Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 2018 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 762 808 819
Rank change year-on-year +46 +11 -61
Contract jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 96 53 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.057% 0.057%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.96% 0.45% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 28 51
England median daily rate £550 £528 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.27% +17.22% -8.16%
10th Percentile £429 £249 £325
90th Percentile £660 £725 £615
UK median daily rate £550 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
England median hourly rate £71.23 - £84.05
10th Percentile £66.84 - £81.68
90th Percentile £78.25 - £85.41
UK median hourly rate £71.23 £35.00 £84.05
% change year-on-year +103.50% -58.36% +64.25%

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 9,999 11,715 10,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.59% 12.56% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,393 7,710 7,223
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £228
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 322 386
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.77% +4.63%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.00 £10.94
90th Percentile £50.55 £49.28 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.42% +1.49%

HMG Security Policy Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing HMG Security Policy Framework as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for HMG Security Policy Framework in England

HMG Security Policy Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HMG Security Policy Framework in England

HMG Security Policy Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HMG Security Policy Framework in England

HMG Security Policy Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 November 2018. 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
South West +2 39 £550 -21.43% 8
North of England +1 25 £455 -14.15% 1
North West -3 19 £450 -16.67%
London +8 18 £600 +20.00% 2
East of England +4 6 £770 - 2
North East -2 6 £475 -9.52% 1
South East -28 6 £500 +177.78% 3
Midlands - 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
HMG Security Policy Framework
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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 65 (67.71%) Security Cleared
2 48 (50.00%) JSP 440
3 45 (46.88%) Information Security
4 41 (42.71%) SC Cleared
5 33 (34.38%) HMG Infosec
6 30 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (30.21%) Technical Architecture
8 28 (29.17%) IT Strategy
8 28 (29.17%) Critical Thinking
9 27 (28.13%) DV Cleared
9 27 (28.13%) Information Assurance
9 27 (28.13%) CISSP
10 25 (26.04%) Cybersecurity
11 23 (23.96%) Risk Management
12 21 (21.88%) Finance
12 21 (21.88%) Microsoft
13 20 (20.83%) CESG Certified Professional
14 19 (19.79%) Management Information System
15 18 (18.75%) CISM
15 18 (18.75%) Data Centre
16 16 (16.67%) CISA
16 16 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 16 (16.67%) Software Engineering
16 16 (16.67%) C
16 16 (16.67%) Java
17 15 (15.63%) C++
17 15 (15.63%) JSP
17 15 (15.63%) SOAP
17 15 (15.63%) Web Services
17 15 (15.63%) XML

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 3 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.04%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (7.29%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (3.13%) Office 365
5 1 (1.04%) SaaS
5 1 (1.04%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.25%) Firewall
2 5 (5.21%) Software-Defined Networking
3 4 (4.17%) Internet
3 4 (4.17%) VoIP
4 3 (3.13%) Network Security
5 2 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.08%) DNS
5 2 (2.08%) SAN
5 2 (2.08%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.04%) DHCP
6 1 (1.04%) DKIM
6 1 (1.04%) DMARC
6 1 (1.04%) IPv4
6 1 (1.04%) LAN
6 1 (1.04%) SMS
6 1 (1.04%) VPN
6 1 (1.04%) WAN
6 1 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (21.88%) Finance
2 13 (13.54%) Banking
3 5 (5.21%) Law
3 5 (5.21%) Legal
3 5 (5.21%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.04%) Electronics
5 1 (1.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (45.83%) Architect
2 24 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 22 (22.92%) Security Architect
4 15 (15.63%) Project Manager
5 12 (12.50%) Security Manager
6 10 (10.42%) Applications Architect
6 10 (10.42%) Security Solutions Architect
7 9 (9.38%) Consultant
8 6 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 6 (6.25%) Security Specialist
8 6 (6.25%) Technical Architect
9 5 (5.21%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 5 (5.21%) Lead Architect
9 5 (5.21%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.17%) Information Assurance Consultant
10 4 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 4 (4.17%) Security Consultant
10 4 (4.17%) Senior Manager
10 4 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.63%) JSON
1 15 (15.63%) JSP
1 15 (15.63%) SOAP
1 15 (15.63%) Web Services
1 15 (15.63%) XML
2 2 (2.08%) .NET
3 1 (1.04%) .NET Core
3 1 (1.04%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.04%) RFC 822
Miscellaneous
1 30 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (19.79%) Management Information System
3 18 (18.75%) Data Centre
4 14 (14.58%) CESG
5 12 (12.50%) Private Cloud
6 7 (7.29%) Freedom of Information
6 7 (7.29%) Freedom of Information Act
7 6 (6.25%) RIA
8 4 (4.17%) Clustering
9 3 (3.13%) Fat Client
9 3 (3.13%) Thin Client
10 2 (2.08%) BYOD
11 1 (1.04%) Cloud Native
11 1 (1.04%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
11 1 (1.04%) HP StoreVirtual
11 1 (1.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.63%) Linux
2 5 (5.21%) Windows
3 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.04%) Android
4 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.04%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (46.88%) Information Security
2 29 (30.21%) Technical Architecture
3 28 (29.17%) Critical Thinking
3 28 (29.17%) IT Strategy
4 27 (28.13%) Information Assurance
5 25 (26.04%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (23.96%) Risk Management
7 16 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 15 (15.63%) DSDM
8 15 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
8 15 (15.63%) PRINCE2
8 15 (15.63%) Security Architecture
8 15 (15.63%) TOGAF
9 14 (14.58%) Project Management
10 12 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (11.46%) Identity Access Management
11 11 (11.46%) ITIL
12 9 (9.38%) Risk Assessment
13 8 (8.33%) Information Management
13 8 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.67%) C
1 16 (16.67%) Java
2 15 (15.63%) C++
2 15 (15.63%) PowerShell
2 15 (15.63%) Python
3 1 (1.04%) C#
3 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.04%) SQL
3 1 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (67.71%) Security Cleared
2 41 (42.71%) SC Cleared
3 27 (28.13%) CISSP
3 27 (28.13%) DV Cleared
4 20 (20.83%) CESG Certified Professional
5 18 (18.75%) CISM
6 16 (16.67%) CISA
7 11 (11.46%) ISSAP
7 11 (11.46%) ISSEP
8 8 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (8.33%) Degree
9 7 (7.29%) CCNA
10 6 (6.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 4 (4.17%) CCIE
11 4 (4.17%) CCIE Data Center
11 4 (4.17%) CCNP
11 4 (4.17%) MCSE
11 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (1.04%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (50.00%) JSP 440
2 33 (34.38%) HMG Infosec
3 16 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (10.42%) GDPR
5 9 (9.38%) RMADS
6 6 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (6.25%) Government Security Classifications
7 4 (4.17%) PCI DSS
8 2 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (1.04%) BS25999
9 1 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 7 (7.29%) Docker
2 4 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.08%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) SCCM
1 2 (2.08%) Terraform
2 1 (1.04%) Ansible
2 1 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.04%) Puppet
2 1 (1.04%) SCDPM
2 1 (1.04%) SCOM
2 1 (1.04%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 21 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.50%) Cisco
3 5 (5.21%) VMware
4 3 (3.13%) SAP
5 2 (2.08%) HP
6 1 (1.04%) Citrix
6 1 (1.04%) EMC
6 1 (1.04%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.04%) Lumension
6 1 (1.04%) McAfee
6 1 (1.04%) Northgate
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle
6 1 (1.04%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.04%) Sophos
6 1 (1.04%) Symantec
6 1 (1.04%) Virgin Media