Period
to 25 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 819 771 779
Rank change year-on-year -48 +8 -60
Contract jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 59 59 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.064% 0.090%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.48% 0.55% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 46 71
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -4.00%
10th Percentile £429 £353 £400
90th Percentile £700 £631 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £506 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +6.58% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
UK median hourly rate £96.78 - £85.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £96.78 - £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 12,226 10,727 12,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.17% 11.71% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,816 6,943 7,739
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +8.02% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £240 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 359 416
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £24.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -16.97% +11.77%
10th Percentile £12.41 £11.00 £11.88
90th Percentile £52.55 £52.50 £55.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £19.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +17.15% -25.00% +22.96%

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 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
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 June 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
England -36 52 £550 +15.79% 8
London -33 34 £538 +13.16% 3
UK excluding London -48 25 £506 +6.58% 7
North West -19 7 £700 +64.71%
South East -19 7 £444 -11.25% 3
North of England -37 7 £700 +89.83%
Northern Ireland +24 5 £488 +30.00%
Midlands - 3 £700 -
Scotland -42 2 £475 +20.32% 2
East Midlands - 2 £700 -
South West +1 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 36 (61.02%) Security Cleared
2 24 (40.68%) SC Cleared
3 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (25.42%) Information Security
5 14 (23.73%) CESG
5 14 (23.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (23.73%) Data Protection
6 13 (22.03%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (22.03%) DKIM
6 13 (22.03%) DMARC
6 13 (22.03%) SQL
6 13 (22.03%) Management Information System
7 12 (20.34%) CISSP
8 11 (18.64%) Internet
8 11 (18.64%) C#
8 11 (18.64%) MySQL
9 10 (16.95%) Firewall
9 10 (16.95%) Risk Management
10 9 (15.25%) Security Management
10 9 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (15.25%) .NET
10 9 (15.25%) .NET Core
10 9 (15.25%) Data Centre
10 9 (15.25%) RFC 822
10 9 (15.25%) CESG Certified Professional
10 9 (15.25%) Open Source
10 9 (15.25%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (13.56%) Jenkins
11 8 (13.56%) DV Cleared
11 8 (13.56%) Terraform

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 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.08%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.03%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (13.56%) Serverless
3 6 (10.17%) GitHub
4 5 (8.47%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (8.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.03%) DKIM
1 13 (22.03%) DMARC
2 11 (18.64%) Internet
3 10 (16.95%) Firewall
4 7 (11.86%) DNS
5 6 (10.17%) Software-Defined Networking
6 4 (6.78%) Intranet
7 3 (5.08%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (3.39%) FTP
9 1 (1.69%) SMS
9 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.64%) MySQL
2 3 (5.08%) Power BI
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (10.17%) Legal
2 5 (8.47%) Finance
3 3 (5.08%) Law
3 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.39%) Electronics
4 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.39%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Digital Economy
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (15.25%) Security Manager
2 8 (13.56%) Cloud Engineer
2 8 (13.56%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (11.86%) Analyst
3 7 (11.86%) Consultant
4 6 (10.17%) Developer
5 5 (8.47%) C# Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Information Manager
5 5 (8.47%) Information Security Manager
6 4 (6.78%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Network Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.78%) Security Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Information Assurance Practitioner
7 3 (5.08%) Security Assurance Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Security Officer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.08%) SharePoint Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.25%) .NET
1 9 (15.25%) .NET Core
1 9 (15.25%) RFC 822
2 3 (5.08%) JSON
2 3 (5.08%) Node.js
3 1 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.69%) REST
3 1 (1.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.73%) CESG
2 13 (22.03%) Management Information System
3 9 (15.25%) Data Centre
4 8 (13.56%) Cloud Native
5 6 (10.17%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (8.47%) Private Cloud
7 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (5.08%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (5.08%) SCADA
9 1 (1.69%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (1.69%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (1.69%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (1.69%) Internet of Things
9 1 (1.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.69%) Windows
1 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
1 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.42%) Information Security
3 14 (23.73%) Data Protection
4 10 (16.95%) Risk Management
5 9 (15.25%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (15.25%) Open Source
5 9 (15.25%) Security Management
5 9 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (13.56%) Load Balancing
6 8 (13.56%) Project Management
7 7 (11.86%) ITIL
8 6 (10.17%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (10.17%) Configuration Management
8 6 (10.17%) High Availability
8 6 (10.17%) Incident Management
8 6 (10.17%) Information Assurance
8 6 (10.17%) Information Management
8 6 (10.17%) Information Security Management
8 6 (10.17%) Workflow
9 5 (8.47%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.03%) SQL
2 11 (18.64%) C#
3 3 (5.08%) COBOL
3 3 (5.08%) Java
3 3 (5.08%) Python
4 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (61.02%) Security Cleared
2 24 (40.68%) SC Cleared
3 12 (20.34%) CISSP
4 9 (15.25%) CESG Certified Professional
5 8 (13.56%) DV Cleared
6 6 (10.17%) CISM
7 5 (8.47%) CCNA
7 5 (8.47%) CCNP
7 5 (8.47%) CISA
7 5 (8.47%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (6.78%) CCIE
8 4 (6.78%) CCIE Data Center
9 3 (5.08%) CEH
10 2 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (3.39%) Degree
10 2 (3.39%) GIAC
10 2 (3.39%) IISP
11 1 (1.69%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.69%) CLAS
11 1 (1.69%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (23.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (13.56%) GDPR
3 7 (11.86%) PCI DSS
4 6 (10.17%) RMADS
5 5 (8.47%) JSP 440
6 3 (5.08%) CESG Infosec
6 3 (5.08%) COBIT
6 3 (5.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (3.39%) BS7799
7 2 (3.39%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) Terraform
2 3 (5.08%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (8.47%) Google
2 4 (6.78%) Cisco
3 2 (3.39%) SAP
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.69%) Virgin Media