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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Officer
Rank 593 601 554
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Security Officer 27 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.018% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.020% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 14
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£400 £378 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% -6.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £300 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £675 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £331 £405
% change year-on-year
+43.50% -18.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.99 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.99 -

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 16 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 31 July 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 -7 26 £400 +5.82% 11
London +2 10 £400 -5.88%
South East - 9 £638 - 4
Surrey - 5 £638 -
East of England - 4 £363 - 4
Essex - 4 £363 -
City of London -8 2 £525 +10.52%
Hampshire - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £400 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Dorking - 1 £625 -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1

Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 34 (62.96%) Information Security
2 28 (51.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (48.15%) CISSP
4 18 (33.33%) CISM
5 17 (31.48%) Finance
6 13 (24.07%) Data Protection
6 13 (24.07%) CISA
7 12 (22.22%) Risk Management
7 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 10 (18.52%) RMADS
8 10 (18.52%) SIEM
9 8 (14.81%) Cyber-Ark
9 8 (14.81%) ISMS
10 7 (12.96%) Degree
10 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
10 7 (12.96%) Business Continuity
10 7 (12.96%) Publishing
10 7 (12.96%) CheckPoint
10 7 (12.96%) Windows
10 7 (12.96%) Cisco
11 6 (11.11%) Security Management
11 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
11 6 (11.11%) CESG
11 6 (11.11%) Information Assurance
11 6 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (9.26%) Incident Management
12 5 (9.26%) Banking
12 5 (9.26%) DV Cleared
12 5 (9.26%) CRAMM
12 5 (9.26%) Migration

Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.85%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) Firewall
2 4 (7.41%) Network Security
3 3 (5.56%) VPN
4 2 (3.70%) Internet
4 2 (3.70%) Wireless
4 2 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.85%) VLAN
5 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.85%) LAN
5 1 (1.85%) WAN
General
1 17 (31.48%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Publishing
3 5 (9.26%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Games
4 1 (1.85%) Military
4 1 (1.85%) Law
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) JSP
2 1 (1.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) RMADS
2 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 6 (11.11%) CESG
2 6 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (7.41%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (5.56%) PKI
4 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.70%) Social Media
5 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.85%) BYOD
6 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Windows
2 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (62.96%) Information Security
2 13 (24.07%) Data Protection
3 12 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 10 (18.52%) SIEM
5 8 (14.81%) ISMS
6 7 (12.96%) Business Continuity
7 6 (11.11%) Security Management
7 6 (11.11%) Information Assurance
8 5 (9.26%) Migration
8 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
8 5 (9.26%) Incident Management
8 5 (9.26%) CRAMM
9 4 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2
9 4 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (7.41%) Cyber Security
10 3 (5.56%) Information Security Management
10 3 (5.56%) Data Security
10 3 (5.56%) ITIL
10 3 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (48.15%) CISSP
2 18 (33.33%) CISM
3 13 (24.07%) CISA
4 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 7 (12.96%) Degree
5 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
6 5 (9.26%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.70%) ISEB
8 1 (1.85%) MBA
8 1 (1.85%) CISMP
8 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.85%) HND
8 1 (1.85%) CCSP
8 1 (1.85%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.85%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (51.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.41%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.70%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.85%) COBIT
4 1 (1.85%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.85%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.85%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) Cyber-Ark
2 7 (12.96%) Cisco
2 7 (12.96%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.70%) Facebook
3 2 (3.70%) Twitter
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle
4 1 (1.85%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.85%) Apple
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