Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 812 821 740
Rank change year-on-year +9 -81 +26
Contract jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 59 70 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.066% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.48% 0.58% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 56 99
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -7.22% +4.86%
10th Percentile £229 £413 £345
90th Percentile £720 £623 £678
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £84.05 £51.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.36% +64.25% +27.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £84.05 -
% change year-on-year -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 12322 12087 13515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.40% 11.47% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8084 7808 8634
UK median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £637 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 445 470
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.42% +5.96% +9.11%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -20.00% +16.01% +10.51%

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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 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
England 0 49 £525 +15.07% 3
UK excluding London +26 44 £500 +11.11% 2
London +11 15 £545 +2.59% 2
South East +7 12 £180 -60.00%
South West +1 11 £700 +55.56%
Scotland +20 10 £375 - 1
North of England +91 9 £525 - 1
North West +37 6 £425 -
North East - 3 £525 - 1
East of England -23 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 with a requirement for HMG Security Policy Framework.

1 46 (77.97%) Information Security
2 43 (72.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (49.15%) Security Cleared
4 28 (47.46%) CISSP
5 25 (42.37%) Information Assurance
6 23 (38.98%) CESG
7 20 (33.90%) SC Cleared
8 18 (30.51%) CLAS
9 16 (27.12%) CISM
10 15 (25.42%) Management Information System
10 15 (25.42%) Risk Management
10 15 (25.42%) CESG Certified Professional
11 14 (23.73%) Risk Assessment
12 12 (20.34%) CESG CLAS
12 12 (20.34%) PCI DSS
13 10 (16.95%) IISP
14 9 (15.25%) Security Management
14 9 (15.25%) Degree
14 9 (15.25%) Data Protection
15 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
16 7 (11.86%) Legal
16 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
16 7 (11.86%) Sentinel
16 7 (11.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 7 (11.86%) ISMS
16 7 (11.86%) RMADS
16 7 (11.86%) Risk Analysis
16 7 (11.86%) Time Management
16 7 (11.86%) Cybersecurity
17 6 (10.17%) DV Cleared

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 (5.08%) IIS
2 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) IaaS
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.39%) Office 365
1 2 (3.39%) PaaS
1 2 (3.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) Firewall
2 4 (6.78%) Intranet
3 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.39%) DKIM
4 2 (3.39%) DMARC
4 2 (3.39%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (3.39%) Network Security
4 2 (3.39%) SSL
5 1 (1.69%) DHCP
5 1 (1.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) Couchbase
1 1 (1.69%) GIS
1 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (11.86%) Legal
2 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.47%) Local Government
4 4 (6.78%) Finance
5 3 (5.08%) Law
6 2 (3.39%) Electronics
6 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.39%) Marketing
7 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (27.12%) Security Advisor
2 10 (16.95%) Consultant
3 8 (13.56%) CLAS Security Advisor
4 7 (11.86%) Security Consultant
5 6 (10.17%) Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Architect
6 5 (8.47%) Information Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Information Security Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Security Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Information Manager
7 4 (6.78%) Security Specialist
8 3 (5.08%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 3 (5.08%) Information Security Advisor
8 3 (5.08%) Security Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Security Manager
9 2 (3.39%) Exchange Migration Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Information Assurance Manager
9 2 (3.39%) Information Security Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Security Assurance Coordinator
9 2 (3.39%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) .NET
1 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.69%) Android SDK
1 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
1 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (1.69%) Django
1 1 (1.69%) Express
1 1 (1.69%) Middleware
1 1 (1.69%) ModSecurity
1 1 (1.69%) React
1 1 (1.69%) SOAP
1 1 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (38.98%) CESG
2 15 (25.42%) Management Information System
3 12 (20.34%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.08%) Smartcard
5 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.39%) PKI
6 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Linux
2 2 (3.39%) Solaris
2 2 (3.39%) Unix
2 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.69%) Android
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (77.97%) Information Security
2 25 (42.37%) Information Assurance
3 15 (25.42%) Risk Management
4 14 (23.73%) Risk Assessment
5 9 (15.25%) Data Protection
5 9 (15.25%) Security Management
6 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (11.86%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (11.86%) ISMS
6 7 (11.86%) Risk Analysis
6 7 (11.86%) Time Management
7 6 (10.17%) Security Architecture
8 5 (8.47%) Information Security Governance
8 5 (8.47%) Information Security Management
8 5 (8.47%) TOGAF
8 5 (8.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (6.78%) Statistics
10 3 (5.08%) Data Management
10 3 (5.08%) Information Management
10 3 (5.08%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.08%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) C
2 1 (1.69%) C#
2 1 (1.69%) Python
2 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (49.15%) Security Cleared
2 28 (47.46%) CISSP
3 20 (33.90%) SC Cleared
4 18 (30.51%) CLAS
5 16 (27.12%) CISM
6 15 (25.42%) CESG Certified Professional
7 10 (16.95%) IISP
8 9 (15.25%) Degree
9 7 (11.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 6 (10.17%) DV Cleared
11 4 (6.78%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (5.08%) CISA
12 3 (5.08%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (3.39%) CompTIA Security+
13 2 (3.39%) Security+ Certification
14 1 (1.69%) BC Cleared
14 1 (1.69%) CISMP
14 1 (1.69%) CREST Certified
14 1 (1.69%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (72.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (20.34%) PCI DSS
3 7 (11.86%) RMADS
4 6 (10.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (8.47%) COBIT
6 4 (6.78%) Data Quality
6 4 (6.78%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (5.08%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (3.39%) JSP 440
9 1 (1.69%) ISO 22301
9 1 (1.69%) ISO 31000
9 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) BitLocker
2 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Nessus
1 2 (3.39%) Nmap
1 2 (3.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.69%) MIIS
2 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle
2 3 (5.08%) Symantec
3 2 (3.39%) Citrix
3 2 (3.39%) Qualys
3 2 (3.39%) SAP
4 1 (1.69%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.69%) Forcepoint
4 1 (1.69%) VMware