Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 828 756 800
Rank change year-on-year -72 +44 -8
Contract jobs citing JSP 440 50 138 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.13% 0.081%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.38% 1.15% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 121 54
UK median daily rate £432 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +5.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £291 £295 £293
90th Percentile £575 £494 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £416 £400
% change year-on-year +3.73% +4.00% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 7
UK median hourly rate - £35.50 £60.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -41.32% +40.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.50 £60.98
% change year-on-year - -41.78% +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 13045 12032 13624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.69% 11.35% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8531 7827 8619
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year +2.56% +1.30% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 432 479
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.17 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.67% +2.97% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.58 £47.23 £51.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.64% +10.00%

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 17 November 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 6 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 17 November 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 -33 50 £432 +3.98% 1
UK excluding London -45 45 £432 +3.73% 1
South West +3 24 £500 +56.25% 1
South East -26 11 £432 -3.03%
East of England -23 10 £365 -25.51%
London -12 4 £525 +2.44%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 43 (86.00%) Security Cleared
2 31 (62.00%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (56.00%) Telecoms
4 27 (54.00%) SC Cleared
5 24 (48.00%) DV Cleared
6 21 (42.00%) Project Management
7 20 (40.00%) PRINCE2
8 15 (30.00%) Finance
9 14 (28.00%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (26.00%) SAP
10 13 (26.00%) Electronics
10 13 (26.00%) Programme Management
10 13 (26.00%) Manufacturing
10 13 (26.00%) Marketing
10 13 (26.00%) Digital Marketing
10 13 (26.00%) CLAS
11 12 (24.00%) Information Management
11 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
11 12 (24.00%) CISSP
12 11 (22.00%) Unix
13 10 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 10 (20.00%) Migration
13 10 (20.00%) DevOps
14 9 (18.00%) Docker
14 9 (18.00%) CESG Certified Professional
14 9 (18.00%) Information Security
14 9 (18.00%) Linux
14 9 (18.00%) LAN
14 9 (18.00%) WAN
15 7 (14.00%) CISM

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 (12.00%) ArcGIS
1 6 (12.00%) nginx
2 3 (6.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.00%) IaaS
2 3 (6.00%) PaaS
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) LAN
1 9 (18.00%) WAN
2 3 (6.00%) Tactical Data Link
3 1 (2.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) Big Data
2 6 (12.00%) Apache Hive
2 6 (12.00%) GIS
2 6 (12.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (12.00%) Maven
1 6 (12.00%) Sonatype Nexus
1 6 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (56.00%) Telecoms
2 15 (30.00%) Finance
3 13 (26.00%) Electronics
3 13 (26.00%) Manufacturing
3 13 (26.00%) Marketing
4 6 (12.00%) Military
5 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Consultant
2 16 (32.00%) Security Consultant
3 15 (30.00%) Coordinator
4 14 (28.00%) Project Coordinator
5 6 (12.00%) Security Technical Consultant
5 6 (12.00%) Technical Consultant
5 6 (12.00%) Technical Security Consultant
6 5 (10.00%) Architect
6 5 (10.00%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Applications Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Assurance Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared Project Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Programme Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.00%) System Design Authority
9 1 (2.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Design Authority
9 1 (2.00%) Security Assurance Coordinator
9 1 (2.00%) Technical Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) ModSecurity
2 3 (6.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Unix
2 9 (18.00%) Linux
3 6 (12.00%) CentOS
4 3 (6.00%) Windows
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (62.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.00%) Project Management
3 20 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 14 (28.00%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (26.00%) Digital Marketing
5 13 (26.00%) Programme Management
6 12 (24.00%) Information Management
7 10 (20.00%) DevOps
7 10 (20.00%) Migration
8 9 (18.00%) Information Security
9 6 (12.00%) OWASP
9 6 (12.00%) SIEM
9 6 (12.00%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (10.00%) Information Assurance
10 5 (10.00%) Scrum
10 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
11 4 (8.00%) Process Management
11 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
11 4 (8.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) Dart
2 2 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (86.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (54.00%) SC Cleared
3 24 (48.00%) DV Cleared
4 13 (26.00%) CLAS
5 12 (24.00%) CISSP
6 9 (18.00%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (14.00%) CISM
8 6 (12.00%) HND
8 6 (12.00%) IISP
9 1 (2.00%) CISA
9 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) RMADS
3 1 (2.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (2.00%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) Docker
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (26.00%) SAP
2 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.00%) Cloudera
3 6 (12.00%) ESRI
3 6 (12.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (10.00%) Citrix
5 2 (4.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.00%) Fujitsu