Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 812 740 720
Rank change year-on-year -72 -20 +36
Contract jobs citing JSP 440 43 113 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.33% 1.02% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 97 94
UK median daily rate £513 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +2.50% -5.33%
10th Percentile £325 £290 £257
90th Percentile £763 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +25.00% +2.50% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
UK median hourly rate £96.78 £84.05 £60.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +37.82% +53.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £96.78 £84.05 £60.98
% change year-on-year +15.15% +37.82% +41.81%

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 13,065 11,127 12,934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.04% 11.48% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,575 7,281 8,103
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £258 £228 £230
90th Percentile £638 £623 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 358 399 479
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.64% -6.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.79 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.78 £47.50 £53.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +25.00%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -42 43 £513 +26.54% 8
UK excluding London -58 37 £513 +25.00% 6
South West -2 15 £513 +65.32% 4
East of England -7 9 £363 -33.49%
London -38 6 £531 +5.20% 2
North of England +29 5 £798 +149.22%
North West +4 4 £850 +183.33%
Midlands +2 4 £700 +118.75%
East Midlands 0 4 £700 +41.41%
South East -37 4 £328 -8.89% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £345 -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 37 (86.05%) Security Cleared
2 22 (51.16%) SC Cleared
3 17 (39.53%) Telecoms
4 16 (37.21%) DV Cleared
4 16 (37.21%) CESG Certified Professional
5 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (32.56%) RMADS
7 13 (30.23%) Project Management
8 12 (27.91%) CISSP
9 11 (25.58%) CLAS
10 10 (23.26%) PRINCE2
11 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (20.93%) Finance
12 8 (18.60%) Programme Management
12 8 (18.60%) Manufacturing
12 8 (18.60%) Electronics
12 8 (18.60%) SAP
12 8 (18.60%) Digital Marketing
12 8 (18.60%) Information Management
12 8 (18.60%) Marketing
12 8 (18.60%) ModSecurity
13 7 (16.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 7 (16.28%) Information Assurance
13 7 (16.28%) Big Data
13 7 (16.28%) LAN
13 7 (16.28%) WAN
13 7 (16.28%) Risk Management
13 7 (16.28%) GIS
13 7 (16.28%) Information Security
14 6 (13.95%) Migration

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 (13.95%) ArcGIS
1 6 (13.95%) nginx
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) AutoCAD
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) LAN
1 7 (16.28%) WAN
2 2 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (4.65%) Firewall
2 2 (4.65%) NetScaler
2 2 (4.65%) VLAN
3 1 (2.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) Big Data
1 7 (16.28%) GIS
2 6 (13.95%) Apache Hive
2 6 (13.95%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Jenkins
1 6 (13.95%) Maven
1 6 (13.95%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (39.53%) Telecoms
2 9 (20.93%) Finance
3 8 (18.60%) Electronics
3 8 (18.60%) Manufacturing
3 8 (18.60%) Marketing
4 3 (6.98%) Military
5 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Coordinator
2 11 (25.58%) Consultant
2 11 (25.58%) Security Consultant
3 9 (20.93%) Project Coordinator
4 7 (16.28%) Architect
5 6 (13.95%) Security Architect
6 4 (9.30%) Security Assurance Coordinator
7 3 (6.98%) Security Specialist
8 2 (4.65%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Information Assurance Practitioner
8 2 (4.65%) Network Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Programme Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Security Technical Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) System Design Authority
8 2 (4.65%) Technical Assurance Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Technical Coordinator
8 2 (4.65%) Technical Security Consultant
9 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.98%) CESG
3 2 (4.65%) PKI
3 2 (4.65%) SCADA
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) CentOS
2 4 (9.30%) Unix
3 3 (6.98%) Windows
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.23%) Project Management
3 10 (23.26%) PRINCE2
4 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (18.60%) Digital Marketing
5 8 (18.60%) Information Management
5 8 (18.60%) Programme Management
6 7 (16.28%) Information Assurance
6 7 (16.28%) Information Security
6 7 (16.28%) Risk Management
7 6 (13.95%) DevOps
7 6 (13.95%) Migration
7 6 (13.95%) OWASP
7 6 (13.95%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (11.63%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (11.63%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (9.30%) ITIL
9 4 (9.30%) Security Architecture
9 4 (9.30%) SIEM
10 3 (6.98%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) Dart
2 4 (9.30%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (86.05%) Security Cleared
2 22 (51.16%) SC Cleared
3 16 (37.21%) CESG Certified Professional
3 16 (37.21%) DV Cleared
4 12 (27.91%) CISSP
5 11 (25.58%) CLAS
6 3 (6.98%) CISM
7 2 (4.65%) HND
7 2 (4.65%) IISP
8 1 (2.33%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (32.56%) RMADS
2 7 (16.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (13.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (4.65%) QA
5 1 (2.33%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (2.33%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) Docker
2 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) SAP
2 6 (13.95%) ESRI
3 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.63%) Red Hat
4 4 (9.30%) Cloudera
5 3 (6.98%) Cisco
5 3 (6.98%) VMware
6 2 (4.65%) Citrix
7 1 (2.33%) Becrypt
7 1 (2.33%) LogRhythm
7 1 (2.33%) Lumension