Period
to 25 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 792 792 737
Rank change year-on-year 0 -55 +31
Contract jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 74 59 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.062% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.57% 0.53% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 52 113
UK median daily rate £488 £469 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £273 £351 £376
90th Percentile £670 £625 £602
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 3
UK median hourly rate £61.01 - £85.00
10th Percentile £46.25 - £67.40
90th Percentile £96.78 - £85.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £61.01 - £85.00

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 12,943 11,083 12,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.95% 11.64% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,456 7,266 8,042
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £258 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £625 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 387 449
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -14.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.64 £11.00 £11.37
90th Percentile £57.50 £49.85 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £22.45 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.90% -10.20% +14.98%

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 February 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

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

HMG Security Policy Framework
Top 14 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 February 2018. 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 +27 61 £500 +8.11% 8
England -25 55 £530 +13.07% 9
North of England +43 19 £565 +53.22% 5
North West - 17 £600 - 3
South East +1 13 £180 -64.00% 1
London -29 13 £382 -20.57% 2
Scotland - 13 £400 - 1
Midlands +8 4 £700 +115.88% 1
South West +1 4 £475 +2.70%
East Midlands - 4 £700 -
Wales - 3 £363 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £469 -
East of England -21 2 - -
North East - 2 £525 -

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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 54 (72.97%) Information Security
2 46 (62.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (50.00%) CESG
4 28 (37.84%) Management Information System
4 28 (37.84%) Risk Management
4 28 (37.84%) CISSP
4 28 (37.84%) Data Protection
5 27 (36.49%) Security Cleared
6 22 (29.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (28.38%) Security Management
8 18 (24.32%) Intranet
8 18 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (24.32%) CESG Certified Professional
9 17 (22.97%) Information Security Management
10 16 (21.62%) CISM
11 15 (20.27%) Firewall
11 15 (20.27%) Information Assurance
11 15 (20.27%) PCI DSS
11 15 (20.27%) SC Cleared
12 14 (18.92%) Risk Assessment
13 12 (16.22%) Legal
13 12 (16.22%) RMADS
14 11 (14.86%) Time Management
14 11 (14.86%) Security Monitoring
14 11 (14.86%) Cybersecurity
14 11 (14.86%) Intrusion Detection
15 10 (13.51%) Project Management
15 10 (13.51%) Security Operations
15 10 (13.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 9 (12.16%) Node.js

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 9 (12.16%) IIS
2 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 18 (24.32%) Intranet
2 15 (20.27%) Firewall
3 11 (14.86%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (10.81%) FTP
5 7 (9.46%) Network Security
6 2 (2.70%) DNS
6 2 (2.70%) SSL
6 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.70%) VoIP
6 2 (2.70%) VPN
7 1 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.35%) DHCP
7 1 (1.35%) Internet
7 1 (1.35%) IPv4
7 1 (1.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) Power BI
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 12 (16.22%) Legal
2 7 (9.46%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.11%) Finance
4 4 (5.41%) Military
5 2 (2.70%) Law
5 2 (2.70%) Local Government
5 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.35%) Electronics
6 1 (1.35%) Marketing
6 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (27.03%) Analyst
2 19 (25.68%) Consultant
3 17 (22.97%) Security Analyst
4 10 (13.51%) Information Analyst
4 10 (13.51%) Information Security Analyst
4 10 (13.51%) Security Consultant
5 8 (10.81%) Security Manager
6 7 (9.46%) Information Manager
6 7 (9.46%) Information Security Manager
6 7 (9.46%) Operations Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Security Operations Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Senior Operations Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Senior Security Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Security Specialist
8 4 (5.41%) Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Security Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Business Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Security Advisor
9 3 (4.05%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) JSON
1 9 (12.16%) Node.js
2 1 (1.35%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 37 (50.00%) CESG
2 28 (37.84%) Management Information System
3 18 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.11%) Cyberattack
5 4 (5.41%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (5.41%) Smartphone
6 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.05%) SCADA
6 3 (4.05%) Smartcard
7 2 (2.70%) PKI
8 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.35%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (1.35%) NHS
8 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.76%) Windows
1 5 (6.76%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.70%) Linux
2 2 (2.70%) Solaris
2 2 (2.70%) Unix
2 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (72.97%) Information Security
2 28 (37.84%) Data Protection
2 28 (37.84%) Risk Management
3 22 (29.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (28.38%) Security Management
5 17 (22.97%) Information Security Management
6 15 (20.27%) Information Assurance
7 14 (18.92%) Risk Assessment
8 11 (14.86%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (14.86%) Security Monitoring
8 11 (14.86%) Time Management
9 10 (13.51%) Project Management
9 10 (13.51%) Security Operations
9 10 (13.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 9 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (12.16%) Digital Forensics
10 9 (12.16%) Open Source
10 9 (12.16%) Statistics
10 9 (12.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 9 (12.16%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.16%) COBOL
1 9 (12.16%) Java
1 9 (12.16%) Python
2 3 (4.05%) SQL
2 3 (4.05%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.35%) C
3 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (37.84%) CISSP
2 27 (36.49%) Security Cleared
3 18 (24.32%) CESG Certified Professional
4 16 (21.62%) CISM
5 15 (20.27%) SC Cleared
6 9 (12.16%) CLAS
6 9 (12.16%) Degree
7 8 (10.81%) IISP
8 7 (9.46%) GCED
8 7 (9.46%) GCFA
8 7 (9.46%) GCIA
8 7 (9.46%) GCIH
8 7 (9.46%) GIAC
8 7 (9.46%) GREM
8 7 (9.46%) GSEC
9 6 (8.11%) DV Cleared
10 3 (4.05%) CISA
10 3 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (4.05%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.70%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (62.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (20.27%) PCI DSS
3 12 (16.22%) RMADS
4 9 (12.16%) CESG Infosec
4 9 (12.16%) COBIT
5 8 (10.81%) JSP 440
6 7 (9.46%) GDPR
7 3 (4.05%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (2.70%) BS7799
9 1 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) BitLocker
2 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (12.16%) IBM BigFix
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (2.70%) Nessus
2 2 (2.70%) Nmap
3 1 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.70%) Cisco
2 2 (2.70%) Iron Mountain
2 2 (2.70%) Qualys
2 2 (2.70%) VMware
3 1 (1.35%) HP
3 1 (1.35%) Lumension
3 1 (1.35%) SAP
3 1 (1.35%) Sophos
3 1 (1.35%) Symantec