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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Officer
Rank 551 551 519
Rank change year-on-year
0 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Security Officer 25 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.030% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.032% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 9
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£400 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £575 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £525 £340
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +54.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £39.50 - £22.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 -9 24 £400 +13.47% 15
London -15 8 £413 +17.43% 6
South West - 8 £400 - 1
South East -30 3 - - 2
Essex +12 2 - -
East of England +6 2 - -
North West - 2 £400 - 1
City of London +15 1 - - 1
West Midlands -5 1 - - 2
Scotland - 1 £475 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £475 -
Kent - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Edinburgh - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 3
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -

Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 35 (85.37%) Information Security
2 26 (63.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (31.71%) Security Management
3 13 (31.71%) SC Cleared
3 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
4 11 (26.83%) CISSP
5 10 (24.39%) Information Security Management
5 10 (24.39%) Risk Management
5 10 (24.39%) Business Continuity
6 8 (19.51%) Data Protection
7 7 (17.07%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (17.07%) Finance
7 7 (17.07%) Management Information System
8 6 (14.63%) ISO 14001
8 6 (14.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (14.63%) BCP
8 6 (14.63%) BS7799
8 6 (14.63%) Computer Security
9 5 (12.20%) ISMS
9 5 (12.20%) Business Continuity Planning
9 5 (12.20%) CISM
9 5 (12.20%) Firewall
9 5 (12.20%) ITIL
9 5 (12.20%) HND
9 5 (12.20%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (12.20%) Information Management
10 4 (9.76%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (9.76%) Summit
10 4 (9.76%) ISO 9001
10 4 (9.76%) CISA

Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) Firewall
2 3 (7.32%) Network Security
3 2 (4.88%) SSL
4 1 (2.44%) LAN
4 1 (2.44%) WAN
4 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.44%) Advertising
3 1 (2.44%) Military
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.20%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.88%) FlexPod
5 1 (2.44%) EMV
5 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
1 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (85.37%) Information Security
2 13 (31.71%) Security Management
3 10 (24.39%) Risk Management
3 10 (24.39%) Business Continuity
3 10 (24.39%) Information Security Management
4 8 (19.51%) Data Protection
5 7 (17.07%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (14.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (14.63%) BCP
6 6 (14.63%) Computer Security
7 5 (12.20%) ISMS
7 5 (12.20%) Information Management
7 5 (12.20%) Business Continuity Planning
7 5 (12.20%) ITIL
8 4 (9.76%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Security Architecture
9 3 (7.32%) Business Continuity Management
9 3 (7.32%) Cyber Security
9 3 (7.32%) Data Security
10 2 (4.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) SC Cleared
1 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
2 11 (26.83%) CISSP
3 5 (12.20%) CISM
3 5 (12.20%) HND
4 4 (9.76%) CISA
5 3 (7.32%) VCP4
6 2 (4.88%) CHFI
7 1 (2.44%) Degree
7 1 (2.44%) CRISC
7 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (63.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (14.63%) ISO 14001
2 6 (14.63%) BS7799
3 4 (9.76%) ISO 9001
3 4 (9.76%) PCI DSS
4 2 (4.88%) COBIT
4 2 (4.88%) QA
5 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Cisco
1 3 (7.32%) VMware
2 2 (4.88%) Qualys
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) EMC
3 1 (2.44%) NetApp
3 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
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