Period
to 18 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 September 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)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 107 202 213
Rank change year-on-year +95 +11 -12
Contract jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 6 2 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.32% 0.037% 0.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.48% 0.40% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Median daily rate £592 £495 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.60% -5.71% +23.53%
England median daily rate £513 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -2.38% - +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Median hourly rate £80.00 - £69.36
England median hourly rate £75.00 - £69.36

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 the North West with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 242 506 578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.00% 9.46% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 333 336
Median daily rate £430 £425 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +3.98% +2.19%
10th Percentile £193 £185 £200
90th Percentile £614 £600 £588
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 38 54
Median hourly rate £47.50 £23.07 £29.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.90% -20.97% +53.63%
10th Percentile £16.62 £15.53 £13.00
90th Percentile £80.00 £50.00 £67.50
Median hourly rate £25.92 £21.42 £22.37
% change year-on-year +21.01% -4.25% +6.50%

HMG Security Policy Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing HMG Security Policy Framework as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for HMG Security Policy Framework in the North West

HMG Security Policy Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Daily rate trend for HMG Security Policy Framework in the North West

HMG Security Policy Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Hourly rate trend for HMG Security Policy Framework in the North West

HMG Security Policy Framework
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 18 September 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
Cumbria - 6 £592 -
HMG Security Policy Framework
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 North West region with a requirement for HMG Security Policy Framework.

1 6 (100.00%) CESG
1 6 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 6 (100.00%) SCADA
1 6 (100.00%) Risk Analysis
1 6 (100.00%) JSP 440
1 6 (100.00%) RMADS
1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
1 6 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 6 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 6 (100.00%) Information Assurance
1 6 (100.00%) Security Architecture
1 6 (100.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 6 (100.00%) NCSC
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Technical Leadership
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Decision-Making
3 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving

HMG Security Policy Framework
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Security Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Product Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Principal Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) CESG
1 6 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 6 (100.00%) SCADA
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Information Assurance
1 6 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Risk Analysis
1 6 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 6 (100.00%) Security Architecture
2 4 (66.67%) Technical Leadership
3 1 (16.67%) Decision-Making
3 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) JSP 440
1 6 (100.00%) NCSC
1 6 (100.00%) RMADS