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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 27 June 2022 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
27 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 768 678 574
Rank change year-on-year -90 -104 +230
Contract jobs citing JSP 440 65 47 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.073% 0.068%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.56% 0.60% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 32 18
10th Percentile £478 £430 £393
25th Percentile £520 £520 £432
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £600 £575
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £656 £638 £623
90th Percentile £799 £654 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £600 £575
% change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 9
10th Percentile £52.00 - £53.27
25th Percentile £55.31 - £55.00
Median hourly rate £65.79 - £75.00
75th Percentile £77.05 - £80.00
90th Percentile £81.54 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.79 - £75.00
% change year-on-year - - +66.67%

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 11,529 7,876 4,624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.13% 12.30% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,965 5,249 2,902
10th Percentile £289 £263 £260
25th Percentile £408 £365 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £524 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +10.32% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £563
90th Percentile £725 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 321 199
10th Percentile £12.36 £11.36 £12.65
25th Percentile £16.25 £14.00 £17.26
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.05 £22.55
Median % change year-on-year +30.64% -6.63% +0.20%
75th Percentile £50.00 £39.50 £45.00
90th Percentile £69.17 £56.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.29 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +6.14% - -17.11%

JSP 440
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for JSP 440 in the UK

JSP 440
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing JSP 440.

Daily rate trend for JSP 440 in the UK

JSP 440
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing JSP 440 over the 6 months to 27 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for JSP 440 in the UK

JSP 440
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing JSP 440.

Hourly rate trend for JSP 440 in the UK

JSP 440
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing JSP 440 over the 6 months to 27 June 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 27 June 2022. 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
Jobs
UK excluding London -38 52 £575 -4.17% 6
England -92 52 £575 -4.17% 11
South West -4 34 £588 -2.08%
Work from Home -75 19 £631 +9.74% 3
South East -41 10 £540 -17.42% 5
Wales - 5 £750 -
London -89 4 £500 -13.04% 3
Scotland - 3 £540 -
West Midlands -30 1 £490 -21.84% 1
Midlands -42 1 £490 -21.84% 1
East of England - 1 £551 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2022, 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 54 (83.08%) Security Cleared
2 41 (63.08%) SC Cleared
3 29 (44.62%) DV Cleared
4 27 (41.54%) CESG Certified Professional
5 24 (36.92%) CISSP
6 22 (33.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (30.77%) Firewall
8 19 (29.23%) Cybersecurity
9 18 (27.69%) RMADS
10 16 (24.62%) Public Sector
11 15 (23.08%) NCSC
11 15 (23.08%) Information Assurance
11 15 (23.08%) Information Security
12 14 (21.54%) Windows
13 13 (20.00%) CESG
13 13 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 12 (18.46%) VPN
14 12 (18.46%) CISM
15 11 (16.92%) Management Information System
15 11 (16.92%) Risk Management
15 11 (16.92%) Social Skills
16 10 (15.38%) SIEM
16 10 (15.38%) SABSA
16 10 (15.38%) Telecoms
16 10 (15.38%) Manufacturing
16 10 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
16 10 (15.38%) MS Visio
16 10 (15.38%) Cisco
17 9 (13.85%) Business Intelligence
17 9 (13.85%) LAN

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 3 (4.62%) IIS
1 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.62%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (7.69%) AutoCAD
3 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) Azure
2 2 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.08%) IaaS
2 2 (3.08%) PaaS
2 2 (3.08%) SaaS
3 1 (1.54%) AWS
3 1 (1.54%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (30.77%) Firewall
2 12 (18.46%) VPN
3 9 (13.85%) LAN
3 9 (13.85%) WAN
4 7 (10.77%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (9.23%) Network Security
6 5 (7.69%) Ethernet
6 5 (7.69%) Structured Cabling
6 5 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (6.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (6.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (4.62%) Skype
9 2 (3.08%) SAN
10 1 (1.54%) DHCP
10 1 (1.54%) DNS
10 1 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (1.54%) Link 16
10 1 (1.54%) Tactical Data Link
10 1 (1.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.54%) JIRA
General
1 16 (24.62%) Public Sector
2 11 (16.92%) Social Skills
3 10 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 10 (15.38%) Telecoms
4 9 (13.85%) Electronics
4 9 (13.85%) Finance
4 9 (13.85%) Marketing
5 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (7.69%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (3.08%) Military
6 2 (3.08%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Architect
2 12 (18.46%) Coordinator
2 12 (18.46%) Security Assurance Coordinator
3 10 (15.38%) Security Architect
4 8 (12.31%) Network Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) Security Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Security Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 4 (6.15%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Security Specialist
8 3 (4.62%) Consultant
8 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Principal Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Principal Security Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Security Consultant
8 3 (4.62%) SIEM Architect
9 2 (3.08%) Information Security Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) IT Architect
9 2 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) Leaflet
2 4 (6.15%) ModSecurity
3 2 (3.08%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.54%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) CESG
2 11 (16.92%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.69%) Derivative
3 5 (7.69%) PKI
4 4 (6.15%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 4 (6.15%) Cyberattack
5 3 (4.62%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (4.62%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.54%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.54%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.54%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.54%) Windows
2 4 (6.15%) Linux
2 4 (6.15%) Ubuntu
2 4 (6.15%) Windows 10
2 4 (6.15%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.62%) CentOS
3 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.54%) Unix
4 1 (1.54%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.23%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (23.08%) Information Assurance
2 15 (23.08%) Information Security
3 11 (16.92%) Risk Management
4 10 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
4 10 (15.38%) SABSA
4 10 (15.38%) SIEM
5 9 (13.85%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (13.85%) Digital Marketing
5 9 (13.85%) Programme Management
6 8 (12.31%) Cryptography
6 8 (12.31%) Decision-Making
6 8 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (10.77%) Cyber Resilience
7 7 (10.77%) Security Architecture
7 7 (10.77%) Service Delivery
7 7 (10.77%) TOGAF
8 6 (9.23%) MODAF
8 6 (9.23%) Protective Monitoring
8 6 (9.23%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.08%) Bash
3 1 (1.54%) C
3 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (83.08%) Security Cleared
2 41 (63.08%) SC Cleared
3 29 (44.62%) DV Cleared
4 27 (41.54%) CESG Certified Professional
5 24 (36.92%) CISSP
6 12 (18.46%) CISM
7 9 (13.85%) Degree
8 6 (9.23%) CLAS
9 5 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (6.15%) CCNA
10 4 (6.15%) MCSE
11 3 (4.62%) IISP
11 3 (4.62%) Master's Degree
12 2 (3.08%) CREST Certified
13 1 (1.54%) APMP
13 1 (1.54%) CCNP
13 1 (1.54%) CRISC
13 1 (1.54%) MCITP
13 1 (1.54%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (33.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (27.69%) RMADS
3 15 (23.08%) NCSC
4 13 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 9 (13.85%) NIST
6 4 (6.15%) QA
7 3 (4.62%) PMO
8 2 (3.08%) GPG13
8 2 (3.08%) SLA
9 1 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (1.54%) Def Stans
9 1 (1.54%) GRC
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) Virtual Desktop
2 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (15.38%) Cisco
2 9 (13.85%) SAP
3 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.69%) Tripwire
3 5 (7.69%) VMware
4 4 (6.15%) CheckPoint
4 4 (6.15%) F5
4 4 (6.15%) HP
4 4 (6.15%) Juniper
4 4 (6.15%) McAfee
4 4 (6.15%) Red Hat
4 4 (6.15%) Remedy
4 4 (6.15%) Tanium
5 3 (4.62%) LogRhythm
5 3 (4.62%) Palo Alto
5 3 (4.62%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.08%) Avaya
6 2 (3.08%) BT
6 2 (3.08%) Splunk
7 1 (1.54%) WatchGuard