Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 789 826 781
Rank change year-on-year +37 -45 +7
Contract jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 53 59 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.059% 0.064%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.56% 0.49% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 28 46
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £425 £429 £353
90th Percentile £763 £700 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £506 £475
% change year-on-year +3.70% +6.58% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
UK median hourly rate - £96.78 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £96.78 -

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 9,431 11,931 10,797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.36% 11.87% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,772 7,611 6,983
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +8.02%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £245
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £394
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.59% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 378 359
UK median hourly rate £24.30 £23.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% +17.50% -17.06%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.39 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.58 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £22.85 £19.50
% change year-on-year +17.09% +17.15% -25.00%

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 25 June 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 13 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 25 June 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
UK excluding London +36 44 £525 +3.70% 3
England +30 44 £525 -4.55% 3
South West -3 25 £525 - 1
London +18 9 £575 +6.98%
Scotland +25 6 £725 +52.55%
North of England +19 4 £560 -20.00%
South East +8 4 £443 -0.28% 1
North West +14 2 £592 -15.43%
East of England - 2 - -
Wales - 2 £475 -
Northern Ireland +4 1 £580 +18.97%
Yorkshire - 1 £160 -
North East - 1 £560 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 42 (79.25%) Security Cleared
2 37 (69.81%) Information Security
3 26 (49.06%) DV Cleared
4 24 (45.28%) Management Information System
5 22 (41.51%) JSP 440
5 22 (41.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 21 (39.62%) CISSP
7 19 (35.85%) Information Assurance
8 18 (33.96%) CISM
9 17 (32.08%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (28.30%) SC Cleared
10 15 (28.30%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (28.30%) Remediation Plan
11 12 (22.64%) Security Architecture
11 12 (22.64%) Technical Architecture
11 12 (22.64%) ITIL
12 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
12 11 (20.75%) Information Security Management
12 11 (20.75%) Security Management
12 11 (20.75%) Risk Assessment
12 11 (20.75%) HMG Infosec
12 11 (20.75%) Critical Thinking
13 10 (18.87%) PowerShell
13 10 (18.87%) CISA
14 9 (16.98%) Risk Management
14 9 (16.98%) C
14 9 (16.98%) CESG
14 9 (16.98%) TOGAF
14 9 (16.98%) Infrastructure Management
14 9 (16.98%) Data Privacy

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 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.89%) IIS
1 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) Firewall
2 1 (1.89%) DKIM
2 1 (1.89%) DMARC
2 1 (1.89%) FTP
2 1 (1.89%) Intranet
2 1 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.89%) LAN
2 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.89%) VLAN
2 1 (1.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Spatial Data
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Banking
2 5 (9.43%) Legal
2 5 (9.43%) Military
3 1 (1.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Architect
2 12 (22.64%) Security Manager
3 11 (20.75%) Consultant
4 10 (18.87%) Security Architect
5 8 (15.09%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (13.21%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 7 (13.21%) Information Manager
6 7 (13.21%) Information Security Manager
7 4 (7.55%) IT Manager
7 4 (7.55%) IT Security Manager
8 3 (5.66%) Audit Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Chief Information Officer
8 3 (5.66%) Chief Information Security Officer
8 3 (5.66%) Chief Security Officer
8 3 (5.66%) CIO
8 3 (5.66%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 3 (5.66%) Information Security Officer
8 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) JSON
1 7 (13.21%) Web Services
2 6 (11.32%) JSP
2 6 (11.32%) SOAP
2 6 (11.32%) XML
3 1 (1.89%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 24 (45.28%) Management Information System
2 17 (32.08%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (16.98%) CESG
4 5 (9.43%) Cyberattack
5 3 (5.66%) Acoustics
5 3 (5.66%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.77%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Linux
2 5 (9.43%) Windows
3 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.66%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.89%) Solaris
5 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (69.81%) Information Security
2 19 (35.85%) Information Assurance
3 15 (28.30%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (28.30%) Remediation Plan
4 12 (22.64%) ITIL
4 12 (22.64%) Security Architecture
4 12 (22.64%) Technical Architecture
5 11 (20.75%) Critical Thinking
5 11 (20.75%) Information Security Management
5 11 (20.75%) Risk Assessment
5 11 (20.75%) Security Management
6 9 (16.98%) Data Privacy
6 9 (16.98%) Infrastructure Management
6 9 (16.98%) Risk Management
6 9 (16.98%) TOGAF
7 8 (15.09%) Compliance Audit
8 7 (13.21%) IT Strategy
8 7 (13.21%) Service Design
9 6 (11.32%) Collaborative Working
9 6 (11.32%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.87%) PowerShell
2 9 (16.98%) C
3 8 (15.09%) Java
4 7 (13.21%) Python
5 6 (11.32%) C++
6 1 (1.89%) COBOL
6 1 (1.89%) SQL
6 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (79.25%) Security Cleared
2 26 (49.06%) DV Cleared
3 21 (39.62%) CISSP
4 18 (33.96%) CISM
5 15 (28.30%) SC Cleared
6 10 (18.87%) CISA
7 7 (13.21%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (13.21%) SSCP
8 6 (11.32%) SANS
9 4 (7.55%) IISP
10 2 (3.77%) CISMP
10 2 (3.77%) Degree
11 1 (1.89%) GIAC
11 1 (1.89%) GSEC
11 1 (1.89%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (41.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 22 (41.51%) JSP 440
2 11 (20.75%) HMG Infosec
3 6 (11.32%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (9.43%) COBIT
5 4 (7.55%) NIST
5 4 (7.55%) NIST 800
6 3 (5.66%) NCSC
6 3 (5.66%) RMADS
7 1 (1.89%) CESG Infosec
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (7.55%) SCCM
3 3 (5.66%) WSUS
4 1 (1.89%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) VMware
3 3 (5.66%) Cisco
4 2 (3.77%) Splunk
5 1 (1.89%) Clearswift
5 1 (1.89%) McAfee
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle