Period
to 18 January 2020

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 18 January 2020 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
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 666 751 803
Rank change year-on-year +85 +52 -17
Contract jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 46 100 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.070% 0.11% 0.061%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.68% 1.02% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 63 26
England median daily rate £500 £550 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.77% +17.78%
10th Percentile £350 £438 £228
90th Percentile £556 £751 £700
UK median daily rate £500 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 7
England median hourly rate - £69.36 £61.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.69% -27.41%
UK median hourly rate - £69.36 £60.76
% change year-on-year - +14.16% -27.71%

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 6,732 9,786 11,895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.23% 10.73% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,218 6,194 7,859
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £235 £258 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £443
% change year-on-year - +1.69% +4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 332 309
England median hourly rate £24.00 £20.25 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.55% -1.72% -10.77%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.02 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £54.00
UK median hourly rate £22.90 £20.25 £20.60
% change year-on-year +13.11% -1.72% -12.04%

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 18 January 2020.

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 18 January 2020. 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 +125 18 £416 -49.58% 2
South West -34 15 £525 -4.55%
East of England +31 6 £650 -15.58%
South East +59 3 £500 -21.88% 3
Midlands +58 2 £538 - 4
West Midlands +42 1 £538 - 4
East Midlands - 1 - -
HMG Security Policy Framework
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2020, 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 29 (63.04%) Information Security
1 29 (63.04%) Security Cleared
2 18 (39.13%) DV Cleared
3 15 (32.61%) Management Information System
4 14 (30.43%) Public Sector
5 13 (28.26%) Information Assurance
5 13 (28.26%) Cybersecurity
5 13 (28.26%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (28.26%) SC Cleared
5 13 (28.26%) JSP 440
6 12 (26.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (26.09%) Security Management
6 12 (26.09%) CISSP
7 11 (23.91%) Data Protection
8 10 (21.74%) Technical Architecture
8 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
8 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
9 9 (19.57%) HMG Infosec
9 9 (19.57%) SIEM
10 8 (17.39%) Project Delivery
10 8 (17.39%) Critical Thinking
10 8 (17.39%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (17.39%) SQL
10 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
10 8 (17.39%) Information Security Management
10 8 (17.39%) Risk Management
11 7 (15.22%) Network Management
12 6 (13.04%) Security Architecture
12 6 (13.04%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (13.04%) SANS

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 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.87%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Azure
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) LAN
1 5 (10.87%) WAN
2 3 (6.52%) DHCP
3 2 (4.35%) DNS
3 2 (4.35%) Firewall
3 2 (4.35%) IPv4
3 2 (4.35%) Network Security
3 2 (4.35%) SAN
4 1 (2.17%) DKIM
4 1 (2.17%) DMARC
4 1 (2.17%) Internet
4 1 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (30.43%) Public Sector
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Police
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Architect
2 12 (26.09%) Security Architect
3 6 (13.04%) Consultant
4 5 (10.87%) Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Security Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Information Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Security Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Security Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.35%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Support Officer
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Support Officer
7 1 (2.17%) Cybersecurity Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) JSON
1 2 (4.35%) JSP
1 2 (4.35%) SOAP
1 2 (4.35%) Web Services
1 2 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 15 (32.61%) Management Information System
2 13 (28.26%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (17.39%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (13.04%) Freedom of Information
4 6 (13.04%) Freedom of Information Act
5 5 (10.87%) CESG
6 3 (6.52%) Cyberattack
7 1 (2.17%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.17%) FMCG
7 1 (2.17%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (2.17%) NHS
7 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
7 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Windows
1 4 (8.70%) Windows 10
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Server
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Information Security
2 13 (28.26%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (28.26%) Information Assurance
3 12 (26.09%) Security Management
4 11 (23.91%) Data Protection
5 10 (21.74%) Technical Architecture
6 9 (19.57%) SIEM
7 8 (17.39%) Critical Thinking
7 8 (17.39%) Information Security Management
7 8 (17.39%) Project Delivery
7 8 (17.39%) Risk Management
8 7 (15.22%) Network Management
9 6 (13.04%) Change Management
9 6 (13.04%) Security Architecture
10 5 (10.87%) CRM
10 5 (10.87%) Ethical Hacking
10 5 (10.87%) ISMS
10 5 (10.87%) Protective Monitoring
10 5 (10.87%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (10.87%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) C
3 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.35%) C++
4 2 (4.35%) Java
4 2 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (63.04%) Security Cleared
2 18 (39.13%) DV Cleared
3 13 (28.26%) SC Cleared
4 12 (26.09%) CISSP
5 6 (13.04%) CEH
5 6 (13.04%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (13.04%) CISM
5 6 (13.04%) SANS
6 5 (10.87%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (8.70%) BC Cleared
8 3 (6.52%) IISP
8 3 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (4.35%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 2 (4.35%) MCSA
9 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (4.35%) SSCP
10 1 (2.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (2.17%) CCSP
10 1 (2.17%) ISEB
10 1 (2.17%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.26%) JSP 440
2 12 (26.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (19.57%) HMG Infosec
4 5 (10.87%) SLA
5 4 (8.70%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (6.52%) GDPR
6 3 (6.52%) NIST
7 2 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (4.35%) ISO 22301
7 2 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (4.35%) NCSC
8 1 (2.17%) CESG Infosec
8 1 (2.17%) ISO 31000
8 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
8 1 (2.17%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.35%) Firmware
3 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) CSIRT
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.17%) QRadar
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) Splunk
3 4 (8.70%) VMware
4 1 (2.17%) HP
4 1 (2.17%) Lumension
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) SAP
4 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.17%) Sophos