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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Officer
UK
Rank 583 597 589
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Security Officer 25 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.060% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.063% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 8
Median daily rate £400 £538 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.58% +32.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £678 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
43026 49406 49767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28072 31841 30661
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1547 1650 1932
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 2017.

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 13 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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +27 25 £400 -25.58% 7
London +29 17 £375 -31.81% 4
East of England +8 5 £400 -30.43% 1
Essex - 5 £400 -
Chelmsford - 5 £400 -
Yorkshire +19 1 £400 -3.03%
South East +19 1 £650 +8.33%
South West +13 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire +9 1 £400 -3.03%
Devon -3 1 - -
Exeter -7 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £650 -
Skipton - 1 £400 -

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 52 (83.87%) Information Security
2 24 (38.71%) Management Information System
3 21 (33.87%) CISSP
4 20 (32.26%) Finance
5 18 (29.03%) Risk Management
5 18 (29.03%) CISM
6 17 (27.42%) Risk Assessment
7 16 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
8 15 (24.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 14 (22.58%) Security Management
10 13 (20.97%) Data Security
11 12 (19.35%) Unix
11 12 (19.35%) Data Protection
12 11 (17.74%) Network Security
12 11 (17.74%) Intrusion Detection
12 11 (17.74%) Windows
13 10 (16.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 10 (16.13%) SC Cleared
13 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
14 9 (14.52%) Degree
14 9 (14.52%) Penetration Testing
14 9 (14.52%) ITIL
15 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
15 8 (12.90%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (11.29%) Security Architecture
16 7 (11.29%) Information Assurance
16 7 (11.29%) CISA
16 7 (11.29%) Internet
16 7 (11.29%) Legal
17 6 (9.68%) Business Continuity

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Office
2 3 (4.84%) MS Project
3 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.74%) Intrusion Detection
1 11 (17.74%) Network Security
2 7 (11.29%) Internet
3 6 (9.68%) WAN
4 5 (8.06%) Firewall
4 5 (8.06%) LAN
5 2 (3.23%) DNS
5 2 (3.23%) HTTP
5 2 (3.23%) Kerberos
5 2 (3.23%) LDAP
5 2 (3.23%) SSL
5 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.23%) VPN
5 2 (3.23%) Wireless
5 2 (3.23%) Wireless Security
6 1 (1.61%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.61%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (1.61%) Extranet
6 1 (1.61%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (32.26%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Legal
3 6 (9.68%) Banking
3 6 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (38.71%) Management Information System
2 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.06%) CESG
3 5 (8.06%) Internet of Things
3 5 (8.06%) Mainframe
4 4 (6.45%) Cyber Defence
4 4 (6.45%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) BYOD
6 1 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.61%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.35%) Unix
2 11 (17.74%) Windows
3 2 (3.23%) Linux
4 1 (1.61%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (83.87%) Information Security
2 18 (29.03%) Risk Management
3 17 (27.42%) Risk Assessment
4 16 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (22.58%) Security Management
6 13 (20.97%) Data Security
7 12 (19.35%) Data Protection
8 10 (16.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 9 (14.52%) ITIL
9 9 (14.52%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (11.29%) Information Assurance
10 7 (11.29%) Security Architecture
11 6 (9.68%) Business Continuity
11 6 (9.68%) Business Continuity Management
11 6 (9.68%) Incident Management
11 6 (9.68%) Risk Analysis
12 5 (8.06%) Cryptography
12 5 (8.06%) Mathematics
12 5 (8.06%) Process Improvement
12 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.23%) SQL
2 1 (1.61%) Java
2 1 (1.61%) Perl
2 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.61%) Python
2 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (33.87%) CISSP
2 18 (29.03%) CISM
3 10 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
4 9 (14.52%) Degree
5 7 (11.29%) CISA
6 6 (9.68%) SSCP
7 5 (8.06%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (3.23%) CEH
8 2 (3.23%) CISMP
8 2 (3.23%) CLAS
9 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.61%) CCIE
9 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.61%) CREST Certified
9 1 (1.61%) HND
9 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (24.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (8.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (6.45%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.23%) ISO27002
5 1 (1.61%) COBIT
5 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) Dell
1 6 (9.68%) Symantec
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.84%) Cisco
4 2 (3.23%) CA
4 2 (3.23%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.23%) CyberArk
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (1.61%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.61%) IFS