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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
The Defence Manual of Security Issue 3 (JSP 440)
UK
Rank 547 567 589
Rank change year-on-year +20 +22  
Contract jobs citing JSP 440 52 61 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.061%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.00% 1.03% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 30 20
Median daily rate £488 £400 £610
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.87% -34.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £294 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £455 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £393 £610
% change year-on-year +24.20% -35.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Median hourly rate - £60.98 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.98 -

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 5226 5942 6168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.69% 11.25% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3421 3793 3744
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £590 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 193 173
Median hourly rate £19.95 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.12% +60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £62.50 £49.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing JSP 440.

Contractor hourly rate trend for JSP 440 in the UK

JSP 440
Top 20 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 23 March 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 +48 51 £494 +23.43% 5
London +30 15 £500 -2.43%
South West +11 15 £475 +61.01% 2
Wiltshire +6 10 £425 +44.06%
South East +12 9 £575 +27.77% 3
Corsham -3 8 £425 +57.40%
Hampshire +4 7 £600 +46.34% 2
Cambridgeshire - 4 £575 -
East of England - 4 £575 -
West Midlands +13 2 - -
Middlesex +3 2 £550 +4.76%
East Midlands -1 2 £488 +54.76%
Nottinghamshire - 2 £488 -
Nottingham - 2 £488 -
Portsmouth - 2 £400 -
Scotland +18 1 £400 -2.43%
Winchester +7 1 £475 +5.55%
Andover - 1 £725 -
Cambridge - 1 £550 -
Solihull - 1 - -

JSP 440
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 70 (80.46%) Security Cleared
2 51 (58.62%) Project Management
3 45 (51.72%) DV Cleared
4 35 (40.23%) PRINCE2
5 34 (39.08%) SC Cleared
6 31 (35.63%) Windows
6 31 (35.63%) VMware
7 30 (34.48%) Linux
8 28 (32.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
10 25 (28.74%) Windows Server
11 23 (26.44%) Red Hat
12 22 (25.29%) ITIL
13 21 (24.14%) Microsoft
13 21 (24.14%) Management Information System
14 20 (22.99%) Risk Management
14 20 (22.99%) Migration
14 20 (22.99%) MS Excel
15 19 (21.84%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (20.69%) Windows 7
16 18 (20.69%) Active Directory
16 18 (20.69%) PRINCE
17 17 (19.54%) Information Security
17 17 (19.54%) CESG
17 17 (19.54%) Telecoms
18 16 (18.39%) C
18 16 (18.39%) Degree
18 16 (18.39%) ITIL V3
19 14 (16.09%) Six Sigma
20 13 (14.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

JSP 440
Top Related 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 10 (11.49%) WebLogic
2 6 (6.90%) iPlanet
3 3 (3.45%) MQSeries
3 3 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.45%) OpenStack
3 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.30%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 20 (22.99%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.90%) AutoCAD
2 6 (6.90%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.05%) Firewall
1 7 (8.05%) LAN
1 7 (8.05%) SAN
2 6 (6.90%) BIG-IP
3 5 (5.75%) DSL
3 5 (5.75%) SDH
4 4 (4.60%) Ethernet
4 4 (4.60%) Structured Cabling
4 4 (4.60%) WAN
5 3 (3.45%) Kerberos
5 3 (3.45%) LDAP
5 3 (3.45%) VoIP
6 2 (2.30%) FTP
6 2 (2.30%) NAS
6 2 (2.30%) SSH
7 1 (1.15%) HTTP
7 1 (1.15%) Internet
7 1 (1.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.60%) GIS
2 4 (4.60%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (4.60%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.30%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (3.45%) AppScan
2 3 (3.45%) JIRA
2 3 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
General
1 17 (19.54%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.20%) Finance
3 5 (5.75%) Electronics
3 5 (5.75%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.75%) Marketing
4 3 (3.45%) Back Office
4 3 (3.45%) Legal
4 3 (3.45%) Military
5 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (14.94%) Architect
2 9 (10.34%) System Design Authority
3 8 (9.20%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.05%) Coordinator
4 7 (8.05%) Project Coordinator
5 5 (5.75%) Consultant
5 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (5.75%) Security Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) DV Cleared Project Manager
6 4 (4.60%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.45%) Defect Manager
7 3 (3.45%) Information Security Architect
7 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Design Authority
7 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) Oracle Architect
7 3 (3.45%) Security Consultant
7 3 (3.45%) Senior Support Technician
7 3 (3.45%) Senior Technician
7 3 (3.45%) Support Technician
7 3 (3.45%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.34%) J2EE
1 9 (10.34%) Leaflet
2 8 (9.20%) Web Services
3 6 (6.90%) JSP
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (1.15%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.14%) Management Information System
2 17 (19.54%) CESG
3 10 (11.49%) Computer Science
4 7 (8.05%) Data Centre
5 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.60%) Derivative
7 3 (3.45%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (3.45%) Fat Client
7 3 (3.45%) HP Storage
7 3 (3.45%) HP StoreVirtual
7 3 (3.45%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.45%) Thin Client
8 2 (2.30%) Clustering
8 2 (2.30%) Grid Computing
8 2 (2.30%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.15%) CMDB
9 1 (1.15%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (35.63%) Windows
2 30 (34.48%) Linux
3 28 (32.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (28.74%) Windows Server
5 19 (21.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (20.69%) Windows 7
7 13 (14.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (8.05%) Unix
9 6 (6.90%) AIX
9 6 (6.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (58.62%) Project Management
2 35 (40.23%) PRINCE2
3 22 (25.29%) ITIL
4 20 (22.99%) Migration
4 20 (22.99%) Risk Management
5 18 (20.69%) PRINCE
6 17 (19.54%) Information Security
7 16 (18.39%) ITIL V3
8 14 (16.09%) Six Sigma
9 13 (14.94%) Data Migration
10 11 (12.64%) Requirements Management
10 11 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (10.34%) Software Engineering
12 8 (9.20%) Programme Management
12 8 (9.20%) Validation
13 7 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (8.05%) Defect Management
13 7 (8.05%) Enterprise Architecture
14 6 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
14 6 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.39%) C
2 9 (10.34%) Java
3 3 (3.45%) C#
3 3 (3.45%) C++
3 3 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (80.46%) Security Cleared
2 45 (51.72%) DV Cleared
3 34 (39.08%) SC Cleared
4 16 (18.39%) Degree
5 6 (6.90%) CISSP
6 4 (4.60%) CLAS
7 3 (3.45%) BICSI Certification
7 3 (3.45%) BICSI RCDD
7 3 (3.45%) CCNA
7 3 (3.45%) CEH
7 3 (3.45%) CISA
7 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.45%) ISTQB
7 3 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.45%) MCSE
7 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.45%) OSCP
7 3 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.20%) RMADS
2 6 (6.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.60%) SLA
4 3 (3.45%) PCI DSS
5 2 (2.30%) COBIT
5 2 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (20.69%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.90%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (4.60%) vCloud
5 3 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) EMC NetWorker
1 6 (6.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (4.60%) Data Guard
3 3 (3.45%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (3.45%) HP Fortify
3 3 (3.45%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.30%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (2.30%) OpenView
5 1 (1.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (35.63%) VMware
2 23 (26.44%) Red Hat
3 21 (24.14%) Microsoft
4 10 (11.49%) Cisco
4 10 (11.49%) Oracle
5 9 (10.34%) HP
6 6 (6.90%) 3PAR
6 6 (6.90%) BEA
6 6 (6.90%) F5
6 6 (6.90%) Sun
7 5 (5.75%) Juniper
7 5 (5.75%) SAP
8 3 (3.45%) EMC
8 3 (3.45%) Software AG
8 3 (3.45%) Sophos
8 3 (3.45%) Symantec
8 3 (3.45%) Veeam
9 2 (2.30%) BMC
9 2 (2.30%) Opsware
9 2 (2.30%) Qualys
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