Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 2017 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
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 794 791 756
Rank change year-on-year -3 -35 -26
Contract jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 56 66 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.059% 0.069% 0.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.46% 0.60% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 53 83
England median daily rate £530 £463 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.59% -5.13% +8.33%
10th Percentile £238 £333 £340
90th Percentile £725 £625 £685
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £480
% change year-on-year +8.11% -3.65% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
England median hourly rate £61.01 £84.05 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.41% - -
UK median hourly rate £60.76 £84.05 £51.17
% change year-on-year -27.71% +64.25% -

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 12086 10939 12310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.72% 11.43% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7997 7183 7915
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £230 £240
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +4.71% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 385 431
England median hourly rate £21.11 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.19% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.77 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.78 £46.90 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £21.01 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.64% - +12.50%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017. 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 +5 16 £475 -9.52% 1
South East -7 15 £180 -62.11% 1
South West -8 12 £700 +55.56% 1
North of England +50 10 £530 -24.29% 2
North West +21 8 £530 - 2
East of England -12 2 - -
North East - 2 £525 -
Midlands +4 1 £600 +41.18%
East Midlands -3 1 £600 +1.69%
HMG Security Policy Framework
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for HMG Security Policy Framework.

1 44 (78.57%) Information Security
2 34 (60.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (57.14%) CESG
4 29 (51.79%) CISSP
5 27 (48.21%) Security Cleared
6 18 (32.14%) Risk Management
7 17 (30.36%) CISM
7 17 (30.36%) SC Cleared
7 17 (30.36%) Information Assurance
8 16 (28.57%) PCI DSS
8 16 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (26.79%) Security Management
10 14 (25.00%) Data Protection
10 14 (25.00%) CLAS
11 13 (23.21%) Management Information System
12 12 (21.43%) Intranet
12 12 (21.43%) IISP
12 12 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (21.43%) Time Management
13 11 (19.64%) Information Security Management
13 11 (19.64%) CESG CLAS
14 10 (17.86%) Legal
14 10 (17.86%) Risk Assessment
14 10 (17.86%) COBIT
15 9 (16.07%) Statistics
16 8 (14.29%) People Management
16 8 (14.29%) DV Cleared
17 7 (12.50%) RMADS
17 7 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
17 7 (12.50%) Network Security

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 (10.71%) IIS
2 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) IaaS
1 1 (1.79%) PaaS
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.43%) Intranet
2 7 (12.50%) Firewall
2 7 (12.50%) Network Security
3 3 (5.36%) DNS
3 3 (5.36%) FTP
3 3 (5.36%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.57%) DHCP
4 2 (3.57%) SSL
4 2 (3.57%) VoIP
4 2 (3.57%) VPN
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.79%) Internet
5 1 (1.79%) IPv4
5 1 (1.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) Couchbase
2 1 (1.79%) GIS
2 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
General
1 10 (17.86%) Legal
2 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.93%) Finance
4 4 (7.14%) Military
5 3 (5.36%) Law
6 2 (3.57%) Local Government
7 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (26.79%) Consultant
2 11 (19.64%) Analyst
2 11 (19.64%) Security Analyst
3 9 (16.07%) Security Advisor
4 8 (14.29%) CLAS Security Advisor
4 8 (14.29%) Information Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Security Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Security Manager
7 3 (5.36%) Architect
7 3 (5.36%) Information Manager
7 3 (5.36%) Information Officer
7 3 (5.36%) Information Security Manager
7 3 (5.36%) Information Security Officer
7 3 (5.36%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Security Operations Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Security Specialist
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Operations Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) JSON
1 3 (5.36%) Node.js
2 1 (1.79%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.79%) Android SDK
2 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.79%) Express
2 1 (1.79%) Middleware
2 1 (1.79%) ModSecurity
2 1 (1.79%) React
2 1 (1.79%) SOAP
2 1 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (57.14%) CESG
2 13 (23.21%) Management Information System
3 12 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (19.64%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (7.14%) Smartphone
6 3 (5.36%) Cyber Attack
6 3 (5.36%) Smartcard
7 2 (3.57%) PKI
8 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.79%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.79%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (1.79%) NHS
8 1 (1.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.57%) Linux
4 2 (3.57%) Solaris
4 2 (3.57%) Unix
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) Android
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (78.57%) Information Security
2 18 (32.14%) Risk Management
3 17 (30.36%) Information Assurance
4 16 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (26.79%) Security Management
6 14 (25.00%) Data Protection
7 12 (21.43%) Time Management
8 11 (19.64%) Information Security Management
9 10 (17.86%) Risk Assessment
10 9 (16.07%) Statistics
11 8 (14.29%) People Management
12 7 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
12 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 6 (10.71%) Business Continuity
13 6 (10.71%) Incident Management
13 6 (10.71%) ITIL
13 6 (10.71%) Project Management
13 6 (10.71%) Security Architecture
14 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (8.93%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.36%) COBOL
1 3 (5.36%) Java
1 3 (5.36%) Python
2 1 (1.79%) C
2 1 (1.79%) C#
2 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.79%) SQL
2 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (51.79%) CISSP
2 27 (48.21%) Security Cleared
3 17 (30.36%) CISM
3 17 (30.36%) SC Cleared
4 14 (25.00%) CLAS
5 12 (21.43%) IISP
6 8 (14.29%) DV Cleared
7 7 (12.50%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (12.50%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 4 (7.14%) Degree
9 3 (5.36%) CISA
9 3 (5.36%) GCED
9 3 (5.36%) GCFA
9 3 (5.36%) GCIA
9 3 (5.36%) GCIH
9 3 (5.36%) GIAC
9 3 (5.36%) GREM
9 3 (5.36%) GSEC
9 3 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (60.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (28.57%) PCI DSS
3 10 (17.86%) COBIT
4 7 (12.50%) RMADS
5 5 (8.93%) GDPR
5 5 (8.93%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (5.36%) CESG Infosec
7 2 (3.57%) JSP 440
8 1 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
8 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.57%) vSphere
3 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) IBM BigFix
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (3.57%) Nessus
2 2 (3.57%) Nmap
2 2 (3.57%) WSUS
3 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (5.36%) VMware
2 2 (3.57%) Cisco
2 2 (3.57%) Iron Mountain
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.57%) Qualys
2 2 (3.57%) Symantec
3 1 (1.79%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.79%) Forcepoint
3 1 (1.79%) HP
3 1 (1.79%) Lumension
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle
3 1 (1.79%) Sophos