Period
to 27 February 2020

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 27 February 2020 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 143 186 166
Rank change year-on-year +43 -20 +16
Contract jobs citing DBS Check 8 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.38% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% 1.91% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 17
West Midlands median daily rate £110 £450 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -75.56% +100.00% +87.50%
10th Percentile £103 £178 £127
90th Percentile £172 £535 £500
England median daily rate £413 £403 £180
% change year-on-year +2.48% +123.61% +16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £10.41 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.16% - -
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% -26.83% +41.38%

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 632 997 859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.49% 19.81% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 576 468
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +2.24%
10th Percentile £213 £238 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 49
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £32.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.47% +12.28% +16.33%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £27.38 £57.75 £50.15
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%

DBS Check
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

DBS Check
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

DBS Check
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

DBS Check
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 27 February 2020. 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 +3 6 £108 -48.19% 3
Coventry +16 1 - - 1
DBS Check
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) SLA
4 2 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (12.50%) Public Sector
5 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) G Suite
5 1 (12.50%) Office 365
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
5 1 (12.50%) Informatica
5 1 (12.50%) Apple
5 1 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) Google
5 1 (12.50%) SCCM
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
5 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V

DBS Check
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:

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) G Suite
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
General
1 1 (12.50%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) IT Technician
2 3 (37.50%) IT Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) IT Support
4 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Technician
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Database Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Hardware Technician
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (12.50%) Public Sector Delivery Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Apple
1 1 (12.50%) Google
1 1 (12.50%) Informatica
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) VMware