Period
to 25 September 2017

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 25 September 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.

The Defence Manual of Security Issue 3 (JSP 440)
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 810 728 816
Rank change year-on-year -82 +88 -25
Contract jobs citing JSP 440 54 158 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.15% 0.066%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.45% 1.31% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 130 36
UK median daily rate £441 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.10% +6.88% -11.40%
10th Percentile £292 £305 £293
90th Percentile £575 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.53% +6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 8
UK median hourly rate - £35.50 £60.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -41.55% +46.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.50 £60.98
% change year-on-year - -41.78% +46.94%

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 11904 12070 13373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.12% 11.39% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7769 7825 8510
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.93% +3.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £231
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 430 466
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £23.78 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.91% +10.35% +7.75%
10th Percentile £10.64 £10.74 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.09 £46.78 £53.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -21.57% +18.33% +7.75%

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 25 September 2017.

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 6 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 25 September 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
England -10 54 £441 -2.06% 1
UK excluding London -30 50 £432 +1.53% 2
South West +6 25 £500 +42.86%
South East +7 16 £432 -4.11% 1
East of England -7 9 £363 -26.02%
London -16 3 £395 -22.93%

For the 6 months to 25 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JSP 440 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 JSP 440.

1 45 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 31 (57.41%) SC Cleared
2 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (57.41%) Telecoms
3 21 (38.89%) DV Cleared
4 20 (37.04%) Project Management
4 20 (37.04%) PRINCE2
5 17 (31.48%) CISSP
5 17 (31.48%) Finance
6 16 (29.63%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (27.78%) SAP
7 15 (27.78%) Manufacturing
7 15 (27.78%) Electronics
7 15 (27.78%) Digital Marketing
7 15 (27.78%) Programme Management
7 15 (27.78%) Marketing
8 14 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (25.93%) Information Security
8 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
9 13 (24.07%) Unix
9 13 (24.07%) CLAS
10 12 (22.22%) DevOps
10 12 (22.22%) Information Management
11 11 (20.37%) Linux
11 11 (20.37%) CISM
11 11 (20.37%) Migration
12 9 (16.67%) LAN
12 9 (16.67%) WAN
12 9 (16.67%) Information Assurance
12 9 (16.67%) Docker

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (11.11%) ArcGIS
1 6 (11.11%) nginx
2 3 (5.56%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.56%) IaaS
2 3 (5.56%) PaaS
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) LAN
1 9 (16.67%) WAN
2 3 (5.56%) Tactical Data Link
3 2 (3.70%) IPsec
3 2 (3.70%) LDAP
3 2 (3.70%) Network Security
3 2 (3.70%) SSL
4 1 (1.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) Big Data
2 6 (11.11%) Apache Hive
2 6 (11.11%) GIS
2 6 (11.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 6 (11.11%) Maven
1 6 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
1 6 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.85%) AppScan
General
1 31 (57.41%) Telecoms
2 17 (31.48%) Finance
3 15 (27.78%) Electronics
3 15 (27.78%) Manufacturing
3 15 (27.78%) Marketing
4 6 (11.11%) Military
5 1 (1.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (38.89%) Consultant
2 20 (37.04%) Security Consultant
3 15 (27.78%) Coordinator
4 14 (25.93%) Project Coordinator
5 6 (11.11%) Security Technical Consultant
5 6 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
5 6 (11.11%) Technical Security Consultant
6 5 (9.26%) Architect
6 5 (9.26%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Applications Architect
7 3 (5.56%) CISSP Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Information Security Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Assurance Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Administrator
8 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared Project Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (3.70%) Programme Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.85%) Governance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) ModSecurity
2 4 (7.41%) Middleware
3 1 (1.85%) J2EE
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.56%) CESG
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.07%) Unix
2 11 (20.37%) Linux
3 8 (14.81%) CentOS
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.70%) Windows
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.04%) PRINCE2
2 20 (37.04%) Project Management
3 16 (29.63%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (27.78%) Digital Marketing
4 15 (27.78%) Programme Management
5 14 (25.93%) Information Security
6 12 (22.22%) DevOps
6 12 (22.22%) Information Management
7 11 (20.37%) Migration
8 9 (16.67%) Information Assurance
9 7 (12.96%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (11.11%) OWASP
10 6 (11.11%) Security Management
10 6 (11.11%) SIEM
10 6 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
11 5 (9.26%) Risk Management
11 5 (9.26%) Scrum
11 5 (9.26%) Software Engineering
12 4 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.11%) Dart
2 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.85%) C
3 1 (1.85%) C#
3 1 (1.85%) C++
3 1 (1.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 45 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 31 (57.41%) SC Cleared
3 21 (38.89%) DV Cleared
4 17 (31.48%) CISSP
5 13 (24.07%) CLAS
6 11 (20.37%) CISM
7 9 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (11.11%) HND
8 6 (11.11%) IISP
9 4 (7.41%) Degree
10 3 (5.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (5.56%) CCDP
10 3 (5.56%) CCNP
10 3 (5.56%) CCSP
10 3 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (3.70%) CISA
12 1 (1.85%) OSCP
12 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (1.85%) RHCE
12 1 (1.85%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (9.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (9.26%) PCI DSS
2 5 (9.26%) RMADS
3 2 (3.70%) QA
4 1 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.85%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (1.85%) ISO 22301
4 1 (1.85%) ISO 31000
4 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 9 (16.67%) Docker
2 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.85%) GFS2
3 1 (1.85%) OCFS2
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) Ansible
2 1 (1.85%) HP Fortify
2 1 (1.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) SAP
2 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 8 (14.81%) Red Hat
4 6 (11.11%) Cloudera
4 6 (11.11%) ESRI
5 5 (9.26%) Citrix
6 3 (5.56%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.56%) Cisco
7 2 (3.70%) Oracle
8 1 (1.85%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.85%) VMware