Period
to 4 December 2021

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 4 December 2021 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
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 729 458 730
Rank change year-on-year -271 +272 +66
Contract jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 33 66 53
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.047% 0.21% 0.071%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.36% 1.76% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 36 36
10th Percentile £506 £378 £238
25th Percentile £540 £460 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - -4.55%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £538
90th Percentile £731 £669 £588
UK median daily rate £600 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Median hourly rate £42.73 £73.50 -
Median % change year-on-year -41.87% - -
UK median hourly rate £42.73 £73.50 -
% change year-on-year -41.87% - -

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 9,054 3,752 8,515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.78% 11.92% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,122 2,470 5,487
10th Percentile £263 £277 £250
25th Percentile £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 179 343
10th Percentile £11.36 £10.75 £11.13
25th Percentile £13.72 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +12.20% +1.26%
75th Percentile £46.50 £45.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £20.11 £23.00 £20.35
% change year-on-year -12.57% +13.01% +0.58%

HMG Security Policy Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing HMG Security Policy Framework as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework in England.

Daily rate trend for HMG Security Policy Framework in England

HMG Security Policy Framework
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework in England over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for HMG Security Policy Framework in England

HMG Security Policy Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework in England.

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 4 December 2021. 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 -66 12 £613 +23.12% 6
North West -40 7 £540 -8.78%
North of England -67 7 £540 -8.78%
London -211 7 £600 +12.94% 1
South East -88 4 £700 +62.22% 1
East of England - 1 - -
HMG Security Policy Framework
UK

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, 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 27 (81.82%) Security Cleared
2 22 (66.67%) Information Security
3 20 (60.61%) JSP 440
3 20 (60.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (57.58%) SC Cleared
5 17 (51.52%) CESG Certified Professional
6 16 (48.48%) Information Assurance
7 15 (45.45%) CISSP
8 14 (42.42%) Risk Management
8 14 (42.42%) Cybersecurity
9 13 (39.39%) DV Cleared
9 13 (39.39%) Public Sector
10 12 (36.36%) Project Delivery
10 12 (36.36%) CISM
11 10 (30.30%) CESG
11 10 (30.30%) Degree
11 10 (30.30%) NCSC
11 10 (30.30%) NIST
12 9 (27.27%) Security Architecture
12 9 (27.27%) RMADS
12 9 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
12 9 (27.27%) CLAS
13 8 (24.24%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (24.24%) Social Skills
14 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
15 6 (18.18%) Programme Management
15 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
15 6 (18.18%) Electronics
15 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
15 6 (18.18%) Finance

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 1 (3.03%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Azure
1 2 (6.06%) GCP
2 1 (3.03%) AWS
2 1 (3.03%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Network Security
2 2 (6.06%) Firewall
2 2 (6.06%) LAN
2 2 (6.06%) WAN
3 1 (3.03%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.03%) JMeter
1 1 (3.03%) Postman
1 1 (3.03%) REST Assured
1 1 (3.03%) Serenity BDD
General
1 13 (39.39%) Public Sector
2 8 (24.24%) Social Skills
3 6 (18.18%) Electronics
3 6 (18.18%) Finance
3 6 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 6 (18.18%) Marketing
3 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
4 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Architect
2 7 (21.21%) Security Architect
3 6 (18.18%) Security Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Coordinator
4 5 (15.15%) Product Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Security Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Security Assurance Coordinator
5 4 (12.12%) Product Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Auditor
6 3 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Business Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Lead Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Security Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) ModSecurity
2 1 (3.03%) ADO
2 1 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.03%) REST
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) CESG
2 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.09%) CESG CLAS
3 3 (9.09%) Cyberattack
4 2 (6.06%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 1 (3.03%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (3.03%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Information Security
2 16 (48.48%) Information Assurance
3 14 (42.42%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (42.42%) Risk Management
4 12 (36.36%) Project Delivery
5 9 (27.27%) Security Architecture
5 9 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (24.24%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (18.18%) Product Strategy
7 6 (18.18%) Programme Management
8 5 (15.15%) IT Strategy
9 4 (12.12%) Critical Thinking
9 4 (12.12%) Data Protection
9 4 (12.12%) SIEM
10 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (9.09%) Communications Security
10 3 (9.09%) Computer Security
10 3 (9.09%) Cyber Resilience
10 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) Java
1 1 (3.03%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 27 (81.82%) Security Cleared
2 19 (57.58%) SC Cleared
3 17 (51.52%) CESG Certified Professional
4 15 (45.45%) CISSP
5 13 (39.39%) DV Cleared
6 12 (36.36%) CISM
7 10 (30.30%) Degree
8 9 (27.27%) CLAS
9 6 (18.18%) CCNP
9 6 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (18.18%) SANS
10 3 (9.09%) CISA
11 2 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (6.06%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (3.03%) IISP
12 1 (3.03%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (60.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 20 (60.61%) JSP 440
2 10 (30.30%) NCSC
2 10 (30.30%) NIST
3 9 (27.27%) RMADS
4 4 (12.12%) GRC
4 4 (12.12%) HMG Infosec
5 2 (6.06%) COBIT
5 2 (6.06%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (6.06%) ISO 22301
5 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) SAP
3 4 (12.12%) Splunk
4 2 (6.06%) Google
4 2 (6.06%) VMware
5 1 (3.03%) Dynatrace