Period
to 15 February 2019

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 6 months to 15 February 2019 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
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 750 803 731
Rank change year-on-year +53 -72 +12
Contract jobs citing JSP 440 93 43 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.046% 0.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.96% 0.36% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 30 72
England median daily rate £538 £513 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.88% +32.26% -3.13%
10th Percentile £424 £323 £290
90th Percentile £588 £766 £598
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £410
% change year-on-year +2.44% +25.00% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
England median hourly rate £71.23 £96.78 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.41% - -
UK median hourly rate £71.23 £96.78 -
% change year-on-year -26.41% - -

JSP 440 is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 9,657 11,932 10,387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.64% 12.81% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,095 7,830 6,860
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £258 £263 £238
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 319 371
England median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.01% - -16.00%
10th Percentile £10.76 £11.63 £10.80
90th Percentile £48.70 £57.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £20.60 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -4.19% - -14.00%

JSP 440
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing JSP 440 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 15 February 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing JSP 440 in England over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 15 February 2019. 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
South West +28 71 £550 +7.32% 4
North West -6 8 £592 -30.35%
North of England -12 8 £592 -25.77%
South East +8 7 £550 +67.68% 2
Midlands 0 3 £450 -35.71%
West Midlands - 3 £450 -
East of England +14 2 - - 1
London +1 2 £475 -10.59% 1
JSP 440
UK

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing JSP 440 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 England region with a requirement for JSP 440.

1 79 (84.95%) Security Cleared
2 54 (58.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 51 (54.84%) DV Cleared
4 48 (51.61%) Information Security
5 44 (47.31%) Finance
6 42 (45.16%) HMG Infosec
7 41 (44.09%) Analytical Skills
8 40 (43.01%) SC Cleared
9 39 (41.94%) Critical Thinking
10 37 (39.78%) Microsoft
11 31 (33.33%) C
11 31 (33.33%) Software Engineering
12 29 (31.18%) TOGAF
12 29 (31.18%) Enterprise Architecture
12 29 (31.18%) Technical Architecture
12 29 (31.18%) JSON
12 29 (31.18%) PowerShell
12 29 (31.18%) C++
12 29 (31.18%) Java
12 29 (31.18%) JSP
12 29 (31.18%) SOAP
12 29 (31.18%) Web Services
12 29 (31.18%) XML
12 29 (31.18%) Linux
12 29 (31.18%) DSDM
12 29 (31.18%) Python
12 29 (31.18%) IT Strategy
13 28 (30.11%) RMADS
14 23 (24.73%) Telecoms
15 22 (23.66%) Manufacturing

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 3 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.15%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.15%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.08%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (2.15%) IaaS
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) VPN
2 2 (2.15%) Firewall
2 2 (2.15%) Tactical Data Link
3 1 (1.08%) LAN
3 1 (1.08%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.23%) GIS
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (47.31%) Finance
2 23 (24.73%) Telecoms
3 22 (23.66%) Manufacturing
4 20 (21.51%) Banking
4 20 (21.51%) Electronics
4 20 (21.51%) Marketing
5 9 (9.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 45 (48.39%) Architect
2 34 (36.56%) Solutions Architect
3 19 (20.43%) Coordinator
3 19 (20.43%) Security Assurance Coordinator
4 15 (16.13%) Applications Architect
4 15 (16.13%) Security Architect
5 8 (8.60%) Security Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.38%) Consultant
6 5 (5.38%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 5 (5.38%) Lead Architect
6 5 (5.38%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.30%) Security Manager
8 3 (3.23%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 3 (3.23%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.15%) IT Manager
9 2 (2.15%) IT Security Manager
9 2 (2.15%) Junior
9 2 (2.15%) Programme Office Support
9 2 (2.15%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.15%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (31.18%) JSON
1 29 (31.18%) JSP
1 29 (31.18%) SOAP
1 29 (31.18%) Web Services
1 29 (31.18%) XML
2 2 (2.15%) Middleware
3 1 (1.08%) .NET
3 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.08%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 41 (44.09%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.90%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.60%) CESG
4 3 (3.23%) PKI
5 2 (2.15%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.15%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.08%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.08%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.08%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 29 (31.18%) Linux
2 6 (6.45%) Windows
3 5 (5.38%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.15%) Unix
5 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (51.61%) Information Security
2 39 (41.94%) Critical Thinking
3 31 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 29 (31.18%) DSDM
4 29 (31.18%) Enterprise Architecture
4 29 (31.18%) IT Strategy
4 29 (31.18%) Technical Architecture
4 29 (31.18%) TOGAF
5 22 (23.66%) Programme Management
6 20 (21.51%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (21.51%) Digital Marketing
6 20 (21.51%) Information Assurance
7 13 (13.98%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (11.83%) Risk Management
9 10 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (10.75%) Security Architecture
10 9 (9.68%) Identity Access Management
11 8 (8.60%) Infrastructure Management
11 8 (8.60%) Project Management
12 7 (7.53%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 31 (33.33%) C
2 29 (31.18%) C++
2 29 (31.18%) Java
2 29 (31.18%) PowerShell
2 29 (31.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 79 (84.95%) Security Cleared
2 51 (54.84%) DV Cleared
3 40 (43.01%) SC Cleared
4 17 (18.28%) CISSP
5 13 (13.98%) CESG Certified Professional
5 13 (13.98%) CISM
6 11 (11.83%) CISA
7 9 (9.68%) ISSAP
7 9 (9.68%) ISSEP
8 2 (2.15%) APMP
8 2 (2.15%) CISMP
8 2 (2.15%) CLAS
8 2 (2.15%) Degree
8 2 (2.15%) MCITP
8 2 (2.15%) MCP
8 2 (2.15%) MCSE
8 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.08%) PMP
9 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (58.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 42 (45.16%) HMG Infosec
3 28 (30.11%) RMADS
4 2 (2.15%) PMO
5 1 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (1.08%) GDPR
5 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.30%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.30%) Docker
2 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.08%) SCCM
2 1 (1.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (39.78%) Microsoft
2 20 (21.51%) SAP
3 3 (3.23%) Citrix
4 2 (2.15%) VMware
5 1 (1.08%) ESRI
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle