Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 800 768 786
Rank change year-on-year -32 +18 -34
Contract jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 61 52 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.065% 0.059% 0.089%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.55% 0.51% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 38 68
England median daily rate £550 £520 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% +10.93% -6.25%
10th Percentile £431 £409 £400
90th Percentile £650 £725 £617
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
England median hourly rate £96.78 - £85.30
UK median hourly rate £96.78 - £85.00

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 11,188 10,244 11,286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.88% 11.69% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,195 6,688 7,363
England median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £228
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £410
% change year-on-year +2.27% +7.32% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 330 383
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.58% -15.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +17.50% -9.09% +2.09%

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 23 July 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
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 23 July 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
London -11 47 £550 +10.06% 3
South East -8 6 £444 -8.97%
North of England -11 4 £438 +9.38% 1
South West -13 3 - - 3
North East +4 2 £438 +9.38%
North West -25 2 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
HMG Security Policy Framework
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 39 (63.93%) Security Cleared
2 30 (49.18%) SC Cleared
3 15 (24.59%) Data Centre
4 14 (22.95%) SQL
4 14 (22.95%) ITIL
4 14 (22.95%) Internet
5 13 (21.31%) Firewall
5 13 (21.31%) CISSP
5 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (21.31%) DKIM
5 13 (21.31%) DMARC
5 13 (21.31%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (19.67%) CESG
6 12 (19.67%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (19.67%) CCNA
6 12 (19.67%) Cisco
7 11 (18.03%) C#
7 11 (18.03%) MySQL
7 11 (18.03%) Information Security
7 11 (18.03%) Information Management
7 11 (18.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (16.39%) Load Balancing
8 10 (16.39%) Risk Management
8 10 (16.39%) Management Information System
8 10 (16.39%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (16.39%) Software-Defined Networking
9 9 (14.75%) DV Cleared
9 9 (14.75%) Data Protection
9 9 (14.75%) .NET Core
9 9 (14.75%) RFC 822

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 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (3.28%) IIS
1 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (21.31%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (13.11%) Serverless
3 6 (9.84%) GitHub
4 5 (8.20%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (8.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.95%) Internet
2 13 (21.31%) DKIM
2 13 (21.31%) DMARC
2 13 (21.31%) Firewall
3 10 (16.39%) Software-Defined Networking
4 8 (13.11%) DNS
5 4 (6.56%) VoIP
6 3 (4.92%) Network Security
7 2 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.28%) SAN
8 1 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.64%) DHCP
8 1 (1.64%) SMS
8 1 (1.64%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.64%) VLAN
8 1 (1.64%) VPN
8 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) MySQL
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Law
2 6 (9.84%) Legal
3 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.28%) Electronics
4 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.28%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Digital Economy
5 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (13.11%) Cloud Engineer
1 8 (13.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
1 8 (13.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 8 (13.11%) Project Manager
1 8 (13.11%) Security Manager
2 6 (9.84%) Architect
2 6 (9.84%) Developer
2 6 (9.84%) Senior Manager
2 6 (9.84%) Senior Project Manager
3 5 (8.20%) C# Developer
3 5 (8.20%) Consultant
3 5 (8.20%) Network Engineer
4 4 (6.56%) Project Engineer
4 4 (6.56%) Technical Architect
5 3 (4.92%) Information Manager
5 3 (4.92%) Information Security Manager
5 3 (4.92%) Security Assurance Manager
5 3 (4.92%) Security Officer
5 3 (4.92%) Senior C# Developer
5 3 (4.92%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) .NET
1 9 (14.75%) .NET Core
1 9 (14.75%) RFC 822
2 1 (1.64%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.64%) REST
2 1 (1.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.59%) Data Centre
2 12 (19.67%) CESG
3 10 (16.39%) Management Information System
4 9 (14.75%) Private Cloud
5 8 (13.11%) Cloud Native
6 6 (9.84%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (6.56%) Clustering
8 3 (4.92%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (4.92%) Fat Client
8 3 (4.92%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (4.92%) Freedom of Information Act
8 3 (4.92%) Thin Client
9 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (3.28%) RIA
10 1 (1.64%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (1.64%) HP StoreVirtual
10 1 (1.64%) Internet of Things
10 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
10 1 (1.64%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Windows
2 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) ITIL
2 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (18.03%) Information Management
3 11 (18.03%) Information Security
4 10 (16.39%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (16.39%) Load Balancing
4 10 (16.39%) Risk Management
5 9 (14.75%) Data Protection
5 9 (14.75%) Service Management
5 9 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (13.11%) DevOps
6 8 (13.11%) Project Management
7 7 (11.48%) PRINCE2
7 7 (11.48%) Security Management
8 6 (9.84%) Configuration Management
8 6 (9.84%) High Availability
8 6 (9.84%) Incident Management
8 6 (9.84%) Open Source
9 5 (8.20%) Network Design
9 5 (8.20%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.95%) SQL
2 11 (18.03%) C#
3 1 (1.64%) C
3 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (63.93%) Security Cleared
2 30 (49.18%) SC Cleared
3 13 (21.31%) CISSP
4 12 (19.67%) CCNA
4 12 (19.67%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (14.75%) CCNP
5 9 (14.75%) DV Cleared
6 8 (13.11%) CCIE
6 8 (13.11%) CCIE Data Center
6 8 (13.11%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (11.48%) CISM
8 6 (9.84%) CISA
9 5 (8.20%) Degree
9 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (6.56%) MCSE
11 3 (4.92%) CEH
12 2 (3.28%) IISP
12 2 (3.28%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (1.64%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (13.11%) GDPR
3 6 (9.84%) PCI DSS
4 4 (6.56%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (4.92%) JSP 440
5 3 (4.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (3.28%) COBIT
6 2 (3.28%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (3.28%) RMADS
7 1 (1.64%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 5 (8.20%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) Terraform
2 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.64%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.64%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) SCDPM
2 1 (1.64%) SCOM
2 1 (1.64%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 12 (19.67%) Cisco
2 5 (8.20%) Google
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.56%) VMware
4 3 (4.92%) SAP
5 2 (3.28%) HP
6 1 (1.64%) EMC
6 1 (1.64%) Lumension
6 1 (1.64%) McAfee
6 1 (1.64%) Sophos
6 1 (1.64%) Symantec
6 1 (1.64%) Virgin Media