The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Security Officer in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Officer
Rank 594 607 582
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Security Officer 36 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.016% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.017% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 8
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£400 £378 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% -11.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,200 £975 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £331 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.56

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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Security Officer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Officer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Security Officer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Officer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Security Officer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Officer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Security Officer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Officer
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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 +16 35 £400 +5.82% 9
London +4 20 £525 +23.52% 1
South East - 8 £365 -
City of London - 4 £488 -
Hampshire - 3 £365 -
East Midlands -12 2 £325 -1.81%
West Midlands - 2 £300 -
East of England - 2 £381 - 5
Essex - 2 £381 - 4
Derby - 2 £325 -
Derbyshire - 2 £325 -
Surrey - 2 £225 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £400 -
Kent - 1 £425 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £365 -
Birmingham - 1 £300 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -

Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Security Officer in their job title.

1 33 (55.93%) Information Security
2 27 (45.76%) CISSP
3 24 (40.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (37.29%) CISM
5 19 (32.20%) Finance
6 17 (28.81%) Risk Management
7 15 (25.42%) CISA
8 14 (23.73%) Security Cleared
9 13 (22.03%) Cyber Security
9 13 (22.03%) Security Management
10 12 (20.34%) RMADS
11 10 (16.95%) SIEM
12 8 (13.56%) Cyber-Ark
13 7 (11.86%) Degree
13 7 (11.86%) Data Protection
13 7 (11.86%) DV Cleared
13 7 (11.86%) Publishing
13 7 (11.86%) CheckPoint
13 7 (11.86%) Cisco
13 7 (11.86%) Windows
14 6 (10.17%) CESG
14 6 (10.17%) Service Delivery
14 6 (10.17%) ISMS
14 6 (10.17%) Information Assurance
14 6 (10.17%) Incident Management
14 6 (10.17%) Banking
15 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
15 5 (8.47%) CRAMM
15 5 (8.47%) Management Information System
15 5 (8.47%) Firewall

Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Security Officer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) Firewall
2 4 (6.78%) Network Security
3 3 (5.08%) VPN
4 2 (3.39%) Internet
4 2 (3.39%) Wireless
4 2 (3.39%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.69%) VLAN
5 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.69%) LAN
5 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
General
1 19 (32.20%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Publishing
3 6 (10.17%) Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Military
5 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Games
5 1 (1.69%) Law
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) JSP
2 1 (1.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) RMADS
2 6 (10.17%) CESG
3 5 (8.47%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.78%) CESG CLAS
4 4 (6.78%) PKI
5 3 (5.08%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.39%) Social Media
7 1 (1.69%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (1.69%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.69%) BYOD
7 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Windows
2 1 (1.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.93%) Information Security
2 17 (28.81%) Risk Management
3 13 (22.03%) Security Management
3 13 (22.03%) Cyber Security
4 10 (16.95%) SIEM
5 7 (11.86%) Data Protection
6 6 (10.17%) Information Assurance
6 6 (10.17%) ISMS
6 6 (10.17%) Incident Management
6 6 (10.17%) Service Delivery
7 5 (8.47%) Migration
7 5 (8.47%) CRAMM
8 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.08%) ITIL
9 3 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (5.08%) Business Continuity
10 2 (3.39%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (3.39%) Information Security Management
10 2 (3.39%) Data Security
10 2 (3.39%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.69%) C
1 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (45.76%) CISSP
2 22 (37.29%) CISM
3 15 (25.42%) CISA
4 14 (23.73%) Security Cleared
5 7 (11.86%) DV Cleared
5 7 (11.86%) Degree
6 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.39%) CRISC
7 2 (3.39%) ISEB
8 1 (1.69%) CCSP
8 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.69%) MBA
8 1 (1.69%) CEH
8 1 (1.69%) CISMP
8 1 (1.69%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (40.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.78%) JSP 440
3 3 (5.08%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.69%) COBIT
4 1 (1.69%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.69%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Cyber-Ark
2 7 (11.86%) Cisco
2 7 (11.86%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.39%) Facebook
3 2 (3.39%) Twitter
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle
4 1 (1.69%) Tripwire
4 1 (1.69%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.69%) Apple
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