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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Officer
Rank 621 647 630
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 32 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.019% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.020% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 3
Median daily rate £338 £638 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £363 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £800 £785
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £638 £130
% change year-on-year
-52.94% +390.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
51261 55415 53407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33404 35221 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2084 2091
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 26 August 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 12 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 26 August 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 +21 28 £350 -44.00% 6
London +8 21 £405 - 2
South West - 5 £288 -
Bristol - 5 £288 -
Birmingham -12 2 £338 +12.50% 2
West Midlands -28 2 £338 +12.50% 2
Scotland - 2 £161 -
City of London +25 1 £375 - 1
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £161 -
East Kilbride - 1 £161 -

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 55 (100.00%) Information Security
2 33 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (56.36%) CISM
4 29 (52.73%) CISSP
5 24 (43.64%) Risk Management
6 15 (27.27%) CISMP
7 14 (25.45%) ITIL
8 12 (21.82%) PCI DSS
9 11 (20.00%) SC Cleared
9 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 11 (20.00%) Data Protection
10 10 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
11 9 (16.36%) Security Management
12 8 (14.55%) Information Security Management
12 8 (14.55%) COBIT
12 8 (14.55%) French Language
12 8 (14.55%) Vulnerability Management
13 7 (12.73%) Italian Language
13 7 (12.73%) Polish Language
13 7 (12.73%) Spanish Language
13 7 (12.73%) People Management
13 7 (12.73%) Incident Management
14 6 (10.91%) CEH
14 6 (10.91%) Security Operations
14 6 (10.91%) Change Control
14 6 (10.91%) Information Assurance
15 5 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
15 5 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
15 5 (9.09%) CESG
15 5 (9.09%) Management Information System

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 4 (7.27%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) Firewall
2 3 (5.45%) Cisco ISE
2 3 (5.45%) Extranet
3 2 (3.64%) Network Security
4 1 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 8 (14.55%) French Language
2 7 (12.73%) Italian Language
2 7 (12.73%) Polish Language
2 7 (12.73%) Spanish Language
3 5 (9.09%) Finance
4 3 (5.45%) Legal
5 2 (3.64%) German Language
6 1 (1.82%) Dutch Language
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) CESG
1 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 5 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (7.27%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.82%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.82%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.82%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) NetWare
1 3 (5.45%) Unix
2 1 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (100.00%) Information Security
2 24 (43.64%) Risk Management
3 14 (25.45%) ITIL
4 11 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 10 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
6 9 (16.36%) Security Management
7 8 (14.55%) Information Security Management
7 8 (14.55%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (12.73%) Incident Management
8 7 (12.73%) People Management
9 6 (10.91%) Change Control
9 6 (10.91%) Information Assurance
9 6 (10.91%) Security Operations
10 5 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (7.27%) Data Security
11 4 (7.27%) ISMS
12 3 (5.45%) Business Continuity
12 3 (5.45%) IT Governance
12 3 (5.45%) Project Management
12 3 (5.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 31 (56.36%) CISM
2 29 (52.73%) CISSP
3 15 (27.27%) CISMP
4 11 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (10.91%) CEH
6 5 (9.09%) CISA
7 3 (5.45%) Degree
7 3 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.64%) HND
9 1 (1.82%) CLAS
9 1 (1.82%) CRISC
9 1 (1.82%) GSEC
9 1 (1.82%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (21.82%) PCI DSS
3 8 (14.55%) COBIT
4 3 (5.45%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (5.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (5.45%) ISO27002
5 2 (3.64%) COSO
5 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (3.64%) QA
6 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (9.09%) Cisco
2 3 (5.45%) Fortinet