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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 17 August 2022 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
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 798 737 509
Rank change year-on-year -61 -228 +294
Contract jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 45 48 49
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.065% 0.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.40% 0.52% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 38 34
10th Percentile £445 £400 £413
25th Percentile £481 £507 £461
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £563 £486
Median % change year-on-year - +15.68% -7.38%
75th Percentile £677 £634 £588
90th Percentile £745 £725 £671
UK excluding London median daily rate £524 £590 £472
% change year-on-year -11.19% +25.13% -10.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
10th Percentile £30.52 £69.89 £74.00
25th Percentile £54.93 £70.33 £76.25
Median hourly rate £77.50 £72.30 £80.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.19% -9.63% -
75th Percentile £82.00 £75.53 -
90th Percentile £83.39 £76.71 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £81.23 £72.30 £80.00
% change year-on-year +12.35% -9.63% -

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 11,237 9,237 3,925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.85% 12.42% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,663 6,174 2,456
10th Percentile £300 £271 £263
25th Percentile £413 £375 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £431
% change year-on-year +11.76% -1.39% +1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 348 175
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.36 £11.52
25th Percentile £16.25 £13.79 £16.50
Median hourly rate £23.75 £20.90 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% -9.13% +7.99%
75th Percentile £53.75 £40.04 £44.75
90th Percentile £72.25 £62.28 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £22.55
% change year-on-year +10.53% -15.72% -1.01%

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 17 August 2022.

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 17 August 2022.

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 17 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -65 32 £563 -2.17% 7
UK excluding London -27 24 £524 -11.19% 7
Work from Home -57 24 £550 +4.76% 1
South West -22 9 £600 +3.45% 1
London -73 7 £544 +0.74%
Midlands -20 5 £450 -28.22% 1
West Midlands -27 5 £450 -28.22% 1
Scotland +3 4 £500 +25.00%
Wales - 4 £575 -
South East -21 1 - - 4
North of England -27 1 £425 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, 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 30 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 26 (57.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
4 24 (53.33%) Risk Management
5 23 (51.11%) SC Cleared
6 22 (48.89%) Information Assurance
7 17 (37.78%) Information Security
7 17 (37.78%) Public Sector
8 16 (35.56%) CESG Certified Professional
8 16 (35.56%) Agile
9 15 (33.33%) CISSP
10 13 (28.89%) CISM
11 11 (24.44%) DV Cleared
11 11 (24.44%) Azure
11 11 (24.44%) Security Architecture
12 10 (22.22%) JSP 440
12 10 (22.22%) RMADS
12 10 (22.22%) CESG
12 10 (22.22%) Management Information System
12 10 (22.22%) GDPR
13 9 (20.00%) NCSC
13 9 (20.00%) Data Management
14 8 (17.78%) Information Management
14 8 (17.78%) ITIL
14 8 (17.78%) NIST
15 7 (15.56%) Data Protection
15 7 (15.56%) Network Architecture
15 7 (15.56%) Open Source
15 7 (15.56%) Risk Assessment
16 6 (13.33%) Microsoft

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 (6.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 11 (24.44%) Azure
2 6 (13.33%) AWS
3 4 (8.89%) Azure DevOps
4 3 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (6.67%) IaaS
4 3 (6.67%) PaaS
4 3 (6.67%) SaaS
5 2 (4.44%) Amazon GuardDuty
5 2 (4.44%) AWS KMS
6 1 (2.22%) GCP
6 1 (2.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) DNS
2 1 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.22%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (37.78%) Public Sector
2 6 (13.33%) Social Skills
3 5 (11.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 5 (11.11%) Legal
4 3 (6.67%) Finance
4 3 (6.67%) Law
5 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.44%) Fire and Rescue
5 2 (4.44%) Police
6 1 (2.22%) Electronics
6 1 (2.22%) Influencing Skills
6 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.22%) Marketing
6 1 (2.22%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (17.78%) Security Manager
2 7 (15.56%) Architect
3 6 (13.33%) Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Security Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Security Architect
4 5 (11.11%) Coordinator
4 5 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Manager
4 5 (11.11%) Risk Manager
4 5 (11.11%) Security Assurance Coordinator
5 4 (8.89%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Information Governance Officer
6 3 (6.67%) Information Officer
6 3 (6.67%) Principal Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Principal Security Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Lead Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Product Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) EDI
2 2 (4.44%) LDAP
2 2 (4.44%) OAuth
2 2 (4.44%) OpenID
2 2 (4.44%) SAML
3 1 (2.22%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.22%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) CESG
1 10 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.89%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (6.67%) Cyber Defence
3 3 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (6.67%) PKI
3 3 (6.67%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.22%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
2 24 (53.33%) Risk Management
3 22 (48.89%) Information Assurance
4 17 (37.78%) Information Security
5 16 (35.56%) Agile
6 11 (24.44%) Security Architecture
7 9 (20.00%) Data Management
8 8 (17.78%) Information Management
8 8 (17.78%) ITIL
9 7 (15.56%) Data Protection
9 7 (15.56%) Network Architecture
9 7 (15.56%) Open Source
9 7 (15.56%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (13.33%) Data Collection
10 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure as Code
11 5 (11.11%) Contingency Planning
11 5 (11.11%) DevOps
11 5 (11.11%) Information Governance
11 5 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
11 5 (11.11%) Threat Modelling
Qualifications
1 30 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 23 (51.11%) SC Cleared
3 16 (35.56%) CESG Certified Professional
4 15 (33.33%) CISSP
5 13 (28.89%) CISM
6 11 (24.44%) DV Cleared
7 5 (11.11%) Degree
8 4 (8.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (8.89%) Azure Certification
8 4 (8.89%) CISA
8 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (6.67%) IISP
10 2 (4.44%) AWS Certification
10 2 (4.44%) CCSK
10 2 (4.44%) CCSP
10 2 (4.44%) CGEIT
10 2 (4.44%) CISMP
10 2 (4.44%) CRISC
10 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (2.22%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (57.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (22.22%) GDPR
2 10 (22.22%) JSP 440
2 10 (22.22%) RMADS
3 9 (20.00%) NCSC
4 8 (17.78%) NIST
5 3 (6.67%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (4.44%) QA
7 1 (2.22%) CESG Infosec
7 1 (2.22%) COBIT
7 1 (2.22%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (2.22%) GRC
7 1 (2.22%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Docker
2 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Kubernetes
1 4 (8.89%) Terraform
2 2 (4.44%) CASB
2 2 (4.44%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) Remedy
3 2 (4.44%) Thales
3 2 (4.44%) VMware
3 2 (4.44%) Zscaler
4 1 (2.22%) Dynatrace
4 1 (2.22%) Google
4 1 (2.22%) SAP