Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 815 831 746
Rank change year-on-year +16 -85 +20
Contract jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 79 66 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.064% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.60% 0.56% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 54 106
UK median daily rate £500 £456 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -5.44% +4.89%
10th Percentile £280 £336 £383
90th Percentile £700 £625 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
UK median hourly rate £60.76 £84.05 £51.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.71% +64.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.76 £84.05 -
% change year-on-year -27.71% - -

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 13226 11829 13436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.80% 11.45% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8676 7691 8479
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £231
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £388
% change year-on-year +1.20% +2.00% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 423 477
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.20 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.80 £46.60 £51.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.79 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.84% +11.11% +12.50%

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 12 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor 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 12 December 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 -15 64 £530 +14.59% 3
UK excluding London +31 59 £500 +11.11% 3
London -6 20 £538 +2.38%
North of England +64 15 £530 -24.29%
Scotland +8 15 £388 -
South East -4 14 £180 -62.11% 2
North West +30 12 £530 -
South West 0 12 £700 +55.56% 1
North East - 3 £525 -
East of England -14 2 - -
Midlands +16 1 £600 +41.18%
East Midlands -4 1 £600 +1.69%

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 67 (84.81%) Information Security
2 55 (69.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (46.84%) CESG
4 35 (44.30%) CISSP
5 32 (40.51%) Security Cleared
6 29 (36.71%) Information Assurance
7 24 (30.38%) Risk Management
8 23 (29.11%) Management Information System
8 23 (29.11%) Data Protection
9 21 (26.58%) SC Cleared
10 20 (25.32%) CLAS
11 19 (24.05%) CISM
12 18 (22.78%) CESG Certified Professional
13 17 (21.52%) Security Management
13 17 (21.52%) Risk Assessment
14 15 (18.99%) IISP
14 15 (18.99%) PCI DSS
14 15 (18.99%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (16.46%) Information Security Management
15 13 (16.46%) CESG CLAS
16 12 (15.19%) Legal
16 12 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (13.92%) RMADS
17 11 (13.92%) Time Management
17 11 (13.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 11 (13.92%) Intranet
18 9 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
18 9 (11.39%) Firewall
18 9 (11.39%) IIS
18 9 (11.39%) Degree

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 (11.39%) IIS
2 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) IaaS
1 2 (2.53%) PaaS
1 2 (2.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.92%) Intranet
2 9 (11.39%) Firewall
3 7 (8.86%) Network Security
4 5 (6.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (3.80%) DNS
5 3 (3.80%) FTP
5 3 (3.80%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.53%) DHCP
6 2 (2.53%) SSL
6 2 (2.53%) VoIP
6 2 (2.53%) VPN
7 1 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.27%) Internet
7 1 (1.27%) IPv4
7 1 (1.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) Couchbase
2 1 (1.27%) GIS
2 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
General
1 12 (15.19%) Legal
2 8 (10.13%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.86%) Finance
4 4 (5.06%) Military
5 3 (3.80%) Law
5 3 (3.80%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.53%) Electronics
6 2 (2.53%) Local Government
6 2 (2.53%) Marketing
7 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (21.52%) Consultant
2 16 (20.25%) Security Advisor
3 13 (16.46%) Analyst
3 13 (16.46%) Security Analyst
4 10 (12.66%) Information Analyst
4 10 (12.66%) Information Security Analyst
5 9 (11.39%) Information Manager
5 9 (11.39%) Security Manager
6 8 (10.13%) CLAS Security Advisor
6 8 (10.13%) Security Consultant
7 7 (8.86%) Information Security Manager
8 5 (6.33%) Architect
9 4 (5.06%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 4 (5.06%) Security Architect
9 4 (5.06%) Security Specialist
10 3 (3.80%) Information Officer
10 3 (3.80%) Operations Analyst
10 3 (3.80%) Security Officer
10 3 (3.80%) Security Operations Analyst
10 3 (3.80%) Senior Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.80%) JSON
1 3 (3.80%) Node.js
2 1 (1.27%) .NET
2 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.27%) Android SDK
2 1 (1.27%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.27%) Express
2 1 (1.27%) Middleware
2 1 (1.27%) ModSecurity
2 1 (1.27%) React
2 1 (1.27%) SOAP
2 1 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (46.84%) CESG
2 23 (29.11%) Management Information System
3 13 (16.46%) CESG CLAS
4 12 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.06%) Smartphone
6 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.80%) Cyber Attack
6 3 (3.80%) Smartcard
7 2 (2.53%) PKI
8 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.27%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (1.27%) NHS
8 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) Windows
2 5 (6.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.53%) Linux
4 2 (2.53%) Solaris
4 2 (2.53%) Unix
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.27%) Android
5 1 (1.27%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (84.81%) Information Security
2 29 (36.71%) Information Assurance
3 24 (30.38%) Risk Management
4 23 (29.11%) Data Protection
5 17 (21.52%) Risk Assessment
5 17 (21.52%) Security Management
6 15 (18.99%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (16.46%) Information Security Management
8 11 (13.92%) Time Management
8 11 (13.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 9 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (11.39%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (10.13%) Statistics
11 7 (8.86%) Business Continuity
11 7 (8.86%) Information Governance
11 7 (8.86%) People Management
11 7 (8.86%) Risk Analysis
11 7 (8.86%) Security Architecture
12 6 (7.59%) Incident Management
12 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.80%) COBOL
1 3 (3.80%) Java
1 3 (3.80%) Python
2 1 (1.27%) C
2 1 (1.27%) C#
2 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.27%) SQL
2 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (44.30%) CISSP
2 32 (40.51%) Security Cleared
3 21 (26.58%) SC Cleared
4 20 (25.32%) CLAS
5 19 (24.05%) CISM
6 18 (22.78%) CESG Certified Professional
7 15 (18.99%) IISP
8 9 (11.39%) Degree
9 8 (10.13%) DV Cleared
10 7 (8.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 3 (3.80%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (3.80%) CISA
11 3 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (3.80%) GCED
11 3 (3.80%) GCIA
11 3 (3.80%) GCIH
11 3 (3.80%) GIAC
11 3 (3.80%) GREM
11 3 (3.80%) GSEC
11 3 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (69.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (18.99%) PCI DSS
3 11 (13.92%) RMADS
4 9 (11.39%) COBIT
5 7 (8.86%) GDPR
6 5 (6.33%) Government Security Classifications
7 4 (5.06%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (3.80%) CESG Infosec
9 2 (2.53%) BS7799
9 2 (2.53%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (2.53%) JSP 440
10 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
10 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.80%) BitLocker
2 2 (2.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.53%) vSphere
3 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) IBM BigFix
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (2.53%) Nessus
2 2 (2.53%) Nmap
2 2 (2.53%) WSUS
3 1 (1.27%) MIIS
3 1 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (7.59%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.80%) VMware
3 2 (2.53%) Cisco
3 2 (2.53%) Iron Mountain
3 2 (2.53%) Qualys
3 2 (2.53%) SAP
3 2 (2.53%) Symantec
4 1 (1.27%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.27%) Forcepoint
4 1 (1.27%) HP
4 1 (1.27%) Lumension
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle
4 1 (1.27%) Sophos