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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 547 593 613
Rank change year-on-year +46 +20  
Contract jobs citing JSP 440 48 64 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.11% 0.062%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.90% 1.04% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 36 20
Median daily rate £475 £410 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.85% -8.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £295 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £673 £475 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £435
% change year-on-year +18.75% -8.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £82.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £82.50 -

JSP 440 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 5329 6147 6544
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.51% 11.00% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3482 3970 3982
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £598 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 198 184
Median hourly rate £22.25 £25.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.74% +1.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £53.00 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.24% +13.79%  

JSP 440
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing JSP 440 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 24 April 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 17 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +68 48 £475 +18.75% 3
South West +8 15 £475 +61.01% 1
London +48 14 £475 -7.31%
South East +22 12 £483 +7.22% 1
Hampshire +16 10 £475 +15.85%
Wiltshire +5 9 £475 +75.92%
Corsham -2 7 £475 +75.92%
Winchester +10 3 £475 +5.55%
Middlesex +4 2 £550 +4.76%
Andover - 2 £608 -
East of England - 2 £513 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £513 -
West Midlands +21 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £400 -
Cambridge - 1 £550 -
Bristol - 1 £450 - 1
Solihull - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 64 (76.19%) Security Cleared
2 43 (51.19%) DV Cleared
2 43 (51.19%) Project Management
3 33 (39.29%) PRINCE2
4 32 (38.10%) Linux
4 32 (38.10%) VMware
5 29 (34.52%) Windows
5 29 (34.52%) Red Hat
6 28 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 28 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 26 (30.95%) Microsoft
8 25 (29.76%) Management Information System
9 24 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (27.38%) Risk Management
11 22 (26.19%) Information Security
11 22 (26.19%) Active Directory
11 22 (26.19%) Windows Server
12 20 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (23.81%) Migration
13 19 (22.62%) Telecoms
13 19 (22.62%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (21.43%) C
15 17 (20.24%) Degree
16 16 (19.05%) Windows 7
16 16 (19.05%) PRINCE
17 15 (17.86%) CESG
17 15 (17.86%) Oracle
18 13 (15.48%) Data Migration
19 11 (13.10%) Requirements Management
19 11 (13.10%) Unix

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 9 (10.71%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.95%) iPlanet
3 3 (3.57%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.38%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) AutoCAD
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (5.95%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.76%) SaaS
2 1 (1.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.71%) LDAP
2 6 (7.14%) IPsec
2 6 (7.14%) Network Security
2 6 (7.14%) SSL
3 5 (5.95%) BIG-IP
3 5 (5.95%) DSL
3 5 (5.95%) Firewall
3 5 (5.95%) LAN
3 5 (5.95%) SDH
4 4 (4.76%) Ethernet
4 4 (4.76%) SAN
4 4 (4.76%) Structured Cabling
4 4 (4.76%) WAN
5 3 (3.57%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.38%) FTP
6 2 (2.38%) NAS
6 2 (2.38%) SSH
7 1 (1.19%) HTTP
7 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.71%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.95%) GIS
3 4 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (4.76%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) AppScan
1 4 (4.76%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (3.57%) JIRA
2 3 (3.57%) Rational DOORS
General
1 19 (22.62%) Telecoms
2 10 (11.90%) Finance
3 7 (8.33%) Electronics
3 7 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 7 (8.33%) Marketing
4 3 (3.57%) Legal
5 2 (2.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (19.05%) Architect
2 9 (10.71%) System Design Authority
3 8 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 8 (9.52%) Technical Architect
4 7 (8.33%) Consultant
4 7 (8.33%) Coordinator
4 7 (8.33%) Project Coordinator
5 6 (7.14%) Security Consultant
5 6 (7.14%) Security Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (4.76%) DV Cleared Project Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) CISSP Consultant
8 3 (3.57%) Defect Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Information Security Consultant
8 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Design Authority
8 3 (3.57%) Oracle Architect
8 3 (3.57%) Oracle Technical Architect
8 3 (3.57%) Systems Architect
8 3 (3.57%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.71%) J2EE
1 9 (10.71%) Web Services
2 8 (9.52%) Leaflet
3 5 (5.95%) JSP
4 4 (4.76%) Middleware
4 4 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (1.19%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (29.76%) Management Information System
2 15 (17.86%) CESG
3 9 (10.71%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.14%) Clustering
5 5 (5.95%) Data Centre
6 4 (4.76%) Derivative
6 4 (4.76%) Fat Client
6 4 (4.76%) Mobile App
6 4 (4.76%) Thin Client
7 3 (3.57%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (3.57%) HP Storage
7 3 (3.57%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (2.38%) Grid Computing
8 2 (2.38%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.19%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 32 (38.10%) Linux
2 29 (34.52%) Windows
3 24 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (26.19%) Windows Server
5 20 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (22.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (19.05%) Windows 7
8 11 (13.10%) Unix
9 5 (5.95%) AIX
9 5 (5.95%) CentOS
9 5 (5.95%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (5.95%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (51.19%) Project Management
2 33 (39.29%) PRINCE2
3 23 (27.38%) Risk Management
4 22 (26.19%) Information Security
5 20 (23.81%) Migration
6 16 (19.05%) PRINCE
7 13 (15.48%) Data Migration
8 11 (13.10%) Requirements Management
8 11 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (11.90%) ITIL
9 10 (11.90%) Programme Management
10 9 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (10.71%) ITIL V3
10 9 (10.71%) Software Engineering
11 8 (9.52%) Defect Management
11 8 (9.52%) DevOps
11 8 (9.52%) Validation
12 7 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
12 7 (8.33%) Security Management
12 7 (8.33%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.43%) C
2 9 (10.71%) Java
3 6 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.76%) C#
4 4 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 64 (76.19%) Security Cleared
2 43 (51.19%) DV Cleared
3 28 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 17 (20.24%) Degree
5 10 (11.90%) CISSP
6 4 (4.76%) CEH
6 4 (4.76%) CISA
6 4 (4.76%) CLAS
6 4 (4.76%) OSCP
7 3 (3.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 3 (3.57%) CCDP
7 3 (3.57%) CCNP
7 3 (3.57%) CCSP
7 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.57%) CISM
7 3 (3.57%) ISTQB
7 3 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.38%) RHCE
8 2 (2.38%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.90%) RMADS
2 9 (10.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (7.14%) PCI DSS
4 4 (4.76%) SLA
5 2 (2.38%) COBIT
5 2 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (26.19%) Active Directory
3 10 (11.90%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (4.76%) GFS2
4 4 (4.76%) OCFS2
4 4 (4.76%) vCloud
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) EMC NetWorker
1 5 (5.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (4.76%) Ansible
2 4 (4.76%) Data Guard
2 4 (4.76%) HP Fortify
2 4 (4.76%) vRealize
3 3 (3.57%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (3.57%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.38%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (2.38%) OpenView
5 1 (1.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (38.10%) VMware
2 29 (34.52%) Red Hat
3 26 (30.95%) Microsoft
4 15 (17.86%) Oracle
5 10 (11.90%) Cisco
6 7 (8.33%) SAP
7 5 (5.95%) BEA
7 5 (5.95%) F5
7 5 (5.95%) Juniper
7 5 (5.95%) Sun
8 4 (4.76%) HP
9 3 (3.57%) 3PAR
9 3 (3.57%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.57%) EMC
9 3 (3.57%) Software AG
9 3 (3.57%) Symantec
10 2 (2.38%) LogRhythm
10 2 (2.38%) Lumension
10 2 (2.38%) Opsware
10 2 (2.38%) Qualys