Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 856 805 867
Rank change year-on-year -51 +62 -30
Contract jobs citing Def Stans 26 40 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.044% 0.020%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.21% 0.38% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 4
UK median daily rate £475 £418 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.77% +5.03% +2.79%
10th Percentile £384 £281 £327
90th Percentile £495 £638 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £488 £370
% change year-on-year -2.56% +31.76% -4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 12
UK median hourly rate £50.50 £42.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.82% -12.82% +116.67%
10th Percentile £38.58 £31.25 £34.53
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £60.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £41.25 £45.75
% change year-on-year +1.21% -9.84% -

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 12,525 10,476 12,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.43% 11.60% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,063 6,804 7,807
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £258 £238 £226
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 356 414
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.49% +16.71%
10th Percentile £11.68 £11.00 £11.03
90th Percentile £52.30 £53.75 £53.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.70 £25.50
% change year-on-year -0.88% -10.98% +24.39%

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 24 May 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Def Stans over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Def Stans in the UK

Def Stans
Top 10 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 24 May 2018. 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 24 £475 -2.56% 23
England -55 23 £475 +68.14% 22
East of England - 15 £475 - 7
South East -23 3 £438 - 1
Wales -10 2 £464 -21.06% 1
London -49 2 - -
Midlands - 2 £325 - 2
West Midlands - 2 £325 - 2
South West -8 1 - - 9
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 19 (73.08%) Configuration Management
2 18 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 17 (65.38%) C
3 17 (65.38%) Data Management
3 17 (65.38%) CMDB
3 17 (65.38%) Degree
4 16 (61.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (61.54%) Military
4 16 (61.54%) Programme Management
4 16 (61.54%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (61.54%) Microsoft Excel
5 15 (57.69%) ITIL
5 15 (57.69%) Information Management
5 15 (57.69%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (53.85%) Process Improvement
6 14 (53.85%) Customer Requirements
6 14 (53.85%) PDM
6 14 (53.85%) ISO 9001
6 14 (53.85%) Change Management
6 14 (53.85%) Management Information System
7 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
8 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
9 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
9 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
10 3 (11.54%) Document Management
10 3 (11.54%) C++
10 3 (11.54%) SDLC
11 2 (7.69%) MISRA C
11 2 (7.69%) MISRA
11 2 (7.69%) Rational DOORS

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:

Applications
1 16 (61.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 16 (61.54%) Microsoft Office
1 16 (61.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
1 1 (3.85%) Junos
1 1 (3.85%) RS-232
1 1 (3.85%) RS-485
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (7.69%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.85%) NetBeans
2 1 (3.85%) Rational Team Concert
2 1 (3.85%) Subversion
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (61.54%) Military
2 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.85%) Automotive
2 1 (3.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Analyst
1 14 (53.85%) Configuration Analyst
1 14 (53.85%) Configuration Management Analyst
1 14 (53.85%) Data Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Software Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Configuration Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) C Software Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Configuration and Release Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Java Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Project Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Release and Configuration Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Release Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Integration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 17 (65.38%) CMDB
2 15 (57.69%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (53.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Configuration Management
2 17 (65.38%) Data Management
3 16 (61.54%) Programme Management
4 15 (57.69%) Information Management
4 15 (57.69%) ITIL
5 14 (53.85%) Change Management
5 14 (53.85%) Customer Requirements
5 14 (53.85%) PDM
5 14 (53.85%) Process Improvement
6 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 3 (11.54%) Document Management
7 3 (11.54%) SDLC
8 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (7.69%) CMMI
8 2 (7.69%) Six Sigma
8 2 (7.69%) UML
9 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.85%) Logistics
9 1 (3.85%) Physics
9 1 (3.85%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (65.38%) C
2 3 (11.54%) C++
3 1 (3.85%) Embedded C++
3 1 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) Degree
2 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
3 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
4 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (53.85%) ISO 9001
2 2 (7.69%) DO-178B
2 2 (7.69%) IEC 61508
2 2 (7.69%) ISO 9000
2 2 (7.69%) MISRA
2 2 (7.69%) MISRA C
3 1 (3.85%) COSHH
3 1 (3.85%) DO-254
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
1 1 (3.85%) SCOM
1 1 (3.85%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) EMC
2 1 (3.85%) Green Hills
2 1 (3.85%) Juniper