Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 739 791 789
Rank change year-on-year +52 -2 -52
Contract jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 100 56 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.061% 0.063%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.03% 0.47% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 26 46
England median daily rate £550 £530 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +17.78% -
10th Percentile £438 £228 £342
90th Percentile £751 £700 £588
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 2
England median hourly rate £69.36 £61.01 £84.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.69% -27.41% -
10th Percentile £50.92 £57.25 £81.68
90th Percentile £77.81 £96.78 £85.41
UK median hourly rate £69.36 £60.76 £84.05
% 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 9,675 11,806 10,156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.60% 12.87% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,130 7,783 6,695
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £239
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 310 362
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.55 £23.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.48% -11.95% -3.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.81
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.88 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.60 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% -12.34% -6.00%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 +19 53 £550 +15.79% 6
North of England -6 24 £465 -17.70% 1
North West +1 19 £450 -25.00% 1
London +17 10 £825 +83.33% 4
East of England +14 6 £770 - 1
North East -4 5 £505 -3.81%
South East -16 5 £640 +255.56% 2
Midlands +2 2 - - 2
West Midlands - 2 - - 2
HMG Security Policy Framework
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 74 (74.00%) Security Cleared
2 59 (59.00%) JSP 440
3 58 (58.00%) Information Security
4 46 (46.00%) SC Cleared
5 45 (45.00%) HMG Infosec
6 43 (43.00%) Analytical Skills
7 40 (40.00%) Critical Thinking
8 38 (38.00%) DV Cleared
9 32 (32.00%) Technical Architecture
9 32 (32.00%) IT Strategy
10 31 (31.00%) C
11 30 (30.00%) Java
11 30 (30.00%) Microsoft
12 29 (29.00%) Python
12 29 (29.00%) JSON
12 29 (29.00%) Software Engineering
13 28 (28.00%) TOGAF
13 28 (28.00%) Enterprise Architecture
13 28 (28.00%) PowerShell
13 28 (28.00%) Linux
13 28 (28.00%) DSDM
13 28 (28.00%) C++
13 28 (28.00%) JSP
13 28 (28.00%) SOAP
13 28 (28.00%) Web Services
13 28 (28.00%) XML
13 28 (28.00%) Information Assurance
14 27 (27.00%) CISSP
15 24 (24.00%) Finance
16 23 (23.00%) Cybersecurity

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 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (7.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (3.00%) Office 365
5 1 (1.00%) SaaS
5 1 (1.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.00%) DKIM
1 1 (1.00%) DMARC
1 1 (1.00%) DNS
1 1 (1.00%) Firewall
1 1 (1.00%) FTP
1 1 (1.00%) Internet
1 1 (1.00%) Intranet
1 1 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (1.00%) IPv4
1 1 (1.00%) LAN
1 1 (1.00%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (1.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (1.00%) WAN
1 1 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (1.00%) Wireless
1 1 (1.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (24.00%) Finance
2 19 (19.00%) Banking
3 5 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.00%) Legal
4 3 (3.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.00%) Law
6 1 (1.00%) Electronics
6 1 (1.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (51.00%) Architect
2 35 (35.00%) Solutions Architect
3 21 (21.00%) Security Architect
4 15 (15.00%) Applications Architect
5 14 (14.00%) Project Manager
6 11 (11.00%) Security Manager
7 9 (9.00%) Security Solutions Architect
8 8 (8.00%) Consultant
9 5 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 5 (5.00%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (5.00%) Lead Architect
9 5 (5.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 4 (4.00%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 4 (4.00%) Security Specialist
11 3 (3.00%) Security Consultant
12 2 (2.00%) Senior Manager
12 2 (2.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (29.00%) JSON
2 28 (28.00%) JSP
2 28 (28.00%) SOAP
2 28 (28.00%) Web Services
2 28 (28.00%) XML
3 2 (2.00%) .NET
4 1 (1.00%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.00%) Node.js
4 1 (1.00%) RFC 822
Miscellaneous
1 43 (43.00%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (17.00%) Management Information System
3 15 (15.00%) Data Centre
4 11 (11.00%) CESG
5 8 (8.00%) Private Cloud
6 4 (4.00%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (4.00%) Freedom of Information Act
6 4 (4.00%) RIA
7 2 (2.00%) BYOD
8 1 (1.00%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.00%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.00%) Linux
2 1 (1.00%) Android
2 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.00%) Windows
2 1 (1.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (58.00%) Information Security
2 40 (40.00%) Critical Thinking
3 32 (32.00%) IT Strategy
3 32 (32.00%) Technical Architecture
4 29 (29.00%) Software Engineering
5 28 (28.00%) DSDM
5 28 (28.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 28 (28.00%) Information Assurance
5 28 (28.00%) TOGAF
6 23 (23.00%) Cybersecurity
7 22 (22.00%) Risk Management
8 16 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (15.00%) Project Management
9 15 (15.00%) Security Architecture
10 14 (14.00%) PRINCE2
11 11 (11.00%) Identity Access Management
12 9 (9.00%) Risk Assessment
13 7 (7.00%) Infrastructure Management
14 6 (6.00%) Security Management
15 5 (5.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 31 (31.00%) C
2 30 (30.00%) Java
3 29 (29.00%) Python
4 28 (28.00%) C++
4 28 (28.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.00%) C#
5 1 (1.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 74 (74.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (46.00%) SC Cleared
3 38 (38.00%) DV Cleared
4 27 (27.00%) CISSP
5 19 (19.00%) CISM
6 18 (18.00%) CESG Certified Professional
7 16 (16.00%) CISA
8 11 (11.00%) ISSAP
8 11 (11.00%) ISSEP
9 5 (5.00%) Degree
10 4 (4.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.00%) CISMP
11 1 (1.00%) GIAC
11 1 (1.00%) GSEC
11 1 (1.00%) Postgraduate
11 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.00%) SANS
11 1 (1.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (59.00%) JSP 440
2 45 (45.00%) HMG Infosec
3 17 (17.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (9.00%) GDPR
4 9 (9.00%) RMADS
5 6 (6.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (3.00%) PCI DSS
7 2 (2.00%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (1.00%) BS25999
8 1 (1.00%) CESG Infosec
8 1 (1.00%) COBIT
8 1 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (1.00%) NIST 800
8 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (7.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.00%) Terraform
2 1 (1.00%) Ansible
2 1 (1.00%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (1.00%) Puppet
2 1 (1.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.00%) Cisco
3 2 (2.00%) SAP
4 1 (1.00%) Citrix
4 1 (1.00%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.00%) Northgate
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle
4 1 (1.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.00%) VMware