The table below looks at the statistics for the Chief Information Security Officer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Chief Information Security Officer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Chief Information Security Officer
Rank 646 625 617
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Chief Information Security Officer 12 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.011% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.011% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £888 £850 £1,250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -32.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £850 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Chief Information Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Chief Information Security Officer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Chief Information Security Officer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Chief Information Security Officer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Chief Information Security Officer within the UK.

Chief Information Security Officer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Chief Information Security Officer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Chief Information Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Chief Information Security Officer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Chief Information Security Officer
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Chief Information Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 12 £888 +4.41%
London - 12 £888 -
City of London - 2 - -

Chief Information Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Chief Information Security Officer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Chief Information Security Officer in their job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Information Security
2 16 (80.00%) CISSP
3 13 (65.00%) CISM
4 11 (55.00%) CISMP
5 7 (35.00%) French Language
5 7 (35.00%) Italian Language
5 7 (35.00%) Polish Language
5 7 (35.00%) Spanish Language
6 5 (25.00%) PCI DSS
6 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (25.00%) COBIT
6 5 (25.00%) ITIL
7 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (20.00%) Data Protection
8 3 (15.00%) Line Management
8 3 (15.00%) Security Operations
8 3 (15.00%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (15.00%) Information Security Governance
8 3 (15.00%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (15.00%) Finance
8 3 (15.00%) ISEB
8 3 (15.00%) CISA
8 3 (15.00%) Degree
8 3 (15.00%) Banking
9 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 2 (10.00%) German Language
9 2 (10.00%) COSO
9 2 (10.00%) Driving Licence

Chief Information Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Chief Information Security Officer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Chief Information Security Officer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
General
1 7 (35.00%) French Language
1 7 (35.00%) Italian Language
1 7 (35.00%) Polish Language
1 7 (35.00%) Spanish Language
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) German Language
4 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.00%) Private Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (15.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.00%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (5.00%) Cybercrime
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (25.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (15.00%) Information Security Governance
4 3 (15.00%) Line Management
4 3 (15.00%) Security Operations
5 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.00%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (5.00%) Information Security Management
6 1 (5.00%) Matrix Management
6 1 (5.00%) People Management
6 1 (5.00%) Security Management
6 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (5.00%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) CISSP
2 13 (65.00%) CISM
3 11 (55.00%) CISMP
4 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) CISA
5 3 (15.00%) Degree
5 3 (15.00%) ISEB
6 1 (5.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) COBIT
1 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (10.00%) COSO
2 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 17799