Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 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
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 786 478 767
Rank change year-on-year -308 +289 +33
Contract jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 39 62 50
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.19% 0.059%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.36% 1.61% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 32 28
10th Percentile £451 £370 £238
25th Percentile £510 £460 £468
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
75th Percentile £640 £632 £556
90th Percentile £725 £674 £637
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £475 £525
% change year-on-year +26.32% -9.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Median hourly rate £69.60 £77.50 -
Median % change year-on-year -10.19% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £69.60 £77.50 -
% change year-on-year -10.19% - -

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 10,808 3,860 9,576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.68% 11.92% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,269 2,473 6,126
10th Percentile £263 £270 £250
25th Percentile £393 £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 £688 £650 £632
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +1.14% +3.53% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 157 395
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.67 £11.14
25th Percentile £12.63 £13.28 £15.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -6.98% +4.88% -1.43%
75th Percentile £39.50 £45.00 £46.84
90th Percentile £62.50 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.05 £21.42
% change year-on-year -16.86% -1.70% +4.86%

HMG Security Policy Framework
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for HMG Security Policy Framework in the UK

HMG Security Policy Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for HMG Security Policy Framework in the UK

HMG Security Policy Framework
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for HMG Security Policy Framework in the UK

HMG Security Policy Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for HMG Security Policy Framework in the UK

HMG Security Policy Framework
Top 12 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 27 October 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
England -267 35 £600 +14.29% 11
UK excluding London -174 28 £600 +26.32% 12
South West -50 17 £600 +20.60% 5
London -223 8 £588 +11.90% 1
Work from Home -217 7 £556 -3.26% 3
South East -84 3 £700 +250.00% 2
East of England - 3 £400 -
North West -60 2 £588 -0.76% 3
North of England -77 2 £588 -0.76% 3
Scotland - 2 £400 -
West Midlands -69 1 £627 +31.99%
Midlands -82 1 £627 +31.99%

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 with a requirement for HMG Security Policy Framework.

1 28 (71.79%) Security Cleared
2 22 (56.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (56.41%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (53.85%) Information Security
4 19 (48.72%) Information Assurance
5 18 (46.15%) SC Cleared
6 17 (43.59%) CISSP
7 16 (41.03%) DV Cleared
7 16 (41.03%) JSP 440
8 15 (38.46%) CESG Certified Professional
9 14 (35.90%) CISM
10 13 (33.33%) Public Sector
11 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
11 12 (30.77%) Security Architecture
12 11 (28.21%) NCSC
13 10 (25.64%) Risk Management
13 10 (25.64%) CESG
14 9 (23.08%) Technical Architecture
15 8 (20.51%) Management Information System
15 8 (20.51%) Project Delivery
16 7 (17.95%) Social Skills
17 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
17 6 (15.38%) SAP
17 6 (15.38%) Electronics
17 6 (15.38%) Telecoms
17 6 (15.38%) Finance
17 6 (15.38%) Manufacturing
17 6 (15.38%) Programme Management
17 6 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
17 6 (15.38%) Marketing

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 3 (7.69%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Azure
1 5 (12.82%) GCP
2 2 (5.13%) IaaS
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (5.13%) PaaS
3 1 (2.56%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) Network Security
2 2 (5.13%) Firewall
2 2 (5.13%) LAN
2 2 (5.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (5.13%) GIS
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.13%) Serenity BDD
2 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.56%) JMeter
2 1 (2.56%) Postman
2 1 (2.56%) REST Assured
General
1 13 (33.33%) Public Sector
2 7 (17.95%) Social Skills
3 6 (15.38%) Electronics
3 6 (15.38%) Finance
3 6 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 6 (15.38%) Marketing
3 6 (15.38%) Telecoms
4 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Architect
2 8 (20.51%) Consultant
2 8 (20.51%) Security Consultant
3 6 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Coordinator
4 5 (12.82%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Security Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Security Assurance Coordinator
5 3 (7.69%) Auditor
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) DBA
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Lead Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Senior DBA
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) ModSecurity
1 3 (7.69%) Web Services
2 2 (5.13%) REST
3 1 (2.56%) ADO
3 1 (2.56%) Drools
3 1 (2.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) CESG
2 8 (20.51%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.69%) CESG CLAS
3 3 (7.69%) Cyberattack
4 2 (5.13%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 2 (5.13%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (53.85%) Information Security
3 19 (48.72%) Information Assurance
4 12 (30.77%) Security Architecture
5 10 (25.64%) Risk Management
6 9 (23.08%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (20.51%) Project Delivery
8 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (15.38%) Data Protection
8 6 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (15.38%) Programme Management
9 5 (12.82%) Business Analysis
9 5 (12.82%) Cyber Resilience
9 5 (12.82%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (12.82%) User Research
10 4 (10.26%) Architectural Design
10 4 (10.26%) Critical Thinking
10 4 (10.26%) IT Strategy
10 4 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (10.26%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) C
1 2 (5.13%) Java
1 2 (5.13%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) Java 11
2 1 (2.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (71.79%) Security Cleared
2 18 (46.15%) SC Cleared
3 17 (43.59%) CISSP
4 16 (41.03%) DV Cleared
5 15 (38.46%) CESG Certified Professional
6 14 (35.90%) CISM
7 4 (10.26%) Degree
8 3 (7.69%) CISA
8 3 (7.69%) CLAS
8 3 (7.69%) IISP
8 3 (7.69%) SSCP
9 2 (5.13%) ISACA
9 2 (5.13%) MCSD
9 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (5.13%) OCA
9 2 (5.13%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (5.13%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (56.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (41.03%) JSP 440
3 11 (28.21%) NCSC
4 5 (12.82%) RMADS
5 4 (10.26%) GRC
5 4 (10.26%) HMG Infosec
5 4 (10.26%) ISO 22301
5 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (10.26%) NIST
6 2 (5.13%) COBIT
6 2 (5.13%) GDPR
6 2 (5.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) SAP
3 5 (12.82%) Google
4 4 (10.26%) Splunk
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle
6 1 (2.56%) IBM
6 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.56%) VMware