Period
to 19 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 775 804 813
Rank change year-on-year +29 +9 -56
Contract jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 89 51 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.095% 0.056% 0.071%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.83% 0.46% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 33 54
England median daily rate £525 £513 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +9.33% -7.18%
10th Percentile £446 £236 £413
90th Percentile £739 £720 £624
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% -5.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
England median hourly rate £69.36 - £84.05
10th Percentile £67.04 - £81.68
90th Percentile £78.68 - £85.41
UK median hourly rate £69.36 - £84.05

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 10,746 10,977 11,098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.42% 12.09% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,944 7,225 7,288
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.22%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £231
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.67% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 316 398
England median hourly rate £22.20 £20.75 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.96% -13.54% +11.37%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.45 £48.42 £46.91
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £21.90 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.11% -8.75% +11.37%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +32 36 £588 +14.08% 2
South West +8 22 £525 -25.00% 7
North of England -6 16 £475 +2.70% 1
North West -14 10 £525 +23.53%
South East -15 7 £444 +7.58% 6
North East 0 6 £475 +2.70% 1
East of England -7 6 £770 - 1
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Midlands - 2 - - 1
HMG Security Policy Framework
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 58 (65.17%) Security Cleared
2 39 (43.82%) SC Cleared
3 32 (35.96%) Information Security
4 30 (33.71%) JSP 440
5 26 (29.21%) CISSP
6 25 (28.09%) Risk Management
7 22 (24.72%) DV Cleared
8 20 (22.47%) Technical Architecture
8 20 (22.47%) CESG
9 19 (21.35%) Information Assurance
9 19 (21.35%) Cybersecurity
10 18 (20.22%) Data Centre
10 18 (20.22%) Finance
11 17 (19.10%) Management Information System
11 17 (19.10%) Private Cloud
11 17 (19.10%) HMG Infosec
11 17 (19.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 17 (19.10%) IT Strategy
12 16 (17.98%) CESG Certified Professional
12 16 (17.98%) ITIL
13 15 (16.85%) Cisco
13 15 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (15.73%) CISA
14 14 (15.73%) CISM
15 13 (14.61%) Firewall
15 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
15 13 (14.61%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (14.61%) Critical Thinking
16 12 (13.48%) GDPR
16 12 (13.48%) CCNA

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 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.25%) IIS
1 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.87%) Google Cloud Platform
2 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.61%) Firewall
2 11 (12.36%) Software-Defined Networking
3 5 (5.62%) Internet
4 4 (4.49%) VoIP
5 3 (3.37%) Network Security
6 2 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.25%) SAN
6 2 (2.25%) Wireless
7 1 (1.12%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.12%) DHCP
7 1 (1.12%) DNS
7 1 (1.12%) IPv4
7 1 (1.12%) LAN
7 1 (1.12%) SMS
7 1 (1.12%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.12%) VLAN
7 1 (1.12%) VPN
7 1 (1.12%) WAN
7 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.12%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 18 (20.22%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Banking
2 8 (8.99%) Law
3 7 (7.87%) Legal
4 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.12%) Digital Economy
6 1 (1.12%) Electronics
6 1 (1.12%) Marketing
6 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (30.34%) Architect
2 16 (17.98%) Security Manager
3 13 (14.61%) Security Architect
4 11 (12.36%) Consultant
4 11 (12.36%) Project Manager
5 9 (10.11%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (6.74%) Applications Architect
6 6 (6.74%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 6 (6.74%) Security Specialist
6 6 (6.74%) Senior Manager
6 6 (6.74%) Senior Project Manager
6 6 (6.74%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.62%) Network Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Security Assurance Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 4 (4.49%) Lead Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Project Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.11%) SOAP
2 8 (8.99%) JSON
2 8 (8.99%) JSP
2 8 (8.99%) Web Services
2 8 (8.99%) XML
3 1 (1.12%) .NET
3 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.47%) CESG
2 18 (20.22%) Data Centre
3 17 (19.10%) Management Information System
3 17 (19.10%) Private Cloud
4 15 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (7.87%) Freedom of Information
5 7 (7.87%) Freedom of Information Act
6 6 (6.74%) RIA
7 5 (5.62%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (4.49%) Clustering
9 3 (3.37%) Fat Client
9 3 (3.37%) Thin Client
10 2 (2.25%) BYOD
10 2 (2.25%) Public Cloud
11 1 (1.12%) CESG CLAS
11 1 (1.12%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (1.12%) HP StoreVirtual
11 1 (1.12%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.99%) Linux
2 5 (5.62%) Windows
3 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.96%) Information Security
2 25 (28.09%) Risk Management
3 20 (22.47%) Technical Architecture
4 19 (21.35%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (21.35%) Information Assurance
5 17 (19.10%) IT Strategy
6 16 (17.98%) ITIL
7 13 (14.61%) Critical Thinking
8 11 (12.36%) Information Management
8 11 (12.36%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (11.24%) Data Protection
9 10 (11.24%) Project Management
10 9 (10.11%) DevOps
10 9 (10.11%) Security Architecture
10 9 (10.11%) Security Management
10 9 (10.11%) Service Management
10 9 (10.11%) Software Engineering
10 9 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (8.99%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (8.99%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.24%) C
2 9 (10.11%) Java
3 8 (8.99%) C++
3 8 (8.99%) PowerShell
3 8 (8.99%) Python
4 2 (2.25%) SQL
5 1 (1.12%) C#
5 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (65.17%) Security Cleared
2 39 (43.82%) SC Cleared
3 26 (29.21%) CISSP
4 22 (24.72%) DV Cleared
5 16 (17.98%) CESG Certified Professional
6 14 (15.73%) CISA
6 14 (15.73%) CISM
7 13 (14.61%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (13.48%) CCNA
9 9 (10.11%) CCNP
9 9 (10.11%) Degree
10 8 (8.99%) CCIE
10 8 (8.99%) CCIE Data Center
11 6 (6.74%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 6 (6.74%) ISSAP
11 6 (6.74%) ISSEP
12 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (4.49%) MCSE
14 3 (3.37%) CEH
15 2 (2.25%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (33.71%) JSP 440
2 17 (19.10%) HMG Infosec
2 17 (19.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (13.48%) GDPR
4 8 (8.99%) RMADS
5 7 (7.87%) GCP
5 7 (7.87%) PCI DSS
6 6 (6.74%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (3.37%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (3.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (2.25%) COBIT
8 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (1.12%) BS25999
System Software
1 7 (7.87%) Docker
2 5 (5.62%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.37%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) Ansible
1 1 (1.12%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.12%) Puppet
1 1 (1.12%) SCCM
1 1 (1.12%) SCDPM
1 1 (1.12%) SCOM
1 1 (1.12%) SCVMM
1 1 (1.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (16.85%) Cisco
2 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.62%) Google
4 4 (4.49%) VMware
5 2 (2.25%) HP
5 2 (2.25%) SAP
6 1 (1.12%) EMC
6 1 (1.12%) Lumension
6 1 (1.12%) McAfee
6 1 (1.12%) Sophos
6 1 (1.12%) Symantec
6 1 (1.12%) Virgin Media