Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Def Stans skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Def Stans over the 6 months to 21 January 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.

UK Defence Standards (Def Stans)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 863 858 832
Rank change year-on-year -5 -26 +19
Contract jobs citing Def Stans 21 30 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.030% 0.026%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.20% 0.23% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 14
UK median daily rate £484 £463 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.59% +13.50% -6.86%
10th Percentile £293 £363 £320
90th Percentile £605 £497 £646
UK excluding London median daily rate £484 £463 £488
% change year-on-year +4.59% -5.13% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 11
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £55.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.41% -5.56%
10th Percentile £44.50 £42.50 £33.72
90th Percentile £57.00 £57.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -3.41%

Def Stans 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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 10,552 12,795 11,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.68% 12.96% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,604 8,387 7,216
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +5.07%
10th Percentile £255 £258 £228
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 351 395
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.60 £23.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% -11.74% -6.64%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.83
90th Percentile £47.58 £50.78 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £22.35 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.40% -10.62% -

Def Stans
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Def Stans as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Def Stans in the UK

Def Stans
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Def Stans.

Contractor daily rate trend for Def Stans in the UK

Def Stans
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Def Stans over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Def Stans in the UK

Def Stans
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Def Stans.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Def Stans in the UK

Def Stans
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Def Stans within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 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
UK excluding London -29 19 £484 +4.59% 22
England -20 17 £460 -3.16% 18
South West -31 8 - - 7
East of England -5 3 £650 +36.84% 4
Wales -13 3 £508 +29.30% 3
South East +2 2 £505 +34.67% 5
Midlands - 2 £335 -
West Midlands - 2 £335 -
London +15 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 2
North of England - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Def Stans 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 with a requirement for Def Stans.

1 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
3 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (23.81%) IEC 61508
4 5 (23.81%) Legal
4 5 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (23.81%) Logistics
5 4 (19.05%) Document Management
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
5 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
6 3 (14.29%) C
6 3 (14.29%) Information Management
6 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (14.29%) FMECA
6 3 (14.29%) Military
6 3 (14.29%) DO-178B
6 3 (14.29%) Data Architecture
6 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
6 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 3 (14.29%) Taxonomies
6 3 (14.29%) QA
6 3 (14.29%) CMDB
6 3 (14.29%) Information Governance
6 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (14.29%) Records Management

Def Stans
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Zeppelin
1 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
General
1 5 (23.81%) Legal
2 3 (14.29%) Military
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Author
2 3 (14.29%) Consultant
2 3 (14.29%) Information Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Configuration Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Principal Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Author
4 1 (4.76%) Auditor
4 1 (4.76%) Data Science Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Logistics Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Principal Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Quality Auditor
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Apache NiFi
1 1 (4.76%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) CMDB
2 3 (14.29%) Taxonomies
3 2 (9.52%) NHS
4 1 (4.76%) Acoustics
4 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
1 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 5 (23.81%) Logistics
2 5 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (19.05%) Document Management
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) Critical Thinking
4 3 (14.29%) Data Architecture
4 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 3 (14.29%) FMECA
4 3 (14.29%) Information Architecture
4 3 (14.29%) Information Governance
4 3 (14.29%) Information Management
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (14.29%) Records Management
4 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.52%) Data Management
5 2 (9.52%) FMEA
5 2 (9.52%) Hazard Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) IEC 61508
2 3 (14.29%) DO-178B
2 3 (14.29%) QA
3 2 (9.52%) HAZOP
3 2 (9.52%) ISO 14001
3 2 (9.52%) ISO 9000
3 2 (9.52%) ISO 9001
4 1 (4.76%) NEBOSH
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) CA
3 1 (4.76%) Adobe
3 1 (4.76%) EMC
3 1 (4.76%) Hortonworks
3 1 (4.76%) PTC
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.76%) SAP