Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 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.

UK Defence Standards (Def Stans)
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 859 864
Rank change year-on-year +20 +5 +17
Contract jobs citing Def Stans 35 23 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.022% 0.035%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.26% 0.19% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 16
UK median daily rate £435 £390 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -5.45% +17.49%
10th Percentile £363 £355 £323
90th Percentile £491 £638 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +6.75% +1.88% +13.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 13
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £42.50 £33.72 £30.70
90th Percentile £54.51 £50.00 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.13
% change year-on-year +12.50% +7.74% -10.00%

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 13250 11821 13436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.82% 11.45% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8691 7696 8482
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £231
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £388
% change year-on-year +1.14% +2.06% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 425 477
UK median hourly rate £21.01 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.64% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.23 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.45 £51.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.79 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.84% +11.11% +12.50%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Def Stans in the UK

Def Stans
Top 7 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 13 December 2017. 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 28 £435 +6.75% 4
England +5 25 £444 +19.93% 4
East of England -16 11 £475 -
Wales +17 7 £405 -35.20%
South West +8 5 £438 +2.94%
South East -13 5 £405 +9.46% 3
London -20 4 £385 +24.19%

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Def Stans also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Def Stans.

1 21 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
3 13 (37.14%) Programme Management
3 13 (37.14%) Security Cleared
4 11 (31.43%) C
4 11 (31.43%) C++
4 11 (31.43%) Military
5 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 9 (25.71%) Software Engineering
6 9 (25.71%) Degree
6 9 (25.71%) Automotive
7 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Excel
7 8 (22.86%) Multithreading
7 8 (22.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 8 (22.86%) Green Hills
7 8 (22.86%) Data Management
7 8 (22.86%) Change Control
7 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (22.86%) Multithreaded Programming
8 7 (20.00%) MISRA C
8 7 (20.00%) MISRA
8 7 (20.00%) Software Architecture
8 7 (20.00%) Static Code Analysis
8 7 (20.00%) Subversion
8 7 (20.00%) Aerospace
8 7 (20.00%) CMDB
8 7 (20.00%) UML
8 7 (20.00%) Visual Studio
9 5 (14.29%) OO

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 (5.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (22.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Teamcenter
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Subversion
1 7 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 11 (31.43%) Military
2 9 (25.71%) Automotive
3 7 (20.00%) Aerospace
4 4 (11.43%) Finance
4 4 (11.43%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Software Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Configuration Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Software Verification Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Verification Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Configuration Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Data Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) System Design Authority
6 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Configuration Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Designer
6 2 (5.71%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Principal Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Integration Specialist
7 1 (2.86%) Principal Software Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Release and Configuration Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (20.00%) CMDB
3 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 13 (37.14%) Programme Management
3 9 (25.71%) Software Engineering
4 8 (22.86%) Change Control
4 8 (22.86%) Data Management
4 8 (22.86%) Multithreaded Programming
4 8 (22.86%) Multithreading
5 7 (20.00%) Software Architecture
5 7 (20.00%) Static Code Analysis
5 7 (20.00%) UML
6 5 (14.29%) OO
6 5 (14.29%) OOD
6 5 (14.29%) Process Improvement
6 5 (14.29%) Service Design
7 4 (11.43%) CMMI
7 4 (11.43%) Information Management
7 4 (11.43%) ITIL
7 4 (11.43%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
8 3 (8.57%) PDM
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) C
1 11 (31.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Security Cleared
2 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 9 (25.71%) Degree
4 5 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.71%) Postgraduate
6 1 (2.86%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) MISRA
1 7 (20.00%) MISRA C
2 5 (14.29%) ISO 9001
3 4 (11.43%) ECSS
3 4 (11.43%) ISO 9000
4 1 (2.86%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.86%) Green Hills
3 2 (5.71%) EMC
4 1 (2.86%) Intel