Period
to 16 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for HMG Security Policy Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited HMG Security Policy Framework over the 6 months to 16 April 2021 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.

HMG Security Policy Framework (SPF)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 534 614 790
Rank change year-on-year +80 +176 +17
Contract jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 51 48 65
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.091% 0.074%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.10% 0.89% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 40 48
10th Percentile £460 £359 £425
25th Percentile £513 £413 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £463 £550
Median % change year-on-year +24.32% -15.91% +3.77%
75th Percentile £594 £525 £588
90th Percentile £650 £550 £614
UK median daily rate £575 £463 £550
% change year-on-year +24.32% -15.91% +12.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £72.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £72.50 - -

HMG Security Policy Framework 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 advertised in England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 4,629 5,365 9,443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.98% 10.19% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,015 3,457 6,087
10th Percentile £263 £238 £256
25th Percentile £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £575 £563 £563
90th Percentile £668 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 236 303
10th Percentile £11.36 £13.39 £10.58
25th Percentile £14.01 £17.27 £13.00
Median hourly rate £20.90 £22.58 £20.25
Median % change year-on-year -7.43% +11.52% -4.09%
75th Percentile £39.50 £47.50 £39.23
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.31 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year -6.67% +11.14% -5.84%

HMG Security Policy Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing HMG Security Policy Framework as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for HMG Security Policy Framework in England

HMG Security Policy Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework in England.

Daily rate trend for HMG Security Policy Framework in England

HMG Security Policy Framework
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework in England over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for HMG Security Policy Framework in England

HMG Security Policy Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework in England.

Hourly rate trend for HMG Security Policy Framework in England

HMG Security Policy Framework
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework within the England region over the 6 months to 16 April 2021. 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
London +35 28 £575 +35.29% 1
South East +76 10 £460 -8.00% 4
South West +46 9 £580 +25.41% 3
East of England +43 1 - -
HMG Security Policy Framework
UK

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, IT contractor jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 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 across the England region with a requirement for HMG Security Policy Framework.

1 44 (86.27%) Security Cleared
2 38 (74.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (62.75%) Cybersecurity
4 30 (58.82%) CESG Certified Professional
5 26 (50.98%) CISSP
6 25 (49.02%) Information Assurance
7 23 (45.10%) SC Cleared
8 21 (41.18%) NCSC
9 19 (37.25%) CISM
9 19 (37.25%) Risk Management
9 19 (37.25%) DV Cleared
9 19 (37.25%) JSP 440
10 14 (27.45%) CESG
11 13 (25.49%) Information Security
12 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
12 12 (23.53%) RMADS
13 10 (19.61%) Google
14 9 (17.65%) GCP
14 9 (17.65%) CLAS
14 9 (17.65%) Remediation Plan
14 9 (17.65%) Cyber Essentials
14 9 (17.65%) CRISC
15 8 (15.69%) AWS
15 8 (15.69%) Security Architecture
15 8 (15.69%) Business Analysis
15 8 (15.69%) Communications Security
15 8 (15.69%) Computer Security
15 8 (15.69%) Configuration Management
15 8 (15.69%) CESG CLAS
15 8 (15.69%) Compliance Audit

HMG Security Policy Framework
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (1.96%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.65%) GCP
2 8 (15.69%) AWS
3 7 (13.73%) Azure
4 6 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (11.76%) IaaS
4 6 (11.76%) PaaS
4 6 (11.76%) SaaS
5 1 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.96%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (5.88%) Firewall
2 3 (5.88%) IPv4
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.92%) Internet
3 2 (3.92%) Network Security
3 2 (3.92%) VoIP
3 2 (3.92%) VPN
4 1 (1.96%) LAN
4 1 (1.96%) WAN
General
1 7 (13.73%) Public Sector
1 7 (13.73%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.88%) Electronics
2 3 (5.88%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.88%) Marketing
3 2 (3.92%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Local Government
4 1 (1.96%) Law
4 1 (1.96%) Police
Job Titles
1 21 (41.18%) Consultant
2 14 (27.45%) Security Consultant
3 10 (19.61%) Coordinator
3 10 (19.61%) Security Assurance Coordinator
4 8 (15.69%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 5 (9.80%) Architect
5 5 (9.80%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 4 (7.84%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 4 (7.84%) Security Specialist
7 3 (5.88%) Security Architect
8 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.92%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Product Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Risk Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Security Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Technical Support
9 1 (1.96%) Integration Architect
9 1 (1.96%) Network Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.96%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) ModSecurity
2 1 (1.96%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) CESG
2 8 (15.69%) CESG CLAS
3 7 (13.73%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.92%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.92%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.96%) CCTV
6 1 (1.96%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.96%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.96%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.96%) PKI
6 1 (1.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) Windows
1 2 (3.92%) Windows Server
1 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (62.75%) Cybersecurity
2 25 (49.02%) Information Assurance
3 19 (37.25%) Risk Management
4 13 (25.49%) Information Security
5 9 (17.65%) Remediation Plan
6 8 (15.69%) Business Analysis
6 8 (15.69%) Communications Security
6 8 (15.69%) Compliance Audit
6 8 (15.69%) Computer Security
6 8 (15.69%) Configuration Management
6 8 (15.69%) Security Architecture
7 7 (13.73%) TOGAF
8 6 (11.76%) MODAF
8 6 (11.76%) SABSA
9 5 (9.80%) Due Diligence
9 5 (9.80%) ITIL
9 5 (9.80%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (9.80%) SIEM
10 4 (7.84%) Protective Monitoring
10 4 (7.84%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.92%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (86.27%) Security Cleared
2 30 (58.82%) CESG Certified Professional
3 26 (50.98%) CISSP
4 23 (45.10%) SC Cleared
5 19 (37.25%) CISM
5 19 (37.25%) DV Cleared
6 9 (17.65%) CLAS
6 9 (17.65%) CRISC
7 3 (5.88%) IISP
7 3 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (3.92%) AWS Certification
8 2 (3.92%) CCSP
8 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (3.92%) SSCP
9 1 (1.96%) CREST Certified
9 1 (1.96%) Degree
9 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.96%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (74.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (41.18%) NCSC
3 19 (37.25%) JSP 440
4 12 (23.53%) RMADS
5 9 (17.65%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (11.76%) Government Security Classifications
7 5 (9.80%) NIST
8 3 (5.88%) NIST 800
9 2 (3.92%) PMO
10 1 (1.96%) COBIT
10 1 (1.96%) GRC
10 1 (1.96%) ISO 22301
10 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 10 (19.61%) Google
3 3 (5.88%) SAP
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco
4 2 (3.92%) Remedy
5 1 (1.96%) Okta
5 1 (1.96%) Splunk