Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 871 831 879
Rank change year-on-year -40 +48 -26
Contract jobs citing Def Stans 20 34 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.034% 0.024%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.18% 0.28% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 12
UK median daily rate £460 £411 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.85% +8.22% +2.01%
10th Percentile £353 £344 £313
90th Percentile £535 £436 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £418 £390
% change year-on-year +10.18% +7.05% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 12
UK median hourly rate £51.19 £42.51 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.41% +0.02% +7.59%
10th Percentile £43.96 £35.25 £31.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.30 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.19 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +21.54% -5.00% +14.70%

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 11,235 12,226 12,232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.89% 12.31% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,115 8,008 7,928
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £225
90th Percentile £625 £630 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 367 444
UK median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.80% -11.77% +5.19%
10th Percentile £11.21 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.88 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.88 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.40% -20.00% +16.01%

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 17 October 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
Top 8 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 17 October 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
England -24 19 £460 +22.67% 10
UK excluding London -28 17 £460 +10.18% 11
East of England 0 7 £463 - 2
South East -6 5 £480 +18.52% 3
South West -24 4 - - 3
London -3 2 - -
Midlands - 1 £325 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 15 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 10 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 9 (45.00%) C
4 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (35.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (35.00%) Data Management
6 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
7 5 (25.00%) Degree
7 5 (25.00%) CMDB
7 5 (25.00%) Programme Management
7 5 (25.00%) ISO 9000
7 5 (25.00%) CMMI
8 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
8 4 (20.00%) Military
8 4 (20.00%) Information Management
8 4 (20.00%) Document Management
9 3 (15.00%) IEC 61508
9 3 (15.00%) DO-178B
9 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
9 3 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (15.00%) Legal
9 3 (15.00%) Change Management
9 3 (15.00%) Six Sigma
9 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
9 3 (15.00%) Windows
10 2 (10.00%) Linux
10 2 (10.00%) Eclipse

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 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (10.00%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
1 2 (10.00%) Junos
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (10.00%) NetBeans
1 2 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (10.00%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 4 (20.00%) Military
2 3 (15.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Configuration Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Configuration Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Information Architect
3 2 (10.00%) RF Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Author
4 1 (5.00%) C Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Java Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Author
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) CMDB
2 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) NHS
3 2 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (10.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 7 (35.00%) Data Management
3 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (25.00%) CMMI
4 5 (25.00%) Programme Management
5 4 (20.00%) Document Management
5 4 (20.00%) Information Management
6 3 (15.00%) Change Management
6 3 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (15.00%) Six Sigma
7 2 (10.00%) Data Architecture
7 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
7 2 (10.00%) Information Architecture
7 2 (10.00%) Information Governance
7 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (10.00%) ITIL
7 2 (10.00%) PDM
7 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
7 2 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) C
2 2 (10.00%) C++
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (10.00%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) ISO 9000
2 3 (15.00%) DO-178B
2 3 (15.00%) IEC 61508
3 2 (10.00%) ISO 9001
3 2 (10.00%) MISRA
3 2 (10.00%) MISRA C
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) EMC
2 2 (10.00%) Juniper
3 1 (5.00%) SAP