Period
to 21 August 2017

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 21 August 2017 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
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 793 812 742
Rank change year-on-year +19 -70 +10
Contract jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 48 90 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.083% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.42% 0.74% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 67 91
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -5.61% +3.16%
10th Percentile £363 £413 £388
90th Percentile £723 £623 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £473
% change year-on-year -0.11% -4.76% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 7
UK median hourly rate - £84.05 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.08% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £84.05 £60.00
% change year-on-year - +40.08% +50.00%

HMG Security Policy Framework is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 11354 12163 13269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.85% 11.22% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7360 7865 8441
UK median daily rate £443 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 427 426
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.47% +7.69%
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £57.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.53
% change year-on-year - +4.53% +7.63%

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 21 August 2017.

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 10 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 21 August 2017. 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 -1 39 £520 +10.93% 2
UK excluding London +25 34 £450 -0.11% 1
London +20 14 £515 -3.06% 1
South West -11 10 £700 +45.45%
North of England +73 8 £400 -
Scotland +37 8 £390 -
South East +5 7 £450 -0.11% 1
North West +33 6 £425 -
North East - 2 £400 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for HMG Security Policy Framework.

1 36 (75.00%) Information Security
1 36 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (54.17%) CISSP
3 23 (47.92%) Security Cleared
3 23 (47.92%) Information Assurance
4 18 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 14 (29.17%) CESG
6 13 (27.08%) RMADS
6 13 (27.08%) Management Information System
6 13 (27.08%) CLAS
7 12 (25.00%) Risk Management
7 12 (25.00%) CISM
8 11 (22.92%) Data Protection
8 11 (22.92%) CESG CLAS
9 8 (16.67%) Firewall
9 8 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
9 8 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (14.58%) IISP
10 7 (14.58%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (14.58%) Sentinel
10 7 (14.58%) PCI DSS
10 7 (14.58%) Risk Analysis
11 6 (12.50%) ISMS
11 6 (12.50%) Degree
11 6 (12.50%) Legal
11 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
11 6 (12.50%) Oracle
11 6 (12.50%) Windows

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 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) IaaS
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.17%) Office 365
1 2 (4.17%) PaaS
1 2 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) Firewall
2 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.25%) LAN
3 3 (6.25%) VLAN
3 3 (6.25%) VPN
3 3 (6.25%) WAN
4 2 (4.17%) DKIM
4 2 (4.17%) DMARC
4 2 (4.17%) Network Security
5 1 (2.08%) DHCP
5 1 (2.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Couchbase
1 1 (2.08%) GIS
1 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (12.50%) Legal
2 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.25%) Local Government
4 2 (4.17%) Electronics
4 2 (4.17%) Finance
4 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.17%) Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Security Advisor
2 12 (25.00%) Consultant
3 10 (20.83%) Security Consultant
4 8 (16.67%) CLAS Security Advisor
5 7 (14.58%) Information Security Consultant
6 6 (12.50%) Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) Architect
8 3 (6.25%) CISSP Consultant
8 3 (6.25%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 3 (6.25%) Information Security Advisor
8 3 (6.25%) Security Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Security Architect
9 2 (4.17%) Cloud Consultant
9 2 (4.17%) Developer
9 2 (4.17%) Exchange Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Exchange Migration Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Information Assurance Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Information Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Migration Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.08%) Android SDK
2 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.08%) Django
2 1 (2.08%) Express
2 1 (2.08%) Middleware
2 1 (2.08%) React
2 1 (2.08%) SOAP
2 1 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) CESG
2 13 (27.08%) Management Information System
3 11 (22.92%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (4.17%) PKI
5 1 (2.08%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) Solaris
2 5 (10.42%) Unix
3 2 (4.17%) Linux
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.08%) Android
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (75.00%) Information Security
2 23 (47.92%) Information Assurance
3 12 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 11 (22.92%) Data Protection
5 8 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (14.58%) Risk Analysis
7 6 (12.50%) ISMS
8 5 (10.42%) Information Security Governance
8 5 (10.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
9 4 (8.33%) Information Management
9 4 (8.33%) Information Security Management
9 4 (8.33%) Security Management
9 4 (8.33%) TOGAF
10 3 (6.25%) Asset Management
10 3 (6.25%) Data Management
10 3 (6.25%) MODAF
10 3 (6.25%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) Java
1 3 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) C
2 1 (2.08%) C#
2 1 (2.08%) Python
2 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (54.17%) CISSP
2 23 (47.92%) Security Cleared
3 18 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 13 (27.08%) CLAS
5 12 (25.00%) CISM
6 8 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (14.58%) IISP
7 7 (14.58%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 6 (12.50%) Degree
9 5 (10.42%) CCDP
9 5 (10.42%) CCNP
9 5 (10.42%) CCSP
9 5 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (6.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
13 1 (2.08%) CREST Certified
13 1 (2.08%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (27.08%) RMADS
3 7 (14.58%) PCI DSS
4 5 (10.42%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (8.33%) COBIT
5 4 (8.33%) Data Quality
5 4 (8.33%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (8.33%) JSP 440
6 2 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (2.08%) ISO 22301
7 1 (2.08%) ISO 31000
7 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Nessus
1 2 (4.17%) Nmap
1 2 (4.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.08%) MIIS
2 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Oracle
2 5 (10.42%) CheckPoint
2 5 (10.42%) Cisco
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.25%) Symantec
5 2 (4.17%) Citrix
5 2 (4.17%) Qualys
5 2 (4.17%) SAP
6 1 (2.08%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.08%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.08%) VMware