Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 784 840 773
Rank change year-on-year +56 -67 +8
Contract jobs citing JSP 440 59 67 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.064% 0.091%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.61% 0.55% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 45 54
UK median daily rate £544 £393 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.54% -17.37% +7.95%
10th Percentile £456 £340 £324
90th Percentile £625 £535 £621
UK excluding London median daily rate £544 £391 £475
% change year-on-year +38.98% -17.63% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £75.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £75.00 -
% change year-on-year -40.00% - -

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 9,681 12,093 11,233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.39% 11.61% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,995 7,721 7,269
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +7.32%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 396 370
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £23.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.15% +16.25% -9.09%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £22.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year +11.64% +16.88% -13.48%

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 20 July 2019.

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 10 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 20 July 2019. 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 +65 58 £544 +20.83% 10
UK excluding London +7 57 £544 +38.98% 11
South West -4 37 £525 +16.67% 7
South East +32 17 £575 +26.44% 4
London +51 2 - -
North of England +28 1 £592 +75.41%
North West +10 1 £592 -
Scotland -6 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 55 (93.22%) Security Cleared
2 36 (61.02%) DV Cleared
3 25 (42.37%) RMADS
4 24 (40.68%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (40.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 23 (38.98%) Information Security
6 22 (37.29%) Finance
7 19 (32.20%) Information Assurance
8 18 (30.51%) SC Cleared
9 17 (28.81%) Electronics
9 17 (28.81%) Telecoms
9 17 (28.81%) Programme Management
9 17 (28.81%) Marketing
9 17 (28.81%) Digital Marketing
9 17 (28.81%) Manufacturing
9 17 (28.81%) SAP
9 17 (28.81%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (27.12%) Management Information System
11 13 (22.03%) Technical Architecture
11 13 (22.03%) HMG Infosec
11 13 (22.03%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (22.03%) Critical Thinking
12 12 (20.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 11 (18.64%) Risk Management
13 11 (18.64%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (16.95%) CESG Certified Professional
14 10 (16.95%) SIEM
15 9 (15.25%) CESG
15 9 (15.25%) Service Management
15 9 (15.25%) Microsoft

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 (1.69%) Apache
1 1 (1.69%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) IaaS
1 1 (1.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (1.69%) DNS
1 1 (1.69%) EIGRP
1 1 (1.69%) Firewall
1 1 (1.69%) HSRP
1 1 (1.69%) Multicast
1 1 (1.69%) OSPF
1 1 (1.69%) PPP
1 1 (1.69%) Skype
1 1 (1.69%) Tactical Data Link
1 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.69%) VoIP
General
1 22 (37.29%) Finance
2 17 (28.81%) Electronics
2 17 (28.81%) Manufacturing
2 17 (28.81%) Marketing
2 17 (28.81%) Telecoms
3 7 (11.86%) Military
4 5 (8.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Architect
2 13 (22.03%) Consultant
2 13 (22.03%) Coordinator
2 13 (22.03%) Security Assurance Coordinator
3 12 (20.34%) Security Consultant
4 9 (15.25%) Security Architect
5 8 (13.56%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (11.86%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 6 (10.17%) Security Manager
8 4 (6.78%) IT Manager
8 4 (6.78%) IT Security Manager
8 4 (6.78%) Senior Architect
8 4 (6.78%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) Information Assurance Consultant
10 2 (3.39%) Security Advisor
10 2 (3.39%) Security Assurance Manager
10 2 (3.39%) Security Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.39%) Security Specialist
11 1 (1.69%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) JSON
1 5 (8.47%) JSP
1 5 (8.47%) SOAP
1 5 (8.47%) Web Services
1 5 (8.47%) XML
2 2 (3.39%) JFC
3 1 (1.69%) .NET
3 1 (1.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (40.68%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (27.12%) Management Information System
3 9 (15.25%) CESG
4 3 (5.08%) Acoustics
4 3 (5.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) Linux
2 5 (8.47%) Windows
3 4 (6.78%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.39%) Unix
6 1 (1.69%) OpenVMS
6 1 (1.69%) VMS
6 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) Information Security
2 19 (32.20%) Information Assurance
3 17 (28.81%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (28.81%) Digital Marketing
3 17 (28.81%) Programme Management
4 13 (22.03%) Critical Thinking
4 13 (22.03%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (22.03%) Technical Architecture
5 11 (18.64%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (18.64%) Risk Management
6 10 (16.95%) SIEM
7 9 (15.25%) ITIL
7 9 (15.25%) Service Management
8 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Management
8 8 (13.56%) IT Strategy
8 8 (13.56%) Security Management
9 7 (11.86%) Architectural Design
9 7 (11.86%) TOGAF
10 6 (10.17%) Service Delivery
10 6 (10.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.56%) PowerShell
2 7 (11.86%) C
3 6 (10.17%) Java
4 5 (8.47%) C++
4 5 (8.47%) Python
5 1 (1.69%) Pascal
5 1 (1.69%) SQL
5 1 (1.69%) VB
5 1 (1.69%) VB6
5 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (93.22%) Security Cleared
2 36 (61.02%) DV Cleared
3 18 (30.51%) SC Cleared
4 10 (16.95%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (10.17%) CISM
5 6 (10.17%) CISSP
5 6 (10.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 5 (8.47%) CISA
7 3 (5.08%) IISP
8 1 (1.69%) CCNA
8 1 (1.69%) CCNP
8 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (42.37%) RMADS
2 24 (40.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 13 (22.03%) HMG Infosec
4 12 (20.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (10.17%) NCSC
6 3 (5.08%) ISO 9001
7 2 (3.39%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) Docker
2 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (5.08%) SCCM
2 3 (5.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (28.81%) SAP
2 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.17%) CA
4 4 (6.78%) Cisco
5 3 (5.08%) Splunk
5 3 (5.08%) VMware
6 1 (1.69%) Citrix
6 1 (1.69%) F5
6 1 (1.69%) M86 Security
6 1 (1.69%) McAfee