The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Information Security Officer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Officer
Rank 644 631 604
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -27
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 17 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.019% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.020% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 4
Median daily rate £418 £650 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.76% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £565 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £820 £755
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £675 £130
% change year-on-year
-57.40% +419.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £28.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.99

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
51181 53984 51041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33252 34149 30933
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1553 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Information Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Information Security Officer in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Information Security Officer Daily Rate Histogram 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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +1 15 £425 -33.33% 11
London 0 9 £425 -19.04% 6
South West - 4 £288 - 1
Bristol - 3 £288 - 1
Scotland - 2 £161 - 1
East of England - 1 £550 -
Norwich - 1 £550 -
Stirling - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £161 -
East Kilbride - 1 £161 -
Norfolk - 1 £550 -

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, Information Security Officer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Information Security Officer in the job title.

1 38 (100.00%) Information Security
2 22 (57.89%) CISSP
3 21 (55.26%) CISM
4 17 (44.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (36.84%) CISMP
6 12 (31.58%) SC Cleared
6 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
7 10 (26.32%) Risk Management
7 10 (26.32%) ITIL
8 8 (21.05%) French Language
9 7 (18.42%) Finance
9 7 (18.42%) Italian Language
9 7 (18.42%) Polish Language
9 7 (18.42%) Spanish Language
10 6 (15.79%) Data Protection
10 6 (15.79%) People Management
10 6 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (15.79%) COBIT
11 5 (13.16%) Security Management
11 5 (13.16%) Information Assurance
12 4 (10.53%) COSO
12 4 (10.53%) PCI DSS
12 4 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
12 4 (10.53%) Security Operations Centre
12 4 (10.53%) Security Operations
12 4 (10.53%) Legal
12 4 (10.53%) Information Security Management
13 3 (7.89%) Business Analysis
13 3 (7.89%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (7.89%) Service Management

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Extranet
1 2 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.63%) Network Security
General
1 8 (21.05%) French Language
2 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Italian Language
2 7 (18.42%) Polish Language
2 7 (18.42%) Spanish Language
3 4 (10.53%) Legal
4 2 (5.26%) Banking
4 2 (5.26%) German Language
5 1 (2.63%) Dutch Language
5 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (7.89%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) CESG
4 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.63%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.63%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (2.63%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) NetWare
1 2 (5.26%) Unix
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) Information Security
2 10 (26.32%) ITIL
2 10 (26.32%) Risk Management
3 6 (15.79%) Data Protection
3 6 (15.79%) People Management
3 6 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (13.16%) Information Assurance
4 5 (13.16%) Security Management
5 4 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (10.53%) Information Security Management
5 4 (10.53%) Security Operations
6 3 (7.89%) Business Analysis
6 3 (7.89%) Project Management
6 3 (7.89%) Security Architecture
6 3 (7.89%) Service Management
7 2 (5.26%) Compliance Audit
7 2 (5.26%) IT Audit
7 2 (5.26%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 22 (57.89%) CISSP
2 21 (55.26%) CISM
3 14 (36.84%) CISMP
4 12 (31.58%) SC Cleared
4 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.89%) CISA
6 2 (5.26%) CLAS
6 2 (5.26%) DBS Check
6 2 (5.26%) Degree
6 2 (5.26%) ISEB
7 1 (2.63%) CEH
7 1 (2.63%) HND
7 1 (2.63%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (44.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (15.79%) COBIT
3 4 (10.53%) COSO
3 4 (10.53%) PCI DSS
4 3 (7.89%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (7.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (5.26%) ISO27002
5 2 (5.26%) RMADS
6 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Cisco