selenium
2 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 2 (7.41%) JMeter
4 1 (3.70%) Artifactory
4 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.70%) Gatling
4 1 (3.70%) gulp
4 1 (3.70%) IntelliJ
4 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.70%) JIRA
4 1 (3.70%) Sublime Text
4 1 (3.70%) Subversion
4 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 3 (11.11%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Developer
2 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (11.11%) Consultant
2 3 (11.11%) IT Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Tester
3 2 (7.41%) Administrator
3 2 (7.41%) Automation Tester
3 2 (7.41%) Field Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) IT Support
3 2 (7.41%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) IT Technician
3 2 (7.41%) SCCM Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Break Fix Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) CRM Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
1 2 (7.41%) CSS
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
1 2 (7.41%) Node.js
1 2 (7.41%) RESTful
1 2 (7.41%) Taurus
2 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Camel
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.70%) Dapper ORM
2 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.70%) Laravel
2 1 (3.70%) LESS
2 1 (3.70%) MEAN Stack
2 1 (3.70%) Play Framework
2 1 (3.70%) REST
2 1 (3.70%) Sass
2 1 (3.70%) Spring
2 1 (3.70%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.70%) Photography
2 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
2 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (18.52%) CRM
2 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
2 3 (11.11%) MVC
2 3 (11.11%) TDD
3 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (7.41%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (7.41%) Microservices
3 2 (7.41%) Migration
3 2 (7.41%) OO
3 2 (7.41%) OOP
3 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
3 2 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (7.41%) SDET
3 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
3 2 (7.41%) Workflow
4 1 (3.70%) Prototyping
4 1 (3.70%) SOLID
4 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Java
1 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.41%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) Go
3 1 (3.70%) Groovy
3 1 (3.70%) Java 8
3 1 (3.70%) Ruby
3 1 (3.70%) Scala
3 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) CCNA
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (7.41%) PMO
3 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.70%) Grafana
3 1 (3.70%) Graphite
3 1 (3.70%) Kibana
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) Apple
4 1 (3.70%) Aruba
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) Dell
4 1 (3.70%) Google
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) Huawei
4 1 (3.70%) Meraki
4 1 (3.70%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (3.70%) Splunk