Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 736 772 811
Rank change year-on-year +36 +39 -13
Contract jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 45 95 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.058% 0.10% 0.055%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.56% 0.93% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 47 28
England median daily rate £525 £550 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +5.77% +12.43%
10th Percentile £238 £445 £207
90th Percentile £605 £743 £725
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
England median hourly rate - £71.23 -
UK median hourly rate - £71.23 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +103.50% -58.36%

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 8,025 10,244 11,237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.31% 10.87% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,025 6,566 7,452
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £232 £255 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 358 357 318
England median hourly rate £21.42 £22.30 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.97% +11.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £10.96 £11.25 £10.56
90th Percentile £58.25 £50.36 £47.68
UK median hourly rate £21.23 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.50% +10.00% -11.11%

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 16 October 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
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 16 October 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 -9 23 £525 - 6
London +53 8 £275 -54.17% 9
East of England +31 6 £669 -13.08% 3
South East +31 4 £443 -1.67% 5
North of England +28 3 £495 +4.21% 2
North West +5 2 £495 -1.00% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £160 - 1
HMG Security Policy Framework
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 38 (84.44%) Security Cleared
2 32 (71.11%) Information Security
3 28 (62.22%) DV Cleared
4 24 (53.33%) JSP 440
5 20 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (42.22%) Technical Architecture
7 18 (40.00%) HMG Infosec
8 17 (37.78%) Critical Thinking
8 17 (37.78%) Project Delivery
9 15 (33.33%) Management Information System
9 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 15 (33.33%) Information Assurance
10 14 (31.11%) SIEM
10 14 (31.11%) SC Cleared
11 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
11 10 (22.22%) IT Strategy
12 9 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (20.00%) PowerShell
13 8 (17.78%) TOGAF
13 8 (17.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 8 (17.78%) Risk Management
13 8 (17.78%) Security Management
13 8 (17.78%) Architectural Design
14 7 (15.56%) Finance
14 7 (15.56%) VMware
14 7 (15.56%) SQL
14 7 (15.56%) Security Architecture
14 7 (15.56%) Splunk
15 6 (13.33%) Network Management
15 6 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture

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 5 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.44%) IIS
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) LAN
1 4 (8.89%) WAN
2 2 (4.44%) DHCP
2 2 (4.44%) DNS
2 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) IPv4
2 2 (4.44%) SAN
3 1 (2.22%) DKIM
3 1 (2.22%) DMARC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Banking
2 5 (11.11%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (53.33%) Architect
2 17 (37.78%) Security Architect
3 9 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Security Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) IT Security Officer
7 2 (4.44%) Security Officer
7 2 (4.44%) Support Officer
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Support
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Support Officer
8 1 (2.22%) Administrator
8 1 (2.22%) Audit Manager
8 1 (2.22%) Data Architect
8 1 (2.22%) IT Manager
8 1 (2.22%) IT Security Architect
8 1 (2.22%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) JSON
1 5 (11.11%) JSP
1 5 (11.11%) SOAP
1 5 (11.11%) Web Services
1 5 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.89%) CESG
4 3 (6.67%) Acoustics
4 3 (6.67%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.44%) HP StoreVirtual
5 2 (4.44%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.22%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Windows
2 5 (11.11%) Linux
2 5 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.44%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (71.11%) Information Security
2 19 (42.22%) Technical Architecture
3 17 (37.78%) Critical Thinking
3 17 (37.78%) Project Delivery
4 15 (33.33%) Information Assurance
5 14 (31.11%) SIEM
6 10 (22.22%) IT Strategy
7 9 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (17.78%) Architectural Design
8 8 (17.78%) Risk Management
8 8 (17.78%) Security Management
8 8 (17.78%) TOGAF
9 7 (15.56%) Security Architecture
10 6 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 6 (13.33%) ITIL
10 6 (13.33%) Network Management
11 5 (11.11%) DSDM
11 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 5 (11.11%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (15.56%) SQL
3 6 (13.33%) C
4 5 (11.11%) C++
4 5 (11.11%) Java
4 5 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (84.44%) Security Cleared
2 28 (62.22%) DV Cleared
3 14 (31.11%) SC Cleared
4 6 (13.33%) IISP
5 5 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
5 5 (11.11%) CISM
5 5 (11.11%) CISSP
6 3 (6.67%) BC Cleared
6 3 (6.67%) SSCP
7 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.22%) ISEB
8 1 (2.22%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (2.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (2.22%) MOS
8 1 (2.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (53.33%) JSP 440
2 18 (40.00%) HMG Infosec
3 8 (17.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (8.89%) SLA
5 3 (6.67%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (6.67%) NCSC
5 3 (6.67%) NIST
6 2 (4.44%) ISO 22301
6 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (4.44%) RMADS
7 1 (2.22%) GDPR
7 1 (2.22%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) SCCM
2 3 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) Splunk
2 7 (15.56%) VMware
3 3 (6.67%) Cisco
4 2 (4.44%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Clearswift
5 1 (2.22%) McAfee
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle