The table below looks at the statistics for the Chief 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 Security Officer in their job title over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chief Security Officer
Rank 616 599 574
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Chief Security Officer 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.002% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£900 £875 £1,000
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £900 - £1,000
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
52654 50519 47353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.44% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33449 30575 27767
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1936 1988 2122
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Chief Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Chief Security Officer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Chief Security Officer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Chief Security Officer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Chief Security Officer
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Chief Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 5 - - 1
South East - 4 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -

Chief Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Chief 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 Security Officer in their job title.

1 8 (66.67%) Information Security
1 8 (66.67%) RMADS
2 5 (41.67%) Migration
2 5 (41.67%) Information Assurance
2 5 (41.67%) ISMS
2 5 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (41.67%) CISSP
2 5 (41.67%) Service Delivery
2 5 (41.67%) Risk Management
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Security Management
3 4 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) CRAMM
4 3 (25.00%) Firewall
4 3 (25.00%) CISM
4 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (25.00%) VPN
4 3 (25.00%) CESG
4 3 (25.00%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (25.00%) PKI
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) COBIT
5 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (8.33%) ISEB
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security Management
5 1 (8.33%) Games
5 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (8.33%) Line Management

Chief Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Chief 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 Security Officer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) VPN
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) RMADS
2 3 (25.00%) CESG
2 3 (25.00%) CESG CLAS
2 3 (25.00%) PKI
3 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Information Security
2 5 (41.67%) Risk Management
2 5 (41.67%) Migration
2 5 (41.67%) Service Delivery
2 5 (41.67%) ISMS
2 5 (41.67%) Information Assurance
3 4 (33.33%) Security Management
4 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (25.00%) CRAMM
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security Management
5 1 (8.33%) Line Management
5 1 (8.33%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CISSP
2 4 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) CISM
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (8.33%) COBIT
2 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS