Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 843 818 848
Rank change year-on-year -25 +30 +7
Contract jobs citing Def Stans 32 28 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.029% 0.026%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.24% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 10
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% -1.05% +26.67%
10th Percentile £367 £320 £327
90th Percentile £497 £646 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £550 £475
% change year-on-year -13.64% +15.79% +26.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 14
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £46.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% -7.50% +122.22%
10th Percentile £40.00 £36.00 £35.85
90th Percentile £57.50 £54.25 £56.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% -6.57% +4.21%

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 13,160 11,165 12,677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.96% 11.63% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,606 7,318 7,958
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £258 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 388 447
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.69% +18.60%
10th Percentile £11.66 £10.85 £11.45
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.90 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.98 £25.50
% change year-on-year +2.39% -13.82% +27.50%

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 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -6 29 £475 +31.94% 22
UK excluding London -7 26 £475 -13.64% 21
East of England +5 16 £475 - 13
London -16 6 £385 +29.96% 1
South West +4 5 £438 - 3
Wales -5 2 £393 -37.20%
South East -17 1 - - 1
Scotland -21 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 3
Midlands - 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 24 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 18 (56.25%) Programme Management
3 16 (50.00%) Data Management
3 16 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (46.88%) C
4 15 (46.88%) CMDB
4 15 (46.88%) Security Cleared
4 15 (46.88%) Military
5 13 (40.63%) Degree
6 11 (34.38%) ISO 9001
6 11 (34.38%) Process Improvement
7 10 (31.25%) ITIL
7 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
7 10 (31.25%) Information Management
8 9 (28.13%) PDM
8 9 (28.13%) Change Management
8 9 (28.13%) Management Information System
8 9 (28.13%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (21.88%) DV Cleared
10 6 (18.75%) CMMI
10 6 (18.75%) C++
10 6 (18.75%) ISO 9000
11 5 (15.63%) Six Sigma
11 5 (15.63%) Service Design
12 4 (12.50%) ECSS
12 4 (12.50%) Document Management
13 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering

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 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.13%) RS-232
1 1 (3.13%) RS-485
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Subversion
1 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.13%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 15 (46.88%) Military
2 2 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 2 (6.25%) Automotive
2 2 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
1 9 (28.13%) Configuration Analyst
1 9 (28.13%) Configuration Management Analyst
1 9 (28.13%) Data Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Configuration Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Software Verification Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) System Design Authority
3 3 (9.38%) Verification Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Configuration Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Release Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (46.88%) CMDB
2 9 (28.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 18 (56.25%) Programme Management
3 16 (50.00%) Data Management
4 11 (34.38%) Process Improvement
5 10 (31.25%) Information Management
5 10 (31.25%) ITIL
6 9 (28.13%) Change Management
6 9 (28.13%) Customer Requirements
6 9 (28.13%) PDM
7 6 (18.75%) CMMI
8 5 (15.63%) Service Design
8 5 (15.63%) Six Sigma
9 4 (12.50%) Document Management
10 3 (9.38%) Scenario Testing
10 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
10 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
10 3 (9.38%) UML
11 2 (6.25%) Change Control
11 2 (6.25%) Multithreaded Programming
11 2 (6.25%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) C
2 6 (18.75%) C++
3 1 (3.13%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 15 (46.88%) Security Cleared
2 13 (40.63%) Degree
3 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
4 7 (21.88%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (34.38%) ISO 9001
2 6 (18.75%) ISO 9000
3 4 (12.50%) ECSS
4 2 (6.25%) MISRA
4 2 (6.25%) MISRA C
5 1 (3.13%) DO-178B
5 1 (3.13%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Green Hills
3 1 (3.13%) EMC