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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Officer
Rank 637 621 604
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Security Officer 27 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.046% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.048% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 11
Average daily rate £525 £418 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.74% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £308 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £726 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £418 £438
% change year-on-year
+19.76% -4.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £39.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- +25.39%

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
53055 53758 51548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32635 31469
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2148 2116
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 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 15 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 1 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
(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 -3 27 £525 +25.74% 18
London -5 21 £525 +13.51% 5
City of London +45 2 - - 2
South West +8 2 £575 +32.18% 3
Yorkshire - 2 £413 - 3
Gloucestershire - 2 £575 -
Gloucester - 2 £575 -
Berkshire 0 1 £600 -
West Midlands -11 1 £425 - 2
South East -22 1 £600 - 2
Wakefield - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £413 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £425 -
Reading - 1 £600 -

Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 52 (92.86%) Information Security
2 30 (53.57%) CISSP
3 21 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (35.71%) CISM
5 14 (25.00%) ITIL
5 14 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 13 (23.21%) PCI DSS
6 13 (23.21%) Security Management
6 13 (23.21%) Risk Management
6 13 (23.21%) Finance
7 11 (19.64%) CISMP
7 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
7 11 (19.64%) COBIT
7 11 (19.64%) Data Protection
8 9 (16.07%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (14.29%) Security Operations
9 8 (14.29%) Firewall
10 7 (12.50%) Information Security Management
10 7 (12.50%) Project Management
10 7 (12.50%) CISA
10 7 (12.50%) Italian Language
10 7 (12.50%) Polish Language
10 7 (12.50%) Spanish Language
10 7 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (12.50%) French Language
11 6 (10.71%) Degree
11 6 (10.71%) Information Assurance
11 6 (10.71%) Banking
11 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
11 6 (10.71%) Security Operations Centre

Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) Firewall
2 5 (8.93%) Network Security
3 3 (5.36%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.79%) Internet
4 1 (1.79%) LAN
4 1 (1.79%) WAN
General
1 13 (23.21%) Finance
2 7 (12.50%) French Language
2 7 (12.50%) Italian Language
2 7 (12.50%) Polish Language
2 7 (12.50%) Spanish Language
3 6 (10.71%) Banking
4 4 (7.14%) Legal
5 2 (3.57%) German Language
5 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.79%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.71%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (7.14%) CESG
4 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.57%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (3.57%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (3.57%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.57%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.79%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.79%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) AIX
1 1 (1.79%) Linux
1 1 (1.79%) Solaris
1 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (92.86%) Information Security
2 14 (25.00%) ITIL
3 13 (23.21%) Risk Management
3 13 (23.21%) Security Management
4 11 (19.64%) Data Protection
5 9 (16.07%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (14.29%) Security Operations
7 7 (12.50%) Information Security Management
7 7 (12.50%) Project Management
8 6 (10.71%) Information Assurance
9 5 (8.93%) Line Management
9 5 (8.93%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (8.93%) SIEM
9 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (7.14%) Business Continuity
10 4 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
10 4 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 3 (5.36%) ISMS
11 3 (5.36%) Penetration Testing
11 3 (5.36%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (53.57%) CISSP
2 20 (35.71%) CISM
3 14 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (19.64%) CISMP
4 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
5 7 (12.50%) CISA
6 6 (10.71%) Degree
7 5 (8.93%) ISEB
8 4 (7.14%) CLAS
9 2 (3.57%) DBS Check
9 2 (3.57%) SANS
10 1 (1.79%) CCIE
10 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.79%) CREST Certified
10 1 (1.79%) CRISC
10 1 (1.79%) IISP
10 1 (1.79%) PCI QSA
10 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (23.21%) PCI DSS
3 11 (19.64%) COBIT
4 5 (8.93%) COSO
5 4 (7.14%) RMADS
6 2 (3.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (1.79%) ISO27002
7 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (1.79%) Cisco
1 1 (1.79%) LogRhythm
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