The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Officer
Rank 609 576 585
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +9
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Officer 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.002% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.002% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£300 £320 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £320 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 14 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 24 October 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 -24 4 £300 -6.25% 1
Leeds - 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
South East - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -

IT Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
4 2 (28.57%) CHFI
4 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
4 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) SIEM
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Cyber Security
4 2 (28.57%) Security Management
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) Information Security
4 2 (28.57%) SSL
4 2 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) CISSP
5 1 (14.29%) Nokia
5 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 1 (14.29%) DMZ
5 1 (14.29%) McAfee
5 1 (14.29%) BCP
5 1 (14.29%) Websense
5 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) CISA
5 1 (14.29%) CISM
5 1 (14.29%) LAN

IT Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) SSL
3 1 (14.29%) DMZ
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) SMTP
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) IPsec
3 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (14.29%) VLAN
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) CESG
1 1 (14.29%) Statistics
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) SIEM
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (28.57%) Security Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Cyber Security
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) BCP
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) Database Security
3 1 (14.29%) ISMS
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CISSP
1 2 (28.57%) CHFI
2 1 (14.29%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) CISA
2 1 (14.29%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Nokia
1 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
1 1 (14.29%) McAfee
1 1 (14.29%) Websense
1 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
1 1 (14.29%) Qualys
1 1 (14.29%) F5
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