Period
to 25 July 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 July 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 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 758 762 824
Rank change year-on-year +4 +62 -23
Contract jobs citing JSP 440 82 148 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.13% 0.058%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.74% 1.19% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 102 33
UK median daily rate £475 £440 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +1.15% -8.42%
10th Percentile £334 £302 £317
90th Percentile £625 £515 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £440 £426
% change year-on-year +10.80% +3.23% -10.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 6
UK median hourly rate - £60.98 £55.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.21% +39.59%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £80.00 £60.50
% change year-on-year - +32.23% +51.25%

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 11073 12403 13331
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.64% 11.28% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7199 7987 8421
UK median daily rate £440 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.98% +1.88% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 358 421 401
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £22.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +4.41% +7.75%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.25 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -11.11% +4.41% +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 July 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 8 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 July 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 +47 82 £475 +5.56% 2
UK excluding London -2 63 £488 +10.80% 2
South West +25 37 £500 +36.99%
South East +9 21 £475 +5.56% 2
London +21 14 £475 -7.41%
East of England -20 4 £475 -3.06%
West Midlands +28 1 - -
Midlands +21 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 68 (82.93%) Security Cleared
2 41 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 38 (46.34%) SC Cleared
4 33 (40.24%) Telecoms
5 31 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (32.93%) Microsoft
6 27 (32.93%) Project Management
7 26 (31.71%) Linux
8 25 (30.49%) Information Security
9 24 (29.27%) PRINCE2
10 23 (28.05%) Programme Management
11 22 (26.83%) Finance
11 22 (26.83%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (24.39%) Red Hat
12 20 (24.39%) SAP
12 20 (24.39%) Manufacturing
12 20 (24.39%) Electronics
12 20 (24.39%) Marketing
12 20 (24.39%) Digital Marketing
13 19 (23.17%) CISSP
14 18 (21.95%) DevOps
15 17 (20.73%) Unix
16 16 (19.51%) CLAS
17 14 (17.07%) VMware
17 14 (17.07%) CESG
18 12 (14.63%) Management Information System
18 12 (14.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 12 (14.63%) Information Management
18 12 (14.63%) Windows
19 11 (13.41%) GIS

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 (7.32%) ArcGIS
1 6 (7.32%) nginx
2 4 (4.88%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.66%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) AutoCAD
1 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.66%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.88%) PaaS
2 4 (4.88%) SaaS
3 3 (3.66%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.32%) IPsec
1 6 (7.32%) LAN
1 6 (7.32%) LDAP
1 6 (7.32%) Network Security
1 6 (7.32%) SSL
1 6 (7.32%) WAN
2 3 (3.66%) DSL
2 3 (3.66%) Ethernet
2 3 (3.66%) Kerberos
2 3 (3.66%) SDH
2 3 (3.66%) Structured Cabling
2 3 (3.66%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.41%) GIS
2 6 (7.32%) Apache Hive
2 6 (7.32%) Big Data
2 6 (7.32%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.88%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (4.88%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Jenkins
1 6 (7.32%) Maven
1 6 (7.32%) Sonatype Nexus
1 6 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.88%) AppScan
2 4 (4.88%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (3.66%) JIRA
3 3 (3.66%) Rational DOORS
General
1 33 (40.24%) Telecoms
2 22 (26.83%) Finance
3 20 (24.39%) Electronics
3 20 (24.39%) Manufacturing
3 20 (24.39%) Marketing
4 7 (8.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (25.61%) Consultant
2 19 (23.17%) Security Consultant
3 12 (14.63%) Architect
4 10 (12.20%) Coordinator
4 10 (12.20%) Project Manager
5 9 (10.98%) Project Coordinator
6 7 (8.54%) Technical Architect
7 6 (7.32%) Security Technical Consultant
7 6 (7.32%) Technical Consultant
7 6 (7.32%) Technical Security Consultant
8 5 (6.10%) DV Cleared Project Manager
9 4 (4.88%) Test Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Applications Architect
10 3 (3.66%) CISSP Consultant
10 3 (3.66%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 3 (3.66%) Defect Manager
10 3 (3.66%) Information Security Consultant
10 3 (3.66%) Oracle Technical Architect
10 3 (3.66%) Security Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.54%) Middleware
1 7 (8.54%) Web Services
2 6 (7.32%) Leaflet
3 4 (4.88%) J2EE
3 4 (4.88%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.07%) CESG
2 12 (14.63%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.88%) Clustering
4 4 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.88%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.88%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.66%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (3.66%) Derivative
6 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.22%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 26 (31.71%) Linux
2 17 (20.73%) Unix
3 12 (14.63%) Windows
4 11 (13.41%) CentOS
5 10 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (12.20%) Windows Server
6 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.10%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (6.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (32.93%) Project Management
3 25 (30.49%) Information Security
4 24 (29.27%) PRINCE2
5 23 (28.05%) Programme Management
6 22 (26.83%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (24.39%) Digital Marketing
8 18 (21.95%) DevOps
9 12 (14.63%) Information Management
10 11 (13.41%) Migration
11 10 (12.20%) Risk Management
12 9 (10.98%) Information Assurance
13 8 (9.76%) Defect Management
14 7 (8.54%) Performance Monitoring
14 7 (8.54%) Software Engineering
15 6 (7.32%) Identity Management
15 6 (7.32%) OWASP
15 6 (7.32%) SDLC
15 6 (7.32%) Security Hardening
15 6 (7.32%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.41%) C
2 6 (7.32%) Dart
2 6 (7.32%) Shell Script
3 4 (4.88%) C#
3 4 (4.88%) C++
3 4 (4.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 68 (82.93%) Security Cleared
2 41 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 38 (46.34%) SC Cleared
4 19 (23.17%) CISSP
5 16 (19.51%) CLAS
6 10 (12.20%) CISM
7 9 (10.98%) Degree
8 8 (9.76%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (7.32%) HND
9 6 (7.32%) IISP
10 4 (4.88%) CEH
10 4 (4.88%) CISA
10 4 (4.88%) OSCP
11 3 (3.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (3.66%) CCNP
11 3 (3.66%) CCSP
11 3 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (3.66%) ISTQB
11 3 (3.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (3.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (9.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 7 (8.54%) RMADS
4 5 (6.10%) PCI DSS
5 2 (2.44%) QA
6 1 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.22%) ISO 22301
6 1 (1.22%) ISO 31000
6 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 11 (13.41%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.98%) Docker
4 8 (9.76%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (4.88%) GFS2
5 4 (4.88%) OCFS2
5 4 (4.88%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (12.20%) Ansible
2 4 (4.88%) Data Guard
2 4 (4.88%) HP Fortify
2 4 (4.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 27 (32.93%) Microsoft
2 20 (24.39%) Red Hat
2 20 (24.39%) SAP
3 14 (17.07%) VMware
4 10 (12.20%) Oracle
5 6 (7.32%) Cloudera
5 6 (7.32%) ESRI
6 5 (6.10%) Cisco
6 5 (6.10%) Citrix
7 3 (3.66%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.66%) Juniper
7 3 (3.66%) Software AG
8 2 (2.44%) Becrypt
8 2 (2.44%) LogRhythm
8 2 (2.44%) Lumension
9 1 (1.22%) Fujitsu