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 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Officer
Rank 630 647 604
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Security Officer 30 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.047% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.050% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 8
Median daily rate £380 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £280 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £680 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £195 £438 £341
% change year-on-year
-55.42% +28.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £22.25 - £28.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 - £28.99

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
51171 54063 51068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.76% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33246 34265 30949
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 2016 2062
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -14 26 £410 +2.50% 13
London +6 11 £425 +6.25% 7
East of England +24 8 £195 -46.20%
Norfolk - 8 £195 -
Norwich - 7 £355 -
South West - 5 £219 - 1
Scotland - 4 £161 -
Bristol - 3 £288 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 - -
West Midlands -36 1 £350 - 2
South Lanarkshire - 1 £161 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £150 -
East Kilbride - 1 £161 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £350 - 1

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 50 (87.72%) Information Security
2 26 (45.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (43.86%) CISM
4 24 (42.11%) CISSP
5 18 (31.58%) Risk Management
6 16 (28.07%) ITIL
7 14 (24.56%) CISMP
8 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
9 12 (21.05%) SC Cleared
10 10 (17.54%) Data Protection
10 10 (17.54%) PCI DSS
11 9 (15.79%) Finance
11 9 (15.79%) Security Management
12 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
12 8 (14.04%) Information Security Management
12 8 (14.04%) French Language
12 8 (14.04%) Cybersecurity
13 7 (12.28%) COBIT
13 7 (12.28%) Italian Language
13 7 (12.28%) Polish Language
13 7 (12.28%) Spanish Language
13 7 (12.28%) Security Operations
14 6 (10.53%) ISMS
14 6 (10.53%) People Management
14 6 (10.53%) Information Assurance
14 6 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
14 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
14 6 (10.53%) Project Management
15 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
15 5 (8.77%) Cisco

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:

Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) Firewall
2 3 (5.26%) Network Security
3 2 (3.51%) Extranet
3 2 (3.51%) Internet
4 1 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) French Language
3 7 (12.28%) Italian Language
3 7 (12.28%) Polish Language
3 7 (12.28%) Spanish Language
4 5 (8.77%) Legal
5 2 (3.51%) Banking
5 2 (3.51%) German Language
6 1 (1.75%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.02%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (7.02%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (3.51%) CESG
4 1 (1.75%) CCTV
4 1 (1.75%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (1.75%) Cybercrime
4 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.75%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.75%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.75%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Unix
1 3 (5.26%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) NetWare
2 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.75%) AIX
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (87.72%) Information Security
2 18 (31.58%) Risk Management
3 16 (28.07%) ITIL
4 10 (17.54%) Data Protection
5 9 (15.79%) Security Management
6 8 (14.04%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (14.04%) Information Security Management
7 7 (12.28%) Security Operations
8 6 (10.53%) Information Assurance
8 6 (10.53%) ISMS
8 6 (10.53%) People Management
8 6 (10.53%) Project Management
8 6 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (7.02%) IT Governance
9 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
9 4 (7.02%) SIEM
10 3 (5.26%) Business Analysis
10 3 (5.26%) Security Architecture
10 3 (5.26%) Service Management
10 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (43.86%) CISM
2 24 (42.11%) CISSP
3 14 (24.56%) CISMP
4 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
5 12 (21.05%) SC Cleared
6 5 (8.77%) Degree
7 3 (5.26%) CISA
8 2 (3.51%) CEH
8 2 (3.51%) CLAS
8 2 (3.51%) DBS Check
8 2 (3.51%) ISEB
9 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.75%) HND
9 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.75%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (45.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (17.54%) PCI DSS
3 7 (12.28%) COBIT
4 4 (7.02%) COSO
4 4 (7.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (5.26%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (5.26%) RMADS
6 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (3.51%) ISO27002
7 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (1.75%) QA
7 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) Cisco
3 3 (5.26%) Citrix
3 3 (5.26%) VMware
4 2 (3.51%) Blue Coat
4 2 (3.51%) Lumension
4 2 (3.51%) Qualys