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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Officer
Rank 599 591 577
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Security Officer 27 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.041% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.043% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 8
Average daily rate £550 £406 £439
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.38% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £555 £628
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £400 £525
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -23.80%
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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 23 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 27 £550 +37.50% 13
London +8 9 £550 +33.33% 3
East Midlands - 6 £650 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 5 £650 -
Nottingham - 5 £650 -
South West 0 3 £425 +6.25% 2
West Midlands -10 3 £1,100 -
North West - 3 £383 -
Manchester - 3 £383 -
South East +17 2 - - 1
Exeter 0 2 £425 -
Devon -3 2 £425 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £575 - 1
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Grantham - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £575 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £575 -

Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 49 (77.78%) Information Security
2 26 (41.27%) Security Management
3 25 (39.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (38.10%) CISSP
5 22 (34.92%) Security Cleared
6 18 (28.57%) Risk Management
7 17 (26.98%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (22.22%) Finance
8 14 (22.22%) CISM
9 13 (20.63%) PCI DSS
10 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
11 10 (15.87%) RMADS
12 9 (14.29%) Data Protection
12 9 (14.29%) CLAS
12 9 (14.29%) ITIL
12 9 (14.29%) CISA
12 9 (14.29%) Security Operations
13 8 (12.70%) Management Information System
13 8 (12.70%) Firewall
13 8 (12.70%) Information Security Management
13 8 (12.70%) COBIT
14 7 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
14 7 (11.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (9.52%) Degree
15 6 (9.52%) Information Assurance
15 6 (9.52%) Project Management
15 6 (9.52%) Banking
16 5 (7.94%) Risk Assessment
16 5 (7.94%) Vulnerability Assessment

Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (1.59%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (1.59%) SAP BPC
1 1 (1.59%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.70%) Firewall
2 5 (7.94%) Network Security
3 3 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.59%) Internet
4 1 (1.59%) LAN
4 1 (1.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.59%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.59%) SAP BW
General
1 14 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Legal
3 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Military
5 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.59%) Private Banking
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Management Information System
2 7 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.94%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (6.35%) CESG
6 3 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (3.17%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (3.17%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (1.59%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.59%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.59%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (77.78%) Information Security
2 26 (41.27%) Security Management
3 18 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 17 (26.98%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 9 (14.29%) ITIL
5 9 (14.29%) Security Operations
6 8 (12.70%) Information Security Management
7 6 (9.52%) Information Assurance
7 6 (9.52%) Project Management
8 5 (7.94%) Line Management
8 5 (7.94%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (7.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (6.35%) Business Continuity
9 4 (6.35%) SIEM
10 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
10 3 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (4.76%) Security Architecture
10 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
10 3 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.35%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (38.10%) CISSP
2 22 (34.92%) Security Cleared
3 14 (22.22%) CISM
4 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
5 9 (14.29%) CISA
5 9 (14.29%) CLAS
6 6 (9.52%) Degree
7 5 (7.94%) ISEB
8 4 (6.35%) DV Cleared
9 3 (4.76%) CISMP
9 3 (4.76%) CRISC
10 2 (3.17%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.59%) CCIE
11 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.59%) CREST Certified
11 1 (1.59%) IISP
11 1 (1.59%) PCI QSA
11 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.59%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (39.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (20.63%) PCI DSS
3 10 (15.87%) RMADS
4 8 (12.70%) COBIT
5 7 (11.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (7.94%) JSP 440
7 2 (3.17%) COSO
8 1 (1.59%) CESG Infosec
8 1 (1.59%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (1.59%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (1.59%) Cisco
1 1 (1.59%) LogRhythm
1 1 (1.59%) OpenText
1 1 (1.59%) SAP
1 1 (1.59%) Tripwire