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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Officer
Rank 605 564 587
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Security Officer 9 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.027% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.029% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 7
Average daily rate
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£331 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.73% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £324 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £815 £470 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £369 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.23% +34.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £28.50 £31.56 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.68% +80.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.56 £17.51
% change year-on-year
- +80.21%

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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
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 £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -23 9 £331 -11.73% 5
London +21 8 £363 -14.70% 3
East Midlands +3 1 £331 -17.25%
Leicestershire - 1 £331 -
Leicester - 1 £331 -
Letchworth - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
South East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -

Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 14 (70.00%) Information Security
2 9 (45.00%) CISSP
2 9 (45.00%) CISM
3 8 (40.00%) CISA
4 6 (30.00%) Risk Management
4 6 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (30.00%) ITIL
4 6 (30.00%) Data Protection
5 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) Degree
5 5 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) RMADS
7 3 (15.00%) CRISC
7 3 (15.00%) Information Assurance
7 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (15.00%) Security Management
7 3 (15.00%) Business Continuity
7 3 (15.00%) Project Management
8 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (10.00%) Firewall
8 2 (10.00%) Windows
8 2 (10.00%) WAN
8 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (10.00%) Information Management
8 2 (10.00%) CESG
8 2 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (10.00%) JSP 440
9 1 (5.00%) Information Governance

Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) IPsec
2 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (5.00%) VLAN
2 1 (5.00%) SMTP
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
2 1 (5.00%) SSL
2 1 (5.00%) DMZ
2 1 (5.00%) Intranet
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) International Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) JSP
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) RMADS
2 2 (10.00%) CESG
2 2 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (5.00%) Statistics
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Information Security
2 6 (30.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Risk Management
2 6 (30.00%) Data Protection
3 5 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Information Assurance
4 3 (15.00%) Security Management
4 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (10.00%) Information Management
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.00%) IT Governance
6 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) CISM
1 9 (45.00%) CISSP
2 8 (40.00%) CISA
3 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) Degree
4 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) CRISC
6 1 (5.00%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (5.00%) MBA
6 1 (5.00%) GIAC
6 1 (5.00%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (10.00%) JSP 440
3 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.00%) COBIT
3 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle
1 1 (5.00%) SAP
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.00%) HP
1 1 (5.00%) Nokia
1 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (5.00%) McAfee
1 1 (5.00%) Websense
1 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (5.00%) Capita
1 1 (5.00%) F5
Bristol
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 175-300 Per Day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £26.00 - £31.00 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago