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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Officer
Rank 603 558 574
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Security Officer 9 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.030% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.033% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 9
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£378 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.05% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £363 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £975 £540 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £400 £500
% change year-on-year
-17.25% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.51

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
51314 48841 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31055 29011 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1971 2118 2640
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 28 August 2014.

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 30 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 28 August 2014. 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 -20 9 £378 -11.05% 11
London +14 8 £425 -15.00% 7
East Midlands 0 1 £331 -17.25%
Leicestershire - 1 £331 -
Leicester - 1 £331 -
Letchworth - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Wimbledon - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Basildon - - - - 1

Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 16 (72.73%) Information Security
2 10 (45.45%) CISM
2 10 (45.45%) CISSP
3 9 (40.91%) CISA
4 8 (36.36%) Risk Management
4 8 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (27.27%) Data Protection
5 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 6 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (27.27%) ITIL
6 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
6 5 (22.73%) RMADS
6 5 (22.73%) Degree
7 4 (18.18%) Windows
7 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (18.18%) Business Continuity
7 4 (18.18%) Security Management
8 3 (13.64%) Firewall
8 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (13.64%) CESG
8 3 (13.64%) WAN
8 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
8 3 (13.64%) Project Management
8 3 (13.64%) Information Assurance
8 3 (13.64%) CRISC
9 2 (9.09%) Cyber Security
9 2 (9.09%) SIEM
9 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity Management
9 2 (9.09%) JSP 440
9 2 (9.09%) Data Protection Act

Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) WAN
1 3 (13.64%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (4.55%) IPsec
3 1 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.55%) VLAN
3 1 (4.55%) SMTP
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) VPN
3 1 (4.55%) SSL
3 1 (4.55%) SAN
3 1 (4.55%) DMZ
3 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
1 1 (4.55%) Local Government
1 1 (4.55%) International Banking
1 1 (4.55%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) JSP
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) RMADS
2 3 (13.64%) CESG
3 2 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (4.55%) PKI
4 1 (4.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) UNIX
3 1 (4.55%) AIX
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Information Security
2 8 (36.36%) Risk Management
3 6 (27.27%) ITIL
3 6 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Data Protection
4 4 (18.18%) Business Continuity
4 4 (18.18%) Security Management
4 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Information Assurance
6 2 (9.09%) SIEM
6 2 (9.09%) Cyber Security
6 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (9.09%) Information Management
6 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity Management
7 1 (4.55%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) CISSP
1 10 (45.45%) CISM
2 9 (40.91%) CISA
3 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 5 (22.73%) Degree
4 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) CRISC
6 1 (4.55%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) ISEB
6 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.55%) MBA
6 1 (4.55%) GIAC
6 1 (4.55%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.09%) JSP 440
3 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.55%) COBIT
3 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCOM
1 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) McAfee
3 1 (4.55%) Websense
3 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
3 1 (4.55%) Capita
3 1 (4.55%) F5
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) Nokia
3 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) SAP