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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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 691 573 598
Rank change year-on-year -118 +25 +176
Contract jobs citing JSP 440 70 48 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.10% 0.065%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.76% 0.86% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 34 16
10th Percentile £475 £436 £387
25th Percentile £513 £515 £414
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £575 £519
Median % change year-on-year - +10.84% -5.68%
75th Percentile £613 £634 £555
90th Percentile £710 £668 £613
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £519
% change year-on-year - +10.84% -5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 8
10th Percentile £52.36 - £28.88
25th Percentile £56.00 - £30.94
Median hourly rate £69.05 - £46.62
75th Percentile £70.77 - £61.25
90th Percentile £80.57 - £80.00
UK median hourly rate £69.05 - £46.62
% change year-on-year - - +3.59%

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 9,167 5,598 4,670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.14% 12.08% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,299 3,658 2,956
10th Percentile £288 £264 £256
25th Percentile £406 £370 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% +2.76%
75th Percentile £626 £580 £563
90th Percentile £728 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £515 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +8.42% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 259 207
10th Percentile £12.22 £11.36 £12.93
25th Percentile £16.44 £14.00 £17.39
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +35.71% -16.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £49.63 £39.50 £47.63
90th Percentile £69.28 £52.50 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +47.62% -8.70% +5.75%

JSP 440
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for JSP 440 in England

JSP 440
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing JSP 440 in England.

Daily rate trend for JSP 440 in England

JSP 440
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing JSP 440 in England over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for JSP 440 in England

JSP 440
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing JSP 440 in England.

Hourly rate trend for JSP 440 in England

JSP 440
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing JSP 440 in England over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
South West -6 44 £575 -4.17% 3
South East -24 15 £540 +17.39%
London -110 7 £525 -8.70%
Midlands - 1 £490 -
West Midlands - 1 £490 -
East of England - 1 £551 - 1
JSP 440
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 58 (82.86%) Security Cleared
2 43 (61.43%) SC Cleared
3 33 (47.14%) DV Cleared
4 31 (44.29%) CESG Certified Professional
5 30 (42.86%) CISSP
6 24 (34.29%) Cybersecurity
7 19 (27.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 18 (25.71%) Windows
9 17 (24.29%) Firewall
9 17 (24.29%) Information Assurance
9 17 (24.29%) Public Sector
10 16 (22.86%) RMADS
11 15 (21.43%) CISM
11 15 (21.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 14 (20.00%) Social Skills
12 14 (20.00%) Management Information System
13 12 (17.14%) NIST
13 12 (17.14%) Risk Management
13 12 (17.14%) Cisco
13 12 (17.14%) Information Security
14 11 (15.71%) Risk Assessment
14 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
14 11 (15.71%) NCSC
15 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (14.29%) Telecoms
15 10 (14.29%) CESG
15 10 (14.29%) Cryptography
16 9 (12.86%) Programme Management
16 9 (12.86%) Ubuntu
16 9 (12.86%) Marketing

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 8 (11.43%) SharePoint
1 8 (11.43%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.29%) IIS
3 1 (1.43%) Confluence
3 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (8.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.86%) Azure
2 3 (4.29%) IaaS
2 3 (4.29%) PaaS
2 3 (4.29%) SaaS
3 2 (2.86%) AWS
4 1 (1.43%) Azure Stack
4 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (24.29%) Firewall
2 9 (12.86%) Cisco IOS
2 9 (12.86%) Network Security
3 8 (11.43%) Skype
3 8 (11.43%) VPN
4 3 (4.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (4.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (4.29%) LAN
4 3 (4.29%) SAN
4 3 (4.29%) WAN
5 1 (1.43%) DHCP
5 1 (1.43%) DNS
5 1 (1.43%) Link 16
5 1 (1.43%) Tactical Data Link
5 1 (1.43%) VLAN
5 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 17 (24.29%) Public Sector
2 14 (20.00%) Social Skills
3 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 9 (12.86%) Electronics
4 9 (12.86%) Finance
4 9 (12.86%) Manufacturing
4 9 (12.86%) Marketing
5 3 (4.29%) Documentation Skills
5 3 (4.29%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (2.86%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (30.00%) Architect
2 13 (18.57%) Coordinator
2 13 (18.57%) Security Assurance Coordinator
3 10 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 10 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 8 (11.43%) Security Architect
5 5 (7.14%) Analyst
5 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Security Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Consultant
6 4 (5.71%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 4 (5.71%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Security Consultant
6 4 (5.71%) Security Specialist
7 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Principal Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Principal Security Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 2 (2.86%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.43%) ModSecurity
2 1 (1.43%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.43%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 10 (14.29%) CESG
3 6 (8.57%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.71%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 4 (5.71%) Cyberattack
5 3 (4.29%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.86%) Cloud Native
6 2 (2.86%) PKI
7 1 (1.43%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.43%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.43%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.71%) Windows
2 9 (12.86%) Linux
2 9 (12.86%) Ubuntu
3 8 (11.43%) CentOS
3 8 (11.43%) Windows 10
3 8 (11.43%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.29%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (24.29%) Information Assurance
3 12 (17.14%) Information Security
3 12 (17.14%) Risk Management
4 11 (15.71%) Risk Assessment
5 10 (14.29%) Cryptography
6 9 (12.86%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (12.86%) Cyber Resilience
6 9 (12.86%) Digital Marketing
6 9 (12.86%) Programme Management
6 9 (12.86%) SIEM
7 8 (11.43%) Agile
7 8 (11.43%) Decision-Making
7 8 (11.43%) Project Management
7 8 (11.43%) Security Architecture
8 7 (10.00%) Critical Thinking
8 7 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 7 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 5 (7.14%) NsoIT
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.57%) Bash
3 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (82.86%) Security Cleared
2 43 (61.43%) SC Cleared
3 33 (47.14%) DV Cleared
4 31 (44.29%) CESG Certified Professional
5 30 (42.86%) CISSP
6 15 (21.43%) CISM
7 7 (10.00%) CCNA
7 7 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (10.00%) CLAS
8 6 (8.57%) Degree
9 5 (7.14%) MCSE
9 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (4.29%) IISP
11 1 (1.43%) APMP
11 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.43%) CISMP
11 1 (1.43%) MCITP
11 1 (1.43%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (27.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (22.86%) RMADS
3 15 (21.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 12 (17.14%) NIST
5 11 (15.71%) NCSC
6 5 (7.14%) GPG13
7 3 (4.29%) QA
7 3 (4.29%) SLA
8 2 (2.86%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (1.43%) GRC
9 1 (1.43%) NIST 800
System Software
1 7 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.57%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.86%) CASB
3 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (17.14%) Cisco
2 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.86%) SAP
3 9 (12.86%) VMware
4 8 (11.43%) Red Hat
5 6 (8.57%) LogRhythm
5 6 (8.57%) Palo Alto
5 6 (8.57%) Tanium
5 6 (8.57%) Tripwire
6 5 (7.14%) Splunk
7 4 (5.71%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.29%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.29%) F5
8 3 (4.29%) HP
8 3 (4.29%) Juniper
8 3 (4.29%) McAfee
8 3 (4.29%) Remedy
9 1 (1.43%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.43%) WatchGuard