The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Security Officer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Officer
UK
Rank 568 582 592
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Security Officer 25 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.060% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.063% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 7
Median daily rate £400 £550 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £381 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £940 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £431
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +10.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.00

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
42518 47379 47264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.78% 94.76% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27667 30205 29656
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1737 1864
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Security Officer in the job title.

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 24 January 2017.

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 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 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 +16 24 £388 -29.54% 15
London +11 14 £375 -31.81% 10
East of England +8 6 £400 -30.43%
Essex - 6 £400 -
Chelmsford - 5 £400 -
West Midlands -5 2 £300 -72.72% 1
Yorkshire +17 1 £400 +45.45%
Devon +7 1 - -
South West +5 1 - - 1
Exeter -7 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £200 -
Coventry - 1 £400 -
Witham - 1 £250 -
Skipton - 1 £400 -
Worcester - 1 £200 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £400 -

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 Security Officer in the job title.

1 71 (86.59%) Information Security
2 33 (40.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (37.80%) Risk Management
3 31 (37.80%) CISSP
4 30 (36.59%) CISM
5 26 (31.71%) Management Information System
6 22 (26.83%) Finance
7 20 (24.39%) Data Protection
8 19 (23.17%) Security Management
9 18 (21.95%) Risk Assessment
10 16 (19.51%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (18.29%) Data Security
12 14 (17.07%) ITIL
12 14 (17.07%) PCI DSS
12 14 (17.07%) Network Security
13 13 (15.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 13 (15.85%) Incident Management
14 12 (14.63%) Unix
14 12 (14.63%) CISA
15 11 (13.41%) Windows
16 10 (12.20%) Intrusion Detection
16 10 (12.20%) Penetration Testing
16 10 (12.20%) SC Cleared
16 10 (12.20%) Security Cleared
17 9 (10.98%) Firewall
17 9 (10.98%) Business Continuity
18 8 (9.76%) Cisco
18 8 (9.76%) Information Assurance
18 8 (9.76%) Cloud Computing
18 8 (9.76%) CESG

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.22%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Office
2 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.44%) MS Project
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.07%) Network Security
2 10 (12.20%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (10.98%) Firewall
4 6 (7.32%) Cisco ISE
4 6 (7.32%) Internet
4 6 (7.32%) WAN
5 5 (6.10%) LAN
6 2 (2.44%) DNS
6 2 (2.44%) HTTP
6 2 (2.44%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.44%) LDAP
6 2 (2.44%) SSL
6 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.44%) VPN
6 2 (2.44%) Wireless
6 2 (2.44%) Wireless Security
7 1 (1.22%) Bluetooth
7 1 (1.22%) Extranet
7 1 (1.22%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (26.83%) Finance
2 7 (8.54%) Legal
3 6 (7.32%) Banking
3 6 (7.32%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (31.71%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.76%) CESG
3 6 (7.32%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.10%) Mainframe
5 4 (4.88%) Cyber Defence
5 4 (4.88%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (4.88%) Internet of Things
5 4 (4.88%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.66%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.22%) BYOD
8 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.63%) Unix
2 11 (13.41%) Windows
3 2 (2.44%) Linux
4 1 (1.22%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (86.59%) Information Security
2 31 (37.80%) Risk Management
3 20 (24.39%) Data Protection
4 19 (23.17%) Security Management
5 18 (21.95%) Risk Assessment
6 16 (19.51%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (18.29%) Data Security
8 14 (17.07%) ITIL
9 13 (15.85%) Incident Management
9 13 (15.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 10 (12.20%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (10.98%) Business Continuity
12 8 (9.76%) Information Assurance
12 8 (9.76%) Vulnerability Management
13 7 (8.54%) Business Continuity Management
13 7 (8.54%) Information Security Management
13 7 (8.54%) Security Architecture
13 7 (8.54%) Security Operations
14 6 (7.32%) Change Control
14 6 (7.32%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.44%) SQL
2 1 (1.22%) Java
2 1 (1.22%) Perl
2 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.22%) Python
2 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (37.80%) CISSP
2 30 (36.59%) CISM
3 12 (14.63%) CISA
4 10 (12.20%) SC Cleared
4 10 (12.20%) Security Cleared
5 7 (8.54%) Degree
6 6 (7.32%) CEH
6 6 (7.32%) SSCP
7 5 (6.10%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (3.66%) CISMP
8 3 (3.66%) CLAS
8 3 (3.66%) GSEC
8 3 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.22%) CCIE
9 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.22%) CREST Certified
9 1 (1.22%) CRISC
9 1 (1.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (40.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (17.07%) PCI DSS
3 7 (8.54%) COBIT
4 4 (4.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (2.44%) ISO27002
6 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (9.76%) Cisco
2 6 (7.32%) Dell
2 6 (7.32%) Fortinet
2 6 (7.32%) Symantec
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.44%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.44%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle
5 1 (1.22%) CA
5 1 (1.22%) IFS
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