The first table below looks at the demand for the IT 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 IT Security Officer in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Officer
Rank 589 557 573
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +16
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Officer 4 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.022% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.023% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
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£325 £363 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £363 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £373 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate - £363 £500
% change year-on-year
- -27.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

IT Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IT Security Officer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Security Officer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Security Officer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Security Officer within the UK.

IT Security Officer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Security Officer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Security Officer within the UK.

IT Security Officer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT Security Officer
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -35 3 £325 -10.34% 1
London - 3 £325 - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £350 - 1
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
East of England - - - -
Essex - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

IT Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Officer in their job title.

1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Security
1 4 (44.44%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
2 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (22.22%) Information Assurance
3 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (11.11%) F5
3 1 (11.11%) Database Security
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) Statistics
3 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (11.11%) ISMS
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 1 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) SMTP
3 1 (11.11%) HTTP
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory

IT Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Officer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) IPsec
2 1 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (11.11%) VLAN
2 1 (11.11%) SMTP
2 1 (11.11%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) DMZ
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) CESG
2 1 (11.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Information Security
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Security
2 2 (22.22%) Information Assurance
2 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) BCP
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Security Management
3 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Database Security
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) ISMS
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CISSP
2 1 (11.11%) CISA
2 1 (11.11%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Nokia
1 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
1 1 (11.11%) McAfee
1 1 (11.11%) Websense
1 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat
1 1 (11.11%) F5
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