Period
to 7 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for JSP 440 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JSP 440 over the 6 months to 7 December 2019 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.

The Defence Manual of Security Issue 3 (JSP 440)
UK
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 713 774 853
Rank change year-on-year +61 +79 -72
Contract jobs citing JSP 440 79 124 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.12% 0.045%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.93% 1.09% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 83 35
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.70% +12.20%
10th Percentile £468 £335 £302
90th Percentile £638 £588 £690
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £432
% change year-on-year +5.00% +15.87% +5.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £71.23 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.37% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £71.23 -
% change year-on-year -54.37% - -

JSP 440 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 8,454 11,346 13,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.53% 10.84% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,278 7,176 8,677
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 397 372
UK median hourly rate £21.17 £20.24 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +1.18% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.45 £49.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.43 £19.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.51% -3.75% -20.00%

JSP 440
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing JSP 440 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for JSP 440 in the UK

JSP 440
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing JSP 440.

Contractor daily rate trend for JSP 440 in the UK

JSP 440
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JSP 440 over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JSP 440 in the UK

JSP 440
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing JSP 440.

Contractor hourly rate trend for JSP 440 in the UK

JSP 440
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 JSP 440 within the UK over the 6 months to 7 December 2019. 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 +84 77 £525 - 21
UK excluding London +55 73 £525 +5.00% 21
South West -6 60 £525 - 2
South East +66 10 £550 +12.82% 19
London +95 3 £625 +31.58%
Scotland +26 2 - -
East of England +36 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing JSP 440 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 JSP 440.

1 71 (89.87%) Security Cleared
2 55 (69.62%) DV Cleared
3 35 (44.30%) RMADS
3 35 (44.30%) Finance
4 31 (39.24%) Public Sector
5 30 (37.97%) Manufacturing
5 30 (37.97%) Electronics
5 30 (37.97%) Telecoms
5 30 (37.97%) SAP
5 30 (37.97%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (37.97%) Digital Marketing
5 30 (37.97%) Programme Management
5 30 (37.97%) Marketing
6 28 (35.44%) Information Security
7 25 (31.65%) SC Cleared
8 22 (27.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 20 (25.32%) Cybersecurity
9 20 (25.32%) Project Delivery
10 17 (21.52%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (21.52%) Technical Architecture
11 15 (18.99%) HMG Infosec
12 14 (17.72%) Management Information System
12 14 (17.72%) Critical Thinking
12 14 (17.72%) NCSC
13 11 (13.92%) SIEM
13 11 (13.92%) CESG Certified Professional
14 10 (12.66%) TOGAF
15 9 (11.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 9 (11.39%) Remediation Plan
15 9 (11.39%) IT Strategy

JSP 440
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 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) Firewall
2 3 (3.80%) BGP
2 3 (3.80%) EIGRP
2 3 (3.80%) OSPF
2 3 (3.80%) RIP
3 2 (2.53%) LAN
3 2 (2.53%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.53%) WAN
4 1 (1.27%) ISDN
4 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
General
1 35 (44.30%) Finance
2 31 (39.24%) Public Sector
3 30 (37.97%) Electronics
3 30 (37.97%) Manufacturing
3 30 (37.97%) Marketing
3 30 (37.97%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.33%) Military
5 4 (5.06%) Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 31 (39.24%) Coordinator
2 30 (37.97%) Security Assurance Coordinator
3 21 (26.58%) Architect
4 13 (16.46%) Consultant
4 13 (16.46%) Security Architect
5 12 (15.19%) Security Consultant
6 8 (10.13%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 8 (10.13%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.06%) Security Manager
8 3 (3.80%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.80%) Security Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.53%) Agile Project Manager
9 2 (2.53%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 2 (2.53%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
9 2 (2.53%) Security Project Manager
9 2 (2.53%) Senior Architect
9 2 (2.53%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.53%) Systems Engineer
10 1 (1.27%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 1 (1.27%) Cyberthreat Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.86%) SOAP
1 7 (8.86%) Web Services
1 7 (8.86%) XML
2 4 (5.06%) JSON
2 4 (5.06%) JSP
3 3 (3.80%) Ajax
3 3 (3.80%) Middleware
3 3 (3.80%) ModSecurity
3 3 (3.80%) REST
4 1 (1.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.52%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (17.72%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.59%) CESG
4 2 (2.53%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.13%) Linux
2 7 (8.86%) Windows
3 2 (2.53%) Unix
4 1 (1.27%) OpenVMS
4 1 (1.27%) VMS
4 1 (1.27%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.97%) Business Intelligence
1 30 (37.97%) Digital Marketing
1 30 (37.97%) Programme Management
2 28 (35.44%) Information Security
3 20 (25.32%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (25.32%) Project Delivery
4 17 (21.52%) Technical Architecture
5 14 (17.72%) Critical Thinking
6 11 (13.92%) SIEM
7 10 (12.66%) TOGAF
8 9 (11.39%) IT Strategy
8 9 (11.39%) Remediation Plan
9 8 (10.13%) Information Assurance
9 8 (10.13%) Security Architecture
10 7 (8.86%) Risk Management
11 6 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (7.59%) Architectural Design
12 4 (5.06%) Customer Requirements
12 4 (5.06%) Due Diligence
12 4 (5.06%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.13%) C
2 6 (7.59%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.33%) Java
4 4 (5.06%) C++
4 4 (5.06%) Python
5 3 (3.80%) SQL
6 1 (1.27%) Pascal
6 1 (1.27%) VB
6 1 (1.27%) VB6
6 1 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 71 (89.87%) Security Cleared
2 55 (69.62%) DV Cleared
3 25 (31.65%) SC Cleared
4 11 (13.92%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (8.86%) CISSP
6 4 (5.06%) CISM
6 4 (5.06%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 3 (3.80%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 2 (2.53%) CHECK Team Leader
8 2 (2.53%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (2.53%) CREST Certified
8 2 (2.53%) GCIH
8 2 (2.53%) GPEN
8 2 (2.53%) OSCP
8 2 (2.53%) Tigerscheme
9 1 (1.27%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (1.27%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (44.30%) RMADS
2 22 (27.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 15 (18.99%) HMG Infosec
4 14 (17.72%) NCSC
5 9 (11.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (1.27%) GDPR
6 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 30 (37.97%) SAP
2 7 (8.86%) Splunk
3 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.06%) VMware
4 2 (2.53%) Cisco
4 2 (2.53%) FireEye
4 2 (2.53%) Symantec
4 2 (2.53%) Trend Micro
5 1 (1.27%) CA
5 1 (1.27%) McAfee
5 1 (1.27%) Pegasus