Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 704 788 829
Rank change year-on-year +84 +41 -48
Contract jobs citing JSP 440 77 88 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.100% 0.093% 0.052%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.96% 0.86% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 55 34
England median daily rate £525 £525 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +19.12% +4.94%
10th Percentile £474 £360 £290
90th Percentile £644 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £441
% change year-on-year +10.53% +7.77% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
England median hourly rate £45.00 £71.23 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.82% - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £71.23 -
% change year-on-year -36.82% - -

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 8,041 10,191 11,793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.43% 10.75% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,061 6,514 7,779
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £254 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 348 327
England median hourly rate £21.42 £22.40 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.39% +11.99% -12.42%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.15 £10.84
90th Percentile £56.10 £50.29 £48.35
UK median hourly rate £21.19 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.67% +10.00% -18.37%

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 13 November 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
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 13 November 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 +12 61 £525 - 6
South East +40 10 £575 +26.44% 7
London +93 3 £625 +31.58%
Midlands +37 1 - - 1
West Midlands +28 1 - - 1
JSP 440
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 71 (92.21%) Security Cleared
2 55 (71.43%) DV Cleared
3 37 (48.05%) RMADS
4 33 (42.86%) Finance
5 28 (36.36%) Public Sector
6 27 (35.06%) Manufacturing
6 27 (35.06%) Electronics
6 27 (35.06%) Telecoms
6 27 (35.06%) SAP
6 27 (35.06%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (35.06%) Digital Marketing
6 27 (35.06%) Programme Management
6 27 (35.06%) Information Security
6 27 (35.06%) Marketing
7 26 (33.77%) SC Cleared
8 22 (28.57%) Project Delivery
9 21 (27.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 20 (25.97%) Cybersecurity
11 19 (24.68%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (24.68%) Technical Architecture
12 17 (22.08%) HMG Infosec
13 16 (20.78%) Critical Thinking
14 14 (18.18%) Management Information System
15 13 (16.88%) CESG Certified Professional
16 12 (15.58%) SIEM
17 11 (14.29%) Information Assurance
17 11 (14.29%) NCSC
18 10 (12.99%) IT Strategy
18 10 (12.99%) Linux
19 9 (11.69%) TOGAF

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 1 (1.30%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) Firewall
2 2 (2.60%) EIGRP
2 2 (2.60%) LAN
2 2 (2.60%) OSPF
2 2 (2.60%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.60%) WAN
3 1 (1.30%) BGP
3 1 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.30%) DNS
3 1 (1.30%) HSRP
3 1 (1.30%) ISDN
3 1 (1.30%) Multicast
3 1 (1.30%) PPP
3 1 (1.30%) RIP
3 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.30%) VoIP
General
1 33 (42.86%) Finance
2 28 (36.36%) Public Sector
3 27 (35.06%) Electronics
3 27 (35.06%) Manufacturing
3 27 (35.06%) Marketing
3 27 (35.06%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.49%) Banking
4 5 (6.49%) Military
5 1 (1.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 28 (36.36%) Coordinator
2 27 (35.06%) Security Assurance Coordinator
3 19 (24.68%) Architect
4 16 (20.78%) Consultant
5 15 (19.48%) Security Consultant
6 12 (15.58%) Security Architect
7 9 (11.69%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 9 (11.69%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.90%) Security Manager
8 3 (3.90%) Security Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.60%) Agile Project Manager
9 2 (2.60%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 2 (2.60%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
9 2 (2.60%) Security Project Manager
9 2 (2.60%) Systems Engineer
10 1 (1.30%) Cyberthreat Consultant
10 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) SOAP
1 6 (7.79%) Web Services
1 6 (7.79%) XML
2 5 (6.49%) JSON
2 5 (6.49%) JSP
3 1 (1.30%) .NET
3 1 (1.30%) Ajax
3 1 (1.30%) Middleware
3 1 (1.30%) ModSecurity
3 1 (1.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.68%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.49%) CESG
4 2 (2.60%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.30%) Acoustics
5 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.99%) Linux
2 8 (10.39%) Windows
3 2 (2.60%) Unix
3 2 (2.60%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.30%) OpenVMS
4 1 (1.30%) VMS
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.06%) Business Intelligence
1 27 (35.06%) Digital Marketing
1 27 (35.06%) Information Security
1 27 (35.06%) Programme Management
2 22 (28.57%) Project Delivery
3 20 (25.97%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (24.68%) Technical Architecture
5 16 (20.78%) Critical Thinking
6 12 (15.58%) SIEM
7 11 (14.29%) Information Assurance
8 10 (12.99%) IT Strategy
9 9 (11.69%) TOGAF
10 8 (10.39%) Remediation Plan
10 8 (10.39%) Risk Management
11 7 (9.09%) Architectural Design
11 7 (9.09%) Security Architecture
12 5 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (6.49%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (6.49%) Security Testing
12 5 (6.49%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.39%) C
2 7 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.79%) Java
4 5 (6.49%) C++
4 5 (6.49%) Python
5 2 (2.60%) SQL
6 1 (1.30%) Pascal
6 1 (1.30%) VB
6 1 (1.30%) VB6
6 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 71 (92.21%) Security Cleared
2 55 (71.43%) DV Cleared
3 26 (33.77%) SC Cleared
4 13 (16.88%) CESG Certified Professional
5 8 (10.39%) CISSP
6 5 (6.49%) CISM
6 5 (6.49%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 3 (3.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 2 (2.60%) CHECK Team Leader
8 2 (2.60%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (2.60%) CREST Certified
8 2 (2.60%) GCIH
8 2 (2.60%) GPEN
8 2 (2.60%) OSCP
8 2 (2.60%) Tigerscheme
9 1 (1.30%) CCNA
9 1 (1.30%) CCNP
9 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.30%) IISP
9 1 (1.30%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (48.05%) RMADS
2 21 (27.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 17 (22.08%) HMG Infosec
4 11 (14.29%) NCSC
5 7 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (2.60%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) SCCM
1 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (35.06%) SAP
2 6 (7.79%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.79%) Splunk
3 5 (6.49%) VMware
4 3 (3.90%) Cisco
5 2 (2.60%) CA
6 1 (1.30%) F5
6 1 (1.30%) FireEye
6 1 (1.30%) M86 Security
6 1 (1.30%) McAfee
6 1 (1.30%) Pegasus
6 1 (1.30%) Symantec
6 1 (1.30%) Trend Micro