Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 160 185
Rank change year-on-year -11 +25 -13
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 22 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.21% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.34% 1.09% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 2
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £120 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +191.67% -64.71% +23.64%
10th Percentile £141 £101 £170
90th Percentile £540 £150 £531
England median daily rate £325 £158 £265
% change year-on-year +106.35% -40.57% +17.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
West Midlands median hourly rate - £10.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.09% -15.38%
England median hourly rate £18.79 £14.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year +29.59% +1.75% -13.64%

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 939 827 1,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.04% 19.21% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 459 618
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £223 £213 £224
90th Percentile £550 £530 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 33 41
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -5.41% -35.52%
10th Percentile £12.16 £10.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £35.60 £42.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +25.00%

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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 25 May 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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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 25 May 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 17 £388 +222.92% 3
Warwickshire -1 2 £350 +133.33% 3
Coventry -10 2 £148 - 2
Shropshire - 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
3 6 (27.27%) Office 365
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
4 5 (22.73%) VMware
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) Cisco
5 4 (18.18%) SQL
5 4 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
6 3 (13.64%) WebSphere
6 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (13.64%) Java
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
7 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 2 (9.09%) DNS
7 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.09%) Python
7 2 (9.09%) SMS
7 2 (9.09%) DHCP
7 2 (9.09%) Web Services
7 2 (9.09%) Linux
7 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 2 (9.09%) IBM
7 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
7 2 (9.09%) TDD

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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 (13.64%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) Jetty
2 1 (4.55%) Mongrel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) nginx
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.55%) Google App Engine
2 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) DHCP
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
1 2 (9.09%) SMS
1 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) FTP
2 1 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) IPsec
2 1 (4.55%) SAN
2 1 (4.55%) SSL
2 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.55%) Power BI
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Developer
1 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Database Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Portfolio Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Portfolio Delivery Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Portfolio Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Commercial Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Field Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Apache Camel
1 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
1 2 (9.09%) Spring
1 2 (9.09%) Spring Boot
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) J2EE
2 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.55%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 2 (9.09%) Decision-Making
3 2 (9.09%) DevOps
3 2 (9.09%) Microservices
3 2 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (4.55%) Business Development
4 1 (4.55%) Coaching
4 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.55%) Operations Management
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.55%) Psychology
4 1 (4.55%) Service Design
4 1 (4.55%) Sociology
4 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) Java 8
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) Ruby
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) BitLocker
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (9.09%) Puppet
1 2 (9.09%) Salt
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (9.09%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.55%) Google
5 1 (4.55%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle