Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for HMG Infosec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited HMG Infosec over the 6 months to 15 December 2018 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 Infosec
UK
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 861 885 889
Rank change year-on-year +24 +4 +12
Contract jobs citing HMG Infosec 42 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.005% 0.002%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.38% 0.038% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 3 3
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -12.50% +20.60%
10th Percentile £513 £513 £575
90th Percentile £588 £538 £705
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 - £600
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

HMG Infosec 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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11,138 13,134 11,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.69% 12.72% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,058 8,616 7,662
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.29%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £225
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 364 421
UK median hourly rate £20.16 £20.80 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.10% -7.56% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.08 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.63 £21.65 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.33% -13.42% +11.11%

HMG Infosec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing HMG Infosec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for HMG Infosec in the UK

HMG Infosec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HMG Infosec.

Contractor daily rate trend for HMG Infosec in the UK

HMG Infosec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing HMG Infosec.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HMG Infosec in the UK

HMG Infosec
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HMG Infosec within the UK over the 6 months to 15 December 2018. 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
England +20 42 £550 +4.76% 1
South West - 42 £550 - 1
UK excluding London - 42 £550 - 1

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing HMG Infosec 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 with a requirement for HMG Infosec.

1 42 (100.00%) Information Security
1 42 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 42 (100.00%) JSP 440
1 42 (100.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 37 (88.10%) Critical Thinking
2 37 (88.10%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (73.81%) DV Cleared
4 30 (71.43%) Technical Architecture
4 30 (71.43%) IT Strategy
5 24 (57.14%) JSON
5 24 (57.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 24 (57.14%) TOGAF
5 24 (57.14%) Software Engineering
5 24 (57.14%) PowerShell
5 24 (57.14%) C
5 24 (57.14%) C++
5 24 (57.14%) Java
5 24 (57.14%) JSP
5 24 (57.14%) SOAP
5 24 (57.14%) Web Services
5 24 (57.14%) XML
5 24 (57.14%) Linux
5 24 (57.14%) DSDM
5 24 (57.14%) Python
5 24 (57.14%) Microsoft
6 16 (38.10%) Banking
6 16 (38.10%) SC Cleared
6 16 (38.10%) Finance
7 15 (35.71%) Security Architecture
7 15 (35.71%) Information Assurance

HMG Infosec
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 16 (38.10%) Banking
1 16 (38.10%) Finance
Job Titles
1 42 (100.00%) Architect
2 31 (73.81%) Solutions Architect
3 18 (42.86%) Security Architect
4 12 (28.57%) Applications Architect
5 10 (23.81%) Security Solutions Architect
6 5 (11.90%) Lead Architect
6 5 (11.90%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Lead Security Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (57.14%) JSON
1 24 (57.14%) JSP
1 24 (57.14%) SOAP
1 24 (57.14%) Web Services
1 24 (57.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (88.10%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (19.05%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (57.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (100.00%) Information Security
2 37 (88.10%) Critical Thinking
3 30 (71.43%) IT Strategy
3 30 (71.43%) Technical Architecture
4 24 (57.14%) DSDM
4 24 (57.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 24 (57.14%) Software Engineering
4 24 (57.14%) TOGAF
5 15 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (35.71%) Information Assurance
5 15 (35.71%) Security Architecture
6 11 (26.19%) Identity Access Management
7 8 (19.05%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (4.76%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 24 (57.14%) C
1 24 (57.14%) C++
1 24 (57.14%) Java
1 24 (57.14%) PowerShell
1 24 (57.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 31 (73.81%) DV Cleared
3 16 (38.10%) SC Cleared
4 11 (26.19%) CESG Certified Professional
4 11 (26.19%) CISA
4 11 (26.19%) CISM
4 11 (26.19%) CISSP
4 11 (26.19%) ISSAP
4 11 (26.19%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (100.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 42 (100.00%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 24 (57.14%) Microsoft