Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 812 888 853
Rank change year-on-year +76 -35 -7
Contract jobs citing Def Stans 46 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.019% 0.028%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.40% 0.17% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 13
UK median daily rate £418 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +13.33% +41.51%
10th Percentile £296 £313 £350
90th Percentile £440 £540 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +1.83% +9.33% +41.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 4
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £44.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.16% +26.70%
10th Percentile £31.25 £31.25 £32.78
90th Percentile £52.19 £48.75 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +7.59% +12.86%

Def Stans is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 11387 12163 13168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.81% 11.21% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7396 7867 8398
UK median daily rate £443 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 427 411
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +4.53% +7.63%
10th Percentile £11.06 £10.75 £11.04
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £55.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £21.53
% change year-on-year -2.22% +4.53% +7.63%

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 19 August 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 19 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Def Stans in the UK

Def Stans
Top 9 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 19 August 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 +88 37 £418 +1.83%
England +66 30 £375 -8.54%
South West +14 15 £363 -14.71%
Wales +16 11 £418 -33.20%
South East +26 9 £405 +12.42%
London - 4 £283 -
North of England +68 1 - -
North West +33 1 - -
East of England -13 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 24 (52.17%) C
2 19 (41.30%) Security Cleared
3 18 (39.13%) Software Engineering
4 17 (36.96%) C++
5 16 (34.78%) SC Cleared
6 15 (32.61%) MISRA C
6 15 (32.61%) MISRA
7 14 (30.43%) Rational Rhapsody
7 14 (30.43%) Configuration Management
7 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
8 13 (28.26%) IEC 61508
9 11 (23.91%) Change Control
9 11 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (23.91%) Multithreading
9 11 (23.91%) Multithreaded Programming
9 11 (23.91%) Green Hills
9 11 (23.91%) Aerospace
10 10 (21.74%) Linux
11 9 (19.57%) Automotive
11 9 (19.57%) Rational DOORS
12 8 (17.39%) DO-178B
12 8 (17.39%) Static Code Analysis
12 8 (17.39%) Subversion
12 8 (17.39%) UML
12 8 (17.39%) OO
12 8 (17.39%) OOD
12 8 (17.39%) Visual Studio
13 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
13 7 (15.22%) Validation
13 7 (15.22%) Hazard Analysis

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 (8.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (10.87%) Simulink
3 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) 4G
1 2 (4.35%) EIGRP
1 2 (4.35%) Firewall
1 2 (4.35%) ICMP
1 2 (4.35%) IPsec
1 2 (4.35%) iSCSI
1 2 (4.35%) LTE
1 2 (4.35%) MPLS
1 2 (4.35%) NAS
1 2 (4.35%) OSPF
1 2 (4.35%) RIP
1 2 (4.35%) SNMP
1 2 (4.35%) SSH
1 2 (4.35%) VoIP
1 2 (4.35%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) MS Access
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (30.43%) Rational Rhapsody
2 9 (19.57%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (17.39%) Subversion
3 8 (17.39%) Visual Studio
4 6 (13.04%) Eclipse
4 6 (13.04%) NetBeans
General
1 11 (23.91%) Aerospace
2 9 (19.57%) Automotive
3 5 (10.87%) Finance
3 5 (10.87%) Military
4 4 (8.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Software Engineer
2 11 (23.91%) Senior Software Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) Test Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Designer
5 2 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Principal Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Test and Validation Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Validation Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Embedded Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Integration Specialist
6 1 (2.17%) Principal Software Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Software Verification Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) HTML
1 4 (8.70%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.17%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Linux
2 6 (13.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Software Engineering
2 14 (30.43%) Configuration Management
3 11 (23.91%) Change Control
3 11 (23.91%) Multithreaded Programming
3 11 (23.91%) Multithreading
4 8 (17.39%) OO
4 8 (17.39%) OOD
4 8 (17.39%) Static Code Analysis
4 8 (17.39%) UML
5 7 (15.22%) Hazard Analysis
5 7 (15.22%) Software Architecture
5 7 (15.22%) Unit Testing
5 7 (15.22%) Validation
6 6 (13.04%) Integration Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Device Driver Development
7 4 (8.70%) Programme Management
7 4 (8.70%) SDLC
8 2 (4.35%) Network Management
8 2 (4.35%) PLM
8 2 (4.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) C
2 17 (36.96%) C++
3 6 (13.04%) Java
4 5 (10.87%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (41.30%) Security Cleared
2 16 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) Degree
4 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) HNC
4 2 (4.35%) Postgraduate
5 1 (2.17%) CCDP
5 1 (2.17%) CCIE
5 1 (2.17%) CCNP
5 1 (2.17%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (32.61%) MISRA
1 15 (32.61%) MISRA C
2 13 (28.26%) IEC 61508
3 8 (17.39%) DO-178B
4 4 (8.70%) ISO 14001
5 1 (2.17%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.35%) vSphere
Vendors
1 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.91%) Green Hills
3 4 (8.70%) Intel
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco
4 2 (4.35%) EMC
4 2 (4.35%) VMware
5 1 (2.17%) CA
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle