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 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 605 566
Rank change year-on-year +32 -39  
Contract jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 27 50 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.090% 0.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.51% 0.81% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 59
Median daily rate £487 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.27% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £403 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Median hourly rate - £85.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +41.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £85.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year - +41.66%  

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 5346 6160 6402
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.50% 11.03% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3485 3972 3888
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 196 182
Median hourly rate £23.50 £25.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.84% -1.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £53.15 £47.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.24% +13.79%  

HMG Security Policy Framework
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing HMG Security Policy Framework as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 26 April 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 21 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +32 23 £500 +11.11% 10
South West -12 7 £570 +26.66% 6
South East +16 6 £488 +10.79% 2
London +14 6 £475 -7.31% 1
Hampshire +8 6 £488 +13.37%
Winchester +6 6 £488 +10.79%
East of England +4 3 £550 -
Wiltshire +1 3 £775 +47.61% 1
Glasgow - 3 £400 -
Scotland - 3 £400 -
Corsham - 3 £775 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £550 -
Bristol - 2 £513 - 1
Gloucestershire -9 1 £475 +5.55% 2
North East - 1 £400 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £375 -
Devon - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £500 -
City of London - 1 £500 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £550 -
Exeter - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 35 (56.45%) Security Cleared
2 33 (53.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (48.39%) Information Security
3 30 (48.39%) CISSP
4 27 (43.55%) Information Assurance
5 26 (41.94%) Risk Management
6 23 (37.10%) SC Cleared
7 20 (32.26%) RMADS
8 19 (30.65%) CLAS
9 17 (27.42%) Management Information System
10 15 (24.19%) CESG
11 14 (22.58%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (20.97%) CISM
13 12 (19.35%) PCI DSS
13 12 (19.35%) Degree
14 11 (17.74%) DV Cleared
15 10 (16.13%) IaaS
15 10 (16.13%) Firewall
15 10 (16.13%) CESG CLAS
16 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (14.52%) Risk Assessment
16 9 (14.52%) JSP 440
16 9 (14.52%) Security Management
16 9 (14.52%) Scrum
16 9 (14.52%) Internet
16 9 (14.52%) SMTP
16 9 (14.52%) Web Application Development
16 9 (14.52%) PaaS
16 9 (14.52%) Software Architecture
16 9 (14.52%) Amazon AWS

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 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.13%) IaaS
2 9 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (14.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.13%) Firewall
2 9 (14.52%) DKIM
2 9 (14.52%) DMARC
2 9 (14.52%) Internet
2 9 (14.52%) SMTP
3 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.45%) Network Security
5 3 (4.84%) LAN
5 3 (4.84%) VLAN
5 3 (4.84%) VPN
5 3 (4.84%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) Data Mining
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (11.29%) Legal
1 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.45%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.84%) Electronics
3 3 (4.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (32.26%) Consultant
2 11 (17.74%) Analyst
2 11 (17.74%) CISSP Consultant
3 10 (16.13%) Security Consultant
4 9 (14.52%) Developer
4 9 (14.52%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 6 (9.68%) Information Security Consultant
5 6 (9.68%) Security Manager
6 4 (6.45%) AWS Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Security Assurance Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Information Officer
7 3 (4.84%) Information Security Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Information Security Officer
7 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Security Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Security Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Security Officer
7 3 (4.84%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) CSS
1 3 (4.84%) HTML
1 3 (4.84%) HTML5
1 3 (4.84%) Web Services
2 1 (1.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.42%) Management Information System
2 15 (24.19%) CESG
3 10 (16.13%) CESG CLAS
4 4 (6.45%) PKI
5 3 (4.84%) BYOD
6 2 (3.23%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.61%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) Solaris
1 7 (11.29%) Unix
1 7 (11.29%) Windows
2 4 (6.45%) Linux
2 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (48.39%) Information Security
2 27 (43.55%) Information Assurance
3 26 (41.94%) Risk Management
4 14 (22.58%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (14.52%) Risk Assessment
5 9 (14.52%) Scrum
5 9 (14.52%) Security Management
5 9 (14.52%) Software Architecture
5 9 (14.52%) Web Application Development
6 8 (12.90%) Compliance Audit
6 8 (12.90%) Data Protection
6 8 (12.90%) Incident Management
6 8 (12.90%) ISMS
6 8 (12.90%) Remediation Plan
6 8 (12.90%) Statistical Analysis
7 7 (11.29%) Business Continuity
7 7 (11.29%) Information Security Management
7 7 (11.29%) ITIL
8 6 (9.68%) HOOD
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) Java
1 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
1 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
1 3 (4.84%) SQL
2 1 (1.61%) C
2 1 (1.61%) C#
2 1 (1.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (56.45%) Security Cleared
2 30 (48.39%) CISSP
3 23 (37.10%) SC Cleared
4 19 (30.65%) CLAS
5 13 (20.97%) CISM
6 12 (19.35%) Degree
7 11 (17.74%) DV Cleared
8 8 (12.90%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (9.68%) CCDP
9 6 (9.68%) CCNP
9 6 (9.68%) CCSP
9 6 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (4.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (1.61%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.61%) CEH
11 1 (1.61%) CISA
11 1 (1.61%) CITP
11 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (53.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (32.26%) RMADS
3 12 (19.35%) PCI DSS
4 9 (14.52%) JSP 440
5 5 (8.06%) COBIT
6 2 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.61%) BS25999
7 1 (1.61%) ISO 9000
7 1 (1.61%) ISO22301
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Nessus
1 4 (6.45%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) CheckPoint
1 6 (9.68%) Cisco
2 4 (6.45%) Qualys
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle
3 3 (4.84%) SAP
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