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 27 May 2016 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Officer
Rank 628 605 600
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Security Officer 28 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.040% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.043% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 8
Median daily rate £550 £480 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +9.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £306 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £623 £760
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £493 £438
% change year-on-year
+14.21% +12.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.25

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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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 14 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 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -19 26 £550 +14.58% 22
London +7 20 £425 -5.55% 4
South West -6 3 £575 +32.18% 2
City of London +37 2 - - 1
Gloucester - 2 £575 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £575 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
East of England +7 1 £550 +51.72% 2
Yorkshire - 1 - - 5
Norwich - 1 £550 - 1
Wakefield - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Norfolk - 1 £550 - 1

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 55 (93.22%) Information Security
2 31 (52.54%) CISSP
3 24 (40.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (37.29%) CISM
5 16 (27.12%) Risk Management
6 15 (25.42%) Security Cleared
7 14 (23.73%) SC Cleared
7 14 (23.73%) Security Management
7 14 (23.73%) ITIL
7 14 (23.73%) CISMP
8 13 (22.03%) PCI DSS
9 12 (20.34%) Finance
10 11 (18.64%) Information Security Management
10 11 (18.64%) Data Protection
11 10 (16.95%) COBIT
12 9 (15.25%) Security Operations
12 9 (15.25%) Cybersecurity
13 8 (13.56%) French Language
14 7 (11.86%) Data Protection Act
14 7 (11.86%) Degree
14 7 (11.86%) Italian Language
14 7 (11.86%) Polish Language
14 7 (11.86%) Spanish Language
14 7 (11.86%) Management Information System
14 7 (11.86%) Firewall
14 7 (11.86%) Project Management
15 6 (10.17%) Legal
15 6 (10.17%) Risk Assessment
15 6 (10.17%) Information Assurance
15 6 (10.17%) Security Operations Centre

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.69%) MS Office
1 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) Firewall
2 4 (6.78%) Network Security
3 3 (5.08%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 8 (13.56%) French Language
3 7 (11.86%) Italian Language
3 7 (11.86%) Polish Language
3 7 (11.86%) Spanish Language
4 6 (10.17%) Legal
5 5 (8.47%) Banking
6 2 (3.39%) German Language
6 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.69%) Dutch Language
7 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.69%) Private Banking
7 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Data Protection Act
1 7 (11.86%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.17%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.39%) CESG
3 2 (3.39%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (3.39%) Cybercrime
3 2 (3.39%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.69%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.69%) AIX
1 1 (1.69%) Linux
1 1 (1.69%) Solaris
1 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (93.22%) Information Security
2 16 (27.12%) Risk Management
3 14 (23.73%) ITIL
3 14 (23.73%) Security Management
4 11 (18.64%) Data Protection
4 11 (18.64%) Information Security Management
5 9 (15.25%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (15.25%) Security Operations
6 7 (11.86%) Project Management
7 6 (10.17%) Information Assurance
7 6 (10.17%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (8.47%) ISMS
8 5 (8.47%) Line Management
8 5 (8.47%) People Management
8 5 (8.47%) SIEM
8 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.78%) Business Continuity
9 4 (6.78%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (6.78%) Information Security Governance
9 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (52.54%) CISSP
2 22 (37.29%) CISM
3 15 (25.42%) Security Cleared
4 14 (23.73%) CISMP
4 14 (23.73%) SC Cleared
5 7 (11.86%) Degree
6 5 (8.47%) CISA
6 5 (8.47%) ISEB
7 2 (3.39%) CLAS
7 2 (3.39%) DBS Check
7 2 (3.39%) SANS
8 1 (1.69%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.69%) PCI QSA
8 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (40.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (22.03%) PCI DSS
3 10 (16.95%) COBIT
4 4 (6.78%) COSO
5 3 (5.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (5.08%) RMADS
6 2 (3.39%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (3.39%) ISO27002
7 1 (1.69%) QA
7 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (1.69%) LogRhythm