The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
The Defence Manual of Security Issue 3 (JSP 440)
UK / Scotland
Rank 102 120 126
Rank change year-on-year +18 +6  
Contract jobs citing JSP 440 1 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.058% 0.39% 0.072%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.51% 2.80% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Median daily rate £400 £410 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £393 £610
% change year-on-year +24.20% -35.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.98 -

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 Scotland with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 196 357 354
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.33% 13.86% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 188 216
Median daily rate £325 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £187 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Median hourly rate £22.75 £13.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.51% -60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £9.18 £20.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.95 £22.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

JSP 440
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

JSP 440
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JSP 440 in Scotland

JSP 440
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Scotland region with a requirement for JSP 440.

1 6 (100.00%) Project Management
2 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) Six Sigma
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL V3
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (16.67%) Unix
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) AIX
5 1 (16.67%) Solaris
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) Sun
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (16.67%) BEA
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
5 1 (16.67%) iPlanet
5 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) Validation
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) Retail

JSP 440
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 (16.67%) iPlanet
1 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) Coordinator
1 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Project Coordinator
1 1 (16.67%) Storage Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
1 1 (16.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) AIX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Solaris
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Project Management
2 5 (83.33%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL V3
3 4 (66.67%) Six Sigma
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Network Design
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
5 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) BICSI Certification
2 1 (16.67%) BICSI RCDD
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) BEA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) F5
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
1 1 (16.67%) Sun
1 1 (16.67%) VMware