Period
to 12 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 12 November 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
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 753 795 827
Rank change year-on-year +42 +32 +42
Contract jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 52 103 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.10% 0.066%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.59% 0.92% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 62 37
UK median daily rate £525 £545 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.67% +21.11% -
10th Percentile £305 £426 £273
90th Percentile £642 £675 £710
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £425
% change year-on-year - +23.46% -5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
UK median hourly rate - £71.23 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +103.50% -58.36%
UK excluding London 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 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 8,796 11,164 12,808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.48% 10.86% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,491 7,069 8,351
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £235 £250 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 385 374
UK median hourly rate £21.19 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.67% +10.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £48.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.76 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.40% +8.80% -20.00%

HMG Security Policy Framework
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing HMG Security Policy Framework as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for HMG Security Policy Framework in the UK

HMG Security Policy Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HMG Security Policy Framework in the UK

HMG Security Policy Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HMG Security Policy Framework in the UK

HMG Security Policy Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HMG Security Policy Framework in the UK

HMG Security Policy Framework
Top 10 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 12 November 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
England +20 44 £525 -3.67% 28
UK excluding London +7 35 £525 - 24
South West -17 21 £525 -4.55% 8
London +59 12 £370 -38.33% 6
East of England +37 6 £669 -13.08% 3
Scotland +25 3 - - 1
South East +34 2 - - 7
North of England +15 2 £495 +8.79% 1
North West +10 2 £495 +10.00% 1
Northern Ireland +3 1 £580 -3.33%

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 with a requirement for HMG Security Policy Framework.

1 38 (73.08%) Security Cleared
2 35 (67.31%) Information Security
3 24 (46.15%) DV Cleared
4 23 (44.23%) JSP 440
5 20 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (34.62%) SC Cleared
6 18 (34.62%) Technical Architecture
7 17 (32.69%) HMG Infosec
8 16 (30.77%) Management Information System
8 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
8 16 (30.77%) Critical Thinking
8 16 (30.77%) Project Delivery
9 15 (28.85%) Information Assurance
10 13 (25.00%) Active Directory
10 13 (25.00%) Public Sector
10 13 (25.00%) SIEM
11 12 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 11 (21.15%) Security Management
12 11 (21.15%) Cybersecurity
13 10 (19.23%) IT Strategy
13 10 (19.23%) TOGAF
14 9 (17.31%) Risk Management
15 8 (15.38%) Finance
15 8 (15.38%) SQL
15 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
15 8 (15.38%) CESG
15 8 (15.38%) Architectural Design
16 7 (13.46%) Splunk
16 7 (13.46%) Network Management
16 7 (13.46%) Security Architecture

HMG Security Policy Framework
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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (11.54%) MS Exchange
1 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.62%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.85%) IIS
Business Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Azure
1 3 (5.77%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (5.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) DNS
1 5 (9.62%) LAN
1 5 (9.62%) WAN
2 3 (5.77%) DHCP
2 3 (5.77%) DKIM
2 3 (5.77%) DMARC
2 3 (5.77%) Internet
2 3 (5.77%) SAN
3 2 (3.85%) IPv4
4 1 (1.92%) Firewall
4 1 (1.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) Spatial Data
General
1 13 (25.00%) Public Sector
2 8 (15.38%) Finance
3 5 (9.62%) Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (48.08%) Architect
2 18 (34.62%) Security Architect
3 9 (17.31%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (7.69%) Consultant
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Security Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.77%) Senior Architect
5 3 (5.77%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.77%) Subject Matter Expert
5 3 (5.77%) Technical Support
6 2 (3.85%) Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) IT Security Officer
6 2 (3.85%) Security Advisor
6 2 (3.85%) Security Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Security Officer
6 2 (3.85%) Support Officer
6 2 (3.85%) Technical Support Officer
7 1 (1.92%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) JSON
1 5 (9.62%) JSP
1 5 (9.62%) SOAP
1 5 (9.62%) Web Services
1 5 (9.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (30.77%) Management Information System
3 8 (15.38%) CESG
4 3 (5.77%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.85%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (3.85%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (3.85%) HP StoreVirtual
5 2 (3.85%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.92%) Acoustics
6 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.92%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.92%) NHS
6 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Linux
2 4 (7.69%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.77%) Windows 10
3 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (67.31%) Information Security
2 18 (34.62%) Technical Architecture
3 16 (30.77%) Critical Thinking
3 16 (30.77%) Project Delivery
4 15 (28.85%) Information Assurance
5 13 (25.00%) SIEM
6 11 (21.15%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (21.15%) Security Management
7 10 (19.23%) IT Strategy
7 10 (19.23%) TOGAF
8 9 (17.31%) Risk Management
9 8 (15.38%) Architectural Design
10 7 (13.46%) Network Management
10 7 (13.46%) Security Architecture
11 6 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (9.62%) Change Management
12 5 (9.62%) Data Protection
12 5 (9.62%) Information Security Management
12 5 (9.62%) ISMS
12 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) C
2 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 5 (9.62%) C++
3 5 (9.62%) Java
3 5 (9.62%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (73.08%) Security Cleared
2 24 (46.15%) DV Cleared
3 18 (34.62%) SC Cleared
4 7 (13.46%) CISSP
5 5 (9.62%) CESG Certified Professional
5 5 (9.62%) CISM
6 4 (7.69%) BC Cleared
6 4 (7.69%) IISP
7 3 (5.77%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.85%) CEH
8 2 (3.85%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (3.85%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (3.85%) SANS
8 2 (3.85%) SSCP
9 1 (1.92%) CISMP
9 1 (1.92%) ISEB
9 1 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.92%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (44.23%) JSP 440
2 17 (32.69%) HMG Infosec
3 12 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (11.54%) NCSC
5 5 (9.62%) SLA
6 4 (7.69%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (7.69%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (5.77%) ISO 22301
7 3 (5.77%) NIST
8 2 (3.85%) GDPR
8 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (3.85%) RMADS
9 1 (1.92%) ISO 31000
9 1 (1.92%) PA-DSS
9 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) Firmware
4 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) CSIRT
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (1.92%) SCCM
1 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) Splunk
3 5 (9.62%) VMware
4 2 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco
5 1 (1.92%) Mercator
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle