The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Officer
Rank 597 545 586
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +41
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 6 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.014% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.016% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
Average daily rate £575 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.68% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £235 £297 -
% change year-on-year
-20.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.00
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

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
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 16 April 2014.

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 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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -36 6 £575 +78.29% 5
London -35 5 £575 +79.68% 2
City of London - 2 £575 -
East of England - 1 £235 -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Channel Islands - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 2
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Jersey - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Luton - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Scunthorpe - - - -
Slough - - - -

Information Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 16 (94.12%) Information Security
2 8 (47.06%) CISSP
3 7 (41.18%) Risk Management
4 5 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (29.41%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
5 4 (23.53%) CISA
5 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
5 4 (23.53%) PCI DSS
6 3 (17.65%) CISM
6 3 (17.65%) Information Security Management
6 3 (17.65%) Security Management
7 2 (11.76%) ITIL
7 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
7 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
7 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
7 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
7 2 (11.76%) Banking
7 2 (11.76%) Retail
7 2 (11.76%) Finance
7 2 (11.76%) SIEM
7 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
7 2 (11.76%) Cyber Security
8 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (5.88%) Investment Management
8 1 (5.88%) ISMS
8 1 (5.88%) Degree
8 1 (5.88%) COBIT

Information Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
1 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Law
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) NHS
3 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Information Security
2 7 (41.18%) Risk Management
3 5 (29.41%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
5 3 (17.65%) Information Security Management
5 3 (17.65%) Security Management
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
6 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
6 2 (11.76%) SIEM
6 2 (11.76%) Cyber Security
7 1 (5.88%) Information Security Governance
7 1 (5.88%) Information Governance
7 1 (5.88%) IT Governance
7 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Investment Management
7 1 (5.88%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) CISSP
2 4 (23.53%) CISA
3 3 (17.65%) CISM
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (23.53%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.88%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft