The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Information Security Officer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Officer
Rank 562 559 529
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -30
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 14 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.014% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.015% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 6
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£400 £575 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +84.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £306 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £645 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £525 £110
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +377.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Information Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Information Security Officer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Security Officer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Information Security Officer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Information Security Officer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Information Security Officer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Information Security Officer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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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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 -12 13 £400 -30.43% 14
London -14 5 £394 -31.52% 4
Essex +12 2 - -
East of England +6 2 - -
North West - 2 £400 - 1
South West - 2 - - 2
West Midlands -5 1 - - 2
South East -28 1 - - 2
Scotland - 1 £475 -
Dundee - 1 £475 -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Manchester - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

Information Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Information Security Officer in their job title.

1 27 (100.00%) Information Security
2 19 (70.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 9 (33.33%) CISSP
4 8 (29.63%) Business Continuity
4 8 (29.63%) Data Protection
5 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
5 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
5 7 (25.93%) Risk Assessment
5 7 (25.93%) Management Information System
6 6 (22.22%) BCP
6 6 (22.22%) BS7799
6 6 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (22.22%) Computer Security
7 5 (18.52%) ISMS
7 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity Planning
7 5 (18.52%) Security Management
7 5 (18.52%) CISM
7 5 (18.52%) HND
7 5 (18.52%) Information Management
7 5 (18.52%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (14.81%) Finance
8 4 (14.81%) Information Security Management
8 4 (14.81%) CISA
8 4 (14.81%) PCI DSS
9 3 (11.11%) VCP4
9 3 (11.11%) Cyber Security
9 3 (11.11%) Firewall
10 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
10 2 (7.41%) CHFI

Information Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Information Security Officer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) Network Security
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Management Information System
2 5 (18.52%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) RMADS
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Information Security
2 9 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 8 (29.63%) Business Continuity
3 8 (29.63%) Data Protection
4 7 (25.93%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (22.22%) Computer Security
5 6 (22.22%) BCP
5 6 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (18.52%) Information Management
6 5 (18.52%) ISMS
6 5 (18.52%) Security Management
6 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity Planning
7 4 (14.81%) Information Security Management
8 3 (11.11%) Cyber Security
9 2 (7.41%) Security Architecture
9 2 (7.41%) SIEM
9 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (7.41%) Data Security
9 2 (7.41%) Project Management
9 2 (7.41%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) CISSP
2 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
2 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) CISM
3 5 (18.52%) HND
4 4 (14.81%) CISA
5 3 (11.11%) VCP4
6 2 (7.41%) CHFI
7 1 (3.70%) Degree
7 1 (3.70%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (70.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (22.22%) BS7799
3 4 (14.81%) PCI DSS
4 2 (7.41%) COBIT
4 2 (7.41%) ISO 14001
5 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco
1 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
1 1 (3.70%) VMware
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