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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Officer
Rank 603 632 623
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 18 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.024% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.025% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 5
Median daily rate £450 £575 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +43.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £520 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,040 £860 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £588 £350
% change year-on-year
-23.40% +67.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £23.50

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
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 15 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 9 December 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 +12 17 £450 -21.73% 5
London +18 11 £450 -14.28% 3
Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
East of England 0 1 £575 -
City of London -6 1 £1,000 -9.09% 2
West Midlands -11 1 £200 -60.97%
Essex - 1 £575 -
Exeter - 1 - -
Witham - 1 £575 -
Skipton - 1 £400 -
Worcester - 1 £200 -
Devon - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £200 -
South West - 1 - -

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 49 (100.00%) Information Security
2 28 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (40.82%) Risk Management
3 20 (40.82%) CISM
4 18 (36.73%) CISSP
5 16 (32.65%) Data Protection
6 13 (26.53%) PCI DSS
7 12 (24.49%) Risk Assessment
8 11 (22.45%) Management Information System
9 10 (20.41%) Security Management
9 10 (20.41%) Incident Management
10 9 (18.37%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (16.33%) Vulnerability Management
12 7 (14.29%) CEH
12 7 (14.29%) Finance
12 7 (14.29%) CISA
12 7 (14.29%) Firewall
13 6 (12.24%) Cisco
13 6 (12.24%) ITIL
13 6 (12.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 6 (12.24%) COBIT
13 6 (12.24%) Change Control
13 6 (12.24%) Security Architecture
13 6 (12.24%) Information Assurance
14 5 (10.20%) Degree
14 5 (10.20%) CESG
14 5 (10.20%) Unix
14 5 (10.20%) Internet
14 5 (10.20%) Information Security Management
15 4 (8.16%) Data Security

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 (6.12%) MS Office
2 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Project
2 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) Firewall
2 5 (10.20%) Internet
3 4 (8.16%) Cisco ISE
3 4 (8.16%) Network Security
4 3 (6.12%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (4.08%) Extranet
5 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.08%) VPN
5 2 (4.08%) Wireless
5 2 (4.08%) Wireless Security
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.20%) CESG
3 4 (8.16%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.12%) Cryptography
4 3 (6.12%) Internet of Things
4 3 (6.12%) Mathematics
5 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.08%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.04%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (2.04%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (2.04%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Unix
2 4 (8.16%) Windows
3 2 (4.08%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (100.00%) Information Security
2 20 (40.82%) Risk Management
3 16 (32.65%) Data Protection
4 12 (24.49%) Risk Assessment
5 10 (20.41%) Incident Management
5 10 (20.41%) Security Management
6 9 (18.37%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (16.33%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (12.24%) Change Control
8 6 (12.24%) Information Assurance
8 6 (12.24%) ITIL
8 6 (12.24%) Security Architecture
8 6 (12.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (10.20%) Information Security Management
10 4 (8.16%) Business Continuity
10 4 (8.16%) Data Security
10 4 (8.16%) Penetration Testing
11 3 (6.12%) ISMS
11 3 (6.12%) IT Governance
11 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 20 (40.82%) CISM
2 18 (36.73%) CISSP
3 7 (14.29%) CEH
3 7 (14.29%) CISA
4 5 (10.20%) Degree
5 3 (6.12%) CISMP
5 3 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.08%) CLAS
6 2 (4.08%) HND
7 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.04%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (2.04%) CREST Certified
7 1 (2.04%) CRISC
7 1 (2.04%) GSEC
7 1 (2.04%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (26.53%) PCI DSS
3 6 (12.24%) COBIT
4 2 (4.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (4.08%) ISO27002
5 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
5 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Cisco
2 4 (8.16%) Fortinet
3 3 (6.12%) Dell
3 3 (6.12%) Symantec
4 1 (2.04%) CA
4 1 (2.04%) IFS
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft