Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 515 790 816
Rank change year-on-year +275 +26 -18
Contract jobs citing JSP 440 35 60 81
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.100% 0.065% 0.078%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.96% 0.64% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 35 56
Median daily rate £531 £525 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +32.08% -16.32%
10th Percentile £363 £475 £334
90th Percentile £625 £625 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £525 £395
% change year-on-year -2.38% +32.91% -16.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 2
Median hourly rate £75.00 £45.00 £73.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -38.98% -
10th Percentile £53.27 £42.50 £71.63
90th Percentile £80.00 £47.50 £74.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £75.00 £45.00 £73.75
% change year-on-year +66.67% -38.98% -

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 3,638 9,426 11,818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.39% 10.28% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,126 5,832 7,499
Median daily rate £458 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% - +0.56%
10th Percentile £256 £228 £250
90th Percentile £645 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 425 384
Median hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.45% -5.38% +6.16%
10th Percentile £11.82 £10.92 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.85 £53.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £22.55 £23.17 £22.00
% change year-on-year -2.70% +5.32% +10.00%

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 +277 35 £531 +1.19% 9
UK excluding London +207 32 £513 -2.38% 8
South West +72 19 £513 -2.38% 6
North West - 6 £592 -
North of England - 6 £592 -
South East +153 3 £405 -29.57% 1
Midlands +98 3 £588 -
West Midlands +75 3 £588 -
Work from Home - 3 £488 - 1
London +216 1 £350 - 1
East of England - 1 £500 - 1

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 29 (82.86%) Security Cleared
2 18 (51.43%) SC Cleared
3 15 (42.86%) DV Cleared
4 12 (34.29%) Security Architecture
4 12 (34.29%) RMADS
5 11 (31.43%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (31.43%) CISSP
6 10 (28.57%) Service Management
6 10 (28.57%) ITSM
6 10 (28.57%) Finance
6 10 (28.57%) Public Sector
7 9 (25.71%) Manufacturing
7 9 (25.71%) Electronics
7 9 (25.71%) Telecoms
7 9 (25.71%) Programme Management
7 9 (25.71%) Marketing
7 9 (25.71%) Digital Marketing
7 9 (25.71%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (25.71%) SAP
8 8 (22.86%) Management Information System
8 8 (22.86%) Information Assurance
8 8 (22.86%) CESG Certified Professional
8 8 (22.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 7 (20.00%) NCSC
9 7 (20.00%) Risk Management
9 7 (20.00%) Project Management
10 6 (17.14%) ITIL
10 6 (17.14%) Risk Analysis
10 6 (17.14%) SCADA
10 6 (17.14%) Penetration Testing

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 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Robot Framework
1 1 (2.86%) Selenium
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
1 10 (28.57%) Public Sector
2 9 (25.71%) Electronics
2 9 (25.71%) Manufacturing
2 9 (25.71%) Marketing
2 9 (25.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Delivery Manager
2 5 (14.29%) Security Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Security Officer
3 3 (8.57%) Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Business Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Consultant
3 3 (8.57%) Coordinator
3 3 (8.57%) Product Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Security Assurance Coordinator
4 2 (5.71%) Programme Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Security Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Automation Tester
5 1 (2.86%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Principal Security Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Risk Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Senior Information Assurance Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Subject Matter Expert
5 1 (2.86%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Management Information System
2 6 (17.14%) CESG
2 6 (17.14%) SCADA
3 5 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Linux
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Security Architecture
2 11 (31.43%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (28.57%) ITSM
3 10 (28.57%) Service Management
4 9 (25.71%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (25.71%) Digital Marketing
4 9 (25.71%) Programme Management
5 8 (22.86%) Information Assurance
6 7 (20.00%) Project Management
6 7 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 6 (17.14%) ITIL
7 6 (17.14%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (17.14%) Risk Analysis
7 6 (17.14%) Systems Engineering
7 6 (17.14%) Validation
8 5 (14.29%) Asset Management
8 5 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (14.29%) DevOps
8 5 (14.29%) Protective Monitoring
9 4 (11.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (82.86%) Security Cleared
2 18 (51.43%) SC Cleared
3 15 (42.86%) DV Cleared
4 11 (31.43%) CISSP
5 8 (22.86%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (11.43%) Degree
7 2 (5.71%) CISM
8 1 (2.86%) CRISC
8 1 (2.86%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (34.29%) RMADS
2 8 (22.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 7 (20.00%) NCSC
4 5 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (11.43%) Def Stans
6 2 (5.71%) NIST
7 1 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (2.86%) NIST 800
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) SAP
2 5 (14.29%) ArcSight
3 4 (11.43%) Remedy
4 3 (8.57%) ILOG
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft