Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 162 214
Rank change year-on-year -5 +52 -39
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 23 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.21% 0.082%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.32% 1.13% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 4
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £150 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +183.33% +11.11% -60.29%
10th Percentile £166 £101 £128
90th Percentile £531 £360 £445
England median daily rate £394 £200 £290
% change year-on-year +96.88% -31.03% +28.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.91 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.19% -13.33% +11.11%
England median hourly rate £16.10 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +11.03% -12.12% -1.81%

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 990 799 1,271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.55% 18.46% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 450 729
West Midlands median daily rate £415 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.63% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £213 £212 £225
90th Percentile £550 £531 £539
England median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 38 45
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £26.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.05% +38.16% -36.67%
10th Percentile £12.16 £11.60 £12.30
90th Percentile £30.76 £37.22 £41.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.35 £26.50
% change year-on-year -20.62% +6.96% +17.78%

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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 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +6 18 £450 +25.00% 6
Dudley +2 1 - -
Coventry -15 1 £185 -
Shropshire - 1 - - 1
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England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) Office 365
3 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (21.74%) SCCM
5 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (17.39%) TDD
5 4 (17.39%) VMware
5 4 (17.39%) Java
5 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (13.04%) Java 8
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (13.04%) Hibernate
6 3 (13.04%) Migration
6 3 (13.04%) Spring
6 3 (13.04%) Microservices
6 3 (13.04%) Apache Camel
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (13.04%) Spring Boot
6 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
7 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
7 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
7 2 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory

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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 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Office 365
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.35%) PaaS
4 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
1 2 (8.70%) SAN
1 2 (8.70%) SMS
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) NAS
2 1 (4.35%) VPN
2 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.35%) Power BI
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.70%) Subversion
General
1 2 (8.70%) Marketing
1 2 (8.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Portfolio Manager
3 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) IT Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) IT Technician
3 2 (8.70%) Portfolio Delivery Manager
3 2 (8.70%) SCCM Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Portfolio Manager
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Commercial Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Head of Digital
4 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Apache Camel
1 3 (13.04%) Hibernate
1 3 (13.04%) Spring
1 3 (13.04%) Spring Boot
2 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) Laravel
2 1 (4.35%) MEAN Stack
2 1 (4.35%) Node.js
2 1 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Photography
2 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (17.39%) TDD
3 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (13.04%) Microservices
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Decision-Making
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (4.35%) Anthropology
5 1 (4.35%) BCP
5 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.35%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (4.35%) Contract Management
5 1 (4.35%) Hardware Maintenance
5 1 (4.35%) Scrum
5 1 (4.35%) Service Design
5 1 (4.35%) Service Management
5 1 (4.35%) Sociology
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) Java 8
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) Go
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) CCNA
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) BitLocker
3 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Apple
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) Aruba
4 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.35%) Dell
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Huawei
4 1 (4.35%) Meraki
4 1 (4.35%) Ruckus Wireless