Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 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.

The Defence Manual of Security Issue 3 (JSP 440)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 839 763 738
Rank change year-on-year -76 -25 +55
Contract jobs citing JSP 440 45 85 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.092% 0.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.35% 0.79% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 50 95
UK median daily rate £531 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +21.88% -1.54%
10th Percentile £417 £332 £251
90th Percentile £766 £600 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £475 £400
% change year-on-year +7.89% +18.75% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 10
UK median hourly rate £96.78 - £60.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £96.78 - £85.30

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 12,842 10,760 12,302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.69% 11.60% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,283 7,012 7,825
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £260 £238 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 358 416
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.44% -6.25% +11.37%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £12.14
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.98 £53.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.78 £22.45 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.38% -10.20% +13.71%

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 20 April 2018.

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 11 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 20 April 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 -66 45 £531 +8.97% 4
UK excluding London -43 40 £513 +7.89% 4
South West +11 25 £513 +13.89% 2
North of England - 6 £798 - 1
London -61 5 £550 +10.00%
North West - 5 £850 - 1
East Midlands +3 4 £700 +41.41%
Midlands -8 4 £700 +41.41%
South East -32 3 £328 -35.37% 1
East of England -9 2 £550 -4.35%
Yorkshire - 1 £345 -

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 41 (91.11%) Security Cleared
2 20 (44.44%) DV Cleared
3 19 (42.22%) SC Cleared
4 15 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
5 14 (31.11%) RMADS
6 13 (28.89%) Management Information System
6 13 (28.89%) Telecoms
7 12 (26.67%) CISSP
8 11 (24.44%) Finance
9 10 (22.22%) Manufacturing
9 10 (22.22%) Risk Management
9 10 (22.22%) Electronics
9 10 (22.22%) Programme Management
9 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (22.22%) SAP
9 10 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
9 10 (22.22%) Marketing
10 8 (17.78%) Information Security
10 8 (17.78%) Information Management
10 8 (17.78%) Security Architecture
10 8 (17.78%) ModSecurity
10 8 (17.78%) CLAS
11 7 (15.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 7 (15.56%) Information Assurance
11 7 (15.56%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (15.56%) GIS
11 7 (15.56%) Project Management
12 6 (13.33%) ESRI
12 6 (13.33%) ArcGIS

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 (13.33%) ArcGIS
1 6 (13.33%) nginx
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) AutoCAD
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (4.44%) Firewall
1 2 (4.44%) NetScaler
1 2 (4.44%) VLAN
2 1 (2.22%) LAN
2 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) GIS
2 6 (13.33%) Apache Hive
2 6 (13.33%) Big Data
2 6 (13.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 6 (13.33%) Maven
1 6 (13.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (28.89%) Telecoms
2 11 (24.44%) Finance
3 10 (22.22%) Electronics
3 10 (22.22%) Manufacturing
3 10 (22.22%) Marketing
4 2 (4.44%) Military
5 1 (2.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Coordinator
2 10 (22.22%) Architect
3 9 (20.00%) Security Architect
4 8 (17.78%) Consultant
4 8 (17.78%) Security Consultant
5 7 (15.56%) Security Assurance Coordinator
6 4 (8.89%) Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (6.67%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Information Assurance Practitioner
7 3 (6.67%) Risk Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Security Specialist
8 2 (4.44%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Network Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Security Technical Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) System Design Authority
8 2 (4.44%) Technical Assurance Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Technical Coordinator
8 2 (4.44%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) PKI
3 3 (6.67%) CESG
3 3 (6.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) CentOS
2 4 (8.89%) Unix
3 3 (6.67%) Windows
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
1 10 (22.22%) Programme Management
1 10 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 8 (17.78%) Information Management
2 8 (17.78%) Information Security
2 8 (17.78%) Security Architecture
3 7 (15.56%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (15.56%) Information Assurance
3 7 (15.56%) Project Management
4 6 (13.33%) DevOps
4 6 (13.33%) ITIL
4 6 (13.33%) OWASP
4 6 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 6 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (8.89%) Dependency Management
6 4 (8.89%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (8.89%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) Dart
2 4 (8.89%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (91.11%) Security Cleared
2 20 (44.44%) DV Cleared
3 19 (42.22%) SC Cleared
4 15 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
5 12 (26.67%) CISSP
6 8 (17.78%) CLAS
7 4 (8.89%) CISA
7 4 (8.89%) CISM
7 4 (8.89%) ISSAP
7 4 (8.89%) ISSEP
8 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (31.11%) RMADS
2 7 (15.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (8.89%) HMG Infosec
4 3 (6.67%) QA
5 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (2.22%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Docker
2 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) SAP
2 6 (13.33%) ESRI
3 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.89%) Cloudera
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco
5 3 (6.67%) VMware
6 2 (4.44%) Citrix
7 1 (2.22%) Becrypt
7 1 (2.22%) LogRhythm
7 1 (2.22%) Lumension