The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for JSP 440 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JSP 440 over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 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.

The Defence Manual of Security Issue 3 (JSP 440)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 552 576 598
Rank change year-on-year +24 +22  
Contract jobs citing JSP 440 31 44 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.072% 0.089% 0.048%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.62% 0.79% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 14
Median daily rate £432 £450 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £501 £658
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £440 £420
% change year-on-year -1.93% +4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.50 £51.17
% change year-on-year - -30.62%  

JSP 440 is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5010 5600 5693
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.59% 11.32% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3254 3655 3742
Median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 202 183
Median hourly rate £25.12 £28.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.28% +29.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.37 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £52.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

JSP 440
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing JSP 440 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for JSP 440 in England

JSP 440
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing JSP 440 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for JSP 440 in England

JSP 440
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JSP 440 in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JSP 440 in England

JSP 440
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing JSP 440 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for JSP 440 in England

JSP 440
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JSP 440 within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West +5 17 £525 +28.83% 3
South East +26 10 £432 -4.11% 1
London +4 2 £475 -9.52%
East of England -3 2 £375 +22.44%
JSP 440
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JSP 440 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for JSP 440.

1 71 (80.68%) Security Cleared
2 43 (48.86%) DV Cleared
3 39 (44.32%) SC Cleared
4 36 (40.91%) Project Management
5 32 (36.36%) PRINCE2
6 31 (35.23%) Telecoms
7 29 (32.95%) Linux
7 29 (32.95%) Microsoft
8 24 (27.27%) Red Hat
9 23 (26.14%) Information Security
9 23 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (21.59%) VMware
11 18 (20.45%) Programme Management
11 18 (20.45%) Finance
12 17 (19.32%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (18.18%) Unix
13 16 (18.18%) Windows
13 16 (18.18%) Management Information System
13 16 (18.18%) Risk Management
13 16 (18.18%) Migration
13 16 (18.18%) DevOps
14 15 (17.05%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (17.05%) Digital Marketing
14 15 (17.05%) Electronics
14 15 (17.05%) Manufacturing
14 15 (17.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 15 (17.05%) Marketing
14 15 (17.05%) SAP
14 15 (17.05%) Active Directory
14 15 (17.05%) CISSP

JSP 440
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 6 (6.82%) ArcGIS
1 6 (6.82%) nginx
2 4 (4.55%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.27%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) AutoCAD
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (17.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.55%) SaaS
3 3 (3.41%) PaaS
4 2 (2.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.82%) IPsec
1 6 (6.82%) LAN
1 6 (6.82%) LDAP
1 6 (6.82%) Network Security
1 6 (6.82%) SSL
1 6 (6.82%) WAN
2 4 (4.55%) DSL
2 4 (4.55%) SDH
3 3 (3.41%) Ethernet
3 3 (3.41%) Kerberos
3 3 (3.41%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (2.27%) Tactical Data Link
5 1 (1.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.50%) GIS
2 6 (6.82%) Apache Hive
2 6 (6.82%) Big Data
2 6 (6.82%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (4.55%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (6.82%) Jenkins
1 6 (6.82%) Maven
1 6 (6.82%) Sonatype Nexus
1 6 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.55%) AppScan
2 4 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (3.41%) JIRA
3 3 (3.41%) Rational DOORS
General
1 31 (35.23%) Telecoms
2 18 (20.45%) Finance
3 15 (17.05%) Electronics
3 15 (17.05%) Manufacturing
3 15 (17.05%) Marketing
4 6 (6.82%) Military
5 2 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (19.32%) Consultant
2 16 (18.18%) Security Consultant
3 15 (17.05%) Architect
4 12 (13.64%) Coordinator
5 11 (12.50%) Project Coordinator
5 11 (12.50%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.95%) Technical Architect
7 6 (6.82%) Security Technical Consultant
7 6 (6.82%) Technical Consultant
7 6 (6.82%) Technical Security Consultant
8 5 (5.68%) DV Cleared Project Manager
8 5 (5.68%) Security Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (4.55%) Test Engineer
10 3 (3.41%) Defect Manager
10 3 (3.41%) Information Security Consultant
10 3 (3.41%) Oracle Architect
10 3 (3.41%) Oracle Technical Architect
10 3 (3.41%) Technical Assurance Consultant
10 3 (3.41%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.95%) Web Services
2 6 (6.82%) Leaflet
2 6 (6.82%) Middleware
3 4 (4.55%) J2EE
3 4 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.14%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 14 (15.91%) CESG
3 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.55%) Clustering
4 4 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.55%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.55%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.41%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (3.41%) Derivative
6 1 (1.14%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 29 (32.95%) Linux
2 16 (18.18%) Unix
2 16 (18.18%) Windows
3 14 (15.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (15.91%) Windows Server
4 11 (12.50%) CentOS
4 11 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (10.23%) Windows 7
6 5 (5.68%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.91%) Project Management
2 32 (36.36%) PRINCE2
3 23 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (26.14%) Information Security
4 18 (20.45%) Programme Management
5 17 (19.32%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (18.18%) DevOps
6 16 (18.18%) Migration
6 16 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 15 (17.05%) Digital Marketing
8 9 (10.23%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (10.23%) PRINCE
9 8 (9.09%) Defect Management
9 8 (9.09%) Information Assurance
9 8 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 7 (7.95%) Data Migration
10 7 (7.95%) Information Management
10 7 (7.95%) Requirements Management
10 7 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (7.95%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.77%) C
2 6 (6.82%) Dart
2 6 (6.82%) Shell Script
3 4 (4.55%) C#
3 4 (4.55%) C++
3 4 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 71 (80.68%) Security Cleared
2 43 (48.86%) DV Cleared
3 39 (44.32%) SC Cleared
4 15 (17.05%) CISSP
5 11 (12.50%) CLAS
5 11 (12.50%) Degree
6 7 (7.95%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (5.68%) CISM
8 4 (4.55%) CEH
8 4 (4.55%) CISA
8 4 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (4.55%) OSCP
9 3 (3.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 3 (3.41%) CCDP
9 3 (3.41%) CCNP
9 3 (3.41%) CCSP
9 3 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (3.41%) ISTQB
9 3 (3.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (3.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 9 (10.23%) RMADS
2 7 (7.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (6.82%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.27%) QA
5 1 (1.14%) COBIT
5 1 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.14%) ISO 22301
5 1 (1.14%) ISO 31000
5 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (17.05%) Active Directory
1 15 (17.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (9.09%) Docker
2 8 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (4.55%) GFS2
3 4 (4.55%) OCFS2
3 4 (4.55%) vCloud
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (11.36%) Ansible
2 4 (4.55%) Data Guard
2 4 (4.55%) HP Fortify
2 4 (4.55%) vRealize
3 1 (1.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (32.95%) Microsoft
2 24 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 19 (21.59%) VMware
4 15 (17.05%) SAP
5 10 (11.36%) Oracle
6 6 (6.82%) Cloudera
6 6 (6.82%) ESRI
7 5 (5.68%) Cisco
8 4 (4.55%) Citrix
8 4 (4.55%) Juniper
9 3 (3.41%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.41%) Software AG
10 2 (2.27%) Becrypt
10 2 (2.27%) LogRhythm
10 2 (2.27%) Lumension
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