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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Officer
Rank 624 653 633
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 29 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.017% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.018% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 3
Median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £326 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £488 £945
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £395 £130
% change year-on-year
-14.55% +203.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £28.50
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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 13 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 29 September 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 +29 27 £390 -8.23% 9
London +11 21 £405 -10.00% 5
Birmingham -5 2 £338 -16.92% 1
West Midlands -31 2 £338 -16.92% 1
South West - 2 £288 -
Bristol - 2 £288 -
City of London +10 1 £375 -16.66% 1
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Witham - 1 £575 -
Essex - 1 £575 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £575 -

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 56 (100.00%) Information Security
2 35 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (57.14%) CISM
4 30 (53.57%) CISSP
5 25 (44.64%) Risk Management
6 16 (28.57%) CISMP
7 15 (26.79%) PCI DSS
8 12 (21.43%) Data Protection
8 12 (21.43%) ITIL
9 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
9 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
10 9 (16.07%) Risk Assessment
11 8 (14.29%) Security Management
11 8 (14.29%) French Language
11 8 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
11 8 (14.29%) People Management
12 7 (12.50%) COBIT
12 7 (12.50%) Italian Language
12 7 (12.50%) Polish Language
12 7 (12.50%) Spanish Language
12 7 (12.50%) CEH
12 7 (12.50%) Incident Management
12 7 (12.50%) Information Security Management
13 6 (10.71%) CISA
13 6 (10.71%) Firewall
13 6 (10.71%) Cisco
13 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
13 6 (10.71%) Change Control
13 6 (10.71%) Security Operations
14 5 (8.93%) Security Operations Centre

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 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) Firewall
2 4 (7.14%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (5.36%) Extranet
4 1 (1.79%) Internet
4 1 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.79%) Network Security
4 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.79%) VPN
4 1 (1.79%) Wireless
4 1 (1.79%) Wireless Security
General
1 8 (14.29%) French Language
2 7 (12.50%) Italian Language
2 7 (12.50%) Polish Language
2 7 (12.50%) Spanish Language
3 5 (8.93%) Finance
4 4 (7.14%) Legal
5 2 (3.57%) German Language
6 1 (1.79%) Dutch Language
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.93%) CESG
2 5 (8.93%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.57%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.79%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.79%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.79%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) NetWare
1 3 (5.36%) Unix
2 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (100.00%) Information Security
2 25 (44.64%) Risk Management
3 12 (21.43%) Data Protection
3 12 (21.43%) ITIL
4 9 (16.07%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (14.29%) People Management
5 8 (14.29%) Security Management
5 8 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 7 (12.50%) Information Security Management
7 6 (10.71%) Change Control
7 6 (10.71%) Security Operations
8 5 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (8.93%) Information Assurance
9 4 (7.14%) Data Security
9 4 (7.14%) ISMS
10 3 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (5.36%) IT Audit
10 3 (5.36%) IT Governance
10 3 (5.36%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 32 (57.14%) CISM
2 30 (53.57%) CISSP
3 16 (28.57%) CISMP
4 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
4 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
5 7 (12.50%) CEH
6 6 (10.71%) CISA
7 3 (5.36%) Degree
7 3 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.57%) HND
9 1 (1.79%) CLAS
9 1 (1.79%) CRISC
9 1 (1.79%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (26.79%) PCI DSS
3 7 (12.50%) COBIT
4 3 (5.36%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (5.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (5.36%) ISO27002
5 2 (3.57%) QA
6 1 (1.79%) COSO
6 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Cisco
2 4 (7.14%) Fortinet