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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Officer
Rank 580 575 542
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Security Officer 23 11 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.020% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.022% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 15
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£480 £475 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% +22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £680 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £525 £405
% change year-on-year
-20.47% +29.62%
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
50919 49737 45816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.58% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 32112 30451 26557
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1925 1987 2121
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £38.86 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 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 25 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 2 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 -2 22 £435 -8.42% 16
South East -18 7 £638 +45.71% 1
London +4 6 £525 +27.27% 7
Surrey - 5 £638 -
Essex - 4 £363 -
East of England - 4 £363 - 1
City of London -4 2 £563 +36.36% 4
North West - 2 - - 1
South West 0 1 £435 -20.90%
Hampshire -2 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £435 -
Andover - 1 - -
Dorking - 1 £625 -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £225 -
Slough - 1 - -
Taunton - 1 £435 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £225 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 3
Merseyside - 1 - -
North East - 1 £225 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £400 -

Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 36 (72.00%) Information Security
2 28 (56.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (38.00%) CISSP
4 15 (30.00%) Finance
5 14 (28.00%) Risk Management
5 14 (28.00%) Data Protection
6 12 (24.00%) CISM
7 11 (22.00%) CISA
8 9 (18.00%) ISMS
9 8 (16.00%) RMADS
9 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
9 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
10 7 (14.00%) Information Assurance
10 7 (14.00%) Incident Management
10 7 (14.00%) Business Continuity
10 7 (14.00%) Cisco
11 6 (12.00%) Migration
11 6 (12.00%) Service Delivery
11 6 (12.00%) Management Information System
11 6 (12.00%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (12.00%) SIEM
11 6 (12.00%) PCI DSS
12 5 (10.00%) Cyber-Ark
12 5 (10.00%) Degree
12 5 (10.00%) CheckPoint
12 5 (10.00%) Windows
13 4 (8.00%) Information Security Management
13 4 (8.00%) Data Security
13 4 (8.00%) Security Management
13 4 (8.00%) Publishing

Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) Network Security
2 3 (6.00%) Firewall
3 2 (4.00%) LAN
3 2 (4.00%) WAN
3 2 (4.00%) Internet
4 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.00%) Wireless
4 1 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.00%) VLAN
General
1 15 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Publishing
2 4 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Games
3 1 (2.00%) Military
3 1 (2.00%) Law
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) RMADS
2 6 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (12.00%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (6.00%) CESG
4 2 (4.00%) FlexPod
4 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.00%) EMV
5 1 (2.00%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) BYOD
5 1 (2.00%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (2.00%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (72.00%) Information Security
2 14 (28.00%) Data Protection
2 14 (28.00%) Risk Management
3 9 (18.00%) ISMS
4 7 (14.00%) Information Assurance
4 7 (14.00%) Incident Management
4 7 (14.00%) Business Continuity
5 6 (12.00%) Migration
5 6 (12.00%) Service Delivery
5 6 (12.00%) SIEM
6 4 (8.00%) Security Architecture
6 4 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (8.00%) Information Security Management
6 4 (8.00%) Data Security
6 4 (8.00%) Security Management
7 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.00%) Cyber Security
8 2 (4.00%) BCP
8 2 (4.00%) ITIL
8 2 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) CISSP
2 12 (24.00%) CISM
3 11 (22.00%) CISA
4 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (10.00%) Degree
6 2 (4.00%) ISEB
7 1 (2.00%) HND
7 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) MBA
7 1 (2.00%) CISMP
7 1 (2.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (56.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (12.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.00%) ISO 14001
3 2 (4.00%) COBIT
3 2 (4.00%) JSP 440
4 1 (2.00%) ISO 9000
4 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.00%) BS7799
4 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) SCCM
1 1 (2.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Cisco
2 5 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (10.00%) Cyber-Ark
3 3 (6.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.00%) EMC
4 1 (2.00%) NetApp
4 1 (2.00%) Apple
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