Period
to 25 May 2020

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 May 2020 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 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 584 807 834
Rank change year-on-year +223 +27 -42
Contract jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 41 58 73
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.063% 0.072%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.87% 0.61% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 42 35
Median daily rate £463 £550 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.91% +3.77% +16.16%
10th Percentile £408 £427 £428
90th Percentile £550 £763 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £550 £530
% change year-on-year -14.91% +3.77% +14.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Median hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £78.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% -55.64% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £80.00 - £78.90

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 4,721 9,539 12,341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.88% 10.41% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,773 5,841 7,937
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £238 £250 £256
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 378 364
Median hourly rate £26.04 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.72% - -
10th Percentile £13.25 £10.96 £11.68
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.25 £52.30
Median hourly rate £22.58 £23.13 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.37% +2.78% -0.88%

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 25 May 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 25 May 2020. 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 +227 40 £463 -15.91% 2
UK excluding London +157 26 £468 -14.91% 3
South West +40 18 £463 -11.90% 2
London +178 15 £450 -25.00%
Midlands - 3 £544 -
South East +120 2 £488 +5.98%
North of England +87 2 - -
North West +53 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £544 -
Work from Home - 2 £475 -
Wales +29 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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 29 (70.73%) Security Cleared
2 24 (58.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (58.54%) CISSP
3 20 (48.78%) Information Assurance
4 19 (46.34%) Information Security
5 18 (43.90%) SC Cleared
6 16 (39.02%) Public Sector
7 15 (36.59%) DV Cleared
7 15 (36.59%) Management Information System
8 14 (34.15%) CISM
9 13 (31.71%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (26.83%) Risk Assessment
10 11 (26.83%) SSCP
10 11 (26.83%) NCSC
10 11 (26.83%) Remediation Plan
11 10 (24.39%) Compliance Audit
11 10 (24.39%) CESG Certified Professional
11 10 (24.39%) Data Protection
11 10 (24.39%) Security Management
11 10 (24.39%) Risk Management
12 7 (17.07%) Information Security Management
12 7 (17.07%) C
13 5 (12.20%) Security Operations
13 5 (12.20%) Security Operations Centre
13 5 (12.20%) Incident Management
13 5 (12.20%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (12.20%) JSP 440
13 5 (12.20%) Security Architecture
13 5 (12.20%) ITIL
13 5 (12.20%) CESG

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 4 (9.76%) IIS
2 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Azure
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) DHCP
1 3 (7.32%) DNS
2 2 (4.88%) IPv4
2 2 (4.88%) SAN
2 2 (4.88%) Wireless
3 1 (2.44%) DKIM
3 1 (2.44%) DMARC
3 1 (2.44%) Firewall
3 1 (2.44%) Internet
3 1 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.44%) LAN
3 1 (2.44%) Network Security
3 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 16 (39.02%) Public Sector
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Police
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Consultant
2 11 (26.83%) Information Assurance Consultant
3 7 (17.07%) Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Information Manager
3 7 (17.07%) Security Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Audit Consultant
4 6 (14.63%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Information Security Manager
4 6 (14.63%) Security Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Security Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Support
7 2 (4.88%) Product Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Security Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Support Officer
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 15 (36.59%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.20%) CESG
2 5 (12.20%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (12.20%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.32%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (7.32%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (4.88%) Cyberattack
5 2 (4.88%) HP StoreVirtual
5 2 (4.88%) Private Cloud
5 2 (4.88%) SCADA
5 2 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.44%) CCTV
6 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.44%) NHS
6 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Windows
1 4 (9.76%) Windows 10
2 3 (7.32%) Windows Server
2 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) Information Assurance
2 19 (46.34%) Information Security
3 13 (31.71%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (26.83%) Remediation Plan
4 11 (26.83%) Risk Assessment
5 10 (24.39%) Compliance Audit
5 10 (24.39%) Data Protection
5 10 (24.39%) Risk Management
5 10 (24.39%) Security Management
6 7 (17.07%) Information Security Management
7 5 (12.20%) Incident Management
7 5 (12.20%) ITIL
7 5 (12.20%) Security Architecture
7 5 (12.20%) Security Operations
8 4 (9.76%) Decision-Making
8 4 (9.76%) ISMS
8 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
8 4 (9.76%) Project Delivery
8 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
9 3 (7.32%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) C
2 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (70.73%) Security Cleared
2 24 (58.54%) CISSP
3 18 (43.90%) SC Cleared
4 15 (36.59%) DV Cleared
5 14 (34.15%) CISM
6 11 (26.83%) SSCP
7 10 (24.39%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (9.76%) CEH
8 4 (9.76%) SANS
9 3 (7.32%) CISA
9 3 (7.32%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (7.32%) GCIH
9 3 (7.32%) GIAC
9 3 (7.32%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (4.88%) CISMP
10 2 (4.88%) CLAS
10 2 (4.88%) IISP
10 2 (4.88%) MCSA
10 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (58.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (26.83%) NCSC
3 5 (12.20%) JSP 440
4 4 (9.76%) PMO
5 3 (7.32%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (7.32%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (7.32%) NIST
5 3 (7.32%) RMADS
6 2 (4.88%) COBIT
6 2 (4.88%) GDPR
7 1 (2.44%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (2.44%) ISO 31000
7 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
2 3 (7.32%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (4.88%) CSIRT
3 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.44%) QRadar
3 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (4.88%) HP
1 2 (4.88%) Lumension
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.88%) Sophos
2 1 (2.44%) SAP
2 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow
2 1 (2.44%) Splunk
2 1 (2.44%) Symantec
2 1 (2.44%) VMware